Contact: Christopher Johnson
Artistic Director of ETCETERA,
The Late Night Series at Live Theatre Workshop
(520) 481-1449 | RumspringaAndCoke@gmail.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Etcetera, the late night series at Live Theatre Workshop, proudly presents
by Noah Haidle
Directed by Kristi Loera
July 1-17, 2010
Opening night performance - Thursday, July 1 at 7:30 PM
All other performances Friday and Saturday Nights at 10:30 PM
All tickets $10 at the Box Office
To make your reservation call (520) 327-4242
For more information go to www.etceteralatenight.com
LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP - 5317 E Speedway | Tucson, AZ 85712
Located on the North side of Speedway between Rosemont and Craycroft
On YouTube at www.youtube.com/etceteraonline
This production contains mature subject matter. No one under 16 admitted.
Lucy (Lucille Petty), a four year-old girl with an extremely overactive imagination, has produced her first imaginary friend - Mr. Marmalade (Stephen Frankenfield). Unfortunately, Lucy’s hectic and abusive home life is reflected in her creation, resulting in an invisible companion with a cocaine addiction and a severe problem with leaf-blowers and pornography. With the help of her friend Larry (Michael Martinez), the youngest suicide attempt in the history of New Jersey, Lucy sets out to divorce Mr. Marmalade as her imagination becomes more and more violent, desperate and adult. A smart and funny black comedy about navigating childhood in these bizarre and difficult times.
"…slyly amusing, envelope-pushing…Haidle has the courage of his convictions, which he has demonstrated in a mature and accomplished play…extraordinary…" -L. A. Times
DANIELLE DRYER - The Cactus - has previously performed with Etcetera as Riff Raff (The Rocky Horror Show), Roberta (Danny and the Deep Blue Sea), Token Dyke (The Importance Of Being Earnest), Cat (Kitty Kitty Kitty), Yitzhak (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) for which she received a 2009 MAC Award nomination for Best Actress, April (Savage In Limbo), R.C. (Bug), Tybalt (Romeo & Juliet), The Dolphin Masturbator (Old Pueblo Playwrights: UNBOUND) and Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). For Etcetera, Danielle has directed Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, Sweet Eros and co-directed the Etcetera production of Bug with Christopher Johnson. In 2008, Danielle graduated from The University of Arizona with a degree in Art History.
STEPHEN FRANKENFIELD - Mr. Marmalade - has been appearing on the mainstage at Live Theatre Workshop for over 8 years. Notable productions include The Rainmaker, Barefoot in the Park, Run For Your Wife, Arsenic and Old Lace, Dearly Departed, Caught In The Net, Funny Money, The Mystery Of Irma Vep and most recently in A Tuna Christmas. He has also directed mainstage productions of See How They Run and Moon Over Buffalo. He was last seen with Etcetera in Fuddy Meers, Corpus Christi and The Big Funk and will next be seen playing the role of Joe in Robots Vs. Fake Robots.
AMANDA GREMEL - The Sunflower - is very excited to be back on the Etcetera stage, where you may have last seen her in White People (Mara Lynn), Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show (Janet Weiss), I Wrote This Play To Make You Love Me (Lysette), The Penis Monologues (Ensemble) and Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead (CB’s Sister). Amanda works for LTW as the Assistant Director of Education, All Together Theater Co-Coordinator, and Co-Technical Director. With All Together Theatre, Amanda has recently performed in Robin Hood and Rockin’ Cinderella.
RICHARD GREMEL - Bradley - is happy to be back on the stage with the Etcetera ensemble after last appearing in Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show (Brad Majors). Richard is also an actor and playwright for the ATT series at LTW and serves as Co-Technical Director with his wife, Amanda Gremel. Richard attended the University of Arizona where he recieved his BFA in Theatre Education. He is the acting and technical theatre teacher at Empire High School.
CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON - George / A Man - is the Artistic Director of Etcetera, the late night series at Live Theatre Workshop - where he has directed Killer Joe, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, The Importance Of Being Earnest, I Wrote This Play To Make You Love Me, The Penis Monologues, Savage In Limbo, Bug, Old Pueblo Playwrights: UNBOUND, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Titus Andronicus. Notable roles with Etcetera include Hedwig (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) for which he received a 2009 MAC Award nomination for Best Actor, CB (Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead), The Young Man (Sweet Eros), Tom (Fat Pig), Carl (The Baltimore Waltz), Jon (Tape), Joshua (Corpus Christi) and Teddy (Titanic). He has previously performed elsewhere with Winding Road Theatre Ensemble, Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Invisible Theatre, Sparrow & Cicada, Brachiate Theatre Project, 1984 Theatre, Old Pueblo Playwrights and Tucson Community Theatre / Shakespeare Under the Stars. Christopher can next be seen with Etcetera in The Eating Disorder Talent Show.
MICHELE LOERA - Emily - has previously appeared with Etcetera in Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show (Madge) and Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead (Marcy). On the mainstage at LTW Michele has been seen most recently in Picnic (Christine), Design For Murder (Nora) and Moon Over Buffalo (Eileen). Recent film credits include: Mindy Ann (‘The Chronicles of Zhon’), Holly (‘Crewing-Up’) and Simone (‘Finley Wade’)
MICHAEL MARTINEZ - Larry - is proud to be performing in his fourth Etcetera production after appearing in The Penis Monologues (Ensemble), Kitty Kitty Kitty (Kitty Kitty Kitty Kitty Kitty) and Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show (Eddie/Dr. Scott). Michael serves as Director of Education and Co-Coordinator of ATT for Live Theatre Workshop. He can next be seen directing the mainstage production of The SantaLand Diaries and Season’s Greetings by David Sedaris.
LUCILLE PETTY - Lucy - is honored to be a part of the Etcetera ensemble, where she was last seen in Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show (Rasputina). A regular volunteer at LTW, Lucille has previously served as late-night production stage manager for Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, The Importance of Being Earnest and Kitty Kitty Kitty. Not to be contained by Etcetera alone, Lucille recently made her Mainstage debut in the LTW production of Picnic (Millie) and is currently performing in the All Together Theatre production of Rockin’ Cinderella (Cinderella). Lucy is the in-house videographer for Etcetera and can be found on YouTube as ‘ALucyInABucket.’
KRISTI LOERA - Director - is making her directorial debut with Etcetera, where she has previously appeared in Killer Joe (Sharla), The Penis Monologues (Ensemble), Bug (Agnes) and Fuddy Meers (Mother). A regular on the Mainstage (where you may have caught her this past season in Picnic, Wife Begins at Forty, The Unexpected Guest and as the title character in The Housekeeper), Kristi is Live Theatre Workshop’s Executive Director. For Etcetera, Kristi recently contributed choreography for Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show and will next be seen performing in The Eating Disorder Talent Show.
NOAH HAIDLE - Playwright - lives in Brooklyn, New York. His most recent play, What is the Cause of Thunder, opened at The Williamstown Theater Festival in July. His plays have been seen at Lincoln Center Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Long Wharf Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, as well as others around the country and abroad. He has taught playwrighting at Princeton University, The Kennedy Center and in Kenya and Uganda as part of The Sundance Theatre Institute. He is a graduate of Princeton University and The Juilliard School, where he was a Lila Acheson Wallace playwright-in-residence. He is the recipient of three Lincoln Center Le Compte Du Nuoy Awards, the 2005 Helen Merrill Award for emerging Playwrights, the 2007 Claire Tow Award, and an NEA/TCG theatre residency grant.
Publicity stills courtesy of Christopher Johnson.
MRMPublicity1.jpg - Lucille Petty as Lucy in a scene from MR. MARMALADE.
MRMPublicity2.jpg - Lucille Petty as Lucy and Stephen Frankenfield as Mr. Marmalade in a scene from MR. MARMALADE.
MRMPublicity3.jpg - Lucille Petty as Lucy and Richard Gremel as Bradley in a scene from MR. MARMALADE.
MRMPublicity4.jpg - Lucille Petty as Lucy and Shanna Brock as Sookie in a scene from MR. MARMALADE.
MRMPublicity5.jpg - Lucille Petty as Lucy and Stephen Frankenfield as Mr. Marmalade in a scene from MR. MARMALADE.
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