It's 1934, and Shakespeare's most famous fairies, Oberon and Puck, have magically materialized on the Warner Bros. Hollywood set of Max Reinhardt's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Instantly smitten by the glitz and glamour of show biz, the two are ushered onto 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 comic romp.
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Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 2:45-5:30pm
Monday, Nov. 7 10am-5pm
Tuesday, Nov. 8-11 2:30-8pm
Tech Rehearsal: Sat. Nov. 12, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dress Rehearsal Dates:
Monday, Nov. 14 & Tuesday Nov. 15 2:45-10:00 pm
Production Dates: November 17, 18, 19 2016 @ 7:00 pm
LOUELLA PARSONS - first American movie gossip columnist and radio personality
MAX REINHARDT - 60's, film director, German accent
DICK POWELL - 20's, actor, good-looking/boyish; plays Lysander
JACK WARNER - head of Warner Bros. studio; "tough as nails"
DARYL - 25-30's, assistant to Jack; known in the film buisness as a "yes-man"
LYDIA LANSING - beautiful blond starlet with a whiny, show-girl voice
OBERON - a character from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream; He is King of the faries
PUCK - a character from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream; He is a servant to Oberon, who is clever and mischievous
OLIVIA DARNELL - 20s, a movie actress, a Hollywood starlet
WILL HAYS- 50's, movie censor
JOE E. BROWN actor and comedian; plays Flute
JIMMY CAGNEY - actor and dancer; plays Nick Bottom
ENSEMBLE - cameramen, seamstresses, drink runners, etc.
The play is written for 12 actors; 4 women and 8 men. The actors playing Hays, Brown, Cagney, Powell and Daryl double as Albert, Harry, Sam, Groucho, Tarzan and the Cowboy. (this is what the play suggests, however, we will cast what is in the best interest of PCH)
Full Length Play
Includes Physical Comedy, Stage Combat
and Special Effects
Hollywood; on the set of the Warner Bros. film of Max Reinhardt's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Winner! of the 2004 Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play
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