CAST PAUL BRANTLEY (LEONARDO) is a composer, cellist, and music director. His compositions have been performed at Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival and St. Bartholomew’s and by the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas (Town Hall), Left Bank Ensemble (The Kennedy Center), Ethel (Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts), Excelsior Trombone Ensemble (Performance Today), Goliard Ensemble, Manhattan School of Music Symphony, Belladona, L’Opera du Village, and SONYC (The Kitchen). His theatre composition credits include The Swan (La MaMa E.T.C.); Our Country’s Good, The Maid’s Tragedy (Syracuse Stage); Beauty and the Beast (Syracuse Opera); and Evolution d’Amour (Nashville Ballet). Paul has performed as cellist with Trey Anastasio, recorded for Béla Fleck and James Morrison, toured with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, gigged with Chester Thompson, produced for Roy “Futureman” Wooten, conducted for David Binney, and arranged for Ethel, Todd Rundgren, and Christian Scott. Residencies include MacDowell Colony, Banff Centre, and Gabriel Fauré Conservatoire. Publishers: Oxford University Press, Bill Holab Music. Paul teaches conducting at Manhattan School of Music. paulbrantley.com
CANDY BUCKLEY* (CHARLOTTE) previously appeared in the Yale Rep production of Landscape of the Body. Her Broadway credits include Cabaret, After the Fall, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Ring Round the Moon. Off-Broadway: Shockheaded Peter, Make Me, Knives and Other Sharp Objects, Valhalla, Funnyhouse of a Negro, Wise Guys, Defying Gravity, View of the Dome, Two Noble Kinsmen, Communicating Doors, Bernarda Alba, and The Petrified Prince (Drama Desk Award nomination). Her regional theatre credits include God of Carnage, The Little Dog Laughed (Hartford TheaterWorks); Six Degrees of Separation, Travesties (Williamstown Theatre Festival); A Delicate Balance (Guthrie Theater); Doctor Cerberus (South Coast Rep); The Lady in Question (Bay Street Theatre); Scramble (Westport Country Playhouse); Silence, Cunning, Exile (Seattle Rep); Much Ado about Nothing (Alliance Theatre); Sweeney Todd (Casa Mañana); All the King’s Men (Trinity Rep and Arena Stage, Helen Hayes Award nomination). Candy spent four seasons at American Repertory Theatre, where her many appearances included Macbeth, Misalliance, The Father, and Hedda Gabler; and eleven seasons at Dallas Theater Center, where she appeared in The Cherry Orchard, The Threepenny Opera, and Lady Audley’s Secret, among others. She holds the Princess Grace Statue for Achievement in Theater. Recent film and television credits include Home, starring Marcia Gay Harden, and Gossip Girl.
REBECCA HENDERSON* (EVA) is making her Yale Rep debut. Most recently she was seen in Harold Pinter’s The Collection and A Kind of Alaska at the Atlantic Theater Company. Her other New York credits include Sheila Callaghan’s Roadkill Confidential (Clubbed Thumb); The Retributionists (Playwrights Horizons); Spin, U.S. Drag, Vengeance (stageFARM); Canary (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); Three Sisters (Nature Theater of Oklahoma); Scapin and The Misanthrope (Classic Stage Company). Regional: bobrauschenbergamerica (American Repertory Theatre). Film and television work includes CBS’s The Good Wife (recurring), Compliance, Meskada, Loss Control, Little Horses, and A Lone Star State. MFA, Columbia University.
MERRITT JANSON* (HELENA) made her Yale Rep debut in the world premiere of Notes from Underground and also appeared in the production at La Jolla Playhouse and Theatre for a New Audience, in association with Baryshnikov Arts Center. Her other theatre credits include Libby in Paradise Lost, Junia in Britannicus (IRNE nomination), and Bear Girl/ Mute Girl in The Onion Cellar (American Repertory Theatre); Chevalier in The Deception (La Jolla Playhouse, Theatre de la Jeune Lune); Viola in Twelfth Night, Desdemona in Othello (Shakespeare & Company); the title role in Eurydice (The Wilma Theater); and Emilia in The English Channel (Vineyard Playhouse). Her film credits include Mail Order Wife and Otto and Anna. A.R.T./MXAT Institute at Harvard University, MFA.
OLEK KRUPA* (VIKTOR) Theatre credits include A Bright Room Called Day, The Ballad of Soapy Smith, American Notes, My Uncle Sam (The Public Theater); Soul of a Jew, The Time of the Cuckoo (Lincoln Center Theater); The Deep Blue Sea (Roundabout Theatre Company); The Irresistible Rise of Arturo Ui, The Tower of Evil (Classic Stage Company); Division Street (Second Stage Theatre); Energumen (Soho Rep); The Yellow House (La MaMa E.T.C.); Oedipus (The Wilma Theater); Casablanca, Dracula, A Country Doctor, Hunting Cockroaches (River Arts Repertory); Figaro Gets a Divorce (La Jolla Playhouse); as well as The Master and Margarita and Beauty and the Beast in his native Poland. His extensive film and television credits include X-Men: First Class, Salt, Whatever Works, Burn After Reading, The Italian Job, Behind Enemy Lines, Home Alone 3, Miller’s Crossing, 9 ½ Weeks, Blue Bloods, Life on Mars, Deadline, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Oz, and New York Undercover. *MEMBER OF ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION, UNION OF PROFESSIONAL ACTORS AND STAGE MANAGERS.