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It’s been a very busy Fall for our theater. I am sure many of you have heard our exciting news: In 2011, Noble Fool Theatricals will become Fox Valley Repertory – the largest professional, award-winning theater in the Fox Valley area. After several years of growth, we have expanded our vision and wanted our name to represent you and our community. From outstanding productions to the area’s largest Performing Arts Academy, Fox Valley Repertory will continue to create memorable moments for you, provide significant opportunities for youth in our area to explore the power of theatre and use that power to improve their lives and prepare them to be successful, contributing members of our community. Of course all of this is only possible with you. It’s a great time to become more involved with us. You can become a subscriber. We are offering the lowest subscription price in the area to celebrate our new name and mission. You don’t want to miss out on a terrific season of shows and exclusive events for Subscribers only. Recently, we have added outstanding community members to our Board of Directors, and both our corporate sponsors and individual donors have seen significant increases. It’s thrilling to see our community make a commitment to the arts. We have a special program called the “Founding Members Circle” that will recognize individual contributions of at least $250 as we begin our Fox Valley Rep journey. Each show is a chance for us to create a shared moment with you. In that moment, we hope to connect to the human experience. A community with a strong emphasis on the arts is a healthy community, one that is constantly moving forward and sharing stories that build bridges between generations. We look forward to your continued support!

All the Best,

John Gawlik Artistic Director Noble Fool Theatricals soon-to-be Fox Valley Repertory

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Proudly Presents

November 5th – December 26th, 2010

Adapted for the Stage by

Joe Landry Director Rachel Rockwell Music Director Tom Clear

Lighting Design Jesse Klug**

Costume Design Brenda Winstead

Scenic Design Kevin Depinet**

Sound Design Josh Horvath**

Stage Manager Jill Yetsky*

*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association

**Denotes member of United Scenic Artists 829

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com) THE VIDEOTAPING OR OTHER VIDEO OR AUDIO RECORDING OF THIS PRODUCTION IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED

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CAST Jake Laurents......................................................................................................George Keating* Freddie Filmore.........................................................................................................Dev Kennedy* Harry “Jazzbo” Haywood.................................................................................................Tom Clear Lana Sherwood............................................................................................................ Jessie Fisher Sally Applewhite.................................................................................................Anna Hammonds Stanley Howard........................................................................................................Stirling Joyner Charlie Howard......................................................................................................... Jack Sweeney Youth Ensembles Red Cast Green Cast Emily Leahy Leikyn Bravo Kelsey Pettrone Megan Graal Rebecca Roy Amelia Kuhlman Emily Marie Turner Annamarie Schutt Melissa Wickland Madysen Simanonis *Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F Rehearsal Assistant Stage Manager ....................................................................Erin Ammer Performance Assistant Stage Manager................................................................Laura Eilers Properties Master.....................................................................................................Jesse Gaffney N O B L E F O O L T H E AT R I C A L S S TA F F Artistic Director............................................................................................................ John Gawlik Managing Director....................................................................................................Colleen Tovar Production Manager.................................................................................................... Tim Stadler Assistant Production Manager................................................................................. Laura Eilers Company Manager .....................................................................................................Morgan Ball Marketing Manager . ................................................................................................Audra Sybert Development Manager................................................................................................ Scott Piner Education Manager............................................................................................. Tracy Whiteside Guest Services Manager............................................................................................Morgan Ball House Managers...............................................................................Meghan Dale, Stacey High Wardrobe Mistress.......................................................................................... Kimberly G. Morris Sound Board Operator.............................................................................................Isaac Mandel Master Electrician............................................................................................... Charlotte Rathke Ushers...............................................................................................Katie Beeks, Nancy Edwards, Amber Mack, Douglas A. Porter, Norene Tierney P H E A S A N T R U N R E S O R T B O X O F F I C E S TA F F Director of Entertainment...................................................................................... Cyndi Nelson Reservations Manager............................................................................................. Karen Caruso Group Sales Manager...............................................................................................Maggie Cross Box Office Supervisor..........................................................................................Barbara Splinter Box Office Agents.........................................................................Anne Ringrose, Julie Phillips, Angie Rosochacki, Lauren Coglio,Debbie Kudabeck, Dee Petersik Reservations Agents.................Katy Spurgeon, Jennifer O’Neil,Jeanie Lyne, Katie Cluff This theater is a proud member of

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SPECIAL THANKS Pheasant Run Resort, Means of Production, Oakbrook Hotels Inc., Penske West Chicago, McArdle Enterprises Inc.

Board of Directors David Hayes, President Dan Hayman, Secretary David White, Treasurer Robert Grusin, Paul Botts Katherine Cornell, Kevin Hewitt Community Advisory Council Ronald Koeppl is a proud supporter of

For more information about joining the Saints, please call 773-529-5510, email office@saintschicago.org, or visit www.saintschicago.org www.noblefool.org/saints P R O F I L E S O F AC T I N G C O M PA N Y GEORGE KEATING (Jake Laurents)* holds a B.F.A. in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University. Recently: Enoch Snow in Carousel at Light Opera Works and George Gould Strong in Grey Gardens at Northlight Theatre. He is the co-founder of Theatrebam Chicago and co-creator of the hit show Schoolhouse Rock Live! (off-Broadway, three national tours). The International Mystery Writers’ Festival: Death by Darkness and Colombo Takes the Rap (Angela Lansbury Award for Best Supporting Actor). National Tour: Scrooge (Tom Jenkins) starring Richard Chamberlain. Other roles: The Baron in Grand Hotel at Theatre at the Center, P.T. Barnum in Barnum at Wagon Wheel Theatre, El Medico (the Barber) in Man of La Mancha at Court, Bamatabois/Feuilly in Les Miserables and Skimbleshanks in Cats at the Marriott and a Witch in the world premiere Kabuki Lady Macbeth at Chicago Shakespeare. Core faculty at the Cherubs Program at Northwestern University where he recently directed The Handmaid’s Tale. In memory of Roy Hine and George T. Keating 4 Noble Fool Theatricals

DEV KENNEDY (Freddie Filmore)* is appearing at Noble Fool Theatricals for the first time. Last year he played Prince Frederick in The Castle of Otronto, at First Folio Theatre. Recent appearances include Karel in Hana’s Suitcase (Chicago Children’s Theatre), The Odd Couple at Drury Lane Oakbrook; Panic at The International Mystery Writer’s Festival in Owensboro, Kentucky; Transference at the Mercury Theatre, Barefoot in the Park at Drury Lane Oakbrook, and Fallout with Canamac Productions. Dev has appeared over the years at The Goodman, Victory Gardens, Court, Marriott, Northlight theatres, as well as the dearly missed Body Politic, National Jewish, Drury Lane South, and Wisdom Bridge theatres. He has appeared Off-Broadway in Hauptmann at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Feature Film work includes: Were the World Mine, Outing Riley, Barbershop, Celtic Pride, and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. Busy with TV commercials, he can be seen selling Crestor, JD Powers, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Central


P R O F I L E S O F AC T I N G C O M PA N Y ( c o n t .) Dupage Hospital. Thanks to Phyllis and Claire for making it possible! TOM “KING” CLEAR (Harry “Jazzbo” Haywood/ Music Director) will be familiar to Noble Fool Theatricals audiences from Musical of Musicals, the Musical! (a “goof--ball scamp” raved the St. Charles Republican) as well as Some Enchanted Evening. For Porchlight Music Theater, he was Pianist and Assistant Music Director for The Fantastiks, Macabaret, and Miracle on 34th Street. He has served as a music director for ComedySportz Chicago, the MUNY Singers and the Goldenrod Showboat in St. Louis. He is a graduate of the music director program at Second City, and is a sometimes attorney. During the day, he teaches music to very small children at Chicago Montessori. JESSIE FISHER (Lana Sherwood) is thrilled to be spending the holidays with Noble Fool Theatricals. Most recently, she understudied and performed in Speed the Plow at American Theatre Company. Other credits include Cabaret and Frankenstein (The Hypocrites), It’s a Wonderful Life (American Theatre Company), Of Mice and Men (Steppenwolf ), Graceland, The Wonderful World of Dissocia and Some Girl(s) (Profiles), These Shining Lives (Rivendell) and the one person show My Name is Rachel Corrie (Purple Bench Productions). She is a teaching artist and performer for Chicago Children’s Theatre’s Red Kite Project, which is an interactive theatre experience for children with autism. This spring, she can be seen in Grease at American Theatre Company.

ANNA HAMMONDS (Sally Applewhite) is thrilled to be making her Noble Fool Theatricals debut! Recently, Anna was seen as Mary Jane in Boho Ensemble’s Big River. While in Chicago, she has worked with Lincolnshire Marriott Theatre, Theatre at the Center, JPAC, Emerald City Theatre, Quest Ensemble and Noble Fool Theatricals as an understudy for Married Alive. Outside of the Chicago area, favorite credits include My Fair Lady (Eliza), Steel Magnolias (Shelby), Run for Your Wife (Mary) and Auschwitz Lullaby (Eva Vacek) with the Renaissance Repertory Theatre in Tennessee. She has performed two national tours of A Christmas Carol with Nebraska Theatre Caravan, and has a degree in Music Business from Anderson University. Many thanks to the people at Noble Fool Theatricals! For Mom, Dad, and Mom-mom. STIRLING JOYNER (Stanley Howard) is 15 years old and lives in Kendall County, where he is homeschooled and simultaneously attends Parkview Christian Academy. He was last seen on the Noble Fool stage in It’s a Wonderful Life last year as Potter and Foley artist, in A Christmas Story as Scut Farcus, and as Bruno in Fame. l though he was most recently seen on his way to this theater, his hobbies include sound mixing, Dungeons and Dragons, and drawing. JACK SWEENEY (Charlie Howard) returns to Noble Fool Theatricals where he appeared earlier this season as Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. He Noble Fool Theatricals 5


P R O F I L E S O F AC T I N G C O M PA N Y ( c o n t .) has been seen onstage at Next Theatre Company, About Face Theatre Company, Theatre Building Chicago, the Sandbox Theatre Project, Chicago Kids Company, Circa ’21 and the Rocky Mountain Repertory. Many thanks to Rachel, John, Becca, Brooke and Dawn. www.Jack-Sweeney.com CHRIS DALEY (Male Understudy) Chicago: Watership Down (Lifeline Theatre, Spring 2011), A Perfect Wedding (Circle Theatre), My Fair Lady and Fast Forward Tour (About Face Theatre), Momentary Opera Spectacle and Last of My Species II (Redmoon Theatre), A Christmas Memory & The Thanksgiving Visitor (understudy, Provision Theatre), Sunchoke (Rodez Productions at The Raven), The Love Course (Unity Players) and Talk Radio (The State Theatre). Regional: You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, They’re Playing Our Song, Getting Sara Married, Books, Art of Murder, and Mind Over Matt (Red Barn Summer Theatre of Indiana). Training: BFA: Acting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

YOUTH ENSEMBLE Green Cast: LEIKYN BRAVO (Judy Albright) loves music, singing, acting, and dancing. She used to be a competitive ice skater and has been in many shows since she started acting last spring. Leikyn is fun and interesting and hopes everyone will enjoy the show. MEGAN GRAAL (Francine Kissel/ Tommy) is a sixth grader making her Noble Fool Theatricals debut, although she is no stranger to the stage. Most recently she was seen as Molly in a school production of Annie. She has also appeared as Gretl in The Sound of Music and has been involved in several productions with Magical Starlight Theater and North Central College in Naperville. Megan is active in her school choir and spends her time singing and enjoying all of her many friends.

AMELIA KUHLMAN (Mary Alice Dittmeier) is an eight year old GENEVIEVE H. third grader at PERRINO (Female Bell-Graham Understudy) is super Elementary School in excited to be a part of St. Charles. She has this Noble Fool Theat- performed in many Noble Fool ricals production! Theatricals Youth Ensemble producAfter recently tions and classes including roles as graduating from Columbia College Rosalind Mouse and Cinderella in Chicago she had the pleasure of Cinderella, Elle in High School Musical 2, performing in Ragtime at Drury Lane Raina the Fairy Queen in Sleeping Oakbrook. She could not be more Beauty, Chip and Belle in Beauty & the thrilled to be continuing her perforBeast, Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical, mance credits again under the Glinda in Wicked, and Gabriella in High direction of Rachel Rockwell. She would School Musical. When she is not like to thank Noble Fool Theatricals and performing Amelia enjoys baseball, Gray Talent for this opportunity as well riding her bike, swimming, dancing, and as the support from her crazy amazing singing “Don’t Stop Believin!” family! Merry Merry!!! 6 Noble Fool Theatricals


P R O F I L E S O F AC T I N G C O M PA N Y ( c o n t .) ANNAMARIE SCHUTT (Virginia Benson/Janie) started out dancing on stage at the early age of 2, something she still enjoys today. Her leap from the dance floor to musical theater at age 8 just increased her love for  entertaining. Highlights include the Chamber Opera Chicago (Vanessa) & (Amahl); Ashley (Lemonomics the Movie); Elgin Opera Vocal Contest (1st Place); Gracie Shinn (Music Man); Lizzie (Placing Out); & Tina Turner (Wedding Singer) to name a few. Annamarie is honored to be in this holiday classic and wishes to dedicate her performances to her late grandmother, Betty Jean Schutt. MADYSEN SIMANONIS (Betty Henderson) is very excited to be involved with this production! She loves being involved in theatre, where she has made many new friends. Mady has been in the musical Annie twice, playing Annie and Pepper. She was also in Wheaton Drama’s production of Oliver. Most recently, Mady was cast as Beezus in Acorn Theatre’s production of Ramona Quimby. Mady is a DuPage County 5th grader. She would like to thank her friends, family and directors who have supported and encouraged her. YOUTH ENSEMBLE Red Cast: EMILY LEAHY (Mary Alice Dittmeier) is nine years old and excited to be in her first Noble Fool Theatricals performance. She made her professional debut at age 4 as

Macy in Dollhouse at The Goodman Theatre. Some of her other credits include Molly in Annie at St. James Theatre, Tootie in Meet Me In St. Louis at Drury Lane Water Tower, and Kirsti in Number the Stars at Apple Tree Theatre. Emily has also been in several commercials including Bob Evans and Luna Carpet. In her spare time, she takes hip-hop, jazz, tap, and tumbling classes. She wants to thank Paonessa Talent, along with her family and friends, for all their support. A special thanks goes to her sister, Sami, for always encouraging her and being her biggest fan! KELSEY PETTRONE (Virginia Benson/ Janie) is very excited to have the opportunity to perform with Noble Fool Theatricals with such a talented group. She attends the 7th grade at Pleasantdale Middle School in Burr Ridge. Kelsey studies voice, acting and dance and is determined to one day perform on Broadway. She is very thankful to have the support of her family and coaches who always encourage her to pursue her dreams. Her previous performances include: Godspell (soloist), A Christmas Story (Helen), Cinderella (Cinderella), The Wizard of Oz (Mayor, Munchkin), Willie Wonka (Veruca Salt), Alice in Wonderland (Rose), Oliver (Fagan, workhouse), The Sound of Music (Brigitta), and Christmas Spectacular (soloist). REBECCA ROY (Francine Kissel/ Tommy) is a thirteenyear-old freshman at Geneva High School. Recently appearing in the American Theatre’s Silver Project and other venues in Chicago, Rebecca is thrilled to return to her “home stage” at Pheasant Run. Her favorite show was A Christmas Story. Rebecca has also Noble Fool Theatricals 7


P R O F I L E S O F AC T I N G C O M PA N Y ( c o n t .) appeared in several Noble Fool Youth Ensemble productions including last year’s staging of Wonderful Life, Cinderella, and Oliver!. She’d like to thank Mrs. Whiteside for all her support and encouragement through the past several years, the guys that used to live in the “Bat Cave” for being the best friends a girl could have - and “Bagel Bite” for being her bff! EMILY MARIE TURNER (Betty Henderson/Pete) is excited to be in her first show at Noble Fool Theatricals. Previous credits include Gretl Von Trapp in The Sound of Music and Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol. When not performing, she can usually

be found climbing trees or generally making a monkey out of herself. She would like to thank her family and friends for supporting her. MELISSA WICKLAND (Judy Albright) is thrilled to be a part of It’s a Wonderful Life! She was recently seen in Noble Fool Theatricals’ Youth Ensemble production of The Wizard of Oz as an Ozian Soloist, Tree and Winkie. Melissa is a 7th grader who loves singing, dancing, and musical theatre. Her favorite role was playing Jojo in Seussical. When she’s not on the stage, Melissa enjoys hanging out with friends, reading, and playing piano.

P R O F I L E S O F P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F Rachel Rockwell (Director) is pleased to return to Noble Fool Theatricals where her work was last seen in Married Alive and Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical. Recent directing credits include Ragtime (Jeff nomination) at Drury Lane Oakbrook, The Emperor’s New Clothes at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Les Miserables (associate), Nunsense, Disney’s High School Musical, Seussical, Disney’s Aladdin, Princess and the Pea and Cinderella at the Marriott Theatre: Miss Saigon (Jeff nomination), The Wizard of Oz at Drury Lane Oakbrook and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown! at Drury Lane Water Tower Place. Rachel served as choreographer for A Chorus Line at the Marriott Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook’s production of The King & I (Jeff nomination), Bye Bye Birdie at Northwestern University, Up, Lost Land & The Cherry Orchard at Steppenwolf; Midlife! The Crisis Musical at Little Theatre on The Square; Houdini & Do Black Patent Leather Shoes… at the Marriott Theatre and The Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo and Juliet & Measure for Measure at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. As 8 Noble Fool Theatricals

a performer, Rachel has appeared on Broadway in Mamma Mia! and in national tours of Mamma Mia! and Hal Prince’s Show Boat. Chicago Magazine recently named her Chicago’s “best director” of 2010. She is the proud mom of 5 year-old Jake. Thanks to everyone at Noble Fool Theatricals. Kevin Depinet (Scenic Designer) is thrilled to be working at Noble Fool Theatricals where he most recently designed Married Alive. Recent credits include Detroit, American Buffalo, Dublin Carol and associate designer for August Osage County (Steppenwolf ); The Crowd You’re In With, High Holidays, Mary (Goodman Theatre); What the Butler Saw (Court Theatre); The Emperor’s New Clothes (Chicago Shakespeare); Miss Saigon, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ragtime, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (Drury Lane). Oh Coward, Do The Hustle (Writers’ Theatre); Regional credits include: American Buffalo (McCarter Theatre); My Name Is Asher Lev (Milwaukee Repertory), Another Part of the Forest, The Comedy of Errors (American Players Theatre); The Complete Work


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Pre-Season Benefit Chamber Concert Sunday, October 17 (STM)

Pre-Season Benefit Chamber Concer

Candlelight Carols Sunday, October 17 (STM) Saturday, December 4 (BMC) Pre-Season Benefit Chamber Concert Pre-Season Benefit Sunday, December 5 (SMC, BMC) Chamber Conce Sunday, October 17 (STM) Candlelight Carols

Sunday, October 17 (STM)

Saturday, December 4 (BMC) Mozart” Mozart Journey II*, “Birthday Candlelight Carols Sunday, December 5Carols (SMC, BMC) Saturday, January 294 (BMC) (BMC) Saturday, December Candlelight Sunday, December Sunday, January December 305 (SMC, (BMC)BMC) Saturday, 4 (BMC)

Mozart Journey II*, “Birthday Mozart

Sunday, December 5 (SMC, BMC) Mozart Journey II*, “Birthday InSaturday, Sweet Harmony January 29 (BMC) Mozart” Saturday, (BMC) Saturday,January April 1629(BMC) Sunday, January 30 (BMC) Mozart Journey II*, “Birthday Mozar Sunday, January (BMC) Sunday, April 1730(SMC) Saturday, January 29 (BMC)

In Sweet Harmony In Sweet Harmony Mozart Journey III*, Sunday, January 30 “Jubilant (BMC) Mozart” Saturday, April 16 (BMC) Saturday, April 16 (BMC) Saturday, May 14 (BMC) Sunday, April 17 Sunday, MayApril 15(SMC) (HFC) Sunday, 17 (SMC) Jeff Hunt, Director For directions, Jefftimes, Hunt, Director and to purchase tickets: Jeff Hunt, Director stcharlessingers.com or 630-513-5272 For times, directions, and to purchase tickets: Jeff Hunt, Director stcharlessingers.com or For times, directions, 630-513-5272

In Sweet Harmony

Mozart Journey *with the Metropolis Chamber Orchestra Saturday, AprilIII*, 16“Jubilant (BMC) Mozart” Mozart III*, “Jubilant Mozart Saturday, May 14Journey (BMC) Sunday, April 17 (SMC) Saturday, 14 (BMC) Sunday, May 15May (HFC) Venue Key: STM—St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Geneva

Sunday, May 15 (HFC) *with theMozart Metropolis Chamber Orchestra BMC—Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, St. Charles Journey III*, “Jubilant Mozar SMC—St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Wheaton

Saturday, MayChamber 14 (BMC) *with the Metropolis Orchestra

HFC—Holy Venue Key: Family Catholic Church, Chicago STM—St. Mark’s Episcopal Geneva Sunday, MayChurch, 15 (HFC) BMC—Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, St. Charles Venue Key: SMC—St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Wheaton *withFamily theMark’s Metropolis Chamber Orchestra STM—St. Episcopal Church, Geneva HFC—Holy Catholic Church, Chicago

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BMC—Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, St. Charles SMC—St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Wheaton Venue Key: HFC—Holy Family Episcopal Catholic Church, STM—St. Mark’s Church,Chicago Geneva BMC—Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, St. Charles SMC—St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Wheaton HFC—Holy Family Catholic Church, Chicago

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P R O F I L E S O F P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F ( c o n t .) of William Shakespeare (Illinois Shakespeare Festival); and Around the World in 80 Days (Indiana Repertory Theatre). Mr. Depinet recently finished work on Michael Mann’s new film Public Enemies. He studied at Ball State University and The Yale School of Drama, and is now an adjunct professor of design at DePaul University. Jesse Gaffney (Properties Master) has been designing props around Chicago for almost two years, working for companies such as Silk Road, Apple Tree Theatre, 16th Street Theater, Marriott Lincolnshire, Steep and First Folio Theatre Companies, among others. She designed props for Spelling Bee and Red Herring here at the Noble Fool Theatricals. Before arriving in Chicago Jesse worked for Allenberry Playhouse in Boiling Springs, PA, Stages St. Louis, and The Arrow Rock Lyceum in Arrow Rock, MO. She is a St Louis native and an Illinois Wesleyan graduate. Thanks always to Warwick. Joshua Horvath (Sound Designer) Off Broadway: Clay (Lincoln Center) Chicago: The Long Red Road, Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Sins of Sor Juana, Electricidad, Rock ‘n Roll, and Proof (Goodman), Taking Care, Winesburg, Jesus Hopped the A’ Train (Steppenwolf ), The Illusion, Arcadia, Caroline or Change, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Guys and Dolls, Carousel, and Titus Andronicus (Court Theatre). Other shows at Lookingglass, About Face, Congo Square, Next, Northlight, The House Theatre of Chicago, and Chicago Shakespeare. Regional: Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, Kansas City Rep, Center Theatre Group, Illinois Shakespeare, Great River Shakespeare, Milwaukee Shakespeare, Madison Rep, Milwaukee Rep. Mr. Horvath teaches sound design for theatre and film at Northwestern University, is an eleven time Jeff award nominee, three time winner, an artistic associate of Lookingglass, and co owner of Aria Music Designs, LLC. Recent and upcoming productions: Saved 10 Noble Fool Theatricals

(Kansas City Rep), Venice (Kirk Douglas Theatre), Three Tall Women and Porgy and Bess (Court), As You Like It (Chicago Shakespeare), and Working (Broadway in Chicago). Jesse Klug (Lighting Designer) Noble Fool credits: Plaid Tidings, Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. National Tour of The Screwtape Letters. Off Broadway: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Hewes Nomination), The Screwtape Letters, Romulus, The Hourglass. Regional: Marriott Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, Drury Lane, Victory Gardens, Lookingglass Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Court Theatre, Writers’ Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, American Theatre Company, Fulton Theatre, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, Portland Center Stage, Boars Head Theatre, American Theatre Company, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Milwaukee Repertory, Timeline Theatre Company, Chicago Dramatists. Resident Lighting Designer for Drury Lane, Route 66, and Chicago Tap Theatre. Jeff award, After Dark award winner. www.jessekluglightingdesign.com Brenda Winstead (Costume Designer) is excited to be working with Noble Fool Theatricals for the first time. Her Chicago area design credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Noises Off, Man of La Mancha, Crazy for You, Leading Ladies, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Producers, Scrooge, Hello Dolly and Fiddler on the Roof (Theatre at the Center), Hyde in Hollywood and The Price (Shattered Globe), Killing Women, Sandcastle, Cooperstown, Hunting and Gathering, Boys and Girls (Theatre Seven). Regional Credits include Born Yesterday, Rumors, and Mousetrap (Peninsula Players), All Shook Up, High School Musical, and Wish You Were Here (Forestburgh Playhouse), Mother Courage and her Children, Waiting for Godot, and the world premiere of Jonah’s Dream by William Gibson (Connecticut Repertory Theatre). Brenda is a


P R O F I L E S O F P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F ( c o n t .) company member of Theatre Seven of Chicago and has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut.

Spelling Bee; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (and San Francisco); Famous Door’s Early and Often, The Homecoming, A Mislaid Heaven, Una Pooka, and Hellcab. Theater Building Chicago credits include: La Vie Ennui, 4 AM Boogie Blues, Hans Brinker, Doonesbury and Charles Strouse’s Nightingale. Other Chicago credits: Pegasus Players’ Fixin’ to Die: A Visit to the Mind of Lee Atwater, Passion, and Company.

Jill Yetsky* (Stage Manager) has worked with Noble Fool Theatricals on Over the Tavern, Plaid Tidings, Altar Boyz, and Some Enchanted Evening. Jill stage managed A Wonderful Life at Theater at the Center in Munster, Indiana and has also worked with Reduced Shakespeare on Bible: The Complete Works of God (Abridged) and Completely Hollywood (Abridged) (Chicago and tour). In Chicago, The 25th annual Putnam County

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 

             

 

                           



                  

       

             

      

    

   

                                      

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                          

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NFT Performing Arts Academy

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From A Christmas Story to It’s a Wonderful Life, this young actor is back at NFT for the holidays

Stirling Joyner is 15 years old and lives in Kendall County, where he is homeschooled and simultaneously attends Parkview Christian Academy. Since his Noble Fool debut as the lead in the Youth Ensemble’s production of Oliver in 2008, Stirling continues to be seen on the Pheasant Run mainstage through NFT academy classes, youth ensemble performances, and professional shows.

gua. And aside from being in independent films and performing weekly stand-up comedy routines at his school, he enjoys being “a stateregistered geek, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and sound mixing.” “I met Stirling a few months back and was pleasantly surprised with his professionalism at such a young age while working in our Writers Room,” says Producer Yajaira Marie of Visual Edge Entertainment, Inc. “We see great things for Stirling in his future because of his talent, his drive and his amazing family.”

Perhaps most Noble Fool patrons would recognize Stirling as the classic bully Scut Farcus in the professional staging of A Christmas Story Perhaps his professionalism comes in 2008, a show that garnered critical from the great training he has reacclaim and still remains a favorite ceived from local institutions like the among NFT subscribers. NFT Performing Arts Academy and Stirling is no stranger to his current Northern Illinois University’s profesrole of Stanley Howard in this holi- sional training program. day’s production of It’s a Wonderful “Stirling’s imagination is especially Life: A Live Radio Play. It was last vivid and his work was consistently year’s Youth Ensemble production interesting to watch during my that prepared him for this profesclass,” says NIU professor Dr. Richsional adaptation. ard Poole. “He has a distinctive When asked what he enjoys doing individuality which is authentic and offstage, he will tell you that he has entirely his. I'm glad that his talent enjoyed being a missionary in two was recognized with this spotlight – different counties, Peru and Nicara- he certainly deserves it.”

To comment on this article, visit www.noblefool.org/blog. For more information on the Noble Fool Theatricals Performing Arts Academy, visit www.noblefool.org/education or call 630-364-0550. 14 Noble Fool Theatricals


2011

January 20 – March 13

March 24 – May 15

.. Greetings from.

‘The Sweetest Musical This Side of Heaven’

June 9 – July 31

august 18 – OctOber 9

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Pictured: Sean Bolger and Rebekah Ward-Hays in Red Herring, 2010

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FACILITIES AND SERVICES THEATER BOX OFFICE The box office at Pheasant Run Resort is open seven days a week. Call (630) 584-6342. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Closed on major holidays. Tickets may also be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet or online at www.ticketmaster.com. GROUP SALES Special group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more, including dinner packages. Call Maggie Cross at (630) 524-5071 OVERNIGHT RESORT-THEATER PACKAGES are available starting as low as $174 for two people. Call the box office or visit www.pheasantrun.com for more information.

CHILDREN age 8 and older are welcome in the two live theaters at Pheasant Run Resort. However, some productions may not be suitable for all age groups. Call the box office for information about the content of a specific play. REFRESHMENTS may be purchased at the Lobby Bar, Harvest Lounge, Jambalaya and The Golf Bar. Drinks purchased at the resort may be brought into the Mainstage and Preservation Hall during any performance. Please turn off all ELECTRONIC DEVICES that may ring, beep, or otherwise produce a sound that would disrupt the performance. This includes cell phones, pagers, PDAs, and watches. SMOKING is strictly prohibited in our theaters.

WHEELCHAIR SEATING AND ASSISTED HEARING DEVICES are available in the Mainstage theater. Please notify the box office when ordering tickets.

The use of CAMERAS or VIDEO/AUDIO RECORDING EQUIPMENT is strictly prohibited in our theaters.

RESTROOMS are located in the upper and lower Mainstage theater lobby and on Bourbon Street.

TICKET POLICY no refunds will be granted for theater tickets purchased via Ticketmaster or at the box office.

GIFT CARDS Give the memory of an exciting evening of dinner and a show! Gift cards in any amount are available at the box office.

LOST AND FOUND items may be turned in to the theater staff or the hotel’s front desk. Items lost or presumed stolen are not the responsibility of Noble Fool Theatricals or Pheasant Run Resort. To inquire about lost items, visit the hotel front desk and ask for a member of the security staff.

MAINSTAGE THEATER SEASON SUBCRIPTIONS Discounted subscription packages for the 2011 season are available! Subscribers have access to a variety of discounts on Pheasant Run Resort amenities. Call the box office or visit www.noblefool.org for more information.

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Noble Fool-It's a Wonderful Life  

It’s been a very busy Fall for our theater. I am sure many of you have heard our exciting news: In 2011, Noble Fool Theatricals will become...

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