Communicating Doors

Communicating Doors by Alan Ayckbourn, Directed by Lewis Magruderby Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by Lewis Magruder

November 19–22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
November 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets: $10 Adult, $8 Seniors, $7 Students

Set in a London hotel, this comic, murder-suspense thriller turns the world upside down as the doors between adjoining hotel rooms sends the actors back and forth in time in an attempt to rewrite their history. Says the playwright, “It’s a mix of Psycho and Back to the Future in the Hitchcock vein—but it’s funny.”

Designers, Cast & Crew

Scenic Designer: Gion DeFrancesco
Costume Designer: Melanie Mortimore
Asst. Costume Designer: Cara Hinh
Hair and Makeup Designer:
Lighting & Sound Designer: Russ Blain
Vocal Coach: Julia Guichard
Technical Director: Curtis Mortimore

Julian: Brendan Hall
Poopay: Madison Ellis
Reece: Jeremiah Plessinger
Ruella: Kate Hendrickson
Harold: Hunter Doebereiner
Jessica: Jessica Filkill

Production Staff:
Stage Manager: Katherine Turfan
Assistant Stage Manager: Lauren Bauman
Asst. Props Master: Zach Miller
Light Board Operator: Carly Mungovan
Sound Board Operator: Theodora Holloway
Deck Crew Chief: Matthew Slavney
Deck/Fly Crew: Leah Grandy, Aiden McBreen, and Katherine Vandergriff
Property Run Crew: Danielle Madgy

About the Playwright

Alan Ayckbourn is an Oliver and Tony Award winning playwright who has written 78 plays and his work has been translated into over 35 languages. Alan was born in Hampstead, London, on 12 April, 1939. His mother was Irene Maud Worley, better known as the novelist Mary James. His father Horace Ayckbourn, was lead violinist with the London Symphony Orchestra. Educated at Haileybury, Alan left school at the age of 17 to pursue a career in the theatre immediately gaining a job with the theater impresario Sir Donald Wolfit in 1956. He was with the company for three weeks acting as stage manager. Then he went on to be employed in 1957 as a stage manager and actor at the Library Theatre, Scarborough. It wasn’t until 1959 that his first play, The Square Cat, was produced at the Library Theatre. Alan continued to write and act for the Library Theatre and in 1962, was involved in the formation of the Victorian Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent.  He became Artistic Director of the Library Theater and retired in 2009 after 37 years.

In February 2006, Alan suffered a stroke leading to the announcement in June 2007 that he would step down as the Artistic Director of the Library Theatre. He would officially step down in 2009 but continues to be premier his new work and direct revivals of his plays at the venue.

2014 marks Ayckbourn’s 53rd year as a theatre director and his 55th as a playwright.  In recent years he has been inducted into the American Theatre’s Hall of Fame, received the 2012 Critic’s Circle Award for Services to the Arts and became the first British playwright to receive both Oliver and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards. He was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre.

Source: Alan Ayckbourn's official website

Copyright: Haydonning Ltd.

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