One Man, Two Guvnors

 

 

By Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters, Directed by Joseph Discher. Welcome to swingin’ England. Francis Henshall, a disarming and doltish man, finds himself employed by a local gangster and a notorious criminal. While desperately trying to prevent discovery of his dual employment, inspired insanity, high-low antics, and nimble wordplay ensue - all backed by live musicians paying homage to a certain Fab Four. BROADWAY HIT!

One Man, Two Guvnors will play from November 18 through January 10 in the Gompertz Theatre. Subscriptions and Single Tickets are available online by clicking the links or by calling the FST Box Office at 941-366-9000. SUBSCRIBE NOW to the Mainstage Season and see four shows for as little as $59!

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Creative

Director  |  Joseph Discher
Music Director  |  Darren Server
Stage Manager  |  Roy Johns*
Scenic Designer  |  Isabel & Moriah Curley-Clay
Costume Designer  |  Tristan Raines
Lighting Designer  |  Michael Foster
Sound Designer  |  Ryan Kilcourse
Physical Comedy Consultant |  Richard Crawford

 

Cast (in order of appearance)

Charlie “The Duck” Clench  |  Wilbur Edwin Henry*
Pauline, his daughter  |  Christina King*
Harry Dangle, Charlie’s solicitor  |  Andy Prosky*
Alan, his son  |  Tommy Crawford*
Dolly, Charlie’s bookkeeper  |  Vanessa Morosco*
Lloyd Boateng, Charlie’s friend  |  Lawrence Evans*
Francis Henshall  |  Connor Carew*
Rachel/Roscoe Crabbe  |  Amy Hutchins*
Stanley Stubbers  |  Montgomery Sutton*
Gareth, a head waiter  |  Zach Shotwell
Alfie, a waiter  |  Teddy Yudain*
Ensemble  |  Alison Campbell
Ensemble  |  Trevor Catalano
Ensemble  |  TJ Patrick
Ensemble  |  Cat Patterson

Band

Percussion  |  Tony Bruno
Rhythm Guitar  |  Tommy Crawford*
Bass  |  Sean Tillis
Rhythm Guitar  |  Teddy  Yudain*
Lead Guitar  |  James Zap

* Denotes member Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


Cast Profiles
(in order of appearance)

WILBUR EDWIN HENRY (Charlie “The Duck” Clench) Broadway: Is He Dead?; Off-Broadway: Our Town, Bill W. and Dr. Bob & Orson’s Shadow; Cincinnati Playhouse, Safe House, Clybourne Park.; Center Stage, An Enemy of the People; Engeman Theater, Christmas Carol, Other People’s Money; Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Falstaff, Merry Wives of Windsor. Television: Judge, Boardwalk Empire;  District Attorney John Landi, Hack. Law & Order, One Life to Live, Another World, Guiding Light and All My Children. American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Actors’ Equity Association.


CHRISTINA KING (Pauline Clench) FST debut! BFA in Drama at NYU Tisch. Previous work: Romeo and Juliet (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Mary Poppins (ASF), Taming of the Shrew (ASF), Guys and Dolls (Cohoes Music Hall), Sunset Boulevard (CMH), Much Ado about Nothing (RADA), War of the Roses (RFT), Richard III (RFT), Bye, Bye, Birdie (NYU). www.christinaking.net

 

ANDY PROSKY (Harry Dangle, Charlie’s Solicitor) FST: Over The River and Through The Woods, In The Book Of. In New York City his credits include King Lear starring Christopher Plummer at Lincoln Center and The Tempest at The Pearl Theatre Company. Regionally he has performed at Arena Stage, Fords Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, The Old Globe Theatre, and The Folger Theatre. Film and Television credits include Taking Woodstock directed by Ang Lee, Men In Black, Mrs. Doubtfire, John Adams, Law And Order, ER.

TOMMY CRAWFORD (Alan Dangle; Band - Rhythm Guitar, Accordion) FST debut! Regional: NY Stage & Film, Cape Cod Theater Project, UCSD/La Jolla Playhouse, Philly Fringe, Elm Shakespeare.  Favorite NYC: SeaWife (Naked Angels), These Seven Sicknesses, A.R. Gurney’s Heresy (The Flea). As a composer and music director, recent projects include SeaWife, The Grapes of Wrath, and Burial at Thebes (UCSD/La Jolla). He co-founded and leads NYC’s indie folk band The Lobbyists, and is currently creating a piece about Cain and Abel. BA Yale University. tommycrawford.com

VANESSA MOROSCO (Dolly, Charlie’s Bookeeper) New York: Around the World in 80 Days, The Rover. Regional: Dancing Lessons (FST), Importance of Being Earnest (Shakespeare Theatre DC), Lend Me a Tenor (Fulton Theatre), Much Ado, Tempest (Colorado Shakespeare Festival), 39 Steps, Henry VIII (Alabama Shakes), Way of the World (Yale Rep), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Folger Theatre), School for Scandal (PICT), 7 seasons with the American Shakespeare Center. Film: Isn’t it Delicious. Member: League of Professional Theatre Women. M.A. Ethics (Yale). vanessamorosco.com


LAWRENCE EVANS (Lloyd Boateng, Charlie’s friend) New York theatre credits: Black Stars of the Great White Way (Carnegie Hall), In a Clean House, Willie, Flat Street Sa’Day Nite, Monsieur Baptiste, The Con Man. Regional: Clybourne Park, A Soldier’s Play, Fences (Arkansas Repertory Theatre) Rip.Tied. (freeFall Theatre, St. Petersburg, FL), Ruined (Florida Studio Theatre), Take Me Out (Caldwell Theatre Company, Boca Raton, FL), Charlotte Repertory Theatre, North Carolina Black Repertory Company, Negro Ensemble Company. National tours: And Still I Rise, (written and directed by Mayo Angelou), Camp Logan, The Sweet Spot. Television:  All My Children, Another World, As the World Turns, One Life to Live, The Good Wife, Law & Order (all three). Film:  State Property II, The Devil Wears Prada. B. A. in Theatre, Jackson State University.

CONNOR CAREW (Francis Henshall) is thrilled to be making his FST debut. Connor has appeared for six seasons at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (Love’s Labour’s Lost, Midsummer, Trelawny of the Wells, Devil’s Disciple), as well as at Two River Theatre (Henry V, Much Ado), Hudson Valley Shakespeare Fest, (Troilus & Cressida, Julius Caesar), 59E59, and The Pearl Theatre Co., among others. He holds degrees from Temple University and the New School for Drama, and is a proud member of AEA.
 

AMY HUTCHINS (Rachel Crabbe) New York:  Taming of the Shrew (New York Classical – Off B’way); The Tempest (Pearl Theatre – Off B’way); Better Homes and Homelands (Drama League); Regional: Wait Until Dark (Public Theatre of Maine); Wait Until Dark and It’s A Wonderful Life (Arkansas Rep); Bedroom Farce (Florida Rep); Dividing the Estate (People’s Light); The Foreigner (Festival Stage of Winston-Salem); Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ); Cymbeline, Othello, and London Assurance (American Players Theatre). Member: AEA and SAG-AFTRA.
 

MONTGOMERY SUTTON (Stanley Stubbers) London: Passion in Practice Ensemble. NYC: American Bard, Metropolitan Playhouse, White Horse Theater, EBE Ensemble, Rebellious Subjects. Regional: world premieres of Booth (Second Thought Theatre), On the Eve (Theatre Three), Gordon Dahlquist’s Tomorrow Come Today (Undermain Theatre); Trinity Shakespeare Festival, Casa Manana, Shakespeare Dallas, Circle Theatre. DFW Critics Forum Award; NYIT Award Nominee; Best Performances of 2014 (TheaterJones, D Magazine). Film: Trouble with Women, Day 90, Brute. BFA, NYU; International Actor’s Fellowship (Shakespeare’s Globe). www.montgomerysutton.com

ZACH SHOTWELL (Gareth, a Head Waiter) is originally from Colorful Colorado. He received his BA in Theatre from the University of Northern Colorado. Credits from his time in Colorado, New York and Florida include: Malcom, Bedroom Farce; Juror 12, 12 Angry Jurors; Demetrius, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Don Pedro, Much Ado About Nothing; Tybalt, Romeo & Juliet; Lion, Androcles and the Lion; and as part of the ensemble for FST Improv and Under Six. He is proud to be making his FST Mainstage debut.

TEDDY YUDAIN (Aflie, Band - Rhythm Guitar) is making his FST debut!  Past work includes several summers at the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland, MI; the Shakespeare LIVE! Tour with the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ; and El Gato con Botas with Gotham Chamber Opera and Tectonic Theatre Project.  He has studied clown with Kenny Raskin and Christopher Bayes, and he performs regularly with his sketch group Nerds on Fire around NYC. BFA from UConn and proud AEA/AGMA member.

 

TREVOR CATALANO (Ensemble) recently received his BA in Theatre from The College of Charleston with a concentration in performance. He has also studied at the British American Drama Academy’s Midsummer in Oxford Program. Trevor toured this past summer with Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as the Huntsman. Notable undergrad performances include Bread and Circuses (Daniel, KCACTF IV Festival), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander, BADA), The Who’s Tommy (Tommy, C. of. C), and Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (Sam Himmelstein, Village Repertory Company).

TJ PATRICK (Ensemble) was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, IL, where he began singing and performing for friends and family at an early age. In his freshman year of high school, he appeared in his first full-length play, the popular musical Les Miserables, and proceeded to perform throughout high school as well as college. TJ is now working as an Acting Apprentice at Florida Studio Theatre, and is touring with the Playmakers as part of FST’s WRITE A PLAY program.

CAT PATTERSON (Ensemble) was born in Lynchburg VA. Cat is a graduate from Baldwin Wallace University where she majored in Theatre and International Affairs. Some of her past credits include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, What is Love, Baldwin Wallace’s Performance Ensemble, The Stronger, and Henry IV Part I. Cat has been involved with numerous films, and just finished shooting the film On Duty. She is currently performing in FST’s production of Rumplestiltskin as Tillie and Lady Fizzlebottom. She is thrilled to be a part of the team for One Man, Two Guvnors.

ALISON CAMPBELL (Ensemble) is honored to be a part of One Man, Two Guvnors. She was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona, but received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting for the Stage and Screen from Azusa Pacific University located in Los Angeles, California. Her recent credits include Leading Player in the musical Pippin and Beatrice in Shakespeare’s, Much Ado About Nothing. She is serving as an Acting Apprentice for FST this year.

TONY BRUNO (Band - Percussion) began his professional drumming career at age 17 in FST’s 1988 production of No Way To Treat A Lady. Since then, Tony has drummed for 52 different musicals across the country. He has completed twelve national tours. Not limited to show drumming, Tony has shared the recording studio and/or stage with Ben E. King, The Tokens, Fabian, Jr Watson, BB King, Bobby Haggard, Johnny Varro, June Garbar, Bowzer, Steve Guyger, Terry Hank, Jesse Yawn, and Dick Hyman.

SEAN TILLIS (Band - Bass) graduated with a music degree from Florida State University, studying under Grammy-nominee, Professor Rodney Jordan. Sean has performed at Post Playhouse in Nebraska and has been the bassist for the Utah Shakespeare Festival for their past two seasons. He has been playing bass and singing for 18 years, performing all over Florida in an array of styles including jazz, funk, bluegrass, musical theater, salsa, rock, and classical music.

JAMES ZAP (Band - Lead Guitar) This is James’ first time with FST and he is very excited to be a part of this production.  He recently graduated from the University of New Haven with a bachelors in Music and Sound Recording.  Recent shows and roles include; RENT (Mark), Into the Woods (Baker), Little Shop of Horrors (Dentist), Triumph of Love (Agis), Baby with the Bathwater (John).

Creative Profiles

JOSEPH DISCHER (Director) is thrilled to be at Florida Studio Theatre for the first time. He has been directing, casting and producing Shakespeare and classical productions for over twenty years. He is an associate artist at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, where he was Associate Artistic Director and Casting Director from 2000-2012. The New York Times has called Mr. Discher’s productions “beautiful,” “devastatingly effective,” and “joyously funny.” Directing credits include: The Diary of Anne Frank, Our Town, Henry IV: Part One, To Kill A Mockingbird, Arms and the Man, The Grapes of Wrath, The Tempest, Amadeus, The Play’s the Thing, Cymbeline, Life of Galileo, Of Mice and Men, A Midwinter Night’s Dream, The Fantasticks, Twelfth Night, That Scoundrel Scapin, Travels With My Aunt, Much Ado About Nothing, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), and Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; Butler at Barrington Stage Company; The Weir, Red, and As You Like It at Theatreworks Colorado; Julius Caesar at The Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis; Macbeth at Stella Adler Conservatory. He directed the world premiere of Butler by Richard Strand at NJ Repertory. Mr. Discher is a member of the Society of Directors and Choreographers and Actors’ Equity Association. He has been a faculty member at Stella Adler Conservatory, and has guest lectured at TVI studios and The Neighborhood Playhouse in Manhattan, as well as Denison University and Rutgers University. He is a professional singer and classically trained violinist and a proud alumnus of Drew University.

DARREN SERVER (Musical Director) was born into a family of stooges. Namely, The Three Stooges! His grandfather, “Curly” Howard and his great-uncles, Moe and Shemp Howard, have always been Darren’s source of pride and inspiration. He began singing, dancing, acting and playing the piano at the age of ten and has never stopped. Darren has been the resident MD at Totem Pole Playhouse in Fayetteville, PA, for eleven years. Last season, Darren was Associate MD for Asolo Rep’s South Pacific and MD/Keys for Title of Show. Currently, he is MD/Arranger for Ah, Wilderness! at the Asolo. See him in the film: Atlas Shrugged-Part II, the role of “Richard Halley.”

ROY JOHNS (Stage Manager) is pleased to be back for another season at FST. He has had an exciting and varied career both on stage and behind the scenes from Tokyo Disneyland to the White House. Past credits at FST include Taking Shakespeare, Chapatti, Hairspray, and The Hound of the Baskervilles.

MORIAH CURLEY-CLAY & ISABEL CURLEY-CLAY (Scenic Designers) Past work at Florida Studio Theatre includes Hound of the Baskervilles, Inspired Lunacy, Taking Shakespeare, Hairspray, Dancing Lessons, and Chapatti. Favorite recent credits include scenic design of Detroit ’67 (Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre), and Murder Ballad (Actors Express). Isabel and Moriah are the recipients of five Suzi Bass Awards and several Critic’s and regional awards, are Resident Scenic Designers at Atlanta’s Horizon Theatre, Artistic Associates at Theatrical Outfit and members of IATSE, United Scenic Artists 829.

TRISTAN RAINES (Costume Designer) OFF BROADWAY/NEW YORK: Would You Still Love Me If... (New World Stages), Soul Doctor (Actor’s Temple), The Eternal Space (Theater Row), Stalking the Bogeyman (New World Stages), Bare (New World Stages), Tribes (Barrow Street Theatre), Murder in the First (59E59), Falling (Minetta Lane), AZAK, Yosemite, Scarcity (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), The Bilbao Effect (Center for Architecture), A Christmas Story (Engeman Theater), Carnival Kids (Lesser America), Gormanzee (Flea Theater). Henry Hewes Design Award and IT Award Nominee 2013 for House of Von Macramé. www.tristanraines.com

MICHEAL FOSTER (Lighting Designer) is the lighting design professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, where he coordinates the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs for the department. He has designed over 200 productions nationwide, and this marks his nineteenth production with FST. He is a member of and represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, the union for professional theatrical designers and artists.

RYAN KILCOURSE (Sound Designer) is pleased to be returning to Florida Studio Theatre after designing recent favorites like Over the River; Hairspray; Pump Boys and Dinettes; Daddy Long Legs; Let’s Twist Again with the Wanderers; and Smokey Joe’s Café. Other recent design work includes: Sweeney Todd; A Light on the Piazza, Lost Highway,The Hank Williams Story; Marvelous Wonderettes; Nunsense Merry Go Round Playhouse, The Last Supper, Rising Sun NYC.

RICHARD CRAWFORD (Physical Comedy Consultant) is an actor/teacher specializing in heightened comedic performance. He trained at the Rose Bruford College, London and at Lecoq in Paris. A founder of award winning ensemble - The Flying Machine - Richard has also worked extensively on and off Broadway (including War Horse and Slava’s Snowshow).  He has taught physical theater in many places including the Yale School of Drama.  Richard has clowned with and directed clown work for Cirque Du Soleil and is the director and founder of Movement Theater Studio, NYC - the first Lecoq-based acting studio in New York.

RICHARD BEAN (Playwright) was born in East Hull in 1956. After school, he worked in a bread plant before leaving to study Psychology at Loughborough University. Richard has worked as a psychologist and a stand-up comedian. He was awarded the 2011 Evening Standard Award for Best Play for The Heretic and One Man, Two Guvnors the 2011 Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play and 2012 Whatsonstage.com Award for Best New Comedy, both for One Man, Two Guvnors. His work for the stage includes One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre (Lyttelton)/Adelphi Theatre/Theatre Royal Haymarket/Music Box Theatre, New York/World Tour); a stage version of David Mamet’s The House Of Games (Almeida); The Big Fellah (produced by Out of Joint); Pub Quiz Ss Life (Hull Truck); England People Very Nice (National Theatre (Olivier). Olivier Award Nomination for Best New Play); The English Game (produced by Headlong); Up On Roof (Hull Truck. Nominated for TMA Play of the Year); In The Club (Hampstead Theatre); a version of Moliere’s The Hypochondriac (Almeida); The Heretic, Harvest (Nominated for Evening Standard and Olivier Best New Play Awards. Winner Critics’ Circle Best New Play), Honeymoon Suite (Pearson Play of the Year), Under The Whaleback (George Devine Award) and Toast (all at the Royal Court); The God Brothers (Bush Theatre); Smack Family Robinson (Newcastle Live!); The Mentalists (Lyttelton Loft, National Theatre); and Mr. England (Sheffield Crucible Theatre). His radio plays include Of Rats and Men; Yesterday; Unsinkable; and Robin Hood’s Revenge.

SPECIAL THANKS to Al Krampits of Al’s Hubcaps & Wheels for the use of the hub caps used in the performance.

SPECIAL THANKS to Jack Gill for loaning us his Xylophone for this production

 

 

 

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