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RIPCORD BY DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE Director: Robin Armstrong Cast DEBORAH BROWN*......................................................................................................... MARILYN DUNNE JEFF BURLESON...................................................................... DEREK/ZOMBIE BUTLER/MASKED MAN CLINT GILBERT**.............................................................................................BENJAMIN/LEWIS/CLOWN LOIS SONNIER HART*.............................................................................................................. ABBY BINDER LINDSAY HAYWARD**.............................................................................COLLEEN/WOMAN IN WHITE MARK QUACH**.................................................................................................................................. SCOTTY Place/Time: The play is mostly set in a double room at the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility in suburban New Jersey. Though there are a few other locations. Ripcord runs about 90 minutes with a 15-minute intermission
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Ripcord is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Originally commissioned by the Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) with funds provided by US Trust and received its world premiere there on October 1, 2015.
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DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE (Playwright) is a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, screenwriter, lyricist and librettist. Ripcord, one of his most recent scripts, premiered at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 2015 with Holland Taylor and Marylouise Burke in the lead roles. His play Good People premiered on Broadway, and won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play, The Horton Foote Prize, and The Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award. His previous play Rabbit Hole received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, five Tony nominations, and the Spirit of America Award. David also wrote the book and lyrics for Shrek the Musical (Jeanine Tesori, composer), which was nominated for eight Tonys, four Oliviers, a Grammy, and earned David the Ed Kleban Award as America’s most promising musical theatre lyricist. Other plays include Fuddy Meers (produced at Circle in 2001), Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World, and A Devil Inside. In addition to his work in theatre, David’s screen credits include Rise of the Guardians, The Family Fang, and his film adaptation of Rabbit Hole. He is also, along with Marsha Norman, co-chair of the Playwriting Program at the Juilliard School. ROBIN ARMSTRONG (Director/Costume Designer) returns to Circle Theatre after directing last season’s critically acclaimed, The Taming. Previous directing credits at Circle include Lovers and Executioners, Stella & Lou, Too Many Cooks, God of Carnage, Ghost-Writer, See How They Run, Seven in One Blow, Becky’s New Car, and BoeingBoeing. Robin directed Circle Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Bach at Leipzig, which garnered multiple Dallas Critics’ Forum Awards for Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Creative Contribution (for fight choreography and costume design), and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast. Bach at Leipzig was also cited on the “Year in Review Top Ten List” for Dallas Voice, Critical Rant and Rave, The Fort Worth StarTelegram, The Dallas Observer, Theater Jones, and D Magazine. Robin earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Directing from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre from Louisiana State University. Robin is the costume designer for Collin College.
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DEBORAH BROWN (Marilyn Dunne) Work at Circle Theatre: Miracle on South Division Street, Incorruptible, Unnecessary Farce, Bus Stop, Who’s Happy Now?, 24 Hours: AM/PM, Caught in the Villain’s Web, Bleacher Bums Work at Other Theatres: Lyric Stage: Anything Goes; Dallas Theater Center: A Christmas Carol; WaterTower Theatre: The Foreigner; Dallas Children’s Theater: Goodnight Moon; Over 150 Productions at Casa Mañana (resident company member for 15 years) Awards: Live Theatre League of Tarrant County - Elston Brooks Lifetime Achievement Award; Stoney Award; Willie Award; M&Mmmy Award; Column Award Professional Affiliations and/or Education: AEA; BA (Summa Cum Laude) – Texas Wesleyan University; Uglies Unlimited Dedication or special comment: Between touring in shows and “army brat” childhood – I’ve been to all 50 states. JEFF BURLESON (Derek/Zombie Butler/Masked Man) Work at Circle Theatre: Other Desert Cities, Fellowship! The Musical Parody of "The Fellowship of the Ring" Work at Other Theatres: Theatre Three: Other Desert Cities, Fellowship! A Musical Parody of The Lord of the Rings, Seminar; Proper Hijinx Productions: In a Dark, Dark House, The Dead Guy; Contemporary Theatre of Dallas: Working: A Musical; Lyric Theatre Oklahoma: The Mystery of Irma Vep Work in Television/Film: [FILM] August: Osage County, The Jogger, Carter High, Army of Frankensteins, Spectacular Testicle Spectacle Dedication or special comment: Thank you Rose, Grace, and Jac. You are missed. CLINT GILBERT (Benjamin/Lewis/Clown) Work at Circle Theatre: Fellowship! The Musical Parody of “The Fellowship of the Ring” Work at Other Theatres: Theatre Three: A Little Night Music; The Firehouse Theatre: The 25th Putnam County Spelling Bee; Uptown Players: The Toxic Avenger Professional Affiliations and/or Education: BFA – Southern Nazarene University; MFA – University of Oklahoma Dedication or special comment: He would like to thank his family, his colleagues, his Nicole, and his God for all the support, joy, and purpose that they have brought him through his artistic pursuits.
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LOIS SONNIER HART (Abby Binder) Work at Circle Theatre: Ghost-Writer; Hail Mary; Over the Tavern; Side by Side by Sondheim; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Hysterical Blindness; Six Women with Brain Death Work at Other Theatres: WaterTower Theatre: Native Gardens, The Big Meal; Uptown Players: Titanic, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Twilight of the Golds; Lyric Stage: Lady in the Dark, Rags, Funny Girl, Show Boat; Other select credits include Paper Mill Playhouse, Casa Mañana, Stage West, The York Theatre, and National Tours Work in Television/Film: One Life to Live (ABC), J.C. Penny Corporation (Giddings Productions), Platinum Productions, Plastic Love (by Eduard Getaz) Awards: Three-time Column Award Nominee (Best Supporting Actress); DFW Critics Forum Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble – The Big Meal (WaterTower Theatre) Professional Affiliations and/or Education: Actors’ Equity Association; Fine Arts Faculty (Adjunct) – Texas Christian University; MM – Southern Methodist University Dedication or special comment: I am dedicating the run of this show to the memory of my friend, Rose Pearson, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Circle Theatre.
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LINDSAY HAYWARD (Colleen/Woman in White) Work at Circle Theatre: This is Lindsay’s first production at Circle! Work at Other Theatres: Shakespeare Dallas: The Merry Wives of Windsor; Theatre Three: The Sum of Us; Dallas Children’s Theatre: Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars; Stolen Shakespeare Guild: Love’s Labour’s Lost; Audacity Theatrelab: Solo Salon; Ashcrof Theatre (UK): Noises Off; Tricycle Studio (UK): Closer; South Africa National Theatre: Hometalk Work in Television/Film: [TV] Dream Team (ITV); [FILM] The Caf (UK Arts Council); Pictures of Blackdown Wood (The Chocolate Factory) Awards: The Guardian Newspaper (UK) – Critic’s Choice; Column Award – Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Cabaret); The Column – Critic’s Best of 2016 (Red Hot Patriot) Professional Affiliations and/or Education: BFA – Texas Christian University; MA – Mountview Academy of Arts (UK); Registered Talent with The Voices in Their Heads Audio; Learn more at www.lindsaylhayward.com Dedication or special comment: Many thanks to Sean and Sharon! Mark Quach (Scotty) Work at Circle Theatre: This is Mark’s first production at Circle! Work at Other Theatres: National Tours: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; The Firehouse Theatre: Peter and the Star Catcher, Thoroughly Modern Millie; Runway Theatre: Spring Awakening; Theatre Three: The Wedding Singer; Garland Summer Musicals: Nice Work If You Can Get It; Collin Theatre Center: Unnecessary Farce Professional Affiliations and/or Education: Musical Theatre – Collin College Dedication or special comment: Mark would love to thank Robin Armstrong for constantly teaching him and pushing him further in his acting journey!
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Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Megan Beddingfield* Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Montgomery* Light and Sound Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Ward Master Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rick Morrison Key Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christina McCormick Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grant Morrison, Charlie Porter Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Standard 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 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) 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
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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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KYLE MONTGOMERY (Assistant Stage Manager) Work at Circle Theatre: [As Actor] King O’ The Moon [As Prop Designer]: Who Am I This Time? (& Other Conundrums of Love), The Taming, Don’t Talk to the Actors, Under the Skin, Clever Little Lies, Other Desert Cities, Lovers and Executioners, Venus in Fur; [As Assistant Stage Manager]: Who Am I This Time? (& Other Conundrums of Love) Work at Other Theatres: [As Actor] National Tours: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; WaterTower Theatre: Parade, Lord of the Flies, Creep; 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; Stage West: Daylight; Theatre Three: Memphis; Trinity Shakespeare Festival: The Comedy of Errors, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale; Our Productions: I Love You, Because; Contemporary Theatre of Dallas: As We Lie Still; [As Props Designer] WaterTower Theatre: Ring of Fire, The Realistic Joneses, Venus in Fur; Awards: Live Theatre League – Bill Garber Young Theatre Artist (2015); Live Theatre League - Circle Theatre Service Award (2014) Professional Affiliations & Education: Associate Producer – Circle Theatre; Proud Member of Actors’ Equity Association; BFA in Musical Theatre – Texas Christian University
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Starring Janelle Lutz* as Christine Evans and 40 other characters
On the day applications are due at Edgely Prep, an elite Manhattan private school, the head of admissions is ousted in a scandal. Christine Evans, a Kindergarten assistant, is unexpectedly thrust into the job. With phones ringing off the hook, she must balance beleaguered applicants, incompetent administrators, and an army of parents who will stop at nothing to get their kids in. Greg Edwards & Andy Sandberg's comedy, Application Pending, explores the cutthroat world of kindergarten admissions and what it ultimately means to be a good parent. * Actorsâ€™ Equity Association
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