Mainstage #1


     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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    Rehearsal Times:  

     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 


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    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

     Comedy; Farce


    Includes Physical Comedy, Stage Combat

    and Special Effects



    8m 4w






     Hollywood; on the set of the Warner Bros. film of Max Reinhardt's A Midsummer Night's Dream.



     Winner! of the 2004 Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play





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