Carmen Grant and Christopher Prentice

Chris joins Carmen Grant for ‘Meet the Festival’ Aug. 16

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Measure for Measure‘s sister and brother duo, Isabella and Claudio, will meet the public at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, August 16, at the Tom Patterson Theatre. Carmen Grant and I are participating in this season’s Forum in a Meet the Festival event! It’s an informal Q&A for patrons to ask company members just about anything about […]

‘Othello’ begins previews in Stratford

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Shakespeare’s Othello, my third show in the 2013 Stratford Festival season, begins previews today at the Avon Theatre. Directed by Dora Award winner Chris Abraham and starring Dion Johnstone as Othello, Graham Abbey as Iago, Bethany Jillard as Desdemona and Deborah Hay as Emilia, I play the First Senator (who I’ve termed Stephano Magnifico) and […]

‘Measure for Measure’ and ‘Mary Stuart’ extend season at Tom Patterson Theatre

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Due to audience demand, the Stratford Festival is extending the season at the Tom Patterson Theatre. All three shows, Measure for Measure (in which I play Claudio), Mary Stuart (my crowbar acting), and Waiting for Godot (with Brian Dennehy as Pozzo), will play an extra week through the end of September. For additional dates, see […]

Sweet Home Chicago

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After a successful fourth season, and eight months or so of good hard work in Stratford, I’m so happy to be returning to Chicago! I’m in the (very slow) process of packing up, and (as evidenced by this post) procrastinating wildly. Lots to get done — so I better get a move on.

Screenplay Readings

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I’m thrilled to participate in readings of two friends’ screenplays tonight and tomorrow. Noah Millman has written a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens, called simply Timon. And Vancouver filmmaker and Stratford actor Josh Epstein has co-written a new movie about legendary 19th century photographer/scientist Eadweard Muybridge called Eadweard. Very excited to be a […]

‘Henry V’ Opens at Stratford

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Des McAnuff’s production of Shakespeare’s Henry V opens tonight at the Stratford Festival. It’s the 60th anniversary of Stratford’s first opening night – Alec Guinness as Dickie Crookback in Richard III, directed by Tyrone Guthrie. Our show (starring Aaron Krohn as Hank Cinq) is unbelievably huge. An enormous drawbridge, cast of nearly 40, live musicians, […]