Ken Ludwig's Shakespeare in Hollywood

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March 18– April 10, 2022

7:30pm Thurs/Fri/Sat evening | 2pm Sun; Sat matinee*

Shakespeare in Hollywood

a play by Ken Ludwig

*productions that include Saturday matinee performances will be noted in the show description

Shakespeare’s most famous fairies, movie moguls and blonde bombshells collide in an explosive comedy.

It’s 1934, the height of Hollywood’s Golden Age, and Shakespeare’s most famous fairies, Oberon and Puck, have magically materialized on the Warner Brothers lot in Hollywood. As they wander around the set of Max Reinhardt’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, they are instantly smitten by the glitz and glamour of the silver screen and immediately cast to play themselves. With a little help from blonde bombshells, movie moguls, and arrogant “asses” the two are tossed into loopy love triangles, with hilarious and raucous results.

Two performances of Shakespeare in Hollywood will be ASL (American Sign Language) interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing:

  • Sunday 3/27
  • Friday 4/1
Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
Cast of Characters
Jack Warner
Max Reinhardt
Will Hays
Olivia Darnell
Lydia Lansing
Louella Parsons
Dick Powell
Joe E Brown
Jimmy Cagney
Tarzan (Johnny Weissmuller)
Creative Team
directed bySean Hargadon
production managerJim and Kate Quan

Photos by Ken Beach