Lucy Peacock and Seana McKenna in "Mary Stuart" at the Stratford Festival.

‘Mary Stuart’ extends for ‘unprecedented’ 4th time

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Due to overwhelming audience demand, the Stratford Festival is extending artistic director Antoni Cimolino’s staging of Mary Stuart at the Tom Patterson Theatre an unprecedented fourth time! The production has been sold out through three previous extensions, and patrons will now have four more opportunities to see the sleeper hit of the season in Stratford. Here’s […]

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 […]

Promo shot for Measure for Measure

Shakespeare’s dark comedy ‘Measure for Measure’ previews in Stratford

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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 […]