Mr. Toole, produced by Articulate Theatre Company in association with Lagniappe Productions, will arrive at 59E59 Theatres on February 28th, 2020.
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A modest home on the fringes of the uptown section of New Orleans. Two magnolia trees dripping with flowers on the front lawn. A stone garden bench between them, covered in fallen flowers. Sounds of a streetcar clanging its bell not too far away. Somewhere, someone is playing blues on a trumpet. Someone is always playing the blues. It's New Orleans, after all.
Inside the house, imagine a family. A mother, a father, a son. The mother cooks shrimp creole in the kitchen. The smell mingles with the scent of magnolias. It's hot in the kitchen. The window is open but there's no breeze. The father waits for his dinner. Outside a girl waits for the son.
Years later, a woman stands in front of the house. It's empty. The window is closed. Her memory carries her back. She sits on the garden bench trying to recapture the girl she was the first time she sat there. Turning back time, she remembers it all...
The teacher a student will never forget becomes a legend the world will always remember:
John Kennedy Toole
(in alphabetical order)
JOHN INGLE - Theatre credits include: Ring Round the Moon, Women Beware Women (The Acting Company); Lovers (TOSOS & Players Theatre); Barefoot in the Park, Blithe Spirit, A Man For All Seasons, The Importance of Being Earnest (Creede Repertory Theatre); Measure for Measure, Marat/Sade, Camille, She Stoops To Conquer, The Night Thoreau Spent In Jail (Missouri Repertory Theatre); Tree Man, Fire & Ice (Articulate Theatre Company); Mr. Toole (Midtown International Theatre Festival); Pillars of Society (Spectrum Theatre Company); Back Bog Beast Bait (Direct Theatre). Film: Hell’s Kitchen (PaNDa Films). AEA/SAG-AFTRA.
LINDA PURL - Broadway: Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Getting and Spending. Off-Broadway: Baby Dance. Regional (partial): Merchant of Venice, Hedda Gabler, Real Thing, Glass Menagerie, Little Foxes, Streetcar Named Desire, Road to Mecca, Doll’s House, Year of Magical Thinking, Hippolytus, Miracle Worker, Nora, Copenhagen, Oliver, Grease, Three Penny Opera. Partial film: Bender, Mighty Joe Young, Walking Major. Current TV series: Suzanne, Claire-ity. Recent recurring: Homeland, The Office, Designated Survivor. Over 45 TV movies, especially known for Charlene Matlock, Matlock; Ashley Pfister, Happy Days. Studies: Toho Geino Academy, LAMDA, Neighborhood Playhouse, Lee Strasberg Institute. Founder, California International Theatre Festival. Concert venues include Catalina Jazz Club, 54 Below, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Crazy Coqs (London), Club Raye (Paris), Satin Doll (Tokyo). CD’s: Midnight Caravan, Up Jumped Spring, Try Your Wings.
JULIA RANDALL is a recent graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She has been in countless productions, such as The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Merrily We Roll Along. She has also appeared in staged readings, such as The Rose Tattoo at The Acting Company. In addition to her theatrical performances, Julia has also appeared in a feature film under the direction of Garry Marshall, titled New Years Eve. Born and raised here in New York City, she is excited to be back performing in her hometown.
STEPHEN SCHNETZER - Broadway: Oslo; The Goat, or Who is Sylvia, Filumena; A Talent for Murder. Off-Broadway: Mankind (Playwrights Horizons), Next Fall (Naked Angels), Miss Julie (Roundabout), Timon of Athens (NY Shakespeare Festival), Tribes (Barrow Street), Romeo and Juliet (Theater 91), Unfaithfully Yours (Mint). Regional: Tribes (Guthrie), Broken Glass (Westport Country Playhouse), Awake and Sing (Huntington), Noises Off (Arena Stage), As You Like It (McCarter), The Tempest (Mark Taper), The Taming of the Shrew (American Conservatory Theater). Film: Aardvark, Brooklyn Lobster, A Case of Blue. TV: "Billions," "Blue Bloods," "Blacklist," "Flesh and Bone,"Forever," "Homeland," "Damages," "Rubicon," "The Good Wife," "The Wire," "Fringe," all the "Law and Orders," "Another World."
RYAN SPAHN - Ryan began his New York stage career in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Pulitzer Prize-finalist GLORIA at the Vineyard Theatre. He has since appeared in Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow (MCC and Williamstown Theatre Festival), Daniel's Husband (Westside Theatre, Primary Stages, and Penguin Rep), Summer and Smoke (Classic Stage and Transport Group), Still at Risk (TFTNC), and Exit Strategy (Primary Stages). As a co-writer and producer, his features include He's Way More Famous Than You, Grantham and Rose, and Woven, and his latest play Nora Highland was a semi-finalist for the 2019 O’Neill Playwrights Conference. He is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and The Juilliard School, and will appear in the upcoming film Shirley.
THOMAS G. WAITES - Tom’s career started in 1976 with When Ya Comin Back Red Ryder at Center Stage in Baltimore. From there, Molly by Simon Grey at the Spolletto Festival playing Oliver Treeve with Christina Pickles. Over fifty professional plays as an actor and director both here and in Europe. Notably, Awake and Sing! with Frances McDormand, Bobby in American Buffalo with Al Pacino, and Pastorale with Judith Ivey at Second Stage playing Steve. On film, Thomas starred in On The Yard with John Herd, And Justice For All with Al Pacino, Clan of the Cave Bear with Daryl Hannah, Light of Day with Michael J. Fox, The Warriors, The Thing with Kurt Russell and McBain with Christopher Walken. And many more. On TV, Tom was in Law and Order (6 six episodes), Oz (4 seasons) New Amsterdam, The Punisher, and Homeland. Tom directed two short films Pandora starring Joe Mantenga and Francis Fischer. Most recently, Late Show Host written by Jules Feiffer.