April 5-7, 2019
Friday & Saturday at 8:00pm
Sunday at 2:30pm
Winner, winner, chicken dinner… The audiences voted and these were their favorites! This spring fundraiser will celebrate the original work that was born from the mad rush of Silicon Valley Shakespeare’s past 48-hour play festivals. Come enjoy the top two scripts from Shakespearean Epilogues, Shakespeare Mash-Up, CyberShakes, & ShakeSports as we fully produce them for your viewing pleasure and support Free Shakespeare in the Park at the same time!
Original work by local playwrights: Doug Brook, Kelly Endersby, Melissa Jones, Melinda Marks, Scott Munson, Bryan & Kimberly Martin, and Doll Piccotto
Directed by: Tonya Duncan and Melissa Jones
Venue: Santa Clara Players Theater – Triton Museum Hall Pavillion
- BAR-Dialogue by Bryan & Kimberly Martin
- Twelfth Night/CyberShakes by Kelly Endersby
- Duke Lear by Scott Munson
- Love at First Site by Melissa Jones
- Something is Mental in the State of Denmark by Doll Piccotto
- Richardcrantz & Guildenthird, Still Dead (or Richard III, VI:i) by Doug Brook
- Danes in Purgatory by Melinda Marks
- ‘Oh, This is Counter,’ You False Danish Dogs (Curling Joke) by Doll Piccotto
Our Greatest Hits cast includes the gloriously talented stylings of:
Sara Renée Morris
Alexandra Maisonneuve Teixeira
Melissa Jones, Director
Melissa received a B.A. in Theatre from SJSU, with emphases in acting, makeup design, and children’s theatre. A theatre educator since 2000, she manages SVS’ Education Program and has taught, directed, and developed theatre curriculum for numerous local schools, children’s museums, and organizations. She is also SVS’ resident Hair & Makeup Designer, and freelances as a makeup artist and designer, teaching workshops throughout the Bay Area. In her role as Development Manager, she brings 10+ years of copywriting experience, a history with SVS dating back to 2006, and a deep love of the well-told story. She is a passionate advocate of the benefits of arts engagement, with its ability to foster personal growth and build community and cultural awareness.
Tonya Duncan, Director
Originally from Virginia, Tonya holds a B.A. in Theatre with minors in English and History from Randolph Macon College. As Management Associate, Tonya helps with the implementation of strategic goals and planning while also acting as a liaison for the Board of Directors. With experience as an actor, stage manager, and director; Tonya loves being a part of every aspect of the theatre community with her only true goal in life being to just make art.
About Greatest Hits
How long is the performance?
The show runs… (coming soon)
Greatest Hits — 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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