Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fifteen months to wait

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is all about planning ahead. OSF announced its 2010 season in March, and this week comes a bit of excellent casting news: Dan Donohue will play the title role in Hamlet next season in Ashland.

Donohue is fabulous. Religious readers of the Weisenheimer will recall that the Whitman College alum won the Best Actor Wisey award for 2008 for his portrayal of Iago in Othello at OSF last season. He was also amazing as Caliban in The Tempest and Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet in 2007. Donohue played Scar in The Lion King on Broadway last year.

Sadly, it doesn't appear that Donohue will grace the Ashland stage this season, so we have 15 months to wait to see him as the melancholy Dane (presuming our typical September visit to the festival.)

1 comment:

Sweetie the Official Scorer said...

Religious readers? What about us devout secularists??? :-) Anyway, wonder what Dan's been up to while he's away from OSF. Looks like he just finished a stint as guest artist at Asolo Repertory Theatre in Florida. Wonder what he's going to be doing the rest of the year.