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Streamed play readings!

Visit Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's facebook page to access streamed readings of Angela's plays in "The Edwin Booth Plays" cycle. First play streams Wednesday, April 22nd at 7pm CST!

"Iannone's intelligent, sharp-witted and sophisticated play keeps the audience both attentive and smiling with touches of keen humor--a class act in every sense."


Angela is a familiar face to Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago audiences as an actor. Her Edwin Booth Plays have been produced at TITAN Theater (NYC), The Players (NYC, home of Edwin Booth) and workshops at Door Shakespeare, Forward Theatre Company New Play Reading Series, The Center for Excellence in Classical Theatre, Next Act Theatre's "Shakesfest" and Second Act NewWorks Festival. Ms. Iannone is a Joseph Jefferson Award Winner (Jefferson was a friend of Edwin Booth!), a four time "Best of Milwaukee" Best Actress Award Winner, a Broadway World Best Actress Award Winner, a Queen's Kudos Award Winner, a Footlights Award Winner, a 2014 Lunt/Fontanne Fellow, a 2015 Lunt/Fontanne Olympia Dukakis Fellow, a UW Whitewater Creative Acheivement Award Winner, a Milwaukee Rep Associate Artist, and recently returned from her residency as an Artist-in-Residence/Research Fellow at The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC.

The Edwin Booth Plays

A series of plays celebrating the life and work of America's greatest classical actor. Brisk, exciting, and fascinating, each play in the series can be performed by itself if desired.

It is 1858, and young Edwin Booth, on the brink of celebrity and success, arrives at the Boston Museum Theatre with his company to prepare for his engagement of shows. When his leading lady falls ill, he and his company must replace her, and the only actress available is Edwin's former fiancee, the headstrong Mary Devlin.

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It is 1870, and Edwin Booth is now the owner/manager of his own splendid theatre, The Booth Theatre in New York City. He is preparing for his third season, and planning to open with a lavish MacBeth, co-starring his friend Lawrence Barrett. His second wife, Mary McVicker Booth, is expecting their first child, and Edwin struggles with the role of MacBeth, the madness descending on his wife, and the jealous machinations of his Banquo, Lawrence Barrett.

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It is 1879, and Edwin Booth is preparing for his opening at the McVicker Theatre in Chicago in the title role of Richard II. He is plagued in his preparations by the ghost of his younger brother, John Wilkes, and the ghost of his beloved first wife Mary Devlin and nearly destroyed by his current wife, Mary McVicker Booth, who is descending into madness. Beset with fits of panic and grief, he takes refuge at the theatre, until a strange young man interrupts him, and sets in motion an event that will either ​change him or destroy him.

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In 1881, English superstar Henry Irving comes up against the star power and personal charm of American Shakespearean Edwin Booth during an extraordinary London production of Othello in which the two have agreed to switch off the roles of Othello and Iago. Is it a rehearsal or are the clashes too real? Stage manager Bram Stoker and leading lady Ellen Terry are caught in the conflict between these two powerful performers.

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The Prince

In 1886, Edwin Booth teams up with Italian Shakespearean Tomasso Salvini for a bi-lingual production of Othello. The Italian “Prince of the Stage” speaks only Italian, and the American “Prince of Players” speaks only English. How will they work together to create a production that uses both languages, and can they deal with questions of understanding, tradition, creative exploration, and performance across cultural lines? 19th century trail blazers Mrs. DP Bowers, Lewis Morrison, and Alex Salvini eagerly leap at the chance to participate in this unusual and moving collaboration.

This play is currently in development. More info soon!

The Cibber Version

All four of the Booth brothers are preparing for a production of Richard III to star young Edwin as Richard, and teenaged John as Richmond. Youngest brother Joe is to make his stage debut as Tressel in the popular, un-Shakespearean Colley Cibber version of the play, and oldest brother June is to stage the fighting. The Holliday Theatre in Baltimore will be the first to see Edwin’s lush, intricate staging of this version, if he can get his hot-headed brother John to fight safely, and Joe to learn his lines. Two members of the Baltimore company are used to playing the young men, pants-wearing young women!

This play is currently in development. More info soon!