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I am currently in rehearsal for the following show and would love to see you in the audience.
You can get info and tickets at:
https://westernstage.com/our-2018-season/

“It Can’t Happen Here”

By Tony Taccone and Bennett S. Cohen, Based Upon the Novel by Sinclair Lewis
STUDIO THEATRE, June 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 22, 23

More relevant than ever before

Synopsis:

Lewis’ tale keeps insinuating itself into our lives because of its insight into American politics.
It tells of the ascent of a demagogue who becomes president of the United States by promising
to return the country to greatness. Sound familiar? A frightening reminder of just how fragile democracies
really are.
I will be playing the central character, Doremus Jessup, a newspaper editor caught in the midst of a
Fascist take-over. With the help of his close friends and family, Doremus struggles to surmount the
crises of a divided country and to take part in a determined Resistance against the destruction of
democracy. I find the story disturbingly prescient, moving and challenging and hope that you will, too.


After Theatre Summer Camp for Young Company at The Western Stage I will do the following two shows
at Pacific Repertory Theatre. Info and tickets at:

https://www.pacrep.org

 

 


 

Original Adaptation
The Lusty Adventures of Tom Jones
freely adapted by Jon Jory based on the the classic novel by Henry Fielding
Sept 28 – Oct 14 Outdoor Forest Theater
Directed by Ken Kelleher

BASED ON THE 1963 ACADEMY AWARD BEST PICTURE

PacRep's annual Forest Theatre offering is a rollicking and naughty adaptation of Henry Fielding’s
ribald classic Tom Jones. Abandoned as a child to the care of Squire Allworthy, Tom Jones is now
all grown up and launched into the bewildering romantic world. He falls madly in love with the virtuous
Sophia Western -- but Sophia's father is determined to keep the two apart.

In his pursuit of true love, the well-intentioned Tom finds himself the object of female attention and
romantic complication. But will these misadventures permanently jeopardize his chances with
Sophia? Tom Jones is a bawdy and rollicking comedy for the stage that will have the audience
in stitches.

In this satirical romp, I will be playing Squire Allworthy—could one ask for a more noble part?—
the adoptive father of the perpetually baffled Tom Jones. I may play one or two other parts as well.
Based on my past experiences with adaptations at PacRep I expect this one to be a lot of fun.

 


Next, a rarely seen Shakespeare:

A rare opportunity to see one of Shakespeare’s less commonly produced but strong character studies.

Coriolanus
by William Shakespeare
Oct 19 - Nov 4 • Circle Theatre
Directed by Ken Kelleher

PacRep continues its exploration of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a new and
relevant adaptation of Coriolanus, a timely political piece that deals with the violent
and messy beginnings of democracy, and a powerful commentary on class politics
and the nature of patriotism.

Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious
mother attempts to carve him a path to power yet he struggles to change his nature
and do what is required to achieve greatness. Now he must decide who he really is
and where his allegiances lie in a new city state struggling to find its feet, where the
gap between rich and poor widens every day.

Here I will play Senator Menenius, friend of Coriolanus, who endeavors to guide him
toward political mastery. This is a role that has been on my “wish-to-play list” for about
forty years, so I hope to see you in the Circle Theatre.

Whether you come or no, best wishes to you and may you keep your footing in the
heady currents of 2018.

 


About Jeffrey

Veteran of 80 entertainment industry employers, TWS Artistic Associate, Actors Collective Media Entertainment co-founder and former Pac-Rep Actor-in-Residence, Jeff also freelances as actor, director and writer.

Shows he has directed include PacRep’s Twelfth Night, Cymbeline and Richard III; and Actors Collective’s Boston Marriage and Old Times.

Roles include PacRep’s Kipps (Woman in Black), King John (King John), Prospero (The Tempest), Henry VI (Plantagenets trilogy), Falstaff (Henry IV Pts. I & II), Dr. Willis (The Madness of George III) and Ratty (Mr. Toad's Wild Ride); TWS’s Ghost of John Barrymore (I Hate Hamlet), Holmes (Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure and The Mask of Moriarty in which he doubled as Moriarty), and Max Prince (Laughter on the Twenty-Third Floor). Favorite role: King Henry (The Lion in Winter) Actors Collective.

Jeff studied at nine institutions of higher learning and with several coaches.