April 8 – May 4
Quadracci Powerhouse

By David Bar Katz
Directed by Mark Clements

Judy Hansen, Executive Producer

A literary and visual spectacle—essential viewing!

For every Superman, there must be a Jerry Siegel—the creative brains behind the fantasy brawn. Siegel, a Jewish writer creating comics on the brink of World War II, is torn by the atrocities taking place in Europe as he struggles to retain control of his most famous creation. Filled with real-life heroes and villains drawn every bit as boldly as the panels from the Golden Age comics that they echo, The History of Invulnerability will forever change the way we see our superheroes.

Recommended for ages 16 and up due to mature themes and brief, modest nudity.

“Leap[s] across an impressive array of thought-provoking issues in a single bound…a super achievement.”THE WASHINGTONIAN

Mark Clements

MARK'S TAKE:
“I’ve been hungry to produce History for several seasons. It requires particular technical skills, and we’ve now grown our capabilities such that we can successfully execute this intriguing exploration of the life of Jerry Siegel and his creation, Superman. I am excited to build, with my wonderful creative team, a remarkable staging of this amazing play that will equally appeal to theater-lovers and lovers of comic books and superheroes.”

 

» Learn more about The History of Invulnerability from Artistic Director Mark Clements

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Creators

Written by David Bar Katz

Cast

Bob Amaral*
Joe Boersma
John Brotherhood
Luke Brotherhood
Patrick Budde
Kyle Curry
Kamille Dawkins
Elyse Edelman
Kelley Faulkner*
Armand Fields
Angela Iannone*±
Michael Kroeker*
Josh Landay*
Gerard Neugent*±
Max Pink
JJ Phillips*
Chris Vizurraga
Greg Wood*
Sara Zientek

Creative Team

Directed by Mark Clements
Scenic Designer, Todd Edward Ivins ±
Costume Designer, Rachel Laritz
Lighting Designer, Tom Weaver
Sound Designer, Lindsay Jones
Video Projection Designer, Jared Mezzocchi
Dialect Coach, Jill Walmsley Zager
Casting Director, JC Clementz
Assistant Director, Frank Honts
Stage Manager, Sarah Hoffmann *
Assistant Stage Management, Timothy Markus *
Stage Management Intern, Kimberly Carolus

± Rep Associate Artist
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

 

Bob Amaral

Bob Amaral,Jerry Siegel
Jerry is so happy to finally be working at home in Milwaukee. You may have also seen him here as Pumbaa, the flatulent warthog, in The Lion King. Broadway: Guys & Dolls, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and The Lion King. Regional and National Tours: Annie Get Your Gun, Wizard of Oz, Fiddler on the Roof, Little Shop of Horrors, Happy Days: A New Musical, Breaking Legs, Noises Off, Anything Goes, The Brothers Karamazov, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Music Man, Old Jews Telling Jokes and The Merry Widow at the San Francisco Opera. Film and Television: City Slickers, Heart & Souls, Major Dad, My Two Dads, Empty Nest, Mad About You, Babylon 5, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Son of the, N.Y.P.D. Blue and was Eddie Hayes in Rob Reiner’s Morton & Hayes. Proud member of Actors Equity for 35 years. www.bobamaral.com  -Top-

 

Joe Boersma

Joe Boersma, Phil/Ensemble
Joe just received his BFA in acting at the University of Illinois this past May. Previously at The Rep he played Tim in Noises Off, Stanford P. White in Ragtime, along with understudying Tateh, Houdini, and Willie Conklin. This summer Joe worked as an acting intern at Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre in Bottom’s Dream (Puck) and Much Ado About Nothing (Messanger/Otecake). At U of I he worked in The Krannert Center’s Summer Studio Program two years in a row in Shipwrecked! (Player 2) and [title of show] (Jeff). Other credits at U of I include Spring Awakening (Moritz), 44 Plays for 44 Presidents (Ensemble), Kabuki Lady Macbeth (Witch 2), and Misalliance (Gunner). He also appeared in Reefer Madness (Jack Stone) with Ensemble 113 at the Atheneum Theatre in Chicago.   -Top-

 

John Brotherhood, Joel
John is a freshman at Marquette University High School and he is thrilled to be returning to the Milwaukee Rep this season, having performed in the 2012 productions of To Kill A Mockingbird (Jem Finch) and A Christmas Carol (Dick Wilkins). John has also appeared in other local theaters, including most recently in the First Stage Children’s Theater productions ofJackie & Me (Joey) and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Ralph). Other credits include Gossamer (John) and 12 Days. A Milwaukee Christmas (Theo) both at First Stage, and It’s A Wonderful Life (Peter Baily) at the Sunset Playhouse. John would like to thank God for his many blessings and express his gratitude to everyone at The Rep, but especially to Mark Clements and J. C. Clementz, for this opportunity to help tell this unique story.  -Top-

 

Luke Brotherhood

Luke Brotherhood, Young Jerry/Ensemble
Luke is thrilled to be returning to the Milwaukee Rep, having performed last year in Ragtime (Edgar). Luke is a homeschooled sixth grader who has previously performed in numerous Milwaukee Rep productions, including A Christmas Carol (2012) (Percy Smudge), Assassins (Billy) and Rep Lab’s Normal (Bobby Jr.) Luke was most recently seen in the First Stage Children’s Theater production of Anatole (Paul) and Les Miserables (Gavroche) at the Skylight Music Theater. Luke would like to thank Mark Clements, J. C. Clementz and all of his other friends at The Rep for giving him the opportunity to be a part of this significant production.  -Top-

 

Patrick Budde

Patrick Budde, German Man 2/Ensemble
Patrick is a proud Minneapolis native and recent graduate of the theatre program at Northwestern University. Previously at The Rep he has performed in A Christmas Carol and Ragtime. Favorite NU credits include: Equus, Never The Sinner, Disco Pigs, The Waa-Mu Show, and The Verona Project. Patrick is also a composer/musician, and has written music for many shows, including an original score for a production of Four Baboons Adoring The Sun that he also directed. Thanks to The Rep, and to his endlessly supportive family and friends.  -Top-

 

Kyle Curry

Kyle Curry, German Man 1/Ensemble
Kyle received his MFA from the University of Houston Professional Actor Training Program. Some of his favorite roles include Bassasnio (Merchant of Venice), Sebastion (Twelfth Night), Puck (Midsummer Nights Dream), Jason (Rabbit Hole), Adam (Complete Wrks Abridged), and Cassius (Julius Caesar). Kyle has worked professionally all around the world including: Kentucky, Virginia, Texas, Oklahoma, and Italy. Kyle is an Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors and was the Fight Choreographer for The Whipping Man at The Rep earlier this season.   -Top-

 

Kamille Dawkins

Kamille Dawkins, Ensemble
Kamille is a native of Kingston, Jamaica and a recent graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Previous show credits include: Hair, Avenue Q, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and Urinetown: the Musical. Kamille also recently performed at the Chicago Improv Tournament as a member of the South Regional Champions, The Mobb Line.  -Top-

 

Elyse Edelman

Elyse Edelman, Ensemble
Elyse Edelman is delighted to join the Artistic Intern Ensemble at The Rep for the 2013/14 Season! A native of Milwaukee, Elyse has worked extensively with First Stage as an actor, educator, and as headmaster of their summer academy. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Program. Elyse is thrilled to say she’ll be spending the upcoming summer at Door Shakespeare. Regional Theater: Utah Shakespeare Festival (tour), Guthrie Theater, Riverside Theatre in the Park, Minnesota Shakespeare Company, and People’s Centre Theater. Thanks, as always, to my teachers.   -Top-

 

Kelley Faulkner

Kelley Faulkner, Lois Lane/Ensemble
At Milwaukee Rep: Brooke in Noises Off, Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime, Miep Gies in The Diary of Anne Frank, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Patsy Cline in Always . . . Patsy Cline, Assassins and A Christmas Carol. Regional credits include: Claire in Proof (TheatreFest); Nancy in Oliver! , and Emily Arden in State Fair (Walnut Street Theatre); Roxie in Chicago (New Candlelight Theater); Woman 2 in Give My Regards to Broadway (Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts) and The Music Man and Street Scene (New York City Opera). National Tour: Miss Watson in Big. She received her BFA in Acting from Montclair State University. For more info visit www.KelleyFaulkner.com. Look for her Milwaukee cabaret debut with UPROOTED Theatre this May!   -Top-

 

Armand Fields

Armand Fields, Ensemble
Armand is excited and grateful to be an Artistic Intern with The Rep for this season. Originally from Oklahoma City, Armand has found a home in Chicago for the past twelve years. He has studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Second City Conservatory, and the School at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. His most memorable shows there were: Trouble In Mind, Home, Woza Albert! , F***ing Men, and Girl You Know It's True. G2G always!  -Top-

 

Angela Iannone

Angela Iannone, Jerry’s Mother/Ensemble
Angela is thrilled to be back at Milwaukee Rep, where she is an Associate Artist. Roles at Milwaukee Rep include Louise in Always…Patsy Cline, Fraulein Kost in Cabaret and Amalia in Napoli Millionaria. Other roles include Ellen Terry in Irving & Booth in Othello, Kate Hepburn in Tea at Five, Countess Orsini in A Sleeping Country, Medea in Medea, Maria Callas in Master Class, She in Purgatorio, Ariel in The Tempest, Roxie in Chicago, Kate in Taming of the Shrew, Chorus in Henry V, Lady MacBeth in MacBeth and Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar. Theatres include: InTandem Theatre, Next Act Theatre, Skylight Music Theatre, Light Opera Oklahoma, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Door Shakespeare, Chamber Theatre, Forward Theater Company, Georgia Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Oak Park Theater and Milwaukee Shakespeare Festivals and TITAN Theatre Company, NYC. Ms. Iannone is a Joseph Jefferson Award Winner and a three time "Best of Milwaukee" best actress winner. Ms. Iannone's play This Prison Where I Live received its New York Premiere at TITAN Theatre Company in January.  -Top-

 

Michael Kroeker

Michael Kroeker, Joe Schuster/Ensemble
Michael has previously appeared in The Rep’s productions of Othello, Death of a Salesman, A Christmas Carol, Richard III and Mary Stuart, as well as understudying roles in The Lonesome West, The Foreigner and All My Sons. He also served as the Assistant Director for Suburban Motel and served as one of the directors for The Rep’s intern short play fest Rep Lab in 2011 and 2014. Michael has also performed with the Utah Shakespeare Festival (The Merchant of Venice and Peg o’ My Heart), The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey (Richard II), Virginia Stage Company (Treasure Island, A Christmas Carol, and Indoor/Outdoor), Texas Repertory Theatre (Of Mice and Men) and Nebraska Shakespeare Festival (Twelfth Night and Measure for Measure), as well as local theaters such as Bunny Gumbo (Combat Theatre), In Tandem Theatre (What Corbin Knew), Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (A Sleep of Prisoners) and former Milwaukee mainstays Milwaukee Shakespeare (The Comedy of Errors) and Bialystock & Bloom (Polish Joke). Michael was a founding member Pineapple Productions, whose inaugural production (Moose Mating) toured to the Sibiu International Fringe Festival in Romania, and whose second production (Staged Fright: The Fear Project) was named Best Production of Columbia, SC, for 2002. He is also a Founding Artistic Member of Cooperative Performance Milwaukee, and served as Text Coach for their inaugural production of Hamlet last year. This is Michael’s third season as Artistic Associate at Milwaukee Rep.  -Top-

 

Josh Landay

Josh Landay, Benjamin/Ensemble
Josh is thrilled to be a part of The History of Invulnerability. Previously at The Rep: Tateh in Ragtime, Caleb in The Whipping Man. Broadway: The Lion King. West End, Las Vegas and First National Tour: The Lion King. New York City and Regional credits include: Hartford Stage, Denver Center Theatre Company, Theatre Aspen, Prospect Theater Company, Cabaret Cucaracha and Creede Repertory Theatre. Recent NYC workshops: Her Lightness – Yale Repertory Theatre (King); Breaker Morant (Lt. George Witton) and Cole Porter’s Nymph Errant (Alexei). Television: All My Children. Film: Life of an Actress and The Letter with Winona Ryder and James Franco. MFA, National Theatre Conservatory (Denver); AB, Brown University. Proud member of Actors’ Equity. Thanks to Ashley, family, SKC and CKA. www.joshlanday.com  -Top-

 

Gerard Neugent

Gerard Neugent, Harry Donesfeld/Ensemble
Gerard just completed his tenth season with The Rep, his sixth season as a member of the Resident Acting Company and, with the start of the 2012/13 Season, is now a Rep Associate Artist. He most recently appeared as Garry in Noises Off, Karl/Steve in Clybourne Park, Reverend Waghorn/ Marley/Old Joe/Mourner in The Rep’s annual production of A Christmas Carol and Doug in The Rep’s production of Gutenberg! The Musical! . Other credits include: Iago in Othello, Gerry in The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) , Michael McCormick in Lombardi, Happy in Death of a Salesman, Clown 2 in The 39 Steps, Stan Laurel in Laurel and Hardy, Lou Max in Seven Keys to Slaughter Peak, Jimmy/Lendall/Randy/Phil/Dave in Almost, Maine, Johnny in Happy Now? and Hlestakov in The Government Inspector, Simon Panteleyevich Yepikhodov in The Cherry Orchard, Charles Bingley in Pride and Prejudice, Fabrizio in Mirandolina, multiple roles in Greater Tuna, Rogers/Young Pedgift in the world premiere of Armadale, Antony Wilding in Enchanted April, Norman in The Norman Conquests, Rick Steadman in The Nerd, Edgar in King Lear, Ellard in The Foreigner, Young Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Steindorf in Bach at Leipzig and Camille in A Flea in Her Ear. Gerry is a proud Marquette grad who lives in Milwaukee with his wife, Kate, and their two sons, Gerry and Peter.  -Top-

 

JJ Phillips

JJ Phillips, Superman
JJ is honored to make his Milwaukee Rep debut with this phenomenal team. A Milwaukee native, JJ has spent the last few years working in and around Chicago. Chicago credits include The North China Lover, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Lookingglass Theatre Company, Jeff Award Nominee - Best Supporting Actor in a Play); Fat Pig and Leveling Up (Steppenwolf Theatre Company) and Punk Rock (Griffin Theatre Company, Jeff Award – Best Ensemble). Television credits include Chicago Fire (NBC). He studied at The School at Steppenwolf and under Daniel Cantor at Northwestern University. Endless gratitude to Mark and JC for this opportunity and to his parents for their endless support. For Boppy.  -Top-

 

Max Pink

Max Pink, Ukrainian Boy/Ensemble
Max Pink is 13 years old and was born in York, England. He loves to sing, play piano, and write music. Max is a proud member of First Stage’s Young Company. He is studying piano with Stephanie Jacobs, and is taking voice and acting with Victoria Brasser-Vos. He has performed in productions of Guys and Dolls, A Christmas Carol at The Rep for two years, Shrek The Musical and at First Stage Children’s Theater, and Maul of the Dead. Max is honored and excited to have the opportunity to work with such a wonderful cast and company.  -Top-

 

Chris Vizurraga

Chris Vizurraga, Ensemble
Originally from Athens, GA, Chris graduated from Shorter College with a BFA in Musical Theatre. He moved to Chicago where he has worked professionally with Stone Soup Theatre Project. Favorite credits include Tamer of Horses (Hector), She Loves Me (Georg), Othello (Iago), The Wiz (Scarecrow) and Pride & Prejudice (Mr. Bingley). He would like to give thanks to all his family, friends and mentors for their unending support, and thanks to everyone at The Rep for this wonderful opportunity.  -Top-

 

Greg Wood

Greg Wood, Saul/Ensemble
This is Greg’s first time at The Rep. He previously worked with Mark Clements on Born Yesterday at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. Recent credits include: Lyman in Other Desert Cities also with Walnut Street Theatre, the world premier of Jon Jory’s adaptation of Tom Jones as Squire Allworthy for Actors Theatre of Louisville, Ronald in Absurd Person Singular at Peterborough Players, the Duke in Measure for Measure with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival and Polixenes in The Winter’s Tale for People’s Light & Theatre Company. Film & Television credits include: The Sixth Sense, Signs, The Happening, The Lovely Bones, Killing Emmett Young, A Gentleman’s Game, Law & Order, Ed, Hack, and Homicide.  -Top-

 

David Bar Katz, Playwright
David Bar Katz is a member of The LAByrinth Theater Company which produced his plays Philip Roth in Khartoum (at The Public Theater) and The Atmosphere of Memory (starring Ellen Burstyn) and has presented six of his plays in their annual Barn Series Festival. Katz co-wrote and directed the Broadway show, FREAK, which was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play and Katz was nominated for an Emmy Award for the HBO production. He co-created and was a head writer for FOX TV’s, House of Buggin', the first all-Latino network television show. Katz’s play The History of Invulnerability premiered at The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park where it received the Acclaim Award for Outstanding Play of the Year, the Cincinnati Entertainment Award for Outstanding Premiere and won the American Theater Critics Association Citation as one of the top three American plays of 2010. Katz is currently writing The Man in the Rockefeller Suit for Fox Searchlight to be directed by Walter Salles and creating a new series for the Sundance Channel based on the life of rocket inventor and occultist, Jack Parsons. Next season Philip Roth in Khartoum will premiere on London’s West End, directed by Jeff Calhoun. This play is dedicated to Jerry Siegel and the courageous men and women of the Birkenau Sonderkommando uprising of October 7th, 1944.   -Top-

 

Mark Clements

Mark Clements, Director
Artistic Director Mark Clements began his tenure as The Rep’s Artistic Director with the 2010/11 Season. An award-winning international theater director whose work has appeared in over 100 major theaters throughout Europe and the U.S., his recent directing projects at The Rep include: Clybourne Park, Assassins, Othello, Next to Normal, Death of a Salesman, Bombshells and Cabaret. Other credits include: Oliver! , Born Yesterday, Great Expectations, Les Miserables and Of Mice and Men for Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia; The Milliner (Off-Broadway, World Premiere), CSC, New York; My Fair Lady, Copenhagen; The Browning Version at Derby Playhouse and Blunt Speaking (World Premiere), Chichester Festival Theatre U.K/ Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York both starring Corin Redgrave; Speaking in Tongues (U.S. Premiere), Roundabout Theatre Company; Speaking in Tongues (European Premiere), Hampstead Theatre, London; Creator/Director – Soul Train, West End; and three U.K. national tours and the U.K. national tours of The Glass Menagerie, The Gingerbread Lady and Love & Marriage all for Bath Theatre Royal productions. Mark was an Associate Artistic Director for Moving Theatre Company and Associate Director for New End Theatre and New Players Theatre, both in London, Royal Theatre in Northampton and Torch Theatre in Wales. Additionally, Mark served as Artistic Director of the award-winning Derby Playhouse in the U.K. from 1992 to 2002, where he produced over 100 productions, directed 47, including nine transfers to London’s West End. He serves on the National Advisory Board for the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program at Ten Chimneys. For The Rep’s 2013/14 60th Anniversary Season, Clements will direct Ragtime, End of the Rainbow and The History of Invulnerability.   -Top-

 

Todd Edward Ivins, Scenic Designer
Todd tells stories through design and enjoys creating dynamic environments that uniquely encompass the life of each show. He is happy to return to The Rep where is an Associate Artist & has designed scenery for Ragtime, Clybourne Park, Assassins, Next to Normal, and both scenery & costumes for Cabaret & Othello. Regional theater favorites: Les Miserables (Walnut Street Theatre), Into the Woods (5th Avenue Theatre), Bright Lights, Big City (Prince Music Theatre), Rent (Engeman Theater), The Happy Time (Signature Theatre), Of Mice and Men, Godspell, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Oliver, Rent, Man of LaMancha, Hair, Tiny Dancer, The Thing About Men, Present Laughter, and Dreamgirls. Off-Broadway Favorites: The Milliner, Fathers & Sons, Time of Your Life, Our God’s Brother, The Jeweler’s Shop, Linnea, House of Desires, Salvage Shop, The Last Starfighter: the musical, A Majority of One, Squatters, and Deathclaw 7. Todd designs scenery, projections, and costumes. His work spans dance, opera, plays, musicals, corporate events, and newsrooms, ranging from intimate events to arenas. Love to my muses, my daughter Agatha and wife Abigail Trueblood. Todd’s online portfolio can be seen at www.ivinsart.com.  -Top-

 

Rachel Laritz, Costume Designer
Rachel is thrilled to be joining The Rep for the 23rd time, including this season's The Whipping Man and Venus in Fur. Off Broadway credits include: Pearl Theatre Company. Regional theater: Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Writers Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Next Act Theatre, Peninsula Players, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Remy Bumppo, TimeLine Theatre Company, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Skylight Music Theatre, Children's Theatre of Madison and University of Michigan. Other professional credits: NBC'S Law & Order, American Players Theatre, Chicago Opera Theater and Garsington Opera at Wormsley (London, England). Rachel is a recipient of a 2011 Emerging Artist Award from the University of Michigan and a 2009 Joseph Jefferson Award recipient for Voysey Inheritance.   -Top-

 

Thom Weaver, Lighting Designer
New York credits include: How I Learned What I Learned and King Hedley II (Signature Theatre), Teller’s Play Dead, Thrill Me (York Theatre Company), Two Rooms (Theatre Row), Frankenstein (37 ARTS), Masked (DR2 Theatre), Lincoln Center Festival, Vital Theatre Company, Summer Play Festival, New York Musical Theatre Festival and Lincoln Center Institute. In Philadelphia, he has worked with Arden Theatre Company, Wilma Theater, People’s Light & Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Exile, 1812 Productions, Azuka Theatre, New Paradise Laboratories, Curtis Opera Theatre and Flashpoint Theatre Company, where he is Artistic Director. Regionally his work has been seen at CenterStage, Syracuse Stage, Portland Center Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cleveland Play House, Virginia Stage Company, California Shakespeare Theater, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Theatre J, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Hangar Theatre, Children’s Theatre Company, Folger Theatre, Round House Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Spoleto Festival, City Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theater and Yale Repertory Theatre. His awards include the AUDELCO, 2011 and 2012 Barrymore Awards (14 nominations), and 3 Helen Hayes nominations. Education: Carnegie Mellon and Yale School of Drama.  -Top-

 

Lindsay Jones, Sound Designer
Lindsay is very pleased to return to The Rep for his 32nd production here. Broadway credits include Bronx Bombers and A Time To Kill. Off-Broadway credits include Through the Night at Union Square/Westside Theatres, Wild With Happy at the Public Theater, The Burnt Part Boys for Playwrights Horizons/Vineyard, Top Secret for New York Theatre Workshop, Rx at Primary Stages and many others. Regionally he has designed for the Guthrie Theater, Center Stage, American Conservatory Theater, Hartford Stage, South Coast Repertory, Alliance Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Arena Stage, Yale Repertory Theatre, The Old Globe, Chicago Shakespeare, Steppenwolf Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company and many others. International: Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada, Royal Shakespeare Company (England), as well as productions in Austria, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Scotland. Awards: Six Joseph Jefferson Awards and 19 nominations, two Ovation Awards and three nominations, LA Drama Critics Circle Award, two ASCAP Plus Awards, two Drama Desk Award nominations, 2 AUDELCO nominations and nominations for Henry Hewes Design, Helen Hayes, Barrymore, Austin Critics Circle, and NAACP Theatre Awards. Mr. Jones was also the first sound designer to win the Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award. Film scoring includes HBO Films’ A Note of Triumph (2006 Academy Award, Best Documentary), and Family Practice for Sony Pictures.  -Top-

 

Jared Mezzocchi, Video Projections Designer
Jared was awarded the 2012 Princess Grace Theater Fellowship. He is the first projections designer to receive the award. New York City credits include The Downtown Loop; 3-Legged Dog; You are Dead. You are Here. , HERE Arts Center; JET LAG, The Builder’s Association; Goldor$Mythyka: A Hero is Born, New Georges; and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? , United Theater Company #61. Regional credits include The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Woolly Mammoth; Breath and Imagination, Cleveland Playhouse; Stones in his Pockets, Centerstage; The Mountaintop, Milwaukee Rep; and Astroboy, The Studio Theatre and Company One. Mezzocchi has toured with Big Art Group (SOS, The People and The Sleep: 2007–2010) in the Vienna Festival, Germany, France, Spain, Slovenia, Canada, San Francisco and New York. Recent awards include Metro DC Dance Award in Multimedia for Once Wild, and two Bel Geddes Awards in Technology Enhancement for HERE Arts and New Georges. As a multimedia director, he will be directing his adaptation of The Lost World at University of Maryland this upcoming season and will continue in his 6th year of directing original work at Andy's Summer Playhouse in Wilton, NH. He is currently building a curriculum at The University of Maryland in Projections Design for the undergrad and MFA Design program.  -Top-

 

Jill Walmsely Zager, Dialect Coach
Jill is very happy to be back at The Rep for the 2013/14 Season. Other Milwaukee Rep credits include: A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park, Sense and Sensibility, A Christmas Carol, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Mountaintop, Assassins, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lombardi, Yellowman, Ten Chimneys, The 39 Steps, My Name Is Asher Lev, Laurel and Hardy and Cabaret. Jill has recently returned to Milwaukee from three years as the Co-Head of Voice and Dialects and the Company Coach at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Regionally, she has worked at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Drury Lane Water Tower, Apple Tree Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre & Conference Center, Utah Shakespeare Festival and Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. Jill earned her Master’s Degrees at Central School of Speech & Drama (London) and Northwestern. She is married to James Zager, the Head of the Theatre Program at Carroll University.  -Top-

 

Frank Honts, Assistant Director
Frank was Assistant Director for Ain’t Misbehavin’, Woody Sez, Noises Off and Venus in Fur earlier this season, and prior to that, Frank worked as artistic associate at Forward Theater Company in Madison. Recent directing projects include 9 Circles (Midwest premiere) and Speech & Debate. In addition to his work as a director, dramaturg, and assistant director at Forward Theater, Frank has worked with American Players Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Madison Opera, and Children’s Theater of Madison. Education: AB, History, Brown University. Thanks to everyone at the Rep for a terrific season!  -Top-

 

Sarah Hoffmann, Stage Manager
Sarah is so excited to be working this fantastic project with such wonderful group of people. This season at the Rep, Sarah had the pleasure of working on her sixth A Christmas Carol as well as Ragtime. She has also worked at a number of other theaters including American Players Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, American Folklore Theatre, Riverside Theatre in the Park (Iowa City, IA) and First Stage Children’s Theater, where she was the Production Stage Manager for three years. As always, Sarah is continually grateful to be working in the arts.  -Top-

 

Timothy Markus, Assistant Stage Manager
As a huge Superman buff, Tim couldn’t think of better way to make his Milwaukee Rep debut. Other credits include the national tour of Mary Poppins, the international tour of Porgy and Bess, The Public’s Shakespeare in the Park productions of Love Labors Lost and Into the Woods. He’s also had the privilege of working for Fulton Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Walnut Street Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre, Surflight Theatre, and the Rebecca Davis Dance Company.  -Top-

 

Kimberly Carolus, Stage Management Intern
Kimberly is excited to continue her internship at The Rep with The History of Invulnerability. Earlier this season she worked on I Left My Heart, Ragtime, Forever Plaid, An Iliad and A Christmas Carol at The Rep. Kimberly recently graduated from the University of Central Florida with her BFA in Stage Management. Her UCF credits include Stage Manager for Spring Awakening, as well as various Assistant Stage Management and Event Management positions. She has also worked for the Orlando Repertory Theatre and completed an internship with Walt Disney World.  -Top-

 

The Rep Experience

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Rep in Depth | Pre-Show
Get an insider’s look at the production from a cast member with a discussion that begins 45 minutes prior to every performance.

TalkBacks | Post-Show
Wednesday April 16, 23, 30
Join us for post-show discussion.

Key Note Address - Author Larry Tye
Author of Superman-The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero
Mon. March 10, 7pm
Tickets: Free
Location: Milwaukee Rep – Quadracci Powerhouse

Key Note Address – Author Marc Tyler Nobleman
Author of Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman
Wed. April 9, 2:30pm
Tickets: Free
Location: Milwaukee Jewish Community Center

Post Show Discussion
Wed. April 9, immediately following the 7:30pm performance
Marc Tyler Nobleman, author of Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman, chats about his book and all-things Superman.
Location: Quadracci Powerhouse

Panel Discussion
Thurs. April 10, immediately following the 7:30pm performance
"Why Comic Books Matter: The Social Relevance of Comic Books"
Panelists include: Craig Lopacinski, President of Neptune Comics; Tim Demeter, Comic Artist; Guy Thomas, Founder and president of Bam! Pow! Comic Book Club at UW-Milwaukee.
Location: Quadracci Powerhouse

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Running Time
Approx. 2hrs and 10 minutes

Recommended Age
16 years and older

Content Advisory
Contains adult themes and language

Performance Times
Tuesday: 6:30pm*
Tuesday - Thursday: 7:30pm
Sunday Evening: 7:00pm
Fri/Sat Evening: 8pm
Saturday Matinee: 4pm
Sunday Matinee: 2pm
Wednesday Matinee: 1:30pm
*Once per run otherwise 7:30pm

Access Dates
Audio Described
Tuesday, April 15, 6:30pm
ASL Interpreted
Thursday, May 1, 7:30pm
Captioned
Sunday, May 4, 2pm

 
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