VP 2014 Quartet

QuartetQuartet ran September 5-20, 2014

Synopsis
Quartet: Cecily, Reggie, and Wilfred reside in a home for retired opera singers in Kent, England. Each year, on the tenth of October, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva and refuses to sing. But the show must go on in this funny and poignant play by the author of Another Time, and The Dresser.

  • Written By: Ronald Harwood
  • Directed by: Jeffrey Albright
  • Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. 

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The Cast

Cecily
Carol Ann Erford
Reggie
John DuVall
Wilfred
Bill Quinlan
Jean
Barbara Barkan

The Crew

Director
Jeffrey J. Albright
Producer
Chris Jagodzinski
Stage Manager
Debbie Marinink
Opera Coach
Joe Scalzo
Rehearsal Prompter
Kate Argow
Lighting Design
Jake Gordy
Lighting Crew
James Harris
Sound Designer
Derek Hansen
Sound Crew
Judy Meeks
Props Gatherer
Chris Jagodzinski & Luna Knight
Costume Designer
Elizabeth Piel-Black
Dresser
Elizabeth Piel-Black
Makeup Consultant
Mark McGovern
Stage Crew
Evan James Copeland & Kate Juhasz
Set Designer
Andrew C. Todd
Set Builder
Chris Jagodzinski, Nathan Naugle, & Tommy Trease
Set Painters
Chris Jagodzinski, Nathan Naugle, & Tommy Trease
Scenic Artist
Laura Hansen & Chris Jagodzinski
Set Dresser
John DuVall
Stage Crew
Evan James Copeland, Kate Juhasz, & Erica Lockard
House Manager
Ann Veasey
Box Office Manager
Ann Veasey
Box Office, Lobby, & Usher Staff
Sandy Blanchard, Kimberly Bruggemann, Pam Engle, Dan Finkel, Jake Gordy, Darlene Hatfield, Patty Hoover, Christopher Jagodzinski, Debbie Marinik, Jean Mills, Susan Rice, & Laura Zelenka
Publicity
Chris Jagodzinski
Program
Jake Gordy
Program Art & Cover Design
Christopher Jagodzinski
Production Logo
Christopher Jagodzinski
Program Printing
AIM Specialists
Marquee Sign
Jake Gordy & Christopher Jagodzinski
Special Thanks
Kate Argow, Patrick Drummond, Nichole Newman, Owens Community College, Andrew C. Todd, Toledo Repertoire Theatre, Trinity Episcopal Church, & Jeff Witt

The Show

Act I
A June morning. Just before noon.

Act II
Scene 1: The next day. Mid-morning.
Scene 2: Three weeks later. Early morning.
Scene 3: The 10th of October. Early evening.

The Biographies

The Director

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Jeffrey J. Albright (Director) is honored to back directing at The Village Players. Most recently, Jeff directed The Glass Menagerie at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre. Other directing credits include: ‘night, Mother, Walter Cronkite Is Dead, and Standing on Ceremony: the Gay Marriage Plays for Actors Collaborative Toledo; The Dinner Party, and Lettice and Lovage at The Village Players; Spike Heels, Morning’s at Seven, Boston Marriage, The Exonerated, The Jewish Wife, The Complete History of America (abridged), Master Class, and Chapter Two at the Toledo Rep. Jeff serves on the Board of Directors at The Village Players Theatre. A heartfelt thanks goes out to my wonderful cast of actors who have given me the gift of laughter—and at times have driven me doolally.

The Cast

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Carol Ann Erford (Cecily) is very happy to be on the boards, again, at The Village Players. Last year she performed in Born Yesterday and directed Last of the Red Hot Lovers. She is taking a break from the directing this year to concentrate on her true love, acting. Some of her past roles have included Jeannette in Full Monty at The Rep, and Veta Louise in Harvey. She has performed at Westgate Dinner Theatre in Oklahoma!, and Fiddler on the Roof. She was known professionally as Grandma Rose at the Dinner Theatre at DC Ranch. She is a 1970 graduate of the University of Toledo with a BA in Theatre. Enjoy the show!

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John DuVall (Reggie) has been performing in Toledo for more years than he can decently remember. His roles at The Village have included the Reverend in Impossible Marriage, André in The Dinner Party, and Sganarelle in School for Husbands. This is one of John’s most challenging acting roles, and he is very thankful for the opportunity and trust from his director. And to his fiancé, Jeff Witt—here is a glimpse of me 20, I mean … 40 years into the future!

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Bill Quinlan (Wilfred) From California to New York, Bill has been acting, singing or directing on stages for the last 40 years.  His most recent role was that of Teddy Brewster in Toledo Rep’s production of Arsenic and Old Lace.  He will be directing Monty Python’s Spamalot this fall for Oregon Community Theatre. Bill is pleased to be making his Village Players debut among the incredibly talented company of Quartet.

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Barbara Barkan (Jean) “Another opening, another show…” stated Barbara, who is delighted to be opening the new season at The Village with dear old friends and a new one as well. Last season, Barbara appeared in Lettice and Lovage, and directed The Liar. Even before Quartet closes Barbara will begin the rehearsal process for The Heiress, which she is directing. As a veteran actress and director she has worked on dozens of productions both at The Village and the Rep. Her favorite production to date remains her daughter Thea Catherine. Let’s doolally cast and get “terminally wayward.”