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THE CAST PHOTO OF "A LOVELY SUNDAY FOR CREVE COEUR"

The cast photo of ReAct's A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur.
Photo: David Hsieh.


The Cast

(in order of appearance)

Dorothea Gallaway
Kathy Hsieh
Bodey Bodenhafer
Jo Anne Buchanan
Helena Brookmire
Rebecca Goldberg
Miss Sophie Gluck
Marie Rubin
with the voices of
Stacey Morigeau
Roy Stanton

and
George Paul Glanzman


DOROTHEA: "Bodey, what are you doing at the phone which I begged you not to use till Ralph has called?"

Jo Anne Buchanan as Bodey and Kathy Hsieh as Dorothea in a scene from ReAct's A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur.
Photo: David Hsieh.


Directed by
Gail Wamba


The Crew

Stage Manager & Sound Operator
Stacey Morigeau
Lighting Designer
Jason Meininger
Scenic Designer
David Hsieh
Costumer
Gail Wamba
Venue Technician & Light Board Operator
Mallery Brook-Mackay
Production Coordinator
T.J. Langley
Box Office Manager
David Hsieh
Head House Manager
Veronica Lee


HELENA: "Another tenant. Demented!"

Marie Rubin as Sophie and Rebecca Goldberg as Helena in ReAct's A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur.
Photo: David Hsieh.


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HELENA: "That's not a clothes brush. It's a whisk broom."

Jo Anne Buchanan as Bodie and Rebecca Goldberg as
Helena in ReAct's A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 
"A LOVELY SUNDAY FOR CREVE COEUR" BOOKCOVER by Denise Breslin

A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur


By Tennessee Williams

October 5 - 22, 2000
Theatre Off Jackson


HELENA: "Oh, my dear. I must teach you where to find the best values in clothes."
Marie Rubin as Sophie, Rebecca
Goldberg as Helena and Kathy
Hsieh as Dorothea in ReAct's A
Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur
.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 

BODEY: "Take Dotty's other arm. Help me carry her to her bed will yuh?"
Rebecca Goldberg, Kathy Hsieh,
Jo Anne Buchanan and Marie Rubin
in a scene fromAct I of ReAct's
A Lovley Sunday for Creve Coeur.
Photo: David Hsieh.


The Program

The Setting

A Sunday in early June in the West end of St. Louis during the mid thirties.
The interior of what was called an efficiency apartment in which attempts for brightness and cheer have gone brilliantly and disastrously wrong.

ACT 1
Late morning.

ACT 2
Later that day.


A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur

had its New York premiere at the Hudson Guild Theatre on January 10, 1979.

Production Notes

Director's Notes

What is the environment of a Heart Break? Tennessee Williams paints a weeping rain of tears, bursts of flaming passion, grounded practicality and blustery manipulation which take Dotty, Bodey Helena and Sophie through that unavoidable landscape we have all experienced at least once.

DOROTHEA: "Which came first, fried chicken or deviled eggs?"
Kathy Hsieh and Jo Anne Buchanan
in a scene from Act I of ReAct's
A Lovley Sunday for Creve Coeur.
Photo: David Hsieh.

For our production each character enacts the essences of these four elements - water, fire, earth and air - at once battling and balancing the others. During rehearsal we were all surprised at how accurate these choices were for both actress and character. There is a lot of truth in Creve Coeur. Heart break is inevitable; we'll remember the terrain as we pass through.

--Gail Wamba, Director of A Lovely Sunday The Hasty Heart

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HELENA: "Just let me draw two good deep breaths and I'll be myself again."
The cast in a scene from Act II
of ReAct's A Lovely Sunday
for Creve Coeur
.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 

DOROTHEA: "Here it is! --Crumpled and tossed in the wastebasket!--What for I wonder?"
Kathy Hsieh, Rebecca Goldberg,
Marie Rubin and Jo Anne Buchanan
in the final scene of ReAct's
A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur.
Photo: David Hsieh.


Special Thanks To...

Jutta Bolz for dialect support
Dwight Brassel-Taylor for production support
The Cast & Crew for loaned costumes and props
Gertrude Chiang for loaned set pieces
The Elliott Bay Book Company for promotional support
George Paul Glanzman for loaned set pieces and props
Marilyn Gonzalez for loaned set pieces
Lise Kreps for loaned props
T.J. Langley for loaned set peices
Lisa Marie Nakamura for donated catering services
The Northwest Asian American Theatre for loaned set pieces
Colleen Parker for donated catering services
Publicis for donated rehearsal space
Colin & Lewis Rubin for support
Marie Rubin for donated rehearsal space
Kat Wamba for support
Rick Wong & Rk Productions for videography and loaned set pieces

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