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Tempest Program[1]

  1. 1. 2008–2009 Season THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS Jan. 8–Feb. 1, 2009 HENRY IV Oct. 23–Nov. 16, 2008 THE TURN OF THE SCREW Jan. 12–31, 2009 THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Mar. 12–Apr. 5, 2009 THE TEMPEST June 4–28, 2009 Hana Lass as Ariel. photo by Erik Stuhaug. June 4–28, 2009 Center House Theatre | Seattle Center Get caught in the storm by William Shakespeare | directed by George Mount
  2. 2. 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 WELCOME FROM THE artistic DIRECTOR
  3. 3. SPONSORS MEDIA SPONSOR the tempest By William Shakespeare | Directed by George Mount 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 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 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. DESIGN TEAM CAST PRODUCTION STAFF S E AT T L E S H A K E S P E A R E C O M PA N YStephanie Shine, Artistic Director | John Bradshaw, Managing Director TM Slade and Sally Gorton
  4. 4. 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 TheTempest, 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 the tempest, DIRECTOR’S NOTE Photo by Tim Walker.
  5. 5. 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. Jumpstart into the tempest FOR SEATTLE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY PATRONS Phone Numbers Ticket office: (206) 733-8222 Administrative offices: (206) 733-8228 Fax: (206) 733-8202 Ticket Office Hours Tuesday-Friday: 1 p.m.–6 p.m. (and one hour before curtain) Saturday & Sunday: One hour before curtain Mailing Address Seattle Shakespeare Company PO Box 19595 Seattle,WA 98109 www.seattleshakespeare.org While in the Lobby Show-themed cocktails, wine and beer are available at our lobby bar before the show and at intermission. Coffee, tea, assorted soft drinks, candy and fresh baked goods are also available before the performance and at intermission. For Everyone’s Enjoyment • Cell phone and pagers are disruptive to actors and audience. Please turn them off or leave them with the house manager before the performance. • If you have candies or lozenges with wrappers, please unwrap them before the performance. • Sound and video recordings are prohibited during the performance. • No Late Seating — Due to the intimate nature of our theatre, there is no late seating. • 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. • Because of the nature of our productions and the intimacy of our theatre, we recommend that you not bring children under 12. Please, NO babes in arms. Safety • Exits — to ensure your safety in case of fire or other emergency, please familiarize yourself with the exit route nearest your seat. Hana Lass as Ariel. Photo by Erik Stuhaug
  6. 6. Eric Ray Anderson (Stephano) Eric last appeared at Seattle Shakespeare Company as Duke Senior/Duke Frederick in As You Like It, and, more recently, he directed the Short Shakes production of The Comedy of Errors. Other recent roles include Captain Hook in Peter Pan, Perth, et al, in Moby Dick, and Professor Kramer in The Highest Tide at Book-it Repertory Theatre; Sir John Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor at Wooden O Theatre; and St. Thomas Aquinas in Mitzi’s Abortion at A Contemporary Theatre. Eric spent three years as co- artistic director of Young Shakespeare Workshop. He also plays ukulele in“Miss Mamie Lavona, the Exotic Mulatta, and her White Boy Band”and in“Superfluous,”the ukulele cover band. James Dean (Gonzalo) Jim is pleased to be making his fifth appearance with Seattle Shakespeare Company. The previous productions being: Much Ado About Nothing, Richard II, Wild Oats and The Comedy of Errors. Jim has recently appeared in Seattle Public Theater’s production of The War Party as the ghost of F.D.R. He has also performed in numerous productions for Book-It Repertory Theatre as well as the late lamented Group Theatre, Empty Space Theatre, and Pioneer Square Theatre. Jeffrey Frieders (Ferdinand) Jeff is grateful to be making his Seattle Shakespeare Company debut. He is a 2009 graduate from Cornish College of the Arts where he developed and produced a one man show, Magical Thinking, and intends on touring it into San Francisco, FringeNYC and CAFF 2010. He has recently collaborated with Book-It Repertory Theater’s workshop of Night Flight. Some of his favorite roles at Cornish include Forrest/Headmistress/The Black Tulip in Girl Gone and Joe in Balm in Gilead. Jeff will be participating in the acting artistic internship at Milwaukee Repertory Theater next fall. Bradley Goodwill (Alonzo) A fairly recent transplant to the Northwest, Bradley is hitting the stage for the first time since his move and is thrilled to be working with Seattle Shakespeare Company. In NewYork he performed at HERE, Stomping Ground Theater and as a member of the Aegean Theater Company. He spent a season with the Cleveland Play House Lab Company in addition to appearing in several main stage productions. Other regional credits include Cape Cod’s Monomoy Theatre, New Harmony Theater (New Harmony, IN) and Porthouse Theater (Akron, OH). Favorite Shakespeare roles: Mercutio, Macduff and the title character in Hamlet. Bradley holds an M.F.A from Ohio University’s Professional Actor Training Program. He is married to the beautiful and brilliant Angie Manning Goodwill. Hana Lass (Ariel) Hana is happy to return to Seattle Shakespeare Company where she played Juliet in Romeo and Juliet in the parks last summer, Cassius in Julius Caesar, Rosaline in Love’s Labour’s Lost, and the “other sprite,” Puck, in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She has appeared on the stages of Strawberry Theatre Workshop, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle Public Theater, and Seattle Children’s Theatre, among others, and most recently completed a run of a three- actor Crime and Punishment at Intiman Theatre. She continues to contribute to the on-going reality screw-ball comedy The Amazing Adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Slamtoss. Todd Licea (Antonio) Todd is very pleased to be working with Seattle Shakespeare Company for the first time. His most recent credits include the ACT production of A Christmas Carol, Intiman’s All The Kings Men, and Our American Theatre’s Three Hotels. Other local credits include work with Seattle Children’s Theatre, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Capitol Hill Arts Center, and The Empty Space Theatre. He just completed directing his first musical, The Secret Garden, at Shoreline Community College where he also teaches. Todd also works as a voiceover and commercial actor and is a proud member of the musical group“Miss Mamie Lavona, the Exotic Mulatta, and Her White Boy Band.” Carolyn Marie Monroe (Miranda) Carolyn is overjoyed to debut at Seattle Shakespeare Company and to collaborate with this marvelous cast and crew. She was most recently seen CAST BIOGRAPHIES Bradley Goodwill Todd Licea Hana Lass James Dean Eric Ray Anderson Jeffrey Frieders
  7. 7. as Angie and Gret in Sound Theatre Company’s production of Top Girls. Other credits include: Rachel Stein in End Days (Seattle Public Theater), Ophelia in Hamlet (Greenstage), Charmian in Antony and Cleopatra (Harlequin Productions) and Evie in The American Pilot (Theater Schmeater). Carolyn has also appeared in multiple locations as your neighborhood barista and is well on her way to becoming a licensed massage practitioner. Peter Dylan O’Connor (Caliban) Peter has appeared with Seattle Shakespeare Company in Much Ado About Nothing, The School for Scandal, Pericles and a touring production of Romeo and Juliet. His favorite roles include Joe Mitchell in Waiting for Lefty, Charlie Conlin in Stones in His Pockets, Randy Rage in PileDriver!, Macduff in Macbeth with Wooden O, Sugar-Boy in All the King’s Men, Pip in Three Days of Rain, Stalk in Petal’s Grand Adventures and Eric Bogosian’s one man show Sex, Drugs, and Rock-n-Roll. He is the technical director and a company member of New Century Theatre Co. Peter is also the technical director and Steering Committee member of 14/48 The World’s Quickest Theatre Festival. He is the scenic shop supervisor at Cornish College of the Arts. He was a company member of the Novosibirsk State Children’s Theatre (Siberia, Russia) and has performed all over the U.S. and Europe. In the summer Peter continues to travel to Siberia, working with Russian orphans. Peter is a professional photographer. In his off hours he builds houses and looks for the next opportunity to travel. Michael Winters Richard Nguyen Sloniker Kerry Ryan Peter Dylan O’Connor Carolyn Marie Monroe Kerry Ryan (Trinculo) Kerry is an actor, puppeteer, dancer, and physical comedian based in Portland, OR. She has worked with many companies in Portland, including Portland Center Stage, Artists Repertory Theatre, Theatre Vertigo, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Imago Theatre, Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre, Profile Theatre, and the Anonymous Theatre Company. Favorite roles include Cordelia and the Fool in King Lear (Brown University, Class of 2002), Gail in Escape from Happiness (Theatre Vertigo), Nurse Cherry in Mister Murdery (The Cardboard Box Theatre Company), and the Mouse in If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (OCT). Kerry is delighted to return to Seattle Shakespeare Company after playing Smeraldina in The Servant of Two Masters this past winter. Richard Nguyen Sloniker (Sebastian) Richard is a local writer, performer, and educator. He appeared at the Northwest Asian American Theatre, the Seattle Children’s Theatre, Book- It Repertory Theatre, and the Village Theatre. Richard spent several years developing and directing acting and digital media production classes for the Seattle Parks and Recreation at Asa Mercer, Denny, and McClure Middle Schools. He is an alumnus of A Guthrie Experience for Actors in Training at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis and holds an MFA from the University of Washington’s Professional Actor Training Program. He is married to playwright Serin Ngai and has a beautiful daughter, Viola. Michael Winters (Prospero) Michael has appeared in Seattle at ACT, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and Book-It Repertory Theatre. This is his first appearance with Seattle Shakespeare Company. Nationally, he has worked at A.C.T. in San Francisco, the Mark Taper Forum, the Matrix and Open Fist in Los Angeles, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, PlayMaker’s Rep at the University of North Carolina, and in theatre companies in Denver, Arizona, Berkeley, San Jose and San Diego, among others, and very briefly on Broadway. Michael has been seen occasionally on television including seven seasons on Gilmore Girls. He is the grateful recipient of a Fox Fellowship. George Mount (Director) George is the founding Artistic Director ofWooden O. Roles forWooden O include Shylock, Hamlet, Caliban and Benedick. As a director forWooden O, his credits over the last fifteen seasons include RomeoandJuliet,JuliusCaesar, TheTempest,TheTwoGentlemenof Verona,AMidsummerNight’sDream and MuchAdoAboutNothing. He has performed in numerous theatres in the Seattle area including Book-It Repertory Theatre (MyAntonia,SnowFallingon Cedars,Waxwings), ACT (AChristmas Carol),TaprootTheatre (TheComedyof Errors), StrawberryTheatreWorkshop (The WaterEngine), and Seattle Shakespeare Company (TheComedyofErrors,The TamingoftheShrew). In addition to PRODUCTION TEAM BIOGRAPHIES
  8. 8. Peter Dylan O’Connor, Todd Jefferson Moore, and Annie Lareau in Pericles. Photo by Erik Stuhaug. work on stage for Seattle Shakespeare Company, he was Education Coordinator for five years and, since the merger withWooden O, functions as Director of Outdoor andTouring Performance, a position that includes artistic direction for Wooden O. L.B. Morse (Scenic and Projections Designer) L.B. Morse is a lighting, scenic and multimedia designer for theatre and dance. His previous work at Seattle Shakespeare Company includes set and multimedia designs for Pericles. Recent local designs include sets and lighting for Breakin’ Hearts and Takin’ Names (Seattle Repertory Theatre), lighting and multimedia for Betrayal (Seattle Repertory Theatre), multimedia for The Wizard of Oz (Seattle Children’s Theatre), and lighting for A Streetcar Named Desire (Intiman Theatre). He is a company member of Assemblage, a unique collective dedicated to new experiments incorporating media and performance. Assemblage’s ongoing project Way Stations, a series of interactive walking tours in urban landscapes, debuted at the 2008 Northwest New Works Festival at On the Boards. L.B. holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts and a Graduate Certificate in Scenic Design from University of California, Santa Cruz, and is the Lighting Design Associate at Seattle Repertory Theatre. Doris Black (Costume Designer) Doris is pleased to return to Seattle Shakespeare Company. Previously she designed Comedy of Errors, Love’s Labour’s Lost and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Some of her other design work includes: As You Like It for Wooden O; Black Nativity for Intiman; Rhoda: A Life in Stories for Book-It Repertory Theatre; Angels in America and Tartuffe for the University of Puget Sound; “A” My Name is Alice and Forbidden Xmas for Tacoma Actors Guild; The Wizard of Oz and Through the Looking Glass for Youth Theatre Northwest; Noises Off and Fiddler on the Roof for Village Theatre; and designs for the Seattle Men’s Chorus/Women’s Chorus. Her film work includes the costume design for Police Beat, Cthulhu and Dark Horse. She works for periodcorsets.com, a company that produces period undergarments such as corsets and bustles. She received her M.F.A. in Costume Design from the University of Washington. Roberta Russell (Lighting Designer) Roberta has been designing lighting and scenery in the Pacific Northwest area since 1987. Recent lighting design work includes Andrea Sings Astaire in ACT’s Bullitt Theatre, an evening of beautiful music sung by Andrea Marcovicci, and My Antonia for Book-It Theatre Company. She has also been working with a new opera theatre company in Seattle, designing for directors including Arne Zaslov and Rhoda Levine and has especially enjoyed designing lighting for a couple of local dance companies, working with Donald Byrd and Cyrus Kambatta. Last fall, she planned a lighting piece for the inaugural year of“Northern Lights Northwest”, an architectural lighting festival with sites occurring at several locations around Seattle and is in process of planning work for another site to contribute to next year’s festival. She holds an M.F.A in Theater Design from the University of Washington. Ms. Russell is a professor at Cornish College of the Arts, teaching all levels of lighting design. RobertsonWitmer (Sound Designer) Rob’s work with Seattle Shakespeare Company includes playing accordion for The Servant of Two Masters and composing music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the parks last summer. Recent onstage appearances include Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at The 5th Avenue Theater and The “Awesome”Cycle at ACT. His work as a sound designer includes The Mistakes Madeline Made for Washington Ensemble Theatre, The Adding Machine for New Century Theatre Company; End Days, War Party, and Stop Kiss for Seattle Public Theater. Rob performs with several local bands, including the Toucans steel drum band and the absurdist garage art-pop band, “Awesome.” Jesse Sykes and PhilWandscher (Composers) Jesse Sykes acclaimed albums (Reckless Burning [2003], Oh, My Girl [2004], and Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls of the Soul [2007]), were all recorded with her band The Sweet Hereafter and musical partner Phil Wandscher — co- founder (with Ryan Adams) of alt- country stalwart Whiskeytown. Fragile, sometimes desolate landscapes smoldering with American folk idiom, Spin called her work“riveting porch noir.” Characterized by a compelling mixture of longing, darkness, and hope, Jesse and Phil’s music resonates,
  9. 9. David Quicksall and Hana Lass in Chamber Julius Caesar. Photo by John Ulman. against genrefication, in the parallel worlds of the avant-garde and the timeless. Her voice, saturated with a weathered wisdom, marries with the bands atmospheric beauty in what The New York Times described as“spellbound music, rapt in fatalism and sorrow.” Lisa Jackson-Schebetta (Dramaturg) Lisa is a third year PhD student in Drama at the University of Washington. She earned her M.F.A. in Theatre Pedagogy, with an emphasis in voice and speech for the actor, from Virginia Commonwealth University. A member of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, she has directed classics and new work off-off Broadway at HERE, American Globe Theatre, Chashama and the Women’s Project and Productions Director’s Forum. Recent dramaturgy work includes Henry IV, parts 1 and 2 at Seattle Shakespeare Company and The Misanthrope and Big Love, both at the University of Washington. Rod Piloud (Stage Manager) Rod has been a professional actor, director and stage manager for theatres around the nation over the past 30 years. He has worked with such companies as Seattle Repertory Theatre, Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, The Empty Space Theatre, Portland Repertory Theatre and ACT Theatre. Seattle Scenic Studios (Technical Direction) Seattle Scenic Studios’mission is to serve the region’s non-profit arts and 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 inspire and train the next generation of technical theatre artists. Our clients include Seattle Public Theater, ReAct, Youth Theatre NW, Civic Light Opera, Wing Luke Asian Museum, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Eastside Musical Theatre, Centerstage, BrownBox, Broadway Bound, Spectrum Dance Theater, Studio East, Bainbridge KidiMu, Tacoma Children’s Museum, The Bruce Lee Exhibit for Inter*Im and Bellevue Opera, to name a few. Our education program currently works with the Bush School, Summit, Roosevelt HS, Bothell HS, Olympic View, and Northwest School. Our education and production programs are supported in generous part by 4Culture, Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture Affairs, and The Boeing Company.
  10. 10. MichelleTraverso Education Director As Education Director at Seattle Shakespeare Company, Michelle supervises matinees, workshops, Short Shakes, Camp Bill, residencies, and professional development through BringingTheatre into the Classroom (BTiC) with partners Seattle Repertory Theatre, Book-It RepertoryTheatre, and Seattle Children’sTheatre. As an Equity Stage Manager Michelle has worked for The BathhouseTheatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, andThe 5th AvenueTheatre. She is aWashington State certificated teacher, and Mom to Brian and AlexTraverso. Bill Brown for use of his boats, Seattle Musical Theatre, One Wilde Knight the tempest SPECIAL THANKS Eric Ray Anderson, Brian Claudio Smith, Deborah Fialkow, and Daniel Chercover inAsYouLikeIt. Photo by Erik Stuhaug. Stephanie is a graduate of the University ofWashington’s Professional Actor Training Program and the very proud mother of Conor and Cahilan Shine. She recently directed RomeoandJuliet for Seattle University and Whenthe MessengerisHot forTheater Schmeater. John Bradshaw Managing Director Now in his sixth season with Seattle Shakespeare Company, John is a graduate of the University of Washington and has spent nearly his entire career as part of the Seattle theatre community. Prior to joining Seattle Shakespeare Company, he was Managing Director at The Empty Space Theatre; Director of Endowment and Planned Giving at Seattle Repertory Theatre; and General Manager and Development Director for Kirkland Performance Center. At Seattle Children’s Theatre, he was part of the development staff during the capital campaign to build the Charlotte MartinTheatre. He currently serves asTreasurer of the Board of Directors for theWashington State Arts Alliance/Foundation. As a student stage manager at UW, he had the pleasure of working with a very talented young actress named Stephanie Shine on several productions, including Shakespeare’sTheTamingoftheShrew. George Mount Director of Outdoor and Touring Performances See Production biographies. KEY STAFF BIOGRAPHIES Stephanie Shine Artistic Director Stephanie is in her 11th season as Artistic Director of Seattle Shakespeare Company where she has directed Henry IV parts 1 and 2, All’s Well that Ends Well, TheComedyofErrors,Swansongby Patrick Page, Cyrano de Bergerac, the lauded all-male Taming of the Shrew, Measure For Measure, Richard II, Wild Oats, Hamlet, Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Her other directorial credits include The Comedy of Errors for Colorado Shakespeare Festival;I AmofIreland (which she also conceived and adapted) and A Christmas Memory for Book-It Repertory Theatre; Love’s Labors Lost for Cornish College of the Arts; A Christmas Carol (also adapted) for Bainbridge Performing Arts; and the award-winning one-woman Marilyn Monroe Biopic, Marilyn: Forever Blonde, which is currently touring across the nation. A well-known actress in the Northwest, she has performed for Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT, The Empty Space Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Book-It Repertory Theatre, and Tacoma Actors Guild, as well as several theatres across the nation including both the Oregon and New Jersey Shakespeare Festivals. Her Shakespearean roles include Juliet, Rosalind, Lady Macbeth, Beatrice, Regan, Feste, Kate, Bianca, Dionyza, The Princess of France, Hero, and Perdita.
  11. 11. “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 responseandgenerosityfromaudiencemembers—manyofyou—wasoverwhelming: 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 Klea Scott andTroy Fischnellar in TheMerchantofVenice. Photo by Ken Holmes. The Arden Circle is Seattle Shakespeare Com- pany’s group of multi-year sustaining donors. The Forest of Arden is the setting for Shakespeare’s play As You Like It and is the name of the woodland area around Shakespeare’s home. Members of the Arden Circle enjoy exclusive benefits in addition to providing the theatre with essential financial support criti- cal to Seattle Shakespeare Company’s growth and development.The following individuals are inaugural members of the Arden Circle at Seattle Shakespeare Company: David and Gay Allais John Bodoia Don and Janet Conte Pierre DeVries and Susan Tonkin Dan Drais and Jane Mills Sue Drais Emily Evans and Kevin Wilson Ann and Donald Frothingham Maria Mackey Sarah Merner and Craig McKibben Phil and Carol Miller Meg Pageler Mourning and Dr. David Mourning Victoria Quinn Anne Repass Steve Roth Nicole Dacquisto Rothrock and Tim Rothrock Leslie and Tom Vogl Pat Walker Steve Wells Jim and Jeanne Wintz
  12. 12. $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 CONTRIBUTORS $10,000 to $24,999 CORPORATIONS/GOVERNMENT/ FOUNDATIONS 4Culture ArtsFund KUOW FM 94.9 Nesholm Family Foundation Qwest Foundation INDIVIDUALS Emily Evans and Kevin Wilson Harry Hosey and Judith Shulman Doug and Maggie Walker $5,000 - $9,999 CORPORATIONS/GOVERNMENT/ FOUNDATIONS Canonicus Fund Fox Bowman Duarte, PLLC Lucky Seven Foundation North American Coffee Partnership The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs Pacific International Engineering Washington State Arts Commission INDIVIDUALS David and Gay Allais John Bodoia Maria Mackey Meg Pageler Mourning and David Mourning Pat and Charlie Walker Jay Weinland Steven Wells $2,500 - $4,999 CORPORATIONS/GOVERNMENT/ FOUNDATIONS Banner Bank Investment Coldwell Banker Bain Colymbus Foundation Doyle Electric Glaser Foundation Greater Everett Community Foundation K&L Gates Konen Rock Products, Inc. Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Walla Walla Foundry, Inc. INDIVIDUALS Anonymous (1) John Bradshaw Pierre DeVries and Susan Tonkin Dan C. Drais and Jane Mills Donald and Ann Frothingham Bob and Bert Greenwood Brad Matthews Bernie McIlroy Phil and Carol Miller Sheila and David Taft Leslie and Thomas Vogl Jeanne and Jim Wintz $1,000 - $2,499 CORPORATIONS/GOVERNMENT/ FOUNDATIONS Actors` Equity Foundation, Inc. Boeing Gift Matching Program The Dorsey and Whitney Foundation Ketelsen Construction Co. Netstar Communications, Inc. Palisades Restaurant PONCHO U. M. R. Foundation, Inc. Wachovia Foundation Matching Gifts INDIVIDUALS Anonymous (2) Tim Applebee Mark and Patty Anderson William G. Ballantine Valerie Bartholme Squire and Amber Broel Barbara Feasey and Bill Bryant Janet, Don and Anne Conte Anne Fennessy and David Moseley Barbara and Tim Fielden Edwin Green Wendy and John Hardman Holly Harris Brian Hearden Harold and Mary Frances Hill Terry Johnson and Joe Maio Karen Jones Stellman Keehnel Allen Ketelesen M.F. Kinzer Charlie and Catherine Konen Dennis and Donna Ledford Sue Livingstone and Donald Padelford Diana Michener and James Dine Ray and Lisa Michlig Kyle W. Mussman Mardi Newman In Memory of Douglas Paasch Sandra Lynn Perkins Mary Pigott Wilber Pribilsky Victoria Quinn Anne Repass Pamela Rhodes Kerry and Jan Richards Nicole Dacquisto Rothrock andTim Rothrock Timothy and Kathy Sinclair Jeffrey Townsend Philip Wasser H. O. and Catherine Worden $500 - $999 CORPORATIONS/GOVERNMENT/ FOUNDATIONS Bank of America Matching Gifts First Data Foundation INDIVIDUALS Anonymous (2) Captain Paul S. and Sherilyn Bloch Charlotte and Michael Buschmohle Steven and Judy Clifford Raney, Grace and Robert Cumbow Cecile and J. D. Delafield Mary Dickinson Sue B. Drais Lauren Dudley Rick and Terry Edwards James and Patricia Frits, in Honor of Emily Evans Slade and Sally Gorton Corrie Greene and Matt Segal Bob and Bert Greenwood Lisa Hager Lawrence and Hylton Hard John and Ellen Hill Teri Lazzara Robert and Jane Nellams Martha and Martin O`Donnell Barbara L. Peterson and Bill O`Donnell Kevin Phaup and Cathy Wissink Steve Roth Paula Russell Elizabeth Russell Laurie A. Smiley and George Bennett 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)
  13. 13. CONTRIBUTORS Continued from previous page, contributions from 1/1/08 through 4/19/09 Valerie Tarico Sheila Wyckoff-Dickey $250 - $499 CORPORATIONS/GOVERNMENT/ FOUNDATIONS Group Health REI Sill Family Foundation UBS Matching Gifts INDIVIDUALS Anonymous (1) Bruce and Joanne Amundson Harriet Bakken Philip and Harriett Beach Richard and Julie Berg Anne Brindle Rita Brogan Jon and Mary Campbell Mike and Sam Campbell’s Mom Lynne Cohee and Matt Smith Clayton and Carol Cook Larry and Gabi Copeland William and Roberta Duvall Jean and David Farkas Miller Freeman III Rick and Marjorie Goldfarb Fred Grimm Madeline, Peri and Nina Hartman Trudi Jackson and William R. Price Brien and Catharine Jacobsen Lani Jacobsen and Peter Kahle Marianne and Jim Logerfo Lynn Manley and Lex Lindsey Megan Moholt Diane M. Morrison and Joel C. Bradbury William and Barbara Neal Candace and Wally Pidcock Owen Richards and Tania Westby Jayne Ross and George Matsuda Chris Schenck Shelley Schermer Ann Richel Schuh Rob and Kris Shanafelt Michael and Gail Shurgot Sara and James Snell Nancy Talley Christopher and Marcie Taylor Robert Van Cleve Yvette and James Waters Helen Wattley-Ames Leora Wheeler David and Beth Whitehead Juda Youngstrom and Peter Covell $100 - $249 CORPORATIONS/GOVERNMENT/ FOUNDATIONS William H. Gates III Matching Gifts Mangetout Catering Scarlet Productions Company INDIVIDUALS Anonymous (6) Eric and Lynette Allais Kathy Alm Greg and Sheila Alston Beth Amsbary Mr. Warren Anderson Richard Asia Robert and Elida Baltz Thomas and Janet Bartlett Julie Beckman and Paul Lippert Thomas and Rosaline Bird Miranda, Molly, and Caitlin Blank Charles and Shirley Bollinger Pirkko Borland D. David Brown Mary W. Brucker Sally Brunsman Paula and Paul Butzi Rita Calabro and James Kelly George and Sharilyn Carroll Jay Causey Mark Chamberlin Lori Church and Mark Pursley Marianna Clark Larry and Gabi Copeland Claire Cordon Debra Cotter Eric Coyer Shelly Crocker Keith and Kerin Dahlgren Gale and Michael Davis Sandy Dickinson Joyce Erickson and Kenneth Brown Gerald Folland Stephen Friend Lloyd D. Frink James and Patricia Frits Neal Fuller Josh Gaul and Holly Vance Gerald Ginader and Karen Elledge Rita Giomi Alan Gray In Memory of Guiness, Greyhound and Cast Member of “Twelfth Night”. RIP Jerry and Michelle Hahn Peggy Hanel Elizabeth Hardisty Mike Hatmaker and Ruby Okada Jennifer Havlin Lucy Helm Barbara and Paul Heneghan J. Colin Henry Melissa Hines Kate Hokanson Jack Holtman Sharelle Howard Edward Hyde Carolyn Iblings Kristin Jamerson Lisa Jaret Brenda Joyner from her proud Mom Charles Kaplan Steve and Carole Kelley Aaron Keyt Karl and Anne Korsmo Rita and Robert Kotler Nancy Krueger Kychakoff Family Kyrsten Laboda Ellen Lackermann and Neal Stephenson Stephen and Kathlyn Langs Barbara Larson Bonnie Lewman Warren Lucas Tom and Megan Luce David E. Lundsgaard K. A. and Marlene Luther Betsy Magnuson Pamela Malkson Mary Anne and Chuck Martin Anne McGonigle and Gregory Witter Patrick McKee Vicki McMullin Virginia and Steve Meacham David Means Christine Mellinger and Thomas Greenwood Mary Metastasio Chris and Barbara Miller Jocelyn and Michael Miller Linda Mitchell Coe Tug Morgan Bryan Morrison Edmond A. Mount and Joan Dorian Karen Nelsen Allen Nelson Thomas and Meridith O`Kelley Joni Ostergaard Douglas Paasch Richard and Jean Page John and Margaret Pageler Sandra Perkins Kit and Bill Phillips Lou Piotrowski William T. Pope Grace Reamer and Kevin Bose Karen Reed Sharon A. Rice Steven and Fredrica Rice Eric and Karen Richter Colin and Janice Ricketts Michael and Jo Anne Sandler Richard Saulsman Sam and Ruth Ann Saunders Cynthia Saver Kenneth and Debra Stangland Laura Stusser-McNeil and K. C. McNeil Keith Stutler Shelly Sundberg Charlotte Tiencken Amy Timms Anne Traver Bruno and Yvonne Vogele Jessica Wagoner Richard and Catherine Wakefield Charles and Sally Weems Judith and Morton Weisman James Welch Maureen Welch Jerry and Karen White Susan and Bill Wilder Lin and Judith Wilson Sally Wold Michael Woodman
  14. 14. CONTRIBUTORS Continued from previous page, contributions from 1/1/08 through 4/19/09 Paul Yao Virginia Younger Jill Zagelow Gregory Ziuzin $25 to $99 CORPORATIONS/GOVERNMENT/ FOUNDATIONS Coca Cola Bottling Company Safeco Insurance The Fulton Company INDIVIDUALS Anonymous (3) Kay Abramson William and Beverly Allen Carrol and Nick Alvarez Hank Balson Laurie Barnoski Sally Bartow John and Nancy Bates Shawn Baz Mamata and Jayant Bhopatkar Janet Boguch Libbie Bradley Kathleen Brown Jeff Brown and Anne Watanabe Crystal Bush Carolyn Butler Kathleen Cain and Charlie McAleese Jean and C. B. Carlson Elizabeth Cerini-Lopis Beth Cooper David Copley Monty and Nancy Correll Clayton and Susan Corzatte John and Carol Crothers Kate Cudney and Jeff Kenknight Sheila Daniels Patrick Danneker Kay Lee Dart Cam and Bobbie De Vore Ronald Doesher Robert and Jane Doggett Michelle Downey-Magee and Dail Magee Pete and Lisa Dufour Robert and Alexandra Dunn Glenn and Bertha Eades Martha Evans Heather Flodstrom Erica Forhan Bryant Fujimoto Cheryl Gagne Diana Gale and Jerry Hillis David I. Gedrose Eleanor and Arye Gittelman Howard Goldstein Debra Gruber Hillary Hamilton Margaret and Tom Hartley Adam Hasson John and Gerry Hay Betsy and Tim Hay Kate and Rodgers Hemer Kristi Hudson Mark Hugh Andy and Nancy Jensen Debra and David Johnson Richard Jones Joan Kalhorn Stevie Kallos and Bill Johns Cindy B. Katz Renee S. Katz Jim Kelly Mary Reeves Leber Phillip and Rachel Levine Stella Ley Susan Little Mary March and Michael R. Leathers Elaine Mathies Theresa and Paul McLain Ellen McLees Sarah Meardon Avril Meehan Richard and Karin Miller Christina Mollis Nancy Nelson Flora Ninelles Chris Gordon Owen L. Jay Pearson David and Pam Peters Ann Markee Pierson Anne Pipkin Rebecca Price Barbara and Daniel Radin Kate Randall D. L. Raymond Nancy Reichley Ted and Teresa Rihn Alan Ruder Douglas Schneider Kathleen Scurlock Rita Smilkstein George and Susan Smith Nancy Snapp Dr. and Mrs. Terrence Taylor Awnie and Joseph Thompson Dan Tierney Sharon Vanderslice Jeff and Norma Villarreal Laura Wang Rosemary Warren Suzanne Elise Way Jo Ella and Myron Weybright John C. Wilson Dan and Judy Witmer William C. Woods Phyllis Yoshida Sherry Zane Christianna Zaremba Carol A. Zimmerman Robi Zocher Wemakeeveryefforttobeaccuratewiththis list,whichreflectsdonationsmadebetween 1/1/2008and4/19/2009.Pleasecontactusat 206-733-8228ext.268orbyemailatbetha@ seattleshakespeare.orgifanychangesshould bemadeinthewayyournameislisted. We know that cash is short for many of you who would like to be part of Seattle Shakespeare Company’s mission. There are lots of little ways you may help us to spend our resources where it matters most — the art. From paper clips to passenger vans to paper- stuffing parties, we welcome gifts from businesses and individuals. Volunteers, for ushering, office work, and event planning Heavy Duty Garment Bags Large swaths of fabric (especially solid colors and brocades) Coffee and tea Food and Beverage for receptions and volunteer parties Gift certificates to local restaurants for professional meetings 15 passenger van Gas station credits Office supplies, especially copy paper, paper clips, and thin, small rubber bands 2 drawer filing cabinet Large office desk with drawers Gaffer’s tape (black, grey, white) Thin vinyl tape for marking stage floors (all colors) Packing Tape Dispenser To donate an item, contact Beth Amsbary, Development Manager, at 206-733-8228 ext. 268 or betha@ seattleshakespeare.org.To volunteer, contact Susanna Pugh, Audience Services Manager, at 206-733-8228 ext. 288 or susannap@seattleshakespeare.org. wishlist
  15. 15. CONSULTING DOCTOR Dr. Mary Weiss, Swedish Physicians Providence Clinic TEACHING ARTISTS (2007-08) Noah Benezra Cara Anderson Don Darryl Rivera Gordon Carpenter Anne Conte Eveline Darroch Austin Farwell Jessica Hatlo Kelly Kitchens Jon Lutyens Taylor Maxwell Gavin McLean Vanessa Miller George Mount Erin Murray Brandon Petty Don Darryl Rivera Leilani Saper Stephanie Shine M. J. Sieber Paul Morgan Stetler Amy Thone Michelle Traverso Katjana Vadeboncoeur Richard Ziman Emily Evans, President Leslie Vogl, Vice President John Bodoia, Treasurer Phillip S. Miller, Secretary BOARD MEMBERS David C. Allais Francisco A. Duarte Barbara Hebenton Fielden Edwin S. Green Roberta Greenwood Maria C. Mackey Meg Pageler Mourning Jane Harris Nellams Barbara Peterson Pamela Ottaviano Rhodes Nicole E. Dacquisto Rothrock Paula Russell Judith Shulman Dan Tierney Jeanne C. Wintz, Ph.D. ADVISORY BOARD Kenneth Alhadeff Cecile Delafield Dan Drais Donald Frothingham Slade Gorton Harry P. Hosey Gaelynn McGavick Sarah Merner Jane Mills Richard Rhodes Pat Walker Doug Walker Steven M. Wells ARTISTIC STAFF Neil Freeman, Text Consultant John Langs, Associate Artist George Mount, Director of Outdoor and Touring Performances Amy Thone, Casting Director EDUCATION Michelle Traverso, Education Director Erin Murray, Education Associate PRODUCTION Miller Freeman IV, Production Manager Pete Rush, Costume Shop Manager MARKETING Jeff Fickes, Communications Director Thea Roe, Graphics and Marketing Assistant FRONT OF HOUSE Susanna Pugh, Audience Services/House Manager BOX OFFICE Rebecca Price, Box Office Manager Melinda Beck, Box Office Associate Elaine Huber, Box Office Associate Maya Malan-Gonzalez, Box Office Associate Caitlin Walraven, Box Office Associate DEVELOPMENT Beth Amsbary, Development Manager OPERATIONS Bernie McIlroy, Technology Overlord Kathy Hsieh, Bookkeeper Stephanie Shine, Artistic Director | John Bradshaw, Managing Director Kerry Ryan and Chris Ensweiler in The Servant of Two Masters. Photo by John Ulman. STAFF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  16. 16. Fri, July 10, 7:00 p.m. Issaquah Community Center Open Space, Issaquah Sat, July 11, 2:00 p.m. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island Sun, July 12, 7:00 p.m. Volunteer Park, Seattle Wed, July 15, 7:00 p.m. Lynndale Park Amphitheater, Lynnwood Thu, July 16, 7:00 p.m. Lynndale Park Amphitheater, Lynnwood Fri, July 17, 7:00 p.m. Angle Lake Park, SeaTac Sat, July 18, 7:00 p.m. Pine Lake Park, Sammamish Sun, July 19, 3:00 p.m. Edmonds City Park, Edmonds Wed, July 22, 6:30 p.m. Steel Lake Park, Federal Way Thu, July 23, 7:00 p.m. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island Fri, July 24, 7:00 p.m. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island Sat, July 25, 7:00 p.m. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island Sun, July 26, 2:00 p.m. Seattle Center, Seattle Wed, July 29, 7:00 p.m. Richmond Beach Community Park, Shoreline Thu, July 30, 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 Thu, July 9, 7:00 p.m. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island Fri, July 10, 7:00 p.m. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island Sat, July 11, 2:00 p.m. Volunteer Park, Seattle Sun, July 12, 7:00 p.m. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island Thu, July 16, 7:00 p.m. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island Fri, July 17, 7:00 p.m. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island Sat, July 18, 7:00 p.m. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island Sun, July 19, 3:00 p.m. Animal Acres Park, Lake Forest Park Wed, July 22, 7:00 p.m. Lynndale Park Amphitheater, Lynnwood Thu, July 23, 7:00 p.m. Lynndale Park Amphitheater, Lynnwood Fri, July 24, 7:00 p.m. Angle Lake Park, Sea Tac Sat, July 25, 7:00 p.m. Pine Lake Park, Sammamish Sun, July 26, 6:00 p.m. Seattle Center, Seattle Fri, July 31, 7:00 p.m. City Hall Open Space, Redmond Sun, Aug 2, 7:00 p.m. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island Wooden O free shakespeare inthe park THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Directed by Aimee Bruneau With a sharp tongue and a volcanic temper, the headstrong Kate bows down to no man. But then a fortune-hunting suitor named Petruchio swaggers into town with a mischievous plan to reach her guarded heart. Through bickering and brawling their comic courtship is a no-holds-barred battle of the sexes that results in a love and understanding that neither one imagined. RICHARD III Directed by Stephanie Shine Imagine a man so vile in his thoughts and actions that everything withers around him. Then imagine that man as your ruler. While the women of the court valiantly struggle to depose him, the toxic Richard III reduces his once prosperous country to ashes. Just as utter collapse seems inevitable; a bright, young leader named Richmond challenges the old order of misrule by bringing hope to the land. Updates on www.seattleshakespeare.org
  17. 17. Twelfth Night By William Shakespeare December 3-27, 2009 And you thought your household was crazy at the holidays! After surviving a shipwreck and washing up in Illyria, Viola lands a job, disguised as a boy, in Duke Orsino’s court. The Duke is pining for Lady Olivia, but she’s too consumed with mourning her brother to bother with him. While a randy uncle chases after the maid, a snooty butler scrambles to keep control, and oddball houseguests hatch secret plans behind closet doors. Into this madness drops Sebastian, 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 Henry V By William Shakespeare | Directed by Russ Banham January 7-31, 2010 Henry V is the quintessential saga about inspired leadership and a band of brothers who triumph against all odds. Newly crowned, King Henry faces his first major challenge against the mighty French army. A hasty invasion leads to a long hard siege. Trapped and at the point of near disaster, Henry rallies his troops with his St. Crispin’s Day 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) Hamlet By William Shakespeare | Directed by John Langs March 18-April 11, 2010 When a young prince hears his father’s otherworldly voice de- manding revenge, it begins the intense whirlwind of Shakespeare’s most complex and emotional work. Pulled apart by love and duty, Hamlet struggles with the human and spiritual costs of pursuing justice. Featuring some of the most beautiful language ever written, Hamlet challenges us to peer deeper into the heart of what makes someone a hero or a villain. The Two Gentlemen of Verona By William Shakespeare April 15-May 9, 2010 Everything you want in a romantic comedy: moony and misguided guys, smart and resourceful gals, a road trip, and a funny bit with a dog. Fickle Proteus has dropped his gal, and he and Valentine stumble over themselves trying to court the beautiful Sylvia. Now it’s up to plucky Julia to plot a plan to win back her wayward beau. This comic tale of wandering hearts will surely capture yours! On Tour Spring 2010 A Midsummer Night’s Dream Directed by George Mount Local Public Performance March 21, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. Fly off to the fairy kingdom for a romantic adventure. Two pairs of mixed up lovers find their way through the forest while the fairy queen’s heart is captured by an unlikely suitor. Utilizing seven actors and puppets, this production of Shakespeare’s most popular comedy muddles love and magic to create a delightful 90 minute confection for all. 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 swords poised for actions, this 90 minute drama is a swashbuckling romance and the greatest love story ever told. Fall Workshop Presentation Still Telling What Is Told Lyrics by William Shakespeare | Music by David Duvall Dates to be announced Taking inspiration from Shakespeare’s sonnets, this eclectic cabaret runs the gamut of musical styles from Big Band Swing to Brazilian Bossa Nova and everything in between. Seattle Shakespeare Company will develop this new musical piece in workshop form and then present three public performances. Charles Leggett in The Merchant of Venice, photo by Ken Holmes. Jennifer Sue Johnson and John Bogar in The Turn of the Screw, photo by John Ulman; Katjana Vadeboncoeur in The Servant of Two Masters, photo by John Ulman; David Pichette in Henry IV, photo by John Ulman.