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PRESENTS

HAROLD PINTER’S

BETRAYAL

Directed by KEVIN CHRISTOPHER FOX October 7 - November 13, 2010 Oak Park River Forest Performing Arts Center

BETRAYAL is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York Oak Park Festival Theatre 1


A R T I S T I C D I R E C TO R ’ S N O T E Hello, and welcome to the 37th season of Oak Park Festival Theatre, our most ambitious season so far! This is a first for us, our first four show season. We’ve grown from one show every summer to two, which has enabled us to bring you not only our productions of Shakespeare and Renaissance classics, but also modern classics like Of Mice and Men, Picnic, and All My Sons, and now we are moving ever forward with tonight’s production of Betrayal. We are delighted to be able to produce two shows indoors here at The Performance Center. We will return here in the spring to present Faith Healer by Brian Friel. Then, in the summer of 2011, you will see us present The History of King Henry the Fourth and Henry V by Wm. Shakespeare, both in beautiful Austin Gardens Park. We hope you will subscribe to this very special year. Nothing would show your support like committing to come see all four of our shows! This year I’m delighted to bring back two Jeff Recommended directors, Kevin Christopher Fox, director of tonight’s show, and Belinda Bremner directing Faith Healer. Kevin directed Arms and the Man for us, and Belinda gave us Dancing at Lughnasa and last summer’s smash hit Of Mice and Men. I am grateful to Lisa Gordon, our new Managing Director, Kevin Theis, our board President, and the entire Board of Directors for all their support and hard work. Without them this expanded season would have been impossible. I am most grateful to you for continuing to support live theatre. Please consider making a donation to help us continue to grow and please, please tell your friends, relatives and neighbors to come out this year to see our shows. Thank you,

Jack Hickey Artistic Director. CAST Emma......................................................................................................................... Kathy Logelin* Jerry......................................................................................................................................Ian Novak Robert........................................................................................................................... Mark Richard A Waiter....................................................................................................................... Nathan Pease Understudies never substitute for listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance. For Emma - Kelly Levander; For Jerry - Clay Sanderson, For Robert - Nathan Pease; For the Waiter - Clay Sanderson *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers

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HAROLD PINTER In 2005, Harold Pinter was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, the highest honour available to any writer in the world. In announcing the award, Horace Engdahl, Chairman of the Swedish Academy, said that Pinter was an artist “who in his plays uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle and forces entry into oppression’s closed rooms. “ In 2002, Pinter was made a Companion of Honour by the Queen for services to Literature. In 1958 Harold Pinter wrote the following: “There are no hard distinctions between what is real and what is unreal, nor between what is true and what is false. A thing is not necessarily either true or false; it can be both true and false. “I believe that these assertions still make sense and do still apply to the exploration of reality through art. So as a writer I stand by them but as a citizen I cannot. As a citizen I must ask: What is true? What is false?” Born 10 October, 1930 in East London, he was a playwright, director, actor, poet and political activist. He died 24 December, 2008. He wrote twenty-nine plays including The Birthday Party, The Caretaker, The Homecoming, and Betrayal, twenty-one screenplays including The Servant, The GoBetween and The French Lieutenant’s Woman, and directed twenty-seven theatre productions, including James Joyce’s Exiles, David Mamet’s Oleanna, seven plays by Simon Gray and many of his own plays including his latest, Celebration, paired with his first, The Room at The Almeida Theatre, London in the spring of 2000. He was awarded the Shakespeare Prize (Hamburg), the European Prize for Literature (Vienna), the Pirandello Prize (Palermo), the David Cohen British Literature Prize, the Laurence Olivier Award, the Legion d’Honneur and the Moliere D’Honneur for lifetime achievement. In 1999 he was made a Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature. He received honorary degrees from eighteen universities. Pinter’s interest in politics was a very public one. Visit www.haroldpinter.org for a link to his stirring Nobel Prize lecture, more on his political activism and his vast and prolific artistic life. Source: www.haroldpinter.org.

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P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F Director.....................................................................................................Kevin Christopher Fox* Stage Manager.......................................................................................Helen Colleen Lattyak* Assistant Director............................................................................................................. Lucy Carr Set & Props Design.......................................................................................................Andrea Ball Lighting Design............................................................................................ Sara Lauryn Gorsky Costume Design.....................................................................................................Emily Waecker Sound Design.......................................................................................................Andrew Hansen Master Carpenter........................................................................................................ John Wilson House Manager.......................................................................................................Ann Anderson A R T I S T I C D I R E C TO R Jack Hickey is the Artistic Director of Oak Park Festival Theatre and has been with the company for nine seasons. For Festival Theatre he has directed Much Ado About Nothing, The Comedy of Errors, As You Like It, and Love’s Labour’s Lost. Roles with Festival Theatre include the title role in Cyrano de Bergerac, Charles Condomine in Blithe Spirit, Howard Bevins in Picnic, Touchstone in As You Like It, John Douglas in Murder by the Book, Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet, and Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Jack has worked with many other theatres including ShawChicago, The Goodman, Drury Lane Oak Brook, Remy Bumppo, and Chicago Dramatists. Favorite roles include Buckminster Fuller in the one man show R. Buckminster Fuller: The History and Mystery of the Universe at the Mercury Theatre and Ko‑Ko in The Mikado with Light Opera Works. Next summer, Jack will return to the OPFT stage as Falstaff in The History of King Henry the Fourth.

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C A S T & S TA F F P R O F I L E S Kathy Logelin (Emma) is thrilled to return to OPFT, where she was last seen in Arms and the Man. Recent credits include The Three Musketeers and The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival as well as Mauritius at TheatreSquared in Fayetteville, AR. Chicago credits include These Shining Lives with Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (where she is an ensemble member), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot with The Gift Theatre and Victory Gardens, Cadillac with Chicago Dramatists and Widowers’ Houses with TimeLine. Kathy is a graduate of Illinois State University. Ian Novak (Jerry) makes his Oak Park Festival Theatre debut. Other credits include performances at Raven Theatre (Hedda Gabler), Lifeline Theatre (Neverwhere), Griffin Theatre (Letters Home, On The Shore of the Wild World), Caffeine Theatre, Vitalist Theatre, Live Bait Theatre (Blind Tasting, Cheri), Bailiwick, New American Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, Apple Tree (Shakespeare”s R&J), Goodman Theatre, two seasons at Stratford Festival of Canada, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and many readings with the good folks at the Chicago Shakespeare Project. Nathan Pease (Waiter) is thrilled to work for OPFT for the first time with such a talented cast and crew. He recently played Doctor Watson in Idle Muse’s production of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. Other credits include the title role in Richard III, The Hobbit, and Frankenstein, both Dromio twins in Comedy of Errors, Bruce in Blue/ Orange, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Roderigo in Othello, Anthony in The House of Yes, Rudy in Bent, Sergius in Arms and the Man and many others. As always, he is grateful for his beautiful wife, Sara, and brilliant son, Anthony.

Mark Richard (Robert) makes his first appearance with OPFT. Most recently he appeared in the latter half of the run of The Farnsworth Invention at Timeline, where he is an associate artist. Other Chicago credits include: A Man for All Seasons, Widowers’ Houses, Dolly West’s Kitchen, A House With No Walls, When She Danced, All My Sons (TimeLine Theatre); The Arab-Israeli Cookbook (Theatre Mir); Execution of Justice (About Face); Some Americans Abroad (Remy Bumppo); Incident at Vichy, Fallen Angels, Rocket to the Moon, Benefactors, The Seagull (Writers’ Theatre); Blind Tasting; Freud, Dora, and the Wolfman (Live Bait); The Importance of Being Earnest, seven “Jeeves” productions, The Hero’s Journey (2 “Jeff”citations), (City Lit Theater— ­artistic director 1993-2000); The Mandrake (Greasy Joan & Co.); A Room With a View, The Silver Chair, Pride and Prejudice; The Little Sister (“Jeff” citation) (Lifeline); Three Sisters, The Signal Season of Dummy Hoy (The Commons Theatre); The Rivals, The Learned Ladies (Pegasus Players). Training: Northwestern University, and London. Following Betrayal he will be joining Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of As You Like It, directed by Gary Griffin. Kevin Christopher Fox (Director) returns to Oak Park Festival Theatre, where he directed last year’s Jeff‑Recommended Arms and the Man. Among his Chicago directing credits are the Midwest premiere of St. Crispin’s Day (Strawdog), which received a Jeff Citation nomination for Best Production, Patient No. 1 (WNEP), The Pull of the Moon (16th Street Theater), Beggars in the House of Plenty (Mary‑Arrchie), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Gift Theatre and Victory Gardens transfer), Widowers’ Houses (TimeLine Theatre), Portia Coughlan (Turnaround/Inishfree Irish Arts), and his debut, Buicks (Precious Mettle). Upcoming, he directs Kid Simple for Oakton Community College and the world premiere of Sundown Town for TheatreSquared in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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C A S T & S TA F F P R O F I L E S ( c o n t .) Helen Colleen Lattyak (Stage Manager) is happy to be working on her first production with Oak Park Festival Theatre. Helen is company member at TUTA Theater Chicago where she has stage managed Baal, The Wedding, Maria’s Field, Uncle Vanya, It’s Only The End Of The World, Tracks, and Birds. A few of her other stage management credits include Little Shop of Horrors, Doubt, and Be My Baby for Peninsula Players Theatre; Iron with Apple Tree Theatre; and Spit Fire Grill, the Musical with Provision Theater. Helen is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago. Andrea Ball (Set & Props Design) is a scenic designer and painter who is new to Chicago. She just finished painting Blues for an Alabama Sky at Stage 773 but this is her first design for the new city and is excited to see it come to life. Sara Lauryn Gorsky (Lighting Design) is excited to work with Oak Park Festival Theatre for the first time! Lighting Design credits include: Memory

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of Water (Backstage Theatre Co.), Patient Number One, DADA: Schmuck der Hallen, Metaluna and the Amazing Science of the Mind Revue (WNEP Theatre), Pillars of the Community (NIU), Once on This Island (CCPA), The Penetrator (The Resonants), A Christmas Carol, Stand By Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story, The Mousetrap (Allenberry Playhouse, PA), and Into the Woods and A Man of No Importance (Illinois Wesleyan). She has also served as an Assistant Designer for: A Christmas Carol (The Goodman), Miss Saigon, Sweet Charity, Mame, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Curtains (Drury Lane Oakbrook), Aladdin, Princess and the Pea, High School Musical (Marriott‑Linconshire), On An Average Day (Rte. 66 at Victory Gardens), and Cirque Shanghai Gold (Navy Pier Skylight Stage). www.saragorsky.com Special thanks to Kevin and love to Matt. Andrew Hansen (Sound Design) is pleased to return to Oak Park Festival Theatre where he previously composed music for Arms and the Man. His work can be heard this season at The


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) Goodman, Northlight, Writers’ Theatre, Lifeline, and at TimeLine Theatre where he is an Associate Artist. Emily Waecker (Costume Design) is pleased to work on her first production with Oak Park Festival Theatre. Recent costume design projects include Les Liaisons Dangereuses for Remy Bumppo Theatre Company and Sun, Stand Thou Still for Ka‑Tet Theatre Company. She has also designed for Eclipse Theatre Company and has worked as a costume technician for various Chicago-area and other regional theatres. Emily holds a MFA in costume design from Purdue University. Lisa Gordon (Managing Director) has been working in theatre management on and off for 20 years. In addition to stage managing for many Chicago theatres since 1986, she was the bookkeeper for The Commons Theatre for several years in the late 80s and early 90s. She also functioned as production manager for several years at

Next Theatre while she was also one of the resident stage managers there. She has been a member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1998. Outside of the theatre, she is the owner of Lisa Gordon Events, a full-service event, party, and wedding planning company. She began her association with Oak Park Festival Theatre in 2006 and has worked with the company almost every summer since then in one capacity or another. She is very pleased to be working with Oak Park Festival in a new role. Michael Rothman (Photographer) started in theater photography almost 50 years ago while acting in high school. In college and grad school he turned to photojournalism, photographing such luminaries as Barry Goldwater, Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, Jr., and Martin Luther King, Jr. In 2003, he started shooting models for their portfolios after attending a workshop. In 2008, he joined Oak Park Festival Theatre as their staff photographer and a year later started shooting for Village Players.

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SPECIAL THANKS Craig Pospisil at Dramatists Play Service; Downtown Oak Park; Ed Doherty of Classic Cinemas A very special thank you to the leadership and staff of the Oak Park Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. AU S T I N G A R D E N S B E N E F I T S F R O M YO U R S U P P O R T Festival Theatre summer performances are located in beautiful Austin Gardens. Originally owned by the Austin Family, Austin Gardens was willed to the Park District of Oak Park in 1944 along with an irrevocable trust fund for extraordinary maintenance and improvements. This fund is managed locally in hopes it will continue to grow and support the work of the Park District and, more specifically, Festival Theatre. If you are interested in donating to the Austin Trust, please contact Diane Stanke at the Park District of Oak Park at (708) 725-2022. OA K PA R K F E S T I VA L T H E AT R E S TA F F Artistic Director...........................................................................................................Jack Hickey* Managing Director....................................................................................................Lisa Gordon* Box Office Manager...................................................................................................Mary Liming Photographer................................................................................................... Michael Rothman Legal Advisor.......................................................................................................Pamela Myerson Administrative Volunteer......................................................................................Marilyn Nolan OA K PA R K F E S T I VA L T H E AT R E B OA R D O F D I R E C TO R S President......................................................................................................................... Kevin Theis* Vice President.................................................................................................... Belinda Bremner* Treasurer.................................................................................................................. Robert W. Behr* Asst. Treasurer..................................................................................................................... Bill Rakes Secretary.................................................................................................................... Molly Surowitz Members............................................................................ Clifford T. Osborn, Paul Englehardt, Jeff Madden, Dan Marco, Joyce Porter, Michael Rothman, Edwin Wald* Oak Park Festival Theatre is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, the League of Chicago Theatres, Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce, and Oak Park Area Arts Council.

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Nancy and Richard Waichler Debra Walters $25 - $99 Gene Anderson Cynthia Barnard Carol Ann Black Gerri and Bill Brauneis Oana Cojocaru Judith Compton Nicole Corsini Ann C. Courter Eric Cowgill Joel & Robyn D’Alba Judy Das Gupta Richard and Camille Deptuch Gerard Dupee Cheryl Flinn & Wayne Christenson Donald C. Gancer Deborah J. Gillespie Friends Of Senator Don Harmon Irene Hansen Barbara Hauser Judith Hickey Judith Hoppe Elizabeth Howland Barbara Isserman Carolyn Kalina Katherine Keberlein Terry Kehoe David Knight Marie Kruse Nadja Krylov Eloise LaPalio Jean Mavrelis Cynthia H. Maziarka Roselen Murphy Maryellen Ponsford Viktoras Petroliunas Howard Raik Joanne Rosenbush Nell Schneider Eleanor F. Dein Sharpe David Sokol Sharon Watts Spooner Lois Starbuck Donna Stephens Nancy L. Strand Evan Tradup Thomas B. Underwood Kathleen Wrobel Oak Park Festival Theatre 11


Oak ParkFestival-Betrayal  

HAROLD PINTER’S October 7 - November 13, 2010 Oak Park River Forest Performing Arts Center BETRAYAL is presented by special arrangement with...

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