WRP Connect


Western Reserve Playhouse is ecstatic to announce WRP Connect! This brand-new program will be our way of giving back to you while everyone is home during the quarantine.
WRP Connect will be creating online content for the whole family, ranging from monologues to songs, and from classes to tutorials, and everything in between! Join us every day at 2pm for a new video from one of your favorite WRP actors, directors, designers, or volunteers!
Our first video will be posted today at 2pm, and the event will officially begin Monday, April 6th at 2pm. We can’t wait for everyone to see what our wonderful WRP family has created!
Please remember to like, share, and leave feedback! Wanna see someone or something specific? Send us a message and we’ll see what we can do! #WeAreWRP #WRPConnect
Our WRP Connect Coordinator, Hannah Hilty, is a recent graduate of Hiram College, Class of 2019. She also works as the Assistant to the Artistic Director, in addition to acting and stage managing at Western Reserve Playhouse. She first began with coordinating the performance of “Much Ado About Nothing,” but has since stepped back to handle the technical aspects of Live recordings and edits “backstage.” Also this is quite a twist on “live” theatre, she’s excited to be able to keep the art alive during times of uncertainty, both for our audience members and our actors. We can’t wait to keep WRP Connect going, even WRP reopens, to give our online audience something to look forward to weekly!

WRP Connect Players present: Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”
Directed by Hannah Hilty
Act I:
Act I Synopsis/Recap:
ACT II Synopsis/Recap:
ACT III Synopsis/Recap:
ACT IV Synopsis/Recap:
ACT V Synopsis/Recap:

WRP Connect Players present: “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde

Directed by Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski


Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Ernest”

I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays.

Jack Worthing – August Scarpelli

Algernon Moncrieff – Jason Leupold

Gwendolyn Fairfax – Shani Ferry

Cecily Cardew – Adrienne Jones

Lady Bracknell – Kevin Kelly

Miss Prism – Mia Radabaugh

Dr. Chasuble – Eric Coulbourne

Lane – Daniel Hunsicker

Merriman – Jim Fippin

WRP Connect Players present: Shakespeare’s “King Lear” 

Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say.

King Lear – Robert Hawkes

Goneril – Shani Ferry

Regan – Kelsey Tomlinson

Cordelia – Kelly Strand

Albany – Jim Fippin

Cornwall – Aaron Elersrich

Kent – Keith Stevens

Gloucester – Rick Hyde

Edgar – August Scarpelli

Edmund – Kyle Huff

Oswald – Hannah Hilty

Fool – Mitch Rose


Act I: https://youtu.be/vDvF43SptB4

Act II: https://youtu.be/la2_Y_iM_bo

Act III: https://youtu.be/DiEVTVxaXbM

Act IV: https://youtu.be/6A3EWgtLWqc

Act V: https://youtu.be/bdzHwtxibsI

William Shakespeare’s
Directed by Chris Bizub, edited by Hannah Hilty
Rosalind – Katie Wells
Celia – Kelsey Tomlinson
Orlando – Austin Sasser
Oliver – August Scarpelli
Touchstone – John Peters
Jaques – James Rankin
Duke Frederick/Duke Senior – Dennis Runkle
Adam/Corin – Luther “Pete” Robinson
Silvius – Daniel Hunsicker
Phebe – Adrienne Jones
Le Beau/Amiens/Sir Oliver Martext – Mark Seven
Charles/William/Jaques Du Bois – Alex Craig
Audrey – Mia Radabaugh
WRP Connect Spin-off Videos:
How to Make a WRP Connect Video Parody with Hannah Hilty
Discussing the world of costuming with Eric Coulbourne
Singing “Fight For Me” with Megan Polk
Performing an original scene with Chris Bizub and Mia Radabaugh
Singing “Let It Sing” from “Violet” with Nate Summers
Story Time with Mr. Ben: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Chapter 1
A monologue from “Country Fried Funeral” with Kathy Pekarcik
A tap dance lesson with Kayla Lehman
A monologue from Ibsen’s “Peer Gynt” with August Scarpelli
Shakespeare Theatre: Richard III with Chris Bizub
Singing “The Rainbow Connection” with Molly Kessler
Original monologue titled “Sister Superhero: Session 1” with Hannah Hilty
Trolls craft time with Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski
A song from “Big Fish” with Rob Albrecht
Musical theatre tips with Jason Leupold
Monologue from Eleemosynary with Ella Bozan
Scene from Moliere’s Tartuffe with August Scarpelli and Rose Scalish
“Proud of Your Boy” from Aladdin with Adam Harris
Tips on memorizing lines with Mia Radabaugh
Hotspur monologue from Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part 1 with Chris Bizub
Quick Guitar Lessons with Ben Arrington
5 Minute Theatre Time with Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski