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Brilliant Traces
Stone Cottage Theatre
Addison, TX
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Brilliant Traces
An isolated cabin, the Alaskan wilderness, a dangerous blizzard - join us inside Henry Harrys cabin to ride out a super storm as a mysterious visitor arrives- Rosannah DeLuce, runaway bride. As Henry attempts to solve the mystery of how this half-frozen bride has come to interrupt his life of solitude, they both fight to make peace with the traumatic losses of their own Brilliant Traces- the ties that bind us to the people who have shaped our identities.  Alternately repelling and connecting with each other, Rosannah & Henry explore their pasts and, in time, consider the possibilities of their present.

This newly conceived production of Cindy Lou Johnsons play, Brilliant Traces, is co-produced by Funkytown Arts Festival at the Addison Theatre Centres Stone Cottage venue. Expect a rollercoaster ride filled with comic moments and more than a dose of quirkiness as a pair of evenly matched oddball characters find themselves snowed into a cabin with potentially explosive results.  First presented by New York's Circle Repertory Company, this richly imaginative absurdist allegory uses fantastic and often outlandish situations to probe into the nature of human relationships. "BRILLIANT TRACES is kooky, weird and definitely off-kilter, but if taken in the right spirit, illuminating about how we live today." BackStage. "deals with common issues of love and family, and does so with characters, story and dialogue so fantastic that they could exist only within the enchanted realm of the stage." NY Times.
Brilliant Traces", starring Elizabeth Kensek & Van Quattro, and directed by Emily Scott Banks runs from November 23rd through December 2nd at the Addison Theatre Centers Stone Cottage location.

Van Quattro (HENRY HARRY) is a native of California but moved to Texas 15 years ago. Van has done many theater productions in Los Angeles along with several T.V. guest star appearances on shows like Picket Fences  Millennium L.A. Doctors and Chicago Hope, and was featured in many more.  In Dallas he has been in the stage productions Superior Donuts at Theater Three. He shared actor of the year in 2012 with his co-star Chris Piper for that show. He was seen at the Watertower Theater in Grapes of Wrath and Tom Sawyer and at the Second Thought Theater playing Carmichael in Behanding in Spokane Last year he appeared at the Watertowers Loop Festival in Standing 8 Count a solo show he wrote and acted in which won best new play of the year by the DFW theater critics and has been seen in New Yorks United solo fest.  Van has been in many films including Fight Club, The Object, End of Days and The Big Thing.

Elizabeth Kensek (ROSANNAH DELUCE) splits her time between NYC and Dallas where she performs with The Barcus Brothers Band.  She has recently completed a run of Theatre 4the Peoples RUSALKA, in NYCs Planet Connections Festivity, for which she was named Best Supporting Actress.  Other credits include: Assassins (Sarah Jane Moore), Twelfth Night (Viola/Cesario), The Cradle Will Rock (Sister Mister), Arms and the Octopus (Chastity), Graceland (Anna), Magnums Opus (Rifka Rabin), Waiting For Lefty(Edna), Annie (Grace), How To Succeed in Business (Rosemary), My Fair Lady (Eliza Doolittle), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Dorothy), Ten Little Indians (Vera Cauthorne), The Music Man (Marian), Beauty & the Beast (Belle), She Loves Me (Amalia), Guys & Dolls (Sarah Brown), Nunsense (Sr. Mary Amnesia), You Cant Take It With You (Alice) and the title role in Gypsy.  Elizabeth also serves as the Artistic Associate of Theatre 4the People.  Proud member of Actors Equity Association & wife of Steve.

Emily Scott Banks (Director) balances her time in theater between acting and directing. Most recently she directed Sarah Ruhls Stage Kiss at Circle Theatre in Fort Worth and appeared as Lyubov Ranesvsky in The Cherry Orchard for the inaugural production of The Classics Theatre Project. Last fall, Emily had the pleasure of being directed by Van and sharing the stage with Elizabeth  our two actors in Brilliant Traces. In projects upcoming this year, she will reprise the Angel in Angels in America: Perestroika for Uptown Players; she will play Agatha in the regional premiere of The Moors at Theatre Three; and will reprise the one-actor Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol at Stage West. At the latter venue she also directed the award-winning Stupid F*cking Bird, Life Sucks., An Iliad, and The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence. Her many area directorial credits include the critically acclaimed The Big Meal; The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer for WaterTower Theatre; Gees Bend for African American Repertory; Ladybug LadybugFly Away Home for Contemporary Theatre of Dallas; and Fix Me Jesus for Theatre Three where she will direct Foxfire next year. Emily has won awards for her work in both disciplines, including multiple DFW Critics' Forum Awards, and Best Actress of the Year nods from Dallas Observer, D Magazine, TheaterJones. Emily is a proud member of Actors Equity.

Endeavor Cinema Group & Funkytown Festival Productions (Non-profit Producing Partner) Funky Town Music & Film Festival is a cultural amplification of all the vibrancy and growth that is happening in Fort Worth, Texas.  Funky Town Festival will be a destination event in North Texas, hosting world renowned talent, Texas talent, and entertainment industry influencers that are also committed to the long-term goal of developing our next generation filmmakers, musicians and artists. Our mission and vision is to be a platform for music and film education and preservation, while highlighting the citys rich creative history.  You can find out more about us at:


Stone Cottage Theatre (View)
15650 Addison Road
Addison, TX 75001
United States


Arts > Theatre

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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