Announcing the Cast of The Invention of Love
Keith Paxton, who played Cyrano's "Christian," will play A.E. Housman's young friend Chamberlain as well as his professorial rival, Postgate. Michael Miller who played Iago and Deguiche will play master of Balliol Prof. Jowett and the controversial journalist, Labouchere. Austin Shakespeare regular, David Boss will play aesthetician Walter Pater, as well as the famous writer Frank Harris. After playing both Dukes in last summer's As You Like It, Reginald Brown will return as Rector Pattison, Oxford university classical scholar. Austin Shakespeare veteran Robert Stevens will bring to life the pre-eminent art critic John Ruskin. Alison Stebbins, last seen in Cyrano, will return to the Rollins stage as Housman's sister Katharine. And Brian Coughlin, last seen with Austin Shakespeare as Touchstone in As You Like It" will play Oscar Wilde.
New to the company are visiting Equity guest artists Andre Martin from California's Independent Shakespeare Co and Philip Goodwin, who played "George" at Zach's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" as the young and older A.E.Housman. Housman's friends include Equity actors new to Austin: Nick Stevenson, who recently played in "Orange is the New Black" and Erik Mathew who has played on both stage and screen, will play Houseman's unrequited love, Moses Jackson.
Also new to Austin Shakespeare are Chase Brewer who wowed audiences in Zach's "Frog and Toad" as Charon, David Beau Paul, seen most recently in Different Stages "Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" and young Cal Ussery.
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As a Resident Company of the Long Center, Austin Shakespeare will perform Invention at the Long Center Rollin's Studio Theatre 8 pm Thurs-Sat and 3 pm Sunday from Feb. 19-March 8 with a low priced preview on Wed Feb. 18.