TWO NOBLE KINSMEN

By William Shakespeare & John Fletcher

Theatre of Arts

PRODUCTION NOTES

Featuring an international cast from ten different countries, Shakespeare and Fletcher's epic is a mash up of the ancient Theban myths, Chaucer's A Knights Tale and their own contemporary 17th century sensibilities.

 

This production took that mash up to epic heights setting the play in a multi lingual fantasy world where cultures clashed, war and atrocities raged, and love and friendships are given life or death tests. A world where class and cultural differences threaten to destroy a poor Jailer and his lovesick daughter.

 

Sprawling and epic in scope, with a world music score the production featured a host of excellent classical actors from Germany, Japan, Uzbekistan, France, Canada, India, Austria, Russia, Israel and America. 

CAST

 

Palamon

Pierre Sauve

 

Arcite

Ilya Melnikoff

 

Creon/Pirithous

Glenn Vaughn

 

Player/Executioner

Geoff Loff

 

Jailer/Schoolmaster

Masashi Odate

 

Player/Doctor

Kaori Sato

 

Player

Mariko Denda

 

Theseus

Ralf Warneking

 

Emilia

Jamila Alina

 

Hippolyta

Mariko Oka

 

Player/Wooer

Yan England

 

Jailer's Daughter

Regine Richards

 

Player/Jailer’s Brother

Hiroshi Watanabe

 

Queens

Dana Blenkin

Marianne Stone

Rita Ahuja

 

Waiting Woman

Kristie Reeves

PRODUCTION TEAM

 

Director

Elizabeth Huffman

 

Stage Manager

Sonja Wenger

 

Set Designer

Masashi Kobuchi

Isa Mitsuharu

 

Lighting Designer

Masashi Kobuchi

Isa Mitsuharu

 

Sound Designer

Kevin Rittner

 

Choreograper

Olivia Gaugain

 

Costume Designer

Desi Griffin