Dramatic Repertory Company On Stage

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Performance Times

Fri. March 9 @7:30pm
Sat. March 10 @7:30pm
Sun. March 11 @7:30pm

Wed. March 14 @7:30pm**
Thurs. March 15 @7:30pm
Fri. March 16 @7:30pm
Sat. March 17 @7:30pm
Sun. March 18 @7:30pm

** Discount Wednesdays

FREE for 25 & Under with ID

Kip DavisKip Davis* (Gil Pepper), (Chris) native of Falmouth, is thrilled to be making his DRC debut. He has acted throughout NYC, London and Italy, but has loved his return to the stages of Maine since 2014. Local credits include: String Around My Finger (Portland Stage Co), Haunting Hour (PSC Studio Series), Act One (Good Theater), Much Ado About Nothing (Fenix), Best Enemies (Pie Man Theatre Co); Arsenic and Old Lace, Macbeth (Heartwood Regional Theater). Chris is so thankful he gets to work with Sally for the 4th show in a row. Congrats to the cast and crew. Keith, thank you for everything!

Allie FreedAllie Freed (Philipa Long) is thrilled to be working with DRC for the first time. She is a Portland-based actor and theatre maker who has most recently appeared in the Yellow Wallpaper with Bare Portland, Maine Playwrights Festival, and the workshop production of Unsinkable with 60 Grit. Allie is a graduate of Bates College, a proud company member of Bare Portland, and has interned at Clubbed Thumb and the Powerhouse Theatre Festival.

Christopher HoltChristopher Holt (Dickie Thimble). It's been a couple of years, and Christopher Holt is thrilled to be back with DRC. His past DRC shows include the Watsons in The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, Richard / Garnet in Equivocation and Bob in Swimming in the Shallows. Since Watson (2015) he has worked at Good Theater (The Rainmaker, The Trip to Bountiful and An Inspector Calls), with Mad Horse Theater (Digbys Home), with Theater At Monmouth (2016 season) and with the Portland Stage Education Department. A graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater, he has happily lived in Portland for 19 years.

Erik MoodyErik Moody (Odysseus Rex) has performed in the Portland, ME theatre community since 2008. Heís had the pleasure of working at Good Theater (4000 Miles), Mad Horse Theater Company (Lieutenant of Inishmore), Lorem Ipsum (Threepenny Opera), AIRE (The Streets of Portland), and Dramatic Repertory Company (A Bright New Boise, Gross Indecency). This show marks Erik's return to the stage after a 2 year hiatus. When not on stage, Erik works as a voice and film actor, a vocalist/lyricist/songwriter for the band Robber & Thief, and as a Behavior Health Professional in an elementary school Special Education program.

Amy RocheAmy Roche (Lou Pepper). This is Amy's first production with DRC. She has been performing in local theaters for the past 30 years, most recently with Good Theater as Sybil Birling in An Inspector Calls and as Jessie Mae Watts in The Trip to Bountiful. Last summer, she had the pleasure of participating in a staged reading of John Cariani's play cul-de-sac at Portland Stage. Amy is a graduate of Smith College and spent a semester studying at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. She works in Portland at Franklin American Mortgage Company and lives in Westbrook.
* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers
in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract

Olivia Dufault (Playwright) is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College. Her plays include Year of the Rooster (New York Times Critics' Pick, 2013-2014 John Gassner Outer Critics Circle Award), The Tomb of King Tot, American Girls, and The Last Great Telemarketer. Her plays have been performed at the Ensemble Studio Theatre/Youngblood as part of their "34th Annual Marathon of One Act Plays" and Mainstage series. Additionally, her work has been performed at the Flea Theater, the Marin Theatre Company, the 52nd Street Project, the Magnet Theater, the Theater for the New City, the Lark Play Development Center, and the Great Plains Theatre Conference. She is the recipient of the 2014 Playwrights of New York Fellowship, a 2013 Sloan Commission, the 2013 David Calicchio Emerging Playwright Award, the 2010 Lipkin Playwriting Award, and the 2008, 2009, and 2010 Harle Adair Dammann Playwriting Award. Her work is included in the Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2014 and Best New Plays of 2014 anthologies. She is a member of the Obie award-winning Youngblood Playwriting Group and the New Dramatists.

Sally Wood (Director) Loves the DRC! Last season she had the great pleasure to direct Callie Kimball's Sofinisba to mark Keith's return to the theater scene. Shows at Portland Stage Sally has directed include: Clauder Winner String Around My Finger by Brenda Withers, Papermaker by Monica Wood; Veils, the Clauder Competition winning play; John Carianiís LOVE/SICK and also Last Gas . In addition to directing Sally is a fight choreographer, teaching artist, actor and loves her current gig a visiting assistant professor at Bowdoin College. This is Sally's first play about poultry.

Meg A. Anderson (Scenic Facilitator) is a scenic designer, sculptor, teaching artist, and bread baker based in Portland, ME. Trained on the west coast, Meg currently works full time as the props maker at Portland Stage Company. Meg is a co-founder and active member of Tandem Theatre Collective and a board member for the DRC. She has designed works in Tacoma, Dublin, Portland, and throughout southern Maine.

Molly W. Bryant Roberts (Costume Design)

MICHAELA WIRTH (Lighting Design). Rarely seen in the full light of day, this designer is delighted to be working once again with DRC. When not in the darkness of the theatre, she can often be found in the darkness of the projection booth of the Nickelodeon... planning the lights for the next DRC show!

MATT KENNEDY (Sound Design) is thrilled to be doing his first sound design for DRC. Past sound designs have included work for Fenix Theater, Stephen Madigan's Richard III, and Freeport Factory Stage. On-stage he's appeared in roles for Fenix Theatre, The Originals, Dead Wessex Faire, the Maine Playwrights Festival, and the Crowbait Club's King of Crows. He also performs regularly as a freelance saxophonist and arranger throughout Maine and New England. He would like to thank Keith and Sally for giving him the chance to make noise and his two amazing kids for putting up with him.

Andrew Hesselbart (Stage Manager) is very excited to return to DRC after working on Venus in Fur and Gidion's Knot. He is a cofounder of Ellipsis Productions, a pop-up theatre collaborative based out of Portland. Previous credits include work with Mad Horse, Lorem Ipsum, Portland Stage's Studio Series, Luminous Productions, 60 Grit, MTWThFSS, and Acorn Productions. He attended the University of Southern Maine.

Dana Hopkins (Prop Design)

MARCH 9 - 18, 2018

It is smart and unsettlingly empathetic, and is cannily performed in a superb new
Dramatic Repertory Company show!”

- Portland Phoenix, March 15, 2018
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DRC tradition for presenting edgy, playful and engaging work to Portland audiences.”

- BroadwayWorld/Maine, March 10, 2018
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New England Premiere

by Olivia Dufault
directed by Sally Wood

with Kip Davis*, Allie Freed, Christopher Holt,
Erik Moody and Amy Roche

Gil is a loser. He works at McDonald's, lives with his ailing mother, and hasn't had a girlfriend since...ever. But that's all about to change. He's been secretly training (and drugging) a rooster to fight. And Odysseus Rex aka "Odie" is the baddest barnyard bird there is. Gil has so much faith in Odie's abilities that he bets everything on him -- but victory and revenge may not yield the delicious spoils he anticipates. A fiercely comic play about cockfighting, connections, and clawing your way to the top.

Explicit content -
mature audiences only!

at the
25A Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine

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“YEAR OF THE ROOSTER...isn't merely entertaining. It's astonishingly entertaining.”
- Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

“This is a funny, fierce work and you leave eager to see the playwright's next one!”
- Michael Giltz, The Huffington Post

PREMIUM SEATING – Get a reserved Front & Center seat without having to arrive early! Select Premium Seating and we will reserve your seat up until 5 minutes prior to the printed curtain time. If you arrive after that time, your reserved seat may be released, but you will still be able to see the show. There will be no refunds for late arrivals. $15 of your Premium Seat purchase counts as a tax-deductible donation to Dramatic Repertory Company.

DISCOUNT WEDNESDAYS – All seats to Wednesday Evening performances are $10!

FuturePatrons – if you are age 25 or under, see DRC shows for FREE!! FuturePatron tickets are available day-of only, and require government-issued photo ID as proof of age. Seating is first-come, first-served and subject to availability.

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