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Lovers' Spat - Shakespeare's Famous Couple's Encounters

Lovers' Spat - Shakespeare's Famous Couple's Encounters

Come revel in the complexities of love as we present readings of scenes from Shakespeare's famous couples loving, fighting, scheming & wooing. The very funny Kevin Bartini is our MC and referee. Cast includes Elizabeth Aspenlieder, Allyn Burrows, Tamara Hickey, David Joseph, Jason Asprey, MaConnia Chesser and more.

Scenes from Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, and more. Readings take place in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre and are directed by Allyn Burrows.

2 Performances only.

General Admission Seating: $25; $10 Student Tickets available with a paying adult. Online purchases subject to $4.50 service fee.

Artists

Elizabeth Aspenlieder

Elizabeth Aspenlieder

(Cast) Twenty-first season with S&Co. 2016: Assistant Director The Merchant of Venice. Acting credits: Mother of the Maid; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; The Beauty Queen of Leenane; Parasite Drag; Merry Wives of Windsor; Hermione, Winter’s Tale; Marquise, Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Ice Glen (by Joan Ackermann); Bad Dates more(Cast) Twenty-first season with S&Co. 2016: Assistant Director The Merchant of Venice. Acting credits: Mother of the Maid; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; The Beauty Queen of Leenane; Parasite Drag; Merry Wives of Windsor; Hermione, Winter’s Tale; Marquise, Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Ice Glen (by Joan Ackermann); Bad Dates (Elliot Norton Award Best Solo Performance); Rough Crossing; Regan, King Lear; Hermia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Lady Anne, Richard III. Other collaborations: Berkshire Playwright’s Lab; The Lion in Winter (Old Castle Theatre); 10X10 Play Fest (BSCo); Bad Dates (Merrimack Rep); Angels in America (Boston Theatre Works); Othello. Indy Films: Trigger Finger; Seriously Twisted. Elizabeth has done extensive voice-overs for TV, radio and film.

Jason Asprey

Jason Asprey

(Cast) Twenty-second season. Recent S&Co: Graziano, The Merchant of Venice, Speed, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Priest, Mother of the Maid; Cassius, Julius Caesar; Ferdinand, Love’s Labour’s Lost; Derek, Accomplice; Richard Hannay, The 39 Steps; Parasite Drag; Frank, The Memory of Water; Autolycus, The Winter’s Tale; Lord Hastings/Oxford, Richard III more(Cast) Twenty-second season. Recent S&Co: Graziano, The Merchant of Venice, Speed, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Priest, Mother of the Maid; Cassius, Julius Caesar; Ferdinand, Love’s Labour’s Lost; Derek, Accomplice; Richard Hannay, The 39 Steps; Parasite Drag; Frank, The Memory of Water; Autolycus, The Winter’s Tale; Lord Hastings/Oxford, Richard III and Hamlet (Title Role). Recent Regional: Cassius, Julius Caesar (Orlando Shakespeare Theatre); Robert, Betrayal (Nora Theatre); Eduard Einstein, Einstein’s Dreams (Culture Project NYC) and Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet (Swine Palace), and Theatre in England, where he has also worked in TV and film.

Kevin Bartini

Kevin Bartini

(MC & Referee) Off Broadway: Theseus ( A Midsummer Night's Dream), Toby Belch (Twelfth Night), Dogberry (Much Ado About Nothing) TV: (Audience Warm-Up) The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Kevin is a nationally touring stand-up more(MC & Referee) Off Broadway: Theseus ( A Midsummer Night's Dream), Toby Belch (Twelfth Night), Dogberry (Much Ado About Nothing) TV: (Audience Warm-Up) The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Kevin is a nationally touring stand-up comedian and host of The Movie Preview Review Podcast. Born and raised in Lee, MA, he was a member of S&Co Fall Festival 93-96. @KEvinBartini, KevinBartini.com

Allyn  Burrows

Allyn Burrows

(Director, Cast) Shakespeare & Company's Artistic Director. Acting Credits for S&Co include: Or, by Liz Duffy Adams (King Charles), King John (King John), Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), Henry V (Henry V), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon), Henry IV, Part 1 (Hal), Measure for Measure (Angelo), Love’s Labours Lost (Berowne). more(Director, Cast) Shakespeare & Company's Artistic Director. Acting Credits for S&Co include: Or, by Liz Duffy Adams (King Charles), King John (King John), Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), Henry V (Henry V), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon), Henry IV, Part 1 (Hal), Measure for Measure (Angelo), Love’s Labours Lost (Berowne). Artistic Director of Actors’ Shakespeare Project in Boston where directing credits include Romeo & Juliet, Pericles, Jon Lipsky’s Living in Exile, Richard II, and next season’s The Tempest. Acting credits for ASP include The Winter’s Tale (Leontes), Henry VI Part 2 (Gloucester and Jack Cade) Henry VIII ( Henry VIII), Twelfth Night (Malvolio), King Lear (Kent). Recent Boston area performances: Can You Forgive Her (Huntington Theatre), Breaking the Code (Underground Railway Theatre) Shipwrecked (The Lyric Stage), Oceanside, The Seafarer, Pursuit of Happiness, and The Homecoming (Merrimack Rep), and Five by Tenn, (Speakeasy Stage). Elliot Norton Award for The Homecoming, King Lear, and Five by Tenn. IRNE Award for Breaking the Code. Off-Broadway credits include Bug, Killer Joe, Louis Slotin Sonata, Closetland, and The Windowing of Mrs. Holroyd. Regionally: Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, The American Conservatory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, The Denver Center, The Walnut St. Theatre. Television: The Broad Squad, Law and Order, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and Against the Law. Film: The Company Men, Julie& Julia, and Manchester by the Sea.

David  Joseph

David Joseph

(Cast) Twelfth season with S&Co. Recent: George in WORD PLAY at Playwrights Horizons in NYC, Coleman in I Married The Icepick Killer at Stella Adler Theatre, NYC. Shakespeare & Company: The Dauphin, Canterbury, York, and Nim in Henry V, George Bailey/Jack Halloway in It’s a Wonderful Life, Lysander in A more(Cast) Twelfth season with S&Co. Recent: George in WORD PLAY at Playwrights Horizons in NYC, Coleman in I Married The Icepick Killer at Stella Adler Theatre, NYC. Shakespeare & Company: The Dauphin, Canterbury, York, and Nim in Henry V, George Bailey/Jack Halloway in It’s a Wonderful Life, Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Elyot in Private Lives, Dumain in Love Labours Lost, Dorante in The Liar, Sebastian in The Tempest, Clown 2 (12 Characters) in 39 Steps, Simon in The Real Inspector Hound, the World Premiere of Ballet Metropolis’ Dracula, (Jonathan Harker) at the Colonial Theatre. Film credits: David is currently completing the filming of a feature film for Oasis Seven Pictures called Penny Land.Other credits include: Romeo in Romeo & Juliet for The Boston Symphony Orchestra, roles in Feature Films: Douglas Burgdorf’s Damsel, Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock, Glowing Screen’s Magdalena’s Brain. Et cetera: David moved back from NYC some years ago where he was in many Off-Broadway shows, commercials and a national tour of Man of La Mancha. In 2008 and 2010, David sang the National Anthem at Fenway Park.

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