AMERICAN BARD THEATER COMPANY ANNOUNCES
THE COMPLETE CAST FOR
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Dev Bondarin
Starring Tony Award Nominee
Stephen Mo Hanan
October 18-November 4, 2012
(Limited Engagement - 12 Performances)
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2pm
Saint Mary’s, Times Square - 3rd Floor Theater
145 West 46th Street (bet. 6th and 7th Aves.)
Tickets: $18 / $14 for students & seniors
For tickets, visit http://www.americanbard.org
or call 212-352-3101
Runtime: Approx. 2.5 hours with one intermission
For more information, visit http://www.americanbard.org
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(New York – September 20, 2012) – American Bard Theater Company presents
King Lear, starring Tony Award nominee Stephen Mo Hanan* as King Lear.
In addition to Mr. Hanan, Dev Bondarin will direct a cast of 12,
including David L. Carson*, Bryan L. Cohen, Natalie Doyle Holmes, John
Graham, Ross Hewitt, Kelly Laurel Zekas, Conrad Schott, Montgomery Sutton*,
Cheri Wicks, Dathan B. Williams*, and Tom Wolfson. Performances for King
Lear will be held at the Saint Mary’s, Times Square, Third Floor Theatre,
145 West 46th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Aves.) for a limited engagement
- twelve performances - beginning Thursday, October 18 through Sunday,
November 4th, 2012. AEA Approved Showcase. *Member, Actors’ Equity Association
What are we blind to and what do we see? King Lear gives us a profound
look at the relationship between madness and sanity, impiety and devotion,
and, most simply: parents and children. The tragedy lies in its vivid dramatization
of what happens when choices fueled by fear and greed spiral out of control.
With the story of the aging Lear and his three daughters--two wicked and
one true--Shakespeare ultimately shows us that honesty and love can challenge
the chaos and cruelty that attempts to obliterate it.
King Lear is produced by American Bard Theater Company. Director: Dev Bondarin;
Original Music: Frederick Alden Terry; Lighting Designer: Dan Jobbins;
Sound Designer: Jeanne Travis; Costume Designer: Jennifer Jacob; Graphics
Designer: Samantha Hewitt; Photographer: Carrie Crow; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off
King Lear plays for twelve performances from Thursday, October 18 to Sunday,
November 4, 2012, with performances Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2pm.
Tickets are $18 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Tickets
can be purchased online at http://www.americanbard.org
or by calling 212-352-3101. Group sales, call 347-422-7309 or email
email@example.com. For more information, please visit http://www.americanbard.org.
The runtime for King Lear is approximately 2.5 hours with one intermission.
Stephen Mo Hanan (King Lear) starred on Broadway as Captain Hook opposite
Cathy Rigby in Peter Pan after playing The¬nardier in the London production
of Les Miz. His Broadway debut was as Samuel opposite Kevin Kline in The
Pirates of Penzance. (He has since played the Major-General in New York
and Montreal, in the Yiddish adaptation of the same show.) For creating
Aspara¬gus/Growl¬tiger in Cats he received a Tony Award nomination, and
his account of rehearsing that original production has been published as
A Cat's Diary. He has appeared frequently at the York Theater Company,
in their Musicals in Mufti series, and most notably as both star and co-author
of Jolson & Company, which transferred to off-Broadway’s Century Center
and has since been seen around the country and on tour in the UK. Mo was
hailed at LaMama for his solo performance in Holy Crap. As Pseudolus in
Forum he received the Florida theater critics’ Carbonell Award for Outstanding
Performance in a musical.
Dev Bondarin (Director) is a freelance theater director and the Associate
Artistic Director of Prospect Theater Company, where she produces and directs
the company’s annual musical theater lab. Directing credits include: Reefer
Madness (nominated for a NY Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Production
of a Musical) and The House of Blue Leaves (Gallery Players), Jay Alan
Zimmerman's Incredibly Deaf Musical (Marjorie Deane Little Theatre), A
Home Across The Ocean (MTWorks), Romeo & Juliet (EBE Ensemble in Prospect
Park), and Raised By Lesbians (FringeNYC). Dev has also directed numerous
readings—most recently Stephen Mo Hanan’s Everybody Into The Gene Pool
(Red Shirt Entertainment). MFA: Brooklyn College; BA: Brandeis University;
SDC Observership recipient; Member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab;
Associate Member of SDC and the League of Professional Theatre Women.
The American Bard Theatre Company is a not-for-profit organization serving
the Greater New York community. The American Bard Theatre Company
is dedicated to the exploration of theatrical works by Shakespeare and
other highly regarded playwrights. We seek to entertain, educate and impact
audiences by using the author’s linguistic clues to envision how the work
may be interpreted. The American Bard Theater Company was established
in June of 2009. The actors and theater artists came together to explore
the “Bards” in both their classical and contemporary avenues. The
privilege of studying the First Folio technique with John Basil at the
American Globe Theatre in Midtown Manhattan was the starting point for
American Bard Theater Company and continues to be a source of inspiration.
Photo1: Stephen Mo Hanan as Lear and Tom Wolfson as Fool in King Lear.
Photo Credit: Carrie Crow
Photo 2: , Cheri Wicks, and as Lear's three daughters and Stephen Mo Hanan
as Lear in King Lear. Photo Credit: Carrie Crow