Titus Andronicus: Public announces full cast




The Public Theater has announced the full cast for their production of William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, directed by Michael Sexton, opening at the Anspacher Theater on 13 Dec 2011, following previews from 29 Nov, and running through to 18 Dec 2011.

Joining the previously announced Jay O. Sanders (Titus), are Rob Campbell (Lucius), Patrick Carroll (Chiron/Voice of Quintus), Frank Dolce (Young Lucius), Jacob Fishel (Saturninus), William Jackson Harper (Demetrius/Voice of Martius), Sherman Howard (Marcus), Jennifer Ikeda (Lavinia), Ron Cephas Jones (Aaron), Hoon Lee (Bassianus/Publius/Aemilius/Nurse) and Stephanie Roth Haberle (Tamora).

Titus Andronicus is Rome’s greatest general and the head of a noble Roman family. When his armies vanquish the Goths, their defeated queen unleashes a fury that rocks Titus’s city, devastates his children, and shatters his sense of self. The cycle of revenge is shocking, bloody, and all-encompassing, but expressed through poetry and theatricality as vivid, energized, and thrilling as anything in Shakespeare’s later works.

The design team includes Brett Banakis (set), Cait O’Connor (costume), Mark Barton (lighting) and Brandon Wolcott (sound).

Bios:

Rob Campbell (Lucius) has appeared at The Public Theater in 'The Singing Forest,' 'King Lear,' 'Him,' 'The Treatment' and 'As You Like It.' His Broadway credits include Ivanov and Translations, and additional Off-Broadway credits include 'Lascivious Something,' 'Small Tragedy' and 'Gone Home.' He appeared in the recent film "Rabbit Hole," as well as "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and "Boys Don’t Cry."

Patrick Carroll (Chiron/Voice of Quintus) recently made his Broadway debut in 'Good People' by David Lindsay-Abaire. His film and television credits include the upcoming "Virgin Alexander," "Redacted," “Law & Order,” and “Eleventh Hour.”

Frank Dolce (Young Lucius) appeared on Broadway in "Billy Elliot: The Musical." His film and television credits include "Doubt," and recurring roles on “Sons of Tucson,” and “One Life to Live.”

Jacob Fishel (Saturninus) returns to The Public for the first time since his performance in 'Macbeth' at the Delacorte Theater. His film and television credits include "How I Got Lost," “Without a Trace,” “Numb3rs,” “Medium,” and “Cold Case.”

William Jackson Harper (Demetrius/Voice of Martius) has performed Off-Broadway in 'A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick,' 'Ruined,' 'Paradise Park' and 'Queens Boulevard' (the musical). His film credits include "All Good Things," "Transferants" and the upcoming "That’s What She Said." He has appeared on television in “The Electric Company,” “30 Rock,” and “Law & Order.”

Sherman Howard (Marcus) has appeared on Broadway in 'All My Sons' and 'Inherit the Wind.' His film credits include "Lethal Weapon 2," "Day of the Dead" and "Casualties of War" and his television credits include roles on “Law and Order,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” and “Cold Case.”

Jennifer Ikeda (Lavinia) has appeared at the Delacorte Theater in 'The Bacchae' and 'As You Like It' and at The Public’s downtown theaters in 'The Two Noble Kinsmen' and 'As You Like It.' Her Broadway credits include 'Top Girls' and 'Seascape,' and her Off-Broadway credits include 'Hamlet' and 'Young Playwrights XXII.' She has also appeared on television in “Suits,” “Lipstick Jungle” and “Fringe.”

Ron Cephas Jones (Aaron) has appeared at The Public in 'Satellites,' 'Richard III' and 'Everybody’s Ruby.' Broadway credits include 'The Motherf**ker with the Hat' and 'Gem of the Ocean.' Off-Broadway he has appeared in 'Wildflower,' 'The Overwhelming' and 'Two Trains Running.' Major film credits include "Sweet and Lowdown," "Half Nelson," "He Got Game" and "Across the Universe."

Hoon Lee (Bassianus/Publius/Aemilius/Nurse) has performed in Public Theater productions of 'Hamlet' and 'Yellow Face,' and can be seen in this season’s 'Love’s Labor’s Lost.' His Broadway credits include 'Pacific Overtures,' 'Flower Drum Song' and 'Urinetown.' He has appeared in several television series, including “Blue Bloods,” “White Collar” and “Royal Pains.” He can be seen in the upcoming film "Premium Rush."

Stephanie Roth Haberle (Tamora) has appeared at the Delacorte Theater in 'Cymbeline' and at the Duke on 42nd Street in 'Chair.' Broadway credits include 'Artist Descending a Staircase' and 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses.' She has appeared in such films and television programs as the upcoming "Fred," "Deception," "Philadelphia," "Crimes and Misdemeanors" and “Law & Order.”

Jay O. Sanders (Titus) returns to The Public after playing 'Richard Apple' in this season’s 'Sweet and Sad.' He has also appeared at The Public in 'That Hopey Changey Thing,' 'Twelfth Night,' 'Hamlet,' 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream,' 'Stuff Happens,' 'Taming of the Shrew,' 'King John,' 'Henry V' and 'Measure for Measure.' His Broadway credits include 'Pygmalion,' 'Saint Joan,' 'The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial' and 'Loose Ends,' and some of his many Off-Broadway credits are 'The Argument,' 'Lone Star Love,' 'The Exonerated' and 'Buried Child.'