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Oregon's Oldest Continuous Community Theatre

Barnstormers Theatre creates and performs quality collaborative inspiring theater art that is accessible and affordable, with a special focus on encouraging and developing new talent from our community.





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Regular admission: $15
Groups of 10 or more: $12 each; one payment only

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DIRECTORS NOTES:

KEITH FULLER - DIRECTOR

I love this play. Murder mystery and detective stories were abundant in my childhood library. Those led me to enjoy the film noir movies of the 40’s and 50’s, while my T.V. served up a healthy dose of Alfred Hitchcock and The Twilight Zone. So, it is no wonder that I am in awe of this script. Deathtrap is filled with mystery, suspense, dark humor, witty dialogue, and thrilling action. To top it off, there are great characters to bring this story to life. Did I mention the plot twists? There are more than a few of those, and I beg you not to divulge them to those who haven’t yet seen the play.
The author, Ira Levin, has written such thriller classics as “A Kiss Before Dying”, “Rosemary’s Baby”, “The Boys From Brazil”, and “The Stepford Wives”. His screenplay for “No Time For Sergeants” showed that he also possessed a great comic wit. Deathtrap holds the record as the longest-running comedy-thriller on Broadway. Alas, we are given but three weeks to present this classic, so I hope each performance will be played to a packed house of patrons sitting on the edge of their seats.
You will see a first class cast on stage, but they are just the tip of the iceberg in this production. Besides your humble director, there is a wealth of talent behind the scenes: Stage Manager and Assistant; light, sound, set, and costume designers; light and sound operators; backstage crew; props and set builders. We would also be lost without the help of our theatre manager and the other much appreciated community volunteers; box office personnel, hosts, clean-up crew, and art procurers. I urge you to scour this program and appreciate all the wonderful people who have made this show possible.


CAST & CREW

JARED MCLEAN – CLIFFORD ANDERSON

Deathtrap is Jared's first Barnstormers production in nearly a decade. He last took the Barnstormers stage in the 2004-2005 season in “The Importance of Being Earnest”, “Out of the Frying Pan”, and “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)”. Since then, Jared attended the University of Oregon for his Theatre Arts degree where he portrayed Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Orlando in As You Like It, and Jerry in The Zoo Story. After a few years and a few short-films in New York, Jared recently returned to Grants Pass, and has eagerly anticipated getting involved with Barnstormers once again.

RONDA BAGELY – MYRA BRUHL

Ronda was last seen on the Barnstormers stage as Mrs. Webb in Our Town. Other roles include Felicia in “I Hate Hamlet”, Sylvia in “Sylvia”, Rita in “Rocket Man”, and Truvy in “Steel Magnolias”. Ronda is a long time Rogue Valley resident who works at Table Rock Elementary School as an instructional assistant. She enjoys, gardening, scrapbooking, knitting... but mostly being in the theatre - on the stage, behind the scenes, or in the seats, it's all magical! She hopes you all enjoy the twists and turns of this wonderful show!

STEVE CHRONINGER – PORTER MILGRIM

Steve is very grateful for the opportunity to work with such a wonderful cast and crew. His past shows include Barnstormer’s “Scrooge, The Musical” and RMT’s “Young Frankenstein, The Musical”. Steve loves to act, sing and dance, especially in the creative and supportive theatre community here in Grants Pass. He sings bass with 3 Rivers Chorale and works for Josephine Community Libraries. He thanks his wife for encouraging him to always follow his dreams. Enjoy!

MICHAEL MEYER – SIDNEY BRUHL

Michael has lived in the Rogue Valley since 1989, appearing in productions at OSF, Actor's Theatre, Studio X, Oregon Stage Works, Camelot Theatre, Ashland Community Theatre, Theatre Convivio and now, Barnstormers. He started his professional career doing Summer Stock at Michigan's Barn Theatre where he sang with fellow apprentice, Jonathan Larson of "Rent". He earned a BFA from Stephens College in Columbia, MO. Yes, it's still a women's college. He was nominated as Ashland Community Theatre's Artistic Director by then-President Daniel Grossbard and held the position for seven years. He has appeared in several movies shot in Oregon, including “Besetment” and “Beach Blanket Frankenstein”, both being released soon.

LIA DUGAL – HELGA TEN DORP

Lia Dugal is a theatre and film actress, appearing in 2013's “Tomb With A View” as Dora Tomb at Barnstormer's Theatre, as well as in Theatre Convivio's “Light Sensitive” as Edna Miles. Last year she played Annette Raleigh in TFTM's “God of Carnage” and the March Hare in Theatre Convivio's “Alice In Wonderland”. She worked on two films last summer, “Beach Blanket Frankenstein” and “Sael Away”. She would like to thank her director, Keith Fuller, for trusting her with this part, her best friend, Michael Meyer, her cast and crew, and her mentors, Jimmy, Christine, John, and Fernando.

RUTH SEARS – STAGE MANAGER/ASST. DIRECTOR/COSTUME DESIGNER

Ruth has been involved with theater for many years. She has costumed plays for the Santa Cruz Children's Theater, Heartland Dance, Stardust, One Eleven Theater, Rogue Music Theater, Connect the Dots, and Barnstormers. Ruth has performed in the annual Heartland Dance production for the past 18 years, and appeared on the Barnstormer stage in 70, Girls, 70. Her previous experience with Stage Managing includes Stillpoint's Nutcracker, and Mawg Toye's original musical, Starship Fantasy Moon Cruise. Ruth is also a member of the Josephine County Search & Rescue Rope Rescue Team. It has been a pleasure working with this cast, under the direction of the talented Keith Fuller.

BRIAN WILLIAMS – ASST. STAGE MGR – LEAD SET CONSTRUCTION

Brian is new to theater, having stumbled into the role of Angus, in Barnstormers' recent production of Macbeth. Brian moved to Grants Pass from Chicago very recently, and is thoroughly enjoying Oregon. . In his mundane life, Brian is a master carpenter. He is also a new member of Josephine County Search & Rescue. Brian found it remarkable that there are over 400 hours of preparation in the next 2 hours you are about to see. It has been his pleasure to watch this amazing cast breathe life into this play. Remember to tip these people, it's cheaper than cable and they deserve it!

KEITH FULLER – DIRECTOR – SOUND DESIGNER

Keith has directed three previous Barnstormer’s productions: “Relatively Speaking”, “Trap For A Lonely Man”, and “Done To Death”. He is delighted to be at the helm again with this talented cast and crew. Recent Barnstormer appearances include The Sheriff in “Trip To Bountiful”, Marley in “Scrooge The Musical”, and Big Daddy in “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof”. Keith has also worked as an actor, musical director and voice coach with other Oregon theatre companies including RMT, Camelot, and Stardust. He is the resident sound designer for Barnstormers and can be heard daily as “Kuzin Keith” on KRRM 94.7 FM.



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