Shakespeare In Hollywood

Written by Ken Ludwig
Directed by James McDonnell
October 13 - 21, 2017


It's 1934, and Shakespeare's most famous fairies, Oberon and Puck, have magically materialized on the Warner Bros. Hollywood set of Max Reinhardt's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Instantly smitten by the glitz and glamour of show biz, the two are ushered onto the silver screen to play (who else?) themselves. With a little help from a feisty flower, blonde bombshells, movie moguls, and arrogant "asses" are tossed into loopy love triangles, with raucous results. The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious comic romp.



(in order of appearance)


Louella Parsons - Meghan Barrett*


Max Reinhart - Zebulin Elliott*


Dick Powell - Nicholas Ray Lambert*


Jack Warner  - Alex Quezada


Daryl - Alex Cardoza*


Lydia Lansing - Brittney Williamson


Oberon - Mason Garcia*


Puck - Riley Stockton*


Olivia Darnell - Olivia Gonzales


Will Hayes - Gavin Ellsworth*


Joe E. Brown - Dominic Chapa*


Jimmy Cagney - Ethan Dorado*


Starlet, Albert Warner, Script Supervisor, et al. - Katherine Dodson


Photographer, Johnny Weismuller, Mic Operator, et al. - Jacob Girouard


Photographer, Harry Warner, Cameraman, Groucho, et al. - Michael Taber


Starlet, Sam Warner, Charlie Chaplin, Wardrobe & Makeup Girl, et al. - Sloane Vanciel




Director – James McDonnell

Assistant Directors – Brittney Burris & Schyler Mayo

Movement Coach – Schyler Mayo


Scenic Design – Chris Mangels

Scenic Construction / Artistry – The students of Drama 13/14 & The COS Theatre Artistic Company 

Projection Design – Chris Mangels & Nick Terry

Properties Master – Cindy Herrera*


Costume Design – James McDonnell

Assistant Costume Design – Schyler Mayo

Costume Construction – James McDonnell & Schyler Mayo

Wardrobe Crew Chief – Schyler Mayo

Wardrobe / Wigs Crew – The students of Drama 12/17 & The COS Theatre Artistic Company

Make-up Designer – Sophie Kirkpatrick


Lighting Design – Steve LaMar

Electricians – The students of Drama 15/16 

Light Board Engineer – Ernesto Flores


Sound Design – Nick Terry 

Sound Board Engineer – Ja'Davagia Schoby 


Technical Director – Steve LaMar

Assistant Technical Director – Nick Terry


Production Stage Manager – Tamla Quipse*

Assistant Stage Managers – Cindy Herrera*

Stage Crew – Alysha Curtis*, Ellie Parlier*


Public Information Coordinator – Kristen Foster

Graphic Design – David Cargill


*Member of the COS Theatre Department Artistic Company



The families of our sensational cast and crew

Ken Lamb

Tim Foster, Sylvia Stiff, and the COS Foundation

Kristen Foster 

David Cargill 

Vanessa Lamb

Stuart Munoz, Lisa Parker, and COS Copy/Mail

Jim Anderson

Jack Patino

Brenna Jared