Directed by John Gulley
Starring Michael Kamtman and Ben Baker
Thursday, April 18 – Sunday, April 21, 2013
TH, F, SAT at 8:00 PM SAT at 9:30 AM SUN at 2:00 PM
The Black Box at Summit School
2100 Reynolda Road
Winston Salem, NC 27106
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Singer’s new one act comedy explores the psyches of these two very different Victorians—the somewhat bawdy and irreverent Dickens versus the mannered and clerical Lewis Carroll. As the conversation between the two men goes from courteous introductions to an intimate exploration of feelings and events that are deeply disturbing to them, the audience is taken on a journey in real time that reveals much (and speculates more) about these influential authors.
Ben Baker: Bouncers (Hanesbrands Theatre), Rabbit Hole (Firehouse Theater), The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr, Abridged (NCSF), Macbeth (Richmond Shakespeare), The Land Breakers (NCSA). Los Angeles: A Passion for Elvis Aaron Presley, Othello, At The Beach House, King Lear, The Gingham Dog (Director), The Love of the Nightingale (Director) and Sir Peter Hall’s repertory of Measure For Measure and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Ahmanson Theater). Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Merchant Of Venice, Sotoba Komachi, Where Ravens Rule. New York: The Possibilities, Mad Forest, As You Like It, Counting The Ways (dir. Joseph Chaikin). Film/TV: Goodbye To All That, Job Race, Death And Jane, Train Wreck, Unstable Fables, Alexander The Great and the upcoming Pig Helmet. Ben received his BFA in Drama from New York University.
Michael Kamtman is an actor, director, fight choreographer, and teacher who has lived in North Carolina since 1988. He is thrilled to be making his debut with Paper Lantern Theatre. As an actor, he spent 13 seasons with the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival. Favorite roles include Caliban in The Tempest, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macduff in Macbeth, Bassanio in Merchant of Venice, Angelo in Measure for Measure, Feste in Twelfth Night, Edgar in King Lear, and Touchstone in As You Like It. He has appeared in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol twelve times. Michael has also directed 80 productions in the Triad in the past 20 years, including 8 operas. In 2001, he earned an MFA in Directing from UNCG. He currently teaches at Wake Forest University, Davidson College, Greensboro College, and Salem College. He and his wife, Leslie, live in Winston-Salem with their 15 year-old son, Jeremiah.
John Gulley (Director)
John teaches in the Department of Theatre at UNC Greensboro where he’s the coordinator of the MFA Directing Program. Before coming to UNCG, John was the Resident Director for the Asolo Theatre Company in Sarasota, Florida. As a free-lance director, John has directed Off-Broadway and for a number of regional theatres. John received his BA in Theatre from Wake Forest and his MFA in Directing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Daniel Rover Singer (Playwright)
Daniel was a theatrical impresario from an early age, founding his first company in Santa Rosa, California, when he was just 18. Upon his return from studying “proper dramatic technique” in London, he joined the entertainment staff at the original Renaissance Pleasure Faire, where he founded the subversive Reduced Shakespeare Company, whose three-man farce The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) went on to become one of the world’s most popular shows. In 1989 Daniel hung up his doublet-and-hose to join Walt Disney Imagineering, contributing to the design of new theme park attractions worldwide. Since 2000, Daniel has been a freelance designer, writer and event producer residing in Los Angeles.
Jon Christman (Lighting and Projection Design)
William Rutherford (Sound Design)
Perry Ransbottom (Set Design)
Elizabeth Rief (Stage Manager)
Heidi McIver (Assistant Stage Manager)
Anna Maria Vargas (Prop Mistress)