Script-in-Hand Classics Festival

August 28th, 2018

August 23 – The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
August 24 – The Millionairess by George Bernard Shaw
August 25 – The Seagull by Anton Chekhov (Tom Stoppard’s translation)
Tickets – Available at the door – $7 one night, $10 for two nights, or $15 for all three nights
Curtain at 8pm for each show.


The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

Directed by: Jim Ewald

Synopsis: Listed by Harold Bloom as one of Shakespeare’s great comedies, “The Merchant of Venice” examines universal themes which are alarmingly topical: in the struggle between showing mercy and following the law, which should prevail? Is the quality of mercy truly not strained?

Cast List
Antonio, a merchant of Venice
Drew Biehl
Bassanio, Antonio’s friend, suitor to Portia
Fran Pedersen
Gratiano, friend to Bassanio
Vinny Ali
Portia, a rich heiress
Erin Guard
Nerissa, Portia’s maid-in-waiting
Christina Clements-Pijanowski
Shylock, a rich Jew
Ben Kendall
Jessica, daughter to Shylock
Natalie Lythgoe
Lorenzo, in love with Jessica
Steven Piccirelli
Launcelot Gobbo, the clown, servant to Shylock
Steve Travers
Salarino, friend to Antonio and Bassanio
Ken Wilson
Salerio, friend to Antonio and Bassanio
Henry Porreca
Prince of Morocco, suitor to Portia
Sedric Willis
Prince of Arragon, suitor to Portia
Steve Lythgoe
Duke of Venice/ Servant
Jackie Anderson
Tubal, a young Jew/ Messenger
Froy San Pedro



The Millionairess by George Bernard Shaw

Directed by: Ellen Wilson Dilks

Synopsis: George Bernard Shaw’s witty and biting examination of wealth and the class system eschews pat answers. Are the wealthy better equipped to find happiness than the poor? Or are they just luckier? And how does wealth affect the search for love?

Cast List
Epifania Ognisanti di Parerga Fitzfassenden
Cathy Gibbons-Mostek
Julius Sagamore
Paul Kerrigan
Alistair Fitzfassenden
Eric Crist
Patricia Smith
Kristy Boyer Chen
Adrian Blenderbland
Michael Steven Schultz
Doctor Ahmed el Kabir
Randino del Rosario
Sweatshop Owner
Jack Maher
His wife / Hotel Manager
Loretta Webhe



The Seagull by Anton Chekhov (Tom Stoppard’s translation)

Directed by: Thomas-Robert Irvin

Synopsis: Unrequited love. Artistic striving. Regret. Chekhov’s eternal themes and satiric exploration of human folly are given fresh life by Tom Stoppard’s vibrant translation.

Cast List
Ruth Wells Fischer
Rob Rosiello
Geoff Bruen
Meg Cranney
Rebecca Gudelunas
John Barker
Gwen Armstrong Barker
Steve Conner
Joel Guerrero
Jim Fryer
Stage Directions / Narration
Tim Oskin


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