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Theatre

The Monster Tales (2010)
Talc (2000)
Much Ado About Nothing (1999-2000)
The Master Builder (1999-2000)
The Princess and the Pea (1998)
Thérèse Raquin (1998)
Beast on the Moon (1998)
The Winter’s Tale (1996-1999)
Balm in Gilead (1996-1999)
Fefu and her Friends (1996-1999)
Measure for Measure (1996-1999)
The Greeks (1996-1999)
Apparent Wind (1996-1999)

The Monster Tales – as ‘Young Woman’ | Top

• An adult fable by Mary Jett Parsley Wrenn, which had its New York premiere with The Boomerang Theatre Company in 2002 and was was published in New York Theatre Experience’s Plays and Playwrights 2004 anthology.
• In February 2010, the play was presented as a theatre reading at Boomerang as part of The Legacy Series.
• It is assumed that Amy played the role of the young woman.

The story of a lonely young woman who discovers her singular humanity when a monster appears from under her bed.

Talc (2000) – as ‘Bunraku’ | Top

• ‘Bunraku’ is a form of traditional Japanese puppet theatre; founded in Osaka, Japan, in 1684.

Much Ado About Nothing (1999-2000) – as ‘Hero’ | Top

• A comedy play by William Shakespeare; published circa 1600.
• ‘Hero’ is the beautiful young daughter of Leonato and the cousin of Beatrice; lovely, gentle, and kind. Hero falls in love with Claudio when he falls for her, but when Don John slanders her name and Claudio rashly takes revenge, she suffers terribly.

Young lovers Hero and Claudio are to be married in one week. To pass the time, they conspire with Don Pedro to set a “lover’s trap” for Benedick, an arrogant confirmed bachelor, and Beatrice, his favorite sparring partner. Meanwhile, the evil Don Jon conspires to break up the wedding by accusing Hero of infidelity. In the end, though, it all turns out to be “much ado about nothing.”

The Master Builder (1999-2000) – as ‘Hilda’ | Top

• A play by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen; published in 1892.
• ‘Hilda’, full name ‘Ms. Hilda Wangel’; first introduced in Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea.

The action of the play occurs in the home of Halvard Solness, a middle-aged architect who has clawed his way to prominence. His single-minded focus on his job, however, has hardened him and prevented him and his wife Aline from having a meaningful private life. The costs of Solness’s ambition are also symbolized in Solness’s assistant, Knut Brovik, Solness’s former employer whom he “scalped” to reach the top. Brovik, now dying, wants his son Ragnar to have more independence in the firm. Solness, however, fears that he will be eclipsed by a younger generation of architects, and refuses to allow Ragnar either to design original houses or to leave the firm and strike out on his own… detailed synopsis

The Princess and the Pea (1998) – as ‘Anna’ | Top

• A fairy tale by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen; published in 1835.

A prince wants to marry a real princess. He travels the world searching for a real princess but returns home disappointed. One evening, a young woman claiming to be a real princess seeks shelter from a storm in the prince’s castle. The Queen Mother decides to test the validity of her claim by placing a single pea on a bedstead and piling twenty mattresses and twenty feather beds on top. There, the young woman spends the night. In the morning, she tells her hosts she endured a sleepless night, being kept awake by something hard in the bed. The prince rejoices. Only a real princess possesses the delicacy to feel a pea through twenty mattresses and twenty feather beds. The two are married, and live happily ever after.

Thérèse Raquin (1998)- as ‘Thérèse’ | Top

• A novel by Émile Zola; published in 1867 in serial format in the journal L’Artiste. It was published in book format in December of the same year. In 1873, Zola turned it into a play.
• ‘Thérèse’ is the eponymous heroine; she is the orphaned daughter of Madame Raquin’s brother and an unknown Algerian woman.

A young woman, Thérèse, is unhappily married to her first cousin by a well-intentioned and overbearing aunt. Her cousin, Camille, is sickly and selfish, and when the opportunity arises, Thérèse enters into a tragic affair with one of Camille’s friends, Laurent… detailed synposis

Beast on the Moon (1998) – as ‘Seta’ | Top

No information available.

The Winter’s Tale (1996-1999) – as ‘Perdita’ | Top

• Southern Methodist University credit.
• A problem play by William Shakespeare; published in 1623.
• ‘Perdita’, daughter to Leontes and Hermione; becomes a shepherd’s daughter who knows nothing of her royal heritage.

Following a brief setup scene the play begins with the appearance of two childhood friends: Leontes, King of Sicilia, and Polixenes, the King of Bohemia. Polixenes is visiting the kingdom of Sicilia, and is enjoying catching up with his old friend. However, after nine months, Polixenes yearns to return to his own kingdom to tend to affairs and see his son. Leontes desperately attempts to get Polixenes to stay longer, but is unsuccessful. Leontes then decides to send his wife, Queen Hermione, to try to convince Polixenes. Hermione agrees and with three short speeches is successful. Leontes is puzzled as to how Hermione convinced Polixenes so easily, and Leontes suddenly goes insane and suspects that his pregnant wife has been having an affair with Polixenes. Leontes orders Camillo, a Sicilian Lord, to poison Polixenes… detailed synopsis

Balm in Gilead (1996-1999) – as ‘Terry’ | Top

• Southern Methodist University credit.
• A play by American playwright, Lanford Wilson; published in 1965.
• The play takes its title from a quote in the Old Testament.

Set in Frank’s café, a greasy spoon diner in New York City’s Upper Broadway neighborhood, Balm in Gilead loosely centres on Joe, a cynical drug dealer, and Darlene, a naive new arrival to the big city, over the course of three days… detailed synposis

Fefu and her Friends (1996-1999) – as ‘Christina’ | Top

• Southern Methodist University credit.
• No additional information available.

Measure for Measure (1996-1999) – as ‘Isabella’ | Top

• Southern Methodist University credit.
• A comedy/problem play by William Shakespeare; published circa 1603-1604.
• ‘Isabella’ is a novice nun; a virtuous and chaste young woman, who faces a difficult decision when her brother is sentenced to death for fornication. Isabella does not approve of her brother’s actions, but she pleads for his life out of loyalty, sisterly devotion, and a belief that the punishment is too harsh for the crime. Ultimately, she would rather her brother die and go to heaven, than she herself live a life of hell.

Vincentio, the Duke of Vienna, makes it known that he intends to leave the city on a diplomatic mission. He leaves the government in the hands of a strict judge, Angelo. Under Vincentio’s government, the city’s harsh laws against fornication have been laxly enforced, but Angelo is known to be a hard-liner on matters of sexual immorality.

Claudio, a young nobleman, is betrothed to Juliet; having put off their wedding, he makes her pregnant out of wedlock. For this he is punished by Angelo. Although he is willing to marry her, he is sentenced to death. Claudio’s friend Lucio visits Claudio’s sister Isabella, a postulate nun, and asks her to intercede with Angelo on Claudio’s behalf… detailed synopsis

The Greeks (1996-1999) – as ‘Chorus’ | Top

No information available.

Apparent Wind (1996-1999) – as ‘Anna’ | Top

No information available.