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By Philip King

STARRING Heather Michele Lawler

David Marlowe Zack Champagne

Brian Bengtson Brad Davidson Olivia Jaras Karl Lewandowski Kristin Lutzeier Mike Manolakes

Produced by Diana Visk Multimedia Design by Micheal A. Kott

Lighting Design by Dante Orfei

Costume Design by Jennifer Ring

Scenic Design by Michael Nedza

Directed by Dante Joseph Orfei This performance of See How They Run is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. – 45 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10010 See How They Run 1


CAST

Heather Michele Lawler......................................................................Penelope Toop Zack Champagne....................................................................Reverend Lionel Toop David Marlowe...........................................................................................................Clive Kristin Lutzeier..............................................................................................Miss Skillon Olivia Jaras...................................................................................................................... Ida Brian Bengtson..........................................................................................Bishop of Lax Mike Manolakes...........................................................................................The Russian Brad Davidson............................................................................Reverend Humphrey Karl Lewandowski............................................................................................ Sergeant SET TING

Act I – An Afternoon in September Act II – The Same Night Act III – A Few Minutes Later The action takes place in the hall at the Vicarage, Merton-cum-Middlewick. There will be one 15-minute intermission. The use of flash photography and video recording devices without the written permission of the management is prohibited. Please remember to silence or turn off your cellular phones and other messaging devices.

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CAST PROFILES

Brian Bengtson (Bishop of Lax) is elated to make his JPAC debut in See How They Run. In just a few short years of theatre in Chicago, Brian has already had the pleasure of working with many different theatre companies including: Idle Muse, The James Downing Theatre Company, Attic Playhouse, Team Venture Productions, and the Just Passing By Theatre Company. He has also participated in the Abbie Hoffman Died For Our Sins Festival twice, and appeared in several independent and student films. Brian would like to thank his family and friends for their continued love and support. Enjoy the show!

“Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!” and one for “Contra”. He currently resides in Elmhurst, Illinois.

Brad Davidson (Rev. Humphrey) has appeared in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Circle Theatre, The Importance of Being Earnest at Janus Theatre, On Golden Pond at Ouroboros Theatre/ Big Noise Theater, The Odd Couple at Oil Lamp Theater, and ‘art’ and It Could Be Anyone of Us at Steel Beam Theatre. He is an Actor of Evil in the Democracy Burlesque sketch comedy ensemble. Other performances include roles in A Streetcar Named Desire at Metropolis Performing Arts Center, the Chicago production of Awesome 80s Prom, Chicago Scriptworks’ The Other Side of the Pond, the title role in Fred Blue at Zack Champagne (Rev. Bailiwick Repertory Theatre’s Director’s Festival, The Buddy Holly Lionel Toop) has Story at Village Players Theatre of been a writer/ Oak Park, Collaboraction Theatre’s performer for Sketchbook 6, California Suite at over a decade, showcasing live Theatre in the Woods, Theatre Hike’s The Taming of the Shrew and music around Chicago and the Little House on the Prairie, and East Coast, and performing Alchemy Theatre’s Twelve Angry comedy in the past year as well. Men. Film credits include the awardIn 2007 he co-wrote a Second City show that was performed at winning Actually, Adieu My Love and Donny’s Skybox called “Fake Love, Mr. Babbo; In Love with a Nun; The Not War”. He maintains a YouTube Color of Blood; Only the Money is Real; The Birthday Card; The Devil’s channel that has over 50 videos Dominoes; and Wages of Sin. He has of sketch comedy, music, and a graduate degree in theatre from stand up. In 2008 and 2009 he Purdue University. co-produced, wrote, and starred in two NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) themed music/comedy videos that are featured on YouTube; one for See How They Run 3


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Olivia Jaras (Ida) is thrilled to be a part of See How They Run. She has recently graduated from The American Musical & Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles and is happy to be back home in Chicago. She spilt her time between the New York City and Hollywood campus’ studying acting, dialect and voice, stage combat, and dance. Upon her return, she has done many student films and served as an intern at The Congo Square Theatre Company. She has been acting since she was 12 years old. This is her first professional theatre performance. Olivia would like to thank Jedlicka Performing Arts Center for the opportunity.

Musical (Woman #1), Picasso at the Lapine Agile (Suzanne/ Countess/Woman), Three Days of Rain (Nan/Lina), Company (Amy), Three Sisters (Masha), Cats (Bombalurina), Arcadia (Hannah Jarvis), The Music Man (Marian Paroo), Noises Off (Brooke/Vicki), The King and I (Tuptim), Jekyll and Hyde (Emma Carew), Joseph… Dreamcoat (Narrator) and the world premiere of The Misadventures of the Wholesome Twins (Ashleigh Wholesome) in New York City. She also had the pleasure of traveling to Belgrade, Serbia to study with DAH Theatre in the summer of 2009. “Thank you, as always, to my amazing family and friends for their constant love and support in everything I do. Enjoy the show!”

Karl Lewandowski Heather Michele (Sergeant) is Lawler (Penelope excited to be Toop) is thrilled working once to be making her again with the Chicago Jedlicka performance Performing Arts Center. Before debut with JPAC moving to Cicero, Karl worked and after making the move to the city performed in Milwaukee, in October of 2011. After 5 years Wisconsin. It was there where he in New York City, traveling filled the shoes of Greg Sullivan in around performing and pursuing Rebecca Gilman’s Spinning Into her education she’s very happy Butter and helped produce one of to now call Chicago home. his favorite plays by Sam Shepard, Heather is a recent graduate of True West. Over the years, Karl’s Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA energy and curiosity for acting with a B.A. in Acting and of The has grown exponentially. Some of American Musical and Dramatic his favorite past roles include The Academy in New York, NY for Lion in The Wiz, George from Of Musical Theatre. Favorite recent Mice and Men, and Ali Hakim in credits include The 39 Steps Oklahoma! Karl would like to (Annabella/Margret/Pamela), thank God, his family, the cast and Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash crew, the director, and the 4 Jedlicka Performing Arts Center


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audience for their help in making this an exciting and entertaining experience.

You Like It at Geneva Underground Playhouse in Geneva. Other favorite roles include Elyot in Private Lives and John Dickinson in Kristin Lutzeier 1776, both for Joliet Drama Guild, (Miss Skillon) and Sherlock Holmes in The Kristin Lutzeier Penultimate Problem of Sherlock (Miss Skillon) is Holmes for Valley View Theatre excited to be back Guild in Romeoville. Mike has also at JPAC for her been the director of seventeen third show! She community theatre productions, made her JPAC debut as the including a production of See How Confidant in last year’s production They Run for Valley View Theatre of The Phantom of the Opera and Guild in 1994. Offstage, Mike is was seen as the Housekeeper in employed as a fifth-grade teacher Man of La Mancha. Most recently at Maplebrook Elementary School she played Laetitia in The Zoo with in Naperville. the Savoyaires. Kristin holds a BFA in Musical Theater from the David Marlowe Chicago College of Performing Arts (Clive) is Theater conservatory. She would incredibly happy like to thank her parents for all their to be able to love and support. perform with such a wonderful Mike Manolakes cast and crew in (The Russian) this one of his favorite British farces that is Mike’s debut he so thoroughly enjoyed performance on attending years ago. David the Jedlicka graduated from Columbia College Performing Arts Chicago where he had the pleasure Center stage, but to perform in shows like he is a veteran of over seventy-five Wormwood (Ossian), Lady From the local community theatre Sea (the Stranger), 12 Angry Jurors, productions over the last thirty and The Real Inspector Hound years. Recently he was seen as (Birdboot). This is his first show at Mayor Shinn in The Music Man at Jedlicka Theatre, after taking a Theatre-on-the-Hill in Bolingbrook, break to study long from improv at Duke Frederick in As You Like It for IO theatre. “Thank you so much to Acorn Community Theater in my friends and family who have Warrenville, Juror Number Eleven in been amazingly supportive and a Twelve Angry Jurors for the Joliet very special thanks to Maureen for Drama Guild in Joliet, and the all her help (friends like you are a Curate in The Curate Shakespeare As rare breed)”

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C R E AT I V E S TA F F P R O F I L E S

Dante J. Orfei (Director, Lighting Designer) has been the Artistic Director at the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center for over 25 years. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and has produced and directed a travel documentary titled European Sojourn, which aired on PBS. Dante also directed the U.S. Premiere of the musical Metropolis and worked closely with the show’s creator, Academy and Grammy Awardwinner Joseph Brooks on the development of the show. Dante directed the national regional theatre premiere of Brooks’ most recent Broadway show, In My Life. He has studied with Tony Awardwinners Harold Prince and Jules Fisher. He directed the Midwest

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Regional Premiere of the Queen rock musical, We Will Rock You, and has also directed the World Premiere of Nefertiti – The Musical, as well as Premiere Chicago Productions of Little Women, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love, Blood Brothers, Jekyll and Hyde, The Baker’s Wife, and numerous plays by Olivier Awardwinning playwright Ray Cooney, including the U.S. Premiere of Cooney’s It Runs in the Family. Dante has directed well over 175 stage productions on the professional, dinner theatre and academic levels. Michael Nedza (Scenic and Properties Designer/Technical Director) has been designing throughout the Midwest for over


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25 years. He has designed over 75 shows here at the JPAC. Some of the designs he is most proud of include, Phantom of the Opera, Hairspray, In My Life, We Will Rock You, Jekyll and Hyde, and 1776. Michael is a Theatre Arts faculty member here at Morton College. Michael has been recognized with the “Award of Merit” from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for his set designs of The Middle Ages and Picasso at the Lapine Agile. Micheal Kott (Multimedia/Sound Designer) has directed numerous plays and musicals both stateside and in Europe, including his critically acclaimed production of Murderer, by Anthony Shaffer. His JPAC directing credits include Doubt, Lilies of the Field and The Boys Next Door. Michael is also a veteran performer at the JPAC having been involved in 18 shows over the last 12 years. Among his favorites are Blood Brothers, Moonlight and Magnolias, Peter Pan, and Tuesdays with Morrie. He is very grateful to Dante Orfei for his friendship, support, encouragement and trust. Micheal played the scene-stealing Psychic in Brain Damaged Film’s 2008 release Secrets of the Clown, available at www.blockbuster.com! Micheal is the founding director of the Green

Door Theatre in Garlstedt, West Germany. Currently he is the Artistic Director of Master’s Backstage Players in Carol Stream, Illinois. Micheal was also an ensemble member of Cenacle Theatre in Chicago, where he acted and directed numerous productions. Mike is the multimedia specialist for Morton College by day and at night divides his time among the various theatres in the Western Suburbs of Chicago. He is very thankful to Dr. Felicity Thoet for her guidance and direction. She is a wonderful director and I thank her for her knowledge. Jennifer Ring: (Costume Designer) This is Jennifer’s sixth show at Jedlicka Performing Arts Center. Her credits at JPAC include Lillies of the Field, The Muckle Man, Grey Gardens, Wait Until Dark and A Grand Night For Singing. Her work has also appeared in many productions at Elgin Community College and The Albright Theatre Company of Batavia in such shows as Lysistrata, Les Liaisons Dangereouses, The Crucible, and The Desk Set. She thanks her assistant Veronica Krystal for her many hours of help. She also thanks Mr. Orfei and the staff at JPAC for the opportunity to work on this production. Enjoy the show.

T H E AT R E S TA F F

Ushers/Concessions........................................ Robert Jadach, Margie McGowan Theatre Technical Staff....................................................................Arthur Stepanek, Natalie Stepanek, Martin Vanegas Box Office Staff................................................................................................Diana Visk See How They Run 7


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