Conasauga Shakespeare Coalition and The Creative Arts Guild Present
A Bard Day's Night: William Shakespeare's
June 23, 24, 25
6:00pm- Guild Grounds Open for BYO Picnic Dinners
The Creative Arts Guild's Spigel Pavilion - 520 W. Waugh Street, Dalton
Directed by Lane Davies
Lane Davies grew up in Dalton, the son of Bill and Emily Davies. His first substantial stage role was in the Dalton Little Theatre’s production of The Caine Mutiny Court Martial. Perhaps best known for sardonic roles in television comedy and drama, during 30 years as a stage actor, Lane has performed such roles as Hamlet, Macbeth (4), Richard III, King Lear, shylock, Prospero, Petruchio (2), Henry V, Claudius, Marc Antony, Oberon (3), Capulet, Benedick, Orsino, Proteus, Tybalt,and Cyrano de Bergerac(2) in companies from San Diego to Providence, Rhode Island. More recently, he has been active in Europe with the Prague Shakespeare Company, as Edward IV in Richard III, Armado in Love's Labors Lost, Cervantes/Quizote in Man of La Mancha, and Agamemnon in both Troilus and Cressida and The Trojan Women.
Lane has directed a dozen productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as productions of Macbeth, Hamlet, The Comedy of Errors, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Romeo and Juliet, 12th Night, and Henry V, among others.
On television, he was the original 'Mason Capwell' on NBC's 80s soap Santa Barbara, an international hit which has now played in over 53 countries worldwide.
Other television credits include starring roles in four prime-time series, Good & Evil, The Mommies, Woops! and The Crew. He appeared regularly as the psychopathic time-traveler 'Tempus' on Lois & Clark - The New Adventures of Superman, and recurred on 3rd Rock from the Sun as 'Chancellor Duncan', on The Practice as 'Kyle Barrett', and on Scrubs as 'Dr. Simon Reid'. Television credits also include seven pilots and some 50 guest-star appearances, including such shows as Seinfeld, Working, The Nanny, Ellen, Jesse, Coach, Major Dad, Clueless, Married With Children, Just Shoot Me, and Good Luck, Charlie.
As Artistic Director for the Santa Susana Repertory Company, a professional resident theater company in Ventura County, Lane produced and/or directed over 40 productions and guided the company from its inception. He also founded and was Co-Artistic Director of the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival in Thousand Oaks, now in its 22nd season, and was Artistic Director of the Tennessee Shakespeare Festival from 2008 to 2011.