For its fifth show of the 2018-2019 season, The Players Club of Swarthmore presents Shakespeare in Hollywood, a supernatural, screwball comedy romp, by Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo, Leading Ladies, Crazy for You). Shakespeare in Hollywood is directed by Paul Kerrigan. Tickets are available online at http://www.pcstheater.org. For group rates, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s 1934 and Shakespeare’s most famous fairies, Oberon (Brandon Young, Secane) and Puck (Jennifer Greenfield, Wynnewood) magically materialized on the Warner Bros. Hollywood set of Max Reinhardt’s (Jeffrey Barg, Philadelphia) A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Instantly smitten by the glitz and glamour of show biz the two are ushered into the silver screen to play (who else?) themselves. With a little help from a feisty flower, blonde bombshells, movie moguls, and arrogant “asses” are tossed into loopy love triangles with raucous results. The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious comedy.
Additional cast members in Shakespeare in Hollywood include Valentina Raffaelli, Drexel Hill; Kevin Towell, Havertown; Anthony SanFilippo, Springfield; Rose E. Azrael, Brookhaven; Mark Jones, Springfield; Bernadette Langdon, West Chester; Jeff Ragan, Conshohocken; Mike Sokolowski, Manayunk; Bobby DiPasquale, Bala Cynwyd; Todd Barton, Bala Cynwyd; Jim Ewald, Philadelphia; David E. Griffith, Boothwyn; Joe Selfridge, Philadelphia; Phil Impriano, Ridley Park; Doris Chan, Garnet Valley; and Danielle Agan, Springfield.
Shakespeare in Hollywood runs from Friday, Feb. 8, through Saturday, Feb. 23. Thursday performances are at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday performances are at 8pm, Sunday performances are at 2pm. Audiences can meet the artists in a talk back discussion following the Feb. 17 performance. Buy tickets online at http://www.pcstheater.org, by calling OvationTix at 866811-4111, or at the door. For more information about The Players Club of Swarthmore, including upcoming events, shows, ticketing and directions, visit http://www.pcstheater.org.
Photos by Anne Marie Scalies