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Colm Feore to Lead Stratford Festival's KING LEAR; Key Casting Announced for Full Season

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Stratford Festival Announced it's key casting for their 2014 Season, starting with King Lear, featuring Stephen Ouimette as the Fool and Colm Feore as King Lear.

KING LEAR | BY William Shakespeare | DIRECTED BY ANTONI CIMOLINO

Previews Start May 5th | Opens May 26 | Closes October 10th

Stephen Ouimette will play the Fool to Colm Feore's Lear in Antoni Cimolino's production of King Lear, which will officially open the 2014 Stratford Festival on May 26.

Scott Wentworth, who starred as Tevye, Shylock and Capulet in 2013, will return to play Gloucester. Evan Buliung will play his son, Edgar, and Brad Hodder, his bastard son, Edmund. Jonathan Goad will play the Earl of Kent.

After making her Stratford debut as Shylock's daughter, Jessica, Sara Farb will take on the role of Cordelia, while Stratford newcomers Maev Beaty and Liisa Repo-Martell will play Goneril and Regan, respectively.

Audiences have been eagerly awaiting Mr. Feore's return to the Stratford stage since he starred as Macbeth and Cyrano de Bergerac in 2009. In addition to those title roles, he has also played Don Juan, Coriolanus, Hamlet, Romeo and Richard III. In fact, with Lear, he will have played as many title roles at Stratford as the great Christopher Plummer. His talent crosses not only borders but media, with starring roles in film, television and on stage. His television work includes featured roles in The Borgias, Revolution, The Good Wife and Saving Hope, while his film credits include Kenneth Branagh's Thor, Clint Eastwood's Changeling and the Oscar-winning film Chicago, which also won the 2003 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture. He will next be seen in Marc Webb's upcoming sequel to The Amazing Spiderman.

Tickets for the entire 2014 season will go on sale to Members of the Stratford Festival on November 11, 2013, and to the general public on January 4, 2014. To purchase tickets at that time, visit stratfordfestival.ca or call the box office at 1.800.567.1600.


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