Published on April 13th, 2018 | by Biz Books

Shakespeare in HOLLYWOOD Theatre Contest is offering the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Shakespeare in HOLLYWOOD presented by Metro Theatre in Vancouver.

Show Details

Metro Theatre proudly presents Shakespeare in HOLLYWOOD written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Catherine Morrison, for an extended run  April 14  –  May 12.

What happens when two savvy playwrights from very different centuries collaborate? In the case of skilled modern farceur Ken Ludwig & Renaissance wonder William Shakespeare; the result is the madcap comedy Shakespeare in Hollywood.

Take the glitz, glamour, dollars and censorship of post Depression Hollywood, add Max Reinhardt, a sophisticated German director with an artistic vision populated by the delightfully exaggerated, personalities of James Cagney, Dick Powell, and Joe E. Brown, and have him implore movie producer Jack Warner to pony up to do a movie version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Declaring the venture a sure-to-flop oddity, Jack is forced to agree because his sexy mistress demands to be  cast in a “prestige” picture, What Fools These Mortals Be.

Now imagine that Oberon, the fairly king, and his sidekick, Puck, have transmogrified onto the set and been cast to play themselves. That is what Ken Ludwig has done in this farce full of impersonations, comic interpretations and cleverly contrived complications of lust, love, jealousy, and fairy mischief.

Tickets are $25 Adult or $22 Senior/Student with a special 2 for $38 every Thursday.

Tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office 604 266 7191 or at

Metro Theatre is a non-profit theatre company, dedicated to promoting and developing theatre arts.  This is their 55th continuous season of bringing laughter, intrigue and surprise to live audiences. Shakespeare in HOLLYWOOD is their 510th show.

Cast: Josh ZumsteinKevin SloanKimball FiniganAdrian MaxwellRob GillespieKwasi ThomasIsabella CicconeErica BearssAlison SchambergerShane StewardRichard GuentherMark MacDonaldDon McKayRichard GuentherDon McKay, Colleen Shook, Allison Kendall, and Deborah Watts

Production Team: Catherine Morrison (Director/Costume Designer/Sound Designer), Alison Schamberger (Production Manager), Shay Cameron (Stage Manager), Colleen Shook (Assistant Stage Manager/Properties), Deborah Watts (Assistant Stage Manager/Properties), Allison Kendall (Backstage Crew), Rene Schindel (Costume Designer), Sean Ullmann (Costume Designer), Les Erskine (Set Designer/Lighting Designer/Technical Director), Robin Richardson (Scenic Carpenter), Jamie Horsley (Scenic Carpenter), Tracy-Lynn Chernaske (Scenic Painting/Set Decoration/Photography), Barbara LaBounta (Graphic Design).

Enter to Win Tickets

Please send an e-mail to and please include this information:

  • Your Name
  • Your E-Mail Address
  • Your Phone Number
  • “Shakespeare in HOLLYWOOD” Theatre Contest in the subject line

Winners will be selected at random and contacted by e-mail.

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