ABOUT THE CAST
An award-winning actress from the United Kingdom, Frances’s thirty year career has encompassed theater film and TV. She has been a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, and the Globe. She has also starred in numerous productions in London’s West End, receiving two Olivier Award nominations (Camilla and Uncle Vanya), two TMA, and What's on Stage Awards. She was last seen in NYC at St Ann’s Theatre playing JULIUS CAESAR in Phyllida Lloyd’s landmark all female production. On film she has recently completed The Chosen (coming September 2016) and Medici opposite Dustin Hoffman.
Recent New York credits include The Cripple of Inishmaan starring Daniel Radcliffe (Broadway), The Rose Tattoo with Patti LuPone and Bobby Cannavale (benefit reading for The Acting Company), A Picture of Autumn (The Mint), and Couriers and Contrabands (The Barrow Group Theatre). Regional credits include the world premiere of José Rivera's Another Word for Beauty (Goodman Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest directed by David Hyde Pierce (Williamstown), world premiere of Beth Henley’s LAUGH and Tribes (Studio Theatre), and Love's Labour's Lost (Chautauqua). Film and TV credits include The Way I Remember It starring Christine Ebersole and "The Knick" (Cinemax). Helen trained at The Juilliard School where she received the John Houseman Prize.
Red Bull Theater: The School for Scandal (Revelation Reading). New York: Once Five Years Pass (Drama League/Williamstown: Workshop); The History of American Pornography (INTAR: Workshop); Treif (Lark/Hunter Playwrights: Workshop); The Broken Record (FringeNYC); Raisin in the Sun, Tempest, Dairyland, Apparition (Chautauqua); NYU Grad: Desire, Plenty (dir. Ken Rus Schmoll), Five Days Till Saturday (May Adrales), Three Sisters (Mark Wing-Davey), Landscape of the Body (Pam Berlin); Regional: Roman Holiday (Guthrie); Singin’ in the Rain (Ordway); Red Eye of Love (North Haven); Farmer & the Indian (Stratford); Red White & Tuna (St. Croix); Hamlet (Gustavus); TV: "Elementary" (CBS). Education: NYU Graduate Acting (MFA).
Theatre credits include Desire Under the Elms (Broadway, u/s), Fulfillment (The Flea Theater), Tiny Dynamite (59E59 Theaters), The Metromaniacs (Shakespeare Theatre Company and Old Globe), The Liar and The Beaux’ Stratagem (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Other Desert Cities (Guthrie Theater), Venus in Fur (The Studio Theatre), The Grapes of Wrath and Philadelphia, Here I Come! (Asolo Repertory Theatre), Angels in America and All My Sons (PlayMakers Repertory Company), four seasons with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, three seasons with The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and one season with The Acting Company. TV/FILM: Unforgettable, Tough Crowd, and The (718). He received a B.F.A. from Rutgers University. christianconn.com
Jacob is thrilled and honored to be making his Off-Broadway debut with the Red Bull Theater. He has recently worked with the Chautauqua Theatre Company, Texas Shakespeare Festival, and, most extensively, with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Some favorite roles so far have been Charlie in The Foreigner, Max in Lend Me a Tenor, Malcolm in Macbeth, and Octavius Caesar in Antony and Cleopatra. He received his MFA from the University of California Irvine. This is for the Momma and the Daddyman.
Backbite & Careless
Red Bull Theater: 'Tis Pity She's a Whore and Loot. Other New York Theatre: Empire Travel Agency (Woodshed Collective) and Final Analysis (VHTD/ Signature). Regional: Much Ado About Nothing (The Shakespeare Theater Company), Suddenly Last Summer (Westport Country Playhouse) and Amadeus (Maltz Jupiter Theater). Television: "The Good Wife" and "Person of Interest." Education: NYU's Graduate Acting Program, Emerson College and The Public Theater's Shakespeare Lab. Ryan serves on faculty for Waterwell at The Professional Professional Arts School where recently directed The Taming of the Shrew. All my love to Lexie, xoxo!
Red Bull Theater: The Aeneid (In-the-Raw Workshop). Other Theater: The Kennedy Center, The Public Theater, The Old Vic, Williamstown, Manhattan Theater Club, The McCarter Theater, Culture Project, New York Stage and Film, Yale University, Hartford Stage, Lincoln Center Lab, Bedlam Theater, Hang a Tale. Films of Woody Allen, Sidney Pollack, Sidney Lumet among others. Select Television: "Homeland," "Madam Secretary," "The Black List," "The Big C," "State of Affairs," "One Life to Live," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Good Wife," "The Unforgettables," "The Sopranos," "30 Rock," "Law & Order," "Blue Bloods," "Flight of the Conchords" & "NYC 22."
Dana Ivey has worked in the U.S. and Canada since 1965. She has received five Tony nominations: for Heartbreak House and Sunday in the Park with George in the same year, and for The Last Night of Ballyhoo, The Rivals, and Butley. She received an Obie Award for creating the role of Daisy in Driving Miss Daisy, for Mrs. Warren's Profession, and for Quartermaine’s Terms. On Broadway she also appeared in Present Laughter, Waiting in the Wings, Pack of Lies, Henry IV, Sex and Longing, and The Importance of Being Earnest. Most recently she played Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music at ACT. In 2008, she was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame, and received an honorary doctorate from Rollins College. Among her films are Addams Family, Legally Blonde 2, Rush Hour 3, Ghost Town, Sabrina, Two Weeks Notice, The Color Purple, and The Help.
Sir Toby Bumper
Broadway: Rocky. National Tour: Chicago, NYC: Love's Labours Lost (The Public Theater), Regional: The Last Goodbye (Old Globe) Victor Victoria (Ogunquit Playhouse), Dreamgirls (Milwaukee Rep). BFA from The Boston Conservatory. Endless thanks to everyone at The Red Bull Theater, BRS/GAGE, BoCo 2013, and my amazing family.
Sir Peter Teazle
Broadway: One the 20th Century, You Can’t Take It With You, Relatively Speaking, Losing Louie, A Year With Frog And Toad, A Funny Thing, Neil Simon's Laughter On The 23rd Floor, David Henry Hwang's Face Value, Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury. Encores!: The Pajama Game. Joseph Papp's NYSF: All's Well That Ends Well, Othello, Von Richthofen, The Laundry Hour, Alice In Concert. Off-Broadway: Almost An Evening, Chesapeake (Drama Desk And Outer Critic's Circle Nominations), A Flea In Her Ear (Drama League Honor), Beth Henley's The Miss Fire Cracker Contest (MTC), Randy Newman's Maybe I'm Doing It Wrong, Film: Woody Allen's Manhattan, My Favorite Year, Noises Off , and How Do You Know. Television: Showtime's "Laughter On The 23rd Floor," "The Good Wife," "Ally Mcbeal," "Law And Order," "Full House, Cooper," "Miami Vice," "Moonlighting." ABC's "Perfect Strangers" And WB’s "Twins." Mr. Linn-Baker is a co-founder of New York Stage and Film Company and a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
Trip, Rufus, William & Hastings
Off-Broadway: Pericles, Prince of Tyre (Public Theater), Comedy of Errors (Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park), At the Table (Fault Line Theatre). Regional credits iinclude: The Crucible, Yentl (Cleveland Playhouse), Troublemaker (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Six Degrees of Separation (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Henry V (Two River Theater), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Chautauqua Theater Company). Other New York credits: The Obie award-winning Habit (P.S. 122), Jonathan Pollard in The Law of Return (4th Street Theatre). TV: "The Good Wife," "Supernatural," "Investigator." Film: The Fly Room (Woodstock Film Festival). Mehl holds an MFA from the NYU Graduate Acting Program.
Most recently, Nadine played the title role, in the World Premier of Salomé, written and directed by Yaël Farber, at Shakespeare Theatre Company. Off-Broadway: The Who & The What [Lincoln Center-LCT3], Exile [Cherry Lane]. National Tours: Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Tour. Other Theatre: Scorched [Syracuse Stage], Macbeth [GBS Theatre, RADA]. Readings and Workshops: Sundance Theatre Lab, The Public, Lincoln Center, New York Theatre Workshop. TV: "Mysteries of Laura," "Odd Mom Out." FILM: May in the Summer, Shame, Static Shock. Training: Syracuse University, and RADA.
Crabtree & Midas
Red Bull Theater: 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, The Witch of Edmonton (Joe Calloway Award), The Dance of Death. Broadway: The Green Bird (Tony nomination), The Government Inspector, Timon of Athens, Jackie: An American Life, Ring ‘Round the Moon, Getting and Spending, and several years as Scar in The Lion King. Off-Broadway: Desire, Incident at Vichy, Sylvia (Drama League, Los Angeles Ovation awards), King John (2000 Derwint award), Dark Rapture, Cruise Control, Ten by Tennessee, The Green Bird (Obie award). Regional: The Shakespeare Theatre, ART, Dallas Theatre Center, Pittsburgh Public, Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Portland Stage. Film/TV: “The Equalizer,” “The Good Wife,” “Internal Affairs,” and “Another World,” "Ryan's Hope," Jungle to Jungle, Jew of Malta. Graduate of Juilliard. Affiliated artist at Shakespeare Theatre Company and The Acting Company.
Most recently played Carr-Gomm in The Elephant Man starring Bradley Cooper at the Booth Theater in New York and at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London. He has appeared on Broadway in Inherit the Wind, The Crucible and Titanic. Recent NY credits include: Posterity(Atlantic Theater Company); Fly By Night (Playwrights Horizons); The Cradle Will Rock (Encores Off-Center); Charles Ives Take Me Home (Rattlestick) and Antony and Cleopatra (Public Theater and Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon). Henry is a graduate of the Juilliard School Drama Division and a recipient of an OBIE award for Sustained Excellence of Performance.