Boundless


Date: November 2, 2017 — December 3, 2017
Days & Times:

Wed. & Thurs. at 7 pm
Fri. & Sat. at 8 pm
Sun. at 2 pm
No perf. Nov. 5, 8, 22 & 23
Saturday Nov. 25 at 2pm

Running Time: 120 Minutes
Price: $28

Written by Alison Weller
Music by Peter Hodgson and Alison Weller
Directed by Art Devine


Summary

Boundless is a new play with music that explores how local fishermen navigate the rough waters of politics, science, economics and tradition to survive in today’s world. Created from interviews with Cape Cod fishermen, their families and the organizations that keep them fishing, Boundless takes us into the heart of their story.

Cast

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Tom Andrew* is ecstatic to be back at Cape Rep after playing Jackie Elliot in Billy Elliot this summer. National Tours include Titanic (Murdoch) and The Music Man (Olin Britt). Regional credits include Baby (Allan) Coachella Valley Rep; It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (George Bailey) Cygnet Theatre and Sierra Repertory; Guys and Dolls (Sky), Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Brian Doyle) Ocean State Theatre Co.; 9 to 5 (Dick) Theatre by the Sea, Into the Woods (Baker), Fiddler on the Roof (Motel) Starlight Music Theatre; Chicago (Billy Flynn) Ion Theatre, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Freddy) Mira Costa Theatre, Everything I Needed to Know I Learned From Brian Mackey (Tom), Night Sky (Daniel) Mo’Olelo, Sleeping Beauty Wakes (King/Vocalist) La Jolla Playhouse; and Forever Plaid (Sparky) too many theaters to mention!

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Marty Brent* is pleased to be returning to the Cape Rep stage. Last seen at Cape Rep as Tim in Regular Singing and Asher Lev in My Name is Asher Lev. Marty would like to thank the Cape Rep family and the artists of Cape Cod for their unwavering support of the theater. 

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Jessica Georges was first cast in Sunday in the Park with George in 2003 here at Cape Rep and since then has considered this theater her family. She was last seen on this stage as Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher. Her favorite roles at Cape Rep include the Cat and Jingle Bell Boy in Tibet Through the Red Box, Kate monster & Lucy in Avenue Q, and all of her roles from pirates to farm animals at the outdoor children’s theater. She’d like to thank Justin, Kai, Cora, and Grandma Jayne for all their love and support!

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McNeely Myers* loves the play of theatre. . .the resilience of life. . .the beauty of nature. . . the warmth of this community. . . Seen here in this season’s Billy Elliot and Regular Singing, McNeely also played for Cape Rep in Hairspray and Winter Wheat.  Her one-woman show Sunny & the Swami was developed locally. Other Cape credits: Body Awareness, Bug, Driving on the Sidewalk, Indecent Exposure (WHAT), Wit,  Anton in Show Business (Counter Productions), A Perfect Ganesh (Provincetown Theatre), and most notably with Provincetown Rep as Maria Callas in Master Class for which Terrence McNally tagged her “Cape Cod’s answer to Meryl Streep.”  Prior to her days on the Cape, McNeely was a ten-year member of Whetstone Theatre in southern Vermont.

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Stephen L. Russell* (character name) has appeared on many area stages over the past thirty years, most frequently at WHAT and the Academy Playhouse, but also at HJT, Payomet, The New Repertory Theatre, Lyric Stage of Boston, the Stoneham Theatre, the Huntington Theatre Company and with the Tir Na Theatre Company. For the past sixteen summers he has been the Impresario of WHAT for Kids, the family theater wing of the Wellfleet Harbor Actors’ Theatre, where many of his fifteen plays for family audiences have been produced. Stephen is known in the gaming community for his voice acting on such titles as Fallout 3 & 4, Dishonored 2, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, System Shock 2 and the Thief series. He is currently at work on two new titles, Underworld Ascendant and ZED. Website: stephenrussellvoice.com

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Paul Schuyler  Paul is a Cape Cod actor and filmmaker, having appeared in numerous productions including The Little Mermaid at CCTC, Driving Miss Daisy at Cotuit Black Box, and Peter and the Starcatcher at Cape Rep.  He is excited to return to the Rep, and to be a part of such a talented and dedicated cast and crew.  Boundless is a story so meaningful and relevant to the place he calls home, and he is honored to lend his voice to the telling.  As a film director, he just completed the thriller short RUNNER, with his wife Jade Schuyler.  They are currently hard at work up on their follow up film, to be shot on Cape in the near future.

* Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under Special Appearance Contract.


Creative

Director
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Art Devine (Director) is a multi-talented theater artist whose work as a playwright, director, actor and designer has been enjoyed throughout New England and California. He has written three world premiere plays for Cape Rep (9-Ball, Winter Wheat and The Bottom of the Sky), and is currently hard at work on his latest commission, A Cloud of Canvas. His most recent acting credits include Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher in Peter and the Starcatcher, Gal in Rough Crossing, Mr. Burns in Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, Rooster in Jerusalem, Dindon in La Cage Aux Folles and Roy in The Light in the Piazza.  For Cape Rep, he directed A Streetcar Named Desire, Sunday in the Park with George, Topdog/Underdog, Our Country’s Good and 9-Ball.  Art trained at Trinity Rep Conservatory in RI. Very special thanks to Paddo, Seamus, Macklin and Mo.

Scenic Design
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Phil Kong (Scenic Design) Cape Rep Theatre credits include A New Brain, Men On Boats, The Woman In Black, Mr. Burns–a post electric play, Failure: A Love Story, Jerusalem and Next to Normal. Phil’s work has been seen internationally in dance, theater, music and other live events. His most recent work includes art direction for Foster the People’s Sacred Hearts Club tour, lighting design for Is It Real? – a concert involving a mashup of classical and modern forms of music, voice, and performance in Berlin, Germany, Qurio: Wilkommen in Wunderland for Tui Cruises GmbH, Der Kaiser von Atlantis in Hamburg, Germany, and associate lighting design for the Shanghai Disneyland on Golden Fairy Tale Fanfare and the Tomorrowland Stage.

Lighting Design
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Susan Nicholson (Lighting Design) has been illuminating productions professionally since 2004. Favorite shows include Ragtime and Billy Elliot the Musical at Cape Rep, Chicago at CCSU, and Death for Five Voices at Prospect Theatre Company. Regionally she has designed at the Forestburgh Playhouse, Enchanted Dance, AADA, Harbor Lights Theatre, The Resident Theatre Company and Provincetown Theater.  In the last year she has had the honor of lighting The Former First Lady Michelle Obama, Mary J Blige, Amy Schumer, Kevin James and Laura Benanti.  She is also a part of HG Lighting Design and freelances for WorldStage. Honors include Barbizon Region 3 winner, at the National level Runner-Up, Nominated for an Ostrander in Lighting in Memphis. She holds a BA from Purdue University and a MFA from the University of Memphis.  Member local 829. susanmnicholsondesign.com

Projection Design
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Lisa Renkel (Projection Design)  Lisa is thrilled to be making her design debut at Cape Rep Theatre. Lisa graduated from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2015 and has since been working as a video and projection designer in NYC. Select designs: Outside Paducah (Poetic Theater Productions), Village Orpheus (Fresh Fruit Festival). Select associate/assistant designs: A Perfect Harmony (Smithsonian – IlluminAsia), JUNK (Broadway), Between The Lines (KC Rep), Bring It! Live (U.S. Tour), The Spoils (Off-Broadway), Ever After (Paper Mill Playhouse), On The Town (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse), and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Check out her work and upcoming projects at: lisarenkel.com

Costume Design
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Robin McLaughlin (Costume Design) was resident costume designer at Cape Rep for many years, returned from California for the summer season (Men On Boats, Billy Elliot the Musical) and is delighted to announce that she’ll be staying! She continues to be a nationally known designer of handmade journey bags and has added custom wedding accessories to her collection. Robin Elizabeth Creations

Stage Manager
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Kate Gulden (Production Stage Manager) is delighted to be back at Cape Rep for the 2017 season, having previously stage managed nine shows from 9-Ball (2013) to this season’s Billy Elliot, and assistant stage managed four. Recently, she returned home to North Carolina and Bartlett Theatre as stage manager for Crumbs from the Table of Joy, having stage managed their inaugural production of The Glass Menagerie in 2015. Kate is a graduate of Gettysburg College where she earned a BA in English and Theatre Arts. She also serves as head of public relations and managing editor for Sunset Liminal Press and their flagship literary magazine, “Sunset Liminal.” 

Playwright/Music
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Alison Weller* (playwright) was last seen at Cape Rep in Billy Elliot and Men on Boats, Broadway: Coram Boy. Off Broadway: This Beautiful City (Vineyard Theatre), Gone Missing (Barrow St. Theatre), and Aphrodisiac (PS 122). As an Associate Artist with the Obie Award-winning Civilians: original collaborator on the long-running Gone Missing and critically-acclaimed This Beautiful City, also The Ladies (Chashama), and The Modern World Project with Anne Kauffman. Other NY: The Female  Terrorist Project (The Committee), Out from Under It, and Blue Lila Rising (New Georges).  Regional: Portland Center Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theatre, Lyric Stage Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, WHAT, and seven seasons at the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ.  With Cape Rep: Outside Mullingar, Frankie and Johnnie in the Claire de Lune, Lady in the Dark, My Fair Lady, Ruby Tuesday, and many others. Alison is proud to have been in the company of American Records’ ReEntry, performing at naval bases in VA, CA and MS for sailors returning from deployment. She is a graduate of the London Film School’s Fast Forward Program for feature film producers and is developing several projects, including a screen adaptation of Thomas H. Cook’s The Last Talk with Lola Faye.  BA, Harvard; MFA, UCSD. This is for Michael.

Music/Musical Direction
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Peter Hodgson (Music/Musical Direction) is happy to be back at Cape Rep collaborating with Alison Weller on the music for this show. This summer, he was the Musical Director for Billy Elliot the Musical.  He hails from Sacramento, California, but now lives in New York City working as a freelance writer and music director.  He attended NYU, where he received both his BA in Music Theory and Composition and MFA in Musical Theatre Writing.  Since graduating, he has written for many different projects ranging from musical theater, to pop, to film.  Thanks to the Cape Rep Family for having me back! 

Musical Direction
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Robert Wilder (Musical Director) received his music training as a flutist, pianist, and harpsichordist performing with various ensembles in America and Europe. While earning a Masters Degree at Ohio University, his interests changed to piano accompaniment and theater. Robert has been a musical director at the Cleveland Playhouse, off-off Broadway, and several universities.On the Cape, he has worked at the Monomoy Theatre, Cape Rep Theatre, Academy Playhouse and the Provincetown Repertory Theatre. Robert currently is the Musical Director at the Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theater and has stage and musically directed productions of Seussical, Madeline’s Christmas, Promises, Promises, Always…Patsy Cline, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Sister Act, and The Pirates of Penzance. His musical director credits include The Secret Garden, Big River, Little Women, A Grand Night for Singing, The Robber Bridegroom, Into the Woods, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

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