November 11th to December 3rd
This holiday season, Angelique was able to play onstage again with her Cincinnati Shakespeare Company family as Beth in Little Women.
Beth is so similar to her in so many different ways. The more she discovered about Beth, the more she realized what kindred spirits they really were. And what a wonderful (and incredibly difficult) experience that really was. Those lines between character and actor blurring--especially in a version of this show that deals so heavily with grief and familial loss--were hard to shake off at the end of every night. But she believes this experience was necessary, and so important to grow as a person and as an artist.
She is forever grateful for this experience
And to Beth. She has learned so much from you. The conscious of the family. But the thing that she will never forget is the line:
“You get the privilege of growing up, so use it.”
Which she was able to say every single night. Life is a privilege; it is not a guarantee. And every day that we are alive is a blessing. It is a gift. So how are you going to use it?
A Part of the Rolling-World Premiere of "it's not a trip it's a journey" by Charly Evon Simpson
August 30th to October 9th, 2022
This is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of show. It's a show that centers Black Femmes and our experiences. It is a show that Angelique will never forget. It is also a show that allowed Angelique to play a Black Woman onstage, a character originally written to be Black: something that she has never done before. Frankie is both so similar to me and so wildly different. She is complex, funny, insecure, a little mean, and contains multitudes. And it is not often that Black characters are like that, that they are allowed to be that. To be difficult and emotional, to deal with mental health, friend, and love issues. To laugh and cry and everything in between.
And then to be surrounded by these hilarious and talented Black women. Angelique has absolutely loved being in the room, working and laughing with Ariel, Jasimine, and A.J every day.
This is a show that you don’t want to miss!
June 24th to August 7th, 2022
Angelique is Living Out Her Wildest Dreams by Being in A Production of Pride and Prejudice, Her Favorite Book!
May 20th to June 19th, 2022
It is a truth universally acknowledge that Pride and Prejudice is Angelique's favorite book of all time. And the opportunity to play Jane Bennet and Miss Anne de Bourgh in this story was something she had never thought possible. Let alone in this 8 person, wickedly funny production at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.
This production has been an absolute dream come true! Kate Hamill's adaptation of the story brings out the comedic and satirical nature of the book in a way that hasn't been done in any adaptation Angelique has ever seen! This story is still sweepingly romantic while also bringing to the forefront themes of gender and a woman's role in society, then and now.
Angelique is enjoying every minute of being able to bring this story to audiences young and old in this fresh and funky adaptation.
Ensemble Member in Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's Vegas-Inspired Production of Comedy of Errors
April 8th to April 30th, 2022
Angelique was in the ensemble of
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's
musical adaptation of Comedy
of Errors, Shakespeare's silliest,
screwiest, and slapstickiest comedy!
She was given the opportunity to
play 4 different roles throughout
the course of the play and learn
from all of the amazing artists in
Inspired by golden era Las Vegas,
this music filled production will
be packed with cool cats, rat
packs, showgirls, wise guys,
and more! So place your bets, roll
the dice, and check it out this
February 25th to March 20th, 2022
And while she knows that what makes theatre so great is its ephemerality. That plays “are the abstract and brief chronicles of the time.” This one is going to live in her memory for a long time.
November 14th, 2021
Angelique Archer adapted William Shakespeare's Cymbeline into a 60-minute radio play for Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's Second Sunday Shakespeare Series on WVXU.
Cymbeline is about the secret marriage of a king's daughter that sets off a chain reaction of slander, jealousy, and divine intervention in this quirky romance. With a cast that includes an evil stepmother, scheming suitor, and devoted lovers, the drama is heightened by duels, kidnappings, and disguised identities. “Cymbeline” offers captivating storytelling that is crowned by the beauty of its language. A moving story of loss and redemption, “Cymbeline” promises that a leap of faith can lead to miracles.
You can listen to Cymbeline anytime after Nov. 14 on cincyshakes.com/WVXU in Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's Listening Library.
October 8th, 2021 to November 13th, 2021
Mackenzie Manley of City Beat had this to say of Angelique's performance:
"played by Angelique Archer, Romeo’s cousin Benvolio radiated kindness; she infuses every scene with a sense of tender calm."
Read the full review here.
June 2021 to June 2022
Angelique has decided to stay with the touring company of CSC for another year!
She has enjoyed the past year with the company so much that she has decided to stay on for another year, as both an actor in the touring company and as the tour manager. She looks forward to continuing to perform in the touring productions of Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream in parks and schools throughout the year. She also looks forward to hopefully being a part of CSC's grand reopening in the Fall and to the moment when audiences can come back into the Otto M. Budig theatre!