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Debra Jo Rupp, Mykal Kilgore, Alyse Alan Louis, and More Set for Barrington Stage

The upcoming season will feature new plays by Brent Askari, Stacey Rose, and others.

Debra Jo Rupp joins the Barrington Stage season.
Debra Jo Rupp joins the Barrington Stage season.
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Barrington Stage Company has announced casting for its 25th Anniversary 2019-20 season, which will feature Elijah Alexander, Mara Davi, Carson Elrod, Joel de la Fuente, Mykal Kilgore, Alyse Alan Louis, Kate MacCluggage, Jeff McCarthy, Julia Murney, Jonathan Raviv, Debra Jo Rupp, and more.

The 2019 season will begin with Hold These Truths (May 22-June 8), starring Drama Desk Award nominee Joel de la Fuente as Gordon Hirabayashi.

The cast of the world premiere of the America v. 2.1: The Sad Demise & Eventual Extinction of the American Negro (June 14-30) by Stacey Rose will include Ansa Akyea as Donovan, Jordan Barrow as Grant, Kalyne Coleman as Leigh, Peterson Townsend as Jeffrey, and Peggy Pharr Wilson as the Voice.

Starring in a new production of Into the Woods (June 19-July 13) will be Zoë Aarts as Lucinda, Leslie Becker as Jack's Mother/Giant's Wife, James Cella as The Steward, Sarah Dacey Charles as Cinderella's Stepmother, Granny, and Cinderella's Mother, Mara Davi as the Baker's Wife, Mykal Kilgore as the Witch, Dorcas Leung as Little Red Riding Hood, Pepe Nufrio as Florinda, Jonathan Raviv as the Baker, Amanda Robles as Cinderella, Thom Sesma as Narrator and Mysterious Man, Clay Singer as Jack, Anna Tobin as Rapunzel, and Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton as Cinderella's Prince and The Wolf.

Time Flies and Other Comedies (July 5-27) will feature Cary Donaldson, Carson Elrod, BSC Associate Artist Jeff McCarthy, Ruth Pferdehirt, and BSC Associate Artist Debra Jo Rupp.

The cast of Gertrude and Claudius (July 18-August 3) will include Elijah Alexander as Claudius, Nick LaMedica as Hamlet, Kate MacCluggage as Gertrude, Douglas Rees as Amleth, Obie Award winner Rocco Sisto as Polonius, Mary Stout as Herda, and Greg Thornton as King Rorik.

The season will continue with If I Forget (August 1-September 1) by Steven Levenson, with a cast that includes J. Anthony Crane as Michael, Mitch Greenberg as Howard, Laura Jordan as Holly, Isaac Josephthal as Joey, Lena Kaminsky as Sharon, Kathleen Wise as Ellen, and Robert Zukerman as Lou. Previews begin August 1, with opening night set for August 4 for a run through September 1.

From BSC's Musical Theatre Lab comes the world premiere musical Fall Springs (August 9-31), featuring Alyse Alan Louis as Eloise Bradley, L.E. Barone as Vera Mariposa, Sam Heldt as Felix Cushman, Jorrel Javier as Cooper Mitford, Lacretta as Veronica Mitford, Ken Marks as Noland Wolanske, Julia Murney as Beverley Cushman, and Eliseo Román as Roberto Mariposa.