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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
In June I did a radio interview with WNED’s Mike Desmond. We talked about Stratford and how a Texas boy gets there by way of Chicago and Montana and more. You can hear the whole interview here.