by Tina Howe
Directed by Robert May
January 15 – February 12, 2011
At its core this is a beautifully written play about love – love that has survived the crucible of a long marriage, love that continues to sustain even in the dimming of the day. It is said that Tina Howe uses words like brushstrokes.
“A theatrical family portrait that has the shimmer and depth of Renoir portraits.” N.Y. Times
Jenn Tyrer (Stage Manager) is pleased to be back at SRT, having previously stage managed The Last Night of Ballyhoo, The Shadow Box and Holiday Memories, among others. She recently worked as stage manager for The Seven Year Itch at New Village Arts, Malashock Thinks You Can Dance for Malashock, and throughout her career has worked for The Fritz, Diversionary, and North Coast Rep. To my fiance, Charles: “Go! And meet me at the museum at five-thirty sharp. And don’t ask me why or I’ll hit you with a bucket!”
Tim Wallace (Set Design) is happy to be working with SRT again. Past productions include The Last Night of Ballyhoo, The Shadow Box, Holiday Memories and They’re Playing Our Song. Tim is currently the resident scenery designer and Technical Director for New Village Arts in Carlsbad.
Darin Hibi (Set Construction) has been a scenic artist with the San Diego Opera since 2002. Before that, he was a graphic artist. Working with set designer Tim Wallace is nothing new; he has assisted Tim on various other projects, including the set construction of SRT’s Holiday Memories and They’re Playing Our Song last season.
Lesley Fitzpatrick (Properties) At SRT: Red Herring, Maternal Spirits, Arsenic and Old Lace. Other Venues: Laterthanever Productions: The Carver One Acts, Acts of Faith, Hanna and Martin (Patte Outstanding Production). Over the years: The Fritz, Playwrights Project, Theatre School at NCRT, Renaissance Theatre, Diversionary, New Village Arts, 6th@Penn, Asian American REp, Streisand Festival, NCRT, et al. 4C + JJ
Mitchell Simkovsky (Lighting Design) is a veteran of many SRT productions, and also has designed lighting for many other San Diego theaters. This season Mitchell will be designing the lighting for four out of our five productions.
Steve Murdock (Sound Design) A resident of San Diego for 11 years, Steve previously designed sound for SRT’s productions of Chapter Two and Not Now, Darling.
Debbie Sullivan (Costume Design) This is Debbie’s third production at SRT, having costumed Social Security and Over The River and Through the Woods. Her most recent production was Much Ado About Nothing (a la Empire/Regency era setting) at Point Loma Nazarene College. Other credits include San Diego City Schools’ Honors Theater’s Stefanie Hero, and San Diego and San Dieguito District high school productions. She is a member of the San Diego Costume Guild and was an exhibitor and participant in the 2010 Costume College.
Vanessa Thomas (Asst. Stage Manager) is excited to be working with SRT for her second show as an assistant stage manager. She recently graduated from Humboldt State University, where she studied music and was active with the theater department. She has played music for shows such as The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, City of Angels, The Full Monty, and Urinetown:The Musical. She looks forward to working with SRT in the future as well as getting involved with other local theater.
“Drexler and Riendeau are spot-on in their characterizations and will seem utterly familiar to audience members who have observed parental decline.” – Jean Lowerson, San Diego Gay & Lesbian News
“The production balanced heavy emotions with carefree humor quite well. Little tableaus of emotion and lighthearted gags give a sense of familiarity to this family and provide a needed depth to their characters. The actors playing the Church family were a very cohesive and well-established local cast. This show will surprise you with its bittersweet mirth. Don’t miss your chance to experience Painting Churches at Scripps Ranch Theatre.” – Allison Maderia-Joseph, San Diego’s Write Way