This fall, Elyse joins the casts of The Lusty Adventures of Tom Jones and Coriolanus at Pacific Repertory Theatre in Carmel, CA.
Based on the 1963 Academy Award for Best Picture-winning film, directed by Ken Kelleher, and performed in the historic outdoor Forest Theater, Jon Jory’s The Lusty Adventures of Tom Jones is a rollicking and naughty adaptation of Henry Fielding’s ribald classic Tom Jones. Abandoned as a child to the care of Squire Allworthy, Tom Jones is now all grown up and launched into the bewildering romantic world. He falls madly in love with the virtuous Sophia Western -- but Sophia's father is determined to keep the two apart.
In his pursuit of true love, the well-intentioned Tom finds himself the object of female attention and romantic complication. But will these misadventures permanently jeopardize his chances with Sophia? Tom Jones is a bawdy and rollicking comedy for the stage that will have the audience in stitches.
Also directed by Kelleher and performed in the intimate Circle Theatre, Shakespeare’s Coriolanus continues PacRep’s exploration of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a reimagined timely political piece surrounding class politics and the nature of patriotism.
Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to power yet he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. Now he must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie in a new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor widens every day.
Tom Jones opens September 28, 2018 and runs through October 14, 2018. Coriolanus opens October 19, 2018 and runs through November 4, 2018. For more information, visit PacRep’s website, here.