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Director: Jennifer Engler Cast JANELLE LUTZ*........................................................................................................CHRISTINE EVANS Place/Time: The Pre-Primary Admissions office at Edgely Preparatory Academy, an elite private school in Manhattan/Present Day, Late October Application Pending runs without an intermission

The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited. Please refrain from texting. Cell phones must be turned off during the performance. Food & drink are not allowed in the theatre. Stage Manager/Prop Design Megan Beddingfield* Set Design Clare Floyd DeVries Production Assistant Khira Hailey** Sound Design David H.M. Lambert Lighting Design John Leach

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Performance Rights for Application Pending are handled exclusively by Steele Spring Stage Rights, www.stagerights. com. Application Pending was originally produced Off-Broadway by Application Pending LLC, Randi Zuckerberg, Drew Desky, and Dana M. Lerner. Originally directed by Andy Sandberg. Original music for the “Edgley school Song” provided by Ben Green.

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ANNUAL CONTRIBUTORS Michael Newberry Larry Oberg Jerry & Maria Ostand Jan Penland Terry & Cindy Petrick Laurie & John R. Poling Steven Pounders George & Darlene Prochaska Penny & Stuart Reichert Roger & Lynda Rice Una Ronne Sherwin Rubin Judy Rye Peter & Amy Sabol Terry & Susan Schedeler Michael Schneiderman Punch Shaw & Julia Hedden Walter & Linda Shaw Curtis & Meg Shideler Alan Shorter Harry & Martha Siegel Hy Siegel Linda Siy Dan & Carol Smith Phillip Sorrell Keoni & Judith Spencer Stuart Smith Pat & Carol Stanford John & Lynne Stanley Gregg & Tina Stewart Marvin Sulak Craig & Carolyn Swann Jane & Dan Sykes Suzanne Thomas John Tittl Dennis & Tish Trojak Bob Urban & Stella Norman Brad Vetter Bruce & Sandra Wanger Sharon & Andy Ward Beverly Watkins Joseph & Nancy Webb Bruce H. Weiner Heidi Wermuth Susan Ann West Dale Wheeler Barbara Williams Mary Williams Mary M. Williams Dennis & Jeannie Wolfe Earl & Phyllis Worley Jerry Wright John & Kay Yount UNDERSTUDY Anonymous

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GREG EDWARDS (Playwright) wrote the scripts for Application Pending and Craving for Travel (Off-Broadway, co-written with Andy Sandberg), lyrics for Neurosis: A New Musical (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, SALT Award for Best New Musical), and book and lyrics for Taking the Plunge (NYMF, Samuel French OOB Festival) and Evelyn Shaffer and the Chance of a Lifetime (Samuel French OOB Festival). He has collaborated with Marvin Hamlisch (White House Governors’ Dinner, Mr. Hamlisch’s holiday tour) and Arthur Laurents (Love Affair). Greg’s essays are published in Avidly (Los Angeles Review of Books) and McSweeney’s, and his game Jessica Plunkenstein and the Dusseldorf Conspiracy (NYT “Best Adventure Game of the Year”) was published by PC Gamer UK. Honors and approximations thereof include the BMI Harrington Award, Fred Ebb Award (two-time finalist), and Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship (top-12 semifinalist). Greg graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Yale, belongs to the BMI Workshop, and can be stalked most effectively at ANDY SANDBERG (Playwright) is a writer, director, actor, and Tony Award-winning producer. He has written the scripts for Application Pending and Craving for Travel (coauthored with Greg Edwards), and he directed their world premieres Off-Broadway. Application Pending received the BroadwayWorld Award for Best Off-Broadway Play and a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Solo Show. Other directing credits include the world premieres of Operation Epsilon (Four IRNE Awards, including Best Play, Best Director), Shida (AUDELCO nominations, Best Director and Best Musical; Ars Nova / A.R.T.) The Last Smoker in America (Westside Theatre), Zelda at the Oasis (St. Luke’s), R.R.R.E.D. and Bernice Bobs Her Mullet (NYMF). He has been represented on Broadway as a producer of HAIR (2009 Tony Award; also London’s West End), The Best Man (2012 Tony nomination), and The Realistic Joneses. Also as producer: A Perfect Future (Cherry Lane); Paradise Found (Menier Chocolate Factory, London; dir. Hal Prince/Susan Stroman); Pageant (Drama Desk nomination - Best Revival), and Vigil (DR2). B.A. Yale University. / @Andy_Sandberg



JENNIFER ENGLER (Director)  has appeared at  Circle Theatre  as an actor in productions of:  Hope and Gravity,  Miracle on South Division Street,  Marvin’s Room, and  Picasso at the Lapin Agile.  She is thrilled to be returning to Circle Theatre as a Director having last directed According to Goldman by Bruce Graham.  Jennifer is an associate professor at Texas Christian University, where she teaches various levels of acting, auditioning, movement, and dance.  Mrs. Engler has directed productions of The Crowd You’re in With, A Chorus Line, Assassins, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Seussical the Musical, Noises Off, Anatomy of Gray, Brighton Beach Memoires, Spelling Bee, and A Day in Hollywood /  A Night in the Ukraine  for Theatre TCU.    She is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographer’s Society, a certified yoga instructor, and is trained in Laban. She received a BFA degree in Theatre from  Emporia State University and an  MFA in Acting from Michigan State University.


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JANELLE LUTZ (Christine Evans) Work at Circle Theatre: This is Janelle’s first production at Circle! Work at Other Theatres: Uptown Players: End of the Rainbow; OMG Productions (Walnut Creek, CA): End of the Rainbow; Theatre Too: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Brick Road Theatre: Cabaret; Lyric Stage: South Pacific; WaterTower Theatre: Creep; Dallas Children’s Theatre: Miracle on 34th Street; Firehouse Theatre: Thoroughly Modern Millie Awards: 2016 Sammons Center – Cabaret Artist of the Year; 2016 Dallas Voice – Actress of the Year; 2016 DFW Theater Critics Forum Awards – Outstanding Performance Professional Affiliations and/or Education: Represented by the Mary Collins Agency; BA in Vocal Performance – John Brown University


CHRISTINE EVANS: the new Director of Pre-Primary Admissions at Edgely Preparatory Academy MRS. BEVERLY: a parent with Southern roots BOB: a man of all trades BORIS: a Russian businessman DR. BRADSHAW: the headmaster BRITISH GPS: courteous BRUCE and CHAD: non-traditional parents BUDDY: a soft-spoken parent CARDINAL: the Pope’s gofer CHRISTIAN OLIVIER: a wee thespian COACH: the gym coach at Edgely Prep DEA AGENT: an agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration DEBBIE DAVIS: the previous Director of Pre-Primary Admissions DEVIN: Christine and Richard’s preschool-age son DHS AGENT: an agent of the Department of Homeland Security MRS. DRINKWATER: a society woman EVERETT: a confident businessman from New England



FBI AGENT: an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation MRS. FEIGENBAUM: neither genteel nor gentile GEORGE CLOONEY: himself ISABELLA: a reporter JENNICA: a first grade teacher who shouldn’t JERRY: wants a child, badly JUDY GARLAND: Herself LUCILLE: a screamer, wife of Ernie MATTHEW: a caterer who’s over it OPERATOR: automated telephone voice PAT HYMAN: an executive at PETAMRS. PETERSEN: a matronly kindergarten teacher POPE: his Holiness PRESTON: a prospective student RICHARD: Christine’s ex-husband SABRINA: Christine’s best friend SCHOOL RECEPTIONIST: for Our Lady of Sorrows SENATOR DUMONT: Senior Senator of South Carolina SISTER JONES: the headmistress at Our Lady of Sorrows STEPHANIE: an expectant parent SVEN: an ice sculptor TAKALA: the Director of Financial Affairs at Edgely Prep TERESA: Mrs. Petersen’s new assistant, formerly a custodial engineer TRISH: Dr. Bradshaw’s secretary VAL: a hypochondriac VERA: the Chancellor of Admissions a


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Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Megan Beddingfield* Production Assistant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Khira Hailey** Light and Sound Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Ward Master Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rick Morrison Key Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christina McCormick Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grant Morrison, Charlie Porter Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Standard CLARE FLOYD DeVRIES (Set Design) Work at Circle Theatre: Resident Set Designer since 2010 Work at Other Theatres: WaterTower Theatre:  All My Sons,  Sweeney Todd,  Enchanted April; Shakespeare Dallas:  Othello; Kitchen Dog Theater: Feathers and Teeth, Charm, End Times; Casa Mañana: A Few Good Men, Narnia; Uptown Players:  End of the Rainbow; Trinity Shakespeare Festival: As You Like It and The Winter’s Tale Work in Television/Film: Whatta Ya Think?!, Ciao Awards: Multiple Column Awards, DFW Theatre Critics Forum Awards, and Dallas Theatre League Leon Rabin Awards for set design Professional Affiliations & Education: Syracuse University (Bachelor of Architecture); Licensed Architect - State of Texas; Artistic Associate Kitchen Dog Theater.   Author:  Alice Through the Proscenium: More Scenic Set Design MEGAN BEDDINGFIELD (Resident Stage Manager/Prop Design) Work at Circle Theatre: Other Desert Cities, Clever Little Lies, Under the Skin, Don’t Talk to the Actors, The Taming, Funnyman, Who Am I This Time? (& Other Conundrums of Love), Rasheeda Speaking, King O’ The Moon, Ripcord Work at Other Theatre: [As Stage Manager] Jubilee Theatre: Don’t Bother Me I Can’t Cope, In Real Life, Jubilation II, The Brothers Size, Little Shop of Horrors, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Artes de la Rosa: Into the Woods [As Props Master] Amphibian Stage Productions: Hunting and Gathering, Bank Job Professional Affiliations and/or Education: Proud Member of Actors’ Equity Association; BFA – Stephens College (Columbia, MO)



DAVID H.M. LAMBERT (Sound Design) Work at Circle Theatre: Resident Sound Designer since 2006; [As Actor] King O’ The Moon, Too Many Cooks, See How They Run, Bach at Leipzig, Opus, Incorruptible, Unnecessary Farce Work at Other Theatres:  Contemporary Theatre of Dallas:   Noises Off; Pocket Sandwich Theatre: Ebenezer Scrooge (22 years running); Theatre Three:  Democracy;  Amphibian Stage Productions:  Buyer’s Market;  Dallas Children’s Theatre:  Honus & Me;  Theatre Britain:  Communicating Doors; Resident Sound Designer at Pocket Sandwich Theatre Awards/Nominations: 2011 Column Award Winner for Best Sound Design (Boeing-Boeing), 2008 Live Theatre League of Tarrant County Award for Technical Theatre Excellence, Multiple Leon Rabin Nominations JOHN LEACH (Lighting Design) Work at Circle Theatre: Resident Lighting Designer since 1990 Work at Other Theatres: Choral performance for Sir John Rutter, Carnegie Hall, NYC 2007; Contemporary Dance Fort Worth: Lighting Designer for various productions, and performed in Dialogues in Motion and God and Guns; Hip Pocket Theatre: Technical Director and Lighting Designer (1995–1998) and acted in Bowl of Red, The Crimson Pirate, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Attack of the B-Girls; Gracey Tune Productions: Performed in Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt; Ballet Concerto: Technical Director & Lighting Designer (1995–1998); Trinity Valley School: Set construction and lighting design; John has also done design work in Dallas, New York, California State University at Long Beach, and Paris, Texas Awards: Column Award: Best Lighting Design for a Drama, The Memory of Water at Circle Theatre (2001); Live Theatre League - Circle Theatre Service Award (2009); Live Theatre League – Design and Technical Theatre Award (2016)

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