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Upcoming Play Hotel!
Love Shack in ‘87 by Ryan Kingdirected by Adrienne Campbell-Holt With: Nadia Gan, Genesis Oliver, Matt Stadelmann, Chris Thorn & Ian UntermanWednesday, April 9th @7:15pm - SoHo House, 29-35 9th Avenue, NYC
Reading is free.RSVPs are currently full. Email coltcoeur@gmail.com to get on the waitlist.
Apr 4, 2014

Upcoming Play Hotel!

Love Shack in ‘87 by Ryan King
directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt
With: Nadia Gan, Genesis Oliver, Matt Stadelmann, Chris Thorn & Ian Unterman
Wednesday, April 9th @7:15pm - SoHo House, 29-35 9th Avenue, NYC

Reading is free.
RSVPs are currently full. Email coltcoeur@gmail.com to get on the waitlist.

Mar 20, 2014

Colt Coeur Theater is thrilled to announce our 4th Annual FREE week-long Play-making workshop for students ages 10-15!

WHO: NYC public school students who have an interest in acting, writing, and/or visual design are invited to participate.

WHAT: Students work with professional actors, playwrights, directors and designers to conceive and create original 10-minute plays, which will be presented at the conclusion of the 5-day workshop.

WHEN: The program will meet Monday-Friday from 10am to 2pm, April 14th-18th, 2014.

WHERE: Colt Coeur’s studio, 20 Jay Street, Suite M05, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Close to the F train (York St) and A/C train (High St).

HOW MUCH: Free! We will also provide a light snack for students.


There will be a free presentation for friends and family on Friday, April 25th at St. Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO.
To find out more and request an application, email us at coltcoeur@gmail.com.  All applications must be received by April 1st.

A bit of history:

Only in the theater can you create something out of literally nothing.  Colt Coeur was founded in January 2010 and is a company of actors, writers, directors and designers. In just four years — Colt Coeur has been lauded by The New York Times with the broad recognition “these guys have chops” and the New York Post and Time Out have called our work “pitch perfect” and “wildly charming.”   We’ve created two original plays (Seven Minutes in Heaven by Steven Levenson and Fish Eye by Lucas Kavner) in our uniquely collaborative style, and produced the world premieres of Recall by Eliza Clark and Everything is Ours, by Nikole Beckwith.  We’ve also launched our free week-long Playmaking workshop, and held public readings of a bevy of exciting new plays as part of our Play Hotel series.

Jan 22, 2014
Upcoming Play Hotel reading:

She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange 
by Amelia Roper
directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt

Tuesday, January 28th at 7pm

with: McCaleb Burnett, Katya Campbell, Matt Stadelmann, and Zuzanna Szadkowski
SoHo House // FREE 
Hosted by Julia Jones & Sam Goldberg
(RSVPs are full, email coltcoeur@gmail.com to get on the waitlist.)

Synopsis:
In a nice New England park, in a nice New England city, two nice New England couples try very, very hard to be nice to each other, while the world around them falls apart. An absurdly funny and terrifying ride through downsized, foreclosed America.

Running time: 90 minutes

Amelia Roper is an Australian playwright currently writing for Yale Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Soho Rep’s Writer/ Director Lab, Playwright’s Realm and The Rose. She has an MFA from the Yale School of Drama (2013) where she studied under Paula Vogel, Sarah Ruhl and Jeanie O’Hare. She has worked in Australia, Russia, the Old Vic in London and has two published plays, BIG SKY TOWN and CAMBERWELL HOUSE. Scholarships and awards include the Cheryl Crawford Scholarship (Yale); the Howard Stein Scholarship (Yale); two Ian Potter Cultural Awards; two Australia Council for the Arts Grants and a Dame Joan Sutherland Cultural Award from the American Australian Association. Roper is a MacDowell Fellow and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. See ameliaroper.com.

Adrienne Campbell-Holt is the Artistic Director of Colt Coeur. Upcoming: World Premiere of Greg Moss’ REUNION (South Coast Rep), Wildrose by Anna Moench (New Georges/Dixon Place). Recent credits include: World Premiere of Everything is Ours by Nikole Beckwith (Colt Coeur @ HERE), The Scene (Dorset Theatre Festival, starring Tim Daly), Recall (Colt Coeur @ Wild Project), Flu Season (ACT), Fish Eye (Colt Coeur @ HERE), Mormons, Mothers and Monsters (Barrington Stage), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Yale), Dead Man’s Cell Phone (NYU), Seven Minutes in Heaven (Emerging America Festival, Huntington Theatre Company and Colt Coeur @ HERE ), Missed Connections (Ars Nova), One Child Born: The Music of Laura Nyro (Joe’s Pub), The Long Tail (Gavin Brown), and Autobahn (NYU). Regional work includes Church (choreographer, Harbor Stage Company) and Three Days of Rain (Amphibian Stage, Fort Worth, Texas) and three summers at Williamstown Theater Festival.  Adrienne has directed workshops/readings for the Roundabout, Playwrights Horizons, The Civilians, LAByrinth, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Rep, the Orchard Project, Hartford Stage, New Georges & Clubbed Thumb. She is a recipient of a Jerome Foundation/Tofte Lake Fellowship, the EST/Sloan grant, a New Georges Affiliated Artist, and a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. BA Barnard College, Columbia University.


Hello!
Colt Coeur is different from other theater companies: we incubate, cultivate and create live theater from scratch. In 2013, we produced: 1 World Premiere (Everything is Ours by Nikole Beckwith) 6 Play Hotel workshops of brand new work 1 free Play-making Intensive for Brooklyn teens (culminating in a performance at St. Ann’s Warehouse) We also workshopped our new piece (First Life) at the magical Orchard Project in the Catskills and held a starry Benefit Performance of Steven Levenson’s Seven Minutes in Heaven. This was extra sweet because Seven Minutes was the baby that launched Colt Coeur. Colt Coeur works together from the earliest glimmer of an idea through to fully-produced and highly-acclaimed world-premiere productions. We demonstrate our commitment to fostering new artists and audiences by offering free readings of work by artists whose voices are not always heard, by shepherding plays from the earliest stages of development through to full-scale productions, and by appealing to diverse audiences with affordable ticket prices. We also reach out to young people and empower them to create theatre through our free educational programming. We do all this on a shoestring budget that stretches every dollar. As the artistic director of this immensely talented group of emerging actors, writers, and designers, my job is to instigate and inspire. I hope this letter will inspire you to support our continued efforts. Since our founding in 2010, we’ve produced four world premieres, quadrupled the reach of our free Education Initiative, and held dozens of public readings of new plays in our Play Hotels. Colt Coeur has been listed among the top 10 theatre events of the year (New York Magazine) and consistently made the New York Times and Time Out New York Critic’s Picks. We’ve thrilled audiences with our unique brand of fresh-voiced offbeat humor, stunning design and exquisitely-nuanced performances. The average ticket price for our productions is $12 — less than the price of a movie ticket in New York City. Our plans for 2014 are more ambitious than ever. If you believe in the infinite potential of live theater to inspire compassion, humor, ferocity, and an unapologetic sense of wonder, please join me in making a gift today to our annual fund, and investing in the future of our company. All gifts are tax-deductible. Also, we will send our first 10 online donors (donations of $50 or more) a handy Colt Coeur tote bag! Thank you for your generosity. Wishing you and your loved ones a merry holiday season! 
Sincerely,Adrienne & Colt Coeur
Dec 9, 2013

Hello!

Colt Coeur is different from other theater companies: we incubate, cultivate and create live theater from scratch. 

In 2013, we produced: 
1 World Premiere (Everything is Ours by Nikole Beckwith) 
6 Play Hotel workshops of brand new work 
1 free Play-making Intensive for Brooklyn teens (culminating in a performance at St. Ann’s Warehouse) 

We also workshopped our new piece (First Life) at the magical Orchard Project in the Catskills and held a starry Benefit Performance of Steven Levenson’s Seven Minutes in Heaven. This was extra sweet because Seven Minutes was the baby that launched Colt Coeur. 

Colt Coeur works together from the earliest glimmer of an idea through to fully-produced and highly-acclaimed world-premiere productions. We demonstrate our commitment to fostering new artists and audiences by offering free readings of work by artists whose voices are not always heard, by shepherding plays from the earliest stages of development through to full-scale productions, and by appealing to diverse audiences with affordable ticket prices. We also reach out to young people and empower them to create theatre through our free educational programming. We do all this on a shoestring budget that stretches every dollar. 

As the artistic director of this immensely talented group of emerging actors, writers, and designers, my job is to instigate and inspire. I hope this letter will inspire you to support our continued efforts. 

Since our founding in 2010, we’ve produced four world premieres, quadrupled the reach of our free Education Initiative, and held dozens of public readings of new plays in our Play Hotels. Colt Coeur has been listed among the top 10 theatre events of the year (New York Magazine) and consistently made the New York Times and Time Out New York Critic’s Picks. We’ve thrilled audiences with our unique brand of fresh-voiced offbeat humor, stunning design and exquisitely-nuanced performances. The average ticket price for our productions is $12 — less than the price of a movie ticket in New York City. Our plans for 2014 are more ambitious than ever. 

If you believe in the infinite potential of live theater to inspire compassion, humor, ferocity, and an unapologetic sense of wonder, please join me in making a gift today to our annual fund, and investing in the future of our company. All gifts are tax-deductible. Also, we will send our first 10 online donors (donations of $50 or more) a handy Colt Coeur tote bag! 

Thank you for your generosity. Wishing you and your loved ones a merry holiday season! 

Sincerely,
Adrienne & Colt Coeur

Oct 2, 2013 / 1 note

Upcoming Play Hotel readings:

New Plays by Clare Barron & Claire Kiechel
Monday, October 28th @ 6PM & 8PM

Colt Coeur’s Play Hotel reading series will present staged readings of two plays: a boy put this girl in a cage with a dog and the dog killed the girl by Clare Barron and Umma Lappa Soon  by Claire Kiechel on Monday, October 28th at 6pm (Barron play) & 8pm (Kiechel play) in the Bernie B. Jacobs room in the Sardi’s building at 234 W. 44th Street, 11th floor.  Clare Barron’s play will be directed by Stella Powell-Jones, and Claire Kiechel’s play will be directed by Colt Coeur Artistic Director Adrienne Campbell-Holt. 

Cast for a boy put this girl in a cage with a dog and the dog killed the girl

Teddy Bergman, Ashley Biel, Susannah Flood, Jon Norman Schneider, Danielle Slavick & Stephanie Wright Thompson
 

Cast for Umma Lappa Soon

Ato Essandoh, Nadia Gan, Julia Jones, Kate Cullen Roberts & Charles Socarides 

Synopsis for a boy put this girl in a cage with a dog and the dog killed the girl:
When a young girl in Republic, Washington, is gruesomely killed by her dog, Cheryl wants to show her support for the grieving family. But what begins as a tender encounter between Cheryl and the victim’s sister soon becomes more than Cheryl can handle.

Synopsis for Umma Lappa Soon:
Dakota and Trenton work for an era-defining company specializing in experiential re-creations ranging from famous moments in wartime to childhood memories. These “historical cruises” define social status: why go to Cabo when you can land on the moon? When a “wishie” (company speak for re-enactor) gets murdered, Trenton beings to question his company’s influence on society, much to his wife Dakota’s dismay. When an escaped wishie ends up at his home, Trenton has to reconcile his desire to do the right thing with his desire for personal fulfillment.

Clare Barron grew up in Wenatchee Washington. Her plays include Baby Screams Miracle (Clubbed Thumb Summerworks); Solar Plexus (Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Marathon of One-Act Plays); and a boy put this girl in a cage with a dog and the dog killed the girl (developed at The Atlantic Center for the Arts; reading at The Bushwick Starr). She is a member of Youngblood at EST and a recipient of an EST/Sloan grant to develop Old Four Legs – a play about a prehistoric fish. She is also an actor and has developed original performance pieces at the Theatre of Desire Cabaret helmed by Deb Margolin, the Grotowski Institute in Poland, and as part of the Hemispheric Institute’s program for young artist/activists. Recent acting credits include Target Margin’s Uncle Vanya and The Tempest in NYC, and Masrah Ensemble’s Arabic-English production of Mud in Beirut, Lebanon.

Claire Kiechel’s plays include: Umma Lappa Soon (Naked Angels reading); Some Dark Places of the Earth (semi-finalist at the O’Neill National Playwriting Conference); St. Vitus’ Dance (finalist for the Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights Workshop); Wolf Play (winner of the 2012 Samuel French Off Off Festival Short Play Festival, published by Samuel French); Norway (upcoming Crashbox Theater Company, developed at the 2012 Orchard Project); Be Careful of Words (devised with Helikon Rep); Whale Song Or: Learning to Live with Mobyphobia (FringeNYC 2011); Luxembourg (Lunar Energy Productions & AntiMatter Collective); and her adaptation of the Odyssey, Lethe (New School for Drama). Readings and productions of her plays have been held at the Brick Theater, Theaterlab, LaMaMa, the Kraine, and the Beckett Theater. She has worked in various capacities with Ars Nova, New York Stage and Film, The Exchange, Clubbed Thumb, and Yarn Films. She has a BA from Amherst College and an MFA in playwriting from the New School for Drama.

Stella Powell-Jones: Recent directing credits include plays by Lauren Morelli, Marco Ramirez & Brian Watkins for Lesser America’s Just Right Just Now, Will Arbery’s Yield, Bitch (Communal Spaces), The Eye of the Needle (the Attic at The Bush Theatre, London) Hello Ms, (Spring Fling Festival), The Naked Side of Grace (IRT). Stella has developed work with Playwrights Realm,The Flea, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Portland Centre Stage, Red Bull Theatre Co., Shakespeare’s Globe (London), Renegade Theatre (London). Upcoming: Stephanie DiMaggio and Anton Dudley’s The Orchard &Jesse Weaver’s We Shall Catch Larks (workshopped in Colt Coeur’s 2012 Play Hotel Series). 

Adrienne Campbell-Holt: Adrienne is the Artistic Director of Colt Coeur. Upcoming: Greg Moss’ REUNION (South Coast Rep). RecentEverything is Ours (Colt Coeur @HERE), The Scene (Dorset Theatre Festival, starring Tim Daly), Recall (Colt Coeur @ Wild Project), Flu Season (ACT), Fish Eye (Colt Coeur @ HERE), Mormons, Mothers and Monsters (Barrington Stage), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Yale), Dead Man’s Cell Phone (NYU), Seven Minutes in Heaven (Emerging America Festival, Huntington Theatre Company and Colt Coeur @ HERE ), Missed Connections (Ars Nova),One Child Born: The Music of Laura Nyro (Joe’s Pub), The Long Tail (Gavin Brown), and Autobahn (NYU). Regional work includes Church (choreographer, Harbor Stage Company) and Three Days of Rain (Amphibian Stage, Fort Worth, Texas) and three summers at Williamstown Theater Festival.  Adrienne has directed workshops/readings for the Roundabout, Playwrights Horizons, The Civilians, LAByrinth, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Rep, the Orchard Project, New Georges & Clubbed Thumb. She is a recipient of a Jerome Foundation/Tofte Lake Fellowship, the EST/Sloan grant, a New Georges Affiliated Artist, and a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. BA Barnard College, Columbia University.

The readings are free however seating is limited.  RSVP to CCPlayHotel@gmail.com by Friday, October 25th for more details.

Sep 11, 2013 / 4 notes

Everything is Ours is “a screwball satire” and “an offbeat masterpiece” … ★★★★! Critic’s Pick!

PERFORMANCES  THRU SEPT 21 ONLY ~ GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

  • Everything is the latest offering of Colt Coeur, a bright young Brooklyn theater company known for off-center variations on mainstream staples…[a] solipsistic comedy-of-manners…the young cast members, especially Ms. [Rachel] Resheff, find the distinctive comic rhythms of self-centeredness.” 
     -Ben Brantley, The New York Times
  • ★★★★! Critic’s Pick! “Wittily directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt for the bold young company Colt Coeur, Everything is Ours begins in a mode of absurdist near-caricature but gradually grows softer and more lifelike… consistently funny.”            
    -Adam Feldman, Time Out New York 

 

  • “Terrific performances by Katya Campbell and Geoffrey Arend are invaluable…. brisk and entertaining … Life is bundled with surprises. Same goes for Beckwith’s fine play.”
     -Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News
  • Everything Is Ours introduces us to a fresh, idiosyncratic new voice. Let’s hope Beckwith flies her freak flag again soon.”            
    -Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post

  • “Everything is Ours” is an offbeat masterpiece—part farce and part coming-of-age drama. We don’t know whether to laugh or cry as Sara and Mitchell bumble toward meaning, unsure what this newfound purpose means for them as a couple. But we do know that we can’t stop watching.                                                        
    –Sarah Lucie, Show Business Weekly
Aug 23, 2013 / 1 note
Jul 25, 2013 / 3 notes

TICKETS NOW ON SALE
for our 4th world premiere…

Everything is Ours
by Nikole Beckwith
directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt 

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A comedy about what happens when two people who have it all get one more thing.

Starring: Geoffrey Arend*, Molly Bernard*, Katya Campbell*, Adam
 Harrington*, Elia Monte-Brown, Genesis Oliver*, Rachel Resheff* & Kate Cullen Roberts*.  

Scenic design: John McDermott
Costume design: Sydney Maresca
Lighting design: Grant Yeager
Sound design: Amy Altadonna
Technical director: Derek Dickinson
Stage manager: Trisha Henson*
Producer: Devon Berkshire
Press agent: Richard Kornberg & Associates

AUGUST 31st – SEPTEMBER 21st, 2013

Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:30pm
Additional performances:
Sunday Sept 1st 4pmMonday Sept 2nd 8:30pmTuesday Sept 3rd 8:30pm & Monday Sept 16th 8:30pm
There will be no performance Wednesday, September 4th.
 
HERE, 145 6
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(enter on Dominick, 1 block south of Spring)
NY, NY 10013

All tickets are $18 and available online
by clicking here or by calling 212.352.3101.

Box office: open after 5pm on show days or 2 hours before any performance.


Also, for special ticket offers—
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This production is a part of SubletSeries@HERE, HERE’s curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.

*denotes member of Actor’s Equity. This is an Equity Approved Showcase.

Photo credit: Dina Dubrovskaya

 

Jun 4, 2013
May 21, 2013 / 1 note

Seven Minutes in Heaven Benefit Reading, June 3rd


Join Colt Coeur artists, collaborators and friends for a one-night-only reunion and celebrate as we announce Colt Coeur’s next production and launch our Kickstarter Campaign! Original cast members will reprise their roles and be joined by special guest star (and CoCo Board member) Celia Keenan-Bolger (Peter and the Starcatcher The Glass Menagerie, Broadway).  Advance tickets are only $30 and available here.  

Monday, June 3rd 6:30-9:30pm (reading at 7:15pm) at Hayden 5’s NoMad Loft in Manhattan. Benefit hosts are Julia Jones, Erica Rotstein & Aaron Schildkrout.

May 14, 2013 / 1 note

Our next Play Hotel is:

Dental Society Midwinter Meeting
By Laura Jacqmin
Directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt

Monday, May 20th at 3pm

At TheaterLab, 357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor.

With: 
Katya Campbell, Adam Harrington, Sue Jean Kim, 
Hubert Point-Dujour, Kate Cullen Roberts & Matt Stadelmann


Following a scandal of molar-sized proportions, the North Shore Regional Dental Society has gathered to debate the future of Midwestern dentistry as they know it. After NSRDS president Morris J. Morris, Jr., is caught with his pants down – and his dental drill up – the dentists can’t help but question: in a field obsessed with profit over health, where morality has taken a backseat to the latest fads in composite fillings, how can a group of upright dental professionals (looking for something more… filling) actually make a difference?

Colt Coeur, an artists’ ensemble, collaboratively creates theater from the ground up.  Founded in 2010, Colt Coeur has created and produced 3 world-premieres: Seven Minutes in Heaven, together as a company with playwright Steven Levenson; Fish Eye, with playwright Lucas Kavner, and Recall, by Eliza Clark.  

Laura Jacqmin was the winner of the 2008 Wasserstein Prize for And when we awoke there was light and light (Winner, 2013 Kennedy Center David Mark Cohen Award). Plays include January Joiner (Long Wharf Theatre), Ski Dubai (Steppenwolf Theatre), Two Lakes, Two Rivers (O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Royal Court Theatre’s International Residency), Look, We Are Breathing (Sundance Theater Lab) and Dental Society Midwinter Meeting (Chicago Dramatists/At Play, remounted 16th Street Theater and Theater on the Lake). Her short play Hero Dad (a finalist for the 2012 Heideman Award) premiered in the 2012 Humana Festival of New Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville. She was the 2012 Faith Broome playwright in residence at University of Oklahoma. Commissions: South Coast Rep, Goodman Theatre, Arden Theater Company, InterAct Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater/NNPN, and Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project. BA Yale University; MFA Ohio University.

Adrienne Campbell-Holt
 is the Artistic Director of Colt Coeur. Upcoming: Theresa Rebeck’s The Scene (Dorset Theatre Festival). Recent directing/choreography credits include: Greg Moss’Reunion (South Coast Rep Pacific Playwrights’ Festival) Everything is Ours (Chautauqua),RECALL (Colt Coeur/Wild Project), Church (Harbor Stage), Will Eno’s The Flu Season (ACT),Fish Eye (Colt Coeur/HERE), Mormons… (Barrington Stage), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot(Yale), Dead Man’s Cell Phone (NYU), Seven Minutes in Heaven (Emerging America Festival& HERE), Heart Torture Station (New Georges), Missed Connections (Ars Nova), One Child Born(Joe’s Pub), The Long Tail (Abrons Arts Center), and Three Days of Rain (Fort Worth, Texas).  Recent recipient of a Jerome Foundation/Tofte Lake Fellowship and the EST/Sloan grant, Adrienne is a New Georges Georges Affiliated Artist, and a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. BA Barnard College, Columbia University.

 

The reading is free however seating is limited.  RSVP to coltcoeur@gmail.com by May 19th.

Don’t miss the one-night-only Benefit Reading of Steven Levenson’s SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN featuring original cast members Teddy Bergman, Erin Felgar, Kate Roberts, Matt Stadelmann, and Joe Tippett plus special guest (2-time TONY nominee) Celia Keenan-Bolger. Monday, June 3rd 6:30-9:30pm (reading at 7:15pm) at Hayden 5’s NoMad Loft in Manhattan. Benefit hosts are Julia Jones, Erica Rotstein & Aaron Schildkrout.Limited advance tickets are $30. ($35 at the door.)[Featured above are performers from the production at HERE: (l to r) Kristen Connolly, Erin Felgar, Matt Stadelmann, Heidi Niedermeyer, Teddy Bergman; photo by Adrienne Campbell-Holt.]
May 8, 2013 / 3 notes

Don’t miss the one-night-only Benefit Reading of Steven Levenson’s SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN featuring original cast members Teddy Bergman, Erin Felgar, Kate Roberts, Matt Stadelmann, and Joe Tippett plus special guest (2-time TONY nominee) Celia Keenan-Bolger.
Monday, June 3rd 6:30-9:30pm (reading at 7:15pm) at Hayden 5’s NoMad Loft in Manhattan. Benefit hosts are Julia Jones, Erica Rotstein & Aaron Schildkrout.
Limited advance tickets are $30. ($35 at the door.)


[Featured above are performers from the production at HERE: (l to r) Kristen Connolly, Erin Felgar, Matt Stadelmann, Heidi Niedermeyer, Teddy Bergman; photo by Adrienne Campbell-Holt.]