OF MICE AND MEN (2008) IN HD
SEPTEMBER 13 – 26, 2021
Of Mice and Men in HD (2008)

September 13 – 26, 2021

by John Steinbeck
directed by Mark Lamos


SETTING
An agricultural alley in Northern California, 1930s


ORIGINAL RUN DATES
October 7 – November 1, 2008

Of Mice and Men is dedicated to the memory of Paul Newman


Of Mice and Men is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

The Playhouse sits on land forcibly taken from the Paugussett and Wappinger people.

Westport Country Playhouse acknowledges the indigenous peoples and nations of the Paugussett and Wappinger that steward the land and waterways of Westport, Connecitut. We honor and respect the enduring relationship that exists between these people and nations and this land.

2021 SEASON SPONSORS

Eunice & David Bigelow Foundation

PRODUCTION SPONSOR

Barbara Samuelson

 

CORPORATE SPONSORS
Northwestern Mutual Financial Group
The Bender Financial Group

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPONSOR
Kate and Bob Devlin

 

CORPORATE PARTNER
Specs

 

Mateo Gómez
Boss

36-plus very productive years in the world of theatre — locally, nationally and internationally. Films: The CityMusic of the HeartDelta Force IIFreshPinero
Company MenExposedShine On and Guerrilla (the life of Che Guevara, played by Benicio del Toro; Steven Soderbergh, director) to name a few. Countless TV appearances in the regular New York-based TV series.  He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Kene Holliday
Crooks

Education:  University of Maryland, College Park Campus, B.A. Speech and Drama Education.  Washington, D.C.:  Founding member of Folger Shakespeare Library’s Folger Theatre Group and D.C. Black Repertory Theatre Company.  NYC:  Carlyle in Joseph Papp’s Lincoln Center production of Streamers (dir. Mike Nichols).  Network television debut in “Carter Country”; other television credits are “Soap,” “Lou Grant,” “The Jeffersons,” “Doogie Howser,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Matlock” as Tyler Hudson, P.I., “The Josephine Baker Story,” “Hill Street Blues” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” Film: The Philadelphia ExperimentAny Day Now, Dangerous Minds and Robert DiNiro’s Everybody’s Fine.

Brian Hutchison
George

Broadway: The Invention of Love, Proof. Off-Broadway: From Up Here (Manhattan Theatre Club); Oh, The Humanity and other exclamations (Flea Theater); Mr. Marmalade (Roundabout Theatre); People Be Heard (Playwrights Horizons); Indoor/Outdoor (Summer Play Festival, DR2 );The Hiding Place (Atlantic Theater); Theophilus North and Can't Let Go (Keen Company); and She Stoops to Conquer (Irish Repertory Theatre). Recent regional theatre credits include The Front Page (Williamstown Theatre Festival); The Unmentionables, Black Snow (Yale Repertory Theatre); Burn This, The Rivals (Huntington Theatre), Barrington Stage, Pittsburgh Public, Old Globe. Film and TV: Ghostown, Dealbreaker, “Hope & Faith,” “Law & Order: SVU” and “Law & Order: CI.” MFA Old Globe/University of San Diego

Mark Mineart
Lennie

Broadway: Julius Caesar with Denzel Washington, Macbeth with Kelsey Grammer.  Off-Broadway: Svejk with Stephen Spinella.  Favorite roles include: Cyrano, Macbeth, Macduff, Cassius, Long John Silver, and of course, Lennie in Of Mice and Men.  World Premieres include: Flaming Guns of the Purple SageNatural SelectionListeners and Under Midwestern Stars. Theatres include:Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cincinnati Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pioneer Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, as well as the Texas, St. Louis and Utah Shakespeare Festivals. Film and TV: Kinsey with Liam Neeson, “Law & Order,” “Knights of Prosperity,” “Oz” and various soaps. Mark is a graduate of the Professional Theatre Training Program at the University of Delaware.

Matthew Montelongo
Slim

Broadway: The Ritz (Roundabout Theatre, directed by Joe Mantello).  Off Broadway: God’s Ear (Vineyard Theatre/New Georges), Five Flights (Rattlestick), Arms and the Man and The Mineola Twins (Roundabout Theatre, directed by Roger Rees and Joe Mantello, respectively), and Tartuffe (The PublicTheater/NYSF, directed by Mark Brokaw).  Regional: Vigils (Woolly Mammoth Theatre), Take Me Out (TheatreWorks/Hartford Stage/The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue (Alliance Theatre), The Game of Love and Chance (Folger Theatre), Rough Magic (Hangar Theatre), Black Milk, Far Away and Far East (Studio Theatre), The Glass Menagerie (Delaware Theatre Company), Richard II (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), The Sweepers (Capital Repertory Theater), and Beyond Therapy (Old Globe), among many others.  Television: “The Guiding Light,” “All My Children” and “One Life to Live. 

Betsy Morgan
Curly’s Wife

Broadway: The Little Mermaid, High Fidelity (Original Cast Recordings). New York Theatre and Workshops: The Addams Family (with Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth), Prairie (with Patrick Swayze, dir. Francesca Zambello), Leap of Faith (dir. Taylor Hackford), Memphis (dir. Chris Ashley), The Fantasticks (2006 revival, dir. Tom Jones), Bernarda Alba, (Lincoln Center, dir. Graciela Daniele). National Tour: Mamma Mia!. TV: “Flight of the Conchords” (HBO). BFA from Emerson College.

Tommy Nohilly
Carlson

Tommy Nohilly Westport Country Playhouse: Of Mice and Men. Tommy Nohilly has made several appearances on TV including: "For Life, Mindhunter," "Law & Order," "Boardwalk Empire" and appeared in such films as The Believer and In a Valley of Violence. He is also a writer. His play Blood From A Stone, directed by Scott Elliott, enjoyed an extended run at The New Group in NYC with an all-star cast. It was nominated as Best New Play by the Outer Critics Circle. He is a former Marine and graduated from New York University and Columbia University.   

Sean Patrick Reilly
Whit

Westport Country Playhouse debut. Broadway: The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Off Broadway: Emancipation (Classical Theatre of Harlem); Sam Shepard's Chicago (Signature Theatre); BUK- The Life and Times of Charles Bukowski (HERE Theater).Recent Regional Theatre: The Front Page (Williamstown Theatre Festival) Doubt and American Buffalo (Geva Theatre); Glengarry Glen Ross; The Crucible and Of Mice and Men (Alley Theatre); Real Hush-Hush (Merrimack Theatre); Waiting For Godot (Edinburgh Festival). Film and Television:  Sleepers; Following Bliss; "Third Watch"; "Law & Order"; "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"; "The Black Donnellys.”

Training:  R.A.D.A.; The Neighborhood Playhouse; and Atlantic Theater Company's Practical Aesthetics Workshop. Proud Equity Member.

 

Rafael Sardina
Curly’s Wife

Theatre credits include Sea of Tranquility (Atlantic Theater Company); Sleepwalkers (Alliance Theatre); Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and Lucentio in The Taming of the Shrew (Kentucky Shakespeare Festival); Dr. Treves in The Elephant Man and Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he earned his MFA in Acting. Film credits include Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds; Neil Jordan’s The Brave One; A Jersey Tale, for which he won the One to Watch Actor Award at the 2003 UrbanWorld Film Festival; and the upcoming adaptation of Paulo Coelho’s Veronika Decides to Die. TV credits include “Law & Order:  CI,” “Law & Order: SVU” and “CSI: Miami.”

Edward Seamon
Candy

Broadway:  The Trip Back Down, Devour the Snow and Arthur Miller’s The American Clock.  Off-Broadway:  16 productions at Circle Repertory Company including Talley and Son as Mr. Talley and Buried Child as Dodge.  Roundabout Theatre:  The Masterbuilder (Mr. Solness); Ghosts(Engstrand); and Of Mice and Men (Candy). A member of Pearl Theatre in NYC, Ed has completed 28 classical plays, the last being Machiavelli’s The Mandrake (Ciro); next is Lessing’s Nathan the Wise (The Friar).  Regional highlights:  Hector in Foxfire, Guthrie Theater tour and Krapp’s Last Tape (Alley Theatre, directed by Edward Albee).

 

This theatre operates under an agreement between The League of Regional Theatres and ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States
The Director is a member of the STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY, a national theatrical labor union.
Westport Country Playhouse employs members of the INTERNATIONAL  ALLIANCE OF THEATRICAL STAGE EMPLOYEES, Local 74.
The Scenic, Costume, Lighting, and Sound Designers in LORT theatres  are represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA-829, IATSE.

 

Mark Lamos
Director
Michael Yeargan
Scenic Design
Jane Greenwood
Costume Design
Robert Wierzel
Lighting Design
John Gromada
Sound Design
B. H. Barry
Fight Director
William Berloni
Animal Trainer
Michael Chamberlin
Assistant Director
Diane DiVita
Production Stage Manager
Megan Smith
Assistant Stage Manager
Telsey + Company
Casting
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Production Manager
Ruth Moe

Assistant Production Manager
Ammie Brown

Technical Director
John Mosele

Company Manager
Bruce Miller

Head Shop Carpenter
Kevin Sosbe

Shop Carpenter
Andrew Kirsch

Props Master
Buist Chriswell Bickley

Wardrobe Supervisor
Lisa Ficco

Scenic Painter
Eliza Rankin

Head Electrician/Light Board Operator
Jim Mecsery

Shop Assistant
Josh McConchie

Stage Management Intern
Julie Starr


Assistant Costume Design
Christina Bullard

Assistant Lighting Design
G. Benjamin Swope

Assistant Sound Design
David Stephen Baker

Sound Board Operator
Jon Damast

Dog
Buster

Animal Trained by
Dorothy Berloni

Animal Handled by
Lori Therrien

Run Crew
Scott Trichka, Markus Paminger, Kevin Sosbe, Julie Starr

Special Thanks
Arena Stage
Helen Uffner Vintage Clothing, LLC



Artistic Director
Joanne Woodward

Artistic Director
Anne Keefe

Managing Director
Jodi Schoenbrun Carter

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