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April 2 - 24, 2016 , Outcalt Theatre

Mr. Wolf

written by Rajiv Joseph
directed by Giovanna Sardelli

Run time: 2:15 including intermission

In this new psychological mystery, a determined man believes the girl he raised is a prophet, and her estranged family attempts to reconnect, heal, and rebuild their world. Cleveland native Rajiv Joseph makes his CPH premiere with this haunting tale of adaptation and survival.

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From left to right: Jessica Dickey (Hana) and Juliet Brett (Theresa). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Rebecca Brooksher (Julie), Juliet Brett (Theresa), John de Lancie (Mr. Wolf), and Jessica Dickey (Hana). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Rebecca Brooksher (Julie), Juliet Brett (Theresa), John de Lancie (Mr. Wolf), and Jessica Dickey (Hana). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Juliet Brett (Theresa) and John de Lancie (Mr. Wolf). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

Juliet Brett (Theresa). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: John de Lancie (Mr. Wolf) and Juliet Brett (Theresa). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

John de Lancie (Mr. Wolf). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Juliet Brett (Theresa) and Rebecca Brooksher (Julie). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

Juliet Brett (Theresa). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Jessica Dickey (Hana) and Todd Cerveris (Michael). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

John de Lancie (Mr. Wolf). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

Rebecca Brooksher (Julie). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Juliet Brett (Theresa), Todd Cerveris (Michael), Rebecca Brooksher (Julie), and Jessica Dickey (Hana). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Rebecca Brooksher (Julie), Todd Cerveris (Michael), Juliet Brett (Theresa), and Jessica Dickey (Hana). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

Rebecca Brooksher (Julie). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Rebecca Brooksher (Julie) and Jessica Dickey (Hana). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

Jessica Dickey (Hana). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Juliet Brett (Theresa) and Todd Cerveris (Michael). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Juliet Brett (Theresa) and John de Lancie (Mr. Wolf). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Juliet Brett (Theresa) and John de Lancie (Mr. Wolf). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Todd Cerveris (Michael) and Rebecca Brooksher (Julie). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

Todd Cerveris (Michael). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

Todd Cerveris (Michael). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Juliet Brett (Theresa) and John de Lancie (Mr. Wolf). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: John de Lancie (Mr. Wolf) and Juliet Brett (Theresa). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Juliet Brett (Theresa) and John de Lancie (Mr. Wolf). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: John de Lancie (Mr. Wolf) and Juliet Brett (Theresa). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

Juliet Brett (Theresa). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Juliet Brett (Theresa) and John de Lancie (Mr. Wolf). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Juliet Brett (Theresa) and John de Lancie (Mr. Wolf). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

Juliet Brett (Theresa). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

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Juliet Brett

Juliet Brett

(Theresa) is making her Cleveland Play House debut. She was most recently seen off-Broadway in Desire, a collection of plays adapted from Tennessee Williams' short stories, by playwrights such as Beth Henley, John Guare and Rebecca Gilman. Other New York credits include What I Did Last Summer at the Signature more(Theresa) is making her Cleveland Play House debut. She was most recently seen off-Broadway in Desire, a collection of plays adapted from Tennessee Williams' short stories, by playwrights such as Beth Henley, John Guare and Rebecca Gilman. Other New York credits include What I Did Last Summer at the Signature Theatre and Beth Henley's The Jacksonian at The New Group with Ed Harris, Amy Madigan and Bill Pullman. Film credits include Mistress America, A Most Violent Year and Admission. On the web, Juliet plays Amy in Redheads Anonymous. Television credits includes Law & Order, Deadbeat and CSI:NY. Instagram and Twitter: @JulietBrett

Rebecca Brooksher

Rebecca Brooksher

(Julie) New York credits include: The Real Thing (Roundabout Theatre Company), Loot (Red Bull Theater), Dying City (Lincoln Center, Lortel nomination Best Actress), Love’s Labor’s Lost (The Public Theater), The Scariest (Bleecker Street Theater) and White People (Atlantic Stage 2). Recent regional credits include: Golden Age (John F. Kennedy Center more(Julie) New York credits include: The Real Thing (Roundabout Theatre Company), Loot (Red Bull Theater), Dying City (Lincoln Center, Lortel nomination Best Actress), Love’s Labor’s Lost (The Public Theater), The Scariest (Bleecker Street Theater) and White People (Atlantic Stage 2). Recent regional credits include: Golden Age (John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts), She Stoops to Conquer and Twelfth Night (McCarter Theatre Center), Monster at the Door (Alley Theatre), Period of Adjustment and Anna Christie (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey) and All My Sons (Barrington Stage Company). TV: Elementary, Love Monkey, Ugly Betty, The Confession; recurring roles on Happyish, The Good Wife, Canterbury’s Law and One Life to Live. Film: Cold Souls and The Muse. Juilliard graduate (Group 34).

Todd Cerveris

Todd Cerveris

(Michael) has toured Cleveland, and many other cities, in the national tours of Twelve Angry Men, Spring Awakening and War Horse. New York credits include the Broadway productions of South Pacific and Twentieth Century, as well as the Off-Broadway premieres of Almost, Maine, Southern Comfort, The Butcherhouse Chronicles, Somewhere, Someplace more(Michael) has toured Cleveland, and many other cities, in the national tours of Twelve Angry Men, Spring Awakening and War Horse. New York credits include the Broadway productions of South Pacific and Twentieth Century, as well as the Off-Broadway premieres of Almost, Maine, Southern Comfort, The Butcherhouse Chronicles, Somewhere, Someplace Else and Dick In London. Regional experience includes Arena Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Portland Stage and Actors’ Theater of Louisville. Film & television credits include Allegiance, One Bad Choice, White Collar, Nurse Jackie, One True Thing, Living and Dining and Law & Order. He joined London’s Actors Touring Company in Iphigenia: A Rave Fable at the Euripides Now! Festival in Greece and is co-author and lead performer of The Booth Variations (NYC/Edinburgh Festival Fringe). His work as a writer/director for The Woods, providing creative content for non-profits, has received three national Telly Awards, two ADDY awards, and a PRIME award.

John de Lancie

John de Lancie

(Mr. Wolf) Mr. de Lancie’s film credits include, in part: The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, The Fisher King, The Onion Field, Taking Care of Business, Fearless, Multiplicity, Women on Top, The Big Time, Reign on Me and Pathology. John has appeared in numerous television shows including; The Librarians, Torchwood, more(Mr. Wolf) Mr. de Lancie’s film credits include, in part: The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, The Fisher King, The Onion Field, Taking Care of Business, Fearless, Multiplicity, Women on Top, The Big Time, Reign on Me and Pathology. John has appeared in numerous television shows including; The Librarians, Torchwood, Breaking Bad, West Wing, Star Trek and Legend. He has been a member of American Shakespeare Company, The Seattle Repertory Theatre Company, South Coast Repertory, Mark Taper Forum and The Old Globe. In the world of music, Mr. de Lancie has performed with most of the major symphony orchestras in America, Canada and Australia. He was the host of the L.A. Philharmonic "Symphonies for Youth" as well as writer/director of "First Nights", a concert series at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Mr. de Lancie was co-owner, with Leonard Nimoy, of Alien Voices; a production company devoted to the dramatization of classic Sci-Fi. Mr. de Lancie has directed a number of operas as well as produced the Netflix documentary on the wonderful phenomenon of Bronies. John is an avid sailor, having recently completed a 12,000 mile voyage of the South Pacific in his own boat.

Jessica Dickey

Jessica Dickey

(Hana) is an award-winning actor and playwright most known for her one woman show The Amish Project, which opened at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater to great acclaim from audiences and critics alike and continues to be produced around the country, just completing a run at Guthrie Theatre. Selected recent acting credits more(Hana) is an award-winning actor and playwright most known for her one woman show The Amish Project, which opened at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater to great acclaim from audiences and critics alike and continues to be produced around the country, just completing a run at Guthrie Theatre. Selected recent acting credits include Sam Hunter's play Pocatello at Playwrights Horizons, the Broadway production of Wit, Proof at McCarter Theatre Center, Hit The Wall at Barrow Street Theatre and the Bekah Brunstetter premiere of Miss Lilly Gets Boned with Studio 42. On television she was recently seen on Shades of Blue, The Big C, Law & Order and the Lifetime movie Amish Grace. She is a proud new member of the exclusive New Dramatists (a playwright residency in NYC) and a board member of The New Harmony Project. jessicadickey.com

Amy Clark

(Costume Designer) Broadway designs: A Night with Janis Joplin and Chaplin (Drama Desk and Outer Critic’s Circle Nominations). Off-Broadway designs: Stupid F*&#! Bird, The Ding Dong, Heathers the Musical, Cagney, Unlock’d, Animals out of Paper, All That Intimacy, Jayson with a Y, Dreams of The Washer King, Apple more(Costume Designer) Broadway designs: A Night with Janis Joplin and Chaplin (Drama Desk and Outer Critic’s Circle Nominations). Off-Broadway designs: Stupid F*&#! Bird, The Ding Dong, Heathers the Musical, Cagney, Unlock’d, Animals out of Paper, All That Intimacy, Jayson with a Y, Dreams of The Washer King, Apple Cove and Dramatis Personae. Other selected designs: Vocalosity, Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus presents Circus Extreme ’15 and Legend’s ’14 and On Your Toes. Regional: Goodman Theatre, Alley Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Hartford Stage, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Bay Street Theater, Goodspeed Musicals, The Muny, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Hartford Theaterworks, Barrington Stage Company and Portland Stage. Awarded the 2012 Theatre Hall of Fame Emerging Artists fellowship. Amy received her MFA from NYU. Amyclarkdesign.com

John Godbout

(Stage Manager) was Cleveland Play House's resident stage manager from 2001 to 2008 and returned to CPH in the fall of 2011. This past summer, he returned for season 2 of Tantrum Theater in Dublin, Ohio to stage manage Caroline, or Change. John has also stage managed at North more(Stage Manager) was Cleveland Play House's resident stage manager from 2001 to 2008 and returned to CPH in the fall of 2011. This past summer, he returned for season 2 of Tantrum Theater in Dublin, Ohio to stage manage Caroline, or Change. John has also stage managed at North Shore Music Theatre, Capital Repertory Theatre, The Weston Playhouse, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Northern Stage, and Seaside Music Theatre.

Rajiv Joseph

(Playwright) is the author of the Broadway play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, which was a 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama and was also awarded a grant for Outstanding New American Play by the National Endowment for the Arts. His other plays include Guards at the Taj, The more(Playwright) is the author of the Broadway play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, which was a 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama and was also awarded a grant for Outstanding New American Play by the National Endowment for the Arts. His other plays include Guards at the Taj, The North Pool, Gruesome Playground Injuries, Animals Out of Paper and The Lake Effect. His plays have been translated and produced world-wide. Rajiv has written for television and film and is the librettist for the upcoming opera, Shalimar the Clown, adapted from the novel of the same name by Salman Rushdie, which will have its premiere at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis in 2016. He has been awarded artistic grants from the Whiting Foundation, United States Artists and the Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. Rajiv is a graduate of Cleveland Heights High School (class of ’92) and he received his B.A. in Creative Writing from Miami University and his M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He served for three years in the Peace Corps in Senegal and now lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Dan Kluger

(Sound Designer and Composer) produces music and sound design for theatre and film. He recently did the orchestrations for Daniel Fish’s Oklahoma! at Bard SummerScape. Other credits include: NEW YORK: The North Pool, Somewhere Fun (Vineyard Theatre), Tribes, Hit the Wall (Barrow Street Theatre), The Mystery of Love and Sex, more(Sound Designer and Composer) produces music and sound design for theatre and film. He recently did the orchestrations for Daniel Fish’s Oklahoma! at Bard SummerScape. Other credits include: NEW YORK: The North Pool, Somewhere Fun (Vineyard Theatre), Tribes, Hit the Wall (Barrow Street Theatre), The Mystery of Love and Sex, Nikolai and the Others (Lincoln Center), Marjorie Prime, Iowa, Your Mother’s Copy of the Kama Sutra (Playwrights Horizons), Significant Other, The common Pursuit, (Roundabout Theatre Company), Lost Girls, The Nether, The Village Nothing (Atlantic Theater Company), You Got Older (PAGE 73 Productions), How to Make Friends and then Kill Them, The Few, Ode to Joy, The Correspondent (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater). REGIONAL: The Old Globe, Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Pig Iron Theatre Company, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, People’s Light, American Players Theatre. danielkluger.com

Timothy R. Mackabee

(Scenic Designer) Cleveland Play House: Mr. Wolf and Fairfield. Broadway: The Elephant Man and Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth. Off-Broadway: Heathers, Gigantic (Vineyard Theatre), Luce (Lincoln Center Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (The Public Theater), Guards at the Taj, Our New Girl (Atlantic Theater Company), and Important Hats of the Twentieth more(Scenic Designer) Cleveland Play House: Mr. Wolf and Fairfield. Broadway: The Elephant Man and Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth. Off-Broadway: Heathers, Gigantic (Vineyard Theatre), Luce (Lincoln Center Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (The Public Theater), Guards at the Taj, Our New Girl (Atlantic Theater Company), and Important Hats of the Twentieth Century (Manhattan Theatre Club). Regional: American Conservatory Theater San Francisco, Center Stage Baltimore, Ford’s Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Dallas Theatre Center, Syracuse Stage, Yale Repertory Theatre, Philadelphia Theater Company, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Studio Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Geva Theatre Center, The Old Globe, South Coast Repertory and Williamstown Theatre Festival. Film/TV: Gotham, Smash, The Today Show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth andMargot at the Wedding. Education: North Carolina School of the Arts and Yale School of Drama. timothymackabeedesign.com

Giovanna Sardelli

Giovanna Sardelli

(Director) is happy to return to CPH where she directed the critically acclaimed productions of Mr. Wolf by Rajiv Joseph and The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez. Sardelli is an award-winning director who has worked on numerous plays by Rajiv Joseph (over 10 productions), including the recent West Coast premiere more(Director) is happy to return to CPH where she directed the critically acclaimed productions of Mr. Wolf by Rajiv Joseph and The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez. Sardelli is an award-winning director who has worked on numerous plays by Rajiv Joseph (over 10 productions), including the recent West Coast premiere of his play Guards at the Taj which was selected by TheatreMania as one of its Favorite Regional Productions of 2015. Sardelli has also directed world premieres of plays by Theresa Rebeck, Lynn Rosen, Joe Gilford, Jeff Augustine, Lauren Yee and Zoe Kazan among others. She has worked off-Broadway at Cherry Lane Theatre, Second Stage Theatre, Vineyard Theatre, The Playwrights Realm, Women’s Project Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre and Roundabout Theatre Company. She has directed numerous productions for Dorset Theatre Festival, where she is the Resident Director, Barrington Stage Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Old Globe, Hartford Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Hudson Stage Company, San Francisco Playhouse and TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. Sardelli works extensively with new plays and has been part of The Lark Play Development Center since it was formed. She has also developed plays at the Sundance Theatre Lab, The O’Neill Theater Center, Playwrights’ Center, New York Stage & Film, Ensemble Studio Theatre and many other places. Giovanna spent several years on the faculty of the Dance Department and the Graduate Acting Program of NYU, the program from which she received her MFA. She is also a graduate of their Director’s Lab. Though she is based in NYC, Sardelli is the Director of New Works for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.

Gina Scherr

(Lighting Designer ) Recent credits include Diner (Delaware Theatre Company), Lives of Reason (Two River Theatre), On Golden Pond (Bucks County Playhouse) and Awake and Sing for National Asian American Theater Company (The Public Theater). New York designs include productions at Roundabout Underground, New York City Center, Women’s Project Theater, more(Lighting Designer ) Recent credits include Diner (Delaware Theatre Company), Lives of Reason (Two River Theatre), On Golden Pond (Bucks County Playhouse) and Awake and Sing for National Asian American Theater Company (The Public Theater). New York designs include productions at Roundabout Underground, New York City Center, Women’s Project Theater, The Kitchen, Merce Cunningham, Alvin Ailey, Performance Space 122, La MaMa, Clubbed Thumb, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Company XIV and The New School. Regional credits include productions at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Old Globe, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, Yale Repertory Theatre and Yale Baroque Opera Project. Gina is a member of Wingspace Theatrical Design. MFA: Yale School of Drama.

Wigs and Whiskers

(Wig Design) owned and operated by Mary Schilling-Martin and Caitie Martin; provides wig, hair and specialty makeup services to performing arts organizations and educational institutions around the country. Their motto is: “To hair is human, to wig divine.” Local credits include Cleveland Play House, Great Lakes Theater, Dobama Theatre, Case more(Wig Design) owned and operated by Mary Schilling-Martin and Caitie Martin; provides wig, hair and specialty makeup services to performing arts organizations and educational institutions around the country. Their motto is: “To hair is human, to wig divine.” Local credits include Cleveland Play House, Great Lakes Theater, Dobama Theatre, Case Western Reserve University, Baldwin Wallace University, and Cleveland Opera Theatre. Regional credits include The Goodman Theatre, Old Globe Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Great Lakes Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Marriott Theatre, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Victory Gardens, Theatre at the Center, American Theatre Company, Chicago Theatre for Young Audiences, Lyric Opera Works, Northwestern University, Roosevelt University in Chicago, University of California at San Diego, San Diego State University, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

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