Wednesday, June 22, 2011

CSI: New York's Robert Joy to Star in Theatre by the Bay's The Tempest July 1 - 16

From a media release:

Theatre by the Bay announces its production of
The Tempest
Starring acclaimed actor Robert Joy of "CSI: New York"
Preview July 1, opens July 2 to 16, 2011


June 22,  2011 - Theatre by the Bay has announced that its upcoming production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest, will be performed at the Georgian Theatre in Georgian College, 1 Georgian Drive in Barrie. The production will open on July 2 and run to July 16 with a preview on July 1 only.

The Tempest stars acclaimed stage, film and television actor Robert Joy (six seasons of CBS's "CSI: New York," Land of the Dead, Desperately Seeking Susan) as Prospero, with his real life daughter Ruby Joy (CBC-TV's "Republic of Doyle") playing Prospero's daughter Miranda.

Shakespeare's The Tempest tells the story of the deposed Duke Prospero and his daughter Miranda who are stranded on an island full of spirits and mysticism. Through his magical powers, Prospero conjures a storm to bring the men that conspired against him to the island. Once they arrive, the conspiracies, betrayals and deceit begin as Prospero attempts to return his family to power. Romance, comedy and action abound in this classic Shakespeare play.

The play also stars Jennifer Toulmin (Anne of Green Gables at the Charlottetown Festival, Mamma Mia! touring production) as Ariel, Ryan Hollyman (Andromache for Necessary Angel/Luminato, The Mill parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 for theatrefront/Young Centre) as Caliban, Caden Douglas (CanStage's The Rocky Horror Show, Mirvish Productions' Mamma Mia!) as Ferdinand, Michael Rawley (The Lion King Toronto and touring productions, The Taming of the Shrew for Theatre by the Bay) as Alonso, Sheldon Davis (Leading Ladies for Victoria Playhouse Petrolia, Honk! For Globe Theatre) as Antonio, Richard Alan Campbell (Obsidian Theatre's Ruined, VideoCabaret's The Great War) as Sebastian, John Dolan (Dora winner for Oliver Twist, over 20 productions at Stratford Festival) as Gonzalo, Scott Hurst (Peter Pan and King of Thieves at Stratford Festival) as Trinculo, Kristian Bruun (Evil Dead the Musical at Diesel Playhouse, Soulpepper's Hamlet) as Stephano and Alex Dault (Theatre by the Bay's As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing) as the boatswain.

Robert Joy currently stars as Dr. Sid Hammerback in "CSI: New York." He has also made notable appearances in the films Desperately Seeking Susan, Atlantic City, Land of the Dead, Ragtime, Radio Days and the Canadian film Ticket to Heaven, as well as in television series such as "Medium," "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Boston Legal," "Without a Trace," "Star Trek: Voyager" and "Law and Order." A member of the Newfoundland comedy group CODCO for four years, his stage appearances include Peter in Toronto and New York productions with Eli Wallach of The Diary of Anne Frank (for which he was named one of the New Faces of the Theatre Season by the New York Times), Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet at the La Jolla Playhouse (for which he won a Drama League Award), Huck Finn in the world premiere of Big River (Cambridge's American Repertory Theatre) and the title role in the Broadway comedy The Nerd.

Artistic Producer Larissa Mair and Nick Baillie founded Theatre by the Bay, Barrie's first Shakespeare Company, in 2002 to bring high-quality professional theatre productions to Barrie and area at affordable prices.

Theatre by the Bay presents William Shakespeare's The Tempest, starring Robert Joy as Prospero.
Directed by Brett Christopher.
Composer and musical direction by Jonathan Monro.
Stage managed by Lindsay McIntosh.
Previews from July 1, Opens July 2 and runs to July 16, 2011
At the Georgian Theatre, 1 Georgian Drive, Barrie, Ontario. Sponsored by TD.

• Mon to Sat at 8pm; Matinees Wed at 2pm.
• Tickets: $25 Adults, $23 students/seniors, $21 for groups of 10 or more.
• There is an additional 2pm matinee on Monday, July 11 with proceeds going to the Actors' Equity Fund.
• Mon July 11, 2pm matinee is PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN.
Box Office: 705-735-9243. 
• More info at www.theatrebythebay.com

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