The Acting Company has announced casting for its national tours of The Three Musketeers and Romeo and Juliet, which will be performed on alternating days by the same cast of actors. The shows will preview October 13-16 at Queens Theater in Corona, New York, ahead of its Manhattan premiere November 11-27 at the New Victory Theater.
The casts will feature Toree Alexandre, Zoe Anastassiou, Edwin Brown III, Darius Deon, Sam Encarnación, Max Antonio Gonzalez, Sonny Lira, Travis Raeburn, Christopher Then, William Oliver Watkins, Eunice Woods, and Caro Zeller.
Kirsten Childs' world premiere adaptation of The Three Musketeers, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, will be 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.
"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."
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet will be directed by Leah C. Gardiner.
The productions will 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.
For the current touring itinerary, visit TheActingCompany.org.