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Sweet Tea Shakespeare Lunch Hours: THROWBACK to Galathea

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By the Hour | Galathea with Monica Cross

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Gallathea by John Lyly | Zoom production

Welcome to our Zoom production of John Lyly’s delightful and strange Gallathea, streamed live in August 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Featuring a lovely cast and production team, this production was our first foray into digital production.

Production Team

Director: Monica Cross
Music Director: Scott McKenna Campbell
Stage Manager: Bree Brand


(with their Venmo and/or CashApp tags, in case you want to send them a tip):
Saki Marie as Gallathea Venmo: @saki.marie
Sara Linares as Phillida CashApp: $araLinares Venmo: @Sara-Linares
Brett Sullivan Santry as Titerus/Alchemist
Nathan Pearce as Melebius/Ericthinis Venmo: @Nathan-Pearce-14
Robbie Diaz as Cupid/Peter
Cristina Palacio as Diana
Dee McBride as Venus/Ramia Venmo: @theDeeMcB
Timothy Fitch as Astrologer/Augur/Mariner Venmo: @Tim-Fitch-1
Maren Ericsson as Eurota/Dick Venmo: @Maren-Ericcson
Zachary Hanna as Telusa/Robin venmo: Zachary-hanna-97
Amanda Rogus as Rafe Venmo: @Amanda-Rogus
Logan Starnes as Neptune Venmo: @Logan-Starnes
Emily Garrison as Larissa/Hebe Venmo: @Emily-Garrison