Absurd Person Singular

“Great holiday entertainment. You just can’t stop yourself from laughing.” – The Daily Mail.
Absurd Person Singular
by Alan Ayckbourn

November 8 – December 7, 2014
Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM

You loved How The Other Half Loves, and now the same author, master of the British farce, presents another three couples, in their three respective kitchens, on three consecutive Christmas Eves.

“Ayckbourn at the top of his game.” – The Telegraph

• Cast   • Production Staff   • Press


Teri Brown (Marion) is pleased to be returning to Scripps Ranch Theatre as part of this insanely talented cast. She recently appeared in the critically-acclaimed Regrets Only at Diversionary Theatre, and 9 to 5: The Musical at OnStage Playhouse. Past performances include California Suite, Perfect Wedding (Scripps Ranch Theatre), Viburnum, Four Dogs and a Bone (6th@Penn), and numerous Fritz Blitz productions. Teri has served as the Artistic Director of OnStage Playhouse since 2004 and has performed in their productions of The Diary of Anne Frank, The Laramie Project, Sealed for Freshness, and Sordid Lives.

Susan Clausen (Jane) is happy to return to SRT after performing here in Moonlight and Magnolias, California Suite and Social Security. Susan is on-staff at Lamb’s Players Theatre, where her credits include Harvey, A Man for All Seasons and The Diviners. She performed as Clara Schumann with the San Diego Symphony and was a storyteller for WriteOutLoud’s TwainFest 2010 -2014. Other local credits include Defying Gravity, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, and Auntie Mame. Susan is an on-air host for KPBS and a voice-over artist. Her favorite role is that of “Mom” to 13-year old daughter, Hailey.

Fred Harlow (Ronald) was last seen this past summer in Out on a Limb and is always happy to part of Scripps Ranch Theatre. Previous SRT productions include Sylvia, Brooklyn Boy and An Inspector Calls. Around town he has appeared at Diversionary, Moxie, Starlight, ion, The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse and many others. Favorite local roles are Valere in La Bête for the Fritz Theatre, Roy in The Best Mistake, a statewide tour produced by Playwrights Project, and half the citizens in A Tuna Christmas produced at the Compass Theatre.

Charles Peters (Sidney) is delighted to be back at Scripps Ranch Theatre. Local credits include Heddatron (ion theatre), Pleasure And Pain (Cygnet Theatre), Curse Of The Starving Class (Triad Productions), Social Security, On Air (Scripps Ranch Theatre), Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure (Coronado Playhouse – Aubrey Award), and Moon Over Buffalo (Onstage Playhouse). Elsewhere: Triple Espresso (National tour), The Madwoman Of Chaillot (Stage West) and The Taming Of The Shrew (Texas Shakespeare Festival). Thanks to the cast and crew for all of their hard work and dedication. Love to Jenn and Harvey. www.charles-peters.com

Jonathan Sachs (Geoffrey) is pleased to be performing again at SRT. Most recently he was seen here in the hysterically funny Moonlight and Magnolias. Among his favorite credits are The Crucible (Moxie), Glengarry Glen Ross (6th@Penn), The Guys (Black Rabbit) and Race (Different Stages). His most important role is the challenging dual role of husband/daddy. His beautiful wife Julie is the most wonderful, understanding woman on the planet, while their daughter, Payton, is the light in his heart and mind and makes him young again. Many thanks to Brian and an extremely funny and talented cast and crew.

DeNae Steele (Eva) was last seen as twins Isabelle and Sabine in last season’s SRT production of The Liar. Other SRT credits include The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Not Now Darling, and Almost, Maine. DeNae has also performed locally with ion Theatre, Tenth Ave Theatre, Laterthanever Productions, and Theatre Inc. Her Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware and Tennessee credits include TheCrucible, Blood Brothers, Crimes of the Heart, Buried Child, The Fifth of July, Sweeney Todd, and Richard III. DeNae has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhodes College, where she studied all aspects of theatre.

Production Staff

Brian Salmon (Director) has appeared on stage at The Old Globe Theatre, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Bowery Theatre, Second Avenue Theatre, Moonlight Amphitheatre, Sledgehammer and North Coast Repertory Theatre. He performed at SRT in 2012 in the production of California Suite. Brian directed Blythe Spirit at SRT in 2006, as well as Blackout at Battery Cliff for the 2013 Out on a Limb New Play Festival.

Martin Astl (Production Manager) is pleased to continue his association with Scripps Ranch Theatre, having served as Production Manager for a number of shows including Not Now, Darling and Deathtrap. He also is looking forward to the upcoming season with San Diego Opera, where he has been a supernumerary since 2008.

Mike Brown (Stage Manager) is honored to be Stage Managing for the wonderfully talented and supportive team at Scripps Ranch Theatre. He recently received his Bachelors Degree in Theatre from San Diego State University and sincerely thanks all of his professors for their guidance and timeless inspiration. Mike is actively involved in growing community theatre around San Diego and is proud to acknowledge Circle Circle dot dot, Asian American Rep, and Playwrights Project for the experience and opportunity they have afforded him. Special thanks to Ryan Ford of North Coast Rep.

Andy Scrimger (Set Design and Construction) has worked on several SRT productions, including An Inspector Calls, Moonlight and Magnolias, The Gift Teller and most recently, Postmortem. He has done projects all over the West Coast, including the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. Most recently, he also has worked for Cygnet Theatre and The Old Globe. Andy enjoys design work of all types as President of Volume 11 Graphics, a local sign shop, whose work ranges from window displays to vehicle wraps. He is focused on using environmentally conscious materials and processes.



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