February 3, 2016 - April 2, 2016 | Gompertz Theatre
By John Patrick Shanley. From the author of Doubt and Moonstruck comes a delightful gritty comedy set in rural Ireland. Between fading families, a bitter land feud, and familial rivalries, two misfit neighbors will have to overcome their own fears to find happiness. Full of surprising humor and poetic prose, this tender-hearted portrait reminds us that what we’re looking for is sometimes right in front of us. REGIONAL PREMIERE!
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Director | Kate Alexander
Stage Manager | Roy Johns*
Scenic Designers | Isabel & Moriah Curley-Clay
Costume Designer | Gregory A. Poplyk
Lighting Designer | Richard T. Chamblin III
Anthony Reilly | Gil Brady*
Tony Reilly | George Crowley*
Aoife Muldoon | Louisa Flaningam*
Rosemary Muldoon | Claire Warden*
* Denotes member Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
GIL BRADY (Anthony Reilly) Just finished his second run of Shear Madness at The Kennedy Center in D.C.. Six shows at F.S.T. including: Inspired Lunacy, Spamalot, The Underpants, and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Off-Broadway: National Pastime. National Tour: Annie. Boeing, Boeing (Seven Angels Theatre), Around The World in 80 Days and Three Days of Rain (Oldcastle Theatre), Rabbit Hole (Human Race), Grease (Fulton Theatre), The Crucible (Gallery Players), North Carolina Shakespeare Festival. TV: Law and Order: SVU, All My Children. Upcoming: Baskerville at Syracuse Stage. www.Gil-Brady.com
GEORGE TYNAN CROWLEY (Tony Reilly) FST: Gabe in Dinner with Friends, the Father in Proof, Rafelson the Painter in Ten Unknowns, Oscar Wilde in Gross Indecency, One of the Two Jews Walk into a War, and Freud in Freud’s Last Session. New York and Regional: Nikolai and the Others at Lincoln Center, Sounding at HERE Arts Center, The Invention of Love at the Wilma, also American Shakespeare Theatre, Capital Rep in Albany (Superior Donuts), DC’s Studio Theatre, etc. MFA in Directing from Yale School of Drama. Cleopatra Backstage, a feature film about regional theatre romance, which he wrote, directed, and stars in, is making the festival rounds. Happy to be back here. Website:www.georgetynancrowley.com
LOUISA FLANINGAM (Aoife Muldoon) A career spanning 48 years including Broadway, National Tours, Off-Broadway and Regional Theatres... roles ranging from Fastrada in Bob Fosse’s original Pippin to multiple productions of Driving Miss Daisy; Cleo in the 1979 Broadway revival of The Most Happy Fella to Mattie Fae in the Alley’s production of August Osage County and highlights: Pal Joey with Lena Horne and Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song Trilogy. Married to actor PJ Benjamin, their favorite production is the restoration of The Captain Timothy Hill House, Chincoteague Island, VA, an historic log house museum.
CLAIRE WARDEN (Rosemary Muldoon) Off-Broadway: Engaging Shaw, The Libertine, A Persistent Memory (May 2016). New York and Regional: One Man, Two Guvnors (Berkeley Rep), Edward IV (American Shakespeare Center) Other Desert Cities, Moon for the Misbegotten, Mary Stuart, Lost In Yonkers, Henry V (as Henry V), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Humble Boy. Film/TV: I Can. I Will I Did, Freedom Fighter, The Factory, When The Night Falls, Departure, Jack the Ripper – An Ongoing Mystery.
KATE ALEXANDER (Director) is the Associate Director of FST and the Founder of the FST Theatre School. Ms. Alexander has directed numerous productions and premieres on the FST stages including Chapatti; Dancing Lessons; Becoming Dr. Ruth; Freud’s Last Session; Thurgood; South Beach Babylon; The Columnist; Talley’s Folly; Jericho; Next Fall; The Savannah Disputation; Ghost- Writer; Two Jews Walk into a War...; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Sylvia; Shotgun; The Miamians; Brooklyn Boy; The Exonerated; Wit; Proof; Lobby Hero; and Ten Unknowns. Ms. Alexander has also been a resident actress for the past 20 years. Some of her leading roles were seen in the plays: Edward Albee’s The Goat; Filumena; Master Class; Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women; Edward Albee’s The Play About the Baby; Golda’s Balcony; and Taking Shakespeare. Ms. Alexander is the recipient of numerous acting, directing, and public service awards, including FAER, She Knows Where She’s Going Award (Girls, Inc.), The Woman of Light Award, National Council of Jewish Women, The Woman of Power Award, the Sarasota County Arts Leadership Award, Education Award, Sarasota Manatee Jewish Federation, and most recently The Unity Award. She is also the co-author of The Animated Short, co-authored by Karen Sullivan, with a second edition now available.
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 One Man, Two Guvnors, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapatti, Hairspray, and Taking Shakespeare.
MORIAH & ISABEL CURLEY-CLAY (Scenic Designers) Moriah and Isabel are multiple award winning scenic designers who’s theatrical work can be seen on regional stages all over the U.S.. They have also done industrial design work with groups including The World of Coke, and West Quoddy Head National Park Visitors Center. They were recently featured in American Theater Magazine’s Roll Call, 7 theatrical people to watch. Past designs at FST include Butler, Taking Shakespeare, Chapatti, Inspired Lunacy, Dancing Lessons, Hairspray and One Man, Two Guvnors. Isabel and Moriah are resident scenic designers at Horizon Theatre, Artistic Associates at Theatrical Outfit and members of United Scenic Artists Local 829.
GREGORY A. POPLYK (Costume Designer) an Emmy® nominated costume designer is happy to return to FST as part of the creative team for Outside Mullingar. His theatrical designs have been seen at regional theaters across the country, internationally and on Broadway. Other venues he has designed for include New York City Ballet, various opera companies, the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey and Disney on Ice. He is a member of the TDF Costume Collection Advisory Committee, which presents the Irene Sharaff Awards recognizing outstanding contributions to the field of costume design.
RICHARD T. CHAMBLIN III (Lighting Designer) is a proud member of the United Scenic Artists Local IATSE 829. His New York and Off Broadway credits include Forever Cunard: Queen Mary 2 Light Show in New York Harbor, The Inn at Lake Devine, Story Pirates: Summer Gala, Intimacy Idiot, Under the Radar Festival, Henry VI, The Other Guy, This is NOT the Play, The Only Child, and All the Way from China. Richard also works with several regional theaters which include: The Goodspeed, The Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Two Rivers Theatre Company, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, and Long Wharf Theatre. Richard is also the Senior Lighting Designer at Luce Group, an architectural, museum, and themed entertainment lighting design firm. Luce Groups clients include The Smithsonian Institute, Sea World Parks and Entertainment, and Universal Studios Orlando.
GINNY KNOF (Dialect Coach) professor of theatre at Valencia College in Orlando, teaching voice and dialects. Also dialect coach for Disney properties and Universal Studios Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and play and film productions across Central Florida, from high school to community theaters, to professional companies. Author of The Dialect Handbook.
JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY (Playwright) is from the Bronx. He was thrown out of St. Helena’s kindergarten. He was banned from St. Anthony’s hot lunch program for life. He was expelled from Cardinal Spellman High School. He was placed on academic probation by New York University and instructed to appear before a tribunal if he wished to return. When asked why he had been treated in this way by all these institutions, he burst into tears and said he had no idea. Then he went into the United States Marine Corps. He did fine. He’s still doing okay.
“Told in a lyrically poetic style” - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
“Engaging” - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Touching moments" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Tender" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Characters are lively spirits" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Grace and mysticism abound" - The Observer
"A light, loving touch" - The Observer
"The Irish Moonstruck" - The Observer
"From humorous to heartfelt and back again" - Sarasota Magazine
"Touching" - Sarasota Magazine
"Nice chemistry" - Sarasota Magazine