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SPIKE SPIKE EELS HHEELS BY THERESA REBECK

“Spike Heels” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com


Anne Richards once famously remarked, "Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels." This quote clearly illustrates the awkward balancing act women have been performing for years. Do I nurture my career or my children? Do I support my spouse or my own goals? Do I forego family life all together and focus on myself? This season at The Studio we are going to take a deep dive into the struggles women have faced finding their footing over the last two and a half centuries as homage to the centennial anniversary of women's suffrage this year. Women no longer need to wear heels, or even be the partner that follows. Instead, we can take the lead in footwear of our own choosing! We chose these four stories to highlight seminal moments in herstory so we can celebrate how far women have come and keep an eye on how far we have yet to go. I am proud to present season five at The Studio: "Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History". —Whitney Morse, Artistic Director

ABOUT THE STUDIO THEATRE™: Tierra del Sol was formerly a Country Club with performances as a backdrop to the outstanding food and impeccable golf course views. It has since transitioned, bringing the performances to the forefront by evolving into a new Black Box Theatre. The Studio Theatre™ is now a flexible theatre with 120 seats and options for Thrust, Round, or Proscenium style seating. The Studio Theatre at Tierra del Sol's season runs from late September through April each year with four productions running approximately 130 total performances. The Studio Theatre is an extension of The Sharon® L. Morse Performing Arts Center, located in The Spanish Springs Town Square®, in The Villages® community. The Sharon is primarily a touring house hosting a variety of artistic disciplines ranging from concerts and comedians to dance, musicals, and operas. The Sharon seats just over 1,000 guests in a multi-level theater offering state of the art audio, visual, and theatrical rigging systems to create an entertainment experience second to none. The Studio Theatre is led by Producer Jason Goedken and Artistic Director Whitney Morse. Resident Director, Nathaniel Niemi; Resident Musical Director, Gary Powell; Scenic Designer, Kenneth Constant; Lighting Director, David Krupla; Assistant Lighting Director, Lindsey Young; Sound Designer, Nick Erickson; Production Manager, Danielle Paccione; Technical Director, Clayton Becker; Production Stage Manager, Grace Zottig; Company Manager, Ryan Loeckel; Literary Manager, Rachel Whittington; Assistant Production Manager, Leslie Munson and Assistant Stage Manager, Stephanie Horn. #TheStudioTheatreTDS #SpikeHeels

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SPIKE HEELS Written by Theresa Rebeck SPIKE HEELS is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

Producer Jason Goedken

Artistic Director Whitney Morse

Director Celine Rosenthal

Fight and Intimacy Director Sarah S. Berland

Fight and Intimacy Consultant Dan Granke

Scenic Designer Kenneth Constant

Costume Designer Monica Titus

Lighting Designer Lindsey Young

Sound/AV Designer Nick Erickson

Properties Designer Eric Desnoyers

Production Manager Danielle Paccione

Technical Director Clayton Becker

Lighting Director David Krupla

Company Manager Ryan Loeckel

Literary Manager Rachel Whittington

Production Stage Manager Grace Zottig

House Manager Heather Ard

Assistant Production Manager Leslie Munson

Assistant Stage Manager Stephanie Horn

Assistant House Manager Sierra Baggins

THE VIDEOTAPING OR MAKING OF ELECTRONIC OR OTHER AUDIO AND/OR VISUAL RECORDINGS OF THIS PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTING RECORDINGS OR STREAMS IN ANY MEDIUM, INCLUDING THE INTERNET, IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED, A VIOLATION OF THE AUTHOR(S)'S RIGHTS AND ACTIONABLE UNDER UNITED STATES COPYRIGHT LAW. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: https://concordtheatricals.com/resources/protecting-artists (352) 751-7799

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SPIKE HEELS Walk a mile in her heels. Pygmalion goes awry in 1990s Boston in this contemporary comedy of manners which explores the absurdity of a four sided love triangle. The combatants are Georgie, a sexy, volatile young woman in heels and three country club types: a writer, a lawyer, and a fiancée in sensible shoes. Georgie proves that sometimes poorly educated, street-smart people know a lot more about life than well-read intellectuals. This scandalous comedy examines the power dynamic between men and women, and reveals issues that are as important today as they were in 1990. Runtime: Act One: 60 minutes | Intermission: 15 minutes | Act Two: 50 minutes

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES: NOW APPEARING ON THE SHARON STAGE!

PIPELINE ELINE PIP BY DOMINIQUE MORISSEAU

ElegAieSonsg Cycle

by William Finn

“Elegies: A Song Cycle” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

“Pipeline” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

Preview: JULY 13-15 Opening: JULY 16 Closing: JULY 31 $15 Preview $35 Performances ON SALE NOW!

Preview: AUG 19 Opening: AUG 20 Closing: AUG 28 $15 Preview $25 Performances ON SALE NOW!

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COLTON BUTCHER (Edward) is a Los Angeles-based actor trained at the University of Central Florida. His last appearance on The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol’s stage was in 2018 as Ken in Red. He has also appeared on How to Get Away with Murder and Superstore. He received his BFA in Acting from The University of Central Florida and has continued his training at The BGB Studio in LA. He is also represented by Johnson Talent Agency in LA. When not acting you may find him reading a thick fantasy novel, streaming video games, or watching classic films. He would like to thank his friends, family, agent, Jenn, and partner, Anna, for all their love and support. Twitter: @cltnbutcher | IG: @cltnbutcher ASHLEIGH ANN GARDNER (Lydia) is an Orlando-based actor, playwright, composer, sound designer, and scenic artist. In October 2019, her play Qualia: a post nuclear play was presented at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and was the recipient of a $5,000 playwriting grant from New Generation Theatrical. Selected credits: Ada Byron Lovelace (Ada and the Engine), Nora (A Doll’s House), Alais (The Lion in Winter), Rosalind (As You Like It), and Penelope (The Penelopiad); she was also the music director and chorus leader for Jeremy Seghers's experimental outdoor theatre production of The Bacchae in September of 2020. She holds a Master's Degree in English Literature from the University of Central Florida with concentrations in Victorian and Gothic literature. For more, visit ashleighagardner.com DAMANY OMAR RILEY (Andrew) is happy to return to The Studio Theatre. He was last seen in The Studio Theatre’s streaming productions of Deborah and Round Table: A Sort of LARP. He was George in (The Studio Theatre’s) Stop Kiss. Other credits include; Pride and Prejudice, Fences, Big River (Mad Cow Theatre) Shakespeare’s Terminator the Second (Hardly Working Productions) The Life, Once on this Island (Breakthrough Theatre) Les Miserables (Orlando Shakespeare Theatre) Much Ado About Nothing (Bridgeport Shakespeare). Damany studied Musical Theatre at Catawba College. He is pleased to create with this wonderful cast and would like to thank you for supporting live theatre! Many thanks to Mo who’s love and support continues to make this journey possible.

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PRICILLA TORRES (Georgie) is a Chicago based actor and is thrilled to be making her Florida theatre debut with The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol. Recent credits include Juliet in Romeo & Juliet (The Shakespeare Project of Chicago), Anne Bullen and Others in Undiscovered Country, Henry VIII (Oklahoma Shakespeare) and Caroline Bingley in Pride and Prejudice (Pride and Prejudice Productions). Other credits: Macbeth, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Blood Wedding, La Cage aux Folles (UW-Stevens Point), The Children’s Hour, Once Upon A Mattress, Legally Blonde: The Musical, and Cinderella (Larkin Theatre). She is a graduate of the B.F.A. Acting program at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Big thank-you’s to family, friends, and God for all the love. IG: @prisskillahh JAMES BLAISDELL (U/S Andrew/Edward) is excited to join The Studio Theatre team for another production! He was most recently seen in the virtual reading of Round Table: A Sort of LARP and was an understudy in The Studio's productions of 9 to 5 The Musical and Assassins. When not on The Studio stage, James can be found performing at Universal Studios. James graduated from Rollins College with a BA in Theatre Arts. He would like to thank his family, friends, and Rachel for their unending support. CHRISTINA COULTER (U/S Georgie/Lydia) is so excited to be back at The Studio Theatre! She recently worked with The Studio as an understudy in Ada and the Engine. She's appeared at The Alhambra Theater in their productions of Singin' In The Rain (Zelda) and It's A Wonderful Life (Cousin Tilly). Favorite roles include Mary Bennet in Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley with Emerald Coast Theater Company, and Laurie in The Tender Land with Varna International. She graduated from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and Musical Theater. Thank you for coming and enjoy the show! christinacoulter.com

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THERESA REBECK (Writer) is a widely produced playwright throughout the United States and abroad. New York productions of her work include Dead Accounts at the Music Box Theatre; Seminar at the Golden Theatre; Mauritius at the Biltmore Theatre in a Manhattan Theater Club Production; The Scene, The Water’s Edge, Loose Knit, The Family of Mann, and Spike Heels at Second Stage; Bad Dates, The Butterfly Collection, and Our House at Playwrights Horizons; The Understudy at the Laura Pels Theater in a Roundabout Theatre Company production; and View of the Dome at New York Theatre Workshop. Omnium Gatherum (co-written, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2003) was featured at the Humana Festival, and had a commercial run at the Variety Arts Theatre. Her newest work, Poor Behavior, premiered at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in 2011. Ms. Rebeck’s other publications are Free Fire Zone, a book of comedic essays about writing and show business. She has written for American Theatre Magazine and has had excerpts of her plays published in the Harvard Review. Ms. Rebeck’s novels, Three Girls and Their Brother and Twelve Rooms With A View were published by Random House/Shaye Areheart Books respectively in April 2008 and May 2010. Both novels are available online and at booksellers everywhere. Her third novel, I'm Glad About You, was published by Putnam in February 2016. In television, Ms. Rebeck has written for Dream On, Brooklyn Bridge, L.A. Law, American Dreamer, Maximum Bob, First Wave, Third Watch, and she created the NBC drama Smash. She has been a writer/ producer for Canterbury’s Law, Smith, Law and Order: Criminal Intent and NYPD Blue. Her produced feature films include Harriet the Spy, Gossip, and the independent features Sunday on the Rocks and Seducing Charlie Barker, an adaptation of her play, The Scene. Awards include the Mystery Writer’s of America’s Edgar Award, the Writer’s Guild of America award for Episodic Drama, the Hispanic Images Imagen Award, and the Peabody, all for her work on NYPD Blue. She has won the National Theatre Conference Award (for The Family of Mann), and was awarded the William Inge New Voices Playwriting Award in 2003 for The Bells. Mauritius was originally produced at Boston’s Huntington Theatre, where it received the 2007 IRNE Award for Best New Play as well as the Eliot Norton Award. Other awards include the PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award, the Athena Film Festival Award, an Alex Award, a Lilly Award and in 2011 she was named one of the 150 Fearless Women in the World by Newsweek. Ms. Rebeck is originally from Cincinnati and holds an MFA in Playwrighting and a PhD in Victorian Melodrama, both from Brandeis University. She is a proud board member of the Dramatists Guild, a Contributing Editor to the Harvard

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Review, an Associate Artist of the Roundabout Theatre Company and has taught at Brandeis University and Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children. LaurenGunderson.com and @LalaTellsAStory. CELINE ROSENTHAL (Director) is a Tony®-nominated producer, "Key" member of The Ring Of Keys, and Associate Artistic Director at Asolo Repertory Theatre. Celine has developed new work with Musical Theatre Factory, NYMF, Kidoons, Tamasha, and National Queer Theatre, as well as creating Asolo Rep’s premiere new work series, Asolo Rep: Ground Floor. Their work has been featured at the Tristan Bates Theatre in London, NYMF, New York City Center, MMAC, 54 Below, 59E59, and in the Broadway's Future Songbook Series at Lincoln Center. At Asolo Rep Celine directed Camelot, We Need A Little Christmas, The Lifespan of a Fact, Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Tempest. Other Recent Projects: Trayf (New Rep); Drowning in Cairo (N.Q.T); A Doll’s House (The Studio Theatre); Chicago (CTC), Motherf***er with the Hat (FSU/Asolo Conservatory); and the Award Winning Indie short film Wildflower. Celine is a New Georges affiliated artist, member of the 2018/19 MTC Directing Fellowship class, and was awarded an SDC Observership and Asolo Rep Directing Fellowship. Alumnus of CTI, BMI Lehman Engel Workshop, NYU Tisch (BFA), and The New School for Drama (MFA). www.celinerosenthal.nyc SARAH S. BERLAND (Fight and Intimacy Director) holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts. She has since continued her education through Second City Improv Company, University of South Florida, the Society of American Fight Directors, and Intimacy Directors International. Sarah worked at the Patel Conservatory for the Straz Center from 2014-2020 as a Theatre Education Faculty Member, teaching and directing students from pre-k to adults. Now she continues to teach, direct, design, and choreograph at Florida Academy of Performing Arts. Sarah has been a resident makeup designer/artist, as well as being a freelance artist within the Tampa Bay Community for the last 7 years. As a member of the SAFD, who is certified in six weapons, she has choreographed pieces throughout the state of Florida.

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CAST (in order of appearance) Andrew........................................................Damany Omar Riley Georgie................................................................... Pricilla Torres Edward................................................................. Colton Butcher Lydia......................................................... Ashleigh Ann Gardner U/S Georgie/Lydia............................................ Christina Coulter U/S AndrewEdward...............................................James Blaisdell

DIRECTION Producer................................................................ Jason Goedken Artistic Director................................................... Whitney Morse Show Director....................................................Celine Rosenthal Fight and Intimacy Director ...............................Sarah S. Berland Fight and Intimacy Consultant ................................. Dan Granke

PRODUCTION Production Manager..........................................Danielle Paccione Assistant Production Manager................................Leslie Munson Technical Director.................................................Clayton Becker Literary Manager........................................... Rachel Whittington Dramaturgy.....................................................Elizabeth Constant Company Manager...................................................Ryan Loeckel Production Stage Manager........................................Grace Zottig Assistant Stage Manager.......................................Stephanie Horn

SCENIC Scenic Designer................................................Kenneth Constant Master Carpenter.................................................Preston Speaker Scenic Carpenters.............................Tony Fairchaild, David Bost, Chad Pavlovich, Luke Bezio

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COSTUMES Costume Designer....................................................Monica Titus

LIGHTING Lighting Director/Master Electrician....................... David Krupla Assistant Lighting Director/Lighting Designer.......Lindsey Young Light Board Operator.............................................. David Krupla

AUDIO VISUAL Sound/AV Designer............................................... Nick Erickson Audio Engineer........................................................... Luke Bezio

PROPERTIES Properties Designer/Master................................... Eric Desnoyers Properties Assistant.................................................... Heather Ard HOUSE MANAGEMENT House Manager......................................................... Heather Ard Assistant House Manager........................................Sierra Baggins Read more about our production team and designers at www.TheSharonStudio.com

SPECIAL THANKS The Villages® Marketing Tierra del Sol Bar & Grill

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ANNOUNCING SEASON 6 Tiny Revolutions,Big Changes.

BROADBEND, ARKANSAS

THE CAKE By Bekah Brunstetter

11/22/21-12/18/21

9/28/21-10/30/21

BACK ON THE STUDIO STAGE THIS FALL!

Act 1 (“Just One Q”) book & lyrics by

Ellen Fitzhugh, with music by Ted Shen

Act 2 (“Ruby”) book & lyrics by Harrison David Rivers, with music & additional lyrics by Ted Shen

URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL

“The Cake” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

No. 6 By T.J. Young

Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis

URINETOWN was produced on Broadway in September, 2001 by the Araca Group and Dodger Theatricals in association with TheaterDreams, Inc., and Lauren Mitchell

3/29/22-4/30/22

1/25/22-2/26/22

Presented by special arrangement with Stage Rights (www.stagerights.com)

“No. 6” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

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