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Jay O. Sanders to Lead Public Theater's TITUS ANDRONICUS; Full Cast Announced

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Interim Executive Director Joey Parnes) announced complete casting today for William Shakespeare's TITUS ANDRONICUS, the third Public Lab production of the fall season. Directed by Michael Sexton, TITUS ANDRONICUS runs Tuesday, November 29 through Sunday, December 18 at The Public Theater, with an official press opening on Tuesday, December 13. Tickets for TITUS ANDRONICUS are on sale now; all tickets for Public Lab productions are $15.

The complete cast for TITUS ANDRONICUS features Rob Campbell (Lucius), Patrick Carroll (Chiron/Voice of Quintus), Frank Dolce (Young Lucius), Jacob Fishel (Saturninus), William Jackson Harper (Demetrius/Voice of Martius), Sherman Howard (Marcus), Jennifer Ikeda (Lavinia), Ron Cephas Jones (Aaron), Hoon Lee (Bassianus/Publius/Aemilius/Nurse), Stephanie Roth Haberle (Tamora), and Jay O. Sanders (Titus).

Titus is Rome's greatest general and the head of a noble Roman family. When his armies vanquish the Goths, their defeated queen unleashes a fury that rocks Titus's city, devastates his children, and shatters his sense of self. The cycle of revenge is shocking, bloody, and all-encompassing, but expressed through poetry and theatricality as vivid, energized, and thrilling as anything in Shakespeare's later works.

TITUS ANDRONICUS features scenery design by Brett Banakis, costume design by Cait O'Connor, lighting design by Mark Barton, and music and sound design by Brandon Wolcott.

The 2011-2012 Public Lab season continues in February with The Total Bent by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, running February 14 - March 4, 2012. The current Public Lab production, Love's Labor's Lost, runs through Sunday, November 6.

Now in its 5th season, Public Lab provides new opportunities for both our audiences and artists. Our audience gains access to more of the theater they love from The Public - both Shakespeare and new work - at the affordable price of only $15. Our artists, both emerging and established, gain a new platform to further develop their work on stage and in performance.

Rob Campbell (Lucius) has appeared at The Public Theater in The Singing Forest, King Lear, Him, The Treatment, and As You Like It. His Broadway credits include Ivanov and Translations, and additional Off-Broadway credits include Lascivious Something, Small Tragedy, and Gone Home. He appeared in the recent film Rabbit Hole, as well as Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Boys Don't Cry.

Patrick Carroll (Chiron/Voice of Quintus) recently made his Broadway debut in Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire. His film and television credits include the upcoming Virgin Alexander, Redacted, "Law & Order," and "Eleventh Hour."

Frank Dolce (Young Lucius) appeared on Broadway in Billy Elliot: The Musical. His film and television credits include Doubt, and recurring roles on "Sons of Tucson," and "One Life to Live."

Jacob Fishel (Saturninus) returns to The Public for the first time since his performance in Macbeth at the Delacorte Theater. His film and television credits include How I Got Lost, "Without a Trace," "Numb3rs," "Medium," and "Cold Case."

William Jackson Harper (Demetrius/Voice of Martius) has performed Off-Broadway in A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick, Ruined, Paradise Park, and Queens Boulevard (the musical). His film credits include All Good Things, Transferants, and the upcoming That's What She Said. He has appeared on television in "The Electric Company," "30 Rock," and "Law & Order."

Sherman Howard (Marcus) has appeared on Broadway in All My Sons and Inherit the Wind. His film credits include Lethal Weapon 2, Day of the Dead, and Casualties of War, and his television credits include roles on "Law and Order," "Malcolm in the Middle," and "Cold Case."

Jennifer Ikeda (Lavinia) has appeared at the Delacorte Theater in The Bacchae and As You Like It and at The Public's downtown theaters in The Two Noble Kinsmen and As You Like It. Her Broadway credits include Top Girls and Seascape, and her Off-Broadway credits include Hamlet and Young Playwrights XXII. She has also appeared on television in "Suits," "Lipstick Jungle," and "Fringe."

Ron Cephas Jones (Aaron) has appeared at The Public in Satellites, Richard III, and Everybody's Ruby. Broadway credits include The Motherf**ker with the Hat and Gem of the Ocean. Off-Broadway he has appeared in Wildflower, The Overwhelming, and Two Trains Running. Major film credits include Sweet and Lowdown, Half Nelson, He Got Game, and Across the Universe.

Hoon Lee (Bassianus/Publius/Aemilius/Nurse) has performed in Public Theater Productions of Hamlet and Yellow Face, and can be seen in this season's Love's Labor's Lost. His Broadway credits include Pacific Overtures, Flower Drum Song, and Urinetown. He has appeared in several television series, including "Blue Bloods," "White Collar," and "Royal Pains." He can be seen in the upcoming film Premium Rush.

Stephanie Roth HABERLE (Tamora) has appeared at the Delacorte Theater in Cymbeline and at the Duke on 42nd Street in Chair. Broadway credits include Artist Descending a Staircase and Les Liaisons Dangereuses. She has appeared in such films and television programs as the upcoming Fred, Deception, Philadelphia, Crimes and Misdemeanors, and "Law & Order."

Jay O. Sanders (Titus) returns to The Public after playing Richard Apple in this season's Sweet and Sad. He has also appeared at The Public in That Hopey Changey Thing, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Stuff Happens, Taming of the Shrew, King John, Henry V, and Measure for Measure. His Broadway credits include Pygmalion, Saint Joan, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, and Loose Ends, and some of his many Off-Broadway credits are The Argument, Lone Star Love, The Exonerated, and Buried Child.

The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Joey Parnes, Interim Executive Director) was founded by Joseph Papp in 1954 and is now one of the nation's preeminent cultural institutions, producing new plays, musicals, and productions of classics at its downtown home and at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The Public Theater's mandate to create a theater for all New Yorkers continues to this day onstage and through extensive outreach programs. Each year, more than 250,000 people attend Public Theater-related productions and events at six downtown stages, including Joe's Pub, and Shakespeare in the Park. The Public Theater's productions have won 42 Tony Awards, 158 Obies, 42 Drama Desk Awards and four Pulitzer Prizes. Fifty-four Public Theater Productions have moved to Broadway, including Sticks and Bones; That Championship Season; A Chorus Line; For Colored Girls...; The Pirates of Penzance; The Tempest; Bring In ‘da Noise, Bring In ‘da Funk; The Ride Down Mt. Morgan; Topdog/Underdog; Take Me Out; Caroline, or Change; Passing Strange; the revival of HAIR; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and The Merchant of Venice.



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