Genre: Classical, Comedy
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William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's most loved comedy asks: What happens when four foolish lovers and a bunch of wannabe actors get lost in the forest? Well, when the forest is the meeting place of the King and Queen of the fairies, who can't resist meddling in the affairs of mortals, magic and mayhem ensues. Luckily, in spite of ass-heads, love spells, and slapstick, every man has his maid, the play is preferred, and everyone lives happily ever after.

About the Company: Mortal Folly Theatre

Mortal Folly Theatre exists to provide a training ground for actors looking to further their experience in Classical Theatre. As a cellist cannot improvise a concerto, so we believe that actors cannot fully realize themselves as storytellers through intuition alone; they must embrace the process - the work - as whole-heartedly as the performance. Honing their technique with the instrument - in an actor's case, themselves - is absolutely essential, and can only be achieved through both dedication and passion for the material. We aspire to create an educational experience where Classical texts are accessible, inspiring, and provocative, and the quality of performance is commensurate with the level of commitment.  Mortal Folly is a sponsored artist of The Field (www.thefield.org).

Cast: Mark August, Rob Bellsey, Alyssa Borg, Seton Brown, Laura King, Katherine Mcdowell, Liz Sklar, Hannah Sloat, Jenelle Sosa, David Stroh, Melanie Stroh, Jeff Sutton, Katherine Harte-DeCoux-Director , Stevie Mock-Producer
Open:   06/02/10
Close:   06/20/10

Wed through Sat at 8:00pm
Sunday 3:00pm
Theater:   Richmond Shepard Theatre
Address:   309 E. 26th Street (between 1st & 2
New York, NY
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Company: Mortal Folly Theatre         Official Web Site: www.mortalfollytheatre.org
Matthew Rini Demetrius

Matthew Rini is thrilled to be working with Kate again, and with Mortal Folly Theatre. He has performed many of the Bard's works, including Midsummer, Shrew, Much Ado, R&J and Twelfth Night. Contemporary plays include Dancing at Lughnasa, Rumors, and Cosi as well as new works such as Sex and Hunger, Horatio, and the NYIT-award winning Three Sillies. In addition to acting, Matthew is also a working fight choreographer, and a member of the Society of American Fight Directors. Thanks to all who love and support him in his endeavors.