For its fifth show of the 2018-19 season, The Players Club of Swarthmore will present "Shakespeare in Hollywood," a supernatural, screwball comedy romp, by Ken Ludwig.
"Shakespeare in Hollywood" is directed by Paul Kerrigan.
It’s 1934, and Shakespeare’s most famous fairies, Oberon (Brandon Young, of Secane) and Puck (Jennifer Greenfield, of Wynnewood) magically materialized on the Warner Bros. Hollywood set of Max Reinhardt’s (Jeffrey Barg, of Philadelphia) "A Midsummer Night’s Dream." Instantly smitten by the glitz and glamour of show biz, the two are ushered into the silver screen to play (who else?) themselves. With a little help from a feisty flower, blonde bombshells and movie moguls, they are tossed into loopy love triangles with raucous results. The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious comedy.
Additional cast members in Shakespeare in Hollywood include Valentina Raffaelli, of Drexel Hill; Kevin Towell, of Havertown; Anthony SanFilippo, of Springfield; Rose E. Azrael, of Brookhaven; Mark Jones, of Springfield; Bernadette Langdon, of West Chester; Jeff Ragan, of Conshohocken; Mike Solokowski, of Manayunk; Bobby DiPasquale, of Bala Cynwyd; Todd Barton, of Bala Cynwyd; Jim Ewald, of Philadelphia; David E. Griffith, of Boothwyn; Joe Selfridge, of Philadelphia; Phil Impriano, of Ridley Park; Doris Chan, of Garnet Valley; and Danielle Agan, of Springfield.
"Shakespeare in Hollywood" runs from Friday, Feb. 8, through Saturday, Feb. 23.
Performances are Feb. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m.; Feb. 10 and 17 at 2 p.m.; and Feb. 14 and 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Audiences can meet the artists in a talk back discussion following the Feb. 17 performance.
Tickets are available at pcstheater.org, by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111 or at the door.
For more information, visit pcstheater.org.