Outside the Box - Shakespeare and Friends
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Things go awry in ancient Athens when the mischievous sprite Puck meddles with a pair of mismatched lovers. Add in love potions, feuding fairies, an enchanted forest, and plenty of laughter for a night that seems "more strange than true." Shakespeare's beloved comedy shows us that magic is never far away.
Michelle has worked onstage and behind the scenes in theaters and independent films across Western NC and Upstate SC. She moved to Tryon five years ago after graduating from Converse College, and works as the Assistant Director of Communications at Tryon Fine Arts Center. She was last on the Tryon Little Theater stage in "Dancing at Lughnasa." Other recent projects include technical production for Jay Bergen's "Lennon, the Mobster, and the Lawyer" directed by Catherine Gillet,at the Peace Center and New York City's 92nd Street Y and "The Gin Game" with the Saluda Historic Depot Theatre Troupe. Last year she directed "Backstage with the Bard," an evening of Shakespeare scenes for Tryon Fine Arts Center's Stage Door Series that reminded her how much fun the classic plays could be.
For the residents of Grover’s Corners, daily life proceeds at a predictable pace. The milkman arrives like clockwork, the neighbors perpetually gossip, and children contemplate their future. It’s a simple plot line but somehow expresses all the joys and complexities of life. Two of these children, George Gibbs (Allen Law) and Emily Webb (Tara Sweeney) fall in love as adults and despite last minute nerves, get married.Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer, Tony and Academy Award winning play is a beloved theater classic.
Catherine Gillet (Director) is also a playwright, whose published and award winning plays have appeared at many venues around the country, including New York, Minneapolis and Los Angeles. While a member of Circle Repertory Company she studied with Craig Lucas, Terrance McNally, Paula Vogel. And Terrence McNally. Happily re-located from NY to Tryon, she is the director of The Dark Horse Theater Project, dedicated to innovative theatrical presentations..