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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 »


Meeting the Henry V Cast: Michael John Casey

Actor Michael John Casey currently stars in Folger’s current production of Henry V, showing tremendous range and versatility playing a multitude of roles, including Nym, Westmoreland, and Burgundy. Michael has appeared all over the DC theater landscape, including performances at Ford’s Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Imagination Stage, The Kennedy Center, among others. In addition, he has… 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 »