"Bare boards and a passion." - Peter O'' Toole
Meet the cast of Twelfth Night...
Andi Bohs is delighted to be working alongside so many wonderful people! Recently seen clowning around in Amerinda's production of The Winter's Tale. Favorite shows include Daughters of Leda, Anthony and Cleopatra, Chicagoland, Copycats with the Brooklyn Philharmonic and bringing life to new work at the recent The Future is Female Festival. College: B.F.A. CCPA at Roosevelt College. Much love to all of my love bugs who put up with my foolishness!
Anna Lewein ("lay-wine") is happy to be with Classics on the Rocks for another summer. You may have seen her last summer in Classics' production of Julius Caesar as Casca. She would like to thank you for joining us in some summer lovin', and is especially grateful to her family, friends, and beloved husband for their support. https://www.facebook.com/leweinpage
Jake is very excited and grateful to be a part of Twelfth Night! This will be his 2 nd production in New York after being a part of Shakesday:Love and Laughter this year with Classics on the Rocks! If you happened to be around Minneapolis, MN recently you may have seen him during the Minnesota Fringe Festival, as Tyler in Everything’s Free (Mission Theatre Company) or Jack in Death By Design (Lakeshore Players). He is honored and thrilled to be working with an amazing cast and crew!
Curio / Officer / Gentleman
John St. Croix
Previous credits include: Dromio of Syracuse in Comedy of Errors (Underling Productions), Gratiano in Othello (New York Shakespeare Exchange), Borachio in Much Ado about Nothing (Underling Productions) Guildenstern in Hamlet (Virginia Shakespeare Festival), a former acting apprentice of both New Jersey Shakespeare Festival's and Berkshire Theatre Festival’s summer apprentice programs, 2011 Graduate of Coastal Carolina University with a BA in Dramatic Arts. Thanks to Mom, Dad and Genaro.
Fabian / Sea Captain
Lev Harvey, a New Jersey native, is thrilled to be a part of Twelfth Night! A graduate from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Lev has performed with the New Yiddish Rep, Origin Theatre Company as well as with the JW Actor’s Studio. He is best known for his portrayal of Happy Loman in New Yiddish Rep’s Off-Broadway production of Death of a Salesman (2016 Drama Desk Nominee). Other New York Theatre credits include Warmth, The Gentlemen Gangster, The Bespoke Overcoat, The Irish Hebrew Lesson, Last Night of Ballyhoo, You Belong to Me, and The Constant Wife. He also appeared on MTV’s The Substitute. Special thanks to all my friends and family for their never-ending love and support!
Matthew Dean Wood
This is Matt's second production with Classics on the Rocks and he is thrilled to be back this summer! He received his BA in Drama (Class of '09) and Theatre from Queens College, where he was lucky enough to receive the Robin Hirshfield Miller Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting. He also trained at NUI (University of Galway) in Galway, Ireland where he studied Irish Theatre. He is an alumnus of T. Schreiber Studio in their Six-Week Conservatory where he trained with Robert Verlaque, Carol Reynolds, and Page Clements. He also had extensive training with Peter Jensen in scene study. His past credits include The Hot L Baltimore at T. Schreiber, Variations on a Cat Call at the Bridge Theatre, Farewell To Sanity at the Gene Frankel Theatre in the Planet Connections Theatre Festival, Your War'try Grave at La Mama Theatre Company, Lottery Play in the Thespis Theatre Festival, and Warmth in the Midtown International Theatre Festival.
Patrick would like to thank Classics on the Rocks for the opportunity to be part of this season's Twelfth Night! Recent shows with the company include Julius Caesar (Antony), Merchant of Venice (Aragon/Duke/Old Gobbo), Much Ado About Nothing (Dogberry) and As You Like It (Charles/Corin). "Friends, I am with you all and love you all..."
Sir Andrew Aguecheek
Rachel Purcell is thrilled to be working with Classics on the Rocks once again this season after having performed in Julius Caesar and Merchant of Venice. She previously spent three years with the Stanford Shakespeare Company, where she served as Artistic Director and performed in Julius Caesar (Portia), Othello (Desdemona), and Love's Labour's Lost (Boyet, Holofernia), among others. By day, she works in digital marketing for arts organizations at Capacity Interactive.
Ray Huth (Antonio) is honored to make his debut with Classics on the Rocks. NY credits: Demetrius in Mid Summer Night’s Dream, Marcellus in Hamlet (Stag & Lion Th. Co.); LeStrade in Watson: The Musical (The King’s Players). Regional credits: Benvolio in Romeo & Juliet, Guiderius in Cymbeline (VA Shakes); C.O. in Mariposa & The Saint (National Tour); Uncle Sam in USA to Z (Bright Star Theatre). A graduate from UNCSA, Ray would like to thank his Mom and friend Stephen for their undying love and support. For Vanessa, My Love. www.rayhuth.com
Robert is an actor and director with a degree in Theatre and Speech Communications from Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI. He is proud to return to acting with Classics on the Rocks after a near decade absence from the stage. Favorite past roles include Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Count Rochefort in The Three Musketeers, and Snetsky in Fools. He has also directed The Shape of Things, Lady Madonna, and Identity Theft. He was a Directing Intern at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis for The Music Man. Robert has been a Literary Fellow for Atlantic Theater Company, Interim Managing Director for New York Theatre Barn, and an Intern at The New Dramatists. He participated in "The Daily Show's" Veteran Immersion Program as a US Army Veteran. During his enlistment with the Army, he served as a Combat Medic for the 3rd Bde of the 10th Mountain Div in Fort Drum, NY and Afghanistan.
Sir Toby Belch
Sam O'Sullivan hails from Sacramento, California and recently graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting. This is his second project with Classics on the Rock. He previously performed in Classics on the Rock's production of Shakesday:Love and Laughter. New York credits include Othello (The Players Club), The Skin of Our Teeth, South Pacific, and The Author's Voice (Marymount Manhattan) Regional credits include Twefth Night, King Arthur (Sacramento Shakespeare Festival), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare Lite), Guys and Dolls, Snow White: A British Panto, Woody Guthrie's American Song, Cannery Row (City Theatre) Cinderella, Little Red (Storytime Theatre), The Wiz, Bye Bye Birdie, 42nd Street (River City Theatre Company). Much love to Judy for all of the support!
Valentine / Officer / Priest
Victor is thrilled to be a part of Twelfth Night! Previous theatre credits include: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, The Pretentious Young Ladies, Twelfth Night, South Pacific, Peter Pan, Grease, Flak House-The Musical, The Mirror Never Lies, Alice in Wonderland, Twelfth Night, and Beauty and the Beast. Television/Web Series: The Bay- The Series, Mysteries at the Castle, Celebrity Ghost Stories, and Deadly Sins. High School: Idyllwild Arts Academy, College: B.F.A. CCPA at Roosevelt University. Special thanks to my friends, family, and Chris for their continual love and support. Proud member of AEA & SAG-AFTRA www.victoralbaum.com
* These actors are appearing courtesy the Actors' Equity Association.
Meet the Production Team...
Before becoming the founder and artistic director of Classics on the Rocks, William Downes spent years honing his craft in and around New York City. He's had the honor of playing some of Shakespeare's most delightful clowns such as Dogberry(Much Ado About Nothing) Dromio of Syracuse(Comedy of Errors) Touchstone(As You Like It) and Launce(Two Gentlemen of Verona) and on the more serious side, he's played such intricate roles as Macbeth(MacBeth) Othello(Othello) Roderick(Double Falsehood) and Petruchio (Taming of the Shrew) As artistic Director of Classics on the Rocks, his goal is present the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries as they are, not what we think they should be. With no hidden agenda, we focus on the characters, and relationships that are at the core of these plays, that continue to resonate with us and remind us of what it means to be human.
Director / Malvolio
Resident stage manager and associate producer for Classics on the Rocks, Samantha takes pride in keeping this lovable group of actors in line, on time, safe, and organized. Originally from Massachusetts, Samantha transplanted to NYC a few years ago and quickly found a her place within the theatre community stage managing for companies such as Onomatopoeia Theatre Company and Strindberg Rep - but Classics on the Rocks will always be home. In her spare time she enjoys baking tasty cookies and hanging with her cat Travis.
After graduating with her BFA from Emerson College, Victoria returned home to New York to be a part of the classical theatre scene. After playing such roles as Viola (Twelfth Night), Mistress Ford (The Merry Wives of Windsor), Lady MacDuff (Macbeth), Nerrissa (The Merchant of Venice) and Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), she is now pursuing her Masters of Public Administration at Baruch College. Victoria has been doing Shakespeare shows with Will and Sharon for the last 3 years. Now being on board with Classics, she hopes to help the company grow and fulfill it’s mission to the fullest extent. Victoria would like to make a special thank you to Richard Harden, who has given her the tools and the confidence to endure this endeavor with all of her heart.
While Sharon’s love for performing began with a passion for musical theatre, in college she developed a profound love for classical works spanning from the ancient Greeks through the works of that well-known man from Stratford. She graduated from UCLA with a BA in Theatre in 2005, packed up her bags and moved to the Big Apple. She then spent her time traveling around with a few children’s theatre tours and various odd productions in NYC. Most recently she could be found performing as Rosalind in Classics on the Rocks production of As You Like It. Prior to that she worked extensively with the Oxford Shakespeare Company in some of Shakespeare’s finest female roles; Kate in Taming of the Shrew, Gertrude in Hamlet, and Cleopatra in Antony & Cleopatra. She is thrilled to be a founding member of Classics on the Rocks and share her passion and knowledge with others.