Shakespeare In Love

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Dmae features the 67th season of Lakewood Theatre Company with Shakespeare in Love. She’ll talk with director David Sikking about the romantic comedy that was first a film and now on stage. The show runs November 1 – December 8, 2019 in Lake Oswego. And she also features an excerpt of an interview by Jenna Yokoyama about The Brothers Paranormal at CoHo Productions with playwright Prince Gomolvilas and actors Andrea White and Samson Syharath.

Music by Joe Kye at JoeKye.com

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Lakewood Theatre Company presents Shakespeare in Love, directed by David Sikking, a romantic comedy, based on the award-winning screenplay by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman. The story was adapted for the stage by Lee Hall with music by Paddy Cunneen and plays at Lakewood Theatre Company November 1 – December 8, 2019.

Performances begin Friday November 1 and continue Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM, Wednesday performances at 7:30 PM (November 13 and December 4),
Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM (November 3, 10, 24, and December 1, 8)
and Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM (November 17 and December 1).
Note: there is no performance on Thanksgiving.

Ticket prices are $34/adults and $32/seniors. Discounts are available for students and groups. For additional information and tickets, call the Lakewood Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or order online at www.lakewood-center.org. The title sponsor for Shakespeare in Love is Drs. Bill & Ricky Korach. The directorial sponsor is The Springs Living in Lake Oswego and the guest artist sponsor is Horst & Graben Wealth Management.

The Story: In Elizabethan London, a young playwright named Will Shakespeare (Murri Lazaroff-Babin) wanders the city trying to overcome a horrendous case of writer’s block on his current script, Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter. Though his pot is full of ink, Will’s well of inspiration has run dry. Desperate, he seeks advice from his rival, the successful playwright Kit Marlowe (Murren Kennedy). It seems all is lost until he finds his muse – Viola de Lesseps (Kelsey Glasser), daughter of a wealthy merchant with beauty and brains in equal measure.Viola will stop at nothing to join Will’s company of players. Even though it is illegal for women to take the stage, she disguises herself as a man and finds herself leading a double life.

The cast also features Grant Byington as Hugh Fennyman, Ruth Jenkins as the Nurse, Alan King as Ralph, Alec Cameron Lugo as Lord Wessex, Skye McLaren Walton as Sam, Chris Murphy as Wabash, Aidan Nolan as Edmund Tilney, Asher Ross as Webster, Mark Schwahn as Henslowe, Olivia Shimkus as Queen Elizabeth I, Michael Streeter as Burbage, as well as Edward Lyons Jr., Conor J. Nolan, Lindsay Reed, Tim Vergano and Tom Walton in multiple roles. The show also features a canine actor, Eliza.

LTC’s production of Shakespeare In Love is directed by David Sikking, the stage manager is PJ Harris, scenic design is by John Gerth, choreography is by Kemba Shannon, sound design and musical direction is by Rodolfo Ortega, lighting design is by Dan Meeker, the costume design is by Margaret Louise Chapman and the producer is Steve Knox.

All shows at Lakewood Theatre’s Headlee Mainstage at Lakewood Center for the Arts.
Location: 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Show Runs Nov. 1 – Dec. 8, 2019
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM,
two Wednesday performances at 7:30 PM (November 13 and December 4),
Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM (November 3, 10, 24, and December 1, 8)
and Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM (November 17 and December 1).
No performance on Thanksgiving.

Tickets: $34/adults and $32/seniors. Discounts are available for students and groups. For additional information and tickets, call the Lakewood Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or order online at www.lakewood-center.org.

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Also featured, an excerpt of an interview by Jenna Yokoyama with playwright Prince Gomolvilas, actress Andrea White and actor/producer Samson Syharath about Prince’s play The Brothers Paranormal which opened as a co-production of CoHo Productions and MediaRites’ Theatre Diaspora. The show runs through Nov. 16th in Northwest Portland. More info at CoHoProductions.org.

Synopsis of The Brothers Paranormal: Brothers Max (Samson Syharath) and Visarut (Lidet Viravong) launch a ghost-hunting business to capitalize on the nationwide increase in sightings of “Asian-looking ghosts.” When the siblings investigate the home of an African-American couple (Andrea White & Jasper Howard) displaced by Hurricane Katrina and haunted by a terrifying spirit (Melissa Magaña), everyone involved must reevaluate their notions of sanity and superstition to discover the shocking truth. A spooky and heartfelt rolling west coast premiere by self-proclaimed “world’s only Thai-American playwright,” Prince Gomolvilas.

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