July 19 - August 18, 2012
By Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Sabian Trout
and Michael Woodson
ABOUT THE PLAY
Stamp collecting is far more risky than you think. After their mother's death, two estranged half-sisters discover a book of rare stamps that may include the crown jewel for collectors. One sister tries to collect on the windfall, while the other resists for sentimental reasons. In this gripping tale, a seemingly simple sale becomes dangerous when three seedy, high-stakes collectors enter the sisters' world, willing to do anything to claim the rare find as their own...
"Unsurprisingly for a writer with extensive experience in TV police procedurals like "NYPD Blue" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," one of Rebeck's strengths is her skill at stitching tension into every exchange. The five characters in MAURITIUS pair up and face off in shifting configurations, the emotionally fraught edges of their twisty encounters made all the more intriguing by the fact that items as apparently innocuous as postage stamps fuel the friction."
CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE. INTENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY. NO ONE UNDER 18 WILL BE ADMITTED.
Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM with Sunday Matinees at 3:00 PM
July 19 - August 18, 2012
Preview Performances: July 19 and 20 at 7:30 PM
Opening Night Performance: Saturday, July 21 at 7:30 PM - Reception with the cast after the show
Preview Tickets: $12 | Regular Tickets: $18 with discounts available
To make your reservation call (520) 327-4242
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Theresa Rebeck is a widely produced playwright both in the United States and abroad. Past New York productions of her work include MAURITIUS at the Biltmore Theatre in a Manhattan Theater Club Production; THE SCENE, THE WATER'S EDGE, LOOSE KNIT, THE FAMILY OF MANN, and SPIKE HEELS at Second Stage; BAD DATES, THE BUTTERFLY COLLECTION, and OUR HOUSE at Playwrights Horizons; VIEW OF THE DOME at New York Theatre Workshop; and THE UNDERSTUDY at the Roundabout. OMNIUM GATHERUM (co-written, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2003) was featured at the Humana Festival, and had a commercial run at the Variety Arts Theatre. She has won the National Theatre Conference Award, The William Inge New Voices Playwriting Award, an IRNE Award for Best New Play, and the Elliot Norton Award for various works.
Rhonda Hallquist - Mary - has worked with Tucson Art Theater (VALENTINE’S DAY, WAITING FOR LEFTY, THE BALLAD OF THE SAD CAFE), and One in Ten Theatre (A LATE SNOW, STREET THEATRE, MOVIE QUEENS). Recent local performances include Beth (DINNER WITH FRIENDS), Casey (ANTON IN SHOW BUSINESS -- 2009 Arizona Daily Star MAC Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy), Lane (THE CLEAN HOUSE -- 2010 Arizona Daily Star MAC Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy), Suzanne (DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER), Maureen (THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE), Female Greek Chorus (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE), Rachel (RECKLESS), and Sue (ALL MY SONS).
Jonathan Northover - Sterling - first appeared on stage in London’s Tricycle Theatre production of ARE YOU NOW...? by Eric Bentley. In the US he has appeared in numerous stage productions including Katurian in THE PILLOWMAN, Ralph in FROZEN, as eight characters in STONES IN HIS POCKETS for Beowulf Alley, and as part of ATC’s production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. His film roles include “The Frankenstein Syndrome,” “The Colleague” and “Red 71,” as well as appearances in web series such as “Crewing Up” and “Off Key.” He most recently hosted a GoDaddy commercial and played a lead character in a SIMs video game release for Electronic Arts.
Carley Preston - Jackie - has been seen with Etcetera as Bettina (PSYCHO BEACH PARTY), Susie (WIT), Debra (KIMBERLY AKIMBO), Carol (OLEANNA), Magenta (Richard O’Brien’s THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW) and Mrs. Person (KITTY KITTY KITTY). Other Tucson credits include performances with Arizona Onstage (ASSASSINS and THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING) and Winding Road Theater Ensemble (UNITED). Miss Preston graduated with a BFA in Theatre Production from the University of Arizona where you may have caught her in THE CIDER HOUSE RULES, DANCING AT LUGHNASA, CAROUSEL and MIDWIVES.
Sabian Trout - Direction - is enjoying her sixth season as LTW’s Artistic Director. Previous LTW directing credits include RECKLESS, THREE VIEWINGS, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, TRYING, THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG, WHAT THE BUTLER SAW, SHIRLEY VALENTINE, LOST IN YONKERS, FUNNY MONEY, DANCING AT LUGHNASA, THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, and BABY WITH THE BATHWATER. Professional credits include productions at the Stratford Festival of Canada, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Missouri Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Phoenix, The Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, Austin’s State Theatre, and Arizona Theatre Company. Other Tucson directing credits include LOVE LETTERS, EXTREMITIES, and ON THE VERGE. Some favorite directing projects include SPIKE HEELS, BEIRUT and KORCZAK AND THE CHILDREN. Sabian earned her MFA in Directing from the University of Texas in 1995.
Steve Wood - Dennis - has previously appeared with Etcetera at LTW in THE BOOK OF LIZ, ROBOTS VS. FAKE ROBOTS, KILLER JOE and KITTY KITTY KITTY, in addition to appearing in the Mainstage productions of CLOUD 9 and ALL MY SONS. Steve has performed locally with Alternative Theatre Company (BEYOND THERAPY, DIRTY SECRETS), Winding Road Theatre Ensemble (A HUMAN EQUATION, THE LION IN WINTER) and Studio Connections (BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES, TICK TICK...BOOM!, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and ALL IN THE TIMING).
Michael Woodson - Philip - has previously appeared with Live Theatre Workshop in THE COCKTAIL HOUR, TAKING STEPS, THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG, A THOUSAND CLOWNS, KILLER JOE, THE CLEAN HOUSE, THE HOUSEKEEPER, FUNNY MONEY, THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH, and MURDER ON THE NILE. Michael has also performed with Arizona Theatre Company, The Invisible Theatre, The Wilde Playhouse and Stray Theatre. A member of the Screen Actor’s Guild, he was seen in the television series ‘Legend’ and ‘The Young Riders,’ as well as the television movie ‘Gunsmoke III,’ ‘To the Last Man,’ and ‘Geronimo.’ In 2008, Michael received the LTW Ovation Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of George Hay in MOON OVER BUFFALO.