For the first time in her life, Claudine has toppled head-over-heels in love. But her celebrity-financial-guru mother has obvious misgivings about her daughter’s amorous entanglements with Henry -- an artist with rugged good looks. He’s got just enough charisma along with a negative bank balance. But does money matter when happiness is on the line? Rich Girl is a clever and contemporary comedy about women and their relationship to men, mothers, and money - in that order. Can they ever really coexist? REGIONAL PREMIERE!
Rich Girl by Victoria Stewart will run from April 5, 2017 - May 26, 2017 in the Gompertz Theatre. Tickets are available online by clicking the button above or by calling the FST Box Office at 941-366-9000.
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2:00pm performances: reservations begin at 12:15pm
3:00pm performances: dining is available post-show
7:00pm performances: reservations begin at 5:15pm
8:00pm performances: reservations begin at 6:15pm
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Rich Girl asks us to consider two of the most important goals in our life: love, and money. What happens when achieving one means giving up the other? How do you answer that question when your overbearing financial guru mother won’t ever let you get a word in edgewise? This comedy introduces us to Claudine, a young woman trying to protect her heart, as well as her wallet. Featuring some explicit language throughout and some sexual themes, this play is best suited for college aged students and adults, and may be appropriate for some mature high school students.
Director | Jessica Holt
Stage Manager | Roy Johns*
Scenic Designers | Isabel & Moriah Curley-Clay
Costume Designer | Abby Parker
Lighting Designer | Justin A. Partier
Sound Designer | Thom Korp
Henry | Justin Adams*
Claudine | Ali Rose Dachis*
Eve | Allison Daugherty*
Maggie | Tanesha Gary*
* Denotes member Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
JUSTIN ADAMS (Henry) New York: Don Juan (title role), The Pearl Theatre; The Little Shubert; The Acting Company; Drama League’s DirectorFest; HERE Studios; 13th Street Rep; L.E.S. Festival of the Arts; Storm Theatre. Regional: Nicholas Nickleby, Parts 1 and 2 (title role), PlayMakers Repertory Company; Amadeus (title role), Northern Stage; Hamlet (title role), Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival; Westport Country Playhouse; Cincinnati Playhouse; Alliance Theatre; Denver Center; Folger Theatre; Portland Stage; Clarence Brown Theatre; Alabama and Texas Shakespeare Festivals; Vineyard Arts Project. Film/TV: Elementary; Unforgettable; Blue Bloods; The Cask; Independence: Beyond What She Expects; Radio Cape Cod. Training: The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. www.justincadams.com
ALI ROSE DACHIS (Claudine) is a proud graduate of The U of MN/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program. Ali made an artistic home at the Guthrie Theater appearing in many shows, favorites being Circle Mirror Transformation and The Edge Of Our Bodies. She is proud to have made her Broadway debut in Larry David’s Fish in the Dark. She has worked at many New York and regional theaters including Baltimore Center Stage, Fault Line Theatre, The Children’s Theater Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and others.
ALLISON DAUGHERTY (Eve) FST Debut! Broadway: An Ideal Husband, Holiday. Off Broadway: As Bees In Honey Drown, The Clearing, The Country Club, Summer Shorts. Regional: Guthrie, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Shakespeare Theatre NJ, Williamstown Film: I Dreamed of Africa, Hi-Life. TV: ADA Mann on Third Watch, Crazy Rae on Guiding Light & Comedy Central. Law and Order, Spin City, Sex & The City, Madame Secretary. Sarah Lawrence College. Proud Member: The Actors Center and The Smiths. AllisonDaugherty.com
TANESHA GARY (Maggie) happily joins the cast, crew, and creative team of Rich Girl at Florida Studio Theatre. She is a member of the Grammy-nominated Broadway Inspirational Voices and is currently doing her part in politics by singing with Joe Scarborough (MSNBC) as part of the Morning Joe Band! Favorite Theatre Credits: Caroline or Change on Broadway, Sheila’s Day at Lincoln Center and To Kill A Mockingbird at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Favorite TV Roles: Crystal in HBO’s short-film, The Cycle, and Donna Harris on Law & Order: SVU.
JESSICA HOLT (Director) is a freelance theater director based in New York. Recent directing projects include Venus in Fur (Virginia Stage Company), Ugly Lies the Bone (Alliance Theater), Significant Other (Actor’s Express), and Bright Half Life (Magic Theatre). Other favorite projects include: The Lily’s Revenge (Magic Theatre), The Seagull (Yale School of Drama), Twelfth Night (YSD), We Are Proud to Present…(Yale Summer Cabaret) and Have I None (Yale Cabaret). She has also developed and directed work at The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Cutting Ball Theater, New Conservatory Theater Center, Piano Fight, and Theatre Emory, among others. 2015 Directing Fellowship, Alliance Theatre. 2016 O’Neill National Directing Fellowship. MFA, Directing (Yale School of Drama).
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 brownsville song (b-side for tray); Million Dollar Quartet; The God of Isaac; The Roommate; The Fabulous Lipitones; Alabama Story; Outside Mullingar; One Man, Two Guvnors; The Hound of the Baskervilles; Chapatti; Hairspray; and Taking Shakespeare.
ISABEL & MORIAH CURLEY-CLAY (Scenic Designers) Moriah and Isabel are award winning scenic designers whose theatrical work can be seen on regional stages across the U.S. Recent credits include: The Magic Negro and other Blackity Blackness As Told By an African American Man Who Also Happens to Be Black (Alliance Theatre), Lumberjacks in Love (Penobscott Theatre), Constellations (Horizon Theatre), Exit Strategy (Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre). Past designs at FST include Clever Little Lies; The God of Isaac; The Fabulous Lipitones; Alabama Story; Outside Mullingar; Butler; Taking Shakespeare; Chapatti; Inspired Lunacy; Dancing Lessons; Hairspray; and One Man, Two Guvnors. Isabel and Moriah were recently featured in American Theater Magazine’s Roll Call, 7 Theatrical People To Watch and are both members USA 829.
ABBY PARKER (Costume Designer) is truly honored and excited to be joining Florida Studio Theatre! She is based in Atlanta where she works primarily in video with Orange Productions. She designs around Atlanta with several different theaters, occasionally venturing out of state to South Carolina, California and now Florida! She can usually be found in her car covered in coffee, cat hair, and mulitcolored string.
JUSTIN A. PARTIER (Lighting Designer) is a New York City based Lighting Designer. Recent Notable Designs: The Clearing (Theater 808 at 59E59), This Wonderful Life (Luna Stage) Red (Arkansas Repertory Theater), Postcard from Morocco (Merola Opera), Verdi Requiem Mass (San Francisco Opera) Aftermath (World Tour/Meryln Theater Melbourne Australia – Also Production Manager).He has served as Lighting Director, Associate Lighting Designer or Assistant Lighting Designer on numerous regional and Broadway shows. He received his MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Member United Scenic Artists, Local 829. justinpartierlighting.com
THOMAS KORP (Sound Designer) is a former FST intern. After his departure in 2013, he traveled abroad from 2014 - 2017 under Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as an onboard sound technician. Sound design credits include Talley’s Folly, The Columnist, In The Book Of, South Beach Babylon, The West Side Waltz, Freud’s Last Session, A Chorus Line, Spamalot. Mixing Credits: Next to Normal, Das Barbecu, Smokey Joes Café, The World Goes Round, Tango: Buenos Aires, We Will Rock You.
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