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2009 Season

Cousin Bette

October 24 -December 20, 2009

Written by: Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by: Jeanie Hackett

Set on a country estate by a lake in 19th century Russia, this idyllic locale belies the turbulent passions of its inhabitants. The famous actress, Irina Arkadina, returns home with her lover to find a household overflowing with creativity, fantasies of fame, jealousy and unrequited love.

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Recommended for Ages 16+


BETTE FISCHER: Alicia Wollerton, Nike Doukas
OLD FISCHER: Paul Willson, Paul Eiding
HECTOR HULOT: John Prosky, Barry Creyton
ADELINE HULOT: Emily Chase, Laura Wernette
HORTENSE HULOT: Rebecca Mozo, Kellie Matteson
MARSHAL HULOT: Joseph Ruskin, Robert Pine
VICTOR HULOT/M. MARNEFFE: Jeremy Shouldis, Bill Brochtrup
CELESTINE HULOT/ VALERIE’S MAID: Katherine Leigh, Alexandra Goodman
WENCESLAS STEINBOCK: Henri Lubatti, Daniel Bess
VALERIE MARNEFFE: Dana Green, Jen Dede
M. CREVEL: Mike McShane, Tony Amendola
DEMONTES: Mirron Willis, David St. Louis
MME PITTOU/JOSEPHA/GIRL: Adeye Sahran, Janan Raouf
ADELINE’S MAID: Nicol Zanzarella-Giacalone, Jill Maglione
DETECTIVE/AGENT/HULOT: Mark Moore, Aaron Lyons
MANSERVANT: Benny Wills, Cylan Brown

*member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S. This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule

Production Team

Scenic Design: Tom Buderwitz
Costume Design: A. Jeffrey Schoenberg
Lighting Design: Leigh Allen
Sound Design: Cricket S. Myers
Assistant Directors: Jessica Bard & Allison Henry
Producers: Young Ji & Kitty Swink
Dramaturg: Christopher Breyer
Prop Design: Darcy Prevost & Jen Prince
Music Consultant: Jonathan Sacks
Wig Supervisor: Sarah Hatten
Dialect Coach: Tracy Winters
Graphic Designer: Mila Sterling
Stage Manager: Leia S. Crawford

“Run, do not walk, to this unique production of a world class play!” – CurtainUp

“The production flows with excellent timing and energy.” – The Tolucan Times


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