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Relatively Speaking
By Alan Ayckbourn
May 4 – 26, 2019
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Cast & Design Team

Rebecca Greene Udden (Director) Main Street Theater: (Director) The Book of Will, Hecuba and The Trojan Women, Troilus and Cressida, An Iliad and Twelfth Night with Prague Shakespeare Company (MST collaborations), Holes, Enemies, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions), Silent Sky, Peace in Our Time, Heartbreak House, The Real Thing (1986 & 2013), The Coast of Utopia, The Year of Magical Thinking, The Heidi Chronicles (2010 & 1992), Arcadia (2010 & 1996), The House of the Spirits (English-language Premiere), Caroline, or Change, An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf, The Rice (World Premiere), Copenhagen, The Miser, Uncommon Women and Others, Pride and Prejudice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (NEA Tour), A Little House Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, The Merchant of Venice (NEA Tour), The Diary of Anne Frank, The Taming of the Shrew (NEA Tour), Bridge to Terabithia, The Great Gilly Hopkins, and many more, (Actor) Memory House, Richard III (with Prague Shakespeare Company), The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Third, The Busy World Is Hushed, Somebody’s Sons, The Sisters Rosensweig, Hapgood, Hamlet, and more; (Costume Design) numerous productions; Prague Shakespeare Company: (Director) Twelfth Night. Catastrophic Theatre: Advisory Board. Wordsmyth Theater Company: Advisory Board.  Member of the American Leadership Forum Class XVI. 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award, Rice University. Executive Artistic Director, Main Street Theater.

Elizabeth Marshall BlackLindsay Ehrhardt (Ginny) Main Street Theater: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (2017and 2018), My Wonderful Day, The Coast of Utopia (Voyage and Salvage), The Cat in the Hat, A Wrinkle in Time, Magic School Bus Live! (Tour), Superfudge; Classical Theatre Company: The Fair Maid of the West, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Cherry Orchard, Henry V, Ghost Sonata, The Government Inspector, The Birds, The Bear and The Proposal; A.D. Players: God’s Favorite, You Can’t Take It With You; Mildred’s Umbrella: The Maids, Late: A Cowboy Song; Black Lab Theatre: Tigers Be Still, boom!, Assistance. Education: B.F.A., Baylor University. Lindsay is an artistic company member at the Classical Theatre Company.

Kara GreenbergKara Greenberg* (Shelia) Main Street Theater: Enemies, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions), Working; The Musical, Girls Only, Blithe Spirit, Present Laughter, On Approval, Oh Kay!;  Stages Repertory Theatre: Panto Star Force (Millie The Falcon), Sin Muros Latin Play Festival, Wallflower (World Premiere), Bat Boy the Musical, The Laramie Project (Regional Premiere), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; The Alley Theatre: A Christmas Carol; A Comedy of Errors; Landing Theatre: How I Learned to Drive (Lil’ Bit); Theatre LaB Houston: My Name Is Asher Lev; Houston Shakespeare Festival: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure; Readings for Wordsmyth Theatre; Regional Credits include: Kith & Kin (West Coast Premiere), Sneaux! (World Premiere, Andy Fickman, Dir.), Like You Like It (LA Premiere), The Mineola Twins, The American Plan, The Last Session. Film/TV: national commercials, industrials, web hosting, independent films, made for TV movies, voiced numerous leads in Anime series. Education: B.A., University of Texas at Austin, Drama; M.F.A., University of Houston, Theatre. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA. www.karagreenberg.com

Thomas PriorThomas Prior* (Philip) Main Street Theater: My Wonderful Day, Copenhagen; Three-Cornered Hat; Stages Repertory Theatre: NSFW, Panto Cinderella, Xanadu, Road Show, Searching for Eden, Syncopation (Houston Press Best Actor Award), Romance, Romance, Elizabeth Rex, Company, The Memory of Water; Theatre Under the Stars: 110 in the Shade; Classical Theatre Company (Artistic Company Member): An Enemy of the People, A Christmas Carol, The Merchant of Venice, Tartuffe, Antigone; A.D. Players: The Winslow Boy, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Sanders Family Christmas; Prague Shakespeare Company: The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, As You Like It;  Houston Shakespeare Festival: Cymbeline, Julius Caesar, Romeo & Juliet, Love’s Labour's Lost, Hamlet, As You Like It;  Unity Theatre: Becky’s New Car, Shooting Star; The Fantasticks, You Never Can Tell, The Philadelphia Story, University of Houston/Alley Theatre: All My Sons; Barnstormers Theatre (Tamworth, NH) over 80 productions including I Do, I Do!, Death of a Salesman, Three Sisters, Philadelphia, Here I Come, Deathtrap.  Film/Television: Warning: Parental Advisor, Law and Order. Numerous commercials, voice-overs and industrials. Education: M.F.A., University of Houston; B.F.A., Carnegie-Mellon University. Mr. Prior is currently a Professor of Theatre at Sam Houston State University and is a proud 31-year member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Blake Alexander WeirBlake Alexander Weir (Greg) Main Street Theater: The Book of Will, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (2017 & 2018), Enemies, The Last Wife, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions); Obsidian Theater: 1984; Mildred’s Umbrella: Mac Wellman’s Dracula; Unity Theatre: Boeing Boeing, You Never Can Tell; A.D.Players: Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, Charley’s Aunt; Landing Theatre: Fool for Love; Black Lab Theatre: Really Really; Film: REEL (Post-Production Gin and Tonic Films). Anime: Voice of Saito in Mitsobushi Colors (Sentai Filmworks); Guest Artist for Explosure at The Nerdist School – Los Angeles, California. Education: B.F.A., Stephen F. Austin State University.

Liz Freese (Set Design) Main Street Theater: (Set Design) The Weir, Goosebumps: The Musical, Curious George: The Golden Meatball, Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (2017), Enemies, The Last Wife, 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) : Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2019), 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.

John Smetak (Lighting Designer) Main Street Theater: Men on Boats, Copenhagen, Into the Woods, A Catered Affair, A Number/ Machinal, Master Class, The Pie Dialogues, The Light in the Piazza, Caroline, or Change, Anna in the Tropics, Homebody/Kabul, Intimate Apparel, The Secret Garden, Pardon My English, Margin for Error, On the Razzle, Somebody’s Sons, The Little Foxes, Over the River and Through the Woods, June Moon, Eating Crow; (Stage Manager) Ouroboros, Wondergirl, The Weir, The Laws of Storms, (ASM) Morning Star, Call Me Madam; Stages Repertory Theatre: Who's Holiday, The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged), Who Am I This Time, Girls Night Out, Gideon’s Knot, Wittenberg, Mistakes Were Made, Yankee Tavern, Panto Pinocchio, The Man from Nebraska, A Picasso, Panto Cinderella, Lady, The Unseen, Amy’s View, Baby: A Musical, Castro’s Beard; Catastrophic Theatre: Buried Child, Waiting for Godot, Endgame; Classical Theatre Company: Candida, One-Man Hamlet; Lighting & Projections Supervisor at Miller Outdoor Theatre. ETCP Entertainment Electrician.  Education: B.A., University of Houston, Theatre.

Shawn W. St. John (Sound Design) Main Street Theater: numerous productions, including The Book of Will, Men on Boats, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions), RFK, Silent Sky, The Real Thing, Peace in Our Time, Memory House, The Coast of Utopia Trilogy, This, The Year of Magical Thinking, Arcadia, In the Garden of Live Flowers, Indian Ink, An American Daughter, Jackie & Me, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Pinkalicious, Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook, Akeelah and the Bee, Shrek the Musical, Junie B. Jones: The Musical, Goodnight Moon, Fancy Nancy: The Musical, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, The Giver, Alice in Wonderland, How I Became a Pirate, Charlotte's Web, Happily Hereafter, The Reluctant Dragon, The BFG (Big Friendly Giant); Catastrophic Theatre: First Suburb, The Tamarie Cooper Show: Field Trip!, The Strangerer, Jim Lehrer and the Theater and Its Double and Jim Lehrer's Double, Small Ball (World Premiere), Rhinoceros, Evening at the Talk House, Trevor, Buried Child, The Danube; Unity Theatre: Becky's New Car; Bayou City Concert Musicals: New Girl in Town; Berkshire Theatre Festival: (Sound Designer) Quills, Wilder Wilder, (Sound Engineer) Cheers, Bill (with sound designer Tony Meola), Free Fall (with Sandy Duncan), Visiting Mr. Green (with Eli Wallach).  Additionally, Mr. St. John has designed and mixed musicals and other productions for educational theaters, including St. John's School, Stratford High School, Queensbury Theatre, and Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre. Education: B.A., Rollins College, Theatre.

Rodney Walsworth (Properties Design) Over 100 productions at Main Street Theater as actor, director, set designer, properties designer, sound designer including Enemies and Wolf Hall / Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions); 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.

Paige A. Willson (Costume Designer) Main Street Theater: Daisy; Instructional Associate Professor of Costume Design and Technology at the University of Houston, costume and mask designer for theatre, dance, and performance art.  National Exhibit for the Prague Quadrennial 2019: lead designer for the US; Alley Theatre: Crafts Master/ Milliner from 2004-2009; Houston Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet, Comedy of Errors, Henry 4.1, Two Gentleman of Verona, A Midsummer Night's Dream (2010, 2002), Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, The Tempest, As You Like it, The Taming of the Shrew (2011, 2004), The Winter’s Tale; Generations: a Theatre Company: Sweeney Todd; Karen Stokes Dance: Purple; Stephan Koplowitz Task Force: Natural Acts in Artificial Water. Education: M.F.A., University of Houston Theatre, Costume / Lighting / Scenic Design; B.F.A., University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Performing Arts / Dance.

Debs Ramser* (Production Stage Manager) Main Street Theater: The Book of Will, Daisy, Copenhagen, Silent Sky, Into the Woods (2014 and 1994), Arcadia (2010 and 1996), Homebody / Kabul, Chekhov in Yalta, Burn This, among many others; Theatre Under the Stars, four seasons, including: All Shook Up, Dreamgirls, How To Succeed..., In The Heights, Mary Poppins, Tommy Tune Awards; Prague Shakespeare Company, four seasons, including: Macbeth, Henry V, Richard III, King Lear, As You Like It; Houston Shakespeare Festival, ten seasons; Stages Repertory Theatre, seven seasons; additional productions at 4th Wall Theatre, A.D. Players, Unity Theatre, Classical Theatre Company, Opera Vista, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet. Education: B.A., Rice University. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1996. 

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

 

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