June 9, 2017 - July 2, 2017

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS

Written by Neil Simon

Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche and her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style.

PRODUCTION BIOGRAPHIES

Nicola Amos (Blanche) is thrilled to return to SecondStory Repertory after playing Myra in last season's Deathtrap. Previous credits include Jake's Women (Mount Baker Theatre Rep), Local Colour (Touchstone Theatre), Les Belles Soeurs (Jericho Arts Center), Othello (Kern Shakespeare), The Miracle Worker (Driftwood Players), and numerous tv/animation voiceover productions. Nicola is a graduate of U.C. Davis and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She would like to thank this amazing cast, creative team and Rick, as well as her family for their ongoing support!



Elizabeth Shipman (Kate) I loved the theater world of Chicago. After moving to Redmond I had hoped to get involved here. And now after 14 years of herding monkeys (my 6 kids & 1 granddaughter) I am thrilled to be back on stage. I’d like to thank Michael, my husband for putting up with the circus that is our family life, The Monkeys for expecting me to take chances and start auditioning again, and friends that kept asking me “when not If” I would get back on stage. Enjoy.



Patrick Kevin (Jack) This is my second show at SSR and it’s really fun to be part of this production –love working with this crew! Favorite roles include: Porter Milgram in Deathtrap at SSR, George Bailey, It’s A Wonderful Life Radio Show, Cervantes in Man of La Mancha, Detective Mamet in Murder Me Always, Edgar in Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe, all with Cascade Community Theatre, as well as Dr. Chumley in Harvey, with The Driftwood Players.



Sarah Dennis (Nora) is elated to be a part of this play. Previous SSR credits: Alice in Alice in Wonderland and Jet Blue to Heaven. Recent credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Seattle Shakes, The Pajama Game RSP at the 5th Ave. She will be studying Acting at DePaul University come fall. Thanks and love to Mom, Ann, CT, J, and the fam bam.

Jen Chenovick (Light Design) Jen's theatrical career began in 2002 when she was asked to assistant stage manage The Importance of Being Ernest right here at SSR. Following her passion for theater Jen moved to Hollywood in 2005 where she stage managed for The Blank Theatre including the oddly satisfying Lobster Alice starring Noah Wylie and Nicholas Brendon. While in California, she also worked with Syzygy Theatre Group and the World Premiere of Tender, Abi Morgan’s trenchant drama of the human hunger for connection. Jen moved back to Redmond in 2007 and jumped right back into her work with SSR. During her eighteen plus years at SSR Jen has worn many hats, from stage manager to production manager to managing director and now light design. Special thanks to my parents, they’re pretty cool.

Mark Chenovick (Set Design/Technical Director) has been designing, building, and painting sets since the mid-eighties. Having the fortune to begin his theatrical career under the tutelage of Don McLaughlin in his hometown of Helena Montana, Mark continued his training at the University of Washington where he was accepted into the Graduate Design Seminar his sophomore year. With subsequent degrees in Art History and Drama, Mark went on to serve as technical director/designer for multiple organizations including: Virginia Musical Theatre, Fort Peck Summer Theatre, the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Little Theater of the Rockies, and the Norfolk Governor’s School for the Arts. As Technical Director/Production Manager of the national tour of Anything Goes (starring Gloria Loring) Mark travelled around the United States and Canada realizing that there is no place quite as wonderful as the Pacific Northwest. Shortly after the turn of the millennium, and following a brief stint as a carpenter at The Studio Theatre in Washington D.C., he moved back to Seattle. Locally he has worked behind the scenes for the Village Theatre, Seattle Musical Theatre, Redwood Theatre, and, of course, SecondStory Repertory.

Mark Chenovick (Sound Design) I began my sound design journey splicing reel-to-reel tape together in the basement of the original Penthouse Theater on the University of Washington campus but it was my brief time in the MFA program at Utah State University, where I learned the joys of digital sound design, and subsequently, became hooked on sound design for life. Having provided composed and curated underscoring and soundscaping, original and sourced sound effects, and performance amplification services for multiple theaters across the US, I have felt the most at home at SSR. Special thanks to Squolfie, ‘lil Squolf, and my extended family. You are the music of my life. #bandistoohot #sorrynotsorry

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