Daniel Gerroll (A Christmas Carol, Pygmalion) will play Benedick opposite the Beatrice of the previously announced Tony Award-nominated Dearbhla Molloy in Joe Dowling’s new production of Much Ado About Nothing, which opens the 2011-2012 season on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. The company will also feature Bill McCallum as Claudio, Michelle O’Neill as Hero and Peter Michael Goetz as Dogberry.
Sun Mee Chomet (Macbeth, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, After a Hundred Years) will lead the cast of The Burial at Thebes playing Antigone. Directed by Marcela Lorca with original music by J.D. Steele, the show will also feature Greta Oglesby as Tiresias, Regina Marie Williams as Eurydice, Stephen Yoakam as Creon, Ansa Akyea as the Messenger and Ernest Bentley as Haemon.
Ali Rose Dachis, the 2009 University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program graduate, will star as Bernadette in The Edge of Our Bodies, the latest play from Adam Rapp, which premiered at the 2011 Humana Festival. Benjamin McGovern will direct the production, which concerns "a young woman at the threshold of vulnerability and experience, who is achingly articulate about everything she can’t control," according to the Guthrie.
Full casting for Much Ado About Nothing and The Burial at Thebes will be announced shortly.
Single tickets for all three productions go on sale Aug. 1. For more information visit www.guthrietheater.org.