Arts Council announces Shakespeare 450th birthday performance cast

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 03:58 AM

Rutherford County Arts Council will present the Globe Repertory Company production of The Shakespeare Sampler on Wednesday, April 23 at 10 a.m. in the Foundation Performing Arts Center at Isothermal Community College.

The program will present 15 songs and scenes from nine of Shakespeare's most famous plays.  The program is in celebration of Shakespeare's 450th birthday, which falls on the performance date.  Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for students, school chaperones are free.  Rutherford County students are $5. Box seats are available at $25.

 The show is part of a new classics series which will be followed by Medieval Plays From The Bible in May and The Cyclops, a Greek comedy, in October.  For tickets, visit the Foundation box office or call 828/286-9990.  For toll free, call 1-800-US Globe (874-5623).  For general questions call 828/245-4000.

Scenes and songs included will be: the Prologue (“Muse of Fire”) from Henry V; the St. Crispin’s Day speech from Henry V, Act IV, Scene 3; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the ‘mechanical’ scenes, Act I, Scene 2; Act III, Scene1; and Act V, Scene 1; Romeo And Juliet, Act II, Scene 2; As You Like It, Act II, Scene 5, including the song “Under The Greenwood Tree”;  Act II, Scene 7, (All the World’s a stage…); Falstaff scenes from  Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2; “Who is Sylvia?,” the song from Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act IV, Scene 2; Macbeth, Act I, Scene 3 (Witches); and Act II, Scene 1 (the dagger speech); “The Cuckoo And The Owl,” a song from Love’s Labours Lost, Act V, Scene 2; and the song “Blow Thou Winter Wind” from As You Like It, Act II, Scene 7.

Matthew McEnnerney will play the roles of Narrator, the Chorus from Henry V, Falstaff, and Prospero.  Patrick Moss will play Henry V and Bottom. Brendan McEnnerney will play Quince, Horatio and Jaques. Kip Arrowood will play Flute and Men’s Chorus. Stephen Burgin will play Starveling and Francis. Billy Salyers will play Snout and Bardolph.  Les Beale will play Snug and Poins. Jeremiah Councill will play Macbeth, Amiens, Demetreus and men’s soloist. Devin McEnnerney will play Romeo, Prince Hal, Hamlet and Theseus. Laura Link will play Juliet and Ophelia.  Michael Lugo will play Cup Boy, Puck, and Page.  Josh Reep will play Peto and Lysander. Dana Stickney will play Witch, Hostess, Hippolyta and soloist. Alice Ziegler will play Witch, Hostess and Lady.  Sheila Salyers will play Witch and Singer. Shakespeare Singers include Sarah Rodriguez, Ainsley Lederfind, Rachael Palmeri, Chyanne Bliven, Hannah Searcy, Madison Reep, Rebekah Morgan, Charity Salyers and Gillian Stickney. "Here we have a play fitted.”