CAST DAVID WILSON BARNES* (BEN) is making his Yale Rep debut. His New York credits include The Lieutenant of Inishmore on Broadway and the Off-Broadway productions of Don’t Go Gentle (MCC Theatre, Lucille Lortel nomination); The Big Meal (Playwrights Horizons, Lucille Lortel nomination); All New People and Becky Shaw (Drama Desk nomination) at Second Stage Theatre; Lady (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); Vengeance (stageFARM); The Square (Ma Yi Theatre Company/The Public Theater); Hamlet (The Public Theater); Jail Bait (Cherry Lane Theatre); and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (La MaMa E.T.C.). London: Becky Shaw (Almeida, Evening Standard nomination). Regional: productions at Huntington Theatre Company, American Repertory Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Geva Theatre Center, City Theatre, and Long Wharf. Film and television credits: True Story, Lily & Kat, The Bourne Legacy, You Don’t Know Jack, Love and Other Drugs, Company Men, Taking Woodstock, Seducing Charlie Barker, Capote, The Knick, Halt and Catch Fire, Elementary, Blue Bloods, The Big C, Louie, A Gifted Man, 30 Rock, The Eastmans (pilot), Sex and the City, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: SVU, and Conviction. This one is for Dad and Grandma Jackie. Wish you were here.
JAMES BARRY* (PEDRO) is proud to make his Yale Rep debut. Still part of the first national tour of Million Dollar Quartet, he will trade in the drumsticks for Carl Perkins’s Les Paul guitar later this spring. James performed in all three iterations of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson in New York (both Public Theater productions and on Broadway). His other credits include the world premiere of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s Arms On Fire, Wittenberg (Chester Theatre Company); Next to Normal (Arden Theatre Company); Man Of La Mancha starring Terrence Mann (Connecticut Repertory Theatre); Sive (Irish Repertory Theatre); and numerous productions with The Berkshire Theatre Group, where his favorites include The Caretaker, A Thousand Clowns, and The Who’s Tommy. James is a Connecticut native and received his BFA in acting from UConn.
JABARI BRISPORT** (MR. CAKE, ENSEMBLE) is making his Yale Rep debut. He is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where he has been seen in The Visit, Romeo and Juliet, Vieux Carré, and Fox Play. His other credits include Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe (Classical Theatre of Harlem), Macbeth (New York Classical Theatre), Political Subversities (The PIT), and Funnyhouse of a Negro (Yale Cabaret). Jabari holds a BFA with honors from New York University.
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