Ludington Area Jaycees Introduce Outdoor Theatre Festival- Stratford on the Avenue
August 26-28 & September 2-4, 2016
This outdoor theatre festival will take place at Rotary Park (formerly City Park) in downtown Ludington and will feature Shakespeare's The Tempest, to be preceeded by selections from The Girlhood of Shakespeare’s Heroines. These monologues give some of Shakespeare's most popular heroines a voice to explain their side of their stories. Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets for the show. Ticket price will be a suggested donation of $5 per person.
About the Directors
Kara Rose-Dragun, a member of the Ludington Area Jaycees, is the chairperson for the event and will be directing The Tempest. Kara is a Ludington High School graduate who moved to Los Angeles after studying theatre at Western Michigan University.
She has performed in various theatre productions including Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, among others. She's also appeared on popular television shows such as Gilmore Girls, the Drew Carey Show, The West Wing and more. Kara returned to the area about two years ago and is excited to bring an outdoor theatre project to the City of Ludington.
2016 Cast List
Miranda - Harper Klotz
Prospero - Kara Rose-Dragun
Ariel - Kat Catron
Caliban - Marcelina Shriver
Ferdinand - Trenton Wahr
Gonzalo - Laura Powers
Alonso - Kerra White
Antonio - Chris Mathewson
Sebastian - AJ Guertin
Francisco - Donisha Brewer
Trinculo - Kendra Quick
Stephano - Miranda Warmuskerken
The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines
Dead Men's Fingers: Ophelia - Donisha Brewer
Notes from the Moated Grange: Marianna - Kendra Quick
Full Fathom Five: Miranda - Harper Klotz
How Many Children Had Lady MacBeth: Bonnie - Kerra White
Axis Sally: Zoe - Miranda Warmuskerken
For more information on the Stratford on the Avenue Theatre Festival, contact Kara Rose-Dragun at (818) 640-4649 or visit www.ludingtonareajaycees.org.