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Show Information

Hale Centre Theatre's production of

by

Philip King

“See How They Run” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com


Directed By

Jim Christian 

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Production Team

Producer: Mark Dietlein

Director: Jim Christian

Production Stage Manager: Susan Kupferer

Scenic Design: Jenn Taylor

Costume Design: Candice Nielsen

Lighting Design: Marianne Ohran

Sound Design: Griffin McMullin

Properties Design: Michelle Jensen

Hair & Make-up Design: Candice Cronin

Video/Projection Design: Madeline Ashton

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Stage Manager: Heather Wadley, Davy Grace McGuirt

Assistant Stage Manager: Davy Grace McGuirt

Lightboard Op: Lucas Russell, Ryan Hopkins

Lightboard Op - Swing: Bree Peterson

Sound Engineer: Evan Saunders

Stage Technician 1: Ben Ward

Stage Technician - Swing: Brayden Seaman, Zachary Kessinger

Wardrobe Dresser 1: Maggie Sheen

Wardrobe Dresser - Swing: Veronica Augustine, Alicia Kondrick, Crystal Poloa

Hair & Makeup Crew 1: Claire Jones

Hair & Makeup Crew - Swing: Cassie Firth, Liz Pettit


 

Director’s Notes

With America's obsession with all things English ranging from "Downton Abbey" and Harry Potter to "The Crown" and "The Great British Baking Show," we are perfectly poised to bring yet another imported confection from the United Kingdom.

In 1943, "See How They Run" premiered on the West End in London paving the way for an endless stream of contemporary British farces in the decades to come.

An entire series of 31 films under the "Carry On" banner capitalized on the same comic formulas as tonight's production earning the title of the largest film franchise in British cinema. (Poor James Bond comes in second place with a mere 27 films.)

On the stage, we have enjoyed "Noises Off," "The Play That Goes Wrong," and "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" and countless other titles which have become mainstays of professional, regional, and community theaters throughout the world.

Even television has benefitted from this legacy providing us with such classics as "Fawlty Towers," "To the Manner Born," "Are You Being Served?" and "Keeping Up Appearances." The term "Britcom" has even been added to the Oxford English Dictionary.

So what's in store? An endless parade of disproportionate priorities, crossed-wire communication, mistaken identities, absurd characters, physical comedy, and ridiculous situations all blended into a nimble race for clarity and resolution.

Will wackiness ensue? One would certainly hope so.

— Jim Christian, Director

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Synopsis of Scenes

Act I

An afternoon in September

Act II

The same night

Act III

A few minutes after Act II

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Cast in Order of Appearance

Mon · Wed · Fri
Tues · Thurs · Sat
Ida
Kristi Curtis
Elise Pearce
Miss Skillon
Sara McDonald
Lori Rees
Reverend Lionel Toop
Brett Myers
Ben Parkes
Penelope Toop
Corinne Adair
Morgan Fenner
Lance Corporal Clive Winton
Adam Packard
Clayton Barney
Man (The Intruder)
Chandler Bishop
Jason Hackney
The Bishop of Lax
Ben Henderson
Zac Zumbrunnen
Reverend Arthur Humphrey
Derrick Dean
Sanford Porter
Sergeant Towers
Zac Freeman
Mike Brown
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Cast Biographies

Ida

Kristi Curtis

Kristi Curtis

MON · WED · FRI

Kristi’s favorite credits include: HCT - Rita La Porta (Lucky Stiff), Anne Bonny (Treasure Island), Mollie Ralston (The Mousetrap), Miss Adelaide (Guys & Dolls), Mrs. Brill (Mary Poppins), and Charlotte (Cinderella); Harman Theatre - The Odd Couple: Female Version; Centerpoint Theatre - The Crucible; Good Company Theatre - Marie Antoinette. Other credits include: Director (CPT) - Camelot; and Choreographer (CPT) - You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, 1776, and Children of Eden. She has a BS in Acting from Weber State University and works as Senior Catering Manager for Hilton SLC. “ Love to Carter, Tristan, and Josh. I’m so proud to have you boys in my life.”

Elise Pearce

Elise Pearce

TUES · THURS · SAT

Thrilled to be back on the HCT stage! Elise’s favorite credits include Singin’ in the Rain (Lina Lamont), Steel Magnolias (Shelby), Wait Until Dark (Suzy), Brigadoon (Meg), and Oklahoma! (Laurie) with HCT; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre) with Pioneer Theater Co; Hairspray (Penny Pingleton) with The Grand Theater; and Guys & Dolls (Miss Adelaide) with The Empress Theater.  She graduated from WSU with a degree in Musical Theater. She would like to recognize her outstanding and supportive husband and three incredible kids.

Miss Skillon

Sara Mc Donald

Sara McDonald

MON · WED · FRI

Making her HCT debut!  Sara’s favorite credits include: The Grand Theatre - Dead Certain (Alice); SAG - Crazy for You (Irene); Taylorsville - Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney); The Desert Star Playhouse - Harry Poppins (Bellatrix & Dobby), and My Big Fat Utah Wedding (Mother); Midvale Main Street - Next to Normal (Diana): and Murray Arts - Hello, Dolly! (Dolly Levi).  Sara has a BS in MFHD with a minor in Music from BYU and a MA in Special Education from the University of Phoenix and is a teacher at West High School.  “When it’s time to perform, you can no longer prepare.” - my dad.

Lori Rees

Lori Rees

TUES · THURS · SAT

Lori’s favorite credits include: HCT - Lucky Stiff, Les Miserables (both our 2014 and 2021 productions), A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Fezziwig/Charwoman), A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Miss Shingle), To Kill a Mockingbird (Aunt Alexandra), Other credits include: Terrace Plaza Playhouse - Donna (Mamma Mia); Good Company Theatre -  Fosca (Passion), and Marie Antoinette (Marie Antoinette); Centerpoint Legacy Theatre - The Witch (Into the Woods), and Grandma (The Addams Family). She has a BA in Music Theatre from Weber State.

The Reverend Lionel Toop

Brett Myers

Brett Myers

MON · WED · FRI

Brett is thrilled to be returning to the HCT stage. HCT credits include Treasure Island (Ben Gunn/Jemmy Rathbone), A Christmas Carol, and Tarzan (Snipes). Other favorites include Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Into the Woods (Baker), Catch Me If You Can (Hanratty), Spamalot (Patsy), Noises Off (Garry), The Foreigner (Charlie). Directing credits include A Year with Frog and Toad, The Canterville Ghost (Parker Theatre); Beauty and the Beast, Annie, Church Basement Ladies (Renaissance Players). Brett holds a PhD from Vanderbilt University. He is a speech-language pathologist and is the Director of Clinical Education at the University of Utah Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. “Thanks to my incredible family and friends near and far.”

Ben Parkes

Ben Parkes

TUES · THURS · SAT

Favorite performing credits include: HCT - Silent Sky (Peter Shaw), Treasure Island (Ben Gunn), The Play That Goes Wrong (Dennis/Perkins), Beau Jest (Joel), Over the River… (Nick), Peter and the Starcatcher (Smee), The Heart of Robin Hood (Much), and Newsies (Weisel); HCTO - The Sound of Music, Matilda, Charley’s Aunt, The Odd Couple, Cash on Delivery!, and The Diary of Anne Frank.  Ben has a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre/Speech Education from BYU-Idaho and a Master's degree in HR Management from Rollins College and works as the Manager of Customer Education at BambooHR.  “This show is dedicated to my wonderful tribe - Luana, Elliott, Oliver, and Atticus!”

Penelope Toop

Corinne Adair Myers

Corinne Adair

MON · WED · FRI

Happy to be on the Jewel Box stage once again; Corinne was recently seen in our production of Lucky Stiff (Dominique) and One for the Pot (Cynthia Hardcastle). Other favorite stage credits include: Matilda the Musical (Mrs. Wormwood) with HCTO; Curtains (Bambi) with The Grand Theatre; and Noises Off (Brooke) with Sandy Arts Guild.  She holds a BFA from the University of Utah, and when not on stage, she works as a voice-over artist and certified yoga instructor. “XOXO A, G, & B.”

Morgan Fenner

Morgan Fenner

TUES · THURS · SAT

Morgan’s favorite credits include: HCT - Lucky Stiff (Anabel Glick), The Mousetrap (Mollie Ralston), Bright Star (Margo Crawford), Seussical The Musical (Mrs. Mayor), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Marie) and Singin’ in the Rain; West Valley Arts - The Odd Couple: Female Version (Florence Unger). She trained at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Performance from UVU. “All the love to my family, best friends Larissa and Michael, and to my new husband and fellow cast member Clayton. Shake it.”

Lance Corporal Clive Winton

Adam Packard

Adam Packard

MON · WED · FRI

@packman1999

Thrilled to be back on the Jewel Box stage! Adam’s other credits include The Mousetrap (Detective Sergeant Trotter) at HCT; The Importance of Being Earnest (Jack Worthing) and Charley’s Aunt (Charley Wykeham) at HCTO; The Time Traveler’s Radio Show: Season One and Two (Alex) - a podcast; and a Character Performer at Walt Disney World. He works as a Team Lead of Technical Implementation at Weave Communications.

Clayton Barney

Clayton Barney

TUES · THURS · SAT

Clayton’s favorite stage credits include: HCT - Singin’ in the Rain (Roscoe Dexter), The Mousetrap (Giles Ralston), Mary Poppins (Robertson Ay), and The Scarlet Pimpernel; and West Valley Arts - Arsenic and Old Lace (Mortimer Brewster). Clayton holds a Musical Theatre degree from Western Wyoming College. “Thank you to my amazing family and friends for all your support. I am especially  grateful to share the stage again with my darling wife, Morgan.”

Man/The Intruder

Chandler Bishop

Chandler Bishop

MON · WED · FRI

A familiar face to our HCT audiences; Chandler’s HCT credits include Lucky Stiff (Luigi Gaudi), One for the Pot (Arnold Piper), The Mousetrap (Mr. Paravacini), Murder on the Orient Express (Monsieur Bouc), The Addams Family (Mal Beineke), AIDA (Pharaoh), Big River (Duke), and Ghost: The Musical (Willy Lopez). Other favorite credits include: Gerald Lynch Theater - Sweeney Todd and Macbeth. Chandler graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Saint John’s University.  Chandler teaches English and coordinates the International Baccalaureate program at West Jordan High School.  “I would like to thank my wonderful wife, parents, and children for their love and support.”

Jason Hackney

Jason Hackney

TUES · THURS · SAT

@hackattacklife

Making his HCT debut!  Jason was most recently seen in Sleeping Beauty’s Dream with Sting & Honey Company.  He graduated from the ATP at the U of U with a BFA in acting.  He works as a Certified Medical Assistant at U of U Orthopedics and a Personal Trainer.  “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” - Oscar Wilde

The Bishop of Lax

Ben Henderson

Ben Henderson

MON · WED · FRI

A familiar face to HCT audiences. Previous credits on our stages: Baron Bomburst (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Gomez Addams (The Addams Family), Sebastian (Cinderella), Harry Roat, Jr. (Wait Until Dark), Prince John (The Heart of Robin Hood) and Steven Kodaly (She Loves Me). Other credits include: Shakespeare Theatre Company-Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest; Salt Lake Acting Company in Fun Home; and Hale Center Theater Orem in Annie, Peter and the Starcatcher, Big Fish, and Peter Pan. Ben has a B.S. in Theatrical Arts from UVU and an MFA in Classical Acting from the ACA at George Washington University. 

Ben teaches for Utah COPA, Alpine School District, Canyons School District, and the Academy for Classical Acting. For Acting Technique class inquiries, email him at [email protected]

Zac Zumbrunnen

Zac Zumbrunnen

TUES · THURS · SAT

Zac was last seen as The Body of Anthony Hendon in our recent production of Lucky Stiff. Favorite HCT credits include:  Singin’ in the Rain (R. F. Simpson), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Grandpa Potts), Bright Star (Daddy Murphy),  Wait Until Dark (Sergeant Carlino), The Music Man (Mayor Shinn), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Cogsworth), Peter and the Starcatcher (Alf), and She Loves Me (Mr. Marachek). Zac holds a BFA in Theatre Education from the University of Utah and teaches Drama at Evergreen Junior High School. Zac would like to thank his amazing and supportive family for “letting him play.”

The Reverend Arthur Humphrey

Derrick Dean

Derrick Dean

MON · WED · FRI

@derrickmdean

See How They Run is Derrick’s 12th production with Hale Centre Theatre. Favorite stage credits include: Lucky Stiff, A Christmas Carol 2021, The Music Man, and Phantom with HCT. Favorite roles include: Peter Pan (Captain Hook), Little Shop Of Horrors (Seymour), and Agent Mel in the television show “Granite Flats.”  Derrick earned his BA and MA from Weber State University and works in Security Software.  “Determination determines your dream! Play to win, play to inspire, and play to help change.”  

Sanford Porter

Sanford Porter

TUES · THURS · SAT

Sanford first performed at the Hale Centre Theatre 30 years ago in the Main Street location; he has since graced the stages of Hale Center in WVC, Orem, Grover, and Sandy City.  He has appeared on stage at Sundance Summer Theater, LDS Conference Center Theater, and The Grand Theater.  His favorite shows/roles include Daddy Cane (Bright Star), Harry Bright (Mamma Mia), Francis (Forever Plaid), Sky Masterson (Guys & Dolls), and Farleigh (The Scarlet Pimpernel).  Sanford graduated from BYU with a degree in Communications and works as a Human Resources Consultant.  “Love and kisses to my beautiful wife and biggest supporter, Jenn, and hugs to my children, Izzy, Gwen, and Jack.”

Sergeant Towers

Zac Freeman

Zac Freeman

MON · WED · FRI

@Prozactor

Zac is thrilled to be back with Hale Centre Theatre. His favorite credits include: HCT - Guys & Dolls, Phantom, Freaky FridayThe Wizard of Oz, Newsies, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Heart of Robin Hood, Joseph…Dreamcoat, and The Pirate Queen (Sir Richard Bingham); Cottonwood Heights - Shrek; and Payson Community Theater - Footloose (Willard);  Xanadu (Sonny Malone) and The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert Martin). Zac currently works as a personal trainer at VASA Fitness. “Don’t... Stop… Believing...” - Journey.

Mike Brown

Mike Brown

TUES · THURS · SAT

Mike’s favorite credits include Arsenic & Old Lace (Jonathan Brewster) and Teahouse of the August Moon (Captain McLean).  When not on stage, Mike works as a Graphic Designer for Keto Chow.  “Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.” - Groucho Marx

Production Team Biographies

Director

Jim Christian

Jim Christian

Jim is a professor emeritus from Weber State University with over 45 years of professional experience as a director, teacher, actor, writer, and producer in the areas of theater, television and film. He has worked as a director and choreographer for the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival, Pioneer Theatre Company, Hale Centre Theatre, Centerpoint Legacy Theatre, Utah Opera Company, Utah Symphony, Old Lyric Repertory Company, Utah Musical Theatre, Park City Egyptian Theatre, the Grand Theatre, and theaters in California, Arizona, Montana, Florida, Wyoming, Tennessee, and Illinois. 

His original musicals Pirated!, Sleepy Hollow (National KCACTF Musical Theatre Playwriting Award), Five Carols for Christmas, JingleJacks, and The Plain Princess have been published by Steele Spring Stage Rights, and have been produced in venues across the country including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC. He was the recipient of Utah’s Best of State award in 2006 for “Outstanding University Professor.” He was also named “Presidential Distinguished Professor” at Weber State in 2009 at which time he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humanities. Jim is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and The Dramatists Guild.

Production Stage Manager

Susan Kupferer 2020

Susan Kupferer

SusanKupferer.com

Susan was born and raised in Irvine, California, and holds a BA in Stage Management from Brigham Young University. Her recent credits include: Production Stage Manager of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, The Light in the Piazza, One for the Pot, The Secret Garden, Les Miserables, Bright Star and Disney’s Tarzan at Hale Centre Theatre; Production Assistant of Into the Woods at the Hollywood Bowl; Utah Vocal Arts Academy’s Don Giovanni; and Assistant Stage Manager of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Noorda Center for the Arts, Sundance Summer Theatre’s Oklahoma!. Susan received the National Stage Management Fellow award from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in 2019.

Scenic Design

Jenn Taylor

Jenn Taylor

Jenn’s work was most recently seen as the Scenic Designer for The Light in the Piazza, One for the Pot, The Mousetrap, Bright Star, The Addams Family, Freaky Friday, and Steel Magnolias. Recent costume design credits for HCT: Singin’ in the Rain, Guys and Dolls, The Wizard of Oz, and Aida. Other Scenic Designs for HCT include The Nerd, A Bundle of Trouble, Big River, Beau Jest, Over the River and Through the Woods, Is He Dead?, The Foreigner, The 39 Steps, and The Game’s Afoot

Jenn has also done scenic design for Utah State Theater’s Lincoln Center’s KCACT award-winning design for Sweeney Todd, Mad Woman of Chailott, and lighting designer for Love's Labour's Lost, Utah Lyric’s The Foreigner, Sandy City’s Hairspray, and Park City’s Jesus Christ Superstar, My Fair Lady, Trailer Park, and many more. Jenn has a BFA from the U of U in Theatre Design and an MFA from Utah State in Scenic Design. Jenn has been with HCT for ‘nigh on 21 years.’ “A special thanks to my family, who help me every day to continue my passion in theatre design. A special thanks to Isaac, who thinks I’m the best designer in the world...you’re sweet.”

Costume Design

Candice Nielsen

Candice Nielsen

Candice Nielsen is excited to design her first show at Hale Centre Theatre! She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University studying Theatre Arts and her Master of Fine Arts from Sarah Lawrence College studying Theatrical Costume Design. After graduate school, Candice stayed in New York and worked for several years costuming for theatre, dance, TV, and film. Her work can be seen on such television shows as Law & Order, Blue Bloods, Almost There, Cupid, Blood & Oil, and such films as Eat, Pray, Love, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, and Tomorrow Comes Today. Theatrical productions included: The Sound of Music, Annie, Tartuffe, Hamlet, Ghost The Musical, Dancer, Dubliners, Bright Ideas, and many more. 

Here in Utah, Candice has worked in TV, film, and commercials as both a customer and as an actor.  She has designed contemporary dance costumes for SALT Dance company. She was able to present some of her costumes during Utah Fashion Week. Candice also worked as a Fashion Editor for Jane.com where she was responsible for fashion styling for marketing photoshoots and commercials. Hale Centre Theatre has been an amazing opportunity for Candice to get back to her roots in the theatre! Candice has had such a fun time designing costumes for this show and working with a skilled production team and talented artisans in the Costume Shop.

Lighting Design

Marianne Ohran

Marianne Ohran

Recent Hale Centre Theatre credits for Marianne include the Lighting Design for The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Silent Sky, The Light in the Piazza, Daddy Long Legs, Murder On The Orient Express, Bright Star, and The Addams Family. She works as a Lighting Designer and Lighting Manager for BYU's Theatre and Media Arts Department. Marianne holds her Bachelor's Degree from Brigham Young University and her Master’s from the University of Idaho. Recent designs for BYU include BYU Spectacular, Fiddler on the Roof, and Pride and Prejudice. She also enjoys designing for Utah Metropolitan Ballet.

Sound Design

Griffin Mc Mullin

Griffin McMullin

Griffin has been mixing sound for shows on our Jewel box and Center Stages for the last three years and recently provided the sound design for last season’s production of One for the Pot. He has a passion for sound and the way it pushes stories to new heights! Some of his previous design credits include Urinetown, Once On This Island (Jr.), Beauty and the Beast, Little Women, Footloose, and Into The Woods. Griffin is excited for future shows here at Hale and is grateful for all those that have and continue to support him on his journey through life!

Properties Design

Michelle Jensen 2020

Michelle Jensen

Michelle is extremely passionate about details, research, beautiful and interesting “things,” anything to do with flowers, and opening packages. She recently designed her 99th with our production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid; some of her other favorite designs have included The Drowsy Chaperone, Over The River..., Les Misérables, Tuck Everlasting, My Fair Lady, AIDA, A Tale of Two Cities, Cinderella, Silent Sky, and She Loves Me

She retired from teaching first grade after 32 years. Michelle is thrilled to be part of the HCT production team and is grateful for the encouragement and support of her three beautiful daughters, two charming sons-in-law, and her amazing husband, Steve.

Hair & Make Up Design

Candice Cronin 2020

Candice Cronin

@candicecroninmakeup

Some of Candice’s favorite hair and makeup designs for HCT include: Steel Magnolias, Mary Poppins, Always...Patsy Cline, and Disney’s The Little Mermaid, as well as our recent Youth Productions of Frozen Jr and The Descendants.  She is a graduate of Paul Mitchell the School, where she has been an instructor since 2008.  She also works as a resident designer and cosmetologist for the HCT Hair and Makeup Department.  “I would like to thank Trisha, Krissa, and Marneé for helping me grow as an Artist and Designer.  I also want to thank Adam, Cordelia, and Gabriella for being so supportive of my dream to work in theatre.  Kiss Kiss!”

Video/Projection Design

Madeline Ashton 2020

Madeline Ashton

@madelinemakesart

As an accomplished artist and associate Designer, Madeline’s work was recently seen in our productions of Guys and Dolls, Les Misérables, A Tale of Two Cities, Disney’s Tarzan, Murder on the Orient Express, Million Dollar Quartet, Baz Lurhman’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical, Bright Star, Seussical, Matilda, and Cinderella. Other scenic design credits include: Silent Sky, Daddy Long Legs, Murder on the Orient Express (HCT); Oklahoma! (Sundance); Distance of the Moon (Sackerson); and Let The Right One In, and Angels in America (An Other Theatre). Madeline earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Scenic Design from Utah Valley University.

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