Department of Theatre

Summer 2000

 

Durango Shakespeare Festival Summer 2000 
 
As You Like It
 
Directed by Theresa A. Carson.
 
As the play opens, Duchess Fredrica has usurped the title and throne of her elder brother Duke Senior who takes up residence in the Forest of Arden with his loyal band of followers, leaving his daughter, Rosalind, at the court. Into this situation enter Orlando and Oliver de Boys, two brothers divided by enmity. After a spirited wrestling match that Orlando wins (to everyone's surprise) Rosalind becomes smitten with Orlando and plans to charm him into marriage with the help of her confidant Celia and her alter ego disguised as a boy, Ganymede. They are accompanied by Touchstone the clown. Once they've all been banished to the forest they discover their freedoms away from the court, and romance abounds. Orlando winds up in the company of Duke Senior's men, pining for his lost Rosalind, and leaves a path of tree carvings which keep Ganymede and Celia hot on his trial. Whilst in the forest and in disguise, Rosalind tries her hand a matchmaking with Phebe and Silvius, only to end up the object of Phebe's affection. Touchstone, meanwhile, has taken interest in a country girl named Audrey adding the the multiple developing passions. Eventually, Oliver and Orlando reconcile their differences after a near death experience, the Duchess has a change of heart about the Duke's throne, and of course they all fall in love and live happily ever after.
 
~Alyssa Graves
 
Cast
 
 
 
Duke Senior-Richard Linger 
 
Duchess Fredrica-Diane C. Peet 
 
Jaques-Toby Minor 
 
Le Beau-Keith Reinhardt 
 
China-Lisa Zwisler 
 
Oliver-Colin V. Jones 
 
Orlando-John Mark Zink 
 
Adams-Dennis Johnson 
 
Touchstone-Ezekiel Oak 
 
Corin-William Edwards 
 
Silvius-Erick Herrscher 
 
Rosalind-Emily Sandack 
 
Celia-Rebecca Dutton 
 
Phebe-Lisa Zwisler 
 
Audrey- Tyra Vegas 
 
 
 
Artistic Staff
 
 
 
Director-Theresa A. Carson 
 
Set Designer-Richard Earl Laster 
 
Costume Designer-Jane Gould 
 
Lighting Designer-LeAnn Brubaker 
 
Scenic Artist-Cathy Campion 
 
Dance Choreographer-Kathryn Moller 
 
Fight Choreographer-Theresa A. Carson, Sally A. Kenyon 
 
Stage Manager-Rebecca Herron 
 
Shop Supervisor-Adrienne Harper 
 
Assistant Stage Manager-Whit Canatsey 
 
Costume Shop Assistant-Amy Oerlich 
 
Lighting Assistant- Carrie Young
 
 
 
Production Staff
 
 
 
Michelle Cockle
 
Amanda Miller
 
Emmy Noe
 
Dawn Owens
 
Karen Pittman
 
Heather Rasmussen
 
Keith Reinhardt
 
Nicholaus Sandner
 
Audrey Tebrich
 
Laine Vick
 
 
 
 
 
Taming of The Shrew
 
Directed by Tim Pinnow.
 
Gentle Bianca has no shortage of admirers in Padua. In fact, three men are suing for her hand in marriage. However, Bianca's father, Baptista, Decrees that she may not marry until her beautiful, but shrewish sister, Katherina, is betrothed. Bianca's three suitors--Lucentio, Hortensio, and Gremio--then persuade Petruchio, a rough-hewn gentleman of Verona who is seeking his fortune, to woo the sharp-tongued Katherina. They pledge to help pay the cost of courting her. There's an added incentive for Petruchio: Katherina has a handsome dowry. So he vows to woo her in spite of her spitfire temperament. When Katherina and he meet the first time, the sparks begin to fly. Comedy ensues.
 
~Alyssa Graves
 
Cast
 
 
 
Christopher Sly-William Edwards 
 
Baptista-George Spelvin 
 
Vincento-Jerry Luethi 
 
Lucentio-Colin V. Jones 
 
Petruchio-Darrin Stevens 
 
Gremio-Toby Minor 
 
Hortensio-John Mark Zink 
 
Tranio-Nicholaus Sandner
 
Biondello-Ezekiel Oak 
 
Grumio-Audrey Tebrich 
 
Curtis-Michelle Cockle 
 
Pesant-Toby Minor 
 
Katherina-Amber Hammonds 
 
Bianca-Heather Bower 
 
Widow-Jennifer Carnes 
 
Tailor-Jane Gould 
 
Haberdasher-Michelle Cockle 
 
Servants-Amanda Miller, Rachel Tanner, Beth Thompson
 
 
 
Artistic Staff
 
 
 
Director-Tim Pinnow 
 
Set Designer-Richard Earl Laster 
 
Costume Designer-Jane Gould 
 
Lighting Designer-LeAnn Brubaker 
 
Scenic Artist-Cathy Campion 
 
Dramaturg-Carly Preston 
 
Stage Manager-Shereen Abu Saeedi 
 
Shop Supervisor-Adrienne Harper 
 
Assistant Stage Manager-Carrie Young, Michelle Cockle 
 
Costume Shop Assistant-Carrie Foissel 
 
Stage Hand- Laine Vick
 
 
 
Production Staff
 
 
 
Michelle Cockle
 
Amanda Miller
 
Emmy Noe
 
Dawn Owens
 
Karen Pittman
 
Heather Rasmussen
 
Keith Reinhardt
 
Nicholaus Sandner
 
Rachel Tanner