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Cleveland Shakespeare Festival 2011 Season

Othello: The Moor of Venice

Director: Aaron D. Elersich
Stage Manager: Liz Jones

Cast:
Roderigo: Dylan Louis
Iago: Brian Pedaci
Brabantio: Jonathan McCleery
Othello: Anthony E. Nickerson-El
Lodovico: Cassie Neumann
Gratiano: Ben Saylor
Desdemona: Hannah J. Stofan
Cassio: Eric Thomas Fancher
Montano: William C. Goff
Emilia: Margo Chervony
Bianca: Katie Atkinson

Show description: Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of ambition, betrayal, jealously, and love.

Love's Labour's Lost (a gender-reversed interpretation)

Director: Celeste Cosentino
Stage Manager: Joel Rathbone

Cast:
Queen of Navarre: Margo Chervony
Rosaline: Hillary Wheelock
Maria: Katie Atkinson
Katharine: Kay Rommel
Costard: Allen Branstein
Boyet: Layla Schwartz
Prince of France: Eric Thomas Fancher
Biron: Ian Hinz
Longaville: William C. Goff
Dumaine: Ben Saylor

Show description: The Prince of France (in the original script, the Princess of France) who journeys with his court to Navarre to visit with the Queen and her court, who have all sworn off the pleasures of men to study for three years in celibacy.  Obviously, when the women and men meet, sparks fly and vows are tested.

Press:
Scene Magazine Review, Christine Howey (Othello)