Live Oak Theatre announces the cast of the first venture in its Shakespeare on the Green series, “The Bard Unleashed.” Here is the cast of this unique and fun interpretation of selected Bard works:
Chris Rees: Narrator, Lord Capulet, Doctor
Cherilyn Staley: Jacques monologue, Nurse, Helena, Witch #3, Ross, (Jeopardy): Actor 3, Beatrice, Bardolph
Lenia Richards: Orsino monologue, Juliet, Witch #2, (Jeopardy) Actor 2, Margaret, Gadshill
Lindsay McTague: Desdemona monologue, Hermia, Desdemona, Poins
Makayah Rees: Cordelia, Lady Macbeth, Ursula, Actor
Stephania Torres: Shylock monologue, Servant, Witch #1, Gentlewoman, Katharina, Hero,
Ben Staley: Romeo, Hermia’s Father, Malcolm, Hamlet, Falstaff
Elijah Torres: Hamlet Monologue, Benvolio, Lysander, Banquo, (Jeopardy) Actor 1, Prince Henry (Hal)
Ely Walters: Friar Francis monologue, Tybalt (Tibalt), Puck, Macduff, Petruchio, Peto
Eje Walters: Mercutio, Demetrius, Macbeth, Othello, Vintner
About THE BARD UNLEASHED
Worlds collide in this non-traditional Shakespearean presentation. Audiences will be taken on a literary journey through a variety of the Bard’s works featuring comedy, tragedy, betrayal, and star-crossed love.
You will experience them all, with a few modern twists and turns along the way, making the unfamiliar, familiar.
ROMEO AND JULIET – several scenes condensed, including the balcony scene
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – scene in the Enchanted Forest, with a twist
MACBETH – entire play condensed into 15 minutes
HAMLET (TO BE OR NOT TO BE speech) – as you’ve never seen it
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW – Petruchio and Katharina meet
OTHELLO – the murder of Desdemona
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING – the gulling of Beatrice; dialogue modernized
HENRY IV PART 1 – Falstaff in all his glory
The Bard Unleashed will be performed October 9-11, 16-18, and 23-25 at the Carol and Frank Morsani Center for the Arts, 21030 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, Florida 34601. Seats are $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 13 and under, when accompanied by an adult.
COVID SAFETY MEASURES
We have been carefully monitoring CDC guidelines since we opened for camp this summer. Temperatures are taken of anyone who enters the building. Hand sanitizer stations are set up throughout the building and we’ve been spraying down seats, ballet barres, bathrooms, doorknobs and just about everything else that can be sprayed on a regular basis.
For OUTDOOR performances, seating will be socially distanced according to each group’s reservation. Individual socially distanced seats are available, as well. We request that our audience wear masks when standing in line or going indoors. When seated in your socially distanced outdoor seating you may remove them if you prefer!
For INDOOR performances, seating will be socially distanced according to each group’s reservation. Individual socially distanced seats are available, as well. Masks will be required at all times while indoors for the duration of the show and while in line for dessert/coffee.
Due to the nature of socially distanced seating, and the limited ticket availability for each performance, all ticket reservations must be made no later than 48 hours in advance of each performance. Payments must also be made in advance either online, by mail or by dropping off a check at the box office.
About Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT),
Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT) is a not-for-profit 501 (C) (3) repertory company of local artists, located at the Carol and Frank Morsani Center for the Arts, 21030 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, FL 34601. The Live Oak Theatre Company exists to enrich families, individuals and the community as a whole by providing positive artistic experiences in the Performing Arts – including excellent, affordable, and edifying family friendly entertainment, performance, and educational opportunities for Theatre patrons and participants of all ages.
For more information about the Live Oak Theatre Company, including sponsorship and audition opportunities, call 352-593-0027, email firstname.lastname@example.org , or go to www.LiveOakTheatre.org. Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LiveOakTheatre.