The November Project Episode 4


Date: October 28, 2020 — October 28, 2020
Days & Times:

Premiering at 7 PM EDT
Streaming online thru November

Conceived by Janine Perry, Maura Hanlon & Kate Mundle
Collaborative Team:
Janine Perry, Maura Hanlon, Kate Mundle, Kate Pazakis, Alison Weller, Richard Sullivan,
Susan Nicholson and Ryan McGettigan
Scenic Design by Ryan McGettigan
Lighting Design by Susan Nicholson


Summary

REMEMBER THE LADIES……………………………………………..…………..…Vicki Summers
From “The Distance Between Us” by Janine M. Perry
BACK TO BEFORE…………….……….Maura Hanlon accompanied by Chris Morris (keyboard)
From the musical “Ragtime” Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
HAVE YOU BEEN TO JAIL FOR JUSTICE?…………….….Paul Kehoe, Mary Wilson and Friends
Music & Lyrics by Anne Feeney
KING OF ANYTHING………………..Chelsey Jo Ristaino accompanied by Seton Brown (guitar)
Music & Lyrics by Sara Bareilles
LANDSLIDE………………………………………….…..……….Bonnie Fedge & Erica Tso Haidas
Music & Lyrics by Stevie Nicks
BLOOD STAINS DREAM IN COLOR……………………….…………………..Brandon Simmons
ONE………………………………………………………………..……………..……..Jess Georges
Music & Lyrics by Carole King
I AM WHAT I AM…………………………..Jared Hagan accompanied by Chris Morris (keyboard)
From the musical “La Cage Aux Folles” Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MAGICAL THINKING………………………………………………………..Joanne Callum Powers
HALLELUJAH……………………………………………………………………….Mia Lima accompanied by Gregg Sullivan (guitar)
Music & Lyrics by Patty Larkin
WHATEVER ELSE HAPPENS……………………..Meghan Magrath O’Brien accompanied by Conor O’Brien (guitar)
Music & Lyrics by Declan O’Rourke
MONOLOGUE FROM ANGELS IN AMERICA………………………………………Alison Weller
Written by Tony Kushner
BEATLES MEDLEY……………..Adam Berry & Ben Berry accompanied by Malcolm Granger and Misao Koyama (keyboard)
Music & Lyrics by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
THE STRANGERS’ CASE……………………………………………….……Ian Ryan
Passage attributed to William Shakespeare, from the play Sir Thomas More, by William Shakespeare, et al.

Presented with support from:

Cast

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Adam Berry is the Executive Producer and star of his own paranormal reality television show on the Travel Channel called Kindred Spirits (now in its 5th season). His other TV credits include: Reunion in Hell (upcoming), Haunted Salem LIVE, Kindred Spirits Resurrected, Paranormal Lockdown, Expedition Unknown: Search For The Afterlife, Ghost Hunters (NBC, SyFy), Ghost Hunters Halloween LIVE, Ghost Hunters Academy, Pickler and Ben, Anderson Cooper Show and Weekend Today among others. He has traveled the country extensively giving lectures in theaters and at conferences and conventions on paranormal investigation and supernatural phenomena. Adam, along with his friend and Co-star Amy Bruni, just release their first national magazine publication with Meredith Corporation called “Ghost Hunting: True Tales of The Paranormal” (available now where magazines are sold). Theatrical credits: Frank Shepard in Merrily We Roll Along at Cape Rep Theater; Thrill Me (WHAT), Nick Bottom in Midsummer Nights Dream (WHAT); Nick Arnstein in Funny Girl (Cape Rep), Roger in RENT (Best Performance 2014 Season, Cape Cod Times), Billy Nolan in CARRIE the musical, Jamie in The Last Five Years, Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar (Peregrine Theatre Ensemble); Floyd Collins, Candide, Working, Gross Indecency, Philadelphia Here I come, Tick, Tick… BOOM! (Counter-Productions); Shining City (WHAT); The Wild Party (CTEK ARTS); School for Wives and Cloud 9 (Shakespeare on the Cape); The Foggy, Foggy Dew a world premiere play by Wendy Kesselman (Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival); The Black Monk by Wendy Kesselman (New Dramatists NYC). Hair (Claude) and Bat Boy(Edgar) dir. Tony Jackman (Provincetown Theater Company). Other favorites include: Elegies for Angels… dir. Bill Russell; The Rivals (O’Trigger); Side Show (Buddy); Into The Woods (Jack); A Chorus Line (Bobby); and Chicago (Mary Sunshine). Adam is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory. He performed the music of George and Ira Gershwin with the Boston Pops under the direction of Keith Lockhart and also appeared with Betty Buckley in her Feinstein’s NYC show, The Other Woman: Vixen’s of Broadway and Peregrine Theatre’s An Evening With Betty Buckley. Adam also serves as the Executive Director of the Peregrine Theatre Ensemble, a non-profit theatre company located in Provincetown. LOVE to B.M.C! www.Adam-Berry.com

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Ben Berry is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Peregrine Theatre Ensemble in Provincetown, MA. He holds a BFA in Acting from the University of MN/Guthrie Theater and trained at Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, The Royal National Theater, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and the London International School for the Performing Arts. As an actor, director and producer he’s collaborated with the Guthrie Theater, The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival, Wellfleet Harbor Actors’ Theater, Cape Rep, Skylight Opera, Counter Productions, Cotuit Center for the Arts, and the Provincetown Theater. Ben originated the role of Don in the world premiere of Tennessee Williams’ The Parade, or Approaching the End of Summer for the inaugural Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival. Roles with Peregrine Theatre include Chicago (Billy Flynn), Hamlet (Hamlet), RENT (Mark), The Full Monty (Malcolm), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), Blithe Spirit (Elvira) and Carrie (Freddy). With Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander), Thrill Me (Nathan Leopold), Seminar (Douglas), and School for Wives (Agnés). Some other favorite credits include Joe in Merrily We Roll Along (Cape Rep), Damien in Insatiable Hunger (w/Lea DeLaria), Matt in The Fantasticks (Skylight Opera), Candide in Candide (Counter Productions).

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Malcolm Granger has been busy during the Coronacation. He finally opened some of the boxes he hasn’t touched since the last move. Six years ago.

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Jared Hagan is an Associate Artist at Cape Rep Theatre where he has appeared in over 30 productions. Some of his favorites include Something Rotten!, Merrily We Roll Along, A New Brain, Hairspray, La Cage Aux Folles, Failure: A Love Story, Avenue Q, Drowsy Chaperone, A Class Act, Wintertime and A Year with Frog & Toad. NYC: Two Hearts Bleed As One (Joe’s Pub). Regional: Avenue Q (GEVA), Master Class (Eventide), Streakin’ (New Provincetown Theater), Batboy, Cabaret, Hair (PTC), Floyd Collins, Closer than Ever, The Lion in Winter (Counter Productions), A Grand Night for Singing, Into the Woods, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (HJT), ABC’s of NYC Vol.’s 1, 2 & 3 (CCFTA) and Talking With (TUTS). Jared would like to give a special thank you to his family, Richard, Penny and Alice.

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Erica Tso Haidas is currently on the Board of Trustees for Cape Rep Theatre and chairs the Volunteer Committee. After leaving a corporate legal job in NYC and moving to the Cape, she re-discovered her love of creating music and collaborating with other music lovers. Erica is currently working on a pro bono immigration case, and in non-pandemic times, she enjoys playing the violin in the local orchestra and volunteering with WE CAN. She is honored to be able to contribute artistically to the November Project.

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Maura Hanlon is the Associate Artistic Director at Cape Rep Theatre. She is very grateful to finally get the chance to explore this beautiful piece with this wonderfully creative company. Mo opened our 2019 season with Proof; she adapted (with Janine Perry) and directed The Odyssey for Cape Rep’s Young Company. She had an extraordinarily busy 2018 season, adapting and directing Great Expectations for YoCo, directing Merrily We Roll Along and Shakespeare in Love, and appearing as Rosie in Mamma Mia! and Helen in Fun Home. Mo has directed many, many plays at Cape Rep, and quite a few elsewhere. Favorite directing credits include Men on Boats, Failure: A Love Story, Jerusalem, Eurydice, Wintertime, The Rose Tattoo (Cape Rep) and Peter Pan and Wendy (HJT). She is also a sometime actor (including Cape Rep’s The Drowsy Chaperone, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play), a frequent sound designer (My Name is Asher Lev, Top-dog/Underdog, The Bottom of the Sky, to name just a few), and an occasional playwright (Good Bye, Mary Rose, Dinosaur Pirates from Outerspace!, which she also composed, and Alice in Wonderland). Mo is a graduate of Holy Cross where she was a French/Pre-Med major. She studied acting and directing at Trinity Rep Conservatory and received her MFA in directing from UCSD. She was twice nominated for the Richard E. Sherwood Award at the Mark Taper Forum and was offered a Drama League Directing Fellowship. Her productions have been named frequently in the Cape Cod Times annual “Favorite Shows of…” She is a well-respected acting teacher and coach, and teaches acting and directing through Cape Rep’s  Theatrelab and YoCo. Extra-special thanks to her incredibly supportive family, Art, Paddo, Seamus and Macklin. Up next? YoCo 2019-20—what will it be? Stay tuned…  maurahanlon.com.

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Paul Kehoe has been an elementary school educator in Brewster for many years and has always enjoyed incorporating music into all aspects of the curriculum.  He has led several school programs entertaining children with songs focused on social and emotional learning.  Paul has spent the past year developing some original songs and enjoys performing at many of the local Open Mics and Coffeehouses here on the Cape.  He has lent his music to several organizations during fundraisers and benefits.  This past summer Paul teamed up with Mary Wilson of the Pitter Patter Puppets to create a series of children’s shows for the Cape Rep Theater called Puppets, Paul & Mary.  He is thrilled and excited to be part of the November Project!

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Meghan Magrath is happy to contribute to this project and excited for the opportunity to perform with her husband, Conor. She feels lucky to have met so many great friends and collaborators at Cape Rep since her first show with this special theater in 2007. She recently relocated to Cape Cod. Recent credits include: Dark Night Cabaret and The ABCs of NYC (CCftA); The Full Monty, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience, Merrily We Roll Along and Failure: A Love Story (Cape Rep). In New York, she has debuted two original shows, Womenfolk and Here Comes the Broad, at The Duplex Cabaret and Piano Bar. She holds a BFA in Drama from NYU/Tisch.

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Joanne Callum Powers is an actor, choreographer, storyteller, and playwright. She has taught creative drama at Cape Cod Theater Company, and dance at Cape Cod Community College, and a long time member and choreographer for the Extremes Dance Theater.

She is currently working on a one woman show to be performed in the Fall 2021.

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Vicki Summers is a professional actress and drama teacher.  She has been involved in theater since high school.  Her favorite roles include Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Mrs. Roby in Xingu and Other Stories (with Julie Harris),  Vera in Indecent, Molly in Molly Sweenie, Louisa in Nine, Margie in Good People, Aurora in Kiss of the Spider Woman, Nina, Wanda and Meg in Durang-Durang, Elsa in The Road to Mecca, and Amanda in The Glass Menagerie.  Vicki also wrote and performed her own, one woman show (developed in Cape Rep’s playwriting class), Bella, An Immigrant’s Tale, where she brings to life her beloved grandma.

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Mary Wilson has been in the field of Early Education for over 30 years. She has been the Coordinator for the Cape & Islands Maternal Depression Task Force since its inception in 2005. Mary has worked with families of children birth through 12 years in a variety of settings and capacities. Her educational background is in Early Education and Psychology. She has worked as an early childhood educator, administrator, consultant, adult educator and is also a professional puppeteer for Pitter Patter Puppets. She is the President of Pitter Patter Enterprises, Inc., an Early Childhood and Family Engagement consulting company.


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