Producer: Connor Davis
Director: Mark Gallagher
Scenic Designer: Mike Kaukl
Lighting Designer: Scott Borowka
Costume Designer: Tony Johnson
Sound Designer: Jacob Subotnick
Music Composer: Ashur Rayis
Properties and Set Dressing: Sara Slagle
Production Stage Manager: Craig Rosenthal
Assistant Stage Manager: Tim Sheridan
Akthar……………………………………………..Gen Parton Shin Crowther…………………………………………..Michael Gregory Dakin………………………………………………Cory Michael Kosel Lockwood…………………………………………Josh Gulotta
Scripps…….…………………………………..…Matt Cusack* Timms……………………………………………..Jake Levitt Headmaster………………………………………Michael Horowitz
Mrs. Lintott…..…………………………………….Rosalind Ashford* Hector…………………………………………..….James Luse Irwin……………………………………………….David Lind
The History Boys Performance Schedule
Sat Dec 8 – 8:00pm
Sun Dec 9 – 3:00pm
Thur Dec 13 – 8:00pm
Fri Dec 14 – 8:00pm
Sat Dec 15 – 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sun Dec 16 – 3:00pm
Thur Dec 20 – 8:00pm
Fri Dec 21 – 8:00pm
Dec 22 – 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Dec 23 – 3:00pm
Sondheim’s classic kaleidoscope of contemporary relationships seen through the lens of Bobby, the last single man among his married friends, set on the eve of his 35th Birthday. This timeless journey of romantic self-examination in the heart of New York City, with a witty book by George Furth, is told through such musical-comedy landmarks as “Another Hundred People”, “The Ladies Who Lunch” and “Being Alive”.
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Saturday, Oct 20 – 8:00pm
Sunday, Oct 21 – 3:00pm
Thursday, Oct 25 – 8:00pm
Friday, Oct 26 – 8:00pm
Saturday, Oct 27 – 8:00pm
Sunday, Oct 28 – 3:00pm
Thursday, Nov 1 – 8:00pm
Friday, Nov 2 – 8:00pm
Saturday, Nov 3 – 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday, Nov 4 – 3:00pm
Thursday, Nov 8 – 8:00pm
Friday, Nov 9 – 8:00pm
Saturday, Nov 10 – 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday, Nov 11 – 3:00pm
Producer: Connor Davis
Director: Andrew Block
Music Director: Charlotte Evans
Choreography: Melissa Riker
Scenic Design: Kathryn Lieber
Lighting/Sound Design: Tony Lepore
Costume Design: Mike Kaukl
Production Stage Manager: Phoebe Duncan
Properties Design: Sara Slagle
Casting Director: Ian Lowe
It’s the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. When Tito Morelli, a renowned tenor about to make his North American premiere, is incapacitated by a series of calamities; Max, the office boy, is forced to impersonate him. What follows is a chain reaction of mistaken identity, innuendo and absurd plot twists that are as funny as they are ridiculous.
Saturday, September 8 – 8pm
Sunday, September 9 – 3pm
Thursday, September 13 – 8pm
Friday, September 14 – 8pm
Saturday, September 15 – 2pm
Saturday, September 15 – 8pm
Sunday, September 16 – 3pm
Thursday, September 20 – 8pm
Friday, September 21 – 8pm
Saturday, September 22 – 2pm
Saturday, September 22 – 8pm
Sunday, September 23 – 3pm
Every word true: his broadcasts, his trial, his poetry, the debate. A cast of ten tells the story of the only American artist to go on trial for treason against the United States. Dominic Cuskern stars in a reading on the life of the disaffected poet who turned to Fascism, broadcast from Italy, was arrested and imprisoned, rendered home to the U.S. for charges of treason, then thrown in a mental hospital for 12 years. The greatest English-language literary influence in the 20th century was sent to a hell-hole rather than face his crimes. This is the story and every word true, taken from first-hand accounts, broadcasts, trial transcripts, diaries, books and essays. You may think you know the story. You do not know the story.
An open bar of wine, beer, and special non-alcoholic mocktails.
Light food throughout the evening.
Performances by some of our talented alumni and special guests, directed by alumni director Tom Wojtunik and hosted by our favorite “Man in Chair” from The Drowsy Chaperone, Craig Treubert. For a list of performers, see below.
Raffle prizes including Broadway and other theater and concert tickets, gift certificates from local businesses, and other special giveaways. For a list of raffle prizes, see below.
River Alexander began his professional stage career at The Gallery Players! His early start was at the age of 8 performing in community theatres in his home state of Florida. He has been very fortunate over a short period of time to work with many outstanding directors, composers and actors. River’s theatre credits include: The Gallery Players – Caroline or Change,Oliver!; Broadway/Off Broadway- Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson; Broadway National Tour- Billy Elliot; The 5th Avenue Theatre - A Christmas Story, the Musical; Film: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (director: Stephen Daldry), Marley and Me (director: Scott Frank). Training: tap, ballet, violin, and fencing. Recently finishing the tour of Billy Elliot, River was cast in the feature film Right Next Door (starring Linda Hamilton) due to be released in 2012. Regardless of all of River’s new endeavors, he holds a very special place in his heart for The Gallery Players…this was his beginning where he will always want to return to. RiverAlexanderOnline.com.
Frederick Hamilton has performed worldwide on the tours of Oklahoma!, Camelot and Beauty and the Beast. New York credits include the Public Theatre’s Measure for Pleasure, James in the original workshop production of The Last Sunday in June, Frankie in Forever Plaid, John Jasper in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Peter in It’s Only a Play, Strephon in Iolanthe and the Fringe Festival productions of Escape From Pterodactyl Island and The First Step. Favorite roles include Fredrik in A Little Night Music and Cliff in Cabaret with Kalliope Stage; Paul in Barefoot in the Park with Chatham Theatre Company; Ty in Sordid Lives at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre; Jesus in Godspell, Tony in West Side Story and the title roles in Joseph… and Pippin at the Bucks County Playhouse. Frederick appeared frequently, if fleetingly, on As the World Turns and mourns NYC’s loss of yet another soap.
Marcie Henderson is delighted to be part of this celebration and has appeared in three shows for Gallery Players as The Music Hall Singer in Violet, as The Acid Queen in The Who’s Tommy and as the gyrating Washing Machine in Caroline, or Change. As a singer she has sung for many US dignitaries including former President Gerald Ford, Secretary of State George Shultz, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to name a few. Theatrically she has appeared in productions for The Astoria Performing Arts Center, Snapdragon Theatre, Theatre Breaking Through Barriers, Luna Stage, Metropolitan Playhouse, FringeNYC, Ground Up Productions, La Mama/11th Hour, Opening Doors, Houston TUTS, Center Rep, Ogunquit Playhouse, Totem Pole Playhouse, TheatreWorks Palo Alto, Campo Santo, San Francisco Mime Troupe, Thick Description and many more.
Nathan Johnson is a Minnesota native. He performed the role of Orlando in one of his all time favorite shows, Like You Like It at the The Gallery Players. Nathan performed as Aladdin at the Tony Award winning Children’s Theatre Company of Minnepolis, where he met his wife Laura who was playing the role of Jasmine. Favorite past roles include Matt in The Fantasticks, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and can also be seen on numerous howcast.com videos. Nathan is now working full-time as a photographer and recently opened Red Door Studios, which houses many different talented artists.
Robert Anthony Jones at TGP: Man of La Mancha, The Drowsy Chaperone. Original Casts: The 101 Dalmatians Musical (dir. Jerry Zaks), The Prince and The Pauper (OOBC recording, Jay Records). Regional: The Producers, Little Shop, Chicago, Sweeney Todd. TV: Drew’s Famous Magical Jukebox Children’s Series. www.robertanthonyjones.com.
Lorinne Lampert has appeared with TGP in The Drowsy Chaperone (Chaperone), Top of the Heap (Coochie), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Gloria), and Victor/Victoria. Recently featured in: American Vaudeville Theatre Extravaganza (NY Int’l Fringe Festival). Other NY credits include: Far Out (Lydia), Minetta Lane Theatre; A Flanders and Swann House Party, York Theatre; American Girls Revue, Pirates of Penzance, and numerous shows with Tuckaberry Productions. Variety credits (sometimes as “Uke-Lola”) include Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Variety, American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and the White House Easter Egg Roll. BFA, Emerson College. www.lorinnelampert.com
Alison Luff is thrilled to be supporting The Gallery Players by singing with her dear friend Nathan! At TGP she appeared as Rosalind in the smash hit musical Like You Like It (2009 NYIT winner for outstanding musical) as well as the title role in Thoroughly Modern Millie.She is currently living life on the road with the Broadway National tour of Mamma Mia! Love and thanks to her Family, Judy, Craig and Travelocity.
Daniel Henri Luttway is thrilled to be coming home to the Gallery Players where he performed in Caroline; or Change (Noah) and Tommy (Age 10). Additional New York Theatre Credits: Family Fiorelli (Barton/York Theatre); Once Upon a Mattress (Dauntless, CGPS), Children of Eden (Young Cain, APAC) and Ragtime (Little Boy, APAC). Among other projects, and a very busy school year, Daniel looks forward to beginning his newest endeavor this fall…”Kids 4 Kids” a vocal performance troop that tours area hospitals entertaining sick children.
Jaygee Macapugay: Gallery Players: Reefer Madness (Mae); Other NYC: Jaygee played the title role of Imelda Marcos, Off-Broadway in the East Coast premiere of Imelda: A New Musical at the Julia Miles Theatre (Pan Asian Rep). Prospect Theatre – The Rockae (Aeolia), Honor (Mitsuko); Frank Wildhorn’s Tears from Heaven (workshop). Regional favorites: Aida (Amneris), Miss Saigon (Kim), Smokey Joe’s Café (Brenda), Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary), The King & I with Lou Diamond Phillips; KC Starlight, MUNY, 5th Avenue, Casa Manana, Maltz Jupiter, Seaside Music Theatre, North Carolina Theatre, among others. International: Where Elephants Weep (Cambodia). Jaygee proudly sang for our troops with the USO Patriettes. Upcoming: Lincoln Center debut in Sondheim Suites, with Lea Salonga. Long live The Gallery Players! www.jaygeemacapugay.com
Jennifer McCabe has performed over sixty characters on the stage and screen. She has originated seven Off-Broadway roles with Jane Street Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, The Barrow Group Theatre Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Soho Repertory Theatre, Atlantic Theater Company and Theater at St. Clement’s and has been seen in feature films (The Pack, The Projectionist, Straight Forward) and on TV (Law and Order, SVU; Sex and the City, etc.). She also currently holds faculty posts at both NYU Undergraduate School for Film and Television (NYU-UGFTV) and at The New School For Drama MFA proram. Jennifer has served as a faculty member at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and for the BFA Conservatory Film Program at SUNY Purchase. Jennifer McCabe Studios is Jennifer’s private acting studio that operates in New York City.
Rhyn McLemore was most recently seen as Bell in The Active Theater’s world premiere of Bridgeboy. Gallery Players credits: The Crucible (Elizabeth Proctor) and Violet (title role). Favorite regional credits include: A Streetcar Named Desire (Stella) and Our Town (Emily).
WV Public; The Crucible (Abigail) and The Comedy of Errors – NC Shakespeare Festival; Ragtime (Mother) and Hair (Jeanie) – Weathervane Theater; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Belle) and Grease (Rizzo) – Beef and Boards; and The Fantasticks (Luisa) – The Spoleto Festival. Rhyn is a graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.
Jan-Peter Pedross: At The Gallery Players: The Drowsy Chaperone (Underling), Violet (Preacher), Chess (Walter) as well as Tommy (Minister), Man of La Mancha (Cervantes/Quixote), Urinetown (Hot Blades Harry) – all directed by Tom Wojtunik. Also with Mr. Wojtunik: The Human Comedy at Astoria Perf. Arts Ctr. Four shows/seasons with Mettawee River Company. Two shows and marathon reading of all eight “history” plays with Judith Shakespeare Co. Much downtown/experimental theater, some film/TV/commercials.
Craig Treubert is excited to be back at Gallery and once again with the best seat in the house. The Drowsy Chaperone went up earlier this year on this very stage and has been nominated for 7 NYIT awards, including Outstanding Lead Actor for Craig’s portrayal of the Man in Chair. Favorite roles outside of The Gallery Players include Leo Frank in Parade, Applegate in Damn Yankees, and Neville Craven in The Secret Garden. Many thanks go out to Heather, Tom, Neal, and everyone at Gallery for welcoming him into the OOB family with open arms.
Tom Wojtunik (Director) TGP: The Who’s Tommy, Man of La Mancha, Six Degrees of Separation, Urinetown (NY IT Award, Outstanding Musical), Take Me Out (Gallery Players). Tom is the artistic director of the Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC), where he directed The Human Comedy, Children of Eden (NY IT Award, Outstanding Musical), The Pillowman, Ragtime and Proof. Other NY credits: The Play About the Naked Guy, Edenville (NY IT Award Nomination for Best Director, Emerging Artists Theatre); Grease 3: Threase (UCB/The Pit), The Miss Education of Jenna Bush (FringeNYC, Best Solo Show & Audience Favorite); Bright Lights, Big City (Marymount Manhattan College); I’m In Love With Your Wife (Midtown International Theatre Festival); The Good Thief and Rum and Vodka (Prospect St). Tom was a Resident Director for the Ensemble Studio Theatre, where directed workshops of Bella Via and David’s Play. Tom is a member of EAT and the LCT Directors’ Lab. BFA: Marymount Manhattan College. SDC Member.
Brandon Sturiale (Music Director/Piano) is always happy to be at The Gallery Players, having worked on four productions here so far. Most recently, he was the Music Director/Keyboardist for Reefer Madness, which was nominated for an NYIT Award for Outstanding Musical. Prior to that, he music directed You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and played in the band for Chess and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Other credits include: The Marvelous Wonderettes (Off-Broadway, Westside Theatre), Gypsy (national tour), Urban Cowboy (national tour), Legally Blonde (Gateway Playhouse), and Xanadu (Barter Theatre). www.brandonsturiale.com
The Gallery Players of Park Slope, Brooklyn are hosting the 16th Annual Black Box New Play Festival. The Festival premieres 12 new plays, varying from 10 minute to full length productions, over the course of four weekends. Each weekend will contain a different program of plays, beginning May 30th and running to June 16th. Performances will take place at 8:00pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, as well as 3:00 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $18 for adults, $14 for seniors and children under 12.
The Black Box New Play Festival is The Gallery Players’ signature season-ending festival of new works by both new and established playwrights. More than 400 plays have graced our stage in the 15 years of producing the festival, including Nat Cassidy’s The Reckoning of Kit and Little Boots, a New York Innovative Theatre Award-winner for Best Play in 2008. Every year is formatted differently, and you’re bound to discover something new and exciting in this year’s “Box”!
THE 16TH ANNUAL BLACK BOX NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
Box 1: May 30-June 2 R.I.P by Agnes Garrett Checking the Basement for Leaks by Doug DeVita Department of Transport by Anne Phelan The Old Man by David Loughlin Lost and Found by Jerry McGee Gambler’s Second Chance by Johnny Mineo
Box 2: June 6-9 A Defense of Marriage by Jerry Leventhal The Teller’s Wife by Julie Weinberg Stretching Out by Anthony P. Pennino Outpost by Lily Rusek Escape from Garden Grove by Mathilde Dratwa The Whole Ball of Wax by Judd Lear Silverman
Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov
April 28-May 20, 2012
This delightful staple of the musical theatre canon is about the adventures and misadventures of two sisters who move from small-town Ohio to the bohemia of 1935 Greenwich Village. Eileen is gorgeous, sweet and an aspiring actress with men falling at her feet. Ruth, while a gifted writer, is average, brazen and has a talent for repelling gentlemen callers. With a glorious score of swinging tunes by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Wonderful Town is the quintessential New York musical comedy about tackling your dreams and finding love in the most unexpected places. Winner of five Tony Awards in 1953 including Best Musical.
Pictured (l to r): Laurie Sutton and Molly Pope in The Gallery Players’ production of Wonderful Town. Photo by Bella Muccari.
Saturday, April 28 at 8:00 PM – Opening night
Sunday, April 29 at 3:00 PM – matinee
Thursday, May 3 at 8:00 PM
Friday, May 4 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 5 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 6 at 3:00 PM – matinee
Thursday, May 10 at 8:00 PM
Friday, May 11 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 12 at 2:00 PM – matinee
Saturday, May 12 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 13 at 3:00 PM – matinee
Thursday, May 17 at 8:00 PM
Friday, May 18 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 19 at 2:00 PM – matinee
Saturday, May 19 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 20 at 3:00 PM – final performance
Producer – Heather Siobhan Curran for The Gallery Players
Director – Mark Harborth
Musical Director – Kevin Lawson
Choreographers – Elyse Daye Hart and Trey Mitchell
Casting Director – Ian Lowe
Production Stage Manager – Becky J. Doster
Costume Designer – Jevyn Nelms
Set Designer – William Davis
Lighting Designer – Scott Cally
Sound Designer – Josh Millican
Properties Master – Sara Slagle
ASM/waredrobe – Michelle Symons
ASM/props – Dylan Bustamante
ASM/follow spot – Hugh Heckman
Pictured (l to r): Laurie Sutton, Alex Pagels and Molly Pope in The Gallery Players’ production of Wonderful Town. Photo by Bella Muccari.
Tour Guide – Angela Dirksen
Mr. Appopolous – Mark Cajigao*
Helen – Lindsay Sutton*
Wreck – Nathan Brisby*
Violet – Monica Bradley
Officer John Lonigan – Ronn Burton
Speedy Valenti – Brad Giovanine*
Eileen – Laurie Sutton
Ruth – Molly Pope
Robert Baker – Adam Kemmerer
Frank Lippencott – Will Roland
Chick Clark – Alex Pagels
Ensemble: Brian Bailey*, Monica Bradley, Ronn Burton, Brad Giovanine*, A J Hughes*, Maureen Kelley, Matthew Warner Kiernan*, Maggie Marino, Alida Michal* and Lindsay Sutton*
*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
Pictured (l to r): Alex Pagels, Laurie Sutton, Adam Kemmerer and Will Roland in The Gallery Players’ production of Wonderful Town. Photo by Bella Muccari.
“A clear and radiant production, its message captivating, its characters sincere. Walter Lee Younger is vividly portrayed by Kwaku Driskell. Sameerah Luqmann-Harris’ performance of Ruth Younger was luminous in its fragility and quiet strength. A truly successful performance.” -Minda Larsen, TheaterOnline.com
This groundbreaking play set on Chicago’s South Side revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, her son, has other plans, however: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha, her daughter, dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form the backbone of this seminal American drama about retaining one’s dignity within a harsh and changing world.
Saturday, March 17 at 8:00 PM – Opening night
Sunday, March 18 at 3:00 PM – matinee
Thursday, March 22 at 8:00 PM
Friday, March 23 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 24 at 2:00 PM – matinee
Saturday, March 24 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 25 at 3:00 PM – matinee
Thursday, March 29 at 8:00 PM
Friday, March 30 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 31 at 2:00 PM – matinee
Saturday, March 31 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 1 at 3:00 PM – final performance
Pictured (l to r): Hope Harley and Kwaku Driskell in The Gallery Players’ production of A Raisin in the Sun. Photo by Bella Muccari.
(in order of appearance)
Ruth Younger – Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris*
Travis Younger – Ross Johnson
Walter Lee Younger – Kwaku Driskell*
Beneatha Younger – Brittany Bellizeare
Lena Younger – Hope Harley
Joseph Asagai – Arthur James Solomon*
George Murchison – Shawn Herb
Karl Lindner – Gregory Cohan
Bobo – Gil Charleston
Pictured (l to r): Ross Johnson, Hope Harley and Kwaku Driskell in The Gallery Players’ production of A Raisin in the Sun. Photo by Bella Muccari.
Producer – Brian Michael Flanagan for The Gallery Players
Director – Reginald L. Douglas
Production Stage Manger – Kristine Schlachter*
Fight Choreographer – Paul Molnar
Set Designer/Properties – Casha Jacot-Guillarmod
Technical Director – Steven Brenman
Costume Designer – Roejendra Adams
Lighting Designer – Jake Fine
Sound Designer – Jacob Subotnick
Casting Director – Destiny Lilly/Destiny Lilly Casting
Associate Producer – Priya Sircar
Assistant Stage Manager – Rhiannon McClintock
Assistant Lighting Designer: Ali Hall
*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
Pictured (l to r): Kwaku Driskell and Ross Johnson in The Gallery Players’ production of A Raisin in the Sun. Photo by Bella Muccari.
Music by Book by Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens,
January 28-February 19, 2012
“A Man of No Importance is one of the most unexpected pieces I’ve experienced in the theater for a long time. Much of that is due to the tender book by Terrence McNally, which is filled with loveable characters, charming wit, and emotional arcs. And not to mention the compelling score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, which so brilliantly captures the spirit and sound of neo-traditional Irish music. But the real surprise here is director Hans Friedrichs’s staging. Intertwining the musicians with the cast, he allows the show to reveal itself layer by layer. Every inch of Kate Rance’s scene design is used perfectly. I found myself eager to see the show unfold before my very eyes. Go see it – it’s a beautiful show.” -FiPS
“Skillfully directed and performed, this production by The Gallery Players deserves to have theatre fans crossing the bridge to glimpse this rare and special musical.” -Benjamin Coleman, Theatre Is Easy
“The Gallery Players are known for bringing out the best in musicals of a certain size – which they certainly do with this one. Under Hans Friedrichs’ resourceful direction, which includes John Doyle’s device of actors playing instruments, something that works wonderfully well here, [the actors are] all beautifully cast and in some cases outstanding. The Players have found a spectacular Alfie Byrne in Charlie Owens.” -Marc Miller, Backstage
This musical by the Tony Award®-winning team behind Ragtime tells the story of Alfie Byrne, a bus conductor in 1964 Dublin who is struggling with a secret he can’t even admit to himself. When he’s not driving his route, Alfie pursues his artistic passion and directs theatrical productions for a local troupe in a church hall. He is soon forced to confront his fears, shame and the bigotry of others. Winner of the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, A Man of No Importance is a tender and beautifully woven tale of family, friendship and acceptance, teaching us that it really is a wonderful thing to “love who you love.”
Saturday, January 28 at 8:00 PM – Opening night
Sunday, January 29 at 3:00 PM – matinee
Thursday, February 2 at 8:00 PM
Friday, February 3 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 4 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 5 at 3:00 PM – matinee
Thursday, February 9 at 8:00 PM
Friday, February 10 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 11 at 2:00 PM – matinee
Saturday, February 11 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 12 at 3:00 PM – matinee
Thursday, February 16 at 8:00 PM
Friday, February 17 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 18 at 2:00 PM – matinee
Saturday, February 18 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 19 at 3:00 PM – final performance
Pictured (l to r): Charlie Owens, Spencer Robinson, John Weigand, Lorinne Lampert and Julianne Katz in The Gallery Players’ A Man of No Importance. Photo by Bella Muccari.
Producer – Robert Earle Jones/The Gallery Players
Director – Hans Friedrichs
Musical Staging – Christine O’Grady
Musical Director – Julianne Merrill
Production Stage Manager – Andrew Goddard
Scenic Designer – Kate Rance
Costume Designer – Sarah Cogan
Lighting Designer – Dan Jobbins
Sound Designer – Julian Evans
Projections Designer – Daniel Heffernan
Props Designer – Jackie Rivera
Hair and Make-Up Design – Jon Jordan
Assistant Director – Patrick Hunter
Assistant Stage Manager – Laura Nelson, Rosalie Siler
Pictured (l to r): Megan Opalinski, Eric Morris, Spencer Robinson, Charlie Owens, Adam Kee, Eric William Love and Rachel Green in The Gallery Players’ A Man of No Importance. Photo by Bella Muccari.
Alfie Byrne – Charlie Owens*
Lily Byrne – Renee Claire Bergeron*
Robbie Faye – Eric Morris*
Adele Rice – Julianne Katz
Mrs. Mary Patrick – Katie Bruestle*
Carney – Greg Horton*
Breton Beret – Danny Randerson
James “Baldy” O’Shea – John Weigand*
Father Kenny / Carson – Eric Folks
Miss Oona Crowe / Kitty Farelly – Megan Opalinski
Mrs. Maureen Curtin – Lorinne Lampert*
Mrs. Margaret Grace – Rachel Green
Ernest Lally – Spencer Robinson
Rasher Flynn – Adam Kee
Sully O’Hara, et al – Eric William Love*
Peter, et al – Jake Mendes
Oscar Wilde – Sean Patrick Murtagh*
*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
Pictured (l to r): Sean Patrick Murtagh and Charlie Owens in The Gallery Players’ A Man of No Importance. Photo by Bella Muccari.
“Director Heather Siobhan Curran delivers up Reckless at the high level of professional entertainment typical of TGP. As an alternative to cheesier holiday fare, Reckless offers up generous portions of humor, senseless violence and gratuitous love. The play is also full of plot twists and surprises. However, it was no surprise to me that The Gallery Players continues their tradition of high-quality theatrical productions that are worth the trip to Brooklyn.” -Heather Lee Rogers, nytheatre.com
On Christmas Eve, Rachel is informed by her guilty husband that he has hired a hitman to kill her. Scrambling out the kitchen window into the snowy night, she embarks on a manic journey involving a deaf woman in a wheelchair (or is she?), numerous psychiatrists, a TV game show, and her own increasingly shaky sanity. Craig Lucas’ Reckless is a zany, comic, and ultimately poignant reflection on living in, and escaping from, the past.
“A bittersweet Christmas fable for our time. Reckless has an emotional pull akin to that of a Crosby ballad born of the lonely World War II home front.” —NY Times
Pictured (l to r): Jan-Peter Pedross and Carey Van Driest in The Gallery Players production of Reckless. Photo by Bella Muccari.
Saturday, December 3 at 8:00 PM – Opening night
Sunday, December 4 at 3:00 PM – matinee
Thursday, December 8 at 8:00 PM
Friday, December 9 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 10 at 2:00 PM – matinee
Saturday, December 10 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 PM – matinee
Thursday, December 15 at 8:00 PM
Friday, December 16 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 17 at 2:00 PM – matinee
Saturday, December 17 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 18 at 3:00 PM – final performance
Pictured (l to r): Jan-Peter Pedross, Lauren Roth, and Carey Van Driest in The Gallery Players production of Reckless. Photo by Bella Muccari.
Rachel – Carey Van Driest*
Lloyd – Jan-Peter Pedross*
Pooty – Lauren Roth
Tom, Tom Jr. – Zac Hoogendyk*
Trish – Lara Knox*
Doctors – Allison Moody*
Roy, Tim Timko, others – Jason Jacoby
*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
Producer – Neal J. Freeman for The Gallery Players
Director – Heather Siobhan Curran
Production Stage Manager – Ashley Nelson
Set Designer – Jason Sherwood
Costume Designer – Kristina Sneshkoff
Lighting Designer – Annie Wiegand
Sound Designer – Julianne Merrill
Props Master – Ashley Cavadas
Assistant Stage Manager – Ryan Oliveira
ASL Coach – Brenda Scott