The Shakespeare Brunches

Back by Popular Demand!

Join us for an elegant Sunday brunch, drinks, and abbreviated Shakespeare readings in a beautiful and sociable indoor setting.  Acted by some of your favorite players, the readings are preceded by a delicious and varied buffet with cash bar.  Your $55 ticket includes all but the bar.  Attire: cocktail/business casual.

at The Memphis Hunt and Polo Club
650 S. Shady Grove Road, Memphis

Host Members: Margaret and Owen Tabor

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The Merchant of Venice

Sunday, May 21, 2017

12:30-3:30 pm

directed by Dan McCleary

Shakespeare’s early “comedy” was controversial for giving human dimension to the oft-maligned Jewish community. The controversy remains today, but for entirely different reasons.  Can we discover “harmony in the spheres?” 

 

The Cast
Antonio, a merchant of Venice.....................................Michael Khanlarian
Bassanio, his friend, and suitor to Portia......................Joey Shaw*
Portia, an heiress, of Belmont......................................Rachel Brun*
Nerissa, her waiting-woman........................................Jillian Barron
Shylock, a Jew..............................................................Dan McCleary*
Jessica, his daughter....................................................Claire Hayner
Lorenzo, in love with Jessica.........................................Blake Currie
Gratiano, friend to Antonio and Bassanio......................Zach Williams
Salerio, friend to Antonio and Bassanio.........................Destiny Freeman
Solanio, friend to Antonio and Bassanio........................Carmen Mandley
Launcelot Gobbo, a clown, servant to Shylock...............Nic Picou
The Duke of Venice.......................................................Colton Swibold*
The Prince of Morocco..................................................Phil Darius Wallace*
The Prince of Arragon...................................................Marquis Archuleta
Old Gobbo, Launcelot’s father.......................................Colton Swibold*
Tubal, Shylock’s friend, a Jew........................................Stuart Heyman
Leonardo, servant to Bassanio.......................................Bethany Fichthorn
Balthazar, servant to Portia............................................Rachel McFatridge

* appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the professional union of actors and stage managers in the U.S.

 

pic a winters tale2016The Winter’s Tale 

Sunday, November 20

12:30-3:30 pm

directed by Stephanie Shine

Shakespeare’s late romance features a Bohemian rhapsody of near-magical redemption and forgiveness.

"Winter's Tale" Brunch Menu

On each table
Dipping Sauce of Olive Oil with
Chopped Garlic, Basil & Fresh Ground Pepper.
Warm Crusty Bread to be served.

Buffet
Frittata with Prosciutto and Cheese
Brussels Sprouts (cut in ½) in Pancetta/Balsamic Vinaigrette
Parmesan Baskets with Caesar Salad
Side Dish of Anchovies
Side Dish of Parmesan Cheese
Sliced Tomato Tartletts (Roma Tomatoes if Available)
Tartletts~3-3 ½ “
Antipasto Display with 3-4 meats (3-4 varieties of Olives)
Carved Bone-In Ham
Cheese Display with Green & Red Grapes
Wheel of Brie – Port Wine Reduction & Figs
Breakfast Potatoes with Red & Green Peppers & Onions

Dessert
Apple & Plum Tartlettes

 

The Cast
Leontes, King of Sicilia............................................Tony Molina, Jr.*
Hermione, Queen to Leontes...................................Carey Urban*
Perdita, daughter to Leontes and Hermione.............Cally Shine
Mamillius, young Prince of Sicilia.............................Joshua Pearce
Camillo, Lord of Sicilia.............................................Dan McCleary*
Antigonus, Lord of Sicilia.........................................Brian Webb Russell*
Paulina, wife to Antigonous.....................................Stephanie Shine*
Cleomenes, Lord of Sicilia........................................Marquis Archuleta
Dion, Lord of Sicilia..................................................Nathan Snow
Polixenes, King of Bohemia......................................Phil Darius Wallace*
Florizel, Prince of Bohemia.......................................Blake Currie
Archidamus, a Lord of Bohemia................................Nic Picou
Old Shepherd, reputed father of Perdita....................Chris Cotten
Clown, his son..........................................................Marlon Finnie
Autolycus, a rogue....................................................Zach Williams
A Mariner/a jailer......................................................Roman Kyle
Mopsa, shepherdess/Emilia, a Lady...........................Jillian Barron
Dorcas, shepherdess.................................................Merit Koch
Time, as Chorus........................................................Jeanna Juleson