Shakespeare at the Symphony

Saturday, April 9, 2022, 7:30 p.m
Andrew Constantine, Conductor

Reading Theater Project
Elgar – Falstaff

Paul Huang, Violin
Dvořák – Violin Concerto

Reading Symphony Orchestra and the Reading Theater Project will thrill you with this recreation of Andrew Constantine’s critically acclaimed recording of Elgar’s Falstaff. 
You will be taken to another time in history as actors from the Reading Theater Project bring you excerpts of the Shakespearean classic along with Elgar’s masterpiece. This is a must-see program!

Reading Theater Project On Stage and Off

richard bradbury

Richard Bradbury (Falstaff) is thrilled to collaborate with the Reading Symphony Orchestra and the Reading Theater Project.  In March, Richard appeared as Judge Brack in EPAC’s production of Hedda Gabler.  In 2019 Richard appeared as Simon Stimson in Reading Theater Project’s Our Town.  He has appeared on many local stages, and worked professionally in Seattle, Portland, OR, and the DC Metro area.  Richard served as Producing Artistic Director at Imagination Stage in Bethesda, MD until 2006.  He received a BFA in Theatre Performance from Penn State University.  Richard has been the Director of Olivet Boys & Girls Club’s Center for the Arts since 2007.

Erick Goldsmith (Prince Hal/Henry V) is a voice/actor, videographer, and writer with a B.A. with a Theatre focus from Albright College. Goldsmith recently performed in productions for Metamorphosis Performing Company and Reading Theater Project. Erick’s vocation is to encourage and demonstrate through storytelling that open communication and understanding are the keys to everything and that everyone is capable and deserving of them.

joel gori

Joel Richard Gori (Shallow) is the artistic director of the Metamorphosis Performing Company. For the Berks Opera Company, he has directed Faust, Susannah, Brundibar, and their operas for young audiences.  He has been a rostered theater artist with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for over 30 years. He founded the Reading Theater Project in 2003 and is a member of their creative team.  

Vicki Haller Graff (Director) is a director, actor, writer, and the artistic director of the Reading Theater Project. In addition to RTP, she has worked at the Yocum Institute in Wyomissing, TheatreWorks in the Silicon Valley, Touchstone Theatre in Bethlehem, studied at the Patravadi Theatre in Bangkok, and graduated from the University of Evansville with a BFA in Theater Performance.

John Gancar (Stage Manager) has an MA in Theatre from Penn State. He co-founded the award winning AHA! Theatre, Seattle, WA. Locally, he’s worked with Fall Festival of the Arts, Genesius, Reading Civic Theatre, EPAC, RCP and RTP. His last production was directing The Amish Project for the Fall Festival of the Arts.