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Louis Butelli: 4 Plays, 20 Days

Hello once again from your friend Louis Butelli. As you may or may not know, here at Folger Theatre, we’re undertaking another big new experiment in performance and study of the works of William Shakespeare. For three weeks this summer, a team of actors, producers, and engineers gathered at Omega Studios in Rockville, Maryland to… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: Folger Audio Recordings

Hello once again from your friend Louis Butelli, most recently Feste in Folger Theatre’s Twelfth Night. We closed our show on June 9 after a great run: thanks to everybody who came out to see us. I’m back at the Folger to participate in an exciting new project – immersive audio recordings of the full… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: Some Prompting!

Hello once again from your pal Louis Butelli. This Tuesday, April 2nd, we will commence rehearsals for Robert Richmond’s production of Twelfth Night, beginning April 30th at the Folger Theatre – get your tickets here!! I’m going to be playing the role of Feste, the play’s resident sad clown and wandering minstrel. To prepare, I’ve… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: Finding A Former Feste

Hello again from your pal Louis Butelli, soon to be rehearsing to play Feste in Robert Richmond’s production of Twelfth Night, beginning April 30th at the Folger Theatre. Tickets are on sale here. As I mentioned last time (click here), I’m in the process of using the Folger Library’s world-class collection of materials related to… 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 »


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 »


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 »