By Carey Purcell
25 Mar 2014
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
Performances of the two plays continue through June 8 in the Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C.
Directed by STC artistic director Michael Kahn, the cast includes Edward Gero (Red, "House of Cars") as King Henry IV, Matthew Amendt (Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V) as Prince Hal, Bev Appleton as Justice Silence/Gower, Brad Bellamy as Bardolph, Kelley Curran as Lady Percy, Aaron Gaines as Edmund Mortimer/Lord Hastings/Ensemble, Chris Genebach as Sir Richard Vernon/Gadshill/Fang, Rhett Henckel as Archibald, Earl of Douglas/Mowbray, John Keabler as Henry Percy (Hotspur)/Sir John Coleville, Maggie Kettering as Doll Tearsheet/Ensemble, Kevin McGuire as Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland/Earl of Warwick, Steve Pickering as Thomas Percy, Earl of Worcester/Pistol, Jude Sandy as Ned Poins, Joel David Santner as Sir Walter Blount/Lord Russel, Kate Skinner as Mistress Quickly, Patrick Vaill as Prince JohnLancaster, Ted van Griethuysen as Owen Glendower/Justice Shallow, Craig Wallace as Earl of Westmoreland and Derrick L. Weeden as Lord Chief Justice.
The company also includes Julia Brandeberry, Michael Crowley, Luis Alberto Gonzalez, Max Jackson, Matthew McGee, Ade Otukoya, Alex Piper, Jack Powers, Brendon Schaefer, Vanessa Sterling and Nathan Winkelstein.
Keach, a Tony Award nominee for Indians, has performed on Broadway in Other Desert Cities, The Kentucky Cycle, Solitary Confinement and Deathtrap. The Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner's film work includes "American History X," "Fat City" and "The Bourne Legacy."
"There are many colors to Falstaff in every scene, and I can't think of anyone better to play Falstaff than Stacy Keach," Kahn said in a previous statement. "Shakespeare Theatre Company owes a big debt to Stacy, as he was the first star to appear on our stage in Richard III."
The creative team includes voice and text coach Ellen O'Brien, assistant stage manager Robyn M. Zalewski, assistant stage manager Hannah R. O'Neil, fight directors Rick Sordelet and Christian Kelly-Sordelet and production stage manager Joseph Smelser.
Tickets and more information are available by calling (202) 547-1122 or visiting ShakespeareTheatre.org.