Genre: Classical, Comedy
Written by William Shakespeare, Directed by Jonathan Emerson

Get ready for a new spin on an old classic as Queens Shakespeare Inc. presents William Shakespeare's witty and suspenseful battle of the sexes, now set in the scandalous world of reality television. Join the maddeningly skeptical bachelor Benedick and the vivacious bachelorette Beatrice in their lively war of words and the young lovers Hero and Claudio who fall victim to a malicious plot to part them, only to be saved with the help of the hilarious Dogberry.

About the Company: Queens Shakespeare, Inc.

Founded in 2005, Queens Shakespeare is a blend of professional and educational theatre which produces 2 full-length classical plays each year in Queens County, New York. The aim of the company is to engage the entire community in its theatrical projects with professional actors in leading roles who will act as mentors for both students and community members


Cast: Ashley Adelman, Matthew Coonrod, Sheira Feurstein, Andrew Stephen Johnson, Daniel Koenig, Ari Lew, Zack Locuson, Patrick Mahoney, Alex Simmons, Maria Smith, Antonia Villalon, Heidi Zenz
Open:   11/05/09
Close:   11/14/09

Thursday, November 5th 7:00PM
Friday, November 6th 7:00PM
Saturday, November 7th 2:00PM & 7:00PM
Thursday, November 12th 7:00PM
Friday, November 13th 7:00PM
Saturday, November 14th 2:00PM & 7:00PM
Theater:   Bowne Street Community Church
Address:   143-11 Roosevelt Ave in Flushing
Flushing, NY
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2 blocks from the Main St. Station of the 7 traiin, three blocks from the LIRR Main St. Station, and has parking on site.

Cost:$15 general admission; $10 for students and seniors
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444
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Nikki Bohm Ensemble

Nikki Bohm (Stage Manager), born and raised in Zagreb, Croatia, attended The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, as well as The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Since graduating from the Academy in April 2009 she has appeared in Much Ado about Nothing with the Queens Shakespeare Company, the short film “I am a Fat Cat”, and is currently an active member of The Genesis Repertory Ensemble in Brooklyn, as well as the Poiesis Theater Project where she is currently cast and working on [The] Ophelia Landscape. Her other credits include: Anthony and Cleopatra, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Female Transport, The Phantom of the Opera, Ivanov, and Konrad the Kid From the Tin Can for the International Dance Festival in Hague, Netherlands.

Timothy J Cox Leonato

TIMOTHY J. COX New York Stage: Avenue of the Americas (Cantwell/Newsom Productions), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and As You Like It (The Secret Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing and Arsenic and Old Lace (Queens Shakespeare), Measure for Measure and Picasso at the Lapin Agile (The Astoria Performing Arts Center), Jack Kerouac – Last Call, A Soldier’s Death and The Cat and the Moon (13th Street Repertory). Regional credits include everything from Shakespeare to Neil Simon. Film: Socks and Cakes (Kimistra Films), Over Coffee (A Studio In Production), The Watchers (Two Man Crew Productions) and The Beachcomber (A Studio In Production) AFTRA and AEA. Website:


Lawrence Lesher Dogberry
Lawrence Lesher (Nick Bottom) is a grizzled veteran of the off-off Broadway scene having theatrically soldiered through the jukebox-at-the-adjoining-bar noises, basketball-games-at-the-adjoining-gymnasium noises, and Harley-Davidsons-directly-outside-for-30-minutes noises of many a blackbox space. And yet somehow, miraculously, he still keeps coming back. He's acted/directed/toured/drank in all 50 states with shows like "Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" and "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" and once actually gave a guy a seizure with his performance in "Waiting for Godot". Take from that what you will.