Eric Sheffer-Stevens


A Number

is a play that explores the issue of human cloning through the relationships between a father and his three sons. One son was abused as a child while two of the sons are identical twins. It is a philosophical investigation into free will and the question of nature versus nurture. The play has two actors. One actor plays Salter while the other plays his sons.


Much Ado About Nothing

Young lovers Hero and Claudio are to be married in one week. To pass the time, they conspire with Don Pedro to set a "lover's trap" for Benedick, an arrogant confirmed bachelor, and Beatrice, his favorite sparring partner.

Meanwhile, the evil Don Jon conspires to break up

the wedding by accusing Hero of infidelity.

In the end, though, it all turns out to be

"much ado about nothing."


Written by Liza Esser <essereli@student.msu.edu>

Source: IMDb

King Lear


The story of King Lear, an aging monarch who is headstrong old man who is blind to his weaknesses, decides to divide his kingdom amongst his three daughters, according to which one recites the best declaration of love. Goneril and Regan who are the selfish daughters of Lear who pretend to love him but later treat him cruelly. Cordelia who is the loyal and unselfish daughter. King Lear disowns Cordelia after confusing her honesty with insolence. The end of the play ends in death by various methods including poison and suicide. Cordelia dies and King Lear, now a broken man, also dies.



Family Reunion: A number

May 2 until May 17

Characters:Bernard 1 and 2, Michael Black

Playwright: Caryl Churchill

Director: Dan Foster

Theater Company: Hudson Stage Company





















































































Much Ado

About Nothing

June 3 until July 6

Character: Borachio

Playwright: William Shakespeare

Director: Jack O'Brien

Theater Company: The Public Theater

Delacorte - Shakespeare in the Park

























































































King Lear

July 22 until August 17

Character: Edmund the Bastard

Playwright: William Shakespeare

Director: Daniel Sullivan

Theater Company: The Public Theater

Delacorte - Shakespeare in the Park

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