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C I R CLE THE A TRE presents

WHO AM I THIS TIME? (& Other Conundrums of Love) BY AARON POSNER | MUSIC BY JAMES SUGG ADAPTED FROM STORIES BY KURT VONNEGUT

Director: Steven Pounders Cast PATRICK BYNANE*............................................................................................ ACTOR 1: TOM NEWTON SHERRY JO WARD**..........................................................................................ACTOR 2: KATE NEWTON MATTHEW HOLMES**.............................................................ACTOR 3: NEWT/JOEY/JOHN MURRA JULIE K. RHODES**.................................ACTOR 4: CATHARINE/HELENE SHAW/PAULA NEWTON JEFF WITTEKIEND**.............................................................. ACTOR 5: HARRY NASH/ROY CROCKER THOMAS WARD*........................................................... ACTOR 6: VERNE MILLER/GEORGE MURRA MARISA DIOTALEVI........................................................ ACTOR 7: DORIS SAWYER/GLORIA HILTON Time: Spring of ’62

Place: On stage of the North Crawford Mask & Wig Club

This show runs about 120 minutes 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 Costume Design Brittny Mahan Stage Manager

Media Design David

H.M. Lambert Prop Design Kyle Montgomery* Music Consultant Guilherme Almeida

Who Am I This Time? (& Other Conundrums of Love) is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Excerpts by Tennessee Williams, from A Streetcar Named Desire, Copyright © 1947, renewed 1975, by The University of the South Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp. Used by permission of The University of the South, Sewanee, TN.

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors & Stage Managers in the United States **Equity Membership Candidate


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A D M I N I S T R AT I V E S TA F F

FOUNDING DIRECTORS

Bill Newberry Wilson Newberry Rose Pearson Ann L. Rhodes Tim Long

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Cathy Taylor, President Lois Sonnier Hart, Vice President Terri Parks Gossett, Treasurer Michael L. Schneiderman, Secretary Leesa Avent Betsy Barnes Nancy Katherine Burk Barry King Karen Kirk Estela Martinez-Stuart Monty Phillips Ernestine Rose Connie Whitt-Lambert

ADVISORY BOARD

Susan Blue, M.D. Rory Divin Mary Sansores-Grantges Wm. F. “Bill” Hart Leslie Jordan Sherry Key Leah M. King Betty Lay-Korenek Maddie Lesnick Dr. Alan Lobaugh Dr. Harry B. Parker Greg Phillips, M.D. Darla Robinson Del Shores James L. Stripling Jhani Wright-Williams Riki Zide

CIRCLE THEATRE STAFF Executive Director/Producer. . . . . . . Bill Newberry General Manager/Producer. . . . . . . . Tim Long Associate Producer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Montgomery Dramaturg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dorothy Sanders Box Office & Admin. Interns. . . . . . . . Landon Berry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victoria Burk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ansley Colbeck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ellie Hertel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jasmine Mesre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meghan Newton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Poole Facilities Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Drummond Graphic Artist/Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daron Cockerell Photographer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Long Mailing address: P.O. Box 470456 Fort Worth, TX 76147-0456 Theatre address: 230 West Fourth Street Fort Worth, TX 76102 Box Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817.877.3040 Administrative. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817.877.3848 Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817.877.3536 Visit us online at CircleTheatre.com Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/circletheatrefw Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/circle_theatre Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/circletheatre

SPECIAL THANKS

Theatre TCU, Plywood Company of Fort Worth, Butler’s Antiques and Uniques, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts

Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFLCIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence. www.actorsequity.org

Circle Theatre is partially supported by The Texas Commission on the Arts, a state agency; and the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal Agency.


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ho Am I This Time? (& Other Conundrums of Love) marks the beginning of our 2017 season and also the first without Co-Founder and Executive Director, Rose Pearson, who passed away in August. Her determination and leadership made Circle the thriving regional theatre it is today. Rose often used the mantra “the show must go on…” and so it goes with Circle Theatre. You play a big part in celebrating her legacy with us. By being an audience member, you honor Rose’s dedication to bringing professional, innovative theatre to our community. Many of you have been attending since the days on Bluebonnet Circle (hence our name). Others started coming when Circle moved to Magnolia Avenue. For some, this is your first visit to our home in Sundance Square. Theatre is a collaborative art form and it is not complete without you, our patrons. And for thirty-six years, you’ve joined us. We applaud your commitment to supporting us and we hope you enjoy our latest play, the rest of this season and seasons to come. As we say, “the show must go on!” Tim Long General Manager / Producer P.S. Rose would inevitably remind me to tell you, since you’ll be coming back to see us often, if you haven’t already, now is a great time to purchase season tickets…


Music touches the heart From a simple tune to the richest harmony, music expresses emotion in ways that can resonate with all of us.

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And so it goes. And so it goes. And I supposed that’s just the way it goes, and always will. And so it goes. And so it goes. And so it’s always gone and going still. And so it’s always gone and going still. And so it’s always gone and going still. And so it’s always gone and going still.

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he TCU campus is vibrant with expression and creativity, thanks to the programs and presentations of our College of Fine Arts. We’ve been nurturing arts professionals and presenting unforgettable performances to our community and the world for more than a century. For a listing of events or to learn more, visit the TCU College of Fine Arts website at www.cfac.tcu.edu.


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ANNUAL CONTRIBUTORS

ANGEL Anonymous Rose Pearson Betty J. Sanders Mark Sanders DIRECTOR Kay & Bob Bolz John & Anne Buller Louise Carvey James & Meeta Fisher Jim & Betty Korenek Bill Newberry Tim Chase & Eric Powell Bill Palmer Mary Ann Staab DESIGNER Susan Blue, M.D. Johnny Campbell Stan Graner Bill & Lois Sonnier Hart Larry & Maddie Lesnick Rebecca Low & Jeanne Swanson Donald N. & Helen Matheson Gregory Phillips Mr. & Mrs. Bill Raecke Dick & Bette Ramsey James L. Stripling Cathy & Tim Taylor Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Wilson STAR Teresa & Bob Atcheson Mary & David Benson William Bentley Jerry Brown Steven Broyles Julie Butner David Coffee In Memory of Chris Coffee Sandie Conner Jaime & Nancy Dickerson Roger Drummond Joe & Mary Dulle Paul & Jennifer Engler Rita & Tim Evans Larry Fellman Jan Fersing Stowe Gardner Jeff Heald & Michael Zerbach In Memory of Bill Garber Jim & Ingrid Keller Scott & Karen Kirk Wayne & Connie Whitt-Lambert

Linda M. Lee & Jay Isham Stephen Miller Christopher & Janet Moore Linda & Bill Naylor Victoria Jean Owen Harry and Karen Parker Terri Parks Gossett Monty Phillips Sandra Simmons Pat & Worthy Slutz Estela & Andrea Stuart Todd and Carmen Weaver David & Julie Wende Audrey Wick Karen Wiley Mark & Roberta Zeitlin Michael & Riki Zide CHORUS Anonymous Jack Allen Ross & Carla Allmon Kurt Anderson Keiko Aogaichi Leesa Avent Phil & Gisela Balsley Gloria Belisch Sharon & Bill Benge Sue & Ian Birch Ann Bracey In Memory of Laura Brown, Ruth Ann McKinney, Rev. Dr. Roy Melugin Debbie Brown Steve Bryant Susan Boepple Sue & Bob Cameron Suzanne Carter Gigi Cervantes Nancy K. Clark Daron Cockerell Margaret A. Coleman Frieda Cooper Julie Crawford Kathleen Culebro & Gregory S. Ibanez John Edstrom Nannette Eiland Lisa Fairchild & Kim Titus Warner Fox Gary Futoma Eddye Gallagher Richard Giltner James & Sharon Greenstone Julienne Greer

Greg Heitzman Bubba Hirsch John & Paula Holladay Tom Horst Jay & Sherri Hunter James Hurt Bill & Nicola Jesse Darrell Kindley Barry King Elaine Klobe Joe & Gail Knight In Memory of Ruth Ann McKinney Steve & Kathy Koons Jim & Betty Korenek Donna S. & Jon R. Kruse Joni & Brian Laufer John Lavoie Tim & Katie Long Charles & Sandra Lord Shelley & Will Lowe Donetta Ludwick Laurence Maloney Guy Manning Tom & Sandi Marshall Charlene & Madison Mauze Arthur McAvoy Richard & Martha McDonald Edward M. McNertney Kent & Cynthia Miller George Morey Ed & Tootsie Morton Keith & Linda Newberry In Memory of Wilson Newberry Michael Newberry Larry Oberg Jerry & Maria Ostand Jan Penland Terry & Cindy Petrick Laurie & John R. Poling Steven Pounders Penny & Stuart Reichert Roger & Lynda Rice Una Ronne Judy Rye Peter & Amy Sabol Terry & Susan Schedeler Michael Schneiderman Krista Scott Punch Shaw & Julia Hedden Walter & Linda Shaw Curtis & Meg Shideler Alan Shorter Harry & Martha Siegel

Hy Siegel Keoni & Judith Spencer Stuart Smith John & Lynne Stanley Gregg & Tina Stewart Marvin Sulak Jane & Dan Sykes Suzanne Thomas Dennis & Tish Trojak Bob Urban & Stella Norman Brad Vetter Bruce & Sandra Wanger Sharon & Andy Ward Joseph & Nancy Webb Bruce H. Weiner Heidi Wermuth Susan Ann West Dale Wheeler Barbara Williams Mary M. Williams Dennis & Jeannie Wolfe Earl & Phyllis Worley Jerry Wright John & Kay Yount UNDERSTUDY Anonymous Dr. Leon Abbott Mark & Mary Jane Alland Darren Alexander Jennifer & Jimmy Andrews Robin Armstrong Ron & Gail Attaway Barbara Baas Jeff Babb Betsy Barnes Mike & Susan Bartlett Darie Berube Will Bickford Barbara Bierbrier Keri Botkin Bobbie Branch Denys Branham Bruce & Claire Brennan Nancy K. Burk Sue Buratto Brendan & Melissa Camey Barbara Carmean Jeff Carmody Karen Casey Steve Cave Jeanne Cochran Melissa Comiskey Susan Cornell Michael & Annie Costello


ANNUAL CONTRIBUTORS Barbara C. Cox Dorothy Cranshaw Alberta Davis Martha Dean Amber & Eric Devlin Debbie Dieb Donna Dockstader Alison Dolezal Dave Donegan Robert Dorough Linda Downey Lynne Doyle Mary DuBoise Curtis Eaton Bonnie Fix Cecelia Frost Sharon Gabert Larry & Mary Goodman David Grebel Debbie Halpenny Judie Hankins Harriet & Paul Harral Marsha Harris Pete Hermann Bob Hess & Doug Miller Dick & Marsha Holmes Lana Hoover Betty Hove Nancy John Parris Jones

Allan & Mary Jones Chester & Saundra Juroska John Kaitala A.R. Kampschafer Raymond Keprta Kevin & Jeanice Kett Doug & Gina Kinsey Marilyn Kocian Ardis Kvare Judy & Bob Laney Elly Lindsay In honor of Connie Whitt Lambert Tiffany Madding Michael McCracken Elizabeth McPherson Don & Bonnie Miller Michael Mitchell Betty & Bill Mohr Connie Montoya Michael Moore Karen Neill John & Georgia Novelli Julie Owens Irma & Robert Pirtle Sheven Poole Dr. Laurin Porter Steve Powell George & Darlene Prochaska Marshall & Charlotte Ray

Bonnie Rea Richard Robinson Ronald & Melanie Rosen Tim Runkle Lowell & Susan Sargeant Ricardo Schulz Char Setters Greg Shirey Jared & Amethyst Sloane Bob & Linda Smith Billie L. Smith Dan & Carol Smith Matthew Stepan Robert Stevens Gene & Marge Stockton Jimmy Stokes Craig & Carolyn Swann Craig Tappe Ed Thomas Cissy Thompson John Tittl John Uselding Paula Vastine Libby Villari Beverly Watkins Jennifer Werba Robert Williams Taylor Wilson Tsi & Muriel Yu Trich Zaitoon

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Edward Zeidman FOUNDATIONS Amon G. Carter Foundation Ann L. & Carol Greene Rhodes Charitable Trust Choice Hotels Foundation Communities Foundation of Texas Exxon Mobil Foundation Fifth Avenue Foundation Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau General Mills Foundation Performing Ads Company Sid W. Richardson Foundation Sundance Square The Dramatist Guild Fund The Pangburn Foundation The Shubert Foundation, Inc. Virginia O’Donnell Charitable Trust

A Special Thanks to all of our supporters who are not listed due to printing schedules.

Your tax-deductible donation plays an important role at Circle Theatre! Please take a minute to give a tax-deductible donation while at the show, call 817.877.3040 and charge your contribution over the phone, or donate online at CircleTheatre.com

Thank you for supporting Circle’s efforts to bring first class live theatre to Fort Worth.


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LEGACY FUND Circle Theatre Co-Founder and Executive Director/Producer, Rose Pearson, passed away on August 19th, 2016. Please consider contributing to The Rose Pearson Legacy Fund to continue her theatrical vision in the Fort Worth Community. Anonymous Darren Alexander Jennifer & Jimmy Andrews Ron and Gail Attaway Barbara Baas Phil & Gisela Balsley Betsy Barnes Gloria Belisch Sharon & Bill Benge Barbara Bierbrier Sue & Ian Birch Susan Blue, M.D. Kay & Bob Bolz Ann Bracey Bruce & Claire Brennan Jerry Brown Sue Buratto Johnny K. Campbell Gigi Cervantes Nancy K. Clark Daron Cockerell David Cohn Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau Frieda Cooper Barbara C. Cox Dorothy Cranshaw Julie Crawford Kathleen Culebro & Gregory S. Ibanez John S. Davies & Lou Michaels Amber & Eric Devlin Dave Donegan Mary DuBoise Joe & Mary Dulle Curtis Eaton Nannette Eiland

Paul & Jennifer Engler Rita & Tim Evans Lisa Fairchild & Kim Titus Jan Fersing Bonnie Fix Sharon Gabert David Gerig Larry & Mary Goodman Julienne Greer Debbie Halpenny Jeff Heald & Michael Zerbach Greg Heitzman Lana Hoover Bill Ison Jim & Ingrid Keller Kevin & Jeanice Kett Joe & Gail Knight Betty & Roger Koehler Jim & Betty Korenek Donna S. & Jon R. Kruse Linda M. Lee & Jay Isham Elly Lindsay Tim & Katie Long Rebecca Low & Jeanne Swanson Arthur McAvoy Bruce & Etta Miller Don & Bonnie Miller Christopher & Janet Moore Richard Mucker Michael Newberry Bill Newberry Jerry & Maria Ostand Harry & Karen Parker Jan Penland Performing Ads Company

Terry & Cindy Petrick Laurie & John R. Poling Dr. Laurin Porter Steven Pounders Steve Powell Marshall & Charlotte Ray Mark Sanders Lowell & Susan Sargeant Punch Shaw & Julia Hedden Curtis & Meg Shideler Alan Shorter Hy Siegel Bob Smith Mary Ann Staab Matthew Stepan James L. Stripling Sundance Square Craig & Carolyn Swann Jane & Dan Sykes Suzanne Thomas Cissy Thompson Brad Vetter Libby Villari Sharon & Andy Ward David & Julie Wende Heidi Wermuth Karen Wiley Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Wilson Taylor Wilson Dennis & Jeannie Wolfe John & Kay Yount Michael & Riki Zide Diane Zubalsky

A Special Thanks to all of our supporters who are not listed due to printing schedules.


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D I R E C T O R & P L AY W R I G H T

STEVEN POUNDERS (Director) returns to Circle for his 5th season as a director: Clever Little Lies (2016), Other Desert Cities (2015), 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 Maùana, 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. AARON POSNER (Playwright) was the founding Artistic Director of Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre and is an Associate Artist at the Folger Theatre and the Milwaukee Rep. He has won numerous awards as a director and playwright, including A Theatre Bay Area Award, three Barrymore Awards, an Outer Circle Critics Award, The John Gassner Award, and a Helen Hayes Awards as director or playwright four of the last ten years. His plays include My Name Is Asher Lev; The Chosen; Stupid F***ing Bird; Who Am I This Time? (And Other Conundrums of Love); Sometimes A Great Notion; A Murder, A Mystery & A Marriage (with James Sugg); and many others. Aaron has directed more than 150 productions at major regional theatres across the country. He is an Eisenhower Fellow, a graduate of Northwestern University, is from Eugene, Oregon, and lives in the Washington D.C. area with his wife, actress Erin Weaver, and his amazing daughter, Maisie.

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DIRECTOR’S NOTES

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n Who Am I This Time (& Other Conundrums of Love), playwright Aaron Posner brings together three tales of love by Kurt Vonnegut that may seem uncharacteristically sentimental for the author of Slaughterhouse-Five. The central story (“Who Am I This Time”) is a romance that unfolds at the North Crawford Mask and Wig Club, a community theatre, which Posner invites us to locate in whatever familiar region the play is performed (our Mask and Wig is in Texas). This setting provides the premise for the ensemble: a group of small-town amateur actors, performing stories about their own lives. All three stories are taken from a Vonnegut collection titled: Welcome to the Monkey House. In the Preface to this book, the author writes fondly about his family and concludes with a reflection on one of the stories you will see in our production: - I have six children, three of my own and three of my sister’s [Vonnegut adopted his sister’s children after her death]. They’ve turned out gloriously. My first marriage worked, and continues to work. My wife is still beautiful. - I never knew a writer’s wife who wasn’t beautiful. - In honor of the marriage that worked, I include … a love story from The Ladies’ Home Journal, God help us, entitled by them “The Long Walk to Forever.” The title I gave it, I think, was “Hell to Get Along With.” - It describes an afternoon I spent with my wife-to-be. Shame, shame, to have lived scenes from a woman’s magazine.

Vonnegut and his wife did divorce later in what he called a “terrible, unavoidable accident that we were ill-equipped to understand”, but they remained friends for life. We may see a glimpse of personal foreshadowing in the final story of the play “Go Back To Your Precious Wife and Son”, along with a lingering hope for reconciliation. The love that Vonnegut portrays is often joyous, but also (as our characters tell us) “tricky” and “confusing”. There is a bit of autobiography in these stories, along with, perhaps, a few unrealized hopes and fears. As we are told in the opening lines of Slaughterhouse-Five: “All This Happened, More or Less.”


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CAST PATRICK BYNANE (Actor 1: Tom Newton) Work at Circle Theatre: This is Patrick’s first production at Circle! Work at Other Theatres: Undermain Theatre: Jonah; Amphibian Stage Productions: Isaac’s Eye, First Day of School; Stage West: Stones in His Pockets, What The Butler Saw Professional Affiliations and/or Education: Actors’ Equity Association; PhD – Louisiana State University

MARISA DIOTALEVI (Actor 7: Doris Sawyer/Gloria Hilton) Work at Circle Theatre: This is Marisa’s first production at Circle! Work at Other Theatres: Contemporary Theatre of Dallas: Dancing at Lughnasa, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Lonestar/ Laundry and Bourbon; Theatre Three: The Drowsy Chaperone, Assassins; Theatre Too: The Empress and the Pearl, BlanketyBlank; Uptown Players: Valley of the Dolls, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Broadway Our Way Awards: Multiple Dallas Critics Forum Awards and Column Awards Professional Affiliations and/or Education: Performing Artists Musical Theatre Academy and Best Clown Academy MATTHEW HOLMES (Actor 3: Newt/Joey/John Murra) Work at Circle Theatre: This is Matthew’s first production at Circle! Work at Other Theatres: Theatre Three: Daylight; Uptown Players: It’s Only a Play; Cara M�a Theatre: Crystal City 1969; Echo Theatre: The Adventures of Flo and Greg; Dallas Opera House: Becoming Santa Claus Work in Television/Film: [TV] - Scandal Made Me Famous, 7-Eleven FCCV, Dr. Pepper Print, Nobody’s Normal, Paycom Software; [FILM] Blueberry Hall, The Youth, Vessel, Nora Education: BFA – University of Oklahoma JULIE K. RHODES (Actor 4: Catharine/Helene Shaw/Paula Newton) Work at Circle Theatre: This is Julie’s first production at Circle! Work at Other Theatres: Casa Mañana: The Buddy Holly Story, Peter Pan, Santa Claus: A New Musical; Lyric Stage: Camelot; Stolen Shakespeare Guild: A Doll’s House, Tartuffe, Persuasion Work in Film: [Film]: Aria Appleton (NDependent Films/Western Harvest) Awards: The 2017 Column Awards – Best Supporting Actress in a Play – Equity (Nomination) Special comment: Much love to my husband, Gordon, and kids, Drew and Madeline. Your love and support are stunning and life-giving. Thank you for being who you are.


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SHERRY JO WARD (Actor 2: Kate Newton) Work at Circle Theatre: This is Sherry’s first production at Circle! Work at Other Theatres: WaterTower Theatre: August Osage County; Echo Theatre: Precious Little; Stage West: November, International Falls; Gaylord Productions: A Christmas Carol; Actors Theatre of Louisville: Scripted, Ham and Moon on Rye Awards: Multiple DFW Critics Forum Awards Education: BA Theatre – Abilene Christian University; MFA – University of Alabama/Alabama Shakespeare Festival Special comment: Thanks Thomas, Steven, and Mother 2. Google “Sherry Jo Ward Stiff Person Syndrome” if you’re curious. THOMAS WARD (Actor 6: Verne Miller/George Murra) Work at Circle Theatre: This is Thomas’ first production at Circle! Work at Other Theatres: Stage West: Wait Until Dark, The Explorers Club, Talking Pictures, International Falls; WaterTower Theatre: All My Sons, Humble Boy, As You Like It, The Explorers Club; Cherry Lane Theater (NYC): The Unseen Education: BA Theater – Abilene Christian University; MFA Acting – University of Alabama/Alabama Shakespeare Festival JEFF WITTEKIEND (Actor 5: Harry Nash/Roy Crocker) Work at Circle Theatre: Hope & Gravity Work at Other Theatres: Stage West: The Heir Apparent, Bedroom Farce; WaterTower Theatre: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Artisan Center Theatre: The 39 Steps; ICT Mainstage: The Heiress Education: BA – Baylor University Special comment: All love and gratitude to God and to my better half, Maria

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JOEL DRAKE JOHNSON’S

RASHEEDA SPEAKING APRIL 27 - MAY 20

Rasheeda Speaking, Joel Drake Johnson’s psychological thriller, pits two co-workers against each other, when one receives a promotion to monitor the other. Office politics, fueled by racial contention, creates a battle to control the workplace. This chilling, dark comedy blends the realities of racism, superiority, and friendship to keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

TOM DUDZICK’S

KING O’ THE MOON JUNE 15 - JULY 15

The Pazinski family returns to Circle’s stage in King O’ the Moon by Tom Dudzick, the second play in a trilogy inspired by the author’s childhood. Circle produced Dudzick’s Over the Tavern in 2005 and The Last Mass at St. Casimir’s in 2007. Ten years after Over the Tavern, this sequel takes place during the rebellious ‘60’s as Apollo 11 is on its voyage to the moon. The Pazinski’s come together as their lives seem to fall apart. Prior knowledge of this working-class family is not a prerequisite to appreciate the hilarious and heartfelt end to the three part series at Circle.

DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE’S

RIPCORD

AUGUST 17 - SEPTEMBER 16

Let it be war. David Lindsay-Abaire’s new high-stakes comedy, Ripcord, follows a seemingly harmless bet made between two residents of the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility. Cheerful Marilyn wants the bed next to the window, but crabby Abby wants her to move out. In a risky game of oneupmanship, this hilarious regional premiere will have you laughing, crying, and scared for everyone involved. Who will pull the cord first?

GREG EDWARDS & ANDY SANDBERG’S

APPLICATION PENDING OCTOBER 19- NOVEMBER 18

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.


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P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F

Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Megan Beddingfield* Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Montgomery* Light and Sound Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Ward Master Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rick Morrison Key Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon R. Kruse Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grant Morrison, Charlie Porter Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Standard MEGAN BEDDINGFIELD (Resident Stage Manager) Work at Circle Theatre: Other Desert Cities, Clever Little Lies, Under the Skin, Don’t Talk to the Actors, The Taming, Funnyman 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] 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 BRITTNY MAHAN (Costume Design) Work at Circle Theatre: Assistant Costume Design: Funnyman Work at Other Theatres: Amphibian Stage Productions: Northside Hollow, Smart Pretty Funny; Tarrant County College (South-East Campus): The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Texas Christian University Opera: Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi; Theatre TCU: The Women of Lockerbie, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine Awards: Lou Miller Canter Excellence in Design Education: BFA Theatre, emphasis in Design – Texas Christian University Special comment: To see other examples of Brittny’s work and upcoming events, go to: www.brittnymahan.com


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KYLE MONTGOMERY (Prop Design/Assistant Stage Manager) Work at Circle Theatre: Venus in Fur, Lovers and Executioners, Other Desert Cities, Clever Little Lies, Under the Skin, Don’t Talk to the Actors, The Taming Work at Other Theatres: [As Props Designer] WaterTower Theatre: Ring of Fire, The Realistic Joneses, Venus in Fur; [As Actor] National Tours: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer; WaterTower Theatre: Creep, Lord of the Flies; 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 Awards: Live Theatre League – Bill Garber Young Theatre Artist (2015); Live Theatre League - Circle Theatre Service Award (2014) Professional Affiliations & Education: Actors’ Equity Association; BFA in Musical Theatre – Texas Christian University


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