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 […]
With every performance sold out, the Stratford Festival is extending its hit production of Schiller’s Mary Stuart for a third time. The production will now run an additional two weeks in October at the Tom Patterson Theatre. Full release »
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 […]
Shakespeare’s satire Measure for Measure, which skewers vice and morals alike, began preview performances May 18 at the Stratford Festival‘s Tom Patterson Theatre. Directed by longtime Festival star Martha Henry, the production features Carmen Grant as Isabella, Stephen Ouimette as Lucio, Tom Rooney as Angelo and Geraint Wyn Davies as the Duke, with Randy Hughson as Pompey, Peter […]
Friedrich Schiller’s political thriller Mary Stuart starts previews today at the Tom Patterson Theatre. The Stratford Festival production, adapted by Peter Oswald and directed by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino, opens May 31 and runs through September 21. “Even queens become pawns in a life-and-death power struggle driven by faith, fear, ambition and desire,” according to […]
The Stratford Festival announces additional performances of Mary Stuart within the 2013 season, one in August and another in September. The Festival says it’s “taking action to meet growing demand for what is shaping up to be one of the season’s hottest tickets.” A quarter of the performances are already sold out. Matinee performances at 2 p.m. have been […]
Christopher Prentice has just started rehearsals for the 2013 Stratford Festival season, his fifth with the company, known as the largest repertory theatre company in the world. Prentice’s three-play track includes two shows at the intimate promenade-style Tom Patterson Theatre and one at the 1,100-seat proscenium Avon Theatre. At the Patterson, he will play Claudio in […]
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, […]
Last week I was honored to be a part of a reading of Bingo by Edward Bond at the Tom Patterson Theatre. One of the most controversial playwrights of our age, Mr. Bond stayed after the reading and had a chat with critic Robert Cushman. Quite the evening! Read the release from BroadwayWorld.
Christopher Newton’s production of Much Ado About Nothing begins previews tonight at the Stratford Festival. I’m playing one of the Watch, and I even get to do a flash mob (surely the first time we’ve had one on the Festival stage!). Read the release on BroadwayWorld.