Sunday, May 24, 2009

Great River Shakespeare Festival—Opening in One Month!

Love's Labour's Lost. Dir. Paul Mason Barnes. Perf. Doug Scholz-Carlson, Chris Mixon, Andrew Carlson, Brian Frederick, Christopher Gerson, Evan Fuller, Tarah Flanagan, Shanara Gabrielle, Katy Mazzola, Nikki Rodenburg, Michael Fitzpatrick, David Rudi Utter, Eva Balastrieri, Jeremy van Meter, Jonathan Gillard Daly, David Coral, Nick Demeris, Katie Bowler, Moira Marek, Duncan Halleck, Theo Morgan, Ceci Bernard, Chris Bernard, and Mitchell Essar. Great River Shakespeare Festival. Winona, Minnesota. 2009.
The Tempest. Dir. Alec Wild. Perf. Eva Balistrieri, Andrew Carlson, David Coral, Nick Demeris, Jonathan Gillard Daly, Michael Fitzpatrick, Tarah Flanagan, Brian David Frederick, Evan Fuller, Shanara Gabrielle, Christopher Gerson, Kate Mazzola, Chris Mixon, Doug Scholz-Carlson, Nicole Rodenburg, David Rudi Utter, Jeremy van Meter, and Tessa Wild. Great River Shakespeare Festival. Winona, Minnesota. 2009.

Be certain to include a trip to Winona, Minnesota in your summer plans, and make sure that your trip occurs between Friday, June 26 and Sunday, July 26. That month—that royal month of kings, that scepter'd month, that other Eden, demi-paradise, that blessed month—that month is the month of the Great River Shakespeare Festival. Every time we've gone (this will be, I believe, our third time), we've been stunned by the magnificence of the productions.  

This year, they're giving us The Tempest and Love's Labour's Lost.  I'm not sure who's playing in each—my cast list above is more hopeful than anything else (though I'll let you know who's playing what—and who's directing what—when I know it myself)—but I'm certain that this year's season will be, once again, a thing of beauty and a joy forever.  Or at least for that month.

Head to the GRSF website to get your tickets!  
Links: The Great River Shakespeare Festival.

2 comments:

Doug Scholz-Carlson said...

Thanks for your coverage of GRSF. We have been slow posting cast lists on our own website, so we'll break the news online on your blog.

Doug Scholz-Carlson
Associate Director

Here is the casting:

Love’s Labour’s Lost
Director, Paul Mason Barnes

KING of Navarre, Doug Scholz-Carlson*
BEROWNE, Chris Mixon*
LONGAVILLE, Andrew Carlson
DUMAINE, Brian Frederick
Don Adriano de ARMADO, Christopher Gerson*
MOTH, his page , Evan Fuller
PRINCESS of France, Tarah Flanagan*
ROSALINE, Shanara Gabrielle*
CATHERINE, Katy Mazzola
MARIA, Nikki Rodenburg
BOYET, Michael Fitzpatrick*
COSTARD, David Rudi Utter
JAQUENETTA, Eva Balastrieri
Sir NATHANIEL, Jeremy van Meter
HOLOFERNES, Jonathan Gillard Daly*
Anthony DULL, David Coral
MARCADE, a messenger/A FORESTER, Nick Demeris
Village School Children, Katie Bowler, Moira Marek, Duncan Halleck, Theo Morgan, Ceci Bernard
Attendants to the KING and his LORDS, Chris Bernard, Mitchell Essar


Scenic Designer, Scott Neale
Costume Designer, Meg Weedon
Lighting Designer, Lonnie Alcaraz
Composer, Gregg Coffin
Sound Designer, Katharine Horowitz
Text/Voice Coach, Gale Childs Daly
Movement Coach, Jef Awada
Assistant Director, Bryan Hunt
Production Manager, Daniel Munson
Technical Director, Erik Paulson
Stage Manager, Mark D. Leslie*
Stage Management Intern, Lauren Smith

The Tempest
Director, Alec Wild

Goddess/Nymph, Eva Balistrieri
Sebastian, Andrew Carlson
Antonio, David Coral
Ferdinand, Nick Demeris
Prospero, Jonathan Gillard Daly*
Stephano, Michael Fitzpatrick*
Ariel, Tarah Flanagan*
Master/Francisco, Brian David Frederick
Adrian, Evan Fuller
Juno/Nymph, Shanara Gabrielle*
Caliban, Christopher Gerson*
Goddess/Nymph, Kate Mazzola
Gonzalo, Chris Mixon*
Trinculo, Doug Scholz-Carlson*
Miranda, Nicole Rodenburg
Bosun/Spirit, David Rudi Utter
Alonso, Jeremy van Meter
Goddess Attendant/Nymph, Tessa Wild

Scenic Designer, Scott Neale
Costume Designer, Meg Weedon
Lighting Designer, Lonnie Alcaraz
Composer, Daniel Kallman
Sound Designer, Katharine Horowitz
Text/Voice Coach, Terry Weber
Movement Coach, Jef Awada
Assistant Director, Maria Tholl
Production Manager, Daniel Munson
Technical Director, Erik Paulson
Stage Manager, Amanda Weener*
Stage Management Intern, Natasha Nelson


*Denotes membership in Actors Equity Association, the union of professional stage actors and stage manager

kj said...

Ladies and Gentlemen . . . The King of Navarre!

Clap clap clap clap clap clap clapThanks, Mr. Scholz-Carlson, for providing Bardfilm with this information! We hope that rehearsals are going well and that you're all treating Chris Gerson and Tarah Flanagan with the resect they deserve (i.e., teasing them like crazy at every opportunity).

kj

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