The ColumnistBy David Auburn
By the 1960s, Joseph Alsop was the most powerful political writer in America.
He sat at the center of Washington life: loved, feared, and courted in equal measure by the people whose careers he determined. Based on the true events of his life, this drama explores the turmoil of the ‘60s, the conflict in Vietnam, and the profound personal cost of Joe’s intense political involvement.
Marie Claire Roussel
ROBERT GOMES FST: Brooklyn Boy, Death by Misadventure. BROADWAY: The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Racing Demon (Lincoln Center). OFF-BROADWAY: Only You, As Is, Twelfth Night, The Diviners (all with Circle Rep); The Temperamentals, Shmulnik’s Waltz, A Quiet End. REGIONAL: The Winter’s Tale, Private Lives, Cymbeline. The Play’s the Thing (all with NJ Shakespeare); Angels in America: Parts I & II (Dallas Theatre Center); The Substance of Fire (Seattle Rep); August: Osage County (Zach Theatre), Dancing at Lughnasa and Three Sisters (Pittsburgh Public); numerous others. FILM: An Englishman in New York, Body/Antibody, Daddy. TV: Ed, Sex & the City, Law & Order, All My Children. He is the producer of the film Deflated, currently playing the festival circuit. www.robertgomes.com
JOHN KEABLER is a bourbon slurping, bluegrass junkie from Kentucky. He is humbled to be performing for this great theatre company and for the fine folks of Sarasota. Some of his credits include - Off Broadway: Cherry Lane Theatre. Regional: The Old Globe, Creede Repertory, Kentucky Repertory. TV: 30 Rock, The Men Who Built America, All My Children. Film: Faith, Love and Whiskey.
RACHEL MOULTON is grateful to return to FST after having appeared in last season’s Jericho. Off-Broadway: Young Zelda Fitzgerald in This Side of Paradise (Theatre at St. Clements). Regional: Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (JW Engeman Theatre), Carol Melkett in Black Comedy and Maureen in RENT (Pioneer Theatre Company), Helena in Midsummer (PSF), Dory in Finding Nemo The Musical (WDW), and Frankie in The Member of the Wedding (RedHouse). Rachel is also the face of the “Depot Time” Office Depot commercials airing nationwide. Training: Interlochen Arts Academy, Syracuse University, B.F.A. www.rachelmoulton.com.
JEFFREY PLUNKETT FST: Race, Sylvia, Opus, Permanent Collection (Best Actor Nominee-Sarasota Magazine), Pure Confidence, The Gambol of Love. NEW YORK: The Cherry Lane Theatre (with Mia Dillon and Joyce Van Patten), Manhattan Theatre Source (NY Innovative Theatre Award Nominee), The Algonquin Theatre, Broad Horizons. Jeffrey played “Greg” in over 250 performances of The Sum of Us. REGIONAL: Syracuse Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Capitol Rep, Pennsylvania Stage Company, Three Rivers’ Shakespeare Festival, Chicago’s Body Politic, Pennsylvania Centre Stage, GeVA, Fairfield Theatre Company, South Jersey Regional Theatre, and The Metro Lyric Opera. TV: All My Children, Deadline. FILM: Millennium Crisis, FireFly, Solar Vengeance, Alien Uprising, and Clonehunters.
MARIE CLAIRE ROUSSEL is delighted to be here at FST working on this wonderful production. A graduate of Skidmore College and the Moscow Art Theatre program with the National Theater Institute, Marie has since moved to NYC, where some of her favorite credits are: Esther in JOB (The Flea Theater), Nurse in These Seven Sicknesses (The Flea Theater), Nastya in The Lower Depths (The Connelly Theater), Myrrhine in Lysistrata (NYC Fringe), and Mary in Reefer Madness (Roy Arias Theater).
SETH TEEGARDEN joins FST as an Acting Apprentice after working on the Off-Broadway production of Silence! The Musical (Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor). He graduated from Columbia State Community College with a degree in Commercial Entertainment with a certificate in Multi-Media for Songwriters as well as Musical Theatre. Favorite roles have included The Wiz in The Wiz, Jimmy Smith in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Judas in Godspell.
MICHAEL ZLABINGER Off Broadway: Desperate Writers, The Tempest, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. International: The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? (European premiere, Vienna), dir. Pam MacKinnon. Regional: Gulfshore Playhouse-Handle With Care; Pioneer Theatre-Hamlet (Laertes); Baltimore Centerstage-Ah, Wilderness!; Shakespeare Theatre-Hamlet (Horatio); North Carolina Shakespeare Festival-Romeo & Juliet (Romeo), Othello (Iago); Geva-Splitting Infinity (world premiere); North Carolina Stage Company-A Doll’s House (Torvald); Long Wharf-Hamlet w/ Hamish Linklater; Hartford TheaterWorks-The Credeaux Canvas. TV: Guiding Light, ER, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Pacific Blue, MTV’s Undressed, MTV’s Now What? (pilot). Education: Carnegie Mellon; LAMDA. www.michaelzlabinger.com.
Director | Kate Alexander
Scenic Designer | Brian Prather
Costume Designer | Sarah Bertolozzi
Lighting Designer | Richard Chamblin
Stage Manager | Kelli Karen*
*Denotes member Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.