Marin Shakespeare Company - Hey nonny nonny and wild Shakespeare!--Pacific Sun

2008
The Winter's Tale

Directed by Lesley Schisgall Currier and Robert Currier

Jarion Monroe, Darren Bridgett and Ryan Schmidt in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

Producer’s Perspective:

As far as we can tell, this production was the first ever of The Winter’s Tale in Marin County. When both Jim Dunn and Ann Brebner can’t remember any other production, you know it’s probably a first. With The Winter’s Tale, our 20th Shakespeare play, Marin Shakespeare went over the halfway mark of the canon produced at Forest Meadows. (Although students in our education programs have performed Titus Andronicus and Love’s Labour’s Lost, which have yet to make it to the main stage.) It’s a rarely seen and sometimes misunderstood late romance. But for those whom it touches, it carries a weighty emotional punch.

 

 

 

 

 

Several talented actors joined our company for this production: Rafael Untalan straight off of three seasons at Ashland, Celia Madeoy who flew in from Arizona to audition and stole the role of Paulina, Jerry Hoffman from L.A. who acted with Bob Currier in college 42 years earlier, and Michael Ray Wisely who is a leading Bay Area actor we had long admired but never worked with.


 

 

We were also joined by many old friends, including Alexandra Matthew who we had long considered perfect for the emotionally vulnerable yet dignified lead role of Hermione.

 

 

 

Pairing comic geniuses George Maguire and Drew Hirshfield was a match made in heaven. Another great new find was Mark Robinson, who not only played the role of Florizell but also served with incredible skill as our Technical Director after the sad departure of long-time T.D. Ian Marsh who moved to L.A. to marry one of our former Interns. (Congratulations Ian and Tiffany!) Mark’s talented and dedicated wife Kate Magill took over as Marin Shakespeare’s new Education Director this year, and the infusion of energy from this pair has been fabulous.

 


 

 

Another delightful first was Kate Fox Marcom in the role of Perdita; this 17 year old actress and dancer is the daughter of one of Bob’s other college friends and is destined to have a very bright future onstage. And adding a strangely beautiful element to the production was Matthew Cavanna, whom we lured into bringing his talents as an actor, dancer and musician to add a very special dose of spirit to this wonder-filled story of loss and redemption.

– Lesley Schisgall Currier

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CAST & PRODUCTION STAFF

THE CAST

Time - Matthew Cavanna
Leontes - Rafael Untalan*
Hermione - Alexandra Matthew*
Mamillius - Gabriel Cowger
Polixenes - Scott Coopwood*
Paulina - Celia Madeoy*
Antigonus - Jerry Hoffman*
Camillo - Michael Ray Wisely*
Emilia - Liz Sklar
First Lord - William Elsman*
Second Lord - Brian Trybom
Gentlewomen - Elizabeth Mork, Jennifer Provenza
Dion - Josh Attias
Cleomenes - Rafael Miguel
A Mariner - Brian Trybom
Old Shepherd - George Maguire*
Young Shepherd - Drew Hirshfield*
Perdita - Kate Fox Marcom
Florizell - Mark Robinson
Autolycus - Jerry Hoffman*
Mopsa - Allison Rangel
Dorcas - Jennifer Provenza
Shepherdesses - Elizabeth Mork, Liz Sklar
Shepherds - Josh Attias, Joseph Mahar, Rafael Miguel

PRODUCTION STAFF

Producer - Lesley Schisgall Currier
Choreographer - Cynthia Pepper
Composer - Billie Cox
Costume Design - Abra Berman
Lighting Design - Ellen Brooks
Props Design - Joel Eis
Set Design - Bruce Lackovic
Stage Manager - Danielle Thomsen*
Assistant Stage Manager - Siri Olson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


* Member of Actor's Equity Association

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