Measure for Measure at French River Park on August 15
WEBSTER — A theatre company from Boston will be coming to French River Park in August with a play by William Shakespeare, and now the names of the actors on the outdoor stage have been announced.
Kyler Taustin, Executive Artistic Director of Brown Box Theatre Project — the Commonwealth’s only travelling, free outdoor Shakespeare — announced the cast for Measure for Measure this week. Taustin said the show is the troupe’s “largest and most ambitious production to date.” From August 9-24, Brown Box will tour Shakespeare’s timeless, and timely, tale of power and political corruption to nine outdoor sites in Massachusetts before packing up and continuing to perform for audiences down the east coast in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.
Measure for Measure will be performed for limited runs in Allston, Newton Highlands, Webster, Boston, Fall River, Plymouth, Lowell, Easton, and Hopkinton. All performances are open to all audiences with no tickets needed. Taustin encouraged those coming to French River Park to “Enjoy the Bard under the stars on the lawn or bring blankets and lawn chairs.” Due to mature themes this show is recommended for ages 13 and older with the advisory of a parent.
Sarah Boess as ISABELLA: Credits include Chicago at the Broadway Theatre of Pitman, The Honey Trap at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, and Angels in America at Boston University’s Booth Theatre.
Aislinn Brophy as MARIANNA: Recent theater credits include Cloud 9 (Central Square Theater), A Story Beyond (Liars and Believers), Heritage Hill Naturals (Fresh Ink Theatre) and Red and the Wolf (Fresh Fruit Festival).
Drew Cleveland as CLAUDIO: Credits include Orlando in As You Like It (Brown Box Theatre); Owen in Translations and Antonio Salieri in Amadeus.
Tim Colee as ESCALUS: Past credits include Oberon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Snowball (Animal Farm), Cassio (Othello), Sebastian (Twelfth Night), Ebenezer Scrooge (A Christmas Carol), and Marcellus Washburn (The Music Man).
Chris Kandra as DUKE: Previous credits include The Christmas Revels: An American Celebration of the Winter Solstice (Revels Theatre Company), The Importance of Being Earnest (Firehouse Center for the Arts), As You Like It (Brown Box Theatre Project), Dancing at Lughnasa (Gloucester Stage), Othello and To Kill a Mockingbird (Classic Repertory Company 2018 tour).
Francis Norton as LUCIO: Credits include SpeakEasy Stage Company, Greater Boston Stage Company, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Fresh Ink Theatre, Praxis Stage, Apollinaire Theatre Company, Boston Conservatory, MIT Shakespeare Ensemble, Rebel Shakespeare, Ridiculous Project..
Ivy Ryan as JULIETTA: Regional credits: Antony and Cleopatra (Virginia Arts Festival); Man of La Mancha, Fiddler on the Roof (New Repertory Theatre); Move Your Face (Boston Theater Company); Nomad Americana (Fresh Ink Theatre); NSFW (Theatre on Fire); The Scarlet Letter, Romeo and Juliet (Classic Repertory Company).
Tanya Avendano Stockler as PROVOST: Credits include Hermia/Oberon in The Donkey Show (A.R.T); inaugural tour of Pericles (the rig); Veronica in Heathers; Wendla in Spring Awakening; and Laertes in Hamlet.
Spencer Parli Tew as ANGELO: Credits include Duke Senior in As You Like It, King Hamlet’s Ghost in Hamlet and Henry Harry in Brilliant Traces (all with Brown Box Theatre Project); Maelgywn in The Merry Way and Malvolio in Twelfth Night of the Living Dead (Anthem Theatre Company); and Eddy Gee in The Texas Chainsaw Musical (Arts After Hours).
For more information, including the full performance schedule and rain dates, visit www.brownboxtheatre.org.