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Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Program: The Little Foxes, March 23, 1976

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l6l2f<~cll:.oaA'I'eave AnnArbor 761-3615 Artistic Director TEDHEUSEL Ted Heusel came to Ann Arbor Civic Theatre in 1950, after earning a Master of Arts degree in theatre from the University of Michigan. In that year he directed his first show for us. The Silver Whistle. That was also the year the first annual awards banquet was held, and Ted walked away with a bronze "oscar" for directing the best show of the season. In the 26 years since then, Ted has earned many more awards for dramatic excellence. During the early fifties, he was our only director and was responsible for all of the shows, season after season. This was a difficult period -we were growing slowly and struggling to make ends meet - and Ted, more than anyone else, used his talent and organizational abilities to shape Civic Theatre and move it down the road toward the success that it is today. For his very substantial contribution through the years, Ted deserves the title "Mr. Civic Theatre.'' Altogether, Ted has directed over 100 shows, 48 of them for AACT. He co· produced the Ann Arbor professional Drama Season for six years, and was director of the Saline Mill Summer Season for two years. A former president of the Ann Arbor Board of Education, Ted is the news director of radio station WPAG. At a banquet in February, he was honored by the VFW for "outstanding and dedicated service to the community." Ted is currently serving as the vice-president of Ann Arbor Civic Theatre. MAPLE VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER (313) PHONE 662-4110 369 NORTH MAPLE ANN ARBOR . MtCHIGAN 48103 The Finest Equipment and Clothing for: X-COUNTRY SKIING, CAMPING, BACKPACKING, MTN. CLIMBING, CANOEING & KAYAKING RAUPP campfitters 637 S. MAIN. ANN ARBOR (313) 769·5574 Hours: Mon. lhru Fr1. - 10 a.m. lo 8 p.m.: Sal. ·10 a.m. to 6 p.m. THE STAFF Claudia Kerfoot (Producer) has served on numerous prop crews, lighting crews and other backstage activities since joining Civic Theatre in 1971. An active member, she has stage managed six major productions for us, most recently Promises. Promises last December. Claudia is a certified social worker at Child and Family Services of Washtenaw County. Runelda Medrano (Assistant Director and Stage Manager) has been an assistant director and/or stage manager for ten shows in the past ten years for Civic Theatre, most recently for Arsenic and Old Lace. She has also served on stage and prop crews, been head usher, membership chairman, social chairman and editor of the AACT Spotlight newsletter. This year she is serving as recording secretary and co· treasurer to AACT's Board of Directors. Runelda works as a secretary. Steven L. Gilliam (Set Designer) returns to Ann Arbor after a three year absence during which he and his family resided in Brasil. He is a graduate in theatre from the University of Northern Iowa and has taught high school for one year and worked in professional theatre for four seasons. Active in the Timberlane Playhouse and the Waterloo Civic Theatre (iowa) before coming to Ann Arbor, he designed the sets for Musket's West Side Story (1973) and Civic Theatre's Anything Goes (1972) . an effort which earned him our Best Set Design award for that season. Steve is employed as an associate director of International Cultural Exchange, a foreign student exchange program in Ann Arbor. Mike Housefield (Lighting Designer) was the technical director and set designer for two seasons of summer stock at the Crosswell Opera House in Adrian and mounted several set designs for the Kingston Mimes Theatre in Chicago. His most recent work was as technical director and set and lighting designer for the Comic Opera Guild production of La Belle Helene. For Ann Arbor Civic Theatre, Mike worked on the lighting crew for The Subject Was Roses (1971) and served as technical director and lighting designer for our studio production of The Medium. Mike has a B.A. in theatre from the U·M and is currently employed at Mercywood Hospital. GREENE'S Ann Arbor's Largest and Oldest Cleaners and Furriers Personaljzed 3 Convenient Service Locations For Free Pick-up and Delivery Call 662-2543 luggage Shop 327 South Main St. Ann Arbor. Michiga n 48108 Luggage. Leather Goods. Hand Bags, Gifts DIAL 769·2000 (Area Code 313) MR. REID'S Diamonds- Watches-Gifts Imported Crystal Hair Fashions and Wigs EDWARDS JEWELERS,INC. Monday 8 am to 2 pm Tuesday thru Friday 8 am to 8 pm Samrday 8 am to 2 pm Watch and Clock Repairing David J. Pastor Jeweler 215 S. Main St. Ann Arbor, Michigan Telephone 665-3787 Free Parking North Campus Plaza 1761 Plymouth 761-0461 THE CAST Lois Wilson (Addie) is a newcomer to Ann Arbor Civic Theatre. She is an elected member of the Model Cities Policy Board and a former neighborhood action center advisory board volunteer. Active as a singer and song writer, she is also a writer of poetry and non. fiction. Lois is making her acting debut tonight. Carolyn J. Lewis (Callie) has performed for Civic Theatre in the studio production of Jules Fieffer's Crawling Arnold, and as a vocalist in our December production of Promises, Promises. Carolyn is a psychiatric social worker and has an interest in music. Cathe Wright (Birdie Hubbard) first appeared for Civic Theatre as Alais in Lion In Winter (1972). Since then her performances include Catherine Petkoff in Arms and the Man (1973) and Josephine Finn in Hogan's Goat (1974) as well as several roles in summer season productions. The Wrights have just returned from Berkeley, California, where her husband, Gavin, taught economic history. Cathe has two children. Joe Medrano (Oscar Hubbard) is a veteran member of Ann Arbor Civic Theatre, having first appeared for us in our 1960 production of Darkness At Noon. An active member since then, he has appeared in many productions, including Guys and Dolls, View From the Bridge, Anything Goes, Ernest In Love, and, most recently, as Lt. Rooney in Arsenic and Old Lace. A multi·talented man, he also designed the set for Any Wednesday and directed the studio porduction of The Owl and The Pussycat. Joe is a teacher in the Allen Park schools and a former vice-president of AACT. Peter MeUencamp (Leo Hubbard) has studied acting at Boston University and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. During the summer of 1973 he performed with the Theatre at Monmouth in Maine; last year. at Boston University, he played in The Skin of Our Teeth and The Country Wife. This is Peter's first appearance for Ann Arbor Civic Theatre. Betsey Wells (Alexandra Giddens) is appearing for the first time with Civic Theatre. She has performed previously for the U-M Television in The Quiet Furies and ToBeor Not To Be, and for the Okemos Barn Theatre. A recent graduate from Michigan State University, Betsey is now a substitute teacher in the Ann Arbor schools. ~men'~/ CUT YOUR POWER BILL of Ann Arbor Complete Fabricare Center for your personal wardrobe, Drapes, Bedspreads , Bedpillows, Leather & Suedes, also; Rinse-N-Vac Carpet Cleaners. Save 10% off our regular prices. Save remaining 90% in just a few years, because Solar-X window film pays for itself through lower heating and cooling costs. FITZPATRICK ENTERPRISES, Inc. 630 South Ashley (main office) Broadway & Maiden Lane Lamp Post Plaza P.O. Box 2171 Ann Arbor 48106 769-5502 (evenings) Nancy Heusel (Regina Giddens). Twelve years ago Nancy played the part of Birdie to Mercedes McCambridge's Regina in the Ann Arbor professional Drama Season production of The Little Foxes. She has acted professionally in summer stock, for the Arts Theatre Club, the Ann Arbor Drama Season and the University of Michigan. She is a director at Greenhills School, an associate in Christian Education at the St. Andrews Episcopal Church and has four children from elementary school to college age. Among her recent roles are Blanch in Streetcar Named Desire, Jean in The Prim e of Miss Jean Brodie and, most recently, Abby in Arsenic and Old Lace. Theodore Trost, Jr. (William Marshall). This is Ted 's first stage appearance since his college days at Ohio Wesleyan University. He has acted in student and industrial films and has done professional "voice over" work for the U·M T.V., various ad agencies and film companies. Recently Ted served as host and narrator for a TV documentary series on Ann Arbor history and is host of the Ann Arbor Tonight Show on cable TV. He is a graduate of Yale Divinity School, holds a PhD from Edinburgh University (Scotland), and an M.A. in Radio-TV and film from the U-M. Currently Ted teaches broadcasting, acting and public address at wee and is a newscaster at WPAG. John Stephens (Benjamin Hubbard) has appeared on stage in a number of shows for Civic Theatre, including Fiddler On the Roof. The Most Happy Fe/la, Forty Carats, Fiorello, and, most recently, as Teddy Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace. Two years ago he earned the Best Supporting Actor award for his portrayal of Chief Sitting Bull in Annie Get Your Gun. He was also seen in Musket's Jericho. A past member of AACT's Board of Directors , in real life John is the president of West Devices in Brighton, a manufacturer of electronic hardware. Fred Reilly (Horace Giddens), a member of AACT since 1965, is appearing tonight in his 12th major production. He has played everything from Sir Thomas More in A Man for All Seasons to a corpse in Arsenic and Old Lace. His theatrical background also includes work with the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, stock companies in Wisconsin , and with the American Theatre Wing. Most recently seen as Deacon Ball in The Night Thoreau Spent In Jail, Fred is a medical administrator, recently retired from the Ann Arbor VA Hospital. "Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes." The Song of Solomon, 2:15 Lillian Hellman is one of America's three leading living playwrights. Her play "The Little Foxes" is a grim chapter in American social history. The characters are etched in hatred. We must remember the year is 1900. Exploitation of the southern Negros by the money hungry rich is evident. This was all part of the background of Lillian's life. It is a privilege during this bicentennial year to bring you one of the great American dramas of our time -"The Little Foxes." -Ted Heusel SYNOPSIS OF SCENES The scene of the play is the living-room of the Giddens House, a small town in the South. Act 1: The spring of 1900, evening. Act II: A week later, early morning. Act Ill: Two weeks later, late afternoon. * CAST (In order of appearance) Addie........ ......................... ............ .. LOIS WILSON Callie.................. . ..... . ... . .... ..... ..... CAROLYN J. LEWIS Birdie Hubbard... . . .. . ............... CATHE WRIGHT Oscar Hubbard. . ..... ............. .... . .... . .......... JOE MEDRANO Leo Hubbard .......... , ... . .. . ... . ............ . .. . ........ PETER MELLENCAMP Regina Giddens ....... . .. .... , ... . .... . , . .•... . .................. NANCY HEUSEL William Marshall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............ THEODORE TROST, Jr. Benjamin Hubbard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . JOHN STEPHENS Alexandra Giddens. . ....... ........ BETSEY WELLS Horace Giddens............................... . .... FRED REILLY The Little Foxes was first performed at the National Theatre, New York City, February I 5, 1939. ANN ARBOR CIVIC THEATRE presents THE LITTLE FOXES by Lillian Hellman DIRECTED BY TEDHEUSEL SET DESIGNER STEVEN L. GILLIAM COSTUME DESIGNER BETTIE SEEMAN LIGHTING DESIGNER MIKE HOUSEFIELD Assistant Director and Stage Manager RUNELDA MEDRANO PRODUCED BY CLAUDIA KERFOOT Presented by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc. PHONE 99 4 .5111 :f;w~uJEWELERS WATCHES· DIAMONDS JEWE L RY HALLMARK CARDS· GIFTS S I LV ER CLOCKS· R I NGS MAPL E VILLAC.£ SHOPPING CENT[~ EXPERT WATCH REPAIRS 2 55 N MAPL.E PRODUCTION CREWS Lights ........ ..... . Costumes. Sound .. Props ... .. ... . . Makeup.. .. . ........ . Pianist ...... .... ..... . Set Construction ........... . . ... Pat Petiet. Bob Brown . .. Jan Schnoor. Peter Greenquist. Liz Jelinek. Annick Morris. Debbie MacVey, Chris Stephens. Florence Figueroa, Martha Krehbiel ................ Chris Schwartz. chairma n; Harriett Kirk . .... Irene Gillies. chairman; Darlene Hartford Sophie Farah. chairman; Barbara Fidler. Phyllis Teachout . .... . . ............ David Reynolds . .... .... . Mark Murphy. technical director; Jackie Gilliam, Madalena Gilliam, Marilyn Falls, Laura Rose, Deborah Singer. Larry Hill , Oliver Rose, Wes Vivian, Paula West. Gary Berghoffer, Ted Farah, Don Stewar t, Helen Rouisse BUSINESS STAFF Susan Morris Dave Gilbert Amy Vuolo Tom Thomas Mark E. Bowles Fred Beutler Sue Beutler Gene Silverman Diane Wroblewski John Ford * * * * * * * * * Production Coordinator Promotion Box Office Ticket Agent Poster Design Photographer Lobby Display Advertising Sales Head Usher Program Editor Jacobsor1S OUR NEXT PRODUCTION May 12-16 OKALAHOMA! Rogers and Hammerstein's fabulous musical comedy that set the style for 30 years of musical theatre. Not just another classic, but an institution! FRIDAY and SATURDAY (8PM)- BALCONY ONLY Please reserve ___ tickets for OKLAHOMA! as shown below. 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