STC: Hamlet (2007), Lorenzaccio (title roles). NEW YORK: Broadway: The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? ; Taboo (Drama Desk Award nomination); Roundabout Theatre Company: Tartuffe ; Off-Broadway: Cherry Lane Theatre: Psycho Therapy ; Theatre for a New Audience: Antony and Cleopatra ; New York Theatre Workshop: Bach at Leipzig ; Daryl Roth Theatre: Manuscript ; MCC Theater: Last Easter ; Signature Theatre Company: Thief River . REGIONAL: Yale Repertory Theatre: Cymbeline (Iachimo), Richard II (title role); Goodman Theatre: Measure for Measure (Lucio), Stage Kiss ; Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Edward II (title role), Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 (Prince Hal, also at the Royal Shakespeare Company); McCarter Theatre Center: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), Candida ; Charlotte Repertory Theatre: The Miracle Worker ; Paper Mill Playhouse: The Importance of Being Earnest ; Philadelphia Theatre Company/Kennedy Center: Golden Age ; Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference and the Cape Cod Theatre Project. FILM: Hitch, The Killing Floor, Backseat. TELEVISION: All My Children (ABC, contract role as Zoe), Plainsong (CBS, Hallmark Hall of Fame), Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC), The View (ABC). AWARDS: Recipient of the 2004 Marian Seldes/Garson Kanin Fellowship, and a Beinecke Fellow in 2007 and 2016. TRAINING: The Juilliard School; the University of California, Davis; Guthrie Theater.
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
In the beautiful city of Verona, where our story takes place, a long-standing hatred between two families erupts into new violence, and citizens stain ...
The action that starts the story is halted when, after the feuding families have engaged in “Three civil brawls”(), the Prince threatens Capulet and Montague: “If ever you disturb our streets again,/Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace” (-99); As a warning to the community against further battles, Prince Escalus banishes Romeo. The objective story is impeded—Friar Lawrence counsels Romeo to wait patiently “. . till we can find a time/To blaze your marriage, reconcile your friends,/Beg pardon of the Prince, and call thee back” (-52).
Enter CAPULET, LADY CAPULET, and PARIS
Things have fall'n out, sir, so unluckily,
That we have had no time to move our daughter:
Look you, she loved her kinsman Tybalt dearly,
And so did I:--Well, we were born to die.
'Tis very late, she'll not come down to-night:
I promise you, but for your company,
I would have been a-bed an hour ago.
PARIS These times of woe afford no time to woo.
Madam, good night: commend me to your daughter.
LADY CAPULET I will, and know her mind early to-morrow;
To-night she is mew'd up to her heaviness.
CAPULET Sir Paris, I will make a desperate tender
Of my child's love: I think she will be ruled
In all respects by me; nay, more, I doubt it not.
Wife, go you to her ere you go to bed;
Acquaint her here of my son Paris' love;
And bid her, mark you me, on Wednesday next--
But, soft! what day is this?
PARIS Monday, my lord,
CAPULET Monday! ha, ha! Well, Wednesday is too soon,
O' Thursday let it be: o' Thursday, tell her,
She shall be married to this noble earl.
Will you be ready? do you like this haste?
We'll keep no great ado,--a friend or two;
For, hark you, Tybalt being slain so late,
It may be thought we held him carelessly,
Being our kinsman, if we revel much:
Therefore we'll have some half a dozen friends,
And there an end. But what say you to Thursday?
PARIS My lord, I would that Thursday were to-morrow.
CAPULET Well get you gone: o' Thursday be it, then.
Go you to Juliet ere you go to bed,
Prepare her, wife, against this wedding-day.
Farewell, my lord. Light to my chamber, ho!
Afore me! it is so very very late,
That we may call it early by and by.