The Madness of George III

April 13

June 12, 2011

in CST's Courtyard Theater

by Alan Bennett
directed by Penny Metropulos

Penny Metropulos


Penny Metropulos returns to Chicago Shakespeare, where her credits include The Madness of George III (Jeff Award) and The Two Gentleman of Verona. She has spent twenty seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where she also served as associate artistic director for twelve years. Representative credits at OSF include: Henry IV Part 1, The Philanderer, Lorca in a Green Dress (world premiere), The Tempest, The Night of the Iguana, The Good Person of Szechuan, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Death of a Salesman, Cabaret Verboten and The Merry Wives of Windsor. She has also directed for Denver Center Theatre Company, Portland Center Stage, Arena Stage, Syracuse Stage, Guthrie Theater, The Acting Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Intiman Theatre and the Arizona Theatre Company. Ms. Metropulos began her professional career as a singer and actress. She has worked extensively with theater outreach and education, and has been a guest teacher for numerous MFA programs through­out the country. As a writer she co-adapted The Three Musketeers, a musical version of The Comedy of Errors, and a new musical based on William Saroyan’s Tracy’s Tiger—all premiered at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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