Meet the Crew Behind Shakespeare Abridged
Last week we introduced to you our dashing cast of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged. Today, we would love for you to meet the crew that does it all, even when you’re not looking.
Bob Blake is our fabulous director for our Spring Show this year. Bob has ben involved with Beale Street Theater for quite some time now, on and off the stage. You may have seen him in Take Five, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and The Odd Couple. Most recently, he was the Texas! Walker! Ranger! *ting* in Beale Street Theater’s last fall show. Off stage, Bob directed Death of a Salesman in fall of 2018. Most excited about the acting horsepower of his cast, he stated that “we have incredibly talented actors that are just going to blow everyone away… I cannot wait for Kingman to find out.”
We are especially excited to meet this new face in our production; Rachel Wolsey will be Assistant Director, and this is her first show! She said she’s watched a lot of the past productions, but she is most excited “about getting involved with the theater… the talent is amazing—not just with the acting but also the directing.” She is excited to help in any way. She also says she is anxious to see the people’s reactions because “that will be really great!” Rachel goes on to explain that Shakespeare Abridged is going to “change pre-conceived notions about Beale Street Theater.” GASP! Juicy…
Danae Edwards is also a familiar face in the Beale Street Theater realm, having been a part of every show since she was the Stage Manager of Death of a Salesman. She’s been both on and off stage in multiple positions, just trying to gain knowledge in the theater world. She’s mainly excited about expanding her horizons backstage in her Stage Manager position this time around. Since she hasn’t stage managed in a while, she is excited to get back on the headset!
We strongly believe this little team will bring such a big show to the stage this March 14th and 21st at Metcalf Park! Keep a look out for more updates as we set up for a very exciting show!