Richard III (drunk)

May 25 - June 2 at 7:30

Pay-What-You-Can Thurs May 24 at 7:30

at the Tenth Street Theatre

 628 N 10th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233

Schedule of Designated Drunks

 May 24 - Bryant Mason

May 25 - Sean Duncan

May 26 - Maggie Arndt

May 27 - Dylan Sladky

May 28 - Ian Tully

May 31- Amber Regan

June 1 - Samantha Martinson

June 2 - Ian Tully

Creative team

Director  - Katie Merriman 

Assistant Director - Michael Glavan


IAN TULLY - Richard 


Ian Tully is alacritous to return for his second show with Bard and Bourbon, having previously antagonized Henry V (drunk!) this winter as the French Prince and Pistol. A recent graduate of Knox College, where he performed the role of Richard III sober. Tully has also worked with Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre as the Bastard (King John) and Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet). He'd like to thank Koppa's Fulbeli Deli and the Underground Collabrative, as well as his friends and family for their dilligent and loving support in seasons of glory and of discontent. 

 SEAN DUNCAN - Buckingham/Murderer 1/Mistress Shore


Richard III marks Sean’s first show with Bard and Bourbon. Recent acting credits include; Harvey Korman THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW (Timber Mill Theatre, LLC), Alvin Tatlock THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURE OF ALVIN TATLOCK (Oconomowoc Arts Center), Bob Cratchit A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Children’s Theater of Madison). Primarily a Milwaukee based actor, Sean has been performing professionally for five years now.

AMBER REGAN - Catesby/Duchess of York/Murderer 2/Rivers 


Earlier this season, as one of the Merry Wives, Amber first performed with Bard and Bourbon and is so excited to be back for this show. A huge thank you to her family for figuring out how to make all of the crazy schedules work so she can do this. 


MAGGIE ARNDT - Elizabeth/Ely/Richmond


This is Maggie's first production (hopefully not the last) with Bard and Bourbon.  This also marks her first time back on the stage in nearly ten years, when she did a staged reading of Othello with Milwaukee Shakespeare while 8 months pregnant.  Some productions include Pulp (lead) (Cleveland Public Theater), Aphrodisiac (Monica Lewinsky) (Theater Ninjas, Cleveland Playhouse), Julius X (Karamu Theater, Cleveland), Macbeth (Lady Macbeth) (Cleveland Shakespeare Festival), Much Ado about Nothing (Beatrice) (Weathervane Playhouse), Cymbeline (Imogen understudy, and Guiderius) (Milwaukee Shakespeare, and Cleveland Shakespeare Festival).  Thanks to Katie and the cast and crew for their support and welcoming her back to the theater with "fair comfort and encouragement".  Also a big thanks to my husband Sean and my kids for supporting me in everything.  I love you!


SAMANTHA MARTINSON - Stanley/York/Brackenbury 


This is Samantha's third production with Bard & Bourbon, and she has enjoyed every shot. She is the Education Associate with Milwaukee Chamber Theater, where she assistant produces the Young Playwrights Festival. Samantha spent her previous summer "Up North" as the Managing Producer of Door Shakespeare. Currently she oversees a grant focused on empathy with the Zoological Society of Milwaukee. Performance and production work in Milwaukee includes: First Stage, Windfall Theater, Splinter Group, Pink Banana, Cooperative Performance Milwaukee, World Stage, and Milwaukee Youth Theater. Much love to her family and Mary. Favorite drink no matter the season? Jalapeno Paloma. A little spicy and a little sweet.


BRYANT MASON - Clarence/Hastings/Norfolk/Sir Christopher


Milwaukee: Bard & Bourbon (Macbeth). New York: New York Classical, Intar, The Ohio, Summer Play Festival, The Lark, Rattlestick, 59E59, Mile Square, Theatre for the New City. Regional: Denver Center, Yale Rep, Dallas Theatre Center, Seattle Rep, Geva, Round House, Trinidad Theatre Workshop, Asolo Rep, Texas Shakespeare, Creede Rep, Theatre IV, Fenix Theatre Company. MFA, FSU/Asolo Conservatory. BA, University of Dallas. 


MAURA ATWOOD - Prince/Dorset/Queen Margaret/Tyrell


Maura Atwood is thrilled to be working with Bard and Bourbon for the first time. She was most recently Susan in Company with The Box Theatre Company and various characters in The Hiding Place with Acacia Theatre. Much love to everyone. "And all my fortunes at Thy foot I'll lay, and follow Thee my Lord throughout the world.

 DYLAN SLADKY - Edward/Anne/Ratcliff/Grey


Dylan K. Sladky is absolutely thrilled to be back on stage after focusing on directing for the last ten years. Dylan serves as the Artistic Administrator for Milwaukee Rep and was a Directing Intern for the 2009/10 season. Favorite directing credits include: Twelfth Night (Bard & Bourbon), Eurydice (Village Playhouse), This Property is Condemned and Angels in America: Perestroika (Cornish College of the Arts). Much love and many overdue thanks to friends, family, and every dog he has ever met.

About Us

Bard & Bourbon is dedicated to performing beautiful, fully staged productions of classical works with a touch of irreverence.  Each production features small non-traditional casts playing multiple parts while getting one actor very drunk over the course of the show.

Bard & Bourbon strongly encourages responsible drinking! Our actors get drunk on a rotating schedule to ensure time to recover, have the rest of the cast watching out for them, and NEVER drive afterwards.  If you are planning on drinking with us, please take similar steps to ensure a safe and fun night of indulgence.