Mauritius

by Theresa Rebeck

March 26-April 11
in the Studio Theatre

"Involving, fast-moving and juicy!"
- The Chicago Tribune

THE SEAMY UNDERBELLY OF STAMP COLLECTING is not for the faint of heart.

The stakes are high when estranged half-sisters inherit a book of rare stamps that may include the "crown jewel" of the stamp-collecting world.The battle for possession takes a dangerous turn when three rival collectors enter the sisters' world. They're quirky and intense and willing to go to any lengths to stake their claim on the find. Mauritius is a gripping blend of sharp comedy and heart-pounding drama.

PARENTAL ADVISORY: Contains adult language and some violence.

 Tickets are $22. Discounts available for groups and patrons under 30.

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Kimberly Senior (Director), of Chicago, has directed more than 40 theatrical productions and served as program director for Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s First Look Repertory of New Work. Her production of The Overwhelming at Next Theatre Company was named one of the top ten productions of 2009 by The Chicago Tribune. She is the founder and former artistic director of Collaboraction. Her credits include Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters, Fuddy Meers and Knives in Hens (Strawdog Theatre Co.—Artistic Associate); All My Sons and Dolly West’s Kitchen (TimeLine); Bold Girls (Seanachai); Patty Red Pants (Blackbird); and Mouse Cop (Noble Fool), among others. She is adjunct faculty at DePaul University, where she teaches Theatrical Collaboration, and Columbia College, where she teaches Chekhov, Dramaturgy and Text Analysis. For more information, www.kimberlysenior.net.

Kathy Logelin (Jackie) makes her TheatreSquared debut. A native of Chicago, she was most recently seen in The Philanderer (ShawChicago). Other Chicago credits include These Shining Lives (Rivendell Theatre Ensemble), Arms and the Man (Oak Park Festival Theatre), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (The Gift Theatre/Victory Gardens), Cadillac (Chicago Dramatists), and Casanova (Collaboraction). Regionally, she has performed in Macbeth (Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival); Romeo and Juliet, All’s Well that Ends Well, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice (Illinois Shakespeare Festival). She is a graduate of Illinois State University.

John T. Smith (Philip) last appeared in the TheatreSquared production of Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol as the Record Keeper.  Chicago credits include Silvius in As You Like It (Oak Park Festival Theatre).  Regional credits include Tom in The Glass Menagerie, Victor in Private Lives (St. Croix Festival Theatre); King in Big River, Banquo in Macbeth (Stephen Foster Productions); and Father in a regional tour of a Theatre for Young Audiences production of Beauty and the Beast (American Family Theatre).  He holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Arkansas—Fayetteville.

Bradford R. Lund (Dennis) makes his TheatreSquared debut. Chicago credits include All My Sons (TimeLine Theatre); An Ideal Husband (Jeff Award nomination—Best Supporting Actor), Escanaba in Love, Hay Fever, Design for Living, The Judas Kiss (Circle Theatre); Assassins (Porchlight); Gaudy Night (Lifeline Theatre); Twelfth Knight (First Folio Shakespeare Festival); A Christmas Carol (Provision Theatre); Prairie Lights (Stage Left Theatre); Marlowe (Bailiwick Repertory); and Close Your Eyes (Pyewacket Ensemble).  He is featured in the film October Sky (Universal Pictures).  Bradford is a proud graduate of the School at Steppenwolf (Chicago), the Second City Conservatory (Chicago), and the Governor‘s School for the Performing Arts (TN). He received a B.F.A in Acting from Wright State University in Dayton, OH.

Kevin Christopher Fox (Sterling) makes his TheatreSquared debut. Chicago theatre credits include includes roles with Writers’ Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Northlight Theatre, Court Theatre, ShawChicago, Noble Fool, Chicago Dramatists, Remy Bumppo, Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co., Drury Lane Oakbrook, The Gift Theatre, Illinois Theatre Center and Seanachai. Regionally he has performed with American Players Theatre (Spring Green, WI); Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, Human Race Theatre (Dayton, Ohio); Renaissance Theatreworks and First Stage Children’s Theatre (Milwaukee, WI). He received a BFA in Acting from The Theatre School, DePaul University.

Rebecca Harris (Mary) returns to TheatreSquared, where she appeared in Theresa Rebeck’s Bad Dates and in Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol. Off-Broadway credits: Improbable Theatre’s LIFEGAME (Jane Street Theatre) and Enter the Night (Signature Theatre). Off-Off-Broadway credits: True Crimes, Gint! (Theatre for a New City), American Silents (42nd Street Sound Studio) and B&G (Chashama). Regional credits include: The Missionary Position, Fabuloso (Merrimack Rep); Mother Teresa is Dead, The Missionary Position, Mezzulah—1946, A Picasso, Fiction, String of Pearls (City Theatre—Pittsburgh, PA); Scramble! (Westport Country Playhouse); Centennial Casting (Virginia Stage); The Exonerated, The Birthday Party, The Real Thing (Pittsburgh Playhouse); Frame 312 (Alliance Theatre); Last Chance for a Slow Dance (New York Stage and Film); and The Play about the Baby (The Alley Theatre). Television credits: Life on the Line, Sex and the City, and Law & Order. Film credits: Unstoppable, Road and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. She holds an MFA from Columbia University in New York.

Emily Jones (Stage Manager) returns to TheatreSquared, where she directed A.E. Edwards’s Vinegar Pie and Chicken Bread as part of TheatreSquared’s 2009 Arkansas New Play Festival. She recently directed The Learned Ladies, Mercy Seat, and Jack and Jill at the University of Arkansas.  She has stage managed for Oklahoma Shakespeare Festival and Runway Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas. Emily is a third year MFA Directing student at the University of Arkansas and will graduate this May.  

Morgan Hicks (Costume Designer / Director of Education and Program Development) directed The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The Mystery of Irma Vep and Fully Committed for TheatreSquared, and served as costume designer for multiple productions. She previously served as General Manager of Writer’s Theatre in Chicago and Company Manager of BareStage. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Arkansas State University, an MA in Performance Studies from Missouri State University, an MFA in Directing from the University of Arkansas, and studied political theatre at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland.

Jack Magaw (Scenic/Lighting Designer) makes his TheatreSquared debut.  He is based in Chicago and is adjunct faculty at both DePaul University and Northwestern University.  He has designed numerous productions in Chicago and regional theatre including The Old Settler and Picnic (Writers’ Theatre),  Funny Girl (Drury Lane Oakbrook), The Mystery of Irma Vep (Court Theatre), All My Sons (TimeLine Theatre), Evie’s Waltz (Geva Theatre), This Wonderful Life (Indiana Repertory Theatre), Radio Golf (Pittsburgh Public Theatre), Winesburg, Ohio and A Flea In Her Ear (Kansas City Repertory), Souvenir (Skylight Opera Theatre), Four Places (Victory Gardens Theater), A Life (Northlight Theatre) and Love’s Labor’s Lost (Clarence Brown Theatre).  He received Joseph Jefferson Award nominations for Picnic and Bus Stop (Writers’ Theatre), Fences (Court Theatre) and Seven Guitars (Congo Square).  Upcoming projects include Sizwe Banzi is Dead (Court Theatre) and K2 (Berkshire Theatre Festival).

Richard Rew (Sound Designer) has designed sound for several T2 productions, including Underneath the Lintel, 'Twas the Night, My Father’s War, Moonlight and Magnolias, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, Fully Committed and Drawer Boy. In 2007, he helped create the Event Production Group, which provides technical support for corporate events, arena concerts, galas and theatre.  Prior to that, he spent 14 years in the Walton Arts Center technical department.

Steve Wilhelm (Technical Director) started as a light board operator in Branson, Missouri in 1991. He has been working on professional productions in one form or another ever since. As his experience grew, so did the scale of the shows. From small vaudeville stages to arena size concerts, he has been part of the teams that make these events happen. He has traveled around the country working at Performing Arts Centers, Civic Centers and Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts, until creating the Event Production Group of Fayetteville in 2007.

Ashleigh Burns (Properties Wrangler) returns to TheatreSquared, where she previously designed props for Underneath the Lintel and ‘Twas the Night. In 2008/09, she was a scenic design apprentice at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA, where she acted as props assistant on such plays as Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. In the summer, she works at Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre in Conway, AR, where some of her favorite productions have included The Producers and The Taming of the Shrew. She holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Hendrix College.