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Introducing texts&beheadings:ElizabethR

The 2015/16 season at Folger Theatre kicks off with a special engagement of texts&beheadings/ElizabethR, which heads into rehearsal next week and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to host the world premiere of this new American play (we have more than one this season!) and to use this site to tell you more about the play, its Queen, and their… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: Introducing Gravedigger’s Tale

Hello, dear readers of the Folger Production Diary! This is your friend Louis Butelli writing you once again. How’ve you been? The reason for this entry is to proudly announce a brand new collaboration between myself, director Robert Richmond, Folger Theatre, and Folger Shakespeare Library’s upcoming traveling exhibition, First Folio! The Book that Gave Us… Continue Reading »


Ian Merrill Peakes: R&G Tech

Actor Ian Merrill Peakes (“The Player”) continues sharing his thoughts on the Folger Theatre production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead opening tonight!  Learn more about Ian at the Folger and read his previous posts.  So tech. Tech. Such a wonderful adventure. You spend three or four weeks trying to figure out a show and then you put it… Continue Reading »


Ian Merrill Peakes: Design Runs

Actor Ian Merrill Peakes (“The Player”) continues sharing his thoughts on the Folger Theatre production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead now in previews.  Learn more about Ian at the Folger and read his previous posts.  Hear me loud and clear: I love my job all the time. However…we have a few necessary evils in this loony business… Continue Reading »


Ian Merrill Peakes: Working on Set

Actor Ian Merrill Peakes (“The Player”) continues sharing his thoughts on the Folger Theatre production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.  Learn more about Ian at the Folger and read his previous posts.  I have done (and it’s true, I counted) 110 shows in my career, and out of all of those in only… Continue Reading »



Louis Butelli: Mary Stuart Rehearsal

Hello once again from Louis Butelli! Here at Folger Theatre we just had a week of technical rehearsals (or “tech”) on Friedrich Schiller’s Mary Stuart. Directed by Richard Clifford and starring Kate Eastwood Norris and Holly Twyford, the show is a tense exploration of greed, lust, intrigue, and revenge. Tickets are on sale: you can get… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: Julius Caesar, Memory, and John Green

Hi again from your pal Louis Butelli. Here at Folger Theatre, we are coming to the end of our rehearsal period for Robert Richmond’s production of Julius Caesar, and are preparing to enter technical rehearsals, lovingly known to theater practitioners as “tech.” I’ll say more about that at a later date. Meanwhile, our first preview… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: Julius Caesar Rehearsal Video Clip

Hello! It’s your friend Louis Butelli here. I’ll be playing Cassius in Robert Richmond’s upcoming production of Julius Caesar at Folger Theatre. We begin previews on October 28th, and tickets are on sale…get yours by clicking here. We are currently in week 2 of rehearsals, and we couldn’t possibly be having more fun putting it… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli on Returning to the Folger as Cassius

For ever, and for ever farewell, Brutus! / If we do meet again, we’ll smile indeed –Cassius, V.i Hello again from your friend Louis Butelli. I’ll be returning to the Folger Theatre this fall to play Cassius in Robert Richmond’s production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Tickets are now on sale: click here to get yours. In the play,… Continue Reading »


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