Marin Shakespeare Company's Summer Season Ends this Weekend; 25th Anniversary Coming in 2014
As it looks towards celebrating its 25th Anniversary season in 2014, Marin Shakespeare Company wraps up its current summer season this weekend presenting final performances of its outdoor productions of "All's Well That Ends Well" at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28 and "A Comedy of Errors" at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29.
Performances are presented at the Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, located on the campus of Dominican University of California in San Rafael, Ca.
Marin Shakespeare Company continued its exploration of lesser-known Shakespeare plays this season presenting the Bard's quirky, romantic comedy "All's Well That Ends Well." Helena loves Bertram -but, Bertram's "just not that into her" in what is considered one of Shakespeare's "problem plays."
Robert Currier directs this witty production featuring Carla Pauli as Helena and Adam Magill as Bertram. The cast also features Scott Coopwood as Lafeu, Heather Cherry as Widow of Florence, Luisa Frasconi as Diana, James Hiseras as Parolles, Lucas McClure as Lavatch, Jessica Powell as Countess of Rousillon and Jack Powell as King of France.
One of Shakespeare's popular comedies was reinvented by Marin Shakespeare Company with a country-western musical adaptation. "A Comedy of Errors," adapted and directed by Lesley and Robert Currier, is set in Texas in this new irreverent, tuneful, knee-slapping production about luckless cowboys caught up in a comic adventure of mistaken identity and romantic love.
"A Comedy of Errors" features original tunes written by Leslie Harlib and stars Jon Deline as Dromio and Patrick Russell as Antipholus.
The ensemble cast (also performing the show's live musical accompaniment) are Amanda Salazar as Adriana, Jack Powell as Aegeon, Jessica Powell as Aemelia, Abby Sammons as Angela, Shirley Smallwood as Courtesan, Kyle Stoner as Deputy, Gary Grossman as Doctor Pinch, ELena Wright as Lucianna, Glenn Havlan as Luke and Jeffrey Lloyd Heatherly as Sheriff Duke.
Hayley Adams, Daniel Boarman, Alan Kendall, Jiawen Liang, Regan Lopez and Antonio Perez de la Cruz round out the cast.
The outdoor summer Shakespeare festival at Dominican University's Forest Meadows Amphitheatre was reestablished in 1989, after a group of Marin County Shakespeare enthusiasts strived to present the drama, poetry and fun of Shakespeare to Marin and North Bay audiences.
Robert Currier and Lesley Schisgall Currier were hired to create the "new" Marin Shakespeare Company. In the last 24 years the professional theater company has presented critically acclaimed and award-winning productions and received several special awards and accolades from North Bay publications including Marin Magazine, Pacific Sun and The Bohemian.
Tickets for "All's Well That Ends Well" and "A Comedy of Errors" can be reserved in advance or purchased at the door. The Marin Shakespeare Company offers discounted ticket options including "Pay Your Age" for adults 20 to 37-years old.
The Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, located at 890 Belle Avenue, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, Calif., opens one hour prior to show time for picnicking. Audiences are encouraged to bring picnics or purchase snacks at the Theatre Cafe. Warm clothing, jackets and blankets are recommended for evening performances. Parking is free.
For more information about final 2013 season performances call 415-499-4488 or visitwww.marinshakespeare.org