by William ShakespeareDirector Scott Wentworth
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU KILL FOR.
To prevent a potential tyrant from gaining control of the state, men of honour are willing to stain their hands with blood. But no one can foresee the twists of fate that follow the last twist of the knife, and the assassins' actions soon plunge their world into war.
House program: Julius Caesar
Production support is generously provided by Barbara & John Schubert and by the Tremain family.
Support for the 2018 season of the Festival Theatre is generously provided by Daniel Bernstein and Claire Foerster.
2018 Publicity Photography by Clay Stang – The Garden
2018: Mary Cavan Tyrone in Long Day's Journey Into Night and Julius Caesar in Julius Caesar. 27th season. Ms. McKenna's year began with Lear: playing the monarch for the Groundling Theatre Company in Toronto, and then directing King Lear for The Shakespeare Company in Calgary. She also teaches at The American Conservatory Theatre, where she has starred in Testament, Napoli Milionaria and Phèdre. Among her 54 roles at Stratford are the Madwoman of Chaillot, Juliet, her Nurse, Mother Courage, Dolly Levi, Dotty Otley, Medea, Amanda Wingfield, Queen Elizabeth I, Katharina the Shrew and Richard III. She has received three Dora Mavor Moore Awards (acting: Orpheus Descending, Saint Joan; directing: Valley Song), a Jessie (Wit), a Genie (The Hanging Garden), an Honorary MFA in Acting from ACT in San Francisco, a Doctor of Sacred Letters from Trinity College, University of Toronto, and a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
2018: Lord Caversham in An Ideal Husband, Judge Taylor in To Kill a Mockingbird and Casca in Julius Caesar. 11th season. Stratford: Timon in Timon of Athens, The School for Scandal, Macbeth, All My Sons, The Diary of Anne Frank, She Stoops to Conquer and The Last Wife. Joseph was part of the Stratford company in the 1980s, acting in Love's Labour's Lost, Henry IV, Part 1, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, Twelfth Night, The Winter's Tale, Cymbeline, Pericles, Measure for Measure and many others. In 2000 he directed Paul Gross as Hamlet, and in 2009 he appeared in Morris Panych's The Trespassers. Elsewhere: Shaw Festival, as actor and director of plays such as When We Are Married, Harvey, Major Barbara and Widowers' Houses. Joseph is proud to be a founding member of Soulpepper, where he has directed and acted in many plays: Our Town, Death of a Salesman and A Christmas Carol.
2018: Constable Locke in The Music Man and Artemidorus in Julius Caesar. 16th season. Stratford: Guys and Dolls, A Little Night Music, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Pericles, King John, The Pirates of Penzance, 42nd Street, Richard III, Titus Andronicus, Three Sisters, The Merchant of Venice, Cabaret, The Trojan Women, The Tempest, As You Like It, Agamemnon, Timon of Athens, The Swanne: Princess Charlotte, London Assurance, Twelfth Night, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Elsewhere: The Immigrant (Harold Green), London Road (Canadian Stage), Othello (Segal Centre), The Winter's Tale (McCarter/Shakespeare Theatre), Humble Boy (Pioneer Theatre), Phèdre (ACT), Woman in Mind (Berkshire Theatre Festival), The Spitfire Grill (George Street, world première), A Christmas Carol, The Turn of the Screw (Grand Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest (Roundabout), Copenhagen (national tour). Film/TV: 12 Monkeys, Murdoch Mysteries, Dark Matter, Reign, Defiance, Law & Order. Training: Juilliard.
2018: Sir Robert Chiltern in An Ideal Husband, Heck Tate in To Kill a Mockingbird and Marullus, Messala in Julius Caesar. 10th season. Stratford (selected): Timon of Athens, The Changeling, The Madwoman of Chaillot, All My Sons, Bunny, Macbeth (twice), Hamlet (twice), Julius Caesar, The Tempest, As You Like It, Titus Andronicus, Henry IV (1), Henry IV (2), Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Antony and Cleopatra, Troilus and Cressida. Elsewhere: Credits include Twelve Angry Men, Death of a Salesman, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Soulpepper); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.); Private Lives (Chicago Shakespeare). Film/TV: Reign, Republic of Doyle, Warehouse 13, Nikita, The L.A. Complex, Saving Hope, Deadly Hope, The Firm, Lost Girl, Against the Wall, Combat Hospital, Flashpoint, Murdoch Mysteries, Killshot, Hollywoodland. Awards: Dora Award, Best Ensemble (Twelve Angry Men). Past recipient of the Dora Mavor Moore Guthrie Award (for outstanding contribution to the Stratford Festival).
2018: Lord Arthur Goring in An Ideal Husband, Mr. Gilmer in To Kill a Mockingbird and Decius Brutus in Julius Caesar. Seventh season. Stratford: Thom in The Virgin Trial, Ned in Shakespeare in Love, Maugrim in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Marlow in She Stoops to Conquer, Edmund in King Lear, Cassio in Othello and appeared in Bakkhai, The Diary of Anne Frank, Oedipus Rex, The Beaux' Stratagem, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mary Stuart, Measure for Measure, Cymbeline, Elektra. Elsewhere: Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (Neptune); Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (Grand); Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (c2c). Directing: Fleeto, Oh, The Humanity (Tiny Room); Henry IV:I, Caesar, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Perchance); The Leisure Society, Autobahn, The Stendhal Syndrome (c2c). Associate Directing: Lear, Measure for Measure, The Winter's Tale (Groundling). Film/TV: Reign (CW); Republic of Doyle, Diverted, Above and Beyond (CBC). Training: BFA (Acting), University of Alberta.
2018: Bob Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird and Cinna the poet, Titinius, Cobbler in Julius Caesar. 11th season. Stratford (selected): Sir John Franklin (The Breathing Hole), Capulet (Romeo and Juliet), Lucky (Waiting for Godot), Antigonus (The Winter's Tale), Senex (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), Richard Voss (The Physicists), Hortensio (The Taming of the Shrew). Elsewhere: Leading roles at the Belfry Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse, Citadel Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Canadian Stage, Segal Centre, Neptune Theatre, Soulpepper, Tarragon, Factory Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Alberta Theatre Projects, Centaur Theatre, Blyth Festival, National Arts Centre and many others. Film/TV: Randy has worked extensively in television, film and radio. Awards: Nominated for eight Dora Mavor Moore Awards, three Edmonton Sterlings, one Calgary Betty Mitchell, three Vancouver Jessies and one Gemini. Randy has won one of each award. Et cetera: Gratitude and love to Melissa, Georgina and Harvey.
2018: James in An Ideal Husband, Walter Cunningham Sr. in To Kill a Mockingbird and Caius Ligarius in Julius Caesar. Fifth season. Stratford: Lt. Brannigan, Joey Biltmore, Guys and Dolls; Apothecary, Romeo and Juliet; Doctor, Macbeth; Oliver, As You Like It; Deuxfois, The Hypochondriac; Marcellus, Fortinbras, Hamlet; Philip, Pedant, The Taming of the Shrew; Boyet, Love's Labour's Lost; René Descartes, Christina, The Girl King; Red Knight/Walrus, Alice Through the Looking-Glass. Elsewhere: Marley, A Christmas Carol; Jaques, As You Like It; Cassius, Julius Caesar; Lucio, Measure for Measure (Citadel); Slim, Of Mice and Men (Canadian Stage/Theatre Calgary); Tybalt/Friar Laurence, Romeo and Juliet (Theatre Calgary); Everard, Age of Arousal (ATP); Milan, Rock 'n' Roll (Canadian Stage/Citadel); Kent, King Lear; Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Twelfth Night (Freewill). Film/TV: Blackstone, Mixed Blessings. Training: BFA Acting, University of Alberta. Awards: Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award, Measure for Measure. Et cetera: Former Artistic Director, Freewill Shakespeare Festival (Edmonton). All my love to Breanna and Aidan.
2018: Vicomte de Nanjac in An Ideal Husband, Nathan Radley, Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird and Cinna, Lucilius in Julius Caesar. Fifth season. Stratford: Timon of Athens, The Changeling, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Shakespeare in Love, The Hypochondriac, Pericles, The Alchemist, The Physicists, Christina, The Girl King, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, King John. Elsewhere: Lion in Winter (Grand); Am I Not King? (Zone 41); Enron (Theatre Calgary); Beyond the Farm Show (Blyth); The Story (Theatre Columbus); Blue Planet (YPT); Macbeth, Mother Courage (Caravan Farm); A Doll's House (Globe); East of Berlin, The December Man, Around the World in 80 Days, Shakespeare's Dog (ATP). Film/TV: Homefront, Blue Smoke, The Secret of the Nutcracker, See This Movie. Training: NTS. Awards: Stratford's John Hirsch Award; Betty Mitchell Award for Vincent inBrixton; Dora, Betty, META and Winnipeg Theatre Award nominations. Et cetera: Much love to Krystin and my family.
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