From the 2010-2011 Season: The August Threepeat: Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It and A Midsummer Night’s Dream Playing August 12, 2010 to September 11, 2010

This summer, we bring back the Shakespeare comedies you know and love, in repertory! Love reigns in mysterious ways.

The Taming of the Shrew
Directed by Drew Reeves
Featuring J.C. Long as Petruchio and Maureen Yasko as Kate
$12 General Admission Preview Thursday August 12, 2010
Performances: August 15, 21, 27 & September 4

Welcome to the Bard’s famous comedic “battle of the sexes.” Will Petruchio be able to tame his Kate, turning the “shrew” into a doting wife, or will the lady hold fast to her wild, independent ways? ASC’s Taming of the Shrew is a guaranteed evening of laughter and love.

As You Like It
Directed by Jeff Watkins
$12 General Admission Preview Friday August 13, 2010
Performances August 14, 22, 29 & September 2

What will Rosalind have to do to find and keep her Orlando? Join us on a romp through the Forest of Arden where everyone from jesters to shepherds finds love.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
(all new production!)
Directed by Andrew Houchins (Watch a video on why Andy is proud of this production.)
$12 General Admission Preview Thursday August 19
Performances August 20, 26, 28 & September 3, 5, 9, 10, 11

Dueling fairies, enchanted woods, a love triangle that turns hexagon…. watch the hilarity unravel right before your eyes in our all-new production!

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Show Information


Midsummer: Act One - 55/Act Two - 65; AYLI: 65/70; Shrew: 65/55

Show Roles

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
August 20, 26, 28 & September 3, 5, 9, 10, 11
Dramatis Personae
Theseus - Matt Nitchie
Hippolyta - Tiffany Porter
Egeus - Troy Willis
Hermia - Jaclyn Hofmann
Helena - Kelly Criss
Lysander - Matt Felten
Demetrius - Jacob York
Oberon - Matt Nitchie
Titania - Tiffany Porter
Puck - Daniel Parvis
Fairies - Jeffrey Stephenson, Drew Reeves*, Nicholas Faircloth
Peaseblossom - Troy Willis*
Cobweb - Mark Schroeder
Moth - Bryan Lee
Mustardseed - J. Tony Brown*
Quince - Drew Reeves*
Snug - J. Tony Brown
Bottom - Nicholas Faircloth
Flute - Jeffrey Stephenson
Snout - Bryan Lee
Starveling - Mark Schroeder
Philostrate - Daniel Parvis

As You Like It
August 14, 22, 29 & September 2
Dramatis Personae

Duke - J. Tony Brown*
Rosalind - Tiffany Porter
Amiens - Dolph Amick
Jaques - Drew Reeves*
Frederick - J. Tony Brown*
Celia - Mary Russell
Le Beau - Matt Felten
Charles the Wrestler - Dolph Amick
Oliver - Matt Nitchie
Jaques de Boys - Nicholas Faircloth
Orlando - Mike Niedzwiecki
Adam - Doug Kaye*
Dennis - Clarke Weigle
Touchstone - J.C. Long*
Sir Oliver Martex - Nicholas Faircloth
Corin - Matt Nitchie
Silvius - Matt Felten
Audrey - Laura Cole
William - Dolph Amick
Phebe - Amee Vyas*
Hymen - Doug Kaye*
Lords Clarke Weigle, Laura Cole, Nicholas Faircloth

The Taming of the Shrew
August 15, 21, 27 & September 4
Dramatis Personae

Katherina – Maureen Yasko
Petruchio - J. C. Long*
Baptista – Doug Kaye*
Bianca – Kelly Criss
Lucentio – Mike Niedzwiecki
Hortensio – Nicholas Faircloth
Gremio – J. Tony Brown*
Vincentio - Troy Willis*
Tranio – Daniel Parvis
Grumio – Matt Felten
Pedant – Clarke Weigle
Biondello – Andrew Houchins*
Widow - Sevawn Foster
Priest – Troy Willis*
Painter – Daniel Carter Brown
Curtis – Daniel Carter Brown
Haberdasher - J. Tony Brown*
Tailor - Troy Willis*
Conjurer – Matt Felten
Officer – Daniel Carter Brown
Poet- Troy Willis*
Model – Sevawn Foster
Servants - Doug Kaye*, Mike Niedzwiecki, Kelly Criss, J. Tony Brown*, Andrew Houchins*, Troy Willis*, Clarke Weigle, Daniel Carter Brown, Sevawn Foster
Minstrels – J.C. Long*, Clarke Weigle

Show Times
Shows at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse begin at 7:30pm, except on Sundays, when they begin at 6:30pm

Bardometer Rating

How difficult is this Shakespearean play to grasp? On a scale of 1 to 10.
What does rating this mean?

You may already know the story and what happens at the end. But even if you don’t, the play is light and the plot is easy to follow. Limited violence, limited bawdiness (see below). There are very few things – historical, religious, or political – that you need to know ahead of time. Just enjoy!

A note about bawdiness in Shakespeare: It exists. Despite what your English teacher taught you, Shakespeare wrote some pretty saucy lines and they pop up from time to time. While there is never any nudity on stage, our actors are trained to make the text clear. If we feel a show contains a plethora of Graphic Elizabethan Poetry (or is very bloody/violent/triggering) we will put that disclaimer in the blurb about the show. It won’t happen often. If this Bardometer lists a play as a 1 or 2, you can rest assured that it is an appropriate show for kids under ten.

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