Camping and Desperate Housewives' Jonathan Cake, seen as Antony in The Public Theater's 2014 production of Antony and Cleopatra, will star as Caius Martius Coriolanus in the second, free Shakespeare in the Park production of the summer: a modern-day version of William Shakespeare's Coriolanus.
Directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan, the war-torn tragedy will also feature Kate Burton as Volumnia, Teagle F. Bougere as Menenius Agrippa, Tom Nelis as Cominius, and Louis Cancelmi as Tullus Aufidius.
Coriolanus, which follows The Public's currently running Much Ado, will run July 16–August 11 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The play tells the story of a general who is voted into power by a populace hungry for change, and the unraveling that follows.
The cast will also feature Gregory Connors (Ensemble), Darryl Gene Daughtry, Jr. (Ensemble), Biko Eisen-Martin (Ensemble), Bree Elrod (Ensemble), Christopher Ghaffari (Titus Lartius), Enid Graham (Junius Brutus), Christopher Ryan Grant (Ensemble), Emeka Guindo (Young Martius), Jonathan Hadary (Sicinius Velutus), Suzannah Herschkowitz (Ensemble), Thomas Kopache (First Senator), Tyler La Marr (Ensemble), L’Oreál Lampley (Ensemble), Jack LeGoff (Ensemble), Louis Reyes McWilliams (Ensemble), Max Gordon Moore (First Citizen), Maria Mukuka (Ensemble), Nneka Okafor (Virgilia), Sebastian Roy (Ensemble), Ali Skamangas (Ensemble), and Amelia Workman (Valeria).
Sullivan last staged Troilus and Cressida at The Delacorte Theater in 2016. His other Shakespeare in the Park credits include Cymbeline, King Lear, The Comedy of Errors, As You Like It, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Coriolanus will feature scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Jessica Paz, music composition by Dan Moses Schreier, and fight direction by Steve Rankin.
The Shakespeare in the Park season also includes a Public Works presentation of a new stage adaptation of Disney’s Hercules.