Actors Studio: Shakespeare in Hollywood

Actor’s Studio  Although the Actor’s Studio welcomes all interested students, the actors should expect to delve into the creative process fully on the first rehearsal. A top notch program, the Actor’s Studio encourages co-authoring of the story throughout the process, development of strong theatre skills and the pride of excellence that comes from working hard as an ensemble.  Actors should expect to work on the play 1-2 hours per week outside of class time on line memorization and play research as necessary.

Shakespeare in Hollywood

by Ken Ludwig

It’s 1934, and Shakespeare’s most famous fairies, Oberon and Puck, have magically materialized on the Warner Bros. Hollywood set of Max Reinhardt’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Instantly smitten by the glitz and glamour of show biz, the two are ushered onto the silver screen to play (who else?) themselves. With a little help from a feisty flower, blonde bombshells, movie moguls, and arrogant “asses” are tossed into loopy love triangles, with raucous results. The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious comic romp.

“Shakespeare in Hollywood is so deliciously inventive, you’d swear Ludwig and the Bard were in cahoots. At once poignant and funny, literary and farcical, sophisticated and silly, political and fanciful, high-brow and low-brow… a delight!” – The Baltimore Sun

“Mischief, mayhem and laughter abound as the Good Theater tackles this farcical notion in Ken Ludwig’s devilishly funny play Shakespeare in Hollywood…. There’s never a dull moment in this fun-filled piece.” – The Portland Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

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  • Grades: 7-12
  • Time: 6:30-8:30pm
  • Class Day/Dates: Wednesdays, Feb. 6 – April 24 (No class April 3)
  • Tech & Dress Rehearsals:  Monday, April 22 from 5pm- 8:30pm, Wednesday, April 24 from 3:30-8:30pm (extended)
  • Performance Dates: Friday, April 26 at 7:30pm & Saturday, Saturday, April 27 at 2pm
  • **Please also hold the evening of April 27 & daytime until 3pm on April 28 for possible added shows.
  • Location: Broadway Playhouse
  • Cost: $ 450 One-Time payment or $ 155/month in 3 payments
  • ($5/month processing fee on monthly payments. Fee is based on total program hours, not weekly classes)