‘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 […]

‘Mary Stuart’ starts previews in Stratford

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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 […]

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

‘Mary Stuart’ adds 2 perfs to 2013 season

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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 […]

Chris in winter: with the Stratford 2013 marquee

Christopher Prentice joins Stratford Festival company for 5th season

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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 […]

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, […]