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Full Cast Announced for Seattle Shakespeare's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA and JULIUS CAESAR, 7/10-8/10

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Full Cast Announced for Seattle Shakespeare's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA and JULIUS CAESAR, 7/10-8/10

Casting is announced for Seattle Shakespeare Company's free Wooden O productions of The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Julius Caesar which start performances on Thursday, July 10. Both productions will perform in park venues throughout King County (please see attached schedule) and then transfer to Walla Walla, WA as part of Shakespeare Walla Walla.

David Quicksall, who staged Seattle Shakespeare Company's production of Coriolanus and recently appeared in Much Ado About Nothing, will direct The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The production features Jason Marr as Proteus and Conner Neddersen as Valentine. Marr recently appeared in Richard II and Neddersen has performed with Seattle Shakespeare Company's touring program for three years.

Wooden O veteran Vanessa Miller directs an all-female cast of Julius Caesar. Miller directed the 2010 Wooden O production of Othelloand appeared in The Comedy of Errors for Wooden O in 2011. Julius Caesar features Therese Diekhans as Julius Caesar, Suzanne Bouchard as Brutus, and Amy Thone as Cassius. Diekhans appeared in Coriolanus and the Wooden O production of The Winter's Tale. Bouchard will be making her Seattle Shakespeare Company debut. Amy Thone is currently playing Kent in King Lear and appeared last summer in The Tempest.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona's full cast includes Scott Ward Abernethy (Thurio/Quintet/Ensemble), Bridgid Abrams (Ensemble/Singer), Kevin Bordi (Launce), Keith Dahlgren (Antonio/Host), Angelica Duncan (Julia), Jim Gall (Duke), Rachel Glass (Lucetta/Singer), Eric Jensen (Eglamour/Panthino/Singer), Jacob Livingston (Quintet/Ensemble), Jason Marr (Proteus), Carolyn Marie Monroe (Sylvia), Christopher Morson (Speed), and Conner Neddersen (Valentine).

Julius Caesar's full cast includes Tonya Andrews (Soothsayer), Suzanne Bouchard (Brutus), Aimée Bruneau (conspirator), Rebecca M. Davis (conspirator), Therese Diekhans (Julius Caesar), Karen Jo Fairbrook (Marellus/Caius Ligarius), Macall Gordon (conspirator), Heather Hawkins (Calpurnia), Meg McLynn (Portia/Octavius), Victoria McNaughton (ensemble), Sarah Russell (ensemble), Melissa Slaughter (ensemble), Amy Thone (Cassius), Nikki Visel (Conspirator), Kayla Walker (Lucius), Terri Weagant (Marc Antony), and Kate Witt (Casca).

Set designs for both productions will be by Craig B. Wollam. Costumes for The Two Gentlemen of Verona will be by Jocelyne Fowler and Kelly McDonald will design costumes for Julius Caesar. Evan Mosher will design sound for Julius Caesar and Brian Wagner will compose original music.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona's performance schedule is as follows:

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 7:00 PM: Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island

Friday, July 11, 2014, 7:00 PM: Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island

Saturday, July 12, 2014, 2:00 PM: Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island

Sunday, July 13, 2014, 7:00 PM: Volunteer Park*, Seattle

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 7:00 PM: Richmond Beach Community Park, Shoreline

Thursday, July 17, 2014, 7:00 PM: Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island

Friday, July 18, 2014, 7:00 PM: Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island

Saturday, July 19, 2014, 7:00 PM: Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island

Sunday, July 20, 2014, 3:00 PM: Edmonds City Park, Edmonds

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 7:00 PM: Lynndale Park Amphitheater, Lynnwood

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 7:00 PM: Lynndale Park Amphitheater, Lynnwood

Friday, July 25, 2014, 7:00 PM: Angle Lake Park, Sea Tac

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 7:00 PM: Pine Lake Park, Sammamish

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 6:00 PM: Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion, Seattle

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:00 PM: Issaquah Community Center Open Space, Issaquah

Saturday, August 02, 2014, 7:00 PM: Des Moines Beach Park, Des Moines

Sunday, August 03, 2014, 7:00 PM: Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island

Thursday, August 07, 2014, 7:00 PM: Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island

Friday, August 08, 2014, 7:00 PM: Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island

Saturday, August 09, 2014, 7:00 PM: Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 7:00 PM: Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island

The Julius Caesar performance schedule is as follows:

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 7:00 PM: Issaquah Community Center Open Space, Issaquah

Saturday, July 12, 2014, 2:00 PM: Volunteer Park*, Seattle

Sunday, July 13, 2014, 7:00 PM: Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 7:00 PM: Lynndale Park Amphitheater, Lynnwood

Thursday, July 17, 2014, 7:00 PM: Lynndale Park Amphitheater, Lynnwood

Saturday, July 19, 2014, 7:00 PM: Pine Lake Park, Sammamish

Sunday, July 20, 2014, 7:00 PM: Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 7:00 PM: Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island

Friday, July 25, 2014, 7:00 PM: Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 7:00 PM: Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 2:00 PM: Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion, Seattle

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:00 PM: Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island

Friday, August 01, 2014, 7:00 PM: Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island

Saturday, August 02, 2014, 7:00 PM: Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island

All dates, venues and performances are subject to change. Additional venues and performance may be added.

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

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