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On Borrowed Time

September 14, 2013 - October 13, 2013

By Paul Osborn
Directed by Joel Grey

Rechnitz Theater

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Tony and Academy Award-winner Joel Grey directs On Borrowed Time, a magical fantasy about the love between a little boy and his Gramps. When Death himself pays them a visit in the form of a man named Mr. Brink, Gramps outwits him—trapping Brink in a tree and refusing to let him down. This too-rarely-seen American masterpiece is ripe for rediscovery.


Joel Grey won Tony and Academy Awards for his performance as the iconic Emcee in Cabaret; he is one of only nine actors to be honored with both awards for the same role.

With Two River’s production, Grey will revisit the play in which he made his debut as an actor at the age of 9.

Paul Osborn’s other works include the play Morning’s at Seven and film adaptations of East of Eden and South Pacific. 



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Oakes Fegley
Oakes Fegley


Oakes Fegley (Pud), age 8, is thrilled to be working with Joel Grey and such an accomplished cast and crew at Two River Theater! Earlier this summer he played Chicken Soup in Really Rosie at the Bucks County Playhouse. He played Tiny Tim twice, an urchin and Turkey Boy in A Christmas Carol at Civic Theatre back home in Allentown, PA. He plays Paul in the soon-to-be-released film Fort Bliss. Other film credits include This Is Where I Leave You (Young Judd), Prism (Young Bryan), The Truth About Lies (Boy), Glass (Boy), and Children of the Moon (Michael) a short film in which he got to act with his father. He has had an amazing time at Two River and will cherish this experience for the rest of his life.

Alexander Garfin
Alexander Garfin


Alexander Garfin (Boy) is honored to be working with Joel Grey and the amazing cast and crew of On Borrowed Time! At 9 years old, Alex is a veteran of the Yorkville Theatre Company on New York City’s Upper East Side. Alex played Charlie in the group’s 2013 production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Alex has been in two episodes of Law & Order: SVU, the movie Salt with Angelina Jolie, and a bunch of commercials. Thank you to Yorkville Theater Company Artistic Director Scott Laughead; Robyn and Ashley at Nouveaux Talent; Grandma Dale and his brother Max, dad Jeff, and mom Karin. And special thanks to my buddy Oakes! There's nothing better than jumping on couches and climbing apple trees with you.

Brian Gildea
Brian Gildea


Brian Gildea (Workman) is thrilled to be in the company directed by Joel Grey, working with a great cast and crew. His most recent stage performance was playing Eddie in Lost in Yonkers directed by Brian Drillinger. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA and has a few film and TV projects coming out. Follow him on Thanks to family and friends for your support.

Brian Michael Hoffman
Brian Michael Hoffman

Mr. Grimes

Brian Michael Hoffman (Mr. Grimes) starred as Horton in the acclaimed Off-Broadway revival and cast recording of Seussical and has performed in regional productions/national tours of The Browning Version (Taplow), Fortinbras (Polonius), 25th Annual…Spelling Bee (Barfée), The Wizard of Oz (Cowardly Lion), Assassins (Czolgosz), Threepenny Opera (Filch), Edwin Drood (Chairman), Jacques Brel and As Thousands Cheer at theaters such as Syracuse Stage, Pioneer Theatre, MTW, Sacramento Music Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, NCT, Lyric Theatre OKC, Maine State, Connecticut Rep, and Chicago’s Paramount and Marriott Lincolnshire. This Baltimore School for the Arts & Syracuse University grad led a barbershop quartet at Tokyo Disney Sea in Japan for three years, has performed in over 1,900 performances of Annie (some with Broadway’s original redhead, Andrea McArdle!), can be heard on the Annie: 30th Anniversary and Annie 2 cast recordings and the soundtrack to Cuba Gooding Jr.’s new film Carry Me Home, and happily works with 2011 Tony Award honoree William Berloni and his pups on Broadway (Legally Blonde, The Royal Family). Many thanks to Joel, Bill and everyone at Two River for this incredible opportunity.

Robert Hogan
Robert Hogan


Robert Hogan (Gramps) Broadway: A Few Good Men (Capt. Matthew Markinson), Hamlet (Ghost of Hamlet’s Father). Off-Broadway: Blood and Gifts, Luck of the Irish (Lincoln Center), Never the Sinner (Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actor), Waiting for Lefty (dir. Joanne Woodward), Further Than the Furthest Thing (Manhattan Theatre Club), Boy (Primary Stages), Murder in the First, Rainbow Kiss, Romania Kiss Me (59E59), What Didn’t Happen, On the Bum (Playwrights Horizons), Baby Dance (Lucille Lortel), Hope Is the Thing With Feathers (Drama Dept.), Rutherford & Son (Mint Theater), Mourning Becomes Electra, Accomplices (New Group), In the Western Garden (EST), Major Crimes, Lighting Up the Two-Year-Old (Actors Studio Free Theatre) and Abe Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party. Regional: Moon for the Misbegotten (Arena Stage, Helen Hayes Award nom. for Best Actor), William Kennedy’s Grandview (Capitol Rep), The Master Builder (Yale Rep), Uncle Vanya (Bard), Robbers (Long Wharf), Indolent Boys (Syracuse Stage), Ty Cobb (Chautauqua). Film: Too Big to Fail, Welcome to Academia, Species II, Lady in Red, Sweet Land, Prince Jack, Maze, Michael Crichton’s Westworld and Hamburger: The Motion Picture. TV: The Wire, Law & Order, L&O: Criminal Intent, L&O: SVU, Hill Street Blues, Cosby, M*A*S*H, Batman (Role: Greatest Pitcher in the World), and over 150 primetime shows. Bob is married to author Mary Hogan whose latest novel, Two Sisters (William Morrow), will be published spring 2014.

Betsy Hogg
Betsy Hogg

Marcia Giles

Betsy Hogg (Marcia Giles) is thrilled to make her Two River Theater debut. She proudly played Molly Aster in the closing company of Peter and the Starcatcher on Broadway. Other B’way: Fiddler on the Roof, The Crucible. National Tour: Show Boat. Off-B'way/Regional: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (The New Group), Summer of '42 (Bucks County Playhouse), A Maze (NYSAF), The Crucible (Barrington Stage Co.). TV/Film: Onion SportsDome, Law & Order: SVU, The Missing Person, Rocket Science. Proud Northwestern graduate and AEA member. If you’d like to hear her read a book, check out

Patrick Husted
Patrick Husted

Mr. Pilbeam

Patrick Husted (Mr. Pilbeam) played Dr. Bob in the Off Broadway premiere of Bill W. and Dr. Bob, about the two men who founded Alcoholics Anonymous during the Great Depression. Also in New York City he played Dr. Kelekian in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit, and worked with Arthur Miller on his remake of The American Clock at the Signature Theatre. His regional theater credits of over 150 productions across the country include the central character in Arthur Miller’s last play Resurrection Blues. Film credits include Tim Robbins’ The Cradle Will Rock with Bill Murray, Blow with Ray Liotta, and Neil Jordan’s film The Brave One with Jodie Foster. He has guest starred in numerous episodic television shows and the television movie For One More Day with Michael Imperioli and Ellen Burstyn. He can be seen in the upcoming film The Immigrant with Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cotillard. Patrick is the author of the memoir, Excavating Pieces: An American Childhood.

Diane Kagan
Diane Kagan


Diane Kagan (Granny) played Mrs. Pierce in Mildred Pierce (HBO) with Kate Winslet and appeared in Julie & Julia with Meryl Streep and Merchant Ivory’s Mr. and Mrs. Bridge with Paul Newman. She recently appeared in the National Company of the Pulitzer-winning play Wit. On Broadway, she was standby for Angela Lansbury in Deuce and starred in Tennessee Williams’ Vieux Carré, after which she played Blanche DuBois in the 30th anniversary production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Other Broadway: The Chinese Prime Minister, Any Wednesday, Hedda Gabler, and A Doll’s House. Off-Broadway includes: Enrico IV (Roundabout), starring as Zelda Fitzgerald in Clothes for a Summer Hotel (York), Ladyhouse Blues (Playwrights Horizons), and many roles at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater and Lincoln Center. Regional credits include Suddenly, Last Summer (Triad Stage) and the one-woman show Hannah Pixley (Barrington Stage). She starred in the film In the Gloaming and can be seen in Jacob’s Ladder, White Man’s Burden, and Meet Joe Black. TV includes Huey Long, A Circle of Children, Barn Burning, The Art of Crime, Mother Seton, Follow the River, Sins of the City, Grace and Glory, and many appearances on Law & Order. Also a playwright, Diane is a member of New Dramatists, Dramatists Guild, and The Women’s Project. Her plays have been produced at Manhattan Theatre Club, La MaMa, and the WPA; Lucille Lortel produced her play Marvelous Brown on Theatre Row and Gian Carlo Menotti produced the world premiere of The Corridor at Spoleto USA. Her first book of fiction Who Won Second Place at Omaha? is published by Random House.

Tom Nelis
Tom Nelis

Mr. Brink

Tom Nelis (Mr. Brink) Broadway: Enron, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, Aida. Off Broadway: Passion, Orlando (Classic Stage); Road Show, Richard III, Henry IV, title role in Henry VI, The Merchant of Venice, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Public Theater); Doris to Darlene (Playwrights Horizons); Iphigenia 2.0, Hot ‘N’ Throbbing, (Signature); The Broken Heart, The Jew of Malta, The Merchant of Venice (TFANA, RSC); Septimus and Clarissa (Ripe Time); Oscar Wilde in Gross Indecencies (Minetta Lane); Hot Mouth (MTC); Pearls for Pigs (Richard Foreman/World Tour); Ahab in Laurie Anderson’s Songs and Stories from Moby Dick (BAM/World Tour); Trojan Women/A Love Story, Strange Feet, Another Person Is a Foreign Country (En Garde Arts); The Blue Sky is a Curse (The Talking Band); Dionysus (Suzuki Company of Toga); Lilith (New York City Opera). Regional theaters throughout the country. Mr. Nelis is a founding member of SITI Company and as such has appeared in Cafe Variations; Antigone; Under Construction; Score; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; War of the Worlds; bobraushenbergamerica; The Radio Play; Going, Going, Gone; The Medium; Orestes, and American Document with The Martha Graham Dance Company. He teaches Suzuki and Viewpoints training for SITI and is on the faculty of Barnard College. Awards: OBIE (The Medium), Drama League nomination (Score), San Diego Critics Ensemble Award (WINTERTIME), Barrymore Nomination (CANDIDE). MFA, UC San Diego.

Angela Reed
Angela Reed

Demetria Riffle

Angela Reed (Demetria Riffle) is pleased to be making her debut at Two River Theater. Her credits include the Broadway productions of The Country Girl, Rock ’n’ Roll, and The Rainmaker and the first national tours of War Horse and Spring Awakening. Off-Broadway, she has worked with Mint Theater, Keen Company, TACT, Classic Stage Company, and Primary Stages. Regionally, Ms. Reed has appeared in August: Osage County (The Old Globe), The Whale, After Ashley and Map of Heaven (Denver Center), Time Stands Still (Pittsburgh City Theatre), Rabbit Hole (Cleveland Play House), Olly's Prison (A.R.T.), Talley's Folly (Pasadena Playhouse, Arizona Theatre Company, and Dorset Theatre Festival), The Real Thing and Crimes of the Heart (Syracuse Stage), Proof (Coconut Grove), Three Sisters and Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Thornton Wilder Short Plays (Baltimore CenterStage), Ordinary Nation (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), Camille (Round House Theatre), Women Who Steal (Merrimack Rep), The Herbal Bed (Indiana Rep), and How I Learned to Drive, Angels in America, Othello, The Triumph of Love, Dracula, and In Her Sight (Actors Theatre of Louisville). Her television credits include Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Third Watch, Blue Bloods, and The Good Wife.



Snickers (Betty) was rescued by her owner and guardian William Berloni in January of 2001 from the Cairn Terrier Rescue Group of Connecticut. She was given up because her family didn’t have enough time for her. She made her professional debut in The Wizard of Oz in Fort Worth, TX at the Casa Mañana Theatre in 2001 and made her Broadway debut in 2009 at Madison Square Garden in the National Tour of The Wizard of Oz. Since her humble beginnings, she has been delighting audiences all over the country in the role of “Toto.” As the Grande Dame of Theatrical Animals, she is thrilled to be playing Betty and honored to be working with Mr. Joel Grey.

Steven Skybell
Steven Skybell

Dr. Evans

Steven Skybell (Dr. Evans) returns to Two River, where he was previously seen in The Electric Baby, Much Ado About Nothing, and Candida. Broadway: Pal Joey; Wicked; The Full Monty; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Café Crown; Ah, Wilderness!. Off-Broadway includes: Antigone in New York (Obie Award); Love’s Labor’s Lost (The Public); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Galileo, and The Age of Iron (all CSC); The Lesson (Atlantic); The Controversy (The Public), What Didn’t Happen (Playwrights Horizons); numerous Shakespeare productions at the Delacorte, The Public, and Theatre for a New Audience. Regional credits include Arthur in Camelot (Helen Hayes nomination); title roles in Uncle Vanya (McCarter/La Jolla) and Hamlet (California Shakespeare); Berkshire Theatre Festival; Westport Country Playhouse; former company member of American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, Mass.; inaugural season of Shakespeare’s Globe, London (PBS Great Performances). BBC radio drama: The Day That Lehman Died (Peabody Award). TV/Film: 666 Park Avenue, Elementary, Law & Order, Sex and the City, All My Children, Simply Irresistible, Cradle Will Rock, Tom and Francie.

Lorenzo Villanueva
Lorenzo Villanueva


Lorenzo Villanueva (Workman) is a recent graduate of Montclair State University where he received his BFA in theater. He feels fortunate to return to Two River Theater for his third time after four years. He is excited to be a part of this production, and honored to work with such talented individuals. Some past shows included Cloud 9 (Harry/Martin), Equus (horse ensemble), Romeo and Juliet (Paris), and Melissa Arctic (Ferris Anderson).

John Thomas Waite
John Thomas Waite

The Sheriff

John Thomas Waite (The Sheriff) has the distinction of having played Dr. Watson to the Sherlock Holmes of Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes in a series of promos for Court TV. On Broadway John Thomas was one of the Mozarts in the original run of Amadeus. In London he was part of the Independent Shakespeare Theatre’s eight-man production of Macbeth. Off Broadway he has been in and out of The Fantasticks for years. His TV and film credits include: Ed (NBC), Royal Pains (USA), Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight (HBO), The Understudy, and the recently completed feature Carry Me Home starring Cuba Gooding Jr.

Joel Grey
Joel Grey


Joel Grey (Director) made his theatrical debut at the age of nine in the Cleveland Play House production of On Borrowed Time and made his Broadway debut exactly two decades later as a replacement in Neil Simon’s first comedy hit, Come Blow Your Horn (1961). Since then, his Broadway credits include the Stop the World—I Want to Get Off, Half a Sixpence, Cabaret (Tony Award), George M! (Tony nomination), Goodtime Charley (Tony nomination), The Grand Tour (Tony nomination), Chicago (Drama Desk Award), Wicked and, most recently, Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award-winning revival of Anything Goes. Joel’s dramatic stage roles include Marco Polo Sings a Solo, Chekhov’s Platonov, Roundabout’s production of Give Me Your Answer, Do! (Drama Desk nomination) and Larry Kramer’s seminal The Normal Heart at the Public Theater, which he also co-directed with George C. Wolfe in its Broadway premiere (Drama Desk Award, Tony nomination). In 2012, Joel served as Master Teacher for the Ten Chimney’s Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, which focused on the American Musical Theater. Joel received the Academy Award, the Golden Globe, and the British Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1972 film version of Cabaret (directed by Bob Fosse). He is one of only nine actors to have won both the Tony and Academy Award for the same role. Other film credits include Man on a Swing, Robert Altman’s Buffalo Bill and the Indians, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Steven Soderbergh’s Kafka, Altman’s The Player, The Music of Chance, Michael Ritchie’s adaptation of The Fantasticks, Lars von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark, and Clark Gregg’s Choke. Recent television appearances include Brooklyn Bridge (Emmy nomination), OZ, Law & Order: CI, House, Brothers & Sisters, Private Practice, Grey’s Anatomy, and Nurse Jackie. He was recently honored for his illustrious television career by The Paley Center for Media in both NYC and Los Angeles, and his life and career were recently the subject of an exhibition at The Museum of the City of New York, titled Joel Grey/A New York Life. Joel is also an accomplished photographer. He has four books of photographs including Pictures I Had to Take (2003), Looking Hard at Unexamined Things (2006), and 1.3 – Images From My Phone (2009). His most recent book, The Billboard Papers, will be published this fall in connection with an exhibit at the Steven Kasher Gallery in New York. Joel is the father of Jennifer and James and the grandfather of Stella.

Michael Carnahan

Scenic Designer

Michael Carnahan (Scenic Designer) previously designed August Wilson’s Two Trains Running at Two River. Off-Broadway: The Piano Lesson (Signature Theatre); The First Breeze of Summer (Signature Theatre, AUDELCO Award); The Marvelous Wonderettes; Three Mo’ Tenors; Pygmalion; Howie the Rookie; Brando. Upcoming: The Happiest Song Plays Last (Second Stage). Regional: American Conservatory Theater, McCarter Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Pasadena Playhouse, Cleveland Play House, Laguna Playhouse, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Northlight Theatre, Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA), Ogunquit Playhouse, Arsht Center, Musical Theatre West, San Jose Repertory. Broadway (Associate Scenic Designer): ANN: The Ann Richards Play; Cyrano de Bergerac; Peter and The Starcatcher; The Importance of Being Earnest; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; All About Me; White Christmas; Curtains.

Ann Hould-Ward

Costume Designer

Ann Hould-Ward (Costume Designer) Broadway: Among Many Others: The People in the Picture, A Free Man of Color (Drama Desk nomination), A Catered Affair (Drama Desk nomination), Company, Dance of the Vampires, Beauty and the Beast (Tony Award, American Theatre Wing’s Design Award, Ovation Award, Oliver nomination), Into the Woods (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Falsettos, Sunday in the Park with George (Tony and Drama Desk Nominations), Harrigan ‘N’ Heart, Dream, St. Joan, Three Men on a Horse, Timon of Athens, In the Summer House, Little Me, The Molière Comedies, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet. West End: Dear World revival. Off-Broadway: Passion revival, Merrily We Roll Along, Russian Transport, The Blue Flower, Wings, In the Grand Manner, Let Me Down Easy, Road Show, Surviving Grace, Lobster Alice, Cymbeline. Recipient of the Fashion Institute of Technology Patricia Zipprodt Award.

Jennifer Tipton

Lighting Designer

Jennifer Tipton (Lighting Designer) is well known for her work in theater, dance, and opera. Her recent work in opera includes Daniel Catán’s Il Postino directed by Ron Daniels at Teatro Real in Madrid and Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda at the Metropolitan Opera, NYC directed by David McVicar. Her recent work in dance includes Alexei Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy for American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House, NYC and Paul Taylor’s The Uncommitted. In theater her recent work includes In a Year of 13 Moons by Werner Fassbinder directed and adapted by Robert Woodruff at Yale Repertory Theatre and Wallace Shawn’s The Designated Mourner directed by Andre Gregory at The Public Theater, NYC. Ms. Tipton teaches lighting at the Yale School of Drama. She received the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in 2001, the Jerome Robbins Prize in 2003 and in April 2004 the Mayor’s Award for Arts and Culture in New York City. In 2008 she was made a United States Artists “Gracie” Fellow and a MacArthur Fellow.

Nathan A. Roberts

Sound Designer/Music Arranger

Nathan A. Roberts (Sound Designer/Music Arranger) is a multi-instrumentalist who specializes in creating original music and soundscapes for plays, often live onstage. Some recent credits include original music and sound design for The Electric Baby (Two River Theater); original music for Our Town (Ford’s Theatre), Twelfth Night and The Tempest (Hartford Stage); live Foley for It's a Wonderful Life (Long Wharf Theatre); and sound design for The Servant of Two Masters (The Guthrie, Shakespeare Theatre, Yale Rep). Upcoming: Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Yale Rep/Berkeley Rep). He also designs and builds musical instruments, with a special emphasis on flutes and hurdy-gurdies. MFA, Yale School of Drama. Faculty: Yale College.

Charles Coes

Sound Designer/Music Arranger

Charles Coes (Sound Designer/Music Arranger) New York: Wanda's Monster, Louis Armstrong: Jazz Ambassador, The Butterfly, Dreams of the Washer King, The Shot, The Realm, User 927, Up Up Down Down, Stand Tall. Regional: Passion Play (Yale Rep); My Wonderful Day (Wilma Theater); One Slight Hitch (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Parade (Ford’s Theatre); Servant of Two Masters (Shakespeare Theatre, The Guthrie, ArtsEmerson); Annie, The Sound of Music (North Shore Music Theatre), The Electric Baby (Two River Theater). Associate: Peter and the Starcatcher, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Grace, Chinglish, In the Next Room. Training: M.F.A., Yale School of Drama.

Tom Watson

Hair and Wig Design

Tom Watson (Hair and Wig Design) is head of the wig and makeup department at the Metropolitan Opera. He has designed wigs for more than 60 Broadway productions. Current and recent Broadway designs include Annie, No Man’s Land/Godot, The Big Knife, The Assembled Parties, An Enemy of the People, Picnic, A Christmas Story, Harvey, Million Dollar Quartet, Rock of Ages, Wicked, How to Succeed…, The Addams Family, Promises, Promises, South Pacific, Sondheim on Sondheim, A View from the Bridge, and Sunday in the Park with George.

J. Steven White

Fight Director

J. Steven White (Fight Director) is pleased to be at Two River and working with his former colleagues from productions at the New York Shakespeare Festival, where his fight work has been seen in 22 shows including Julius Caesar, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, King Lear, A Language of Their Own, and Cymbeline with Liev Schreiber and Michael C. Hall, whom Mr. White trained at NYU Graduate Acting. On Broadway his credits include The Pillowman, Bombay Dreams, Uncle Vanya, A View from the Bridge, Golden Child, The Lion in Winter, All My Sons, as well as Shogun: The Musical (Assistant Director). His fights have been seen on the stages of every major New York theater including Manhattan Theatre Club, Classic Stage Company, Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout, and the Irish Repertory Theatre. For McCarter Theatre he has worked on 16 productions including The Convert most recently. Mr. White spent 11 seasons at American Conservatory Theater, where he began his teaching career 42 years ago. Mr. White is on the faculties of the Stella Adler Studio and the Graduate Acting Program at NYU-Tisch. He wants to go on record that he is in love with Red Bank and the Jersey Shore.

William Berloni

Animal Trainer

William Berloni (Animal Trainer) Recipient of the 2011 Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre. Broadway: Annie (original Sandy, current 35th Anniversary revival, 20th and 30th Anniversaries), A Christmas Story: The Musical, Legally Blonde, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (LCT), Camelot, Frankenstein, The First, Alice in Wonderland, Oliver!, Anything Goes (LCT), Nick and Nora, The Wiz (20th Anniversary revival and City Center 2009), The Wizard of Oz, Dinner at Eight (LCT), Double Feature (NYCB), The Woman in White, Awake and Sing!(LCT) and The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Animal Director for the world premiere of Because of Winn Dixie, December 2013 at Arkansas Rep, with music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics and book by Nell Benjamin, directed by John Tartaglia. Hundreds of Off-Broadway and regional theater productions, tours, movies, and television shows. Films include: Charlie Wilson’s War, Good, Hope Springs with Meryl Streep, and the Disney TV film Frenemies. Recent TV includes NBC’s Annie’s Search for Sandy, the last 12 seasons of Sesame Street, Johnny and the Sprites, Reading Rainbow, Animal Planet’s Wild on the Set, Dogs 101, Outrageous Animals; featured stories on the Today Show, CBS Evening News and CBS Sunday Morning; and being a celebrity judge on MTV’s reality show Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods. He is the published author of Broadway Tails (Globe Pequot Press) and is currently the Director of Animal Behavior for Humane Society of New York.

Cindy Tolan & Adam Caldwell


Cindy Tolan & Adam Caldwell (Casting) Broadway: Betrayal, Cinderella, The Performers, Lysistrata Jones, Relatively Speaking, That Championship Season, A View from the Bridge, All My Sons, Avenue Q, and Xanadu. Previous productions with Vineyard Theatre, Bay Street, Dallas Theater Center, Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theater, and Lincoln Center Theater. Film: The Place Beyond the Pines, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Blue Valentine, Another Happy Day, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Letters to Juliet, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Starting Out in the Evening, Death of a President, The Darjeeling Limited, The Namesake, Sherrybaby, Kinsey, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, Personal Velocity. Upcoming films: This Is Where I Leave You, Winter’s Tale, Gods Behaving Badly. Television: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Flight of the Conchords, Fringe, The Return of Jezebel James, and multiple HBO pilots. Members of CSA.

Dave Solomon

Associate Director

Dave Solomon (Associate Director) Broadway: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 9 to 5, Pal Joey, Sunday in the Park with George, The Ritz, Curtains, Laugh Whore, Assassins. Director (select credits): Pump Up the Volume (MSU; Joe’s Pub), Same Time, Next Year (Surflight, with John Bolton and Eve Plumb), Dick and Lola (Friends of Roundabout Playreading, with Debra Monk, Andrea Martin and Brian Kerwin), Marrying Meg (NYMF). As Writer: Margaret and Craig (New York Stage and Film, with Mario Cantone, directed by Sheryl Kaller.)

Rick Steiger

Production Stage Manager

Rick Steiger (Production Stage Manager) Two River: Lisa Kron’s 2.5 Minute Ride. Broadway: War Horse, Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away, The Royal Family; 13: A New Musical; Rock ‘N’ Roll; Frost/Nixon; Spring Awakening; The Woman In White; Caroline, or Change; Topdog/Underdog; Elaine Stritch: At Liberty; The Wild Party; Epic Proportions; The Civil War; Titanic; Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk. Off-Broadway: Bells Are Ringing (Encores), Mother Courage and Her Children, This Is How It Goes, Radiant Baby, On the Town. In 2012, he was the recipient of Lincoln Center Theater’s Joan and Joseph Cullman Award.


playProduction Preview Trailer

Production Preview Trailer

Video by Mike Boylan | Pennant Collective

playA Tree Grows in Red Bank

A Tree Grows in Red Bank

Constructing the Tree for ON BORROWED TIME

playAn Interview with the Scenic Designer

An Interview with the Scenic Designer

Michael Carnahan talks about his design process