The Bold Company presents Tiny Beautiful Things


Date: November 14, 2022 — November 16, 2022
Days & Times:

Monday at 7 pm
Wednesday at 2 pm & 7 pm

Running Time: 90 minutes
Price: $10

Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
Directed by Julie Allen Hamilton
Stage Manager Chelsey Jo Brown


Summary

Based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by Academy Award nominee Nia Vardalos, Tiny Beautiful Things follows the relationships between an anonymous advice columnist named Sugar and the many real-life readers who pour out their hearts to her. Tiny Beautiful Things is a deeply human play about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions which have no answers.

About Cape Rep’s BoldCo
The Bold Company (BoldCo) a free educational program for 55 plus Cape Cod residents wanting to learn the craft of acting through a fun and friendly rehearsal and production process. BoldCo is for those with little to no experience but lots of enthusiasm and designed to open the door for non-actors into the many benefits gained from a life in the arts. We are thrilled to have 14 members from across the Cape participating in this first season.

INDOOR THEATER COVID Safety Protocols:

  • All patrons will be required to wear a mask during performances.
  • All Cape Rep staff and cast members have been fully vaccinated.
  • For further information or to purchase tickets, contact the box office at 508.896.1888.

Thank you to the following organizations and individuals for their generous support of our Education programs:

Robert & Margery Glovin and The Samuel W. and Jacob I. Brier Charitable Fund, Dan Wolf & Heidi Schuetz, the John K. & Thirza F. Davenport Foundation, The Cape Cod Five Foundation and Michele & Gary Clarke.

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Cast

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Lori Alexander (Sugar) Lorri’s lifelong love and involvement with theater has finally, finally, finally brought her to the stage, after many years spent working behind the scenes in community theater before moving to the Cape thirteen years ago. She wants to thank her fabulous BoldCo cast-mates and Cape Rep for this wonderful and challenging experience and hopes to do it again.

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Barbara Bradley (Ensemble) Barbara joined BoldCo because she has never been this Bold or this Old! She is a long time supporter of Cape Rep and is delighted to be on stage. Barbara is retired, rides her bike, plays pickle ball, and volunteers for Wild Care and Audubon turtle stranding rescue.

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Ed Coppola (Ensemble) Since 2008 he has had great pleasure acting in many shows at CCTC/HJT. He first appeared at Cape Rep in 2019 with the newly formed VetCo troupe, and is thrilled to be performing here again with this talented BoldCo cast. Ed is a proud US Army Veteran. Thank you Julie for this opportunity.

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Melissa Davey (Ensemble) Melissa has been a Cape Cod resident since 2008, and has enjoyed several plays at Cape Rep Theatre. She is grateful to be a part of this educational opportunity with Cape Rep, even though it makes her palms sweaty. Her dog Milo has been a great support when rehearsing her lines. Melissa dedicates this performance to the memory of her dearest friend, Beth Skelley, who always blazed new trails.

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Roz Diamond (Ensemble) Roz spent her urban planning career in NY and NJ before retiring to live on the Cape. Always intrigued by the phenomenon of visceral learning that occurs at live theater performances, Roz sought out the BoldCo when the opportunity arose to participate in that experience from the other side of the lights. She is grateful to Cape Rep for including her in this show, and for having met, and worked with, an incredible group of Cape Cod “(B)old” thespians.

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Ray Glaser (Ensemble) retired and living the good life in Brewster, saw the BoldCo promo and the “while we’re young“ bell rang ~ loudly! An opportunity to be back on stage with direction from the pros at my friendly neighborhood theater was not to be missed and a chance to continue acting – which truthfully is as much fun as you can have with your clothes on. Ray got the sand in his shoes way back, has been on Cape for over 50 years and considers himself very fortunate to have been able to live the entrepreneurial dream of business ownership while enjoying the best of the Cape’s lifestyle.

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Laurie Goldman (Ensemble) Laurie is the artist/owner of Mudlark Pottery, working and living here in Brewster. Except for a small non-speaking part in One Man, Two Guvnors and once participating in a reading of The Vagina Monologues, both at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, Laurie has been very happy over the years being primarily theater-adjacent: watching her children Thea and Sander grow up acting in shows all around the Cape. She is so grateful to Cape Rep for this opportunity to learn and play, experiment and dare. She knows performing in front of an audience will be an exciting adventure, but cannot imagine it will be any more delightful than the rehearsal process has been. Laurie thanks Julie, Chelsey and all her inspiring cast-mates for making this such a rich, joyful experience.

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Michael Harnett (Ensemble) Michael is performing on stage for the first time and is excited to be part of Cape Rep’s BoldCo. When he is off stage he volunteers in several educational programs at both the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and at the Cape Cod National Sea Shore. He is also active with several Eastham environmental committees and enjoys playing pickle ball, hiking, woodcarving and walking with the dog.

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Sheila Kane (Sugar) Sheila is thrilled to be fulfilling a long held desire to perform on stage and is so thankful to the team at Cape Rep Theatre for creating this amazing experience. She is a retired Family Nurse Practitioner and a lifelong advocate for disadvantaged youth. Her many interests include alternative medicine, poetry, singing and the theater! BoldCo is a dream come true!

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Rhonda Litwinowich (Sugar) Rhonda keeps herself busy as a DJ for WOMR, working in her pottery studio, and maintaining her honey bee hives. BoldCo has provided a different kind of opportunity to learn from dedicated professionals about theatre performance, and make some new friends along the way.  She’s excited to be a part of this wonderful experience.

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Maggie MacLeay (Ensemble) is pleased to take part in Cape Rep’s Bold new initiative. Maggie is a member of VETCO. She lives in ORLEANS with her best buddy Finn.

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Linda Nidle (Ensemble) I always figured that “playacting” was pretty straightforward—memorize your lines; hit your marks; follow the director’s directions…Then, BoldCo and “Whoa, was I ever wrong”! Rehearsals were terrifying and wondrous. And Director Julie Hamilton, Stage Manager Chelsey Brown, Voice Coach Alison Weller, (and all the Rep staff) worked tirelessly to make this night happen. I still can’t believe I’m part of this cast.

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Pam North (Sugar) A recent washashore from Oregon, Pam is grateful for Cape Rep offering this amazing opportunity and for the cast and crew who have been so brave and supportive. Everyone involved in this production is wonderful! A complete newcomer to the stage, Pam can’t believe how many profanities she gets to drop in her first role. When she isn’t saying bad words in front of strangers, she can be found behind the desk at Brooks Free Library, volunteering at Harwich Mariners games, or out and about enjoying the Cape with her husband, Mark Bevel, and their mostly standard (but 100% sweet) poodle, Sophy.

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Richard Wheeler (Ensemble) Richard, a retired school principal, is so grateful to Cape Rep for providing an opportunity for seniors to explore the excitement of live theater. Richard is returning to the stage after a hiatus of nearly 45 years. He has appeared in community theater productions In Rhode Island in the Barrington Players and Warren Community Theater as Reverend Author Humphrey in See How They Run, Dr. Armstrong in Ten Little Indians, Steve Van Ruyle in Night of January 16, and a member of the barbershop quartet in The Music Man.


Creative

Director
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Julie Allen Hamilton (Director) has been a member of the Cape Rep company as an actor and a director since 1993. Favorite Cape Rep roles include Deb (The Tuna Goddess), Aoife Muldoon (Outside Mullingar), Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Red Head (The Love Talker), Paulina Escobar (Death And The Maiden), and as a director: Regular Singing, The Tempest, Macbeth, and How I Became A Pirate. Regional directing credits include Boundless (CCCC), To Kill A Mockingbird, The Crucible, The BFG, Stuart Little (CCTC/HJT). Julie is also the stage manager for Cape Rep’s Young Company. BA Theater, UMass/Amherst

Stage Manager
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Chelsey Jo Brown (Stage Manager) Chelsey is honored to be a part of this very special program with such an incredible group of people. Stage managing credits include Tumacho at Cape Rep Theatre and various productions at Bay Area Children’s Theatre in California. Chelsey has appeared in over a dozen shows at Cape Rep and holds a BFA from Montclair State University. She lives in Brewster with her husband and two adorable greyhounds.

Lighting Design
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Susan Nicholson (Lighting Design) Susan is northeast based Lighting Designer. Starting in 2005 she has been a part of over 35 productions as well as VetCo, Young Company, Footlight Fantasy and many benefits and special performances at Cape Rep. Favorite show credits include-Full Monty (the first time), Xanadu, UMPO, Merrily We Roll Along, Rough Crossing, Billy Elliot, and Boundless. She is an events lighting designer in NYC doing projects such as Hospitality at the US Open, John Wick 3 premier party, and various other Corporate Events and Parties. Member USA 829. susanmnicholsondesign.com

Scenic Design
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Ryan McGettigan (Scenic Design) Ryan is a Houston-based scenic designer of theater, opera, and dance working across the country and Europe. He is the Resident Designer at Cape Rep Theatre in Brewster, MA as well as a Company Artist with Prague Shakespeare Company and the Classical Theatre Company of Houston. Regional Credits: Theatre under the Stars, Stages Repertory Theatre, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Shakespeare & Company, Cape Rep, Abilene Shakespeare Festival, Legacy Theatre, Prague Shakespeare Company. Opera and Dance: Glimmerglass Festival, New Orleans Opera, Opera San Jose, HGOco, Open Dance Project, and the Houston Ballet.

Voice & Speech Coach
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Sound Design
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Costume Consultant
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Robin McLaughlin (Costume Consultant) has been resident costume designer at Cape Rep off and on for many years. She returned from California for the summer season in 2017 to do Men on Boats and Billy Elliot the Musical, and decided to remain on the Cape. Robin continues to be a nationally-known designer of handmade journey bags and has added custom wedding accessories to her collection. CapeCodJourneyBags.wordpress.com

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