The School for Lies
Written by David Ives (based on Moliere's The Misanthrope)
Shows (Evenings at 7:30pm):
Thu. 7/25 - Sat. 7/27, Wed. 7/31 - Sat. 8/3, Wed. 8/7 - Sat. 8/10
Three hundred and Fifty years ago, Moliere's The Misanthrope lampooned a
French society where lying was common, false praise was rampant, and all the
posturing was about status. In the shadow of our most recent election we found
a faction of our modern society that embodies these classic hypocrisies: the
Grand Old Party (and the resemblance is truly scary). David Ives' modern
spin on The Misanthrope is extremely accessible to today's audiences and
promises a fun night out to all who attend. No political posturing, just
poking fun at life's eternal human foibles.
|Director||Ethan T. Bowen|
|Set Construction & Design||Rick Loya|
|Lighting/Sound Operator||Tim Schein|
|Stage Manager||Kathy Barickman|
is excited about her third season with WFP. She has been
playing in the dark backstage since high school and has stage
managed productions throughout college and then with the Valley
Players in Waitsfield, VT after moving here from upstate NY.
When not playing in the theater, Kathryn can usually be found
at her job as an environmental laboratory analyst in Williston
or singing with St. Michael's College Liturgical choir.
Occasionally she is even at home in Underhill with her husband,
Jake, and their houseful of loving critters. She thanks her
parents (both English teachers) for passing on their love of
theater and her husband for his loving patience.
has participated in theatre since she was a young lass. She
has also been fortunate enough to dabble in film and television.
When not performing she enjoys a multitude of random activities
that are usually, a good time. Nothing is Impossible.
Ethan T. Bowen
is very happy to return to Waterbury Festival Theater, having
previously directed Lettice and Lovage and Wait Until Dark.
Most recently he directed The Cherry Orchard for the White
River Valley Players. A long time Artistic Associate with
Vermont Stage Company, he has been a professional actor, director
and educator for 25 years, and is currently starting his own
performance space in Rochester VT called Spice Studio.
Love to Courtney and Wilder.
lives with his wife and children (well one teenager and another
in college) in Morrisville, Vermont. He works as a video
producer and dabbles in theater. Thank you to my family for
putting up with me and thanks to the cast and crew of The School
for Lies for the same thing.
is an actor/director/comedian/writer/loves putting slashes
between things he does. He lives in Morrisville, VT and stays
busy with the arts by working with local schools and has also
worn a number of different hats for The Governor's Institutes
of Vermont over the years. Marcel has been a player with
WFP since their start and is very excited to have them back
in his life. He is honored to be both appearing on stage and
directing this season.
is a local performing artist and educator. She holds an MA in Classical Theatre
from Kingston University- London and a BFA in Dramatic
Writing from SUNY Purchase. Most recently she appeared as
Widow Corney in Lyric's Oliver!, and Rosencrantz in Champlain
college's Hamlet. Last summer she performed the role of Mrs.
Lovett in STG's Sweeney Todd, and will be making her directorial
debut there this season with her production of Pirates of Penzance.
Thank you to all who support the Arts and expression; it means more
than you know.
is a veteran actor of Vermont stage and screen, having appeared
in productions by several local companies, most recently Woodchuck
Theatre Company (WTC), the Lamoille County Players (LCP) and the
Waterbury Festival Players (WFP). One of her favorites is the WFP
production of "Anton in Show Business" in which she got to play
three different roles. Now that was FUN! And, when screenings
happen, Ramona can be seen as Mrs. Bailey in "The Summer of Walter
Hacks", an award-winning Vermont film by George Woodard and
is a playwright, director and actor. In addition to working in
New York and regionally, he has worked throughout the US,
Europe and Asia. A founding member of Green
Candle Theatre Company, Jordan has worked with Firefly Productions,
Lost Nation Theater, One Take Productions, Catalyst Theater Company,
Vermont Stage Company, and Saint and Poets Production Company,
among others. Jordan attended the Neighborhood Playhouse School of
the Theatre in New York City, studying with Ron Stetson, Richard
Pinter and Sanford Meisner.
is pleased to be portraying Clitander in The School For Lies.
Previously, on stage at The Waterbury Festival Playhouse, he
has appeared in every season since it opened.
He has also been seen in
shows with The Montpelier Theater Guild, The Lamoille County
Players, The Barre Players, Unadilla Theater and The Stowe
Theater Guild (relax, he's not nearly that good... he's just
old and nobody else wanted the parts). His very beautiful
and talented wife, Louise J. Mueller, will be appearing
in Rumors. He also boasts two quite excellent
daughters (Amanda and Carmen), 3 super grandchildren, and
oh yes, a family of three stay-at-home cats who will not
be able to attend tonight's performance due to previous engagements.
had worked with George and Ginger on many productions in the past but, this is
his third season with the Waterbury Festival Playhouse.
Set Design and decoration has been passion of Rick's for over 20 years now.
Also enjoying the opportunity to take the audience to another time and place
and regarding the set as another character in the performance.
His professional career has been in the custom sign business as a designer
sculptor and pictorial artist . Currently he runs his own business offering
a "broad brush" line of artistic services including fine art and graphic works to faux finishes.
is a retired, frustrated journalist who likes to stay busy ...
and loves fabrics. And history; and theatre.
began his acting career in 1971 with the Barre Players. He
performed with them as well as with the Plainfield Little Theater,
the Parish Players, and at Goddard College until 1975 when he
returned to school at UVM with a minor in theater. In 1981,
a performance of Blithe Spirit for the Valley Players marked his
40th show and the end of an intense decade of theater. Job
and family then kept him off the boards for nearly thirty years.
A production of Merry Wives of Windsor in 2009 marked his return to
Returns with honor to Waterbury Festival Players
Here to impart some wisdom to you finicky nay-sayers,
Who view all rhyme schemes as far too complex,
I'm here with gentle urging not to be vexed!
The director's vision is clear, the language is sound,
Good times and laughter will be had all around.
Sit back and enjoy once the evening's begun,
As we present this story of laughter and pun.