SNL's Rachel Dratch Joins Cast of Public Theater's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST in the Park
The second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, directed by Alex Timbers, with songs by Michael Friedman and book adaptation by Alex Timbers, will begin previews on Tuesday, July 23 and run through Sunday, August 18, with an official press opening on Monday, August 12. BroadwayWorld has confirmed that former SNL cast memebr Rachel Dratch will play 'Holofernes' in the production.
Dratch just tweeted: "Having so much fun rehearsing for Shakespeare in the Park! Previews start July 23, good sirrahs! Shall I see you there 'pon the morrow?"
Dratch moved to Chicago, Illinoisafter college to study improv at The Second City and ImprovOlympic. Her breakthrough came on the NBC television show Saturday Night Live (SNL), where she was a cast member from 1999 to 2006. Besides her work on SNL, she has appeared as a guest star in television shows such as The King of Queens and 30 Rock, as well as films such as Click and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. In 2012, she published her autobiographical book Girl Walks Into a Bar: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters and a Midlife Miracle.
The cast of the musical LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST also features Daniel Breaker (King of Navarre), Kevin Del Aguila (Dull), Colin Donnell (Berowne), Andrew Durand (Boyet), Kimiko Glenn (Maria), Jeff Hiller (Nathaniel), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Jaquenetta), Justin Levine (Moth), Patti Murin (Princess), Lucas Near-Verbrugghe (Dumaine), Bryce Pinkham(Longaville), Charlie Pollock (Costard), Caesar Samayoa (Don Armado), Maria Thayer (Rosaline), and Audrey Lynn Weston (Katherine).
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