Read About Red Velvet
The players in rehearsal.
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Ira Aldridge was a 19th-century African-American actor who became a renowned interpreter of Shakespearean tragedy on the European stage. Bio
. Played by with Nathan Sandoval.
Charles Kean was an actor-manager, the son of the more successful and famous Edmund Kean. Bio
. Played by Andrew Strauss.
Pierre Laporte was a successful French theatre manager known for a radical and progressive style. Bio PDF
. Played by Galen Bonwick.
Henry Forrester (fictional): An actor “Political, self -interested, ambitious and earnest.” Played by Max Claus.
Bernard Warde (fictional): An actor “Old school, a bit lazy, opinionated and insecure.” Played by Tom Hogan.
Terence (fictional): Ira’s valet and dresser “Loyal, hard working.” Played by Gavin Lukanc.
Ellen Tree was one of the finest English actresses of her day and the wife of the actor Charles Kean, with whom she performed. Bio
. Played by Evelyn Rumsby.
Margaret Gill Aldridge was the first wife of Ira Aldridge. Bio
. Played by Mary Florek.
Betty Lovell (fictional): An actress “Self concerned, not clever but pleasant.” Played by Naomi Smith
Halina Wozniak (fictional): A Polish journalist “Bright, ambitious, frustrated with her life.” Played by Sharon Macauley.
Connie (fictional): A Jamaican servant “Older than her years and the voice of truth”. Played by Sunaya Krishnapura.