Presented by the HG Winter Theatre Arts Camp in Northern Tioga School District. Free admission. Sponsored by the Deerfield Charitable Trust.
FOOLS IN LOVE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE!
Hamilton-Gibson Productions is presenting “Fools In Love” at the Warehouse Theatre on Central Avenue in Wellsboro at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 13 and 14 and 20 and 21 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15.
With the idea of making Shakespeare more accessible, “Fools in Love” is a mash-up of 50s and 60s “Beach Blanket Bingo” movies and the English playwright’s comedy play. Even though the Bard’s original text is presented with a doo-wop beat and the characters are dressed in bobby socks and leather jackets, the story in “Fools in Love” is the same as in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Love is complicated for the young lovers, but it’s just as complex for Oberon, King of the Fairies, and his wife, Queen Titania. As The Rude Mechanicals prepare a play in honor of the wedding of the Duke and Duchess, a mischievous fairy named Puck turns everyone’s love on its ear, with hilarious results.
Director for the production is Gabe Hakvaag with musical direction by Sharon Humbert.
“We could write an entertaining book about our experience with a number of young, energetic, talented students who were eager to gain experience with all aspects of community theater,” said Thomas Putnam, Artistic Director of Hamilton-Gibson Productions. “We started out a long time ago with Ryan Dalton—who directed his first HG mainstage production in 2014—and moved on to Terry Coniglio, Jon Ginn, Joshua Sticklin, Coleen Evert, Kate Phillips, Kara Ley, David Wert, Cameron Wattles, Caleb Evans, Laureen Davis, Maia Stam, Dante Doganiero and this past summer Corrine Evans and TJ Harris. Each one brought their own unique talents and skills and spirit to our summer offerings.”
The community arts group is now accepting applications for internships for the summer of 2015. Requirements are that the intern be at least 18 years old, and hopefully studying for involvement with some form of performing arts or work with not-for-profit groups. Responsibilities typically include involvement with all of the summer shows either performing or stage managing or house managing. The intern would be involved with marketing and set building and strike. He/she would also be involved with the planning and staffing of the three summer drama camps (one in Elkland, one in Blossburg, and one in Wellsboro.) There is also a fair amount of office time with computer work with our data bases, press releases, and internet marketing. To get a true feel for the work of community theater, there is also mundane work like cleaning floors and restrooms, maintaining the office space, mowing the lawn at the office etc.
This summer promises to be busy. Our major production will be, THE ADDAMS FAMILY. We will also be involved with early preparations for the fall play, STEEL MAGNOLIAS. Three summer drama camps will also keep the interns hopping.
The internship typically begins in the middle of May when most colleges complete their semester, and continue into mid-August. This year's sponsors are Mr. Eugene Seelye, and Deb and Jeff Sawyer who provide the stipend for the interns.
It's a lot of fun and lots of work, but HG has found that the experience is rewarding for both the intern and everyone involved with HG. If you are interested in applying, please call or write Hamilton-Gibson Productions, 29 Water Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901, 570.724.2079 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.