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About the 2010s
ACT continues to grow and change, increasing and strengthening its presence as a home for bold, provocative voices in theatre, and challenging audiences with works both old and new. In 2015, ACT celebrated its 50th anniversary and its 40th year of A Christmas Carol.


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Little Shop of Horrors (2014)
This delightfully demented comedy of hapless lovers and a man-eating plant blends doo-wop, rock, and Motown into a hilarious send-up of B-movie horror flicks
About the Play
Written By: Howard Ashman - Book and Lyrics
Roger Corman - Original Film
Charles Griffith - Original Screenplay
Alan Menken - Music
On Broadway: IBDB Details
On the Screen: IMDB Details
Wikipedia: Read Wikipedia Article
About the Production
Run Dates: 3/8/2014 - 6/15/2014
Program: Program (.pdf)
Directed By: Bill Berry
Cast: Joshua Carter - Seymour
Eric Esteb - Audrey II Puppeteer
Ekello J. Harrid, Jr. - Voice of Audrey II; Derelict; Skid Row Occupant
Alexandria Henderson - Chiffon
David Anthony Lewis - Orin; Bernstein; Luce; Snip; Derelict; Skid Row Occupant
Naomi Morgan - Crystal
Nicole Rashida Prothro - Ronnette
Jessica Skerritt - Audrey
Jeff Steitzer - Mushnik
Music: Greg Fulton - Guitar
Chris Monroe - Drums
Faith Seetoo - Keyboard
R.J. Tancioco - Conductor; Keyboard
Behind the Scenes: Robert J. Aguilar - Lighting Designer
Dane Andersen - Music Coordinator
David Armstrong - Artistic Director - The 5th Avenue Theatre; Executive Producer - The 5th Avenue Theatre
Kurt Beattie - Artistic Director
Bill Berry - Musical Staging
Robert Billig - Vocal Arrangements
R. Elisabeth Burton - Production Assistant
Martin Christoffel - Set Designer
Ian Eisendrath - Resident Music Supervisor
Bernadine C. Griffin - Managing Director - The 5th Avenue Theatre
Jeffrey K. Hanson - Stage Manager
Brendan Patrick Hogan - Associate Sound Designer
Robert Merkin - Orchestrations
Crystal Dawn Munkers - Associate Director; Associate Choreographer
Michael Nutting - Music Librarian; Associate Music Director
Dave Pascal - Electronic Instruments Programmer
Adam Quinn - Associate Director
Martin P. Robinson - Puppet Designer
Pete Rush - Costume Designer
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi - Executive Director
Justin Stasiw - Sound Designer
R.J. Tancioco - Music Director
Erin B. Zatloka - Assistant Stage Manager
Bethany (2014)
The reality of the economic meltdown as seen through the life of a struggling suburban single mom trying to keep it all together. It all comes down to one big sale, and when the pressure is on, she pushes her own limits to get back everything she wants – including her daughter.
About the Play
Written By: Laura Marks
Wikipedia: Read Wikipedia Article
About the Production
Run Dates: 4/11/2014 - 5/4/2014
Program: Program (.pdf)
Directed By: John Langs
Cast: Suzanne Bouchard - Patricia
Emily Chisholm - Crystal
Cynthia Jones - Toni
Jonelle Jordan - Shannon
Darragh Kennan - Gary
Richard Ziman - Charlie
Behind the Scenes: Evan Christian Anderson - Assistant Lighting Designer
Kurt Beattie - Artistic Director
Whitney Breite - Stage Manager
Melissa Y. Hamasaki - Assistant Stage Manager
Brendan Patrick Hogan - Sound Designer
Catherine Hunt - Costume Designer
Robert Macdougall - Fight Director
Emily Penick - Assistant Director
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi - Executive Director
Andrew D. Smith - Lighting Designer
Carey Wong - Scenic Designer
The Price (2014)
Two grown brothers get a hard lesson in truth and consequences. After taking separate paths in life, their versions of family history collide when they meet after 16 years to settle their late father’s estate. The New York Times says, “The Price is one of the most engrossing and entertaining plays that Arthur Miller has ever written.”
About the Play
Written By: Arthur Miller
On Broadway: IBDB Details
Wikipedia: Read Wikipedia Article
About the Production
Run Dates: 5/30/2014 - 6/22/2014
Program: Program (.pdf)
Directed By: Victor Pappas
Cast: Anne Allgood - Esther Franz
Charles Leggett - Victor Franz
Peter Lohnes - Walter Franz
Peter Silbert - Gregory Solomon
Behind the Scenes: Kurt Beattie - Artistic Director
Alex Berry - Lighting Designer
Robert A. Dahlstrom - Scenic Designer
Robert Franklin - Lighting Designer
Brendan Patrick Hogan - Sound Designer
Alyssa Keene - Dialect Coach
Rose Pederson - Costume Designer
Becca Rowlett - Production Assistant
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi - Executive Director
JR Welden - Stage Manager
An Evening of One Acts (2014)
Three celebrated writers and their trio of short plays stretch the imagination with magic, surprise, wonder, and a dose of science fiction fantasy to the summer. Famous for their successes on the big screen and the stage, we take a look at what Martin, Allen, and Shepard bring to their respective short stories.

PATTER FOR THE FLOATING LADY (1999) by Steve Martin
The bittersweet conclusion of a romance between a lovesick magician and his aloof assistant.

RIVERSIDE DRIVE (2003) by Woody Allen
A paranoid vagrant confronts a screenwriter he's been stalking for weeks, convinced that his prey stole his idea.

THE UNSEEN HAND (1970) by Sam Shepard
Loners, outlaws, and aliens come together in a wild affirmation of free will and pioneering human spirit.
About the Play
Written By: Woody Allen - Riverside Drive
Steve Martin - Patter for the Floating Lady
Sam Shepard - The Unseen Hand
About the Production
Run Dates: 7/18/2014 - 8/17/2014
Program: Program (.pdf)
Directed By: R. Hamilton Wright
Cast: Eric Ray Anderson - Fred; Blue Morphan
Quinn Armstrong - The Kid
Chris Ensweiler - Jim; Sycamore Morphan
David Foubert - The Magician; Cisco Morphan
Hana Lass - The Assistant; Willie (The Space Freak)
Jessica Skerritt - Angie; Barbara
Behind the Scenes: Geoffrey Alm - Fight Director
Kurt Beattie - Artistic Director
Melanie Taylor Burgess - Costume Designer
Martin Christoffel - Scenic Designer
Kent Cubbage - Assistant Lighting Designer
Ruth Eitemiller - Production Assistant
Brendan Patrick Hogan - Sound Designer
Rick Paulsen - Lighting Designer
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi - Executive Director
Erin B. Zatloka - Stage Manager
The Invisible Hand (2014)
When Nick, an American financial guru is captured and held by a militant Islamic organization in Pakistan, he is forced to raise his own 10 million dollar ransom. In his desperate quest to gain his freedom, he warms to the task, as does his captor and avid student, Bashir, with terrifying results. An important new voice in the American Theatre, Ayad Akhtar delivers a chilling examination of personal and political responsibility, and the shifting sands of the global power structure.
About the Play
Written By: Ayad Akhtar
Wikipedia: Read Wikipedia Article
About the Production
Run Dates: 9/5/2014 - 9/28/2014
Program: Program (.pdf)
Directed By: Allen Nause
Cast: Elijah Alexander - Bashir
Erwin Galan - Dar
William Ontiveros - Imam Saleem
Connor Toms - Nick Bright
Behind the Scenes: Geoffrey Alm - Fight Director
Marcella Barbeau - Assistant Lighting Designer
Kurt Beattie - Artistic Director
Marianna de Fazio - Dialect Coach
Brendan Patrick Hogan - Sound Designer
Agastya Kohli - Language Coach
Rose Pederson - Costume Designer
Becca Rowlett - Production Assistant
Carlo Scandiuzzi - Executive Director
Matthew Smucker - Scenic Designer
JR Welden - Stage Manager
Kristeen Willis Crosser - Lighting Designer
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (2014)
About the Play
Written By: Christopher Durang
On Broadway: IBDB Details
Wikipedia: Read Wikipedia Article
About the Production
Run Dates: 10/17/2014 - 11/16/2014
Program: Program (.pdf)
Directed By: Kurt Beattie
Cast: Sydney Andrews - Nina
Cynthia Jones - Cassandra
Marianne Owen - Sonia
William Poole - Spike
Pamela Reed - Masha
R. Hamilton Wright - Vanya
Behind the Scenes: Evan Christian Anderson - Assistant Lighting Designer
Kurt Beattie - Artistic Director
Ruth Eitemiller - Production Assistant
Jeffrey K. Hanson - Stage Manager
Brendan Patrick Hogan - Sound Designer
Catherine Hunt - Costume Designer
Carlo Scandiuzzi - Executive Director
Kathryn Stewart - Directing Intern
Michael Wellborn - Lighting Designer
Carey Wong - Scenic Designer
Erin B. Zatloka - Rehearsal Stage Manager