Running time: 2 hours with one intermission
DATES TO NOTE
$5 Night - Wednesday, February 15. Sponsored by Anton's Cleaners.
Wine Down Friday - Friday, February 17
Lowell Night - Wednesday, February 22
Educator Night - Wednesday, February 22
Ladies Night - Thursday, February 23
Ask the Artists - Every Thursday, 7:30 pm
MRT: Debut. Off-Broadway: Green Girl, The Public Theater; Bone Portraits, Soho Rep. Regional: Outside Mullingar, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley; The Second Girl, Contemporary American Theater Festival; An Enemy of the People, Gulfshore Playhouse; A Servant to Two Masters and Othello, Pittsburgh Public Theater; Henry VIII, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; Informed Consent, Cleveland Play House and Geva Theatre Center; Educating Rita, Florida Rep; The Book Club Play, Geva Theatre Center; The Understudy and Black Pearl Sings! (BATCC Award for Best Leading Performance), San Jose Rep; Boston Marriage, Capital Rep; A Christmas Story, Crime and Punishment, Twelfth Night, Dracula, No. 11 (Blue & White) [Humana Festival] and The Ruby Sunrise [Humana Festival], Actors Theatre of Louisville. Television: The Americans, FX. International: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, English Theatre Frankfurt; Crimes of the Heart, Vienna's English Theatre. Other: MFA from Brown University/Trinity Rep.
Julia originated the role of Jo in Women In Jeopardy! at Geva Theatre (director Sean Daniels). Having also done the play with Sean at The Cape Playhouse, she is thrilled to be in Lowell for the “third time’s a charm” production at MRT. World Premieres: George Is Dead (written and directed by Elaine May, opposite Marlo Thomas), Magic Theatre, George Street Playhouse, and Arizona Theatre Company, and the Broadway production, renamed Relatively Speaking, three one act comedies by Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen, directed by John Turturro; Seagull (adapted by Libby Appel), Magic Forest Farm, Fortune, Marin Theatre Company; Regional: The Lily’s Revenge (with Taylor Mac), Magic Theatre; three productions of Wit (Vivian Bearing); Medea (title role, director Joseph Chaikin), Pacific Repertory Theatre; Body Awareness, The Game’s Afoot, Gulfshore Playhouse; Abigail’s Party, SF Playhouse; Other Desert Cities, TheatreWorks.
MRT: Debut. Regional: The Heidi Chronicles, The Game's Afoot, You Can't Take It with You, Asolo Rep; Ten Chimneys, In the Next Room: or the vibrator play, Cleveland Playhouse; Finding Home, As You Like It, Indiana Rep, Noises Off, Clarence Brown Theatre; The Mousetrap, Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Chicago: Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Goodman, Northlight Theatre, First Folio Theatre, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago Dramatists and American Blues Theater. Television: Chicago Fire, Crisis, Boss, Chicago Code and dozens of national commercials selling everything from insurance to vacuums. Other: Gail was recently nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Solo Performance for her work in The Unfortunates with SoloChicago Theatre. A proud member of two unions, she serves on the Chicago board of SAG-AFTRA. www.gailonline.net
Ashley Shamoon is enthused to be returning to the role of Amanda in her MRT debut! National Tour: Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus (Junie B.). Regional: Women in Jeopardy! (Amanda, Cape Playhouse), Women in Jeopardy! (Amanda, Geva Theatre Center), Alice in Wonderland (Alice, Hilberry Repertory Theatre), A Doll's House (Nora Helmer, WSU Studio Theatre), Speech and Debate (Dwiata, The Elizabeth Theatre). Film: Trees, The Space In-Between, Lock & Key. Education: BFA at Wayne State University. For her Baba, Grandpa, and Ken. Thanks to Bobby, Ally, and the rest of her enormously beautiful family. Love to Team Willis!
MRT: Debut. Broadway: Frankie & Johnny in the Claire de Lune (U/S). Off-Broadway: Disconnect, Scaring the Fish. Regional: Lonesome Hollow, Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety, The Uninvited Guest. Film: Ghost Town, Gracie, Tenderness, My Soul to Take, The Bounty Hunter. TV: Soul Man, NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Feds. Other: Billy Grey (GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony, GTA IV: The Lost and Damned). Education: Rutgers M.F.A Mason Gross School of the Arts.
Regional: The Importance of Being Earnest (Algernon), Noises Off (Garry Lejune), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (The Player), Nashville Repertory; Macbeth (Macbeth), Coriolanus (Tullus Aufidius), Much Ado About Nothing (Don Pedro) Atlanta Shakespeare; The 39 Steps (Richard Hannay), The Game's Afoot (Felix Geisel), It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Jazzbo), Stage Door Players; Fat Pig (Tom), The Explorer's Club (Sir Bernard Humphries), Lombardi (Jim Taylor), Aurora Theatre; Angry Fags - World Premiere (Bennett Riggs), 7 Stages. Television: Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, Adult Swim; TURN: Washington's Spies, AMC. Film: Paternity Leave, What's the Matter with Gerald? Other: Jacob is a playwright whose works include Homers, Adultery for Beginners, and Initiative. tinyurl.com/jacobyork
"Women in Jeopardy!" Photos
Photos of "Women in Jeopardy!", by Wendy MacLeod, Directed by Sean Daniels.
Photos by Meghan Moore.
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OnStage Blog: "This hysterical show is one of the best I have seen at MRT and the best comedy I’ve seen anywhere this season!"
The Nashua Telegraph: "Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s 'Women in Jeopardy!' will have you laughing off all remnants of your Maybelline, guaranteed."
Rich Fahey's On Boston Stages: "Pitch-perfect... Plenty of laughter... It's a comic romp, smartly executed and directed, and it hits the mark far more often than not."
New England Theatre Geek: "We were in need of some good, comedic distraction, and 'Women in Jeopardy,' premiering at the the Merrimack Repertory Theater, rose to the challenge."
Lowell Sun Review: "Playwright Wendy MacLeod said she wrote "Women in Jeopardy!" as a vehicle for middle-aged actresses, who she believes are an untapped resource in American theater. She has three gifted comedic talents performing her material at the MRT."
Lowell Sun Preview: Women in Jeopardy! plays it for laughs at MRT