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Don’t miss a single show! e Constant Wife August 12th - 28th Small Craft Warnings October 14th - 30th Communicating Doors December 2nd - 18th

WCP LAY BI LL WE ST C O AST PL A YER S T H EAT R E

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45 Seconds from Broadway January 20th - February 5th Radium Girls March 9th - 25th Becky’s New Car April 27th - May 13th Dancing at Lughnasa June 8th - 24th

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August 12th thru 28th, 2011 Fridays & Saturdays: 8PM ~ Sunday Matinees: 2PM Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


From the Director…  

What is Marriage?  Constance Middleton has an answer, and it isn't what you would expect from a woman of the 1920's.  Somerset Maugham's play about a wife betrayed begins quite conventionally with a concerned group of family and friends discussing her husband's lastest affair.  However,  Somerset had other ideas about where to go from there.  Set in the time it was written, 1926-7,  Constance's  opinions on Marriage, Fidelity and Love are quite modern and she is clever enough to seize the life she wants and defend that life to her own benefit.  is is a woman's play in many ways, expressing the views of women as varied as women themselves.  From believing them to be naturally faithful creatures to thinking of Love and Sex as commodities only as durable as cut flowers - and perhaps no more significant, the women in this play  do what they want.  To the surprise and sometimes dismay of those around them.  

Crystal Solana Bryan

2011 - 2012 Season Fridays & Saturdays: 8PM ~ Sunday Matinees: 2PM Admission: $18 ~ Seniors & Military: $15 Groups of 10 or more: $12 (advanced reservations required)

August 12th - 28th............................................e Constant Wife A classic comedy by Somerset Maugham October 14th - 30th.....................................Small Craft Warnings A classic drama by Tennessee Williams December 2nd - 18th.................................Communicating Doors Comedy with a bit of time travel by Alan Ayckbourn

From the Artistic Director…  

Live theater is a passion for all of us here at WCP.  We are an all volunteer organization.  Some of us work in front of the curtains, others behind and many of us move back and forth to bring you stories from different times and places. We extend our deepest thanks to you, the audience, because without YOU there is no show.  Whether you are a life long theater goer or just starting out, we are so grateful that you are spending an evening with us and supporting the art we all hold so dear.  We hope you enjoy the ride as much as we do and that you will join us again soon.  

Janice Creneti

January 20th - February 5th.................45 Seconds from Broadway Neil Simon’s clever comedy March 9th - 25th.....................................................Radium Girls A drama by D. W. Gregory April 27th - May 13th.........................................Becky’s New Car Steven Deitz’s comedy with a twist June 8th - 24th.............................................Dancing at Lughnasa A drama by Brian Friel • Play selection subject to availability •


The Consta nt Wi fe Cast of Characters (in order of appearance)

Mrs. Culver Bentley Martha Culver Barbara Fawcett Constance Middleton Marie-Louise Durham John Middleton, F.R.C.S. Bernard Kersal Mortimer Durham

Rosalyn Savel Jim Brennan Stephanie Bell Lorus Hawbecker Samantha Parisi Susan Dearden Sam DePriest Bil Mitchell Paul Dugas

Scene e drawing room of John and Constance Middleton’s house on Harley Street

Time e year 1927

Act I An aernoon in late Spring • Musical Interlude •

Act II One morning a fortnight later • • • INTERMISSION • • •

Act III An aernoon one year later


• PRODUCTION STAFF •

Director..................................................... Crystal Solana Bryan Stage Manager.......................................... Eileen Shires Producer..................................................... Alan Mohney Costumes................................................... Alicyn Lopez-Weber

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Set Design................................................. Alan Mohney Set Construction..................................... Mike Arnold, Jim Brennan, Jason Freeman, George Lynch, George Miller, Alan Mohney, Rhiannon Mooney, Lois Powell, Ron Rotondo, Eileen Shires, Mike Bruno, Bil Mitchell, Sam DePriest and Jay Langford Set Dresser................................................. Kimen Mitchell Lighting Design....................................... Mike Arnold Sound Design........................................... Mike Arnold, Crystal Solana Bryan and Brian Temo Lighting Technician................................ Brian Temo Sound Technician.................................... Brian Temo Head Shots................................................ Leah Murray Storyboard Photography........................ Leah Murray Playbill Design......................................... Samantha Parisi

Small Craft Warnings by Tennessee Williams


Friends of West Coast Players Jacqueline Brownell Patricia Coyle Milton Hebert Renee Hebert Andreas Hildegard Alexander Volk Our Board of Directors Jason Freeman - President Ashlie Mohney - Vice President Susan Arnold - Treasurer Rosalyn Savel - Secretary Rhiannon Mooney - Member at Large Janice Creneti - Artistic Director Alan Mohney - Executive Producer Peggy Jones - Box Office Manager

• A Standing Ovation • West Coast Players would like to recognize the following individuals for their help in providing period costumes, props and set pieces: Crystal Solana Bryan, Lorus Hawbecker, Kimen Mitchell, Susan Dearden, Stephanie Bell, Brian Temo, Alicyn Lopez-Weber and Samantha Parisi

• Crew Bios • Crystal Solana Bryan (Director) Crystal is delighted with her return to the West Coast Players as Ms. Director.  She has a wide background in the performing arts beginning with piano and voice lessons paired with Children's Community eatre in Brevard County, FL.  She studied at a private Ballet Academy under  Ballet Masters who trace their training back to the court of Louis XIV, performed with Bay Ballet  eatre locally, her favorite being Gaspar, the Pirate Ballet!  She has performed in outdoor dramas in NC, with Alley Cats Players, the  Tiber River Tributary Ensemble and  Danza Gaudere, among many companies.  She is also an AEA Stage Manager, choreographer and fight choreographer in addition to her love of science fiction springing from growing up as a Mad Scientist's Daughter (e.g. her dad was really a NASA Rocket Scientist,)  and history thanks to her family connection to the founding of St. Augustine, the U.S.'s Oldest City.  Many thanks to the Red Headed Women of her life! Eileen Shires (Stage Manager) I became interested in theatre while in the Caribbean isles, I am now a welcomed addition to WCP's back-stage and front-of-house  talent.  Her efforts have included set, lights, props, fundraising and concessions over our last five productions, and now she is having a great time adding stage managing to her resume Brian Temo (Lights & Sound) Brian would like to thank his fiance Stephanie Bell for getting him into the theater business.  Brian has previously been seen on stage in Wait Until Dark and Prelude to a Kiss for POSH and has worked behind the scenes for West Coast Players on Laughter on the 23rd Floor and the 2nd Annual One-Act Festival.

A Special anks and a Round of Applause to: American Stage Company, Dunedin Showcase eater & Francis Wilson Playhouse For their generous donation of costumes, props & set pieces e Printsmith, Inc. For their printing services A donation made in memory of Stephanie Roberts


• Cast Bios • Rosalyn Savel (Mrs Culver) Rosalyn has been involved with several local community theatres since moving to the Tampa Bay area 10 years ago.  She has preformed at FWP, Eight O’Clock eatre, Tarpon Springs PAC, and of course West Coast Players.  She considers West Coast Players her home and she serves on the board as Secretary.  She was last seen here in the 2nd Annual One-Act Festival and before that in Regrets Only.  Last year she appeared at FWP in Social Security.  She is delighted to be a part of this cast  and loves the character she portrays.  anks to Director, Crystal Solana for this opportunity and to share the stage with these talented actors.  She is grateful to her husband, Don for his support.  So sit back and we hope you enjoy the show. Stephanie Bell (Martha Culver) Stephanie Bell has been acting since she was a child.  She was in the recent WCP productions of e Cupid Contract (the One-Act Festival winner!) and Laughter on the 23rd Floor.  She also scuffed her character shoes at Francis Wilson Playhouse and Players of Safety Harbor.  Favorite roles include: "Rita Boyle" in Prelude to a Kiss; "Suzy Hendrix" in Wait Until Dark; "Muriel Tate" in Plaza Suite; "Lizzie Curry" in Rainmaker; "Evelyn Snow" in Ladies of the Jury.  Special thanks go to her wonderful family, friends, cast, crew and Brian. Jim Brennan (Bentley) A retired federal government analyst, he has appeared on stage in many local theaters, sometimes more than once. He qualified for this role by being "over 50". He dedicates this performance to the memory of his wife, Helene, who made her final bow earlier this year. Lorus A Hawbecker (Barbara Fawcett) has performed on many Area Community eatre stages over the past 7 years. Most recently she appeared as one of the ‘old laces’ in Arsenic and Old Lace at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center for which she received a STAR nomination (formerly the Lary Awards). Her last role here at West Coast Players was as the eccentric maid of multiple personalities in the production of Regrets Only. Susan Dearden (Marie-Louise Durham) Susan is excited to be in her second show at WCP. She was seen previously in the Second Annual One-Act Festival. She has done community theater all over Pinellas County for 12 years. She wants to thank Crystal for casting her and the other fabulous actors and crew!! I love you, Mike & Michael!! is may be Susan’s favorite role yet!

Samantha Parisi (Constance Middleton) Aer a decade and a half spent raising three brilliant children,  Samantha heard voices calling for her return to the stage.  In the short time following that brush with insanity, she has  appeared at  Francis Wilson Playhouse  in  Don't Dress for Dinner  as “Jacqueline”, in the Tarpon Springs PAC production of  My Sister Eileen  as “Ruth”, and here at WCP in the First Annual One-Act Festival. Most recently, she was cast completely against type as 40something soccer mom “Nancy” in Venue eatre’s production of Secrets of a Soccer Mom. She would like to thank her husband and children for their support and understanding and to offer a standing ovation to this talented cast and crew...Bravo! Sam DePriest (Dr. John Middleton, F.R.C.S.) “I’m not a doctor, but I play one on stage,” says Sam DePriest who is pleased to be making his first appearance at West Coast Players. In reality, he is a mild mannered, semi-sane, unemployed actor hoping to get back into a job using his Communication degree before winding up in the soup lines. He was last seen playing a drunken, obnoxious landlord in Love, Sex and e IRS at SPLT and has been in a number of plays in the area since moving here in July of 2007 from the DC/Maryland area. He is thrilled to be working with Samantha Parisi again having played her cheating husband previously in a production of Don’t Dress For Dinner at FWP. She is a gem of a person and a joy to work with on stage and how anyone could cheat on her is unfathomable to him! He would like to thank her for suggesting he audition for this play and to also thank Crystal for casting him in the role of John. It has been a pleasure getting to know and work with all of the very talented people involved in this show! Bil Mitchell (Bernard Kersal) Born in Alaska and raised in the Tampa Bay Area, Bil's introduction to the theatre began in elementary school. Bitten by the theatre bug, his life long commitment to the performing arts still drives Bil's performance desires. Bil's prior theatrical endeavors include work with e Largo Cultural Center's Eight O'Clock eatre, the Tallahassee Gilbert and Sullivan Society, e Boatyard Village, Central Plaza Playhouse, Performing Arts Company and appearances in Renaissance Festivals & Medieval Faires from Key Biscayne to Dayton Ohio. A recent victim of the sub-prime housing loan scandal, Bil now lives in a van down by the river. Paul Dugas (Mortimer Durham) Paul has recently appeared in two local stage productions entitled, Prelude to a Kiss and Wait Until Dark.  His past experience includes various stage appearances in Louisiana, a short gig in fashion modeling and  a  quarter of a century  in television production! is is  Paul's first appearance in a West Coast Players performance. "I am grateful for this opportunity to share the stage with such a wonderful, accomplished group of actors and veteran thespians.”


The Constant Wife - WCPlaybill