WALTER BRODY (Giovanni) In a production of Murray Schisgal’s The Tiger, Walter sat cross-legged in an easy chair, splitting open his pants. More dignified performances include Luck of the Irish (Next), The Petrified Forest (Strawdog), Lovers (City Lit), Night of the Iguana (Artistic Home), and Othello, Taming of the Shrew, and Loves Labours Lost (Illinois Shakespeare Festival). Meet him after the show to find out how he dealt with the pants.
JAMES HOUTON (Belcredi) is delighted to be back with Remy Bumppo Theatre where he played James Joyce in Travesties and Eddie Wister in Both Your Houses. Other Chicago credits include Nutcracker (House Theatre), Pitmen Painters, Juno, Not About Nightingales, Pravda and A Cry of Players (Timeline Theatre), Copperfied, The Crucible and A Tale of Two Cities (Steppenwolf), She Stoops to Conquer (Northlight Theatre), Pygmalion (Apple Tree Theatre), Loot (Writer’s Theatre), Flanagan’s Wake and Mirandolina (The Noble Fool), Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Studio Theatre, Washington DC), and various productions with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks. He has appeared in the Original Off-Broadway production of Flanagan’s Wake. James holds a B.F.A. in Acting from DePaul University.
NOAH SIMON (Doctor) is thrilled to return to Remy Bumppo! He was previously seen in Both Your Houses. Noah has regionally and locally acted and directed for 20 years. He most recently worked with Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre where he is a company member. Credits include: The House of Blue Leaves and Laughter On The 23rd Floor (Raven Theatre), The Earl and Trevor (A Red Orchid), The Rose Tattoo (Shattered Globe), Once A Ponzi Time (Peninsula Players), Three Sisters and Lakeboat (The Hypocrites), Detective Story, Marathon '33 and RUR (Strawdog Theatre Company), and many others. Noah is a voiceover actor, and he recently opened his very own recording business, Tightrope Recording, which focuses on creating voiceover demos for actors. Noah has a BA in Theatre from Butler University and an MFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University.
MICHAEL TURRENTINE (Ordulf) is beyond excited to be in his first show at Remy Bumppo. A graduate of The University of Oklahoma with a BFA in Acting, Michael has now been acting in Chicago for almost two years. Some of his past credits include Rent (Boheme Theatre Troupe), Miss Evers’ Boys (National Arts Festival of South Africa), In Love and Warcraft (Halcyon Theatre Company), Living Water (Still Point Theatre Collective), Cinderella and The Merry Widow (Lyric Opera of Chicago), The Hairy Ape (Oracle Productions), and The Grapes of Wrath (The Gift Theatre). He would like to thank his family, especially his mother, for their undying love and support.
PATRICE EGLESTON (Matilda) is thrilled to return to Remy Bumppo in this chilling comedy - drama- thriller. She loved playing Lane in The Clean House two years ago and Lady Croom in Arcadia a few years previous to that. Recently, she played Stephanie in The Tempest at Notre Dame Shakespeare, Mistress Page in Merry Wives of Windsor and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth at First Folio Theatre, and Lady Pembroke in Madness of George III at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. She is grateful for the humanizing effect that theatre can have and for theatre companies which help us become better humans. Remy Bumppo is definitely one of them.
CHRIS AMOS (Di Nolli) is exceedingly happy to return to Remy Bumppo, where he previously appeared in Both Your Houses. Other Chicago credits include Northlight, BoHo, American Theatre Company, Provision Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, Redtwist, Halcyon Theatre, and Broadway in Chicago. Regional credits include multiple seasons at the Utah Shakespeare Festival and the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, where he recently performed as Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher. Television credits include Chicago PD on NBC. He holds an MFA in acting from Roosevelt University in Chicago, and BAs in both music and theatre from Oklahoma State University.
MEET THE CAST OF PIRANDELLO'S HENRY IV
CHRIS VIZURRAGA (Bertold) is thrilled to be making his Remy Bumppo debut! Chicago theatre credits include One Man, Two Guvnors (Court Theatre), A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Miss Buncle's Book, Lester's Dreadful Sweaters (Lifeline Theatre), Pr0ne: the Musical (Underscore Theatre Company), Tamer of Horses (Stone Soup Theatre Project), and The Drowsy Chaperone (Metropolis Performing Arts Center) as well as Julius Ceasar and Two Gentlemen of Verona (Backroom Shakespeare Project). He is a former acting intern at Milwaukee Repertory Theater (credits include Ragtime, Noises Off, A Christmas Carol, End of the Rainbow, and The History of Invulnerability), and holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Shorter College.
JAKE SZCZEPANIAK (Landolf) was last seen as Ginger in Profiles Theatre's Midwest premier of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem. He was also in their long running Midwest premier of Mike Barlett's Cock. Other theatre credits include Badfic Love (Den Theatre), Burn This (Shattered Globe Theatre), Mnemonic (Red Tape Theatre), Unwilling and Hostile Instruments (Theatre Seven), Changes of Heart (Remy Bumppo Theatre), Urinetown (Circle Theatre), and more—including work with Sideshow Theatre, Pride Films and Plays, The Hideout, (re)Discover Theatre, Silk Road Rising, Baliwick and the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. Jake is a proud ensemble member of Red Tape Theatre, and is also a graduate of the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana Acting Program.
NICK SANDYS* (Director, Producing Artistic Director) became the Artistic Director of Remy Bumppo Theatre Company in 2012, having been an Artistic Associate since 2002. He has directed The Life of Galileo, Travesties (Jeff Nomination 2015), Our Class (Jeff Nomination 2014), Seascape, Fiction, American Ethnic, and 365Days/365Plays and his acting credits include An Inspector Calls, The Chimes, The Goat Or, Who Is Sylvia? (Jeff Nomination 2011, Chicago Magazine’s Best Actor Award 2011), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Jeff Nominations for Principal Actor and Fight Choreography 2010), Old Times, The Real Thing (Jeff Nomination 2007), Tartuffe, Arcadia, Money,The Secret Rapture (After Dark Award 2003), No Man’s Land, and Hapgood. Other directing credits include: The Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth (First Folio—artistic associate); Bedroom Farce (Eclipse); Twelfth Night (Noble Fool Theatricals). Other acting credits include The 39 Steps (Cleveland Play House/Syracuse Stage); Turn Of The Screw, Blithe Spirit (Jeff Nomination 2011), Twelfth Night (Jeff Nomination 2010), Much Ado About Nothing (Jeff Nomination 2008-First Folio Theatre); Camelot, My Fair Lady (Light Opera Works); Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Pride & Prejudice (Northlight Theatre); Oedipus Complex (Goodman Theatre); The Misanthrope (Jeff Nomination 2004-Next Theatre); and productions at Lookingglass, Chicago Shakespeare, Writers’ Theatre, and Drury Lane Oakbrook, as well as regionally and Off-Broadway. Nick is also a certified Fight Director with The Society of American Fight Directors, his Jeff Award-winning choreography appearing at The Metropolitan Opera, on Broadway (Steppenwolf’s Tony-winning Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Goodman Theatre (over 25 productions), Lyric Opera (over 45 productions), and many others, including The Theatre School at DePaul University (adjunct since 1995). He holds MAs in English Literature from both Cambridge University and Loyola University Chicago. And he is the recipient of a 2011 Achievement Award from The Helen Coburn Meier and Tim Meier Charitable Foundation of the Arts.
MARTEL MANNING (Harold) is so excited to be back at Remy Bummpo! Previously Martel had performances in Remy Bummpo's Fallen Angels. Recent Chicago credits include: performances as Tom Joad in Grapes of Wrath and Rivers/Murder 1 in Richard III (The Gift Theatre), Miss Buncle's Book (Lifeline Theatre), A Midsummer Nights Dream (Twopence Theatre), Circle Machine (Oracle Productions). Martel graduated from the University of Houston with an M.F.A in Acting.
MARK L. MONTGOMERY (Henry) is very pleased to return to Remy Bumppo, where he has appeared in Creditors, Some Americans Abroad, Money, and No Man's Land. His other Chicago credits include 2666, Rapture Blister Burn, Camino Real, Stage Kiss and A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre); Discord and Outside Mullingar (Northlight); Hedda Gabler and The Letters (Writers Theatre); M. Butterfly, Agamemnon and Iphigenia in Aulis (Court); Twelfth Night, Troilus and Cressida, Rose Rage, and As You Like It (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); In the Next Room or the vibrator play (Victory Gardens); Fascination (About Face); The Time of Your Life, The Wheel and Want (Steppenwolf); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Apple Tree); In the Belly of the Beast (Journeymen--After Dark Award), among others. Mark’s Broadway credits include The Seagull and Mamma Mia! His off-Broadway credits include Our Town (Barrow Street); Macbeth (The Public Theater), The Runner Stumbles (Actors Company) and The Madras House (Mint Theater). His regional credits include Julius Caesar (American Repertory Theater, as well as the show’s French tour). He has been seen on television in Law & Order, Boss and Chicago Fire. Mark is husband to Amy and father to Lewis.
CLARE COONEY (Frida) is thrilled to be working with Remy Bumppo for the first time! She is a proud graduate of The School at Steppenwolf Class of 2014, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, and a Detroit native. Most recently she appeared in Dashnight Productions' CHOPS. She has performed with Chicago companies such as Chicago Dramatists, Northlight Theatre, Theater Wit, and Redtwist Theatre. She recently appeared in short films Bird of Prey and A Wake. Clare is also the casting director for Theater Wit and has done freelance casting work with Griffin Theatre, Stage Left Theatre, and PR Casting, as well as independent films and webseries in Chicago. She is represented by Gray Talent Group.
Remy Bumppo Field Guide @ 2014