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Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me

by Frank McGuinness Directed by Belinda Bremner* October 4 – November 11, 2012 Madison Street Studio Theatre Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., New York City. *Member of Actors’ Equity Association The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me

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FROM THE PRESIDENT Welcome to tonight’s performance! We are so glad you decided to be with us tonight. Whether it is your first time, or you are a year-after-year seasoned subscriber, we love that you are here. Amazingly, Oak Park Festival Theatre is entering its 39th season – Gerald Ford was President of the United States the summer that we were founded. In the world of professional theater, that is a long time for a company to survive - let alone prosper. Yet, we’re still here. Perhaps it is because our roots are in presenting the plays of William Shakespeare or maybe it is because we have created quality productions over the years. Well, one thing is for sure, it is because we have had fantastic support from the Oak Park area community. We couldn’t have made it all these years without the unstinting support of the Park District of Oak Park, Downtown Oak Park, the Oak Park Area Arts Council and the Village of Oak Park, among others. In addition, we are enormously grateful to the foundations that support us and, especially, the businesses of Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park and surrounding communities who support us through corporate contributions, program advertising and mutually supportive partnerships. This is how live theater stays live! Especially key to our existence, however, are all of you who show up for our performances and generously give to support our operations. Year after year, we are excited and thrilled to see familiar faces as well as new ones. After all, theater for us isn’t just for the actors or the stagehands. It is for the audiences – every one of you – who turn out to be moved and enlightened by Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, or entertained and challenged by Seascape this spring, or this coming summer revel in the suspenseful grandeur of Amadeus, or simply lean back in beautiful Austin Gardens and laugh out loud at Twelfth Night, one of the Bard’s most beloved comedies. That is what gets us up early and sends us home late. To that end, we need your help to be here another thirty-nine years. If you truly like what you see, please tell your friends and family. Talk to Mary in the Box Office or Jessica, our House Manager, about becoming a season subscriber. Consider making a donation. To honor your faith in us, we will continue to produce some amazing theater. We will continue to pay tribute to Shakespeare’s classics and we will also deliver some contemporary ones as well. We will endeavor to ensure that you want to come back to see us – show after show after show. Thanks for all your support thus far, and we look forward to seeing you again soon – real soon! Brad A. Bartels President, Board of Directors Oak Park Festival Theatre

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D I R E C TO R ’ S N O T E From the moment I read this play twenty years ago I was besotted, enthralled, you could say held captive by it. I had admired Frank McGuinness’ genius in earlier works. There is something about those Donegal playwrights living between two worlds, never at home, never quite fully away, and that bleak and beautiful landscape that makes for a life teetering on the balance between heartbreak and hilarity - no wonder both McGuinness and Brian Friel give us such extraordinary treatments of Chekhov. McGuinness is the quintessential outsider: living between the borders of the Republic and the North, the son of working class people who lives an entirely other existence in literature, the first openly gay playwright in Holy Mother Ireland since Wilde. Perhaps there is part of this loneliness that informs each of these men even more than the universal isolation all humans experience that speaks to my soul. All three are foreigners. All three non-combatants. No one from the same country as the other. No one with the same life experiences as the others. Except, of course, for those fundamental wants and wounds, needs and yearnings all creatures live with, and die for. This play speaks to a question I have often returned to: what do we have in ourselves when everything else by which we defined and presented ourselves is stripped away? What do we discover about our preconceptions of ourselves? And, perhaps more important, how do we deal with our preconceptions of others and theirs about us? I love that this play creates worlds and pageants on a bare stage. To create McGuinness’ stark reality, there really is no need, other than lack of trust, to throw fistfuls of money at a set. For all its bare-bones, this play has such heart and such intelligence that it values all the deep down necessary qualities which in the 1990s, as sadly now, are considered “uncool,” weak and insufficient. Oh, and then there’s Edward’s glorious “Dialect” speech to Michael, but I leave you to discover that for yourselves. Belinda Bremner

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H I S TO R I C T I M E L I N E Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me was shaped by conversations between Frank McGuinness and Irish hostage Brian Keenan concerning Keenan’s shared ordeal with Englishmen John McCarthy and Terry Waite, and American Terry Anderson, and others. McGuinness promised to hold production of the play until Anderson, the last hostage, was released. 1975- Civil war erupts in Lebanon. 1975-onward - Internecine violence among as many as twenty factions (Hezbollah, Druze, Marionite, Shi’a Muslim, Sunni, Pan Arab…), some receiving foreign assistance from groups such as the PLO and nations including Libya, Iran and Iraq, as well as invasions by both Israel and Syria, lead to escalation in violence. Hundred Days War between Lebanese Forces militia (Christian) and Syrians, Arab Deterrent Force. June 15-August 21 1982- Siege of Beirut July 19, 1982- First Westerner kidnapped is David Dodge, Acting President of American University of Beirut. Abductions continue. 1985- Hostage CIA Station Chief William Buckley murdered. President Ronald Reagan makes release of hostages a priority, leading to Iran-Contra Scandal. Additional Western hostages taken include Terry A. Anderson and Thomas Sutherland. TWA Flight 847 hijacked. 1986- British journalist John McCarthy and Irish professor Brian Keenan among abducted Westerners. Iran-Contra revealed. 1987- Unprecedented number of Hezbollah hostages taken including negotiator Terry Waite, who spends more than three years in solitary confinement before joining others. 1988- American Chief of United Nations Truce Lt. Col. William Higgins kidnapped and executed in 1989. Video released. 1990- Brian Keenan released. 1991- Longest held British hostage, John McCarthy, released. Thomas Sutherland and Terry Waite released. Last American, Terry Anderson, released after spending 2,454 days in captivity. 1992- World premiere of Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me. Over ten years, 96 hostages from 21 countries were abducted. At least 8 were murdered.

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Edward.......................................................................................................................................... Kevin Theis* Adam..............................................................................................................................................Chris Rickett Michael..........................................................................................................................................Jack Hickey* “Hostage is a crucifying aloneness. It is a silent, screaming slide into the bowels of ultimate despair. Hostage is a man hanging by his fingernails over the edge of chaos, feeling his fingers slowly straightening. Hostage is the humiliating stripping away of every sense and fibre of body and mind and spirit that make us what we are. Hostage is a mutant creation filled with fear, self-loathing, guilt and death-wishing. But he is a man, a rare, unique and beautiful creation of which these things are no part. “ – Brian Keenan, An Evil Cradling UNDERSTUDIES Understudies never substitute for listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of performance. For Adam and Edward: Joe Bianco, For Michael: Jimmy Binns *Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers

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P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F Director.........................................................................................................................................Belinda Bremner* Production Executive....................................................................................................................... Kevin O’Brien Set Designer....................................................................................................................................Andrew Hildner Lighting Designer..............................................................................................................................Claire Chrzan Costume and Properties Designer........................................................................................Belinda Bremner Sound Designer.........................................................................................................................................Kyle Irwin Stage Manager................................................................................................................. Julia Zayas-Melendez* Production Consultant................................................................................................................Robert W. Behr* Assistant Director.......................................................................................................................................Lucy Carr House Manager..................................................................................................................................... Jessica Lotz

C A S T A N D S TA F F P R O F I L E S Jack Hickey (Michael) is over the moon to be part of this production with Ms. Bremner at the helm, Mr. Rickett and, after six collaborations, finally to be actually onstage with Mr. Theis! Oak Park Festival Theatre Artistic Director for the past ten years, Jack returns to our indoor space following his appearances in Beyond the Fringe and as Teddy in the critically acclaimed production of Brian Friel’s Faith Healer. This past summer in Austin Gardens, Jack rendered a memorable performance as Henry Drummond in Festival Theatre’s highly acclaimed production of Inherit the Wind. Previous OPFT performances include the title role in Cyrano de Bergerac, Falstaff in The History of King Henry the Fourth, Charles Condomine in Blithe Spirit, Howard Bevins in Picnic, Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet and Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A frequent performer for ShawChicago, Jack has appeared in Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Androcles and the Lion, Candida, The Philanderer, The Doctor’s Dilemma, The Apple Cart and John Bull’s Other Island. Jack’s appearances with other Chicago area theaters include Goodman Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Drury Lane Evergreen Park, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company and Chicago Dramatists. Among his favorite roles, Jack includes his performances as R. Buckminster Fuller in R. Buckminster Fuller: The History and Mystery of the Universe at the Mercury Theater, and Ko-Ko in The Mikado for Light Opera Works. 8

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Chris Rickett (Adam). Chris joins the cast of Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me after appearing this past summer as Brackenbury in Festival Theatre’s critically acclaimed and highly successful production of Richard III, as well as serving as the production’s fight captain. Prior to Richard III, Chris appeared in Redtwist Theatre’s production of The Cripple of Inishmaan. He is a member of the Society of American Fight Directors and has choreographed fights for About Face Theatre, Redtwist Theatre, American Blues Theater and Theatre Wit. Chris holds an MFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University. Kevin Theis (Edward) Having appeared as Richard, Duke of Gloucester in Festival Theatre’s universally praised production of Richard III this past summer, Kevin rejoins Jack Hickey and director Belinda Bremner in a new collaborative interpretation of a contemporary classic of Irish theatre. Kevin’s long history with Festival Theatre began in 1990 when he first appeared as a performer in Falstaff, as well as subsequent appearances in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest. Principal roles for Festival Theatre have included George in Of Mice and Men, Frank in Faith Healer and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing. He has also


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appeared at Goodman Theatre, Next Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, Bailiwick Chicago and Noble Fool Theatre. As a director, Kevin has guided a number of Festival Theatre productions, including last season’s Henry V and The Glass Menagerie, as well as Picnic, Robin Hood and Cyrano de Bergerac. As the former Artistic Director of CT20 Ensemble, Kevin has directed at various Chicago theaters, including Lifeline Theatre, City Lit Theater Company, greasy joan and company and Buffalo Theatre Ensemble. Most recently, Kevin directed Eugene O’Neill’s A Moon for the Misbegotten at Seanachai Theatre, where he is an ensemble member. His published works include his adaptations of Thomas Heywood’s Fair Maid of the West and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Sign of the Four, the latter in conjunction with Shanghai Low Theatricals. Just this past June, Kevin published his Confessions of a Transylvanian, the first and only memoir about life performing the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Kevin will be seen on the Festival Theatre

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A Jefferson Award winner, she worked with Goodman Theatre, Northlight Theatre, St. Nicholas Theater Company and Court Theatre, as well as The Body Politic and ShawChicago, which she co-founded and where she acted in, directed and/or wrote more than three dozen productions. Ms. Bremner is a proud member of Actors’ Equity and SAG/AFTRA. Kevin O’Brien (Production Executive) Serving the Chicago arts community since 1969, Kevin has held management positions with Goodman Theatre, Ivanhoe Theater, St. Nicholas Theater Company, ShawChicago and Music Theater Workshop. As Director of Special Events of the Art Institute of Chicago during the 1980s, Kevin was a key member of the management team that created highly innovative after-hours, income generating events for such major exhibitions as Pompeii AD 79, A Day in the Country: Impressionism and the French Landscape and The Vatican Collections: The Papacy and Art that dramatically altered traditional museum programming nationwide. As an actor, Kevin most recently appeared as the Archbishop of Canterbury and Charles the Sixth of France in Festival Theatre’s production of Henry V, under the direction of Kevin Theis. He also recently played Coach Mertz in Oak Park independent filmmaker Mike Cramer’s award winning movie Dear Mr. Fidrych. Kevin has served as an assistant coach for the Oak Park & River Forest High School Speech Team, was the primary acting coach for the 2011 National Shakespeare Competition Midwest Regional Champion and national top ten finalist (also an OPRF student), and has served as speech coach for the OPRF student Scholarship Cup commencement speakers. He is principal at Next Stage Coaching, which provides assessment-based executive and actor/ communications coaching services. Kevin currently serves as OPFT board vice president focusing on operations and organizational planning. He is the proud father of two sons who, much to his chagrin and their mother’s delight, have just become Michigan State University Spartans: Evan,

a graduate student in Environmental Engineering, and Colin, an honors student and proud member of the 2012 OPRF varsity baseball state championship team and a freshman in the James Madison College at MSU. Andrew Hildner (Set Designer) is pleased to be returning to Oak Park Festival Theatre. Andrew’s past work with Festival Theatre include Beyond the Fringe and properties for The History of King Henry the Fourth and Henry V. He has also designed scenery for Shattered Globe Theatre (Her Naked Skin), Rockford Dance Company (Coppelia) and The Leopold Group (Voyager). He recently earned his MFA from Northern Illinois University and would like to thank the cast and crew for this opportunity. Claire Chrzan (Lighting Designer) received her bachelor’s degree in lighting design from Columbia College Chicago. She has designed all over the Chicagoland

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area with her most recent credits including: In the Heart of America with Theatre Seven, Little Shop of Horrors with Street Tempo Theatre, The 7: New Play Festival with The Neapolitans, and Hot ‘N Throbbing with Interrobang Theater Project. Her upcoming projects include Boy Gets Girl opening at The Raven this winter. This is Claire’s first time working with Oak Park Festival Theatre. It has been a pleasure working and collaborating with this group of artists. Kyle Irwin (Sound Designer) has designed sound for several shows for Festival Theatre. He is happy to continue his 10-year association with Oak Park Festival Theatre. Thanks to Jack and Belinda. Big hello to Skyler! Julia Zayas-Melendez (Stage Manager) is proud to be making her Festival Theatre debut. Julia has had the honor of working with many theaters in Chicagoland, including Marriott Theatre, Drury

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Robert W. Behr (Production Consultant) is pleased to put on yet another “hat” for OPFT. Since 2003, he has stage managed twenty-one shows, been production manager for several more, performed in one (Sir Richard de la Lee in Robin Hood), and is OPFT’s treasurer. A proud member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1980, Bob has performed and stage-managed in the Chicago area at Drury Lane South, Drury Lane McCormick Place, Drury Lane North, Chicago Dramatists, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, Theater Wit and the Pickwick Theater, among others. He has also been the stage manager at Westgate Dinner Theater (Toledo), and the Eastman School of Music’s opera program in Rochester, New York. He has directed several plays for Equity Library Theatre including Julius Caesar and Macbeth and for Theatre-Hikes he directed Tom Sawyer. He would like to thank Jack Hickey for the opportunities he’s provided. Lucy Carr (Assistant Director) Involved with Festival Theatre since 2008, Lucy has acted in Much Ado About Nothing and served as assistant director for Betrayal, Faith Healer and Richard III. She is excited to be completing her first full season as OPFT’s casting director having performed similar services for Dancing at Lughnasa, Beyond the Fringe and Richard III. She has worked with such theaters as ShawChicago, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Piven Theatre, Rasaka Theatre Company, Irish Repertory, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Bailiwick Chicago, Inconceivable Theatre, Glass Onion Theatre, Absolute Shakespeare, A Reasonable Facsimile, Strangeloop Theatre, Abbie Hoffman Festival and Kennedy Center (Washington DC), as well as Paskel Rudnicke Casting, Claire Simon Casting, Grossman Jack and Stewart Talent. She teaches Improvisation and Scene Study at the famed Piven Theatre Workshop. Lucy holds a BFA from University of the Arts (Philadelphia), where she was nominated for the Kennedy Center ACTF Best Ensemble award twice, and has studied at the Gaeity School of Acting (Dublin, Ireland).

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Announces our 2012-2013 Four Play Season Indoors at the Madison Street Studio Theatre:

Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness Directed by Belinda Bremner October 4-November 11, 2012

Seascape

by Edward Albee Directed by Stephanie Shaw March 14-April 21, 2013 Outdoors in Austin Gardens

Amadeus

by Peter Shaffer Directed by Joanie Schultz June 13-July 13, 2013

Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare Directed by Lavina Jadhwani July 18-August 24, 2013

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