The Acting Company's national tours of The Three Musketeers and Romeo and Juliet begin performances at the Queens Theater in New York City October 13. Performed in repertory, the shows run at the Queens borough venue through October 16 before making Manhattan premieres November 11-27 at the New Victory Theater.
Starring in the company are Toree Alexandre, Zoe Anastassiou, Edwin Brown III, Darius Deon, Sam Encarnación, Max Antonio Gonzalez, Ty Camren Hawthorne, Travis Raeburn, Christopher Then, William Oliver Watkins, Eunice Woods, and Caro Zeller.
The productions feature scenic design by Ed Haynes, Jr., lighting design by Dawn Chiang, sound and music by Lindsay Jones, costumes by Lex Liang (Romeo and Juliet) and Ann Hould-Ward (The Three Musketeers), fight direction by J. David Brimmer, choreography by Adesola Osakalumi (Romeo and Juliet) and Byron Easley (The Three Musketeers), voice and speech coaching by Xavier Clark, casting by Victor Vazquez from X Casting, intimacy coordination by Ann James, and stage management by Melissa Richter.
Based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, Kirsten Childs' world premiere adaptation of The Three Musketeers is directed by Kent Gash. The work draws inspiration from Dumas’ father, General Alex Dumas, the highest-ranking person of Color in a Western military until modern times. Leah C. Gardiner directs William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
"What excites me about The Three Musketeers is that it is a raucous, dynamic, visceral, exciting production boys sort of growing up into being men and how we need to ultimately take responsibility for each other," says director Gash. "It’s so much about brotherhood and honor and care and then it is just a great adventure story. And I’m really excited that we are adding the perspective of Dumas, the author, who was of Haitian descent. I think people don’t always know that The Three Musketeers springs from a Black imagination. And so I’m really excited to bring that additional layer of dynamic and cultural integrity into the story."
For the current touring itinerary, visit TheActingCompany.org.