Shakespeare’s 460th Birthday Party

Numerous veteran performers from the Lancaster Shakespeare scene will offer pop-up performances at Pheasant Run Farm to ring in William Shakespeare’s 460th Birthday and The People’s Shakespeare Project’s transition to a new moniker: Lancaster Shakespeare Theatre!

The transition represents the start of a new era and expanded vision for the 17-year-old theatre company.

An elegant dinner and plenty of wine will be served. The beautiful pastoral setting alone will be a fitting environment in which to honor the Bard!


Eileen Daub will appear as Queen Margaret, performing a monologue from Henry VI! Eileen has appeared in LST’s productions of The Merry Wives of Windsor, Julia Caesar, and The Merchant of Venice. She has also performed at Lebanon Community Theatre, Hershey Area Playhouse, and Theatre Harrisburg.

Dan Griffin will take up arms with Daryll Perkins and perform a sword fight from Henry IV! Dan is a fight choreographer and veteran Shakespeare actor who has appeared in LST’s productions of Cymbeline and Much Ado About Nothing.

Ray Hilton will offer a Benedick monologue from Much Ado About Nothing, a role he recently played for the War of the Roses Theatre Company! Some of his other favorite roles include Edward Bloom (Big Fish), Officer Barrel (Urinetown), Ira Stone (Laughter on the 23rd Floor), Captain Pierce (The Civil War: Musical).

Caitlin Hughes will be doing some gender-bending and offering a Romeo monologue from Romeo & Juliet! She recently made her LST debut as Innogen in Cymbeline. She graduated with her BA in Theatre from DeSales University in 2020 and has also performed with the Orpheus Theatre Company.

Amber Nadine will be performing an original song, “Innogen,” inspired by LST’s production of Cymbeline! Amber has been a singer-songwriter since her teens performing everything from piano ballads to upbeat acoustic guitar numbers.

Daryll Perkins will take up arms with Dan Griffin and perform a sword fight from Henry IV! Daryll is a veteran performer with Orange Mite Studios, a Shakespeare company in Dover, PA. Shakespeare’s Birthday Party will be his LST debut!

John Rohrkemper will be performing a medley of songs from Twelfth Night! John has appeared in more than 60 productions in the Lancaster area, most recently as the title character in Cymbeline.

Katherine Rossi will be performing the opening monologue from Richard III! Katherine has appeared in LST’s productions of The Winter’s Tale and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She is the Executive Director of The Orpheus Theatre Company in Lancaster.

Tim Spiese is mixing things up with a hilarious monologue from Paul Rudnick’s I Hate Hamlet! Tim has been performing locally in community theatre for over 40 years with such groups as Actors Company of Pennsylvania, Open Stage of Harrisburg, Theater of the Seventh Sister, EPAC, and LST.

Elliot Sterenfeld will perform the role of Shylock with a monologue from The Merchant of Venice! Elliot has appeared in productions for the Fulton, Creative Works of Lancaster, and LST, having most recently played Iachimo in Cymbeline.

Marion Wood will appear as Emilia, performing a monologue from Othello!   Formerly NYC-based, Marion has appeared at several regional theatres as well as Off-Broadway and in other New York area productions.  She earned her MFA in Theatre at the American Repertory Theatre/ Moscow Art Theatre/ Harvard University.

Griffin Yeyna will perform a monologue from Hamlet, a role he recently understudied at Lebanon Community Theatre! He has directed production at Elizabethtown College and has performed in several productions with LST, including The Comedy of Errors.


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