Tug Of War: Foreign Fire

Edward III, Henry V, Henry VI, Part 1

May 11

June 12, 2016

at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

by William Shakespeare
adapted and directed by Barbara Gaines

Karen Aldridge

Countess of Salisbury / Westmoreland / Jamy / Alice / Chorus / Alanson / Lucy / Margaret

Ms. Aldridge returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where her credits include: Tug of War: Foreign Fire, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Isabelle in Edward II, Princess of France in Love's Labor's Lost and the international tour of Le Costume, directed by Peter Brook. Other Chicago credits include: Trinity River Plays (Jeff Award nomination-Best Actress), The Ballad of Emmett Till, The Cook, Proof (Jeff Award nomination Best Actress, Goodman Theatre); The Qualms, Clybourne Park, Man from Nebraska (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Seagull (Writers Theatre); Far Away and In the Blood (Jeff Award nomination-Best Actress, Next Theatre). Ms. Aldridge originated the role of Mrs. Phelps in Matilda The Musical on Broadway. Regional credits include productions with: Alabama Shakespeare Festival, American Conservatory Theater, Magic Theatre, Aurora Theatre Company and Marin Theatre Company. Television credits include: Boss (STARZ!), Unforgettable (CBS), Blue Bloods (CBS), Chicago Fire (NBC), Chicago Med (NBC) and the upcoming Netflix series The Get Down (produced and directed by Baz Luhrmann). She received her MFA from The Theatre School at DePaul University.

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