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When newlyweds, old friends, actors, a bitter older sister, an Italian cook, and a cross-dressed Albanian carpenter celebrate a wedding together in an Umbrian farmhouse, everything goes delightfully awry. Co-written by leading American playwright Charles Mee and renowned Renaissance scholar Stephen Greenblatt, Cardenio is a romantic romp that has audiences roaring with laughter. A thoroughly modern comedy about love, marriage, family, and friendship filled with singing, dancing, and countless winks at the Bard, this hilarious farce is the perfect way to welcome in spring. It’s the dessert of the A.R.T.’s 2007-08 season!

Produced in association with the The Public Theater, New York.

Major Production Sponsors
Rebecca Gold Milikowsky
Ted and Mary Wendell

Director’s Sponsor
Sarah Hancock

Production Sponsor
Charles and Merrill Gottesman

The World Premiere of Cardenio has been made possible by:
The Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award
American Express
The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The National Endowment for the Arts


Will Thomas Kelley
Anselmo Mickey Solis
Camila Sarah Baskin
Sally Liz Wilson
Edmund Nathan Keepers
Doris Maria Elena Ramirez
Susanna Leenya Rideout
Luisa Karen MacDonald
Alfred Will LeBow
Melchiore Thomas Derrah
Simonetta Rebecca Luttio
Rudi Remo Airaldi
scenic design Annie Smart
costume design Christal Weatherly
lighting design James Ingalls
sound design David Remedios