“One touch of nature makes all the world kin."
John Muir, echoing William Shakespeare’s "Troilus and Cressida"
April 18-22, 2018
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Puck – Lisa Wolpe (Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company)
Hippolyta/Titania – Rachel Rodrigues (Merced College alumna, Merced Shakespearefest, Playhouse Merced)
Theseus/Oberon – GB Blackmon III (Merced College, Playhouse Merced)
Egea – Carin Heidelbach (Merced College faculty, Center Stage Conservatory, Merced Shakespearefest)
Hermia – Amber Rain Fowler (Merced College)
Helena – Elizabeth Harmelin (UCSB alumna, Playhouse Merced)
Lysander – Tonatiuh Newbold (UC Merced student)
Demetrius – James McIntyre (UC Merced alumnus and UC Merced lab technician, Playhouse Merced, Merced Shakespearefest)
Bottom the Facilities Operations Specialist – Connie Stetson (John Muir Live, Mariposa Theatre Alliance, Playhouse Merced)
Quince the Archeologist – Taryn Hakala (UC Merced faculty, Merced Shakespearefest)
Flute the Mountaineering School Instructor/MuleDeer – Devon “The Sonnet Man” Glover
Snug the Wildland Firefighter/SugarPine – Traci Sprague (Center Stage Conservatory artistic director, Merced Shakespearefest)
Snout the Wilderness Ranger/OrangePoppy – Ranger Jessica Rivas (UC Merced alumna and employee, NPS employee)
Starveling the Majestic Server/Lacewing – Juniper Sprague
Musician: Soheil Fatehi (UC-Merced graduate student)
Designer: Kristine Doiel (Fresno State faculty)
Assistant Designers: Rachel Rodrigues, Katt Szyndler (Merced College, Playhouse Merced)
Stage manager: Elle Lammouchi (UC Merced student)
Directors: Katherine Steele Brokaw (UC Merced faculty, Merced Shakespearefest)
and Paul Prescott (University of Warwick faculty)
Both 2 p.m. shows take place in the Lower River Amphitheater. Download the map.
On April 21, the rainy day location is the Yosemite Village Theatre, and on April 22, it is the Yosemite Village Auditorium. Both venues are located directly behind the Valley Visitor’s Center in Yosemite Village.
From Yosemite Village, you can walk 20 minutes across Majestic Meadow (the meadow with the best view of Half Dome). Turn left after crossing the road and walk toward the flags and lute music!
You can also get off the Yosemite Valley shuttle at stop 12 (Housekeeping Camp) and walk along the river near Housekeeping Camp until you get to a bridge. After crossing the bridge, turn left and follow a short trail to the Lower River Amphitheater, a five- to seven-minute walk.
Both 5:30 shows take place in the Half Dome Village (formerly Curry Village) Amphitheater.
Get off at shuttle stop 13B and follow the signs to the amphitheater in the middle of the village behind the guest lounge, a very short walk.
In case of rain, the shows will take place in either the Yosemite Theatre or the Yosemite Auditorium, both of which are located directly behind the Valley Visitor Center in Yosemite Village (shuttle stops 4, 5, 9, and 10).
Information to come.
Please visit the Travel Yosemite website for accommodation information.
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Shakespeare in Yosemite 2017