Public Theater Announces Complete Casting for 2011 Shakespeare in the Park Season
All's Well That Ends Well focuses on the low-born Helena, as she inventively surmounts obstacle after impossible obstacle in order to win the love of the aristocratic and haughty Count Bertram. Measure for Measure focuses on what happens when the Duke of Vienna leaves a seemingly pious man to rule over a city suffering from a certain moral decay.
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 ensemble for the two shows will be comprised of Bill Army, Lauren Ferguson, Edena Hines, Zoey Martinson, Adam McNulty, Katie Meister, Charlie Francis Murphy, Carra Patterson, James Rees, Aleque Reid, Benjamin Thys, Brendan Titley, Katie Tuminelly, Zachary Unger, Benjamin Perry Wenzelberg, Katie Wieland, and Roger Yeh.
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.