NEXT UP:

THE WITCH OF EDMONTON

November 20, 2017
Doors @ 7pm
$15 in advance, or
Pay What You Will @ the Door

Tatoheads Public House
1297 Parsons Ave.

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The Shakespeare Underground is a new project designed to explore classic plays written by a variety of authors. For our first season, we will be focusing our efforts on presenting the works of female playwrights. What’s more “underground” than that? Please join us to hear something that you’ve probably never heard before.

Upcoming (through 2018):

November 20, 2017: THE WITCH OF EDMONTON

THE WITCH OF EDMONTON by William Rowley, Thomas Dekker and John Ford; Adapted by Rosemary Hay and Rudy Caporaso

Produced with Tipping Point Theatre Company

Director- Sonda Staley

December 18, 2017: HAMILTON

HAMILTON by Mary P. Hamlin and George Arliss

Director- Elizabeth Harelik Falter

January 15, 2018: UBU ROI

UBU ROI by Alfred Jarry

Director- David Harewood

February 19, 2018: R. U. R.

R. U. R. by Karel Capek

Director- Philip J. Hickman

March 19, 2018: MACHINAL

MACHINAL by Sophie Treadwell

April 16, 2018: DESSALINES

DESSALINES by William Edgar Easton

May 21, 2018: THE WOMAN'S PRIZE

THE WOMAN’S PRIZE by John Fletcher

June 18, 2018: ELECTRA

ELECTRA by Benito Perez Galdos

July 16, 2018: THE RECRUITING OFFICER

THE RECRUITING OFFICER by George Farquhar

August 20, 2018: RAM-ALLEY: OR MERRY TRICKS

RAM-ALLEY: OR MERRY TRICKS by Lording Barry

September 17, 2018: MINE EYES HAVE SEEN

MINE EYES HAVE SEEN by Alice Dunbar Nelson

October 22, 2018: THE VAMPIRE

THE VAMPIRE by James Robinson Planche’

November 19, 2018: MYSTERY BOUFFE

MYSTERY BOUFFE by Vladimir Mayakovsky

December 17, 2018: EXILES

EXILES by James Joyce

Previously:

October 16, 2017: VOTES FOR WOMEN!

VOTES FOR WOMEN! by Elizabeth Robins: The first suffragette play, Votes for Women! was Elizabeth Robins’ most famous work for the stage.  Set in England in 1907 the protagonist, Jean, is engaged to an older politician, Stoner, who is up for election.  At a society gathering Jean meets the mysterious Miss Levering, who shocks Jean by telling her about the plight of poor and homeless women in England.  This leads Jean to attend a suffragette rally and experience the politics of her day up close and personal for the first time. The rally wakes Jean to more than just politics, though, as Miss Levering’s past is revealed.

Director- Beth Josephsen
Stage Manager- Rebecca Sharrer

Cast-
Myia Eren
Amanda Cawthorne Short
Cate Blair-Wilhelm
Vicky Welsh Bragg
McLane Nagy
Micah Logsdon
Ross Shirley
Andrew Trimmer
Robert “Mac” McDannold
Samuel Bowen Partridge

September 18, 2017: OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD

OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD by Timberlake Wertenbaker: This Tony-nominated play is the true story of the first convicts transported to Australia – and their production of The Recruiting Officer, the hit comedy of the 1780s. It is a profound story on the nature of justice and class, and is deeply invested in how the “theater can be a humanizing force.”

Capt. Arthur Phillip/John Wisehammer- Shaun Brown
Maj. Robbie Ross/Ketch Freeman- Casey Merkey
Capt. David Collins/Robert Sideway- Adam Simon
Capt. Watkin Tench/Black Caesar/Aborigine- Chris Casanova Jones
Capt. Jeremy Campbell/Harry Brewer/John Arscott- David Harewood
Rev. Johnson/Liz Morden- Colleen Nerney
Lt. George Johnston/Mary Brenham- Alison Brogan
Lt. Will Dawes/Meg Long/ Duckling Smith- Beth Josephsen
2nd Lt. Ralph Clark- Samuel Bowen Partridge
2nd Lt. William Faddy/Dabby Bryan- Ayla Stirnaman

Director- Philip J. Hickman
Stage Manager- Ellie Allen
House Manager- Grace Reinhart

August 21, 2017: FASHION, OR, LIFE IN NEW YORK

FASHION, OR LIFE IN NEW YORK by Anna Cora Mowatt (1845): A social satire on a young country and the follies that can befall a nation trying to find its identity. Fashion features social-climbing New Yorkers trying to imitate European manners, scoundrels trying to escape their misdeeds by fleeing to America, and a scattering of honest men and women chipping away at the affected pretensions of their countrymen. Although this play was written over 170 years ago, its ideas still hold true—all that glitters is not gold, sometimes what seems like coal is truly a diamond in the rough, and what’s in fashion can’t always be trusted.

Adam Trueman- Robert “Mac” McDannold
Count Jolimaitre- Stefan Langer
Colonel Howard- John Vincent Quigley
Mr. Tiffany- Victor Little
T. Tennyson Twinkle- Stefan Farrenkopf
Augustus Fogg- Jeb Bigelow
Snobson- Justin Nawman
Zeke- David Harewood
Mrs. Tiffany- Alycia Yates
Prudence- Emily Turner
Millinette- Natalia White
Gertrude- Chloe Beck
Seraphina Tiffany- McLane Nagy

Director- Andy Falter
Stage Management- Rebecca Sharrer
House Management- Keely Heyl

July 17, 2017: A BOLD STROKE FOR A WIFE

A BOLD STROKE FOR A WIFE by Susanna Centlivre (1717): In this comedy, Centlivre evaluates the social obstacles that come with money, power, and love. Four guardians, each possessing contradictory opinions and attitudes, hold Anne Lovely under their protection and refuse her to wed until they each approve of the same man. A spirited military officer is determined to outwit them all. Lovely joins his pursuit, and together they form a plan to manipulate the men. Centlivre writes with satirical, bold strokes. She critiques political and social systems in eighteenth-century England and reimagines the role of marriage in A Bold Stroke for a Wife.

Freeman/Simon Pure- Shane Egan
Mrs. Prim- Beth Josephsen
Periwinkle- Stewart Bender
Tradelove- Colton Weiss
Col. Fainwell- Justin King
Anne Lovely- Aileen Targett
Obediah Prim- Trenton Weaver
Betty- Karlie Kaizer
Sir Phillip Modelove- Shaun Brown
Sackbut- Jason Speicher

Director- Allison Brogan
Stage Management- Alexa Raasch
House Management- Grace Rinehart

June 19, 2017: A MAN'S WORLD

A MAN’S WORLD by Rachel Crothers (1910): A great lead-in to this series, A Man’s World is the story of Frank Ware, a female author in Greenwich Village in 1910, who publishes under a man’s name in order to get ahead.

Frank Ware- Susan Wismar
Lione Brune- Aileen Targett
Clara Oakes- Allison Brogan
Kiddie- Gretchen Reed
Malcolm Gaskell- Ross Shirley
Fritz Bahn- Philip J. Hickman
Wells Trevor- David Harewood
Emile Grimeaux- Ben Sostrom

Director- Adam Simon
Stage Management- Alexa Raasch
House Management- Ayla Stirnaman and Grace Rinehart