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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: 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 »


Meeting the Cast of Henry V: James Keegan

Continuing in our online series of meeting our mighty cast of 13 for Henry V (on stage through March 10 here at the Folger), we are pleased to spotlight James Keegan, who plays Pistol in Shakespeare’s final history play. Mr. Keegan starred in more than 75 roles in more than 45 productions at the American… Continue Reading »


Meeting the Cast of Henry V: Richard Sheridan Willis

Shakespeare’s final history play Henry V has been playing at the Folger Theatre and, directed by Robert Richmond, has been receiving raves from audiences and critics alike. If you haven’t heard, we have extended the show to run through March 10 — so get your tickets now. One unique aspect (of many) of this production is that… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: ‘Dem Bones

Hello from Louis Butelli, currently playing Bardolph (and others) in Robert Richmond’s production of Henry V, now playing at Folger Theatre! We’re up and running, the press has been great and really great, and we’d love for you to come and see us. You should definitely click here, and get your tickets now. Also, check… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: Henry V Officially Opens!

Hello again from Louis Butelli, currently playing Bardolph (and others) in Folger Theatre’s Henry V, which began preview performances last week. We open officially today – on Monday, January 28th – and there is no time like the present to purchase your tickets! Previews are a very special time in the life of any show, and it… Continue Reading »


Katie deBuys’ Henry V Diary: Go We, and Enter Harfleur

Actor Katie deBuys continues her production diary blog posts on our upcoming production of Shakespeare’s Henry V – scheduled to begin performances here at the Folger Theatre on January 22. Here is Katie’s second entry, as she shares some of her thoughts between short breaks while in the midst of tech week… This dispatch comes to you from my dressing room… Continue Reading »