Meet The Cast of THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Pendragon Theatre presents
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Karen Lordi-Kirkham
Sponsored by Emmet Carter Green Design
At the Depot Theatre
September 1-4

The play that catapulted Williams to fame is as haunting and treasured as memory itself. Based on elements of his own life, the classic drama moves from shimmering moments of warmth and humor to scenes of shattering heartbreak. This special offering is produced by the award-winning Pendragon Theatre of Saranac Lake.

(l to r) Beth Glover, Liv Paulson, and Miles River Willow (Photo credit: Burdette Parks)

(l to r) Beth Glover, Liv Paulson, and Miles River Willow (Photo credit: Burdette Parks)

BETH GLOVER (Amanda), a NYC-based actress, starred most recently in the Broadway national tour of Cinderella as the Wicked Step Mother. Beth has performed in 11 Depot Theatre productions over an 18 year period; most recently MarieLombardi in Lombardi.  She was last seen at Pendragon as Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire. National Tours: All Shook Up; Promises, Promises, Dirty Blonde, Anything Goes, The Taffetas.  Off-Bway: Take Me Along, Counsellor at Law, and many more.  World Premieres: Analog & Vinyl; The Good Girl is Gone; Book of Candy; Body Shop. She won the SFBACC Best Actress award for portraying Big Edie and Little Edie in Grey Gardens. She was nominated for best actress for 9to5, Good News, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.  National commercials, TV & Film. For complete credits: www.BethGloverActress.com.  Much love and thanks to Karen and Karen.

Liv Paulson (Photo credit: Burdette Parks)

Liv Paulson (Photo credit: Burdette Parks)

LIV PAULSON (Laura) has been involved in over 20 Pendragon productions since 2007, including Bus StopAlice in Wonderland, Other Desert Cities, and most recently The Snow Queen and Arcadia. This season she is delighted to be part of Amadeus and The Glass Menagerie.  She is an undergraduate in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Binghamton University and would like to thank the wonderful cast and crew of The Glass Menagerie & her Pendragon family. Special thanks to Anne and Don Paulson, and Steven Hebert.

(l to r) Miles River Willow and Beth Glover (Photo credit: Burdette Parks)

(l to r) Miles River Willow and Beth Glover (Photo credit: Burdette Parks)

MILES RIVER WILLOW (Tom) is pleased to return to Pendragon for his second season. Last year you may have seen him in Arcadia (Septimus Hodge), The Seagull(Konstantin), or Twas the Night Before Christmas (Uncle Brierley/Sir Guy). Other favorite credits include: Bent (Captain), Back of the Throat (Bartlett), and A Streetcar Named Desire (Stanley Kowalski). Miles is a graduate of SUNY Potsdam and will soon be a proud resident of New York City. Miles would like to thank his family for their unending support; and you-the patrons of Pendragon for keeping theatre thriving here in the Adirondacks. Cheers!

(l to r) Liv Paulson and Dylan Duffy (Photo credit: Burdette Parks)

(l to r) Liv Paulson and Dylan Duffy (Photo credit: Burdette Parks)

DYLAN DUFFY (Jim) is ecstatic to be back for another summer season here at Pendragon! He has spent the last 3 years working in the community as a real estate salesperson and acting as much as possible. Recently, Dylan has been in the following Pendragon productions: The Complete World of Sports: Abridged, Aladdin, Dirty Blonde, Death of a Salesman, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Dylan is also very involved in community theatre with the Upper Jay Arts Center and the Community Theatre Players. When Dylan isn’t working or at the theatre you can find him on the lake or trying to keep up with his 2 year old black lab, Maya. Lastly, Dylan would like to say thank you and congratulations to the entire Pendragon summer cast and crew on another great season!

ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM

KAREN LORDI-KIRKHAM (Director) has extensive experience directing in both regional and academic settings. In addition to her over fifteen years at Pendragon, she has directed for the Jean Cocteau Repertory, Handcart Ensemble and Phoenix Ensemble in NYC, and the Attic Theater in Los Angeles, where she received the Drama Logue’s Award for Best Director and Production. She has directed productions ranging from musicals to new plays, including the world premiere of Andre Gregory’s Bone Songs, for which she also served as the dramaturg working extensively with Gregory pre-publication of the script. Highlights include directing Julie Harris in the world premiere of Peter Dee’s Amber Patches, touring shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Berlin, assisting Marshall Mason for the Broadway production of Lanford Wilson’s Redwood Curtain and assisting Jiri Zizka and being dramaturg for the Wilma Theater’s production of Stoppard’s Every Good Boy Deserves Favor with the Philadelphia orchestra. She has additional experience in dance, movement theater and choreography. She graduated with a MFA and DFA from the Yale School of Drama, where she was the artistic director of the Yale Summer Cabaret. She is also a Full Professor of Theater and Dance at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.

KELLIE MCMENEMON (Stage Manager) is excited to be a part of the 2016 summer season at Pendragon Theatre. Most recently Kellie has worked at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota Florida as an Assistant Stage Manager on Butler and Alabama Story. Other credits include Almost Maine (Two Roads Theatre, CA), Be More Chill (Two River Theatre, NJ) and Desdemona: A Play About  A Handkerchief (Edinburgh, Scotland).

PEGGY ORMAN (Touring Stage Manager) is excited to be involved in her sixth summer season at Pendragon Theatre; working with old friends and new! Recent onstage appearances include CTP’s The Little Mermaid and the Reader’s Theatre series, cabarets and Ghost Tales at Pendragon. As always, much love and thanks to her family for “being there,” so she can be here.

BONNIE B. BREWER (Production Manager/Lighting Designer) has been working the professional theatre circuit over a quarter of a century. A company member at Pendragon Theatre since 1990, she has directed more than 20 shows, and has shared her talents in designing sound, lights, sets and creating props for close to 160 productions all throughout upstate NY. This season is for Bean, he is missed every minute of every day–of all the souls I have known, his was the most… human.

TIJANA BJELAJAC (Set Design) is a New York based set designer and visual artist. Her work includes set designs, paintings, sculptures, for theater and opera. She has shown her work in various exhibitions throughout Europe and U.S. Since 2006 she has been one of the designers in “George Tsypin Opera Factory” where she worked on operas such as Magic Flute for Opera Australia, musicals Spiderman and Little Mermaid and Opening ceremony for the Olympic Games 2014 Sochi, Russia. Past credits include: Three Penny Opera (Marvell Repertory Theater) NYC; Othello(Actors Shakespeare Project) Boston; Odyssey (45.Bleecker St. Theater) NYC;Hinges Keep A City (Huntington Theatre) Boston, The Red Lion (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre) Boston; Peter Pan (Olney Theater, MD); Doorman’s Double Duty (Ohio Theater) NYC; Wolves (Belgrade National Theatre). Tijana is the recipient of several major awards, including the prestigious Kahn Career Entry Award for extraordinary talents (2007).

KENT STREED (Costume Design) is a year round part time member of the Pendragon staff who: sells tickets, stuffs envelopes, designs and occasionally acts and answers the phone to loan you a prop or costume item.

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GLASS Calendar

Pendragon Theatre presents
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by KAREN LORDI-KIRKHAM
With BETH GLOVER, LIV PAULSON, MILES RIVER WILLOW, AND DYLAN DUFFY
Lighting Design by BONNIE B. BREWER
Set Design by TIJANA BJELAJAC
Costume Design by KENT STREED
September 1-4, 2016

The 2016 Season is sponsored by The Galley Restaurant & Bar at Westport Marina

Depot Theatre Launches Capital Campaign for Enhanced Audience Amenities

Professional theatre to add new seating and carpeting upgrades

to historic train station venue

The Depot Theatre is pleased to announce the launch of a new capital campaign to upgrade audience seating in its historic 1876 train station theatre.

The new seats, upholstered with 100% recycled fabric, will replace the existing 60+ year-old seats which are difficult to maintain and for which replacement parts are obsolete. Dedicated wheelchair accessible seats with companion seating are part of the upgrade, as well as LED aisle lighting. Additionally, new commercial grade tile carpeting will be installed throughout the seating area. Plans are underway to install the new seats by the opening of the 2017 summer season.

The Depot Theatre, located in Westport on Lake Champlain, is a not-for-profit organization committed to providing professional theatrical arts in the Adirondacks.

The launch of the campaign is an important requirement to the recently awarded matching gift grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Charles R. Wood Foundation to improve infrastructure which will enhance the patron and artist experience.

“”We’ve been receiving huge rounds of audience applause since first mentioning this at the start of our new season!” said David Howson, President of the theatre’s Board of Trustees. “We’re excited about formally launching this campaign and are aiming for a sold out show of seats by the end of the campaign.”

Each new seat can be sponsored by contributing $500 per seat, which includes a personalized name plate on the seat, as well as choice of seat (on a first come, first serve basis).

Recognition on Front Row seats has been especially reserved for donors wishing to contribute $1,000+ per seat.

All contributions of $250+ will provide recognition to the campaign on permanent display, and all contributors will be recognized in the theatre’s programs for the coming 3 years.

“Put your name permanently on a seat, or in honor of a family member or friend!” said Lawrence Masle, Board of Trustee Member and Chair of the Capital Campaign. “This limited time opportunity is a very unique way to further ensure the long term viability of professional theatre in the Adirondacks.”

The campaign has literally just kicked off, and donors are already making contributions and choosing seats with their names on them. For further information, direct online contributions, and the latest about the 2016 season, please visit www.depottheatre.org.

ABOUT THE DEPOT THEATRE

The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. In addition to its volunteer board of trustees, the theatre depends on the support and generosity of its loyal donors, volunteers and community members. Committed to promoting and providing exposure to the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Depot Theatre invites all to “Take a journey without leaving the station.” The Depot Theatre’s 2016 Season, its 38th, is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by the Essex County Arts Council.

DEPOT THEATRE INC. BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Maureen Carlo, Jim Carroll, Alisa Endsley, Beth Glover (secretary), David Howson (president), Lawrence Masle, Amy McNamara (vice president), Diana McGuigan, Cheri Phillips, Kathy Recchia, Kimberly Rielly (treasurer) and Shirley Bacot-Shamel.

DEPOT THEATRE INC. ADVISORY COUNCIL

Bobbi Atz, Linda Beane, Bonnie Brewer, Randy Buck, George Davis (honorary chair), Howard Fish, Jonathan Hadley, John Klipper, Karen Lewis, Michael McDonald, Mary Ellen O’Loughlin, Libby Pataki, Jane Preston, Annie Scavo, Sally Struthers

Cast Announced for MURDER FOR TWO

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Meet The Cast of

MURDER FOR TWO

Book & Music by Joe Kinosian
Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair
Directed by Evan Pappas

August 12-28

A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this tuneful whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs. In this hilarious 90-minute show, one performer plays the detective and the second actor plays all 12 suspects. And they both play the piano! It’s a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries.

JOHN GRIECO

JOHN GRIECO

JOHN GRIECO (Marcus) is thrilled to be performing in Murder for Two here at the Depot!  Regional credits include West Side Story (Tony) at Harbor Lights Theatre,Million Dollar Quartet (Jerry Lee Lewis) at Croswell Opera House, Les Misérables at Fulton Theatre, South Pacific at Riverside Theatre, Phantom at Gateway Playhouse,The Secret Garden at WPPAC, Oklahoma (Curly) at Ocean City Theatre Company,Carousel (Billy Bigelow), Meet Me in St. Louis (Warren), Brigadoon (Tommy), andSweeney Todd (Anthony).  New York credits include Three Wishes for Jamie (Musicals Tonight!), a workshop of Finian’s Rainbow (Irish Rep), and Martha(Liederkranz Opera Theatre).  Proud AEA member. Thanks to everyone here at the Depot, and to Traci and my family for their support!  www.johngrieco.com

ERIC SHOREY

ERIC SHOREY

ERIC SHOREY (The Suspects) Eric is thrilled to make his Depot Theatre debut. National/International Tours: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Guys & Dolls; West Side Story; Cats; Disney On Classic. New York: Wonderful Town (MusicalsTonight!). Regional Theatre: Arena Stage, Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, North Shore Music Theatre, Denver Center, Maine State, Cape Playhouse, Kansas City Starlight, Alabama Shakespeare Festival. TV: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. www.EricShoreyNYC.com.

ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM

EVAN PAPPAS (Director) is pleased to be returning to The Depot Theatre where he directed My Way. Off-Bway: Liberty, Wonderful Town. What Will People Think?Regionally; Evita , West Side Story, The Daughter of the Regiment (Opera North), 7 Brides for 7 Brothers  (SF Critics Best Production Award, and Director nom), Funny Girl (SF Critics Director nom). Some Place Like Home (Best Director Award Soundbites Festival, NYC), Lucky Stiff (Arizona Broadway Theatre), Carousel and A Man of No Importance (Montclair State Univ), West Side Story (Santa Fe College), Broadway Babes (Covent Garden), Assoc. Dir. on Being Sellers (59E59),Moscow  (Samuel French One-Act Festival), Parallel Lives (Theatre for the New City), Daily Sounds (Finalist in Strawberry Festival), etc.  As an actor he has starred on and off-Broadway in My Favorite Year, Parade, Putting It Together, A Chorus Line, I Can Get It For You Wholesale, Café Society Swing, etc., and in London’s West End in Follies and Merrily We Roll Along.

RAFI LEVAVY (Stage Manager) Rafi’s Off-Broadway credits include The Velveteen Rabbit, The JAP Show, Confessions of an Irish Rebel (Irish Arts Center), Young Playwrights Festival, Lifegame, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, Stop Kiss (Public),Mizlansky/Zilinsky or ‘Shmucks’, Psychopathia Sexualis (both Manhattan Theatre Club), Life Is A Dream (Pearl), Lonely Planet, The Professional, The Truth Teller (all Circle Rep) and Das Barbecü.  Regionally, Rafi has worked at Lincoln Center Theatre, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Foothills Theatre Company, New Repertory Theatre, The Miniature Theatre of Chester, Centenary Stage Company, Barter Theater, Northern Stage, PCPA Theaterfest, Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center, Maine State Music Theatre and Paper Mill Playhouse. Additionally, Rafi has worked for Jim Henson Productions, Walt Disney Theatrical Productions, and has stage managed clown school and shows for the NY Musical Theater Festival.  A proud member of Equity, Rafi holds a degree in computer science from Brandeis University.

BONNIE BREWER (Scenic Designer) has been working the professional theatre circuit for more than a quarter of a century. Professional Stage Manager & Company Member at Pendragon Theatre since 1990, she is also a Director of more than 20 shows, and has shared her talents in designing sound, lights and creating props for close to 150 productions throughout upstate NY. She has even had the occasion to make a few rare on-stage guest appearances – sometimes on purpose, other times out of necessity. Recently she found herself teching two shows simultaneously on opposite sides of the mountains: Man of La Mancha at Pendragon, and My Way at The Depot.

MARGARET SWICK (Lighting Designer) is happy to be returning for her third season at the Depot Theatre. While exploring options at Plattsburgh State, she decided to become a lighting designer. Since graduation, Margaret has been doing local theatre throughout the North Country as well as freelancing with I.A.T.S.E. Local 919 in Vermont.

JIM CARROLL (Sound Designer) Jim’s love of technical theatre that started when he was in Middle School. Challenging a severe case of stage fright, he made his acting debut as Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors for Essex Theatre Company in 2005. Jim has been Technical Director or provided support for over 150 shows since 1998 with various local and community theatres. He can occasionally be seen on the Discovery and Travel Channels talking about his sightings of Champ. Jim and his family run ShipStore.com and Westport Marina. In addition, he creates memories with OvertimePhotoBooth.com. Jim is a new member of the Board of Trustees for the Depot Theatre and continues his work with the Boquet River Theatre Festival, the NYS Theatre Education Association and as a member of the Westport Central School Board of Education.

MURDER FOR TWO
Book & Music by Joe Kinosian Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair
Directed by Evan Pappas
With John Grieco and Eric Shorey
Scenic Design by Bonnie Brewer
Lighting Design by Margaret Swick
Sound Design by Jim Carroll
Stage Management by Rafi Levavy

August 12-28, 2016

Murder Calendar

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The 2016 Season is sponsored by The Galley Restaurant & Bar at Westport Marina

The Depot TheatreABOUT THE DEPOT THEATRE
The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. In addition to its volunteer board of trustees, the theatre depends on the support and generosity of its loyal donors, volunteers and community members. Committed to promoting and providing exposure to the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Depot Theatre invites all to “Take a journey without leaving the station.”  The Depot Theatre’s 2016 Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.