The Adobe Rose Theatre Presents: Bonjour, La, Bonjour by Michel Tremblay
Bonjour, Là, Bonjour is a story of self-actualization, of a young man (Serge) asserting himself amidst the maelstrom of his familys dysfunction. Recently returned after three months abroad, Serges two hypochondriacal aunts, a deaf father, and three of his older sisters an adulteress, an addict, and a letch seize upon him, expecting him to save themselves and the family from collapse. Meanwhile, Serges fourth sister waits in the wings for her own liberation.
Michel Tremblays play is presented in a non-linear style, with dialogue and scenes overlapping, sometimes in discord sometimes in harmony. In a Broadway World review, the structure is likened to a symphony, introducing themes and variations, changing harmonies, and weaving a rich tapestry that provides a portrait of a dysfunctional family.
Directed by Wendy Chapin
SABINA DUNN - in addition to working in television and radio in Australia, has appeared in a wide range of plays including A Comedy of Errors, The Green Bird, School for Scandal, Dona Rosita, La Ronde, The Mother, Los Invasores, Double Gothic by Michael Kirby, and Hunger by Peter Mattei. She has a B.A (Hons) in Drama, University of NSW, studied with Hayes Gordon OBE, AO, David Perry, John Barton CBE and currently with Wendy Chapin. In Santa Fe plays include Miss Jairus, Cathleen ni Houlihan, and Out of Thebes with Theaterwork, Gidion's Knot, Salome's Dance, and most recently the role of Caroline in Luna Gale at the Adobe Rose. Bonjour, la!.
LARRY GLAISTER - is an actor, director and published playwright with degrees in theatre from Howard University in Washington, DC and Hunter College in NYC. He is also a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC. He has lived in Santa Fe for 6 years, and his directorial work has been seen in Benchwarmers at the Santa Fe Playhouse as well as in theatres here and there across the country. He has performed in numerous productions in Santa Fe including Ironwood Productions' Death of a Salesman, Buried Child, and Our Town.
YNN GOODWIN - Lynn is excited to work with this wonderful ensemble cast and crew at Adobe Rose Theater! She first performed in Santa Fe in 1981, appearing as the Orange Girl in Cyrano de Bergerac with Michael York at the Santa Fe Festival Theater. As a member of the Ensemble Studio Theater in New York City, she worked directly with numerous accomplished artists, including playwrights Horton Foote, Richard Greenberg, and Romulus Linney; directors Curt Dempster, Billy Hopkins and Peter Zapp; and actors Helen Hunt, Rob Morrow and Diane Venora. She has played many roles off-Broadway and regionally, as well as principal and supporting roles in film and TV. With local playwright Dale Dunn, Lynn serves as Co-Artistic Director of Just Say It Theater, teaching playwriting-performance to artists intent on keeping live theater alive.
GLENNA HILL - is delighted to have been invited to join the cast of Bonjour La Bonjour. She was last seen in a play by Leslie Dylan involving artificial insemination of cows. More recently, Glenna has been seen prowling around in martial arts dojos and raising bees. She is a native of the UK.
DYLAN MARSHALL - Dylan first started doing theater in Santa Fe as a protege working with IronWeed Productions on True West. He then performed with Ironweed in their production of Rabbit Hole and The Trip to Bountiful. Dylan was also an intern with Theaterwork, performing in Emils Enemies and The Tempest. Dylan then worked as docent and first mate aboard a replica of Columbus ship the Pinta where he sailed the country and gave historical tours to thousands of school children. Upon returning home Dylan was recently seen in The Santa Fe Playhouses production of The Foreigner. He feels honored to be a part of Adobe Rose Theater.
KIRSTE PLUNKET - unlike Denise, doesn't like to cook. However she does enjoy feeding people with love, laughter, and takeout. Her past favorite roles have included Mary Hatch in the recent Santa Fe Playhouse production of It's a Wonderful Life: a live radio play and Anita in Coro de Camara's performance of the West Side Story choral suite. She would like to thank the amazing and brilliant Wendy Chapin with whom she has studied for the past couple of years for giving her the opportunity to work with this unbelievably talented cast and crew.
ALEXANDRA RENZO - is so excited to be apart of the wildly fantastic Adobe Rose Family. First performing professionally at the age of 15, she chose life as her conservatory. Following her feet across the world with purpose and pleasure consistently curious and humbled she came to realize that to be a true storyteller you must ask why certain stories arent being told. But to be a great storyteller, you must listen. A Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts graduate; an IHP: Re-thinking Globalization alum, a LAByrinth Theatre Company Acting Fellow, an Atlantic Theatre Co. Alum, a tanguero; an Eduardo Galeano fiend; Doula; sushi chef; actress, writer and producer. She is the Artistic Associate of Vertigo Theatre Co. in NYC, the associate producer for Symphonics Live; co-creator and creative director of Willow and Fire Productions but all that really matters is she now happily calls New Mexico home.
ANN ROYLANCE - Ann's varied professional career has included television, musical theatre, plays and clubs from D.C. to New York to Sydney to L.A., to Santa Fe. She has worked with such notables as Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince, Mary Tyler Moore, Kathy Bates, Brian Dennihy, Bob Newhart, Julie Harris... and other wonderful talents. Her introduction to Santa Fe theatre was as a teenage boy in The Shakespeare Society's Midsummer Night's Dream, and she has been seen at the Santa Fe Playhouse dancing with a ghost in I Hate Hamlet, playing a Granny in Moon Over Buffalo, 2 Benchwarmers, and once again a Teenager in Kimberly Akimbo. It's an honor to be included in this delightful cast in this beautiful new theater under the direction of the amazing Wendy Chapin! (and her dog Wu)
Show runs 90 minutes with no intermission.
The Adobe Rose Theatre (View)
1213 B Parkway Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87507
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