Shirley Valentine

Shirley Valentine play poster

Shirley Valentine

by Willy Russell
directed by Steve Cooper

January 10th through February 1st, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm (No Sunday show January 19th)

 

Woodinville Repertory Theatre is proud to present Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell and directed by Steve Cooper.

The heroine in this actor’s tour-de-force is an ordinary middle class English housewife. As she prepares chips and egg for dinner, she ruminates on her life and tells the wall about her husband, her children, her past, and an invitation from a girlfriend to join her on holiday in Greece to search for romance and adventure. Ultimately, Shirley does escape to Greece, has an “adventure” with a local fisherman and decides to stay. This hilariously engaging play was a hit in London and New York, performed by Pauline Collins, who later recreated her role on film garnering an Oscar nomination.

“Absolutely smashing.” – The New York Post

“A joyful, captivating piece of theatre.” – The New York Daily News

“A thrilling, cheer raising piece of theatre.” – The Financial Times

Shirley Valentine was first presented by Bob Swash in London’s West End in 1988. It was directed by Simon Callow. The play was subsequently presented on Broadway by The Really Useful Theatre Company, Inc., and Bob Swash at The Booth Theatre in New York City on February 16, 1989.

Stage Cast

machelle-allmanMachelle Allman (Shirley Valentine)

Machelle Allman first performed for Woodinville Rep as Sybil in Private Lives, and she’s thrilled to be back for Shirley Valentine. Machelle has per-formed in a number of theaters around the Puget Sound, and favorite shows include Quilters, My Fair Lady, and The Dearest of Friends. She is also a play-wright, and her short play, The Smell of Snow, was a winner in the 2012 Double XX Fest. Her play, The Quiet, will be performed at Inscape Arts Center as part of the Medicine Ball: Playwrights vs. Poets event January 24 & 25. Many thanks to Kenan for making it all possible and to Conan for making it all worthwhile.

 

 

Production Crew

Steve Cooper (Director / Lighting Design)

Steve is a local director/designer and no stranger to Wood-inville Rep. His first directing project was 2010’s An Evening of Christopher Durang. He next brought to Woodinville Rep Bold Grace, quickly followed by last spring’s Passengers. In be-tween all that, he has managed to light Almost Maine, Greater Tuna and Wally’s Café. When he is not working in Woodinville, Steve directs at other theaters such as Burien Little Theater, where he just completed Young Frankenstein, and at Theater Schmeater where he di-rected Game Show, their summer indoor production. Addition-ally, Steve is the resident lighting designer for the Northshore School District, working on shows in the Northshore Performing Arts Center and Woodinville High School. Steve’s next project for Woodinville Rep is lighting the upcoming Tuna Does Vegas and directing this summer’s show, The Actress.

Sean Ben-Zvi (Stage Manager)

Morgan Horne is a newcomer to Woodinville Rep as he helped to build sets for Pas-sengers, Wally’s Café and now Shirley Valentine. In recent years, he’s been volunteering his time working with Bothell High School to help build sets for their theatrical performances. His first passion is to construct amazing displays in his front yard for Halloween which are made primarily of reclaimed materials. He is ex-cited to be part of the Woodinville Rep team and looks forward to contributing in future productions.

Morgan Horne (Set Design)

Morgan Horne is a newcomer to Woodinville Rep as he helped to build sets for Pas-sengers, Wally’s Café and now Shirley Valentine. In recent years, he’s been volunteering his time working with Bothell High School to help build sets for their theatrical performances. His first passion is to construct amazing displays in his front yard for Halloween which are made primarily of reclaimed materials. He is ex-cited to be part of the Woodinville Rep team and looks forward to contributing in future productions.

Hjalmer Anderson (Sound Design)

Hjalmer Anderson has been involved in theatre in the Pacific Northwest for over 42 years as an edu-cator and director. His current positions are Artis-tic Director for the Woodinville Repertory Theatre and Technical Director for the Northshore Per-forming Arts Center
Hjalmer has directed over 200 productions in his career. He directed Same Time Next Year for the Second Story Repertory Thea-tre in Redmond 4 years ago and over the years for the Woodinville Rep, he has directed, I Hate Hamlet, the musical Mame and Ken Kesey’s One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Odd Couple, (the Female Version), Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, Prisoner of 2nd Ave and Greater Tuna, which was produced last March. He is very excited to be bringing you Tuna Does Vegas for our upcoming 2014 sea-son here at Denali Slab and Tile.

Chazz Kaskes (Scenic Painter)

Nadida Oubari (Prop Mistress)

 

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