Nearly 300 Minnesota Artists to Mount 18 Productions at Park Square in 2014-15

With Sexy Laundry opening tonight, the entire cast roster for the theatre's biggest season is almost complete. Nearly 300 Minnesota artists - including actors, directors, designers and technical operators - will mount 18 productions on two stages. The season lineup confirms Park Square's commitment to the work of women writers like Amy Herzog, Michele Riml and Alice Walker. The casting emphasizes Park Square as a home for local artists of color, from returning favorites like James A. Williams, T. Mychael Rambo and Regina Williams to dozens of debuts like Dominique Wooten, Kurt Kwan and Sarah Ochs.

"It's been electrifying to see so much talent respond to the work in this season -- the lines at auditions were huge!" said Artistic Director Richard Cook. "The real impact of our new stage is clear when we get to put so many of these great talents to work for us -- from artists we've worked with over the years, to new faces we met at church auditions for The Color Purple and open calls for shows like 4000 Miles. I feel like this season is a great start to the next 20 years of theatre at Park Square."

Park Square's new 200-seat Andy Boss Thrust Stage is in the final weeks of construction and will open in October. The first production will be The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, adapted by Amy Ludwig and directed by Dipankar Mukherjee.

For more information about Park Square's season, visit www.parksquaretheatre.org or call 651.291.7005. Series packages and single tickets are on sale now. Both of Park Square's stages are located in the historic Hamm Building, 20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul.

Confirmed casting for the 2014-2015 Season:

Sexy Laundry

Proscenium Stage

September 5 - 28, 2014

Directed by Mary M. Finnerty

Charity Jones Alice

John Middleton Henry

33 Variations

Proscenium Stage

October 20 - November 2, 2014

Directed by James Rocco

Karen Landry Dr. Katherine Brandt

Jennifer Maren Clara Brandt

Nathan Cheeseman Mike Clark

Edwin Strout Ludwig Van Beethoven

Peter Simmons Anton Diabelli

Michelle Berg Dr. Gertrude Ladenburger

Robert-Bruce Brake Anton Schindler

The House on Mango Street

Andy Boss Thrust Stage

October 24 - November 9, 2014

Directed by Dipankar Mukherjee

Adlyn Carreras Older Esperanza

Alejandra C. Tobar Young Esperanza

Indira Addington Woman

Sarah Broude Woman

Stephanie Ruas Woman

Pedro R. Bayón Man

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Proscenium Stage

November 14 - 16, 2014

Directed by Jef Hall-Flavin

Hope Cervantes Hermia/ Starveling/ Mustard Seed

Craig Johnson Quince/Egeus/First Fairy

Paul C. de Cordova Oberon/ Theseus

Dave Gangler Puck/ Philostrate

Terry Hempleman Bottom

Shelby Rose Richardson Helena/Snug/ Cobweb

Eric Sharp Demetrius/ Snout/ Peaseblossom

Ricardo Vázquez Lysander/ Flute/ Mote

Andrea Wollenberg Titania/ Hippolyta

2 Pianos 4 Hands

Proscenium Stage

November 28 - December 21, 2014

Directed by Tom Frey

Michael Pearce Donley Ted

Peter Vitale Richard

4000 Miles

Andy Boss Thrust Stage

December 5 - 21, 2014

Directed by Gary Gisselman

Linda Kelsey Vera

Joann Oudekerk Amanda

Gabriel Murphy Leo Joseph-Connell

Becca Hart Bec

2 Sugars, Room for Cream

Andy Boss Thrust Stage

January 2 - 18, 2015

Directed by Matt Sciple

Carolyn Pool

Shanan Custer

The Color Purple

Proscenium Stage

January 16 - February 15, 2015

Based upon the novel written by ALICE WALKER and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment Motion Picture; Book by MARSHA NORMAN Music and Lyrics by BRENDA RUSSELL, ALLEE WILLIS and STEPHEN BRAY Directed and Choreographed by LEWIS WHITLOCK III Musical Direction by REV. CARL WALKER

Jamecia Bennett Church Soloist/Chorus/Ensemble

Aimee K. Bryant Ceile

Ginger Commodore Trio

Ryan Colbert Ensemble

Pavielle M. French Trio

Shirley Marie Graham Trio

Reginald D. Haney Ensemble

Jamaica Meyer Nettie

Thomasina Petrus Sophia

T. Mychael Rambo Mister

Dennis Spears Pa/Old Man/Chief

Regina Marie Williams Shug

Dominique Wooten Harpo

Joetta Wright Squeak

Kasono Mwanza Ensemble

Rodney Fair Pa/Piano Player/ Chorus

Trick Boxing

Andy Boss Thrust Stage

January 29 - February 8, 2015

Written, Directed, and Choreographed by Brian Sostek and Megan McClellan

Brian Sostek

Megan McClellan

Romeo and Juliet

Andy Boss Thrust Stage

February 27 - March 8, 2015

Directed by David Mann

Michael Hanna Romeo

Aeysha Kinnunen Juliet

Jason Rojas Mercutio, Prince, Paris, Balthasar (non-speaking)

Kory LaQuess Pullam Benvolio, Friar John

Nate Cheeseman Tybalt, Peter, Watchman

Laura Espring Nurse Sampson

Shá Cagee Lady Capulet, Apothecary

John Middleton Friar Laurence, Montague, Abraham

The Diary of Anne Frank

Proscenium Stage

March 2 - May 15, 2015

Directed by Scott Rubsam

Robert-Bruce Brake Mr. Van Daan

Charles Fraser Mr. Dussel

A. J. Swanson Peter Van Daan

Julie Ann Nevill Mrs Van Daan

Stephen Pearce Mr. Kraler

Shooting Star

Proscenium Stage

March 27 - April 19, 2015

Directed by Leah Cooper

Sally Wingert Elena Carson

Mark Benninghofen Reed McAllaster

The Other Place

Andy Boss Thrust Stage

April 3 - 19, 2015

Directed by Aditi Kapil

Linda Kelsey Juliana

James A. Williams Ian

Joy Dolo The Women

Dan Hopman The Man

The Language Archive

Proscenium Stage

May 8 - 31, 2015

Directed by Rick Shiomi

Kurt Kwan George

Sara Ochs Mary

Emily Grodzik Emma

Claudia Wilkens Alta/as needed

Richard Ooms Resten/as needed

Robert Gardner Ensemble

Melanie Wehrmacher Ensemble

Casting to be announced

Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders

Proscenium Stage

June 19 - July 19, 2015

Directed by Peter Moore

War with the Newts

Sandbox Theatre

Andy Boss Thrust Stage

May 13 - 30, 2015

The Illusion

Theatre Pro Rata

Andy Boss Thrust Stage

June 10 - 28, 2015

Directed by Carin Bratlie

The Matchmaker

Girl Friday Productions

Andy Boss Thrust Stage

July 9 - 26, 2015

Directed by Craig Johnson




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