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King Charles III  | 

November 8 — December 3
The Queen is dead. After a lifetime of waiting, the prince ascends to the throne. A future of power. But how to rule? Camilla, William, Kate and Harry join Charles in Mike Bartlett’s “future history play,” exploring the people beneath the crown. The Los Angeles premiere of the 2015 Olivier Award-winning best new play. A contemporary Shakespearean drama.

“Jim Abele, in one of the finest performances I’ve seen this year.”

-LA Times

By Mike Bartlett

2 hours, 30 minutes
15 minute intermission

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The Queen is dead. After a lifetime of waiting, the prince ascends to the throne. A future of power. But how to rule? Camilla, William, Kate and Harry join Charles in Mike Bartlett’s “future history play,” exploring the people beneath the crown. The Los Angeles premiere of the 2015 Olivier Award-winning best new play. A contemporary Shakespearean drama.

“Jim Abele, in one of the finest performances I’ve seen this year.”

-LA Times

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Cast

Amielynn Abellera (Sarah, Free Newspaper Woman)

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is a graduate of USC’s MFA in Acting program and an LA Ovation Award-nominated actress. Recent Onstage: Walking to Buchenwald (Open Fist), Burners (Moving Arts), 1984 (Greenway Court), Captain of the Bible Quiz Team (Rogue Machine), Twelfth Night (Coeurage). Other Regional: Theatre @ Boston Court, Berkeley Repertory, Shakespeare Center LA, Chalk Repertory, San Jose Stage, Off Square Theatre, MainStreet Theatre, Skylight Theatre, Artists at Play. TV: “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn,” “Just Add Magic,” “The 5th Quarter,” and “Bold and the Beautiful.” Can’t do it without my family, friends, rep team, and Anastasia. Online: amielynnabellera.com

Jim Abele (Charles)

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Jim recently appeared in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of Roe at Arena Stage and Berkeley Rep. New York credits include Hedda Gabler (Broadway), View of the Dome, The Country Girl and Angel City (off Broadway). Regionally, he has performed at the Old Globe, Seattle Repertory Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Milwaukee Rep, and Pittsburgh Public, among others. Film and television credits include: “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Code Black,” “Major Crimes,” “Transparent,” “NCIS,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “Mad Men,” “Dexter,” “Big Love,” “West Wing,” “Six Feet Under,” and Adam McKay’s upcoming “Backseat.”

Meghan Andrews (Catherine)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Frost/Nixon (Broadway and National Tour, Donmar Warehouse), The Gapes of Wrath (Broadway, Steppenwolf), The Trip to Bountiful (Off-eBroadway, Signature Theatre; Lucille Lortel Nomination; Goodman Theatre), Collected Stories (Rubicon Theatre), Miracle on South Division Street (Colony Theatre), The Spitfire Grill, Educating Rita (North Coast Rep) The Empty Man (The Blank Theatre), Doubt (GeorgeStreet Playhouse), Clocks and Whistles (Origin Theatre), All’s Well That Ends Well (Blessed Unrest) and others. TV: “Justified,” “Law & Order: C.I.,” “Flesh ‘n Blood,” and others. Film: “The Big Swim,” “Drifting,” “The Adjustment Bureau,” and others. Thank you to my Johnny.  Online: meghanandrews.com 

Robert Beddall (Coutsey, Clive, Sir Michael)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Regional productions include The Man In The Iron Mask and Henry VI Part II (Santa Cruz Shakespeare), Sherlock Holmes The Final Adventure (Lake Dillon Theatre), Vonnegut USA (TNA), Richard III (A Noise Within,) That Good Night (The Road), Mystery Lit 2017 (Unbound Productions). Film: A Marine Story,” “Selves,” “Night Vet.” Video Games: Mafia III, Tunguska. Robert would like to thank his family, friends, teachers and his amazing girlfriend Dayna for their everlasting strength and support. Online: robbeddall.com | Social: @robbiebeddall

J. Paul Boehmer (Prime Minister Andrews)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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is making his Pasadena Playhouse debut in King Charles III. Broadway productions include Sir Peter Hall’s An Ideal Husband and the New York and Off Broadway premiere of Miss Evers’ Boys. Regionally he has played Hamlet at the Dallas Shakespeare Festival and has appeared in two summer Shakespeare seasons and The Constant Wife at The Old Globe Theatre. TV & Film: “Skyline,” “The Thomas Crown Affair,” “Colony,” “Feud: Bette and Joan,” “The Orville,” “Star Trek Voyager, Deep Space Nine and Enterprise,” and “Frasier.” Paul is an Audiobook Narrator with over 500 titles available. 

Mark Capri (Reiss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pasadena Playhouse: Equus (Frank), Light Up The Sky (Carlton), Noises Off (Lloyd at Marines Memorial), Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock), and Casa Valentina (cover). Trained at RADA and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in London. Toured India and Southeast Asia with Shakespeare and Shaw. Received a Theatre World Award for On Approval (George) at The Roundabout. Appeared in dozens of productions throughout the U.S. and U.K. Rehearsed Cleo (Rex Harrison) at the Alley Theatre in Houston but was caught in Hurricane Harvey and postponed until Spring 2018. Film & TV: “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Titanic,” and a slew of TV. 

Nike Doukas (Ghost, TV Producer, Accent Coach)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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is delighted to return to the Playhouse where she was last seen in Casa Valentina. She most recently appeared in the world premiere of Yoga Play (South Coast Repertory). Other theatre credits include: The Jewel Theatre, The Kinetic Theatre, PICT Classic Theatre, The Old Globe, The Mark Taper Forum, Shakespeare Festival LA, ACT (Seattle), the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, The Berkeley Shakespeare Festival, and the American Conservatory Theatre. TV credits include “Modern Family,” and a recurring role on “Desperate Housewives.” She has an MFA from the American Conservatory Theatre. Next up: Directing Pinter’s The Hothouse at the Antaeus Company. 

Bo Foxworth (Nick, Speaker, Sir Gordon)

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Debut. Most recently seen in Robert Schenkkan’s Building The Wall at the Fountain Theatre. Also South Coast Rep., La Mirada, A Noise Within, The Geffen, Boston Court, and many others. NY and regionally: The Lucile Lortel, The Century Theater, The Pearl Theater, The Shakespeare Theater, Vienna’s English Theater, The Long Wharf, Baltimore Center Stage, Playmakers Rep, The Old Globe, Tale Rep, and many more. Numerous film and television credits including Robert McNamara in the HBO movie, “All The Way.” He is a graduate of UCLA and received his Masters at The Yale School of Drama. 

Laura Gardner (Camilla)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 is thrilled to return to the Pasadena Playhouse where she appeared in Isn’t It Romantic, The Fourth Wall, and Other People’s Money. Los Angeles credits include: Tainted Blood (The Road) also directed by Michael Michetti, Razorback (Rogue Machine) and Fighting Words (Celtic Arts Center). She appeared on Broadway in Smile, Off Broadway in The Cocktail Hour, national tours and regional theatre. Some TV credits include: “Outcast,” “Criminal Minds,” “Fresh Off The Boat,” “Doubt,” and “Castle.” She is on the faculty at Howard Fine Acting Studio. Online: lauragardner.org

Sarah Hollis (Jess)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Couldn’t be more pleased to return to Pasadena Playhouse in King Charles III. Past theatrical productions include: Viola in Twelfth Night (PCPA), Betty Boop 5 in Collective Rage (Boston Court), and ensemble in Pygmalion (Pasadena Playhouse). TV: “24” (recurring), “The Unit,” and “Lie to Me.” Film: “Kill Your Darlings,” and “The Russian Doll.” Sarah would especially like to thank Michael Michetti for hiring her on her first Equity contract, her close friends who have really shown up in the past year (you know who you are) and her family for their undying support and love. 

Eamon Hunt (Butler, Archbishop)

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is thrilled to be making his Pasadena Playhouse debut in King Charles III. Theatrical productions include Pure Confidence, 2, You Can’t Take It With You and A Bright Room Called Day. On TV: “House,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How To Get Away With Murder,” “Scorpion,” Get Shorty,” American Crime: Versace.”

Adam Haas Hunter (William)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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is thrilled to be returning to the Playhouse in King Charles III. Selected regional and local credits include: Three Days in the Country, King Charles III, Abundance, The Whipping Man, Prometheus Bound, The Nether, The Great Divide, The Government Inspector, Dark Plays or Stories for Boys. Adam has won or been nominated for Ovation, LA Drama Critics, LA Weekly and Broadway World awards. Adam can also been seen on the Disney Channel’s “Bizaardvark’s.” He is a founding member of Poor Dog Group: premiering Group Therapy at CAP/UCLA in January. He’s eternally grateful to Cookie.  Online: poordoggroup.com 

 

Carie Kawa (Stevens)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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is pleased to perform at Pasadena Playhouse for the first time in King Charles III. Regional credits include Constellations (TheatreWorks SV), world premieres of No More Sad Things, The Uncanny Valley, A Nighttime Survival Guide, and Narwhal! Unicorn of the Sea, all at Boise Contemporary Theatre, punkplay (Clubbed Thumb) and many Shakespeare plays from coast to coast. TV: “Criminal Minds.” Carie is a graduate of Occidental College and The Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University. 

Abe Martell (Servant, Terry)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Born in El Paso Texas, Abe lived until he was 8 with his parents and his maternal grandparents in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, eventually moving to New Mexico. In 2012 Abe played the male lead in the world premiere of Paloma, which ran in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico, eventually going to LA and NYC. Abe left New Mexico after being awarded a scholarship to attend USC School of Dramatic Arts. In May 2016 Abe received his MFA in acting. Recent credits include: Mickey in “Good Girls Revolt” (Amazon), as well as “Frontera,” “Frank,” and “Transcendence.”

Dileep Rao (Spencer, Paul)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 is happy to make his Pasadena Playhouse debut. Recent appearances include the world premiere of Yoga Play (South Coast Rep) and Free Outgoing (East West Players). Others: Indian Ink (ACT, American Premiere), Fetes de la Nuit (Berkeley Rep, WP), Shiv (Boston Court), and Perfect Wedding (Kirk Douglas, WP). Film: “Avatar,” “Drag Me To Hell,” “Inception, “Beeba Boys.” TV: “Touch,” “Z Nation,” and “Mr. Robot.” He is a graduate of UCSD and the American Conservatory Theatre. 

Dylan Saunders (Harry)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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makes his Pasadena Playhouse debut. TV: “Turn: Washington’s Spies” (AMC), “American Koko” (ABC Digital, executive produced by Viola Davis), “Chicago Fire” (NBC), and “Kevin From Work” (ABC Family). Theater: Mark Taper Forum, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Theatre Apostrof (Prague, CZ) and the National Theatre of London (Connections Festival). Voice-Over: Disney, Nickelodeon, Fox, and video games. Founding member: StarKid Productions (over 200 Million YouTube views). BFA: University of Michigan. For Annette Masson. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Team

 

Nicole Arbusto (Casting Director)

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Los Angeles theatre includes: The Golden Dragon and The House in Scarsdale: A Memoir For The Stage (Boston Court). Twelve years with the Ojai Playwrights Conference working on new work from Stephen Adly Guirgis, Terrence McNally, Jiehae Park, JC Lee, Robert Askins, etc. Regional productions include LA casting for Linda Vista by Tracy Letts (Steppenwolf Theatre). Film includes: “The Lovers,” from A24 starring Debra Winger & Tracy Letts. TV includes: “Room 104,” and “Animals,” both from Duplass Productions and airing on HBO.

Kathleen Barrett (Assistant Stage Manager)

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is happy to be working on her first Pasadena Playhouse show. Recent credits include: The Crucible, Pass Over, The Fundamentals, Constellations, East of Eden, The Herd, Airline Highway (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); A Doll’s House Part 2, Flora & Ulysses, Office Hour (South Coast Repertory); Cinderella at the Theater of Potatoes (The Hypocrites); Hand to God (Victory Gardens Theater); Far from Heaven (Porchlight Music Theatre); and Gotta Dance (Broadway in Chicago). She has also stage managed several of South Coast Repertory’s youth conservatory summer musicals. Kat holds a BA from Kalamazoo College in Michigan.

Mike Bartlett (Playwright)

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is currently Associate Playwright at Paines Plough. In 2011 he was Writer in Residence at The National Theatre and in 2007 he was Pearson Playwright in Residence at the Royal Court Theatre. His play Love, Love, Love won Best New Play in 2011 Theatre Awards UK and his play Cock won an Olivier Award in 2010 for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre; he won the Writer’s Guild Tinniswood and Imison prizes for Not Talking and the Old Vic New Voices Award for Artefacts. Theatre credits include: Love, Love, Love, 13 (National Theatre), Decade (co-writer) Earthquakes in London, Cock, Contractions, Artefacts and My Child. Radio credits include: The Core, Heart, Liam, The Steps, Love Contract, Not Talking and The Family Man all on BBC. Screen credits include “Earthquakes in London” and “Hometown.” Directing credits include Honest by DC Moore. He is currently under commission from Headlong Theatre. Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Hampstead Theatre, and The Royal Court Theatre.

Peter Bayne (Original Music & Sound Design)

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is thrilled to make his Pasadena Playhouse debut with King Charles III. Other credits include Center Theatre Group, South Coast Repertory, Antaeus Theatre Company, A Noise Within, Boston Court, The Fountain Theatre, Rubicon Theatre Company, The Colony Theatre, The Actors’ Gang, Rogue Machine Theatre, and Skylight Theatre Company. Other regional credits include American Repertory Theater, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, and Shakespeare & Company. Bayne is highly active composer in film and television. He is a previous winner of the Ovation Award, LA Drama Critics Circle Award, Stage Raw Theatre Award, and others. Online: peterbayne.com

Jeffrey Bernstein (Choral Director)

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 is artistic director of the Pasadena Master Chorale and the Los Angeles Daiku and Artist in Residence with the LA Choral Lab. He has directed choirs on four continents and in August he conducted an all-Beethoven program with over 300 performers in the Walt Disney Concert Hall. He is the songwriter on “Luna Around The World,” a forthcoming animated series on PBS, and an active composer. Previously, Bernstein was director of choral music at Occidental College, assistant conductor of the Pasadena Symphony and associate musical director for the national tour of Cats. Online: jeffreybernsteinmusic.com

Elizabeth Harper (Lighting Designer)

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Immediate Family, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Mark Taper Forum); Woman Laughing Alone with Salad, Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up, A Raisin in the Sun (Kirk Douglas Theatre); Play Dead, Wait Until Dark, Good People and Bad Jews (Geffen Playhouse); The Invisible Hand (Kansas City Rep); The Siegel, Venus in Fur, Office Hour, District Merchants (South Coast Repertory). Industrial Lighting Projects: Microsoft, Asics, Under Armour and Universal Studios. Elizabeth is a guest lighting design instructor and lecturer at CalArts and the University of Southern California as well as a seven-time Ovation Award nominee and occasional winner.

Alex Jaeger (Costume Designer)

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designs costumes for theatres across the country including: The Public Theater, The Guthrie, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theater, A.C.T. in San Francisco, South Coast Repertory, Geffen Playhouse, The Theatre @ Boston Court, The Studio D.C., Magic Theatre San Francisco, Pioneer Theatre in Salt Lake City, The Children’s Theater in Minneapolis and Great Lakes Theater Festival in Cleveland. Alex has received many awards including two Ovation Awards, four Backstage Garlands and two Drama-logue awards. He has a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA in costume design from UCLA. Online: alexjaegerdesign.com 

David Meyer (Scenic Designer)

[redmore title=”Read More”]Pasadena Playhouse: Our Town. Off Broadway: A Sucker Emcee, The Way West, Empanada Loca, and A Family for All Occasions (Labrynth Theater). Regional: Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Merrily We Roll Along. Feature Film & TV Production Design: “John Wick 2” (reshoots), “Permission,” and “She’s Lost Control.” Art Direction: “Only the Brave,” “Westworld s2,” “Birdman,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Currently he is Art Directing the film “Backseat,” about Dick Cheney. David studied Architecture and Theater at Syracuse University and received his MFA in Production Design at NYU/Tisch. Online: davidmeyerdesign.com[/readmore]

April Metcalf (Wig Designer)

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is excited to be returning to design another production at Pasadena Playhouse. She last designed wigs/makeup here on Twist: An American Musical and holds this theater near to her heart. Her other regional theater credits include: Stage Kiss, Wait Until Dark, Citizen Twain any many others.

Michael Michetti (Director)

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is happy to return to the Playhouse, having previously directed Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre starring Hal Holbrook. Co-Artistic Director of The Theatre @ Boston Court in Pasadena: Stupid F**king Bird, Paradise Lost: Shadows & Wings, his own adaptation of A Picture of Dorian Gray, and The Twentieth-Century Way (also Off-Broadway at Rattlestick Playwright’s Theatre). Elsewhere: the world premiere of Robert Schenkkan’s Building the Wall (Fountain Theatre), District Merchants (South Coast Rep), Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Figaro, and The Grapes of Wrath (A Noise Within), Kiss Me Kate, Carousel, and Man of La Mancha (Reprise).

 

Pasadena Master Chorale (Choir)

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Founded in 2008 by director Jeffrey Bernstein, Pasadena Master Chorale is a vital and innovative part of Pasadena’s cultural landscape. An auditioned volunteer choir, PMC is dedicated to fostering a love of the choral art through performance and education. Recent highlights: Handel’s Messiah, Faure’s Requiem, Brahms’ Unbound. Annually, through its “Listening To The Future” program, PMC presents a concert of music by local high school composers. In 2017 PMC was awarded second place in the American Prize competition. PMC is proud to receive support from the City of Pasadena and the LA County Arts Commission. Online: pasadenamasterchorale.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bree Sherry (Production Stage Manager)

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was last seen at Pasadena Playhouse for Kiss Me Kate. Southern California: Destiny of Desire, A Doll’s House Part 2 and Curve of Departure (South Coast Repertory); These Paper Bullets! (The Geffen Playhouse); Princess & Pirates (Kirk Douglas); and A Snow White Christmas (San Diego Repertory). Other Regional Credits include: Florida Repertory Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, The Washington Ballet, Studio Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Triad Stage, Yale Repertory Theatre, and The Reduced Shakespeare Company. She earned her MFA in Stage Management from Yale University, School of Drama. 

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