The Cast

Mia Cain (Perdita/Time) will attend Boston University in the fall for Drama. Recently she appeared as Marianne ("Tartuffe"), "Cinderella" with Paintbox Theater, and Superlady ("My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts"). She would like to thank her director, cast, and crew for their dedicated work, and her sister for her endless love.

Matthew Clark
Matthew Clark (Antigonus/Florizel) is overjoyed to be performing in HSC's "Winter's Tale." This is his first show! He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, where he now works in the admissions office. He also runs competitively. He thanks all those who have put up with - and believed in - his ridiculousness.

Jason Czernich
Jason Czernich (Jailer/ Mainer/ Officer/ Ensemble/ YCWT, Mentor) Credits include Chicago Comedy TV Pilot Competition 2007 and 2008 selections, Flocked, with the Colbert Report’s Pete Grosz, and Schooled Again, which Jason also wrote/produced.  Recently, he was in Ja’Duke’s Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.  Thanks to cast and crew for the wonderful time working on this show.

Philip Hart Helzer (Shepherd) Music Director of Valley Light Opera, professional cellist, tenor in Novi Cantori, actor with Hampshire Shakespeare, Olde Deerfield Players and VLO, is doing his best to dispel public perception of how a vegetarian quaker should behave, along with his vegetarian quaker family of Jordan, Abby and Kate Green, thespians all.

Steve Kallaugher (Polixenes) appeared last year as Claudius in Hampshire Shakespeare’s production of “Hamlet.” This is his fourth Shakespeare play. That leaves 35 more to go, if you count “The Two Noble Kinsmen and “Edward II.” Or 37, if someone finds “Cardenio” and “Love’s Labours Won.”

Lily Kaufman
Lily Kaufman (Paulina) is a Senior theater major at Umass. This is her first time working with Hampshire Shakespeare Company, and she is thrilled to be a part of the Summer Under the Stars!

Kevin Maroney (Camillo) is thrilled to be back performing with the HSC! He played multiple roles in last summer’s Hamlet. Kevin works at WGBYTV-57, and lives in Shelburne Falls with his lovely wife and their two teenagers. He has appeared in many stage productions throughout the Pioneer Valley. Enjoy the show!

David Mix Barrington (Archidamus/Autolycus) is appearing in his eleventh SUTS production and his second "Winter's Tale", as he played the Shepherd in 2002.  He also sings with Valley Light Opera and works with the Amherst Community Theatre.  By day he teaches computer science at UMass.

Eve Marie Mugar (Hermione/Time) was born and raised in NH, graduated from Smith College with a major in Theatre and concentrations in Music and Linguistics, spent the best year of her life at the British American Dramatic Academy in London last year, and hopes to move to Paris this fall for another adventure abroad!

Nate Murphy (Clown) is a first timer with Hampshire Shakespeare. Aside from the stage, Nate performs dinner theater all over New England with Brickroad Productions. Nate operates his own ballooning business, Mr. Balloon For You, where he creates all kinds of inventions with his crazy twisting skills. 

Alex Wells (Dion/Lord) is participating in his first performance with The Hampshire Shakespeare Company, and his first performance since sixth grade. He loves writing and hopes to continue working with this dynamic company in the future.