Lesley Currier

Jeff Wiesen – From Pine Valley to Forest Meadows

Published in Mainstage Plays

Actor Jeff Wiesen returns home to work with Marin Shakespeare and prepares the role of a lifetime What did professional actor and Marin native, Jeff Wiesen do for his summer vacation? He came home to Marin County to play the role of Cassio in Marin Shakespeare Company’s production of Othello – and prepare for his…

Cassidy Brown as Iago – Playing Against Type

Published in Blog, Mainstage Plays

Cassidy Brown, starring as Iago in Marin Shakespeare’s Othello, brings his comedic skills to one of Shakespeare’s more complex, cunning characters Known for his comedic roles in a variety of Bay Area stage productions, Cassidy Brown is playing “against type” in his leading role as Iago in the Marin Shakespeare Company production of “Othello.” “There…

Love, Loss, and Desire in Twelfth Night

Published in From Dramaturg Cathleen Sheehan, Mainstage Plays

By Cathleen Sheehan Twelfth Night or What You Will presents a duality of loss and love embodied in the pairing of characters—twins as well as lovers. Comedy, as a genre, moves from a place of disorder to order—a community that is off-kilter moves toward social stability embodied in the uniting of a married couple. “The…