Ray Huth is another Classics on the Rocks returning favorite - he played our rogue sailor Antonio in last summer's Twelfth Night.
In The Winter's Tale, he plays Florizel, a prince-in-disguise with a heart of gold and perhaps a bit of an awkward streak. Florizel may not always have a plan, but like most characters in this play, he fights for what he loves.
Ray is an outdoorsman transplanted in NYC - read on and get to know him a bit!
What's your favorite thing about your hometown?
The plethora of mountain hiking trails.
What does your ideal Saturday look like?
An afternoon of woodworking and reading.
What's your favorite role you've played, Shakespeare or otherwise?
Guiderius from Cymbeline.
What excites you about The Winter's Tale?
Working on a Shakespeare show that I haven't had the opportunity to work on before.
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.