Plays and Picnics: Wooden O Summer 2018

Seattle Shakespeare Company celebrates the 25th anniversary of Wooden O this summer with productions of King Lear and The Merry Wives of Windsor which start performances on Thursday, July 12. Both productions will perform in park venues throughout King and Pierce Counties.

Artistic Director George Mount will direct King Lear featuring David Pichette in the title role. R. Hamilton Wright will play Gloucester, and Vanessa Miller, Jonelle Jordan, and Nabilah S. Ahmed will play Lear’s daughters Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia.

London during the swinging 1960s comes to the parks in director Corey McDaniel’s production of The Merry Wives of Windsor. The production features Charles Leggett playing Falstaff, Eleanor Moseley as Mistress Page, Annie Lareau as Mistress Ford, Reginald Jackson as Master Ford, and Vince Brady as Master Page.

Set designs for both productions will be by Craig B. Wollam. Costumes for King Lear will be by Jocelyne Fowler and Margaret Toomey will design costumes for The Merry Wives of Windsor. Evan Mosher and Robertson Witmer will design sound for King Lear and Kyle Thompson will design sound for The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Wooden O performances are free and open to the public, but donations are encouraged after the show