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Community Members on Shakespeare Festival Stage for a 2nd Year!

Community Members on Shakespeare Festival Stage for a 2nd Year!
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Prescott – The Professional Actor’s Association (Canadian Actors Equity) Extends Special Concession for a 2nd Year…enabling 20 community to performs as extras alongside the Festival’s 12 professional actors in its upcoming productions of Antony & Cleopatra and The Three Musketeers.  10 extras will perform in each production.

DAN COOK, a partner at Brister’s Insurance, who made his stage debut in last season’s Julius Caesar will be returning to tread the boards in The Three Musketeers.   “It’s a huge commitment” said Dan, “but it’s also a lot of fun and very rewarding!  And it’s a great way to participate in the community.”

Festival artistic director RONA WADDINGTON is delighted to be able to integrate local talent into the shows.  “Mixing community members with professional actors creates a great dynamic, it makes it visually exciting and brings scope and scale to the stories.  Both A & C and Musketeers are big, epic stories with lots of action so it’s wonderful to have the human resources to bring them vividly to life!”

Of the 20 extras (in the theatre world, they are called SUPERS) 8 are returning, having appeared in last season’s Julius Caesar; 4 are past participants of the Festival’s Young Artists Training Program; …and some are even related!  There are two pairs of Mother/Daughters, one Mother/Son and one Husband/Wife team.  The Supers range in age from 13 to 71 years old.  In alphabetical order, (returning marked with asterix) they are:

DETAILS: Antony & Cleopatra opens Saturday, July 8, then runs in repertory with The Three Musketeers until August 12.. For more information or to arrange an interview with any of the Supers or Cast please contact
 RONA WADDINGTON, ad@stlawrenceshakespeare.ca, Cell: 416-992-5439

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