UW-L Theatre performs Shakespeare with a twist

Nov. 17, 2011

UW-L's production of "Shakespeare in Hollywood" to show on the Toland Theatre stage

The UW-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts will perform an unruly twist on a Shakespeare classic.

The comedy “Shakespeare in Hollywood” takes place in 1934. Shakespeare’s famous fairies Oberon and Puck magically have materialized in Hollywood on the set of Max Reinhardt’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Warner Brothers Studio. Instantly smitten by the glitz and glamour, they are ushered into the world of the silver screen to play who else but … themselves? Mischievous magic sparkles in this hilarious movieland romp, according to the playwright’s website.

Shakespeare in Hollywood by Ken Ludwig will show at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2-3 and 8-10 with matinee performances at 2 p.m. Dec. 4 and 11, in Toland Theatre at UW-L’s Center for the Arts at 16th and Vine Streets.

Tickets go on sale at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28. Box office hours are 1 – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and one hour before each performance. For tickets call 608.785.8522. Admission is $4 for UW-L students, $12 for senior citizens and students of other schools and $14 for others.

If you go —

Who: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts
What: Shakespeare in Hollywood by Ken Ludwig
Where: Toland Theatre, UW-La Crosse Center for the Arts
When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2-3 and 8-10; 2 p.m. Dec. 4 and 11
Admission: Tickets go on sale at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28. Box office hours are 1 – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and one hour before each performance. For tickets call 608.785.8522. Admission is $4 for UW-L students, $12 for senior citizens and students of other schools and $14 for others.

Box office hours are 1 – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturdays and one hour before show times.

Cast: Colleen Schulz, Amy Nelson, Natalie Goodman, Jessie Fanshaw, Jake Voss, Douglas Nogrady, Nick Brandt, Austin Hernandez, Kevin Fanshaw, Seth Steidl, Lewis Youngren, Andrew Kelly, Elizabeth Metz, Jandrea Novak, Suzanne Clum, David Holmes, Cody Wesner, Brian Coffin