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Louis Butelli: “This Our Lofty Scene”

Hello again from your pal Louis Butelli, currently playing Cassius in Folger Theatre’s Julius Caesar. We’re in the home stretch: we must close on December 7. Come on down and see us!  One of the fascinating things about performing in a long run of a play by William Shakespeare is the way the play continues to… Continue Reading »

Louis Butelli: “Come, Cassius’ Sword”

By your leave, gods:—this is a Roman’s part Come, Cassius’ sword –Julius Caesar, V.ii.100  One of the great challenges of playing Cassius in Folger Theatre’s production of Julius Caesar is (spoiler alert!) committing suicide on-stage eight times a week. In terms of the knife work, it isn’t a technically complex move. Casey Kaleba, our production’s… Continue Reading »

In the Studio: Recording Julius Caesar

The very talented Robert Richmond (the upcoming Julius Caesar, Richard III, Twelfth Night, Henry V, and Henry VIII) returned to Omega Studios last week along with a cast of Folger favorites to record Julius Caesar in advance of the production opening in October. The recording will be available through the Folger Luminary App, as well as on CD through… Continue Reading »

Louis Butelli: Literary Spelunking

Hello again from your pal Louis Butelli! Last week, we closed Folger Theatre’s Henry V. It was a great run: some stellar crowds, some excellent press, and some (hopefully) entertaining blog posts both from me and from the fabulous Katie DeBuys. If you came by to see us, you’ll also remember Richard Sheridan Willis as… Continue Reading »

Louis Butelli: Here’s a Health to the Company

Hello again from your pal Louis Butelli! Well, here we are, in the midst of our final week of Henry V at the Folger Theatre. It’s a special week for a variety of reasons. First, due to some pretty great press and overwhelming demand for tickets, this week is an extension from our initial closing… Continue Reading »

Meeting the Henry V Cast: Zach Appelman

Continuing in our series of Henry V cast interviews, today we bring you Zach Appelman, who plays the young King Henry. Not only does this mark Zach’s Folger debut, but his DC theater debut as well.  And the city’s critics have responded, giving his multi-layered performance as Henry V unanimous praise. Just read The Washington Post review… Continue Reading »

Louis Butelli: “O, for a muse of…line?”

Hello again from your pal Louis Butelli, currently playing Bardolph (and others) in Henry V at the Folger Theatre. I do hope you’ve already booked your tickets, because there don’t seem to be many left to book. We’ve had a big, record-breaking audience, and we’re having an excellent time, which is very, very cool indeed…. Continue Reading »

Backstage with Katie deBuys: Part II

Earlier this week, actor Katie deBuys (currently playing Princess Katherine in Henry V at the Folger) took us behind the scenes of a Sunday evening performance. The Sunday evening performance is the 8th of the week for the cast and second of the day. Playing two completely separate roles in Henry V (really, you can’t… Continue Reading »

Backstage with Katie deBuys for a Run of Henry V!

The following is Part One (of two) of a behind-the-scenes post by Henry V actor and blogger extraordinaire,  Katie deBuys. Katie is playing Pricess Katherine and the Boy in Folger Theatre’s current production of Henry V. Here, Katie takes you with her for a Sunday evening performance — her eighth show of the week: “How… Continue Reading »

Meeting the Cast of Henry V: Catherine Flye

In Folger Theatre’s current production of Henry V, Catherine Flye plays Mistress Quickly, among other characters. Catherine is truly a staple in the DC theater community and has received a whopping 13 Helen Hayes Award nominations during the course of her remarkable career. In addition to her work as an actor, she has also directed… Continue Reading »

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