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Festival at First 7:

Theatre@First presents its seventh annual festival of one-act plays. Festival@First: Shaken Up Shakespeare features creative adaptations of scenes from Shakespeare's canon and short plays inspired by this work.

Performance Schedule

Performances will take place at The Unity Church of God, 6 William St., Somerville (Davis Square). For more information please email info@theatreatfirst.org

Friday July 16 8:00pm
Saturday July 17 8:00pm
Sunday July 18 3:00pm (matinee)
Thursday July 22 8:00pm
Friday July 23 8:00pm
Saturday July 24 8:00pm

The Plays

Brush Up Your Shakespeare, by Cole Porter

Director: Melanie Arzt
Music Director: Jessica Raine
Rehearsal Assistant: John Deschene

Vinnie Pliers...........Doug Miller
Switchblade Sal...........Alex Nemiroski


To Be or Not To Be Her, by William Shakespeare

Adapted and directed: Liz Adams
Rehearsal Assistant: Nell Pepper

The Ensemble...........Bobbi Woodward, Gilly Rosenthol, Nellie Farrington


Shakes vs. Shav, by George Bernard Shaw

Director: Stephanie Clarkson
Rehearsal Assistant: Aubrey McPhail

William Shakespeare...........Marleigh Norton
George Bernard Shaw...........John Deschene
Macbeth...........Ariel Faulkner
Rob Roy...........Andy Lebrun
Shotover/Virgin...........Aubrey McPhail


Food of Love, by William Shakespeare

Adapted and directed: Tara Krueger

William Shatner...........Daniel Dolinov, Jon Taie, Michael Dewberry


A Nice Danish Boy, by Mark Harvey Levine

Director: Mare Freed
Rehearsal Assistant: Jay Sekora

Hamlet...........Andy Lebrun
Gertrude...........Jude Shabry
Ghost...........Lev Makhlis
Polonius...........Katherine Bryant


Harriet IV, by William Shakespeare

Adapted and directed: Shelley MacAskill
Rehearsal Assistant: Nick Bennett-Zendzian

Queen Harriet...........Cindy Bell
Harry, Princess of Wales...........Jericho Bicknell
Doris, Duchess of Clarence...........Ariel Faulkner
Warwick...........Lise Stern


Godzilla vs. Macbeth, by William Shakespeare

Adapted and directed: Tom Russell

Porter, a scientist...........Marty Seeger
Macbeth, a politician...........Brian Edgar
Macduff, a general...........Julia Tenney
Lennox, an officer...........Katie DiMarca
Banquo, a reporter...........Kari Ann Ponto
Lady Macbeth, the love interest...........Jenny Gutbezahl
Voices...........Mindy Klenoff, Michael Dewberry, Jon Taie


The Fifteen Minute Hamlet, by Tom Stoppard

Director: Jess Viator
Rehearsal Assistant: Amy Lee Bennett-Zendzian
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. New York City

Hamlet...........Leslie Drescher
Claudius/Polonius...........David Policar
Gertrude...........Alyssa Osiecki
Horatio/Laertes...........Jen Giordano
Ghost/Gravedigger...........Brian Rust
Ophelia...........Natasha Mogilevskaya


Crew

Festival Director ..... Erika Reinfeld
Producer/House Manager

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Chris DeKalb
Stage Manager ..... Wendy Fields
Technical Director ..... Briavael O'Reilly
Master Carpenter ..... James Scheffler
Lighting Designer ..... Giles Hall
Sound Designer ..... Michael Dewberry
Sound Board Op ..... Erin Rhode
Props Coordinator ..... Melissa Dixon
Hair & Make-up Coordinator ..... Arwen Miller
Costume Designer ..... Cara Chiaramonte
Graphic Designer ..... Gilly Rosenthol