Al Pacino in rehearsal for Merchant of Venice
(© Nella Vera)
Al Pacino in rehearsal for Merchant of Venice
(© Nella Vera)
The Public Theatre has announced complete casting for Daniel Sullivan's staging of The Merchant of Venice and Michael Greif's staging of The Winter's Tale, to run in repertory June 9-August 1.

The repertory company for the plays will feature Gerry Bamman (Antigonus/Duke of Venice), Francois Battiste (Florizel/Lord/Salerio), Linda Emond (Hermione), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Young Shepherd/Lord/Launcelot Gobbo), Bill Heck (Lord/Lorenzo), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Paulina/Nerissa), Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Leontes), Byron Jennings (Camillo/Antonio), Heather Lind (Perdita/Jessica), Hamish Linklater (Autolycus/Lord/Bassanio), Jesse L. Martin (Polixenes/Gratiano), Nyambi Nyambi (Lord/Prince of Morocco), Al Pacino (Shylock), Lily Rabe (Portia), Matthew Rauch (Dion/Jailer/Solanio), Richard Topol (Lord/Tubal) and Max Wright (Old Shepherd/Prince of Arragon).

In addition, the ensemble for the two shows will include Happy Anderson, Liza J. Bennett, Tyler Caffall, Cary Donaldson, Luke Forbes, Bryce Gill, Shalita Grant, Jade Hawk, Bethany Heinrich, Tia James, Kelsey Kurz, Brian Macdonald, Alexander Maier, Dorien Makhloghi, and Joe Short.

For further information, visit www.publictheater.org.