An Evening of One Acts

An Evening of One Acts

About the Plays

What Mildred Did! Play is by the author, no synopsis has been provided.

A Way With Words Life long friends, a writer and an accountant, meet for lunch once a year when the writer visits New York. The writer always asks how the accountant’s wife is and he always replies fine, until today when he admits they have been divorced for over a decade. He has heard rumors of strife between his ex wife and her current husband and he wants the writer to accidentally bump into her as she jogs in Central Park to see if there is any chance of reconciliation. The result is surprising, comic and moving.

Babel’s in Arms Two blue-collar Mesopotamian construction workers are handed a provocative task: Build the Tower of Babel—or else. How many stones does it take to get to heaven, anyway?
What Mildred Did! is produced by special arrangement with the Author.
A Way With Words is produced by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals (Samuel French)
Babel’s in Arms is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

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I was asked when I started this project, what the theme of the shows are. I quickly replied, nothing. They are just three shows I read and found enjoyable. But as we’ve spent time bringing them to life, I slowly realized the common thread. The power of words. It was Shakespeare who wrote quite famously in Hamlet, “And what do you read?”  “Words, words, words.” I’ve often wondered if this was a deep profound notation for the mundane words we droll over in text with no originality to be seen. Or maybe the Bard simply wrote this as a reminder to go back later and fill in a new soliloquy, but alas it was already at the printers!

So tonight we explore words.  From a time when all words have not yet been named, to those moments where our words fail in the moment or were never said at all and into a world where the written word affects lives more than we care to imagine.  With comedy as a backdrop, please enjoy a night of one acts … in two acts … including a two-act play, performed in one act. Enjoy!. – Nick Palidwor

And now for something slightly, if not completely, different!  Three one-act plays, three sets, actors in multiple roles, many laughs and an evening to remember.  What a way to begin our 2011/2012 season.   Season ticket packages will be available until Saturday, September 24 so call 604-983-2633 to order one for yourself and perhaps a friend or two. We look forward to seeing you again very soon in the Theatre at Hendry Hall.  Enjoy the show! – Sue Worrow

<b>Cast</b><b>Crew</b><b>Production Info</b><b>About the Company</b>
Character Played by
Multiple Roles Brian Hinson, Maria Morabito, Elina Chidley, Nick Murphy,
Andrew Massil, Nick Palidwor, and Emma Drury
Director Nick Palidwor
Assistant Director Kim Gordon
Author What Mildred Did by John F. Green,
A Way With Words by Frank D. Gilroy,
Babel’s In Arms by David Ives
Production Managers Kim Gordon, Rosemary Hundal
Stage Manager Liz Massil
Assistant Stage Manager Leslie Whittaker
Set Designer Glynnis Brassil
Set Construction Gord Pope, Don Briard
Set Painters, Decorators, Furniture Glynnis Brassil, Robin Hilliard, Shirley Helgason
Lighting Designer Don Briard
Lighting Assistants Alex Briard
Sound Designers Nigel Barker, Nick Palidwor
Lighting and Sound Operators Kathy Bradley, Nigel Barker, Liz Whittaker
Properties and Stagehands Heather Macfarlane, Helen Dobric, Marilyn Ferguson,
Ray Boucher, Kim Gordon, and Gord Pope
Costumes Rosemary Hundal, Maggie Mason, and Margaret Lee
Hair Leslie Whittaker
Graphic Artist Linda Sharp
Publicity and Program Anne Marsh
Front-of-House Coordinator Laurie Findlay
Box Office Fran Heaney
Photographer Gary Schwartz
Videographer Chris Wolfe
Original Performance Dates September 9 to 24, 2011
Venue The Theatre at Hendry Hall, North Vancouver, BC
Production Length 1 hour 40 mins
Production Style Comedy
Special Thanks To Chris Wolfe, Emma Drury, and Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company
Nick Palidwor Director and Actor – Nick is very privileged to be on stage again at Hendry Hall, working with such a talented cast and the hardest working production crew this side of Ninevah.  He would like to thank his family, friends and Camille for putting up with his continued efforts into the arts.  Past credits include Leading Ladies (Deep Cove Stage), The Possibilities (SFU), Moon Over Buffalo and She Stoops to Conquer (NVCP).
Kim Gordon Assistant Director – Kim is pleased to be working behind the scenes again here at Hendry Hall. It seems like forever since she directed Moon Over Buffalo (2009). She has enjoyed directing again and is reminded of just how much collaboration and dedication is needed to put on a show, let alone three shows! She was last seen in Death By Chocolate (2010) and Here on the Flight Path (2008) and wants to thank her husband and three boys for allowing her to have so much fun outside the home. Kim would like to congratulate the cast and crew for a job well done and, in particular, Nick Palidwor in his directing debut.
Elina Chidley Actor – “Oh for a muse of fire! That would ascend even the brightest heaven of invention, a kingdom for a stage, princes to act and monarchs to behold the swelling scene!” Break appendages you marvellous cast of royals and “elephant shoes” to my fiancé.
Emma Drury Actor – Emma is originally from Winnipeg. She was last seen in Metro Theatre’s production of Haunted. She is thrilled to be in her first show with NVCP. Thanks to the amazing team here for all their support and hard work.
Brian Hinson Actor – Brian is delighted to be making his Canadian debut at NVCP. He and his husband have newly arrived in Vancouver via Las Vegas. Recent roles in the US include Mason in Take Me Out, Clive/Edward in Cloud 9 and Emperor Joseph in Amadeus. He is very grateful to the wonderful, welcoming company at Hendry Hall!
Andrew Massil Actor – Andrew has appeared in a number of productions ranging through farce, drama, Shakespeare, panto and cabaret. Andrew has also participated behind the scenes on many productions. He says that community theatre is a very rewarding “hobby” and encourages anyone with an interest to get involved.
Maria Morabito Actor – Maria was last seen in NVCP’s Death By Chocolate. She has had so much fun working with such a talented cast and crew. Many thanks to my one and only love Mike, and to Ellysia and Jack for all their love and support.
Nick Murphy Actor – This is Nick’s third time on the glorious Hendry Hall stage. Nick wants to thank all of the cast and crew involved for a wonderful new batch of memories. Nick also wants to thank his fiancé, Elina, for encouraging him to dabble in the arts time and time again. At least this time it’s together.