The Cast and Company


A Tragicomedy by William Shakespeare
Directed by Arin Arbus

The seventeen-member company play twenty-one roles plus ladies, lords, officers, servants and shepherds and is led by Kelley Curran* as Hermione and Anatol Yusef* as Leontes.  The cast also features Oberon K.A. Adjepong* as Antigonus; Maechi Aharanwa* as Mopsa; Arnie Burton* as Autolycus; Eddie Ray Jackson* as Florizel; Mahira Kakkar* as Paulina; John Keating* as Old Shepherd; Robert Langdon Lloyd* as Time; Ed Malone* as Clown;  Dion Mucciacito* as Polixines; Eli Rayman as Mamillius; Nicole Rodenburg* as Perdita; Michael Rogers* as Camillo; Zsaz Rutkowski as Musician; Titus Tompkins* as Mariner and Musician; and Liz Wisan* as Dorcas.

Choreographer: Austin McCormick; Composer: Justin Ellington; Scenic Designer: Riccardo Hernandez; Costume Designer: Emily Rebholz; Lighting Designer: Marcus Doshi; Sound Designer: Broken Chord;  Voice & Text Coach: Alison Bomber; Dramaturg: Jonathan Kalb; Artistic Associate: Marcello Magni; Hair & Makeup Designers: J. Jared Janas & Dave Bova; Properties Supervisor: Jon Knust; Fight Director: J. Allen Suddeth; Casting: Jack Doulin;  

Assistant Stage Manager: Egypt Dixon*

Production Stage Manager: Renee Lutz*

*Actors and Stage Managers appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association.

  Oberon K.A. Adjepong’s New York theatre credits include Homecoming Queen (Atlantic); Uncommon Sense (Tectonic); Measure for Measure, Pericles, Tamburlaine (TFANA); Party People (Public); 12 Angry Men (Billie Holiday); Like I Say, Cellophane (Flea); Mother Courage, The Blacks (CSC, CTH); Wabenzi (New Ohio); Hamlet Project (La Mama); and Sango (AUDELCO nom./NBT). His regional theater credits include Civil War Christmas (Center Stage); Electric Baby (Two River); Good Goods (Yale Rep); Ruined (La Jolla, Huntington, Berkeley Rep, IRNE Award); Timon of Athens, Coriolanus (Shakespeare Theatre); Rhyme Deferred (Kennedy Ctr.). TV/Film: “Blacklist,” “The Knick,” “Louie,” Crazy Famous, Crown Heights. Training: British American Dramatic Academy; Howard U.
  Maechi Aharanwa has appeared Off-Broadway in The Old Settler (Billie Holiday); Sweet (NBT); An Octoroon (TFANA); Facing Our Truth – Night Vision and No More Monsters Here (NBT); Mother Courage, Macbeth, The Blacks, Trojan Women (Classical Theatre of Harlem); The Beyoncé Effect (TFTTF). Her regional credits include The Call, Seven Guitars, Antigone, Miss Julie, and A Woman Called Truth. She has appeared in TV shows and films “Elementary” (CBS), “Show Me a Hero” (HBO), “Person of Interest” (CBS), “30 Rock” (NBC), “Mercy” (NBC), Boy in a Backpack, Maybe There’s a Tree, Police State, and Silver Sling. She is Princess Grace Award recipient and The Actors Center Company member. Training: Juilliard.
  Arnie Burton’s Broadway credits include 39 Steps, Peter and the Starcatcher, Machinal, A Free Man of Color, Amadeus, and The New Yorkers (Encores). Off-Broadway, Burton has appeared in The Government Inspector (Callaway Award), The Temperamentals (Drama Desk Award), The Mystery of Irma Vep (Drama League nom.), Lonely Planet, The Explorers Club, The Jew of Malta/The Merchant of Venice, Lives of the Saints, and Mere Mortals. Film and TV credits include The Greatest Showman, The Invention of Lying, “The Good Fight,” “Blacklist,” “Jessica Jones,” “Elementary,” “Frasier,” and “White Collar.”
  Kelley Curran Broadway: Present Laughter with Kevin Kline. Off-Broadway: Sense & Sensibility and Peter Pan (Bedlam), The DingDong (Pearl, Drama League Award nom.), ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Red Bull, Callaway Award), Angels In America (Signature), The Atmosphere of Memory (LAByrinth), Henry V (New Victory), Knives & Spoons… (59E59) and work with The Drama League and Public Theater. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre Company of DC, Shakespeare & Co, Guthrie, Portland Center Stage and The Acting Company. Film: The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the BigfootDear Santa. Additional honors: 2017 National Theatre Conference Emerging Professional Award
  Eddie Ray Jackson’s Off-Broadway work includes Much Ado About Nothing (Don Pedro, Classic Stage Company). His Regional credits include The Heart of Robin Hood (Much Miller, Oregon Shakespeare Festival); X’s and O’s: A Football Love Story (Man 4, Berkeley Rep and Center Stage); and Fetch Clay, Make Man (Muhammad Ali, Marin Theatre Company/Round House Theatre). He received his MFA in Theatre at Columbia University.
  Mahira Kakkar has appeared in New York in Against the Hillside, When January Feels Like Summer (EST); Romeo and Juliet (Public Mobile Unit); Clive (New Group); Opus (Primary Stages); Harper Regan (Atlantic); and Miss Witherspoon (Playwrights Horizons), among other productions Select regional theatres include Huntington, Denver Center, OSF, Old Globe, Berkeley Rep, Hartford Stage, Baltimore CenterStage, McCarter. Her film and TV credits include Hank and Asha, “The Big C,” “Louie,” “Blue Bloods,” “Blacklist,” and “Law & Order: CI.” Training: Juilliard, Harold Guskin, SITI, Public Shakespeare Lab. She is a member of EST, Hero Theater Co., and The Actors Center.
  John Keating has appeared in the TFANA productions of Pericles, Much Ado About Nothing, Taming of the Shrew, The Broken Heart, Measure for Measure. He has also been in 18 shows at Irish Rep, including Rebel in the Soul, The Pigeon in the Taj Mahal, The Weir, Da, Juno and the Paycock. His extensive New York credits include The New York Idea (Atlantic); Public Enember (Pearl); Is Life Worth Living, John Ferguson (Mint); Juno and the Paycock (Roundabout). He has performed with many leading regional theatres, including McCarter, Old Globe, Hartford Stage, Westport, Wilma, and ACT. TV credits include “Boardwalk Empire,” “John Adams,” “The Following,” “Nurse Jackie,” “SVU,” “High Maintenance,” “Alpha House,” and “Lipstick Jungle.” Film: The Lone Ranger, Freedom, Emerald City. He has also done 160 audiobook narrations (and is an AUDIE-winner).
  Robert Langdon Lloyd is a founding member of Peter Brook’s company and a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. His American theatre work includes Midsummer Night’s Dream, Marat/Sade, Conference of the Birds, Carmen, Mahabharata (dir. Peter Brook); Othello, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado, King Lear (dir. Arin Arbus); Hay Fever, Legacy, Up Centre Between (dir. Shauna Kanter); and Burial at Thebes (dir. Charlotte Moore). Film credits include The Mahabharata, Paul Scofield’s King Lear, Julie Taymor’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Tell Me Lies. He appeared in the Cure’s music video for “Wrong Number.”
  Ed Malone makes his TFANA debut in this production of The Winter’s Tale. His New York theatre credits include The Home Place, The Weir, Juno and the Paycock (Irish Rep); and Imperfect Love (Connelly Theater). Among his film and TV credits are “Lipstick Jungle” (NBC) and “Zhe Zhe” (web series). Training: École Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq and École Philippe Gaulier in Paris. Malone is a teacher of Theatrical Clown.
  Dion Mucciacito: Romeo and Juliet (Classic Stage Company), Golden Boy (Lincoln Center), Napoli! (American Conservatory Theatre), Apple Cove (The Women’s Project), The House of the Spirits (The Denver Center), The Sins of Sor Juana (The Goodman), Age of Iron (Classic Stage Company), and Waiting for Lefty (Hero Theatre Company). Film and TV credits include Brawl in Cell Block 99, Black Site Delta, NBC’s “The Player,” Day 39, and “Law & Order.” He is a graduate of The Juilliard School.
  Eli Rayman played in Sleepy Hollow at the Duke, Christmas in Hell at Urban Stages, and Shakespeare’s Henry V. He played lead in the films Shiksa and Sweet Dreams and has performed at Carnegie Hall.
  Nicole Rodenburg has appeared Off-Broadway in The Antipodes (Signature) and The Flick (Barrow Street). Selected regional theater roles include Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (Westport Country Playhouse); As You Like It, Venus in Fur (Alley Theatre); the world premieres of The Whale (Denver Center), Slasher (Humana), and The End (Guthrie Theatre); Bus Stop (Huntington); and three seasons with the Great River Shakespeare Festival. TV and film credits include “Inside Amy Schumer,” “The Shivering Truth” (Comedy Central); “Amish Witches” (Lifetime); “The Girl’s Guide to Depravity” (Cinemax); and What Children Do. BFA: University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theatre Actor Training Program.
  Michael Rogers has appeared at theatres across the United States and internationally in roles including Titania, Othello, Dracula, Robert Mugabe, and God. Recent, he has performed in The Call, The Trial of an American President, Generations, Born Bad, Marley, Sucker Punch. His television credits include “Tattingers,” “Kay O’Brien,” “Six Degrees,” “The Jury,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” Law & Order: SVU,” and “Butterfield.” Film credits include The Mosquito Coast, Weekend at Bernie’s II, Side Streets, Moonfire, Inscape, Dance of the Quantum Cats, and Dope Fiend. Rogers is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
  Titus Tompkins has appeared Off-Broadway in Peer Gynt and the Norwegian Hapa Band, and Off-Off Broadway in R&J: Star-Cross’d Deathmatch, The Goree All-Girl String Band (NYMF), and Phantom Pains. Regional theater credits include Contrafact of Freedom (Capital Fringe Festival), Sophocles’ Elektra, Arcadia, 4,000 Miles (u/s), and A Christmas Carol (American Conservatory Theater). He has also appeared in the TV show Younger. Tompkins performs in several bands locally, including The Good Morning Nags, The Rusty Guns, The Bearcat Catchers, and The Talking Deads.
  Liz Wisan returns to TFANA after appearing in last season’s the Servant of Two Masters (also Yale Rep/Guthrie/Shakespeare Theatre Company/Seattle Rep). Her other New York credits include These Paper Bullets (Atlantic), Other Desert Cities (Broadway, LCT), The Tempest (La MaMa), and DannyKrisDonnaVeronica (Wheelhouse/4th St. Theatre). Regionally, she has appeared in Assassins, These Paper Bullets, Caucasian Chalk Circle (Yale Rep), Baskerville (Old Globe, Dorset Theatre Festival), Absurd Person Singular (Two River), Intelligent Homosexuals Guide (Berkeley Rep), and Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare Theatre Company). TV and film work include: “Elementary,” Garden DayZe, and Ready or Knot. She earned her MFA from the Yale School of Drama and is a member of New Neighborhood and Actors Center.
  Anatol Yusef’s stage work encompasses a range of productions both in the U.K. and U.S. Shakespeare roles include extensive work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet, the titular role in Richard III and, most recently, as Laertes and The Player in Sam Gold’s Hamlet at The Public. He is best known for playing Meyer Lansky on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and the U.K.’s acclaimed Channel 4 mini-series “Southcliffe,” Yusef last appeared on AMC’s “Preacher” and the film Bastille Day. He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.