Milvotchkee, Visconsin

A World Premiere


By Laura Jacqmin
Directed by Patricia Henritze


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September 27-October 20, 2013

14th Street Playhouse
173 14th Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309

Synchronicity Theatre opens the 2013-2014 season with the world premiere of Milvotchkee, Visconsin. Written by Laura Jacqmin and directed by Patricia Henritze, Milvotchkee, Visconsin balances witty vernacular and beautiful narrative with a stirring and touching story, creating a refreshingly intimate theatrical experience. In this ‘comedy about a tragedy,’ we see the world through Molly’s eyes as she guides us through Wisconsin’s Concrete Park and the vagaries of getting older, handling both with humor, bewilderment and a can-do spirit. Laura Jacqmin's script will open your eyes and your heart to lives lived with dignity and dreams fulfilled. Milvotchkee, Visconsin was discovered and developed in our 2011-12 SheWRITES Festival. Please visit the show's PINTEREST PAGE to see our production team's inspiration.





Cast

Ellen McQueen* - Molly
James Donadio* - Richard
Kelly Criss - Daughter/Various
Steve Hudson - Son/Various
Holly Stevenson - Woman in Black/Various
Charles Green - Country Doctor/Various


*Denotes a member of Actors' Equity Association


Production Team

Patricia Henritze - Director
Robert Putnam* - Stage Manager
Phil Male - Set Design
Kevin Frazier - Lighting & Sound Design
Jonida Beqo - Costume Design
Lindsay Moore - Props Design
Kathy Janich - Dramaturg
Production Manager - Jeanette Matte
Technical Directors - Jeffrey Martin/Bryan Cort


Vocal Coach - Carolyn Cook


 


*Denotes a member of Actors' Equity Association


About the Playwright

Laura Jacqmin is originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio. She’s the winner of the 2008 Wasserstein Prize, a $25,000 award given to recognize an emerging female playwright. She graduated cum laude from Yale University and earned an MFA from Ohio University. Her work has been produced and developed by the Goodman Theatre, Arts Nova, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, among others. For more: www.laurajacqmin.com.


About the Play

MILVOTCHKEE, VISCONSIN has been developed over the past four years in readings at Atlantic Theater Company and Barrow Street Theater (New York); in a workshop/reading at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts (Wisconsin); and through Synchronicity’s SheWRITES festival. It was inspired, in part, by Laura Jacqmin's grandfather.


About Wisconsin's Concrete Park

In 1950, at age 65, retired lumberjack Fred Smith began construction of the Wisconsin Concrete Park. He created more than 200 sculptures built on wooden frames wrapped with mink wire. The frames, covered with hand-mixed cement, are embellished with various materials, such as glass, wood, mirrors, metal and stone. Some of his most widely recognized statues include Ben Hur, the Lincoln Todd Monument, Sacajawea, Paul Bunyan and the Iwo Jima Monument. Smith's work is internationally regarded as a masterwork of American sculpture and a fascinating collection of folk art. The park is maintained by the Price County Forestry and Parks Department and the Price County Tourism Department with assistance from the Friends of Fred Smith Inc., with restoration efforts continuing on a regular basis. The park is open year-round. The Historic Smith House is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day daily and seasonal hours otherwise. For more: http://www.friendsoffredsmith.org/



Plan Your Visit

Synchronicity Theatre's new theatrical home is at 14th Street Playhouse!
173 14th Street NE | Atlanta, GA | 30309 | At the corner of 14th and Juniper


Where to Park:
Parking is available immediately adjacent to 14th Street Playhouse in the Lanier Parking deck on Juniper. The parking deck is attended until 45 minutes after the end of the show, so if you go out for a bite afterward, please be sure to take your parking ticket! You will need it to re-enter the parking deck after hours.
Additional parking is available across 14th St. at Colony Square.


Going carless? Good for you! 14th Street Playhouse is accessible by MARTA train, just 4 blocks away at the Arts Center Station on the Red/Gold lines.


Special Dates to Know:
Join us on Sunday, October 6 for the Inside Scoop -- ice cream and a post-show chat with cast members, creative team, and experts in the field of Alzheimer's & dementia research.


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