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Cardenio

Stephen Greenblatt and Charles Mee
American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, MA, United States
May-June, 2008

By Charles Mee and Stephen Greenblatt

Directed by Les Waters

Anselmo – Oscar Isaac

Will – Steven Kunken

Camila – Jessica Hecht

Doris – Veanne Cox

Sally – Carries Preston

Edmund – David Costabile

Luisa – Marian Seldes

Aflred – Larry Bryggman

Simonetta – Emily Swallow

Melchiore – Jeremy Shamos

Susana – Patrice Johnson

Rudi – Jason Antoon

From the website of the American Repertory Theater:

Co-written by leading American playwright Charles Mee and renowned Renaissance scholar Stephen Greenblatt, Cardenio is a romantic romp that has audiences roaring with laughter.

When newlyweds, old friends, actors, a bitter older sister, an Italian cook, and a cross-dressed Albanian carpenter celebrate a wedding together in an Umbrian farmhouse, everything goes delightfully awry. Co-written by leading American playwright Charles Mee and renowned Renaissance scholar Stephen Greenblatt, Cardenio is a romantic romp that has audiences roaring with laughter. A thoroughly modern comedy about love, marriage, family, and friendship filled with singing, dancing, and countless winks at the Bard, this hilarious farce is the perfect way to welcome in spring.

Read more about the production at the A.R.T. site, including synopses of the source texts, interviews with the authors, and reviews.