FREE Shakespeare in the Park
August 01, 2020 - October 01, 2020
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Welcome

Welcome! Thank you for joining us at the 2020 FREE Shakespeare in the Park tonight!

CSC provides one of the largest programs for free outdoor Shakespeare in the nation, both in number of stops and the radius of the region visited.  Admission to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Shakespeare in the Park Tour is free and open to the public. 

This summer, if you are attending a live performance, thank you for maintaining social distance from other groups and wearing a mask as much as possible. Thank you for keeping our actors and your fello audience members safe.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Puck/Theseus .......... Arrianna Chai

Oberon/Egeus/Snug .......... Angelique Archer

Helena/Hippolyta/Quince/Moth .......... Abigail Rose Nakken

Hermia/Titania/Snout .......... Colleen Dougherty

Lysander/Flute/Cobweb .......... Lennon Hu

Demetrius/Bottom .......... Marcus Anthony*

 

MACBETH

Macbeth .......... Angelique Archer

Lady Macbeth/Witch 1/Young Siward .......... Abigail Rose Nakken

Macduff/Duncan/Lennox/Murderer 1.......... Marcus Anthony

Banquo/Ross/Porter/Siward.......... Lennon Hu

Malcolm/Witch 3/Doctor/Murderer 2.......... Arrianna Chai

Sergeant/Lady Macduff/Witch 2/Seyton/Fleance.......... Colleen Dougherty

 

ROMEO & JULIET

Juliet/Abraham.......... Arrianna Chai

Romeo/Sampson .......... Lennon Hu

Nurse/Prince/Paris .......... Colleen Dougherty

Tybalt/Friar.......... Angelique Archer

Benvolio/Lord Capulet .......... Marcus Anthony

Mercutio/Lady Capulet/Lady Montague.......... Abigail Rose Nakken

 

*At certain performances, these roles will be played David Derringer

Marcus Anthony
Ensemble Member / Debut

Marcus Anthony is a Texas native with a BA in theatre & dance performance from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. In 2019, he spent his summer at North Dakota Shakespeare portraying the roles of Don John in “Much Ado About Nothing” and Malcolm in “Macbeth”. Before arriving to Cincy Shakes he co-directed, and performed in a production of TOPDOG/UNDERDOG by Suzan Lori-Parks.

Angelique Archer
Tour Manager / Ensemble Member / Debut

Angelique Archer is delighted to be a part of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s 2020-2021 Professional Touring Company! Originally from Miami, FL Angelique is a proud graduate of Hamilton College where she studied both Theatre and Economics. She also spent a semester in London studying with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Some of her favorite credits include “Love’s Labour’s Lost” (Princess of France) with the Great River Shakespeare Company, “Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play” (Colleen/Bart) at Hamilton College, and “As You Like It” (Phoebe) with the Saratoga Shakespeare Company. In addition to acting, she is pursuing directing and playwriting, as well as a path of advocacy for people of color in the arts. Special thanks to her family for their continued love and support.

Arrianna Chai
Ensemble Member / Debut

Arrianna Chai is a graduate of Webster University. She is originally from Louisiana and now lives in Cincinnati, Ohio as a part of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Touring Company.

Colleen Dougherty
Ensemble Member / Debut

Colleen Doughtery is so excited to be working with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. She is a recent graduate of The Conservatory of Theater Arts at Webster University. Some of her favorite credits include #8 in “The Wolves” (The Repertory Theater of St. Louis), Audrey in “As You Like It” and Tilly Evans in “She Kills Monsters” (The Conservatory of Theater Arts). She would like to thank her parents for their constant love and support!

Lennon Hu
Ensemble Member / Debut

Lennon Hu is grateful to join this year’s CSC touring company! Lennon recently graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.A. in Theatre and Creative Writing. Recent credits include Andrej in “Once” at Virginia Rep, Edgar in “King Lear” at Prague Shakespeare Company, and Tiny Tom in “Urinetown” at TheatreLab. Lennon thanks his friends and family for their never ending support. Follow his Instagram for his modeling and music work @lennonxhu

Abigail Rose Nakken
Ensemble Member / Debut

Abigail Rose Nakken Abigail holds a BFA in Classical Acting and Shakespeare Studies from Southern Utah University. Regionally,  she’s performed at the Utah Shakespeare Festival (“Macbeth”, “Shakespeare in Love”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Fiddler on the Roof”), SimonFest Theatre Company (“I Left my Dignity in my other Purse”, “A Christmas Carol: On the Air”), and Kentucky Shakespeare Festival (“Hamlet”, “Shakespeare Alive”, “Living History”). Her collegiate credits include Eurydice in “Eurydice”, Macbeth in “Macbeth”, and Queen Elizabeth in “Richard III”.  Abigail has also been an educator for many years, specifically working with the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s Playmakers Program as a teacher and director.

Kamryn Cosby
Assistant Stage Manager / Debut

Kamryn Cosby is excited to have the opportunity to work for her first time here at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. She is a recent graduate of Wright State University Theatre Design/Technology program. Kamryn has had opportunities to work outside the University with The Human Race Theatre Company, Dayton Opera, and Cincinnati LAB Theatre in various positions from Production Assistant to Stage Manager. She has stage managed shows at Wright State from “Mamma Mia!” to “Mother Courage and Her Children”. This is her first time being a Tour Coordinator and Rehearsal Stage Manager and she is excited to be adding these tools to her Stage Management tool belt. She is so excited to be doing what she loves in such a hard time in this country. She would like to thank her family and various mentors for helping her to get to where she is today!

David Derringer
Understudy / 2nd Season

David Derringer is ecstatic to be returning to work with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company after a successfull season as Tour Manager and member of the Touring Company last season. After receiving his MFA from the University of Alabama in 2018, he performed a second consecutive summer with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival followed by a nine month contract with the AD Players touring unit based out of Houston, TX. Some favorite roles of performance yore include Jim O'Connor in "The Glass Menagerie" and The Player King in "Hamlet". He couldn't ask for a better company to work with as he has always wanted to return to the “513” since he graduated with his BFA in Acting from Northern Kentucky University. Go Norse and Roll Tide!

Please Note: Very Important- The schedule is subject to last minute changes, especially this summer. Check back here the day of the event you wish to attend to confirm that it is still going forward. Also follow us on Facebook for more updates regarding rain or last minute cancellations the evening of a performance. 

Friday, August 14, 2020 @ 7-8:30 pm (no intermission)
City of Erlanger, Flagship Park
Live performance* at 1 Flagship Drive, Erlanger, KY 41018
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Saturday, August 15, 2020 @ 7-8:30 pm (no intermission)
3CDC, Washington Park
Live performance* at 1230 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sunday, August 16, 2020 @ 7-8:30 pm (no intermission)
3CDC, Washington Park
Live performance* at 1230 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Friday, August 21, 2020 @ 7-8:30 pm (no intermission)
Cincinnati Museum Center, Parking Lot
Drive in live performance* (remain in car) at 1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45203
Note: No public restrooms available on site.
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Saturday, August 22, 2020 @ 7-8:30 pm (no intermission)
City of Lebanon, Bicentennial Park
Live performance* at Mulberry and Cherry Streets, Lebanon, OH 45036
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 @ 7-8:30 pm (no intermission)
City of Fairfield Parks & Recreation
Live streamed performance (no live audience) at https://www.facebook.com/events/3335602629783314/
Romeo and Juliet

Friday, August 28, 2020 @ 7-8:30 pm (no intermission)
City of Erlanger, Flagship Park
Live performance* at 1 Flagship Drive, Erlanger, KY 41018
Romeo and Juliet

Saturday, August 29, 2020 @ 7-8:30 pm (no intermission)
Montgomery Arts Commission, Montgomery Park
Live performance* at 10105 Montgomery Rd, Montgomery, OH 45242
Romeo and Juliet

Sunday, August 30, 2020@ 7-8 pm (no intermission)
WXVU/WMUB 91.7 Radio
1 hour radio drama version (listen from home)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Friday, September 4, 2020 @ 7-8:30 pm (no intermission)
Cincinnati Museum Center, Parking Lot
Note: No public restrooms available on site.
Drive in live performance* (remain in car) at 1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45203
Macbeth

*For live performances, check with individual parks for that location’s specific guidelines regarding COVID.

If you are interested in booking a performance at your park or outdoor venue contact jeanna.vella@cincyshakes.com to inquire about prices and availability.