“I’d go easy on these guys, it was their first time out…” – Larry Murray
The Berkshire theatre community gathers together this weekend to share a glass of bubbly and celebrate the winners of the Berkshire Theatre Awards. Special guests include Elizabeth Aspenlieder and Debra Jo Rupp.
The cast also inclludes Jonathan Epstein (Claudius), Elizabeth Aspenlieder (Gertrude), Malcolm Ingram (Polonius), Rory Hammond (Guildenstern), Dylan Wittrock (Rosencrantz), Kate Abbruzzese (Ophelia).
“A new play that takes a comedic look at the fraught time in history as seen through the eyes of tinsel town luminaries,” says Oldcastle’s Eric Peterson.
“This is a multi-ethnic and cultural endeavor with 2 Israelis, 1 Indian, 3 Brits, 2 Canadians and 10 Americans – 5 of which are African American,” says Tina. “It’s a multi-racial cast that isn’t necessarily playing in traditional racial, religious or gender specific roles – except when they are,” she chuckled.
A dramatic and sometimes quite funny play that tells the story of Henry II. He wants England to stay united after his death, but all three sons want to rule. Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown as he deals with family squabbles.
“She can break your heart in a tragedy and break you up in a comedy,” said Dreyfuss of Aspenlieder.