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Marie Antoinette

The Cast

FRED ARSENAULTFRED ARSENAULT (JOSEPH/MR. SAUCE)

is making his Yale Rep debut. He appeared on Broadway in The Royal Family (Manhattan Theatre Club) and Born Yesterday. Off-Broadway credits include Henry V (The Guthrie Theater/The Acting Company) and Blue Man Group. Regional and international: The Spy (The Guthrie Theater); The Book Club Play (Arena Stage); Travesties (McCarter Theatre); Twelfth Night, She Stoops to Conquer, Measure for Measure (The American Shakespeare Center); Billy Bishop Goes to War (Virginia Stage); The Blackamoor Angel (Bard Summerscape); Playboy of the Western World (Hangar Theatre); and Pericles (The Continuum Company in Florence, Italy). Film and Television: Shadows & Lies, The Good Wife, Person of Interest, and Law & Order: SVU. Training: MFA from the NYU/Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program, where he was awarded the Baryshnikov Fellowship.

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HANNAH CABELLHANNAH CABELL (YOLANDE DE POLIGNAC/MRS. SAUCE)

previously appeared at Yale Rep in Rinne Groff’s Compulsion (also at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and The Public Theater; Bay Area Critics Circle Award nomination). Her New York theatre credits include the recent Broadway production of A Man for All Seasons (Roundabout Theatre Company); David Adjmi’s 3C (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); Zero Hour, Mark Smith (13P); Pumpgirl (Manhattan Theatre Club); Jane Eyre (The Acting Company); Millicent Scowlworthy (Summer Play Festival); Gentleman Caller (Clubbed Thumb); and Things I Found on Craigslist (Theater for a New City). Regional and international: As You Like It (Continuum Company, Florence); Sarah Ruhl’s new version of Three Sisters (Cincinnati Playhouse); Lewis Black’s Slight Hitch (New York Stage and Film); the world premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room, or the vibrator play (Berkeley Rep, BACCA nomination); Sedition and Mary’s Wedding (Westport Country Playhouse). Her television and interactive media credits include Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Homefront, and Grand Theft Auto. MFA, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program. She is a recent recipient of the Annenberg Fellowship for the Arts.

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DAVID GREENSPANDAVID GREENSPAN (SHEEP)

Yale Rep debut. Credits include Melancholy Play, Orlando (dir. Rebecca Taichman), The Metal Children, Cornbury, and Beebo Brinker Chronicles, two performance OBIES: one for Some Men and Faust, one for The Boys in the Band and performances in his own plays, Dead Mother at The Public Theater, She Stoops to Comedy (OBIE) and Go Back to Where You Are at Playwrights Horizons; The Argument with Target margin Theater (OBIE); The Myopia with The Foundry Theatre; Jonas with Transport Group; and with Stephin Merritt Coraline at MCC Theater. He performed a solo rendition of Barry Conner’s 1925 play The Patsy with Transport Group and Gertrude Stein’s lecture Plays with The Foundry. Guggenheim Fellowship, Alpert Award and an OBIE for Sustained Achievement.

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MARIN IRELANDMARIN IRELAND (MARIE ANTOINETTE)

is making her Yale Rep debut. Broadway: reasons to be pretty (Theatre World Award, Tony nomination), After Miss Julie. Off-Broadway: In the Wake (The Public Theater), Three Sisters (classic Stage company), A Lie of the Mind (new Group), Blasted (Soho Rep), Cyclone (Studio Dante, OBIE Award), Maple and Vine (Playwrights Horizons), The Beebo Brinker Chronicles (4th Street, 37 Arts), The Ruby Sunrise (The Public), The Harlequin Studies (Signature Theatre company), Fighting Words (Underwood Theater), Savannah Bay (Classic Stage company), Far Away and Nocturne (both at New York Theatre Workshop). Also: Royal Court’s American tour of 4.48 Psychosis and the Wooster Group/Royal shakespeare Company co-production of Troilus and Cressida. Regional work includes Mauritius (Huntington Theatre), Heartbreak House (Goodman Theatre), Uncle Vanya (Lake Lucille), and As You Like It (Commonwealth shakespeare). TV/Film: Untitled Goldwyn/LaGravenese Pilot (Amc), Homeland, The Killing, the Law & Order trifecta, Mildred Pierce (HBO), The Good Wife, I Am Legend, The Understudy, The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, 28 Hotel Rooms, Hope Springs, Sparrows Dance, and others.

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VIN KNIGHTVIN KNIGHT (ROYALIST)

is making his Yale Rep debut. A member of Elevator Repair Service, he has appeared in the U.S. and internationally in its productions of Gatz, The Select (The Sun Also Rises), The Sound and the Fury, and No Great Society. Other New York credits include The Temperamentals (Barrow Group), over two dozen productions with the adobe theater company, and performances at Clubbed Thumb, Andhow!, Soho Rep, HERE, New Georges, and Theatreworks/USA. His film and television credits include Robot Stories, Dumped!, Love God, and Louie. He is a graduate of Yale College.

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JO LAMPERTJO LAMPERT (MARIE’S COTERIE)

is making her Yale Rep debut. New York credits include Murder Ballad (workshop, Manhattan Theatre Club); Fun Home (workshop, The Public Theater); Mercutio in The Last Goodbye (Joe’s Pub, The Wild Project); Dance, Dance Revolution directed by Alex Timbers (Ohio Theatre); Aphrodite in The Daughters (Joe’s Pub); and Hamlet, which she co-composed with Adam Cochran (Galapagos Art Space). Her regional credits include Prometheus Bound (American Repertory Theater); The Last Goodbye (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Raindogs, directed by Andrew MacBean (Bay Street Theater); and The Daughters, directed by Mark Brokaw (Yale Institute for Music Theatre). Film and television credits include Terry Richardson’s Last Hours, directed by Charlotte Robert, and Bjork’s music video, Declare Independence, directed by Michel Gondry. Education: BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts (Playwrights Horizons Theater School/ Experimental Theater Workshop).

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POLLY LEEPOLLY LEE (THERESE DE LAMBALLE)

is making her Yale Rep debut. Her New York credits include Nightlands (New Georges); How I Fell In Love (Abingdon Theatre); Roadkill Confidential, One Thing I Like to Say Is, Demon Baby (Clubbed Thumb); Lenin’s Embalmers, Close Ties (Ensemble Studio Theatre); Graceland (LCT3); Slag Heap (Cherry Lane Theatre); Abigail’s Party (u/s performed, The New Group); and Water (HERE Arts Center). Regional credits include productions at La Jolla Playhouse, Humana Festival, Passage Theatre, O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Gloucester Stage Company, McCarter Theatre, Wilma Theater, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Studio Arena, and more. Film: Day Zero, First Look International. Miss Lee has narrated many audiobooks, is a member of EST, Rising Phoenix Rep, Actors’ Equity Association, and is an affiliated artist of Clubbed Thumb. She is a recipient of New Dramatists’ Charles Bowden Award.

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STEVEN RATTAZZISTEVEN RATTAZZI (LOUIS XVI)

is making his Yale Rep debut. His New York credits include David Adjmi’s Stunning (Lincoln Center’s LCT3); Galileo with F. Murray Abraham, The Tempest with Mandy Patinkin, Age of Iron directed by Brian Kulick, Therese Raquin directed by David Esbjornson (Classic Stage Company); The Tempest, Dinner Party directed by David Herskovits (Target Margin); Spy Garbo, New Islands Archipelago directed by Paul Zimet (3LD); Taylor Mac’s Walk Across America for Mother Earth (La MaMa E.T.C.); Henry V with Liev Schrieber (The Public Theater); Painted Snake on a Painted Chair (OBIE Award, Talking Band); McGurk (Elevator Repair Service); The Fourth Sister directed Lisa Peterson (Vineyard Theatre); and Richard Foreman’s Samuel’s Major Problems (Ontological Theater at St. Mark’s). Regional: The Lovesong of J. Robert Oppenheimer, directed by Mark Wing-Davey (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park) and Maurice Sendak’s Really Rosie. TV: Dr. Orpheus on The Venture Brothers.

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JAKE SILBERMANNJAKE SILBERMANN (AXEL FERSEN)

is making his Yale Rep debut. His Off-Broadway credits include David Adjmi’s 3C (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater) and Dracula, alongside George Hearn (The Little Shubert Theatre). Regional theatre credits include the world premieres of Phaedra Backwards (McCarter Theatre) and Derby Day (Camisade Theatre Company). His television credits include As the World Turns (created the role of Noah Mayer), The Good Wife, Gossip Girl, and Guiding Light. He wrote and co-produced the award-winning short film Stuffer. A native New Yorker, he is a graduate of Syracuse University.

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TEALE SPERLINGTEALE SPERLING (MARIE’S COTERIE)

is making her Yale Rep debut. Her New York credits include The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, URANUS by Superhero Clubhouse (Dixon Place), and TheBCam/Macbeth (Inertia Productions). Her film and television credits include Elf Man, Sesame Street, and My Gimpy Life. She is the writer and producer of The Congo Project, an online celebrity interviews series for Angelika Film Center NYC, and the upcoming short film Small World. She is a graduate of the Rutgers University BFA acting program through which she studied for a year at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.

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RICHARD RUIZBRIAN WILES (GUARD)

made his Yale Rep debut last season in Three Sisters. His other stage credits include Our Town, Camp Monster (Williamstown Theatre Festival); elijah and Small Prophecies (Local Theater Company, Boulder). His television credits include Home Court and As the World Turns. Brian recently received his MFA in acting from Yale School of Drama, where his credits include Iachimo in Cymbeline, Elijah in Michael Mitnick’s elijah, and Jane Heimlich in Jake Jeppson’s Miss Heimlich.

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ASHTON WOERZASHTON WOERZ (THE DAUPHIN)

is thrilled to make his Yale Repertory Theatre debut. He appeared on Broadway in Priscilla Queen of the Desert (original cast). Other credits include the workshop of Big Fish—A Musical of Epic Proportions and the National Tour of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. He has also appeared in various PBS, ABC, and NBC TV shows and pilots. Ashton loves traveling to NYc regularly for fun and lessons. When not performing he loves roller coasters and Legos.

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