A LITTLE SHAKESPEARE: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
March 6, 2018 - March 11, 2018
By William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Sara Holdren
JOAN AND ROBERT RECHNITZ THEATER
Best for ages 9 and up
"A Little Shakespeare is totally unique. It takes something that so many kids assume they will never understand, the language of Shakespeare, and makes it into something amazing, relatable, and definitely understandable." - A Little Shakespeare actor
Celebrating its 5th season as one of Two River’s most popular programs, A Little Shakespeare engages young artists and audiences with the work of the Bard. Last season, 28 local high school students from 12 area schools participated in this theatrical adventure; don’t miss seeing the magic they create this year!
Tickets are $20 for Adults & $15 for Children 12 and Under
Relaxed Performance: Saturday, March 10 at 2 pm. More info here.
is honored to once again participate in a Two River Theater, Little Shakes production. She is a senior actress at Howell High school, in the Fine and Preforming Arts program, who has been in plays such as The Diviners and Twentieth Century. Christianah was previously seen preforming the Little Shakes productions of The Merry Wives of Windsor and Pericles. This is her third production at Two River Theater, and she is ecstatic in anticipation of this performance with her talented cast of peers.
is thrilled to be back for his second show with Two River Theater. Previous theater work of his includes playing Fenton in last year’s Two River Theater production of A Little Shakespeare: Merry Wives of Windsor, and Joe Crowell in Country Gate Players’ Our Town. His academic theater credits include Steward in Into the Woods, Chad in Almost, Maine, and Si Crowell in Our Town. Michael is currently a senior at Neptune High School where he is president of the Shakespeare Society and a drama club representative. He has also placed third for the Monmouth County Branch’s English Speaking Union’s Shakespeare Competition in his junior year.
Anarah Dyani Black
is delighted to be performing in her first production! She is a student at Howell High School, in the performing arts program. She enjoys going out for different auditions and playing different roles!
is absolutely thrilled to once again take to the stage with Little Shakespeare. Lev is a sophomore Drama Major at Red Bank Regional High School and had such an amazing time performing for Little Shakes last year as a freshman, he just had to do it again. Lev has been taking acting classes since he was a young boy and has participated in Two River Theater Summer Camps. He also has done multiple productions of Scrooge with Premier Theater Co. and Brundibar the Children’s Opera.
is a senior in the drama program at Red Bank Regional High School. He has portrayed Boy in Much Ado About Nothing, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Amadeus, Governor Deputy Danforth in The Crucible, and Banquo in Macbeth at Red Bank Regional. He has also played John in The Lion in Winter, and Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet at the Stone Church in Navesink. He is so excited to be playing Balthazar in Comedy of Errors and would like to thank his family for their support.
is delighted to be making his debut with Two River Theater. Recent credits include Don’t Drink the Water with Pegasus Production Company, and Hiding in the Open with Trinity Hall high school. He is a freshman at Christian Brothers Academy.
Antipholus of Ephesus
is so excited to be making his debut with the Two River Theater. He is a Junior at Red Bank Regional High School. Recent credits include Macbeth and Kismet for the Red Bank Regional Theater Company. Over the summer, Jack completed his short film “Callbacks,” and is looking forward to doing many more shows and making films.
Dromio of Syracuse
is overjoyed to be working with the Two River Theater in The Comedy of Errors! She has recently been in a short filmed called Water's Edge, and is eager to get on stage. She is a junior at Trinity Hall, and new to the Little Shakes family. She can't wait to perform with this brilliant cast!
Antipholus of Syracuse
is thrilled to be a part of his first production at Two River Theater. Recently, Sean has been in Twentieth Century (Oscar Jaffe), and The Diviners (C.C. Showers) at Howell High School. He is currently a student at the Howell HS FPAC program as a Level III actor. He hopes you enjoy this year's production of Little Shakes!
Dromio of Ephesus
attends Red Bank Regional High School, in the school’s drama program. Although she is a ninth grader, this is not her first time performing in a Little Shakespeare production. Her first show being A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Aside from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, she has been in a number of other shows including Macbeth, The Lion King, and more including eight years of performances with the Performing Arts Ensemble of Red Bank. She is thrilled for the opportunity to be in this production, and can’t wait to begin this show with the cast!
Dr. Pinch / Merchant
is absolutely ecstatic to be performing in his first out-of-school production with Two River Theater. He is a Junior actor in the FPAC program at Howell High School and recently performed there as George Smith in their production of Twentieth Century. Out of school, AJ takes dance classes and voice lessons. He is honored to be given this chance to work with the theatre as well as the outstanding cast and crew.
is ecstatic to be making her debut with Two River Theater. Recent credits include The Little Mermaid with PAL Theatre Company, and A Midsummer Night's Dream with Algonquin Theatre Company. Ashley is a student in the performing arts program at Howell High School. She has also trained with actor Michael Ray Davis. In her spare time she loves to read, write and hang out with her friends. Ashley enjoys writing scripts for plays, she hopes that she can either be a writer, actress, or a journalist. She is honored to be working with Two River Theater.
is so excited to be returning for her third and final year performing in A Little Shakespeare. Dixie is a senior and drama major at Red Bank Regional High School. Favorite credits include: Lady Macbeth in Macbeth at Red Bank Regional, Emily in Bang Bang You're Dead at NYC Fringe festival, Alice in Alice? at Appel Farm Arts Camp, and Simonidies/ Bawd/ Cerimon in Pericles at Two River Theater. Dixie played Sandy in the NYU student film “The Exploration of Cole as Led by the Prepubescent Sandy.” She would like to thank the directors and staff at Two River for giving her this opportunity and for everything they do.
There is no question that all my life I have been an extremely artistic individual. I always have enjoyed anything loud and flamboyant. I realized at a very young age I wanted to entertain and perform in front of people. I love to act, sing, dance (to the best of my ability) and especially play and listen to music. My name is Mei-Ling Steward, don't forget it you'll see it in lights someday! I'm 17 years-old, and I love the Two River Theater!
Adaptor and Director
Sara Holdren (Adaptor/Director) is a Brooklyn-based director originally from Charlottesville, Virginia and the Artistic Director/co-founder of the theater company Tiltyard. She specializes in Shakespeare, reimagined classics, and spectacular, outsized stories new and old. Recent projects include MIDSUMMER (which she co-adapted from the play by William Shakespeare) with Tiltyard, Deer and the Lovers by Emily Zemba, The Zero Scenario and A New Saint for a New World by Ryan Campbell, and The Master and Margarita, adapted by Edward Kemp from the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov, as well as serving as the Artistic Director of the 2015 Yale Summer Cabaret, where she directed the original production of MIDSUMMER and Sarah Ruhl\'s Orlando. She holds a BA in Theater from Yale University and an MFA in Directing from Yale School of Drama. She is also a Drama League Fellow and a graduate of the Acting Shakespeare program at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Other work includes: Measure for Measure, The Tempest, and her own adaptations of Shakespeare\'s Henry IV plays and Leonid Andreyev\'s He Who Gets Slapped. Sara is also a teacher with an abiding interest in making theater with students of all ages. Most recently she has taught scene study based in the improvisatory Stanislavsky technique Analysis Through Action at both Primary Stages and The New School in New York City. In her work, she combines a lifelong love of Shakespeare and classical texts with an interest in contemporary ensemble training and devised theater, striving for a rigorous and dynamic use of language, fused with athletic storytelling, vibrant visual worlds, and a spirit of joy, collaboration, and play.
Sinan Refik Zafar
is a New York based sound designer and composer. His recent work includes peerless (Yale Repertory Theater), What Constitution Means to Me (Clubbed Thumb), Hamlet (Waterwell), Intimate Apparel (TheatreSquared), We are Proud to Present (Yale Dramat), Detroit (TheatreSquared), Richard in 9 Poses (Clubbed Thumb), Midsummer (Tiltyard), and Macbeth (d. Will Frears). Other regional credits include O, Fallen One (Curly Cue & Co); Blood Knot (Lounge Theatre), Woyzeck (Illyrian Players); Julius Caesar (Griot Theatre of the West Valley). MFA Yale School of Drama. SinanZafar.com
trained as an Illustrator at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and as a Set Designer at Yale School of Drama (YSD), and is always eager to explore her caliber in the realm of tales. Recent credits include Once on this Island at La Petit Theater, Intimate Apparel at TheaterSquared, Hamlet at Allentown Shakespeare Festival, Cymbeline at Yale Repertory Theater, Winter's Tale and The Seagull (Yale School of Drama), and various shows at Yale Cabaret. Prior to Yale, Jean was an illustrator and muralist based in New York City. During her RISD era, she wrote, directed and produced “RISD: the Musical” which sparked her first love for dramatic and collaborative art. (www.jeankimstudio.com)
is a theatre artist originally from the wild coast of Maine, based in New York City. Recent credits include: Suds (Bluelaces), Organic Soarito (United Solo Festival at Theatre Row), We Are All Tourists (Trusty Sidekick), Attack of the Elvis Impersonators (Off Broadway), Campfire (Trusty Sidekick at Lincoln Center), Regret and Time Travel, Empanelment Empanelment!, The Great Puppet Review (Society of Misfit Puppets), The Little Black Fish (MAAA Art at Downtown Art), MIDSUMMER (Tiltyard). Additional stage management and directing projects include work with the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, ArtsEmerson, Elm Shakespeare Company, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Israeli Stage, the Boston Playwrights' Theatre's Boston Theatre Marathon, Emerson Shakespeare, and Everyman Rep. She holds a BA in Directing from Emerson College, and additional training with the Beverly Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles, and IUGTE Physical Theater in Austria and Italy.
February 9, 2018 - Two River Theater continues its season of theater for all audiences with A Little Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors, adapted and directed by Sara Holdren, featuring a cast of 14 students from six New Jersey high schools.