Cain Park
Professional Theatre

A comedy written in 405 B.C. by Aristophenes
Freely adapted by Burt Shevelove
Even more freely adapted by Nathan Lane
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Show Description:
Stephen Sondheim and Burt Shevelove's boisterously hilarious yet poignant musical follows Dionysos, Greek god of wine and drama, and his slave Xanthias on a journey to Hades to collect renowned critic and playwright George Bernard Shaw so that he may enlighten the easily misled and cowed masses of Earth--and perhaps redeem and elevate the importance of the arts in the world. Along this journey to the Underworld, Dionysos and Xanthias meet gods and playwrights, lost souls and, of course, the ever-apathetic, seductively sinister and creepily coercive frogs. Finally, William Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw duke it out in a subterranean battle of words to see who will win the honor of saving the earth: The Bard or Bernard?

Staff and Cast:

Director: Martin Friedman
Music Director: Nathan Motta

Nora Culley: Ensemble
Eric Fancher: Charon/Aekos/Ensemble
Mitchell Fields*: William Shakespeare
Dan Folino*: Dionysus
Neely Gevaart: Ariadne/Ensemble
Trey Gilpin: Ensemble
Lyida Hall: Ensemble
Darryl Lewis*: Herakles/Ensemble
Sidney Perelman: Virilla/Ensemble
Michael Regnier: George Bernard Shaw
Caitlin Elizabeth Reilly*: Xanthias
Nicole Sumlin*: Pluto/Ensemble
Kelly Smith: Ensemble
Tom Sweeney: Ensemble
Meg Wittman
: Ensemble
Tickets and Press

July 31 - August 17


7pm Thursdays
7pm Fridays
7pm Saturdays
2pm Sundays

$15-$26 Reserved Seating

(216) 371-3000
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Alma Theatre at Cain Park
14591 Superior Road
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118

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