Alarms and Excursions

hampton theatre company's production of alarms and excursions

Michael Frayn’s deliriously funny collection of comedies of embarrassment offers hilarious commentary on the fiendish new technology that is meant to make our lives easier while actually providing new forms of torment.

GENERAL INFO

May 25 – June 11, 2017
by Michael Frayn
directed by Diana Marbury
CAST:

Andrew Botsford

George A. Loizides

Rosemary Cline

Jane Lowe

WHO'S WHO

ANDREW BOTSFORD (Actor A) has appeared in more than 40 Hampton Theatre Company productions since 1985, most recently as U.S. President Charles Smith in this season’s November by David Mamet. Other stage work includes Round Table Theatre Company’s production of Shakespeare’s Scottish Play and Tonight at 8:30 at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater. The host of a summer film commentary program at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, he is also the co-host of the annual Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival. For his day job, Andrew is delighted to be working with the exceptional team at the Stony Brook Southampton Graduate Arts campus. Great thanks to Jimmy Ewing for asking me to play two roles in the company’s second production in 1985, and more thanks to Sarah Hunnewell for her years of hard work and dedication to the forward momentum of the Hampton Theatre Company.

ROSEMARY CLINE (Actor B) last appeared with the HTC as Masha in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. A founding member of the company, she has had leading roles in 30+ productions. She spent 15 years in NYC performing in theater, film and TV as well as 7 years in summer stock in the tri-state region. She is pursuing an MFA at Stony Brook/SH in directing and acting and has studied with Mercedes Ruehl, Joanna Merlin, Tony Walton and Rinde Eckert. For nine years she has directed plays and musicals in the WHB school district. Heartfelt thanks to our amazing director, Diana, our beautiful cast and crew and all of those who make the magic happen year after year. All love to Christopher, Cashew, Carter, June and Jane–with a wink to Mom and Dad.

GEORGE A. LOIZIDES (Actor C) is very happy to be back on the HTC stage, especially working with some of his favorite humans. Last seen in Heroes, he has also appeared in Bedroom Farce, … Cuckoo’s Nest and Glen Garry Glen Ross for HTC. He directed last season’s Lost in Yonkers and previously The Odd Couple (Female Version), Picnic, and Bus Stop. As an actor and director for almost fifty years George has worked extensively for Playcrafters Theatre Company in Bellport. For 27 years he was Director of Theatre Arts for Ward Melville High School in Setauket where he directed 81 productions. He attended HB Studio in Manhattan studying acting and directing. To Diana, the cast, and HTC “Thanks, thanks and ever thanks” for this opportunity to have a “hellovalotta” fun. Love to Kathy.

JANE LOWE (Actor B). After appearing in last season’s Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Jane is happy to have the opportunity to join HTC again in this raucous spring production. This marks Jane’s 17th production with the company. A graduate of The Juilliard School, she began her career as a dancer performing in the major theaters and opera houses throughout the world. She was a principal in the Broadway production of Oh! Calcutta!. Jane played a “Kit Kat” girl in Cabaret in Berlin, Germany. She has also appeared in many Off and Off Off Broadway shows. Jane is very grateful to Diana for giving her another opportunity to work with this talented cast as she guides us with her steady hand and creative vision.

Michael Frayn (Playwright), British playwright, novelist, translator and journalist, began his writing career as a reporter and columnist for The Guardian and The Observer. His plays include Alphabetical Order (1975), Clouds (1976), Donkeys’ Years (1977), Make and Break (1980), Noises Off (1982–presented by the HTC in 1995), Benefactors (1984), Copenhagen (1998), Democracy (2003), and Afterlife (2008). Novels include The Tin Men, The Russian Interpreter, Towards the End of the Morning, A Landing on the Sun, Headlong, Spies and Skios. He has also translated a number of works from Russian, including plays by Chekhov and Tolstoy. His films for television include First and Last and an adaptation of A Landing on the Sun. He also wrote the screenplay for the film Clockwise. Other books are Stage Directions: Writing on Theatre 1970-2008, Travels with a Typewriter and a memoir, My Father’s Fortune: A Life. Mr. Frayn is the recipient of multiple awards including the Tony Award for best play (Copenhagen, 2000), the Writer’s Guild Lifetime Achievement Award (2010) and the South Bank Show Outstanding Achievement Award (2012).

DIANA MARBURY (Director, Set Decor) is delighted to be closing our 32nd season with this madcap comedy, having opened it directing Mamet’s outrageous political comedy November. Diana has worn many hats with the HTC and the Director’s cap is a favorite. She has acted in over 50 shows for the company, most recently as Vera Joseph in this season’s production of 4000 miles. She has dressed sets for 30 years, first working alongside her beloved late husband, Peter, and now with her gifted son, Sean. She would like to thank all our wonderful supporters who have generously lent furniture and props over all these years, and, of course,
our patrons who have kept the theater alive here in Quogue.

SEAN MARBURY (Set Designer) has worked in textile design, built sets for TV series, commercials, and films and worked with the design, engineering and fabrication of race car components. He currently works on high end residential construction. His set designs for HTC include Deathtrap, Other People’s Money, Other Desert Cities, The Foreigner, Harvey, Time Stands Still, November and An Act of the Imagination.

SEBASTIAN PACZYNSKI (Lighting Designer) has designed all the company’s productions since 2004 as well as the theater’s lighting system. He has designed lighting for theater, dance and special events in a number of Broadway, Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway and regional venues. He has also worked in film and television as the director of photography. He has designed numerous productions for Guild Hall and for the Hamptons Shakespeare Festival.

TERESA LEBRUN (Costume Designer) is the resident costumer for HTC. She started helping with costumes in 1986 and has designed the costumes for all the company’s productions since 2005. Teresa also costumes for Center Moriches and Westhampton Beach High Schools. She is happy to be working with her dear friend Diana and this amazing cast. Much love to her boys, Josh and Noah, family and great friends.

CHRISSIE DEPIERRO (Stage Manager) is happy to be sharing in the process of bringing Alarms and Excursions to life. Many thanks to director Diana Marbury for her never ending dedication to HTC, to the outstanding cast who make each day a treat with their talent and wit, and to all the techs whose hard work never lets us down. A special thank you to Rebecca Edana for helping her during the rehearsal process. “To my stars that shine so bright, Kristopher, Theresa, Matthew and Samantha, it’s all because of you!!”

MARYAM DOWLING (Lighting & Sound Technician) has done lighting and sound for 23 years with various theater groups on the East End. Maryam has also helped Sebastian with lighting setup at Guild Hall, the Ross School, and other local venues. This is Maryam’s eighth season with the Hampton Theatre Company and she is very happy to be part of the show and the company.

JULIA MORGAN ABRAMS (House Manager). After retiring from the legal department of Bristol Myers Squibb, Julia began a second career as a volunteer, initially for Literacy Suffolk, HTC and the Southampton Animal Shelter, where she wrote grants and worked in fundraising. She continues to write grants and help with marketing for several local nonprofits. Julia would like to thank all of her dedicated House Assistants for their continued support.

PRODUCTION STAFF

Director – DIANA MARBURY
Set Design – SEAN MARBURY
Lighting Design – SEBASTIAN PACZYNSKI
Set Decor – DIANA MARBURY
Costume Design – TERESA LEBRUN
Stage Manager – CHRISSIE DEPIERRO
Set Construction – SEAN MARBURY, GABRIEL ALVARADO, CARLOS BUENO, LUIS CHAVAC, ANA GARCIA, WILLY GARCIA, SCOTT HOLDSWORTH, CONNOR McGLONE, PATRICK McGLONE, SEAMUS NAUGHTON, NICK PARKER, ALONZO SAZO
Sound Design – SEAMUS NAUGHTON
Lighting/Sound Tech – MARYAM DOWLING, SEAMUS NAUGHTON
Box Office – LISA CARR
Production Graphics – JOE PALLISTER (DESIGNINGJOE)
House Manager – JULIA MORGAN ABRAMS
Production Photographer – TOM KOCHIE

DINNER (& LUNCH) AND THEATER PACKAGES:

The Hampton Theatre Company, in conjunction with our local libraries, offers special Dinner (& Lunch) and Theater Packages which offer wonderful events at terrific prices.

There are four packages available for ALARMS AND EXCURSIONS.

The Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton and the Westhampton Free Library in Westhampton Beach are offering a dinner package on Thursday, June 1. Dinner is at Stone Creek Inn in East Quogue at 5 pm, followed by the show at 7 pm. The cost for dinner (including tax and tip) and show is $60. To reserve, please send your check, for $60 per person, to Hampton Theatre Company, PO Box 400, Quogue, NY 11959. Please include your name, address, phone number and email address so that we may email you your tickets. Please reference “June 1 dinner/theater event.” Reservations and payment required by May 26.

The Hampton Bays Public Library is offering a dinner package on Thursday, June 8. Dinner is at 1 North Steakhouse in Hampton Bays at 5 pm, followed by the show at 7 pm. The cost for the dinner (including tax and tip) and show is $60. To register, please call the Hampton Bays Library at 631-728-6241.

The Quogue Library is offering a dinner package on Friday, June 2. Dinner is at The Quogue Club at 5 pm, followed by the show at 7 pm. The cost for dinner (including tax and tip) and show is $70. To register, please call the Quogue Library at 631-653-4224 ext. 101. The Quogue Library package is available first to library members. If space is available, others may participate as well.

The Hampton Theatre Company is offering a special new lunch and theater package in conjunction with the new Saturday matinee on Saturday, June 10. Lunch is at The Quogue Club at the Hallock House in Quogue at 12:30 pm, followed by the show at 2:30 pm. The cost for lunch (including tax and tip) and show is $60. To reserve, please send your check, for $60 per person, to Hampton Theatre Company, PO Box 400, Quogue, NY 11959. Please include your name, address, phone number and email address so that we may email you your tickets. Please reference “June 10 lunch/theater event.”

DIRECTIONS

FROM SUNRISE HIGHWAY (ROUTE-27):
Sunrise Highway (Route 27) to exit 64S (Rte. 104 to Quogue). Rte. 104 South (approx. 3 miles) to Montauk Highway (Rte. 80). Right onto Montauk Highway to light at Otis Ford (1 mile). Left onto Jessup Avenue. 1/2 mile to theater (on right).

FROM MONTAUK HIGHWAY (ROUTE-80):
Montauk Highway to light at Otis Ford in Quogue. South onto Jessup Avenue. 1/2 mile to theater (on right).

PARKING & ACCESSIBILITY

PARKING: There is limited street parking around the theater as well as a parking lot that can be entered just north of the Quogue Community Hall.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: The theater is wheelchair accessible through the side entrance. If a member of your party needs wheelchair access, please come to front entrance and ask the person taking tickets to open the side door. If a member of your party requires a wheelchair in the theater, please reserve one seat at the end of a row.

ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES: The theater does not have assisted listening devices at this time.

Gallery – photos by Tom Kochie