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C I R CLE THE A TRE presents
O t h er D esert Cities BY J O N ROBIN BAITZ Director STEVEN POUNDERS
Cast JEFF BURLESON** … TRIP WYETH CONNIE COIT* … POLLY WYETH JOHN S. DAVIES* … LYMAN WYETH CINDEE MAYFIELD … SILDA GRAUMAN DANA SCHULTES* … BROOKE WYETH Time/Place: The Wyeth home, Palm Springs, CA, December 24, 2004 This show will be performed with a 15-minute intermission.
Taking of pictures and/or making of visual or sound recordings is expressly prohibited. Please refrain from texting. Cell phones must be turned off during the performance. Food & drink are not allowed in the theatre.
MEGAN BEDDINGFIELD* Lighting Design JOHN LEACH Set Design CLARE FLOYD DEVRIES Stage Manager
Costume Design SYLVIA FUHRKEN Sound Design DAVID Props Design KYLE
H.M. LAMBERT MONTGOMERY
Other Desert Cities is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York City (www.dramatists. com). Other Desert Cities had its world premiere at Lincoln Center Theater at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, New York, NY, on December 16, 2010, and officially opened on January 13, 2011. It then moved to Broadway at the Booth Theatre, New York, NY, on October 12, 2011, and officially opened on November 3, 2011.
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors & Stage Managers in the United States ** Equity Membership Candidate
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raveling east from Los Angeles on Interstate 10, at the approach to exit 111, two green traffic signs are suspended over the highway. One is the exit marker for Palm Springs, the setting of our play. The other indicates that the highway leads on to “Other Desert Cities”. The desert in Jon Robin Baitz’s play is an ever-present reminder of the emotional isolation experienced by the Wyeth family. At the heart of this story is a daughter’s memoir, which brings to light the darkest events of the family’s past. Brooke seeks her family’s blessing to publish her book, knowing that the past will be painful; but she fails to anticipate just how drastically their memories will diverge. Biased by alliances, grievances, dependencies, and private knowledge, each family member defends a personal version of events with a ferocity that threatens to tear the family apart.
The Outer Critics Circle named Other Desert Cities the Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play of 2011. The Broadway production received five Tony nominations, including one for Best Play, and the play was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Wyeths' story is powerful as a family drama, but you may find that it also evokes the deep political and social polarization in our nation, and the struggle of each party to control the narrative of our past and present. - Steven Pounders, Director
D E D I C AT I O N
THIS PRODUCTION IS DEDICATED TO JAC ALDER
Jac Alde r For 5 4 ye ars, Ja c Alder was a recogn i zed , a d m i red a n d beloved leader in the Dallas arts community. He (along with h i s wi fe , N o r ma Young) not only co-foun d ed T h eat re Th ree, t h e only the atre in the round in North Texa s , b u t h e a l s o took a n a c tive and pa s s ionate role in c reatin g a n d m a i nta i n i n g wh at he calle d a “healthy arts ecology ”. Ja c s er ved a s t h e l on ge st-re ig ning Artistic D irec tor of any t h eat re i n Am er i ca , as well as on many boards and councils over the years. He p a r ti c ipate d in th e c reation of m any Art s O rga n i zat i on s a n d nurtured artists at every level of their experience. The three te n a nts o f The at re Three — artist, author, a n d a u d i e n ce — were ne ar and de a r to J ac’s heart.
A note about Jac: I ﬁrst met Jac Alder when we performed together in a 2001 production of the musical 1776 at Casa Mañana here in Fort Worth. The cast was ﬁlled with seasoned veterans of the Dallas/Fort Worth stage, but Jac stood out as the man with longest experience, the deepest familiarity with Texas theatre, and, perhaps, the greatest wisdom to oﬀer those of us who were still new to the scene. I worked with Jac in a few subsequent productions, attended many more, and learned what so many Texas theatre makers already knew of him: Jac was a consummate artist, a tireless supporter of the arts, and a mentor to all. - Steven Pounders, Director
P L AY W R I G H T & D I R E C T O R
JON ROBIN BAITZ (Playwright) has written plays including The Film Society; The Substance of Fire; The End of the Day; Three Hotels; Mizlansky/Zilinsky; A Fair Country (Pulitzer Prize finalist 1996); Ten Unknowns; and The Paris Letter, as well as a version of Hedda Gabler that appeared on Broadway in 2001. He is the creator of Brothers & Sisters, a television series that ran for five seasons on ABC until 2011. Other television work includes PBS’s version of Three Hotels, for which he won the Humanitas Prize, and episodes of The West Wing and Alias. He is the author of three screenplays: The Substance of Fire (1996), People I Know (2002) and Stonewall, which premiered in September. Mr. Baitz is a founding member of Naked Angels theater company, and on the faculties of the MFA programs at The New School for Drama and Stony Brook Southampton. Baitz won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Other Desert CiƟes. STEVEN POUNDERS (Director) returns to Circle after directing two award-winning plays in back to back seasons: The Other Place (2014) & A Bright New Boise (2013). Steven is a professor in the Department of Theatre Arts at Baylor University. In addition to teaching and directing for the Baylor Theatre, he is a professional actor and director and has worked with Oﬀ Broadway theatres that include the Cherry Lane, Theatre Row, and the Ensemble Studio; and regional theatres including PlayMakers Repertory; Trinity Shakespeare Festival; Stage West; Casa Mañana; WaterTower Theatre; Theatre Three; and, of course, Circle Theatre. Steven is a company member of the NY production group, the Resonance Ensemble. He appeared at Circle Theatre as an actor in Mistakes Were Made and Bach at Leipzig.
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JEFF BURLESON (Trip Wyeth) Work at Circle Theatre: Fellowship! The Musical Parody of the Fellowship of the Ring Work at Other Theatres: Contemporary Theatre of Dallas: Working: The Musical, The Secret Aﬀairs of Mildred Wild; Ghostlight Theatre Club: Fat Pig, reasons to be pretty; Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma: The Mystery of Irma Vep; Mainstage-ILC: Bells are Ringing; Oklahoma City Theatre Company: BUG; Pollard Theater: La Cage aux Folles, Legally Blonde: the Musical; Proper Hijinx Productions: Two Rooms; Reduxion Theatre Company: Love’s Labour’s Lost, Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing; Repertory Theatre Company: Don’t Dress for Dinner; Rotunda Theater: Elsie Janis and the Boys; Theatre of North Texas: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; Theatre Three: Seminar, Other Desert Cities; Theatre Too: Fellowship! The Musical; Uptown Players: About White Plains; WaterTower Theatre: Honky Work in Television/Film: August: Osage County, Carter High, Army of Frankensteins, The Jogger, Stacked Dead Actors and a smattering of commercials and industrials Professional Aﬃliations and/or Education: A member of Oklahoma City’s longest running improv troupe: Everybody and Their Dog and the regionally infamous troupe: Stretchin’ It. B.A. in Applied Liberal Studies (Emphasis in Theater Arts) University of Central Oklahoma Special Dedication and/or Comment: When I received an acting note from Jac, it always had secondary and tertiary impact. My friend didn’t only direct me onstage, he gave me direction in life, and his mentorship is greatly missed. CONNIE COIT (Polly Wyeth) Work at Circle Theatre: This is Connie’s first production at Circle! Work at Other Theatres: European Tours: Phantom; Oﬀ Broadway: Promenade, Regina; Casa Mañana: Mame; Theatre Three: Candide, Glorious; WaterTower Theatre: Same Time Next Year Work in Television/Film: [Film] Dakota (Dir. Fred Holmes); [TV] Dallas (TNT) Awards: Rabin Award Nomination: On the Twentieth Century; Column Award Nomination: Funny Girl Professional Aﬃliations and/or Education: BFA – Southern Methodist University, Actors’ Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA Dedication or Special Comment: Love to Dr. Ben. Ms. Coit would like to dedicate this performance to recently lost loved ones, Terry Dobson, Stuart Hale and Jac Alder. My Jac Alder was a mentor and a dearest friend for 45 years. My 1st production with him was in 1970, A Funny Thing Happened at the Forum as “Philia” and my last (in a long list) was Other Desert Cities as “Polly Wyeth”. He leaves a HUGE hole, not only in my life, but the entire Dallas/Fort Worth theater community.
JOHN S. DAVIES (Lyman Wyeth) Work at Circle Theatre: [as Actor] Stella and Lou, Ghost Writer, Other People’s Money, Becky’s New Car; [as Director] A Few Good Men, Ad Wars Work at Other Theatres: Casa Mañana: 1776; Stage West: Comic Potential; Oklahoma City Rep: Our Town; Watertower Theatre: Black Tie; Theater Three: Democracy, Other Desert Cities Work in Television/Film: [Film] RoboCop, JFK, Positive ID, and more [TV] Walker Texas Ranger, Friday Night Lights, Prison Break and more Awards: D/FW Theater Critics Award for Democracy (Willy Brandt) Professional Aﬃliations: Actors’ Equity Association, SAG/AFTRA Dedication or special comment: To Jac--an artist through and through; www.johnsdavies.com CINDEE MAYFIELD (Silda Grauman) Work at Circle Theatre: This is Cindee’s first production at Circle! Work at Other Theatres: Theatre Three: Other Desert Cities, Snake in the Grass; Watertower Theater: Noises Oﬀ; Wingspan Theatre: Lydie Marland in the Afterlife; Uptown Players: Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Park Housewife; Contemporary Theatre of Dallas: Night of the Iguana; One Thirty Productions: The Mystery of Miz Arnette (World Premiere) Awards: 2013 Fort Worth Weekly Critics: Best Actress – The Allergist’s Wife; 2008 Leon Rabin: Leading Actress – Leonard’s Car; 2012 D Magazine: Best Ensemble and Leading Actress Finalist – Night of the Iguana; 2002 DFW Critics Forum Award: Best Actress Dedication: Years ago I was oﬀered a role at Theatre Three in a show that Jac was directing but, unfortunately, was already committed elsewhere. 28 years later, I finally got the opportunity to be directed by him in Other Desert Cities. How lucky I am to have been given this gift...I will cherish the memories and always remember the laughter and wonderful green room stories. He was a master storyteller, an incredible talent and a true gentleman. DANA SCHULTES (Brooke Wyeth) Work at Circle Theatre: Crimes of the Heart Work at Other Theatres: WaterTower Theatre: The Explorers Club, The Diary of Anne Frank; Stage West: The Unmentionables, The Real Thing; Theatre 3: Metamorphosis, Comic Potential Work in Television/Film: [Film] Peter, Talk To Me (Dir. Jake Buchanan); Sister Columbina (Dir. Logan Gilpan); Disporia (Dir. Ian Ferguson) [TV] The Leftovers (HBO); Plus numerous commercials and industrials Professional Aﬃliations and/or Education: Actors’ Equity Association, Producer at Stage West Theatre, BFA - Texas Wesleyan University Dedication: Jac Alder gave me one of my favorite roles of all time: Jacie Triplethree in Alan Ayckbourn’s Comic Potential. Working with him on that play will always be one of my favorite theatre experiences. Jac made an indelible mark on our arts community and he will forever be remembered for that.
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CLARE FLOYD DEVRIES (Set Design) Work at Circle: Resident Set Designer since 2010 Work at Other Theatres: WaterTower Theatre: Our Town, Sweeney Todd, Enchanted April; Shakespeare Dallas: Othello; Kitchen Dog Theater: Detroit, Charm, End Times; Casa Mañana: A Few Good Men, Narnia; Uptown Players: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Trinity Shakespeare Festival: As You Like It Work in Television/Film: Whatta Ya Think?!, Ciao Awards: Multiple Column Awards (including one for Boeing-Boeing), DFW Theatre Critics Forum Awards, and Dallas Theatre League Leon Rabin Awards for set design Professional Aﬃliations & Education: Bachelor of Architecture, Syracuse University; Licensed Architect - State of Texas; Artistic Associate - Kitchen Dog Theater. Author: Alice Through the Proscenium: More Scenic Set Design SYLVIA FUHRKEN (Costume Design) Work at Circle Theatre: This is Sylvia’s first production at Circle! Work at Other Theatres: [Costume Designer]: Baylor University: Mary Stuart, True West; Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre: The King and I; Millbrook Playhouse: Pinocchio, Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly [Asst. Costume Designer] Washington College: Arcadia; Folger Theatre (Washington D.C.): Henry V, Twelfth Night; Signature Theatre: Miss Saigon, Gypsy, Beaches, the Musical, Three Penny Opera Work in Television/Film: The Riverhouse Inheritance (Sandra Lee Independent Film); No Good Deed (Jon Graham Open Ended Entertainment) Professional Aﬃliations and/or Education: Costume show manager at Baylor University Theatre Arts Department, BFA Costume Design – Shenandoah Conservatory (Winchester, VA) Dedication or Special Comment: Thank you to my family, friends, colleagues at Baylor University and my partner, John-Michael Marrs. DAVID H.M. LAMBERT (Sound Design) Work at Circle: Resident Sound Designer since 2006; [as Actor] 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 (21 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 (BoeingBoeing), 2008 Live Theatre League of Tarrant County Award for Technical Theatre Excellence, Multiple Leon Rabin Nominations
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JOHN LEACH (Lighting Design) Work at Circle: 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 KYLE MONTGOMERY (Props Design) Work at Circle Theatre: Venus in Fur Work at Other Theatres: [As Actor] National Tours: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer; Lyric Stage: Into the Woods, South Pacific, The Human Comedy; Uptown Players: Catch Me If You Can, The Boy From Oz, Kiss of the Spider Woman; Trinity Shakespeare Festival: The Comedy of Errors, The Tempest Awards: 2015 Live Theatre League of Tarrant County - Bill Garber Young Artist recipient; 2014 Live Theatre League of Tarrant County – Outstanding Service Award Education: BFA in Musical Theatre – Texas Christian University DOROTHY SANDERS (Dramaturg) Work at Circle: Resident Dramaturg since 2001; [as Actor] Wonderful to be Wicked (melodrama series), A Month of Sundays, Eleemosynary, The Golden Shadows Old West Museum, Daughters of the Lone Star State, A Delicate Balance, Fuddy Meers Work at Other Theatres: [as Actor] Stage West, Theatre Arlington, Fort Worth Theatre, OnStage, Sage & Silo, Artisan Center Theater, Runway Theatre Professional Aﬃliations & Education: Member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, and The Live Theatre League of Tarrant County Advisory Board; Bachelor of Science, Simmons College; Ed.M, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Ph.D, Texas Woman’s University Awards: Live Theatre League of Tarrant County: 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award, 2004 Arts Advocate Award
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We could not celebrate these 50 years of “Success Within Reach” without you. For the ability to serve the people of our community with the educational resources we provide, the productive partnerships we have established and sustained, the lives we have touched and the economic growth we have helped power, THANK YOU for your continued conﬁdence and support.
$100,000 + City of Fort Worth $50,000 - $99,000 Sid W. Richardson Founda on XTO Energy, Inc. $25,000 - $49,999 Mrs. Louise B. Carvey David R. Smith $10,000 - $24,999 Anonymous Anonymous Dallas Fort Worth Acura Dealers Lockheed Mar n Aeronau cs
Virginia O’Donnell Oncor Mrs. Be y Sanders The Ryan Founda on $5,000 - $9,999 360 West Magazine Communi es Founda on of Texas Frost Wealth Advisors Pier 1 Imports, Inc. Rosalyn G. Rosenthal Wells Fargo Dean and Sally Wise $2,500 - $4,999 Larry and Karen Anfin
BBVA Compass Ben E. Keith Founda on Benne Benner Partners Kay and Bob Bolz Megan Bowdon and Joey Wilkinson Jeﬀ and Christy Cates Fort Worth Conven on and Visitors Bureau Lois and Bill Hart Jackson Walker, LLP Tom and Jessica McCraw McDonald Sanders Law Firm Mellina & Larson, P.C. Texas Chris an University Thos S. Byrne, Inc. UNT Health Science Center
Thank You! The Arts Council extends its sincere apprecia on to the following donors who have played an important role as supporters of the arts in our community. $1,000 - $2,499 Ally Financial Services Mr. Christopher Boﬀoli Mr. Bill Bond Mr. & Mrs. L.O. Brightbill, III Charitable Fund Dr. Suzanne Gazda Martha V. Leonard Fund of the Community Founda on Dan E. Lowrance Luther King Capital Management Mac Churchill Acura Patsy and Lary Milrany Charitable Trust Karen and Michael Myers Pacheco Koch Sue and Bill Parrish Jean and John Roach Virginia Street Smith Charitable Fund of the Community Founda on The Rios Group Ginny and Joe Tigue
Whitley Penn, LLP Ana and Ted Wugofski
Patsy and B.J. Zimmerman
$250 - $499 $500 - $999 American Tennis Court Contractors AXA Advisors Henry Borbolla and Becky Renfro-Borbolla Mac and Lujo Churchill MaryAnn Means-Dufrene and Ma Dufrene Dunaway Family Founda on Chris and Alison Edwards David and Melissa Goodroe Mr. Noel Holub John Legg Warren Ludlow Don and Nancy Pla smier Dr. & Mrs. George H. Sullivan Sco A. and Joan C. Sullivan Family Fund Dr. & Mrs. Bruce H. Weiner
Anchor Roofing Systems Mr. & Mrs. Michael Baylor Sue and Mark Boysen Dave and Barbara Burns Mrs. June H. Chavern Mr. Michael Cherkassky Mr. Tobin Clark Aaron and Brenda Cook Ron & Juana Rosa Daniell Mary J. Dyess Ms. Mary Englehardt Mr. Mario Fiumani Dr. John E. Forestner and Mr. Brad Alford Dr. Sara Funkhouser Dr. & Mrs. Steven Johnson Dr. & Mrs. Robert E. Key Mr. & Mrs. Bradford W. Kling Bob and Pam Leibrock E. Donovan Lewis Robert and Monica Napier Martha Peters
Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Schneeberger Charlie and Joann Seely Dr. & Mrs. Warren R. Speilman James L. and Mahala Y. Stripling Andy and Dawn Ta Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Tubb, Jr. Jean and Bill Tucker Charlene Watson Kathy and Charles Webster Ms. Mary Wysong Ms. Gayle York
*List includes contribuƟons received in calendar year 2014. We wish to extend our graƟtude to the many others whom we are unable to list due to space limitaƟons. Please visit us online at artsfortworth.org for a full list of our 2014 supporters.
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G E N E R A L I N F O R M AT I O N
Box Oﬃce Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817.877.3040 Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817.877.3536 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CircleTheatre.com Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesday - Friday 12:00pm - 5:00pm When a play is in performance, the box oﬃce opens one hour before show time.
Best Place to Park Circle offers complimentary valet parking with validation! Look for the valet stand on Throckmorton Street in front of P.F. Chang’s.
Visit CircleTheatre.com for online ticketing.
Performance Schedule and Pricing Thursday evening. . . Friday evening . . . . . Saturday matinee. . . Saturday evening . . .
7:30pm 8:00pm 3:00pm 8:00pm
VA PAR LET KIN G
$20-$30 $25-$35 $20-$30 $25-$35
Students: $5 oﬀ all performances. High school & college students may also purchase tickets for half price at half-hour before show time, with valid school ID. (Subject to availability) Seniors (65+) and Military: $5 oﬀ all performances. Groups (10 or more): $5 discount on each regular-priced ticket.
Ticket Policy ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE. Reservations must be paid in advance. Only one discount may be applied to each ticket. Discounts or special oﬀers may NOT be used for preview or opening night performances. Season ticket-holders will receive a $5 VIP discount when purchasing additional guest tickets.
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GET BLOWN AWAY BY A PERFORMER
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October 22 - November 21, 2015