SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY

by Ronan Noone
Directed by Bridget Kathleen O'Leary
Charles Mosesian Theater
APR 25-MAY 17/2015

Local playwright Ronan Noone takes the traditional British drawing room comedy of manners and turns it on its side in the hilariously bawdy new play, SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY. During one of their weekly sessions at the local pub, Gasper spills the news to Tony that a mutual friend might be having an affair. Tony’s wife Lisa is caught up in it but doesn’t know, Gasper’s on the case, and all Tony wants is to forget it all happened. SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY examines our unions and what it takes for them to endure in this culture clash comedy of miscommunication, miscalculations, and the boundaries of true love and friendship.

SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY Playwright, Ronan NooneRonan Noone is a graduate of Boston University’s MFA Playwriting Program and is currently an Assistant Professor in the same program. His plays, THE LEPERS OF BAILE BAISTE, THE BLOWIN OF BAILE GALL, THE GIGOLO OF BAILE BREAG, BRENDAN, LITTLE BLACK DRESS, and THE COMPASS ROSE, have played in theatres across the United States. His play THE ATHEIST played at the Huntington Theatre Company and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. It was also co-produced by The Culture Project and Ted Mann’s Circle in the Square Productions in New York, and received both Drama Desk and Drama League Acting nominations. Other recent international productions have taken place in Edinburgh, London, and the Philippines. His full-length and one-act plays are published by Samuel French, Smith and Kraus, Baker Plays, and Dramatists Play Service. Awards include Jeff Recommendations in Chicago, Ovation Recommendations in Los Angeles, Critics Award in Austin, Texas, American Critics Steinberg New Play Award nomination, three separate Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards for Best New Play, the Boston Theatre Critics Association’s Elliot Norton Outstanding Script Award, and a Kennedy Center National Playwriting Award. His essay on theatre, “Being Afraid to Breathe,” is published by the Princeton University Library Chronicle LXVIII. Mr. Noone has also developed work for television with Pretty Matches Productions and the reality TV-based production company High Noon Entertainment. His 2014 Live Action Short THE ACCIDENT has played the Boston International Film Festival and the Montclair Film Festival. His play THE SECOND GIRL, directed by Campbell Scott, recently saw its World Premiere at the Huntington Theatre Company in January 2015. Originally from Ireland, Mr. Noone now resides in Weymouth. RonanNoone.com

Running Time: Approximately 70 minutes without intermission
Creative Team
Bridget Kathleen O’Leary, Director
Bridget Kathleen O’Leary

Director

BRIDGET KATHLEEN O’LEARY joined New Rep in 2008 where she serves as Associate Artistic Director. She has directed New Rep’s productions of Blackberry Winter, Scenes from an AdulteryMuckrakersPattern of Life, LungsFully CommittedCollected StoriesDollHouseboom, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and Fool for Love. Other directing credits include The Heidi Chronicles (Northeastern University), Othello (Actors’ Shakespeare Project), The Flick (Gloucester Stage Company), Reconsidering Hanna(h) and The Devil’s Teacup (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre); The Other Place (The Nora Theatre and Underground Railway Theater); Recent Tragic Events, and Aunt Dan and Lemon (Whistler in the Dark). In 2007, she assisted Artistic Director Wendy C. Goldberg at the National Playwrights’ Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and worked as an assistant on new plays by Rebecca Gilman and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Before moving to Boston, Bridget worked in Washington, DC with the Olney Theatre Center, Theater Alliance, Cherry Red Productions, Charter Theater, Studio Theatre Second Stage, and Phoenix Theatre DC, of which she was a founding member. She is the Chair of the Literary Committee for the National New Play Network and a member of the New England New Play Alliance. Bridget received her MFA in directing at Boston University.

Brian M. Robillard*, Stage Manager
Brian M. Robillard*

Stage Manager

BRIAN M. ROBILLARD* (Stage Manager) has stage managed Ideation, The Gift Horse, Brecht on Brecht, Fiddler on the Roof, Baltimore, Scenes from an AdulteryAlbatross, On the Verge, and Pattern of Life at New Rep. Recent area credits include A Little Night Music (Huntington Theatre Company); Romeo & Juliet and King Lear (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company); Don Giovanni and Siren Song (BU Opera Institute); Song Cycle (Peabody Essex Museum); and Hairspray and The Fantasticks (Hope Summer Repertory Theatre). Brian received his BFA in Stage Management from Boston University. A native of Massachusetts, Brian currently resides in Chelmsford.

*member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
***member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829

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SPOTLIGHT SYMPOSIUM

Meet the Playwright: Scenes from an Adultery‘s Ronan Noone

Sunday, April 26 at 6:30pm

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SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY Playwright, Ronan NooneRonan Noone is a graduate of Boston University’s MFA Playwriting Program and is currently an Assistant Professor in the same program. His plays, THE LEPERS OF BAILE BAISTE, THE BLOWIN OF BAILE GALL, THE GIGOLO OF BAILE BREAG, BRENDAN, LITTLE BLACK DRESS, and THE COMPASS ROSE, have played in theatres across the United States. His play THE ATHEIST played at the Huntington Theatre Company and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. It was also co-produced by The Culture Project and Ted Mann’s Circle in the Square Productions in New York, and received both Drama Desk and Drama League Acting nominations. Other recent international productions have taken place in Edinburgh, London, and the Philippines. His full-length and one-act plays are published by Samuel French, Smith and Kraus, Baker Plays, and Dramatists Play Service. Awards include Jeff Recommendations in Chicago, Ovation Recommendations in Los Angeles, Critics Award in Austin, Texas, American Critics Steinberg New Play Award nomination, three separate Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards for Best New Play, the Boston Theatre Critics Association’s Elliot Norton Outstanding Script Award, and a Kennedy Center National Playwriting Award. His essay on theatre, “Being Afraid to Breathe,” is published by the Princeton University Library Chronicle LXVIII. Mr. Noone has also developed work for television with Pretty Matches Productions and the reality TV-based production company High Noon Entertainment. His 2014 Live Action Short THE ACCIDENT has played the Boston International Film Festival and the Montclair Film Festival. His play THE SECOND GIRL, directed by Campbell Scott, recently saw its World Premiere at the Huntington Theatre Company in January 2015. Originally from Ireland, Mr. Noone now resides in Weymouth. RonanNoone.com