LawnChair Theatre

Contemporary Shakespeare in Westchester's parks.

Don Pedro: …out o' question you were born in a merry hour.

Beatrice: No, sure, my lord, my mother cried, but then there was a star danced, and under that was I born…

july 2019, it’s “Much Ado About Nothing.”

“Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.” LawnChair Theatre, under the auspices of The Rye Arts Center, has brought performances to the parks of Westchester County since 2006.  This summer, come join us for the original romantic comedy: Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Set in post-WWII France against the backdrop of a changing world, our players seek out love, understanding… and laughter. 

LawnChair Theatre is a unique summer experience, where a group of Shakespeare-loving artists get together to create a little magic. Traveling around to various outdoor locations in Westchester, we work together to put up a special piece of theatre, take it down, celebrate, and do it all over again the next night!

our cast

Beatrice: Julie Thaxter-Gourlay

Benedick: Mat Young

Don Pedro: J. Carol Robertson

Claudio: Owen Glassberg

Hero: Ellie Desautels

Margaret: Megan Kellogg

Leonata: Jessie Gilbert

Antonio: Peter Green

Don John: Jessica Grabarz

Borachio: Christopher Nigro

Conrade: Olivia Iannotti

Dogberry: David Ryan

Verges: Caroline Brody

Watchmen: Bob Johnson, Jonathan Hall

Friar: Kelly Killmer

Ensemble: Julian Baez, Jenny Maso

our production team

Director: Rachel Schulte

Producers: Nova Hall, Jonathan Lewis

Production Design: Alex Theodoropoulos

Costumer: Cynthia Lambertson

Composer: Ben McCormack

Technical Director: Joseph Riedel

Wizard: Anthony Tedesco

Prod. Stage Manager: Hannah Blake

Asst. Stage Manager: Zachary Slocumb

our marketing/pr team

Anderson Greenwood

Katy Keohane

Jaime Jensen

Amy Simmons

Come see us!

lawnchair staff

Executive Producer: Carin Zakes

Artistic Director: Peter Green

Treasurer: Julie Thaxter-Gourlay