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Shakespeare in the Hills 2016

Shakespeare’s MACBETH opens this Friday and plays August 5, 6, 12, and 13. There will be one more performance of TWELFTH NIGHT, which opened this past weekend, on Sunday, August 7.


Tiffany McQuay plays Witch/Murderer/Messenger in Shakespeare in the Hills, MACBETH

Why do you enjoy performing Shakespeare?
Performing Shakespeare is one of my most favourite things to do as an actor! His writing and wit is beyond brilliant. To have the opportunity to speak these great lines and play these iconic characters is the ultimate food for an actor.

Describe the characters you play in 3 sentences or less.
I play a Witch/Murderer/Messenger. I think my Witch is curious, mischievous and, if wronged can be vengeful. She doesn’t play by the same rules as mortals and laughs at the people who think they can outsmart her or her sisters. She can see the wheels of fate and knows that no one escapes it’s turning.

What similarities do you share with your characters?
Well I’m definitely a curious person and can be mischievous and snarky haha. I also enjoy playing different characters as does my Witch.

How are you different from your characters?
I would never go to the extremes measures she goes to and I don’t think the future is inevitable in the way she does. I believe we can change our fate and she does not. I’m also not a witch and can’t see into the future. Which is disappointing when I play the lottery haha.

Why do you feel Shakespeare’s plays are still relevant today?
Shakespeare is still relevant because he wrote about the human condition in a way
that holds a mirror up to our soul. He wrote the range of human emotions. We can see ourselves in his characters good or bad and it makes us pause and look inward. Time hasn’t changed the fact that we still feel love, hate, jealousy, loss, joy etc. Plus his plays are full of so much wit and intrigue they’re just plain fun and interesting.

What professional actor do you admire and why?
My favourite actor is David Tennant because he is brilliant, fearless and doesn’t take himself too seriously. He can do Shakespeare or contemporary work and it’s always compelling and fresh. Plus I’ve actually met him and he is ridiculously nice which makes me admire him all the more.

If acting is not your day job, what is?
My actor day job is as a Barista for Starbucks. I can make a really good latte or cappuccino and my coworkers rock!

Describe your perfect Sunday afternoon.
My perfect Sunday is getting to sleep in a little and spending some quality time with my husband watching a movie or doing a little urban exploring then making a leisurely Sunday dinner.

Call out someone who MUST see your show!
I’m calling out my friends Mercedes and Victoria. These are two amazing people usually busy working in the theater themselves. Come out and see the fun guys!!
Performance Bio for Tiffany McQuay

Tiffany is pleased to be making her OTE and Shakespeare in the Hills debut as a Witch in MacBeth. She is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a B.A. in Theater Arts and has worked as an actor, singer and producer throughout Southern California. She was last seen onstage in A Christmas Carol at Stage Door Repertory and prior to that she was seen in Les Miserables at The Maverick and Bonnie and Clyde at Costa Mesa Playhouse.
Favorite Theater Roles Include: Assassins– Emma Goldman, Mdme. Ternardier U/S- Les Miserables, Patricia- Extremities, AC4- City of Angels, Evilene- The Wiz, Elizabeth Proctor – The Crucible, The Nurse- Romeo & Juliet, Lampito- Lysistrata, Lady Marysvale – Compleat Female Stage Beauty and Juanita – Sordid Lives. Tiffany would like to thank her Cast, Crew, Amazing Director and Wonderful Producer for all their hard work and for being so welcoming and fun to work with. Finally to my friends and loved ones. Thanks for all the support and always being there when I need you most.

Shakespeare in the Hills 2016

TWELFTH NIGHT directed by Dawn Doherty and MACBETH directed by Josefine Damgaard

Shakespeare’s MACBETH opens this Friday and plays August 5, 6, 12, and 13. There will be one more performance of TWELFTH NIGHT, which opened this past weekend, on Sunday, August 7.

The shows will start at 7 p.m. The shows will be held on the lawn near the gazebo at the community center. Bring a beach chair, blanket, and a picnic dinner. Tickets are just $10 for adults. Kids 12 and under are free.

The show will be held at the Laguna Hills Community Center on the lawn by the gazebo, 25555 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Hills, CA 92653.

For both productions being offered at this year’s Shakespeare in the Hills, we are accepting online registration at https://apm.activecommunities.com/lagunahillscs or follow “register a class” links at http://www.ci.laguna-hills.ca.us/ (follow “register a class” links).
On the day of each show, we are accepting cash only at the door (no checks, or debit/credit cards).

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