PHOTO CALL: Michael Pennington Stars in King Lear with Theatre For a New Audience
By Krissie Fullerton
26 Mar 2014
Theatre for a New Audience's production of King Lear, starring two-time Olivier Award nominee Michael Pennington, began previews March 14 prior to an official opening March 27 on the Scripps Mainstage at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center.
Directed by Arin Arbus, King Lear marks the 32nd of Shakespeare's 37 plays that Theatre for a New Audience has produced. The cast also includes Bianca Amato (Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia) as Regan, Ryan Quinn as King of France, Mark H. Dold (Freud's Last Session, Romeo and Juliet) as Oswald, Lilly Englert (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice) as Cordelia, Jacob Fishel (Fiddler on the Roof, The Broken Heart) as Edgar, Jake Horowitz (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Our Town) as Fool, Robert Langdon Lloyd (The Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing) as Old Man and Doctor, Christopher McCann (Richard III, Pericles) as Gloucester, Saxon Palmer (Three Sisters, Design for Living) as Cornwall, Rachel Pickup (The Explorers Club, Dancing at Lughnasa) as Goneril, Jon Stewart, Jr. as Burgundy, Timothy D. Stickney (Hamlet, Othello) as Kent, Chandler Williams (The Winslow Boy, In the Next Room) as Edmund and Graham Winton (Cyrano de Bergerac, A Man For All Seasons) as Albany.
The ensemble features Benjamin Cole (The Tempest, A Christmas Carol), Jason Gray (Ivanov, unbidden), Jonathan Hooks (Julius Caesar, Richard's Rampage), Patrick McAndrew (Twelfth Night, Titus Andronicus), Ryan McCarthy, Ian Temple and Ariel Zuckerman (Home with TE'A, The Merchant of Venice).
Here's a look at the Theatre For a New Audience Production: