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2008-09 Season

NEW WORKS, NEW VOICES

Brush Up Your Shakespeare: A CabaretBRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE: A CABARET

Compiled by Bill Motyka

Directed by David Hugo

Post Theatre Company
Little Theatre Mainstage
September 5-7 at 3 p.m.

Assistant Director Holly Sansom
Stage Manager Caitlin Halat
Costume Design Anthony Paul-Cavaretta
Scenic Design Bill Motyka
Lighting Design Bill Motyka
Sound Design Gabriel Vargas

CAST

Chanel Bosh
April Evans
Joslyn Jensen
Clint Johnson
Dov Rubenstein
Emily Rudolph
Robbie Tann
Jackie Walsh

A re-mounting of Spring 2008’s unique Suzuki-infused approach to traditional cabaret and Shakespeare—freshly revisited.

2008 VIRGIL J. LEE NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

A series of staged readings of works by new playwrights, performed in repertory over two weekends. All of the playwrights will be involved in the rehearsal process and development of the readings.

New Play Fest - I Am MontanaI Am Montana

By Sam Hunter

Directed by Sarah Rasmussen

Assistant Director Ryan Casey
Stage Manager Mike Weinman
Dramaturg Thomas Michilidias

CAST

Eben Robbie Tann
Tommy Ariel Bethany
Dirk David Webster
Valumart Valupig Clint Johnson

Four young men and a mascot (the Value-Mart Pig) deal with their sexuality and capitalist tendencies on a corporate (WalMart-esque) road trip through Montana. “The basic attempt of the play is to examine violence and fanaticism in the American context." –SH

September 26 at 7 p.m., September 28 at 3 p.m., October 3 at 7 p.m., & October 5 at 3 p.m.

New Play Fest - ForgettingForgetting

By Trista Baldwin

Directed by Richard Crawford

Assistant Director Alex Runnels
Stage Manager Christina Cerbone
Dramaturg Cait York

CAST

Narrator Hanayu Hiroto
Foley Elise Diaz
Nigel Dunkley
Leah Evans
Blood Kiara McCarthy
Bone Joslyn Jensen
Ash April Evans
Boy Michael Coyne

Blood, Bone and Ash have lost their brothers and weave through a city on the brink of violence. An exercise in hysteria for 3 women, 1 man and 2 airplanes.

September 26 at 9 p.m., September 27 at 8 p.m., October 3 at 9 p.m. & October 4 at 8 p.m.

2008 Virgil J. Lee New Play FestivalWallflower

By Deborah Stein

Directed by Shana Gold

Assistant Director Holly Sansom
Dramaturg Holly Sansom

CAST

Narrator Molly Lisenco
Milenia Chanel Bosh
Juliana Melissa Ramon
Damon Matt Wray

A young woman accidentally starts a revolution by posting angry videos on the internet. When her cause is taken up by an actual group of activists, she is accused of being a terrorist and leading a rebellion against the government.

September 27 at 3 p.m., September 28 at 8 p.m., October 4 at 3 p.m., & October 5 at 8 p.m.

All Shows: Little Theatre Mainstage
September 26-28 & October 3-5, 2008
Fridays at 7 & 9 p.m. and Saturdays & Sundays at 3 & 8 p.m.

Green GirlGREEN GIRL

By Sarah Hammond

Directed by Wendy McClellan

Post Theatre Company
Little Theatre Mainstage
November 14-16 & 18-23 at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 3 p.m.

Assistant Director Amy LeBlanc
Stage Manager Caitlin Halat
Assistant Stage Manager Sarah Crawford
Dramaturg Michael Coyne
Costume Design Caitlin Johnson
Scenic Design Bill Motyka
Assistant Scenic Design Kristin Pizzurro
Sound Design Darren Aitken

CAST

Elizabeth Slaughter Megan Sayles
Bales Slaughter Jackie Walsh
Rachel Slaughter Jenn Rubino
Maddie Slaughter Emily Rudolph
Jacob Chestnutt Dov Rubenstein
Chickenscratch Robbie Tann

A magic gift connects two generations of sisters in the dark backwoods of the Congaree Swamp. Visions of Afghanistan dance on their television today, while in the past America's Civil War marches right through the living room. Still in high school, besieged by difficult ghosts and more difficult boys, a girl with green hands has to master the gift left to her by her ancestors.

IMPROV

Directed by Ryan Karels

Post Theatre Company
Rifle Range Theatre
December 4-7 at 8 p.m.

Assistant Director Joslyn Jensen
Stage Manager Christina Cerbone

CAST

Jen Badalato
Samantha Blecher
Alice Camarota
Ryan Casey
Brittany Fusco
Michael Giarratani
Alicia jagrup
Emma Keller
Chris Kwozko
Eric Leinung
Molly Lisenco
Thomas Michilidias
Jessica Page
Melody Pike
Cait York

A select group of students will work intensively over several weeks in a unique rehearsal process that will allow the group to develop improv skills, perfect the art of spontaneity and work as a true ensemble.

The BalconyTHE BALCONY

By Jean Genet

Directed by Alex Runnels

Post Theatre Company
Rifle Range Theatre
February 13-15, 2009 at 8 p.m., except Sunday at 3 p.m.

Dramaturg Holly Sansom
Choreography/Vocal/Movement Coach Melissa Ramon
Costume Design Katherine E. Sulenski
Makeup & Mask April Evans
Scenic Design Ariel Bethany
Lighting Design Jessie May Laumann
Musical Direction/Sound Design Joslyn Jensen

CAST

Carmen Melissa Ramon
Envoy Michael Giarratani
Chief of Police Robbie Tann
Irma Christina Ward
Roger Ariel Bethany
Thief/Chantal/Slave April Evans
Rosine/Blood (1st Photographer)/Mark Chanel Bosh
Arthur/Sperm (2nd Photographer)/Wounded Man Ryan Casey
Elaine/Tears(3rd Photographer)/Luke Jessie May Laumann
Bishop/Georgette Joslyn Jensen
Judge/Louis Katherine E. Sulenski
General/Armand Holly Sansom
Tramp/Luc/Beggar Elise Diaz

Inside The Grand Balcony Hotel, Madame Irma serves “supper” to prominent clients. This house of illusions is actually a brothel, and “supper” is really glorious sexual fantasies to be simulated. Madame Irma furnishes the props, costumes and ladies. Outside the brothel, a revolution is turning bloody as the heads of the monarchy are being overthrown and killed in the streets. As the rebels move closer to the brothel, stray bullets and explosions force them to costume themselves and make a highly publicized appearance as the heads of the monarchy, leaving the audience to question whether they are inside a brothel, or a theatre. The class of 2009 has combined 8 thesis projects to approach this production as both actors and the production/design team. The aim of the project is to create a performance based on an existing text, using only actors. Consequently, all choices will be made from the actor’s point of view.

The Roaring GirleTHE ROARING GIRLE

By Alice Tuan

Directed by Dyana Kimball

Post Theatre Company
Little Theatre Mainstage
February 27-28, March 1 and March 3-8 at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 3 p.m.

Assistant Director Jackie Walsh
Scenic Design Bill Motyka
Lighting Design Niklas Anderson
Sound Design Rob Garner
Dramaturg Christina Cerbone
Costume Design Anthony Paul-Cavaretta

CAST

Moll Cutpurse Jen Rubino
Sir Alexander Wengrave Clint Johnson
Sebastian Wengrave Matt Wray
Mary Fitzallard Kiara Mc Carthy
Puudence Gaiilpot/Sir Davey Dapper Megan Sayles
Rosamond Openwork Alice Camorata
Mr. Galliput/Lavendaria David Webster
Mr. Openwork/Lord Nolan Dov Rubenstein
Ralph Trapdoor Thomas Michilidias
Thadeus Laxton Mike Coyne

ENSEMBLE

Leah Evans
Hanayu Hiroto
Nana Kim
Chris Kwozko
Amy Le Blanc
Molly Lisenco
Annie Mc Guire
Cait York

The original Roaring Girle centers around an early 17th Century cross-dresser named Moll Cutpurse, a.k.a. "governess of the underworld." Tuan has transformed this play into a relevant contemporary political satire, where Moll is a playwright-heroine who refuses to buckle under to a regime where business interests have subverted free speech.

UNBRIDLED: THE 2009 FIRST YEAR SHOWCASE

Directed by Valerie Clayman Pye

Assistant Director Ryan Casey
Stage Manager Sarah Crawford
Assistant Stage Manager Ryan Roethel

CAST

Classyass

By Caleen Sinnette Jennings

Ama Adam Newborn
Big B Jamie King
Miles Travis Mayo

Connections

By Jane Martin

Janice Anny Jules
Trey Zach Corrigan

Favorite Lady

By Leanna Renee Hieber

Frankie Emily Edwards
Cyndi Kristin Cooke
Lisa Nadine Fetner

Just One Night

By Kim Levin

Kate Courtney Maurice
Margaret Jessica Noel Mottice
Liz Norma Ramos
Dave Mike Greco

Men’s Intuition

By Itamar Moses

Wendell Philip Martinez
Eric Mike Greco

The New New

By Kelly Stuart

Bradley Ravi Johnson
Craig Adam Newborn
Marcy Wokie Massaquo
Jenny Dana Jesberger
Naomi Brittany Black

Pancakes

By Peter Morris

Sam Ryan Hudak
Buddy Travis Mayo