Resonance Ensemble announce 2011 season




Resonance Ensemble have announced their 2011 season entitled 'Where There’s a Will' which will include the world premiere of Shakespeare's Slave by Steven Fechter, directed by Eric Parness and H4, William Shakespeare’s 'Henry IV, Part 1 & 2,' adapted by Michael Chmiel, Allegra Libonati, Michael Nathanson and Brian Silliman, directed By Allegra Libonati.

Shakespeare's Slave
Playwright: Steven Fechter
Director: Eric Parness
Synopsis: What if William Shakespeare had never written Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, King Lear and all his other later masterpieces? In 1596, Shakespeare had a creative crisis. Broke and bedeviled by self-doubt, he was unable to write the “Henry IV” play commissioned by the Lord Chamberlain. The question of whether “to be or not to be” hung by a thread – until Shakespeare met one of London’s first African slaves – who changed his life.
Cast: Chris Ceraso, Zack Calhoon, Lucille Duncan, Nancy Nagrant, Romy Nordlinger, Steven Pounders, David L. Townsend, Stewart Walker and Shaun Bennet Wilson.
Creative team: Sarah B. Brown (Scenic Design), Mark Richard Caswell (Costume Design), Joe Doran (Lighting Design) and Nick Moore (Sound Design/Original Music)
Dates: Previews from 22 May 2011, opens on 29 May 2011, and closes on 18 Jun 2011.

H4
Ceators: Michael Chmiel, Allegra Libonati, Michael Nathanson and Brian Silliman's, adaptation of William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1 & 2
Director: Allegra Libonati
Synopsis: Prince Hal, the future King Henry V, is hiding from his destiny in the darkest, seediest outreaches of society. Hal must learn to adapt to the ways of being a king, or be engulfed by the onslaught of the fierce conspiracy against his father’s reign.
Cast: Dorothy Abrahams, Alice Bahlke, Joie Bauer, Michael Chmiel, Brian D. Coats, Joe Jung, Michael Nathanson, Jensen Olaya, Steven Pounders, Timothy McCown Reynolds, Brian Silliman.
Creative team: Sarah B. Brown (Scenic Design), Brenda Abbandandolo (Costume Design), Joe Doran (Lighting Design) and David Hancock Turner (Sound Design/Original Music)
Dates: Previews from 25 May 2011, opens on 29 May 2011, and closes on 18 Jun 2011.