Playbill Video Goes Backstage (on a Rainy Day) at Shakespeare in the Park's Delacorte Theater (Video)

PlayBlog   Playbill Video Goes Backstage (on a Rainy Day) at Shakespeare in the Park's Delacorte Theater (Video) When the work of William Shakespeare hits New York City's Central Park for the Public Theater's 2011 Shakespeare in the Park outdoor season at the Delacorte Theater, there is one thing that the production team cannot control—the weather.


What does happen when the skies open up and the 2011 repertory company of Measure for Measure and All's Well That Ends Well must go running for cover? Here, Playbill.com goes backstage with troupe member Carson Elrod to find out the answer to that very question.

In Part 1 of Playbill's Shakespeare in the Park video series, Elrod took the camera backstage at the Delacorte for an in-depth behind-the-scenes tour. Here in Part 2, Elrod grabs an umbrella along with the camera and makes his way around the backstage area, or what he now refers to as a water park.

Measure for Measure will officially open June 30 following previews that began June 6; All's Well That Ends Well recently opened June 25 following previews that began June 11. Cast members include Tony Award winners John Cullum (The Scottsboro Boys, Shenandoah) as Escalus/King of France and Tonya Pinkins (The Wild Party, Caroline, or Change) as Mistress Overdone/Countess, as well as Kristen Connolly (Juliet/Diana), Elrod (Pompey/Interpreter), Danai Gurira (Isabella in Measure for Measure), Joe Forbrich (Friar/Duke of Florence), Michael Hayden (Angelo/Second Brother Dumaine), André Holland (Claudio/Bertram), Jordan Lund (Abhorson/Rinaldo), David Manis (Elbow/Lavatch), Dakin Matthews (Provost/Lafew), Caitlin O’Connell (Nun/Widow), Annie Parisse (Mariana/Helena), Lorenzo Pisoni (Duke/First Brother Dumaine), Reg Rogers (Lucio/Parolles) and Lucas Caleb Rooney (Barnadine/Gentleman).

The ensemble includes Bill Army, Lauren Ferguson, Edena Hines, Zoey Martinson, Adam McNulty, Katie Meister, Charlie Francis Murphy, Carra Patterson, James Rees, Aleque Reid, Benjamin Thys, Brendan Titley, Katie Tuminelly, Zachary Unger, Benjamin Perry Wenzelberg, Katie Wieland and Roger Yeh.

To check out the backstage fun in the rain, look below:

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