Players to the Stage! Casting Announced for Shakespeare in Love

Seattle Shakespeare Company announces the cast and creative team for Shakespeare in Love, the final production in the company’s 2017-2018 season. The stage adaptation of Shakespeare in Love is based on the Academy Award-winner for Best Picture with screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard.

Adapted for the stage by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Lee Hall and directed by Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Artistic Director George Mount, the production features Rafael Jordan (William Shakespeare), Chiara Motley (Viola de Lesseps), Tim Gouran (Kit Marlowe), Bradford Farwell (Henslowe), MJ Sieber (Richard Burbage), Suzanne Bouchard (Queen Elizabeth), Brian Claudio Smith (Lord Wessex), Saxton Jay Walker (Ned Alleyn), Chris Ensweiler (Edmund Tilney), Gretchen Douma (Nurse/Mistress Quickly), and Keith Dahlgren (Hugh Fennyman).

Rounding out the ensemble of Shakespeare in Love are Matt Gilworth (Wabash/Frees), Arlando Smith (Robin/Lady Capulet/boatman), Dylan Zucati (Sam/Lady in Waiting), Julian Mudge-Burns (John Webster), Brandon Felker (Ralph/Lady in Waiting), Tom Dang(Peter), Pete Hinds-Fickes (Spot), Heather Cook (ensemble), Glen Peak (ensemble), Zachary Taxdahl (ensemble).

The creative team includes Craig Wollam (scenic design), Doris Black (costume design), Roberta Russell (lighting design), Robertson Witmer (sound design), Robin Macartney (Props Designer), Andrew Murray (Choreographer), and Peter Dylan O’Connor (Fight Choreography).

Shakespeare in Love runs May 2-June 3 at the Cornish Playhouse.