FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 5, 2013
CAST FOR PYGMALION THEATRE’S WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE ANNOUNCED
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah’s only women-centric theatre company, Pygmalion Theatre Company will produce the emotionally intense drama, Women of Lockerbie by Deborah Brevoort on March 6 - 22, 2014. A story of immeasurable grief surrounding the fateful aviation tragedy on December 21, 1995, the play is set in the hills of Lockerbie, Scotland. This work follows a New Jersey mother’s obsessive hunt to find and bring home her son’s remains. “Along her journey, she finds solace amongst the women of Lockerbie who are determined to collect the victims’ belongings from the wreckage despite opposition from the US Government,” says Pygmalion Artistic Director Fran Pruyn. Pruyn will direct the play. “In a long-reaching act of selflessness, the women set out to return the lost possessions to surviving family around the world during which they find love, peace and hope from an indescribable act of evil.”
An emotionally charged tale of grief and hope must be backed by a strong cast. Pygmalion today announced the following actors have been cast:
The centerpiece of Women of Lockerbie will be the talented Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin as Madeline Livingston. Dee-Dee was last seen at Pygmalion in Lady Day At Emerson Bar and Grill. Past acting credits include Hairspray, Fences, Nothing Personal, The Third Crossing, Slam 2012, For Colored Girls who Have Committed Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf, Well, The Overwhelming, Saturdays Voyeur, Messiah, Civil War, Annie, as well as Tsephange for Sundance Lab Workshop. Directing credits include A Sea Inside of Me, The Life of Jason Smith, Human Kindness is Overflowing, and I Think it's Gonna Rain Today.
Performing the role of Madeline’s husband Bill Livingston, Kent Hadfield touts a number of accolades, having over twenty-six years of experience in the theater. Graduating from the University of Utah actor Training Program in 1991, Kent has worked for companies such as Pioneer Theater Company, Utah Festival Opera, as well has other independent productions. He’s performed in scores of plays over his career and some of his notable credits are Into the Woods, Christmas Carol, Crucible, Odd Couple, and King Lear.
Playing Olive Allison, Stacy Rae Allen brings her mastery of the voice to Pygmalion. An accomplished singer as well as voice-over artist, she has performed in both London and New York in works such as Agamemnon, The Alcohol Project, Twelfth Night, Comedy of Errors, and Dancing at Lughnasa. Stacy is credited with major voice over work for the children’s book Chrysanthemum.
Marylynn A. Ehrengard is a veteran of the Salt Lake acting community. She will perform the role of Greer (aka Woman 1). A regular at Salt Lake Acting Company, her resume there includes regular appearances in Salt Lake’s Saturday Night Voyeur, as well as playing key roles in Wait!, The Beard of Avon, Freedom Land, and more. Additional credits include Wizard of Oz, Everything I Need to Know…I Learned in Kindergarten, Little Women, How to Succeed..., and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Ehregard was most recently seen at Pygmalion Theatre Company in The Twelve Dates of Christmas and is also known for her celebrity impersonations of Barbara Streisand, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, and more.
Earlier this year, Daisy Blake read Women of Lockerbie and couldn't resist auditioning. She will perform the role of Fiona (aka Woman 2). As an actress, her credits include Living Out and Popcorn for Pygmalion Theatre Company, Polish Joke, Hold Please and Big Love with Salt Lake Acting Company, Talking Wales One and Two with Utah Contemporary Theatre and Kate in The Taming of the Shrew with Salt Lake Shakespeare. She's also appeared in three SLAMs for Plan-B Theatre including this year's 'Best Of' and had the pleasure of directing a piece in Student SLAM as well as co-directing the first Project Fabulocity with Tooth and Nail Theatre. Other work includes voicing Dandelion in the XBox 360 game Amped 3 as well as other video games, commercials and short films. Daisy has a drama degree from Bristol University in England and works at the Leonardo, while also running her own PR company. She was theatre and arts writer for IN This Week and also writes freelance for The Salt Lake Tribune.
Performing the role of Hattie, Vicki Pugmire is a veteran of Pygmalion Theatre Company, having taken part in multiple productions including Sordid Lives, For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls, Welcome Home Jenny Sutter, and Wonder of the World. Vick has taken part in dozens of other roles in theaters all throughout the Midwest from Peoria, Arizona to Salt Lake City. Credits include Macbeth, Steel Magnolias, Father of the Bride, Over the River and Thru the Woods, and Anastacia.
The character of George will be performed by Lane Richins. This is Richins‘ 11th season with Pygmalion. He has previously performed in Pygmalion productions such as Cheat, Sordid Lives, Wonder of the World, For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls, Cakewalk, Popcorn, and many others. For PYG, he also directed Seven, nominated for an Arty for best production by City Weekly, and co-directed A Night with the Family. Lane has also served as Artistic Director for Utah Theatre Artists Company, where he directed Burn This, 2 Across, The Turn of the Screw, and many others. As a performer, Lane has worked with several companies throughout the valley, including Salt Lake Acting Company, The Grand, Plan B, and many others. Lane is fresh from returning from Killeen, TX, where he just finished guest directing Greater Tuna for Vive Les Arts Theatre Company.
Women of Lockerbie will play March 6 - 22 in the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center’s Black Box: March 6, 2014 at 7:30pm | March 7, 2014 at 8:00pm | March 8, 2014 at 8:00pm | March 9, 2014 at 2:00pm | March 13, 2014 at 7:30pm | March 14, 2014 at 8:00pm | May 15, 2014 at 8:00pm | March 16, 2014 at 2:00pm | March 20, 2014 at 7:30pm | March 21, 2014 at 8:00pm | March 22, 2014 at 2:00pm | and March 22, 2014 at 8:00pm.
Tickets for all shows are $20, $25 if purchased the day of. $15 student tickets are available the week of the performance, and season subscriptions are $30 per person, just $10 per show. Tickets are available at 801.355.ARTS (2787), online at pygmalionproductions.org, or in person at any ArtTix outlet.
Smart, sexy, and sophisticated, Pygmalion Theatre Company is SLC based and dedicated to giving voice to women – playwrights, directors, performers, characters – and telling the stories that reflect women’s lives. Since 1994. www.pygmalionproductions.org