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ABOUT THE SHOW
It’s opening night, and master playwright William Shakespeare, theatrical diva Sarah Bernhardt and the indelible intellectual Constantine Stanislavsky lead you on a wild and wacky journey through the history of theatre from Aristophanes to Emile Zola.
This crazy cast of characters will transport you back in time as we relive the various elements of theatre from all parts of the globe. Explore the beginnings of Greek theatre, Aristotle’s Poetics, the fine art of Kabuki, the history of mime, the gladiators of Rome and speculation on the real author of Shakespeare’s plays.
BEHIND THE SCENES
ED BASSETT (Director) is a founding member of the Phoenix Stage Company. Performance credits include FIREFLIES, FOUR WEDDINGS AND AN ELVIS, THE FOREIGNER, A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD, and a few others with PSC. Directing and Costume Design credits; RUMORS (Director) with CTAW, THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL (Director), GODSPELL (Director), DREAMGIRLS (Costume Design) and CABARET (Costume Design), THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN (Director) SHERWOOD (Director), CLIFFHANGER (Director), BASKERVILLE (Director), REBEL YELLS (Director) and THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE (Costume Design. Thank you to our wonderful Phoenix family and to you, our audience for your amazing support! A big PSC welcome to Ali!
TERESA ALEXANDRU (Stage Manager) is a familiar face at the Phoenix Stage Company. Credits include Stage Manager for THE REVOLUTIONISTS, DEAD RINGER & POCKET SHAKESPEARE. On stage credits include THE CAYUGA CANAL GIRLS (Eliza) STEEL MAGNOLIAS (Anelle), THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE (Rachel), OCTETTE BRIDGE CLUB (Nora), MRS. BOB CRATCHIT’S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE (Ghost of Christmas Past, Present & Future), DEATH BY FATAL MURDER (Ginny) FEMALE TRANSPORT (Pitty), COVER OF LIFE (Weetsie), THE BUTLER DID IT (Charity Haze), and ARSENIC AND OLD LACE (Elaine), all with Phoenix Stage Company! Thanks to Ed for finally letting me manager your stage and to the cast for putting up with my poorly hummed circus music!