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, […]