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2011 Season

The Malcontent

April 28 – June 29, 2011

Written by: John Marston
Directed by: Elizabeth Swain

Marston’s viciously funny Jacobean masterpiece. The true Duke of Genoa has lost his throne to the usurper Pietro. The Duke returns to court the disguise of Malevole: a professional cynic who castigates the corruptions of the greedy, sex-mad, politically fickle court, to regain his rightful office (and his wife!) Resonating with echoes of Measure for Measure and Hamlet, Marston’s tragicomedy is a fabulous study of intrigue, lust and betrayal.


Recommended for Ages 16+


MALEVOLE: JD Cullum, Bo Foxworth
MENDOZA: Ramón de Ocampo, Adrian LaTourelle
PIETRO: Bill Brochtrup, Mark Doerr
BILLIOSO: John Achorn, Paul Willson
CELSO: Christopher Guilmet, Joe Holt
FERNEZE: Alexander Knox, Adam Meyer
FERRARDO/MERCURY: John Allee, Jim Kane
EQUATO/CAPTAIN: Christopher Parsons, Buck Zachary
PREPASSO: Joseph Fuhr, Jason Thomas
AURELIA: Jules Willcox, Laura Wernette
MARQUERELLE: Saundra McClain, Lynn Milgrim
EMILIA: Joanna Strapp, Abby Wilde
BIANCA: Blythe Auffarth, Marisol Ramirez
MARIA: Ann Noble, Devon Sorvari

*member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S. This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule

Production Team

Properties Design: Heather Ho
Costume Design: A. Jeffrey Schoenberg
Lighting Design: Elizabeth Harper
Sound Design: Peter Bayne
Set Design: Tom Buderwitz
Stage Manager: Ritchard Druther
Assistant Stage Manager: Tamara Williams
Choreographer: Heather Allyn
Fight Choreographer: Rick Sordolet
Dramaturg: Christopher Breyer

“…this is a marvelous production…feels fresh, contemporary and accessible.” – ArtsBeat LA

“…some of the finest theater-making in Los Angeles.” – Backstage 


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