Thursday, October 10, 2013

Red Carpet Opening, October 31 2013

Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe will roll out the red carpet for its 2013 - 14 season premier "As You Like It". Patrons attending dressed up for the gala occassion will receive a gift from CAST and are invited to join the cast and crew for an after performance reception. So dress up and come have fun with us on Opening night, Thursday, October 31, 2013.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

As You Like It: Dance Rehearsal

Top: Carl Thomsen, choreographer, works with Andrew Hoover (Orlando); middle Carl swinging with Lauren Ashly Suchecki (Rosalind); bottom Carl and Lauren - breaking up isn't hard to do.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Cast members of "As You Like It" gathered for a read through before the start of rehearsals.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Casting for AYLI

For a role in William Shakespeare's popular comedy "As You Like It" to open October 31 at the Gorton Theatre (home of the Gloucester Stage Company) with rehearsals beginning September 3. For more information and to interview for a role, contact the director, Joseph Stiliano at .
Still open are the roles of Adam, Duke Senior, Silivius, Phebe, Audrey, Dennis/William and First Lord/ Jaques deBoys.
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Monday, April 29, 2013

Season 2012 - 13 Finale

"Love's Labour's Lost" takes place in the kingdom of Navarre, where young King Ferdinand calls on his courtiers to join him in a pledge to undertake a strict regimen of study and celibacy. The court nobles, after reluctantly accepting, are sorely tested in their resolve - as is the king - by the arrival of the princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting.
As each man seeks a way around his vow to forego fleshly desire, and the Princess and her ladies see through the men's clumsy attempts at wooing, the stage is set for some romanric hi-jinks. They set out to prove that as the pen may be mightier than the sword, neither is a match for a woman's sharp tongue. Disguises, false identities, and a masked ball complicate the situation, leaving the king and his men scrambling to recover some semblence of dignity and possibly the love of the women they pursue.
The cast includes David Alvarado, Beth Bevins, John Butterworth, Chuck Francis, Ashlee Holm, Elizabeth Jelinek, Luke Miller, Carly Moulton, Ian O'Connor, Dominic Parry, Jim Robinson, Matt Schwabauer, Jessie Sorrells, Joseph Stiliano, David Sullivan, and Bianca Tocco.

Monday, April 1, 2013

CELEBRATE! One performance only!

Scenes and sonnets performed by cast members: Henry V Prologue, Ray Jenness; As You Like It , Act III, sc. 5, Ken Stoeffler, Jessie Sorrells, Olivia Gale; Richard II, Act III, sc. 2 (monologue) Nick Neyeloff; As You Like It, Act II, Sc. 7, "All the world's a stage ..." Matthew Recine; Hamlet Act III, sc. 1, Hamlet/Ophelia, Jonathan Arnold, Ashlee Holm; The Two Gentlemen of Verona Act IV, sc. 2, "Who is Silvia?" Olivia Gale; Hamlet Act III, sc. 3, Claudius' soliloquy, Joseph Stiliano; The Merchant of Venice Act III, sc. 1, Shylock, Matthew Recine; Richard III, Act I, sc. 1, soliloquy, Nick Neyeloff; Julius Caesar, Act III, sc. 2, Antony's funeral speech, Jessie Sorrells; The Taming of the Shrew, Act II, sc. 1, Kate and Petruchio, Ashlee Holm and Jonathan Arnold; King Lear, Act I sc. 2, Edmund's soliloquy Ken Stoeffler; Much Ado About Nothing, Act II, sc. 1 Benedick's soliloquy Matthew Recine; Twelfth Night, Act V "When that I was and a little tiny boy ...", Olivia Gale.
Sonnets: 29, 35, 66, 116, 130, 135, 140, 141.
At the Shakespeare Celebration, Ray Jenness, president of CAST presents this year's $500 scholarship award to Mia Formichella of Gloucester. The award is for Cape Ann high school seniors pursuing higher education in the performing arts.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

From Clare Higgins

Now is the winter of my disinterment

Made glorious news by common digger’s hand.

In a new world they have unearth’d my bones:

Where barded steeds once galloped off to war,

Now metal horses thunder o’er the roads,

And men have stationed them above my grave.

Five hundred summers I slept in the earth

Once grim-faced war robbed me of life betimes.

What good I did was with me deep interr’d;

My honor wounded by a playwright’s pen.

Though I’ll be buried as befits a king,

The scholars still debate my history.

And yet what secrets I would fain unlock,

To all the world’s ears, if my bones could talk.

By Clare Higgins

Monday, February 4, 2013

Mark Your Calendar

February 27, Opening Night: All Tickets $5!