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.”

Much Ado About Nothing. Set in post-WWII France against the backdrop of a changing world, our players seek out love, understanding… and laughter. 

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: Autumn Raye Arthur

Emile: Julian Baez

Lisette: Jenny Maso

our production team

Rachel Schulte - Director/Music Lyrics

Carin Zakes - Executive Director

Peter Green - Artistic Director/Musical Accompaniment

Nova Hall, Jonathan Lewis - co-Producers

Production Design: Alex Theodoropoulos

Cynthia Lambertson - Costumer

Hannah Blake - Prod. Stage Manager/Board Operator

Amy Simmons - Production Advisor

Ben McCormack - Musical Arrangements

Joseph Riedel - Technical Director

Anthony Tedesco - Electrical Engineer

Zachary Slocumb - Asst. Stage Manager/Board Operator

Serge Ghio - Graphic Designer

Caitlin McMenamin - Program Design

Mason Cruz, Liam Elkins, Madeleine Gomez, Tess Greenshaw, Jynz Quituizaca, House Spitzer, Hilary Webster - Road Crew

our marketing/pr team

Karla Diamond, Richy Glassberg, Anderson Greenwood, Katy Keohane, Jaime Jensen, Ann Peterson, Amy Simmons, Hilary Webster



Come see us!

lawnchair staff

Executive Producer: Carin Zakes

Artistic Director: Peter Green

Treasurer: Julie Thaxter-Gourlay





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