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STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with TFANA's KING LEAR, Michael Pennington


Michael Pennington, two-time Olivier Award nominee, an artist of international stature and one of England's greatest classical actors, will play the title role in William Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear directed by Arin Arbus. For the second production in Theatre for a New Audience's inaugural season at its first permanent home, the new Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place in Brooklyn, Mr. Pennington leads a company of 22 actors. King Lear begins previews tomorrow, March 14 for an opening March 27 and a run through May 4.

Click below for two interviews with Pennington!

In addition to Mr. Pennington, the cast is Bianca Amato* as Regan, Ryan Quinn* as France, Mark H. Dold* as Oswald,Lilly Englert* as Cordelia, Jacob Fishel* as Edgar, Jake Horowitz* as Fool, Robert Langdon Lloyd* Old Man and Doctor, Christopher McCann* as Gloucester, Saxon Palmer* as Cornwall, Rachel Pickup* as Goneril, Jon Stewart, Jr. as Burgundy, Timothy D. Stickney* as Kent, Chandler Williams* as Edmund, and Graham Winton* as Albany. The Ensemble is Benjamin Cole, Jason Gray, Jonathan Hooks, Patrick McAndrew, Ryan McCarthy, Ian Temple and Ariel Zuckerman.

Scenery is by Riccardo Hernandez, costumes by Susan Hilferty and lighting by Marcus Doshi. The composer isMichael Attias, fights are by B.H. Barry and company voice work is by Andrew Wade. Renee Lutz* is production stage manager.


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