The Actress
Year:
2015-2016 Season
Category:
2015-2016 Season
Release date:
September 4th - 13th 2015
Duration:
1 hours 45 minutes
Writers:
Peter Quilter
Director:
Vesta Gleissner

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Single Admission (everyone) is $12.00 per seat.
Opening Night Admission is $5.00 per seat.
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The Plot

The Actress dramatizes the events backstage as a colorful, complicated actress makes her emotional farewell performance. Various people from her life invade her dressing room to say their goodbyes, declare their love, roar with laughter, spit insults, grab a final embrace, and renew old battles.

Description

Full Length Play / Comedy / 105 Minutes

Time Period – Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play – A dressing room.

CAUTIONS – Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE – Adult, Teen (Age 14 – 18)

Characters

LYDIA MARTIN – THE ACTRESS (In her late 40s, 50s, or 60s.)
KATHERINE – HER DRESSER
CHARLES – HER ELDERLY FIANCE
HARRIET – HER AGENT
NICOLE – HER DAUGHTER (20s or early 30s)
PAUL – NICOLE’S FATHER
MARGARET – THE COMPANY MANAGER

Cast

Nicole ~ Lydia’s Daughter – Melanie Johnson
Katherine ~ Lydia’s Dresser – Michelle Hunter
Margaret ~ The Company Manager – Linda Juanita Stockham
Lydia Martin/Lubov ~ The Actress – Gina Kraut
Charles/Lopakhin ~ Lydia’s Fiancé – Roberto G. Carrillo
Paul/Gaev ~ Nicole’s Father – Mark Weisenberg
Harriet ~ Lydia’s Agent – Susan O’Connell

Crew

Director: Vesta Gleissner
Stage Manager:  Daniell Garcia
Assistant SM:  Jason Middle
Pre Show Announcement/Photography:  Chris Garcia
Lights and Sound:  Bret Cherland
Costumes: Vesta Gleissner, Cast
Set Design: Jim Marbury and Vesta Gleissner
Set Construction:  Jim Marbury and Greg Goodrich

Director's Notes

When I first read “The Actress” I thought what a fun bit of fluff for the audience.  As I delved into the script I realized it is more a story of the consequences of our decisions. We tend to forget or ignore the fact that our decisions, like the proverbial ripples on the pond, have a far reaching effect.   Peter Quilter explores this impact on others with great humor resulting in a delightful evening of theatrics. Thank you to my excellent cast that embraces my vision and brings it to life.

Thanks To

Dream Box Studio (VO&Photos)
JAR Studios for the scrim panels.
Patty’s Barely Used Furniture Inez St., Hemet
All those that provided flowers for the set.

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