GoShakes’ first production of 2014 explores the fiery emotions, both enjoyable and terrifying, that can come with the maze of a relationship.
In “Chemical Imbalance,” actor and director Phil Weaver-Stoesz and actors Anika Roth, Travis Cox and Lauren Treiber bring scenes from Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" into a new light. In one of Shakespeare’s classics, characters Demetrius, Lysander, Helena and Hermia are thrown together through love, hate, lust, dread and longing in an imbalanced and imperfect world. “There is no such thing as a ‘normal’ emotion,” said Weaver-Stoesz. “Every thought, every mood is a chemical imbalance, disrupting their days, destroying and creating their lives. Bill Shake's plays shake the ground that we stand on--the lovers in his plays capture, hurt, demolish and embrace one another. Their bodies slosh and their hearts cave in--they cannot sit still.”
SAT | MARCH 29 | 3PM | 8PM
SUN | MARCH 30 |3PM | 8PM
MON | MARCH 31 | 8PM
Performances @ LaunchPad
234 S Main St | Goshen, IN 46526
Box Office @ Better World Books
215 S Main St | Goshen, IN 46526
Mon thru Sat: 10am - 8pm
CHEMICAL IMBALANCE Runs 60 Minutes With No Intermission | Limited Audience Space Per Show | Unfortunately LaunchPad Is Not Wheelchair Accessible | Due to certain themes, Parental Guidance Suggested | Some Material May Not Be Suitable For Young Children
PHIL WEAVER-STOESZ achieved his Bachelor of Arts in Performance from Goshen College in 2012, where he was involved in theatre design, performance and direction. His favorite roles at Goshen College include playing Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge, Vespone (the mute butler) in the comic opera La Serva Padrona, and Michael in Two Rooms. At Goshen he directed the world premiere of Mr. Maurizio by Mic Weinblatt, selections from Almost, Maine by John Cariani, and Sartre's No Exit. This past November, he played Claudio and Borachio in Notre Dame Shakespeare's touring production of Much Ado About Nothing.Phil has been working closely with GoShakes since it's inception. GoShakes credits: "Star-Crossed: A Musical Theatre Cabaret" (Emsemble), "Romeo & Juliet" (Romeo, Dramaturg, Production Assistant), "A Sonnet Soundscape" (Director), "Chemical Imbalance" (Director, Ensemble) and is a GoShakes Ensemble Member.Among other hobbies, Phil enjoys doing math problems, playing board games and baking bread. In the fall, Phil will attend Arizona State University where he will be earning his MFA in Directing.
the PRODUCTION TEAM
RAFAEL BARAHONA (Poster Design) CARRIE LEE BLAND KENDALL (Artistic Director, Producer) STEPHANIE HONDERICH (Assistant Director) JERRY PETERS (Technical Director) ANGIE TROYER (Stage Manager) KRISTIN SANER (Ticket Manager) MARLYS WEAVER-STOESZ (Producer, PR, Marketing)
CHEMICAL IMBALANCE is made possible in part through the generous support of our CONTRIBUTORS, including..