A TWELFTH NIGHT'S DREAM ABOUT NOTHING

Genre: Classical, Comedy
from the works of William Shakespeare, adapted and directed by Gillian Riley and Brett Maughan

Come to Willy’s Lounge to see Shakespeare’s newest comedy. Bankrupt club owner William Sly is at the end of his tether; rather at the end of his star performer Queen Regina’s tethered whip. A washed up old has-been, Sly consoles himself by reverting back to his younger years when he dreamed of being a Shakespearean actor, coming up with inane plots for money and deviously interfering with the budding romances this sultry club inspires. Come watch as new lovers fall in love, sing and dance, fight and forgive, as a fresh story is told through familiar scenes. Shakespearean connoisseurs will have their heads spinning as they try to identify each of the 21 different plays used to tell our tale of “A Twelfth Night’s Dream About Nothing”.

Open:   12/11/09
Close:   12/20/09

Schedule:
December 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20. Curtain 8pm for all shows.
Theater:   Richmond Shepard Theatre
Address:   309 E. 26th Street (between 1st & 2
New York, NY
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Cost:All tickets $15
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444
Company: Snorks and Pińs Productions         Official Web Site: www.willyslounge.com
Catherine Corbett as Lucetta

Catherine Corbett (Lucetta) graduated from the New School University last May with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. That's right. All the fine ones. In addition to bastardizing dialects from the five buroughs, she freelances as an aerial acrobat/contortionist.

Michael Hagins as Antonio

Michael Hagins (Antonio\Fight Choreographer) is excited to be back on stage again after a long stint as a director. His favorite acting roles include Othello, Mercutio, Petruchio and Paul in Six Degrees of Separation. Michael is also a fight choreographer and teacher by profession and an aspiring writer. He is the founder and artistic director of the C.A.G.E. Theatre Company. Thank you to God, the fun and lively cast, Mom, Dad, and especially those reading this for supporting the arts!

Justin Jones as William Sly

Justin Jones (William Sly) is a recent graduate from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. He recently took part in Purgatorio at the China Club. New York found Justin and took him by the ear and beat him into submission until he found this masterpeice. He currently thoroughly loves and enjoys working with this fantastic, brilliant cast of A Twelfth Night's Dream About Nothing. He dedicates every performance to his friends and family. He would like to thank the brilliant minds of Brett and Gillian for collaborating on this awesome project and script!

Brian Matthew Landisman (Valentine) This is Brian's first performance at the Richmond Shepard Theatre. a recent graduate of Indiana University, he appeared in numerous productions, including The Tempest (Trinculo), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Erronius), Measure for Measure (Froth), and A Chorus Line (Singer). He has also appeared in the independent production of Three Sisters (Kulygin) and the staged reading of This Time (Joseph). He recently directed the production of Songs for a New World in Bloomington, Indiana as well. New York credits include Going After Cacciato (Private Tucker) Bye Bye Birdie (Conrad Birdie), Hair (Margaret Mead), and West Side Story (Diesel/Dance Captain). Most recently, he appeared in the premiere play, Blue Sky Somewhere (Wally) at Manhattan Repertory Theatre. While studying at the Actors Movement Studio Conservatory, he also served as the production assistant for New York City’s Coffee Cup Theatre Company for the new work Standing Clear. He is also a member of TVI Actors Studio. Brian is from Plainview, New York.

Nick Neglia as Alonzo

Nick Neglia (Alonzo) is a native of Minnesota. He holds a BFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Recent work includes roles in 4Play Sex in a Series, Dove For Sale and The Three Minute Hamlet. He is also featured in episodes of "Chaos Theory", "Z-Rock", and "The City." Much love to his family and friends.

Gwenevere Sisco as Isabella

Gwenevere Sisco (Isabella) graduated last year from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has also studied with the Moscow Art Theatre, The British American Dramatic Academy, and earned her BA in Drama at Loyola University in New Orleans. Favorite stage roles include Sonya in Uncle Vanya, Joan in Saint Joan, Nina in The Seagull, Wendla in Spring Awakening, and Martha in The Children's Hour (which earned her an Irene Ryan Acting Nomination). She has appeared in several independent films including The Man from Greenpoint, The Reformation, Unprotected, Something Sexy Perhaps, and Far Rockaway. She was nominated for Best Director at the Strawberry One-Act Festival for her work on The Threadbare Sex. Thanks to Brett & Gillian for giving her the opportunity to play several of the best characters in Shakespeare at once. She would like to dedicate her performance with profound love and gratitude to the memory of her friend and mentor, Tracy Trevett.

Marcus Watson as Regina

Marcus Watson, (Regina) a somewhat recent graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, has had a Simply Fabulous time bringing the Amazing Regina to life! Recent stage credits include: Grumio in Taming of the Shrew, Toby in The Medium and Edmond in Long Day's Journey into Night. He has also enjoyed working on several different Independent and student films including Octo, Handsome Zombies, Dark Lights in the Kino, Donovan's Heroin Hullabaloo and Christmas in Denmark. Marcus also performed as a featured fighter at the New York Renaissance Faire this past season. He would like to thank his family and friends for their Amazing Love and support; it would be impossible without y'all!

Brian Wicker as Sebastian

Brian Wicker (Sebastian) is a recent graduate of Texas A&M Corpus Christi. He came to New York to pursue his life in art. He was recently in Purgatorio at the China Club and can currently be seen at the Limecat Theatre as Zap the Electric Eel in The Goldfish Twins. He is also working on an original work titled Broken Footprints which opens in February. This production of 12th Night's Dream About Nothing has been a true dream to work on!

Kelly Zekas as Katherine

Kelly graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and The Stella Adler Studio with a BFA in Acting 

Gillian Riley (Director/Producer) is very proud of Snorks and Piñs, and their first production of "A Twelfth Night's Dream About Nothing". Gillian's most recent directing credits include A Surprise from Mother performed at the Producer's Club and Edvard Munch's Happy Paintings at the Algonquin Theater. She was previously an assistant director at T. Schreiber studio and worked on the productions of The Real Inspector Hound and The Actor’s Nightmare. She also worked as the assistant director for Folding Chair’s production of Cymbeline. Gillian’s acting credits include: Julia in The Duchess of Malfi, Maria in Love’s Labor’s Lost, Ellen Bond in Hyphen-Nation, Cleopatra in Anthony and Cleopatra, Lady Torrance in Orpheus Descending and Sierra Jacobs in Wikipedia Brown.

Brett Maughan (Director/Lighting) started out in Colorado and trained to be a geological engineer before submitting fully to his passion for theatre, which brought him to NYC in 2005. He works as a freelance lighting designer to support his directing, writing and acting habits. NYC credits include Oberon in Moonbeam Productions’ Midsummer Night’s Dream and Prologue/Stalagmus in Ludicrum Theatre’s The Prisoners. He made his off-off-Broadway directing debut with Nicu’s Spoon’s Tales of the Lost Formicans and recently served as Light Designer/Tech Director/Production Stage Manager for the North American and UK tours of James Devine’s Tapeire, including a run at The New Victory on 42nd St. He is currently the principal Lighting Designer/SM for New York Theatre Ballet and the Tech Director/Resident Designer at the Richmond Shepard Theatre.