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Jonathan Cake to lead Shakespeare in the Park cast of Coriolanus
Coriolanus begins performances at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park on July 16, 2019.
The Public Theater has revealed complete casting for the upcoming, previously announced Shakespeare in the Park production of the war-torn tragedy Coriolanus, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, which is scheduled to run at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park from July 16 through August 11, 2019, with an official opening set for August 5.
The cast is led by Jonathan Cake (as Caius Martius Coriolanus), alongside Teagle F. Bougere (as Menenius Agrippa), Kate Burton (as Volumnia), Louis Cancelmi (as Tullus Aufidius), Christopher Ghaffari (as Titus Lartius), Enid Graham (as Junius Brutus), Emeka Guindo (as Young Martius), Jonathan Hadary (as Sicinius Velutus), Thomas Kopache (as First Senator), Max Gordon Moore (as First Citizen), Tom Nelis (as Cominius), Nneka Okafor (as Virgilia), and Amelia Workman (as Valeria).
Ensemble members include Gregory Connors, Darryl Gene Daughtry, Jr., Biko Eisen-Martin, Bree Elrod, Christopher Ryan Grant, Suzannah Herschkowitz, Tyler La Marr, L’Oreál Lampley, Jack LeGoff, Louis Reyes McWilliams, Maria Mukuka, Sebastian Roy, and Ali Skamangas.
Jonathan Cake previously starred as Marc Antony in the Public's 2014 revival of Antony and Cleopatra. His other Shakespearean credits include the 2007 Broadway revival of Cymbeline and Theatre for a New Audience's 2013 revival of Much Ado About Nothing.
Synopsis: "Shakespeare in the Park presents Coriolanus, the Bard’s blistering drama about a general voted into power by a populace hungry for change, and the unraveling that follows. Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan directs a modern-day version of this riveting epic of democracy and demagoguery."
The creative team behind Coriolanus features music composition by Dan Moses Schreier, scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Jessica Paz, and fight direction by Steve Rankin.
Coriolanus has only been staged twice before in the 57-year history of Shakespeare in the Park - in 1965 and 1979.