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FROM THE PRODUCERS “Applause begets applause in the theatre, as laughter begets laughter and tears beget tears.” —Clayton Hamilton, Theory of the Theatre

What does it mean to be community theatre? It means you. Each role supports another—and your role as audience is no different! Our production staff, actors, and volunteers have had a great time working hard to take these shows from page to stage. The final step is inviting you, our audience, into the world we’ve created just for you. This season, we present you with a slate of performances that bring laughter and tears, joy and sadness—and all things in between. We take you from the set of a biblical epic to an English flat to a spelling competition to the Warsaw ghetto to magical woods and, finally, to a Pennsylvanian estate where nothing short of hilarity can ensue. Thank you for joining us on this adventure—sit back, relax, and enjoy the world we’ve created for you.

Amber daughtry & David Price producers

2011 season

The State College Community Theatre Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1250 University Drive State College, PA 16801 Telephone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 814-234-SCCT (7228)

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Administrative Staff

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Producers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amber Daughtry David Price Executive Director . . . . . . . . . . . . David Gritzner Apprentice Coordinator . . . . . . . Lisa Fitzgerald Office Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gina Bowker

the 25th annual putnam county spelling bee June 28–July 9

2011 Board of Directors

the survivor July 20–31

President • Amber Daughtry Vice President • David Price

into the woods

Secretary • Phillip Mackenzie Torbert

August 9–20

Treasurer • Margaret Higgins

leading ladies

Rob Arnold • Bruce Fleischer Lloyd Short • Courtney Wozetek

September 6–17

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SUPPORTING CAST Producers

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directors

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John Andrews Susan & Buzz Graham

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leading players

Margaret M. Hardy Theresa & Marisa Heiser Pat Hess Chris & Rhonda Lope Ken & Beth Raney Joe & Myrtle Rech Anne & Bruce Rohrbach Lloyd J. Short Heather & Phillip Mackenzie Torbert Dick Waddington & Richard Gidez Ken & Courtney Wozetek Roger & BJ Wurst

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ABOUT THE PLAY Directing is always a challenge. Epic Proportions presents several especially interesting challenges, requiring me to hold many emotional, dramatic, technical and theatrical concepts in mind at once. First, it is a very complex technical production. The sound and lighting requirements which we have set for ourselves are exacting and difficult to accomplish. The set is no less than the greatest epic movie set, but “in progress.” The props are a challenge, requiring some fairly arcane weaponry and equipment. The costumes range from contemporary 1930s to ancient Egyptian and Roman and involve many “quick changes.” The acting must run from high romance to action and fighting to slapstick hilarity, but must still ring true to life. And all this must be melded into one continuous, harmonious and funny whole. Whew! A note on the music. The music used throughout this production has been especially fun to choose. Excluding sound effects, I have used only music from motion pictures. Including preshow, intermission, curtain call and post show music, over 30 movies are represented. Like the movies themselves, I have not felt obligated to stay “in period.” Many creative anachronisms are purposely part of our score. See if you can identify all the movies! It has, as always, been a pleasure working with such a talented group of people, and with the staff and board of the SCCT.

Epic Proportions cast and crew would like to give special thanks to Tony Tamburini and John Dickison. Weapons rented from Weapons of Choice ( www.weaponsofchoicetheatrical.com)

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, PINE GROVE MILLS AND THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF BELLEFONTE

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SYNOPSIS

Place. The Arizona Desert Time. The 1930s

THE CAST Narrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Fleischer Conspirator #1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lyn J. Freymiller Conspirator #2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Greer Conspirator #3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah A. Shaw Octavium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Gallagher Louise Goldman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Katie Kensinger Benny Bennet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Poorman Phil Bennet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gordon Robinson Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lyn J. Freymiller Shel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Greer Slavemaster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Gallagher Extras. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lyn J. Freymiller, Matt Greer, Sarah A. Shaw Roman General. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lyn J. Freymiller Egyptian Dancing Girl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah A. Shaw Egyptians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lyn J. Freymiller The Queen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah A. Shaw Queen’s Attendant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Gallagher Guards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lyn J. Freymiller, Matt Greer D.W. DeWitt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gert Aron Executioner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Greer Brady. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lyn J. Freymiller Cochette. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah A. Shaw Cochette’s Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Gallagher Gladiators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lyn J. Freymiller, Chris Gallagher, Matt Greer This theatre has been equipped with an audio loop system for those patrons who need hearing assistance. It can be accessed directly through a hearing aid’s telecoil or with a receiver that can be borrowed from the box office for the performance. No cameras, video cameras, or audio recording devices allowed during the show.

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THE STATE COLLEGE COMMUNITY THEATRE PROUDLY PRESENTS

EPIC PROPORTIONS

LARRY COEN AND DAVID CRANE BY

DIRECTED BY

BRUCE FLEISCHER STAGE MANAGER

SOUND DESIGN BY

GINA BOWKER

NATE HOBBS

LIGHTING DESIGN BY

SCENIC DESIGN BY

ANDREW MARKOSKY

JILLI WARBURTON

COSTUME DESIGN BY

MASTER CARPENTER

AMY HOBBS

BRANDON SAKUMA

PRODUCED BY

AMBER DAUGHTRY AND DAVID PRICE MAGGIE LEE ELLIE GILMORE & RACHEL REED KATIE CARRIERO & CARRIE KOCH JANE AUHL

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER SCENIC PAINTERS RUN CREW SEWING

EPIC PROPORTIONS is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. EPIC PROPORTIONS was produced on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theatre by Bob Cuillo, Brent Peek, Robert Barandes, Matthew Farrell, Mark Schwartz with Philip and Patricia Barry Productions and Robert Dragota. Originally produced by Manahattan Punch Line Theatre, 1986. Playbill design and photography by Phillip Mackenzie

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ON STAGE TONIGHT GERT ARON (D.W. DeWitt) After playing a not-so-angry juror in last year’s Twelve Angry Men, Gert is happy to play a movie director who doesn’t direct movies. And the cast members are a lot of fun.

among others. He holds a doctorate from the Communication Arts & Science Department at Penn State, where he currently serves as an instructor. In July, he will appear in Love, Sex, and the I.R.S. with The Nittany Theatre Company. Thanks to Bruce for letting me be part of such a fun show; thanks Mom and Dad for making the trek from Wisconsin!

LYN J. FREYMILLER (Conspirator #1, Jack, Extra, Roman General, Egyptian, Guard, Brady, Gladiator) is happy to return to the Barn for the fifth summer in a row. Previous SCCT credits include Mrs. McThing, The Mousetrap, Bell, Book and Candle, and The Unexpected Guest. In his home state of Wisconsin he played major roles in Biloxi Blues, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Foreigner, and A Few Good Men,

CHRIS GALLAGHER (Octavium, Slavemaster, Egyptian, Queen’s Attendant, Cochette’s Assistant, Gladiator) is very excited about his first season at the Boal Barn Theatre. The majority of his stage experience comes from playing bass guitar and singing in local classic rock bands. He currently play bass in a State College area band called Keep the

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ON STAGE TONIGHT Change and The Sue Bloom Band out of Williamsport, PA. For his day job, he is an Instructional Multimedia Developer for Schoolwires Inc., a great company located in State College, and creates interactive video tutorials that support the Schoolwires product line.

Some of his favorite roles that he has played are the “Bullfrog” in Honk, “The Cowardly Lion” from The Wizard of Oz and “Jonathan Harker” in Dracula. Matt graduated this past August from Penn State University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies as well as a minor in the theater arts and is currently employed at the State College Family YMCA as a Head Teacher. He would like to thank and send love to his family, friends, directors, and cast members for all of their support. He would also like to give a shout out to his little brother T because he is awesome. Period. I hope someday we can play on stage together broski. Love you.

MATT GREER (Conspirator #2, Shel, Extra, Egyptian, Guard, Execution, Gladiator) is in his sixth production with SCCT, and is extremely excited about this particular show because it is so different than what he is used to! Some of his previous roles include a baseball player in Damn Yankees, “Action” in West Side Story, and “Chick Clark” in Wonderful Town. Matt has eight years of acting experience and has adapted and directed his own shows at local high schools in the past.

KATIE KENSINGER (Louise Goldman) has performed in nearly 30 productions with community theatres throughout Central Pennsylvania, and is thrilled to be spending her fourth summer at the Barn. Previous SCCT shows include: Wonderful Town (Eileen Sherwood), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss

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ON STAGE TONIGHT Dorothy), and Grease! (Rizzo). Behind the scenes, Katie serves on SCCT’s marketing and play selection committees. Many thanks to Bruce, the cast, and production staff for this wonderful experience, and to family and friends for their constant love and support.

recently directed A Tuna Christmas for Tyrone Community Players and has directed productions of Proof and The Glass Menagerie for NRT. Jason would like to thank his cast and crew mates for being so epically talented and amazing, and his family and friends for their love and encouragement. He would also like to advise everyone to avoid the asp basket.

JASON POORMAN (Benny Bennet) Jason is excited to be performing in his fourth show with SCCT! He was seen on the Barn stage last season as Hannibal in The Curious Savage and the Tour Guide (and others) in Wonderful Town. Other favorite roles include Elyot Chase in Private Lives and Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with No Refund Theatre. Jason

GORDON ROBINSON (Phil Bennet) is thrilled and grateful to once again be on the stage for the first show of SCCT 2011 season, and to be working with such a wonderful cast and crew just makes it all the more fun! Formerly from Philadelphia, he has been a resi-

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ON STAGE TONIGHT the parts of an orphan Tessie in Annie, one of the wives in The King and I, and four independent films with PSU in which her sister Rachel has produced/directed. She soon will be furthering her career in Los Angeles, where she plans on attending school for acting and will be competing as a professional makeup artist.

dent of State College since 1995. Gordon has appeared in several SCCT productions over the years, most recently as Jeffery in last year’s production of The Curious Savage, and then stepping behind the scenes to direct the 2010 SCCT Halloween show Dracula. Rock The Pie! SARAH A. SHAW (Conspirator #3, Jack, Extra, Egyptian Dancing Girl, Eqyptian Queen, Cochette) has been performing in front of a live audience since the age of five. She has been involved in many years of band, choir, color guard, swimming, dance, hair and makeup artistry, modeling and just retired an almost 6-year tour across the United States as a multiaward winning showgirl/aerialist/fire breather and burlesque performer. Her theatrical credits include playing

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ARTISTIC STAFF BRUCE FLEISCHER (Director) is thrilled to be directing his second play for the SCCT. He has an extensive background in many areas of the entertainment industry, as a performer, director, teacher, technician and administrator. Bruce is an attorney and the Executive Director of the Centre County Bar Association. He is extremely grateful to the cast and crew of this production for all their wonderful and creative work. As always, he thanks his wife and family for their love, support and patience.

figuring out how to make a stage into an entirely different world for a short period of time. Theatre is all about creating a different reality, and I love to help make that happen. GINA BOWKER (Stage Manager) Gina is excited to be back for her fourth season at the Barn. In previous years, she Stage Managed Twelve Angry Men, Hello, Dolly! and West Side Story, among others. Later this summer, Gina will be Assistant Directing Spirits Willing at West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She’d like to thank Bruce for this opportunity and Adam for his love.

DAN ALBRIGHT (Drafter) I am currently a Technical Director student at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. I have worked as a crew member for “The Matchmaker,” “Rent” and “Dialogues of the Carmelites.” I enjoy

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ARTISTIC STAFF JILLIAN WARBURTON (Scenic Designer) is excited to be returning to the barn for her fifth season! Last summer she worked for the Cortland Repertory Theatre in Cortland, NY as their scenic intern/carpenter and then completed her last 2 weeks of summer as a rigging and automation intern for Cirque du Soleil’s Mystère in Las Vegas, NV. She’s overjoyed to be returning to the barn for another great season and is even more excited to be given the opportunity to merge her best friends from college with her community theatre family. At the completion of this 2011 season, Jillian will be returning for her junior year at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music as a B.F.A. in Technical Direction.

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EPIC PROPORTIONS

2011

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SCCT Presents Epic Proportions