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I spy . . . 6 bears, music, money and a violin. A glove, 5 cards, a newspaper and a pen.

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Curious Savage

By John Patrick

The Curious Savage is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.


Director’s Notes The play you are about to see was written by John Patrick (1905-1995). Louisville born, he was abandoned by his parents, and spent a delinquent youth in foster homes until securing a job as a radio announcer in San Francisco at the age of 19. His talent informed thousands of radio scripts, won him the Pulitzer Prize for drama (Teahouse of the August Moon), and led to a long career as a Hollywood screenwriter with classic hits such as Three Coins in a Fountain, Love is a Many Splendored Thing and The Philadelphia Story. It was 1950 when The Curious Savage opened on Broadway. I am convinced that the short run of this scintillating work was due to the playing of comedic rhythms rather than the heart that lies beneath. The cleverness and truth of the lines never ceases to catch me off guard with laughter and sighs of realization.


“Fight the night!” “If I wait until I’m comfortable my conscience won’t needle me.” “Don’t be betrayed by the illusion of contentment.” “Your worth is inestimable.” At its crux, The Curious Savage is about brokenness—brokenness that lies beneath the powerful and shiny; brokenness in relationships, motives and methods; brokenness in the circumstances of human life. I love that because that means it is about us. But I love it more because it is also about hope. If you watch the spaces between and under the lines, it’s there: the ever-present offered hope of understanding, growth, change. This is a play that exemplifies art that entertains the soul but also speaks to it. And so, we have researched, designed, blocked, and rehearsed it as an offering to you because your worth is inestimable. Soli Deo Gloria. Paula Y. Flautt, Artistic Director

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-31


If you like to saw, hammer, move platforms, paint, sew, shop for props, help with hair and make-up, organize, publicize or shop for things, then CPA Fine Arts needs you. Whether you have a little time to give to the Academy or a lot, there are many ways to get involved with other parents to support students in music, dance, theatre, visual arts and broadcasting ventures. For more information, please contact Co-Presidents Angela & John Thompson or any of the chairs below.

Presidents Angela & John Thompson

Production Chairs Costumes ~ Lynn Dee Thomas Concessions ~ Shelley & Andy Miller Make-up & Hair ~ Sunny Thomas Props ~ Cyndie Hill Publicity ~ Laura Curtis Set Construction ~ John Thompson Set Painting ~ Darlene Dyson, Alice Granered Tickets ~ Jen Seger

HS A r t s B r a n c h C h a i r s Vocal Music ~ Jana Fisher Visual Arts ~ Mary Grace Birkhead Dance Team ~ Debbie Stoutt Band ~ Betsy & Doug Bright


CPA High School Fine Arts Alliance Production Support A special thanks to all of the volunteers who make CPA productions what they are. Nothing could happen without the time, energy and talent of all of them! Many thanks, roses and shouts of “Bravo” to each of you who have worked to create this production.

S e t C o n s t r u c t i o n ~ John Thompson*, Cyndie & Randy Hill, Dick Koonce, Stewart Shofner, Andrew Sottek, Angela Thompson, Scott Williams, Steven Wise Scenic Painters

~ Darlene Dyson*, Alice Granered*, Jayne Williams

Set Painters

~ Mafer Burgos, Emily Edwards, Evan McCarthy, Stewart Shofner, Nathan Thomas, Angela & John Thompson, Jayne Williams

Costumes

~ Lynn Dee Thomas*

Last-Minute Details Ti c k e t s

~ Jayne Williams

~ Jen Seger*, Katherine Bostick, Tracy McCarthy, Angela Thompson, Jayne & Scott Williams, Kim Woodward

C o n c e s s i o n s ~ Shelley & Andy Miller*, Katherine Bostick, Laura & Tucker Curtis, Darlene Dyson, Katherine Koonce, Tina Myers, Robin Newman, Betsy Koonce Sottek, Lynn Dee Thomas, Tammy Wallin, Jayne & Scott Williams, Barbara & Steve Wise Make-up & Hair

~ Sunny Thomas*, April Eshelman, Alice Granered

Props

~ Cyndie Hill*

Publicity

~ Laura Curtis*

Cast Meals

~ Mary Latta Brown, Mafer Burgos, Alice Granered, Cyndie Hill, Michelle Mykeloff, Robin Newman, Angela Thompson, Tammy Wallin *Denotes Committee Chairs

Photography

Headshots by Dana James — www.danajames.com Production Shots by Daren Thomas, Deep Media Daren@deepmedia.com

Custom Embroidery

~ Eliza Montgomery


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The Guests Florence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hope Thomas Hannibal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cullen Williams Fairy May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Molly Ellson Jeffrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Girault Seger Mrs. Paddy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Eveleen Brown

The Family Titus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buck Wise Lily Belle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Camille Thompson Samuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caleb Dyson Mrs. Ethel Savage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lydia Granered

The Staff Miss Wilhelmina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abby Newman Dr. Emmett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alyssa Shofner Special appearance by John Austin Shofner

Cast from the Past 1999 The Family The Guests Katie Barlow Songer, Jake Speck

Florence ~ Alis Wilson Hannibal ~ Jake Speck Fairy May ~ Curry Flautt Jeffrey ~ Jason Griffin Mrs. Paddy ~ Ellie Bannister

Titus ~ Nathan Bowen Lily Belle ~ Katie Barlow Samuel ~ Robert Kown Mrs. Ethel Savage ~ Christina McDonald

Staff Miss Wilhelmina ~ Kristen Anderson Dr. Emmett ~ Sarah Dickerson

Jason Griffin, Jake Speck, Curry Flautt Winters, Christina McDonald


The setting is the living room of The Cloisters

Act I

Scene 1: Night Scene 2: Next Morning

Act II

Scene 1: That night, after dinner

Intermission Scene 2: A few nights later

Act III

A few minutes later


Meet the crew

Costumes, Hair & Make-up Harley Seger, Virginia Williams, Mary Monroe, Carolyne Myers, Holly Hill, Shaina Toledo Not pictured: Anna Davis, Claire Miller, Kayla Mykeloff, Victoria Stusek

Shane Caudill Technical Director

Tech, Backstage, Props, Front House Johnathan Sottek, Baillie Woodward, Rosie Gilman, Patrick Ward, Ruby Monette-Meadow, Anne Merrill Jones, Anna Kate Koonce Not pictured: Camille Bostick

Alice Jones-Toledo Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Managers Evan McCarthy, Mary Caroline Curtis, Nathan Thomas


Production Staff Producer/Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paula Y. Flautt Technical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shane Caudill Production Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . Alice Jones-Toledo, Nancy Thomas Costume Dock Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paula Mulvihill Assistant Costume Dock Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Marcellin Set Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shane Caudill, Paula Flautt Set Construction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Thompson Set Painting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Theatre I class Poster Photography & Concept. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AJ & Nancy Thomas Graphic Designer/Editorial . . . . . . Julie Wanca/Office of Communications Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dana James, Daren Thomas Lighting Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shane Caudill Costume Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paula Y. Flautt Wardrobe Supervisor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paula Mulvihill Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emily Wallin ASM/Deck Captain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Caroline Curtis ASM/Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nathan Thomas ASM/Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Evan McCarthy Lighting Operator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baillie Woodward Sound Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don Stanley Assistant Sound Engineer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Camille Bostick Master Carpenter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mitch White Stagehands. . . . . . . Anna Kate Koonce, Johnathan Sottek, Patrick Ward Props Mistress. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosie Gilman, Ruby Monette-Meadow Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Claire Miller Wardrobe/Dressers. . . . . . Kayla Mykeloff, Harley Seger, Shaina Toledo Assistant Hair/Make-up Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Monroe Hair/Make-up Assistants. . . . . Anna Davis, Holly Hill, Carolyne Myers, Victoria Stusek, Virginia Williams Front of House Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anne Merrill Jones


Meet Theatre III/IV Mary Eveleen Brown (Mrs. Paddy) Sophomore—A guest performer with Theatre III/IV, outside productions at Bravo include Alice in Wonderland, Annie, and The Wizard of Oz. Middle-school performances have included Seussical, Tom Sawyer, The Music Man, The Secret Garden, and Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts). In January, she will play the role of Pilar in Act II’s Legally Blonde. Caleb Dyson (Samuel Savage) Sophomore—Performances from middle school included Tom Sawyer, The Wizard of Oz, The Music Man (Marcellus Washburn), The Secret Garden (Collin), and Beauty and the Beast (Beast). High-school performances include Fiddler on the Roof (Boy), and Carousel (Beauties Barker/Policeman/ Ensemble); this is his first role in a main-stage high-school play. Molly Ellson (Fairy May) Senior—Past productions include Seussical (Gertrude), and The Wizard of Oz (Wicked Witch). In high school, she has been involved in The Importance of Being Earnest (Cecily), Fiddler on the Roof (Shprintze), and You Can’t Take it With You (Rheba). Lydia Granered (Mrs. Savage) Senior—Performances since middle school have included Smokey Joe’s Cafe, The Jungle Book and You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Act Too Players), Seussical (CPA), and The Wizard of Oz (CPA). High-school appearances include The Importance of Being Earnest (Lady Bracknell), Fiddler on the Roof (Yente), You Can’t Take It With You (Essie), and Carousel (Nettie Fowler). This past summer, Lydia studied sketch and improv comedy at The Second City in Chicago. Abby Newman (Miss Willie) Senior—Out of school performances have included Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Millie), The Sound of Music (Baroness Elsa Schrader), and Once Upon a Mattress (Queen Aggravain). CPA stage roles have included Fiddler on the Roof (Ensemble), You Can’t Take It With You (Miss Henderson/Gay Wellington/Grand Duchess Olga Katrina), and Carousel (Mrs. Mullins).


Girault Seger (Jeff) Senior—Girault debuted with CPA Fine Arts in the middle-school production of Seussical (Mr. Mayor). High-school performances include Hello, Dolly!, Peter Pan (Pirate), Fiddler on the Roof (Avram), The Outsiders (Bob), You Can’t Take It With You (Mr. Kirby), and Carousel (Mr. Bascombe/ Ensemble). This past summer, Girault studied acting at The Stella Adler Conservatory in NYC. Alyssa Shofner (Dr. Emmett) Senior—Alyssa has been seen in The Doctor In Spite of Himself (Jacqueline), The Importance of Being Earnest (Miss Prism), and You Can’t Take It With You (Mrs. DePenna). Production work has included Fiddler on the Roof (Light Board Operator) and Carousel (Sound Tech). Hope Thomas (Florence) Senior—Production-staff credits include Tarrytown (Hair and Make-up), You Can’t Take It With You (Costumes), and Carousel (Props Manager/Deck Crew Chief). This is Hope’s first role on the CPA stage. Camille Thompson (Lily Belle) Junior—Middle-school performances include Seussical, The Music Man, and The Secret Garden (Mary). Last year she was seen in Actfest and Carousel (featured dancer). Emily Wallin (Stage Manager/Assistant Director) Senior— Beginning in arts performances last year, Emily served on the production staff of Carousel as an Assistant Director and as the Hair & Make-Up Manager. Cullen Williams (Hannibal) Senior—Bravo performances have included Grease, Annie, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, Godspell, and Oliver. CPA stage performances include Fiddler on the Roof (Rabbi/Russian Dancer) and Carousel (Enoch Snow). Buck Wise (Titus), Senior—CPA credits include the middle school’s Seussical (Grinch) and high school roles in Peter Pan (Pirate), Twelfth Night (Sea Captain /Priest), The Outsiders (Mr. Syme/Soc), Fiddler on the Roof (Yussel), You Can’t Take It With You (Donald), and Carousel (Jigger).


FINE ARTS ALUMNI NEWS Some of the CPA Alums Pursing the Fine & Applied Arts in College and Beyond (If you have more arts information you can share about any of our alumni, we’d love to hear about it at alumni@cpalions.org or paula.flautt@cpalions.org.) Meg Perdue ’12…is in her first semester of the BFA Acting program at Ball State University in Indiana. Patrick Eytchison ’12…is at the United States Naval Academy. He is a member of the prestigious USNA Glee Club and will be touring Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania; in the spring he will play the role of the Constable in the musical Fiddler on the Roof. Gabrielle Toledo ’12…heads to Elon University in January to pursue a BA in theatre and a minor in dance. Jared Reinfeldt ’12…is a psychology (pre-med) major at Boston College University with various roles in its fall production of The Arabian Nights. Georganna Greene ’11…is in the Visual Arts Education program at UT-Knoxville. Anna Lee McFadden ’11…is in her second year of theatre study at Western Kentucky University and is working with faculty in the area of dramaturgy for the department. Murphy Mulvihill ’11…is at MTSU majoring in communications and minoring in creative writing. Evan Mingle ’11…is a freshman at Western Kentucky studying Broadcasting & Marketing. Quinn Redmond ’11…is busy as a professional musician; recently he played at the Southern Ground Festival in Charleston with the James Arthur Band.

Esteban Pedraza ’09

Anna Flautt ’04


Wesley Toledo ’11…is in the theatre program of DePaul University in Chicago. Taylor Hagely ’11…is a sophomore at Wake Forest playing the leading role Orlando in the Shakespearean comedy As You Like It. Hayden Myrick ’11…is at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Luke Roman ’10…is a junior in the music program at Belmont University. Luke is the accompanist for CPA’s Concert Choir. Elizabeth Rodgers ’10…is a junior at Indiana University studying psychology and music to prepare for a career in Music Therapy. Kelly Ross ’10…is in the Visual Arts program at Belmont University. Esteban Pedraza ’09…is an international, award-winning filmmaker with his short film People I Know and winner of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation Faith Shorts Competition 2010. He attends NYU film school in the heart of Manhattan. “The creation of art is innately spiritual. It asks the question, ‘What am I?,’ and attempts to answer it at the same time.” Grace Steinbrecher ’09…is a senior in the technical theatre program at Kent State University in Ohio, preparing to do master’s work in Drama Therapy. Kenton Gott ’09…is studying theatre at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Kirsten Reed ’08…is a senior architect student at UT-Knoxville. This fall, she is teaching first-year students and working on her thesis. Tanner Roman ’08… is a Sound Engineer and performer/songwriter. He is also a founding member of the band Adelphoi TRB. Caleb Chapman ’07 and Will Franklin Chapman ’09…are the lead singer/ songwriter and drummer, respectively, of the band Caleb. Hear their new EP Caleb to the Ends of the World on iTunes.

Ashley Anderson McCarthy ’04


G.J. Hudgens ’06…is in the film program at Watkins College of Art & Design. Graham Keen ’06…is preparing for a production of White Christmas at a Long Island theatre. Austin Manuel ’06…is a musician/songwriter based in Nashville. Matt Rhea ’06 …is a graduate of Belmont University, a woodwind musician and a private music instructor. Will Rucker ’06…is in the film program at Watkins. J.R. Villers ’06… is also in the film program at Watkins. Libby Hodges ’05…is an anesthetician and musician. This fall, she performed in Smokey Joe’s Café with Studio Tenn in Nashville. Ashley Anderson McCarthy ’04…is based in LA, working on the TV show Pretty Little Liars and singing with three different quartets through the Christmas season. Her faith-based feature film, Ring the Bell, will be in theatres in 2013. Anna Flautt ’04…is a singer/songwriter based in NYC. She is soon to release the first single from recording her EP duo project Youngest Daughter. Margaret Patton French ’02…is an actress based in NYC; she recently played the leading role of Veronica in God of Carnage at Porch Light Productions. Ellie Bannister Holcomb ’01…sings full-time in her husband’s band, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors. Catch their Christmas tour on December 5 in Massey Auditorium at Belmont University. Hans Nelson ’01…is a keyboard musician busy with tours and events. Recently he was the rehearsal pianist for the musical Chicago, produced by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and installed on the largest cruise ship in the world. Jennifer Clanton Lantz ’01…works as part-time adjunct elementary music staff at CPA while focusing on her best production ever: toddler Joseph Thor.

Ellie Bannister Holcomb ’01

Margaret Patton French ’02


Robert Kown ’01…is an intern architect with Hastings Architecture Associates in Nashville. Camille Akers Blinn ’01…is a freelance photographer based in Nashville with her own company by the same name. Amanda Sudano ’00…performed in Smokey Joe’s Café with Studio Tenn. She and her husband are the duo group Johnny Swim. Based in Los Angeles, their third EP, Home, Vol. 1, is available on iTunes. Jake Speck ’00…is Managing Director of Studio Tenn in Nashville. He was seen last month in Studio Tenn’s Twelve Angry Men (Juror #8); and you can catch him in various episodes of ABC’s primetime drama Nashville (Steve). David Kiern ’00…is a busy filmmaker based in Nashville with his own company. David Kiern Productions creates videos for businesses and nonprofits that communicate their message through great storytelling. Kaytie Morris ’99…is an actress based in NYC. Matt Emigh ’97...is a two-time Emmy-winning photographer and editor, working for Nashville Public Television. Kate Anderson Etue ’96…is a freelance book editor in Nashville (and a CPA mom!). Matt Lehman ’96…is an independent graphic designer based in Nashville with a broad range of clients; his company is the Matt Lehman Studio. Matt Logan ’95…is Artistic Director of Studio Tenn. His next piece of design and directing art is A Christmas Carol at The Franklin Theatre. Evie Coates ’95…is a visual artist, teaches art at the Ensworth School, and brings creativity to the table. Check out twelveatthetable.com. Andy Patton ’95…is a composer/performer (guitar and mandolin), businessman, and lead vocalist for The Andy Patton Bluegrass Band.

Jake Speck ’00


“Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

Upcoming Fine Arts Events 2012-13 December 2 ~ Vision Performance at Temple Church December 4 ~ Band Instrumental Recital January 18-20 ~ High School Thespian Conference February ~ MTVA Regional Choral Festival February 9 ~ Middle School Showcase February 23 ~ CPA Film Contest March 1 & 2 ~ ActFest March ~ MTSBOA Band Competition March 9-12 ~ Vision/ Common Ground/Band Tour to Chicago March 12 ~ Art II Gallery Day April 5 ~ VA Café April 18-20 ~ Bye Bye Birdie May 4 ~ Spring Jubilation! May 18 ~ Fine Arts Celebration Evening

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