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Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Program: The Water Engine The Apollo of Bellac, December 17, 1980

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Publisher
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
Day
17
Month
December
Year
1980
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Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
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The Apollo of Bellac by Jean Giraudoux Decetnber 17- 20, 1980 8 p.tn. Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre 0 ner Cocktails. v·~nack After Theatre 300 S. Thayer Across from ~ill Auditorium Call the Leader th~ll National Bank&Trust creinhart Co.'~·~;;:..;;....- ~ ' ' . Washtenaw Now servmg ounties & Livingston C ----1 company of Ann Arbor Since1893 Membe r FDIC Page2 The Apollo of Bellac by Jean Giraudoux The Cast THE APOLLO OF BELLAC by Jean Giraudoux Agnes .............................................. Lorel Janiszewski The Man from Bellac ....................................... T.V. Silvia The President ...................... ~ .................... Steve Downs Therese ............................................. Marla M. Stewart The Clerk ................................................ Steven Cole Chevredent. ......................................... Karen Nickovich The Vice-President. ............................... Timothy R. Henning Mr. Lepedura ....................................... Alen Schuldenrein Mr. Rasemutte ........................................ Dwight S. Smith Mr. Schultz.......................................... George C. Jordan TIME: 1940's PLACE: Paris, France The Apollo of Bellac Produced by Special Arrangement with Samuel French . Inc. Page3 About the Cast THE APOLLO OF BELLAC LOREL JANISZEWSKI (Agnes) appears with AACT for the first time. She has appeared with the Black Sheep Repertory Theatre as Nancy in Angel Street and Rebecca in Our Town. Other recent roles include Muriel in Ah, Wilderness! for the U of M as well as Jackie in Hay Fever, Mrs. Wyler in The End of Summer, and Mrs. Marin in The Bald Soprano. With Tom Simonds, Lorel has written, directed, and performed in numerous reviews. T.V. SILVIA (The Man From Bel lac) brings to Civic considerable experience and energy. As a playwright, he has written three one-act plays, a full length Christmas play, a five-act historical play about Benjamin Franklin, three rock operas and one musical, Mao in Love. As a performer he has appeared with The Good Time Players; in summer theatre at Mt. Southington, CT; with Reid Shelton in Three Penny Opera; in the Connecticut Drama Festival production of Titus Andronicus, and as the Earl of Surrey in EMU's Richard Ill. He ran the Boston Marathon in 1975 in 2 hours 39 minutes 36 seconds; composed the U of M fight song "Maize & Blue Fight Back", plays in the band ELEKTRAKITIY A as the Subliminal Kid and currently has a new song on Columbia records. STEVE DOWNS (The President) most recently appeared with AACT as Northville Downs in last summer's production of Guys And Dolls. He also played Harry Trevor and Baptista in Kiss Me Kate, various roles in the studio production of The Good Doctor and Mr. King in Properties, A Play for Voices. Steve is a Financial Analyst for Ford Motor Company and enjoys playing the piano and bicycling. MARLA M. STEWART (Therese) has her B.A. from Pepperdine University and studied at the Lee Strasberg Studio and the Theater of the Arts in Los Angeles. She appeared in numerous shows at the University of Toledo, including such roles as Nora in A Doll's House, Marina in 0 Pericles and Judith in The Jewish Wife. She last appeared as Evelyn in the AACT Studio production of Absent Friends. STEVEN COLE (The Clerk) will be recognized by Civic audiences as Ed Carmicheal from the AACT production of You Can't Take It With You. and as Father Ambrose in Waltz of the Toreadors. Steve is presently earning certification to teach art and has been a professional portrait artist for several years. Steve designed the dancing star graphic Civic uses. He refers to himself as "an occasional crooner." Page4 KAREN NICKOVITCH (Chevredent) comes onstage for Civic in this production but recently worked backstage for SUMMERSTAGE '80 as crew for Still Life, The Trysting Place and Bus Stop. Karen worked properties for Our Town and enjoys tap dancing, singing, sewing, tennis and cooking. TIMOTHY R. HENNING (The Vice-President) most recently directed The Runner Stumbles for AACT Studio Productions. His studio production roles include the prosecutor in Night of January 16th and the writer in The Good Doctor. Tim also appeared as Judge Hawthorne in The Crucible and Basil Moreton in Lady Lambert. He appeared in numerous high school plays in Fremont, Ohio; in The Seagull at Edgecliff Columbia College in New York City, and toured with the San Diego Repertory. Tim is a lab technician and enjoys acting, directing, and writing . ALEN SCHULDENREIN (Mr. Lepedura) was recently seen as Amos in AACT's studio production of The Runner Stumbles and has appeared in a school production of The Crucible as John Proctor. Alen brings experience in tech with the U of M to Civic. DWIGHT S. SMITH (Mr. Rasemutte) has worked numerous set and stage crews for Civic since joining the group in 1976. He appeared last season as Judge Savage in The Curious Savage, as Major Swindon in The Devil's Disciple and as Ezekiel Cheever in The Crucible. Dwight is known backstage for his special effects efforts and is a Mechanical Engineer for the EPA. He enjoys building and flying aircraft and is presently building a barn. GEORGE C. JORDAN (Mr. Schultz) has been a member of Civic for 3 years and most recently designed the set for the studio production of The Runner Stumbles. George has worked extensively backstage since joining AACT in the productions of Kiss Me Kate, Follies, A Little Night Music, Guys And Dolls, The Crucible, Lady Lambert and most recently, Our Town. ~ l~ I• PageS The Staff THE APOLLO OF BELLAC by Jean Giraudoux Artistic Director.......................................... Erica B. Pelz Producer ............................................ Marla M. Stewart Assistant Director ...................................... Jan O'Connor Costume Design .................................. . ... Gwenn Proegler Lighting Design ........................................ Dianne Duvall Set Design ......................................... Deborah Seymour Set Construction ..................................... Dwight S. Smith Makeup Design ........................................ David P. Curtis Properties ................................................. L. J. Ulrich Poster Design .......................................... James Harsen Wardrobe Mistress ..................................... Cheryl Berteel Sound Engineer........................................ Hairy Beanball Stage Manager ........................................... John Fisher PageS About The Staff ERICA B. PELZ (Artistic Director, The Apollo of Be/lac) was glad she didn't have to try out for this part. She most recently appeared in Civic's Guys and Dolls and in the studio production of The Good Doctor. Erica teaches at Oak Trails Montessori School and dances, choreographs, and acts in her spare time. MARTIN EDWARD FRIEDMAN (Artistic Director, The Water Engine) is a Ph. D Candidate in directing at the U of M. His undergraduate work was done at Emerson College in Boston. He recently directed End of Summer for the U of M Showcase Series and the Michigan Repertory Company production of Blithe Spirit. Currently he is teaching and directing at the Young People 's Theatre. JAN O'CONNOR (Assistant Director, The Apollo of Be/lac) recently appeared in Civic's Studio Production as Grace in Bus Stop. Since Joining AACT, Jan has appeared in Absent Friends , worked several crews and served as part of our volunteer office staff. MARLA M. STEWART (Producer) not only serves these productions as Producer but she also appears as Therese in The Apollo of Be/lac and as The Secretary in The Water Engine. Marla has her B.A. in Theater from Pepperdine University and studied at the Lee Strasberg Studio and Theater of the Arts in Los Angeles. She appeared in numerous shows at the University of Toledo. including such roles as Nora in A Doll's House, Marina in 0 Pericles and Judith in The Jewish Wife. She last appeared as Evelyn in the AACT Studio production of Absent Friends. LALE GERGER (Assistant Director) is another new face at Civic. An extensive traveler, Lale has been a member of Drama Clubs in London and Kuwait as well as a part of Ann Arbor 's Junior Theatre. She works at the S O.S . Crisis Center in Ypsilanti and at NET Television in Ann Arbor. GWENN PROEGLER (Costume Design, The Apollo of Be/lac) is new to Ann Arbor Civic Theatre. She has her Theater Design major from Carnegie Mellon . A relative newcomer to the area. Gwenn moved to Ann Arbor three years ago LAUREN K. LAMBIE (Costume Design, The Water Engine) recently transferred from Hope College where she was a costume crew head for the past two years, as well as a student designer. As a member of the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre , she was the costume designer for the 1980 Children's Performance Troupe . She is currently working in the U of M costume shop for the 1980 season and as a makeup crew member. Lauren enjoys dancing and plaving the violin and finds working with people a great pleasure . Page7 DEBORAH SEYMOUR (Set Design) most recently designed lighting for AACT's production of Our Town. Her design credits include Manchester's Black Sheep Theatre and Saugatuck's Red Barn Theatre. Debbie received her BA from WMU and served a design internship at Lake Michigan College. She enjoys travel, cooking and dance. DWIGHT S. SMITH (Set Construction) has worked numerous set and stage crews for Civic since joining the group in 1976. He appeared last season as Judge Savage in The Curious Savage, as Major Swindon in The Devil's Disciple and as Ezekiel Cheever in The Crucible. Dwight is known backstage for his special effects efforts and is a Mechanical Engineer for the EPA. He enjoys building and flying aircraft and is presently building a barn. DIANNE DUVALL (Lighting Design) recently designed the lighting for the U of M studio show. The Interview and served as stage manager for several U of M Guest Artist Series productions. Dianne is currently a student but will graduate in December with a BFA in technical theatre and design. DAVID P. CURTIS (Makeup Design) last designed make-up for Civic with the production The Crucible. He also designs makeup for the Comic Opera Guild, the Gilbert & Sullivan Society, the School of Music Opera productions and teaches makeup workshops. Dave is the Artistic Director Manager of OA2 (Opera Arts Association) a newly formed professional and educational Opera Company based in Ann Arbor, as well as a private vocal coach and teacher. L. J. ULRICH (Properties) served on various crews this past summer at the Main Street SUMMERSTAGE '80 productions, notably properties and lights for Bus Stop. CHERYL BERTEEL (Wardrobe Mistress) joined AACT during our production of The Good Person of Schezwan and has worked on eve·ry major play since, being the Wardrobe Mistress for A Little Night Music and helping backstage for The Madwoman of Chaillot and Follies. Cheryl has built costumes for close to 40 shows, including Fiddler on the Roof, You Can't Take It With You, Oklahoma, Imaginary Invalid, and Hello Dolly for EMU Players and Grosse Pointe lheatre. She won an award for costumesfrom Grosse Pointe Theatre for her design of Cabaret. Cheryl works as a buyer of children's clothes at Goodyear's. She designed costumes for Devil's Disciple, Bus Stop and is a member of AACT Board of Directors. HAIRY BEANBALL (Sound Engineer) most recently designed and executed the sound effects for this season's production of Our Town. He has done sound for numerous Pioneer Theatre Guild productions. PageS ANN ARBOR CIVIC THEATRE presents TIIWITEB 111111 by David Mamet The Water Engine Produced by Special Arrangement with Howard Rosenston Agent for the author . Page9 The Cast THE WATER ENGINE by David Mamet Charles Lang ............................................. Allan D. Fox Rita ............................................... Marianna Reynolds Mrs. Varec ............................................ Andraya Dolbee Morton Gross ......................................... Richard Roselle Lawrence Oberman ................................... George Bufford Bernie ................................................. Ricky Sperling Mr. Wallace ............................................ Gary Goodson Dave Murray ............................................ Tom Dennehy The Secretary........................................ Marla M. Stewart Soapbox Speaker.................................... James M. Morris Soundperson ........................................... P. K. Macgriff Postal Process Inventor.......................... Philip J. Tannenbaum TIME: 1934 PLACE: Radio Station, Chicago, Illinois "The mind of man is less perturbed by a mystery he cannot ex· plain than by an explanation he cannot understand." Lennox Lohr Page10 About the Cast THE WATER ENGINE ALLAN D. FOX (Charles Lang) is currently a student at the University of Michigan majoring in Theatre. Although a newcomer to Civic, Allan has appeared in productions at the Southfield Senior High School. MARIANNA REYNOLDS (Rita) has appeared in productions of You Can't Take It with You as Essie, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof as Mae and as Ruth in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In- The-Moon Marigolds. Marianna was a member of the University of North Carolina Dance Co. for two years and of the Kaledioscope Mime Troupe for three years. She enjoys dance and photography. ANDRAYA DOLBEE (Mrs. Varec) appears for the first time with AACT. She has participated in civic theatre groups in southwestern Michigan and in Indiana. Andraya is currently a second year student at the U of M. RICHARD ROSELLE (Morton Gross) is a graduate of the U of M with a B.A. in Theatre. He has appeared with the Gilbert & Sullivan Society in their productions of HMS Pinafore, Ruddigore and Pirates of Penzance. He also appeared in the production of The Refusal at Trueblood Auditorium. Richard enjoys photography, billiards and home remodeling. GEORGE BUFFORD (Lawrence Oberman) most recently appeared with the Michigan Opera Theatre as Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus and with the Comic Opera Guild as Box in Cox And Box. He was the 1980 season Artist-1 ntern with the Michigan Opera Theatre and appeared as Strephon in the G&S Festival of Western Michigan's production of Iolanthe. Civic audiences will recognize George as Gunner in Misalliance, Matt in The Fantasticks, Marston in Ten Little Indians and as Charlie Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. George is currently an accounting clerk at Michigan Savings and Loan and plans a career in opera. RICKY SPERLING (Bernie) is a member of the Young People's Theatre Repertory Company. During the past year, he appeared as Athos in The Three Musketeers, Quince in Robin Goodfellow and Sir Lancelot in Merlin. GARY GOODSON (Mr. Wallace) made his debut with Civic as Constable Warren in this season's production of Our Town. Gary has also appeared with the Saline Area Players as Harold in is The Real You Really You? and as Walter Mitty in A Thurber Carnival as well as in the choruses of Music Man and The Sound of Music. Gary also appeared as the Head Priest in the St. Mary Chapel Players' production of Murder In The Cathedral. Page11 TOM DENNEHY (Dave Murray) most recently appeared with AACT as Joey Biltmore and Scranton Sam in last summer's production of Guys and Dolls. He has also appeared in the UAC Musket productions of Cabaret, West Side Story, Music Man and In The Dark. Additionally, he has directed The American Dream and Don't Drink the Water and has appeared in a variety of shows that include Fiorello, South Pacific, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Fantasticks and Damn Yankees. Tom is a graduate student in Engineering at the U of M. MARLA M. STEWART (The Secretary) has her B.A. from Pepperdine University and studied at the Lee Strasberg Studio and Theater of the Arts in Los Angeles. She appeared in numerous shows at the University of Toledo, including such roles as Nora in A Doll's House, Marina in 0 Pericles and Judith in The Jewish Wife. She last appeared as Evelyn in the AACT Studio production of Absent Friends. JAMES M. MORRIS (Soapbox Speaker) appears with Civic for the first time. His recent theatre experiences, however, include the roles of the Artful Dodger in Oliver, the King in Hamlet and Professor Hill in Music Man. Jim also played in the orchestra for productions of West Side Story, On The Town, and Cabaret. Most of this work was done with the Peter Quince Summer Music Theatre in association with the Interlochen National Music Camp. Jim enjoys sports and music a great deal, as well as meeting new people. P.K. MACGRIFF (Soundperson) is currently enrolled at the U of M in the new musical theatre program . P.K. recently transferred from Ohio Wesleyan where she appeared as Sally Talley in Talley's Folly. She also attended the American Academy of Performing Arts in New York last summer. PHILIP J. TANNENBAUM (Postal Process Inventor) is also new to AACT. He appeared as Uncle Probst and Helmut in the Professional Theatre Program production of Spring's Awakening. In addition to being assistant stage manager for the Residential College Performance workshop production of Page to Stage he also performed several parts in that show. Philip's interests include Drama, History and Literature. Page 12 The Staff THE WATER ENGINE by David Mamet Artistic Director.............................. Martin Edward Friedman Producer.................... ·........................ Marla M. Stewart Assistant Director ........................................ Lale Gerger Costume Design....................................... Lauren Lambie Lighting Design......................................... Dianne Duvall Set Design ......................................... Deborah Seymour Makeup Design ........................................ David P. Curtis Properties ................................................ L. J. Ulrich Poster Design .......................................... James Harsen Wardrobe Mistress ..................................... Cheryl Berteel Sound Engineer........................................ Hairy Beanball Page13 Ann Arbor Civic Theatre, Inc. Board of Directors Robert Seeman, President Chris Schwartz, Executive Vice-President David Gilbert, Financial Vice-President Margie Cohen Ted Heusel Charles Sutherland Carolyn Lewis-Stone Kathyleen Genik Marty Smith Burnette Staebler Cheryl Berteel Earl Miner ANN ARBOR CIVIC THEATRE PATRONS Fred and Sue Beutler Mark and Mindy Bowles Janet and Raymond Crabtree Mr. and Mrs. John R. Dale Jerome and Carolyne Epstein Warren and Virginia Eveland Marie C. Gilson Harold and Anne Haugh Mabel Jones Judith Dow Towsley Mr. and Mrs. John McCollum The Rev. Canon G. Alexander Miller Mr. and Mrs. Cruse Moss Mr. and Mrs. C. Samborski Joan Scheffler Herbert and Extelle Schneider Gerald and Eileen Scofield Robert and Marina Seeman Dwight S. Smith Neil and Burnette Staebler Stagedoor Allison E. Weeber Acie and Patricia Woolridge Page 14 Tiorberg TSook ~bop 'Jtj~ Luggage Shop Ann Arbor's Most Complete Bookstore 327 South Main St. Ann Arbor. Michigan 48108 303 SOUTH STATE STREET ANN ARBOR Luggage. Leather Goods. Hand Bags. Gifts DIAL 769-2000 (Area Code 313) 668-7652 afra Ill<' rilcarrc . NIELSEN'S AND NIELSEN'S OF BRIARWOOD FLOWER SHOP & GREENHOUSES 208 W. 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