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Directing Resume

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Production Information

Lettice and Lovage

By PETER SHAFFER

Directed by Gregg W. Brevoort

Merc Playhouse
TWISP, WA

Design / Production Team

Set Design

Lighting Designer

Stage Manager

Gregg W. Brevoort

Egon Steinebach

Jeremy Lindholm

CAST

Lettice Douffet


Tourists


 

Surly Man
Lotte Schoen
Miss Framer
Mr. Bardolph

Jane Pappidas


Renda Grim
Aristides Pappidas
Kathleen Chavey-Reynaud


Jeremy Lindholm
Carolanne Steinebach
Renda Grim
Damon Abdallah

Reviews

METHOW VALLEY NEWS
Serious Comedy
Comedy touches on truth and beauty, loneliness and alienation

– “Gregg W. Brevoort, who previously directed The Drawer Boy at the Merc, returns from Los Angeles to lend his directorial vision to the production.”

– “Particularly Entertaining ... Remarkable ... Funny and Sympathetic ...”

– “Touches on some serious ideas, such as the meaning of authenticity and of beauty ... It also provides a window into loneliness and alienation, particularly for people who, whether because of age or interests, feel left behind by society and the pace of change.”

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  • In addition to glowing reviews, Gregg Brevoort's production of Lettice and Lovage has broken all box office and attendance records in the Merc Playhouse's 10 year history!

 

PROGRAM NOTES

When Carolanne first asked me to direct Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage – I remember thinking that it was an unlikely follow-up to The Drawer Boy, my last project here at the Merc Playhouse. The two plays couldn't seem to be more different.

Of course, during our rehearsals here in Twisp, I have learned just how much the two plays actually share. Both plays revolve around the theatrical imagination and storytelling - and how the burdens and troubles of our world, whether societal or personal, can be assuaged or even remedied by ... well, the theatre. Creativity and Imagination are mighty and powerful tools. The need to tell stories is an ancient drive, one that brings us all together. It can be subversive and healing all at the same time.

As Shakespeare’s Richard II puts it, we sit on the ground and tell sad stories of the death of Kings. Not just Kings, of course, but men and women of all conditions, as Lettice Douffet relates the theme.

It is a basic, essential idea - and one that the Merc's audiences certainly seem to welcome and understand. I find it thrilling to see so much artistic activity here in the Methow Valley, whether it is the playhouse, the chamber music festival or the happy prevalence of so much folk and visual art. Such creativity and imagination! It is a staple of a nurturing and healthy life.

… And the best protection against a life of "the Mere.”

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