Month: October 2013

Kitchen Theatre 2013 – 2014 Season

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$15–‐$37 CALL Kitchen Theatre Box Office at 607–‐272–‐0570 (Monday — Friday 12–6pm, Saturday 4–‐6:30pm, Sunday 12–‐2:30pm) or buy online at


Available now at 607–‐272–‐0403 or online at

GROUP RATES: Discounts are available when you come with a group.  For details, call (607) 272–0403.

WEBSITE: For more information on the Kitchen Theatre Company, visit

This play is made possible in part by Production Co–‐Producer Viva Taqueria & Cantina, Sponsor Briar Patch Veterinary Hospital and Media Sponsor WVBR.  This funding helps the Kitchen bring bold, intimate and engaging theater to life.

A fearless examination of bullying, homophobia, and a quest for justice, FROM WHITE PLAINS by Michael Perlman is up next at the Kitchen Theatre Company “A drama about high school bullying that is as thoughtful as it is passionate. From White Plains poses tough questions about responsibility, maturity, and forgiveness that you’ll likely be pondering long after it’s over.” – Backstage Ithaca, NY:

When a young director receives international recognition for a film based on his experience of bullying in high school, he names the real-life bully in his acceptance speech. The two lives that once intersected in high school now run parallel in adulthood. Is forgiveness possible? Or can the consequences of one’s actions be so dire that no amount of remorse will open the door to resolution? These are some of the questions asked by FROM WHITE PLAINS, playing at the Kitchen Theatre Company from October 16 to November 10, 2013. Following two sold-out Off- Broadway runs, FROM WHITE PLAINS, conceived and written by Michael Perlman in collaboration with Craig Wesley Divino, Karl Gregory, Jimmy King, and Aaron Rossini, will be produced at the Kitchen Theatre with its original cast, director and design team. “When the lights went down after the final scene of FROM WHITE PLAINS, I had to stay in my seat for a moment. In fact, most of the audience took a second to take a breath before moving from the world of the play to the real world in the theater lobby,” says Artistic Director, Rachel Lampert. “The play presents so many points of view about guilt, responsibility, and remorse, it evoked comparison to Dostoyevsky and Wells’ Citizen Kane.”

The play’s ensemble of Equity actors have been working together for several years as part of Fault Line Theatre, a company founded in 2010 by Trinity Rep/Brown MFA graduates Craig Wesley Divino, Aaron Rossini and Tristan Jeffers.

The cast features:

Kitchen Theatre Company veteran actors Karl Gregory (Mrs. Mannerly, The Santaland Diaries, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Swimming in the Shallows , and many more) and Jimmy King ( boom) with Fault Line Co-Artistic Directors, Craig Wesley Divino (Cornell ’05) and Aaron Rossini. FROM WHITE PLAINS is written and directed by Michael Perlman, whose directorial work has been seen at Trinity Repertory Company, Boise Contemporary Theater, Creede Repertory Theater,

Swine Palace and Maples Rep. He was a member of Hangar Theater’s Lab Company in 2004 and 2007. Michael is an Artistic Associate with both Fiasco Theater and Fault Line Theatre. He is a member of SDC, a Drama League Directing Fellow, and holds a BA and MFA from Brown University. Tristan Jeffers, set designer, John Eckert, lighting designer, Jessica Shay, costume designer and Chad Raines, sound designer complete the creative team. Kitchen Theatre Company is pleased to have the support of Production Co-Producer Viva Taqueria & Cantina,

Sponsor Briar Patch Veterinary Hospital and Media Sponsor WVBR. In conjunction with the Ithaca premiere of From White Plains, the Kitchen Theatre Company will present a number of ancillary events: free pre-show discussions with local experts on issues related to the play and post-show talk backs with the cast and Artistic Director. Pre-show talks are scheduled for Thursday, October 24 th and Thursday, October 31st, and talkbacks are scheduled for Friday, October 25 th and Friday, November 1st. Please check our website for more events:

Bold, intimate, engaging…

Kitchen Theatre Company (KTC), now in its 23rd season, is downtown Ithaca’s critically acclaimed and nationally recognized year-round professional theater company, specializing in regional and world premiere plays and musicals. KTC’s intimate 99-seat theater is in its newly renovated, LEED-certified building in the West End neighborhood of downtown Ithaca, New York. KTC is the first not-for-profit recipient of the David R. Strong Memorial “Small Business of the Year” Award from the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce and receives public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and the Tompkins County Tourism Program. The Kitchen Theatre Company also receives general operating support from the Shubert Foundation.



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Saturday, October 5






Wally Dunn (Broadway’s Spamalot , Gypsy,

Hangar’s Gypsy, November, and Spelling Bee)

Stacie Morgain Lewis (Broadway’s Sunday in the Park with George,

Urinetown, Wicked, and Titanic)

Mark Price (Broadway’s Mary Poppins, All Shook Up, Mama Mia!

and Hangar’s Sweeney Todd)

Rebecca Gibel (Hangar’s Gypsy)

Ithaca, NY (9/23/2013) -Hangar Theatre’s annual benefit returns as an epic battle of charades. Acting Out on the Hangar Stage is a light-hearted FUNdraiser in which local personalities go toe to toe with Broadway stars in an a charades competition to support the theatre’s education programs. Four teams will compete by acting out entertainment clues for their teammates and also by fundraising for the event, which will take place at the Hangar Theatre on Saturday, October 5 at 6:30pm.

Acting Out team members include: Wally Dunn (Broadway’s Spamalot, Gypsy, Hangar’s Gypsy, November and Spelling Bee), Stacie Morgain Lewis (Broadway’s Sunday in the Park with George, Urinetown, Wicked, and Titanic), Mark Price (Broadway’s Mary Poppins, All Shook Up, Mama Mia! and Hangar’s Sweeney Todd), Dave Ashton (WYXL97.3 Lite Rock Radio Host), Jean McPheeters (Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce President), Frost Travis (President of Travis Hyde Properties), and Stephen Nunley (Kitchen Theatre Managing Director). In addition, Hangar board members Laurel Southard (Director of Undergraduate Research at Cornell  University), Ann Costello (Physician), Jessica Casey (Physician), and Arno Selco (Retired Ithaca College Acting Professor) will also compete. Visit to see the team roster and to donate to support your favorite team or call 607.273.8588. Hosting this special evening will be Hangar’s Associate Artistic Director and actor, Jesse Bush (Hangar’sClybourne Park, The Trip to Bountiful, and November) Local favorite Serendipity Catering will provide delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

Tickets are $100 and include complimentary drinks and light fare, the charades challenge match, and a half-time show. $70 of each ticket is a tax-deductible donation. Suggested dress code is fun and festive cocktail attire. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 607.273.8588, and at the Hangar Business office located in Center Ithaca on the Downtown Commons. Hangar Theatre is located in Cass Park at 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca,  NY 14850. The Hangar Theatre gratefully acknowledges Acting Out premier sponsor Serendipity Catering and team sponsors CFCU Community Credit Union, Tompkins Trust Company, Travis Hyde Properties, and Warren Real Estate.

Hangar Theatre is committed to providing exceptional theatre experiences of high professional quality to enrich, enlighten, educate, and entertain the diverse audience in the Finger Lakes region and beyond. Strong education and training programs are central parts of our commitment to the local and national artistic communities.  Visit our website at



WALLY DUNN Broadway: Spamalot, Gypsy (Bernadette Peters), One Mo’ Time, Master Class. National Tours: West Side Story, Spamalot, All Shook Up, Master Class. Off-Broadway: Roundabout, The Vineyard, Theatre for a New Audience. Regional: Goodspeed, Hangar Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Cleveland Playhouse, Hartford Stage, George Street Playhouse, Papermill Playhouse, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Pittsburgh Public, McCarter Theatre, New York Stage & Film, GeVa. Film: The School of Rock, In & Out, In Dreams, The Opportunists, 24 Hour Woman, The Good Shepard. TV: 30 Rock, The Carrie Diaries, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU. Actors’ Equity member since 1987. MD.

STACIE MORGAIN LEWIS starred as Eliza Doolittle in the Hangar’s production of My Fair Lady. She most recently seen on Broadway as Frieda/Betty in the critically acclaimed revival of Sunday in the Park with George.  Prior to that, she played Glinda in the Chicago production of Wicked.  Broadway: Wicked (stand by/performed Glinda), Urinetown (performed Hope Cladwell & Little Sally), Titanic.  Off-Broadway: Don’t Quit Your Night Job.  National Tours: Titanic, South Pacific (performed Nellie Forbush opposite Michael Nouri). Regional: LMNOP (Agnes) at Goodspeed, The 39 Steps (Annabella/Margaret/Pamela), No Way To Treat a Lady (Sarah), Sarah, Plain and Tall (Anna), You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Lucy), A Chorus Line (Kristine). Film: Elephant Shoes. BFA  Ithaca College.  Stacie is currently working on a one-woman show as well as a children’s album.

MARK PRICE Broadway: Mary Poppins (Robertson Aye), Wonderful Town (Ensemble), All Shook Up (Dennis), Rocky Horror Show (Riff Raff), Mamma Mia! (Pepper), Dance of the Vampires (Boris), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Snoopy u/s), Paul Simon’s The Capeman (Anthony  Krzesinski), Chicago and Beauty and The Beast (Lefou). Regional: Sherlock Holmes & the Suicide Club (Alley Theater), Lend Me A Tenor (Paper Mill Playhouse), Assassins (Charles Guiteau) at Milwaukee Rep, The 39 Steps (George Street Playhouse), Into The Woods (The Baker) at the Alliance Theater, Sondheim Celebration at Lincoln Center, Sweeney Todd (Tobias) at the Kennedy Center, for which he received a Helen Hayes Award nomination, and 70, Girls, 70 for City Center Encores! Film & T.V.: Law & Order, Broadway’s Finest, The Tony Awards, and The Rosie O’Donnell Show. He is a BFA graduate of Ithaca College and performed at the Hangar Theater many moons ago in productions of Lost In Yonkers, Sweeney Todd and Damn Yankees. Visit

REBECCA GIBEL Regional Theatre: Gypsy (Hangar Theatre)Noises off (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Camelot, Boeing Boeing, Social Creatures, The Importance of Being Earnest (Trinity Rep); Hairspray (Theatre by the Sea); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Arvada Center); Crazy for You, To Fool the Eye, Urinetown (Creede Rep). This winter, Rebecca will play Natasha in a new translation of Three Sisters at Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre Co. Television: Blue Bloods Additional Credits: Denver Post Audience Choice Award: Best Year by an Actress; IRNE Award nomination: Best Actress in a Musical. Narrator of over 40 audio books, Rebecca is a member of Trinity Rep’s Acting Company, and a proud graduate of Brown University/Trinity Rep’s MFA acting program.