In a return to the Elizabethan tradition of all-male Shakespeare, a cast of thirteen professional actors performed both productions in rotating repertory 

The usurpation and regicide of the poet King Richard II begins a hundred year cycle of uncertainty and violence in England. The political thriller you have never seen… Quintessence will bring to the stage Shakespeare’s greatest poetry and question the prerequisites of leadership, the power of language over force, and the existence of God.

With direction by Alexander Burns.  Lighting design by Joseph Glodek, Costumes by Jane Casanave and Fight direction by Ian Rose.

 

ENSEMBLE:

James-Patrick Davis*...................................... King Richard II

Alexander Harvey........................................... Bushy/Scroope

Ashton Carter................................................. Bagot

Andrew Betz................................................... Green/Exton

SEAN CLOSE............................................... Aumerle

Stephen Novelli *........................................... John of Gaunt/ Gardener

Lee Cortopassi............................................... Bolingbroke

Alan Brinks.................................................... Mowbray/ Ross/ Fitzwater

Carlo Campbell.............................................. Northumberland

Ryan Walter.................................................... Duchess of Gloucester/Willoughby/Carlisle

Connor Hammond......................................... Queen/Harry Percy

Paul Hebron*.................................................. Duke of York

Matt Tallman ................................................. Surrey/Salisbury/Duchess of York

* Actor appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

 

CREATIVE TEAM:

Directed by Alexander Burns

Assistant Directed and Text Coached by Josh Carpenter 

Costume Designed by Jane Casanave

Lighting Designed by Joseph Glodek

Fight Directed by Ian Rose

Composed by David Cope