WWII-Set Camelot to Star Gibel, Wilson,. Jr. and Thorne

News   WWII-Set Camelot to Star Gibel, Wilson,. Jr. and Thorne
Rebecca Gibel, Joe Wilson Jr. and Stephen Thorne will star in the Trinity Repertory Company production of the Lerner and Loewe musical Camelot, which has been reset in World War II-era London.
Rebecca Gibel
Rebecca Gibel

Trinity Rep artistic director Curt Columbus will stage the production that is set to run Sept. 10-Oct. 10. According to Trinity Rep, the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Roundtable is being reset in "a London tube stop during Hitler’s blitz on the city, placing the lofty ideals and intrigue of Arthurian Camelot into an interesting political context." According to Columbus, "The station will become a magical place so easily. In this setting that was so dire, we heighten the reason to tell this story, to inspire the audience’s confidence that they can carry something forward, there will be legacy."

Gibel will star as Guinevere with Thorne as King Arthur and Wilson, Jr. as Lancelot. The cast will also feature Mauro Hantman as Merlyn, Janice Duclos as Morgan LeFay, Barbara Meek as Pellinore, as well as Christopher Berry, Jaselyn Blanchard, Vichet Chum, Charlotte Graham and Jamey Grisham.

Tony Award-winning designer Eugene Lee will render set and lighting design for the production with costume design by William Lane and sound design by Peter Hurowitz. Sharon Jenkins will choreograph and Craig Handel is fight choreographer. Michael Rice will serve as musical director.

The 1960 musical Camelot marked the final original stage collaboration between lyricist-librettist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe. The musical boasts such classics, "If Ever I Would Leave You," "Camelot," "Before I Gaze at You Again" and "I Loved You Once In Silence."

Tickets to Camelot at Trinity Rep, 201 Washington Street in Providence, RI, are available by calling (401) 351-4242.

For more information visit www.trinityrep.com.

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