Ram's Head Theatrical Society
January 22 - 24, 28 - 31, 1998
Eleanor Prosser Studio
|Texas and Tom
written by Ilana Weiner
directed by Erryn Lewis
Solitaire for Two
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Original Winter One Acts 1997 took place Jan. 22 at 9:30pm, Jan. 28, 29, 31 at 8pm, Jan. 24 at 10:30pm, and Jan. 23, 30 at 7pm and 10:30pm. All performances were in Eleanor Prosser Studio, located in Stanford's Drama Department.
"Texas and Tom", written by Ilana Weiner and directed by Erryn Lewis, is the brilliant story of Tennessee Williams and Margo Jones, the amazing woman who helped to make his plays a success. The story of their relationship is told by mirroring the events and themes of "The Glass Menagerie." It is a show about fast paced lifestyles, quick talking, and the road to success. The play crosses boundaries of time, space, and genre which make it visually appealing and exciting to watch.
"Solitaire for Two", written by Jeremy Sawyer and directed by Ana-Catrina Savulescu, is about solitude and solidarity, blurry dilemmas of fantasy and reality, and living with the death of love. It is a struggle in the face of ultimate mystery. Soren goes to bed with his nagging wife, Margaret. He wakes the next morning to discover a mysterious and beautiful woman whom he has never seen before in his bed. Things escalate from there. Meanwhile, in another world, an old man named Fred and a younger Bill play solitaire with their own decks and talk of love, spirits, and perverse dreams.
"Shakespeare's Sonnets", written by Samuel Park and directed by Dan Pintauro, follows 50 years in the lives of two gay men, together and apart, as they live through the oppressive McCarthy years and discover a world of pain, love, and desire. It's about the moments that we remember, and the things we can't forget. It's 1948 and Jean is discovering in college the things that he likes best: theatre, Shakespeare's sonnets, and his friend Adam. These are also the things that, for the rest of his life, will keep his heart afloat, and ablaze.
Texas & TomKevin Lemons Tennessee yourmom@leland Natausha Wilson Margo dutchess@leland Peter Douglas Anthony peterdls@stanford Charles Bibilos Eddie cbibilos@leland Holly Crafts Laurette hberry@leland Rebecca Hanover Julie rebeccah@leland
Solitaire for TwoArthur Schram Soren schram@leland Katie Sigismund Margaret sigi@leland Anne Cunha Nania alcunha@leland John Chakan Fred email@example.com David Regelmann Bill naevus@leland Cody Harris Joey csharris@leland
Shakespeare's SonnetsNick Kelley Jean ntkelley@leland David Goehring Adam goehring@leland Anne Gifford Ann agifford@leland
DirectorsTexas & Tom Erryn Lewis elewis@leland Asst. Directors Steven Aronowitz steven78@leland Jit Bhattacharya jit@leland Solitaire for Two Ana-Catrina Savulescu catrina@leland Asst. Director Jenny Moon moon@leland Shakepeare's Sonnets Dan Pintauro nutterb@leland Asst. Director Jason Kirk jkirk@leland
WritersTexas & Tom Ilana Weiner firstname.lastname@example.org Solitaire for Two Jeremy Sawyer germ@leland Shakepeare's Sonnets Samuel Park samuelp@leland
Production StaffProducer Julie Cuevas jcuevas@leland Associate Producer Molly Sullivan sulliv13@leland Assistant Producer Melissa Luke mluke@leland Technical Director Arti Garg artigarg@leland Financial Director Monica Lai mlai@leland Stage Manager Megan Fuller-Deets megand@leland House Manager Monya De piratwin@leland Asst. House Manager Maricia Scott maricia@leland Lights/Set Designer Chad Bonaker charva@leland Lights/Set Designer Jeff Clarke blackhat@leland Sound Designer Kingsley Willis kwillis@leland Asst. Sound Katie Tipson ktipson@leland Art Design Soojin Kim sooge@leland Scenic Artist Jessica Kessin jzk@leland Costume Designer Elizabeth Reeds ereeds@leland Make-Up Designer Erica Robles ewoka@leland Property Master Selena Hsu se34@leland Asst. Props Kevin Garwood email@example.com Advertising/ John Lim firstname.lastname@example.org Publicity Manager
More coming soon... cast, send your bio's to jstabaco@leland! :)
Peter Douglas ("Texas and Tom") - Peter is excited to be making his Ram's Head debut in the 1998 Winter One Acts production of "Texas and Tom." This is Peter's first year at Stanford and only his second theatrical production. Stanford theatre-goers might recognize him from Twelfth Night, in which Peter played Valentine and a very dangerous-looking thug. Peter's most recent work includes the title role in Hamlet at Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan, Martin Dyshart in Equus at the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., and Stuckley in The Castle at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England. Peter is looking forward to working with Ram's Head again in future productions and would like to thank his family for all their support over the years.
More coming soon... staff, send your bio's to jstabaco@leland! :)
Julie Cuevas (Producer) - Julie joined Ram's Head her freshman year as Laura Ingalls Wilder in Gaieties '94. There she learned new games to play with bananas. :) She then went on to appear in Original Winter One Acts '95 and '97. She loved OWOA so much that she decided to try her hand at producing it, and that's where she is now. She'll also be choreographing the Chess moves this year. Can't escape Ram's Head and doesn't want to. :)
Megan Fuller-Deets (Stage Manager) - Megan worked on this year's Gaieties for Ram's Head and Twelfth Night for the Drama Department and will also be the assistant stage manager for Chess in the spring. She admits to being suicidal and addicted to theatre and would like to thank her family and friends who only see her two weeks a term and love her anyway.
John Lim (Advertising/Publicity Manager) has recently joined Ram's Head as a freshman, planning to major in Psychology and minoring in Drama. He loves publicity and has a special bond with fax machines. He is very happy to be a part of a wonderful show and hopes you enjoy it.
Jenny Moon (Asst. Director, "Solitaire for Two") - This is Jenny's first involvement with a Ram's Head production other than Gaieties. She'd like to think it's the first step in escaping the Gaieties machine, but if she thought that, she'd be wrong. She would be thinking the right thing, only it's the complete opposite.
Samuel Park (Writer, "Shakespeare's Sonnets") is a senior majoring in English. "Shakespeare's Sonnets" is his second Ram's Head Winter One Act, having written and directed one for the Drama Department last year. Writing for him is a way to save money from therapy and to share something -- good or bad -- with other people.
Ana-Catrina Savulescu (Director, "Solitaire for Two") - Ana-Catrina, also known as the Princess of Romania, is a sophomore in Human Biology. She was stage manager for OWOA last year, when she spent a lot of time watching rehearsals and learning about the "other side of the curtain" in theatre. This year she was NOT going to get involved with Ram's Head, because it's her HumBio core year; but passing by the Green Room, she made the mistake of reading Jeremy Sawyer's script for "Solitaire for Two." Next thing she knew, she was directing it, and loving it.