FEB 13-MAR 9, 2014
in the Studio Theatre at Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios
by David Lindsay-Abaire
When Margie Walsh loses her job at a South Boston dollar store, she reaches out to old flame Mike, a Southie boy who left the neighborhood and became a successful doctor. Margie's attempt to hit Mike up for a job takes on a threatening cast when long-hidden secrets resurface in this humor-laced drama from Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire.
Recommended for ages 13+.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Rebecca Harris (Margaret) returns to TheatreSquared, where she appeared in Mauritius, Bad Dates and in Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol. Off-Broadway credits: Improbable Theatre’s LIFEGAME (Jane Street Theatre) and Enter the Night (Signature Theatre). Off-Off-Broadway credits: True Crimes, Gint! (Theatre for a New City), American Silents (42nd Street Sound Studio) and B&G (Chashama). Regional credits: The Exceptionals (Contemporary American Theater Festival); Mrs. Whitney, The Missionary Position, Fabuloso (Merrimack Rep); Seminar, The 39 Steps,Mother Teresa is Dead, The Missionary Position, Mezzulah—1946, A Picasso, Fiction, String of Pearls (City Theatre—Pittsburgh, PA); Scramble! (Westport Country Playhouse); Centennial Casting (Virginia Stage); The Exonerated, The Birthday Party, The Real Thing (Pittsburgh Playhouse); Frame 312 (Alliance Theatre); Last Chance for a Slow Dance (New York Stage and Film); and The Play about the Baby (The Alley Theatre). Television credits: Three Rivers, Life on the Line, Sex and the City, and Law & Order. Film credits: Won’t Back Down, Unstoppable, Road and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. She holds an MFA from Columbia University in New York.
Sean Patrick Reilly (Mike) returns to T2, where he appeared in The Spiritualist, the Arkansas New Play Festival (2012, 2013), and directed last season’s Period of Adjustment. Broadway credits include Tracy Letts’s Superior Donuts and Martin McDonough’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Off Broadway: A Thick Description of Harry Smith at The Culture Project; David Mamet’s Lakeboat, Edmond, and Sexual Perversity in Chicago (Atlantic Theater Company); Sam Shepard’s Buried Child, Seduced States of Shock, Chicago (Signature Theatre Company); Antigone (The Public/NYSF); Holy Water (Second Stage); The Unknown Icons (Circle in the Square); Painting X’s on the Moon (Naked Angels); The Killer Inside Me (The Promanade); Nebraska and The Gingham Dog (Circle Rep.); Gangster Apparel, The Third Miracle, Waiting to be Moved (Playwrights Horizons); and the Obie winning BUK: The Life and Times of Charles Bukowski (Here Theatre), among others. Regional favorites include: The Front Page (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Doubt (Geva Theatre and Tour) Of Mice and Men, Chapter Two, Dial M for Murder (Westport Playhouse); American Buffalo, The Crucible, Glengarry Glen Ross (Alley Theatre); Bill W. and Dr. Bob (Cleveland Play House); Curse of the Starving Class, Fool for Love, The Seagull, Red Noses (Trinity Rep); Dancing at Lughnasa, The Trip to Bountiful (ART); The Caretaker (Dallas Theatre Center); The Glass Menagerie, Death of a Salesman (Kennedy Center); Waiting For Godot (Edinburgh Festival); King Lear, Henry IV, Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar, Taming of the Shrew, Othello, Titus Andronicus, Coriolanus, The Tempest, Measure for Measure, Romeo and Juliet, Henry V, Macbeth and Hamlet (Royal Shakespeare Company); among many. Extensive film and television credits include: A Wife Alone (Winner, 2013 Brooklyn Film Festival), Fair Game, Howl, Following Bliss, Something Borrowed, Solitary Man, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Man of the Century, Jerry Maguire, State and Main, Sleepers; “Blue Bloods”(CBS); “Bored to Death” (HBO);“Mildred Pierce”(HBO); “Damages” (FX); “Third Watch” (NBC); “The Black Donnellys” (NBC); and three seasons on “Law and Order” (NBC). He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and was educated at Harvard and Oxford.
Margaret Odette (Kate) makes her T2 debut. Off-Broadway credits include Figaro (Pearl Theatre) and How 2BA New Yorker (Sophia’s Downstairs). Other New York credits include She Kills Monsters (Vampire Cowboys); The Electric Lighthouse (The Flea Theatre); Out of Joint (The Lark), Butterfly, Butterfly, Kill Kill Kill! (NY Fringe); and Vanna White has Got to Die (Fire This Time Festival). Regional credits include A Raisin in the Sun (Clarence Brown Theatre); Marcus Gardley’s The House That Will Not Stand (NYS&F); and The Bluest Eye (Motif Award—Providence Black Rep). She can be seen in the short film What It Was and national ads for Lincoln Cars and AT&T. She was a member of The Bats at The Flea Theater and a company member of the Blessed Unrest Co. She holds a BA from Brown University, where she was a Weston Acting Award Recipient.
Shirley Hughes (Dottie) returns to T2, where she played Mrs. McAndrew and other roles in the regional premiere of Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet. Los Angeles credits include Bev in Graceland (Whitefire Theatre); East Witch in Little Witch of Wichita (Geffen Theatre); Shaindel in Fiddler on the Roof (Civic Light Opera, South Bay); Chief Scribe in Emerald, Mae in Mad Bomber (ANMT); and Martine in Pope Joan (Tribe Entertainment Group). Regional roles include Mrs. Harcourt in Anything Goes and Delia in Bedroom Farce (SRT, Santa Rosa); Lettice in Lettice and Lovage, Mama Rose in Gypsy, and Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes (Barn Theatre, Porterville). Film roles include Lost on Purpose (multiple festival-winning feature); Magnum Farce (voice of Jenny the Cow); Band of Mothers; and Spork, among others. She is a graduate of Fresno State University, with a degree in English and drama and a credential in pupil personnel services (counseling).
Lauren Halyard (Jean) makes her TheatreSquared debut. Regional credits include Mary in Run for your Wife (Casa on the Square); Officer Welch in Rumors (Casa Mañana Theatre); Donna Lucia in Charley’s Aunt (Hope Summer Repertory Theatre); and Koken in Kabuki Sleeping Beauty (Dallas Children’s Theatre). Other roles include Agnes in Dancing at Lughnasa (Theatre Arlington); Joann in A Few Good Men (Circle Theatre); and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (UA Theatre). She holds a BFA from Texas Christian University and an MFA from the University of Arkansas.
Kieran Cronin (Stevie) makes his T2 debut. He is curently completing his MFA in Acting at the University of Arkansas, where his credits include Bobby in Company, Charles in Blithe Spirit, and Tony Lumpkin in She Stoops to Conquer.