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Our first 48-hour festival, co-produced with San José State University, explored what might have happened after the curtain fell on Shakespeare’s most famous works.

The setup

Dates: September 19-21, 2014

Co-producer: San José State University

Location: San José State University Theatre

Theme: What may have happened after the curtain fell on Shakespeare’s most famous works?

Required dialogue: “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn”

Required prop: something out-of-time from the play

Surprise element: a contemporary song


The plays

Rosencrantz and Guildenthird, Still Dead

(Richard III)

written by Doug Brook

directed by Roberta Morris

featuring Courtney Baldwin, Alex Draa, Michele Maher


Malvolio/Malvolia or What you would

(Twelfth Night)

written by Melissa Weinstein

directed by Eve Sutton

featuring Natalie Barshow, Tony Le, Andrew Malcolm


Act 5, scene 4

(King Lear)

written by Robert Medugno

directed by Amy Roberts

featuring Jennifer Adame, Amanda Camillo, Adam Weinstein


(As You Like It)

written by Craig Engen

directed by Dinna Myers

featuring Lakshmi Chidambarar, Emily Long Patterson, John Merlas


The Merry War

(Much Ado About Nothing)

written by Lauren Doyle

directed by Larry Barrott

featuring Keenan Flagg, Akemi Okamura, Krista Skorupski,


The Wife Whisperer – voted audience favorite, runner up

(The Taming of the Shrew)

written by Kimberly and Bryan Martin

directed by Shelby Speer

featuring Tiffany Viorge, Sophia Naylor, Paul Pinza


(Titus Andronicus)

written by Rhee Bevere

directed by Paul Pinza

featuring Caitlyn Brown, William Corkey, Sonia Motlagh, Paul Pinza


Romeo and Juliet ad nauseam

(Romeo and Juliet)

written by Mary Carter

directed by Ross Arden Harkness

featuring Troy Hagemeier, Sudhakar Jonnalagadda, Melissa Weinstein


Danes in Purgatory

(Hamlet) – voted audience favorite

written by Melinda Marks

directed by Melinda Marks

featuring Nicholas Boucher, Lauren Doyle, Laura Long, Sara Renée Morris