by Beth Henley
Directed by Katie Rodda
March 19 – April 16, 2011
Spend an evening with the sisters: Lenny, Meg and Babe as they wind their way out of trouble and into your heart. This Pulitzer Prize winner is a poignant, comical, touching story of life and love in Hazlehurst, Mississippi.
“From time to time a play comes along that restores one’s faith in our theatre …” New York Magazine
Barbara Barber (Production Manager) is pleased to be producing again and working with such a talented cast and crew. This is Barbara’s seventh production at SRT, having produced Over the River and Through the Woods, The Shadow Box, The O’Conner Girls, Inspecting Carol, Sylvia and Scapino. Barbara has always enjoyed attending the theater and finds producing for SRT a very rewarding experience.
Josh Hyatt (Props Master) Executive Producer: Man of La Manch; Director: Maiden’s Prayer (A.D.), Come to Life, A Tuna Christmas, Hairdresser on Fire, Searching for Mr. Right, The Fantasticks, The World Goes Round, The Complete History of America, Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Born Yesterday and Assassins; Stage Manager: The Crucible and OR (Moxie Theatre); Moscow (Diversionary Theatre); Acts of Faith, Steel Magnolias and Don’t Dress for Dinner; Costume Designer and/or Props Master: Deathtrap, Zanna Don’t, The Lonesome West, Shopping and F***king, American Buffalo and Pirates of Penzance; Stage credits: Beyond Therapy; Twelve Angry Men, A Funny Thing…Forum, Sweeney Todd, etc.
Jessica John (Costumes) is a theater artist obsessed with clothes. She previously worked with SRT as director and costumer of Deathtrap. Her other costume designs include Man from Nebraska, Mauritius, Love Song (Cygnet Theatre); Humble Boy, True West, Sailor’s Song (SD Critics Circle Award – Best Costume Design), Three Sisters, and Crimes of the Heart (New Village Arts Theatre);Hysterical Blindness, Closer, Wake of Jamey Foster and Boys Life (Backyard Productions). Jessica is a Cygnet Theatre Resident Artist. Love to my niece Jillian – fellow costume-lover.
Steve Murdock (Sound Design) has been a resident of San Diego for 11 years, and previously designed sound for SRT’s productions of Chapter Two, Not Now, Darling and Painting Churches.
Chad Oakley (Stage Manager and Lighting Designer) Recent work for Scripps Ranch Theatre includes lighting and producing They’re Playing Our Song, andstage-managing Play it Again, Sam and Chapter Two. Work at other theaters includes lighting designs for The Crucible, A Taffeta Christmas, Snoopy and Annie for Pickwick Players; Extremities, Rocky Horror Show, Country Club, Into The Woods, A Delicate Balance and Sealed For Freshness at OnStage Playhouse; Shadowlands, Costume Ball, Self-Help and Independence for PowPAC; and Dog Meets God and The Glory of Living for Innermission Productions.
Jacquelyn Ritz (Assistant Director) has called the San Diego area her home for just the past six months. Life before that included more than 15 years as a professional actor in and around Chicago, where she performed at such theaters as the Goodman Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory and the Kennedy Center, and also included working with some amazing directors, including Harold Prince. Jackie is a member of Actors Equity and AFTRA, and holds an MFA from the Asolo Conservatory. She has coached actors and taught various acting classes in the Midwest and is delighted to be assisting Ms. Rodda here “out west.”
Mark Robertson (Set Design and Construction) has designed, performed, and taught theater in San Diego for over two decades. Founder and Artistic Director of award-winning Icarus Puppet Company, he created sets, costumes, and puppets for 25 original productions, and entertained thousands of children and families throughout the western U.S. Recent design work includes masks, costumes, and puppets for Legoland, and a locally produced DVD series, Kibbles’ Rockin’ Clubhouse. He has created productions with Mainly Mozart, San Diego Opera, and Fern Street Circus. This is Mark’s first design on the SRT stage, and looks forward to future collaborations.
Katie Rodda (Director) see above.