Lettice and Lovage

LETTICE AND LOVAGE, by Peter Shaffer

Sept. 7 – Oct. 6, 2013

Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM

Take one part “Odd Couple,” add a dash of “Downton Abbey,” a spritz of “Thelma and Louise,” and garnish it with a beheading. What do you have? A hilarious, Tony-nominated, comedy cocktail, featuring SRT’s Artistic Director Jill Drexler and directed by the Founding Artistic Director/Emeritus of Moonlight Stage Productions – Kathy Brombacher. Cheers!

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Jill Drexler (Lettice Douffet) is pleased to work with her idol, Kathy Brombacher, and to recreate the role of Lettice, which she performed in a reading at SRT several years ago. Recent roles at SRT include: An Inspector Calls, Not Now Darling, Holiday Memories and A Lion in Winter. Other recent credits include: Lend Me A Tenor at North Coast Repertory Theatre; Foxfire (Critic’s Circle nomination), Ring Around the Moon, Moon Over Buffalo and You Never Can Tell at Moonlight at the Avo; Torch Song Trilogy and Fit to be Tied (Critic’s Circle Award, Patte Award) at Diversionary Theatre.

Dana Hooley (Lotte Schoen) is terribly excited to be performing once again at SRT, home of the best audiences in San Diego. Her SRT credits include: Perfect Wedding, Blithe Spirit and The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Selected stage credits include: The Chairs (Playbill Best Actress) and Saint Plays (Sledgehammer Theatre); Frozen (SD Critics Circle Outstanding Lead Performance), No Time Like the Present, Grapes of Wrath and Glass Menagerie (ion theatre); Hamlet and Death of a Salesman (San Diego Repertory Theatre); Anita Bryant Died for your Sins (LA Scene Awards ’09 – ’11), Facing East, New Century and Marriage Bed (Diversionary Theatre).

Tom Stephenson (Mr. Bardolph) has worked on stage for 32 years. This is his first production with SRT. He is a graduate of the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan and The Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England. He was last seen as Chief Gillespie in In The Heat of the Night (ion theatre). Other recent credits include Hamlet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Intrepid Shakespeare Company). Tom is a Resident Artist at Cygnet Theatre Company, where his credits include The History Boys, The Little Foxes, My Fair Lady, Our Town, Parade and A Christmas Carol.

Debra Wanger (Miss Framer) is making her SRT debut. Her credits include: Footloose, Sound of Music (San Diego Musical Theatre); Hamlet (Intrepid Shakespeare Company); Permanent Collection (Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company); Anything Goes, Oliver! and Babes in Arms (Lyric Opera San Diego); Carousel and Sound of Music (Lawrence Welk); My Nights With George, Kurt & Cole (North Coast Repertory Theatre and Sixth@Penn Theatre, AASD & Billie Awards); and Triumph of Love (SD Premiere, Pate Award). Debra has an MFA from San Diego State University and has also recorded a CD, Driving My Own Heart. Gratitude to Hank and Inga.


Production Staff

Kathy Brombacher (Director) is the Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus of Moonlight Stage Productions, which was founded in 1981 and operates two venues in the City of Vista: Moonlight Amphitheatre and AVO Playhouse. After providing over 32 years of artistic leadership, she recently retired from Moonlight. Kathy is excited to work with SRT on this beautiful Peter Shaffer play, with this extraordinary cast and design team. Kathy gives thanks to Jill Drexler for this opportunity, to the SRT Producers and Board for their vision, and to her husband for his unending support. Dedicated to the memory of Sandy Ellis-Troy.

Daisy Talley (Production Manager) is excited to be producing her third show with SRT. Daisy earned her BA in Theatre from University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she interned under Frank Capra Jr. at Screen Gems Studios. She has served as the project manager for Cirque Du Soleil’s mobile marketing tours, and has also headed up casting for Broadway’s Chicago street team. Daisy privately coaches aspiring youth in audition techniques, and recently became the Education Manager at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. She is excited to continue to grow with the artistic community in San Diego.

N. Dixon Fish (Set Designer) worked with SRT previously as Set Designer for The Dining Room . Dixon’s design credits include last summer’s musical, Anything Goes (Moonlight Amphitheatre); Life Could be a Dream, Leading Ladies, Beau Jest, Little Women, The Mousetrap, Barefoot in the Part, Foxfire, Moon Over Buffalo, The Foreigner and Swingtime Canteen (Avo Playhouse); Lend Me a Tenor, Proposals, Electra, Anna in the Tropics and The Tempest (MiraCosta College). He has also designed for San Diego Junior Theatre and Welk Resort Theatre. Dixon enjoys the collaborative process of working in theatre design.

Roslyn Lehman (Costume Designer) has created costumes in North County for 15 years, with productions at Moonlight Stage Productions, MiraCosta College and various other youth and repertory theatres. This is her first collaboration with SRT. Recent productions include: Young Frankenstein, Wizard of Oz, South Pacific, Sweeney Todd, Fiddler on the Roof, Leading Ladies and Born Yesterday at Moonlight Stage Productions, and Guys and Dolls at MiraCosta College. She also works with her daughter, designer Renetta Lloyd, creating one-of-a-kind costumes and special occasion outfits, which can be seen at www.nattyloucreations.com.

Ted Leib (Sound Designer) has an MA from San Diego State University in Film & Television, for which his thesis was in Sound Design. His sound design credits include: Bug, Bus Stop, The Pirates of Penzance, Forever Plaid, The Twelve Plays of Christmas and One Flea Spare . Ted has also acted in over 30 productions in San Diego and Orange County. Most recently, he was in Moonlight Stage Productions’ South Pacific and Oceanside Theatre Company’s The Boys Next Door. Ted works as a freelance multimedia producer, specializing in audio and video and teaches television production at California State University, Fullerton.

James Ramirez (Stage Manager) began his theatre career at MVHS in the production of A Christmas Carol .He continued at MSJC Menifee Lab Theatre, where he acted and did technical work for productions, including The Cherry Orchard and The Real Inspector Hound. He has also worked with the Temecula Valley Players as Stage Manager for The Miracle Worker and Sylvia .James joined San Diego State University in 2011 and has been involved in numerous productions in many capacities. Such productions include The Boy Friend and A Little Night Music .This is his first SRT production.

Andy Scrimger (Set Construction) has worked on previous SRT productions, including An Inspector Calls and Moonlight and Magnolias. He has been doing projects all over the West Coast, including the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. Most recently he 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 always focused on using environmentally conscious materials and processes, and is excited to be working again with SRT.

Mitchell Simkovsky (Lighting Design) is a veteran of many SRT productions, including Holiday Spirits, a feminine ending, How the Other Half Lives , Social Security , Painting Churches and Moonlight and Magnolias. He also has designed lighting for productions at many other San Diego theaters. An accounting professional by day, Mitchell designed the lighting for three out of the five productions last seasons.

Angelica Ynfante (Properties Manager) has a BFA in Theatre from Texas State University. She made her way around the U.S. and Mexico, having worked in Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Vermont, New York, Tennessee, Kentucky and Cancún. She finally made it to sunny California where she has been the Props Mistress with San Diego Repertory Theatre for five seasons. She is also the Properties Designer at Cygnet Theatre and is in her third season as Properties Designer/Technical Director at Moxie Theatre. This is Angela’s second season as Properties Manager for SRT. She hopes you enjoy the show.


Production Photos

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Photos by Ken Jacques



Review: “Lettice And Lovage” at Scripps Ranch Theatre – Jean Lowerison, San Diego Gay & Lesbian News, September 26, 2013

“Lettice and Lovage” strikes just the right balance with Drexler and Hooley – Carol Davis, San Diego Theater Examiner, September 25, 2013

Review: Lettice & Lovage at Scripps Ranch Theatre – Jeff Smith, San Diego Reader, September 17, 2013

‘Lovage’ brews up good chemistry – Pam Kragen, San Diego Union Tribune, September 15, 2013

Giving ’em ‘L’ with ‘Lettice and Lovage’ – James Hebert, San Diego Union Tribune, September 4, 2013

Press Release: Scripps Ranch Theatre to Present “Lettice and Lovage,” a comedy by Peter Shaffer