Barry Edelstein (Director). For The Public, Edelstein has directed Timon of Athens, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, and WASP and Other Plays. For The Public’s Shakespeare Initiative, he has supervised As You Like It, Love's Labor's Lost, Titus Andronicus, All's Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice (also Broadway), Hamlet, Twelfth Night, and Othello. He also directs the Shakespeare Lab and The Public’s Shakespeare-related education and outreach programs. In addition, he served as dramaturg for three seasons of Joseph Papp’s “Shakespeare Marathon,” and as Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company from 1998 to 2003. He is the author of Thinking Shakespeare (2007) and Bardisms: Shakespeare for All Occasions (2009). In October, he was appointed Artistic Director of The Old Globe in San Diego.
Happy Anderson (Guard) has appeared at The Public in The Merchant of Venice and on Broadway. His film and television credits include Duplicity; “Boardwalk Empire”; “Blue Bloods”; “White Collar”; “Eden”; “Army Wives”; and “Law & Order: SVU.”
Byron Jennings (The Agent in Charge) has appeared in The Public’s production of The Merchant of Venice at the Delacorte and on Broadway. His additional Public Theater credits include Stuff Happens, On The Open Road, and Pericles. His Broadway credits include Inherit the Wind; Noises Off; Is He Dead?; Macbeth; Accent on Youth; Heartbreak House; A Touch of the Poet; Twelve Angry Men; The Man Who Came To Dinner; A Month in the Country; Henry IV; Dinner At Eight; The Invention of Love; Carousel; and Sight Unseen.
Daniel Oreskes (Moishe Bretzky) has appeared at The Public in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry V, Troilus and Cressida, The Tragedy of Richard II, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Othello, and Henry IV Parts I and II. His Broadway credits include The Miracle Worker; Billy Elliot: The Musical; Cymbeline; Aida; Electra; The Song of Jacob Zulu; Crazy He Calls Me. His select Off-Broadway credits include Russian Transport, A Perfect Future, Jayson with a Y, Terrorism, and Roar. His film and television credits include The Devil’s Advocate, The Thomas Crown Affair, “Rescue Me,” and “The Sopranos.”
Ron Rifkin (Yevgeny Zunser) has appeared in The Public’s production of The Art of Dining. His Broadway credits include The Goodbye People, The Tenth Man, Broken Glass, A Month in the Country, the 1998 revival of Cabaret, and Wrong Mountain. His film and television credits include The Words, The Sum of all Fears, Dragonfly, The Majestic, Keeping the Faith, Flowers for Algernon, The Negotiator, I’m Not Rappaport, “Brothers & Sisters,” “Alias,” and “The Trials of Rosie O’Neill.”
Noah Robbins (Pinchas Pelovits) has appeared on Broadway in the 2011 revival of Arcadia and the 2009 revival of Brighton Beach Memoirs. He has appeared regionally in Milk, Alex in Wonderland, Brothers of the Knight, Dancing in the Wings, and Pearl. His film credits include Newsworthy.
Chip Zien (Vasily Korinsky) recently appeared at The Public in Into the Woods. His Broadway credits include Into the Woods, The People in the Picture, The Country Girl, Les Miserables, Falsettos, Grand Hotel, The Boys From Syracuse, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, All Over Town, and The Suicide. His select Off-Broadway credits include In Trousers, March of the Falsettos, Falsettoland, Isn’t It Romantic, A New Brain, Anonymous, An Imaginary Life, Splie, and Tuscaloosa’s Calling Me. Zien’s select film and television credits include the voice of the infamous Howard the Duck as well as The Siege; Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead; United 93; Dorothy Parker and the Vicious Circle; Grace Quigley with Katherine Hepburn; “The Caroline Rhea Show”; “Almost Perfect”; “Now and Again”; “Deadline”; “Shell Game”; Love, Sidney”; and “Reggie.”
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus