It is with great joy we announce Shelly Lee’s debut with SHAKESPEARE IN THE HILLS! Shelly Lee plays Adriana in The Comedy of Errors opening August 3 at the Laguna Hills Community Center.
Get to know Shelly a little better by enjoying the following interview:
What do you do when you’re not doing theatre?
Learning how to play the banjo, salsa dancing, and riding my bike.
What’s your perfect Sunday afternoon look like?
It’s 78 degrees, it’s football season, and the Vikings are kickin’ Green Bay’s butt!
What sort of person is going to love The Comedy of Errors?
This show has a broad appeal; any person with a pulse will love it.
What’s challenging about bringing this script to life?
Making the language accessible to everyone.
Why did you want to be involved in SHAKESPEARE IN THE HILLS?
Rori totally rocks and attracts amazing talent.
What’s going to surprise people about this show?
Call someone out by name: who must come see this production?
How is this character like you? Different?
She is like me in that she is not shy about sharing her opinion. I am not as jealous, and I tend to trust people.
What do you love about this character?
She gets stuff done.
What’s the biggest challenge about taking on this role?
Bossing everyone around.
Besides yourself, what celebrity would you like to see tackle this character?
Tarji P. Hensen
Without giving anything away, what’s your favorite line of dialogue?
That never meat sweet savored in thy taste.
If you could play any other Shakespeare character, who would it be?
Mistress Page in the Merry Wives of Windsor
What do you want to be when you grow up?
A wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams.
If someone was going to make your life into a movie, who would play you?
When did you first perform?
2013 as a maid in The Importance of being Ernest
Besides this one, what’s your favorite stage show?
Who do you look up to (as an actor/director/etc.)?
I admire anyone who has the moxy to perform on stage and I admire anyone who knows how to wrangle the many personalities that make up a cast.
Who’s the funniest person in the cast in real life?
Oh that would be me, most definitely me. Imma freaking riot.
If you had a magic wand, what show would you do next?
The Merry Wives of Windsor.
What’s the last thing you do before you step out on stage / the curtain goes up?
Check out the house.
ACTOR’S BIO: Shelly Lee – “Adriana”
Shelly is absolutely thrilled to be working with Shakespeare in the Hills. She has been a fan of the company since she first saw them in 2016. This will be Shelly’s second time playing Adriana; a character with whom she strongly identifies.
She hopes you enjoy our lil vaudeville-like romp through the streets of Ephesus and she thanks you for coming.
This summer, join SHAKESPEARE IN THE HILLS for Shakespeare’s zany comedy of adventure, mayhem, and mistaken identity! The Comedy of Errors tells the tale of two sets of twins split apart by a tragic shipwreck at a young age. Years later, unbeknownst to them, they have all ended up in the same town, unaware that they are being mistaken for each other.
With vaudeville performance, slapstick humor, immersive staging, and Shakespeare’s comedic writing, this production for all ages is not to be missed!
Bring a blanket or your lawn chair, bring your meal and make it a picnic event for SHAKESPEARE IN THE HILLS‘ outdoor performance presented by On The Edge Theatre Productions. All performances are held at the Laguna Hills Community Center & Sports Complex’s Gazebo and Town Green.
Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase at this family event. All participants of age 12 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets are sold (cash only) on the day of the show. You may also purchase your ticket early online (class registration). No refunds or transfers for this event. Call (949) 707-2680 for more information.
Performances @ 7 pm, August 3rd & 4th, 10th & 11th, 17th & 18th. Tickets $10
Age 12 and under free. All participants of age 12 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets are sold (cash only) on the day of the show. You may also purchase your ticket early online (class registration). No refunds or transfers for this event. Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase at this family event. Call 949-707-2680 for more information.
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