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Adventurous Romantic Comedy

By Ken Ludwig
Adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas
Directed by Rick Sordelet

JULY 12 - AUGUST 6 | MAIN STAGE

"All for one and one for all." A swashbuckling romp of romance, danger, and comedy brilliantly adapted by Ken Ludwig, the award-winning playwright of Lend Me A Tenor, Crazy for You, and others. Alexandre Dumas’ timeless tale springs to life as the young D’Artagnan discovers honor amid international intrigue and high-stakes adventures. Returning to the director’s chair at PSF is world-renowned fight choreographer Rick Sordelet, whose credits include Broadway, Disney, The Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera House. Ages 7+

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Extras

  • Opening Night, Friday, July 14th: Join the PSF actors and staff for a friendly post-show champagne toast.
  • Meet the actors for an informal talk-back after the show Thursday, August 3.
  • Audio described performance 2:00pm Saturday, July 29.
  • Director's Dinner: specialty dinner themed to the play with behind-the-scenes insights Saturday, August 5, 5:00pm.
  • The Three Musketeers and As You Like It will play in repertory with the same cast. Please order early for the best seating options.

Reviews

The Philadelphia Inquirer

"A spectacle that fills you with child-like wonder"

"The show thoroughly wins you over"

"The three musketeers themselves — actors Alexander Sovronsky, Zack Robidas, and Ian Merrill Peakes — are a steady comic presence"

"Surprises you all night with its unending invention"

"Sean Patrick Higgins never stumbles as D’Artagnan. You truly believe he is an ardent, idealistic young man determined to find his way."

"Stellar cast"

The Morning Call

"A Rollicking, fun adventure"

"It feels like the fights, beautifully choreographed by Christian Kelly-Sordelet, the son of director Rick Sordelet, are a character in themselves"

"As D’Artagnan, Sean Patrick Higgins is a delight"

"Served up perfectly by the exceptional cast"

"The Musketeers have chemistry….Their word play is as natural as their sword play is skilled"

WHYY/NewsWorks

"The swords are like appendages to their bodies"

"A richly silly two hours of laughs"

"Not only are the fights fun to watch, but Sordelet's cast is great to be with"

"Sean Patrick Higgins is a charmer as the lead character, D'Artagnan"

"If you have fun watching the show — really, I don't know how you couldn't — think of the good time costume designer Samantha Fleming must have had outfitting the characters in rich costumes right out of the 1620s"

Features

Alexandre Dumas and his Father General Dumas: Lives as Full of Adventure, Drama, and Romanticism as his Novel The Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas, author of The Three Muskeeters, was a self educated man who found his life’s calling at age 18 when he went to the theatre for the first time. Knowing nothing of Shakespeare, Dumas went with his friends to the nearby town of Soissonsto see an adapted translation of Hamlet into French. “Imagine a blind man whose sight is restored! Imagine Adam opening his eyes on creation!” Dumas then quickly organized his own amateur theatre group, performing, directing, choosing plays... and then venturing into playwriting.

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Ludwig on Shakespeare

Shakespeare is at the core of every serious actor’s training and experience, and the sooner you start the process the better. Of all the hundreds and hundreds of actors I’ve auditioned for my plays over the years, by far the best and most successful have known their Shakespeare very, very well. The fact is, not only is Shakespeare the greatest playwright of the English language; he has also influenced every writer, let alone playwright, who has come after him.

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Ludwig on Comedy

Comedies thrive on strong, specific ideas that are themselves innately comic. In terms of classical comedy, even “boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back” is rarely enough on its own; but “boy meets girl and then girl meets the boy’s identical twin and thinks that the twin is the boy she already loves” is the kind distinctive premise that has formed the basis of one comedy after another in the Western tradition. See The Comedy of Errors, to say nothing of Twelfth Night, Jean Anouilh’s Ring Around the Moon and Lend Me a Tenor.

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Artists

Cast

Sean Patrick Higgins

SEAN PATRICK HIGGINS*

D'Artagnan

PSF debut.Regional: Wintertime (Yale Cabaret); Pericles (Elm Shakespeare Company); The Liar, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet (Livermore Shakespeare Festival); Noises Off, Taming of the Shrew (Idaho Repertory Theatre). Yale School of Drama: Macbeth, Women Beware Women, Winter's Tale, Deer and the Lovers, Paradise Lost. Sean is a proud recipient of the Jerome L. Greene and Wesley Fata Awards. BADA, Oxford. MFA, Yale School of Drama.

Ian Merrill Peakes

IAN MERRILL PEAKES*

Athos

12th PSF show (Much Ado, Othello, Shrew among others). Last season included a three theater tour of Charles III at ACT in San Francisco, Seattle Rep and The Shakespeare Theatre in DC; most recently Timon at the Folger. Two Best of Denver Awards. Nominated for six Barrymores (won 3), four Helen Hayes Awards (won one) and the winner of the 2003 F. Otto Haas Award for Emerging Artist. Proud to be a Philadelphia actor. For Karen and Owen.

Zack Robidas

ZACK ROBIDAS*

Porthos

has appeared in PSF’s Henry V (title role), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Berowne), The Foreigner (David), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Proteus), Measure for Measure, The Importance of Being Ernest, Othello, The Winter’s Tale, Taming of the Shrew, and Macbeth . Film: It’s Complicated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Arbitrage, The Golden Scallop, Stereotypically You and the recently completed Empathy Inc. He has also appeared on episodes of Blue Bloods, 30 Rock, CSI NY, Marvel’s Defenders, and Law and Order.

Alexander Sovronsky

ALEXANDER SOVRONSKY*

Aramis

Alexander's NYC credits include Cyrano de Bergerac (Broadway with Kevin Kline), and numerous productions at The Public/NYSF, TFANA, Atlantic Theater, Red Bull Theater, Classical Theater of Harlem, The Pearl, Hang A Tale, Resonance Ensemble, Teatro Circulo, and Happy Few Theatre Co. Regionally, credits include Shakespeare & Company, Barrington Stage, The Walnut Street Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Hartford Stage, Wharton Salon, Connecticut Repertory Theater, and the American Shakespeare Center at the Blackfriars Playhouse. Internationally, he played the title role in Hamlet at Teatro Franco Parenti in Milan, Italy (and also resumed the role in a NYC remount of the production). He has written music and sound designed for Broadway, Off-Broadway, and numerous regional theaters. Alexander teaches at Mary Baldwin University and George Washington University at their graduate acting programs, teaching classes and workshops on the dramatic functions of music & sound in Shakespeare's plays. For a good time, check out AlexanderSovronsky.com

Paul Kiernan

PAUL KIERNAN*

Richelieu

is a proud member of Actor’s Equity. Favorite roles include: Cyrano in Cyrano (Hangar Theater), Juror #10 in 12 Angry Men (Pioneer Theater), Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew (Tennessee Shakespeare), Friar Lawrence in Romeo & Juliet (PSF). Film and TV: From the Earth to the Moon, Luck of the Irish, Go Figure, The Cell 2, Ice Spiders. As a writer, his plays have been produced in New York, Florida, Boston, and Michigan. He holds an MFA from Brandeis University.

John William Keabler

JOHN KEABLER*

Rochefort, Stanley

is ecstatic to be making his PSF debut. Selected Regional Theatre: Merchant of Venice, Richard III, It's a Wonderful Life (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey);  Henry IV part 1 and 2 (The Shakespeare Theatre of DC); Romeo and Juliet, Merry Wives of Windsor, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, the world premiere of In This Corner (The Old Globe). Selected Film and television: Sugar (starring Alice Ripley), Faith, Love and Whiskey; Madam Secretary, 30 Rock, All My Children.  MFA from The Old Globe. Johnkeabler.com

Michael Rossmy

MIKE ROSSMY*

Buckingham

Previously at PSF: Tybalt (Romeo and Juliet) and Fight Director (West Side Story). Broadway: Superior Donuts, Cymbeline.  T.V. and Film: Kevin Can Wait, Banshee, Law and Order, and The Guiding Light. Fight Directing: Troilus and Cressida at New York Shakespeare Festival (2016 Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Fight Choreography). Michael is a faculty member at The Yale School of Drama and the Stage Combat Supervisor for Yale College.

Dan Hodge

DAN HODGE*

King Louis XIII

is proud to be returning to the Festival where he has been seen in Taming of the Shrew, Henry V, Measure for Measure, King Lear and The Winter's Tale.  In the Philadelphia area, Dan has worked with the Walnut St., Arden, Wilma, InterAct, Theatre Exile, Curio and Hedgerow Theatre.  A cofounder of the Philadelphia Artists' Collective he appeared in Changes of Heart, Creditors, Fair Maid of the West, his one-man The Rape of Lucrece, and directed their productions of The Duchess of Malfi and Timon of Athens, and Mary Stuart.  Dan holds his MFA in Acting from the USD/Old Globe, San Diego.

Esau Pritchett

ESAU PRITCHETT*

Treville

was born in Saginaw, MI. He earned a BA in Theatre/Performing Arts from Oakland University in Rochester, MI. He has been working in theatre, television and film for over a decade. This is Esau's first time working at PSF. His theatre credits span the spectrum of contemporary works and classical theatre, especially Shakespeare. Television: HBO’s The Night Of, Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black, Law and Order, Chicago PD and Netflix’s Iron Fist.

Stephanie Hodge

STEPHANIE HODGE

Sabine

returns to the Festival with the fullest of hearts! PSF: Love's Labour's Lost, Julius Caesar, Pericles, 80 Days, Little Mermaid, Rapunzel; Act 1: Crucible, Elektra, Bus Stop. Upcoming: Stephanie directs Act 3's Beauty & the Beast at DeSales University. For her beloveds.

Stella Baker

STELLA BAKER

Milady/Old Lady

is a second-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where she appeared in Our Lady of 121st St., The Dog Pack Play, Othello, and Everything that Never Happened. Other credits include Styx Songs, and The Quonsets (Yale Cabaret). She holds a BA in philosophy from Reed College, where she appeared in Julius Caesar and The Bacchae and spent a semester with the American Conservatory Theater.

Kelsey Rainwater

KELSEY RAINWATER

Constance Bonacieux

Regional: Shakespeare Theatre Company: Macbeth (Young Siward/Ensemble). Rutgers Theatre Company: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena), Carlo At the Wedding (Eva), Balm in Gilead (Judy). International: Sam Wanamaker Festival at Shakespeare’s Globe (Titania), Shakespeare’s Globe: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania). Training: Rutgers University and Shakespeare’s Globe: MFA.

Marnie Schulenberg

MARNIE SCHULENBURG*

Queen Anne

NY/Regional: How I Learned to Drive (Second Stage), The Yellow Wood (New York Music Festival dir. B.D. Wong), 24 Hr Plays (dir. Moises Kaufman); South Pacific, The Foreigner, Henry V & Two Gentleman of Verona (PSF). TV: As The World Turns, One Life To Live, Elementary, Manhattan Love Story, Royal Pains, Army Wives, & Fringe. Selected Film: Made for Each Other, Three Sessions and The Golden Scallop.  Yip!

Michael Covel

MICHAEL COVEL

Ensemble

is thrilled to make his PSF debut. Michael is a recent graduate of DeSales University where he's earned a BA in musical theatre. Prior to DeSales, Michael earned an associate's degree in music from Montgomery County Community College. Michael wants to thank all the professors at DeSales for their training and guidance, his family and friends for their support, and God for this opportunity.

Austin Lucas

AUSTIN LUCAS

Ensemble

is very excited to be making his debut at PSF this summer! Austin is a recent graduate of the University of Oklahoma School of Drama. Credits include: Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale (Florizel) and Julius Caesar (Soothsayer).

Dane McMichael

DANE MCMICHAEL

Ensemble

is ecstatic to return to the festival for his fourth season. A recent DeSales Graduate, Dane's PSF credits include West Side Story, Taming of the Shrew, Les Misérables, Henry V, Fiddler, and MacBeth. Act I credits: Young Frankenstein, The Crucible, Charley's Aunt, and The Miser. Thanks to his loony family, his peerless peers, his incomparable friends, J.B., P.D., R.W., Wayne Turney, The Apothecary, YOU, and God. "...Improve the quality of life".

Ilia Paulino

ILIA PAULINO

Ensemble

is a recent Musical theatre graduate from DeSales University. She is super excited to be back this summer! Some of her favorite PSF credits include, Ursula in The Little Mermaid, Queen in Rapunzel, and featured ensemble member in The Taming of the Shrew. She will be pursuing a Master's Degree at the Yale School of Drama in the fall!

Andrew Scoggin

ANDREW SCOGGIN

Ensemble

is a senior musical theater major at DeSales University making his PSF debut. He has appeared in Act 1 Productions such as Young Frankenstein the Musical, The Crucible, The Homecoming: A Christmas Story, Showtune, Merry Christmas, George Bailey!, and Bus Stop. He would like thank his family and amazing girlfriend for their constant support.

Victoria Scovens

VICTORIA SCOVENS

Ensemble

is a transfer sophomore musical theatre major at DeSales and is excited to make her PSF debut. She would like to thank her friends and family for inspiring and supporting her passion for the arts. "You are enough. You are so enough. It is unbelievable how enough you are."

Artistic Team

Partrick Mulcahy

PATRICK MULCAHY

Producing Artistic Director

Since assuming leadership in 2003, Mulcahy has led PSF’s return to artistic excellence and financial stability, built the professional company of artists, oversaw the quadrupling of the endowment, and achieved increasing national recognition for the Festival. Further accomplishments include PSF’s first-ever awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and attracting a company of artists including winners and nominees of the Tony, Obie, Emmy, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Jefferson, and Barrymore awards to the Festival, growth in all income areas, a 75% increase in annual attendance, and the expansion of the number of Actors’ Equity contracts per season. As a professional director, actor and fight director, credits include Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, television, and radio. Mulcahy has acted with Angela Bassett, Peter MacNicol, Hal Holbrook, Joan Cusack, Don Cheadle, Anne Meara, Milo O’Shea, Cynthia Nixon, Tony Shaloub, Bradley Whitford, and others at the New York Shakespeare Festival, Hartford Stage, Roundabout Theatre Company, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Syracuse Stage, and the Walnut St. He served as a fight director for Tom Hulse and Timothy Busfield in A Few Good Men on Broadway and for OffBroadway productions starring John Savage, John Mahoney, Marcia Gay Harden, and Patrick Dempsey. He directed Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga in The Real Thing, and, for PSF, directed Julius Caesar (2016), Macbeth (2014), Hamlet (2011), Antony and Cleopatra (2009), The Winter’s Tale (2007), Henry IV, Part I (2005), The Tempest (1999), and acted in and served as fight director for The Taming of the Shrew (1998) and Julius Caesar (1997). Also head of acting at DeSales, Patrick holds an MFA from Syracuse University

Dennis Razze

DENNIS RAZZE

Director/Associate Artistic Director

is the chairman of the theatre department of DeSales University, where he has been a faculty member for the last 33 years. He is also a founding member of PSF. Last summer, he directed PSF’s critically acclaimed production of West Side Story. He has directed many of PSF’s productions including Les Misérables,  Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma!, Sweeney Todd, South Pacific, A Funny Thing…Forum, 1776, Cyrano de Bergerac, My Fair Lady, Amadeus, Man of La Mancha, Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and As You Like It. Mr. Razze also composed musical scores for PSF’s Cyrano, The Tempest, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He recently received the Arts Ovation Award for Performing Arts from the Arts Commission of the city of Allentown.

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CASEY GALLAGHER

Managing Director

has worked at PSF for 19 seasons. Over the years he was the assistant house manager, box office manager, company manager, assistant producer, and director of development. Since 2004, in his role as general manager and later managing director, he has served as the administrative leader of the Festival working very closely with the box office, business, development, marketing and production departments. During this time, PSF subscriptions have more than doubled, income from the annual Luminosity Gala fundraiser has more than quadrupled, and the summer seasonal staff has grown to more than 200. Casey has also been treasurer for the Shakespeare Theatre Association, director of audience services for The People's Light & Theatre Company, a board member for Civic Theatre of Allentown, a peer panelist for the New Jersey Council on the Arts and a judge for the Greater Philadelphia Barrymore Awards for excellence in theatre.  Casey is a member of the PSF Board or Directors and also serves on the board of the Allentown Arts Academy Elementary Charter School.  He looks forward to the future of PSF and its 2030 Vision. Special thanks to David for his work on souvenirs. All my love.

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RICK SORDELET

Director

World-renowned fight director. 66 Broadway credits, including Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close, Misery starring Bruce Willis, Disney’s The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, and the national tours of Beauty and the Beast and Les Misérables. International Credits: Tarzan, Aida, Ben Hur Live in Rome and the European tour. Opera Credits: Cyrano de Bergerac starring Placido Domingo at the Metropolitan Opera, The Royal Opera House and the LaScala in Milan, Italy; Film: The Game Plan, Dan in Real Life, and Hamlet. TV: chief stunt coordinator for Guiding Light for 12 years. He also directed PSF’s production of Romeo and Juliet in 2012 in addition to fight directing multiple productions for the Festival. Awards: Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence from the Lucille Nortel Foundation. Instructor at Yale School of Drama, board member of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, and the author of the play Buried Treasure.

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BRIAN SIDNEY BEMBRIDGE

Scenic Designer

makes his debut at Pennsylvania Shakespeare this season. Off-Broadway: The Public Theatre, Second Stage Theatre, The Flea. International: Theatre Royal Stratford East in London, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre and Platform Hip Hop Festival in Sydney, Australia, among others. Regional: Guthrie Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company (Artistic Associate), The Second City, Victory Gardens Theater, Drury Lane Theatres, Opera Omaha. Honors: LA Drama Critic Circle Awards, LA Weekly Awards, and an Ovation Award.

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SAM FLEMING

Costume Designer

Her designs have been seen at theatres across the country including the Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera, Alley Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Arizona Theatre Co, Playmaker's Repertory, Hartford Stage, Denver Center,  Center Stage, Peterborough Players, Houston Opera Studio, Skylight Opera , ACT Seattle and Berkeley Rep. She designed over 50 productions for Milwaukee Repertory Theater during her 14 years with the company.  In New York, she has worked with the Pearl Theatre, and The Mint. She is the associate costume designer for The Phantom of the Opera.

Masha Tsimring

MASHA TSIMRING

Lighting Designer

is a NYC based lighting designer for performance. Recently: As You Like It (CalShakes); The Garden of Forking Paths (Nichole Canuse Dance Co.);  My Fair Lady (Playmakers Rep); Constellations (Wilma); Grounded (Interact); In the Next Room (Chautauqua Theatre Co.); Minor Character (New Saloon); The Bachelors (Lesser America); Invisible Hand (Theatre Exile); The Price (Triad Stage); MFA - Yale School of Drama. www.mashald.com

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CHRISTIAN KELLY-SORDELET

Fight Director

Christian Kelly-Sordelet: Fight Director, Broadway: Picnic, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Waiting for Godot and No Mans Land, Eclipsed Sunset Boulevard. Off-Broadway: Masked, Slipping, Unlock’d, The Brother/Sister Plays, Kid Victory. Stunt Coordinator for: All My Children, Guiding Light, One Life to Live, School Spirits, and Kevin Can Wait. Christian assisted in: The Snow Geese, Beauty and the Beast tour: South Africa and Argentina. In Fuerza Bruta, Ben Hur Live:Rome, As You Like It, Comedy Of Errors and King Lear in Central Park Most and is a resident fight director at Sante Fe Opera. Christian teaches at: HB studios, The Acting Studio, and City Collage of New York in Harlem.

Alexander Sovronsky

ALEXANDER SOVRONSKY*

Composer/Music Director/Sound Designer

Alexander's NYC credits include Cyrano de Bergerac (Broadway with Kevin Kline), and numerous productions at The Public/NYSF, TFANA, Atlantic Theater, Red Bull Theater, Classical Theater of Harlem, The Pearl, Hang A Tale, Resonance Ensemble, Teatro Circulo, and Happy Few Theatre Co. Regionally, credits include Shakespeare & Company, Barrington Stage, The Walnut Street Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Hartford Stage, Wharton Salon, Connecticut Repertory Theater, and the American Shakespeare Center at the Blackfriars Playhouse. Internationally, he played the title role in Hamlet at Teatro Franco Parenti in Milan, Italy (and also resumed the role in a NYC remount of the production). He has written music and sound designed for Broadway, Off-Broadway, and numerous regional theaters. Alexander teaches at Mary Baldwin University and George Washington University at their graduate acting programs, teaching classes and workshops on the dramatic functions of music & sound in Shakespeare's plays. For a good time, check out AlexanderSovronsky.com

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ALISON HASSMAN*

Production Stage Manager

Alison is thrilled to return to the Festival for productions #11 and #12. New York: Hamilton, The Nutcracker (New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center), Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Me and the Girls (Roundabout, with Alan Cumming), Cherry Lane, Westside Theatre, 59E59, York, 24 Hour Play Company.  Regional: McCarter, Two River, Delaware Theatre Company, Theater Horizon, Trinity Rep, Bristol Riverside, Premiere Stages, Philadelphia Theatre Company.  As always, for CW and AS.

Caroline Reich

CAROLYN REICH*

Assistant Stage Manager

Carolyn is thrilled to be spending her third season at PSF! New York: Autumn (Billie Holiday Theatre); Esai’s Table, The Surgeon and Her Daughters (Cherry Lane Theatre); National Tour: The Bodyguard (Troika Entertainment), The Bridges of Madison County (NETworks); Regional: West Side Story, Les Misérables (PSF); Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage (Trinity Repertory); Into the Woods (McCarter). Carolyn is a graduate of the University of Michigan and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

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LAUREN STANCZYK

New York Casting/CSA

Broadway, Off-Broadway & Tours: Side Show, After Midnight, A Night With Janis Joplin, Follies, Lombardi, Ragtime, Damn Yankees, Dirty Dancing, The Glorious Ones, Cripple of Inishmaan, Tryst, Urinetown. Other theatre includes: the premieres of Cotton Club Parade, Harps and Angels, Gruesome Playground Injuries, and Golden Age as well as productions of Master Class, Broadway Three Generations, Don’t Dress For Dinner, and Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Theatres: The Shakespeare Theatre of Washington DC, Wilma, Alley, McCarter Theatre Center (Artistic Staff Member), Drury Lane, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Signature Theatre, Kennedy Center, ACT, and Westport Country Playhouse among others

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KEN LUDWIG

Playwright

Ken Ludwig (Playwright) is a two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright whose work is performed every night of the year throughout the world in more than 30 countries and over 20 languages. He has written 24 plays and musicals, with six Broadway productions and seven in London's West End. His Tony Award-winning play Lend Me a Tenor was called "one of the classic comedies of the 20th century" by The Washington Post. His other plays and musicals include Crazy for You (five years on Broadway, Tony Award for Best Musical), Moon Over Buffalo (Broadway and West End), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Broadway), Treasure Island (West End), Twentieth Century (Broadway), Leading Ladies, Shakespeare in Hollywood, The Game's Afoot, The Fox on the Fairway, The Beaux' Stratagem, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, and A Comedy of Tenors. His critically acclaimed adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, written at the request of the Christie Estate, premiered this season to sold-out houses at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, and his world-premiere adaptation of Robin Hood! opens at The Old Globe this summer. Mr. Ludwig has received commissions from The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Bristol Old Vic, and he is a Sallie B. Goodman Fellow of McCarter Theatre. His many awards and honors include the Charles MacArthur Award, two Helen Hayes Awards, the Southeastern Theatre Conference Distinguished Career Award, the Edgar Award for Best Mystery of the Year, and the Edwin Forrest Award for Contributions to the American Theatre. His book How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare (Random House) won the Falstaff Award for Best Shakespeare Book of 2014, and his essays are published by The Yale Review.  He holds degrees from Harvard and Cambridge University.

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Stage Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

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