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A Drama  by Edward Albee

Directed by Cody Dull

September 8-18 2022

Cast

Martha.........................................Amber Ryan

George............................................Eric Schoen

Honey....................................GinaKay Howell

Nick................................................Jason White

George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naïve new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade begins. The drinks flow and suddenly inhibitions melt. It becomes clear that Martha is determined to seduce the young professor, and George couldn’t care less. But underneath the edgy banter, which is crossfired between both couples, lurks an undercurrent of tragedy and despair. George and Martha’s inhuman bitterness toward one another is provoked by the enormous personal sadness that they have pledged to keep to themselves: a secret that has seemingly been the foundation for their relationship. In the end, the mystery in which the distressed George and Martha have taken refuge is exposed, once and for all revealing the degrading mess they have made of their lives.

Tickets are $28.00 Reserved Seating

(Stage Left seats are elevated if you have trouble with steps we recommend purchasing seats in Row A or B.)

 

Performances

Thursday September 8 7:00pm

Friday September  9 7:00pm

Saturday September 10 7:00pm

Sunday September 11 4:00pm

Thursday September 15 7:00pm

Friday September 16  7:00pm

Saturday September 17  7:00pm

Sunday September 18  4:00pm

MEET THE CAST

AMBER RYAN (MARTHA)

Amber Ryan developed a love for the performing arts at an early age and believes magic happens in the theater.  She has worked on Theater, Film, TV, Industrial and both local and national Commercial projects.  Five years ago, she walked into Stage Left Productions for the first time.  She met Cody, auditioned for Steel Magnolias and landed the role of Truvy.  The rest, as they say, is history!  Her recent roles at Stage Left have been: Nora in A Doll’s House Part 2, which earned her an AriZoni nomination, Lenny in Crimes of the Heart, Mrs. Van Dann in The Diary of Anne Frank, and Charlie in Always a Bridesmaid. She would like to thank Cody and Rodney for giving her a theater home and family.  And to Matt, “I would not be who am I am today without your love and support!”

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ERIC SCHOEN (GEORGE)

Eric Schoen is glad to return to Stage Left Productions for his 5th show. Previous roles include Anthony (Outside Mullingar), Elliot (The Country House), Father (The Giver). Recent directing credits include: Tuesdays with Morrie and Brighton Beach Memoirs (Desert Stages). Coming up, he’ll direct Blithe Spirit (Starlight Community Theater) and The Curious Savage (Sun City Grand). He started and ran his own theatre company, Class 6 Theatre, for seven years here in the Valley, producing almost 30 events for local audiences. He's been a proud adjudicator for ASU's HSMTA program at valley high schools for many years. Before settling out west, he spent a long time making a living as an actor and dancer around the country. He's also written six books, all available on Amazon. Thank you for supporting local theatre!

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GinaKay Howell (HONEY)

GinaKay Howell is absolutely thrilled to be making her Arizona premiere at Stage Left. She’s been on stage her whole life acting, singing, and dancing. She has been featured in “Avenue Q,” “American Idiot,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Hand to God,” and MANY more from the West to East Coast! She feels so honored to be working alongside her incredible cast. She’d like to thank the whole Virginia Woolf production team for giving her the opportunity, to the cast and crew for their hard work, and to her family and friends here and away supporting her. She dedicates her performance to her wonderful husband, Michael, and her Mother who drove all the way to see her perform again! 

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Jason White (NICK)

Jason is very excited to be making his debut with Stage Left Productions. Jason is a valley theatre artist who has worked as a director, teacher, actor, and technician. He recently directed This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing with Youth Ensemble Theatre Inc. (YETi), and Constellations at Black Box Foundation. Jason has also been teaching with Childsplay since 2018, he is also the artistic director for YETi which debuted its first show in 2 years. Jason received his BA in Theatre from ASU, where he now works when he is not on stage. Jason would like to thank his family and family for their continued support. He's excited for you to see the show that he and the rest of the team have been hard at work on!