Monday, September 28, 2020
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020
Saturday, September 19, 2020
The production is sponsored by Bittles & Hurt and Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home.
Click HERE to read about our sponsor,
Special consideration was also provided by the Greencastle Parks Department and Andrew Ranck.
Attendance is limited by state mandates to 250 persons. The organizers ask that those planning to attend practice social distancing and wear masks for the safety of everyone. Audience members can bring a blanket or lawn chairs for seating.
|L-R: Devin Huff, Chris Wurster, Noah Pettit|
The production is a condensed modern version of the classic that was adapted by Caroline Good who also serves as co-director along with Shelly McFadden [they have blocked the production to keep the actors at the proper distance from each other - some photos for this story were staged briefly without masks]. Assistant directors are Andrew Ranck and Beth Bax. Technical director is Dustin Bond. The light operator is Grace Elmore and the sound operator is Fiona Good. Props master is Noah Pettit.
|L-R: Ric McFadden, Beth Bax, Alisa Isaacs-Bailey, Tim Good|
The plot of the play hinges on Theseus (Chris Wurster) who wants to celebrate his wedding to Hippolyta (C. Good). A lover’s triangle of Hermia (Sarah Armitage), Lysander (Noah Pettit), and Demetrius (Devin Huff) complicate matters further.
|L-R: Karen Temple, Ashlee Anne Vitz, Suzanne Funk, Ellie Henry|
Confusion reigns when the magical Oberon (Joshua Saul Bain) and his wife Titania (Ashlee Anne Vitz) decide to use their mystical powers to confuse and confound the mortals. They are helped in their endeavors by Puck (Andrew Ranck) and his cohorts Peaseblossom (Alice Howard), Cobweb (Karen Temple), Moonshine (Beth Bax), the Changeling Boy (Mike Henry) and Moth (Suzanne Funk) and Mustardseed (Ellie Henry).
|L-R: Devin Huff, Andrew Ranck, Noah Pettit|
Among those who find themselves enchanted are a group of craftsmen who are hired to make sure all goes well at the wedding including Bottom (Ric McFadden), Flute (Jay Prewitt), Quince (Alisa Isaacs-Bailey), Snout (Eleanor Howard), and Snug (Tim Good).
|L-R: [Front] Ashlee Anne Vitz, Alice Howard, Ellie Henry, Mike Henry|
[Back] Karen Temple, Suzanne Funk
Costumes and settings were designed by the cast and staff.
"The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man
hath not seen, man’s hand is not able to taste, his
tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report what my
dream was." Nick Bottom.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a Putnam County Playhouse Project.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Monday, September 7, 2020
Monday, August 31, 2020
Monday, August 24, 2020
Monday, August 17, 2020
Monday, August 10, 2020
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Additional support provided by:
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Sunday, July 12, 2020
Back in the Bard’s day, the Globe Theater produced his plays in an outdoor setting. Following that example, in this time of pandemic, the Putnam County Playhouse Youth Theatre Workshop productions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet will take place in the Bandshell at Robe-Ann Park instead of at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre. The Globe Theater comes alive again in Greencastle.
Participants and instructors followed state mandated rules for social distancing and other precautions during the two weeks of the workshop. Smaller groups were involved in the rehearsals and cleaning and mask protocols were observed throughout the process.
The middle school version of the play, Hamlet In Halves, will feature two casts. It will be presented Friday evening, July 17, at 7 p.m. The high school version, Spamlet, will be presented at the park on Saturday, July 18, beginning at 7 p.m. Audiences are asked to observe social distancing and to bring their own seating – lawn chairs or blankets for the grassy area in front of the stage. The rain date for both productions is Sunday, July 19, at 7 p.m.
Both events are free.
SHAKESPEARED! is sponsored this year by First National Bank.
Click HERE to read about them.
On Friday evening, up first is Hamlet in Halves I. Directed by Beth Bax who is also the Narrator, it features Leo Brown in the title role and Charlotte Brown as Ophelia. Featured performers include Evie Green, Susanna Akinwole, and Olivia Stierwalt. Others taking roles include Grayson Linneweber, Josie Cox, Madilyn Hiatt, and Katie Funk. PCPH veteran thespian Eleanor Howard is making a guest appearance as Polonius.
The cast for Hamlet in Halves 2 is directed by Craig Robinson. Taking the title role in this cast is Gunner Roach with Maggie Cooper as Ophelia and the Narrator. Audiences will also see Evie Brown, Lily Green, Ella Tischer, and Molly Boswell. Featured parts are played by Rowan O’Bannon, Clara Everett, and Penny Cummings.
Spamlet directed by Caroline Good will be presented on Saturday, July 18, at 7 p.m. It features Craig Robinson in the title role with Devin Huff as Claudius, Isabella Brown as Gertrude, Jessica Geiger as Polonius, and Ellen Henry as Ophelia. Featured performers are Isabelle Cafouras, Kiara Boyd, Samuel Gray, Ruthie Mann, Mya Weddle, and Charlie Good. Other actors trodding the boards are Alice Howard, Bella Green, Rebecca Hebb, Avery Stockwell. Also in the cast are Courtney Huff, Madison Bayles, Korbyn Taylor, and Samantha Funk.
Special thanks are extended to the Putnam County Foundation, Arts-Illiana, Discover Putnam County, and the Greencastle Parks & Recreation Department.
Technical support for both evenings provided by Castle Sound.