by William ShakespeareDirected by John Caird
Four young men swear off women to devote themselves to learning – only to fall for four attractive newcomers. Shakespeare’s language reaches its most virtuosic heights in a vivacious comedy that will dazzle and delight.
This production is dedicated to the memory of former company member Bernard Hopkins.
2015: Player King in Hamlet and Don Adriano de Armado in Love's Labour's Lost. 14th season. Stratford: Henry V, Much Ado, The Misanthrope, Twelfth Night, Kiss Me, Kate, Evita, Bartholomew Fair,Three Sisters, All's Well, Shrew, As You Like It, Hamlet, Dracula, Dream, Man of La Mancha. Elsewhere: The Motherf**ker with the Hat (Bob Kills Theatre); Cabaret, Philadelphia Story, Light in the Piazza (Shaw); Madonna Painter (Factory); New Brain, Piazza (Acting Up Stage); It's a Wonderful Life, Goodnight Desdemona, Much Ado (Canadian Stage); Cymbeline, The Three Musketeers, Hecuba (Chicago Shakespeare); Blithe Spirit, An Ideal Husband (Citadel); Love's Labour's Lost (NAC); The Producers (Mirvish); Present Laughter (Soulpepper); Anything That Moves (Tarragon); Kiss of the Spider Woman (Livent); Hedda Gabler (MTC); Rocky Horror (Bathurst Street). Film/TV: Finn on the Fly, Republic of Love, What's Up Warthogs, The Border, Roxy Hunter, This Is Wonderland, Cheetah Girls, Monk. Training: BFA, U of A. Awards: Dora, Gemini, Jeff, Ovation, Carbonell.
2015: Fortinbras Captain in Hamlet, Nicholas in The Taming of the Shrew and appears in Love's Labour's Lost. Ninth season. Stratford: King Lear (Curan), The Beaux' Stratagem (Fellow, Chamberlain), A Midsummer Night's Dream, Wanderlust (Blount), Henry V (Duke of Burgundy), As You Like It (Le Beau), The Winter's Tale (Cleomenes), Titus Andronicus (Aaron), The Tempest (Caliban), Macbeth (Witch), Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio), The Three Musketeers (Jussac), The Night of the Iguana (Pedro), Juno and the Paycock, Oedipus Rex (Chorus), Julius Caesar (Pindarus), The Alchemist, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet. Elsewhere: Oberon/Theseus (Shakespeare in Action/Canadian Stage), Thomas Matthews (Toronto the Good - Factory Theatre), Othello (Othello - Driftwood Theatre), Macbeth (Macbeth - Workman Arts/Shakespeare in Action), Cody (This Is How It Goes - Neptune Theatre), Dubois (Counterfeit Secrets - Artword Theatre, Dora nomination). Film/TV: Nikita, Suits, Insecurity, King, The Rick Mercer Report. "For my lovely fiancée, Leigh, and my wonderful children, Myles, Bailey, Cole, Max, Lyric and Marley! Here lies all my future hopes."
2015: Ophelia in Hamlet and understudy in Love's Labour's Lost. 10th season. Stratford: Selected credits: Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Pentecost, Much Ado About Nothing, Ghosts, The Tempest, As You Like It, The Swanne (part 3), Love's Labour's Lost, The Merchant of Venice, Tempest-Tost and The Diary of Anne Frank. Elsewhere:The Matchmaker and The Rivals (Williamstown Theater Festival); The Butter and Egg Man (American Stage Company); Love's Labour's Lost (NAC); Buried Child (NAC/Segal Centre); Einstein's Gift, Ed's Garage and Other Desert Cities (Grand Theatre). Film/TV: The Lady in Question, Jonovision and Nikita. Recordings: Timothy Goes to School. Training: North Carolina School of the Arts, Birmingham Conservatory. Awards: Mary Savidge Award. Online: Adrienne is the founder of ABCyogis.com, a children's/family yoga company. Et cetera: "This one's for my 'better half!'"
2015: Appears in Hamlet and Love's Labour's Lost and understudy in The Taming of the Shrew. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Proteus in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Young Shepherd in The Winter's Tale (Birmingham Conservatory); Sebastian in Who's Under Where? (Lighthouse Festival Theatre); Louis Martin in In His Name (Canadian History Project); Giri in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (red light district); Thespis in Something Is Wrong (Naught, A Theatre Company); Troilus in Troilus and Cressida (York University). Film/TV: Stephen in The Silver Chevy (Sheridan College). Radio: Collaborator and speaker in The Other Families Radio Show. Training: BFA in Acting, York University; Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Et cetera: Josh dedicates his work this season to the memory of his mother and to all those who have helped him on his journey thus far. "You know who you are."
2015: Marcellus, Fortinbras in Hamlet, Philip, Pedant in The Taming of the Shrew and Boyet in Love's Labour's Lost. Second season. Stratford: René Descartes in Christina, The Girl King and Red Knight/Walrus in Alice Through the Looking-Glass. Elsewhere (selected): Jaques in As You Like It, Cassius in Julius Caesar, Lucio in Measure for Measure, Jake in Stones in His Pockets, Sam in Fully Committed (Citadel Theatre); Slim in Of Mice and Men (Canadian Stage/Theatre Calgary); Tybalt/Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, Roy Darwin in Counsellor-at-Law (Theatre Calgary); Everard in Age of Arousal, Ned in The Gift of the Coat (Alberta Theatre Projects); Milan in Rock 'n' Roll (Canadian Stage/Citadel Theatre); Kent in King Lear, Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night (Freewill Shakespeare Festival.) Film/TV: Blackstone, Mixed Blessings. Training: BFA in Acting, University of Alberta. Awards: Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award, Measure for Measure, Citadel Theatre. Et cetera: "Love to Breanna."
2015: Appears in Hamlet and Love's Labour's Lost and understudy in The Taming of the Shrew. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Princess/Genie in Aladdin (Diversified Productions), Mimi in Rent, Gary Coleman in Avenue Q (Lower Ossington Theatre); Mallory/April in City of Angels (Queen's Musical Theatre); Nickie in Sweet Charity (Blue Canoe Productions); First Fairy in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Queen's Drama); First Witch in Macbeth (BSS/UCC Theatre). Voice Work: Beheader in Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft), Gail in My Dad is Scrooge (Eb Scrooge Productions). Training: Queen's University, Claude Watson School for the Arts. Et cetera: "Endless love and thanks to family and friends for their constant support - particularly to my parents for sharing their love of the theatre and for always taking a four-year-old's, seven-year-old's and 20-year-old's dream seriously."
2015: Reynaldo in Hamlet, Jaquenetta in Love's Labour's Lost and appears in The Taming of the Shrew. Second season. Stratford: Blanche of Spain in King John, Iras in Antony and Cleopatra. Elsewhere: Phebe in As You Like It (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); Bernarda in The House of Bernarda Alba (Theatre of War); Icarus in Damages Tangled (Theater for the New City, N.Y.C.). Film: Quincy Vidal (Yellowhouse Pictures). Training: Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre; BFA, State University of New York (SUNY) Purchase College. Online: www.jennifermogbock.com. Et cetera: "Thank you to Aragorn, family, friends, and my heavenly father."
2015: Lucianus in Hamlet, Joseph in The Taming of the Shrew and appears in Love's Labour's Lost. Second season. Stratford: Egeus's Interpreter in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Burgundy in King Lear. Elsewhere: Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Mario in The Game of Love and Chance (Neptune Theatre); Trout Stanley in Trout Stanley (Heart in Hand Theatre); Owen in The Melville Boys (Red Barn Theatre); Cléante in The Miser, The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr(Abridged), Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and Mug in New Canadian Kid (Sudbury Theatre Centre). Film/TV: Mayday, Lost Girl, Bomb Girls, Being Erica, Murdoch Mysteries, Life With Derek, October 1970. Training: George Brown Theatre School, Birmingham Conservatory.
2015: Voltemand in Hamlet, Nathaniel in The Taming of the Shrew and Dumaine in Love's Labour's Lost. Second season. Stratford: Oswald in King Lear. Elsewhere: Kwasi in Binti's Journey (Theatre Direct/Young People's Theatre); Laurent in Ruined (Obsidian Theatre); Florizel in The Winter's Tale, Tranio in The Taming of the Shrew, Thane of Ross in Macbeth (Canadian Stage); Quentin in And Slowly Beauty (Belfry Theatre/National Arts Centre); Oliver in Oliver! (National Arts Centre); Abraham in Sia (Pyretic Productions/Cahoots Theatre Company); various in This Must Be the Place (Architect Theatre/Theatre Passe Muraille); John in The Whipping Man (Obsidian Theatre/Harold Green Jewish Theatre). Film/TV: After School, Broken Promises (Underdog Productions); Little Black Caddy (CBC); Combat Hospital (ABC). Training: Graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada (2010), Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre, Brenda Crichlow Actors' Studio and Stella Adler Academy of Acting. Awards: Peter Donaldson Award.
2015: English Ambassador, Gravedigger #2 in Hamlet, Grumio in The Taming of the Shrew, Sir Nathaniel in Love's Labour's Lost. 26th season. Stratford: Cardinal Pandulph (King John), Humpty Dumpty (Alice Through the Looking-Glass), Elbow (Measure for Measure), Melvil (Mary Stuart), Pisanio (Cymbeline), Wasp (Bartholomew Fair), Erronius (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), Costard (Love's Labour's Lost), Touchstone (As You Like It), Stephano (The Tempest), Joxer Daly (Juno and the Paycock), Mr. Bennet (Pride and Prejudice), Dolly Spanker (London Assurance), Oswald (King Lear), Peter Quince (A Midsummer Night's Dream). Elsewhere: Various roles (The Sneeze and other Chekhov one-acts), Talk Is Free Theatre; Jimmy (The Pitmen Painters), Theatre Aquarius; Michael (Someone Who'll Watch Over Me), Kemp (Vigil), Tarragon Theatre; Bottom (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Canadian Stage; Harry (The Sum of Us), Belfry Theatre; Jim (Passion), Grand Theatre; the Player (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead), Touchmark.
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