Foxfire

October 11-27, 2019

 

Preview

FOXFIRE

by Hume Cronyn and Susan Cooper
Music by Jonathan Brielle
Oct 11-27, 2019

Foxfire takes place on a small farm in Southern Appalachia threatened by hard times and creeping real estate development. But it is really about the strength of family, the burnished love of a long marriage and the values that have sustained this nation. It is laced with knee slapping, soul stirring music.

(Note: Foxfire is a co-production of OTC and Scripps Ranch Theatre)

Performance times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:00pm

Cast and Production Team

Jim Chovick (Hector Nations)  At SRT/OTC: Outside Mullingar.  At SRT: Moonlight & Magnolias, Beau Jest.  Other San Diego Theaters: Lamb’s Players (Resident Artist), Cygnet Theatre (Resident Artist), The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, North Coast Rep (Associate Artist), Intrepid Theatre (Resident Artist), Moonlight Amphitheatre, SDMT, Starlight Theater, NVA, Moxie, Ion, Playwrights Project, Sledgehammer, Evoke Dance Theater, Avo@Moonlight, 6th@Penn, The Ark, CCT, Mystery Cafe, and The Fritz.  Awards: San Diego Critics Circle, Backstage West Dramalogue, KPBS Patte’, Billie and Robby.

Adam Daniel (Dillard Nations) was last seen as interior designer Alistair Spenlow in Move Over Mrs. Markham and bellboy Raymond MacKay in Return Engagements at Scripps Ranch Theatre. Before that, Adam played Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire. Other recent roles include Hal Carter in Picnic at OTC and Spike in Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike. Adam has appeared on Days of our Lives, stars in the upcoming film Dollhead, and as rock singer Storm Drayne in the Port of San Diego commercials. Adam wants to thank his friends and family, and his fingertips for healing from playing the guitar.

Dagmar Krause Fields (Annie Nations)  Most recently she appeared in Significant Other (Diversionary), Noises Off (Southwestern College), Outside Mullingar (SRT & OTC) The Secret Garden (NVA) Dangerous Liaisons (New Fortune), The Fantasticks (SRT) Elephant Man (Backyard Renaissance), Emelie (NVA) Unnecessary Farce (Northcoast Rep), Lion in Winter (Moonlight), Regrets Only (Diversionary), I Hate Hamlet (Intrepid), Lost in Yonkers (Oceanside)Blithe Spirit (Moonlight). Earlier: Morning’s at Seven, Amy’s View, Man of La ManchaLast Night of Ballyhoo, Auntie Mame, Anything Goes, The MousetrapCrazy for YouBarefoot in the Park, The Foreigner, Magic Fire, Hay Fever, and Radio Gals, Into the Woods, American Dream, Night Must Fall, & Hamlet. (Love to Khara, Taylor, Ava, & Ayden.)

Bob Himlin (Prince Carpenter) is happy to be back at OTC after playing Padre in last season’s sold-out smash Man of La Mancha. San Diego credits elsewhere: Spamalot (King Arthur), The Producers (Roger DeBris), Welk Resort Theatre; All Shook Up (Sheriff Earl), Me and My Girl (Lord Battersby), Moonlight Stage Productions; Catch Me If You Can (Frank Sr.), Children of Eden (Father), South Pacific (Emile), Into the Woods (Baker), Star Theatre; Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), Carlsbad Community Theatre. Love to Cathy! @enginactor

Maria Hotovy (Holly Burrell) is a classically trained singer, actress, and comedian, and a graduate of the University of Dallas. In addition to her training at the Chris Fields Acting Studio in LA, her credits also include commercial and film, and she is represented by Shamon Freitas Model & Talent Agency. Favorite roles include Aggie Wheeler in The Game’s Afoot (413 Project), Cosette in Les Miserables (UDT), and Queen Elizabeth I in Mary Stuart (UDT). She is thrilled to be a part of her first OTC production, and would like to thank the amazing cast and crew!

Pete Zanko (Doctor / Asst. Stage Manager) is a San Diego actor. He has previously been seen in The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui, The Diary of Anne Frank, Barrage From the Garage, and Buried Child, among others. He has studied with the Meisner / Chekhov Integrated Training Studio and the Mesa College Theatre Company. He has never tried sous meat, and has no plans to do so.

Production Team

Ted Leib (Producer, Director, and Sound Designer)  San Diego directing credits include She Loves Me, The Fantasticks and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs for SRT, and Man of La ManchaSame Time Next YearPicnicBoeing Boeing, A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play, and The Musical of Musicals for Oceanside Theatre Company. Previously, in Orange County: Pirates of Penzance (STAGES theatre); Bug (Hunger Artists); Bus Stop (Vanguard); Forever Plaid and The 12 Plays of Christmas (Orange County Pavilion). Ted’s sound design credits include eight shows for SRT and six for Oceanside Theatre Company, plus Spelling Bee for Intrepid Theatre Company. As an actor Ted has appeared in over 30 stage productions in San Diego and Orange Counties. He serves currently as artistic director for Oceanside Theatre Company.

Barbara Barber (Production Manager)  first produced Scapino for SRT in 2005. Since then she has produced Sylvia, Inspecting Carol, The O’Conner Girls, The Shadow Box, Crimes of the Heart, Almost Maine, Over the River and Through the Woods, a feminine ending, The Liar, Sunset Park, Skin Deep, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Good People, Accomplice, For Better, and Return Engagements, all for SRT. Barbara also now serves in the capacity of Producing Director on SRT’s Board of Directors.

Bridgette Young (Production Manager)  is producing theatre for the first time. She is an avid supporter of the arts, and a successful realtor in the North County Coastal area. Bridgette is the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Oceanside Theatre Company and serves the theatre and board in many capacities, including overseeing all aspects of fundraising. She is thrilled to be working on this co-production of Foxfire that will remount at OTC when it closes here at SRT.  A very special ‘thank you’ to Barbara Barber for all her support and training!

Charmaine Reed (Stage Manager) recently stage managed OTC’s acclaimed Man of La Mancha here at OTC.  Her SM credits include Dancing Lessons and She Loves Me at SRT. PSM for The Roustabouts Theatre Company for their first two seasons, PSM for the Playwrights Project Young Playwright’s Festival 2017,2018at The Old Globe Theatre. Favorites include; Vanya and Masha and Sonia and Spike and Murder at the Howard Johnson’s (SRT),Amazons and Their Men (Diversionary): Intern, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (The Old Globe). She has decades of theatre experience performing and teaching, a Technical Theatre degree from Palomar College, a B.A. in History from CSUSM, where she also earned a Teaching Credential.

Pete Zanko (Asst. Stage Manager) See bio in Cast section above.

Eric Ward (Lighting Designer)  and his family have always had an affinity for the arts. His Mom taught music and drama and hisDad was an actor at heart (and in college)He has been doing technical theater since high school and found his niche at CSUF,graduating with a BA in Lighting Design. Career highlights include The Complete History of America Abridged,Light Years Away(La Jolla Playhouse POP Tour), Blurred at the Edges,Revolt She Said, Revolt Again,Addams Familyand Stop Kiss.He is thrilled to be working with SRT/OTC on this great show.

Bernice Brocious (Costumes) Foxfire is Bernice’s first project with SRT.  Although she has been working in theater for most of her life, she has only been costuming for the last year and a half.  Other shows to her credit include Streetcar Named Desire, Our Town, Tarzan, and Big.  She wishes to thank Ted Leib and OTC for the opportunity to spread her wings.

Alyssa Kane (Properties, Scenic and Set Design) In Alyssa’s most recent project with SRT she designed the set, dressing, and props for British farce Move Over Mrs. Markham. This Spring she worked as scenic design intern for Yoga Play at Moxie Theatre, and designed costumes for You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown at OB Playhouse. While typically behind the scenes, Alyssa is also a performer and startup team member in burlesque/variety troupe the Nude & Rude Revue, currently embarking on their second annual tour Guilty Pleasures in Southeast Alaska. She drew much of her inspiration for Foxfire from her grandparents’ rural home in the Smoky Mountains.

Rogelio Rosales (Set Construction) is very pleased to be working on his second show for OTC and fourth show for Scripps Ranch Theatre. He built the set for She Loves Me, Move Over, Mrs. Markham, Dancing Lessons, and Return Engagements for SRT and he looks forward to continuing his gratifying relationship with these two theatre companies.

Morgan Zwonitzer (Asst. Stage Manager)  This is Morgan’s second show with SRT/OTC, previously ASM for the production of Dancing Lessons during the Oceanside Run. He is a recent graduate of High Tech High North County. Morgan’s earlier work includes assistant directing Hir (Cygnet) and the role of The Kid in Queerspawn (Diversonary).

John Sofranko (House Electrician).  

The Foxfire Band:

Dan Sankey (Band leader, Banjo / Fiddle)  is a multi-instrumentalist musician who has been a fixture on the San Diego bluegrass scene for more than 30 years. He is an accomplished banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and guitar player, and he has performed extensively throughout the United States and internationally – at festivals, corporate events, concert venues, casinos, clubs, private events, and on television. Dan has done extensive theatre work for The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Repertory Theatre, North Coast Repertory Theatre, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Hotel Del Coronado’s annual Christmas pageant, and other local theatre ensembles.

Jim Blakemore (Guitar) is a San Diego native. A cabinetmaker by trade, he owns a local cabinet manufacturing company, and is a hobbyist luthier. As a multi-instrumentalist he has performed with San Diego Junior Theatre orchestra, (banjo, guitar, mandolin), at the local bluegrass festival Summergrass with the band The Full Deck (mandolin) and with the band Front Porch Music Preservation Society (mandolin, guitar). He is active with several local bluegrass bands and associations, San Diego Bluegrass Society, North County Bluegrass & Folk Club. He also hosts the San Diego Suite at the annual Great 48 bluegrass jam in Bakersfield, Calif.

Mary Jane Cupp (Mandolin) has been playing the mandolin for about ten years. She is currently the president of the San Diego Bluegrass Society. Mary Jane is a member of the bluegrass band, the Shoreline Pickers, who recently performed at the San Diego County Fair. She also plays in the volunteer band, Emma’s Gutbucket Band, which is an outreach of the San Diego Bluegrass Society. Mary Jane appeared in Rhapsody in Bluegrass at St. Marks United Methodist Church, and is a former member of the New Expressions Mandolin Orchestra, performing classical works.

Ted Leib (Electric bass)  See bio above.