Double Casting Announced for Antaeus Company’s Macbeth

Bo Foxworth and Rob Nagle will share the title role in Antaeus Theatre Company’s double-cast production of Macbeth, directed by Jessica Kubzansky, with Tessa Auberjonois and Ann Noble partnering as Lady M. Preview performances begin July 5th and opening nights are July 12 & 13. The run continues through August 26. Talk-backs will follow the performance every Thursday night beginning July 19.

“I’ve always wanted to direct Macbeth in an intimate space,” says Kubzansky, a self-professed ‘Shakespeare addict.’ “Because of all the battles, it’s usually performed on a grand scale, but I want to investigate the psychology of it: How did these people come to do such evil deeds? What makes good people do bad things? One of the reasons that Shakespeare has survived over the centuries is because there are so many stories within each text—his plays are so deep and so wide.”

Unique among 99-seat theater companies in L.A., Antaeus is known for “partner casting.” In all Antaeus productions, two equally talented actors collaborate on every role, working together throughout the rehearsal process and enriching the creative experience. Audiences, who never see an understudy, frequently return to see the same play in the hands of an equally excellent but very different set of actors. In addition to Foxworth, Nagle, Auberjonois and Noble, the 40-member Macbeth ensemble includes the following actors:

Ross:  Armin Shimerman and John Sloan partnering as Ross
King Duncan:  Ned Schmidtke and Peter Van Norden
Macduff:  Daniel Blinkoff and James Sutorius
The Scottish Doctor:  Steve Hofvendahl and Todd Waring
Malcolm:  Brian Tichnell and Christian Barillasas
Banquo:  Ramon De Ocampo and Joe Holt
Lady Macduff:  Kimiko Gelman and Kitty Swinkas
Fleance:  Dylan La Rocque and Jack Lancaster
Lennox:  Joe Delafield and Jeff Thomas Gardner
Angus:  Alex Knox and Jesse Sharp
First Witch:  Fran Bennett and Lorna Raver
Second Witch:  Jane Carr and Susan Boyd Joyce
Third Witch:  Saundra McClain and Elizabeth Swain
Gentlewoman/Nurse:  Joanna Strapp and Rebekah Tripp
First Murderer:  Brian Abraham and Adam Meyer
Second Murderer:  Daniel Dorr and Sam Breen
Donalbain:  Paul Culos and Ian Littleworth
Menteith:  Gerard Marzilli and Jason Thomas

The Antaeus Company is located at 5112 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood CA 91601. (Free parking is available in the Citibank lot on Lankershim Blvd. south of Otsego St.) For tickets call 818-506-1983 or go to www.antaeus.org.

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