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By Brian Friel
Directed by DREW BARR
Featuring TACT company members:
NORA CHESTER, CYNTHIA DARLOW, JUSTINE SALATA
with guest artistis:
KATI BRAZDA, JAMES RIORDAN & CAMERON SCOGGINS
In the repressive climate of 1960s Ireland two couples, one young and one past their prime, struggle to navigate human intimacy in this darkly humorous and poetic story of love and loss.
at The BECKETT THEATRE - THEATRE ROW
410 West 42nd Street, NYC
SEPTEMBER 18 THROUGH OCTOBER 20, 2012
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday & Saturday at 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm
*Special Wednesday matinee, October 17th at 2:00pm
Set design by: BRETT J. BANAKIS
Lighting design by: MARY LOUISE GEIGER+
Costume design by: KIM KRUMM SORENSON
Sound design by: DANIEL KRUGER
Props by: LAUREN MADDEN
PSM: MICHAEL FRIEDLANDER+
ASM: ALEX MARK
Wardrode Supervisor: KATE HULTGREN
Assistant Lighting Designer: GERTJAN HOUBEN
Casting by KELLY GILLESPIE
Press by RICHARD HILLMAN
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KATI BRAZDA (Woman/Hannah) TACT: Debut. Broadway: A Moon For The Misbegotten (u/s Josie). Off-Broadway: Our Town (Barrow Street Theatre); Trying (Promenade Theater). Regional: Our Town (The Broad Stage); On Golden Pond (Geva Theatre); The Beauty Queen Of Leenane and A Moon For The Misbegotten (Palm Beach Dramaworks); Captiva (Zoetic Stage); Twelfth Night (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Fest.) Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Dallas Theater Center); Enemies, A Love Story (Wilma Theater); Bluish (Alliance Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing (Nebraska Shakespeare Fest.). Chicago: Trying (Victory Gardens Theater) The Story, The Death Of Bessie Smith and Finding The Sun (Goodman Theater); The Secret Rapture and Top Girls (Remy Bumppo); The Misanthrop (Next Theater); as well as Lookingglass Theatre; About Face; Collaboraction; Court Theater; Famous Door; Defiant Theater. Recipient: Joseph Jefferson Award nomination, Joseph Jefferson Citations, After Dark Award, and the Sarah Siddons Chicago’s Leading Lady Award.
NORA CHESTER (Mrs. Wilson) TACT: Company member since 1997/98. 50 productions, most recently Semi-Monde. Off Broadway : The Eccentricities of a Nightingale; The Sea; The Triangle Factory Fire Project (TACT). Off Off Broadway: numerous productions include The Abingdon Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, The Direct Theatre, and New Dramatists. Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Alliance, Alley Theatre, The Asolo, The Attic Theare, Delaware Theatre Company, GeVa, Long Wharf, McCarter, Syracuse Stage, Stage West, and twenty-one summer seasons at The Monomoy Theatre on Cape Cod. As a director, her work has been seen at The Alaska Rep, The Attic Theatre,The Monomoy and with TACT. She has made several appearances with Project Shaw here in NYC and has been a guest artist/teacher at Ohio University, and The Hartt School, University of Hartford.
CYNTHIA DARLOW (Cissy) TACT: Company Member since 1997/98. 25 productions, most recently The Late Christopher Bean., Broadway: Billy Elliot; Accent on Youth; Old Acquaintance; Rabbit Hole; Taller Than a Dwarf ; Present Laughter; Sex and Longing; Prelude to a Kiss; Rumors; and the original production of Grease! Off- Broadway: The Eccentricities of a Nightingale; Home; The Runner Stumbles; Sin: A Cardinal Deposed; Juno and the Paycock; Cider House Rules; June Moon; Death Defying Acts; Mere Mortals; Sister Mary Ignatius…. Many regional theatres including the American Repertory Theatre ( founding member). Television : The Sopranos; Six Degrees; Soul Man; Law and Order; Criminal Intent; Special Victims Unit; and Square One T.V. for the Children’s Television Workshop ( five seasons as a series regular).Film credits include: The Savages; 25th Hour; The Thomas Crown Affair; Garden State. Ms. Darlow is a narrator of many audio books, most notably the “Murder She Wrote” series for the BBC. Member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA
JAMES RIORDAN (Man/Andrew) TACT: Debut. Broadway: Jeruslaem, The Elephant Man, Dance Of Death Noises Off. Off-Broadway: The Countess (Samuel Beckett and Lambs);. Christie In Love ( by Howard Brenton- US Premiere Circle Lab); Our Leading Lady (MTC). Regional Theaters: The Cleveland Play House, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Arena Stage, Wilma Theater, Philadelphia Theater Company, Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse, Actors Theater of Louisville and others. Film: The Hoax (directed by Lasse Hallstrom); Choose. Television: White Collar, Damages, Dark Horse (directed by Roland Emmerich); As The World Turn;, Gossip Girl; All My Children; Law & Order; Law & Order Criminal Intent.
JUSTINE SALATA (Mag) TACT: Company Member since 2011/12. 4 productions, most recently, Kibitzer. New York: As You Like It (NYSF, dir. Daniel Sullivan), The Importance of Being Earnest (Julii Theatre Company), Ghosts (Extant Arts Company, dir. Sophie Hunter); Richard III (New York Classical Theatre); Back to Methuselah (Project Shaw). University Theatre: Hamlet, The Seagull, The Crucible, An Ideal Husband, She Stoops to Conquer, Arcadia, The Real Thing, Wit. Film: Drown (Left Lane Films LLC); The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (Dir. Ned Benson). Television: Curb Your Enthusiasm; Royal Pains. Education: BA, Indiana University, Bloomington's Department of Theatre and Drama. www.justinesalata.com
CAMERON SCOGGINS (Joe) TACT: Debut. Off-Broadway: The Big Meal (Playwrights Horizons). TV/Film: The Good Wife; MTV's I Just Want My Pants Back; The Happy Sad (directed by Rodney Evans). Training: The Juilliard School; Founding member of EPBB theatre collective; Published Singer-Songwriter. Thanks to Family and Friends for all their support.
DREW BARR (Director) TACT: Adjunct Company Member since 2010/11. 5 productions, most recently Roly Poly. New York: War Horse (Lincoln Center Theater Associate/Resident Director); Greedy; The Typographer’s Dream (Clubbed Thumb); Hitting the Wall (Summer Play Festival). Regional: Over 30 productions at theaters including Great Lakes Theater Festival, Portland Stage Company, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Boise Contemporary Theater. University: Nickel and Dimed (Juilliard); Two Gentlemen of Verona (SUNY Purchase); Hay Fever; Mrs. Warren’s Profession (NYU’s Graduate Acting Program); The Taming of the Shrew (PATP/University of Delaware); The Country Wife (University of Washington PTTP).
BRETT J. BANAKIS (Scenic Design) TACT: Children, and Three Men On A Horse. Recent: Titus Andronicus (Public), Edith; A Class Act (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Midsummer... (Projections—CSC), The Little Death, Vol. 1 (Ontological). Awards: The Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase Of Opera America For A Production Concept Of Philip Glass’s Hydrogen Jukebox. Brett Was Also Selected As A “Young Designer To Watch” By Livedesign Magazine. Associate Design: Rigoletto (Met Opera), Hands On A Hard Body, Bengal Tiger At The Baghdad Zoo (Broadway). Assistant Design: How To Succeed..., American Idiot, Follies, Ragtime, And On A Clear Day... (Broadway). Education: M.F.A., Design for Stage and Film, NYU.
MARY LOUISE GEIGER (Lighting Design) TACT: Adjunct Company Member since 2003/04. 22 productions, most recently Semi Monde. Broadway: The Constant Wife (American Airlines Theatre). New York: Three Men On A Horse, Incident At Vichy, The Runner Stumbles, The Sea, Home, The Triangle Factory Fire Project (TACT, Beckett Theatre); The Mornini Strad, Olive And The Bitter Herbs (Primary Stages); Les Carillons (NYCB); The New York Idea (Atlantic Theatre Company); Kindness, The Blue Door, The Busy World Is Hushed (Playwrights Horizons); Finn (Skirball Center), Mabou Mines’ Dollhouse (St. Ann’s); Red Beads (Mabou Mines); Violet Fire (Bam Next Wave Festival). Regional Theatres: ACT Theatre, Alley Theatre, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Asolo Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, GeVa Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Papermill Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Portland Stage Company, Virginia Stage Company, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Mark Taper Forum, Pioneer Theatre, Playmakers Repertory Company, LA Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra. Training: Yale School of Drama. Faculty: NYU Tisch School of the Arts
KIM KRUMM SORENSON (Costume Design) TACT: Debut. Great Lakes Theater/Idaho Shakespeare Festival: The Mousetrap; Othello; The Seagull; The Crucible; Love’s Labor’s Lost; Measure for Measure; The Taming of the Shrew; Julius Caesar; The Tempest; The Importance of Being Earnest; Much Ado About Nothing; Tartuffe. Idaho Shakespeare Festival: King Lear; The Spitfire Grill; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; The Merchant of Venice; The Merry Wives of Windsor; As You Like It; A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Playmaker’s Repertory Theater: Frozen; Copenhagen; Dinner With Friends; Violet; Three Penny Opera. Boise Contemporary Theater: Souvenir; Stones in His Pockets. Intiman: Servant of Two Masters. Hartford Stage Company: Loot; Servant of Two Masters. Juilliard Opera: L’Incoronazion di Poppea; Don Giovanni; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Mother of Us All; The Marriage of Figaro; The Tenderland. Juilliard Drama: The Seagull; Julius Caesar; As You Like It; Joe Turner’s Come and Gone; Nickel and Dimed; American Clock; Translations. Guthrie Theatre; Indiana Repertory Theatre; Portland Stage Company; George Street Playhouse; Walnut Street Theatre; Coconut Grove Playhouse; The Acting Company. MFA Southern Methodist University.
DANIEL KLUGER (Sound Design) TACT: The Cocktail Party (Co-Sound Designer). New York: The Common Pursuit (Roundabout), A Supposedly Fun Thing... after David Foster Wallace (Daniel Fish), Tribes (Barrow Street Theatre), A Map of Virtue (13P), Lidless (Page73), There Are No More Big Secrets (Rattlestick), The Temperamentals (Daryl Roth), Enjoy! (The Play Company), Jailbait (Cherry Lane), On the Levee (LCT3 - Conductor, Pianist), Dov & Ali (The Playwrights Realm), The Americans, The Greeks (Juilliard). REGIONAL: Pig Iron Theatre Company, People's Light & Theatre, The Arden Theatre Company, Virginia Stage Company, Two River Theatre Company, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, American Players Theatre, Great Lakes Theater Festival. www.danielkluger.com
LAUREN MADDEN (Prop Design) TACT: Lost in Yonkers; Children; Three Men on a Horse. Currently works as a scenic and craft artist for Prop and Spoon, a prop fabrication and rental shop in New Jersey. KELLY GILLESPIE (Casting) TACT: Casting Director. Kelly is also the Casting Associate at Manhattan Theatre Club. MTC Projects include Spirit Control, Collected Stories, That Face, Equivocation, The Royal Family, To Be Or Not To Be, From Up Here and Come Back, Little Sheba. Prior to MTC, as the Casting Associate at McCorkle Casting, she worked on The Lieutenant Of Inishmore (Broadway & Atlantic Theatre Company), the independent film War Eagle, and the series 3 LBS for CBS. Other casting credits, include Photograph 51 for E.S.T. (currently running); The Zero Hour, Monstrosity (13P), the 2007 season for the Dorset Theatre Festival, and six seasons for off-Broadway’s Keen Company, including the Drama Desk honored revivals of The Dining Room, Outward Bound, and Pullman Car Hiawatha, and the world premiere of Michael Murphy’s The Conscientious Objector. Education: University of Michigan.
MICHAEL FRIEDLANDER (Production Stage Manager): TACT: Adjunct Company Member since 2011/12. 6 productions, most recently Semi-Monde and Lost in Yonkers. Recent credits include: Broadway Bares 22: Happy Endings (BC/EFA); The Visit (Actors Fund/Vineyard). Off and Off-Off Broadway: Tail! Spin! (NYC Fringe); Color Blind (NYMF 2012 Reading); Jukebox Jackie (La Mama); The Runner Stumbles (Bleeker Company); Accidentally Like A Martyr (Other Side Productions); Children (TACT). Surflight Theatre: Same Time, Next Year; The Odd Couple: The Female Version, Grease, and Rent. In addition, numerous events for the Actor’s Fund, Vineyard Theatre, and Dramatist's Guild. Michael would like to thank his friends and family for supporting him in such a rewarding career.
ALEX MARK (Assistant Stage Manager) TACT: Debut. Broadway: The Columnist, Good People (MTC). Off- and Off-Off Broadway: Canon in D Minor, Missionary Position (NY Fringe); Evolution (Cherry Lane); Eightythree Down (Hard Sparks); Territories, Lovesong of the Electric Bear, Plevna/Gary the Thief, The Europeans (PTP/NYC); MilkMilkLemonade (APAC). Regional: God of Carnage (Mile Square); Find and Sign, 42nd Street, Our Town, Twelve Angry Men, A Christmas Story, Is He Dead?, A Chorus Line (Pioneer Theatre Company); two summers with the Peterborough Players. BA, Middlebury College.
CATHY BENCIVENGA (General Manager) TACT: General Manager since 2004/05. Selected other GM/Producing Credits: A Weird Bar in London (Old Vic New Voices T.S. Eliot Exchange); Seeing Stars (NYMF); Around the World in 24 Hours 2008 & 2009, Decomposition, WHICH DIRECTION HOME? (The Internationalists); Tejas Verdes (THALATTA!), The Actor’s Nightmare & Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, The 10th Annual Black Box New Play Festival,Six Degrees of Separation (The Gallery Players). Associate Producer: Take Me Out (The Gallery Players), Word and Thought (Cameo Productions with The Austiner Ensemble, World Premiere). Cathy also serves as the Managing Director of The Internationalists.
SCOTT ALAN EVANS (Executive Producer) TACT: Co-Artistic & Executive Director. Since 1993, TACT has unearthed and Evans has produced and/or directed over 100 forgotten or neglected scripts, bringing many back to the cannon of plays produced. Off-Broadway: Home; The Sea; The Runner Stumbles; Incident at Vichy; The Cocktail Party; and most recently Children by A.R. Gurney. Member: SDC; Dramatist Guild.
TACT/THE ACTORS COMPANY THEATRE (Scott Alan Evans, Cynthia Harris, Jenn Thompson - Co-Artistic Directors) celebrates language, the actor, and the spoken word. Founded by a group of professional actors in 1992, TACT is dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely performed plays of literary merit with a focus on creating theatre from its essence: the text and the actor’s ability to bring it to life. For more information about our company please visit our website: www.tactnyc.org