“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 Cultural 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
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)
All three 2 pm shows (April 20-22) will take place in the Lower River Amphitheater, which is located near the Merced River on the other side of Housekeeping Camp.
The rainy day location for the 2 pm shows is the Yosemite Village theatre, directly behind the Valley Visitor Center in Yosemite Village.
From Yosemite Village you can walk 20 minutes across Majestic Meadow to get to the venue—there will be volunteers and signage and music to help you find your way; shuttle stop 1 near the central Valley parking lot gets you even closer to the venue. It’s less than a 10-minute walk from that parking lot to the venue.
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 (April 20-21) take place in the Half Dome Village (formerly Curry Village) Amphitheater, shuttle stop 13.
The rainy day location for the 5:30 pm shows is the Yosemite Auditorium, directly behind the Valley Visitors enter in Yosemite Village.
Information to come.
Please visit the Travel Yosemite website for accommodation information.
School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
Shakespeare in Yosemite 2017