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Kelley Curran and Anatol Yusef to Star in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

The production will be directed by Arin Arbus at Theatre for a New Audience.

Kelley Curran will star in The Winter's Tale for Theatre for a New Audience.
(© David Gordon)

Theatre for a New Audience has announced casting for Arin Arbus's upcoming production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, running March 13-April 15 at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center.

The 17-member company will be led by Kelley Curran as Hermione and Anatol Yusef as Leontes. They are joined by Oberon K.A. Adjepong as Antigonus, Maechi Aharanwaas Mopsa, Arnie Burton as Autolycus, Eddie Ray Jackson as Florizel, Mahira Kakkar as Paulina, John Keating as Old Shepherd, Robert Langdon Lloyd as Time, Ed Malone as Clown, Dion Mucciacito as Polixenes, Eli Rayman as Mamillius, Nicole Rodenburg as Perdita, Michael Rogers as Camillo, Zsaz Rutkowski as Musician, Titus Tompkins as Mariner, Servant, Shepherd, and Musician, and Liz Wisan as Dorcas.

The creative team is made up of Austin McCormick (choreographer), Riccardo Hernandez (set design), Emily Rebholz (costume design), Marcus Doshi (lighting design), Broken Chord Collective (sound design) Alison Bomber (voice and text coach), Jonathan Kalb (dramaturg), J. Jared Janas and Dave Bova (hair/wig and makeup design), Jon Knust (props supervisor), J. Allen Suddeth (fight director), and Renee Lutz (production stage manager).

The play is described as follows: "The Winter's Tale begins in winter and hurtles towards tragedy. Leontes, King of Sicilia, suddenly accuses Hermione, his Queen, of infidelity with Polixines, his childhood friend and the King of Bohemia. Hermione, nine months pregnant, is imprisoned, where she gives birth to a daughter. The oracle of Apollo declares Hermione innocent and warns, 'The King shall live without an heir if that which is lost is not found.' Leontes orders his newborn daughter killed. Mamillius, the young son of Leontes and Hermione, dies of grief. Hermione collapses and is reported dead. Antigonus, a Lord loyal to Leontes, abandons the newborn infant on the wild coast of Bohemia. A Shepherd finds the child and observes to his son, who has just seen Antigonus devoured by a bear, 'Thou met'st with things dying, I with things new born.' "

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