MISTER ROBERTS

by Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan
Directed by Kate Warner**
SEP 13 - OCT 3/2009

Bravery, honor, grace…and rowdy rebellion.

In this 1948 Tony Award-winning classic, a restless crew aboard a cargo vessel idling in the South Pacific is desperately craving some onshore action. When the comedic ensemble clashes with their tyrannical captain, it is Mister Roberts who must bail them out. Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan’s moving, yet humorous story of an officer, who sacrifices his personal quest for the morale of his crew, has us reflecting on one man’s search for purpose during a time of war.

A superlative comedy.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Photo: The Cast of “Mister Roberts”. Photo by Andrew Brilliant/ Brilliant Pictures

Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including intermission
Ed Hoopman*

Dolan

Ed Hoopman*

Dolan

ED HOOPMAN* has previously appeared at New Rep in Ideation, Mister Roberts, Indulgences, and touring productions of Macbeth and Hamlet. Recent credits include Camelot (Lyric Stage Company); and Finish Line (Boston Theater Company/Boch Center). Other regional credits include Peter and the Starcatcher, City of Angels, Dear Elizabeth, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Animal Crackers (Lyric Stage Company); Dog Paddle (Bridge Rep); King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Taming of the Shrew (Commonwealth Shakespeare); A Civil War Christmas (Huntington Theatre Company); Assassins, After Ashley, and A Clockwork Orange (Company One); and Shear Madness (Charles Playhouse). New York credits include Interior: Panic and World’s Fastest Hamlet (Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre); Jester’s Dead (The Outfit); and Foreign Wars (Random Access Theater). Television credits include See Kate Run (ABC); and Aftershock (History Channel). Mr. Hoopman is also an accomplished voiceover actor whose work can be heard both locally and nationally. Born and raised in Northern California, Ed now calls Cambridge home after 13 years in the Boston area. edhoopman.com

Tim Spears*

Gerhart / Military Policeman / Wiley

Tim Spears*

Gerhart / Military Policeman / Wiley

TIM SPEARS* returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in Good, The Elephant Man, Amadeus, and Mister Roberts. He also appeared in Good this past summer Off-Broadway (PTP/NYC). Other New York City credits include A Question of Mercy and Assistant Director on Monster (PTP/NYC); and JUMP! and Realism (The Exchange). Other Boston credits include Clybourne Park (Speakeasy Stage Company); Uncle Jack, Monster, House (IRNE Nomination), Good, and A Question of Mercy (Boston Center for American Performance); and The Devil’s Teacup (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre). Mr. Spears received a BFA in Acting and an MFA in Directing from Boston University. Born in Texas, he now resides in Somerville.

*member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
**member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, Inc., an independent national labor union