James Black and Elizabeth Bunch to Star in AGATHA CHRISTIE'S THE HOLLOW at Alley Theatre; Full Cast Announced!
Beginning in July 2013, the Alley Theatre will produce Agatha Christie's The Hollow during its popular ExxonMobil Summer Chills series. Under the direction of Gregory Boyd, the Alley's resident company of actors will bring to life the colorful cast of characters in Agatha Christie's The Hollow.
Agatha Christie's The Hollow, directed by Gregory Boyd, begins performances Friday, July 5, opens officially Sunday, July 7, and runs through Sunday, August 4 on the Hubbard Stage.
For the past 19 years, the Alley Theatre's ExxonMobil Summer Chills has been a long-running tradition featuring the resident Acting Company, who enjoy bringing a bit of mystery and suspense to Houstonians seeking a cool respite from the summer heat. The Alley's 32nd Summer Chills production is a great way to introduce live theatre to first-timers, giving them an opportunity to thrill in suspenseful moments and unexpected revelations.
A weekend gathering at The Hollow family estate of Lady Lucy and Sir Henry Angkatell explodes in the murder of one of their guests, physician John Cristow. When the good doctor is found shot, almost everyone is suspect with opportunity and motive including his dim but loyal wife, his current mistress, and his film star ex-mistress, who lives on a neighboring estate. Don't miss this classic Christie whodunit filled with brilliantly eccentric characters. Recommended for general audiences.
Agatha Christie's The Hollow features Resident Company Members James Black as Sir Henry Angkatell, Elizabeth Bunch as Henrietta Angkatell, Emily Neves as Midge Harvey, Melissa Pritchett as Gerda Cristow, Jay Sullivan as Edward Angkatell and Todd Waite as Gudgeon.
Agatha Christie's The Hollow also features Laura Campbell as Veronica Craye (Alley's Agatha Christie's Black Coffee), Josie de Guzman as Lady Angkatell (Alley's Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club), Diandra Langenbach as Doris (Alley Theatre Debut), David Matranga as Detective Sergeant Penny (Alley's A Christmas Carol), Lee Sellars as Inspector Colquhoun (Alley's A Few Good Men), and Mark Shanahan as John Cristow (co-director for Alley'sSherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club).
Agatha Christie's The Hollow features scenic design by Linda Buchanan and costume design by Tricia Barsamian. Lighting design is by Michael Lincoln with sound design by Jill BC DuBoff and assistant director Brandon Weinbrenner.
Dame Agatha Christie, the most famous creator of murder mysteries, was born in 1890 and worked as a hospital dispenser during World War I. Her first detective novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920), introduced Hercule Poirot, the Belgian hero who was to appear in many subsequent novels and plays. Over the next 56 years, Christie wrote 66 novels and more than a dozen plays, including Murder on the Orient Express, The Mousetrap, The Unexpected Guest, And Then There Were None, and the Miss Marple mysteries - which served as the basis for the films Murder, She Said and Murder at the Gallop and the inspiration for many television programs. The Alley has produced many of Christie's plays, among them Death on the Nile, Witness for the Prosecution, The Mousetrap,Spider's Web, Towards Zero, and Black Coffee.
ABOUT THE CAST:
James Black (Sir Henry Angkatell) is proud to be celebrating his 27th consecutive season at the Alley Theatre where, as an actor and occasional director, he has been involved in over 100 productions. Recent appearances include Sherlosk Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club as Mr. Richards/Mycroft Holmes, The Elephant Man as Man/Conductor/Snork, A Few Good Men as Capt. Matthew A. Markinson, Black Coffee as Hercule Poirot, Noises Off as Lloyd Dallas, The Seafarer as James "Sharky" Harkin, The Seagull as Trigorin, Dividing the Estate as Lewis Gordon, Pygmalion as Colonel Pickering, Amadeus as Count Orsini-Rosenberg, August: Osage County as Steve Heidebrecht, Peter Pan as Captain Hook/Mr. Darling, St. Nicholas, Boeing-Boeing as Bernard, Harvey as Elwood P. Dowd, Mrs. Mannerly as Jeffrey, Our Town as Stage Manager, The Farnsworth Invention, Rock 'n' Roll as Max, The Man Who Came to Dinner as SheriDan Whiteside, A Christmas Carol as Mrs. Dilber/Jacob Marley, Cyrano de Bergerac as Le Bret, Othello as Iago, Arsenic and Old Lace as Jonathan Brewster,Treasure Island as Long John Silver, Hitchcock Blonde as Hitch, A Moon for the Misbegotten as James Tyrone Jr., Orson's Shadow as Olivier, Journey's End asLieutenant Osborne, A Christmas Carol as Scrooge, The Crucible as Proctor, After the Fall as Quentin, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum asMarcus Lycus, Twelfth Night as Sir Toby Belch, Sherlock Holmes as Moriarty, Hamlet as Claudius, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? as George, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest as McMurphy, How I Learned to Drive as Uncle Peck, A View From the Bridge as Eddie Carbone and Not About Nightingales as Butch O'Fallon, among others. He has also directed Clybourne Park, A Behanding in Spokane, Doubt, Death on the Nile, Glengarry Glen Ross, Deathtrap, Dial "M" for Murder, Our Lady of 121st Street, The Foreigner, Of Mice and Men and As Bees in Honey Drown. His film and television credits include Olympia, The Man with the Perfect Swing, Houston: The Legend of Texas, Fire and Rain, Challenger, Night Game and Killing in a Small Town. He received a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut and a Drama Desk nomination for Best Actor for Not About Nightingales, and a BackStage West Garland Award for his appearance as Eddie Carbone in the Alley's production of A View from the Bridge.
Elizabeth Bunch (Henrietta Angkatell) has appeared in more than 40 shows at the Alley Theatre since 2002 and recently served as Assistant Director for The Seafarer and Amadeus. Performances include Christiane de LaBegassier in Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club, Mrs. Kendal in The Elephant Man, Bev/Kathy in Clybourne Park, Clarice Bernstein in November, Elizabeth Wells in Ether Dome, Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion, Karen in August: Osage County, Wendy in Peter Pan, Boeing-Boeing, Harvey, The 39 Steps, Our Town, Mauritius, Cyrano de Bergerac, Othello, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Scene, Doubt,Treasure Island, Steel Magnolias, Proof and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? New York theatre credits include The Voice of the Turtle produced by The Keen Company and The Mint Theater, The Water Children at Playwright Horizons, Museum with The Keen Company, The Light Outside with Bat Theater Company, andNew World Rhapsody, The Motel Plays, and The Hospital Plays at HB Playwrights Foundation. Other theatre includes Little Foxes at The Denver Center; A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Guthrie Theater; Goosebumps, a national tour produced by Feld Entertainment; Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, Viola inTwelfth Night, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Isabella in Measure for Measure, Big Love, and Arcadia with Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble. Television appearances include Law & Order: SVU. Elizabeth is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
Laura Campbell (Veronica Craye) has previously been seen at the Alley Theatre in Agatha Christie's Black Coffee as Lucia Amory. Off-Broadway credits include Dust with director Scott Zigler at Westside Theatre, Taming of the Shrew with director Tony Speciale at Classic Stage Company. Regional credits include The Lion in Winter with director Paul Mullins at Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, and Dinner with director David Esbjornson at Baystreet Theater. Film credits include Doomsdays with director Eddie Mullins which premieres August 2013, and Trespasses with director Vanita Shastry. Television credits include Law & Order, Law & Order: CI and Blue Bloods. She as a BA from Tulane University and a MFA from Columbia University. www.lauraecampbell.com
Josie de Guzman (Lady Angkatell) returns to the Alley having recently appeared as Club Secretary in Sherlock Holmes and theAdventure of the Suicide Club,Linda in Death of a Salesman, Barbara Amory in Black Coffee, BeLinda Blair in Noises Off, Arkadina in The Seagull, Vera Claythorne in And Then There Were None, Barbara Fordham in August: Osage County, Miss Casewell in The Mousetrap, Berthe in Boeing-Boeing, Mrs. Mannerly in Mrs. Mannerly, Mrs. Gibbs in Our Town, Eleanor/Esme in Rock 'n' Roll, Maggie Cutler in The Man Who Came to Dinner, Matilde in The Clean House, the title role in Hapgood, as well as After the Fall, Twelfth Night, Sherlock Holmes, And Then There Were None and House & Garden. She appeared as Mrs. Gibbs in Hartford Stage's production of Our Town. Her Broadway career includes Tony nominations for Guys and Dolls and West Side Story, as well as creating roles in Nick and Nora, Runaways, and Carmelina.She won the 2002 Connecticut Critics Award for Anna in The King and I and has appeared extensively at The Public Theatre, where she created roles in Elizabeth Swados' Runaways, Lullaby and Goodnight and The Haggadah, at BAM in Missionaries and Off-Broadway in Tamara and Once Removed. Her regional theatre appearances include Hartford Stage in Diosa, Great Lakes in She Loves Me, and Denver Center in Man of La Mancha, as well as such varied classical roles as Carmen, Viola, Varya, and Beatrice. Her films include Exiles in New York, FX, and FX2, while television appearances include Miami Vice, The Cosby Show, Third Watch, All My Children, and Guiding Light. Her recordings include Lullabies for Everyone and Nanas Para Todos, both sold at cdbaby.com, as well as the cast recordings of Guys and Dolls, Carmelina, and Runaways.
David Matranga (Detective Sergeant Penny) is thrilled to be returning to the Alley. He was last seen by Houston audiences as Terry in Stages Repertory Theatre's Dollhouse. Prior to that, he appeared as Steve Baker/Max in Houston Grand Opera's production of Showboat. This past fall, he appeared as Jean in Classical Theatre Company's production of Miss Julie. Other recent productions include: Comedy Of Errors/Hamlet at the 2012 Houston Shakespeare Festival; In The Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) a Regional Premiere at Stages, Uncle Vanya at CTC, Mistakes Were Made at Stages Repertory Theatre; A Christmas Carolat Alley Theatre; Yankee Tavern, Auntie Mame, Complete History of America Abridged, Man From Nebraska, Grey Gardens as Joe Kennedy Jr./Jerry and Lobster Alice, all at Stages Repertory Theatre. New York Theater credits include The Armageddon Dance Party at NYC Fringe and Ophelia: Opera In Blue (Hamlet). Other regional theatre credits includes originating the roles of Patrick in 110 Flights and General Longstreet in General Desdemona at the 1st Annual Proctors New Play Festival, Pride and Prejudice at Dallas Theater Center, The King Stag at Yale Rep and A Christmas Carol at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Film and TV credits include Patriot Act, The Rejects, Law & Order, All My Children, As the World Turns, and he is currently filming the upcoming action comedy Urban Shakedown. David has also voiced over 20 animated characters including Appleseed, Appleseed Ex Machina, Halo Legends and Sony's Starship Troopers: Invasion. Training includes Yale School of Drama.
Diandra Langenbach (Doris) is making her Alley Theatre debut. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she most recently appeared as Hippolita in 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, the Stepmother in Into the Woods and Mattie Fae in August: Osage County.
Emily Neves (Midge Harvey) is in her fifth season as a member of the Resident Acting Company here at the Alley Theatre. Emily has appeared in more than 20 plays at the Alley since 2007. Some favorites include Rock 'n' Roll, Boeing-Boeing, A Behanding in Spokane, Peter Pan, August: Osage County, Clybourne Park, A Few Good Men and many more. Emily is also a voice actor for Sentai Filmworks, Sony Pictures and FUNimation Studios. Behind the Voice Actors nominated Emily for three of their annual Anime Voice Acting awards for 2012: Female Voice Actor of the Year; Best Female Lead in a film or special as Inga in "Un-go," which Emily won; and Best Female in a Supporting Role in a film or special as Trig in "Starship Troopers: Invasion." Emily recently graduated cum laude from Texas State University with a BFA in Acting. While studying at Texas State in 2012, Emily performed at the Kennedy Center as part of a national finalist team in the Irene Ryan acting competition. Emily is a native Houstonian and a proud AEA member.
Melissa Pritchett (Gerda Cristow) is an Alley Company Artist recently appearing in Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club as Mrs. Hudson/Lucy O'Malley, The Elephant Man as Pinhead/ Whore/Miss Sandwich/Countess, Death of a Salesman as The Woman, Noises Off as Brooke Ashton, Ether Dome as Elizabeth Whitman Morton, Pygmalion as Clara Eynsford-Hill, Amadeus as Constanze Weber, Boeing-Boeing as Gretchen, Farnsworth Invention as Agnes, Rock 'n' Roll as Gillian/Magda, Eurydice as Little Stone, Cyrano de Bergerac as Lise, Othello as Bianca, Hitchcock Blonde as Blonde, Much Ado About Nothing as Ursula and The Pillowman as Mother. Other theatre credits include Beauty and the Beast, Brigadoon at Theatre Under the Stars and Footloose at Great Caruso. As a dancer, she was a principal dancer for Longview Ballet Theatre. She has choreographed several shows for Bayou City Concert Musicals including One Touch Venus, Finnian's Rainbow and Fiorello! She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Sam Houston State University.
Lee Sellars (Inspector Colquhoun) has previously been seen at the Alley Theatre in A Few Good Men as Lt. Col. Nathan Jessep. Broadway credits include West Side Story as Officer Krupke and Talk Radio. Other theatre credits include Tales From Hollywood as Odon von Horvath at the Guthrie Theatre, The Puppetmaster of Lodz at Berkshire Theatre Festival, Twelve Angry Men, The Subject Was Roses and The Pillowman at George Street Playhouse, Pig Farm, The Overwhelming,The God of Hell, Sonia Flew, Rounding Third and Flag Day at CATF, A Small Melodramatic Story at LAByrinth Theater Company, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead at Arden Theatre, The Pavilion at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Inventing Van Gogh at City Theatre, The Alchemist at Classic Stage Company, and The Grey Zone at Long Wharf Theatre. Film and Television credits include Unforgettable, Delocated, Lipstick Jungle, Law & Order, Savages, Tenderness, Chappelle's Show, Law & Order: CI, Rocket Science, The Black Donnellys, The Sopranos, ER, Chicago Hope and Groundhog Day.
Mark Shanahan (John Cristow) returns to the Alley, having previously directed Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club and The 39 Steps and appeared as an actor in Harvey, Hitchcock Blonde, Tryst, Treasure Island, Witness for the Prosecution and Journey's End. New York acting credits include The 39 Steps at The Cort Theatre, Checkers at Vineyard Theatre, Tryst, The Shaughraun at The Irish Repertory Theatre, As Bees In Honey Drown at Lucille Lortel Theatre, Philadelphia, Here I Come! At Roundabout, The Internationalist at 45 Bleecker and Fairfield Theatre Company and others. Regional theatre includes Journey's End, Sedition, Around The World In 80 Days, David Copperfield at Westport Country Playhouse; Tryst at WCP, Merrimack Rep, and Hartford Theatreworks; Dial M For Murder at Fulton Opera House; Dead Man's Cell Phone at Hartford Theatreworks; The West End Horror at Bay Street Theatre and Pioneer Theatre; One Foot On The Floor at Denver Center Theatre; Andromeda Shack at The Kennedy Center and others. His work as a director has been seen at The George Street Playhouse, The Westport Country Playhouse, The Cape Playhouse, The Depot Theatre, Penguin Rep, The Weston Playhouse and the Fulton Opera House. Films include Safe Men, Bug, Kinsey Three, Endsville and Mad About Harry. On television Mark has appeared on David Letterman and All My Children. Mark is a graduate oF Brown University and holds a MA from Fordham University.
Jay Sullivan (Edward Angkatell) is an Alley Company Artist. Alley appearances include Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club as Prince Nikita Starloff, The Elephant Man as Merrick, A Few Good Men as Cpl. Howard, Clybourne Park as Jim/Tom/Kenneth, A Christmas Carol as Fred/Scrooge at 21, Death of a Salesman as Happy, Black Coffee as Richard Amory, Red as Ken, Peter Pan as Peter, Our Town as George Gibbs and Eurydice as Orpheus. Jay recently made his Broadway debut in Jerusalem as Lee. Other theatre credits include Durango as Red Angel/Bob at The Public Theatre and Longwharf; DogSeesGod as Matt/Pigpen at Soho Repertory Theatre; Orestes: A Tragic Romp as Orestes at The Folger and Two River Theatre; Afternight Seating as James at Abingdon Theatre; and The Bilbao Effect as Grole Andacht at The Center for Architecture, as well as The History Boys as Dakin and Rock 'n' Roll as Stephen at The Studio Theatre; Much Ado About Nothing as Claudio produced by As Written Productions; and Romeo and Juliet as Benvolio at Arkansas Repertory Theatre. Film and television credits include The Good Wife, Law & Order: SVU and The Unidentified. He is a graduate of Florida State University.
Todd Waite (Gudgeon) is in his 13th season as an Alley Company Artist. Most recently seen in Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club as Sherlock Holmes, The Elephant Man as Carr Gomm/Belgian Policeman/London Policeman, A Few Good Men as Capt. Isaac Whitaker, Death of a Salesman as Uncle Ben, and November as Archer Brown, he has appeared in over 60 productions including five Christmas seasons of the one-man show, The Santaland Diaries. Other shows include: Noises Off as Frederick Fellowes, Pygmalion as Henry Higgins, Sherlock Holmes as Sherlock Holmes, Rock 'n' Roll as Jan, The Goat or Who is Sylvia? as Martin, Arsenic and Old Lace as Mortimer Brewster, Hapgood as Kerner, Deathtrap as Sydney, Art as Ivan, Stones in His Pockets as Jake, The Devil's Disciple as Burgoyne, The Mousetrap as Christopher Wren and The 39 Steps as Richard Hannay. Previously, Mr. Waite spent six seasons with the renowned Shaw Festival, played Enjolras in the Canadian premiere of Les Miserables and guest-starred on all major U.S. and Canadian networks. Awards include the Critic's Choice Award for Intimate Exchanges at Dallas Theater Center and a Best Actor nomination for his performance in the world premiere of The Coronation Voyage. He has directed several Canadian premieres and was the resident director for Cirque du Soleil's 'O' in Las Vegas. A recipient of the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship for master actor/teachers, Mr. Waite holds a BFA in Acting and an MFA in Directing and is currently an adjunct professor for both the University of Houston's Graduate Program in Theatre Education and BFA Theatre Program. His private students attend Juilliard, Yale, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Stella Adler School, as well as Stage Door, Interlochen, and Houston's High School for the Performing Arts.
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM:
Gregory Boyd (Director) is celebrating his 24th season as Artistic Director of the Alley. During his tenure the Alley has risen in national and international prominence, winning the Special Tony Award and experiencing record growth in its Houston audiences, while also transferring its productions to major European Festivals (including two in one season at the Venice Biennale), Broadway, and on tour to 40 American cities. Boyd's addition of artistic associates has enhanced the Alley's visibility and reputation worldwide; while his commitment to maintaining a resident company of actors has made the Alley unique among American theatre companies. At the Alley, Mr. Boyd has produced over 100 new productions of the widest ranging repertoire in the country, among them the premieres ofNot About Nightingales by Tennessee Williams (Alley, London, Broadway), Jekyll & Hyde, (Alley, National Tour, Broadway), The Civil War (which he also co-authored), Shakespeare's Roman Plays (with Vanessa and Corin Redgrave); Robert Wilson's productions of Hamlet, When We Dead Awaken and Danton's Death(with Richard Thomas); Ellen Burstyn in O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night and Tony Kushner's Angels in America Parts 1 & 2 (both directed by Michael Wilson), premieres by Keith Reddin (Synergy); Eve Ensler (Lemonade); and Alley Artistic Associates Edward Albee (The Play About the Baby), Horton Foote (The Carpetbagger's Children), Ken Ludwig (The Gershwins' An American in Paris, Leading Ladies) and Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, Wonderland and The Civil War). At the Alley, he has appeared as an actor in Danton's Death (Tom Paine) and Cyrano de Bergerac (Cyrano) and directed over 40 productions including: Seagull,Rock 'n' Roll, Eurydice, Cyrano de Bergerac, Treasure Island, Subject to Fits, Hitchcock Blonde, Hapgood, The Pillowman, Jekyll & Hyde, Three Sisters, In the Jungle of Cities, After the Fall, The Greeks, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Macbeth, As You Like It, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Directing projects outside the Alley have included Our Town at Hartford Stage (HAl Holbrook), Coward's Design for Living at Williamstown (Marisa Tomei, Campbell Scott, Steven Weber), Stoppard's Travesties at Long Wharf (Sam Waterston, Tom Hewitt) and the premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan's Lewis and Clark Reach the Euphrates at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. This season, he will direct Death of a Salesman and The Elephant Man. Boyd has served as Panelist for the National Endowment of the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Massachusetts Council for the Arts. He has taught on the faculties of Carnegie-Mellon, Williams College, the University of Houston, and the University of North Carolina, where he headed the Professional Theatre Training Program. He was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is a Distinguished Alumnus, and at Carnegie-Mellon.
Linda Buchanan (Scenic Design) has designed hundreds of stage productions at regional theatres throughout the country and abroad. She has received the Merritt Award for Design and Collaboration, Jefferson Awards for Scene Design for House at Goodman Theatre, Black Snow at Goodman Theatre, and I Hate Hamlet at Royal George, and a Helen Hayes Award for Dancing at Lughnasa at Arena Stage. Recent design work includes Race at Goodman Theatre, Lombardi at Milwaukee Rep, The 39 Steps at Cleveland Play House, Syracuse Stage, and Indiana Repertory Theatre and The Gospel According to James at Indiana Rep and Victory Gardens Theatre. Notable past projects include the American Premiere of House & Garden at the Goodman, the musical adaptation of Wings at Goodman and NY Public Theatre, and the premiere production of Marvin's Room and 10 subsequent regional productions, and commercial productions in New York and London. Buchanan was Resident Designer at Court Theatre from 1976-1984 and Design Director of R.D. Design Associates from 1985-1989 where her work included the State of Illinois Center dedication ceremony and over 100 environments for corporate theatre and special events. Buchanan is Associate Dean for Curricular Development at The Theatre School at DePaul University, where she is also Head of the Scene Design program. She has also taught at the University of Chicago and Columbia College. Her work has been published in Interior Design, Contract, Exhibit Builder, American Theatre and TCI (Theatre Crafts International), and ED (Entertainment Design).
Tricia Barsamian (Costume Design) Credits include Black Coffee and The Mousetrap at Alley Theatre, Yank! A WWII Love Story at York Theatre Company,Sistas: The Musical at St. Luke's Theatre, The Sunshine Boys, Little Shop of Horrors and Fiddler on the Roof at John W. Engeman Theater, With Glee at Prospect Theatre Company, and Just in Time at Lucille Lortel Theater. Associate/assistant costume design credits: Annie on Broadway, Hands on a Hardbody on Broadway, Taylor Swift Speak Now Tour, Wonderland on Broadway, Sondheim on Sondheim on Broadway, The Marriage of Bette and Boo at Roundabout Theatre Company, and the national tour of Wicked. Tricia holds a MFA from NYU and a BFA from North Carolina School of the Arts.
Michael Lincoln (Lighting Design) has designed numerous Alley Theatre productions including And Then There Were None, The Mousetrap, Boeing-Boeing, A Streetcar Named Desire, Hydriotaphia, Deathtrap, Proof, Our Lady of 121st Street, Jitney, Synergy, Closer, and Slavs! among others. Michael's career spans over 30 years and 300 productions. His Broadway credits include Copenhagen, Skylight, and More To Love and associate designs for Guys and Dolls, Six Degrees of Separation, City of Angels, and Anything Goes. Michael's many Off-Broadway designs include People Be Heard, Mr. Goldwyn, The Bubbly Black Girl..., If Love Were All, Defying Gravity, Bunny Bunny, Swingtime Canteen and You Should Be So Lucky. He has designed for resident companies around the country with long associations at Indiana Rep, Cleveland Play House, Los Angeles Ballet, Santa Fe Opera, and Studio Theatre DC. Awards include L.A. Drama Critics' Circle and Drama Logue. Michael is currently the Interim Director of the Ohio University School of Theater. www.michaellincoln.net
Jill BC Du Boff (Sound Design) Alley Theatre credits include A Few Good Men, Black Coffee, The Seafarer, The Monster at the Door, Gruesome Playground Injuries, Othello, and Much Ado About Nothing. Broadway credits include Picnic, Other Desert Cities, Wit, Good People, The Constant Wife, The Good Body, andBill Maher: Victory... Off-Broadway includes Lincoln Center, Atlantic, MTC, MCC, Playwrights Horizons, Public, Vineyard, Second Stage, NYTW, WP, New Georges, Flea, Cherry Lane, Signature, Clubbed Thumb, Culture Project, Actor's Playhouse, New Group, Promenade, Urban Stages, Houseman, Fairbanks, Soho Rep, and Adobe. Regional credits include Minneapolis Children's Theatre, Bay Street, La Jolla Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Westport Country Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, Portland Stage, Long Wharf, Kennedy Center, NYS&F, South Coast Rep, Humana, Williamstown, Berkshire Theatre, and ATF. Radio credits include Studio 360, WNYC News, Naked Radio. Nominations include Drama Desk, and Henry Hewes. Awards include Obie Award, Lilly Award, and Ruth Morley Design Award. She is an adjunct Professor at Sarah Lawrence College.
Brandon Weinbrenner (Assistant Director) has joined the Alley Theatre artistic team as Resident Assistant Director. This is his fourth production as assistant director, having previously worked on Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club, The Elephant Man and Few Good Men. Past assistant directing credits include Red and How to Write a New Book for the Bible at Berkeley Rep where he was the Bret C. Harte Directing Fellow. Most recently Brandon finished producing the 2013 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. As an actor, Brandon has appeared in productions at the Guthrie Theater, The Children's Theatre Co., and Illusion Theater in Minneapolis, as well at WaterTower Theatre and Undermain Theatre in Dallas. Brandon is a graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Acting Training Program.
The Alley Theatre, one of America's leading not-for-profit theatres, is a nationally recognized performing arts company that is focused on collaborating with resident actors, visiting artists, directors, designers, dramaturgs and authors to cultivate the new voices, new work, and new artists of the American theatre.Under the direction of Artistic Director Gregory Boyd and Managing Director Dean R. Gladden, the Alley has also brought its productions to 40 American cities, and to Berlin, Paris, St. Petersburg and New York's Lincoln Center, as well as to major European festivals (including two in one season at the Venice Biennale) and Broadway. As a recipient of the Special Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, the Alley creates a wide-ranging repertoire and innovative productions of classics, neglected modern plays, and premieres, as well as new works that will become classics for the future developed through the Alley's New Play Initiative. The Alley's productions are built and rehearsed in the Alley Theatre Center for Theatre Production - a 75,000-square-foot facility adjacent to the theatres themselves and are performed on the 824-seat Hubbard Stage and the 310-seat Neuhaus Stage. The Alley continues to pave the way for Houston audiences to experience thought-provoking, diverse and transformative theatre produced and performed by its professional company year round.
Tickets to Agatha Christie's The Hollow start at $26. Tickets to Agatha Christie's The Hollow are available for purchase at www.alleytheatre.org, at the Alley Theatre Box Office, 615 Texas Avenue, or by calling 713.220.5700. Groups of 10 or more can receive special concierge services and select discounts by calling 713.220.5700 and asking for the group sales department.
CAPTIONED AND AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE
Sunday, July 7, 2:30 p.m.
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Thursday, July 11, 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
Houston's premiere theatre group for gay and lesbian theatre fans and their friends celebrates the Alley Theatre's production of Agatha Christie's The Hollow . This pre-curtain event is free with your ticket to the Thursday, July 11, 7:30 p.m. performance of Agatha Christie's The Hollow . To buy a ticket, required for this event, use the promo code: ACTOUT. Purchase online at www.alleytheatre.org or call the box office at 713.220.5700.