Tony Nominee for Best Play, 2014. From the author of Doubt and Moonstruck, a contemporary romantic comedy set in the Irish countryside. Rosemary is approaching 40 and Anthony is already there. They should have wed long ago but insecurity, time hardened eccentricities, prickly pride, unrequited love and an epic grudge over a tiny piece of land seem insurmountable obstacles to romance. Very smart, lyrical and funny, Outside Mullingar is a treat for ear as well as the heart.
Dennis Cunningham (Tony Reilly) first appeared on Cape stages at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater in 1985 in their second production, American Buffalo. This was followed by roles there in The Foreigner,
Black Comedy (directed by Daisy Walker’s father, Dan Walker), Actor’s Nightmare, A Lie of the Mind, The Memorandum, Four Dogs and a
Bone, and most recently in Cat on a Hot Tina Roof. He also spent many summers acting in WHAT for Kids productions. He has appeared in the Provincetown Theater Company’s productions, and also in Three the Hard Way, produced at the Milnerton Playhouse in Cape Town, South Africa. He has his Irish passport.
Damian Baldet* (Anthony Reilly) most recently appeared as Hoover in Here’s Hoover! directed by Alex Timbers. He appeared on Broadway in the 2014 revival of Machinal starring Rebecca Hall and Michael Cumpsty. With the Obie Award-winning company, The Civilians, he was an original collaborator on Gone Missing and appeared in Nobody’s Lunch, Paris Commune, Canard Canard Goose, and most recently in The Great Immensity at the Public Theatre. At La Jolla Playhouse, he appeared in Blood Wedding, directed by Mark Wing-Davey and Sweet Bird of Youth, directed by Michael Greif; A Murder, A Mystery and a Marriage, adapted and directed by Aaron Posner; Timon in Disney’s The Lion King across America, in Las Vegas and in London’s West
End. At Soho Rep, he appeared in The Flying Machine’s Frankenstein and in Attempts on Her Life, directed by Steven Cosson. His solo show, Pugilist, played at Barrow St. eatre. Last year he played in Henry VIII at Shakepeare Theatre of New Jersey.
Julie Allen Hamilton (Aoife Muldoon) is happy to be celebrating the 30th Anniversary Season at Cape Rep by performing with this fine bunch. Past Cape Rep credits include June in Fifth Of July, Paulina Escobaro in Death and the Maiden, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Red Head in The Love Talker. Other Cape credits include Dorothy Quimby in Ramona Quimby, Smee/ Nana in Peter Pan & Wendy, Duke Orsino in Twelfth Night (HJT), and Joy Gresham in Shadowlands (CDG). Directing credits include Macbeth, The Tempest, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Knue Bunny, How I Became A Pirate (Cape Rep), The BFG, The Crucible, Stuart Little, (HJT) Dancing At Lughnasa (HJT, APA), The Weir, Much Ado About Nothing, Three Sisters (APA). Julie studied theater at UMass/Amherst. Thanks to Jack, Ian & Nell for the love & support.
Alison Weller* (Rosemary Muldoon) 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 six seasons at the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ. With Cape Rep: 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
KJ Sanchez and Emily Ackerman’s ReEntry, performing at naval bases in Virginia Beach, Gulfport MS, and Port Hueneme CA for sailors returning from deployment. She is a recent 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.
* Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under Special Appearance Contract.
Daisy Walker (Director) is thrilled to be working at Cape Rep! She
grew up in a theatrical family and has been immersed in theatre her whole life. She has directed around the country from San Diego to NYC, at theatres such as The Guthrie Theater Lab, La Jolla Playhouse, Keen Company, Classic Stage Company, New Georges, Adirondack Theatre Festival, and others. She has directed extensively on Cape Cod: seven productions at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre and four productions at Payomet Performance Art Center. She was Assistant Director on Jersey Boys for Broadway, 1st National tour, Chicago, and Las Vegas companies. Prior to that she was Artistic Associate at Classic Stage Company. Other Broadway and Commercial Assistant Directing credits include Aaron Sorkin’s The Farnsworth Invention (The Music Box), Dracula the Musical, Jackie: An American Life (Belasco Theatre), Sinatra, His Music, His World, His Way (Radio City Music Hall). She is the 2005 Recipient of SSDC Sir John Gielgud Fellowship. She holds an MFA from UCSD. Upcoming: Detroit at Harbor Stage in August.
Mark Guirguis (Set Designer) has designed stage sets for numerous professional theatre companies including San Diego Repertory Theatre, TheatreWorks, CA, Firefly: Theatre and Films, Rogue Machine Theatre Company in Los Angeles, Playhouse on the Square, and the Circuit Playhouse. He was production designer for the narrative feature, The Politics of Fur, which played in over 70 film festivals internationally. He is the recipient
of several nominations and four Ostrander Awards for excellence
in set design. He is currently Head of Undergraduate Design in the Department of Theatre and Dance
at the University of California, San Diego.
Robin McLaughlin (Costume Design) has been resident Costume Designer at Cape Rep Theatre for many years. She has also been the resident designer at Harwich Junior Theatre and she has designed for Wheelock Family Theatre, Cape Cod Community College and WHAT. Robin is a nationally-known designer of handmade journey bags. RobinElizabethCreations.com.
Patricia M. Nichols (Lighting Designer) New York design credits include Broken (The Bridge Theatre), Splintered Souls (The Mint Theatre), Fidelity Futurestage (New World Stages), Because I Can (Greenwich Theatre), The Souls of Our Feet (Triangle Theatre), and Safety (Urban Stages). National Tour Credits: The Gazillion Bubble Show. Regional Theatre Credits: Dream Girls, Barefoot In the Park, 39 Steps, and Our Town for (Skyline Theatre). Ms. Nichols is the Associate Lighting Designer for the Broadway and
all domestic and international productions of Jersey Boys, Broadway’s Pirate Queen, Freeman
of Color, and the Broadway and all touring productions of Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays. Her Assisting credits include Lestat (Broadway), Mambo Kings (San Francisco), Lennon (San Francisco), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Broadway and National Tour), Dracula (Broadway), Sinatra (Radio City Musical Hall) and Wicked (San Francisco). Ms. Nichols holds a MFA in Lighting Design from University of California, San Diego, and is the recipient of the 2004 USITT Young Designer Barbizon Award for Lighting Design.
Nathan Leigh (Sound Design) is a playwright, composer, musician, and head writer for Afropunk.com. He has composed original music for Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, American Repertory Theatre, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, The Debate Society (Gothamist: Best Sound Design 2007 for The Eaten Heart), Stoneham Theatre (IRNE Best Sound Design 2009 for Strangers On A Train), Central Square Theatre (IRNE Best Sound Design 2010 for The Hound of the Baskervilles), and many more. With frequent collaborator Kyle Jarrow, Nathan co-created the musicals Big Money (WTF Boris Segall Fellowship 2008) and The Consequences (World Premiere 2012 at WHAT). With book writer Jason Slavick, he co-wrote adaptations of Song of Songs and Icarus. He is the author of the serialized musicals Sealand! and William Henry Harrison: Time Detective. Nathan’s most recent solo album is A Life In Transit.
Holly Erin McCarthy (Props Design) is native Cape Codder who works
as an actor, designer, director and educator throughout the Cape and Boston. She recently designed costumes for Lyle the Crocodile (Cape Rep), Flat Stanley, and Stuart Little (Boston Children’s eater). Holly performs frequently at Cape Rep, most recently playing Gerty in Failure: A Love Story and this summer in the outdoor theater’s Elephant and Piggie’s We Are In A Play! Holly is also the Founding Executive Director of Theater Under the Stairs. Now in their 5th season, Holly directed TUTS’ most recent production, Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter, and will be directing/ designing/everything in Cotuit Center for the Arts’ original children’s show, Snow White & Rose Red this August! She thanks Janine and everyone at Cape Rep for all of the wonderful opportunities she’s been given.
Kate Gulden (Stage Manager) is excited to return for her third year at Cape Rep, having previously stage managed One Man, Two Guvnors in 2014, 9-Ball in 2013, and assistant stage managed The Light in the Piazza in 2014. She is a recent graduate
of Gettysburg College, where she earned a BA in English and Theatre Arts. Recent credits at Gettysburg College include Stage Manager for In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) and As You Like It, and Director for The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged), and Murder by Poe.
Kate also serves as head of public relations and managing editor for Sunset Liminal Press. She loves cake decorating and hates describing herself.
Photos courtesy of Bob Tucker/Focalpoint Studios.