2020-2021 Season

Desperate Housewives of Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s leading ladies get revenge on the Bard in this farce performed April 9-11, 2021.

Written by Jim and Jane Jeffries

About This Production

Okay, these housewives may not be real, but they are desperate. Shakespeare has been manipulating and twisting their lives for six plays now, and they desperately want to escape his evil machinations. But are they desperate enough to commit murder? Shakespeare has been found dead: stabbed, poisoned, starved, choked, bitten by an asp, and even turned into a baardvark. Lady Macbeth, Juliet, Kate, Rosalind, Cleopatra, and Titania all had the means and the motive to kill Shakespeare, but who really did it?

This comic tragedy (or is that tragic comedy?) has all of the action of a Shakespearean play, but with none of those angsty monologues about the meaning of life.


  • Lady MacBeth Anna Koth
  • Cleopatra Bella Swope
  • Titania Sophie Markham
  • Katherine Kendra Goodenberger
  • Juliet Ava Newton
  • Rosalind Mia Hurley
  • Inspector Tremblelance Brian Shahenian
  • Lord MacBeth Augustus Stewart
  • Duncan Miranda Nowacki

Production Team

  • Director Brenda Goodenberger
  • Video Production Josh Hontz
  • Video Direction Anthony Rozzen
  • Scenic Design Bobby Sample
  • Costume Design Briana Thompson
  • Lighting & Sound Design Josh Hontz
  • Hair & Makeup Design Brenda Goodenberger
  • Properties Design Kenny Grossman & Vicki Grossman
  • Sound Operator Ellie Little
  • Lighting Operator Avery Stewart
  • Camera Operators TJ Brumbaugh & Sabina Dart

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Awards & Recognitions for This Production

2020-2021 ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence

  • Scenic Design – Youth Theatre (Won): Bobby Sample
  • Best Overall Production – Youth Play (Nominated)
  • Actress in a Major Role – Youth Play (Nominated): Anna Koth
  • Actor in a Major Role – Youth Play (Nominated): Brian Shahenian
  • Actress in a Supporting Role – Youth Play (Nominated): Kendra Goodenberger
  • Actress in a Supporting Role – Youth Play (Nominated): Mia Hurley
  • Actress in a Supporting Role – Youth Play (Nominated): Sophie Markham
  • Actress in a Supporting Role – Youth Play (Nominated): Ava Newton
  • Actress in a Supporting Role – Youth Play (Nominated): Bella Swope
  • Actor in a Supporting Role – Youth Play (Nominated): Augustus Stewart
  • Property Design – Youth Theatre (Nominated): Kenny Grossman and Vicki Grossman