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Live Theatre Workshop
5317 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85712
Reservations: (520) 327-4242
livetheatreworkshop@gmail.com

March 29 - May 5, 2018

WOMEN IN JEOPARDY at Live Theatre Workshop

Women in Jeopardy!

by Wendy MacLeod

Directed by Roberto Guajardo

Starring
Annette Hillman as Jo
Rhonda Hallquist
as Mary
Missie Scheffman
as Liz
Richard Ivey
as Jackson/Kirk
Emily Gates
as Amanda
and Danny Quinones as Trenner


ABOUT THE PLAY

Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club in this fun and flirtatious comedy. Divorcees Mary and Jo are suspicious of their friend Liz’s new dentist boyfriend. He’s not just a weirdo; he may be a serial killer! After all, his hygienist just disappeared. Trading their wine glasses for spy glasses, imaginations run wild as the ladies try to discover the truth and save their friend in a hilarious off-road adventure.

“Women in Jeopardy!” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

 

PERFORMANCES

March 29 - May 5, 2018

Previews: March 29 and 30 at 7:30 PM
Opening Night: Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 PM

Regular Performances:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights at 7:30 PM
Sunday Matinees at 3:00 PM
Saturday Closing Matinee 5/5 at 3:00 PM

No show Easter Sunday, 4/1

TICKETS

Previews & Thursday Tickets: $15
General Admission: $20
Students, Seniors 62+, & Military: $18

To make your reservation call (520) 327-4242
or buy tickets online

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Wendy MacLeod's play The House of Yes became an award-winning Miramax film starring Parker Posey, and was produced by The Magic Theater, Soho Rep, The Washington Shakespeare Company, The Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin, and The Gate Theater in London, among others. Her other plays include Sin and Schoolgirl Figure, both of which premiered at The Goodman, Juvenilia and The Water Children, both of which premiered at Playwrights Horizons, and Things Being What They Are, which premiered at Seattle Repertory Theatre, and had an extended run at Steppenwolf in Chicago. She was the first writer selected for The Writer’s Room residency at the Arden Theater in Philadelphia, where she wrote Women in Jeopardy! which was selected for The Kilroys' List and premiered at GEVA, and has since been done around the country at theaters including Merrimack Repertory Theater, the Cape Cod Playhouse, and Center Repertory Theater in the Bay Area. The Ballad of Bonnie Prince Chucky premiered at ACT's Young Conservatory in San Francisco and her play Slow Food was developed at the 2015 National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. She is currently working on a commission for ACT in Seattle. Her prose has appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney's, Salon, POETRY magazine, and on NPR's All Things Considered. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, she is the James E. Michael Playwright-in-Residence at Kenyon College and the Artistic Director of the Kenyon Playwrights Conference. Her plays are available through Dramatists Play Service and at Playscripts.com.

MacLeod's story "Name Brand Nostalgia" was recently featured in The New York Times, and her essay/talk "The Daily Struggle" was given as part of the Kenyon Review's Writers-on-Writing series in October of 2016.

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

 Roberto Guajardo (Director) directed THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES earlier this season at LTW. He is grateful for the talent, dedication and generosity of spirit of the cast, crew and staff here at LTW. He is a member of A.E.A. and S.A.G. and has worked professionally in theatre, film, and television for over four decades. He has performed live in Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Seattle, San Jose, Kansas City, Albuquerque and Denver. His spouse of more than 30 years, Kathleen Allen, is the Arizona Daily Star theatre reviewer. Roberto has had the opportunity to accompany her when she has reviewed plays from the West End to the west coast. Attending theatre with a reviewer for nearly 20 years almost demands that you broaden your approach to analyzing plays and develop a critical eye. This gave depth to Roberto’s acting and built confidence in his abilities as a director. Roberto is honored to have been the recipient of the 2008 TPAC ‘Lumie’ Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the arts.

 

Annette Hillman and Rhonda Hallquist in WOMEN IN JEOPARDY at Live Theatre Workshop

 Annette Hillman (Jo) received her BA in Theatre at California State University at Long Beach and her MFA in Theatre from Purdue University. She apprenticed at Actors Theater of Louisville. This year, she directed GENERATION Z for the University of Arizona Dept of Theatre, THE PRODUCERS for Arizona Onstage Productions( MAC Nominee for Director, Musical and Production) and BELOW THE BELT ( MAC Winner, Director, Comedy) for LTW . As an actor, she last appeared in HARVEY at LTW and was an ensemble member of Bloodhut Productions with her good friend and fellow camper, Ms. Hallquist.

 

 Missie Scheffman (Liz) is a dedicated soccer mom to her three children and enjoys family vacations, her 2 book clubs with dear friends and has a hobby of sculpting butter on holidays! Missie has a BFA in Theatre Production: Acting from the University of Arizona. Missie is excited to be back on the LTW stage where her favorite roles have been played in the shows MIRACLE ON 34th STREET, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST,and THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST. Missie has enjoyed the opportunity to direct LTW shows including A THOUSAND CLOWNS and the musical I DO, I DO. Missie thanks her wonderful husband for his support.

 

Danny Quinones, Rhonda Hallquist, and Emily Gates in WOMEN IN JEOPARDY at Live Theatre Workshop

 Emily Gates (Amanda) is excited to be apart of another production here at Live Theatre Workshop, and to have the opportunity to be apart of the cast of WOMEN IN JEOPARDY. Emily is in her freshman year at the University of Arizona getting her bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts. Some of Emily’s favorite roles include “The Little Nun” in THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, “Hermia” in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, “Eva” in AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD, “Lady Montague” in ROMEO AND JULIET, “Racheal Corey” in RACHEAL COREY, and “Nancy Waters” in THE MYSTERIOUS MURDER AT MANCHESTER MANOR. Emily would like to thank her mother, father and older sister for always supporting her and helping fuel her love for acting. She would like to thank you for coming out to tonight's performance, Enjoy the show!

 

 Danny Quinones (Trenner) is excited to be making his debut in Live Theatre’s Mainstage productions! He is a Sophomore at Pima Community College studying Cinematography. Some past works include Live Theatre’s Family Series, LITTLE RED RIDING BOOTS (“Cowboy Sam”) and ONCE UPON THIS TIME (“The Prince”). He has also worked on shows such as THE DRUNKARD (“Honest William”), LEGALLY BLONDE (“Kyle”), ONCE UPON A MATTRESS (“Sir Studley”), SHREK THE MUSICAL (“Shrek”), and is a part of the Stories That Soar! Ensemble. He would like to thank his Mom, Dad, and Brother, David for the never ending support, and hopes you enjoy the show.

 

Annette Hillman, Missie Scheffman, and Rhonda Hallquist in WOMEN IN JEOPARDY at Live Theatre Workshop

 Rhonda Hallquist (Mary) earned her BFA at the University of Arizona and has performed with several Tucson theater companies over the years. At LTW, most recently she played “Emma” in ANNAPURNA (2017 Mac Award Nominee - Actress, Drama). Her favorite roles include “Fay” in LOOT (2014 Mac Award Nominee - Best Actress, Comedy), “Myra” in REGRETS ONLY, “Rachel” in RECKLESS (2011 Mac Award nominee - Best Actress), and “Lane” in THE CLEAN HOUSE (2010 Mac Award nominee - Best Actress, Comedy). She enjoys snuggling with her dog, spending time with Tom, and bingeing Netflix (not necessarily in that order).

 

 Richard Ivey (Jackson/Kirk) - Following an illustrious career as a long haul truck driver, Richard is returning to the LTW stage after a ten year absence. His last role was “Eliot Chase” in PRIVATE LIVES and he counts his performance as the “ghost of John Barrymore” in I HATE HAMLET as his favorite theater experience. Richard is thrilled to be back, not least because the restroom facilities have seen a significant improvement. Huzzah!

 

 

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