Circle Circle dot dot to Open BEARDED World Premiere, 12/6

Bearded, written by Katherine Harroff and directed by PatRick Kelly, will be presented by Circle Circle dot dot at The 10th Avenue Theatre, oepning December 6th, 2013 and running through December 21st, 2013.

Imagine holding the key to a child's Christmas joy in the palm of your hand and you might begin to understand the incredible task of playing the role of Santa Claus! Circle Circle dot dot's first-ever Holiday production Bearded will share with audiences the incredible true-life tales from real San Diego Mall Santas, and shed light on what it's like to be the man behind the beard.

"As a huge lover of the Holiday season, I was thrilled to take the opportunity to get into the spirit of Christmas with this latest endeavor. While the world of a Mall Santa proved to be a bizarre one, it also revealed quite a lot of beauty in the humanity involved in successfully filling the shoes of the daunting, and magnanimous character of Santa." - Katherine Harroff, Playwright of "Bearded" and Artistic Director of Circle Circle dot dot.

Attendees of "Bearded" will be delighted in the transformation of the 10th Ave Theatre in Downtown San Diego, as they will be transplanted right into the middle of Santa's Village with scenic design by Shaun Tuazon. Photo opportunities with Santa are encouraged after the production.

This production is suitable and accepting of diverse audiences, families, and all ages. However, CCdd does not want to destroy the Santa illusion for any young ones. Parental discretion is advised.

The cast includes Micheal Nieto (Nick), Soroya Rowley (Lynne), Laura Kaplan-Nieto (Jessica), Michael Parrott, Taylor Wycoff, Cory Hammond, and Keith Hammond as various players.

The creative team includes PatRick Kelly (Director), Crystal Brandan (Stage Manager), Shaun Tuazon (Scenic), Connelly Meschen (Assistant Scenic Design), Bonnie Breckinridge (Lighting), Mike Brown (Sound), Kristin McReddie (Costumes).

Production Bios:

PatRick Kelly (Director) Patrick is the Technical/Managing Director of Circle Circle dot dot. Since Graduating from San Diego State University in 2007 he has appeared on stage with Cygnet, Diversionary, Moxie, Starlight, Common Ground, and Circle Circle dot dot. Director: San Diego I Love You (Circle Circle dot dot). Assistant Director: Man of La Mancha (Cygnet Theatre), and A Raisin in the Sun (Moxie Theatre).

Katherine Harroff (Playwright, Artistic Director of CCdd) Katherine came to San Diego after obtaining her MFA from Arizona State University in Performance (with an emphasis in Theatre Education, Playwriting, Directing, and Acting). She has completed extensive training with the Siti Company in Saratoga, NY. She has written many produced Theatre and Film projects that have been staged in Arizona and California. She is the founding Artistic Director and Head Playwright for the San Diego Community-Based Theatre Company Circle Circle dot dot for whom she has written and produced The Break-Up/Break-Down, Ragnarok, The Deconstruction of a Drag Queen, Street.Art.Prophets, San Diego I Love You, and DerbyWise. She worked with the Playwrights Project of San Diego in developing their 'Telling Stories' program that works with members of the foster care system on creating plays from their life stories with the help of Drama Therapy and Theatre for Social Change. Katherine is employed at The Old Globe Theatre as the Head Community Voices Artist and is in charge of bringing Community-Based Playwriting skills to underserved adults throughout San Diego. Katherine has directed, taught, and acted in the professional Theatre world happily for over 15 years.

Michael Nieto (Nick) Michael is very excited to be working with C2D2 on another truly homegrown piece of theatre. Michaels previous theatrical credits include: Sea foam Sleepwalk (La Jolla Playhouse), Accomplice (La Jolla Playhouse), Ubu Roi (Max Fischer Players- producers pick at San Diego Fringe Festival), San Diego, I Love You (Circle Circle Dot Dot), Golden Child (Chinese Pirate Prod.), Invasion (Circle Circle Dot Dot), Over the River and Through the Woods (Scripps Ranch Theatre), John Doe (John Doe Prod.), The Frogs (Theatre Inc.). Television credits include: The Fugitive Chronicles (A&E), Team Kia (Fox5).

Soroya Rowley (Lynne) Is an Executive Company Member of Circle Circle dot dot. She loves being a part of this company because it allows her to work in many areas of Theatre. She has acted in the productions The Break-up Breakdown, Ragnarok, Invasion, Street.Art.Prophets and The Warrior's Duet. She has done costume design for Deconstruction of A Drag Queen, Street.Art.Prophets and DerbyWise. She also Co-Wrote last seasons production of San Diego, I love You and is currently working on a new play titled There's No Place Like Home that will be produced next Spring. Soroya obtained her BA in Theatre Arts from The University of San Diego

Laura Kaplan-Nieto (Jessica) Laura is thrilled to gang up with CCDD agin, having performed previously in "San Diego, I Love You." Other local productions include "The Vampire Lesbians of Sodom" (Different Stages), "Moon Over Buffalo" (Onstage Playhouse), "Over the River and Through the Woods" (Scripps Ranch Theatre) and "Troilus and Cressida" (Compass Theatre). While with The Long Beach Shakespeare Company some favorite roles included Gwendolyn in "The Importance of Being Earnest," Princess Katherine in "Henry V," Hippolyta in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and Roxana in "Cyrano de Bergerac," where she played opposite her now belovedly bearded husband. Offstage, Laura gets her performance fix as a TV anchor for One America News.

Cory Hammond (Various Roles) Cory earned her BA in Theatre from San Diego State University, where she performed in WASP, Octavia, Archangels Don't Play Pinball , The Grapes of Wrath, Wait Until Dark and The Vagina Monologues. She is a founding member of SDSU's improv team. Cory studied at The British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England and The Groundling's school in Hollywood. She performs improv regularly with ROAR Theatre, Finest City Improv and San Diego Dinner Detective. Film shorts include Zed Lapel Pin, Jabronie Picture's Bullet With Butterfly Wing and Mission Complete. Recent stage credits include Blackout which she co-wrote, and Circle Circle dot dot's Derbywise. Keith & Cory 4-Eva.

Michael Parrott (Various Roles) Michael is ecstatic to be joining the cast of "Bearded" for his first show with Circle Circle dot dot. He currently holds the title of "Person Who Loves Christmas More Than Anyone In The World Ever And That Is Obvious." Previous favorite credits include Henry in "Next to Normal" (Lyceum), Dorian Gray in "Dorian" (Diversionary Theatre), and most recently performed in "Seafoam Sleepwalk" (La Jolla Playhouse) - a site specific piece for the Without Walls Festival. He would like to thank the cast, production team, and everyone else involved for everything they have all done.

Keith Hammond (Various Roles) Keith performs regularly with San Diego Dinner Detective and wrote the short film Bullet with Butterfly Wings which played in film festivals across the country. Stage credits include Six Degrees of Separation, Macbeth, Baby!,and The Lady's Not for Burning. He can also be seen in projects by Jabronie Pictures and Almost Good Films including Battle Hero Absolute and the internet game show Mission Complete. He is feeling especially blessed by his Christmas presents this year: another year with his beautiful wife and the opportunity to perform with the incredibly talented people at Circle Circle Dot Dot.

Taylor Wycoff (Various Roles) Taylor is thrilled to be making her Circle Circle Dot Dot debut with this fine team of artists. Her recent acting credits include: Extraordinary Chambers (Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company), Switch, The Eccentric Flight of the Fly (Playwrights Project's Plays by Young Writers 2012 & 2011 festivals); Green Flash at Sunset (Scripps Ranch Theatre's Out on a Limb New Play Festival). She also serves as the resident dramaturg for Cygnet Theatre Company where she is the Director of Outreach and Education. Many thanks to her friends and family for their love and support.

Shaun Tuazon (Scenic Design) Shaun is a company member at Circle Circle dot dot and his work has been seen both on and off-stage. His previous Scenic Designs were seen for CCdd's "DerbyWise" and the San Diego Premiere of "Zanna, Don't!" Shaun holds a BA in Theatre Arts from SDSU and has had the privilege to work with many companies around town. Favorite works include: "The Warriors' Duet", "San Diego, I Love You", "Deconstruction of a Drag Queen" (for which Shaun graciously received a Craig Noel / Critics Circle Award nomination for Best Lead Actor in a Musical); "Rent" & "Joseph..." (SDMT); "Zanna, Don't!" (Zanna, SD Premiere). See him onstage in SDAART's "Ching Chong Chinaman" this November 2013. For more, visit:

Kristin McReddie (Costume Design) Currently, Kristin is performing Improvisational Theater with ROAR Theatre all over San Diego. Other credits include, SDSU's production of A Mid Summer Nights Dream, SDSU's production of Dear Harvey (which she also performed at the Diversionary Theater and the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in St. George Utah) and ALTO's Student Production of Animal Farm. In 2010 Kristin studied abroad in Oxford, England at the British American Drama Academy, where she preformed the lead role in Absolute Hell, and studied under theater legends John Gorrie, Madeline Potter, and John Barton. Kristin is also a local costume designer, and has designed for CYC's 2012 Production of RENT, Different Stages production of Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, A.D. Production's original show Vanished, and ALTO's Student Production of The Red Address and Animal Farm.

Opening: December 6th @ 8pm + post show reception. Show Runs: December 6th-21st Thursday-Saturday @ 8pm, Sunday @ 4pm at 10th Avenue Theatre, 930 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101. TICKET PRICES: $15, $20, $25. HOW TO BUY TICKETS: Tickets for BEARDED are available only at before the show, or by e-mailing for reservations. Tickets may also be purchased one hour prior to each performance. Groups of ten people or more may purchase tickets for $10 before the day of the performance. Student/Senior/Military tickets are $15 (with Valid ID). Adult is $20. Opening Night + Post-Show Reception $25.

CIRCLE CIRCLE DOT DOT MISSION STATEMENT: Circle Circle dot dot engages audiences by creating original Theatre devised from the stories of our community. We do this to bring Theatre back to the root of what has always made it important: the ability to allow the world to see and understand itself through stimulating, informative, and highly entertaining art.

ABOUT CIRCLE CIRCLE DOT DOT: We are a group of performance-artists, writers, directors, puppeteers, designers, and musicians who have come together to function as a Collaborative Community-Based Theatre. We are both collaborative within our company and with outside artists who are willing to give additional perspective to a theatrical experience. We create each performance completely from scratch by collecting stories and interviews with members of our community, and creating a script that is flushed out in workshop rehearsals before ever hitting a stage. We take stories that are informative and insane, as well as thought-provoking and delusional in order to bridge gaps in communication and understanding of our fellow man.

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