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Meet the Cast of The Winter's Tale! Spotlight on Thomas Daniels (Autolycus)

Thomas Daniels is our Autolycus - a clever, tricky rogue who only ever does good by accident. In this role, Thomas talks more than any other actor directly to the audience, and provides the show's musical element while we're in Bohemia.

With any luck, he'll have you laughing, clapping, and singing along through The Winter's Tale's second act.

Read on and get to know Thomas!

What's your favorite thing about your hometown?

Despite my being "technically" from Northern Virginia, my current favorite thing is that the Washington Capitals won their first Stanley Cup!

What does your ideal Saturday look like?

Sleep in til noon, rehearse a play for 3 hours, go do something athletic, and cap it off with a late-night session of grilling, drinking, board games and playing music.

What's your favorite role you've played, Shakespeare or otherwise?

I had the opportunity last summer to play Romeo and I felt very proud of the production and my performance. Garry in Noises Off is a close second.

What excites you about The Winter's Tale?

All the music!

Featuring a mad king, an exit pursued by a bear, and three of Shakespeare's strongest female characters, The Winter's Tale is a lesser-known, lesser-told story that gives us both tragedy and comedy, love and loss, winter and spring.

The Winter's Tale performs July 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7pm and July 29 at 5pm at the Alchemical Theatre Laboratory. Tickets may be purchased in advance here.

About Classics on the Rocks:

Shakespeare doesn't have to be complicated and it's our mission at Classics on the Rocks to make classical theatre accessible, exciting, palatable, and fun for everyone - whether you're brand new to Shakespeare or have read the canon cover to cover.

At Classics on the Rocks, we believe that just as whiskey doesn't need anything more than rocks to tame it's bite. Shakespeare doesn't need fancy concepts, modernizations, frilly costumes, or big sets to make it relatable. All you need are talented actors who trust the text and tell the story. It's classics served simply on the rocks.

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