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Charlie is currently associate director on the Merry Wives of Windsor at the Folger Theatre in DC.

 

 

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CHARLIE MARIE MCGRATH

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PORTFOLIO

The Taming of the Shrew

The roles of Christopher Sly and Katherine were combined to create Corporal Cait, a disorderly, jaded soldier ordered onstage to help the ladies of the Foxhole Circuit Troop perform Shakespeare's classic for soldiers on the Italian frontlines in 1916.  Forced into the performers'antics, the war's atmosphere falls away, and Cait learns that life is worth living.

 

Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare was presented at Northwestern University in October 2010.

 

Charlie also directed the promo video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsW0JKmgfN0

I Hate Hamlet

Set in John Barrymore's old apartment in New York City -  the author's real-life home at the time - the play follows successful television actor Andrew Rally as he struggles with taking on the dream role of Hamlet, dealing with a girlfriend who is keeping a firm grip on her chastity, and playing host to the ghost of John Barrymore, who, dressed for his favorite role, Hamlet, has come back to earth for the sole purpose of convincing Rally to play the part.  But when a Hollywood friend shows up offering Andrew a  role in a television pilot, with a potentially large salary and fame, Andrew is forced to choose between Shakespeare, whom his girlfriend loves, or television, where he is loved by millions.

 

'I Hate Hamlet' by Paul Rudnick was presented at Northwestern University in May 2010.

Photos Courtesy Joey deBettencourt

All's Well That Ends Well

Performed in the classic period style,  All's Well That Ends Well was produced by Northwestern Univeristy's classical student-run theatre company in 2006.  It was part of the yearly outdoor festival, Shakespeare at the Rock.