THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH AS TOLD BY MR. GEORGE SMITH, ASSOCIATE CURATOR FOR THE BRITISH MUSEUM (DECEASED) by Gregory Peters*
directed by Jack Dugan Carpenter* October 7-29 at Berger Park Coach House
The stories of Gilgamesh, ancient King of Uruk, hero of the oldest epic known to humanity; and George Smith, working-class Victorian, who first discovered and translated the epic, are woven together in this mix of the fabulous and the mundane: ancient Sumerians, reserved Victorians, giant scorpions, archaeological gamesmanship, mythical monsters, museum politics, disgruntled gods, language barriers, and the Great Flood.
GEORGE SMITH: Bryan Breau* GILGAMESH: Raef Carter THE ARK BUILDER: Joe Feliciano MARY SMITH & Others: Jessica Saxvik* SIR RAWLINSON & Others: Peter Ash ENKIDU & Others: Daniel Chenard MATTHEWSON & Others: Stephen McClure* EDWIN ARNOLD & Others: Isaac Samuelson RIMAT-NINSUN & Others: Julia Stemper* SHAMHAT & Others: Emily Green PROFESSOR ENEBERG & Others: Bill Daniel SHAMASH & Others: Graham Emmons*
Images by Joe Mazza at BraveLux
Director: Jack Dugan Carpenter* Assistant Director: Samantha Decker Stage Manager: Christina Casano* Production Managers: Greg Peters*/Sara Jean McCarthy* Set Designer/TD: Derik Marcussen* Costume/Props Designer: Emma Cullimore* Sound Designer/Original Music: Stephen Gawrit Lighting Designer: John Jacobsen
"The Plagiarists Gilgamesh is part Indiana Jones, part Tom Stoppard" -- Chicago Reader
Image by Elissa Shortridge
CIRCLE HOUSE a group-written work assembled by Jessica Wright Buha* directed by Kate Nawrocki
April 28 - May 27 at Berger Park’s North Mansion
This environmental piece examined the rhythms of birth and death: how we find meaning in life when death is inevitable, how life persists and regenerates, the trials of growing up, and the cyclical nature of the world.
FEATURING: Bryan Breau*, Christina Casano*Graham Emmons*, Emily Green, Katherine Lamb, Sara Jean McCarthy*, Jhenai Mootz, Judi Schindler, and Elaine Small.
PRODUCTION TEAM: Becky Bishop (Stage Manager), Emily Wills (Assistant Director) Emma Cullimore* (Production Designer), Derik Marcussen* (Production Designer), Gregory Peters* & Jack Dugan Carpenter* (Production Managers), Nick Freed* (Sound Designer), and Artistic Ensemble member John Jacobson (Lighting Designer).
Images by Joe Mazza at BraveLux
Head Writer Jessica Wright Buha*
Deputy Writer Axel Arth
Contributing Editor Jodie Smylie
Contributing Writers Axel Arth Brad Brubaker Jessica Wright Buha* Kaitlin Byrd Christina Casano* Kara Davidson Sarah Idzik Amanda Link Charlotte Long Derik Marcussen* Sara Jean McCarthy* Aileen McGroddy Darren Meyers Deanna Myers Gregory Peters* Ellenor Riley-Condit Jessica Saxvik* Skyler Schrempp Jodie Smylie Dusty Wilson
* - is the mark of a Plagiarist
High praise for CIRCLE HOUSE!
"... a really moving and enjoyable play... really memorable and beautiful moments. I really liked it." -- Ada Grey
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