The 2008-2009 season will also include Romeo and Juliet staged by David Muse, September 9-October 12, followed by William Congreve's Restoration comedy, The Way of the World, directed by Kahn, September 30-November 16. The cast will include Cox, Floyd King, Andrew Long, and Nancy Robinette.
Rebecca Bayla Taichman will direct Twelfth Night, December 2-January 4, featuring Cox, King, and Robinette. Jonathan Munby will then stage a production of The Dog in the Manger by Lope de Vega, February 10-March 29. Translated and adapted by David Johnston, it is a tragicomedy about a countess who breaks class taboos by falling for her male secretary.
McSweeny will helm David Lan's translation of Euripides' Ion, March 10-April 12. Carlson will play the title role of a foundling, raised in the temple of Apollo, who rediscovers his parents.
The season will close with King Lear, June 16-July 19, a remount of the 2006 production at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. Falls will restage his concept, and this production will star Keach.For more information call or visit shakespearetheatre.org.