VP 2016 Circle, Mirror, Transformation

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Circle, Mirror, Transformation ran January 8 -23, 2016

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

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The Cast

Matthew Gretzinger
Bill Quinlan
Carol Ann Erford
Laura Crawford
Marissa Rex

The Crew

Barbara Barkan
Patrick Drummond & Zac Gilley
Stage Manager:
Debbie Marinik
Lighting Design:
David Nelms
Lighting Crew:
Zac Gilley
Sound Designer:
Patrick Drummond
Sound Crew:
Debbie Marinik
Props Gatherer:
Costume Design:
Set Designer:
Chris Jagodzinski
Set Builder:
Chris Jagodzinski
Set Painters:
Jake Gordy & Chris Jagodzinski
Set Dressers:
Jake Gordy & Chris Jagodzinski
House Manager:
Chris Jagodzinski
Box Office Manager:
Jake Gordy
Box Office, Lobby, & Usher Staff:
Marie Adkins, Carol Ann Allen, Les & Melissa Beland, Gary Blanchard, Sandy Blanchard, Bonnie Brandburg, Judy Breese, Deb Brescol, Janet Butterfield, Evan James Copeland, Connie Darling, Nancy de la Garza, Richard & Lilianne Dockett, Pam Engle, Beth Harp, Darlene Hatfield, Helene Kilcourse, Marilyn Kline, Debbie Krieger, Garry & Marcia Kudlinski, Denise McHue, Jean Mills, Ruth Moeller, Jason Neymeiyer, Sam & Darlene Partin, Rick & Jane Bihn Perse, Gary Peters, Dean Redfield, Jon & Tamara Riggs, Lorenzo Salazar, Vickie Serr, Cheryl Shinover, Harry Shulman, Suzette Skowronski, Bob & Marian Smith, Dr. Rick Szczygielski, Diana West, & Laura Zelenka
Chris Jagodzinski
Jake Gordy
Program Art & Cover Design:
Chris Jagodzinski
Production Logo:
Chris Jagodzinski
Program Printing:
AIM Specialists
Marquee Sign:
Jake Gordy & Chris Jagodzinski

The Biographies

The Director

VP 2016 CMT - Barbara Barkin
Barbara Barkan (Director) Having taken the phrase “break a leg” much too literally, Barbara, who was cast as Eleanor in Lion in Winter, The Village’s first production, regrettably had to step down from the role due to a broken ankle. Having fully recovered Barbara just completed her 18th year in the role of The Ghost of Christmas Past in The Rep’s production of A Christmas Carol at the Valentine Theater. She recently directed Rapture, Blister, Burn for ACT (Actor’s Collaborative Toledo), for which she is a founding member. She has appeared in dozens of shows at both The Village and The Rep. Barbara directed Born Yesterday, The Heiress, School for Husbands, among others at The Village. Theater is her passion and love, second only to her daughter Thea Catherine, her muse and inspiration in life. Here’s to Hooping and Transforming!

The Cast

VP 2016 CMT - Matthew Gretzinger
Matthew Gretzinger (Schultz) most recently appeared on The Village Players’ stage as Richard the Lionheart in The Lion in Winter. Matthew also played Paul in Garson Kanin’s Born Yesterday, and Ariste in Molière’s A School For Husbands (both directed by Barbara Barkan). Recently, Matthew directed Molière’s Tartuffe and Nöel Coward’s Blithe Spirit for The Toledo Rep. He has also acted in several local productions, including Glengarry Glen Ross for Actor’s Collaborative Toledo, Exit, Pursued by a Bear for Broken Spectacle Productions, and The Taming of the Shrew at The Rep. Matthew is thrilled and honored to be working with such an amazing cast, production team, and director on this amazing, beautiful play.
VP 2016 CMT - Bill Quinlan
Bill Quinlan (James) A San Francisco native, Bill has directed over 40 plays and musicals across the U.S. Most recently, he directed both Spamalot and Shrek, The Musical at Oregon Community Theatre. As a writer, Bill’s plays have been produced in New York and the San Francsico Bay Area. He has also honed his journalistic skills as a features writer for The Toledo City Paper. On camera, he has appeared in the HBO series OZ and in various independent films and industrial presentations. As a stage actor, Bill has appeared in over 150 productions, including several world premieres across the country and original cast albums from New York shows. Coming up, Bill will be directing Bakersfield Mist and playing a role in Other Desert Cities for Actors Collaborative Theatre. At The Village Players, he last appeared as Wilfred Bond in Quartet and will be directing this spring’s production of Tomfoolery. Bill is also an accomplished teacher and coach. He is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Union (SDC) and The Dramatists Guild. Thanks to Katie and Conor, Andrew, Dawn, Bridget, Natalie and Erin.
VP 2016 CMT - Carol Ann Erford
Carol Ann Erford (Marty) feels very excited to have been cast in this production. She was seen last season as Cissy in Quartet, which she counts as one of her favorite roles. She has enjoyed working with everyone else in the show at some time or other and couldn’t wait to do so again. Carol just finished her run in Tartuffe as Madame Pernelle at The Toledo Rep, which was directed by a member of this cast, Matthew Gretzinger. Enjoy the show!
VP 2016 CMT - Laura Crawford
Laura Crawford (Lauren) is happy to be working with The Village again, having most recently appeared here in Clue: The Musical last May. She has also been seen on stage (and behind it) with Lionface Productions, The Valentine Theatre, and The Toledo Rep. Laura would like to thank her family, her friends, and her Patrick for their support, and for not taking personally her incessant chant of “I can’t. I have rehearsal.”
VP 2016 CMT - Marissa Rex
Marissa Rex (Theresa) is delighted to perform in her 7th production at The Village. Recent productions include: The Birds (Julia), The Heiress (Catherine), and Impossible Marriage (Floral) with The Village; Blithe Spirit (Ruth), I Hate Hamlet (Deirdre), and Inventing van Gogh (Hallie) with The Rep; Rapture, Blister, Burn (Avery) with Actors Collaborative Toledo; and The Mousetrap (Mollie) with The Valentine Studio A Theatre. When not indulging her love of the stage, Marissa works as an elementary school counselor. Marissa would like to thank Barbara for always believing in and challenging her, the cast and crew for their inspiring work, her family for supporting and understanding her passion for theatre, and Justin and Jack for being the favorite part of her story.