April 27 – 29, 2018
Friday & Saturday at 8:00pm
Sunday at 2:30pm
“I like not fair terms and a villain’s mind.”
Who is Shakespeare’s most notorious villain? Find out as SVS remounts this past audience favorite for our annual Spring Performance that will help fund our Free Shakespeare in the Park!
Shakespeare’s Most Wanted is an SVShakes’ ORIGINAL production that we previously produced in 2007 and in 2009. We are bringing it back in celebration of our 20th season, featuring some of your favorite SVS actors from over the years! Enjoy an evening of fun and fiendishness as Shakespeare’s most notorious villains are set loose for the evening to entertain and dismay! Agent Marlowe provides our audience with an evening of tough love as she recounts the evil deeds of these monsters and malcontents. Counting down from number 10, we get a list of Shakespeare’s top evil-doers, but setting them loose has unexpected consequences. Be prepared for anything when that much villany is on the rampage… They’re so bad; they’re good.
Written by Doll Piccotto and William Shakespeare
Directed by Angie Higgins and Doll Piccotto
A little bit about our villains and their sordid histories with SVShakes…
- Artistic Director Emeritus (2007-2012)
- SVS roles (Highlights): Prospero, Brutus, Sherlock Holmes, Mr. Bennet
- SVS roles (Highlights): Master Ford, Watson, Oberon, Jaques, Lear’s Fool
- Company Dramaturg- 20 years!
- SVS roles (Highlights): Claudius, Cassius, Beatrice, Lady Macbeth
- Director: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2003), Pericles (2012), and The Merry Wives of Windsor (2017)
- SVS roles (Highlights): Hamlet, Desdemona, Ariel
Ross Arden Harkness
- SVS roles (Highlights): King Lear, Falstaff, Leonato
- Director: Richard III (2009)
- SVS roles (Highlights): Benedick, Antony, Oliver
- Twelfth Night (2013 Director)
- SVS Executive Director (2015-present)
- Director: Shakespeare in Hollywood & The Three Musketeers
- Writer: The Hood of Sherwood
- SVS Artistic Director (2014-Present)
- Director: The Taming of the Shrew (2006), As You Like It (2009), King Lear (2012), Pride and Prejudice (2014), The Comedy of Errors (2015), Hamlet (2017)
- SVS roles (Highlights): Helena, 1st Witch, Beline
- SVS roles (Highlights): Pericles, Orlando, Tybalt, Peter Quince, Mr. Bingley
- Assistant Director: The Comedy of Errors (2015)
- SVS roles: Mistress Page, Holofernes
- Director: As You Like It (2018)
- SVS roles: Antipholus of Syracus, Mistress Ford
- SVS roles (Highlights): Henry, Benedick (2002), Master Page (2005), Mr. Wickham
- Director: The Merchant of Venice (2010)
- SVS roles (Highlights): Angelo, Marcellus, Prince
- Past Audience Services Manager
- SVS roles: Club Secretary
- SVS Management Associate
Sara Renée Morris
- SVS roles: Ophelia, Mary Bennet
- SVS roles (Highlights): Dromio, Ophelia (Wakespeare), Prioress (Sherwood staged reading)
- SVS resident photographer
- SVS roles (Highlights): Emelia, Hippolyta, Anne Page
- SVS Youth Camp Director, Past Volunteer Coordinator
- SVS debut! Welcome to the SVS family!!
The methods behind the madness…
Writer & Co-Director
Angie is thrilled to be working with one of her favorite partners in crime, Doll Piccotto, to bring you this past SVS favorite. She has also directed The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, King Lear, Pride and Prejudice, The Comedy of Errors, and Hamlet for SVS. In addition to being SVS’s Artistic Director, she is a theatre educator, and actor. Visit www.angiehiggins.com for upcoming shows.
Lighting Designer/Board Op
Maren currently works in the theatre department at Bellarmine College Prep as a Lighting Designer, doing a constant rotation of shows; favorites include Of Mice and Men, Spamalot, & See How They Run. Maren holds a B.A. in Technical Theatre from San Jose State University.
About Most Wanted
How long is the performance?
The show runs… (coming soon)
Shakespeare’s Most Wanted — Rated T for Teen
About the Family Rating System
Silicon Valley Shakespeare makes theatrical classics enjoyable and accessible to as wide an audience as possible. Families love to attend our plays, and we’re proud to introduce thousands of young people to the Bard.
To assist parents and guardians in assessing which of our plays are right for their children, our Family Rating System features a general rating for each production followed by a more nuanced recommendation and description of the play’s content.
Our assessment can’t fit every family, so we also provide a link to the actual text of our plays whenever possible so that parents can make their own decision. Our ratings are:
E (Everyone) — Suitable for all ages.
PG (Parental Guidance) — Appropriate for most audiences under 13, but we recommend that parents inform themselves about the content of the play and its themes, and exercise their best judgment for their individual child.
T (Teen) — Might be inappropriate for audiences under 13. Parents of younger children are welcome to attend with their children, but we recommend that they prepare for questions their children might have about some of the more sophisticated and mature content and themes of the play, and its particular presentation.
M (Mature) — Not recommended for audiences under 17.
About very young children: Infants and toddlers are always welcome at our outdoor performances. We’re thrilled to offer newer parents an opportunity to enjoy live theatre! We ask that at least one parent or guardian be prepared to take a break with these tiny theatergoers out of earshot of the theatre space, if they become upset or very vocal.
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