Photo Flash: First Look at TROILUS AND CRESSIDA at Shakespeare in the Park
Directed by Daniel Sullivan, TROILUS AND CRESSIDA began performances on Tuesday, July 19 and is part of the global 400th anniversary celebration of William Shakespeare's life and death. The free production will officially open on Wednesday, August 3 and will run through Sunday, August 14. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
The complete cast of TROILUS AND CRESSIDA features Zach Appelman (Diomedes); Tala Ashe (Helen, Andromache); Alex Breaux (Ajax); Andrew Burnap (Troilus); Max Casella (Thersites); Sanjit De Silva(Aeneas); John Glover (Pandarus); David Harbour (Achilles); Bill Heck (Hector); Edward James Hyland(Nestor); Maurice Jones (Paris); Ismenia Mendes (Cressida); Nneka Okafor (Cassandra); Tom Pecinka(Patroclus); Miguel Perez (Priam, Calchas); Corey Stoll (Ulysses); John Douglas Thompson(Agamemnon); The non-equity ensemble includes Connor Bond, Andrew Chaffee, Michael Bradley Cohen, Paul Deo Jr., KeiLyn Durrel Jones, Jin Ha, Hunter Hoffman, Nicholas Hoge, Forrest Malloy,Kario Pereira-Bailey, and Grace Rao.
Tony-winning director Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Cymbeline) returns to Shakespeare in the Park with one of the Bard's most rarely produced plays, TROILUS AND CRESSIDA. Both warriors and lovers play hard to get in this surprisingly modern epic about the hot blood, hot thoughts and hot deeds of the ancient Greeks. In the 7th year of the Trojan War, Troilus, a young prince, pines for the affections of Cressida, a bright young woman who knows how to play it cool. Meanwhile, the heroes of the Iliad - Hector, Paris and the kings they serve - debate whether to return the dangerously beautiful captive Helen or continue to fight without end. Nations and lovers alike do battle in this funny, piercing drama about romance and revenge in a world at war.
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus