Christiane Noll and More Star in THE COTTAGE, Beginning Tonight at the Engeman Theater

By: Jul. 23, 2015
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The John W. Engeman Theater presents THE COTTAGE. THE COTTAGE is brought to you by the Engeman official Main Stage Sponsor - North Shore LIJ Health System, and Show Sponsor - Lewis Johs Avallones Aviles, LLP Counsellors at Law. Performances begin tonight, July 23, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through September 6, 2015.

THE COTTAGE is a new rollicking farce inspired by the works of Noel Coward. Set in the English countryside in 1923, this tale of sex, betrayal and, oh yes, love, unfolds when Sylvia Van Kipness decides to expose her love affair to her husband and her lover's wife. The true meanings of fate, identity and marriage are called into question as a surprising and hilarious web of secrets unravels in this ridiculous and potentially murderous romantic comedy.

THE COTTAGE is written by SANDY RUSTIN (Plays: Rated P (for parenthood), Struck (premiering at NJ Rep in 2016); TV/Online: Overbooked (Nickelodeon's Nick Mom); It's Complicated (Stage17.TV); She is currently developing her musical Rated P (for parenthood) for TV with ABC Studios. The director is BT McNICHOLL who is the protege of master director Mike Nichols and has served on the creative team of 12 Broadway plays and musicals including Billy Elliot, Cabaret, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Forum, and The Country Girl. Off-Broadway: Billion Dollar Baby, The It Girl. Tours and Regional: Spamalot, Cabaret, West Side Story, Billy Elliot, Lola and more. BT is currently the Producing Artistic Director of The Palace Theatre in Stamford, CT). The Associate Director is JENNIFER WERNER whose Broadway credits include: The Book of Mormon, The Most Happy Fella, Follies. Off-Broadway: Bloodsong of Love, The Plant That Ate The Dirty Socks, ReWrite, Things to Ruin. Tours and Regional: The Book of Mormon, Cabaret, The Black Suits, Robin & the 7 Hoods and The Little Mermaid. THE COTTAGE is produced by RICHARD T. DOLCE the Engeman Theater's Producing Artistic Director.

The Design Team is JON COLLINS (Scenic Design), TRISTAN RAINES (Costume Design), DRISCOLL OTTO (Lighting Design), LAURA SHUBERT (Sound Design), LEAH LOUKAS (Wig Design), ERIC REYNOLDS (Props Design), and WOJCIK/SEAY CASTING, LLC (Casting Director). The Production Stage Manager is DEVIN DAY.

The cast of THE COTTAGE features:

HENRY CLARKE (Beau) Regional: Private Lives (Hartford Stage); Venus in Fur (American Conservatory Theater); No Man's Land (American Repertory Theater); RFK: The Journey to Justice, Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers (L.A. Theatre Works and NPR); Henry IV parts 1&2, Macbeth, Henry V, Richard III (Shakespeare & Co.); The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told (SpeakEasy Stage). Television: House, Chuck, Lie To Me, Action English.

JAMIE LAVERDIERE (Clarke) Engeman: Sweet Charity. Broadway: The Producers, Pirate Queen, Motown. Tours: Urinetown, A Chorus Line. Off-Broadway: Closer Than Ever (York), I Love You, You're Perfect...(Westside), This Side Of Paradise (St Clements), We The People, Cam Jansen, Gold Rush. TV/Film Includes: TV Funhouse, Hell Is Other People, The Producers.

CHRISTIANE NOLL (Marjorie) Broadway/Tour: Ragtime (Tony Award Nomination), Chaplin, Urinetown, Mambo Kings, It Ain't Nothin' But The Blues, Jekyll & Hyde, Grease, Miss Saigon, City of Angels, South Pacific. Film/Television: The King & I (Singing Anna) The Sound of Music - NBC Live. Other: Closer Than Ever (York Theatre Co.), New Moon (Encores!), Lincoln Center "American Songbook Series". Other: Symphony Soloist with Marvin Hamlisch, Don Pippin and Peter Nero. Opera: Washington National Opera, opposite Placido Domingo.

RACHEL PICKUP (Sylvia) Merchant Of Venice, (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre London), Private Lives, (Hartford Stage), King Lear, (TFANA), Play, Airswimming, In London, UK: Miss Julie, (Sir Peter Hall Company - nominated Best Actress Critics' Circle); King Lear, 39 Steps. For the RSC: Julius Caesar, All's Well, Two Gentlemen Of Verona; Midsummer Night's Dream; Troilus & Cressida; Dr Foster; Paradox Film: Chronic, (2015 Winner Best Screenplay Cannes), AKA, Basil. Television: Elementary; Small Island; Garrow's Law; Midsomer Murders; Victoria And Albert; Dogtown.

BRIAN SGAMBATI (Richard) Broadway: The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino, The Coast of Utopia, and King Lear with Christopher Plummer. Selected Off-Broadway: The Iceman Cometh with Nathan Lane, The Death of Walt Disney at Soho Rep, Man and Superman at Irish Rep, Smudge for The Women's Project, and Landscape of the Body with Signature Theatre Company. Selected Regional: Huntington, Goodman, Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse. Television: Law and Order, Blue Bloods, Unforgettable.

LILLY TOBIN (Dierdre) Engeman: Fiddler on the Roof. Other Credits: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Madison Square Garden), Grease, Biloxi Blues, Into The Woods, Forum, Hairspray, Marvelous Wonderettes, Lost Highway, Nunsense, Hello Dolly!, Fiddler, H2$ . TV: Michael And Michael Have Issues, Comedy Central.

Press Opening is Saturday, July 25 at 8:00 pm. THE COTTAGE will play the following performance schedule: Thursdays at 8:00pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 3:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00. Tickets are $59 ($64 on Saturday Evenings) and may be purchased by calling (631) 261-2900, going online at, or by visiting the Engeman Theater Box Office at 250 Main Street, Northport. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is Long Island's only year round professional theater company, casting actors from the Broadway talent pool. From curb to curtain, we have made it our business to provide affordable, quality theater in an elegant one-of-a-kind location with outstanding facilities and extraordinary service. The renovated Theater offers stadium-style seating, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, a full orchestra pit, and a classic wood-paneled piano lounge with full bar.

Photo Credit: Seth Walters


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