Martin and Rabe also among thesps to play Shakespeare in park

Al Pacino, Jesse L. Martin, Lily Rabe and Ruben Santiago-Hudson are among the initial thesps joining the acting company of the Bard double-bill that makes up the 2010 season of Shakespeare in the Park.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Modern Family”) and Max Wright (“Twelfth Night”) are also on the list of thesps who will appear in both “The Merchant of Venice” (helmed by Daniel Sullivan) and “The Winter’s Tale” (directed by Michael Greif). The two shows will play a rotating performance sked.

In “Merchant,” Pacino will play Shylock, which he previously appeared in a 2004 movie version of the story.

Further casting for the shows, running in rep June 9-Aug. 1, remains to be announced.

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