Production History

February 2021

Love’s Labour’s Lost

by William Shakespeare

Performed online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jason Young – King Navarre/Boyet
Tracey D. Turner – Berowne/Jacquenetta
Dylan Lack – Longaville/Holofernes
Kalee George – Dumaine/Dull
Jeffrey Chips – Princess of France /Sir Nathaniel
Anne Rematt – Rosaline/Moth
Rachel Moore – Katherine/Armado
Jenny Hoppes – Maria/Costard

Directors: Irene Alby and Cornel Gabara
Production Designer: Lisa Leibering
Stage Manager: Emily Gallagher
Production Manager: Joseph Sandler
Artistic Director/Founder: Jennifer Tober

View the web version of our program


September 2020

Cymbeline

by William Shakespeare

Performed online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ronald H. Siebert as Cymbeline,
Jennifer Tober as Imogen,
Irene Alby as Posthumous Leonatus, Lady, Roman Captain
Catherine Baird as Iachamo/Cornelius Attendant/1st British Captain
Bob Colbert as Colten/Caius Lucius, Second Roman Captain, Gaoler
Aaron Crutchfield as Pisanio/Philario, Messenger, Sicillua Leonatus
Christine McGrath as Arviragus/2nd Lord, Messenger
Kelsey Robinson as Guiderius/1st Lord, Attendant
Tracey D. Turner as Queen/Belarus, Mother Leonatus

Artistic Director: Jennifer Tober
Stage Director: Jeffrey Chips
Production Designer: Lisa Leibering
Stage Manager: Emily Gallagher

Click here to read our digtal show program book online (PDF). Printable version also available (PDF).

View Jeff’s DIRECTOR’S DIARY on YouTube.


September 2019

Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare

The all-female cast included Irene Alby as Caesar, Harper York as Marc Antony, Shammen McCune* as Brutus, Lisa Ann Goldsmith* as Cassius, along with Gretchen Breslawski, Sarah Carleton, Kristin Conrad, Melissa Franklin, Kalee George, and Jessica Pierson-Turner.

Artistic Director: Jennifer Tober
Stage Director: Elena Alexandratos
Production Designer: Lisa Leibering
Production Fight Choreographer: Tonya Lynn

Read the program book (PDF) and see our blog for our Parents’ and Kids’ Guide and Illustrated Synopsis.

Review: “All-female ‘Julius Caesar’ makes a noble stand in Pittsburgh city parks” in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Preview: “All-Female ‘Julius Caesar’ Pittsburgh Production Delivers Timeless Political Insights” from WESA

Preview: “Women Take the Power (and the Stage)” in Pittsburgh Magazine

This show ran for four weekends, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM, playing at Frick Park (4 performances), Arsenal Park (2), and Highland Park (2).

JULIUS CAESAR was presented with support from The Fine Foundation, among others.

PSIP Photos by Catherine Aceto. Alby photo: Jeffrey Hornstein. Goldstein photo: Becky Thurner Braddock.


September 2018

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

by William Shakespeare

The cast included Charles David “Stoney” Richards, Jennifer Tober, Nick Benninger, Bob Colbert, Liz Farina, Sadie Crow, Christine McGrath, Jahir Christian, and Brett Sullivan Santry.

Artistic Director: Jennifer Tober
Stage Director: Charles Beikert
Production Designer: Lisa Leibering

This show ran for four weekends, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM, playing at Frick Park (4 performances), Arsenal Park (2), and Highland Park (2).


September 2017

Henry V

by William Shakespeare

The cast included Lamar K. Cheston, Charles David Richards, Tonya R. Lynn, Nick Benninger, Amy Dick, Ryan Bergman, Bob Colbert, and Sarah Carleton.

Artistic Director: Jennifer Tober
Stage Director: Alan Irvine
Production Designer: Lisa Leibering
Assistant Director/Fight Director: Tonya Lynn
Production Manager: Kevin McConville
Stage Manager/French Dialect Coaching: Sophia Marshall

This show ran for four weekends, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM, playing at Frick Park (4 performances), Arsenal Park (2), and Highland Park (2).

Program in PDF format.


September 2016

The Comedy Of Errors

by William Shakespeare

The cast included Marc Alain Epstein*, Nick Benninger, Jim Walker, Derrick Shane, Andrew Miller, Tonya Lynn, Jennifer Tober*, Jessica Schiermeister, Elizabeth Farina, and S. Marshall.

Director: Charles Beikert
Assistant Director/Fight Choreographer: Tonya Lynn
Artistic Director: Jennifer Tober
Production Designer: Lisa Leibering
Production Manager: Helen Meade
Stage Manager: Reilly Galvin
Clowning Workshop Leader: Jeffrey Chips
Assistant Stage Manager: Sophia Marshall

This show ran for four weekends, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM, playing at Frick Park (3 performances), Arsenal Park (2), Highland Park (2), plus one performance at Lake Pymatuning in Jamestown PA.

Program in PDF format.


September 2015

King Lear

by William Shakespeare

The cast included Nick Benninger, Tonya Lynn, Andrew Miller, Jessica Moore, Adam Rutledge, Ronald Siebert*, Jennifer Tober*, and Madelyn Tomko.

Director: Jeffrey Chips
Pre-show Director: Charles Beikert
Artistic Director: Jennifer Tober
Production Designer: Lisa Leibering
Fight Choreographer: Tonya Lynn
Production Manager: Helen Meade
Stage Manager: Jack Muir

This show ran for four weekends, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM (plus an extra performance on the final Saturday), playing at Frick Park (5 performances), Arsenal Park (2), and Schenley Park (2).

Program in PDF format.


September 2014

As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

The cast included Charles Beikert, John Michnya, Adam Rutledge, Eric James Davidson, Andrew Miller, Drew Palajsa, Anthony Gullikson, Nicholas Benninger, Jennifer Tober, Elizabeth Ruelas, Adrienne Fischer, and Tonya Lynn.

Director: Lisa Ann Goldsmith
Assistant Director: Charles Beikert
Artistic Director: Jennifer Tober
Production Designer: Lisa Leibering
Fight Choreographer: Tonya Lynn
Dramaturg: Mull Evan
Stage Manager: Sarah McPartland

This show ran for four weekends, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM (plus an extra performance on the final Saturday), playing at Frick Park (5 performances), Arsenal Park (1), Allegheny Commons West Park (1) and Schenley Park (2).

Program in PDF formatposter in PDF and PNG formats.


September 2013

Romeo & Juliet

by William Shakespeare

The cast included Luke Bruehlman, Candace Butala, Jeffrey Chips, Elizabeth Farina, Anthony Gulikson, Yvonne Hudson, Tonya Lynn, Andrew Miller, Michael Mykita, Adam Pribila, Danielle Powell, and Ron Siebert.

Director: Helen M. Meade
Artistic Director: Jennifer Tober
Production Designer: Lisa Leibering

This show ran for four weekends, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM, playing at Frick Park (2 weekends), Arsenal Park, and Allegheny Commons West Park.


September 2012

The Tempest

by William Shakespeare

The cast included Adam Huff, Allie Wagner, Andy Kirtland, Connor McCanlus, Garrett Storm, Jeffrey Chips, Micheal Mykita, Tessa Markle, and Tonya Lynn.

Director: Alan Irvine
Artistic Director: Jennifer Tober
Stage Manager: Elizabeth Fisher
Assistant Director: Joanna Getting
Props Designer: Sara-Anne Lee
Costume Designer: Lisa Leibering

This show ran for four weekends, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM, playing at Frick Park (2 weekends), Arsenal Park, and Allegheny Commons West Park.


September 2011

Merry Wives of Windsor

by William Shakespeare

The cast included Johanna Getting, Elizabeth Chappel, Jorge Azcárate, Tonya Lynn, David Grande, Katherine Bodner, Stanley Graham, Adam Huff, and Natalie Moretti.

Director: Tommy Costello
Artistic Director: Jennifer Tober
Stage Manager: Emily Burst
Assistant Director: Alan Irvine
Assistant Stage Manager/Assistant Director: Leah Cassella
Dramaturg: Deirdre O’Rourke
Scenographer: Amanda Leslie
Props Designer: Sara-Anne Lee
Costume Designer: Sarah Benedict
Sound Designer/Cellist: Ryan McMasters
Fight Choreograper: Tonya Lynn
Cellist: Rachel Smith

This show ran for four weekends, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM, playing at Frick Park (2 weekends), Arsenal Park, and Allegheny Commons West Park.

Press: Trib previewTrib reviewWRCT review.


September 2010

Much Ado about Nothing

by William Shakespeare

The cast included Ricardo Vila-Roger, Laurel Schroeder, Allison Wagner, Rosh Raines, Adam Pribila, Tonya Lynn, Cara Kierzkowski, Alex Lindsay Roth, and Eric James Davidson. Alternates: George Hampe, Charlie Brown.

Director: Melissa Hill Grande
Artistic Director: Jennifer Tober
Assistant Director: Tommy Costello
Stage Manager: Emily Kolb
Costumes: Rachel Parent
Props & Poster Design: Sara-Anne Lee
ASL Interpreters: Heather McNeish & Lori Carlson Milcic

This show ran for four weekends, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM, playing at Frick Park (2 weekends), Mellon Park, and Allegheny Commons West Park.

Much Ado about Nothing poster (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Review: Gordon Spencer, WRCT


September 2009

Love’s Labour’s Lost

by William Shakespeare

The cast included Douglas Baker, Laura Lee Brautigam, Eric James Davidson, Joanna Getting, Anna Gilchrist, Adam Hoak, Andrew Huntley, Emily Kolb, Sara Lamb, Tonya Lynn, Kaitlin Mausser, Michelina Pollini, Gabriel Proietti, Rosh Raines, Adam Rutledge, and Deanna Tangeman.

Director: Melissa Hill Grande
Artistic Director: Jennifer Tober
Dance Choreographer: Kaitlin Mausser
Costumer: Rachel Parent

This show ran for four weekends, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM, playing at Frick Park (2 weekends), Mellon Park, and Kennard Playground.


October 2008

TWELFTH NIGHT, or, What You Will

by William Shakespeare

With Allison Fatla (Viola), Bryan Jackson (Sebastian), Valentina Benrexi (Olivia), Adam Rutledge (Orsino), Shaun Starke (Sir Toby), Dana Babal (Feste), and Joanna GettingMelissa TolnerAndrew Philip RoosGretchen Breslawski and Jon Poli.

Director: Helen M. Meade
Artistic Director: Jennifer Tober
Fight choreography: Tonya R. Lynn
Costumes: Cat Aceto and Celina Ferencz

This show ran for four weekends, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM, playing at Frick Park (2 weekends), Mellon Park, and Kennard Playground.


October 2007

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Lofty Durham
Fight choreography by Tonya Lynn

With Gretchen Breslawski, Clare Fogarty, Parag S. Gohel, Benjamin Greenstone, Christon Nicole Herring, Jessica Kennedy, Angela Kowalski, Tonya Lynn, Adam Rutledge, Jillian Vitko, and Heather Wiederstein.

This show ran for four weekends, Saturdays and Sundays at 3 PM, playing at Frick Park (2 weekends), Mellon Park, and Kennard Playground.

Macbeth Artwork: Carl Keifer


October 2006

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

by William Shakespeare

With Patrick Berger, Jessie Bishop, Mark Chaitin, Jeffrey Chips, Michael DeRensis, Amadeo Fusca, Joanna Getting, Quantia Mali, Christopher Maxwell, Joseph McGranaghan, Travis McGunigle, Jeralynn Miller, Gwen Morton, Molly Beth Seremet, David Seremet, John Steffenauer, Meg Stiles.

Founder & director: Jennifer Tober
Asst director: James Wong

This show ran for two weekends, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM, in Frick Park near the Blue Slide playground.


November 2005

AS YOU LIKE IT

by William Shakespeare

Founder & director: Jennifer Tober

This show ran for two weekends, Saturdays and Sundays at 1 PM, in Frick Park near the Blue Slide playground.


Bring Your Own Bard

The Bring Your Own Bard reading series (aka Shakespeare Slam) is an informal scene night in which professional actors and non-actors alike take a crack at their favorite Shakespeare pieces. The series began in 2009.


*These actors appear courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks celebrates 17 seasons of bringing FREE Shakespeare plays to the Steel City!

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