Orlando Shakes announces cast for winter rep

Some familiar names and some that are not so familiar will be part of Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s winter repertory season, which will consist of three, count ’em, three shows all playing at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center early in 2011.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by David Lee, will run Jan. 26-March 19 and Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Jon Jory and directed by Thomas Ouellette, will run Feb. 9-March 20 — both in the Margeson Theater. A one-man version of Beowulf, adapted and performed by Charlie Bethel, will be staged in the Mandell Studio Theater Feb. 23-March 20.

Here’s the cast of the two big shows:

Claro Austria — Puck
Avery Clark – Lysander, Fitzwilliam Darcy
Michael Daly –  Bottom the Weaver, Mr. Collins
Wynn Harmon –  Oberon, Mr. Bennett
Anne Hering –  Quince, Mrs. Bennett
Walter Kmiec –  Demetrius, Charles Bingley
Courtney Moors –  Helena, Jane Bennett
Sarah Ireland –  Titania, Miss Bingley
Michele Vasquez –  Hermia, Elizabeth Bennett
Ensemble: Mason D. Criswell, Trent Fucci, Brooke M. Haney, Christopher Kiley, Robin Olson, Darryl Pickett, Kristin Shirilla, Kelli Rose Sleigh, Pascha Weaver, Matt Wenge.

The shows’ design team will be costume coordinator Denise Warner, costume designer Jack Smith, lighting designer Eric Haugen, scenic designer Bob Phillips and sound designer Matthew Given.

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