Welcome to the site for The Shakespeareans of Tamanend Park.

Please refer to the posting "Introduction" below
and examine the end of the page for maps
and details about special events,
such as the parade
or other events
that may occur remotely
from the stage
at the Park.

Cinema Under the Stars is left at the top of the page because the films, which are intended to be shown on alternating weekends, require frequent updating.

The show-times are approximate
because of the changing sunset time and go up when it is dark enough.

You are advised to arrive early to choose a good spot in the field. We have concession items available and in the future may have blankets available for rental.

Be sure to bring insect repellent, although we do use citronella to cut back on mosquitoes, you will need to protect yourself.

Refer to the IMS Virtual Studio for a countdown to the current film showing.

In the Event of Rain;

Live Performances at the stage are canceled if the sky is not clear and the ground dry by 1:00 p.m. with no forecast of rain for the remainder of the day.

For Cinema Under the Stars the ground must be dry by 5:00 p.m. and no forecast for rain that evening.

Unless otherwise specified there is no rain date.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Mid-summer's Night Dream, a new opera by Michael Dutka

The Shakespeareans of Tamanend Park  
will host an offering from  
a new American opera by local composer, Michael Dutka
based on Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.'

at The Meadow Amphitheatre in Tamanend Park 
1255 Second Street Pike, Southampton, PA
Following the Southampton Days Parade
on July 5th 2010

Performance time will be posted when other parts of the program are confirmed

Act I, Scene 1, in which the forbidden lovers plot to flee Athens and marry in secret, will be performed by a cast of young opera singers, including Elizabeth Zell as Hermia, Joshua Holmes as Lysander and Alyssa Lehman as Helena. The Shakespearean's own Arthur Greisiger will join in the role of Egeus.

Hail, hail, the gang's all here.

Cast list as follows

(In Order of Appearance):

Hippolyta          Meegan Jesse
Theseus           Mike Dutka
Egeus               Arthur Greisiger (dialog only)
Demetrius         Rich Lehman (dialog only/tent. - Alyssa, please advise)
Lysander          Joshua Holmes
Hermia              Elizabeth Zell
Helena              Alyssa Staron

We will be performing
Act I, Scene 1 of Midsummer 
on Monday, July 5 
(the day off of the July 4th Weekend) 
(for directions, click above or paste in the link -,-74.870195&sspn=0.025447,0.055876&layer=&ie=UTF8&z=14&ll=40.180841,-75.041943&spn=0.025443,0.055876&om=1)

By way of introduction, Arthur Greisiger is the founder and Artistic Director of
the Shakespearean of Tamanend Park, 
and overall coordinator of the events of that day.

Information about Arthur and the Shakespeareans of Tamanend Park is available at 

Arthur, thanks for this opportunity to perform in your theater,
and please advise of any additional details, corrections, etc.


Hi, folks.

Here, at long last, is the rehearsal schedule for our July 5th Midsummer Scene. Please let me know of any problems, and I'll be back in touch with a complete cast/contact list.

I have the singers' CD's on my 'to-do' list, and by June 21 I should have complete notebooks of the complete scene, with all music and dialog.

Folks, many thanks for your participation in this - based on how well the first music rehearsal went, it should be an easy show, and a really fun day for everyone.


Rehearsals (contact Mike for further details)

6/9     6:30 pm      Alyssa's house  (HL, HR, LY)  Music Rehearsal
6/16   6:30 pm      Alyssa's house  (HL, HR, LY)  Music Rehearsal
6/21   6:30 pm      Alyssa's house   ALL  exp Stephanie  1st read thru/blocking
6/24   6:30 pm      Alyssa's house   ALL  exp Stephanie  1st run thru/blocking

6/28    6:30 - 8:30 pm   Tamanend Park     ALL ex. Steph. 1st run-thru on stage
7/1      6:30 - 8:30 pm   Tamanend Park     All  1st run thru w/accomp.
7/3      9 am - 11 am      Tamanend Park     All   Dress Rehearsal

7/5     1 pm - 4 pm        Tamanend Park     Show Time!

Any cast members able and willing to walk in the parade will be most appreciated.  
It goes a long way to publicizing the performances and the barbecue 
and bringing in our audience by personally inviting them.  

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