The Hidden Room is honored to present Rose Rage, Edward Hall & Roger Warren’s thrilling adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry VI triology, cut down into an epic two-part event. We are the first company anywhere in the world not directly associated with Propeller to have the opportunity to tackle this working of Shakespeare’s earliest historical masterpiece.
Rose Rage also marks the inauguration of our Foreign Actor Exchange Program. Three actors from the UK will be rehearsing with our Austin actors via Skype, then will travel to Texas to complete our international team for the production. Actors currently scheduled to join us have studied at LAMDA and RADA, and performed with Actors from the London Stage, the Royal Exchange, Glasgow Citizens, and the National, and been seen on the BBC. We are very proud to welcome them inside the Hidden Room.
Rose Rage was honored to be listed in the number one position in Robert Faires’ “Top Ten Theatrical Wonders os 2012” in the Austin Chronicle. The production also took away “Outstanding Production of a Drama,” “Outstanding Cast,” “Outstanding Fight Choreography,” and “Outstanding Director of a Drama,” awards as well as nominations for “Outstanding Costume Design,” and “Outstanding Musical Score” by the B. Iden Payne Awards.
Rose Rage was supported in part by our friends at the Creative Fund and the Austin Creative Alliance.
King Henry VI – Ryan Crowder Margaret of Anjou, later Henry’s queen – Brock England Henry VI’s Uncles: Duke Humphrey of Gloucester, Lord Protector during Henry’s minority – Robert Matney Cardinal Beaufort, bishop of Winchester – Dennis Bailey* Duke of Exeter – Todd Kassens Duke of Somerset – James Callás Ball Earl of Suffolk – Nathan Jerkins Sir Humphrey Stafford – Ryan Hamilton Lord Saye – Robert Deike Lord Clifford – Casey Weed Young Clifford, his son – Judd Farris Basset, supporter of Somerset – Laurence Pears
Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York – Matt Radford His Sons: Edward – Laurence Pears George – Ryan Hamilton Richard – Joseph Garlock York’s Allies: Earl of Warwick – Rommel Sulit Vernon – Ryan Hamilton
Lord Talbot, English General – Robert Deike John Talbot, his son – Joseph Garlock General of Paris – Casey Weed
Jack Cade, leader of the rebellion – Laurence Pears Dick the Butcher, rebel – Joseph Garlock Smith the Weaver – Dennis Bailey* Emmanuel, Clerk of Chatham – Robert Matney Rebels, Soldiers, Posts, Attendants – James Callás Ball, Travis Bedard, Robert Deike, Judd Farris, Todd Kassens, Alex McDonald-Villarreal, Matt Radford, Rommel Sulit, Noah Voelker * appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity
King Henry VI – Ryan Crowder Queen Margaret – Brock England Prince Edward – Nathan Jerkins Duke of Exeter, the King’s Uncle – Todd Kassens Lord Clifford – Judd Farris
Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York – Matt Radford Edward, later King Edward IV – Laurence Pears George, later Duke of Clarence – Ryan Hamilton Richard, later Duke of Gloucester – Joseph Garlock Edmund, Earl of Rutland – Alex McDonald-Villarreal Lady Elizabeth Grey,later Edward IV’s queen – James Callás Ball Lord Rivers, her brother – Robert Matney Earl of Warwick – Rommel Sulit
A Son, that has killed his father – Alex McDonald-Villarreal A Father, that has killed his son – Dennis Bailey* Rebels, Posts, Soldiers, Attendants – Travis Bedard, Robert Deike, Judd Farris, Todd Kassens, Noah Voelker, Casey Weed
King Louis XI – Matt Radford Lady Bona, his sister – Ryan Crowder
Master of Play – Beth Burns Assistant Master of Play, Head Dramaturge – Liz Fisher Master of Stage – Stephanie Delk Assistant Master of Stage,Program Design – Emily Rankin Masters of Music – Jennifer Davis & Howard Burkett Masters of Dress (Costume Design and Creation) – the Baron’s Men, as led by Dawn Allee, Pam Martin, & Cherie Weed Master of Set – Ia Ensterä Master of Combat – Toby Minor Fight Captain – Joseph Garlock Master of Gore – Devyn Ray Master of Technology – Robert Matney Master of Broadcast – Lowell Bartholomee Master of Research – Paul Menzer Master of House – Bernadette Nason Assistant Dramaturge, Production Assistant – Noah Voelker Wardrobe – Hannah Haide & Christina Peppas Poster Design – Jenny Jemison Photographer – Kristen Wrzesniewski Musicians: Howard Burkett, Jennifer Davis, Rachel Kail, Barbara Manson,Cesar Osorio, Laurence Pears,Alejandro Rodriguez, Katy Thompson
…thoroughly brilliant…."-Spike Gillespie, Spike Speaks
Rose Rage is theatre for everyone. I implore you to pay a visit to the Hidden Room. It’ll melt your face off."-Jillian Owens, Austin Chronicle
Epic."-Cate Blouke, Austin American-Statesman
It was a sublime piece of staging. We’re very lucky to have seen it…"-Michael Meigs, Austin Live Theatre