The Lieutenant of Inishmore

InishmoreImage.jpg

 

Central Florida Premiere!

 

The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a feared Irish terrorist who has no qualms of torturing, mutilating and murdering his enemies. The one life he does value is that of his beloved black cat, Wee Thomas. After Wee Thomas is found with a crushed skull, a heartbroken Mad Padraic becomes hell-bent on finding the person responsible and the vividly gruesome violence and carnage that ensues makes for an extremely dark, yet hilarious comedy that explores the absurdity of political violence.

“Inishmore” is a cheerfully bizarre play, funny as only the Irish can be, and not for the faint of heart.”-Hollywood Reporter

Note: NO animals will be harmed in the making of this play.

Director: Mark Routhier
Stage Manager: Michelle Sorbino & Blue Estrella
Light Designer: Amy Hadley
Set Designer: Kyle Ransbottom
Costume Designer/Blood Specialist: Kyla Swanberg
Sound Designer: Joshua Seyna
Props Managers: Blue Estrella & Kendall Myers
Special Effects Prop Designer: Alan Ostrander
Lead Carpenter: Daniel Cooksley
Scenic Painter: Cameron Gagne
Dialect Coach: Ginny Kopf
Fight Choreographer: Bill Warriner
Additional Crew in various capacities: Jordan Laica, Gabriel Neil Barnert
Photographer: Steven Miller

CAST:
Padraic – Zach Lane
Mairead – Rachel Comeau
Davey – Joseph Fabian
Donny – Don Fowler
James – Adam Minossora
Christy – John Michael McDonald
Joey – Forrest Stringfellow
Brendan – Michael Dritto
Wee Thomas – Dr. Bombay

Venue: Garden Theatre 
160 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787

Dates: 

  • Friday, February 2, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 3, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 4, 2018 – 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 8, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Friday, February 9, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 10, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 11, 2018 – 2:00 PM
  • Monday, February 12, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 15, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Friday, February 16, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 17, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 18, 2018 – 2:00 PM
  • Monday, February 19, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 22, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Friday, February 23, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 25, 2018 – 2:00 PM

 

 

Meet the team!

 

185755_1827920305290_983638_n

Mark Routhier (Director) was the Director of New Play Development at Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with the University of Central Florida, where he was Assistant Professor in Directing and Acting from 2011 to 2015. He now lives in New Orleans where he serves as the Director of New Play Development at The NOLA Project.  He is also the company liaison to the TNP Executive Board.  He recently directed the word premiere of Gabrielle Reisman’s Flood City with The NOLA Project.  Other New Orleans credits include: Balm in Gilead, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Marie Antoinette (The NOLA Project) The Seafarer, Opus. Zombietown, Love Child (Southern Rep)  and Orange Flower Water (Elm Theatre).  University productions include Eugene O’Neill’s Beyond the Horizon at Loyola University in New Orleans, Leveling Up (KCTCAF Excellence in Directing), Kelly Lusk’s (a love story), The Importance of Being Earnest at UCF, and Legacy Street by Lauren Jane Redmond at Catholic University of America. He directed the first regional production of Hand to God and Taylor Mac’s Hir at Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis. He is a Big Easy Award winner and a proud ensemble member of The NOLA Project, as well as an at-large Ambassador for the National New Play Network.

 

 

Michelle Sobrino (Stage Manager) is ecstatic to be a part of The Lieutenant of Inishmore in her second season with Beth Marshall Presents. Michelle is a Theatre UCF alumni and has recently applied to several grad school programs. She has stage managed a variety of shows in Orlando from one acts, to full plays, dance concerts, and stage readings. In her free time she enjoys reading, writing, cooking, taking walks, and drinking copious amounts of green tea.

 

 

Blue's Headshot 1Blue Estrella (Stage Manager & Props Master) is excited to be back at Garden Theatre after ASMing for the “Spelling Bee” and “Destiny of Desire”!  Since her move to Orlando in 2000, she’s received a Bachelor’s in Theatre Arts at Stetson concentrating on lighting and sound design. She’s performed in the parades at Disney World and has choreographed several color guards throughout the state of Florida. She began her theater career with Jester Theatre and also at SAK Comedy Lab as a lighting/sound improviser. In 2012, Blue wrote, directed and choreographed “SPINZophrenia” for the Orlando Fringe and since then has been heavily involved with the Orlando Fringe. Recent Fringe works includes stage managing for “Bubble Gum Party” and “Slut Like Me”. She is also a current resident Stage Manager for Beth Marshall Presents. When she is not stage managing or teching, you can find her directing/choreographing the Ocoee High Knights Visual Ensemble and the West Orange High Color Guard.

 

IMG_0107.JPGKyle Ransbottom  (Scenic Designer) is a scenic designer for theatre and themed entertainment.  New to the region, this is his first production with Beth Marshall Presents.  He received his MFA in Scenic Design from Purdue University in the Spring of 2017.  Recent theatrical projects include Rabbit Hole (Purdue University Theatre), Kimberly Akimbo (Eckerd College Theatre) and Failure: A Love Story (Eckerd College Theatre).

 

 

Alan Ostrander (Special Effects Prop Designer) has been a professional theatrical artist since 1984, specializing in all aspects of Special FX Makeup for live productions & Film/TV.  Throughout the US, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Argentina and more, he has worked as an actor, set designer, stage manager, prop master, artistic/talent director and many other positions in the entertainment production industry. He is the Founder/Creative Director of AEO Studios, a one-stop theatrical shop, and is known as Hong Kong’s “Father of Halloween” for his 13 years introducing/cultivating this Western Holiday in East Asia.

 

 

image_6483441Daniel Cooksley (Lead Carpenter) is crazy excited, not only because he and Vera have moved back to Orlando from Raleigh, NC. but because also is teaming up with Mrs. Beth Marshal/ BMP as her lead carpenter.  Daniel has previously assisted in BMP’s “The Glass Menagerie”, “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”, “Alice, Lost in Wonderland”, and “”33 Variations” along side the wonderfully talented and  beautiful spirit, Tommy Mangerie.  Past productions as lead carpenter, also along side Tommy boy include “Heathers” at DPAC, “Boieng,  Boieng” and “La Cage”. Both at Winter Garden Theatre.

 

 

image1

 

 

Cameron Gagne (Scenic Painter) is thrilled to be working on her debut production with Beth Marshall Presents. A life-long theatre veteran, Cameron has experience in all facets of production and performance. She was last seen on stage in PRT’s NATIVE VOICES and is thrilled to be premiering JEALOUSLY, directed by Jeremy Seghers, at the 2018 Orlando Fringe Festival. On the technical side, Cameron has stage-managed, wig-supervised, operated spotlights, moved furniture in the dark, filled puppets with blood packets, operated a giant plant, the whole nine. She is humbled and grateful to take the lead for the first time as Scenic Artist for LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE.

 

 

 

Ginny Kopf (Dialect Coach) is a Professor at Valencia College Theatre program, teaching Dialects, and Voice and Diction.  She dialect coaches on Disney properties and Universal Studios, Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and also dialect coaches shows in professional theaters, community theaters, and high schools. She wrote a textbook: The Dialect Handbook.

 

FB_IMG_1515174471417.jpg

 

Bill Warriner (Fight Choreographer) is a graduate of AMDA in NYC and has been a professional fight director for 27 years, designing violence in Central Florida since 1998. On the Garden Stage for several shows, most recently Bonnie and Clyde. He’s the resident fight director for Phantasmagoria and an adjunct professor of theater at Valencia College.

 

 

 

 

Meet the Cast!

 

 

BombayHeadshot.JPG

Dr. Bombay (Wee Thomas) shares his birthday with other great talent such as Eddie Izzard, James Spader, and Chris Rock, on. He was born 7 February 2016 in Geneva (FL) in an abandoned house and has climbed to success out of the feral colony whence he came. He currently resides in Winter Park, FL where he keeps company with two animals of the k-9 kind and watches Pádraic Delaney in as many pictures as he can. Dr. Bombay’s hobbies at home are to find unwelcomed rodent and reptile guests and end their stay in a most gruesome way – the details are gory so they will be spared here. He keeps his breath fresh with his favorite Feline Greenies™ and enjoys his life and his work as an actor. Written by his mother Marla Brown

 

RachelComeauHS

 

Rachel Comeau (Mairead) is stoked to return to BethMarshallPresents. She was last seen as Ellie in The Whale. Since then, she earned her B.A. in Theatre Arts from Rollins College. Other credits include Irina in Three Sisters (Mad Cow Theatre), Miranda in Expecting Isabel (Rollins College), The Young Woman in Machinal (Rollins College), and Jen in Minneapolis/St. Paul (Orlando Playfest 2016). Rachel can also be spotted in local films like Testament and Manifest Destiny. When she is not acting she enjoys yoga, playing her ukulele, and writing poetry.

 

 

 

Dritto Headshot.jpgMichael Dritto (Brendan) is a Chicago based actor who is happy to return to Orlando to play the role of Brendan. This is his first production working with BethMarshallPresents and he is very excited. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with his BFA in Acting. Some of his favorite roles include Ian in Leveling Up, Slash in Zombie Town, Joe in Bachelorette, and Weasel in T-bone and Weasel. During the time that he has been in Chicago, he has worked with Collaboraction, Whiskey Wry productions, Tympanic Theatre, and Subtext Theatre. He would like to thank all four of his twitter followers for continuing to not unfollow him.

 

 

J_FABIAN

 

 

Joseph Fabian (Davey) is ecstatic to make his debut at BMP at The Garden Theatre! Previous credits include A Long Time Ago: the Eighties Strike Back! (Chewbacca), and A Clockwork Orange (Dim). Proud Alumnus of Circle in the Square Theatre School, thankful to finally be working with Beth and the amazing team at BMP.

 

 

 

 

DONheadshot2

 

 

 

Don Fowler (Donny) has been performing professionally in Theatre, Flim and Television for nearly 30 years, working from New York to LA, Miami to Montreal. He is very pleased to be back working with BMP for a second time, having been last seen in 2011’s The Diviners. He thanks his family, friends and lovely wife Charlotte for their continued love and support.

 

 

 

 

Zachary.Lane.HSZach Lane (Padraic) – This is Zach’s second time to the Garden Theatre stage and is beyond thrilled to be part of this show. Born and raised in Orlando, Zach is a proud student of Class Act Studios where he continues to learn and grow in this wonderful craft. Zach finds his passion in the many ways this amazing city allows him to perform. From Theme Parks, Films, and Theatre there is always something beautiful to create and an immense amount of diversity of people to work with. Favorite credits include: Edward in SKYLIGHT, PFC Mathew Dolan in IN CLOSE QUARTERS, Jim in Glass Menagerie which was performed here with Beth Marshall Presents, and all his characters he is able to perform at Universal Studios Orlando. Thank you for your support of theatre and our craft!

 

 

 

JohnMichael0103FinalEditJohn Michael McDonald (Christy) is overwhelmingly excited to make his debut with Beth Marshall Presents in the Lieutenant of Inishmore. He has a BFA in Acting from the University of Central Florida. He is just returning from a Fall tour with the Lexington Children’s Theatre. While on tour he portrayed thirteen different characters over two plays: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and The Ugly Duckling. Prior to this tour his most recent credits include Twelfth Night (Orsino/Malvolio) and The Family Comedy Improv Show at Emerald Coast Theatre Company, Macbeth (Macbeth), Cloud Nine (Betty/Edward), Man and Superman (Jack), Chicago (Billy), Metamorphoses (Midas) and The Cripple of Inishmaan (Bobby). You can also find him running the Marvel Superhero Island streets as the atmosphere character Spider-Man at Universal Studios Florida.

 

 

 

IMG-8175.JPG

 

 

Adam Minossora (James) has had the pleasure to study the Meisner technique with Marco DiGeorge and Robb Maus at The Truthful Acting studios. His theatre debut was in, “Love, Sex, and the I.R.S” with the Tavares Theater Company last March. Adam would like to thank the Garden Theatre, Beth Marshall, and Mark Routhier for the opportunity to work with such a wonderful team, cast, and crew. A special thank you to Truthful Acting Studios, his family and girlfriend for guidance and support.

 

 

 

 

IMG_20170621_190121_262

 

 

Forrest Stringfellow (Joey) is a recent graduate of Spruce Creek High School and is performing on the Garden’s stage for the first time. Favorite roles include the Baker in Into the Woods and Jonathan in Life, Below Zero.