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EDUCATING RITA
by Willy Russell

October 12 - 28, 2012

EDUCATING RITA by Willy Russell
Student Rush Tickets available!!!
$15 for students 25 and under
with valid ID, ½ hour before curtain

Directed by Steven A. Chambers
Set Designer: Ricky J. Martinez*
Lighting Designer: Eric J. Cantrell
Sound Designer: R. Kent Wilson
Costume Coordinator: Antoinette Baldwin
Production Stage Manager: Jerry Jensen
Assistant Stage Managers: Ruben Diaz, Gabbi Diez, Yolanda Montesinos
Set Construction: Trintec Construction, Inc.
Box Office & House Manager: Juan C. Sanchez
Literary Manager: Steven A. Chambers
Photography (Publicity) Program Design: Eileen Suarez*
Poster & Postcard Design: Ruben Diaz, Ricky J. Martinez*
Photography (lobby display): Dr. Norman Gorback

Characters

RITA   -   Dawn A. A. Plummer
FRANK   -  Peter Haig*

* members of Actors' Equity Association

Time and Place
Present.
A first-floor room in a university in the North of England.

In this sizzling award winning comedy, brash and free spirited hairdresser Rita enrolls at the local university and turns her boozy and burnt-out professor's life upside down.

Artists

Dawn A. A. PlummerDawn A. A. Plummer (Rita) is dead excited to be back with New Theatre and totally gobsmacked to be performing on the stage of their new locale at The Roxy. Dawn was last seen in THE NEW's 2011 production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Some of Dawn's credits include The Taming of the Shrew (THE NEW), Miami Made Festival (Adrienne Arsht Center), and the All Kids Included Festival (South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center). Due to the miracle of modern technology, she has also appeared twice as a guest host on Chick Talk, an internet based talk show produced by Cinema 360...where she played her most challenging role to date...that of herself. Dawn received her BFA from Florida International University and an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champagne.

Peter HaigPeter Haig (Frank) has appeared throughout the state in well over 100 productions, mostly from West Palm Beach to Coral Gables, winning two Carbonell Awards and many nominations since 1978. Earlier in his career, Peter worked in New York City under the direction of George C. Scott and Joseph Papp, subsequently moving to Wilmington, North Carolina to direct at historic Thalian Hall and found an African-American theatre group, the Willis Richardson Players. His next theatre work will be GableStage's production of Tarell McCraney's adaptation of Hamlet and his next film appearance will be in Taylor Hackford's Parker this January. When not working with this area's topnotch talent - like Dawn Plummer - Peter enjoys attending a variety of cultural events, watching Marlins games, catching up on new CDs and books, reading to elementary students with the Screen Actors Guild's BookPALS program, and having long conversations with his imaginary friend.

Steven A. ChambersSteven A. Chambers (Director) is Literary Manager at THE NEW, where he previously directed A Bicycle Country, Twain & Shaw Do Lunch, Jack Goes Boating, Co-Directed (with Artistic Director, Ricky J. Martinez) Keeping A Breast and appeared in Fill Our Mouths, Equus and A Streetcar Named Desire. Last year, he adapted and directed a portion of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream which THE NEW produced in partnership with the Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center as part of the All Kids Included Festival. Steven has been a part of the South Florida theatre community since 1999. He has worked as an actor, director and stage manager and was for two years the Associate Artistic Director for the Public Theatre of South Florida. He would like to thank everyone involved with Educating Rita for all their hard work -- in particular, the 'dead good' actors Dawn Plummer and Peter Haig. He sends his love to his mate, best friend and personal sound designer.

Jerry JensenJerry Jensen (Production Stage Manager) is happy to be back for his 2nd season, after stage managing Henry V, Edith Can Shoot Things...and Hit Them, Twain and Shaw Do Lunch, Winter, Property Line and A Bicycle Country. A man of many theatrical stripes, Jerry has himself directed South Florida shows: The Lion in Winter, A Thousand Clowns, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Biloxi Blues, All The Great Books (Abridged), Say You Love Satan, 2 Boys in a Bed..., The Cocktail Hour, The Dining Room, Private Lives and Rumors. As Executive Director of the Wichita Center for the Arts, he oversaw the Midwest Premieres of Stephen Schwartz's Rags and Children of Eden and the World Premiere of the eventual Broadway musical, Jane Eyre. As an actor, Jerry's appeared in over 60 shows, most recently: 1776 and Footloose (Actors' Playhouse), Doubt (Main Street), The Normal Heart (Public), Bent (Rising Action), The Houseboy (Empire Stage), and The One Minute Play Festival.


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