This Summer, BAT takes it to the Parks!

Fallen Angels a family-friendly comedy by the English playwright Noël Coward, adapted by Rachel Rene

 

When the love grows but the passion fizzles in Jane and Julia’s respective marriages, the two best friends freak over a sudden visit from the far-out Frenchman they both had flings with before marriage. Can these hilarious, chaos-causing chicks mellow out and get real? A family-friendly, totally ‘70s adaptation of the 1925 classic.

"Admission" is free! But bring a chair or blanket to sit on!

Support our local eateries. Dine out before or after, or bring takeout with you!

 

DIRECTED BY: Rachel Rene

Rachel Rene (she/her) (Stage Director) is a Seattle-based director, performer, and educator who has worked in the Pacific Northwest theatre scene for over 35 years. With a BA in Theatre Arts from Western Washington University, she is a theatrical jack-of-all-trades and loves every part of creating performance art. For almost a decade, Rachel Rene has traveled the U.S. as one of Living Voices’ teaching artists, bringing history to life for audiences of all ages, and she is currently BAT’s resident director and adapter for their summer parks shows (Thanks, Maggie & Eric!). She also works full-time as the Operations Manager for SilverKite® Community Arts. Rachel Rene sends all her love to her amazing Mama and her wonderful Honey. 

 

Stage Manager: Emma R Catanzaro

Emma R Catanzaro (she/her/hers) (Stage Manager) is thrilled to be joining BAT for Fallen Angels! Emma's credits include: Seattle Repertory Theatre: Everything is Funny; and Macha Theatre Works: The Flight Before Xmas. Emma holds B.As in Theatre Arts and English from University of Puget Sound. In her free time, she enjoys cross stitch and a good book while irritating her elderly, three-legged cat. The same cat she would practice lines with incessantly as a teen; kudos to the cat for getting her through many years of rehearsals and performances. She sends her love to her friends and family for their consistent encouragement and support, but mostly to the cat.

 

Cast:

Julia Sterroll          Prisca Kim

Prisca Kim (Julia) is delighted to take the stage as Julia Sterroll, marking a triumphant return to acting since her groundbreaking portrayal of a talking potato at her elementary school play. She brings a natural flair for both comedy and drama honed from years of navigating awkward social situations and impromptu performances in front of her bedroom mirror. Off stage, Prisca enjoys exploring new places, reading, writing, singing, and playing piano. After working ten years in the nonprofit field, she is now a therapist-in-training. She holds a steadfast belief in the transformative power of storytelling and feels privileged to be a part of that process.


Prisca is grateful to make her acting debut with BAT Theater and thanks the wonderful cast and crew for this memorable experience. She also extends her love to her partner Jeff and two children JJ and Hansol for their never-ending support, as well as her instructors and classmates at Freehold Theater for being a source of inspiration and encouragement in this adventure.

 

Fred Sterroll          Gerald G. Price

Gerald Germajesty Price (Fred), a Chicago native, has dazzled the stage, commercials, and sound booths for over two decades. He honed his craft as an actor, vocalist, and voiceover artist with Infini Entertainment Company and ActOne Studios. Inducted into the International Thespian Society in 2005 (a title he swears came with a secret handshake), Gerald expanded his talents at Victory Gardens Theatre while simultaneously training under director Ann Witting. At Illinois State University, He tackled classical techniques like Meisner, Stanislavski, Method Acting, and Iambic Pentameter, earning a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Performance Theatre-Acting and Theatre Studies-Directing.


Not one to rest on his laurels, Gerald simultaneously pursued a career as a casting director, serving as Director of Talent Acquisition and Director of Talent Operations for various entertainment companies throughout the Midwest. With an MBA, two advanced diplomas, and seven certifications, Gerald is pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration in Global Leadership and Change Strategy. Balancing "show" and "business," Gerald epitomizes the modern Renaissance man—minus the tights.

 

Jane Banbury        Kaylie Rainer

Kaylie Rainer (she/her) (Jane Banbury) is thrilled to be back onstage after a 4 year hiatus thanks to COVID-19 and becoming a mom! Kaylie teaches English Language Arts and Drama at Meeker MS in Tacoma, where she has directed 4 shows (so far!) She has her BA in Theatre (WWU, ‘11) and her MAE from PLU (‘16). She is a Tacoma School of the Arts alumna (‘07). Prior to quarantine, Kaylie was seen as Kate in Taming of the Shrew (Tol and Smol), Dorine in Tartuffe, Corinna in Lysistrata, Smeraldina in The Servant of Two Masters, and Robin in Doctor Faustus (New Muses), Witch #2 in Macbeth and Mrs. Michaelis in The Great Gatsby (TLT), Flask in Moby Dick and Rooster in Bluebeard (Assemblage Theatre) and in BAT’S all-female production of Jesus Christ Superstar. She has been involved in shorts and features with Blue Forge films. Love to her family and fur-babies! 

 

Willy Banbury        Rex Waters

Rex Waters (Willy) - Excited to be returning for BAT's summer show in the parks, Rex is anxious to work on another riotous adaptation. Usually behind the scenes, he relishes a chance to portray a character onstage. Great thanks are extended to Eric, Maggie and Rachel for this opportunity. And much appreciation to you for attending. Without your support theater in the parks would not be possible. Thank you.

 

Saunders               Felicia VonDrak Olsen

Felicia VonDrak-Olsen (Saunders) is thrilled to be working with Burien Actors Theatre and returning to the stage (grass?) after a lengthy hiatus. Her previous work in the area included Joyce in And A Nightingale Sang at Burien Little Theater, Miss Casewell in The Mousetrap, the Princess of France in Love’s Labors Lost, and other roles in Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, and Spokane. She is grateful to BAT and Saunders for helping her to appreciate her own eclectic life experiences. She would like to thank her family, especially her husband, Steve, for his support while she’s been gone all these evenings on this adventure.

 

Maurice Duclos     Amit Rosenberg

Amit Rosenberg (Maurice, Stage Crew) - After moving to Washington from Israel at the tender age of four, Amit soon began acting. His first role was Charlie in Cherry Crest Elementary School’s production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Then, after taking a decades long break from acting, he returned to it in 2018 after being inspired by HBO’s “Barry”. Since then, he has taken numerous classes at Freehold Theatre and elsewhere, and has acted both in film and on stage. His most recent credits include Theatre Black Dog’s production of The Importance of Being Ernest and Susan Carr’s short film Unexpected Grace. Amit has also recently completed Robin Lynn Smith’s Meisner course at Freehold, and is training in improvisation at Unexpected Productions. He is excited to bring what he has learned to Fallen Angels. Go Hawks!

 

Production Team:

Properties Designer, Set Dresser - Cyndi Baumgardner has worked in theatre, dare she admit, for decades. In earlier years she managed or produced shows. More recently she has worked mostly in properties design and set dressing, which is fun and a lot less work! Cyndi returned to stage management, after quite a hiatus, for Red, BAT’s last production.

Costumer - Carolann Voltarel

 

Join us:

July 21, Sunday at 5 pm - Normandy Park - Marvista Park - 19990 4th Ave SW, Normandy Park 98166

July 26, Friday at 7 pm - SeaTac - Riverton Heights Park - 3011 S 148th St, SeaTac 98168

August 4, Sunday at 5 pm - Boulevard Park, North Burien - Hilltop Park - 2600 S 128th Street, Burien 98168 - sponsored by BAT's Board President, Paul Gould

August 11, Sunday at 5 pm - Town Square, Burien - Town Square Park - 480 SW 152nd St, Burien 98166

August 18, Sunday at 5 pm - Des Moines - Des Moines Beach Park in the Meadow - 22030 Cliff Ave S, Des Moines 98198

 

BAT’s Summer in the Parks series started with a call from the SeaTac Parks Department. It was looking for a Park Show in addition to Shakespeare, and BAT could not pass up that challenge.

Starting in 2019, BAT took it to the parks. We find funny, family-friendly shows recently added to the public domain and give them to our talented staff, led by Rachel Rene. The shows are updated and trimmed to make them more accessible and fit into the 90-minute in-the-parks sweet spot.

 

 

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