By David Ives
January 11 – February 4, 2018 | Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre
"An effervescent delight. Cheeky...bawdy...romantic" and full of "smiling exuberance." - NY Times
Paris, 1643. Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital, and he has but a single flaw: He cannot tell the truth. In quick succession he meets Cliton, a manservant who cannot tell a lie, and falls in love with Clarice, a charming young woman whom he unfortunately mistakes for her friend Lucrece. From these, plus more misunderstandings and a series of breathtakingly intricate lies springs one of the Western world’s greatest comedies, a sparkling urban romance as fresh as the day Pierre Corneille wrote it, brilliantly adapted for today by All In The Timing’s David Ives.
Reuniting much of the cast of the multiple IRNE award-nominated Three Sisters, director Marta Rainer is proud to bring this story to life together with critically acclaimed company members: Angela Bilkic, Danny Bolton, Caitlin Graham, Charles Linshaw, John Kinsherf, Ariela Nazar-Rosen, Dan Prior, Samuel Warton and the design team; David Towlun (Set Design), Chelsea Kerl (Costume Design), and George Cooke (Sound Design).
Angela Bilkic* (Lucrece) is an award-winning stage and film actress based in New York City. She is grateful to return to Wellesley Repertory Theatre and work with a delightfully wacky
and talented cast and crew. Past performances at WRT include Masha in Three Sisters (IRNE Nomination for Best Actress), Myra in Hay Fever (IRNE Nomination for Best Supporting Actress), and Linda in Holiday (IRNE Nomination for Best Supporting Actress). Angela graduated from Wellesley College and has studied at HB Studio in New York. She is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. www.angelabilkic.com for more.
Danny Bolton*(Philiste) is thrilled to be part of The Liar here at Wellesley Rep where his previous credits include Hay Fever, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Private Lives, Holiday, and Playboy of the Western World. Other recent credits include Lizzie Borden, Drowsy Chaperone (IRNE Award for Best Actor In A Musical), Legally Blond, 1776 and Deathtrap at Company Theatre, over twenty productions at Wheelock Family Theatre including Annie, It’s a Wonderful Life, Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse and Trumpet of The Swan; First Date and The Odd Couple at Priscilla Beach Theatre in Plymouth; Finish Line at the Shubert Theatre, Boston; and roles at a number of theatres in New England, including Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lyric Stage Company of Boston (two IRNE nominations for Best Actor in a musical), Speakeasy Stage Company, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Jewish Theatre of New England, Reagle Music Theatre and Nora Theatre Company. The veteran of three national tours, Danny is a graduate of Boston College and continues to keep busy in video and commercial work and as a Company Member of Theatre Espresso. Member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1995.X
Caitlin Graham* (Isabelle/Sabine Understudy) is thrilled to be returning to the Wellesley Rep stage with this wonderful cast and in such a joyously fun role. She has previously worked with WRT as Olga in Three Sisters (IRNE nominee-Best Play) and The Second Nun in The House of Blue Leaves (ArtsImpulse nominee-Best Specialty Ensemble), and she’ll be returning in the spring as Martha in A Piece of My Heart. Other theatre: Fifth of July (Gwen); Women Behind Bars (Gloria); The Laramie Project (Reggie Fluty track). Caitlin can currently be seen in Boston indie feature Sundown and the absurd short film Man With Beard, both of which are making the festival rounds. She
can also be seen in an ongoing series of comedy shorts for Hubspot, the latest of which had her playing Barb in a Stranger Things parody. Caitlin has written and directed her own work in theatre and film, including the award-winning dark comedy web series No Method. In the spring, she’ll be premiering her next series, Boston crime drama The Naturals, which centers on the daughter of a hitman who follows in his footsteps after he dies. Caitlin teaches acting and directing and works as a freelance casting director in NYC and Boston. MFA, Boston University; BA, Wellesley College. www.caitlingraham.com
John Kinsherf* (Geronte) is delighted to return to Wellesley Repertory Theatre. Previous credits with WRT include Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), The Clearing, Hay Fever,
and Virginia Woolf ’s Orlando. He’s also been seen quite often on the WCT stage in: You Can’t Take It With You, Noises Off, Mary Shelley, and Home Front: Women’s Voices from The Great War. His credits in New York include: National Actors Theatre on Broadway, The Acting Company, Pearl Theatre, Manhattan Ensemble Theatre, Brick Theater, Judith Shakespeare, and Expanded Arts. Credits in the region: Hun-
tington Theatre Company, New Repertory Theatre, Nickerson Theatre, Mill Mountain Theatre. John played the lead role in the short film Love That Kid and performed Sonnet 107 for The NY Shakespeare Exchange’s The Sonnet Project.
Charles Linshaw* (Alcippe) is delighted to be returning to WRT, having previously appeared as Tuzenbach in Three Sisters and The Gentleman in Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight. Recent Credits: Lost Tempo (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre); From the Deep (NYC Production: FringeNYC 2016 & Boston Production: Boston Public Works/IRNE Award Nomination: Best Actor); The Chosen (Lyric Stage Company); The Maltese Waiter (Boston Theater Marathon); Experiment America
2012 (ART/Huntington Theatre/ICA); and many others including The Nora Theatre Company, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Gloucester Stage Company, and Publick Theatre. New York Credits: Prelude to the First Day (Twilight Theatre Company); Eli and Cheryl Jump (FringeNYC & Gene Frankel Underground); FEAR UP (Fring-
eNYC ); Monster (HERE Arts Center); The Angel of History (HERE Arts Center); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Classic Stage Young Company). Voice & Dialect Coaching: New Repertory Theatre, Stoneham Theatre, Central Square Theatre (Nora Theatre & URT), Gloucester Stage Company, Happy Medium Theatre, Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company,
Titanic Theatre Company, The Theatre Offensive, Wellesley College Theatre, Boston University CFA, UMASS Boston Theatre, Northeastern University, and Lesley University. Charles has held academic appointments at The Boston Conservatory, Boston University, Northeastern University, and Brandeis University. Upcoming: Charles will be ap-
pearing in The Naturals, a new web series by Caitlin Graham. M.F.A. in Acting, Columbia University. Proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, and VASTA. www.charleslinshaw.com
Ariela Nazar-Rosen (Clarice) is thrilled to be back performing with Wellesley Repertory Theatre! She was previously seen in Wellesley Rep’s production of The House of Blue Leaves as Little Nun and represented the company in the Boston Theatre Marathon this past year. Other
past credits include Nina in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and Fanny Imlay in Mary Shelley. She has recently appeared in comedic shorts with Hubspot as well as in a staged reading with the Underlings Theatre Co. Ariela will be returning to the WRT stage in the spring as
Sissy in A Piece of My Heart. She would like to thank the brilliant cast and crew of The Liar for making this production so enjoyable! Ariela would also like to give huge thank you to her loving family and friends who encourage, support, and make her laugh daily.
Dan Prior (Dorante) is delighted to be returning to Wellesley Rep! Area credits include The Music Man (Theatre by the Sea); Sense and Sensibility (Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company); Fiddler on the Roof (New Repertory Theatre); Barnum (Moonbox Productions); A Man of No Importance (Bad Habit Productions); Carousel (Reagle Music Theatre); The Last Five Years (Arts After Hours); and Polish Joke (Titanic Theatre Company). A Boston based actor, writer, musician and voice teacher, Mr. Prior attended Ithaca College and received a BM in Vocal Performance and Education. He is a proud company member of Theatre Espresso. You can see Mr. Prior this spring in Moonbox Productions’ Cabaret. danpriorperformance.comX
Marta Rainer* (Director, Isabelle Sabine) is an internationally produced solo performer (Unaccustomed to My Name; A Day in the Life; Dabble Rhapsody), award-winning actress and performance artist, founding ensemble member of the New York Neo-Futurists (Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, The Infinite Wrench, You are in an open field), guest author of the podcast Welcome to Night Vale, stage director, screenwriter (Radio Cape Cod), lecturer in Wellesley College’s Theatre Studies department as well as a globally-based teaching artist, and published writer of fiction, non-fiction and drama. Marta has performed with and directed for Wellesley Repertory Theatre for over a decade, including Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight; Goodnight, Desdemona (Good Morning, Juliet); The House of Blue Leaves (ArtsBoston nomination for Best Special Ensemble); Three Sisters (multiple IRNE nominations including Best Play and Best Director); Hay Fever (IRNE noms), and Dancing at Lughnasa (Boston Globe Critic’s Pick). And, honestly: deep thanks to Nora for the opportunity, to my family and my Paul for the support, and to you, for your curiosity about Wellesley Repertory Theatre. www.martarainer.orgX
Paul Michael Valley* (Alcippe, Vocal Coach) Television credits include Blue Bloods, Elementary, Third Watch, Guiding Light, Law and Order: SVU, One Life to Live, and Ed, and he is perhaps best known for the 500+ episodes he performed as Ryan Harrison on Another
World. Wellesley Rep: The House of Blue Leaves. Other recent roles on stage include Matt Friedman in Talley’s Folly (Roundabout Theatre) with Sarah Paulson (Michael Wilson, dir.); Polixines in The Winter’s Tale (San Diego’s Old Globe) with Billy Campbell (Barry Edelstein, dir.); Hannibal Lecter in Silence! The Musical (Theatre 80 on St. Marks) with Jen Harris (Christopher Gatelli, dir.); and Howard Rushmore in Mr. Confidential, (NYMF – Stephen Nachamie, dir.), as well as his
cabaret debut at 54 Below (Lucia Spina, dir.). His twenty-five year career spans the nation with appearances both on Broadway (Thomas Jefferson in the Tony-nominated revival of 1776), Off- Broadway and regionally at Signature Theatre, 59E59, The Shakespeare Theatre, San
Diego’s Old Globe, The Denver Center, Goodspeed Opera House, and The Cleveland Playhouse. Training: The Juilliard School; MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University; BA, American University.
Sam Warton (Cliton) is excited and honored to be returning to WRT for a second time! Credits include: a member of Theatre Espresso as an alternate, Good (New Rep PTI), Romeo and Juliet and Scarlet Letter (New Rep CRC), Fiddler on the Roof (New Repertory Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare Now! Theatre Co.), Three Sisters (Wellesley Repertory Theatre), Winter’s Tale (Bay Colony Shakespeare Co.), and Ariela Nazar Rosen and Angela Bilkic*
*AEA Mystery Play (Poets’ Theatre). Sam earned his BA in Theater from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with concentrations in Performance and Theatrical Mechanics.
Paul Michael Valley
David Brooks Andrews