Harry Groener and Ora Jones Are Royal Couple of Chicago's Madness, April 13-June 12 | Playbill

News Harry Groener and Ora Jones Are Royal Couple of Chicago's Madness, April 13-June 12
Harry Groener, the three-time Tony nominee of Cats, Crazy for You and 1980's Oklahoma!, as well as many non-musical works, plays the title role in the Chicago Shakespeare Theater production of The Madness of George III, starting previews April 13.

Harry Groener
Harry Groener

Ora Jones (Boys Gets Girl Off-Broadway) plays Queen Charlotte in the staging, directed by Penny Metropulos in CST's Courtyard Theater on Navy Pier in Chicago. Performances play to June 12.

The play by Alan Bennett (the Laurence Olivier and Tony Award-winning playwright of The History Boys) concerns royal intrigue involving the British monarch's slide into insanity — and the love of his devoted queen.

Groener's Off-Broadway credits include If Love Were All, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Twelve Dreams. His regional resume includes King Lear, Equivocation, Putting It Together, An American in Paris and more.

The Madness company also includes Brad Armacost, Richard Baird, Danielle Brothers, Patrick Clear, Kevin Cox, Jeff Cummings, William Dick, Patrice Egleston, Rob Glidden, Kevin Gudahl, Torrey Hansen, Erik Hellman, Jonathan Hicks, Mark Hines, Nathan Hosner, David Lively, James Newcomb, Steven Pringle, Brian Rooney and Alex Weisman.

The production team includes William Bloodgood (scenic designer), Susan E. Mickey (costume design), Diane Ferry Williams (lighting designer), Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (sound designers) and Eva Breneman (dialect coach).

For more information, visit www.chicagoshakes.com.


Chicago Shakespeare Theater is the recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award.

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