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
Ciaran Crawford

Gasper

Ciaran Crawford

Gasper

CIARAN CRAWFORD (Gasper) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. Credits include The Seafarer (Speakeasy Stage Company); The Blowin of Baile Gall (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre); The Lepers of Baile Baiste and At the Blind Pig’s Dyke (Súgán Theatre Company); Dancing at Lughnasa (Wellesley Theatre); and Fen (Le Black Cat). Film and television credits include Black Mass, Portico, The Sopranos, and Brotherhood. Originally from Ramelton, County Donegal, Ireland, he now resides in Cambridge.

Peter Stray

Tony

Peter Stray

Tony

PETER STRAY (Tony) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. Credits include The Whaleship Essex (Hudson Guild and Vineyard Playhouse); Original Acts, Two Rooms, and Much Ado About Nothing (Vineyard Playhouse); Arcadia (Folger Theatre); Tricks Of Youth (Globe Theatre); The English Channel  (The Beckett Theatre); Antony & Cleopatra and Julius Caesar (Shakespeare Theatre);  Comedy of Errors (Rosemary Branch Theatre – London Time Out Critic’s Choice Award). Film and television credits include Lost (ABC); Deadly Honeymoon (Lifetime); Mystery of Matter (PBS) and his acclaimed online series Secludio – secludio.com. Mr. Stray trained at the Central School of Speech & Drama, London. Upcoming projects include the sci-fi horror comedy Canaries.

Leda Uberbacher

Lisa

Leda Uberbacher

Lisa

LEDA UBERBACHER (Lisa) makes her New Repertory Theatre debut. Boston credits include On This Moon (Flat Earth); and Cry Innocent (History Alive). Ms. Uberbacher studied at the Actors Studio Drama School in New York. Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, she now resides in Watertown.

Creative Team
Ronan Noone, Playwright
Ronan Noone

Playwright

Ronan 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, will have its World Premiere at the Huntington Theatre Company in January 2015. Originally from Ireland, Mr. Noone now resides in Weymouth. RonanNoone.com

Bridget Kathleen O'Leary, Director
Bridget Kathleen O'Leary

Director

BRIDGET KATHLEEN O’LEARY (Director) joined New Rep in 2008 where she serves as Associate Artistic Director. Most recently, she has directed New Rep’s productions of Muckrakers, Pattern of Life, LungsFully CommittedCollected StoriesDollHouseboom, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and Fool for Love. Other directing credits include 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.

Janie E. Howland***, Scenic Designer
Janie E. Howland***

Scenic Designer

JANIE E. HOWLAND** (Scenic Designer) returns to New Repertory Theatre after designing The Whipping ManRace, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Hot Mikado and others. Other area credits include Romeo and Juliet and Henry VIII (Actors’ Shakespeare Project); Edge of Peace and The Edge of Peace (Central Square Theater); Sweeney Todd (Lyric Stage Company); Flat Stanley and Diary of Anne Frank (Boston Children’s Theatre);  Taste of Sunrise and The Miracle Worker (Wheelock Family Theatre). Other venues include Opera on the James in West Virginia, North Shore Music Theatre, Merrimack Rep, NJ Shakespeare Company, and Speakeasy Stage Company. She teaches at both Wellesley and Emerson Colleges. She has been the recipient of both Elliot Norton and IRNE awards.  Ms. Howland earned a BA at University of Pennsylvania and her MFA at Brandeis University. Originally from Newton, she currently resides in Natick. janiehowland.com

Molly Trainer***, Costume Designer
Molly Trainer***

Costume Designer

MOLLY TRAINER** (Costume Designer) returns to New Repertory Theatre after designing costumes for The Whipping Man, The Elephant Man, Holiday Memories, Three Viewings, Indulgences, The Santaland Diaries, Mister Roberts, A House With No Walls, Orson’s Shadow, The Ice Breaker, Ragtime, True West, and No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs. Other area credits include Master Harold…and the Boys, Trying, and An Ideal Husband (Gloucester Stage Company); Deported, A Dream Play (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre); Twelfth Night (Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Elliot Norton Award); The Golden Age (Emerson Stage); and The Real Inspector Hound and Entertaining Mr. Sloane (Publick Theatre). Ms. Trainer earned her BS at Northeastern University, studied photography at the University of the South and studied design at both The School of the Museum of Fine Arts and The School of Fashion Design in Boston. A Massachusetts native, she resides in Malden.

Christopher Brusberg, Lighting Designer
Christopher Brusberg

Lighting Designer

CHRISTOPHER BRUSBERG (Lighting Designer) returns to New Repertory Theatre after designing Muckrackers, Closer Than EverCamelotMaster Class, Three Viewings, DollHouse, and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Other area credits include Red Hot Patriot (Lyric Stage Company); The Other Place (Central Square Theater); Displaced Hindu Gods Trilogy and We Are Proud to Present… (Company One); Loose, Wet, Perforated (Guerilla Opera); Bride*Widow*Hag (A.R.T. Institute); Carmen and Cosi Fan Tutte (Boston Midsummer Opera); Monster and I Am My Own Wife (Boston Center for American Performance); Yank (Boston Center for the Arts); and Dead Man Walking and A Little Night Music (Boston Opera Collaborative). Mr. Brusberg earned a BFA in Lighting Design from Boston University. Originally from New Jersey, he currently resides in Medford.

David Remedios***, Sound Designer
David Remedios***

Sound Designer

DAVID REMEDIOS** (Sound Designer) returns to New Repertory Theatre after designing On the Verge, Amadeus, ‘Art’, afterlife: a ghost story (IRNE Award), Hot Mikado, and Indulgences. Recent credits include Ulysses on Bottles (Israeli Stage); Out of the City, Oceanside, The Best Brothers, and Year Zero (Merrimack Rep); Women in Jeopardy! (Geva Theatre Center); Stop All the Clocks (original dance score, Brandeis Theater Company and Susan Dibble Ensemble); Twelfth Night (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company – IRNE Award nomination); North of the Boulevard and One Night… (Contemporary American Theater Festival). His work has also been heard locally at Stoneham Theatre, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Central Square Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, American Repertory Theatre (50 productions), and regionally at The Studio Theatre, Portland Stage, Theatre for a New Audience, among many others. Upcoming projects include Mothers and Sons (SpeakEasy Stage Company); Everything You Touch and On Clover Road (CATF); and The Flick (Gloucester Stage). remediossound.com

*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

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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