Dramatic Repertory Company On Stage

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Performance Times
7 Performances ONLY!

Fri. Nov. 14 @7:30pm
Sat. Nov. 15 @7:30pm
Sun. Nov. 16 @7:30pm

Wed. Nov. 19 @7:30pm**
Thurs. Nov. 20 @7:30pm
Fri. Nov. 21 @7:30pm
Sat. Nov. 22 @7:30pm

** Discount Wednesdays

FREE for 25 & Under with ID


Corey M. GagneCorey M. Gagne (Bernard 1, Bernard 2, Michael Black) was recently seen with DRC in Equivocation, and returned to Portland Stage Company this fall to perform as "Jack" in Brighton Beach Memoirs. Corey was born and raised in Fort Kent, Maine. His favorite color is pink. He trained at Mountview Theater Conservatory in London. His favorite sound is his sister's laugh. Mr. Gagne has performed in London, New York City, Philadelphia, Austin and Portland. He loves cold weather...and The Replacements.

Charles Michael HowardCharles Michael Howard* (Salter). Michael is thrilled to be acting in his first DRC production; to have made a new friend in Keith, and to be working with Dan and Corey again! Although long an admirer of Churchill's work, this is also his first feast of her extraordinary language/prowess. This past season Michael played the "Brit," Michael, in Someone Who'll Watch Over Me at AIRE (directed by Dan Burson), Co-Directed DA with Tony Reilly at same, and directed an "in your face," alternatively gendered Hamlet with Naked Shakespeare performed at USM. Somewhat recent roles include Toby Belch at Freeport Shakespeare Festival and One-Eyed William Curtis in Beth Henley's Abundance at Saco River. He teaches acting (for 15 years at UNE) and here, there and yon, and was assistant director of Naked Shakespeare Co. for 10 years where he's played Falstaff and directed As You Like It and Antony and Cleopatra. As always and forever he dedicates this performance to the luminous love of his life, Carol.

* Member of Actors' Equity Association,
the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers
in the United States


Caryl Churchill (Playwright) was born on 3 September 1938. She wrote her first play, Downstairs, while at Oxford University. It was staged in 1958 and won the award at the Sunday Times National Union of Students Drama Festival. Her plays have been performed on international stages, on the BBC radio, and adapted for BBC television. They include Owners, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Cloud Nine, Fen, Three More Sleepless Nights, Top Girls, Serious Money (which won the Laurence Olivier/BBC Award for Best New Play), Mad Forest, The Skriker, Far Away, A Number, a new version of August Strindberg's A Dream Play and Drunk Enough to say I Love You?. Her latest play, Love and Information, premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, where she served as Resident Dramatist in 1974 and 1975. She lives in London.

DANIEL BURSON (Director) is a freelance director and dramaturg living in Portland, who previously directed Swimming in the Shallows with DRC. His local directing credits include Mary's Wedding, Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh, and The Santaland Diaries at Portland Stage, where he was the Literary & Education Manager for 9 seasons. Other Maine credits include Twelfth Night, Almost, Maine, and Indoor/Outdoor at the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor; Heroes at Deertrees Theatre; The Lonesome West, The Seafarer, Faith Healer, and Someone Who'll Watch Over Me for AIRE; I Hate Hamlet and The 39 Steps at Freeport Players; and the world premiere of One Blue Tarp at Penobscot Theatre. As a dramaturg, Dan is the Northeast regional vice president of Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas and co-Artistic Director of the Maine Playwrights Festival. He is a graduate of the original Wesleyan University.

MICHAELA WIRTH (Lighting Design). Rarely seen in the full light of day, this designer is delighted to be working once again with DRC. When not in the darkness of the theatre, she can often be found in the darkness of the projection booth of the Nicklelodeon... planning the lights for the next DRC show!

CHRIS FITZE (Sound Design) is very pleased to be working with Fenix and DRC! Over the past 20 years, Chris has designed shows for several different venues including: Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, Children's Theater of Maine, St. Lawrence Performing Arts Center, and Portland Stage Company. He is Technical Director at both Waynflete in Portland and Morse High School in Bath where he oversees a crew of 30 kids. He also designs and builds sets. He send his love to Jessica, Martin, and Arthur.

JOHNNY SPECKMAN (Stage Manager) is a local theatre artist who is excited to be working with DRC on another amazing project. Past directorial endeavors include Twelfth Night, Jane Eyre (musical), Jekyll & Hyde (musical), and The Merry Wives of Windsor, with personal favorites also being Macbeth and Les Miserables. With his brother he has co-founded The Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Theatre Company which has produced Sex AKA Wieners and Boobs (Portfringe'12), Mr. Marmalade (Portfringe'13), The Brown Clouds of Courage (colon) The Musical (an original company written show, PSC StudioRep), The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon (Portfringe'14) as well as two short films For the Love of Michael York, and Finesse...(48 Hour Film Fest). Thank you for supporting the arts!




November 14 - 22, 2014


“The most
CHALLENGING and SATISFYING

show to the hit the boards in town this season!
Howard and Gagne are
IMPRESSIVE!”

- dig portland, November 19, 2014
(read more >>)


“POWERFULLY STAGED!
Director Daniel Burson moves the drama
into hearts and minds.”

- Maine Today, November 17, 2014
(read more >>)


“WOW...A RIVETING PLAY!
It's an intense drama that provides a whole evening's worth of post-show conversation. GO SEE IT!”
- Playwright & Author, Monica Wood


Maine Premiere
A NUMBER
by Caryl Churchill
directed by Daniel Burson


with Corey M. Gagne and Charles Michael Howard*



The influential and seminal Caryl Churchill has been hailed by Tony Kushner (Angels In America) as “the greatest living English language playwright.” Here she focuses her extraordinary dramatic gifts on the subject of human cloning. A father is confronted by his son, but it becomes clear it is not really his son, or at least not the original version. How might a man feel to discover that he is but one in a number of identical copies - and how exactly do you determine which one of him is the original?


“Magnificent... Contains more drama, and more ideas, than most manage in a dozen full-length works... It combines elegant structural simplicity with an astonishing intellectual and emotional depth... What a tremendous play this is, moving, thought-provoking and dramatically thrilling.”
- Daily Telegraph


at the
PORTLAND BALLET
STUDIO THEATER

517 Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine

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THEATER ENTRANCE
The Portland Ballet Studio Theater entrance is at the end of the wide alley between 509 and 517 Forest Avenue (across from the Mobil station). Look for the Portland Ballet and Casco Bay Movers signs, and head toward the light!

PARKING
There is free street parking on Forest, Dartmouth and Belmont. There is also a free lot available on Ashmont Street. Turn left at the light after Portland Ballet onto Ashmont St. You may park in the second lot on the right hand side - there is a large green sign at the entrance that says "Parking for Casco Bay Movers." Click here for a map to the lot.



PREMIUM SEATING – Get a reserved Front & Center seat without having to arrive early! Select Premium Seating and we will reserve your seat up until 5 minutes prior to the printed curtain time. If you arrive after that time, your reserved seat may be released, but you will still be able to see the show. There will be no refunds for late arrivals. $15 of your Premium Seat purchase counts as a tax-deductible donation to Dramatic Repertory Company.

DISCOUNT WEDNESDAYS – All seats to Wednesday Evening performances are $10!

FuturePatrons – if you are age 25 or under, see DRC shows for FREE!! FuturePatron tickets are available day-of only, and require government-issued photo ID as proof of age. Seating is first-come, first-served and subject to availability.

The FuturePatrons program
is underwritten, in part, by
Allagash Brewing Company

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