August 21 - September 6, 2015
THE LION IN WINTER
Written by James Goldman
For King Henry II, Christmas in 1183 is the least wonderful time of the year. In James Goldman's scathing drama of strategic manipulation, The Lion in Winter, the English ruler is faced with choosing his successor as his three conniving sons gather for the winter holiday. Caught between his imprisoned wife Eleanor, released from jail for this special occasion, and his mistress Alais, Henry finds himself navigating a treacherous web of lies and one-upmanship, as each family member schemes after their own agenda.
Eleanor Moseley (Eleanor) most recently seen in “Slaughterhouse Five” at Book-It Rep, Eleanor is thrilled to work with this talented company. Favorite recent projects include “The Long Road” with Arouet, “Art of Racing in the Rain” at Book-It, and “The Torchbearers,” “Last Summer at Bluefish Cove,” and “Come Back to the Five and Dime...” with Women Seeking a Theater Co. On-camera work includes "You’re So Vain," “Regulate," and "The Dark Horse.” Also a writer, her short plays have appeared in numerous NW venues. Represented by Actors First Agency.
Patrick Dizney (Henry) received his MFA from the University of Washington, spent 6 years acting in NYC, and continues to work as an actor and director throughout the region. Credits include prime time television, national commercials, industrial videos, children’s theater, two national tours, Off and Off-Off Broadway, feature and independent film, and Regional theater including: Artists Repertory Theatre, Maine Shakespeare Festival, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Penobscot Theatre and Theatre! Theatre! He also wrote, produced and performed in his one person show Inveigler on Theatre Row in NYC.
Olivia Waring (Alais) A recent transplant from Washington DC, Olivia Waring is delighted to be making her SSR debut. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and Chinese from Princeton University and a masters in linguistics from the University of Oxford, where she sang soprano with the Oxford Schola Cantorum. She is currently a software engineer at Microsoft and has previously worked at NPR and the Center for Advanced Study of Language. Olivia's recent acting credits include A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena), Into the Woods (Cinderella), and Illyria (Viola). Huge thanks to her parents, David and Susan, for indefatigably supporting her theatrical pursuits and putting up with her monthly career changes.
Brock Madden (John) is happy to return to SSR as John in "The Lion In Winter" following his role as The Arbiter in the musical CHESS last Summer. 'May the power of The Squolf guide us all.'
Noah Duffy (Geoffrey) A New Jersey transplant to Seattle’s misty hills, Noah Duffy has danced with the Atlantic Contemporary Ballet Theatre, toured and taught nationally with The Missoula Children’s Theatre, and produced the tragically hilarious (and shockingly true) solo show Caught One-Handed. Noah is a member of several Seattle-based companies, devising new theater with Seattle’s sassiest inter*arts gang The Libertinis, and touring internationally as an ensemble member and producer of The Seagull Project. Get more Noah at www.NoahDuffy.com!
Josh Krupke (Philip) is pleased to return to SecondStory for the fourth time. He was previously seen as Carl-Magnus in A Little Night Music, Baron Van Sweiten in Amadeus, and Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing. He has also worked with Village Theatre, Taproot Theatre, Harlequin Productions, and GreenStage, among several others. Love and thanks to God, Lorrie, Mom and Dad. 8
Eric Hampton (Richard) Eric is thrilled to be making his first appearance at SecondStory Repertory! After receiving his BFA in theater from Abilene Christian University, Eric returned to his native Seattle to pursue a career in theater and voice acting. He thanks his wife Melanie and two year old daughter Rowen for their constant love and inspiration.
MEET THE PRODUCTION TEAM
Eric Polani Jensen (Director)
Annie Simonton (Stage Manager)
Jocelyne Fowler (Costume Designer) has designed for Seattle Shakespeare Company (Richard II), Wooden O (Henry IV, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Henry V and The Tempest), Book-It Repertory Theatre (Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein, Anna Karenina, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet), SecondStory Repertory (Legally Blonde, Chess: The Musical, Moon Over Buffalo, etc.), Seattle Musical Theatre (Young Frankenstein and Legally Blonde), Harlequin Productions (Clybourne Park, Jesus Christ Superstar), Bellevue College (Carnival, Into the Woods and Dead Man’s Cell Phone), Vashon Opera (Albert Herring, Werther and Eugene Onegin) and other local theaters. Upcoming work can be seen in Emma at Book-It Repertory Theatre and Titus Andronicus at Seattle Shakespeare.
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
Mark Chenovick (Projection Design) has designed projections for over 100 shows in the last ten years. Prior to that he worked with CJS design, a website design and hosting company, developing custom websites for clients ranging from Draper Valley Farms to Seattle Film Group. He also co-created and ran the now defunct SeattleActor.com, a website focused on Seattle area theater, featuring audition listings, helpful articles, and show reviews. In addition to projections, Mark also designs all of the marketing materials you see at SSR including; posters, show graphics, and website. All my love to Jen. Enjoy the show!