FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Rustic Mechanicals Announce Cast and Tour Locations for Hamlet

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West Virginia’s only Shakespeare troupe will launch its final statewide tour of 2018 next month. Vintage Theatre Company’s Founding Producer and Artistic Director Jason A. Young cordially invites audiences to attend a performance of The Rustic Mechanicals’ Antic Disposition Tour of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Hamlet has the world at his feet: He is young, wealthy, […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Rustic Mechanicals Announce Cast and Tour Locations for The Comedy of Errors

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West Virginia’s only Shakespeare troupe will launch its 5thAnnual statewide West Virginia Shakespeare in the Park(s) tour next month. Vintage Theatre Company’s Founding Producer and Artistic Director Jason A. Young cordially invites audiences to attend a performance of The Rustic Mechanicals’ No Rhyme Nor Reason Tour of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. Two sets […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: West Virginia’s only Shakespeare Troupe Announces Debut of Newly Formed Apprentice Troupe

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Vintage Theatre Company’s Founding Producer and Artistic Director Jason A. Young cordially invites audiences to the debut of The Rustic Mechanicals’ Apprentice Troupe and their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A rich man’s daughter has a difficult choice to make: do her duty and accept an arranged marriage or follow her heart to her […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Rustic Mechanicals Announce Cast and Tour Locations for Richard III

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West Virginia’s only Shakespeare troupe will launch its first statewide tour of 2018 next month. Vintage Theatre Company’s Founding Producer and Artistic Director Jason A. Young cordially invites audiences to attend a performance of The Rustic Mechanicals’ Naked Villainy Tour of William Shakespeare’s Richard III. Shakespeare’s immortal tale of ambition, lust, and murderous treachery will […]

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Meet Bridget Rue Esterhuizen

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Bridget Rue Esterhuizen, an actor, director and teacher, is an assistant professor of theatre at Davis & Elkins College. During her time as a company actor with the American Shakespeare Center, Esterhuizen performed more than 36 roles in 20 productions. She was in the Actor’s Renaissance Season of 2015 and completed three national tours between 2011 and […]

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Meet Kyle Stemple

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Kyle Stemple is currently a sophomore theatre major at Fairmont State University. During his brief time at FSU he has been seen on the MainStage as Mr. McQueen in the KCACTF Award Winning production of Urinetown the Musical and as Bernard in Boeing, Boeing.  In his debut season with The Mechanicals he will be appearing […]

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Meet Michael Vozniak

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Michael Vozniak was born and raised in Fairmont, West Virginia. He graduated from Fairmont State University in 2009 with a B.A. in English and Minors in Theatre and Biology. He is a member of Alpha Psi Omega and Sigma Tau Delta. Currently, he is enrolled in the English M.A. program at West Virginia University.  ​Michael […]

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Meet Melissa Ryan

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Melissa Ryan is proud to begin her first season with The Rustic Mechanicals.  She will be playing Dromio of Ephesus in this summer’s The Comedy of Errors.  Melissa grew up in Maine and West Virginia. Her very first role was Juliet in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet at the age of 14. She has […]

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Meet Thomas Lyall

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Thomas Lyall hails from Morgantown where he is an English Major/Theatre Minor at WVU and a frequent contributor to Morgantown’s community Theatre scene.  This season he will make his Mechanicals debut as Solinus and Balthazar in the WV Summer Shakespeare in the Parks tour of The Comedy of Errors. This will be Thomas’s second experience with […]

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Meet Sean Marko

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Sean Marko, a Morgantown native, has been acting and directing continuously in West Virginia since 2003. He was a member of Morgantown High’s Thespian Troupe 27 and went on to receive his BA in Theatre from Fairmont State University in 2011, where he studied all aspects of the performing arts. Since then, he has acted, […]

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