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A Sleeping Country by Melanie Marnich Directed by David Cecsarini

Scenic Design Rick Rasmussen

Lighting Design Alan Piotrowicz

Costume Design Marsha Kuligowski

Properties Design Nikki Kulas

Sound Design David Cecsarini

Stage Manager Jessica Connelly*

*member of Actors’ Equity Association

March 24 – April 17, 2011 Tenth Street Theatre 628 North 10th Street Milwaukee, WI 53233 A SLEEPING COUNTRY is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Sponsored by Polly & Giles Daeger

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CAST Julia........................................................................................................................Betsy Skowbo* Midge/Gondolier/Carlotta........................................................................... Tami Workentin* Greg/Franco/Carlo................................................................................................Doug Jarecki Isabella Orsini...................................................................................................Angela Iannone*

*member of Actors’ Equity Association

SET TING TIME: Now PLACE: A New York Apartment, a psychiatrist’s office and Venice, Italy

All onstage smoking is tobacco-free and complies with Wisconsin state law.

SPECIAL THANKS Avenue Fabricare, Marianne Burish, Jim Guy and The Milwaukee Rep prop shop, Katy Klein, Allyson Nemec & Quorum Architects, Inc., Chris and Jane Flieller and In Tandem Theatre, Theatrical Tendencies, Andrea Toussaint, Steve Marcus and Marcus Promotions, Mike and Diane Schulz. Next Act Theatre is a member of UPAF. This project is supported in part through a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Next Act Theatre is a member of Theatre Wisconsin, a statewide association of professional non-profit theatres.

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D I R E C TO R ’ S N O T E S — DAV I D C E C S A R I N I O sleep! O gentle sleep! Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down And steep my senses in forgetfulness?

Henry IV, pt. 2

Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleeve of care, The death of each day’s life, sore labor’s bath, Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, Chief nourisher in life’s feast.

Macbeth

To die, to sleep— No more—and by a sleep to say we end The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to. ‘tis a consummation Devoutly to be wish’d.

Hamlet

Certainly, Shakespeare knew that sleep is essential. As Julia says in our play, sleep deprivation is officially torture by international standards. But I get the feeling from Marnich’s play that she thinks sleep is sometimes less than it’s cracked up to be. This delightful comedy will serve as a nice diversion from some of the more crazy goings-on in our world these days. But as you’re enjoying our heroine’s quest for rest, I wouldn’t be surprised if you found yourself asking, “So...the title means what, exactly?” I know I did. And when I think about that, it keeps me up at night. BIOGR APHIES ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT— Melanie Marnich Melanie Marnich is a Co-Producer of the hit HBO series “Big Love.” Her play, A SLEEPING COUNTRY, was awarded the Kaplan New American Play Prize and World Premiere at the Cincinnati Playhouse. Her other work, THESE SHINING LIVES, received its World Premiere at Baltimore Center Stage in April 2008, followed by a production at the History Theatre in Minneapolis. BLUR received its world premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club and also won the Francesca Primus Prize from Denver Center Theatre. Two of her plays, QUAKE and TALLGRASS GOTHIC, have premiered at the Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival of New American Plays. TALLGRASS GOTHIC was also named Outstanding New Script by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Her adaptation of Katie Couric’s book, The Brand New Kid, premiered

at the Kennedy Center in November 2006. Other plays include CALLING ALL, CRADLE OF MAN, BEAUTIFUL AGAIN and THE SPARROW PROJECT. She has been awarded two McKnight Advancement Grants and two Jerome Fellowships from The Playwrights’ Center, the Samuel Goldwyn Award, an Ohio Arts Council Grant, the Otis Guernsey New Voices Playwriting Award and the Melvoin Award from Northlight Theatre (Chicago). Her plays have been produced or developed at New York’s Public Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre, London’s Royal Court, the Guthrie Theater, Arena Stage, Portland Center Stage, The Actors Studio, Geva Theatre, American Theatre Company and Denver Center for the Arts. Commissions include the Kennedy Center, Guthrie Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, Northlight Theatre and South Coast Repertory. She is a Core Member of The Playwrights’ Center and a member of New Dramatists.

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B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) ANGELA IANNONE (Isabella Orsini) Angela is pleased to return to Next Act, where she was last seen as “She” in PURGATORIO and the Narrator in THE PAVILION. Other roles include Fraulein Kost in CABARET, Kate Hepburn in TEA AT FIVE, Cleopatra in ALL FOR LOVE and Ariel in THE TEMPEST. Theatres include The Royal George and Marriott Lincolnshire in Chicago, In Tandem, Milwaukee Rep, Optimist, Shakespeare in the Park, Renaissance Theatreworks and Skylight Opera Theatre in Milwaukee. Angela’s new play THE EDWIN BOOTH COMPANY PRESENTS... will premiere in November 2011. DOUG JARECKI (Greg/Franco/Carlo) Doug imagines that you have read the other bios and all they did was talk about themselves. Doug thinks that’s rude. Doug would never ignore you like that. In fact, as soon as you walked in, Doug noticed how nice you looked tonight. Have you lost weight? Doug thinks so. And while most actors right now would be focusing on the show and getting into character, Doug is outside polishing your car. That’s how much Doug cares. Doug also wants to sincerely thank David and the cast and crew for another incredible opportunity to play. And thanks to you for supporting Next Act. BETSY SKOWBO (Julia) Betsy is pleased to return to Next Act where she was last seen as Girl in DEAR ESTHER. Local credits include MAURITIUS (Mary), A HOTEL ON MARVIN GARDENS (Rose), and PRESENT LAUGHTER (Daphne) with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, THE 4 Next Act Theatre

CAPTAIN’S TIGER (Betty) with Renaissance Theaterworks, ROMEO AND JULIET (Juliet), MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Hermia), and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Hero) with Milwaukee Shakespeare. Betsy has also worked regionally with Commonweal Theatre Company in Lanesboro, MN and Door Shakespeare in Door County, WI. Betsy holds a BFA in acting from the University of WisconsinStevens Point and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity. TAMI WORKENTIN (Midge/Carlotta/ Gondolier) Tami returns to Next Act having previously appeared in 7 STORIES, SIDEMAN, MINDGAME, BEA’S NIECE and THE GOODBYE PEOPLE. Chamber Theatre roles include Nettie in THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES, PICNIC, THE SUM OF US, WELL, BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS and KIMBERLY AKIMBO. Next spring she will be seen in her musical review WOMEN WHO CAN’T SING, celebrating the non-singing legends of Broadway, written and performed by Angela Iannone, Laura Gordon and Jack Forbes-Wilson at the Skylight Cabaret Series. Tami has also worked with Renaissance Theaterworks in STRING OF PEARLS and ELEEMOSYNARY, Milwaukee Shakespeare in TWELFTH NIGHT, First Stage Children’s Theater in HANA’S SUITCASE, A CHRISTMAS STORY and BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre in A CHRISTMAS CAROL and SHEAR MADNESS. Regional work includes the Goodman Theatre, Court Theatre, Organic Theatre and Bailiwick Repertory Theatre in Chicago, the inaugural season of Orlando Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare-in-the-Park Fort Worth, TX and Taproot Theatre, Seattle. Directing credits include JEEVES INTERVENES with Chamber Theatre, BARNEY & BEE for Renaissance Theaterworks and


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) NAUGHTY CHILDREN for Chamber Theatres’ Montgomery Davis Young Playwrights festival.

for sharing their theatre with us for this season of changes. Jessica is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.

DAVID CECSARINI (Director/ Sound Design) This year marks David’s thirty-second as a theatre professional. He has proudly served as Artistic Director and Producer for Milwaukee’s Next Act Theatre for nineteen seasons. His most memorable directing projects include THE PAVILION, THE REAL THING, SOMEONE WHO’LL WATCH OVER ME, THE DRESSER, ROOM SERVICE, SIDE MAN and BETWEEN EAST AND WEST. Behind the scenes, David has created sound effects and scores for over sixty professional productions. Favorites include THE BRIDGE AT MO DUC, THE VOICE OF THE PRAIRIE, BELOW THE BELT, LAST OF THE BOYS and MARY’S WEDDING.

ALAN PIOTROWICZ (Lighting Designer) Alan returns to Next Act following his designs for FOUR PLACES and last season’s 7 STORIES. Alan received his BA in Theatre & Drama from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a former electrician for the Santa Fe Opera, where he was featured as an apprentice designer, and served a season as the Electrics and Sound Supervisor for Milwaukee Rep. Previous designs include Youngblood’s world premiers of GOD BRIDGE and DRIVE ME TO ARSON; Bunny Gumbo’s Combat Theatre (twice); First Stage’s IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE, IF YOU TAKE A MOUSE TO SCHOOL and THE DIVINERS; Sunset Playhouse’s HAIR, Dancework’s ART TO ART 2010, and Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s JEEVES INTERVENES. Much love to Eric. www.alanpiotrowicz.com

JESSICA CONNELLY (Resident Stage Manager) Jessica is an Arizona native and honors graduate of the University of WisconsinMilwaukee Theater Dept. This season is her fourth as Resident Stage Manager at Next Act Theatre. Prior to joining Next Act full time Jessica worked with Renaissance Theaterworks, The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Madison Repertory Theatre, Little Theatre on the Square, Door Shakespeare and with Actor/Performer John McGivern. A few of Jessica’s favorite projects include DEAR ESTHER, MASTER HAROLD…and the boys, LAST OF THE BOYS, THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, FAITH HEALER, and GOING TO ST. IVES (Next Act Theatre); CHESAPEAKE, TROJAN WOMEN, THE SHAPE OF THINGS, and the US premier of SKIN TIGHT (Renaissance Theaterworks); BLUE ROSE (Milwaukee Rep); HAIRSPRAY (Little Theatre on the Square). Jessica would like the thank In Tandem Theatre

RICK RASMUSSEN (Scenic Designer) Calling Seattle, WA home, this former resident of Milwaukee travels the Midwest designing for various theatre companies. Rick

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B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) has worked with the theatre artists at Next Act for 20 years and always finds their work stimulating and rewarding. Most recent design projects include GOING TO ST. IVES, THE PAVILION, GREETINGS!, EARS ON A BEATLE and THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP (Next Act Theatre); THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE, A CHRISTMAS STORY, HANA’S SUITCASE (First Stage Children’s Theater); WEST SIDE STORY and THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Fireside Dinner Theatre). This past summer, he designed sets and costumes for Emporia State University’s productions of THE LION IN WINTER and PLAZA SUITE. Marsha Kuligowski (Costume Designer) Since designing costumes for PAVILION in 2009, Marsha has worked coast to coast. From BYE BYE BIRDIE in New York to LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE in California and CANDIDE in between. Marsha has designed most of Next Act’s productions over the last 20 years, some favorites include; THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, ROUGH CROSSING, RED HERRING and MARVIN’S ROOM. She has designed costumes for most of the companies around town including The Milwaukee Rep, Skylight Opera, and Chamber Theater to name a few. NIKKI KULAS (Properties Designer) Nikki is a recent Graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts. This is her Next Act Theatre debut. Recent Milwaukee credits include Properties Designer for THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and is currently the Properties Apprentice at Skylight Opera Theatre. During the summer she resides in Winona, MN as the Properties Director for the Great River Shakespeare Festival. CHARLES KAKUK (Managing Director) This marks Charles’ nineteenth season with Next Act. After spending three years in the Marine Corps 6 Next Act Theatre

protecting Missouri from Kansas, Charles worked for Pizza Hut Corporation as a restaurant manager from 1979 to 1985 in Kansas City, and various cities in Wisconsin. Moving to Milwaukee in 1985, he has experienced the inner working of its arts and entertainment industries, from rock and pop music promotions at the Riverside Theater and Alpine Valley to marketing for the Milwaukee Ballet. Along the way he earned a BSBA from Cardinal Stritch University. MATT KEMPLE (Marketing & PR Manager) Matt holds a BA in Theatre and Communications from St. Norbert College and has an extensive theatrical background including acting, directing, backstage and construction experience, as well as the creation of a dozen theatre groups, multiple programs and events with emphasis on new and emerging artists. In his spare time, he is the director and founder of the Milwaukee Comedy Festival and milwaukeecomedy.com, and the CoProducer of the Pink Banana Theatre Co. LISA MARIE GATEWOOD (Development Manager) Lisa Marie has been actively involved with Next Act since 2000 in various positions, including wardrobe manager, interim marketing manager, as well as the playwriting coach and administrative coordinator for the Next Actors Summer Theatre for Teens Program. A graduate of the theatre program at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Lisa has worked with many distinguished arts companies in Milwaukee including Skylight Opera Theatre, Milwaukee Shakespeare Company, The Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra and First Stage Children’s Theatre.


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Thank you for your support! N E X T AC T C O N T R I B U TO R S FOUNDATIONS AND CORPORATIONS: Robert W Baird & Company Foundation, Inc. Briggs and Stratton Corporation Foundation, Inc. Milwaukee County for the Arts/CAMPAC Sempercor Foundation United Performing Arts Fund Wisconsin Arts Board Will Ross Memorial Fund Woman’s Club of Wisconsin Foundation INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTORS: PRODUCER’S CIRCLE ($5,000 and up) Anonymous Larry and Patty Compton Polly and Giles Daeger Arthur and Nancy Laskin

Edward Inderrieden and Jean Maier Jan and Vince Martin Ildy and Skip Poliner David and Julia Uihlein PRODUCER’S CIRCLE ($1,000 - $4,999) Jim and Terri Alioto Harvey and Judith Alligood Charles and Mary Anderson John Mahony and Evelyn Burdick Michael and Ericka Burzynski Ervin and Beverly Colton David Glenn Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Miles and Barbara Capron Fund Werner W. And Susan M. Krause Family Fund Jill and Herb Heavenrich David and Mary Hertel Beth Kavelaris Pam Kriger

Sally and Robb Marks John McGivern Joyce Mielke Robert and Theresa Muselman Lucille Neff Allyson Nemec Kathleen McElroy and David Newby Kathy Nusslock Gordana and Milan Racic Alison Graf and Richard Schreiner Sandra M. Seymour SSSpeedy Mailing Service L. William and Nicole Teweles Lupe Ugent Wilfred W. Wollner, Jr. Bettie Zillman DIRECTOR ($500 - $999) Anonymous Alfred and Isabel Bader Edward Hammond and Marcia Brooks Paul Tilleman and Sally Duffy


N E X T AC T C O N T R I B U TO R S ( c o n t ) Tim and Sue Frautschi Marlene and Allan Gustafson Jeffrey and Jacqueline Jahnke Lee Marquardt W. Martin and Catherine Morics Mary Buchel and Larry Salsbury Jan Serr and John Shannon Fred and Ann Stratton LEADING ACTOR ($250 - $499) Anonymous Dr. and Mrs. Richard Barthel Sue Dinsmoor Bill and Suzy Frazier Ron Jacquart Konrad Kuchenbach Sandra and Robert Meldman John Menzel Kenn Miller and Wendy Walker Miller Dwight and Marlene Morgan Patricia and Curtis Robinson Tom and Kathy Tanty Penny Williams SUPPORTING ACTOR ($100 - $249) Anonymous Thomas Mann and Katie Bayliss Julie and William Bonnell Carol and Edward Bookstaff Elisabeth and Flint Bridge Alice Cecsarini Berry and Sheryl Centanni Dick and Karen Christenson Eric and Jeanne Christiansen Jess Brownell and Shirley Conlon Kathleen Friedman and Randolph Dean John and Mary Emory Barbara and William Fernholz Barbara McMath and Robert Ferriday, III Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Fishbach Randall Klumb and Sarah Ford Richard Ippolito and Pam Frautschi Drs. James and Margo Frey Gary Cartwright and Elizabeth Gifford Inez and Gene Gilbert 8 Next Act Theatre

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Rita McDonald Terence and Janet Mooney Mr. William Mulligan Rhoda Nathan Mary Kae Nelson Jane O’Connell David and Linda Okruhlica Sue Oskochil Lorraine Pagel Alice Read and Drew Palin Bernice and Frank Popelka Lorraine Plotkin Will Fellows and Bronze Quinton Jean Riebe Darlene Roberts Claudette and Mark Robinson John Rohr Tom and Judy Saeger Sarah Sandin Michael and Susan Schall Linda Scherr Roberta and John Schmitt Lawrence and Hollis Schuetz Robert and Carlene Scott

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Officers:

David Hertel...................................................................President Steve Marcus.........................................................Vice President Alison Graf .................................................................... Secretary Michael Burzynski.........................................................Treasurer Kathy L. Nusslock............................ Immediate Past President

Directors:

Terri Alioto Harvey Alligood VaLois Bunch Edward Inderrieden Beth Kavelaris Jan Martin John McGivern †

John Menzel Joyce Mielke Allyson Nemec, AIA † Ildy Poliner Gordana Racic Michael Sheppard Lupe Ugent

Former Board President

N E X T AC T T H E AT R E S TA F F Producing Artistic Director...............................................................................David Cecsarini Managing Director................................................................................................Charles Kakuk Marketing & PR Manager...................................................................................... Matt Kemple Development Manager.............................................................................Lisa Marie Gatewood

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A SLEEPING COUNTRY Director..................................................................................................................................David Cecsarini Stage Manager......................................................................................................................Jessica Connelly* Scenic Design.........................................................................................................................Rick Rasmussen Lighting Design.....................................................................................................................Alan Piotrowicz Costume Designer...........................................................................................................Marsha Kuligowski Properties Design.........................................................................................................................Nikki Kulas Sound Design........................................................................................................................David Cecsarini Scenic Construction............................................................................Ron Weirick & Bronze Leaf Studio Master Electrician/Light Board Operator................................................................. Michael Van Dreser Deck Chief ............................................................................................................................Sarah Sherwood Wardrobe Manager.................................................................................................................Aria Thornton House Management Coordinator ..........................................................................................Libby Amato House Management Staff .............................................. Andrea Toussaint, Maria Petrella, Erica Wade Box Office Manager..............................................................................................................Sandy Raduenz Box Office Staff . .................................................................................................Libby Amato, Sally Lewis, Barbara Maglio, Andrea Toussaint, Michelle Usadel *member of Actors’ Equity Association

F O R YO U R I N F O R M AT I O N FOOD AND BEVERAGES...Eating and drinking are not permitted in the theatre. ENTERING AND EXITING THE THEATRE SPACE…Please use walkways to access the seating areas and refrain from crossing over the stage. CANCELLATION POLICY...Next Act does not cancel or reschedule performances due to inclement weather or sporting events, nor do we offer refunds. LATECOMER POLICY... Due to the intimate configuration of the Tenth Street Theatre, latecomers will not be seated until an appropriate time in the performance. Seating may not be permitted ½ hour after the start of a performance. If you are running late, please call the Box Office at 414-278-0765. LISTENING AUGMENTATION DEVICES...Please ask box office personnel for assistance. LOST PROPERTY...Items left at the theatre are kept in Lost Property. Call 414-278-0765 if you have lost an item. TICKET EXCHANGES... Subscribers may exchange their tickets, without fee, up to 48 hours prior to the performance (price adjustments may apply). Single ticket buyers may exchange their tickets for a fee of $5.00 per ticket up to 48 hours prior. Exchanges are based strictly on availability. Patrons are strongly urged to request exchanges well in advance. ELECTRONIC DEVICES...To avoid disturbing the performance, NO cameras or recording devices of any kind are allowed in the theatre. Please turn off all electronic equipment including pagers and cellular phones. EMERGENCY CALLS...In case of emergency, messages may be left with the house manager by calling 414-278-0765. If possible, please indicate the seat location of the person to be reached. SMOKING...The Tenth Street Theatre is a smoke-free environment. STUDENT AND SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNTS... Seniors and students receive a $5.00 discount per ticket on advance sales. Students may also purchase half-price rush tickets with a valid student I.D. one half-hour prior to curtain, based on availability. Discounts are not available on performance run extensions. GROUP DISCOUNTS...Groups of 10 or more receive a discount of 20%. To book groups, call the Next Act administrative office at 414-278-7780. Discounts are not available on performance run extensions. 12 Next Act Theatre


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