a feminine ending

a feminine ending

by Sarah Treem
Directed by Eric Poppick
Jan. 11* – Feb. 10, 2013

A bittersweet comedy about dreams deferred, loves lost, and learning to trust a woman’s voice in a man’s world. This deftly scribed play has the purity and lyricism of an oboe concerto.

*Preview Night: Friday, January 11, 2013
Opening Night: Saturday, January 12, 2013

* Preview Night: Special pricing


Amanda Cooley Davis (Amanda) is glad to be back at SRT: (Brooklyn Boy, Crimes of the Heart.) Other San Diego credits include: Killer Joe (Compass Theatre); Learn to be Latina, The Long Christmas Ride Home (Diversionary Theatre); Expecting Isabel (Moxie Theatre); Side Man (BANG! Productions); Trojan Women (ion theatre); A Christmas Carol (Cygnet Theatre); Terra Nova (Inukshuk Productions); The Deception (La Jolla Playhouse). Amanda holds an MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College, and is a teaching artist for The Old Globe Theatre, Playwrights Project, and North Coast Repertory Theatre. It’s been a challenge and a gift to explore a feminine ending with this talented team. Thanks to my husband Mark for his love and encouragement.

Kent Gándola (David) is delighted to make his SRT debut, particularly following in the footsteps of his daughter Maelyn, whom you may have seen in three recent SRT productions. He was previously seen on stage at The Old Globe, InnerMission Productions, Carlsbad Playreaders, PowPac, Riford Theatre, Independent Players, New Vision, and Coronado Playhouse. Favorite roles include Ludie Watts (Trip to Bountiful), José (Claudia Meets Fulano Colorado), Macduff/Porter (Macbeth), and his current role of David.

Joshua Jones (Billy) made his San Diego debut last year in SRT’s production of Almost, Maine, directed by Robert May. Since then he has worked on several stage productions and two commercials. He earned his BFA from Abilene Christian University, was previously a manager at a Public Radio Station (KACU) and the owner of a wedding video production company. Josh also works at Sea World San Diego where he is the tailor for company wardrobe. Josh would like to extend a special thanks to his wife Lara.

Jon Maxwell (Jack) appeared at SRT as Doc Porter in their 2011 production of Crimes of The Heart. Other theater credits: The Country Club (OnStage Playhouse); Arsenic and Old Lace (Avo Playhouse); Taming of The Shrew (Coronado Playhouse); Cyrano de Bergerac and A Christmas Carol (Second Space). Commercials: Hooters, Cox, Mission Federal, Think Blue. Television: LORe – The Vampire of Sacramento. Jon would like to thank Mark Wischkaemper and Amanda Cooley Davis for their assistance, support, and encouragement as well as you, the audience for supporting live local theater.

Julie Anderson Sachs (Kim) is thrilled to be returning to SRT’s stage after having appeared in California Suite in 2012. Other local credits include I’m Not Rappaport (SRT); Poster Boys (Diversionary/MOXIE Co-Production); Eleemosynary (MOXIE); Mud and Marat/Sade (ion Theatre); Tongue of a Bird and Two Rooms (Stone Soup Theatre); The Guys (Black Rabbit Theatre) and Nuts (Patio Playhouse). She also understudied for the production of In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play (SanDiegoREP). Julie is grateful for the opportunity to work with this brilliant director and cast. Unwavering love and gratitude to her wonderful husband, Jonathan, and their amazing daughter, Payton.

Production Staff

Eric Poppick (Director) moved to San Diego in 2006 after spending thirty years in Los Angeles, working as an actor and director for stage, television and film. He has directed two productions for Scripps Ranch Theatre, Play it Again, Sam and Over the River and Through the Woods. He directed the original production of Ripples from Walden Pond at Cygnet Theatre and the original production of W.C. Fields by Himself! at North Coast Repertory Theatre. Local acting credits include: The Man Who Came to Dinner (Coronado Playhouse); Beau Jest, Barefoot in the Park (AVO Theatre); An Enemy of the People (Intrepid Shakespeare Company); Death of a Salesman, Golden Boy, Four Dogs and a Bone (New Village Arts Theatre); The History Boys (Patté Award, Cygnet Theatre); Morning’s at Seven (North Coast Repertory Theatre); How the Other Half Loves, Deathtrap, Not Now, Darling (Scripps Ranch Theatre); One for the Road (Lyceum Theatre). Film and TV roles include: Basic Instinct, Mouse Hunt, Single White Female, Hero (with Dustin Hoffman), Seinfeld, Columbo, Curb Your Enthusiasm, NYPD Blue, L.A. Law, General Hospital, The Young and the Restless. Eric has a BFA in Acting from Boston University and an MA in Directing from The State University of New York.

Jessica Adams (Stage Manager) is excited to make her debut here at SRT managing such a lovely piece as a feminine ending. Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from CSU Stanislaus in May. Among her favorites that she has worked with are the musical Chicago by Ebb and Fosse and Buried Child by Sam Shepherd. A special thanks to her husband Michael, for always sticking by her as she follows her dreams.

Zane Alcorn (Stage Crew) a senior at Scripps Ranch High School, has been volunteering at SRT for over a year. His production team credits include helping crew for the first Out on a Limb new-play-development project and recently Holiday Spirits. He has performed at SRHS in 12 shows, including playing the Jester in Once Upon a Mattress. Zane plans to major in theatre after graduating from SRHS.

Barbara Barber (Production Manager) is pleased to be producing for SRT and working with such a talented and dedicated cast and crew. She finds it hard to believe that this is her tenth production for SRT having first produced Scapino in 2006. Barbara has always enjoyed attending the theater and has found volunteering for SRT a very rewarding experience.

Jason Connors (Sound Designer/Composer) designed sound for SRT’s season-opening Perfect Wedding. Other sound/composer credits include: WCYG Presents A Christmas Carol, War of the Worlds–reading, Our Town, Man From Nebraska, Desire Under the Elms (Cygnet); Much Ado About Nothing (NVA); I’m Not Rappaport (SRT); As Much As You Can (Diversionary); and Waiting to Be Invited (Common Ground). Jason is also an accomplished actor, playwright and director, receiving numerous local awards in each discipline. His next project will be as assistant sound designer for a graduate school production of Tonight We Improvise at the Mandel Weiss Theatre for UCSD.

Devin Morrow (Technical Director) has extensive local theater carpentry experience, including at San Diego Repertory and the Old Globe Theatre. She also served as TD for SRT’s productions of Almost, Maine, Perfect Wedding, and Holiday Spirits. Devin also has built structures at the San Diego County Fair since 2008, including the O’Brian gate (main entrance).

Jay Newington (Set Designer) is the owner and Creative Director for scene-one, a San Diego based Design / Fabrication studio specializing in large – scale, themed installations. His work has been enjoyed by over one million visitors each year at the San Diego County Fair since 2008. Jay has also done notable installations at LEGOLAND California, San Diego Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla. He has also worked as part of the scene shop staff at the San Diego Old Globe Theatre, as well as Technical Director and Scenic Designer for theatres across California. Most recently, Jay designed the Out on a Limb new play program, Perfect Wedding and Holiday Spirits for SRT, as well as Twelfth Night for Coronado Playhouse. To view his portfolio, please visit : www.jaynewington.com.

Mitchell Simkovsky (Lighting Design) is a veteran of many SRT productions, and also has designed lighting for many other San Diego theaters. Last season Mitchell designed the lighting for four out of our five productions, and is scheduled to design three out of this year’s five productions, as well.

Debbie Sullivan (Costume Designer) began sewing at the age of nine but only entered the world of theater costuming in 2006, in large part to the encouragement of Marjorie Treger. To date Debbie has costumed 20 San Diego productions, the most recent being Hound of the Baskervilles for Phil Johnson and Cynthia Stokes. In addition having costumed numerous SRT productions, she also does so for Point Loma Nazarene University and high schools in the San Diego Unified School District and San Dieguito Unified High School District. She wishes to thank her husband Kurt for his love and ability to do without home cooking during productions.

Angelica Ynfante (Properties Mistress) is a Texas State University graduate with a BFA in theatre. She made her way around the US and Mexico for five years working in Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Vermont, New York, Tennessee, Kentucky and Cancun until she made it to sunny California where she is currently the props mistress with San Diego Rep for her 4th season, Moxie Theatre’s props mistress and technical director, and Cygnet’s props designer. She has worked for SRT on You’re a Good Man, Charlie brown, ‘Almost, Maine,’ the Out on a Limb new play program, A Perfect Wedding and Holiday Spirits. She would like to thank SRT for the giving her the opportunity to do what she loves every day.


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