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Muse of Fire: A New Play by William Shakespeare

Poster for student production of Muse of Fire: A New Play by Shakespeare

November 15 - 17, 2008

Created by: Steve Shade
Director: Steve Shade
Set and Multimedia Designer: Snezana Petrovich
Costume Designer: Deborah Bradford
Lighting Designer: Kevin Palkki
Vocal Director: Marco Schindelmann
Stage Manager: Bernadette Siscon
Assistant Director: Michael Trobisch
Technical Director: Dan Cork
Song Arranger: Michael Raco-Rands

On Nov. 15, 2007, the world premiere of a new play by William Shakespeare, created by Steve Shade and a talented ensemble of 16 students, opened on the Glen Wallichs Stage.

Using Shakespeare's Sonnets -- some of the most vibrant and passionate poetry that the English language has ever known as a inspirational point of departure,"Muse of Fire," explored themes of love, lust, obsession, betrayal and mortality. The production fused Shakespeare's spoken text, contemporary music, song and movement into a new multimedia performance work in which many of Shakespeare's familiar characters --recast in a modern context -- intersect each other in surprising and provocative ways.

Collaborating with Director Steve Shade on the production were Marco Schindelmann from the School of Music as vocal director; Snezana Petrovic, set and multimedia designer; Deborah Bradford, costumer designer; and Kevin Palkki, lighting designer.

Cast:

 Young Man  Sean Cork
 Orlando  Derek Delmar
 Rosalind  Lara Fernando
 Lucy  Haley Keim
 Proteus  Dustin Lovell
 The Dark Lady; Celia  Devan Liljedahl
 Another Romeo; The Queen  Chris Reed
 Sylvia  Lindsay Nielsen
 Juliet  Sunday Mancini
 Kate  Emily McGowan
 Helen  Robyn Odell
 Demetrius  Bryan Plummer
 Romeo  Brett Serrell
 Adriana  Jesse Teplow
 Poet  Keith Wolgemuth
 Benvolio  Nick Zaharopoulos
 


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