2020 Shakespeare in the Parks Tour Cast
Mollie Murk (Juliet) With Kentucky Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus (Lavinia), as well as several KSF touring productions. At Actors Theatre of Louisville: Dracula: A Radio Play (Mina Harker), The Wolves (#8), Dracula (Mina, u/s Lucy), and Are You There? in the 44th Humana Festival. Mollie co-founded Hope Summer Repertory Theatre’s education program, and has taught for several other theatre companies across the country. Mollie is an alum of Hope College and Shakespeare & Company’s Center for Actor Training, and is a proud member of the Ring of Keys Network for Queer theatre artists.
Tony Reimonenq III (Romeo) is a recent graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. He attained his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in May 2020 and began working at Kentucky Shakespeare as an Artist Educator in August. Tony is so excited to tell the story of Romeo and show how stony limits cannot hold love out.
Georgette Kleier (Nurse/Prince/Apothecary) is very excited to join the cast of Romeo and Juliet. Previous Roles with KSF include Maria (Twelfth Night) Duchess of York (Richard III) Julia (The Two Gentlemen of Verona) Nurse (R&J) and Alice (Henry V). She is an Adjunct Professor with the IUS Theatre Department after having taught for fifteen years at The Youth Performing Arts School. She lives in New Albany with her husband, Michael, and their dog, Riley.
Abigail Bailey Maupin
Abigail Bailey Maupin (Mercutio/Lady Montague/Balthazar) has worked with Kentucky Shakespeare on a regular basis since 2014, when she played Gertrude in the Hamlet spring tour. Her last onstage visit to Verona was in the 2016 summer season productions of Two Gentlemen of Verona and Romeo and Juliet, appearing as Speed and Lady Capulet, respectively.
Gregory Maupin (Lord Capulet/Friar Lawrence/Gregory) and Abigail (his wife) are ukulele duo Rannygazoo; in 2004 they co-founded Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble. Kentucky Shakespeare appearances include: Twelfth Night (Malvolio), Much Ado (Benedick), As You Like It (Touchstone), Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Guildenstern), Taming (Petruchio), Midsummer (Bottom). With Actors Theatre: Luna Gale (Cliff), At the Vanishing Point (Martin), Our Town (Simon Stimson), Macbeth, 43 Plays for 43 Presidents.
Brittany “BeeBee” Patillo (Tybalt/Lady Capulet/Peter/Friar John) is a Louisville native, recent graduate of the University of Louisville, and current acting apprentice at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Credits include: The Green Book (Neena) and When Fishies Rain Down From the Sky (Maya) at Bunbury Theatre; Hamlet (Horatio/Rosencrantz/Player Queen) with Kentucky Shakespeare’s Spring Tour; Baltimore (Alyssa) and Eurydice (Loud Stone) at the University of Louisville, The Reviews (Imani) with Ain’t I a Woman Playfest and Baltimore (Alyssa) with the National Black Theatre Festival. She is an active volunteer in her community and serves as the reigning 2019 Kentucky Derby Festival Queen.
Shaquille Towns (Benvolio/Paris/Watch) is excited to be joining the spring tour team! Shaq is a local actor and a graduate from the American Music and Dramatic Academy in New York where he studied musical theater. Some of his credits and favorite rolls include Asagai (A Raisin In The Sun), Seaweed (Hairspray), Dauntless (Once Upon a Mattress), Prince Philippe (Snow White and the Prince) C.C. White (Dreamgirls) and Pharus Young (Choir Boy).