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REDONDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE ARTS presents

A play by EDMUND BELOIN & HENRY GARSON Directed by MELISSA STAAB

DECEMBER 6 -8 | 7PM DECEMBER 9 | 2PM


In Any Language A play by Edmund Beloin & Henry Garson Directed by Melissa Staab In Any Language is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

THEATRE ETIQUETTE A FRIENDLY REMINDER •

No eating or drinking in the Auditorium. Please open any lozenges or cough drops before the show begins.

Photography or videography of any kind is prohibited due to copyright infringement.

Please turn cell phones completely off, and refrain from texting or checking your phone.

As a courtesy to other patrons, please try to remain in your seat till a break in the show unless there is an emergency.

Be present! Come in with an open heart and mind, ready to be a part of the experience!

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DIRECTOR’S NOTE Buono sera, and welcome to RUHS Theatre Arts’ Winter production of In Any Language! We have had a wonderful year so far with a sold-out run of our 2nd annual black box musical, Little Shop of Horrors, featuring the rollout of our new student thespian design team. We are thrilled to welcome back the adjudication team from the California Educational Theatre Association, after a successful first time at the festival last year with Letters to Sala. When choosing our play for this school year, I knew I wanted to challenge our students with a full comedy. In my time thus far at Redondo, we have yet to produce a full comedic play. I dove into many scripts, and found this charming piece that just made me laugh out loud while I was reading! While not very well known, it did star the famous Uta Hagen on Broadway, and was directed by George Abbott. I was drawn to its play on language, over the top comedic situations, and lovingly crazy bunch of eclectic characters. I knew that not only would the Italian mix-ups and mayhems be a blast to perform, and hilarious to watch, but would continue to stretch our actors outside their comfort zones taking on an accent and practically learning a new language! The satire on Italian Cinema is perfectly incorporated to add that extra bit of humor and dynamic characters. And of course, who doesn’t love the classic feel of the Golden Age of Hollywood! It has been so interesting to look into the early 1950s to create the palette of our design. Our students have been working extremely hard to bring this production to life with a set that is 100% student designed and created, as well as student designed lighting and sound. I love getting the chance to expose our students to new genres, styles, and areas of theatre. I couldn’t be more proud to be amongst all of these wonderful and talented performers and technicians. A BIG thank you to the RUHS Theatre Arts Boosters, Bob McDonald, Tina Zarro, Jeannie Lambert, Liza Holmes, Sophia Turcot, Caroline Alley, the Design Team, our wonderful administration and staff at RUHS, and my incredible family and friends for making this all possible with continuous support of our program. Now - sit back, get ready to laugh, and enjoy the show! Melissa Staab Redondo Union High School Theater Arts Director

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ITALIAN WORDS & PHRASES TO KNOW Arrivederci = See You Later Bueno Sera = Good Evening Buongiorno = Good Morning Carabinieri = Italian Police Ciao = Hello Grazie = Thank You! La Venditrice Di Castagne = The Chestnut Vendor Mi Scusi = Excuse Me Molte Grazie = Thank You Very Much No = No Non Capisco = I Don’t Understand Non Mi Chiamare Cosi = Don’t Call Me That Per Favore; Per Piacere; Per Cortesia = Please Prego! = You’re Welcome! Può Ripetere, Per Cortesia? = Can You Please Repeat? Recomincia Da Capo = Start All Over Again Ristorante = Restaurant Scusi = Sorry Si = Yes Si Figuri! = It’s Nothing Silencio = Silence Voglio Ordinare Qualchecosa = I’d Like To Order Something

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RUHS IS A PROUD PARTICIPANT OF

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CAST Hannah King ............................................................................. Brianna Baker*DB Aldo Carmenelli ............................................................................. Max Gorman* Charlie Hill .............................................................................. Beck Hokanson*DB Valerie Mcguire............................................................................... Liana Moore* Della Fontana ............................................................................. Ashley Lopresto Beansy Oliver .................................................................................. Jason Young* Marchesa Del Vecchio Sporenza .......................................... Cindy Meyer*DB Lorenzo .......................................................................................... Owen Haddad* Mama Carmenelli .................................................................. Victoria Bruckner* Waiter/Father ................................................................................. Conner Foley Grandi ..................................................................................................... Jack Siegel Signor Rossi/Leonardo ................................................................ Stetson Torok Fawzieh ........................................................................................ Brooke Eiesland Signora Zucco/Violetta ............................................................ Talia Cangialosi Signor Mazzi/Matteo ......................................................................... Joel Pierce Porter/Turkish King/Antonio.................................................. Jordan Benitez Porter/Giuseppe ........................................................................... Ryan Mayfield Waitress/Mariana ........................................................................... Kayla Harris* Waitress/Francesca.......................................................................... Ava Encinas Little Girl ................................................................................................ Julia Silkes Little Boy.......................................................................................... Jack Bergman

*Member of International Thespian Society |

DB

Drama Board Member |

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ยง

Indicates Adult


CREW Director ........................................................................................... Melissa Staab§ Technical Director...................................................................... Bob McDonald§ Assistant Director ....................................................................... Liza Holmes*DB Assistant Technical Director .....................................................Caroline Alley* Stage Manager ......................................................................... Sophia Turcot*DB Scenic Designer ..............................................................Blake Van den Eikhof* Lighting Designer ......................................................................... Kayla Louie*DB Costume Designer ............................................................................... Tina Zarro§ Make-up/Hair Advisor .......................................................... Jeannie Lambert§ Shop Foreman ........................................................................ Foster Townsend* Assistant Stage Manager .............................................................. Avery Smigel House Managers............................................. Brent Jasso & Paloma Morales Stage/Build Crew ....... Assistant Leads Jenna Edwards & Dagoberto Sanchez Shane Barley*, Amy Mantell, Grace Afkari, Hannah Hersey, Ricky Salazar Sound Crew ................... Lead: Grace Hoxha*, Assistant Lead: Grace McGonigle ............................................................................................... Ava Berry, Julia Thau Lighting Crew ........................................................ Assistant Lead: Sarah Plunkett* ........................................................................... Mia Matheson*, Marissa Godoy Properties Crew ............. Lead: Hadley Short*, Assistant Lead: Hannah Winslow ...................................................................................Kelly Meyer, Skyler Gabriel Costume Crew ..........................Lead: Madison Reno*DB, Assistant Lead: Zoe Doll ............ Stella Strusser*, Kyoka Wakamatsu, Briana Dunbar, Lauren Ziskin Makeup Crew ..................... Lead: Madisyn Young, Assistant Lead: Nina Forshey ................................................. Ayanna King, Alyssa Lugo, Kristiana Oduwole Dialect Coaches .................................... Toni Artiga§ & Caterina Montesano§ Marketing Design ..................................................................... Sue-Anne Silkes§ *Member of International Thespian Society |

DB

Drama Board Member |

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Indicates Adult


CAST

(in alphabetical order)

Brianna Baker

Jordan Benitez

Jack Bergman

Victoria Bruckner

Talia Cangialosi

Brooke Eiesland

Ava Encinas

Conner Foley

Max Gorman

Owen Haddad

Kayla Harris

Beck Hokanson

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CAST

(in alphabetical order)

Ashley Lopresto

Ryan Mayfield

Cindy Meyer

Liana Moore

Joel Pierce

Jack Siegel

Julia Silkes

Stetson Torok

Jason Young

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CREW

(in alphabetical order)

Grace Afkari

Caroline Alley

Shane Barley

Ava Berry

Zoe Doll

Briana Dunbar

Jenna Edwards

Nina Forshey

Skyler Gabriel

Marissa Godoy

Hannah Hersey

Liza Holmes

Grace Hoxha

Brent Jasso

Ayanna King

Kayla Louie

Alyssa Lugo

Amy Mantell

Mia Matheson

Grace McGonigle

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CREW

(in alphabetical order)

Kelly Meyer

Paloma Morales

Kristiana Oduwole

Sarah Plunkett

Madison Reno

Ricky Salazar

Dagoberto Sanchez

Hadley Short

Avery Smigel

Stella Strusser

Julia Thau

Foster Townsend

Sophia Turcot

Blake Van den Eikhof

Kyoka Wakamatsu

Hannah Winslow

Madisyn Young

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SPECIAL THANKS Special Thanks to the RUHS Administration & Staff, RBUSD School Board, Ganahl Lumber, Toni Artiga, Caterina Montesano, KC Madison, Lynn Staab, Lynn Bruckner, Kimberly Holmes, Rhonda McGonigle, Sue-Anne Silkes, Barbie Hokanson, Shannon Gorman, Sondi Foley, and all of our amazing parent volunteers.

BOARD OF EDUCATION Mr. David Witkin, Board President Ms. Anita Avrick, Board Vice-President Mr. Brad Serkin, Board Presiding Officer Mr. Michael Christensen, Board Member Mr. Brad Waller, Board Member Sergio Godinez, Student Board Member

ADMINISTRATION Dr. Steven Keller, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Annette Alpern, Deputy Superintendent, Educational Services Dr. Nicole Wesley, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources Ms. Janet Redella, Assistant Superintendent, Administrative Services

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Theatre Arts Board RUHS TAB is a non-profit, charitable organization which was established to support and benefit the RUHS Theater Department, as well as our students and local communities. It enhances our youths’ appreciation of the performing arts and promotes a bond within our community, other local schools, and theater arts by providing an affordable and “live-performance” venue for neighboring communities. This year, RUHS kicked off the season with its black-box musical, Little Shop of Horrors . The department also consists of a hilarious Comedy Sportz team, student-directed plays, and our upcoming Spring Musical, Into TheWoods, information for which will all be posted on our website. RUHS TAB relies on the generosity of donations to enable students to participate in our productions and to provide professional sets, costumes and high quality music. We would like to invite you to join the team of local sponsors by making a donation to RUHS TAB, a nonprofit organization. Tax ID# 45-3161706. 409 N Pacific Coast Highway #391 Redondo Beach, CA 90277 On behalf of the Theatre Arts, I would like to thank you in advance for your support of this powerful and rewarding endeavor. Please contact me if you would like to discuss other ways to support the arts, such as program advertisement or in-kind donations. In appreciation of your consideration, Lynn Bruckner President

RUHS THEATRE ARTS BOOSTER BOARD Lynn Bruckner, President Sondi Kroeger Foley, Secretary Kimberly Holmes, Treasurer Shannon Gorman, Front House Coordinator Barbie Hokanson, Backstage Coordinator Rhonda McGonigle, Communication Coordinator Sue-Anne Silkes, Marketing Design

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Redondo’s Rising Theatre Artists

Workshop Day! WHEN: Friday February 15 th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm WHERE: RUHS Auditorium WHO:

Any 5th – 8th grade student who plans on attending RUHS and is interested in Theatre!

WHAT: Students will take place in a fun-filled day of custom-picked workshops in areas such as acting, technical design, musical theater, dancing, and more! All workshops will be taught by current Theatre Arts Thespian Troupe #1503 members, and Ms. Staab, the Theatre Arts director. COST:

Free! We want all interested students to be able to participate in the workshops, free of charge. Commemorative t-shirt will be available for $15.00. All proceeds benefit the RUHS Theatre Arts Department.

LUNCH: Students may provide their own lunch/snack, or can purchase a lunch for $10.00. REGISTRATION: Due by Friday February 1 st, 2019 through our website at www.ruhsdrama.com. For more information, please visit our website! www.ruhsdrama.com Additional questions: contact Ms. Staab at mstaab@rbusd.org

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