The Last Wife
By Kate Hennig Regional Premiere
July 15 – August 13, 2017
Cast & Design Team
Robin Robinson (Director) Main Street Theater: Ramona Quimby, Duck For President, Seussical, She Loves Me, Quilters, Our Country’s Good, Serious Money, Into The Woods, The Art Of Self Defense, Chocolate Cake, Old Doves (World Premiere), How To Say Goodbye. Stages: Merrily We Roll Along; The World Of Beauty (World Premiere); Theatre Lab Houston: Avenue X; Search And Destroy; Hyde Park Theatre In Austin: Colonel Mustard (World Premiere); Capitol City Playhouse: Stud Silo (World Premiere); South Pacific; Grayson College: Over 80 Productions including Working, Treasure Island, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Othello, Godspell, Pippin, Grapes Of Wrath, Charlotte’s Web. Film: The Prodigy (Actor); Who's Who for Outstanding Educators; 2014 Texas Educational Theatre Association Educator of the Year for Community Colleges. Education: M.A., Texas Woman’s University, Directing; B.S., University of Texas, Austin, Education.
Rutherford Cravens* (Henry) Main Street Theater: Grand Concourse, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions), Peace in Our Time, Into the Woods, Close Up Space, Henry V, Richard III (both with Prague Shakespeare Company), The Coast of Utopia: Voyage, A Number, The Weir, (Playwright) Wondergirl (World Premiere), Zero Tolerance? (World Premiere); Catastrophic Theatre: Buried Child, Middletown; A.D. Players: 12 Angry Men; Alley Theatre: Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Taking Steps, Antony and Cleopatra (with Vanessa Redgrave), Inherit the Wind, Arms and the Man; Stages Repertory Theatre: Southern Rapture, Panto Cinderella, The Unseen, Amy’s View, Silence, Good Boys, The Laramie Project, Elizabeth Rex, Betrayal; TUTS: 1776, Brigadoon, West Side Story; Classical Theatre Company: Hamlet, Candida, King Lear; HSF: Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, As You Like It, Titus Andronicus, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, King Lear, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Film / TV: Longmire, No Country For Old Men, Ray, Friday Night Lights, Temple Grandin, Dead Man’s Walk, Streets of Laredo, A Woman of Independent Means, Breaking Bad, Nashville. Mr. Cravens can be seen in the feature film Get Out in movie theaters now.
Jackson Doran (Eddie) Main Street Theater: Debut; A.D. Players: Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, To Kill a Mockingbird; Alley Theatre: A Christmas Carol; Houston Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth; Education: Entering 8th grade at The Kinkaid School in the fall.
Joanna Hubbard (Mary) Main Street Theater: Heartbreak House, James and the Giant Peach, Close Up Space, Memory House,Life Is a Dream; Texas Repertory Theatre: Hay Fever, The Learned Ladies; Shakespeare In the Shade: Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It; Classical Theatre Company: Dr. Faustus, Hamlet; Landing Theatre Co.: Dorothy; Stark Naked Theatre: Odyssey’s End; Back Porch Players: Tea & Sympathy; Dionysus Theatre: The Bully Show; Action! Theatre Co.: Othello; LA Theatre Troupe: A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Globe Theatre London Education: A Midsummer Night's Dream; Guthrie Theatre: Writer 1272; Guthrie Theatre BFA: This Property's Condemned, Hay Fever, Julius Caesar, Three Sisters, La Casa Nova, The Persians, Cymbeline, Spring Awakening. Education: B.F.A., University of Minnesota/ Guthrie Theatre Actor Training Program, HSPVA alumna and current consultant for Theatre and Creative Writing Departments.
Clara Marsh (Bess) Main Street Theater: Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions), The Coast of Utopia: Salvage; Playhouse 1960: The Children’s Hour; Stages Repertory Theatre: Young Actors Conservatory; Rec Room: My So Called Mondays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; HSPVA Theatre: (Actor) Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, The Three Sisters, The Fantasticks, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, An Experiment With an Air Pump, (Tech Directing Shadow / Run Crew) Avenue Q, (Props Assistant) An Ideal Husband, (Costume Run Crew) Dream Girls, (Scenic Artist Shadow) The Sound of Music, (Co-Scenic Artist) The Wiz. Education: recent graduate of the HSPVA theatre department, will attend the University of Minnesota/ Guthrie next year.
Lisa Villegas* (Kate) Main Street Theater: Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions), 1946 (World Premiere), Fallen Angels, Time Stands Still; Classical Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol (2014 & 2015); Unity Theatre: Boeing-Boeing; Mildred’s Umbrella: Museum of Dysfunction VI, Cassandra; University of Houston: Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, Boston Marriage, Arcadia; Obsidian Art Space: Dangerous Liaisons; Quintero Theatre: Blood Wedding; Illinois Shakespeare Festival: The Rivals, As You Like It; Sugarloaf Mountain: Tecumseh! The Outdoor Musical; wow café theatre (NYC) The Maids; Player’s Theatre (NYC): Urban Death; 411 Theatre (NYC): Antigone; Drilling Co. & SAW (Sarasota, FL): Mick Just Shrugs. Staged readings at Stages Repertory Theatre, Wordsmyth Theatre, Houston Grand Opera, Midwestern Voices Festival, and The Ensemble Theatre. Film: Nothing in the Nothingness, Katie55, East Brighton, jane. V/O: Busythings (Spanish). Others: Pangea (Luciole International Theatre). Teaching: Rice University, University of Houston. Education: M.F.A., University of Houston, Acting; B.A., New York University, Dramatic Arts. www.lisa-villegas.com
Blake Weir (Thom) Main Street Theater: Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions); Mildred’s Umbrella: Mac Wellman’s Dracula; Unity Theater: Boeing Boeing, You Never Can Tell; A.D. Players: Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, The Beams are Creaking, First Church of Texaco, Cinderella, Jungle Book,Charley’s Aunt; Landing Theatre: Fool for Love; Black Lab Theatre: Really Really; Explosure (LA): The Nerdist School. Education: B.F.A., Stephen F. Austin State University.
J. Mitchell Cronin (Lighting Design) Main Street Theater: Native Gardens, How I Became a Pirate (Tour, including performances at the Hobby Center), The Revolutionists, Duck for President (2016), RFK, Red Hot Patriot (2016), Harriet the Spy, Magic Tree House: A Night in New Orleans, Goodnight Moon, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse; Prague Shakespeare Company MST: Much Ado About Nothing, Venus in Fur, Twelfth Night; Stages Repertory Theatre: Honky Tonk Angels at Miller Outdoor Theatre (Assoc. Design), Panto Wonderful Wizard, Panto Snow Queen: Unfrozen; The Ensemble Theatre: Simply Simone,The First Noel, A Soulful Christmas; Catastrophic Theatre Company- Tamarie's Merry Evening of Mistakes and Regrets; Classical Theatre Company- The Bear/Proposal, The Ghost Sonata; A.D.Players: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe,Charlotte’s Web; Prohibition Theatre: Eat Me, The Jazz Age; Opera in the Heights: The Telephone and the Medium; DiverseWorks: What Shall We Do Next; Urban Souls Dance Company: Between Two Worlds, Three City Blocks; Sam Houston State University: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Much Ado About Nothing, Trojan Women, Waiting for Godot, Enron; (Dance Lighting Design) Spectrum: Drift; It’s Good to See You Again; Texas Dance Improvisation Festival. Education: B.F.A., Sam Houston State University, Theatre Design and Technology; Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas. www.JMCdesigns.info
Liz Freese (Set Design) Main Street Theater: (Set Design) The Wizard of Oz, Bunnicula, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions), Silent Sky, Goodnight Moon, The Magician’s Nephew, Madeline’s Christmas, Breakfast at Eight (World Premiere), Arcadia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Afternoon of the Elves, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Bud, Not Buddy, The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963, The Pie Dialogues (World Premiere), The Light in the Piazza, Caroline, or Change, The Busy World Is Hushed; (Costume Design) Fancy Nancy: The Musical, Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type, If You Give a Pig a Party. Extensive local designs for Houston Grand Opera, Stages Repertory Theatre, Unity Theatre, Ensemble Theatre, Classical Theatre Company, Texas Repertory Theatre, Sam Houston State University, Rice University Opera, and HCC Southwest. International design credits include Dnepropetrovsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre (Ukraine), Chelsea Theatre (London), Judi Dench Theatre (London), Bridewell Theatre (London). M.F.A., University of Missouri Kansas City.
Macy Lyne (Costume Design) Macy Lyne is a Houston based freelance costume designer and stylist. Theatre: Main Street Theater: Native Gardens, Ramona Quimby, Mockingbird, Duck for President (2016 & 2012), The Revolutionists, Junie B. Jones: The Musical, Love and Information, Close Up Space, Dog Act, The Light in the Piazza, Lyle the Crocodile, Goodnight Moon (2015), Alice in Wonderland; Catastrophic Theatre: Buried Child, Blackest Shore, Hunchback Variations, Detroit; Utah State University Eastern: Little Shop of Horrors; Stark Naked Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Body Awareness; Classical Theatre Company: Henry V, Cherry Orchard, Christmas Carol, Doctor Faustus, Ubu Roi; Stages Repertory Theatre: Bad Jews, Great American Trailer Park Musical, Auntie Mame; Miller Outdoor Theatre: The Addams Family, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ragtime, Hairspray, Cats; The Ensemble Theatre: From My Hometown, Nacirema Society, King Hedley II; Rice University: Macbeth, The Threepenny Opera; Unity Theatre: Greater Tuna; Utah State University: The Hollow, Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Opera: Shepherd School of Music, Rice University: The Barber of Seville, Hansel and Gretel, Albert Herring; HGOco: Strega Nona, From My Mother’s Mother, Court-side. Film/ Television: Feature Film: Be Not Afraid, Web Series: Penny Power, ZomBFF (promo shoot.) www.macylyne.com
Rodney Walsworth (Properties Design)Over 85 productions at Main Street Theater as actor, director, set designer, properties designer, sound designer; Stages Repertory Theatre: Resident Properties Master, 2½ seasons; other Houston acting work includes Ensemble Theatre, Theater LaB Houston, Talento Bilingüe de Houston, Stages Repertory Theatre; B&B Productions at Jump Start Theatre (San Antonio): The Laramie Project (Globe Award, Lead Actor – Drama). Resident Properties Master, Main Street Theater.
Yezminne Zepeda (Sound Design) Main Street Theater: The Wizard of Oz, Grand Concourse, Mockingbird, Duck for President (2016), The Revolutionists, Bridge to Terabithia; Rogue Productions: Matt and Ben; Stages Repertory Theatre: Honky Tonk Angels: Holiday Spectacular, Panto: Unfrozen, Girls Night, The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Caps and Gowns: The Winter Wonderettes, Patsy Cline; 4th Wall Theatre Company: True West, Ho Ho Humbug 1.0, The God Game, A Winter’s Tale, All Girls; The Catastrophic Theatre: Fleaven; Horse Head Theatre Company: The Whale, Among the Thugs, Faultlines; Black Lab Theatre: Bad Jews, Tigers Be Still, Really Really, 4000, Assistance, Chinglish, The Submission, BOOM, Our House; Landing Theatre Company: American Buffalo; Chicago Shakespeare Theatre: King Lear. Education: Columbia College (Chicago).
Julie Marie Paré* (Production Stage Manager) Main Street Theater: (Production Stage Manager) Grand Concourse, RFK, Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, 1946 (World Premiere), Silent Sky, Time Stands Still, Woof (World Premiere), Breakfast at Eight (World Premiere), (Assistant Stage Manager) Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions), Peace in Our Time, Heartbreak House, Richard III (Prague Shakespeare Company); Stages Repertory Theatre; the Children’s Theatre Festival; Houston Shakespeare Festival; The Juilliard School; PCPA Theaterfest; Seaside Music Theater; Birmingham Children’s Theatre; Indianapolis Civic Theatre; Indiana Repertory Theatre; the Centennial Theater Festival; Northern Stage; Kentucky Repertory Theatre at Horse Cave; Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre; Menopause the Musical; Actors Theatre of Indiana; Arts Center of Coastal Carolina; Phoenix Theatre; Florida Repertory Theatre; Walt Disney World. Education: University of Washington. Julie is a proud member of Actors’ Equity.
* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.