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If you saw our production, please let us know what you thought. Thanks. ...The Bathhouse Theatre was burglarized twice during our closing weekend of THE HASTY HEART and we lost thousands of dollars worth of costumes, period props, supplies and equipment which insurance did not cover. If you can help us recoup our loses in anyway or have any information leading to the apprehension of the burglars, please contact us!

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LACHIE: "I offer ye ma' he'rt, because it does me nae guid wi'out ye."

Kevin Brady as Lachie and Angela DiMarco as Margaret in the proposal scene of ReAct's The Hasty Heart.
Photo: David Hsieh.


The Cast

(in order of appearance)

The Orderly
Edward Tonai
Yank
Eric Ankrim
Digger
Rob MacGregor
Kiwi
Gregory Berry
Blossom
J.A. McLamb
Tommy
Jeffrey Wade Gilbert
Margaret
Angela DiMarco
The Colonel
Philip Giesy
Lachie
Kevin Brady


LACHIE: "I'll want ye tae stand up fur me."
YANK: "Be your b-best man? Sure."

Eric Ankrim as Yank and Kevin Brady as Lachie in a scene from ReAct's The Hasty Heart.
Photo: David Hsieh.


Directed by
David Hsieh


The Crew

Stage Manager & Sound Operator
Lori Filipcic
Production Assistant & Running Crew
Edward Tonai
Dialect Coach
Juli Rosenzweig
Lighting Designer
Jason Meininger
Set Designer, Prop Master, Publicist & Running Crew
David Hsieh
Costumer
Vanessa DeWolf
Light Board Operator
Ben Radin
Venue Technician
David Mills
House & Box Office Managers
Lorna Chin
David Hsieh
Cyndie Mastel-Rokicki
Edward Tonai
Katie Tupper
Leslie Jean Warner


MARGARET: "How did you sleep. Yank?"
YANK: "D-d-dreaming of you, Sister."

Angela DiMarco as Margaret and Eric Ankrim as Yank in ReAct's The Hasty Heart.
Photo: David Hsieh.


Reviews

>>Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Preview)
>>Seattle Times
>>Seattle Weekly
>>Seattle Gay News
>>Seattle Post-Intelligencer
>>Theatre Puget Sound
>>Patron Comments

COLONEL: "There's nothing that surgery or medicine can do to help. Do you understand?"

Kevin Brady as Lachie and Philip Giesy as the Colonel in ReAct's The Hasty Heart.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 
"THE HASTY HEART" GRAPHIC
by David Hsieh and Stewart A. Williams

The Hasty Heart


By John Patrick

July 31 - August 31, 2003
Bathhouse Theatre



"-- Sorrow is born in the hasty heart..."
-- Old Adage


LACHIE: "How righteous ye must hae felt in yur pity and guidness. I'll nae let ye hurt me agaen."
A scene from Act 3 of ReAct's The Hasty Heart.
Photo: David Hsieh.


The Program

The Setting

A temporary British Army Hospital in Burma, 1944.

ACT 1
Early morning.

ACT 2
Scene 1: Two weeks later.
Scene 2: A few nights later.

ACT 3
Scene 1: The next day.
Scene 2: The following morning.


The Hasty Heart

was first produced at the Hudson Theatre, New York, January 3, 1945.

Production Notes

Director's Notes

I first read The Hasty Heart back in 1983 and it remains one of my favorite American classics. John Patrick's poignant story, inspired by his experiences as an ambulance driver in Burma during World War II, has pleased audiences fo nearly sixty years, and we're delighted to bring it back to Seattle.

The themes in this touching and tender tale still resonate, particularly in light of recent world events. Tragically for Lachie, it would take medical science a decade after this play was written to achieve the first successful kidney transplant and nearly another fifteen years after that before the advent of kidney dialysis. And although uermic poisoning is no longer a serious issue today, tragically for us, humanity has certainly no shortage of other diseases and ailments to contend with...not to mention the "nasty business" of war. We hope that you enjoyed our production and live your life to the fullest as long as you can.

--David Hsieh, Director of The Hasty Heart

"Everything I needed to know I learned from THE HASTY HEART"

  1. It is better to give than to receive.
  2. Share yourself with your fellow man, we'll all be the richer for it.
  3. Be careful.
  4. Don't run from a challenge.
  5. Loneliness can be dreadful.
  6. If something is worth having, it's worth sticking your neck out for.
  7. Don't value your friends lightly.
  8. Live life to the fullest.
  9. Don't wear shoes without socks, you'll get corns.
  10. Invest in real estate.

ReAct's The Hasty Heart was presented by special arrangement with DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE, INC.


MARGARET: "Ready...One...two...three. That's it."
The cast in the final scene
of ReAct's The Hasty Heart.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 

THE CAST PHOTO OF REACT'S "THE HASTY HEART"
The cast photo of ReAct's
The Hasty Heart.
Photo: David Hsieh.


Special Thanks To...

Ed Apelo & Andrew Darpino for donated props
Joseph Boling for loaned props
Vanessa DeWolf for loaned costumes and props
Angela DiMarco for loaned props
Elliott Bay Book Company for production support
George Paul Glanzman for production support
Lorna Hee for production support
Catherine Kettrick for loaned props
T.J. Langley for production support
Rob MacGregor for loaned props
James McLamb for donated props
Amena Mulowki & Angola African Arts for donated props
Eric Newman for loaned props
The Newmark for rehearsal space
North Channel Kilts for loaned costume peices
Northwest Asian American Theatre for loaned set pieces
Shirley Oliver for production consulting and props
Louise Penberthy for loaned props
Floyd Reichman for donated props
Kristen Reid for donated props
Seattle Public Theatre for loaned set peices
Roger Tang for loaned props and production support
Edward Tonai for donated prop food and props
UW School of drama for production support
Melanie White & Nick Rempel for donated props
Stewart A. Williams for donated graphic design services
Rick Wong & Rk Productions for videography
Joseph Yang for production support

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Photo Gallery

COLONEL: "I'm placing him in here because...well...it seems to me that a man should have friends around him when he dies."
The cast in a scene from Act 1 of
ReAct's The Hasty Heart.
Photo: David Hsieh.

LACHIE: " ."
Kevin Brady as Lachie in
ReAct's The Hasty Heart.
Photo: David Hsieh.

YANK: "N-not bad. Will it fit him?"
MARGARET: "It's the right size alright. I checked everything."
The cast in a scene from Act 2 of
ReAct's The Hasty Heart.
Photo: David Hsieh.


YANK: "Well, I'm d-d-damned sorry to see you go. I hope things won't b-be too bad."
Kevin Brady as Lachie and
Eric Ankrim as Yank in
ReAct's The Hasty Heart.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 

MARGARET "Is there anything I can do for you?"
LACHIE: "I dinna like to hae things done for me."
Kevin Brady as Lachie and
Angela DiMarco as Margaret
in ReAct's The Hasty Heart.
Photo: David Hsieh.

MARGARET: "We're your friends, Lachie, no matter how you aquired us. The only ones you have in the world."
Kevin Brady and Angela DiMarco
in a scene from ReAct's
The Hasty Heart.
Photo: David Hsieh.

"THE HASTY HEART" PUBLICITY PHOTO
Eric Ankrim, Kevin Brady and
Angela DiMarco in a publicity
Photo for ReAct's
The Hasty Heart.
Photo: David Hsieh.

ANOTHER "THE HASTY HEART" PUBLICITY PHOTO
Eric Ankrim, Angela DiMarco and
Kevin Brady pose for another
publicity photo for ReAct's
The Hasty Heart.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 

STILL ANOTHER "THE HASTY HEART" PUBLICITY PHOTO
Angela DiMarco and Kevin
Brady in a publicity still
for ReAct's The Hasty Heart.
Photo: David Hsieh.

"THE HASTY HEART" PUBLICITY PHOTO
Eric Ankrim and Kevin Brady
pose for a publicity shot for
ReAct's The Hasty Heart.
Photo: David Hsieh.

ANOTHER "THE HASTY HEART" PUBLICITY PHOTO
Kevin Brady and Angela DiMarco
in another publicity photo
for ReAct's The Hasty Heart.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 

STILL ANOTHER "THE HASTY HEART" PUBLICITY PHOTO
Angela DiMarco and Eric Ankrim
in yet another photo
publicizing ReAct's
The Hasty Heart.
Photo: David Hsieh.

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