By William Shakespeare
Directed by David Quicksall
Performed at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center
January 4–29, 2012
Bred for the battlefield, the triumphant soldier Coriolanus discovers he is out of his depths when elected to the Roman Senate where the politics can be twice as treacherous as warfare. Behind his rapid rise is his powerful mother who raised him to be a warrior of no equal. Shakespeare makes politics personal in this tragedy by plumbing the depths of emotion between mother and son, pride and patriotism, ego and honor.
Carol Wolfe Clay (Scenic Designer), Pete Rush (Costume Designer), Kent Cubbage (Lighting Designer), Nathan Wade (Sound Designer), Marleigh Driscoll (Properties Designer), Gordon Carpenter (Fight and Movement Choreography), Rod Pilloud (Stage Manager)
CAST (in alphabetical order)
Gerald B. Browning (Junius Brutus), Tom Dewey (Titus Lartius), Therese Diekhans (Volumnia), Mike Dooly (Tullus Aufidius), David Drummond (Caius Martius (later, Coriolanus), Peter A. Jacobs (Menenius Agrippa), David S. Klein (Sicinius Velutus), Shanelle Nicole Leonard (Virgilia), Joseph P. McCarthy (First Citizen), Heather M. Persinger (Valeria), Lance McQueen (Cominus), Jack Taylor (Young Martius), Jake Ynzunza (Second Citizen)