Winner of the Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play (2004), “Shakespeare in Hollywood” is Ken Ludwig's comedy tale set in 1930’s Hollywood about the making of the Warner Brothers 1935 movie version of Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night's Dream”--but served with a twist!
The “real” Oberon and Puck from Shakespeare’s day have taken a wrong turn in their time travel and have landed right on the sound stage of a Burbank lot, just before shooting begins. As luck would have it, Victor Jory, who was to play Oberon, walks off the picture and Mickey Rooney, who is to play Puck, has broken his leg. Max Reinhardt is ecstatic to have two wonderful, real Shakespearean actors.
What follows is a farce that involves the likes of Will Hayes, Joe E. Brown, Jimmy Cagney, Dick Powell, Louella Parsons, Olivia De Havilland, the bimbo Lydia and the Warner brothers.
Jaime Del Mundo directs the play, which stars Joy Virata, Miguel Faustmann, Cris Villonco, Caissa Borromeo, Hans Eckstein, Red Concepcion, Robie Zialcita, Arnel Carrion, Reuben Uy, Topper Fabregas, Rem Zamora and Nic Campos.
“Shakespeare in Hollywood” runs April 1- 17, 2011, with shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and matinee shows on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:30 p.m, at Onstage, Greenbelt 1, Makati City. It is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Limited.
Comprising the artistic and creative team are Baby Barredo (artistic director), Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo (associate artistic director), Jaime del Mundo (director), John Batalla (lighting designer), Lex Marcos (set designer), TJ Ramos (sound designer) and Raven Ong (costume designer).
For tickets, inquiries and other information, call Repertory Philippines 5716926 and 5714941, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are also available at Ticketworld 8919999 or www.ticketworld.com.ph.
Visit www.repertory.ph, subscribe to youtube.com/repertoryphils, and add “Rep Phils” in Facebook.
These articles might interest you :
Anouk Wipprecht is not your average fashion designer. Her pieces go beyond fabric and stitches, and into the realm of exoskeletal 3D printing and... Read more19 hours, 34 minutes ago by Trendytechie
Mrs. Tina Knowles-Lawson, was asked about the sex of her superstar daughter Beyonce twins. Knowles-Lawson, who is already a grandmother to Beyonce’s daughter,... Read moreThe 29 April 2017 by Firstladyb
Manhattan School of Music unearths Die Zigeunerbaron. by Paul J. Pelkonen True love wins the day in the last scene if Die Zigeunerbaron.Photo courtesy... Read moreThe 29 April 2017 by Superconductor
CULTURE, THEATRE & OPERA
Everyone can learn business 101 in business school, but applying what you've learned can be another story altogether. To build a successful and strategic... Read moreThe 29 April 2017 by Divine T.
BUSINESS, MARKETING & ADVERTISING
Considering it's the end of April, the weather has been unseasonably cool this past week. We even had snow earlier in the week! Read moreThe 29 April 2017 by Hikingwithheather
It was a packed house at Barrymore’s last Saturday as a couple of local bands held a dual CD Release Party – The post Barrymore’s comes alive with the sound of... Read moreThe 29 April 2017 by Hendrik Pape
ENTERTAINMENT, MEDIA, MUSIC
Congrats are in order for Christian athlete, Russell Wilson and wife R B singer Ciara. The couple has welcomed a baby girl. Read moreThe 29 April 2017 by Firstladyb
MOST POPULAR FROM CULTURE
- Cutting Room by Pamelascott
- Opera Review: When Her Ship Comes In by Superconductor
- Franchise Completion Weekend – Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) by Newguy
- The Muse by Pamelascott
MOST RECOMMENDED IN CULTURE
- Opera Review: A Volga Display of Power by Superconductor
- Red Letter Day For The Feet by Ashleylister
- Jake Longly Series News by Dplylemd
- 20 Short Story Collections by African Women Writers by Bookshy