Performances Added to Sold-Out Dennehy Double Bill at Stratford

News   Performances Added to Sold-Out Dennehy Double Bill at Stratford Three performances have been added to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's double bill of Hughie and Krapp's Last Tape featuring Brian Dennehy.

This sold-out double bill plays the intimate Studio Theatre, one of four venues at the festival in Stratford, Ontario. It opened June 28.

The additional productions will be matinees: July 29 at 2 PM, Aug. 7 at 2 PM and Aug. 24 at 2 PM.

"I'm delighted to do the extra shows," stated Dennehy, who plays Erie Smith in Eugene's O'Neill's Hughie and Krapp in Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape. "The show sold out so quickly, I felt we should give more people a chance to see it, especially young people."

Hughie is under the direction of Robert Falls. Falls, the artistic director of Chicago's Goodman Theatre, makes his Stratford debut with this production. He and Dennehy have collaborated many times over the years, including on a number of O'Neill projects.

Hughie also features Joe Grifasi as the Night Clerk. In the second half of the double bill, award-winning Canadian director Jennifer Tarver (winner of the 2006 Pauline McGibbon Award and the 2002 John Hirsch Directors Award) directs Krapp's Last Tape, her Stratford debut.

The production plays in repertory until Aug. 31. For tickets call the box office at (800) 567-1600 or visit www.stratfordshakespearefestival.com.

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Dennehy also plays the King of France in the Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s production of All's Well That Ends Well, which runs until Aug. 23.