THE JUDAS KISS

SEASON 2019

By David Hare
Directed by Michael Michetti

In spring of 1895, Oscar Wilde was larger than life. His masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest, was a hit in the West End and he was the toast of London. Yet by summer he was serving two years in prison for gross indecency. Punished for “the love that dare not speak its name,” Wilde remained devoted to his beloved, Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas. The Judas Kiss revolves around two pivotal moments in his life: the day when, cajoled by Bosie into an ill-fated trial, he decides to stay in England and face imprisonment, and a night when, after his release two years later, the lover for whom he risked everything betrays him again. David Hare’s masterful play pulses with the ecstasy and anguish of an enamored heart.

AGE & CONTENT GUIDELINES: Please note that this production contains nudity, and is recommended for ages 17+. No children under age 13 will be admitted.

RUN TIME: 2 hours 40 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

The Judas Kiss is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.


THE CREATIVE TEAM

Scenic Designer: Se Hyun Oh
Costume Designer: Dianne K. Graebner
Lighting Designer: David Hernandez
Composer & Sound Designer: Peter Bayne
Props Designer: Courtney Lynn Dusenberry
Wig Designer: Shannon Hutchins
Accent Coach: Nike Doukas
Casting Director: Victoria Hoffman
Production Stage Manager: Karen Osborne


THE CAST

ROB NAGLE
OSCAR WILDE
Co-Artistic Director of the Antaeus Theatre Company since 2011, and company member there since 2010. Theater includes: The Pasadena Playhouse, The Road Theatre, New World Stages, Skylight Theatre Company, South Coast Repertory, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, The Troubadour Theater Company, Rogue Machine Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Mark Taper Forum, The Old Globe. Film includes: Bad SamaritanFirst LoveTo Hell and GoneMother’s DayFishing NakedBoost, New Year’s Eve. Television includes: “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Superior Donuts,” “Modern Family,” “The Librarians,” “Grey’s Anatomy.” Education: Northwestern University. Spouse: Heather Allyn. Pug: Houston. Online: robnagle.com Social: @nagdoggie

COLIN BATES
LORD ALFRED “BOSIE” DOUGLAS
THEATRE: Billy Elliot the Musical (Billy, West End, Stephen Daldry), The Effect (Off-Broadway, David Cromer), Oliver! (Artful Dodger, Cameron Macintosh National Tour), A Picture of Dorian Gray (Michael Michetti, A Noise Within), Switzerland (Tom Ripley, Geffen Playhouse). FILM: The Good Shepherd (Robert De Niro), Naked Normandy (France, Philippe Le Guay), La Prière (France, Cédric Kahn, Silver Bear Berlinale), T11 Incomplete (Suzanne Guacci), The Last Superhero (Jason Trost) TV: “Sneaky Pete” (Amazon Prime), “The Show” (Black Pills, Jan Kounen, Luc Besson), “Children’s Hospital” (Adult Swim, Ken Marino), “One Life to Live.” (ABC) TRAINING: The Juilliard School BFA, Baltimore School for the Arts, Royal Ballet. Colin was born in Pasadena and is excited to be onstage in the town where it all began…

DARIUS DE LA CRUZ
ROBERT ROSS
Darius De La Cruz’s stage work ranges from improv (RIP iO West) to stints at Rogue Machine (Bull) and The Garry Marshall Theater (Bunny Bunny). This past year he was Martin in Seminar(Pop Up Theater), Medvedenko in The Cherry Orchard(Atwater Village Theater) and Michael in Two Rooms(Wild Mountain Features production). He just cracked a dozen television credits, favorites of which include “Kidding” (Showtime), “The Comeback” (HBO), the “Criminal Minds” season 13 closer, and the “NCIS” season 15 opener. Thanks to book club, and for all the ways friends and family support.

WILL DIXON
SANDY MOFFATT
Will is an actor, from the Big Sky state of Montana, currently living and working out of Los Angeles. His theater credits include Trinculo in The Tempest, (twice) Cassio in Othello (twice) John/Earnest in The Importance of Being Earnest, doomed Antony in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, and most recently Macbeth with New York Classical Theater. His television appearances include “90210,” “Seinfeld,” “Days of Our Lives,” “Head of the Class,” “The Young and the Restless,” “Vegas,” and most recently recurred on the hit series “Scandal.” Will’s movie appearance include You’ve Got Mail, 4th Down, and I Got the Hookup, among many others. Will is also the writer and director of the short film Trailer Talk, which received the Christopher and Dana Reeve Award for Audience favorite in the 2006 Williamstown Film Festival.

MATTHEW CAMPBELL DOWLING
ARTHUR WELLESLEY
Matthew (Arthur) is delighted to be making his debut with Boston Court Pasadena. Recent film/tv credits include Huge in France (Netflix) and “The Son”(AMC). Theater credits include Hamlet (David Garrick Theatre),Ghosts(David Garrick Theatre), Macbeth (George Bernard Shaw Theatre), and As You Like It (George Bernard Shaw Theatre). He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

KURT KANAZAWA
GALILEO MASCONI
Kurt is a graduate of The Juilliard School (GD Opera) & Columbia University (BA Visual Arts). Selected credits – TV: “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Provaci ancora Prof!” (RAI1), “ISINGBEIJING” (CCTV). Theatre: Philip Kan-Gotanda’s Sisters Matsumoto(LATW, dir. Tim Dang), Alice Tuan’s Cocks Crow (Ojai Playwrights Conference, dir. Braden Abraham), Hamlet Q Jones (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, TOP 30 SHOW-The Scotsman), reader for Ojai Playwrights Conference Reading Committee; opera: The Rape of Lucretia (NYTimes, Opera News). LA native (half-Japanese and half-Filipino) speaks fluent Italian, French, Japanese. THANK YOU Jeanne, Jessica, Michael, Victoria, Black Box, friends, family! www.kurtkanazawa.com

MARA KLEIN
PHOEBE CANE
Mara is beyond thrilled to make her Boston Court Pasadena debut! Recent LA theater credits include: the west coast premiere of What Happened When and the world premiere of Blueberry Toast at the Echo Theater Company, Marina in Pericles (Porters of Hellsgate), Unbound (IAMA) and Classics Redux (Antaeus). TV: Most notably, she plays Young Valerie in “Casual” on HULUwith additional credits on “Startup” (CRACKLE), “Young & Hungry” (FREEFORM)“Fresh off the Boat” and “Suburgatory” (ABC). Mara is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama, and also studied at RADA in London. More at: www.aboutmara.com

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ILLUMINATIONS

Sun, Feb 24: Pre-show discussion on theme
Fri, Mar 1: Post-show discussion on acting
Thu, Mar 7: Post-show discussion on design
Sat, Mar 9: Post-show discussion on directing
Thu, Mar 14: Post-show discussion on acting
Sun, Mar 17: Post-show discussion on theme
Pre-show discussions begin 45 minutes prior to curtain; post-show discussions begin immediately after the performance.

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