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Shakespeare in Hollywood
by Ken Ludwig
directed by Jiri Zizka
November 23, 2005December 31, 2006

Love and lunacy abound in this whimsical winner of the Charles MacArthur Award for Best New Play. Ken Ludwig is a proven contemporary master of high-octane comedy. From the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, now comes Shakespeare in Hollywood.

Hollywood glamour meets the most fanciful of Shakespeare’s comedies when the "real" Puck and Oberon take a wrong turn at a wood near Athens. The fairy king and his right hand sprite might have met their matches among the foolish mortals on the set of Max Reinhardt’s famous 1935 film of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Thank goodness they have that magical flower with them…

Cast

Marcia Saunders • Louella Parsons
Bernard Burak Sheredy • Max Reinhardt
Kevin Bergen • Dick Powell
John O’Creagh • Jack Warner
Christian Davidock • Daryl
Polly Lee • Lydia Lansing
James Judy • Harry Warner
Mike Dees • Sam Warner
Chris Faith • Albert Warner
Michael Sharon • Oberon
Caroline Tamas • Puck
Christian Davidock • Groucho Marx
Kevin Bergen • Tarzan
Mike Dees • Cowboy
James Judy • Will Hays
Mike Dees • Joe E. Brown
Chris Faith • Jimmy Cagney

Production Team

Robert Pyzocha • Set Designer
Jerold R. Forsyth • Lighting Designer
Janus Stefanowicz • Costume Designer
Bill Moriarty • Sound Designer
 • Dramaturg
Susannah Engstrom • Dramaturg
Jiri Zizka • Projection Designer
J. Alex Cordaro • Fight Director
Patreshettarlini Adams • Stage Manager
Bill Felty • Local Casting Director
Jerry Beaver Associates • New York Casting Director