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    • Get caught in the storm by William Shakespeare | directed by George Mount June 4–28, 2009 Center House Theatre | Seattle Center Hana Lass as Ariel. photo by Erik Stuhaug. 2008–2009 Season HENRY IV THE SERVANT OF THE TURN THE MERCHANT THE TEMPEST Oct. 23–Nov. 16, 2008 TWO MASTERS OF THE SCREW OF VENICE June 4–28, 2009 Jan. 8–Feb. 1, 2009 Jan. 12–31, 2009 Mar. 12–Apr. 5, 2009
    • WELCOME FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR I am at the first rehearsal of The Tempest as I write to you and I am struck by this: My senses have been pummeled by cutbacks, layoffs, reductions, contractions. As if we were in a stage of human compression — how can we make ourselves smaller than we are? That’s the message our economy, our government, and our media are telling us. At least that is what I am hearing. And yet, as I sit in the rehearsal room, with an intrepid group of artists who have endured a cutback to their rehearsal time, I witness no sign of contraction — only the expansion that comes with creation. The open hearts, enthusiasm, and sense of purpose is visible on the faces of all in the room. And I find myself getting a bit emotional. Once again, it’s the artists, underpaid and often under-classed, marching forward against Agincourt-like economic odds to continue to create, to expand our spirits, to serve. It almost wouldn’t matter which of Shakespeare’s plays we were doing at this special time of transition — they all offer what we need, but there is a serendipitous timeliness to exploring The Tempest right now. We, as a society, though ever evolving, are waking up as we transition into our economic realities. We are learning to let go of the expectations we might have had for our futures. We are learning to let go of what we once thought was necessary for our existence. We are opening ourselves to a new experience as we let go of these things. It may look bleak, it may be emotionally battering and intellectually confusing, but we are waking up. And awareness is a state that is spiritually mandated for growth. The Tempest is about transition too. And letting go. And ultimate forgiveness so one may move on. And moving on is what our species does best. We are flexible, not without pain, but it’s in our musculature to bend and grow. Always, there is hope. The Tempest presents us with shining thoughts about each other and how we live our lives in interconnectedness. Miranda says: O, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in it. I look to our artists and you, our family of patrons, this slice of community, and I see too how beauteous mankind is. Thank you for continuing to be the reason we do what we do. It is for you we create, and you who fill us with inspiration. May we all welcome our brave new world. — Stephanie Shine, Artistic Director
    • TM S E A T T L E Shine,H A K E S| P EBradshaw,E C O M P A N Y Stephanie S Artistic Director John A R Managing Director the tempest By William Shakespeare | Directed by George Mount DesIGN teAm Scenic and Projections Designer L.B. Morse Costume Designer Doris Black Lighting Designer Roberta Russell Sound Designer Robertson Witmer Composers Jesse Sykes and Phil Wandscher Choreography and Movement Jennifer Havlin CAst In alphabetical order Stephano Eric Ray Anderson* Gonzalo James Dean Ferdinand Jeffrey Frieders Alonzo Bradley Goodwill* Ariel Hana Lass Antonio Todd Licea* Miranda Carolyn Marie Monroe Caliban Peter Dylan O’Connor Trinculo Kerry Ryan Sebastian Richard Nguyen Sloniker Prospero Michael Winters* Stage Manager Rod Pilloud* pRODUCtION stAFF Production Assistant Mary E. Cannon Dramaturg Lisa Jackson-Schebetta Master Electrician Lynne Ellis Sound Board Operator Heather Mayhew Technical Direction & Properties Design Seattle Scenic Studios Assistant to the Director Jordan Rosin Wardrobe Supervisor Ayako Yamada Stitcher Ronalee Wear Wigs Joyce Degenfelder Hairpieces Hilary Specht and Stephanie Hemmen Steampunk Accessories Dmitri Arbacauskas Additional Musicians Bill Herzog and Jason Merculief Music recorded and mixed by Mell Dettmer There will be one 15-minute intermission. *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. The taking of pictures or the making of recordings of any kind during the performance is strictly prohibited. SPONSORS MEDIA SPONSOR Slade and Sally Gorton
    • Photo by Tim Walker. the tempest, DIRECTOR’S NOTE In·spi·ra·tion n. 1) Stimulation to do creative work; 2) Creativeness; 3) Divine influence; 4) The drawing of air into the lungs Just as life has an imperative to propagate itself, creative inspiration also has a need to flourish and travel from person to person. Like the old films in biology class of cells dividing and multiplying until they fill the slide of the microscope, a creative inspiration can spread from person to person, dividing, multiplying and transforming as it grows. When I began working on The Tempest, I happened on a photo by fashion photographer Tim Walker. I saw it and felt an intake of breath. An inspiration. Up to that moment, I had several loose ideas about the play, but the image of a lone woman in a murky white landscape of sailing tackle crystallized everything. Soon more images and ideas mixed with philosophy and mythology starting flooding in. Then like wildfire the ideas passed throughout the creative team. The day I met musicians Jesse Sykes and Phil Wandscher, I showed them the photo and shared the ideas it had inspired. I saw the intake of breath and the widening of the eyes. They had been inspired. I emailed Michael Winters the images I had collected and shared what it all meant to me. Within a couple days he was emailing me back with fresh inspirations of his own. Soon other actors and designers like L.B. Morse and Doris Black were actively engaged in sharing ideas and fueling each others’ creative impulses. Even our house manager, Susanna Pugh, left a picture on my desk from a magazine that had inspired her with ideas about The Tempest. Our entire company had been caught up in a collective circulation of breath that created life at every inspiration. By the time first rehearsal came we had a wall full of inspiring images and a room full of inspired performers. We now invite you to share our inspiration; to breathe with us; create with us. Live with us. — George Mount, Director
    • JUMPSTART INTO the tempest Looking for a way to get up-to-speed on the show? Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Jumpstart series (audio podcast, pre- show discussion, and printable brief ) give you insights into the current production. Keep an eye out for new Jumpstarts at www.seattleshakespeare.org or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. To Forgive and Be Forgiven At the heart of The Tempest is the desire to forgive and be forgiven. Many of the characters are poised on various thresholds within the cycle of life, and Prospero recognizes that the only way to move forward with life’s tasks is to try and make peace through forgiveness. By creating an elaborate storm, Prospero draws the various loose threads of his past into one place to not only tie up unfinished business, but also to make sure that those he loves will be taken care of and be allowed to move on with their lives. Seattle Shakespeare Company is approaching The Tempest as a symbolic and personal story told through Prospero’s per- spective. The fluidity of Prospero’s memory as he wrestles with his mortality is something to keep in mind. Hana Lass as Ariel. Photo by Erik Stuhaug FOR seAttLe shAKespeARe COmpANY pAtRONs Phone Numbers While in the Lobby Ticket office: (206) 733-8222 Show-themed cocktails, wine and beer are available at our lobby bar before the show and at Administrative offices: (206) 733-8228 intermission. Coffee, tea, assorted soft drinks, candy and fresh baked goods are also available Fax: (206) 733-8202 before the performance and at intermission. For Everyone’s Enjoyment Ticket Office Hours • Cell phone and pagers are disruptive to actors and audience. Please turn them off or leave Tuesday-Friday: them with the house manager before the performance. 1 p.m.–6 p.m. • If you have candies or lozenges with wrappers, please unwrap them before the performance. (and one hour before curtain) • Sound and video recordings are prohibited during the performance. Saturday & Sunday: • No Late Seating — Due to the intimate nature of our theatre, there is no late seating. One hour before curtain • There is no smoking in the theatre or lobby. Washington State law prohibits smoking in areas within 25 feet from entrances, exits, windows that open, and ventilation intakes. Mailing Address • Because of the nature of our productions and the intimacy of our theatre, we recommend Seattle Shakespeare Company that you not bring children under 12. Please, NO babes in arms. PO Box 19595 Safety Seattle, WA 98109 • Exits — to ensure your safety in case of fire or other emergency, please familiarize yourself www.seattleshakespeare.org with the exit route nearest your seat.
    • Eric Ray James Jeffrey Bradley Hana Todd Anderson Dean Frieders Goodwill Lass Licea Shakespeare Company debut. He is a played Juliet in Romeo and Juliet CAst BIOGRAphIes 2009 graduate from Cornish College in the parks last summer, Cassius Eric Ray Anderson of the Arts where he developed and in Julius Caesar, Rosaline in Love’s (Stephano) produced a one man show, Magical Labour’s Lost, and the “other sprite,” Thinking, and intends on touring it into Puck, in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Eric last appeared at Seattle San Francisco, FringeNYC and CAFF She has appeared on the stages Shakespeare Company as Duke 2010. He has recently collaborated of Strawberry Theatre Workshop, Senior/Duke Frederick in As You Like with Book-It Repertory Theater’s Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle It, and, more recently, he directed workshop of Night Flight. Some of Public Theater, and Seattle Children’s the Short Shakes production of The his favorite roles at Cornish include Theatre, among others, and most Comedy of Errors. Other recent roles Forrest/Headmistress/The Black Tulip recently completed a run of a three- include Captain Hook in Peter Pan, in Girl Gone and Joe in Balm in Gilead. actor Crime and Punishment at Perth, et al, in Moby Dick, and Professor Jeff will be participating in the acting Intiman Theatre. She continues to Kramer in The Highest Tide at Book-it artistic internship at Milwaukee contribute to the on-going reality Repertory Theatre; Sir John Falstaff in Repertory Theater next fall. screw-ball comedy The Amazing The Merry Wives of Windsor at Wooden Adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Slamtoss. O Theatre; and St. Thomas Aquinas Bradley Goodwill in Mitzi’s Abortion at A Contemporary (Alonzo) Todd Licea Theatre. Eric spent three years as co- A fairly recent transplant to the (Antonio) artistic director of Young Shakespeare Workshop. He also plays ukulele Northwest, Bradley is hitting the stage Todd is very pleased to be working in “Miss Mamie Lavona, the Exotic for the first time since his move and with Seattle Shakespeare Company for Mulatta, and her White Boy Band” and is thrilled to be working with Seattle the first time. His most recent credits in “Superfluous,” the ukulele cover band. Shakespeare Company. In New York include the ACT production of A he performed at HERE, Stomping Christmas Carol, Intiman’s All The Kings James Dean Ground Theater and as a member of the Men, and Our American Theatre’s Three (Gonzalo) Aegean Theater Company. He spent a Hotels. Other local credits include season with the Cleveland Play House work with Seattle Children’s Theatre, Jim is pleased to be making his fifth Lab Company in addition to appearing Book-It Repertory Theatre, Capitol Hill appearance with Seattle Shakespeare in several main stage productions. Arts Center, and The Empty Space Company. The previous productions Other regional credits include Cape Theatre. He just completed directing being: Much Ado About Nothing, Cod’s Monomoy Theatre, New Harmony his first musical, The Secret Garden, at Richard II, Wild Oats and The Comedy Theater (New Harmony, IN) and Shoreline Community College where of Errors. Jim has recently appeared Porthouse Theater (Akron, OH). Favorite he also teaches. Todd also works as a in Seattle Public Theater’s production Shakespeare roles: Mercutio, Macduff voiceover and commercial actor and of The War Party as the ghost of F.D.R. and the title character in Hamlet. is a proud member of the musical He has also performed in numerous Bradley holds an M.F.A from Ohio group “Miss Mamie Lavona, the Exotic productions for Book-It Repertory University’s Professional Actor Training Mulatta, and Her White Boy Band.” Theatre as well as the late lamented Program. He is married to the beautiful Group Theatre, Empty Space Theatre, and brilliant Angie Manning Goodwill. Carolyn Marie Monroe and Pioneer Square Theatre. (Miranda) Jeffrey Frieders Hana Lass Carolyn is overjoyed to debut at (Ariel) Seattle Shakespeare Company and to (Ferdinand) Hana is happy to return to Seattle collaborate with this marvelous cast Jeff is grateful to be making his Seattle Shakespeare Company where she and crew. She was most recently seen
    • Carolyn Marie Peter Dylan Kerry Richard Nguyen Michael Monroe O’Connor Ryan Sloniker Winters as Angie and Gret in Sound Theatre Kerry Ryan Michael Winters Company’s production of Top Girls. (Trinculo) (Prospero) Other credits include: Rachel Stein Kerry is an actor, puppeteer, dancer, Michael has appeared in Seattle at in End Days (Seattle Public Theater), and physical comedian based ACT, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Repertory Ophelia in Hamlet (Greenstage), in Portland, OR. She has worked Theatre, and Book-It Repertory Theatre. Charmian in Antony and Cleopatra with many companies in Portland, This is his first appearance with Seattle (Harlequin Productions) and Evie in The including Portland Center Stage, Artists Shakespeare Company. Nationally, he American Pilot (Theater Schmeater). Repertory Theatre, Theatre Vertigo, has worked at A.C.T. in San Francisco, Carolyn has also appeared in multiple Oregon Children’s Theatre, Imago the Mark Taper Forum, the Matrix and locations as your neighborhood barista Theatre, Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre, Open Fist in Los Angeles, Oregon and is well on her way to becoming a Profile Theatre, and the Anonymous Shakespeare Festival, PlayMaker’s Rep licensed massage practitioner. Theatre Company. Favorite roles at the University of North Carolina, include Cordelia and the Fool in and in theatre companies in Denver, Peter Dylan O’Connor King Lear (Brown University, Class of Arizona, Berkeley, San Jose and San (Caliban) 2002), Gail in Escape from Happiness Diego, among others, and very briefly Peter has appeared with Seattle (Theatre Vertigo), Nurse Cherry in on Broadway. Michael has been seen Shakespeare Company in Much Ado Mister Murdery (The Cardboard Box occasionally on television including About Nothing, The School for Scandal, Theatre Company), and the Mouse seven seasons on Gilmore Girls. He is the Pericles and a touring production of in If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (OCT). grateful recipient of a Fox Fellowship. Romeo and Juliet. His favorite roles Kerry is delighted to return to Seattle include Joe Mitchell in Waiting for Lefty, Shakespeare Company after playing Charlie Conlin in Stones in His Pockets, Smeraldina in The Servant of Two pRODUCtION teAm Randy Rage in PileDriver!, Macduff in Masters this past winter. BIOGRAphIes Macbeth with Wooden O, Sugar-Boy in George Mount All the King’s Men, Pip in Three Days of Richard Nguyen Sloniker (Director) Rain, Stalk in Petal’s Grand Adventures (Sebastian) and Eric Bogosian’s one man show George is the founding Artistic Director Richard is a local writer, performer, Sex, Drugs, and Rock-n-Roll. He is the of Wooden O. Roles for Wooden O and educator. He appeared at the technical director and a company include Shylock, Hamlet, Caliban and Northwest Asian American Theatre, member of New Century Theatre Co. Benedick. As a director for Wooden O, the Seattle Children’s Theatre, Book- Peter is also the technical director and his credits over the last fifteen seasons It Repertory Theatre, and the Village Steering Committee member of 14/48 include Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Theatre. Richard spent several years The World’s Quickest Theatre Festival. The Tempest, The Two Gentlemen of developing and directing acting and He is the scenic shop supervisor at Verona, A Midsummer Night’s Dream digital media production classes for Cornish College of the Arts. He was a and Much Ado About Nothing. He has the Seattle Parks and Recreation at Asa company member of the Novosibirsk performed in numerous theatres in the Mercer, Denny, and McClure Middle State Children’s Theatre (Siberia, Seattle area including Book-It Repertory Schools. He is an alumnus of A Guthrie Russia) and has performed all over Theatre (My Antonia, Snow Falling on Experience for Actors in Training at the U.S. and Europe. In the summer Cedars, Waxwings), ACT (A Christmas the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis Peter continues to travel to Siberia, Carol), Taproot Theatre (The Comedy of and holds an MFA from the University working with Russian orphans. Peter is Errors), Strawberry Theatre Workshop (The of Washington’s Professional Actor a professional photographer. In his off Water Engine), and Seattle Shakespeare Training Program. He is married to hours he builds houses and looks for Company (The Comedy of Errors, The playwright Serin Ngai and has a the next opportunity to travel. Taming of the Shrew). In addition to beautiful daughter, Viola.
    • Peter Dylan O’Connor, Todd Jefferson Moore, and Annie Lareau in Pericles. Photo by Erik Stuhaug. work on stage for Seattle Shakespeare work includes: As You Like It for Wooden year’s festival. She holds an M.F.A in Company, he was Education Coordinator O; Black Nativity for Intiman; Rhoda: Theater Design from the University of for five years and, since the merger A Life in Stories for Book-It Repertory Washington. Ms. Russell is a professor with Wooden O, functions as Director Theatre; Angels in America and Tartuffe at Cornish College of the Arts, teaching of Outdoor and Touring Performance, a for the University of Puget Sound; “A” all levels of lighting design. position that includes artistic direction My Name is Alice and Forbidden Xmas for Wooden O. for Tacoma Actors Guild; The Wizard of Robertson Witmer Oz and Through the Looking Glass for (Sound Designer) L.B. Morse Youth Theatre Northwest; Noises Off and Rob’s work with Seattle Shakespeare (Scenic and Projections Designer) Fiddler on the Roof for Village Theatre; Company includes playing L.B. Morse is a lighting, scenic and and designs for the Seattle Men’s accordion for The Servant of Two multimedia designer for theatre and Chorus/Women’s Chorus. Her film work Masters and composing music for dance. His previous work at Seattle includes the costume design for Police A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Shakespeare Company includes set Beat, Cthulhu and Dark Horse. She works parks last summer. Recent onstage and multimedia designs for Pericles. for periodcorsets.com, a company that appearances include Seven Brides Recent local designs include sets and produces period undergarments such for Seven Brothers at The 5th Avenue lighting for Breakin’ Hearts and Takin’ as corsets and bustles. She received Theater and The “Awesome” Cycle at Names (Seattle Repertory Theatre), her M.F.A. in Costume Design from the ACT. His work as a sound designer lighting and multimedia for Betrayal University of Washington. includes The Mistakes Madeline Made (Seattle Repertory Theatre), multimedia for Washington Ensemble Theatre, for The Wizard of Oz (Seattle Children’s Roberta Russell The Adding Machine for New Century Theatre), and lighting for A Streetcar (Lighting Designer) Theatre Company; End Days, War Named Desire (Intiman Theatre). He is Roberta has been designing lighting Party, and Stop Kiss for Seattle Public a company member of Assemblage, and scenery in the Pacific Northwest Theater. Rob performs with several a unique collective dedicated to new area since 1987. Recent lighting local bands, including the Toucans experiments incorporating media design work includes Andrea Sings steel drum band and the absurdist and performance. Assemblage’s Astaire in ACT’s Bullitt Theatre, an garage art-pop band, “Awesome.” ongoing project Way Stations, a series evening of beautiful music sung by of interactive walking tours in urban Andrea Marcovicci, and My Antonia Jesse Sykes and Phil Wandscher landscapes, debuted at the 2008 for Book-It Theatre Company. She has (Composers) Northwest New Works Festival at On also been working with a new opera Jesse Sykes acclaimed albums (Reckless the Boards. L.B. holds a B.A. in Theatre theatre company in Seattle, designing Burning [2003], Oh, My Girl [2004], and Arts and a Graduate Certificate in Scenic for directors including Arne Zaslov Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls of the Design from University of California, and Rhoda Levine and has especially Soul [2007]), were all recorded with Santa Cruz, and is the Lighting Design enjoyed designing lighting for a couple her band The Sweet Hereafter and Associate at Seattle Repertory Theatre. of local dance companies, working musical partner Phil Wandscher — co- with Donald Byrd and Cyrus Kambatta. founder (with Ryan Adams) of alt- Doris Black Last fall, she planned a lighting piece country stalwart Whiskeytown. Fragile, (Costume Designer) for the inaugural year of “Northern sometimes desolate landscapes Doris is pleased to return to Seattle Lights Northwest”, an architectural smoldering with American folk idiom, Shakespeare Company. Previously lighting festival with sites occurring Spin called her work “riveting porch she designed Comedy of Errors, Love’s at several locations around Seattle noir.” Characterized by a compelling Labour’s Lost and The Two Gentlemen and is in process of planning work mixture of longing, darkness, and of Verona. Some of her other design for another site to contribute to next hope, Jesse and Phil’s music resonates,
    • David Quicksall and Hana Lass in Chamber Julius Caesar. Photo by John Ulman. against genrefication, in the parallel work includes Henry IV, parts 1 and 2 at inspire and train the next generation worlds of the avant-garde and the Seattle Shakespeare Company and The of technical theatre artists. Our timeless. Her voice, saturated with a Misanthrope and Big Love, both at the clients include Seattle Public Theater, weathered wisdom, marries with the University of Washington. ReAct, Youth Theatre NW, Civic Light bands atmospheric beauty in what The Opera, Wing Luke Asian Museum, New York Times described as “spellbound Rod Piloud Book-It Repertory Theatre, Eastside music, rapt in fatalism and sorrow.” (Stage Manager) Musical Theatre, Centerstage, Rod has been a professional actor, BrownBox, Broadway Bound, Lisa Jackson-Schebetta director and stage manager for Spectrum Dance Theater, Studio East, (Dramaturg) theatres around the nation over the Bainbridge KidiMu, Tacoma Children’s Lisa is a third year PhD student in past 30 years. He has worked with Museum, The Bruce Lee Exhibit for Drama at the University of Washington. such companies as Seattle Repertory Inter*Im and Bellevue Opera, to She earned her M.F.A. in Theatre Theatre, Los Angeles Shakespeare name a few. Our education program Pedagogy, with an emphasis in voice Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, currently works with the Bush School, and speech for the actor, from Virginia The Empty Space Theatre, Portland Summit, Roosevelt HS, Bothell HS, Commonwealth University. A member Repertory Theatre and ACT Theatre. Olympic View, and Northwest School. of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, Our education and production she has directed classics and new work Seattle Scenic Studios programs are supported in generous off-off Broadway at HERE, American (Technical Direction) part by 4Culture, Mayor’s Office of Globe Theatre, Chashama and the Arts and Culture Affairs, and The Seattle Scenic Studios’ mission is to Women’s Project and Productions Boeing Company. serve the region’s non-profit arts and Director’s Forum. Recent dramaturgy cultural organizations and introduce, AN ACOUSTIC EvENING with JESSE SyKES AND PHIL WANDSCHER from the nationally acclaimed JESSE SykES AND THE SWEET HEREAFTER Sat, June 20th at 10:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 www.seattleshakespeare.org 206-733-8228
    • Eric Ray Anderson, Brian Claudio Smith, Deborah Fialkow, and Daniel Chercover in As You Like It. Photo by Erik Stuhaug. Stephanie is a graduate of the University Michelle Traverso KeY stAFF BIOGRAphIes of Washington’s Professional Actor Education Director Stephanie Shine Training Program and the very proud As Education Director at Seattle Artistic Director mother of Conor and Cahilan Shine. Shakespeare Company, Michelle She recently directed Romeo and Juliet supervises matinees, workshops, Stephanie is in her 11th season as for Seattle University and When the Short Shakes, Camp Bill, residencies, Artistic Director of Seattle Shakespeare Messenger is Hot for Theater Schmeater. and professional development through Company where she has directed Henry IV parts 1 and 2, All’s Well that Ends Well, Bringing Theatre into the Classroom John Bradshaw (BTiC) with partners Seattle Repertory The Comedy of Errors, Swansong by Patrick Managing Director Theatre, Book-It Repertory Theatre, and Page, Cyrano de Bergerac, the lauded all-male Taming of the Shrew, Measure Now in his sixth season with Seattle Seattle Children’s Theatre. As an Equity For Measure, Richard II, Wild Oats, Hamlet, Shakespeare Company, John is a graduate Stage Manager Michelle has worked for Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, and A of the University of Washington and has The Bathhouse Theatre, Seattle Children’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. Her other spent nearly his entire career as part of Theatre, and The 5th Avenue Theatre. She directorial credits include The Comedy of the Seattle theatre community. Prior to is a Washington State certificated teacher, Errors for Colorado Shakespeare Festival; I joining Seattle Shakespeare Company, and Mom to Brian and Alex Traverso. Am of Ireland (which she also conceived he was Managing Director at The Empty and adapted) and A Christmas Memory Space Theatre; Director of Endowment for Book-It Repertory Theatre; Love’s and Planned Giving at Seattle Repertory Labors Lost for Cornish College of the Theatre; and General Manager and Arts; A Christmas Carol (also adapted) Development Director for Kirkland for Bainbridge Performing Arts; and the Performance Center. At Seattle Children’s award-winning one-woman Marilyn Theatre, he was part of the development Monroe Biopic, Marilyn: Forever Blonde, staff during the capital campaign to which is currently touring across the build the Charlotte Martin Theatre. nation. A well-known actress in the He currently serves as Treasurer of the Northwest, she has performed for Board of Directors for the Washington Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT, The State Arts Alliance/Foundation. As a Empty Space Theatre, Seattle Children’s student stage manager at UW, he had Theatre, Book-It Repertory Theatre, the pleasure of working with a very and Tacoma Actors Guild, as well as talented young actress named Stephanie several theatres across the nation Shine on several productions, including including both the Oregon and New Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Jersey Shakespeare Festivals. Her Shakespearean roles include Juliet, George Mount Rosalind, Lady Macbeth, Beatrice, Director of Outdoor and Touring Performances Regan, Feste, Kate, Bianca, Dionyza, The Princess of France, Hero, and Perdita. See Production biographies. the tempest speCIAL thANKs Bill Brown for use of his boats, Seattle Musical Theatre, One Wilde Knight
    • klea Scott and Troy Fischnellar in The Merchant of Venice. Photo by ken Holmes. “We thank you all for the great favour done” — King Henry VI, Part II We want to take a moment to celebrate two wonderful occurrences at Seattle Shakespeare, our Audience Giving Campaign during The Merchant of Venice and this year’s Bill’s Birthday Bash. During our production of The Merchant of Venice, cast member and Seattle Shakespeare Company veteran David Goldstein, with an assist from our interns (Mats Ecklund, Melanie Moser, Kay Nahm, and Dale Ross), asked our audiences to help us raise additional funds for Seattle Shakespeare Company in the face of several significant funding cuts. The response and generosity from audience members — many of you — was overwhelming: our goal was $7000, and we more than doubled that amount! Then, on April 20th, a beautiful spring evening, we hosted our 6th annual Bill’s Birthday Bash. More than 200 people joined us for a fun night of auctions and entertainment. We had more than 300 items donated for the auction. The event generated nearly $95,000 for the theatre. Of that, $33,500 was donated as part of our Fund-an-Actor/ Raise-the-Paddle, the most ever, with 92 friends stepping up to make a gift. Seattle Shakespeare Company’s success in bringing great theatre into our community is made a reality because of the generosity and commitment of all of you — as audience members, donors, artists, students, teachers and parents. This generosity is made only that much more profound in such challenging economic times. To all of you, our friends and partners in this wonderful theatre, we say a deep and heartfelt “thank you.” Stephanie Shine, Artistic Director John Bradshaw, Managing Director The Arden Circle is Seattle Shakespeare Com- enjoy exclusive benefits in addition to providing pany’s group of multi-year sustaining donors. the theatre with essential financial support criti- The Forest of Arden is the setting for Shakespeare’s cal to Seattle Shakespeare Company’s growth and play As You Like It and is the name of the woodland area development. The following individuals are inaugural around Shakespeare’s home. Members of the Arden Circle members of the Arden Circle at Seattle Shakespeare Company: David and Gay Allais Ann and Donald Frothingham Steve Roth John Bodoia Maria Mackey Nicole Dacquisto Rothrock and Don and Janet Conte Sarah Merner and Craig McKibben Tim Rothrock Pierre DeVries and Susan Tonkin Phil and Carol Miller Leslie and Tom Vogl Dan Drais and Jane Mills Meg Pageler Mourning and Dr. David Mourning Pat Walker Sue Drais Victoria Quinn Steve Wells Emily Evans and Kevin Wilson Anne Repass Jim and Jeanne Wintz
    • CONTRIBUTORS It takes a community to make theatre. Today you’ll applaud artists in their moment on the boards. Here, on these pages, we shine a spotlight to acknowlege hundreds of supporters whose gifts give life to our work. Please join us in recognizing them. We look forward to honoring the donors to Bill’s Birthday Bash in the summer’s Wooden O Program. (Contributions from 1/1/08 through 4/19/09) $25,000 and up The Norcliffe Foundation Arts Midwest/National Endowment for the Arts/Shakespeare in American Communities Sarah Merner and Craig McKibben The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation $10,000 to $24,999 Pierre DeVries and Susan Tonkin Kyle W. Mussman CORPORATIONS/GOVERNMENT/ Dan C. Drais and Jane Mills Mardi Newman Donald and Ann Frothingham In Memory of Douglas Paasch FOUNDATIONS Bob and Bert Greenwood Sandra Lynn Perkins 4Culture Brad Matthews Mary Pigott ArtsFund Bernie McIlroy Wilber Pribilsky KUOW FM 94.9 Phil and Carol Miller Victoria Quinn Nesholm Family Foundation Sheila and David Taft Anne Repass Qwest Foundation Leslie and Thomas Vogl Pamela Rhodes INDIVIDUALS Jeanne and Jim Wintz Kerry and Jan Richards Emily Evans and Kevin Wilson Nicole Dacquisto Rothrock and Tim Rothrock Harry Hosey and Judith Shulman $1,000 - $2,499 Timothy and Kathy Sinclair Doug and Maggie Walker CORPORATIONS/GOVERNMENT/ Jeffrey Townsend FOUNDATIONS Philip Wasser $5,000 - $9,999 Actors` Equity Foundation, Inc. H. O. and Catherine Worden CORPORATIONS/GOVERNMENT/ Boeing Gift Matching Program FOUNDATIONS The Dorsey and Whitney Foundation $500 - $999 Canonicus Fund Ketelsen Construction Co. CORPORATIONS/GOVERNMENT/ Fox Bowman Duarte, PLLC Netstar Communications, Inc. FOUNDATIONS Lucky Seven Foundation Palisades Restaurant Bank of America Matching Gifts North American Coffee Partnership PONCHO First Data Foundation The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs U. M. R. Foundation, Inc. INDIVIDUALS Pacific International Engineering Wachovia Foundation Matching Gifts Anonymous (2) Washington State Arts Commission INDIVIDUALS Captain Paul S. and Sherilyn Bloch INDIVIDUALS Anonymous (2) Charlotte and Michael Buschmohle David and Gay Allais Tim Applebee Steven and Judy Clifford John Bodoia Mark and Patty Anderson Raney, Grace and Robert Cumbow Maria Mackey William G. Ballantine Cecile and J. D. Delafield Meg Pageler Mourning and David Mourning Valerie Bartholme Mary Dickinson Pat and Charlie Walker Squire and Amber Broel Sue B. Drais Jay Weinland Barbara Feasey and Bill Bryant Lauren Dudley Steven Wells Janet, Don and Anne Conte Rick and Terry Edwards Anne Fennessy and David Moseley James and Patricia Frits, in Honor of $2,500 - $4,999 Barbara and Tim Fielden Emily Evans CORPORATIONS/GOVERNMENT/ Edwin Green Slade and Sally Gorton FOUNDATIONS Wendy and John Hardman Corrie Greene and Matt Segal Banner Bank Investment Holly Harris Bob and Bert Greenwood Coldwell Banker Bain Brian Hearden Lisa Hager Colymbus Foundation Harold and Mary Frances Hill Lawrence and Hylton Hard Doyle Electric Terry Johnson and Joe Maio John and Ellen Hill Glaser Foundation Karen Jones Teri Lazzara Greater Everett Community Foundation Stellman Keehnel Robert and Jane Nellams K&L Gates Allen Ketelesen Martha and Martin O`Donnell Konen Rock Products, Inc. M.F. Kinzer Barbara L. Peterson and Bill O`Donnell Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Charlie and Catherine Konen Kevin Phaup and Cathy Wissink Walla Walla Foundry, Inc. Dennis and Donna Ledford Steve Roth INDIVIDUALS Sue Livingstone and Donald Padelford Paula Russell Anonymous (1) Diana Michener and James Dine Elizabeth Russell John Bradshaw Ray and Lisa Michlig Laurie A. Smiley and George Bennett
    • CONTRIBUTORS Continued from previous page, contributions from 1/1/08 through 4/19/09 Valerie Tarico Greg and Sheila Alston Kyrsten Laboda Sheila Wyckoff-Dickey Beth Amsbary Ellen Lackermann and Neal Stephenson Mr. Warren Anderson Stephen and Kathlyn Langs $250 - $499 Richard Asia Barbara Larson CORPORATIONS/GOVERNMENT/ Robert and Elida Baltz Bonnie Lewman FOUNDATIONS Thomas and Janet Bartlett Warren Lucas Group Health Julie Beckman and Paul Lippert Tom and Megan Luce REI Thomas and Rosaline Bird David E. Lundsgaard Sill Family Foundation Miranda, Molly, and Caitlin Blank K. A. and Marlene Luther UBS Matching Gifts Charles and Shirley Bollinger Betsy Magnuson INDIVIDUALS Pirkko Borland Pamela Malkson Anonymous (1) D. David Brown Mary Anne and Chuck Martin Bruce and Joanne Amundson Mary W. Brucker Anne McGonigle and Gregory Witter Harriet Bakken Sally Brunsman Patrick McKee Philip and Harriett Beach Paula and Paul Butzi Vicki McMullin Richard and Julie Berg Rita Calabro and James Kelly Virginia and Steve Meacham Anne Brindle George and Sharilyn Carroll David Means Rita Brogan Jay Causey Christine Mellinger and Thomas Greenwood Jon and Mary Campbell Mark Chamberlin Mary Metastasio Mike and Sam Campbell’s Mom Lori Church and Mark Pursley Chris and Barbara Miller Lynne Cohee and Matt Smith Marianna Clark Jocelyn and Michael Miller Clayton and Carol Cook Larry and Gabi Copeland Linda Mitchell Larry and Gabi Copeland Claire Cordon Coe Tug Morgan William and Roberta Duvall Debra Cotter Bryan Morrison Jean and David Farkas Eric Coyer Edmond A. Mount and Joan Dorian Miller Freeman III Shelly Crocker Karen Nelsen Rick and Marjorie Goldfarb Keith and Kerin Dahlgren Allen Nelson Fred Grimm Gale and Michael Davis Thomas and Meridith O`Kelley Madeline, Peri and Nina Hartman Sandy Dickinson Joni Ostergaard Trudi Jackson and William R. Price Joyce Erickson and Kenneth Brown Douglas Paasch Brien and Catharine Jacobsen Gerald Folland Richard and Jean Page Lani Jacobsen and Peter Kahle Stephen Friend John and Margaret Pageler Marianne and Jim Logerfo Lloyd D. Frink Sandra Perkins Lynn Manley and Lex Lindsey James and Patricia Frits Kit and Bill Phillips Megan Moholt Neal Fuller Lou Piotrowski Diane M. Morrison and Joel C. Bradbury Josh Gaul and Holly Vance William T. Pope William and Barbara Neal Gerald Ginader and Karen Elledge Grace Reamer and Kevin Bose Candace and Wally Pidcock Rita Giomi Karen Reed Owen Richards and Tania Westby Alan Gray Sharon A. Rice Jayne Ross and George Matsuda In Memory of Guiness, Greyhound and Steven and Fredrica Rice Chris Schenck Cast Member of “Twelfth Night”. RIP Eric and Karen Richter Shelley Schermer Jerry and Michelle Hahn Colin and Janice Ricketts Ann Richel Schuh Peggy Hanel Michael and Jo Anne Sandler Rob and Kris Shanafelt Elizabeth Hardisty Richard Saulsman Michael and Gail Shurgot Mike Hatmaker and Ruby Okada Sam and Ruth Ann Saunders Sara and James Snell Jennifer Havlin Cynthia Saver Nancy Talley Lucy Helm Kenneth and Debra Stangland Christopher and Marcie Taylor Barbara and Paul Heneghan Laura Stusser-McNeil and K. C. McNeil Robert Van Cleve J. Colin Henry Keith Stutler Yvette and James Waters Melissa Hines Shelly Sundberg Helen Wattley-Ames Kate Hokanson Charlotte Tiencken Leora Wheeler Jack Holtman Amy Timms David and Beth Whitehead Sharelle Howard Anne Traver Juda Youngstrom and Peter Covell Edward Hyde Bruno and Yvonne Vogele Carolyn Iblings Jessica Wagoner $100 - $249 Kristin Jamerson Richard and Catherine Wakefield CORPORATIONS/GOVERNMENT/ Lisa Jaret Charles and Sally Weems FOUNDATIONS Brenda Joyner from her proud Mom Judith and Morton Weisman William H. Gates III Matching Gifts Charles Kaplan James Welch Mangetout Catering Steve and Carole Kelley Maureen Welch Scarlet Productions Company Aaron Keyt Jerry and Karen White INDIVIDUALS Karl and Anne Korsmo Susan and Bill Wilder Anonymous (6) Rita and Robert Kotler Lin and Judith Wilson Eric and Lynette Allais Nancy Krueger Sally Wold Kathy Alm Kychakoff Family Michael Woodman
    • CONTRIBUTORS Continued from previous page, contributions from 1/1/08 through 4/19/09 Paul Yao Mark Hugh Virginia Younger Andy and Nancy Jensen wIshLIst Jill Zagelow Debra and David Johnson Gregory Ziuzin Richard Jones We know that cash is short for many Joan Kalhorn of you who would like to be part $25 to $99 Stevie Kallos and Bill Johns of Seattle Shakespeare Company’s CORPORATIONS/GOVERNMENT/ Cindy B. Katz mission. There are lots of little ways you FOUNDATIONS Renee S. Katz may help us to spend our resources Coca Cola Bottling Company Jim Kelly where it matters most — the art. From Safeco Insurance Mary Reeves Leber paper clips to passenger vans to paper- The Fulton Company Phillip and Rachel Levine stuffing parties, we welcome gifts from INDIVIDUALS Stella Ley businesses and individuals. Anonymous (3) Susan Little Kay Abramson Mary March and Michael R. Leathers William and Beverly Allen Elaine Mathies Volunteers, for ushering, office Carrol and Nick Alvarez Theresa and Paul McLain work, and event planning Hank Balson Ellen McLees Laurie Barnoski Sarah Meardon Heavy Duty Garment Bags Sally Bartow Avril Meehan John and Nancy Bates Richard and Karin Miller Shawn Baz Christina Mollis Large swaths of fabric (especially Mamata and Jayant Bhopatkar Nancy Nelson solid colors and brocades) Janet Boguch Flora Ninelles Libbie Bradley Chris Gordon Owen Coffee and tea Kathleen Brown L. Jay Pearson Jeff Brown and Anne Watanabe David and Pam Peters Crystal Bush Ann Markee Pierson Food and Beverage for receptions Carolyn Butler Anne Pipkin and volunteer parties Kathleen Cain and Charlie McAleese Rebecca Price Jean and C. B. Carlson Barbara and Daniel Radin Gift certificates to local restaurants Elizabeth Cerini-Lopis Kate Randall for professional meetings Beth Cooper D. L. Raymond David Copley Nancy Reichley Monty and Nancy Correll Ted and Teresa Rihn 15 passenger van Clayton and Susan Corzatte Alan Ruder John and Carol Crothers Douglas Schneider Gas station credits Kate Cudney and Jeff Kenknight Kathleen Scurlock Sheila Daniels Rita Smilkstein Patrick Danneker George and Susan Smith Office supplies, especially copy Kay Lee Dart Nancy Snapp paper, paper clips, and thin, small Cam and Bobbie De Vore Dr. and Mrs. Terrence Taylor rubber bands Ronald Doesher Awnie and Joseph Thompson Robert and Jane Doggett Dan Tierney 2 drawer filing cabinet Michelle Downey-Magee and Dail Magee Sharon Vanderslice Pete and Lisa Dufour Jeff and Norma Villarreal Robert and Alexandra Dunn Laura Wang Large office desk with drawers Glenn and Bertha Eades Rosemary Warren Martha Evans Suzanne Elise Way Gaffer’s tape (black, grey, white) Heather Flodstrom Jo Ella and Myron Weybright Erica Forhan John C. Wilson Bryant Fujimoto Dan and Judy Witmer Thin vinyl tape for marking stage Cheryl Gagne William C. Woods floors (all colors) Diana Gale and Jerry Hillis Phyllis Yoshida David I. Gedrose Sherry Zane Packing Tape Dispenser Eleanor and Arye Gittelman Christianna Zaremba Howard Goldstein Carol A. Zimmerman Debra Gruber Robi Zocher To donate an item, contact Beth Hillary Hamilton Margaret and Tom Hartley We make every effort to be accurate with this Amsbary, Development Manager, Adam Hasson list, which reflects donations made between at 206-733-8228 ext. 268 or betha@ John and Gerry Hay 1/1/2008 and 4/19/2009. Please contact us at seattleshakespeare.org. To volunteer, Betsy and Tim Hay 206-733-8228 ext. 268 or by email at betha@ contact Susanna Pugh, Audience Services Kate and Rodgers Hemer seattleshakespeare.org if any changes should Manager, at 206-733-8228 ext. 288 or Kristi Hudson be made in the way your name is listed. susannap@seattleshakespeare.org.
    • kerry Ryan and Chris Ensweiler in The Servant of Two Masters. Photo by John Ulman. stAFF BOARD OF DIReCtORs Stephanie Shine, Artistic Director | John Bradshaw, Managing Director Emily Evans, President Leslie vogl, Vice President ARTISTIC STAFF CONSULTING DOCTOR John Bodoia, Treasurer Neil Freeman, Text Consultant Dr. Mary Weiss, Swedish Phillip S. Miller, Secretary John Langs, Associate Artist Physicians Providence Clinic George Mount, Director of Outdoor and Touring BOARD MEMBERS Performances TEACHING ARTISTS (2007-08) David C. Allais Amy Thone, Casting Director Noah Benezra Francisco A. Duarte Cara Anderson Barbara Hebenton Fielden EDUCATION Don Darryl Rivera Edwin S. Green Michelle Traverso, Education Director Gordon Carpenter Roberta Greenwood Erin Murray, Education Associate Anne Conte Maria C. Mackey PRODUCTION Eveline Darroch Meg Pageler Mourning Miller Freeman IV, Production Manager Austin Farwell Jane Harris Nellams Pete Rush, Costume Shop Manager Jessica Hatlo Barbara Peterson MARKETING Kelly Kitchens Pamela Ottaviano Rhodes Jeff Fickes, Communications Director Jon Lutyens Nicole E. Dacquisto Rothrock Thea Roe, Graphics and Marketing Assistant Taylor Maxwell Paula Russell Gavin McLean Judith Shulman FRONT OF HOUSE Vanessa Miller Dan Tierney Susanna Pugh, Audience Services/House George Mount Jeanne C. Wintz, Ph.D. Manager Erin Murray BOX OFFICE Brandon Petty ADVISORy BOARD Rebecca Price, Box Office Manager Don Darryl Rivera Kenneth Alhadeff Melinda Beck, Box Office Associate Leilani Saper Cecile Delafield Elaine Huber, Box Office Associate Stephanie Shine Dan Drais Maya Malan-Gonzalez, Box Office Associate M. J. Sieber Donald Frothingham Caitlin Walraven, Box Office Associate Paul Morgan Stetler Slade Gorton Amy Thone Harry P. Hosey DEVELOPMENT Gaelynn McGavick Michelle Traverso Beth Amsbary, Development Manager Sarah Merner Katjana Vadeboncoeur OPERATIONS Richard Ziman Jane Mills Bernie McIlroy, Technology Overlord Richard Rhodes Kathy Hsieh, Bookkeeper Pat Walker Doug Walker Steven M. Wells
    • Wooden O FRee shAKespeARe IN THE PARK the tAmING OF the shRew RIChARD III Directed by Aimee Bruneau Directed by Stephanie Shine With a sharp tongue and a volcanic temper, the Imagine a man so vile in his thoughts and actions that headstrong Kate bows down to no man. But then a everything withers around him. Then imagine that man as fortune-hunting suitor named Petruchio swaggers into your ruler. While the women of the court valiantly struggle to town with a mischievous plan to reach her guarded heart. depose him, the toxic Richard III reduces his once prosperous Through bickering and brawling their comic courtship is country to ashes. Just as utter collapse seems inevitable; a a no-holds-barred battle of the sexes that results in a love bright, young leader named Richmond challenges the old and understanding that neither one imagined. order of misrule by bringing hope to the land. Fri, July 10, 7:00 p.m. Issaquah Community Center Open Space, Issaquah Thu, July 9, 7:00 p.m. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island Sat, July 11, 2:00 p.m. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island Fri, July 10, 7:00 p.m. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island Sun, July 12, 7:00 p.m. Volunteer Park, Seattle Sat, July 11, 2:00 p.m. Volunteer Park, Seattle Wed, July 15, 7:00 p.m. Lynndale Park Amphitheater, Lynnwood Sun, July 12, 7:00 p.m. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island Thu, July 16, 7:00 p.m. Lynndale Park Amphitheater, Lynnwood Thu, July 16, 7:00 p.m. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island Fri, July 17, 7:00 p.m. Angle Lake Park, SeaTac Fri, July 17, 7:00 p.m. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island Sat, July 18, 7:00 p.m. Pine Lake Park, Sammamish Sat, July 18, 7:00 p.m. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island Sun, July 19, 3:00 p.m. Edmonds City Park, Edmonds Sun, July 19, 3:00 p.m. Animal Acres Park, Lake Forest Park Wed, July 22, 6:30 p.m. Steel Lake Park, Federal Way Wed, July 22, 7:00 p.m. Lynndale Park Amphitheater, Lynnwood Thu, July 23, 7:00 p.m. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island Thu, July 23, 7:00 p.m. Lynndale Park Amphitheater, Lynnwood Fri, July 24, 7:00 p.m. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island Fri, July 24, 7:00 p.m. Angle Lake Park, Sea Tac Sat, July 25, 7:00 p.m. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island Sat, July 25, 7:00 p.m. Pine Lake Park, Sammamish Sun, July 26, 2:00 p.m. Seattle Center, Seattle Sun, July 26, 6:00 p.m. Seattle Center, Seattle Wed, July 29, 7:00 p.m. Richmond Beach Community Park, Shoreline Fri, July 31, 7:00 p.m. City Hall Open Space, Redmond Thu, July 30, 7:00 p.m. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island Sun, Aug 2, 7:00 p.m. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island Fri, July 31, 7:00 p.m. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island Sat, Aug 1, 7:00 p.m. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island Sun, Aug 2, 2:00 p.m. Allen York Park, Bonney Lake Updates on www.seattleshakespeare.org
    • tweLFth NIGht hAmLet By William Shakespeare By William Shakespeare | Directed by John Langs December 3-27, 2009 March 18-April 11, 2010 And you thought your household was crazy at the holidays! After When a young prince hears his father’s otherworldly voice de- surviving a shipwreck and washing up in Illyria, Viola lands a job, manding revenge, it begins the intense whirlwind of Shakespeare’s disguised as a boy, in Duke Orsino’s court. The Duke is pining for most complex and emotional work. Pulled apart by love and duty, Lady Olivia, but she’s too consumed with mourning her brother to Hamlet struggles with the human and spiritual costs of pursuing bother with him. While a randy uncle chases after the maid, a snooty justice. Featuring some of the most beautiful language ever written, butler scrambles to keep control, and oddball houseguests hatch Hamlet challenges us to peer deeper into the heart of what makes secret plans behind closet doors. Into this madness drops Sebastian, someone a hero or a villain. Viola’s twin brother who was thought to be lost at sea. Shakespeare’s beguiling comedy of romantic adventures and misdirected love is an enchanting holiday treat for the whole family the twO GeNtLemeN OF VeRONA heNRY V By William Shakespeare April 15-May 9, 2010 By William Shakespeare | Directed by Russ Banham January 7-31, 2010 Everything you want in a romantic comedy: moony and misguided guys, smart and resourceful gals, a road trip, and a Henry V is the quintessential saga about inspired leadership and a funny bit with a dog. Fickle Proteus has dropped his gal, and band of brothers who triumph against all odds. Newly crowned, he and Valentine stumble over themselves trying to court the King Henry faces his first major challenge against the mighty French beautiful Sylvia. Now it’s up to plucky Julia to plot a plan to win army. A hasty invasion leads to a long hard siege. Trapped and at the back her wayward beau. This comic tale of wandering hearts will point of near disaster, Henry rallies his troops with his St. Crispin’s Day surely capture yours! speech to prepare for one last heroic battle. Henry V follows the epic tale of Prince Hal started in Henry IV (Seattle Shakespeare Company Fall 2008) On Tour Spring 2010 Fall Workshop Presentation A mIDsUmmeR NIGht’s DReAm stILL teLLING whAt Is tOLD Directed by George Mount Lyrics by William Shakespeare | Music by David Duvall Local Public Performance March 21, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. Dates to be announced Fly off to the fairy kingdom for a romantic adventure. Two pairs of mixed up Taking inspiration from Shakespeare’s sonnets, this eclectic cabaret runs lovers find their way through the forest while the fairy queen’s heart is captured the gamut of musical styles from Big Band Swing to Brazilian Bossa Nova by an unlikely suitor. Utilizing seven actors and puppets, this production of and everything in between. Seattle Shakespeare Company will develop Shakespeare’s most popular comedy muddles love and magic to create a this new musical piece in workshop form and then present three public delightful 90 minute confection for all. performances. ROmeO AND JULIet Directed by George Mount In the midst of an historical bitter feud, passionate young love emerges. Defying their parents’ approval Romeo and Juliet marry and plot to runaway together, only to be thwarted at every turn. With five actors brandishing Charles Leggett in The Merchant of Venice, photo by Ken Holmes. Jennifer Sue Johnson and John Bogar in The swords poised for actions, this 90 minute drama is a swashbuckling romance Turn of the Screw, photo by John Ulman; Katjana Vadeboncoeur in The Servant of Two Masters, photo by John and the greatest love story ever told. Ulman; David Pichette in Henry IV, photo by John Ulman.