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2018 Board of
Producing Artistic Director
Dear Friends, Welcome to the 46th season of Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Nevada’s largest professional, non-profit theater and provider of educational outreach programming! Forty-six years of Shakespeare at Lake Tahoe is a remarkable achievement made possible by the visionary founders and leaders of this company, upon whose shoulders we all stand, and supported by the extraordinary generosity of this community, our board of directors, staff, volunteers, and the many artists who have created hundreds of evenings of astonishing entertainment under the stars. Continuing our pattern since 2015, this season we offer two magnificent productions performing in repertory, under the stars at Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park: Shakespeare’s towering tragedy, Macbeth and Beehive–The 60s Musical. Our production of Macbeth, Shakespeare’s exploration of evil ambition, will transform the stage at Sand Harbor into an Elizabethan inspired playhouse, reminiscent of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, complete with onstage seating for audience members looking for a full immersion experience! With Macbeth, we invite you to medieval Scotland for a production filled with incantations, prophesies, ghosts, and witches…and two of the most fascinating and terrifying characters in the entire Shakespearean canon—Mr. and Mrs. Macbeth! Playing alongside Macbeth all summer, is Beehive–The 60s Musical, a nostalgic, jukebox musical celebrating the voices of women in 1960s pop-music. Our production will bring 6 dynamic women to the stage to tell the stories and sing the songs of some of the most iconic musicians in our culture, from The Supremes and Brenda Lee to Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin, it’s sure to be a powerhouse night at the Festival. Our work carries on year-round, beyond the setting of Sand Harbor, through our educational outreach programming. Our in-school residency program, InterACT, brings Shakespeare alive in the classroom for approximately 6,000 students each year with exciting interactive workshops. InterACT has become an essential part of arts education throughout our region’s schools. Please contact Joe Atack, Director of Education, to see how you can help support our educational mission. Along with InterACT, our D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program continues to bring free Shakespeare to over 3,500 children and their families each summer with performances throughout the region. For a full schedule of Young Shakespeare performance dates and locations please visit our website. Special recognition must be given to our partners at the Nevada State Parks who brought the company to Sand Harbor in 1976 and have worked with us ever since to develop one of the most beautiful settings for theater in the world, and to the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, who has provided our administrative offices within the Donald W. Reynolds Community Nonprofit Center since 2002. There simply is not the time or space in this note to thank the thousands of people who have made this season a reality. As you look through our program and walk through the theater, you will see the names of many who have kept the lights on over the years; imagine that each name represents hundreds of others who have also given their time and passion to this company—to all, our deepest thanks and gratitude!
Patricia Engels, Chair Michael Chamberlain, Vice Chair Atam Lalchandani, Treasurer Mary Ann Peoples, Secretary Wayne Cameron Scott Crawford Katharine Elek Amanda Flangas John Iannucci Vicki Kahn Nancy Kennedy Roberta Klein David Loury Vicki McGowen Judy Prutzman Julie Rauchle D.G. Menchetti, Director Emeritus Allen Misher, Director Emeritus Warren Trepp, Honorary Founder
Staff Charles Fee Producing Artistic Director Bob Taylor Executive Director Lee Ann Allison Box Office Manager Joe Atack Director of Education Bridget Gordon Volunteer Coordinator Jeff Herrmann Production Manager Todd Krispinsky Director of Marketing Gary LokenDahle Senior Accountant Rae Matthews Community Engagement Manager Hannah Read Newbill Director of Digital and Special Publications Jerry Verkler Venue Supervisor
Above all, thank you for joining us this evening. We hope you will consider becoming a Donor Member of the Festival family by making a tax-deductible contribution to our annual fund. Memberships begin at $100 and support Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s productions at Sand Harbor and our educational outreach programming throughout northern Nevada. We are delighted to share our work with you in this exceptional setting!
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2018 Donor Member Support
Gifts from individual, corporate and foundation donors help Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival bring the greatest plays to Lake Tahoe and support our educational outreach programs for the region’s students. The donors listed below made gifts to our Annual Donor Member Campaign between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. BenefACTOR $2,500 and above Anonymous (1) Roger & Sarah Chrisman, Schlinger Chrisman Foundation Collins Family Tad & Barbara Danz Steven & Katharine Elek Patricia Engels & Richard Medland Amanda & Alex Flangas Elyse & Shai Gut John & Deb Iannucci David & Susan Kelley Brian & Nancy Kennedy Atam & Margo Lalchandani Steve & Debbie Lenzi Dana & David Loury Jim & Mary Jo Marggraff Geno Menchetti Linda & Alvaro Pascotto Mary Ann Peoples Robert & Linda Pike Preger Family Charity Fund held at the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation Julie & Craig Rauchle John E. Sells Foundation Rudy & Bev Staedler Gina Vadnais Laura & Doug Wheat Shakespeare Society $1,200–$2,499 Anonymous (2) John & Hilda Arnold Foundation Melinda & John Baum Charles Bluth Dalton & Brenda Boutte Doug & Susie Campbell Denise Cashman David Contis & Sandra Cath Michael & Cindy Chamberlain Maxine Coyne Dick & Kit Doerr Charles & Lidia Fee Robert Felton Dennis & Cheryl Haney * Tanna Havlick Patty & John Jansen through the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation Ann Jones Vicki & Roger Kahn Roberta & Clayton Klein
Bruce & Judy Klink Hal & Joan Kraft Family Fund Eliana & Ralph Kuhn Tom & Karen Leonardini Charlotte & Dick McConnell George & Sherry McConnell Steven & Kathleen Moore Joe & Carol Page Steve Page Mike & Terri Phelps Craig & Gina Podesta Robert Pollock & Anh-Tuyet Nguyen Cheri & Len Rosenberg Rowland Family Charitable Gift Fund held at the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation Michael E. Sandler Kern Schumacher Smallwood Family Trust held at the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation Suzanne & Harry Smith Jim & Esther Smith Rick & Gail Stephens Bob Taylor & Jeff Herrmann Julie Teel Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Tolle Sharon & Travis White Patron $600–$1,199 Amy Abramson Roy & Leslie Adams Rita & Charles Baumer Anne Beroza & Allen Spirytus Joyce Bock Wayne Cameron Jillaine Geddes Ed & Karen Grady Marsha & Ralph Guggenheim Scott & Monica Hill Melissa Monk Micki Napp & Phil Estipular Michael Neeser Jeff & Barbara Quinn Marianne Schroeder * James S. Wetta Associate $250–$599 Anonymous (2) Douglas & Paige Adcock David Anderson & Nancy Kaible
Josh Bartella & Sara Darsky Katie Benty Jim & Robin Beres * Linda Boonshoft Roger & Katie Christensen Kristi & Rob Darzynkiewicz Cliff & Ellie Dobler A. Erin Dwyer Stephen & Jaqui Edelmann Beth Farley Susan & Bill Foster The Hittner's Dustin & Michelle Ingalls Russ Irwin & Fay Mark Jeff & Nancy Jorgesen Gary & Jerrie Katz John & Mary Liveratti Vicki McGowen Mona & Keith Ogden Bob & Kat Parker Dave Roylance Tom & Gina Schemenauer Bill & Fani Schifman Tommy Sheahan Sierra Nevada Eye Center David & Judith Simon * Spartan Power Jim & Amy Stolarski Carolyn A. Tolf Lorri Waldman * Bill & Judy Wilkinson Friend $100–$249 Anonymous (5) Brigid Barton & Rob Robinson K & R Bennett DT & KV Shelley & Scott Bolen Jeff & Kari Boss Randall & Patricia Bradley Joan Colburn * Deidre Brodeur-Coen & Michael Coen Laurie Byren Marion & Bev Camp Carl & Chris Chisam Syl & Jerry Colligan Darryl & Carolyn Compton Victoria Crockett Mr. & Mrs. Michael Dittmore * Therese Duggan John & Nancy Durein Nancy Eichhorn
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Robin Goldberg Edward M. Gould Nancy & Scott Harris Ann Marie Hasfurther Mark & Lynn Hofflund David L. Howard Liam Jackson Art & Denise Jimenez David & Roberta Johnson Craig & Eva Kaplan Scott Katherman Judith & Dieter Kroger Richard Langelius Robert & Dr. Jenine Lemieszek Rolf & Trudy Lesem Eileen Lewis Alan & Susan Liebman Janet Long Barbara C. Longshore * Masten Ireland Family Fund Angel McGovern Judy McLennan Kurt Mikkola Julie & Keko Mottes Helen & Bill Neff Terry & Beachy Orr John & Joey Ouilhon George & Roberta Prutzman Craig Questa Thalia Routsis Dell & Shirley Rowley Floyd & Nannette Rowley Barbara & Bob Sawyer Mr. & Mrs. Paul Schear Mike & Jean Schwartz Jeff & Leah Stratton Elizabeth Swope Marilyn & Michael Szulman Gail & Peter Tierney Marc Vincent Charlotte & Sasha Voitoff Jim & Karen Wagstaffe William & Rebecca Weldon Ken & Benita Whitall Carol & Karl Will Stephanie Young * Barbara Zwieg * Volunteer Members also give of their time throughout the season, and we are grateful for their additional support.
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2018 Corporate, Foundation & Media Support
Thank You to the Following Sponsors
The corporate, foundation, and media partners listed below provided cash and in-kind sponsorships or made grants to the organization between May 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. $7,500–$9,999 Joy Strotz Photography Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty John Ben Snow Memorial Trust
$15,000 and above E.L. Cord Foundation Nevada Arts Council Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation Wayne L. Prim Foundation
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$12,500 – $14,999 KNPB US Bank VisitRenoTahoe.com $10,000 – $12,499 Brimm’s: A Catering Company News 4, Fox 11, and My21TV Nevada State Parks Ponderosa Properties Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits The Scarlet Feather Fund Incline Village/Crystal Bay Visitors & Convention Bureau
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Table of Contents Welcome! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Board of Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Donor Member Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Corporate, Foundation & Media Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Sponsor Thank You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Photo Credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Macbeth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9 Beehive–The 60s Musical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Acting Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Strategic Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Directors & Designers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23 Production Team & Crew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Showcase Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Education Outreach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 2018 Performance Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Ad Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Production History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Cover Photo Credits TOP: Lynn Robert Berg*, Macbeth (2018); BOTTOM: Christiana Perrault*, Camille Robinson*, Annalise Griswold*, Beehive–The 60s Musical (2018). Photography: Roger Mastroianni.
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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival audiences familiar with our work may be surprised to see the physical space of the Warren Edward Trepp, Jr. stage echoing an architectural configuration of the Elizabethan age. Our intention to experiment with a fixed stage, reminiscent of Elizabethan playhouses and the Globe Theatre resulted in the stripping away of some of the trappings of contemporary scenic page 6
design—focusing instead on the language, characters and storytelling techniques inherent in Shakespeare’s texts. From the moment we began rehearsals, we knew that we wanted to explore this idea with Macbeth. Audiences in our two partner theaters, Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland, and Idaho Shakespeare Festival, have already experienced this production, and have been as enthusiastic about the idea as we were.
We are taking a somewhat historical approach to costume design in our production of Macbeth, a medieval Scottish world – serving the source material for Shakespeare’s play while affording audiences the opportunity to discover its own connections to contemporary life rather than transposing the play, through costumes, scenery and properties, into another time and setting. This is not to argue that more highly conceptualized
productions of Shakespeare’s plays are not valid, or that we will not continue to explore “simile” and “metaphoric” approaches (as we have in most of our Shakespeare outings). But with Macbeth, at least, we have taken a pause from contemporary references: no cell phones, video screens or contemporary music. We hope you enjoy this radical idea. – CHARLES FEE, Director
Dramatis Personae Three Witches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sara J. Griffin* Meredith Lark* Jessie Cope Miller* Duncan, king of Scotland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Anthony Smith* Malcolm, Duncan’s elder son . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeffrey C. Hawkins* Donalbain, Duncan’s younger son . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Ribar Macbeth, thane of Glamis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynn Robert Berg*
Lady Macduff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sara J. Griffin* Macduff’s son . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Unruh Lennox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Atack Ross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lavour Addison* Old Siward, commander of the English forces . . . . . . . . . David Anthony Smith* Young Siward, Old Siward’s son . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniel Telford
Lady Macbeth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erin Partin*
Two murderers in Macbeth’s service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pedar Benson Bate*, M.A. Taylor*
Seyton, attendant to Macbeth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aled Davies*
A sergeant in Duncan’s army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pedar Benson Bate*
Gentlewoman, attendant to Lady Macbeth . . . . . . . . . . . . Meredith Lark*
Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pedar Benson Bate*, Remell Bowens Jr., Andrew Pope, Peter Ribar, M.A. Taylor*, Daniel Telford Understudies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brittni Shambaugh Addison, Lavour Addison*, Pedar Benson Bate*, Briana Biller, Remell Bowens Jr., Adriano Cabral, Aled Davies*, Gregory J. Klino, Meredith Lark*, Andrew Pope, Peter Ribar, M.A. Taylor*, Daniel Telford
Banquo, commander, with Macbeth, of Duncan’s army . . . Jonathan Dyrud* Fleance, his son . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Unruh Macduff, a Scottish noble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christopher Tocco*
Production Staff Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charles Fee
Fight Choreographer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Merckx
Scenic Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Russell Metheny
Text and Speech Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Anthony Smith*
Costume Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kim Krumm Sorenson
Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casey Hagwood*
Lighting Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rick Martin
Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Kelso*
Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matthew Webb
Fight Captain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jonathan Dyrud*
*Member of the Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
Synopsis Macbeth, set primarily in Scotland, mixes witchcraft, prophecy, and murder. Three “Weïrd Sisters” appear to Macbeth and his comrade Banquo after a battle and prophesy that Macbeth will be king and that the descendants of Banquo also will reign. When Macbeth arrives at his castle,
he and Lady Macbeth plot to assassinate King Duncan, soon to be their guest, so that Macbeth can become king. After Macbeth murders Duncan, the king’s two sons flee, and Macbeth is crowned. Fearing that Banquo’s descendants will, according to the Weïrd Sisters’ predictions, take over the
kingdom, Macbeth has Banquo killed. At a royal banquet that evening, Macbeth sees Banquo’s ghost covered in blood. Macbeth determines to consult the Weïrd Sisters again. They comfort him with ambiguous promises. Another nobleman, Macduff, rides to England to join Duncan’s older son, Malcolm. Macbeth
has Macduff’s wife and children murdered. Malcolm and Macduff lead an army against Macbeth, as Lady Macbeth goes mad and ultimately takes her life. Macbeth confronts Malcolm’s army, trusting in the Weïrd Sisters’ comforting promises. He learns that the promises are tricks, but continues to fight. – FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY
anti-Catholic policies instead. Catholic plotting against James swirled, culminating in the so-called Gunpowder Plot to blow up the king in the House of Lords, which was thwarted on November 5, 1605.
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Macbeth is bold and intensely focused. With taut concision, it forcefully wields vivid language and violent action. It’s one of Shakespeare’s shortest plays. Written in 1606, it’s the mature work of a man who may have been worldweary but was confident in his power as a master writer and successful theater shareowner. William Shakespeare came up in the London theater world in the 1580s and the 1590s. He joined the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, a theater company that prospered during the waning years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. By 1599, the company had the means to build a public playhouse, the Globe A 1620 portrait of James Theatre. When in his full regalia as Elizabeth’s King of Scotland, successor was England and Ireland crowned James I of England on July 25, 1603, the new king soon announced that the Lord Chamberlain’s Men would henceforth enjoy royal preferment as the King’s Men. When James ascended to the English throne, Shakespeare witnessed a momentous shift—the peaceful transfer of power from one dynasty to another, from the Tudor to the Stuart. The Tudors had taken advantage of the dynastic struggle of the War of the Roses to fight and marry their way to kingship in 1485. Elizabeth I, the last Tudor monarch, had reigned for almost half a century, from 1558 to 1603. Since the unmarried Elizabeth had no children, and all other rivals had died of some mischance or other, the throne passed to James Stuart. James was already King of Scotland, heir to the dynasty that had ruled Scotland since the late 14th Century
but also descended in a direct line from Elizabeth’s Tudor aunt. Again and again throughout his career, Shakespeare returned to questions of governance and the nature and transfer of power. In 1587, when he was just breaking into theater, a book was published—the second edition of Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland, compiled by Raphael Holinshed—that he would continue to ransack for compelling examples of kingship in English history and “pre-history.” He would turn to Roman exemplars as well. In the early 1590s, he tackled the Tudor consolidation of power in the three parts of Henry VI and Richard III. The Plantagenet kings who preceded the Tudors provided material for other English history plays. But in 1605 and 1606, he looked through the lens of more distant times— ancient Britain and Scotland for King Lear and Macbeth, and ancient Rome for Antony and Cleopatra, which shared with Macbeth a “power couple” at its center. The question of English succession might have seemed settled with James’ coronation in 1603. But civic unease was not quickly dispelled. England and Scotland were independent and rival countries only united in the person of James, with the more dominant England often striving to subjugate its northern neighbor. What if James’ ascension turned the tables on England? In 1605, a group of freelance theater writers, including Ben Jonson, who wrote sometimes for Shakespeare’s company, was thrown into prison for penning Eastward Ho!, a city comedy that satirized the Scottish nobles who were flooding London in those days.
The year 1606 might thus have been a dangerous moment for a Scottish play. But Shakespeare carried it off. He flattered James. In Holinshed’s
Suspected witches kneeling before King James, from Daemonologie (1597)
Chronicles, Banquo, James’ supposed ancestor, was a co-conspirator of Macbeth’s; in Shakespeare’s play, Banquo shuns Macbeth’s treachery but is promised “Thou shalt get kings” including those “that two-fold balls and treble scepters carry”—the symbols of James’ amalgamated power. The play’s prophetic witches were already part of Holinshed’s story, but Shakespeare heightened their sinister role, perhaps to play to James’ interests. A woman had confessed to trying to assassinate James through witchcraft at the North Berwick witch trials of 1590, and James had written about witchcraft in a 1597 treatise titled Daemonologie. There are references in Shakespeare’s play to the Gunpowder Plot. A drunken porter babbles about a farmer, an equivocator and a tailor: two of the plotters used the aliases of Farmer and Taylor, and one of the accused, the Jesuit priest Henry Garnett, famously declared that equivocation, or not telling the entire truth, was acceptable in defense of the Catholic faith.
Shakespeare’s play, however, transcends a political moment. As king, his Macbeth is a polar opposite to the scholarly James. Macbeth is established as a charismatic warrior in the opening moments of the play. His “bloody execution” is celebrated as an ability to “unseam” an enemy “from the nave to the chaps.” As he kills to gain and secure power, however, he violates societal norms. He becomes “in blood/Stepp’d in so far” that he cannot, as a Scottish lord observes, “buckle his distemper’d cause/Within the belt of rule.” By the end of the play, the warrior has been deemed a “hellhound” and “dead butcher.” The question of how manhood relates to physical valor threads through the play: “I dare do all that may become a man.” “When you durst do it, then you were a man.” “What, quite unmann’d in folly?” “What man dare, I dare.”
Lady Macbeth’s admonition to her husband to “Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under’t” may allude to a 1605 medal commemorating the exposure of the Gunpowder Plot, which depicted a serpent hiding among lilies and roses.
“Dispute it like a man.” “But like a man he died.” Manhood is contrasted with the “womanly” defense of tears. Lady Macbeth summons courage for bloody deeds by crying “unsex me here.” Macbeth fears “no man that’s born of woman” until he hears that “Macduff was from his mother’s womb/Untimely ripp’d.” The play represents a dark meditation on the nature of humanity that is still unsettling.
The year 1605 also marked a graver threat to James. Although Queen Elizabeth had many times reaffirmed the split that her father, Henry VIII, made from the Roman Catholic Church, English Catholics had never tired of agitating for a reversal. They hoped for more tolerance from James, whose mother, Mary Queen of Scots, had been a Catholic. But James, eager to win the support of the English Protestant majority, immediately promulgated several A contemporary engraving of some of the Gunpowder Plot conspirators.
Through the Ages
b Simon Forman, a school teacher
and occultist, reported attending a performance of Macbeth on April 20, 1610, at the Globe Theatre—though some scholars claim that Forman’s diaries were later forgeries. Macbeth must have stayed in the repertory of the King’s Men, however. Although the tragedy was never published independently, it was included Contemporary sheet music for a in the First song, “Come Away,” that Thomas Folio edition of Middleton may have added to productions of Macbeth and to the Shakespeare’s text of the play as published in work that was the First Folio assembled by the playwright’s colleagues in 1623. Most scholars agree that the First Folio text of the play bears signs of revision and interpolation, perhaps by Thomas Middleton, a younger contemporary of Shakespeare’s who became associated with the King’s Men and may have collaborated with Shakespeare on Timon of Athens and may have had a hand in revising Macbeth, Measure for Measure, and All’s Well that Ends Well. Two songs that also appear in Middleton’s own play, The Witch, of 1613-1616, are included in the First Folio text of Macbeth, as are speeches by Hecate, who was also a character in Middleton’s play.
b William Davenant revived Macbeth after the Restoration of the monarchy and the theaters in 1660. But it was actor-manager David Garrick who really brought the play to life for English audiences, with many dynamic performances of the title role from 1744 until his stage partner Hannah Pritchard retired in 1768.
century later, when Ellen Terry’s more passive interpretation was compared, unfavorably, with Siddons’ more powerful take.
b On May 10, 1849, in New York
City, American actor Edwin Forrest scheduled a performance of Macbeth at the working class Broadway Theatre to conflict with English actor William Charles Macready’s presentation of the same play at the upper crust Astor Opera House. A riot broke out between supporters of both actors; and by the time this outbreak of class warfare was quelled, at least 25 were dead and more than 120 injured.
b The 20-year old Orson Welles
moved the play’s setting from Scotland to the Caribbean and employed an entirely Black cast and African drummers to create the sensational “Voodoo” The poster for Orson Macbeth so-called in a 1936 Welles’ “Voodoo” Macbeth production production in 1936 for the “Negro Unit” of the Federal Theater Project.
b An explicitly sexual interpretation of the relationship between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth, pioneered by actress Sarah Bernhardt, played out in many 20th Century productions, notably a 1976 production of the Royal Shakespeare Company directed by Trevor Nunn and featuring Ian McKellen and Judi Dench.
b Actress Sarah Siddons “owned”
the role of Lady Macbeth from the 1780s through her retirement in 1812. Performing with her brother John Philip Kemble, she created an indelible impression with her expressive and passionate portrayal. She was still the standard for Lady Macbeths a
Macbeth, from Inspiration to Production
Ian McKellen and Judi Dench in the acclaimed 1976 RSC production of Macbeth
Cathy Prince, Laura Welsh Berg*, Sara M. Bruner*, Macbeth (2008). Photo by Roger Mastroianni
Producing Artistic Director Charles Fee and scenic designer Russell Metheny decided to create a wooden structure on the Warren Edward Trepp, Jr. stage that would evoke the structure of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and would be surrounded, as the Globe Theatre stage was, by galleries for audience seating. “We are inviting the audience onstage to create an active sense of participation,” Fee explained. “For those sitting in the traditional seating in front of the stage, the audience onstage will appear to be in the play – like a jury in a court room judging the events as they unfold.” Fee and Metheny utilized this design approach last year with Fee’s production of Hamlet at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s sister theaters, Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland, and Boise’s Idaho Shakespeare Festival. The audience’s marked enthusiasm in both cities for the immediacy of those stagings of Hamlet prompted Fee to revisit the same Elizabethan playhouse environment for this year’s production of Macbeth. Hamlet and Macbeth differ greatly in tone: Hamlet is a character of learning and reflection, Macbeth a man of feverish action who inhabits a pre-literate society. But both plays use soliloquies extensively to create an intimacy between performer and audience, a sense of communication that is amplified by the onstage seating and the playhouse setting. Macbeth’s soliloquies, observes Fee, reveal him as a character “plagued by an inability to stop himself from thinking forward. He is constantly projecting himself through his imagination into a future that is dangerous and problematic. The language is focused, like a knife blade in its sharpness.” In Macbeth, says Fee, “we encounter a world of war—a place governed by ‘warlords’ through broad swords and
pikes. As the play progresses, we see the beginning of the formation of a state that is governed by a system of justice.” The “look” of the physical production, in props and costumes, reflects this rough and rugged place. Within this world, the witches operate in their own supernatural realm. A central platform creates a charged and charmed space for their conjuring. It’s important to Fee that the witches remain enigmatic, separate, and mysterious, their motivation and agency unknown. “They speak things that may be true, forecast a possible future. But they do not actively interfere. Shakespeare is interested in the question of free will. Do we live in a deterministic world?” In creating the physical environment of this production, big and broad questions like this one propelled the exploration of Macbeth undertaken by Director Fee and his design team and acting company. b Using leather and chain mail, costume designer Kim Krumm Sorenson strove to create military attire that did not come across as a uniform. Explained Sorenson, “These are groups of tribal warlords who come together in shifting alliances. There is no standing state army.”
Contemporary fashion images provided exemplars for the layers of boiled wool, hanging pieces and dreadlocks that set the witches apart. Edgy and whimsical images from contemporary fashion photography inspired the ragged, wrapped, and layered look that sets the witches apart in this production.
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Music Director’s Note Beehive, the hairstyle, was created by hairdresser Margaret Vinci Heldt in Elmhurst, Illinois primarily as a way to make a woman look taller. “Everybody wanted the beehive, even women with real, real short hair,” she said. “They looked more like anthills than a beehive, then they got bigger and bigger and became hornets’ nests.” Heldt did not name the hairstyle she invented. For the final touch in her
original design she added a bee-shaped hat
Beehive–The 60s Musical sprang from the head
pin, and from that, a reporter for the
of Larry Gallagher, a booking agent who signed
magazine Modern Beauty Shop exclaimed, “it
musical acts for East Coast clubs. Gallagher
looks just like a beehive!” The beehive was an
decided to assemble his own show in the spring
instant success. Women were already in love
of 1985. He bought 150 albums of ’60s music,
with the big hair trend, thanks to the bouffant,
and after choosing songs that he judged to
and the longer-lasting beehive was a timesaver.
best represent the spirit of the decade, he
Made popular by The Ronettes and The B-52’s,
spent three weeks contacting record labels to
the beehive hairstyle came to be seen as a
get the rights to the music. Once secured,
reminder of a simpler, sweeter time in American
Gallagher created a musical revue running
history, music and pop culture.
chronologically, from beehive hairdos and long
Dramatis Personae Wanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adrianna Cleveland* Alison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Annalise Griswold* Laura . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shelby Griswold*
Jasmine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christiana Perrault* Gina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Camille Robinson* Pattie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hannah-Jo Weisberg*
Understudies . . . . . . . . . . . Meredith Lark*, Jessie Cope Miller*
Musicians Keyboard/Conductor . . . . . . Charlie H. Ray Tenor Sax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Gillette
Trumpet/Tambourine . . . . . Brandon Sherman Guitar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lucas Arizu
Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zack Teran Drums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miguel Jimenez-Cruz
Songs, Act I Round the Beehive/Let’s Rock by Claudia Brevis
Come See About Me by Edward Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland/ The Name Game by Lincoln Stone Agate Music, a division Chase and Shirley Elliston/EMI of Jobete Music Co. Inc. El Gallico Music Walking in the Rain by It’s My Party by John Gluck, Barry Mann, Phil Spector Walter Gold, Seymour Gottleib and Cynthia Weil/EMI Music and Herbert Wiener/Warner Publishing Chappell Music, Inc./ASCAP I Sold My Heart to the Where Did Our Love Go by Junkman by Leon Rene Edward Holland, Lamont and Otis Rene/EMI Unart Dozier and Brian Holland/ Catalog Inc. Stone Agate Music, a division of Jobete Music Co. Inc.
Academy Award by V. Catalano, A. Levinson, P. Alonso/EMI Unart Catalog Inc. I’ll Never Change Him by Guy Hemric, Jerry Styner/Donna Dijon Music Publications Sweet Talkin’ Guy by Doug Morris, Elliot Greenberg, Barbara Baer and Robert Schwartz/Screen GemsEMI Music Inc. You Can’t Hurry Love by Herbert Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland/Stone Agate Music
My Boyfriend’s Back by Richard Gottehrer, Robert Feldman and Gerald Goldstein/ EMI Blackwood Music Inc.
Be My Baby by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and Philip Spector/EMI Music Publishing/Universal Music Publishing Group
Will You Still love Me Tomorrow by Gerry Goffin and Then He Kissed Me by Jeff Carole King/Screen Gems–EMI Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and Philip Spector/EMI Music Music Inc. Publishing One Fine Day by Gerry Goffin Baby I love You by Jeff Barry, and Carole King/Screen Ellie Greenwich and Gems–EMI Music Inc. Philip Spector/EMI Music Where the Boys Are by Publishing/Universal Music Howard Greenfield and Neil Publishing Group Sedaka/Screen Gems–EMI Music Inc.
Beehive Dance by Claudia Brevis Abraham, Martin and John by Dick Holler/Regent Music Corp. You Don’t Own Me by John Madara and David White/Sony/ ATV Music Publishing Son of a Preacher Man by John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins/Sony/ATV Tree Publishing To Sir With Love by Don Black and Mark London/Screen Gems–EMI Music, Inc.
Songs, Act II British Invasion Cut Short by J.C. Fogerty/Fourteenth Hour Music
River Deep Mountain High by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phillip Spector/Warner Chappell Music, Inc. Proud Mary by J.C. Fogerty/ Fourteenth Hour Music, Inc.
Chain of Fools by Donald Covay/Fourteenth Hour Music, Inc.
Somebody to Love by Davney R. Slick (aka Darby Slick)/ lrving Music
Try (Just a Little Bit Harder) by Jerry Ragovoy and Chip Taylor/Warner Chappell
Never Loved a Man (the Way That I Loved You) by Ronnie Shannon/Fourteenth Hour Music, Inc.
Cry Baby by Bert Berns and Norman Meade/Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Me and Bobby McGee by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster/ EMI Blackwood Music, Inc.
Make Your Own Kind of Music by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil/Screen Gems-Emi Music, Inc.
Production Staff Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victoria Bussert Choreographer . . . . . . . . . . Gregory Daniels Music Director . . . . . . . . . . Charlie H. Ray
Scenic Designer . . . . . . . . . Jeff Herrmann Costumes Designer . . . . . . Esther Haberlen Lighting Designer . . . . . . . . Greg Hofmann Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . David Gotwald
Production Stage Manager . . Sarah Kelso* Assistant Stage Manager . . . Casey Hagwood* Dance Captain . . . . . . . . . . Annalise Griswold*
All songs used by permission. *Member of the Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
skirts to free-flowing hair and hippie fashions.
order of the day (“The Name Game,” “One Fine
would destroy the show’s intimacy. “It’s
Told from the perspective of six young women
Day,” “Judy’s Turn to Cry,” “Will You Still Love
important for the audience to sit back, have a
coming of age in this turbulent decade, the
Me Tomorrow”) to the mid-’60s, when unrest
drink and sing with the cast while their lives are
music shifts dramatically, from early girl groups
was in the air (“You Don’t Own Me,” “To Sir,
being relived on the stage,” he shared.
(The Chiffons, The Shirelles, The Supremes) to
With Love”) and finally to the era of women
the solo work of Janis Joplin, Tina Turner and
discovering their own empowerment (“Natural
We hope you do just that at today’s
Aretha Franklin. The women of Beehive
Woman,” “Cry Baby,” “Me and Bobby McGee”).
document the changes that America underwent
When asked if his show would ever move to
during the ’60s; from the earliest part of the decade, when fun, innocent tunes were the
Broadway, Gallagher said that such a move
performance. Matthew Webb MUSIC DIRECTOR, BEEHIVE–THE 60s MUSICAL, GREAT LAKES THEATER, 2018
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2018 Acting Company
Macbeth / Ross Lavour is tickled pink to be in his first LTSF production. Regional credits include Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet at Chautauqua Theatre Company, Macbeth at Oberlin Shakespeare Festival, the world premiere of Quiara Alegria Hudes’ The Good Peaches in collaboration with the Cleveland Orchestra, the world premiere reading of FEED by Eric Coble, and Nol in Shakespeare in Love at Cleveland Play House. He also spent two seasons with the professional acting company at the Honolulu Theatre for Youth. Lavour is a recent graduate of the Case Western Reserve University / Cleveland Play House MFA program. I love you Brittni, Winnie, and Pixie.
Laura and Doug Wheat
Macbeth / Lennox Joe is excited for his 10th season with LTSF where credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, and Romeo and Juliet. Other recent credits include Lennox in Macbeth at Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Hedwig in Hedwig and The Angry Inch in a co-production between
Brüka Theatre and Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Co. Joe trained at The Arden School of Theatre in Manchester, UK. Joe is Director of Education for Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Joe is producing artistic director of Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Co. in Reno, NV and guitarist for the band Weapons of Mass Creation.
Pedar Benson Bate*
Macbeth / Sergeant, Murderer, Ensemble Pedar is super jazzed to be back at the beautiful Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival for his third season! LTSF: Dumaine in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Matt in The Fantasticks, Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet. Marius in Les Misérables, Matt in The Fantasticks, Loverly Quartet in My Fair Lady, Slender in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Curio in Twelfth Night all with Great Lakes Theater and Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Bachelor of music from The Ohio State University. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Special thanks to my super awesome wife, Meredith, and to you, for coming this evening and supporting live theater.
Steven & Katharine Elek
Lynn Robert Berg*
Macbeth / Macbeth LTSF: Don Armado Love’s Labour’s Lost, Watson The Hound of the Baskervilles, Friar Laurence Romeo and Juliet, Hucklebee The Fantasticks, Malvolio Twelfth Night, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Other credits: The title role of Richard III, Frank Ford The Merry Wives of Windsor, Caliban The Tempest, Bill Walker Major Barbara, Edmund King Lear (Idaho Shakespeare Festival); Ebenezer Scrooge A Christmas Carol, Dr. Parker Bat Boy: The Musical, Hortensio The Taming of the Shrew (Great Lakes Theater); Macbeth Short Shakespeare! Macbeth, Antonio Short Shakespeare! Twelfth Night (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), All the Great Books (Abridged) (Delaware Theatre Company). MFA: University of Delaware PTTP; proud member of Actors’ Equity. SLL’M
Remell Bowens Jr.
Macbeth / Nobleman, Ensemble Lake Tahoe debut. Remell recently made his Great Lakes Theater debut and is ecstatic to be traveling to Lake Tahoe for the first time! After years of craft shaping, and lots of perseverance, Remell graduated from Harrison School for the Arts High School as a Music Theatre Major but decided to obtain a more classical training in college. Remell is a BFA Acting Senior at Baldwin Wallace University and will celebrate 15 years of acting when he graduates spring of 2019! Remell gives thanks to God, Mom, and Darrell for the Love and Support. RemellBowensJr.com
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Patricia Engels & Richard Medland
Beehive–The 60s Musical / Wanda Debut with LTSF. Native of Pittsburgh, Adrianna received her Bachelor’s in music: Voice from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. Member of AGMA and AEA. Select Regional Roles include: Perneatha Evans (The Long Walk/ Pittsburgh Opera), Violet Powers (A Gathering of Sons/Pittsburgh Festival
Opera), Effie Melody White (Dreamgirls / Pittsburgh Musical Theater & Cain Park), Mimi (La Boheme and Rent in Repertory/BW), Mother (Passing Strange / Playhouse Square). Tours: Ensemble, u/s Clara and Serena in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess First National Tour. This show is dedicated to her Grandfather, Charles Gaines Jr. She is so grateful to her family, Vicky and Greg!!!!
David & Susan Kelley
Macbeth / Seyton Previously for LTSF: Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night. Aled has been a core company member at Idaho Shakespeare Festival for the last 20 years and with Great Lakes Theater since 2002. Favorite roles include Scrooge, Lear, Falstaff, Jaques, Undershaft in Major Barbara, Oberon/Theseus, Dorn in The Seagull, Senex in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Leonato, Your Chairman in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest. A proud, appreciative member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1984.
Atam & Margo Lalchandani
Macbeth / Banquo GLT/Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet in Hamlet, King Ferdinand in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Anthony Marston in And Then There Were None, Nephew Fred/Ensemble in A Christmas Carol, Edmund in King Lear, Tony Wendice in Dial “M” for Murder, Antonio in The Tempest. Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival: Antipholus of Ephesus in The Comedy of Errors. New York: Proteus in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Hip to Hip Theater). Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival– Medvedenko in The Seagull, Froth, Friar Peter in Measure for Measure. TV/film: Verder in Big House. Training: Southern Oregon University. For the Jens!
Mary Ann Peoples
Sara J. Griffin*
Macbeth / Witch, Lady Macduff Utah Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet (Ophelia), The Glass Menagerie (Laura), Richard III (Lady Anne), Boeing Boeing (Gloria), Much Ado About
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence. www.actorsequity.org page 16
Nothing (Hero), Pride and Prejudice (Lydia); Resident Ensemble Players: You Can’t Take It With You (Alice), The Bells (Annette), O Beautiful (Alice), Our Town (Emily), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), To Kill a Mockingbird (Mayella); American Shakespeare Center: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Julia), Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet (Constance), Romeo and Juliet (Lady Capulet); Northlight Theater: Ten Chimneys (Uta Hagen); Chicago Shakespeare: Cyrano De Bergerac (Lise/Sister Marte); Illinois Shakespeare Festival: Love’s Labour’s Lost (Jaquenetta). MFAUniversity of Delaware PTTP. Union- Actors’ Equity.
Jim & Mary Jo Marggraff
Beehive–The 60s Musical / Alison Annalise is so thrilled to be making her LTSF debut with Beehive! Some of Annalise’s recent credits include Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Val in A Chorus Line and Julie in Theory of Relativity all at Baldwin Wallace University. Some other favorites have been Sherrie in Rock of Ages at Timber Lake Playhouse and Heather in American Idiot at Beck Center for the Arts. Annalise is a proud music theatre graduate of Baldwin Wallace 2018. She sends love and thanks to all her mentors and friends at BW, KSPA and LHS, and of course to Mom, Dad and Emily.
Robert and Linda Pike
Beehive–The 60s Musical / Laura Shelby is thrilled to be making her Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival debut this season. Previous credits include Anything Goes (Evangeline Harcourt) at the John Patrick Theatre, Bring it On (Bridget), Hair (Tribe) at Beck Center for the Arts, and Newsies (Hannah), Little Mermaid (Ensemble/Ursula u/s) at Forestburgh Playhouse. She is a rising junior at Baldwin Wallace University and set to graduate with a music theatre degree in 2020. Much gratitude to her teachers for the opportunities and support. Thank you to her parents for their endless love and encouragement. Let’s rock!
John & Deb Iannucci
Jeffrey C. Hawkins*
Macbeth / Malcolm Seen last season as “Sir Henry” in Hound of the Baskervilles. Previous favorites: Puck, Mercutio, Proteus, Mortimer, Feste, and … himself in Complete Works Abridged. Jeffrey recently world premiered Three Wise Guys Off Broadway. Others include Incident at Vichy, Three Men on a Horse, The Memorandum, It Has to Be You, and Beyond Therapy. Outside NYC includes “Black Stache” in Peter and the Starcatcher, “Robert” in Boeing Boeing , and “Father Flynn” in Doubt. Jeffrey does some TV you like, some movies you don’t know, and tons of video games your kids love. Associate artistic director at TACT. MFA from University of Delaware.
Roger & Sarah Chrisman, Schlinger Chrisman Foundation
Macbeth / Witch Meredith is overjoyed to return to Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival for her second season. Previous LTSF credit: The Mute in The Fantasticks. Favorite credits include: Mary Turner in Within the Law (East Lynne Theater Company), Belle in A Christmas Carol (Northern Stage), Margot in Dial “M” For
Murder, Vivienne in Legally Blonde, Laurey in Oklahoma! (New London Barn Playhouse), The Mute in The Fantasticks (Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater). BA in Theater from The Ohio State University. Proud member AEA. Love to Pedar! Shout out Young Shakes and the LTSF staff!
Jessie Cope Miller*
Macbeth / Witch Jessie is humbled and overjoyed to return to Lake Tahoe Shakespeare. Last year, she played the role of Jacquenetta in Love’s Labour’s Lost. She hails from Cleveland where she starred as the Witch in Into The Woods (Great Lakes Theater and Idaho Shakespeare Festival). It was then she met Dougfred Miller, a longtime company member, who tragically passed away in May due to an aggressive cancer. The beautiful journey of their life and love was cut short after just 10 years together, but his memory lives on in the stories of friends, family and all those that witnessed his heart onstage and off. In loving memory, Jessie dedicates her ‘Witchcraft’ in this show to Doug, devoted Daddy to Marlowe and Hubzand. He will ever be in our hearts and minds always. “We return to each other in waves. This is how water loves.”
Dana & David Loury
Macbeth / Lady Macbeth Erin is in her fourth season. Company credits: Princess of France Love’s Labour’s Lost, Adriana The Comedy of Errors, and Lady Capulet Romeo and Juliet. Regional credits: Great Lakes Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, Shakespeare Theatre, Resident Ensemble Players, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Favorite roles include Ophelia Hamlet, Ariel The Tempest, Isabella Measure for Measure, Roxanne Cyrano De Bergerac, Stella A Streetcar Named Desire, Hermia A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Clarice The Liar, and Ilona Szabo The Play’s the Thing. Erin received her Masters from the University of Delaware, PTTP, in 2007.
Brian & Nancy Kennedy
in preparation of her upcoming album. Previous credits include From Here to Eternity (Ensemble/US Lorene) at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, and In the Heights (Vanessa) at Beck Center for the Arts, during her dynamic year at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music. Instagram: @TheeLadyC
Tad & Barbara Danz
Macbeth / Nobleman, Ensemble LTSF debut. From Cleveland Heights, Drew is a junior at Baldwin Wallace University in the BFA Acting Program. He has been doing shows for nine years, and has portrayed Walter Lee Younger in A Raisin in the Sun, Nikos in Big Love, George Armstrong in Intimate Apparel and Doc Gibbs in Our Town. Drew is overjoyed to work with LTSF and is prepared to grow artistically. “Tell the story.”
Rudy & Bev Staedler
Beehive–The 60s Musical / Jasmine Christiana is incredibly grateful to be making her LTSF debut with Beehive. The Detroit native has recently completed her nationwide tour in the cast of Cross and Light. Offstage, you’ll find Christiana diligently writing and producing her own original music
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2018 Acting Company
Macbeth / Donalbain, Ensemble This is Peter’s first season with Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and he is humbled to be here. Coming from Great Lakes Theater’s production of Macbeth where he played Donalbain, he’s excited to continue telling this story. Peter recently graduated from Baldwin Wallace University where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, and he couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate. This is for his Mom, the strongest woman he knows.
Goodman Theatre and Crystal/Little Shop of Horrors/American Blues Theater. TV/Film credits include: Nurse Tanya/ Chicago Med/Chicago PD/ NBC. Camille is a proud member of AEA and SAG/ AFTRA and represented by Gray Talent Group. She sends all her love to her family and friends for she would be nothing without their unwavering love and support.
Steve & Debbie Lenzi
David Anthony Smith*
Macbeth / Duncan, Siward This is David’s second season with LTSF, having played Jaques in As You Like It in 2014. He has performed for 18 seasons with Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and 15 seasons with Great Lakes Theater. Feature Films: The Hanoi Hilton, Field of Fire, Terror in Paradise. For Natalia and Winston.
John E. Sells Foundation
Beehive–The 60s Musical / Gina Selected Chicago theater credits include: Emma/ Lizzie/Firebrand Theatre, Ensemble/Jesus Christ Superstar/Paramount Theatre, Normal Beverly/ Young Birdie/A Wonder in My Soul/Victory Gardens Theater, Mary Bailey/It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!/American Blues Theater, Ensemble u/s/Wonderful Town/
Macbeth / Murderer, Ensemble Mark Anthony is pleased to be returning to ‘the Big Blue’. Previous credits include: King Louis Xll/Ensemble, The Hunchback of Notre Dame; Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Reynaldo, Hamlet; Charity Man/Old Joe, A Christmas Carol; Feste, Twelfth Night; Doolittle, My Fair Lady; Rogers, And Then There Were None; Nathaniel, Love’s Labour’s Lost; Hugh Evans, The Merry Wives of Windsor; Legles/Babet, Les Misérables. Also at PTTP/ Rep, Boise Contemporary Theater, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. He holds an MFA from the University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP). Many thanks to his families (genetic and professional). May you enjoy our efforts. I dedicate these performances to my dear Dougie. Godspeed Bubb.
Macbeth / Young Siward, Ensemble Daniel Telford is grateful to be making his Tahoe debut. He is a recent graduate at Baldwin Wallace University in Cleveland, OH receiving his BFA in Classical
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Acting. He has had a long history with Great Lakes Theater: interning, understudying, and onstage! Previous roles include Davis in Really Really at The Beck Center, C.C. Showers in The Diviners and Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Baldwin Wallace University. He thanks his family and Tiffany for their unconditional support and love through this journey.
Linda & Alvaro Pascotto
Macbeth / Macduff LTSF: Love’s Labour’s Lost (Berowne); GLT/ISF: LLL, Hamlet (Horatio). Regional: His Girl Friday (Barrington Stage); 2 Pianos 4 Hands (City Theatre-Pittsburgh/ Rubicon / Theatreworks); Lewis Black’s farce One Slight Hitch (George Street/WHAT). A.C.T.: (War Music, Patroclus; Christmas Carol, Young Scrooge); Dorset Theatre (Lion in Winter, Geoffrey). NYC: Leisure, Labor, Lust (The Tank/HERE), Drunkle Vanya (Astrov), The Black Crook (Abrons Arts); The Poor of New York (Connelly Theater); Strictly Dishonorable (The Flea); Mabou Mines; Dzieci Theatre; Odyssey Works. TV: NBC’s The Blacklist, CBS’ Elementary, Blood Feuds (AHC). M.F.A.American Conservatory Theater. Proud union member of Actors’ Equity Association. Crepi il lupo. - A.M.D.G.
Julie & Craig Rauchle
Macbeth / Macduff’s Son, Fleance Colin is 14 years old and is honored to be joining the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival this year on the main stage. Last summer, Colin performed in the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program as Costard in Love’s Labour’s Lost. A few of his other roles include Kurt in The Sound of Music, Michael Banks in Mary Poppins, Young Ebenezer in A Christmas Carol, and the Munchkin Mayor in The Wizard of Oz. Colin studies at Sierra School of Performing Arts in Reno, NV and would like to dedicate this show to his parents.
Bruce & Judy Klink
Hannah-Jo Weisberg* Beehive–The 60s Musical / Pattie Hannah-Jo is overjoyed to be making her LTSF debut! Other roles: Kristine A Chorus Line (Baldwin Wallace University), Annette
Saturday Night Fever (Playhouse Square), Mark’s mom/Maureen understudy Rent (Gateway Playhouse), Rita LaPorta Lucky Stiff (Americana Theater Company), and a lead vocalist with Viking Ocean Cruises. HannahJo was last seen as Frieda in the Charlie Brown Christmas Live! National Tour. She is a proud graduate of Baldwin Wallace University. While at BW, Hannah-Jo competed for the title of Miss Ohio twice, coming home with the People’s Choice Award each year. Thanks to Mom, Dad, and Hudson Artists Agency. For KJB. @hj_2015
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Understudies Brittni Shambaugh Addison Lavour Addison* Pedar Benson Bate* Briana Biller Remell Bowens, Jr. Adriano Cabral Aled Davies* Gregory J. Klino Meredith Lark* Jessie Cope Miller* Andrew Pope Peter Ribar M.A. Taylor* Daniel Telford
Director / Producing Artistic Director 2018 marks Charlie’s ninth season with Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. He is producing artistic director of three, independently operated, professional theater companies, including Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival in Boise, Idaho (since 1991), and Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland, Ohio (since 2002). Prior to his work in Nevada, Idaho and Ohio, he served as artistic director of
Sierra Repertory Theatre in Sonora, California. He also has worked with such companies as The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, the Milwaukee and Missouri Repertory Theaters, Actor’s Theatre of Phoenix, and the Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival. Charlie has garnered significant awards for artistic leadership in Boise and Cleveland. He shares his life with an incredibly supportive family, his wife Lidia and daughter Alexa.
Finance Director for Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Prior to his work with our three partner theater companies, he worked as business manager for several for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Bob is a Fellow of the 2004 Executive Program for Bob Taylor Nonprofit Leaders in the Executive Director Arts, a program coBob became Executive sponsored by National Director of Lake Tahoe Arts Strategies and Shakespeare Festival in June 2010. In addition to Stanford Graduate School of Business. He his duties in Tahoe, he is also a Fellow of the remains the Executive 2013 Chief Executive Director of Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland—a Program, a program for position he has held since arts leaders in the US and abroad that are 2003. He manages a working together to number of areas address the competitive including finance, challenges, financial development, human resources, planning, and health and continued relevance of the arts. general administration, for both companies. In addition, he is the
Strategic Alliance In 2002, Idaho Shakespeare Festival in Boise, Idaho and Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland, Ohio conceived a unique, strategic producing alliance designed to maximize return on organizational investments, increase production efficiencies, create long-term work opportunities for artists and share best practices. In 2010, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival joined the collaboration—further contributing to the momentum of the revolutionary producing prototype’s success. The long-term results have been remarkable. The alliance’s three independent, 501c3 regional theaters have shared 50 jointly created productions—each featuring longterm, multi-city employment opportunities for artistic company members. Led by a unified management team and supported by a single production staff, this revolutionary producing model has realized its vision and exceeded expectations while simultaneously resulting in notable audience growth for each company.
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2018 Directors, Designers, & Production Special thanks to my creative collaborating partner Vicky, LTSF and especially to my husband, Jared, and our son, DJ, for always being there for me with a smile, support and inspiration.
Director, Beehive–The 60s Musical Victoria Bussert is thrilled to be back with Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival for her third season. Victoria balances the professional and academic worlds working as an award-winning freelance director while serving as director of music theatre for Baldwin Wallace University. Recent productions include the award-winning ISF/ GLT The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hair for Baldwin Wallace/Beck Center for the Arts and Tick...Tick...Boom for Cleveland’s Playhouse Square. Special thanks to my longtime creative partners, Matt and Greg.
Choreographer, Beehive–The 60s Musical Thrilled to return to LTSF for a third season having previously choreographed The Fantasticks, The Comedy of Errors and Forever Plaid. Some credits include Cleveland premieres of In the Heights, Carrie, Spring Awakening and Lizzie; Cabaret (ISF/GLT); Les Misérables (ISF/GLT); The Secret Garden (ISF/GLT); My Fair Lady (ISF/GLT); Anything Goes (TUTS) and a brand new number for the Rockettes. Greg is the head of the dance program at Baldwin Wallace University.
Sound Designer, Beehive–The 60s Musical Three seasons Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Over the last three decades, he was the sound mixer for numerous Broadway productions: A Chorus Line (1981), Dreamgirls (1983), Cabaret (1988), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (1989), Fosse (1998), The Producers (2000), Gypsy (2007), A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (2014). David designed the sound for the Tony Award winning Jay Johnson The Two and Only (2006) and The Musical of Musicals. Concert sound credits: Tommy Tune, Mandy Patinkin and Patti LuPone and for special events at The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and NY City Center Encores series. Currently, David is a faculty adviser at Carnegie Mellon University and designing for Bricolage Production Company.
Esther M. Haberlen
Costume Director, Costume Designer, Beehive: The ´60s Musical Esther M. Haberlen is thrilled to return to the shores of Lake Tahoe for
her ninth season. Twelve seasons with Idaho Shakespeare Festival and fifteen seasons with Great Lakes Theater as wardrobe, draper and now costume director and resident designer. Esther holds a BFA in theater production and design from State University of New YorkFredonia. Other costume design and production work at; Cleveland Public Theater, Cleveland Opera Theater, Dobama Theater, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, Beck Center for the Arts, The Cleveland Institute of Music, Pittsburgh Public Theater and The Cleveland PlayHouse/ Case Western Reserve University.
Production Manager, Scenic Designer, Beehive–The 60s Musical This is Jeff’s fourth season with Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival as a designer, and his first season as production manager. Previous design credits include Forever Plaid, The Fantasticks, and last season’s The Hound of the Baskervilles. A resident scenic designer for Great Lakes Theater and Idaho Shakespeare Festival, past designs include My Fair Lady, Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, Bat Boy, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Into the Woods, Les Misérables, The Secret Garden, The Spitfire Grill, Little Shop of Horrors, Noises Off and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Jeff holds an MFA in scene and lighting design from Southern Illinois University and he is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.
Lighting Designer, Beehive–The 60s Musical Selected designs include: Ride the Cyclone, ACT Theatre; Ride the Cyclone, MCC Theatre; Mary Stuart, Ride the Cyclone, Road Show, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre; Something Wicked This Way Comes, Delaware Theatre Company; Marjorie Prime, Outside Mullingar, Mr. Burns, Silent Sky, Sons of the Prophet, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, Forward Theatre; Elf, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mamma Mia!, Hairspray, Oklahoma, Tommy (Jeff Award Recipient), Mary Poppins, Annie, 42nd Street, Paramount Theatre; Rock of Ages, The Game’s Afoot, Les Misérables, Oliver!, Drury Lane Theatre. Greg also has designed over 50 productions for Cedar Fair Amusement Park across the country.
Lighting Designer, Macbeth Opera: Mitridate, Re di Ponto (La Monnaie, Brussels—scenery and lighting), Le Diable dans le beffroi, La Chute de la Maison Usher (Opéra national de Paris—scenery and lighting); Butterfly— Itinéraire d’une jeune fille désorientée, d’après Madama Butterfly de Puccini (Opera de Limoges, France) and Dialogues des Carmèlites (Opéra de Toulon). Concerts: Harawi (Opéra
Comique, Paris—scenery and lighting), Le martyre de Saint Sébastien (Cité de la Musique, Paris), Orchestre national de Lyon and the Orchestre de Champs Élysées (Lyon, Poitiers, Montevideo, São Paulo). Coming up: Serse (Staatstheater Nürnberg, Germany). Member: United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE.
of Errors, Measure for Measure, The Tempest, Arsenic and Old Lace, A Tuna Christmas, Greater Tuna, King Lear, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Julius Caesar. Mr. Metheny has designed for many regional theaters across the country including Indiana Rep., Asolo Rep., Studio Theatre, D.C., ACT San Francisco, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, Portland Stage.
Fight Choreographer, Macbeth Highlights: The Three Musketeers, Romeo and Juliet (three times), King Lear (twice), Macbeth (three times), Hamlet (twice), The Imaginary Invalid, Othello, Sweeney Todd and The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) (too many times to count). He has been staging violence on a regular basis for South Coast Repertory (Orange County, CA), A Noise Within (LA), Ensemble Theater (Santa Barbara), Great Lakes Theater (Cleveland) and Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Ken received his BA in theater studies from the University of Washington and MFA in acting from the University of Illinois and teaches stage combat at AMDA (American Music and Drama Academy) in Hollywood.
Charlie H. Ray
Music Director, Beehive–The 60s Musical Charlie is thrilled to spend his first season with Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival! Previous MD/ AMD credits include Lizzie at Playhouse Square, Hair at Beck Center for the Arts, Spamalot at Casa Mañana, among others. Credits as an actor include Jonathan in Tick, Tick… Boom!, Andrew Jackson in Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, and Franz in Rock of Ages. Extremely proud to be a part of Baldwin Wallace MT 2020 as an actor, composer, and music director. All credit to Vicky, Matt, and Beth. CharlieHRay.com
Scenic Designer, Macbeth For Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Russell has designed The Two Gentlemen of Verona, As You Like It, and The Comedy of Errors. For Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Great Lakes Theater, Russell has designed The Tempest, Dial “M” for Murder, The Mousetrap, The 39 Steps, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Woman in Black, Othello, The Seagull, The Comedy
Kim Krumm Sorenson
Costume Designer, Macbeth Kim Krumm Sorenson is happy to be returning to Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival,
having previously designed As You Like It. She is a resident designer at Great Lakes Theater and Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Her work has been seen at many regional theaters, including The Guthrie, Hartford Stage, Playmakers Repertory Theater and Intiman. Kim is currently an Assistant Costume Designer for Hamilton. She lives in New York with her wonderful family—Scott, Carly and Gemma.
Sound Designer, Macbeth Last heard at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival as music director for The Fantasticks and playing the accordion in Romeo and Juliet. For LTSF sister theaters Great Lakes Theater and Idaho Shakespeare Festival as music director: Sondheim on Sondheim, Guys and Dolls, Forever Plaid, Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Bat Boy, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. As sound designer: Hamlet. As sound designer for ISF Shakespearience: Julius Caesar, Much Ado About Nothing, and Macbeth. Matthew is music director of music theatre for Baldwin Wallace University. Many thanks to Charlie, Sara, and his wonderful parents.
new play development. She works with Seven Devils Playwrights Conference in McCall, where she has thrice been selected as a featured playwright. She is a member of Dramatists Guild, International Centre for Women Playwrights, and Idaho Writers Guild.
Showcase Series Manager, Audio Supervisor This is Brian’s third year as the Showcase Series Manager spending his summer months between Idaho and Nevada. He also holds the title of Audio Supervisor for LTSF’s sister companies, Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland and Idaho Shakespeare Festival in Boise. Brian is a graduate of Kent State University in theater studies and has worked as a technician for various theater companies including: TEXAS! Musical Drama, Olney Theatre Center, and Porthouse Theatre. He is thrilled to continue to work with a large family of artists from across the country.
Technical Director Mark is returning for his eighth season at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Mark also holds the position of technical director at Great Lakes Theater and Idaho Shakespeare Festival. He enjoys the opportunity to work here at Sand Harbor, in one of the most beautiful theaters in the world. He earned his BA in theater from Beloit College.
Casey L. Hagwood*
Stage Manager, Macbeth Assistant Stage Manager, Beehive–The 60s Musical This is Casey’s third season as a stage manager for LTSF. Idaho Shakespeare Festival: King Lear, The Tempest. Throughout the year, Casey is a stage manager at Resident Ensemble Players at the University of Delaware. Prior to joining the university, she served as the resident stage manager at Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell, MA for three seasons. Casey has a BA in theater and Spanish from UNCWilmington and an MFA in stage management from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Proud member of AEA. Love to JKS. For Mom.
Contemporary Theater: Stage Manager: Hand to God, Good Bitch Goes Down, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, A Skull in Connemara. Great Lakes Theater: Stage manager: Beehive–The 60s Musical, Production Assistant: Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet.
Paul Michael Miller
Lighting Supervisor Paul Miller is excited to be back for his sixth year with LTSF. Paul has spent 12 years at Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and before calling Boise home worked for the Spoleto Festival, Technical Theater Solutions, Great Lakes Theater, Sonoma City Opera, and IATSE Local #578. He has a BFA in design and technology from West Virginia University, and is grateful for all the support from his friends and family.
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Casey Burke-Ruhl Theater Carpenter, Run Crew
Richard Haberlen Carpenter, Welder
Greg Klino Scenic and Changeover Coordinator
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Sarah Kelso* Angi Grow Assistant Props Master Bernadine is thrilled to be back in Lake Tahoe. She has served as props master at Boise Contemporary Theater, ISF, and GLT. She has worked as a designer or artisan at Boise State University, the Alpine Playhouse, Opera Idaho, Zoo Boise, and The College of Idaho. Berni is also a playwright, who has spent many years working extensively in
Charge Scenic Artist This is Angi’s eighth season painting for Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Angi graduated from The College of Idaho in 2006 with degrees in art and theater. Since then, Angi also has become charge artist for Great Lakes Theater and Idaho Shakespeare Festival. In between, she has painted sets for Alley Rep, Boise Contemporary Theater, College of Idaho, Baldwin Wallace College, Boise State University, Ballet Idaho, Opera Idaho, Idaho Theater for Youth and Shakepearience.
Stage Manager, Beehive–The 60s Musical Assistant Stage Manager, Macbeth Sarah is thrilled to return to LTSF for her third season. Previous selected credits include: LTSF: Assistant stage manager: The Comedy of Errors, Forever Plaid, Romeo and Juliet, The Fantasticks. Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Stage manager: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Forever Plaid, The Fantasticks, Steel Magnolias; Assistant stage manager: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Sweeney Todd. Boise
Props Master This is Jessicas’ second season with LTSF. Prior experience includes Cleveland Play House for five years as their soft goods prop artisan, the prop master for Near West Theatre, and an artist for Cleveland Museum of Arts Parade the Circle. Additionally, she has worked for Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, Stages St Louis, Central City Opera in Colorado and Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts in California. She has a degree in technical theater from the University of Northern Colorado. She is a proud member of SPAM (Society of Properties Artisans Managers).
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Educational Outreach The D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program Since 2002 Young Shakespeare has entertained over 70,000 children and their families around the region. Join us this summer as we present an hour-long adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth specifically designed for children and adults alike! Join the cast of the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program as local professional actors team up with some of the area's middle and high school students to present William Shakespeare’s chilling tale, Macbeth.
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Macbeth has long been the greatest soldier and defender of the kingdom of Scotland but secretly always wanted the throne for himself. Now, after an encounter with three witches and urged on by his wife, the fearsome and fiery Lady Macbeth, he will take the crown. Shakespeare’s brilliant tragedy weaves a dark tale of supernatural forces and evil rising to power and the powers of good that rise to meet it. Can Macbeth be stopped before Scotland plunges into chaos and is destroyed? Join us at the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program performances to find out!
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2018 SEASON CALENDAR
MAC Macbeth BH Beehive–The 60s Musical Showcase Series Performances Full Moon 5:30 Main Gate opens BardWare (our souvenir shop) opens Shakespeare’s Kitchen & Bar opens
BH 7:30 BH 7:30 MAC
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Erin Partin*, Oge Agulué*, Jonathan Dyrud* The Comedy of Errors (2016)
Lynn Robert Berg* Twelfth Night (2011)
Atlie Gilbert, As You Like It (2014)
Dougfred Miller* The Hound of the Baskervilles (2017)
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Production History At Sand Harbor 2018 Macbeth, Beehive –The 60s Musical 2017– 45th Anniversary Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Hound of the Baskervilles Clare Howes Eisentrout*, Michael Padgett*, The Fantasticks (2015)
2016 The Comedy of Errors, Forever Plaid 2015 Romeo and Juliet, The Fantasticks 2014 As You Like It 2013 A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2012–40th Anniversary The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Jeffrey C. Hawkins* (above), Ryan David O’Byrne* (below), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013)
1986 The Merchant of Venice, The Comedy of Errors
2001 The Comedy of Errors, Two Gentlemen of Verona
1985 Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
2000 Much Ado About Nothing, Love’s Labour’s Lost
1984 The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Taming of the Shrew
1999 As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
1983 Love’s Labour’s Lost, As You Like It
1998 Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night
1982–10th Anniversary The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night
2011 Twelfth Night 2010 The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
1996 The Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing
1980 As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice
2009 Measure for Measure, Much Ado About Nothing
1995 A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Two Gentlemen of Verona
1979 Twelfth Night, Macbeth
2008 Richard III, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
1994 As You Like It, Twelfth Night
1978 A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night
2007–35th Anniversary Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, Greater Tuna
1993 The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet
1977–5th Anniversary A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest
2005 Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors 2004 As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing
2002–30th Anniversary Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew
1987–15th Anniversary As You Like It, The Tempest
1997–25th Anniversary The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Taming of the Shrew
2006 Othello, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Twelfth Night
Matt Schwader*, Hillary Clemens*, Romeo and Juliet (2015)
2003 A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor
1992–20th Anniversary The Comedy of Errors, Love’s Labour’s Lost 1991 The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream 1990 The Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry IV, Part 1 1989 A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night 1988 Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Photography this page: Joy Strotz, Roger Mastroianni, and DKM Photography.
1981 A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy of Errors
1976 Macbeth, Twelfth Night
At the Ehrman Mansion on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore 1973–1975 A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival's 2018 season features Shakespeare's towering tragedy "Macbeth" and the groovy retro-hit musical revue "Beeh...
Published on Jun 25, 2018
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival's 2018 season features Shakespeare's towering tragedy "Macbeth" and the groovy retro-hit musical revue "Beeh...