David Esbjornson
(© Tristan Fuge)
David Esbjornson
(© Tristan Fuge)
The Public Theater will once again present its Shakespeare Salon Series this May, with discussions featuring 2011 Shakespeare in the Park directors Daniel Sullivan and David Esbjornson and moderated by Shakespeare Initiative director Barry Edelstein. Events will be held at BONDST Restaurant.

Sullivan, who is directing the Shakespeare in the Park production of All's Well That Ends Well will be featured on Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30pm. Esbjornson, who is directing Measure for Measure, will be featured Wednesday, May 25 at 6:30pm. The aim of the salon series is to provide The Public's audience with intimate behind-the-scenes access to the extraordinary talents whose work helps make The Public Theater one of the leading producers of Shakespeare in America.

The 2011 Shakespeare in the Park season will run June 6-July 30 at the Delacorte Theater. The company for the productions will feature Kristen Connolly (Juliet/Diana), John Cullum (Escalus/King of France), Carson Elrod (Pompey/Interpreter), Joe Forbrich (Friar/Duke of Florence), Danai Gurira (Isabella), Michael Hayden (Angelo/Second Brother Dumaine), André Holland (Claudio/Bertram), Jordan Lund (Abhorson/Rinaldo), David Manis (Elbow/Lavatch), Dakin Matthews (Provost/Lafew), Caitlin O'Connell (Nun/Widow), Annie Parisse (Mariana/Helena), Tonya Pinkins (Mistress Overdone/Countess), Lorenzo Pisoni (Duke/First Brother Dumaine), Reg Rogers (Lucio/Parolles), and Lucas Caleb Rooney (Barnadine /Gentleman).

The creative team will include scenic designer Scott Pask, costume designers Elizabeth Hope Clancy (Measure for Measure) and Jane Greenwood (All's Well That Ends Well), lighting designer Peter Kaczorowski, and composers John Gromada (Measure for Measure) and Tom Kitt (All's Well That Ends Well), as well as Acme Sound Partners, which will provide sound design.

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