Precious Winners All

(Shakespeare Shooketh Up!)

Directed By Foster Johns

Devised by the Storefront Company

APRIL 4 - 8


(in the basement of the Auditorium Building)


Tuesday, April 4 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, April 5 at 7:30pm
Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 pm
Friday, April 7 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 8 at 8:00 pm


This Spring Storefront will be presenting an evening of William Shakespeare’s texts woven into a unique experience that features Will’s words, devised moments, and improvisation.  Take a break, come to Studio 60, and share an hour of heightened language, hilarity and heart!

Assistant Director
Sydney St. Amour

Stage Manager
Cora Large

Intimacy Direction
Katie Clemons*

Fight Choreography
Alexis Black

Co-Fight Choreography/Captain
Henry J

Voice Support
Oscar Quiroz*

Text Coach
Kim Martin*

Anthony Montelone
Kaya Wilske


Ebony Battle
Joie Culligan
Christopher Eastland*
Tim Hackbarth
Henry J
Maya Joyce
Tessa Kresch
David Meagher
Sam Smelser

*Denotes Master of Fine Arts Candidate


Tickets will be available at the door, Credit/Debit Card only
Tickets are $10
Free admission for MSU students


During the performance, please turn off cell phones, mobile devices, alarm watches and anything that makes noise.
The video and/or audio recording of this performance by any means are strictly prohibited.


1 hour 15 minutes, no intermisson


Possibility of Strong Language


Fun-eth Facts about Shakespeare

  1. Shakespeare wore a gold earring on his left ear.
  2. Shakespeare’s family had their own coat of arms.
  3. Shakespeare cursed his own grave with an inscription claiming that ill fortune will befall anyone who touches his bones.
  4. Of the 37 official Shakespeare plays, only two of them were written completely in verse: Richard II and King John.
  5. Only one painting of Shakespeare is thought to have been from when he was alive.
  6. In his will, Shakespeare left his wife the ‘second best bed’ and sheets.
  7. Shakespeare’s name was spelled more than 80 unique ways during his life, and no one knows which spelling is correct.
  8. Graverobbers stole Shakespeare’s skull.
  9. The world’s oldest Shakespeare society is in Germany, not England, under the name of Unser Shakespeare (Our Shakespeare).

–Anthony Monteleone & Kaya Wilske


Andrew Seng
Tina Newhauser
Renee Kinsler
Dave Wendelberger
Daniel Smith


Department of Theatre Chairperson
Stephen Di Benedetto
Department of Theatre Production Manager
Abbie Tykocki
Storefront Faculty Liaison
Alexis Black
Office Operations
Brian deVries
Fiscal Officer
Sara Allison


EBONY BATTLE (Ensemble) Kalamazoo,Mi; Junior, BFA Acting. Ebony previously appeared at MSU in Corktown. She would like to Thank her amazing parents for their unconditional love and support in all she does.  

JOIE CULLIGAN (Ensemble) Hermosa Beach, CA; Junior BFA Acting with minors in Dance, Musical Theatre, and Entrepreneurship. Past favorite productions at MSU include For The Love Of (Diaz De Los Muertos/Dance Captain), Abandon All Hope…(Olivia/Eve), Head Over Heels (Ensemble/Asso. Dance Captain), and Julius Caesar (Lucious). She is beyond ecstatic to be part of this “fantastical” show and would like to thank her Cast, SM, and Director for being so slay throughout this process! @joieculligan 

CHRISTOPHER EASTLAND (Ensemble) Whitney, TX; Second-year MFA Acting Candidate. MSU Theatre: In Emily’s Words (Mr. Earnshaw), Hit the Wall (Cop), The Whirligig (Mr. Cormany), & A Contemporary…Marriage ©1959 (Narrator). Summer Circle Theatre: Pippin (Charlemagne), Distracted (Dad), & The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong (Robert). Other favs: WASP (Son) & The Drunken City (Eddie). Thanks to his wife, pups, and cohort clowns.

TIMOTHY HACKBARTH (Ensemble) Midland, MI; Senior, BFA Acting. Timothy is excited to take the stage one last time at MSU. His previous credits here include The Glass Menagerie (Tom) and Wendy and the Neckbeards. (Chad) He would like to thank his family for their unending support, his friends for always being in his corner, and MSU for all the great memories. 

HENRY J (Ensemble) Brighton, MI; Junior BFA Acting with a minor in Arts & Cultural Management. Henry has been seen as Mother in the previous Storefront, A Hatful of Rain. Although he was not able to be on stage for his roles of Guerchy, de Sade, and Drunk, for Monsieur D’Eon Is A Woman, he is excited to return to a more fanciful (and lighthearted!) production. Aside from the intense shows, he is also excited to be in the touring show of What If Wilhelmina (Dumptruck, Alien). He would like to thank his wonderful parents and lovely girlfriend who push and support him in all he does. 

MAYA JOYCE (Ensemble) Montclair, NJ; BA Theatre and BS Astrophysics, Math Minor. Maya previously appeared at MSU in For the Love of, Particle, Julius Caesar, and Medusa. Other MSU credits: Wendy and the Neckbeards (Dramaturg) and The Winter’s Tale (Media Designer). They are excited to perform at MSU for the last time, and would like to thank their family and friends for everything they have done to support them! 

TESSA GOLDEN KRESCH (Ensemble) Farmington Hills, MI & San Juan, PR; Junior, BFA Acting & Broadcast Journalism Majors with a Minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Her favorite MSU performances include For The Love Of (Lizzie Lightning) and Monsieur d’Eon is a Woman (Empress Elizabeth & Macaroni Brother). She works as a podcast producer and host at the Impact 89FM Radio Station and is the lead singer of an indie/folk band, Game Under. She wants to thank everyone who supports her in her passions. 

CORA LARGE (Stage Manager) Novi, MI; Junior BFA Stage Management with a focus in Acting, and minors in Arts & Cultural Management and Japanese. Past favorite productions at MSU are The Glass Menagerie (SM), Mealworms (Script Supervisor), Abandon All Hope…(SM), and What If Wilhelmina (ASM, violinist, actor). She is super excited to be a part of this new, exciting production, and would like to thank her family and boyfriend for their never-ending support.

DAVID MEAGHER (Ensemble) Milford, MI; Sophomore BFA Acting with a BM in Music Education. Some of their favorite past productions at MSU include The Rocky Horror Show (Phantom) and MSU Unscripted (Ensemble). They would like to thank their family and friends for staying by their side and offering endless amounts of support, as well as this amazing cast and creative team, all of whom are precious. 🙂   

SAM SMELSER (Ensemble) Williamston, MI; Sophomore, BFA acting, this is Sam’s first show with msu DOT and she is beyond excited she would like to thank her teachers for helping her get to where she is today her mother, brother and friends for always supporting her and this amazing cast and crew for make this so fun!

Michigan State University Land Acknowledgement

We collectively acknowledge that Michigan State University occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary Lands of the Anishinaabeg – Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples. In particular, the University resides on Land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw. We recognize, support, and advocate for the sovereignty of Michigan’s twelve federally-recognized Indian nations, for historic Indigenous communities in Michigan, for Indigenous individuals and communities who live here now, and for those who were forcibly removed from their Homelands. By offering this Land Acknowledgement, we affirm Indigenous sovereignty and will work to hold Michigan State University more accountable to the needs of American Indian and Indigenous peoples.

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Friends of Theatre is a membership organization promoting, encouraging and enhancing activities of the MSU Department of Theatre. We organize events and programs that expand the community experience of theatre. We also create fund-raising opportunities and promote improvements in the programs and facilities of the MSU Department of Theatre. How can you join?  Make a donation to the Michigan State University Department of Theatre and you will become a most welcome member. Click here to learn more.

We would like to express our gratitude to the following friends who have generously supported the MSU Department of Theatre during the past year. If we have inadvertently left your name off this list, please accept our apologies and contact us so that we may make the correction.

Named Summer Circle Courtyard Donors
Sam and Mary Austin
Selma Hollander
Linda Nelson
Gretel Geist Rutledge
Jane K. Vieth and Alan P. Suits

Diamond ($2,500+, Season Sponsors)
Robert W. Matson

Platinum ($1,000-$2,500, Show Sponsors)
Sam M. and Mary E. Austin
John and Gretchen Forsyth
John I. Nichols
Alan Suits and Jane Vieth Suits

Gold ($500-1,000)
Philip and Jacqueline Babcock
Kirk A. Domer
Rose and Jim Zacks

Silver ($250-$500)
John F Baumgart
Michael G. Burry, D.O. and Mrs. Tina M. Burry
Karen M. Kangas-Preston
Robert J. Roznowski



Bronze ($100-$250)
Kwafo L. Adarkwa and
   Mia K. Gougeon-Adarkwa
Dr. Walter Baird and Marilyn Baird
Mrs. Barbara L. and Dr. Steven J. Bursian
Jeanie E. Croope
Robert J. DeWaal and Christine A. Aiello
Maribeth Fletcher
Craig J. Gunn
Dean O.  and Nancy E. Haney
Leonore F Helder
Linda D.  and Ross Howard
Jerry and Karen Jennings
Jean Lyle Lepard
John L. Lepard and Emily C. Sutton-Smith
Dr. and Mrs. Edward A. Oxer
Carol Payne Smith
Frana K. Potter
Jeffrey D.  and Gwen Seguin
Mary L. Terrien
Jacqueline M. Titus
Dr. and Mrs. Ewen C. D. Todd
Dorothy R. Van Looy
Barbara S. Wepman
Jane S.  and Mark R. Zussman



Pewter ($50-$100)
Lynn H Aguado
Elizabeth A. Baker Newell and
   Robert H. Newell
Daniel F. Buonodono and
   Sonia M. Cornell Buonodono
Bess German
Seth Goble
Bruce E. and Nicole R. Greenway
Amy G. and Robert E. Kilbridge
Geoffrey C. Kimmerly
Jeffrey S. Lambert
Marla K. and Dale Lambert
Elizabeth S. Lepak
Bernadette M. Lum and Robert Terranova
Michael B.  and Rebekah J. McKenney
Mary T.  and Ulrich Meierfrankenfeld
Janice L. Mernitz
Vicki A. and Richard J. Miksicek
Joshua R. Nahum
Susan H. Neller
Aidan J. Shepherd
Rosanne  Singer and Steve Mencher
Bryan Taylor
Richard K. Thomas
Donald K. Topliff
Aman Yadav and Emily C. Bouck
Craig W.  and Kathleen D.Zerkle
Frederick P. Zirm and Robinwyn D. Lewis

In Honor and Memorial Giving Program

Contributions made to the Honor/Memorial Giving Program offers you a way to honor any important occasion, including birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries. It is also a special way to remember those who are no longer with us.

The honoree will receive a beautiful card notifying them of your thoughtful gift. Any contribution of $50 or more will be listed in our program all season long (July 1 through June 30).

In Honor of Ms. Teriah N. Fleming
Prof. Kirk A. Domer

Distinguished Department of Theatre Scholarship Donors

Dixie Durr
The Dixie Durr Scholarship Fund

Virginia E. Albright
The Virginia Albright Acting Scholarship Fund

Gretel Greist Rutledge
The Frank C. Rutledge Scholarship in Theatre
The Gretel Geist Rutledge Annual Student Awards for Design Excellence in Theatre Production

Selma Hollander
The Stanley and Selma Hollander Endowed Graduate Fellowship In Theatre

Mary Culpepper
The Barbara Hacker Baldwin Theatre Scholarship