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Commonwealth Shakespeare Company announces 2016 slate

From left: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company board chair Dave Friedman, Boston chief of arts and culture Julie Burros, Babson College president Kerry Healey, Mayor Marty Walsh, and founding artistic director Steven Maler.
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From left: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company board chair Dave Friedman, Boston chief of arts and culture Julie Burros, Babson College president Kerry Healey, Mayor Marty Walsh, and founding artistic director Steven Maler.
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The man who played Oberyn Martell on “Game of Thrones” is coming to town next spring for a performance with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. Pedro Pascal, who’s also on the Netflix show “Narcos” and played Horatio in the CSC’s 2005 production of “Hamlet,” will appear as Dr. Miranda in “Death and the Maiden,” which will be read live in April as part of the company’s Theater in the Rough series. Founding artistic director Steven Maler announced the CSC’s 2016 program at City Hall Monday. The lineup also includes “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” which is next summer’s Shakespeare on the Common production; “Othello,” which will be performed in March as part of the company’s Shakespeare and Leadership series; and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” which will be performed for schools and community groups in May by CSC2, the group of young professional actors who train with the CSC. Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s annual gala will be April 16 at the Mandarin.

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