Thursday, July 17, 2014

Casting "Antony and Cleopatra"

We are now casting for "Antony and "Cleopatra" to run November 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23 at the Gorton Theatre (home of the Gloucester Stage Company) with rehearsals starting mid September, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings in Rockport. Those interesting in performing or crew, please contact the director, Joseph Stiliano at .

Thursday, April 3, 2014


Come celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th birthday Wednesday, April 23 @ 7:30 PM in an evening of soliloquies, sonnets and songs featuring Jonathan Arnold, Rodney Dahlgren, Olivia Gale, Ashlee Holm, Alison Landoni, Beebe and Duncan Nelson, Jessie Sorrells, and Joseph Stiliano. Enjoy English Birthday cake, CAST's Stratford Punch, and door prizes after the performance. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 student available at the door or reserve at All proceeds benefit the CAST Scholarship Fund, now in its third year awarding $500 scholarships to local students pursuing degrees in the performing arts.
Rockport Community House                 58 Broadway
                         Look for the cannon and balloons.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

                          Featured in scenes as some of Shakespeare's famous and infamous couples are: Henry Cooper, Jeffrey Ellis, Madeliene Harlan, Ashlee Holm, Ray Jenness, Alison Landoni, David McCaleb, Nick Neyeloff, Dominic Parry, Tom Rash, Annegret Reimer, Donald Roby, Jessie Sorrells, Carl Thomsen, and Daria Whittaker.
There will be a reception with refreshments and door prizes after each performance.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Romance, Courtship, Sex, Marriage, and Other Catastrophes
February 14 & 15 @ 8 PM February 16 @ 3 PM
 Reception to follow with refreshments & prizes
Tickets: $15, general; $10 student; $5, youth under 19 available at the door or reserve at or 978-309-9669
Spiran Hall, Broadway and School St., Rockport

Scenes of love: generous, jealous, giving, possessive, innocent, calculating, nurturing, destructive, blind, hopeful, doomed, etc., with some of Shakespeare's famous and infamous couples playing out the many variations of this simple four letter word. Come join us for Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe's celebration of Valentine's Day. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Shakespeare On Love

First read-through of "Shakespeare On Love", CAST's Valentine's production to be performed February 14, 15, 16 at Spiran Hall, Rockport.

 Left to Right: Joseph Stiliano, Alison Landoni, David McCaleb, Henry Cooper
 L>R: Nick Neyeloff, Dominic Parry, Tom Rash
 L>R: Carl Thomsen, Donald Roby, Annegret Reimer
 L>R: Ashlee Holm, Daria Whittaker
 L>R: Jessie Sorrells, Nick Neyeloff, Dominic Parry, Tom Rash
 L>R: Jessie Sorrells, Nick Neyeloff
 L>R: Carl Thomsen, Jeffrey Ellis
 L>R: Jeffrey Ellis, Alison Landoni
 Madeleine Harlan
 Ray Jenness

L>R: Alison Landoni, David McCaleb, Henry Cooper

Sunday, January 5, 2014

CAST 2014

This year will mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. He is the most performed playwright in the world, and has had more movies made from his plays than any other author.
CAST's sixth season will continue with "Shakespeare On Love", a program of scenes featuring some of the plays' most famous and infamous couples, to celebrate Valentine's Day. Performances are February 14, 15, & 16 at Spiran Hall, Broadway and School Street, Rockport.
Scenes have been selected from "The Tempest", "Much Ado About Nothing", "The Winter's Tale", "Troilus and Cressida", "Twelfth Night", and "Macbeth". Also included is "Muse of Fire" by Joseph Stiliano, a short comedy based on Shakespeare's purported relationship with the supposed dark lady of the sonnets. The title is taken from the prologue to "Henry V", the content of the piece from conjecture, supposition and a few facts. The play was read last summer as part of a ten-minute play festival, organized and guided by M. Lynda Robinson for the Gloucester Writers' Center.
In April, CAST will be celebrating the 450th with its annual tribute and birthday party with traditional English cake and pastries. More to come about that.
We will soon be casting our May production, "The Merry Wives of Windsor" featuring Ray Jenness reprising the role of Falstaff, the rollicking, boisterous knight errant brought back by Shakespeare, supposedly at the request of Queen Elizabeth I. Anyone wishing to be considered for a role, should contact director Joseph Stiliano at .