Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tucson: Meet THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND at The Rogue Theatre


From: The Rogue Theatre [mailto:rogue@theroguetheatre.org]
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2011 3:00 PM
Subject: Meet THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND at The Rogue Theatre





The Rogue Theatre
300 East University Boulevard, Tucson, AZ - 520-551-2053 - www.TheRogueTheatre.org






by Tom Stoppard


June 15-26, 2011


The Real Inspector Hound will be directed
by Joseph McGrath


New-Found-Land will be directed by Cynthia Meier 


A secluded English manor, ominous radio reports of a criminal on the loose, a dead body hidden behind the sofa--these familiar devices have been packed into this comic spoof of an Agatha Christie whodunit. The Real Inspector Hound opens with two competing theatre critics, Moon and Birdboot, settling into their seats ready to review the latest murder mystery. In time, both find themselves drawn into the comedy, playing roles leading to the climax when the murderer's identity is revealed to all.


Performed in concert with Stoppard's tribute to America, New-Found-Land.

  • The Real Inspector Hound and New-Found-Land previews on Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 7:30 P.M. Tickets for the preview performances are $19.
  • Opening Night is on Friday, June 17, 2011.
  • Regular performances of The Real Inspector Hound and New-Found-Land continue on Saturday, June 18 through Sunday, June 26, 2011.
  • Curtain times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 P.M. and Sundays at 2:00 P.M.
  • Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at TheRogueTheatre.org or by calling 520-551-2053.
  • Thursday, June 23 is a "$25 or pay-what-you-will" performances.
  • Reservations are encouraged for all performances.
  • Half-price student rush for remaining tickets begins 15 minutes before curtain with valid student ID.
  • Free parking is available in our lot off Herbert Avenue (the alley just east of the theatre).

Joseph McGrath (Director, The Real Inspector Hound/Bernard, New-Found-Land) is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Drama and is the Artistic Director for The Rogue Theatre for which he has performed in many of its plays.  Joe was most recently seen as Deeley in Old Times, Caliban in The Tempest, Pastor Manders in Ghosts, The Man/Naga in Naga Mandala, and Iago in Othello.  In 2009, Joe won the Arizona Daily Star Mac Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Tobias in A Delicate Balance. Joe also authored and directed Immortal Longings for The Rogue and has directed The Balcony, Endymion, The Maids (winner of the Arizona Daily Star 2007 Mac Award for Best Play), Red Noses, Our Town and The Decameron. He has toured with John Houseman's Acting Company, performed with the Utah Shakespearean Festival, and he is a frequent performer with Ballet Tucson appearing in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Cinderella, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Dracula and The Nutcracker. He has also performed with Arizona Theatre Company, Arizona Opera, Tucson Art Theatre, and Arizona OnStage. Joe owns, with his wife Regina Gagliano, Sonora Theatre Works, which produces theatrical scenery and draperies. 


Cynthia Meier (Director, New-Found-Land/Mrs. Drudge, The Real Inspector Hound) is the Managing and Associate Artistic Director for The Rogue Theatre for which she has adapted and directed James Joyce's The Dead, directed Old Times, The Tempest, Nāga Mandala, The Four of Us, Othello, Animal Farm, Orlando, Happy Days, The Good Woman of Setzuan, The Fever and The Cherry Orchard, and performed in many of the productions including The Goat, for which she received the Arizona Daily Star's 2008 Mac Award for Best Actress. Cynthia has also performed in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Arizona Repertory Theatre), A Streetcar Named Desire (Arizona Theatre Company), Blithe Spirit and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Michigan Repertory Theatre), Romeo & Juliet and Chicago Milagro (Borderlands Theatre), A Namib Spring (1999 National Play Award winner), and Smirnova's Birthday, The Midnight Caller, and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (Tucson Art Theatre). Cynthia holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from the University of Arizona.


The cast of The Real Inspector Hound and New-Found-Land feature: 

  • Nic Adams (Birdboot, The Real Inspector Hound), who has worked, both onstage and off, in The Rogue's productions of The Decameron,Old Times, The Tempest, Ghosts, Naga Mandala, Othello, Krapp's Last Tape, Orlando and Six Characters in Search of an Author. He is the artistic director of The Now Theatre, which co-produces the "Rogue After Curfew" series, and was recently nominated for an Arizona Daily Star MAC Award for his performance in The Now's production of Overruled.
  • Matt Bowdren (Moon, The Real Inspector Hound/Arthur, New-Found-Land) played Benjamin in The Four of Us, the Director in Six Characters in Search of an Author and Billy in The Goat at The Rogue. Matt graduated with his BFA in Acting from the University of Arizona, and is pursuing his MFA in Acting at the University of Georgia. His credits include Hamlet (Live Theatre Workshop), Betrayal, The Shape of Things (University of Georgia), Titus Andronicus, Romeo and Juliet, and Biloxi Blues (Arizona Repertory Theatre). Matt understudied Twelfth Night and Molly's Delicious at Arizona Theatre Company. In New York City, he toured in Midsummer Night's Dream with Hudson Shakespeare Co., and Somewhere in Between with Collaborative Stages.
  • Brian Johnson (Simon Gascoyne, The Real Inspector Hound) recently graduated from the University of Arizona with a BFA in Musical Theatre and plans to move to New York. Previous credits include The Music Man, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Into the Woods, and The Bald Soprano.
  • David Greenwood (Inspector Hound, The Real Inspector Hound) was a member of the cast of The Rogue Theatre's first production, The Balcony, as well as its most recent production of The Decameron.  He has appeared locally in Shining City and The Birthday Party at Beowulf Alley Theatre and The One-Armed Man, The Disposal and The Glass Menagerie at Tucson Art Theatre.  
  • Roger Owen (Magnus Muldoon, The Real Inspector Hound) has been acting off and on for 45 years. This is his fourth appearance at The Rogue, having performed in The Good Woman of Setzuan, Red Noses and as Gaev in The Cherry Orchard.  Favorite roles in the 1970s included Macbeth, Oberon, and Toby Belch in Invisible Theatre's Shakespeare Under the Stars, Jerry in Albee's Zoo Story at a local coffeehouse, and Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire at Greene Street Theatre in Key West, with Tennessee Williams attending rehearsals and performances. Recent roles include Doug in Lanford Wilson's Lemon Sky and Julian in Cactus Flower at Live Theatre Workshop, Charlie in Albee's Seascape and George Pye in Humble Boy at Beowulf Alley Theatre, and President Warren G. Harding in Camping With Henry & Tom at Invisible Theatre. 
  • Dylan Page (Felicity, The Real Inspector Hound) recently played Janice in Member of the Wedding with Arizona Onstage Productions, Evelyn in The Shape of Things at the Arizona Repertory Theatre, Mona in Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice and Margaret in The Triangle Factory Fire at Tucson High Magnet School).
  • Leanné Whitewolf-Charlton (Cynthia, The Real Inspector Hound) has previously performed with The Rogue Theatre in The Tempest, Endymion, Red Noses and The Good Woman of Setzuan. She received her BFA in Acting from the University of Arizona in May and was last seen as Anna Trumbell in the ART production of What I did Last Summer, Corin in As You Like It, Edith Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank, and others.  Other favorite Arizona credits include Maud Moon/Albertine in Borderland's production of Dust Eaters as well as, Linda Waterman in Fiction for Beowulf Alley Theatre. Leannè earned her Actors' Equity Association candidacy as the understudy for Amanda in the Arizona Theatre Company production of The Glass Menagerie and as Grandma Kurnitz in ATC's production of Lost in Yonkers.

For complete information about The Real Inspector Hound and New-Found-Land, click  here.



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