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"4000 Miles" -- Nov. 5 to 15, 2014

Running Wednesday, Nov. 5 to Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Wednesdays — Nov. 5 and 12 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays — Nov. 6 and 13 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays — Nov. 7 and 14 —  at 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays — Nov. 8 and 15 — at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 9 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 15 at 2:30 p.m.

A dramatic comedy by Amy Herzog
Directed by Fred Gloor

About the Play

4000 Miles is a funny and moving dramatic comedy about two outsiders finding their way in a complicated world.

Leo is a 21-year-old who has spent several months biking across America. After beginning his epic cross-country trip in Seattle, he has arrived in New York City. In the middle of the night, he pays a surprise visit to the Greenwich Village apartment where his elderly grandmother, Vera, resides.

At some point during his epic journey across the country, Leo had stopped communicating with his family back home in Minnesota. His unanticipated appearance causes Vera to worry about her grandson’s emotional state. Tired and muddy from his ride — and smelling just like the outdoors in which he has been camping during his trip — Leo agrees to stay a while at Vera’s apartment but insists that she not tell his mother.

After enduring a terrible loss during his cycling trip across America, Leo struggles to come to terms with his past while grasping to write the next chapter of his life. Reaching across the generation gap, grandson and grandmother come together as two unlikely roommates — infuriating, bewildering and yet ultimately reaching out to each other.

► Warning: Due to adult language and situations, the play is not recommended for children.

About the Play’s Production History

4000 Miles first opened at The Duke Theater in New York City on June 20, 2011, presented by Lincoln Center Theatre/LTC3, as a Steinberg New Works Program production, under the direction of Andre Bishop and Bernard Gersten, and Paige Evans, LCT3 Artistic Director. The director was Daniel Aukin. 4000 Miles moved to the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater in New York City, opening on April 2, 2012, presented by Lincoln Center Theatre, under the direction of Andre Bishop and Bernard Gersten. The director was Daniel Aukin.

Finalist! 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Winner! 2012 Obie Award, Best New Play
Winner! 2012 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award
Winner! Time Magazine's No. 1 Play or Musical of 2012

About the Playwright

AMY HERZOG’s plays include After the Revolution (Williamstown Theater Festival; Playwrights Horizons; Lilly Award), 4000 Miles (Lincoln Center; Obie Award for the Best New American Play, Pulitzer Prize Finalist), The Great God Pan (Playwrights Horizons) and Belleville (Yale Rep; New York Theatre Workshop; Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalist; Drama Desk Nomination). She is a recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, the Benjamin H. Danks Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Helen Merrill, the Joan and Joseph Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creativity, and The New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award. She is a usual suspect at New York Theatre Workshop  and an alumna of Youngblood, Play Group at Ars Nova, and the SoHo Rep Writer/Director Lab. She has taught playwriting at Bryn Mawr College and Yale University. She holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama.

(Source of this biographical sketch: SamuelFrench.com)

TICKET INFORMATION

$18
$16 for Weathervane subscribers

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE VENUE

4000 Miles is presented in Weathervane Playhouse's John L. Dietz Theater, the intimate 48-seat "second stage." All seats are sold on a general admission basis ("first come, first seated"). Ticketholders are encouraged to arrive no later than 10 minutes before the performance. Latecomers will not be seated until an appropriate break in the play's action.

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Performance Saturdays only: Noon to 5 p.m.
• The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the final curtain.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets online.

THE CAST

NATE MILLER
Leo Joseph-Connell

HARRIET DEVETO
Vera Joseph

LAUREN FOWKES
Bec

KAT BI
Amanda

THE CREATIVE TEAM

FRED GLOOR
Director

ED BUTCH
Stage Manager

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

ERIN KATZ FORD
Lighting Designer

APRIL DEMING
Properties Designer

ALLAN MICHELSON
Sound Designer

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

ALAN SCOTT FERRALL
Scenic Designer and Technical Director

KATHY KOHL
Asasistant Technical Director

 

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" -- Nov. 26 to Dec. 22, 2013

Running Nov. 25 to Dec. 21, 2014

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

FRIDAYS, Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12 and 19 at 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAYS, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13 and 20 at 3:30 p.m.
► PLUS Saturday, Dec. 20 at 11:30 a.m.

SUNDAY, Nov. 30 at 3:30 p.m.
SUNDAYS, Dec. 7 and 14 at 5:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, Dec. 21 at 2:30 p.m.

WEEKDAY SCHOOL MATINEES
Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m.

►Our schedule of YOUTH CHORUSES and their performances is listed below.

A musical
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Directed and Choreographed by Sarah Elaine Bailey
Musical Direction by Sharon Dobbins Alberson

The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable!

Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar — but then he finds that thwarting romantic advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail! When news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as a rock star!), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command.

THIS YEAR'S YOUTH CHORUSES SCHEDULE

FALCON ACADEMY OF CREATIVE ARTS
Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 10 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 29 at 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 30 at 3:30 p.m.

MILLER SOUTH /
MRS. HEFFERNAN’S CLASS

Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 6 at 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m.

MILLER SOUTH / MRS. HAZLETT’S
AND MRS. GALAMBOS'S CLASSES

Thursday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 13 at 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 20 at 11:30 a.m.

RITZMAN CLC
Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 20 at 3:30 p.m.
Sunday Dec. 21 at 2:30 p.m.

Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless. 

Now in its 15th consecutive year on the Weathervane Playhouse stage, it is no exaggeration to say that Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has become an Akron holiday-season tradition!

As in previous years’ productions of the musical, the 2014 production will also employ the use of a youth chorus. Students from local schools will perform in rotation with the young actors in Weathervane’s production. This year’s participating schools are Falcon Academy of Creative Arts, Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts, and Ritzman Community Learning Center. (Please see this year's schedule of youth choruses on the right side of this page.)

• Cool facts about this show: Since 1972, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has had four major productions in London’s West End theater district and two on Broadway in New York City – in addition to numerous national touring productions in the United Kingdom, the United States and in international locales. The show’s licensing agent, the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, estimates that more than 20,000 productions have been staged over the years by schools and amateur-theater groups.

TICKET INFORMATION

Single Tickets
$12 for children (ages 17 and younger)
$16 for adults (ages 18 and older)

Group Discounts
$12 per ticket for groups of 10 or larger.

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Performance Saturdays only: Noon to 5 p.m.
• The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the final curtain.

Special Thanksgiving Week Box Office Hours
Wednesday, Nov. 26: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 27: CLOSED
Friday, Nov. 28: 1 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 29: Noon to 5 p.m.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets online!

NOTE: Tickets for either groups or the 10 a.m. performances are NOT available for purchase online.
Instead, please contact the Box Office directly at 330-836-2626.

THE CAST

HALLIE HEFFERNAN
The Narrator

MARCUS MALCOLM MARTIN
Joseph

ADAM VIGNEAULT
Pharaoh

KATE KLIKA
Mrs. Potiphar

CHARLIE GRUHLER
Potiphar

JEFF BIXBY
Jacob

SARAH CRAVEN
The Baker

THEODORE MANSFIELD
The Butler

DUSTIN SMITH
Reuben

REYNA MORAN
Reuben's Wife

CHARLIE GRUHLER
Simeon

HANNAH ELMORE
Simeon's Wife

JARED LEVY
Levi

HALEY GALLAGHER
Levi's Wife

ZACH TROYER
Napthali

KATE KLIKA
Napthali's Wife

MICHAEL SWAIN
Issachar

SABRINA REED
Issachar's Wife

MARCO COLANT
Asher

HOPE SPINNER
Asher's Wife

CHRISTOPHER HA
Dan

CASSIE BRODE
Dan's Wife

THEODORE MANSFIELD
Zebulon

GRACIE THANASIU
Zebulon's Wife

KARDIERRE ALLEN
Gad

SARAH CRAVEN
Gad's Wife

CODEY MONTECALVO
Judah

ANNE MARIE McCOMBS
Judah's Wife

GABE DANNEMILLER
Benjamin

BAILEY McWILLIAMS-WOODS
Benjamin's Wife

MORGAN ISABELLA
SAM KIRBABAS

Swings/Chorus

LOGAN CHAPMAN
MARY GRACE CORRIGAN
ALIYAH EVANS
AUDREY HALVORSON
BEN TROYER

Ishmaelites/Ensemble

THE CREATIVE TEAM

SARAH ELAINE BAILEY
Director and Choreographer

SHARON DOBBINS ALBERSON
Musical Director

HANNAH VINOGRAD
Stage Manager

DANIELLE GRUHLER
Assistant Stage Manager

CALISTA PEPE
Assistant Stage Manager

JAMIE ORITI
Properties Designer

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Lighting Designer

RUSS CRAVEN
Sound Designer

SCOTT THANASIU
Sound Designer

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

ALAN SCOTT FERRALL
Scenic Designer, Lighting Designer and Technical Director

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

 

"Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!); -- Dec. 4 to 20, 2014

Running Dec. 4 to 20, 2014

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Thursdays (Dec. 4, 11 and 18) at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays (Dec. 6, 13 and 20) at 8 p.m.
  • Sundays (Dec. 7 and 14) at 1:30 p.m.
  • PLUS Wednesday, Dec. 17 at both 10 a.m. AND 7:30 p.m.

A comedy by Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez

Directed by Constance Thackaberry

Tired of performing A Christmas Carol for the umpteenth time, four actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — throwing in various Christmas traditions and carols from around the world — in this madcap romp through the holiday season!

Audience Advisory: With some mild adult language and content, the show is best enjoyed by audiences ages 13 and older.

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets range between $5 and $21

Special Preview Night Savings!
All adult and senior tickets are $15 on Thursday, Dec. 4 only.
$5 for children (ages 17 and younger) and college students (with current I.D.)

For Performances after Dec. 4
$21 for adults (ages 18 and older)
$19 for seniors (ages 65 and older) on Thursdays and Sundays only
$5 for children (ages 17 and younger) and college students at all performances

Group Discounts
$15 per ticket for groups of 10 or larger — plus ticket No. 11 is FREE for the group leader!

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Performance Saturdays only: Noon to 5 p.m.
• The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the final curtain.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets online!

(NOTE: Group orders — and tickets for the Dec. 17 performance at 10 a.m. — are NOT available online. Instead, please contact the Box Office directly.)

THE CAST

SCOTT KEATING DAVIS
BRIAN JACKSON
RACHEL GEHLERT
ALEX NINE

THE CREATIVE TEAM

CONSTANCE THACKABERRY
Director

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Stage Manager

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Lighting Designer

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Properties Designer

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Sound Designer

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

ALAN SCOTT FERRALL
Scenic Designer and Technical Director

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

 

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