ï¿¼ï¿¼ï¿¼ï¿¼ï¿¼Thirty-sixth Season-Third Production
March 3, 4, 5, 1966
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
ANN ARBOR MICHIGAN
by jean kerr directed by
By Jean Kerr
Director - Ted Heusel
Set Designer - Dwight Stevenson
Technical Director - John Ford
CAST OF CHARACTERS
(In order of appearance)
BOB McKELLAWAY . . . . . ... William Taylor TIFFANY RICHARDS. . . . . .. . ... Wendy Strawther OSCAR NELSON .................. 0 • • • David Harbison DIRK WINSTON.......................Beverley Pooley MARY McKELLAWAY . . . . . 0 • • 0 • • • • 0 • 0 0 • Dorothy Maples
PLACE: The living room of Bob McKellaway's apartment in New York.
A Saturday Morning in winter.
ACT II Saturday night, late.
ACT III Sunday morning.
Produced by special arrangements with Dramatists Play Service
If you would like to participate in Ann Arbor Civic Theatre, call Mrs. Runelda Medrano, Membership Chairman, at 665-0715.
Absolutely no photographs to be taken during the performance.
ï¿¼NOTES ABOUT THE DIRECTORS, STAFF AND CAST
Three cheers for Director TED HEUSEL who is celebrating his sixteenth con- secutive season with AACT! Offstage Ted is Station Manager of WOIA, but he has been very much onstage for Civic Theatre, directing plays and musicals every season since 1950- such as last year's GYPSY and CANDIDA.
BILL TAYLOR (Bob McKellaway) is probably one of Civic Theatre's most deco- rated actors, receiving the Best Actor Award for his performances as FDR in SUNRISE AT CAMPOBELLO and twice receiving the Best Supporting Actor Award. In addition to acting in fifteen Civic Theatre plays, Bill has directed three plays for us-most recently this season's NEVER TOO LATE. He has di- rected the A.A. Jr. Theatre, and acted or directed with the U of M Dept. of Speech and TV Center productions. Bill is now on leave as teacher in the Ann Arbor Public Schools while working on his Ph.D. in Speech.
WENDY STRAWTHER (Tiffany Richards) fulfills the dual role of housewife and actress! You'll remember her as "Agnes," one of the Hollywood blondes in GYPSY and as "Missy" in SUNRISE AT CAMPOBELLO.
DAVID HARBISON (Oscar Nelson) last appeared in the role of "Pastey" in GYPSY. He has also performed in SUNRISE AT CAMPOBELLO, as the Captain in MR. ROBERTS, and in AACT's "Mellerdrammer" at the Street Art Fair. Offstage Dave is in the Sales Department of the Central Steel and Wire Co. He was formerly active in the Grosse Pte. Community Theatre.
BEVERLEY POOLEY (Dirk Winston)-you'll remember his award winning per- formance as Beaurevers in last Season's SHOT IN THE DARK. He was also seen as "Cousins" in MAJOR BARBARA and the Uof M TV Center Series "American Story Classics." Bev is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Law School.
DOROTHY MAPLES (Mary McKellaway)-This is her debut with Ann Arbor Civic Theatre, but she comes heralded with experience outside of Ann Arbor in such roles as "Estelle" in NO EXIT and "Aunt Trina" in I REMEMBER MAMA. Dorothy is a teacher at Thurston School.
DWIGHT STEVESON (Set Designer)-has previously designed the sets for THE MIRACLE WORKER and SEE HOW THEY RUN. A past member of the board of AACT, Dwight's experience also includes hard work as production manager. A member of the U of M Engineering English faculty, he comes here from the University of Kentucky where he was the technical director of stage productions.
JOE MEDRANO (Production Manager)-while an experienced actor with AACT, last seen as "Marco" in A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, Joe's versatility is boundless-he has also worked in make-up, scene construction and on stage crews. He appeared in OKLAHOMA, DARKNESS AT NOON and THREE-PENNY OPERA. Joe teaches in the Allen Park High School.
ï¿¼Production Manager Stage Manager . . • Lighting Design Props . •
. Joe Medrano . • John Ford Jim Williams Cooley, Kay Kessler , Trudy Maglott, Carolann S~hiller Sandy Swinehart, chairman; Frankie Davidson, Cora Greenberg, Pat Pooley . . . Dottie Barnes, chairman; John Tipton Ed Armbruster, John Armbruster, Howard Armbruster, Keith Clark, Clan Crawford, Peter Crawford, Louis Farah, Ted Farah, John Gould, Mike Gould, Don Lindemann,
Renalda Medrano, Don Stewart
Box Office . . Sue Fine, chairman; Elaine Barroso, Thyra Bixby, A. B. Crandell, Nora Cross, ConnieCutting,Ruth Drucker, Sophie Farah, Geoffry Fine, Helga Hover, Jerry Hover, Gloria Lazar, RuneldaMedrano, Gerald Patterson, Pat Pooley, Veitch Rienhart, Eileen Scofield, Dorothy Simons, Esther Struble, Virginia Von Schon
Head Usher . Programs . • PosterDesign. Publicity . . •
Ticket Agents Poster Distribution .
. . . • Runelda Medrano .. • .• .• ... Nora Cross, Frankie Davidson • . ..••• . ...... . . HarlanBloomer,Jr. . Jim Swinehart, chairman; Carol Deniston, Bob Seeman, Walter Ring • . Betty Hutchinson, Jack Hyatt Mary Reinhart, V eitch Reinhart ........ .. . Jerry Scofield Fran Armbruster, Geraldine Briegel, Betty Ann Gould, Helga Hover, Sherri Quiroz, Ann Rae
-Michigan Bell Telephone Co.
-University Aquarium and Pet Shop
-W endy Strawther's and Dorothy Maples' - hair styles by Alfredo's
Wendy Strawther's Wardrobe by Dave's Ski Shop, Inc. ANN ARBOR CIVIC THEATRE
Board of Directors
Robert Seeman, President
Jim Swinhehart, Vice-President Betty Ann Gould, Secretary Gerald Hover, Treasurer Murray Barasch
Wihtred Cook Alice Crawford Sophie Farah Zeke Jabbcur Joseph Medrano Aileen Mengel
Directed by Jerry Bilik
Wed., Thurs. - $1.75 Fri., Sat. · $2.00
Advance Sale Tickets Box 1993
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Box Office opens Monday April 11 at 10 A.M.
KISS ME KATE
APRIL 13, 14, 15 and 16 LYDIA MENDELSSOHN THEATRE
UNIVERSITY PLA YERS PRESENT
adapted from Die Fledermaus by Max Reinhardt March 16 - 19 Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
PEER GYNT by Henrik Ibsen
American Version by Paul Green
April 6 - 9 Trueblood Auditorium
The Ann Arbor Civic Theatre is most deeply indebted to the following Program Patrons and appreciative of their gracious support in helping us bring this season's program to you.
ARBOR LITE, INC. BIMBO'S OLD TIME SALOON FRED BASOM - PORTRAITURE
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JOHN LEIDY - GIFTS MAST SHOE STORES
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THE QUARRY, INC. SAM'S STORE
WILKINSON'S LUGGAGE SHOP
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