Photo Flash: Meet the Cast and Crew of Titan Theatre's KING LEAR
Rehearsals began this week for Titan Theatre Company's final production of its critically acclaimed second season, Shakespeare's masterpiece, KING LEAR. The epic story of the "Mad King" and his three daughters will run April 25 - May 11, 2014 at Queens Theatre, the borough's premiere performing arts venue. Titan Theatre Company Artistic Director Lenny Banovez, who previously helmed Titan's hit productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Henry V, will direct. Scroll down for some pictures of the cast and production team!
"We are very excited to dive into rehearsals for Titan's most epic undertaking yet, Shakespeare's masterpiece KING LEAR, and we couldn't be more thrilled with the electric and accomplished cast we've assembled to tackle it," said director Lenny Banovez. "Between our cast and creative team, we have a thrilling and memorable night of theatre in store for our audiences. With numerous productions of LEAR being done around the city, we are very proud to throw our hat in the ring and make it possible for Queens to have their own LEAR to be proud of." With a run time of only two hours. Titan's KING LEAR is guaranteed to be intense and action packed to keep you on the edge of your seat.
King Lear surrounds Layman with an "A" list cast which includes Titan Company members Brendan Marshall-Rashid (Steppenwolf, Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare) Laura Frye (Virginia Shakespeare, Teatro Franco Parenti) Tristan Colton (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ), Jonathan Matthew Finnegan (Actors Theatre of Louisville, St. Louis Rep) Lloyd Mulvey (Utah Shakespeare, Milwaukee Rep), Jonathan Hicks (Milwaukee Rep, Chicago Shakespeare) and Michael Selkirk (WorkShop Theatre) as well as Titan Alum Brad Makarowski, Susan Maris, R. Scott Williams and Titan newcomers Greg Oliver Bodine, John Phillips, Leah Gabriel, Bailey Seeker, Angela Kriese, Jamie Jung, and Nicholas Sotack.
Additional creative team also includes Scott Frost (Costume Design), Weston Wetzel (Lighting Design), Jasmine Nicole (Set Design) Jonathan Hicks (Fight Choreography), Jesse Michael Mothershed (Speech & Text), and Matt Van Slyke (Stage Management). King Lear is produced by Titan Theatre Company Managing Director Kevin Beebee.
Tickets for King Lear are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.TitanTheatreCompany.com or www.QueensTheatre.org. The Queens Theatre is located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in the lovely Flushing Meadows Park, directly under the iconic towers of the New York State Pavilion. They are easily accessible by car, bus and subway. Queens Theatre also provides a free shuttle service to and from the theatre.
Photo Credit: Lloyd Mulvey
The women of KING LEAR
The cast of KING LEAR
The production team of KING LEAR
The men of KING LEAR
Titan Artistic Director Lenny Banovez & Queens Theatre Managing Director Taryn Sacramone