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It is precisely Mr. Guare’s willingness to free associate in language, theatrical style and
content that makes his work sing.” - The New York Times
3 KINDS OF EXILE
by JOHN GUARE
directed by NEIL PEPE
Linda Gross Theater, 336 W 20th St.
With arresting theatricality, humor and great psychological insight, John Guare probes the lives of an exiled actress, a writer and a mysterious traveler. In 3 Kinds of Exile, he weaves the stories of three real émigrés from Czechoslovakia and Poland into a riveting and dramatic tapestry; probing the meaning of home, identity and how we carry the past with us.
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ALISON CIMMET (Ensemble / Funiage) Broadway: The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Violet); Bonnie & Clyde (Stella); Baby, It’s You! (standby for Beth Leavel); A Tale of Two Cities (Mrs. Cruncher). NYC and regional favorites: Tiffany in My Wonderful Day (Two River Theater Company); Peach the Starfish in Finding Nemo-The Musical (Disney workshop, original cast recording); Sally Cato in Mame (starring Christine Baranski, Kennedy Center); Ostrovsky (starring Kevin Kline, Manhattan Theatre Club reading); She Loves Me (Westport Country Playhouse); Viola in Twelfth Night (Prince Music Theater). Film: March!, Conventioneers and Chasing Taste. TV: “Are We There Yet?” Training: Brown University, Tanglewood Music Institute, Cay Michael Patten Studios and Upright Citizens Brigade. Thanks to Steve, Rosen, Gage, Dad, David, Max and Gavin. For Mom. www.AlisonCimmet.com
JOHN GUARE (Playwright, A/Elzbieta Erased). Plays include A Free Man of Color (Pulitzer Prize finalist), Lydie Breeze, The House of Blue Leaves (NY Drama Critics Circle Award); Six Degrees of Separation (NY Drama Critics Circle Award; Olivier Award, Best Play); Landscape of the Body; Two Gentlemen of Verona (Tony Award). Atlantic City (Oscar nomination, Venice Film Festival Best Film). 2003 PEN Master Dramatist Award; 2004 Gold Medal in Drama, American Academy of Arts and Letters; 2005 Obie Sustained Excellence. He has taught playwriting at Yale, Harvard, Princeton, NYU and Juilliard. Council, member Dramatists Guild; co-editor of the Lincoln Center Theater Review.
JEFFREY KUHN (Ensemble/Funiage). Broadway: Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps (Clown 1), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Sir Bedevere), Wicked (Boq), Assassins (Giuseppe Zangara, Tony Award for Best Musical Revival), original cast of Ragtime. Off-Broadway: Silence! The Musical (Dr. Chilton), Southern Comfort (Maxwell). Regional: An Enemy of the People (CENTERSTAGE); Next Fall (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Theatre); Sea of Tranquility (Old Globe); Around the World in 80 Days (Pittsburgh Public); I Am My Own Wife (Stageworks); The Story of My Life (CanStage; Dora nomination); The Fourth Wall (Alliance); The Pavilion; Dirty Blonde; (Cincinnati Playhouse); Love’s Labour’s Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Antony and Cleopatra, The Illusion, Timon of Athens, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); Nothing Sacred (Winter Garden); The Lion King (Princess of Wales). National tour: The Who’s Tommy (Cousin Kevin). TV: “Nothing Sacred,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Gotti,” “Earth: Final Conflict” and the web series Submissions Only.
JACQUELYN LANDGRAF (Ensemble/ Funiage). Atlantic debut. Recently performedin the Drama Desk-nominated The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill, Vol. 1: Early Plays/Lost Plays (Arena Stage, Barrow St., Kraine). Named the 2012 Theater Artist-in-Residence at the Invisible Dog, to develop the US premiere of Blue-s-cat by Koffi Kwahulé, translated by Chantal Bilodeau. From 2005–2011, ensemble member and co-artistic director of The New York Neo-Futurists, writer/performers of the long-running signature show Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (Caffe Cino Award, multiple NY Innovative Theater Awards). Other NY theatre: Susan Marshall’s Sawdust Palace (92nd St. Y), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Pipeline), The Maids (WOW Café) and 365 Days/365 Plays (The Public). B.F.A. Drama, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Proud alumna and faculty member of the Atlantic Acting School.
PETER MALONEY (Captain/Father/Funiage). Twenty plays at Atlantic including The New York Idea, Bottom of the World and The Voysey Inheritance. Recently: Shelley Levene in Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross, Clarence and Old Man Potter in It’s a Wonderful Life, Antonio in Much Ado About Nothing. Atlantic: Leavings, The Room, Hobson’s Choice, The Water Engine, Mr. Happiness, The Duck Variations, Down the Shore and The Dadshuttle. Broadway: West Side Story; Arcadia, Carousel, Six Degrees of Separation, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Dinner at Eight and Our Town (Lincoln Center Theater); Judgment at Nuremberg; Stanley; Poor Murderer; Hughie. Member: Joseph Chaikin’s Open Theater, appearing here and in Europe in The Serpent, Terminal and End Game. Film: 50 films including Boiler Room, Requiem for a Dream, The Crucible, JFK, Washington Square. Television: Uncle Red on “Rescue Me.” Writer: Witness and Leash (part of his Abu Ghraib Triptych), which have been published in Best American Short Plays. Member: Atlantic Theater, Actors Studio, Irish Repertory Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre.