DIRECTOR'S NOTE

First of all, tonight's playwright - Finegan Kruckemeyer - is a rock-star.  Not only did he craft this beautiful, bittersweet, whimsical, and loving story, he also waived his royalty fee and gave his permission for us to share this play with you at no charge to Acme.  In these tough times, we are honored to receive this generous gift from this kind fellow.

 

I also want to offer gratitude for our production team's hard work in putting up two shows this week!  In particular, Grey Turner, who spent the week creating props and driving in circles around town making front-porch deliveries.

 

Our story tonight is deceptively simple - three sisters experience hardship, travel in different directions, and return to each other.  But within this simple structure, so many nuanced questions echo... When our loved ones abandon us in the woods, how do we find our way towards home?   When do we fight, and when do we bake bread?  When do we stay sheltered, and when do we set sail and tame the ocean?  How do we build a family without consuming each other (or Badger's brother)?

 

These days, we are all on a journey of transition.  The old life is gone.  And we have bits and pieces with which to create something new.  Tonight, as we string together Finegan's words - with kitchen utensils and lots of imagination - perhaps we can continue to feel our way forward together. 

 

Much love,

Emily

she / her /hers

Grey Turner

Narrator 2, Father/Old Man

Grey Turner just graduated from Da Vinci High School. This fall he will be attending Southern Oregon University where he will further his pursuit of theatre knowledge. Grey’s love of theatre was sparked right here with Acme Theatre Company. He has played many roles in his 4 years with Acme, his favorites being James Dean (Pronoun), Ryan Martin (The Burials) and Black Stache (Peter and the Starcatcher). Grey has had the time of his life in Acme and wants to express his deepest gratitude for all of the wonderful patrons of our art. Enjoy the show!

Sophia Nachmanoff

Carmen

Sophia Nachmanoff (she/her) just graduated from DaVinci Charter Academy, and is very happy/sad to be in her final Acme summer. Ironically, though she has been involved in the company since her freshman year, this is actually her first time acting in the summer show. However, some of her favorite past other shows were Beaux Strategem (Dorinda), The White Rose (Christoph Probst), and Seussical (Gertrude McFuzz). When she's not acting, you might see her onstage with the DHS Jazz Choir, or off the stage in her work as Acme's Master Costumer. So basically, she never leaves the theatre. She also likes to play a wide variety of instruments (from the ukulele to the mandolin), work with kids, read her favorite genre (archival historical mysteries), sporadically embark on ambitious cooking projects, and spend way too much money on boba. She is very excited to move to Portland in the fall, where she will be doing community service and furthering her Jewish education in the Tivnu: Building Justice Gap Year Program before heading off to Wellesley college where apparently she will cut her hair short and carry a sword? Anyways, she would like to thank her family, Emily, and Harvey Milk and the many other queer activists who have had such profound impacts on her life! Enjoy the show!

Morgan Hendrix-Chupa

Beatrix

Morgan Hendrix-Chupa (she/her) is a rising junior at Davis High School and is glad to be joining Acme again for her ninth show with the company! Morgan started acting in the summer of 2017, and so far has been in multiple plays. Her favorite roles she has played are Jules and Mother Baker (Twelve Huntsmen), Mr. Gloss (Beaux Stratagem), Mortimer Mortimer (Failure: A Love Story), Sophie Martin (The Burials), and Miss Scarlet (Clue: On Stage). In this show, she will be playing the sunkissed adventurer Beatrix! While she is in quarantine, Morgan likes to knit, go on hikes and collect shiny things, make and eat delicious food, and appreciate the color pink to its fullest extent. She would like to thank the cast and crew of This Girl Laughs for telling a beautiful story with her. She hopes you enjoy the show!

Sam Cubbage

Narrator 1, Peter

Sam is a recently graduated senior who was homeschooled by their amazing mother. You may have recently seen them in Dear Harvey as Nicole Murray-Ramirez, The Importance Of Being Earnest as Algernon, playing Ben in The Burials, or the wonderful Cherry in Beaux Stratagem. Sam started their theater journey at the age of 9 performing in musicals. Three years ago this summer, Sam joined acme as their master stage manager and has loved every moment since! They would like to thank Emily for this amazing experience to perform even in the strangest of circumstances. They invite you to pull up a chair, grab your favorite snacks, and enjoy this wonderful zoom theater experience. Enjoy the show!

Rebecca Hirsch

Albienne

Rebecca Hirsch (She/Her) recently graduated from Da Vinci High School and has thoroughly enjoyed what we’ve made of the Zoom theatre experience. She plays Albienne (the girl who laughs) and has found herself laughing quite a lot through rehearsal! She previously acted in the last two winter shows, including as Chloe in the Burials. Rebecca has been doing sound design for ACME for the last two years, and is excited to pass down the job to her marvelous apprentice, Georgia. She will be moving to NYC in the fall to attend Barnard College (of Columbia) and study Architecture or Economics or Urban Studies or something of the sort. She also hopes to continue her involvement in tech and music (she plays Tenor Saxophone, clarinet, and guitar) through the CU Records club there. However, most importantly, she hopes you enjoy the forks as much as she does.

Special thanks to these supporters who make all of the Acme adventures possible!

Wehner Accounting & Tax, Inc

The City of Davis Arts & Cultural Affairs Program

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Don Saylor’s Soup’s On for Acme Theatre Company Business Sponsors

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Soup’s On Elected Leader Sponsors

 

Tom Adams,  DJUSD Board of Education

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Bob Poppenga, DJUSD Board of Education

                       

Dan Carson, Davis City Council

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Richard Landsburgh, Woodland City Council

                       

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Jesse Salinas, County Assessor, Clerk Recorder

                       

Melissa Moreno, Yolo County Board of Education Trustee

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Oscar Villegas, Yolo County Supervisor, District 1

Don Saylor, Yolo County Supervisor, District 2

Linda Deos, Candidate for Yolo County Supervisor, District 4

Jim Provenza, Yolo County Supervisor, District 4

Angel Barajas, Yolo County Supervisor Elect, District 5

Duane Chamberlain, Yolo County Supervisor, District 5

                       

Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, California State Assemblymember

Helen Thomson, Former State Asssemblymember

Bill Dodd, California State Senator

 

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