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History of Swift Creek Mill Records indicate that Swift Creek Mill was in existence as early as 1663. It is believed to be the oldest grist mill in this country. Henry Randolph I, born in Little Houghton, Northhamptonshire, England, migrated to this country about 1640. In 1655, he acquired a large tract of land in Bermuda Hundred on Swift Creek where he erected the present mill. An heir of Henry Randolph I, William Bland Randolph, deeded the mill to William Rowlett on February 20, 1805, and it became known as Rowlett’s Mill. In 1852, the Rowlett heirs conveyed the mill to the Swift Creek Manufacturing Company. On May 9th and 10th, 1864, a battle was fought around the mill while General B.F. Butler’s Army of the James attempted to cross Swift Creek. Following the Civil War, the property became Schmidt’s Distillery, making corn whiskey. Following this, the property changed hands several times, was operated as a grist mill and became known in 1929 as Swift Creek Mill. It continued to operate as a grist mill until about 1956. On December 2, 1965, Swift Creek Mill Playhouse opened its doors. To convert the old grist mill into a dinner theater required an addition to the three story building to house the kitchen, dressing rooms and restrooms. Stairways were built leading to upper and lower dining levels, and to the theatre located on the top floor. Much of the old equipment in the mill was refurbished to lend a rustic atmosphere. Swift Creek Mill has been preserved as both an historical landmark and cultural outlet for the talent of local artists, skilled actors, directors, designers and technicians whose efforts have made possible the artistic achievements of the Mill. The 300 year old Swift Creek Mill has been made a Virginia Historical Landmark and has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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Childrens Theatre Spring 2012 The 39 Steps Adapted by Patrick Barlow from the Alfred Hitchcock film January 27, February 2, 3 and 16 2012 10:15 a.m. (no lunch) ~ Grades 5 - 12 ~ $12.50 Our mainstage production of this comic masterpiece is available for just two student performances at a special price. Based on Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film of the same name, this show takes theatricality and invention to new heights. Drama students will take particular joy in the creativity of this dynamic production. Book early! (Approximately 2 hours) English – 5.1, 5.2, 5.5, 6.2, 6.4, 7.3, 8.5, 9.1, 9.5, 10.6, 11.6 Tuskegee Peanut Man: The Inventions of George Washington Carver by Tom Width and Paul Deiss February 6 - March 2, 2012 (no performance February 22) ~ 10:15 a.m. ~ Grades 1 - 7 ~ $9.75/$8.75 group rate He was much more than just a peanut man! His counsel was sought by the likes of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, but he chose to make his career at the famous Tuskegee Institute, creating everything from lamp oil and plastics to cosmetics and medicines. An amazing man, and a fascinating story to celebrate Black History Month. (Approximately 45 minutes) English – 2.2, 3.1, 3.5 ; History – 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.11, 3.11, USII.4, USII 5, USII.6, CE.11, CE.12 Chicken Little on the Farm by Tom Width and Paul Deiss April 9 – May 11, 2012 10:15 a.m. and 12:00 noon ~ Grades Pre-K - 2 ~ $9.75/$8.75 group rate It’s Springtime in the barnyard, and Chicken Little has just found out that the sky didn’t really fall – that was just an acorn that hit him on the head last Autumn. ...and now that acorn is growing into something much bigger. In fact, the entire barnyard is full of growing things: baby plants, and baby animals, too. Join Chicken Little and his friends on the farm for some fun! (Approximately 45 minutes) English - K1, K8, 1.1, 2.1; History – K4, 1.4, 1.7, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9
Childrens Theatre Camps 2012 Introductory Camp: June 18 - 22 or July 9 - 13, 2012 Performance Camp: July 30 - August 10, 2012 Applications Available Now at Swiftcreekmill.com and in Our Office. To Join Our Mailing List Call 804-748-5203 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Don't L ook Now... T here's A G host B ehind You! On April 17th, 2012, local paranormal research group Ghost Eyes Paranormal was on-site at the Mill for a fun and unusual occasion: a Swift Creek Mill paranormal investigation. Armed with everything from EVP recorders, various cameras and voice boxes, to crystals and divining rods, the team was ready for any and every piece of evidence that would present itself. Because of the Mill’s lengthy and diverse history, there are unknowns about its past - something to be expected in any 350 year-old building. Creaks and bumps are normal in an historic property, but many people who know the building well have experienced things that are difficult to explain. Employees and other members of the Mill Family have repeatedly experienced unusual occurrences. The stereo turns on and off seemingly at will, dogs and cats behave strangely on the property, unknown voices have been heard, mysterious shadows have materialized, tables have lifted in mid-air, and some say a playful “little girl” leaves coins all around the Mill Room. Do these things mean the Mill is haunted? There is no concrete answer. During the investigation, Ghost Eyes uncovered numerous EVP’s (electronic voice phenomena) as well as other indications of paranormal activity. Odd cold spots appeared, a camera shut off for no reason, batteries went from full to drained in seconds, and there were possible intelligent responses captured via several methods. The funny thing about paranormal activity is that it is, by definition, not normal or currently explainable. To believers in ghosts, this activity suggests the presence of trapped souls, residual energies, or otherworldly beings. To skeptics, it suggests coincidence or occurrences beyond our knowledge at most. We know that paranormal phenomena exist at Swift Creek Mill; too many individuals have experienced the inexplicable. But what causes it exactly? Whatever “it” is, it is obviously not upset by good theatre and good people, and the Mill Family has become accustomed to this familiar presence. Whether the science explored on April 17th or the experiences gathered by many others are proof of ghosts - well, that is up to you to decide. We thank our friends at Ghost Eyes for their in-depth investigation at Swift Creek Mill. Interested in learning more? Go to www.ghosteyes.com to get the whole story.
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have loved “Blithe Spirit” ever since I did a scene from it for a college acting class – playing Charles and Elvira simultaneously! That was a l-o-o-o-ng time ago! Noel Coward wrote this play in just five days while escaping the blitz, and he considered it his best work… perhaps that rapid-fire approach provided the purest “streaming” from a brilliant writer. For me, the most fun has been creating the séance and the show’s comicallydestructive finale. The Mill has long been reputed to be haunted (if you ever spent a night sleeping on the Mill stage, you would be a believer!), and now we’re adding some theatrical ghosts to our haunted history. Enjoy!
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An Improbable Farce by Noel Coward
Directors & Designers Directed by Tom Width Lighting by Joe Doran Costumes by Maura Lynch Cravey Scenery and Special Effects by Tom Width Sound Design by Paul Deiss
Cast Edith Ruth Charles Dr. Bradman Mrs. Bradman Madame Arcati Elvira
Laurel Maughan Vicki McLeod Richard Koch John Storck Maddox Jacqueline Jones Amy Berlin Rebecca Anne Muhleman
Setting The play takes place in the living room of Charles Condomineâ€™s house in Kent. Synopsis of Scenes Act I Scene 1: Before dinner on a cool summer evening Scene 2: After dinner Scene 3: The next morning Scene 4: Late the following afternoon Act II Scene 1: Early evening. A few days later Scene 2: After dinner. A few days later Scene 3: Several hours later There will be one 15-minute intermission
Production Staff Stage Manager Assistant Stage Manager Running Crew Light Board Operator Sound Board Operator Stitcher Photographer
Meg Price Tom Width Taylor Walls Kelsey Cappiello Stephen West Frances Ritter Robyn Oâ€™Neill
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
About the Actors AMY BERLIN is utterly delighted to make her Swift Creek Mill Theatre debut in
one of her very favorite plays. Amy has appeared in two other productions of Blithe Spirit: at CAT (Ruth, Tabby Award, Best Actress) and Kaleidoscope Theatre (Madame Arcati). Other recent roles include Ouiser in Steel Magnolias (Sycamore Rouge) and June in Home Fires and Dolly in Kitchen Witches (Tabby Award, Best Actress), both at CAT. Amy also performs frequently with ComedySportz Improv Theatre. Next season, Amy is looking forward to directing Fools (Henrico Theatre Company) and the Richmond area premiere of The 13th of Paris (CAT).
JACQUELINE JONES appeared at the Mill in Quilters, Arsenic and Old Lace,
Flowers for Algernon, Steel Magnolias, Das Barbecü, Lucky Stiff, and Hank Williams: Lost Highway. She most recently portrayed Clairee in Sycamore Rouge's critically acclaimed Steel Magnolias. World premieres include Theatre IV's Hugs and Kisses, helping prevent child sexual abuse since 1983, Barksdale's Songs from Bedlam, giving voice to the mentally ill, and Firehouse Theatre Project's Birth, chronicling childbirth in America. Favorites include Das Barbecü (Richmond Times-Dispatch Phoebe), Season's Greetings and The Santaland Diaries (ART's Best Lead Actress in a Comedy), The New Century (Richmond Theatre Critics Circle nomination), and her one-woman tour de force Golda's Balcony. Apparitions, ectoplasm and ventriloquism aside, listen for Jackie's voice at the Science Museum of VA, VA Historical Society, Maymont Park Nature Center, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Smithsonian Institute. Jackie mentors via the Richmond Jewish Coalition for Literacy. Catch her as Linda in Firehouse Theatre Project's Death Of a Salesman, Nov. 15-Dec 8, 2012. www.jacquelinejones.net
JOHN STORCK MADDOX is thrilled to be back at Swift Creek Mill, where
he enjoyed spending this past holiday season portraying 14 different characters in It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play and several summers ago playing Teddy Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace. John has enjoyed making the theatre his favorite avocation and sometime profession on- and backstage for the last 45 years; 6 of which have been here in the Richmond area. Prior to moving to Richmond, John's theatrical journey had him working in theatres throughout New Jersey, NYC, the Hamptons and the Charlottesville environs. Besides traditional theatrical venues, John can be found performing improv, as an auctioneer or as a Civil Celebrant Wedding Officiant.
LAUREL MAUGHAN's recent credits include Two Gentlemen of Verona (Julia) and Twelfth Night (Viola) with Richmond Shakespeare; The Taming of the Shrew (Bianca), Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief (Emilia), and Henry IV (Lady Mortimer) with Shakespeare on the Lawn at the University of Virginia; and The Bad Seed (Christine) and The Vagina Monologues with Spectrum Theater at UVA. REBECCA ANNE MUHLEMAN is delighted to make her Swift Creek Mill
debut with this lovely play! A graduate of Mary Washington College with a degree in Vocal Music and a focus in education, she taught chorus and private voice and piano lessons in Stafford before moving to Richmond in 2006. Audiences may remember her recent appearances in The Lover in Sycamore Rouge’s Six Block Series, and as Lulu in Pandora’s Toys, an original stage production with music and story composed and produced by the Beggars of Life (a musical trio in which she writes, directs and sings lead). Other favorite roles/shows include Ross in A Gender Reversed Exploration of Macbeth; Sara and ensemble member in Betrayal with Theatre VCU; Desdemona in Richmond Shakespeare’s Othello; Henley Street Theatre Co.’s Bootleg Romeo and Juliet; Myrna and Richard in Nightlight Collective’s Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls; Maire in Sycamore Rouge’s Translations; Hamlet in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Lady Anne in Richard III with Henley Street; and Susan in Veronica’s Room with CAT.
RICHARD KOCH is very happy to once again be on Swift Creek Mill Theatre’s stage. Other Swift Creek shows include The Foreigner, A Tuna Christmas, Arsenic and Old Lace, Run for Your Wife, Two Bits, The Cocoanuts, Floyd Collins, See How They Run, Out of Order, The Fantasticks, Greetings and A Few Good Men. Richard is Performing Arts Manager for The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen as well as a free-lance actor who has
About the Actors (cont'd) also performed at Theatre at the Bolling-Haxall House, Theatre IV, Barksdale Theatre, Henley Street Theatre, Cadence Theatre & film, TV and radio. Richard is pleased to be working once again with such a wonderful team (some old and some new), especially the beautiful Miss Vicki, with whom he shares a passion for creating miniature sandboxes/ sandwich containers, so youâ€™ll always have the sand in your sandwich. He hopes you enjoy the show!
VICKI MCLEOD is, as always, happy to be back at The Mill, having last appeared here as Elaine in Arsenic and Old Lace. Richmond audiences may remember her from other productions over the past twenty-five years. Some of her favorite roles include: Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday, at Barksdale Theatre; Bella in Angel Street, at The Bolling Haxall House; and Harpo Marx in The Cocoanuts, here at Swift Creek Mill. Vickiâ€™s past is also furnished with a considerable amount of on-camera regional and national commercial, training film and voice-over work. By day, Vicki is passionate about her career as an ACE-certified personal fitness trainer, specializing in home-based fitness. She is elated to once again share the stage with her favorite actor and personal leading man, Richard Koch.
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Featured Artists The Visual Arts Center of Richmond Founded in 1963 as the Hand Workshop by Elisabeth Scott Bocock, the Visual Arts Center began in a house on historic Church Hill where craft artists worked, exhibited and taught neighborhood children to create with their hands. For the next 22 years, it operated in various locations in Richmond. In 1985, the Center moved to the historic Virginia Dairy Building on Main Street where it leased space for 17 years before purchasing and later renovating the building. Completed in 2007, the renovation transformed the facility into an inviting and inspiring space and a state-of-the-art regional arts center. Since then the Center has continued to expand programs, raise its visibility within the community and increase its support base. The Visual Arts Center now is one of the major arts organizations in Virginia. Visit the Center online at www.visarts.org for more information
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About the Playwright Noel Coward is well-known for writing vastly entertaining plays, acting, directing and exuding an extraordinary sense of style. However, many people may not realize the circumstances under which he wrote the popular Blithe Spirit: Imagine London during World War II. Germany’s Blitzkrieg assaults the city with an arsenal of bombs. Buildings collapse. Lives are lost. People flee to the English countryside. Now imagine a 40 year old playwright living in England during this time. He spends five days writing a play (in between his covert operations as a member of Britain’s Secret Service). What might that play be about? War? Survival? Politics? Pride? Despair? No. The playwright is Noel Coward. And the play he created during England’s battle-scarred year of 1941 is Blithe Spirit, a delightfully satirical comedy about ghosts..... Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit playfully mocks the traditions of love and marriage. It also thumbs its nose at the Grim Reaper. What a perfect defense mechanism against the harsh realities England faced during World War II. West End audiences embraced this darkly amusing comedy. Blithe Spirit became a resounding success that continues to haunt the British and American stage. (by Wade Bradford, excerpted from http://plays.about.com/od/reviews/fr/ blithespirit.htm) Yes, at the outset, Coward was a member of the Secret Service, working both in the British Propaganda Office and in America. In fact, the British playwright and entertainer was on the Nazi's Black List. He struck a nerve with Churchill, which is why he returned to his creative roots, writing and performing for the remainder of the war, in lieu of having official military duties. This contribution was an asset in itself, boosting the morale of the troops and adding to a theatrical legacy that lasts to this day.
2010 - 2011 Contributors Patrons included in this list generously gave during the Donation Year October 1, 2010, to September 30, 2011. We offer our sincerest thanks to all of our Contributors and to the many individuals and businesses who continue to support Swift Creek Mill Theatre in numerous capacities. This list is continued on a subsequent page in the program. If we have made an error in the listing of names, we deeply apologize; please contact us immediately. Producers ($10,000 and Up)
Mitchell Wiggins & Company Southside Regional Medical Center The Cameron Foundation The Wells Fargo Foundation Marilyn and Robert Walker
Directors ($5,000 - $9,999)
E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Bruce and Connie Thornton
Designers ($2,500 - $4,999)
Anonymous The John H. Clements Company Roslyn Farm Corporation
Performers ($1,000 - $2,499)
Anonymous Bandy Works Pam and John Comstock Tom and Cathy Crew Michael S. Doran, CPA P.C. Brenda Elliott Mr. Handyman of Chesterfield New York Life Sarah's Cross Stitch Sherwood Title Company Bob and Jean Weatherford LTC (Ret) and Mrs. John G. Woyansky Bill, Cindy, Laura & Carrie Young
Technicians ($500 - $999)
Andrews, Barwick & Lee, CPA's Roy E. Burgess, II Regena Carreras Cindy's Salon and Spa Josee G. Covington Dance Xplosion David Dye, CPA Edward Jones Erie Insurance Robert and Louise Fothergill The Goddard School Joan and Robert Goebel Hale's Heating & Air Gerald and Pat Harvey Lu and Ed Henderson Janice Logue Tim and Kathy Merry Ilse Niedermayer In Memory of LTC Walter T. Niedermayer Quilting Adventures Mr. and Mrs. Larry C. Tucker Patrons ($250 - $499) Anonymous (3) Gwen Beall
Mr. and Mrs. H. Lee Dixon LTC (Ret.) and Mrs. Edward J. Foley Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Grenoble Chris and Kathryn Griffin Betty Ann Grove Sterling L. Hawkins John Moon Vera W. Moore Sara Belle and Neil November Rosa Davis Overby Earl T. Robb In Memory of Anne Jenkins Robb Mary Stewart and Ted Ruhnke Shanel Properties Roger and Ruth Ann Shaulis Brent and Laura Slaughter The Stallings Family Dennis and Marcia Sugumele Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Taylor George Tillman and Lloyd Bryant Mr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Williams
Sponsors ($100 - $249)
Advantage Advisors & Associates Robert Albertia Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. William B. Armstrong Rose Mary Aufill Given in Memory of Col. John S. Aufill Martha and â€œBuckâ€? Buchanan William L. Canada Jim and Pattie Carson Bob and Dreama Charles Thornton and Mary Clary Mary Ellen Comstock Ken and Nancy Cox Frank Creasy Cliff and Hazel Davenport Bob and Michelle Diehl Wayne and Kathy Funk Jerry and Glenna Guarino Richard and Linda Guilmart Una and David Harrison Marshall and Susan Henry Ronald and Dorothy Jaeckle Chris and Peachie Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Parker Johnson Marion G. Jordan Dr. and Mrs. Hans Josephsen Robert and Kelly Kindle Mark and Francine Landa Mrs. Lewis R. Langhorne Friends of Jean Linden, In Memory of Jean C. Linden Betty Loving Scott Melton
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Board of Directors Robin Arthur Gwen Beall, Special Events Committee Chair Linda Campbell Pam Martin Comstock, Secretary Alden J. Eldredge Louise Fothergill, Volunteer Committee Chair Patricia Harvey, Past President Sterling Hawkins Lu H. Henderson, Vice President Liz Nance, Marketing Committee Chair Julian Porter, President Vickie Quick Richard Taylor Bob Walker Ronald White William A.Young, Jr., CPA, Treasurer
Theatre Staff Theatre Operations – Tom Width, Artistic Director Paul Deiss, Musical Director Joe Doran, Lighting Maura Lynch Cravey, Costumes Operations and Programming – Jennifer Procise, Director of Development and Marketing (Interim Managing Director) Robert Albertia, Group Sales Manager Darlene Arrington, Food Service and Office Manager Megan Davis, Director of Sales Pat Foley, Director of Children’s Theatre Programming
Now Accepting Applications for 2012 Children's Theatre Camps Introductory Camp: June 18 - 22 or July 9 - 13, 2012 Performance Camp: July 30 August 10, 2012 Applications Available Now at Swiftcreekmill.com and in Our Office. To Join Our Mailing List Call 804-748-5203 or Email email@example.com
2010 - 2011 Contributors (continued) Sponsors ($100 - $249) (cont'd) David and Rebecca Miller Amy Perdue Dr. and Mrs. A. Wright Pond Dr. and Mrs. Jerome B. Roebuck Ales Rowe James and Rebecca Slagle Carl C. Schluter P. Michael Spraker Nikki and Kenny Steingold Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Strauss P. K. and Shirley C. Walker Kendra S. Warren Paul G. Williamson Kathleen J. Wiltsie Donna L. Wright Dr. and Mrs. Patrick Young
Friends ($99 or less)
Anonymous Doreen Bishop Jennie Lou Brown Lois and Larry Buchanan Ben and Peggy Chappell Bonnie Coghill and Jimmie Lucas Bob and Vivian Consa Shirley Daniel Lore DeAstra Richard DeTreville Paul Deiss
Friends ($99 or less) (cont'd)
and Jean Dunn Christine Eacho Alden Eldredge Jeanette Fralin Kevin and Patricia Grogan Dan and Lori Hammond Ralph and Jackie Harman Kathryn Horne Karen C. Howard Georgene Kennedy Robert McClelland Nancy McMahon Charles Miller Liz Nance Major (Ret. Army) and Mrs. George Reynolds Jayne and Dot Sneed Howard and Evelyn Twilley Nick Walker Kendra S. Warren
Gifts In Kind
P.A. Gormus, Jr. Michael Latham Jerry and Cindy Pittard
Matching Gift Companies
Amica Insurance Foundation The Cameron Foundation (2) The Dominion Foundation (3)
Admission Policies Reservations: Phone: (804) 748-5203 Online: www.swiftcreekmill.com PO Box 41, 17401 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Colonial Heights, VA 23834 Mainstage productions are reserved seating. Advance reservations are recommended. Phone reservations must be secured with Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. Tickets are “will call” only; they are available at the box office just prior to the performance. Tickets may be purchased at the door if available. For show dates and times, please contact our Theatre Office or visit www.swiftcreekmill.com. Cancellation Policy: Refunds are available up to 48 hours prior to the performance. Rain checks are offered up to 24 hours prior and are redeemable for 2 years. Discounts: • Senior, Military & Student discounts - 10% off the normal ticket price for any mainstage performance. May be purchased in advance. • Rush - $20 theatre only tickets, based on availability 1 hour prior to any mainstage show. • Discounts cannot be combined. Groups: Any group of 20 or more qualifies for special rates. Plan a trip for your family reunion, birthday, office party, school group or just 20 of your favorite people. Ask about special group events. For more information or to schedule your group outing, call (804) 7485203 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Dining: Swift Creek Mill features dining in a refined, historic atmosphere. Buffet dining is offered prior to performances. Meal price includes coffee, tea or water, appetizer, main course, and dessert. Sodas, bar drinks and gratuity are not included. Dining may be purchased separately or with a performance. Restrictions: The operation of cameras, video cassette recorders and other recording devices is strictly prohibited during all performances at Swift Creek Mill Theatre. Smoking Policy: Swift Creek Mill Theatre maintains smoke-free buildings. Smoking by actors may be appropriate for the accurate portrayal of individual characters or the truthful telling of the story and is not intended to be construed as approval or glorification of the behavior of smoking. Inclement Weather: In the event a show is canceled due to inclement weather, a rain check, refund or alternate performance date will be offered at the discretion of Management. Special Needs: Our theatre is located on the second floor of an historic building. Please let our staff know your needs in advance, as assistance is often available.