Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Deanna Jent
April 11 - 27, 2008
Fridays - Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 2:00pm
Senior(65+)/Student ticket: $15.00
A tale of justice and mercy, honesty and hypocrisy, faithfulness and betrayal
Cast & Crew List:
Duke/Friar Lodowick: Jason Cannon*
Isabella: Jennifer Theby
Angelo: Jim Butz*
Escalus: Nancy Lewis
Provost: Richard Lewis
Lucio: Richard Strelinger
Marianna: Sarah Cannon
Claudio: Rusty Gunther
Friar Thomas: Wes Cannon
Tapster: Terry Meddows
Mistress Overdone: Donna Weinsting
Elbow: Joshua Carroll
Juliette: Bess Moynihan
Froth: Alan David
Francesca/Homeless woman: Emily Immer
Homeless man/Messenger: Ethan Jones
Officer: Tim Norman
Friend (bartender): Rob Maesaka
Prostitute/Bar patron: Valleri Dillard
Strung-out girl/Prostitute: Andrea Smith
Director: Deanna Jent
Stage Manager: Lorraine LiCavoli*
Stage Manager Interns:Josh Carroll, Natasha Toro
Assistant Director: Andrea Smith
Vocal Coach: Gary Wayne Barker
Set Design: Dennis Seyer
Scenic Artists: Valleri Dillard, Bess Moynihan, Thomas Stevenson, Dennis Seyer
Light Design: Michael Sullivan
Costume Design: Jane Sullivan & Marilyn Brooking
Costume Interns: Kelsey Mummert, Katie Donnelly
Props: Andrea Smith & Valleri Dillard
Video Design: Jesse Russell
Sound Design: Kareem Deanes
Technical Director: Michael Sullivan
Shop Supervisors: Dominique Gallo, John Hisaw, Leslie Wobbe
Additional Build & Paint Crew: Phillip Bettison, Kareem Deanes, Katie Donnelly, Lindzey Jent,
Emeric Martin, Andrea Smith, Tom Stevenson, Micheal Vincent
Light Board Operator: Terrence Lovett
Sound Board Operator: Adrienne Curry
House Management/Box Office: Phil Bettison & Melinda Calvert
Public Relations: Kim Furlow, Dramatic License PR
Public Relations Assistant: Melinda Calvert
Website & Graphic Design: Jim Murphy
DIRECTOR’S NOTE by Deanna Jent:
to the first season of Mustard Seed Theatre
Perhaps you have some questions?
Who are we?
An ensemble of six local theatre artists – teachers, actors, directors, writers – all interested in creating a theatrical place that cultivates dialogue about faith and social justice.
What’s our mission?
To produce engaging professional theatre that explores our relationship to God and our ethical responsibility to the world.
What makes Mustard Seed Theatre unique?
- In addition to two fully produced shows – Remnant and Measure for Measure, we produce the Dijon Discussion Series – two staged readings of plays that explore faith journeys and social issues in unexpected ways. Each reading is followed by a discussion of the questions raised by the play.
- We also use environmentally conscious business practices: recycled paper for our programs and mailings, fair-trade coffee, tea and chocolate for our concessions, washable/ reusable silverware, glasses and mugs.
- Our Thursday performances are Pay What You Can or Pay With a Can, with proceeds going to local food pantries. And 10% of our ticket sales will be used to support charitable work and mission trips by Fontbonne students.
- Our website (www.mustardseedtheatre.com) includes a link to our blog, where we hope you will join in ongoing conversation about our productions.
Why are we producing MEASURE FOR MEASURE?
With humor and drama, the intriguing characters, plot and dialogue of this play pose many complex and relevant questions that resonate beyond the Christian faith of the characters:
How do you balance justice and mercy?
What is the true nature of evil and good?
What kind of community results from an imbalance in power and resources?
We hope that you will feel the energy created by the collaborative efforts of people on both sides of the stage. Theatre exists only in this moment, created in the space between actors and audience when a story falls on open ears.
Deanna Jent, Artistic Director
and Resident Artists: Gary Wayne Barker, Adam Flores, Kelley Ryan,
Michael Sullivan and Leslie Wobbe