December 2, 2014
For Immediate Release

James Kudelka directs Wayne Best, Wade Bogert-O’Brien, Katherine Cullen and Jean Yoon in The Prince of Homburg.

Barrie, ON….Iconic Canadian choreographer James Kudelka will make his theatre directing debut with a rarely revived classic The Prince of Homburg.

Today the casting for the production was announced. The Prince of Homburg will star Wayne Best (Stratford Festival) as the Elector and Wade Bogert-O’Brien (Shaw Festival) in the title role. They will be joined by Katherine Cullen (Outside the March) as Natalia, Jean Yoon (Soulpepper) as the Electress, Brad Hodder (Stratford Festival) as Hohenzollern, Alex Poch-Goldin (Vigil, Possible Worlds) as Dorfling and Brian Tree (The Sneeze) as Kottwitz. Rounding off the cast will be Ryan Field (Stratford Festival), Amir Haidar and Brandon Crone in a variety of roles.

Set and Lighting Design is by Nick Blais and Costumes Design is by Joe Pagnan.

Written by Heinrich von Kleist in 1809, shortly before his suicide and not performed until 1821, The Prince of Homburg follows the heroic commander of the Prussian cavalry who dreams of victory, glory and fame. But reckless disobedience during a crucial military operation leads the Prince into his greatest battle yet. His fate becomes the subject of an intricate cat-and-mouse game in which the Elector, bombarded with pleas for mercy by his generals and his niece, offers to quash the sentence if the Prince himself can prove it was unjust.

The Prince of Homburg will be held at the Park Place Theatre at the Mady, 1 Dunlop Street East in Barrie, Ontario. Preview will be on January 29, 2015, followed by two opening nights on January 30 and 31, 2015. The production will run to February 7 (Wed-Sat evenings and Saturday matinee). Tickets are $31 and $34 plus HST and Service fees. More information and tickets are available at www.tift.ca or (705) 792-1949.

For more information,
Please contact Arkady Spivak, Artistic Producer
arkady@tift.ca (705) 792-1949 ext. 22