THE ARROW ROCK LYCEUM THEATRE PRESENTS The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial By Herman Wouk

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THE ARROW ROCK LYCEUM THEATRE PRESENTS

The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial
By Herman Wouk

ARROW ROCK, MO – The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre presents the electrifying courtroom drama, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, August 20 through August 28, 2016.

An idealistic navy lieutenant facing court martial for mutiny passionately defends his conduct as the only conscionable option. Lt. Maryk’s action to save the USS Caine is put on trial against the military command structure personified by Captain Queeg, an odd man whose leadership skills are sorely tested. Do the ends justify the means? This typhoon of a play, adapted by Herman Wouk from his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, is the quintessential courtroom drama.

MICHAEL EVAN HANEY returns to the Lyceum to direct The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. The production features WILL ROTHHAAR as Lt. Stephen Maryk, CRAIG WESLEY DIVINO as Lt. Barney Greenwald, JEFFREY C. WOLF as Lt. Com. John Challee, MICHAEL ROTHHAAR as Captain Blakely, ROBERT ELLIOT as Lt. Com. Philip Francis Queeg, BEN NORDSTROM as Lt. Thomas Keefer, PATRICK E. PHILIPS as Signalman Third Class Junius Urban, BLAKE PRICE as Lt. Willis Seward Keith, BILL BAER as Captain Randolph Southard, WHIT REICHERT as Dr. Forest Lundeen, QUIN GRESHAM as Dr. Bird, MICHAEL BRENNAN as the stenographer, SHANE RICHLEY as the orderly and DICK MALON and VINCE LUTTERBIE as Members of the Court

Making his Lyceum debut, WILL ROTHHAAR plays Lt. Stephen Maryk, on trial for wrestling control of the U.S.S. Caine from its domineering captain. Based in Los Angeles, Will has appeared on all of the CSI’s, Castle, NBC’s Grimm, and the Lizzie Borden Chronicles. He was in Battle: Los Angeles, and is most recently known for portraying Lee Harvey Oswald in National Geographic Channel’s Killing Kennedy. Also making his Lyceum debut CRAIG WESLEY DIVINO plays Lt. Barney Greenwald, a skeptical lawyer grudgingly defending Lt. Maryk. Craig’s New York City credits include Fault Line Theatre, Nightcap Riot, Happy Few Theatre Co, Guerrilla Shakespeare, Atlantic Theater, NYTW. Regional credits include Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Tennessee Shakespeare, Living Room Theatre, Kitchen Theater, Virginia Arts Festival, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Chautauqua Theatre Company, Trinity Rep. Craig is co-founder and co-Artistic Director of Fault Line Theatre.

JEFFREY C. WOLF plays Lt. Com. John Challee, a well set up lieutenant who is prosecuting the case. Earlier this season, Wolf played Nick Arnstein in Funny Girl, Mr. Sowerberry/Dr. Grimwig in Oliver!, John Hancock in 1776 and Simon Mostyn in Murder on the Nile. His many Lyceum credits also include King Arthur in Camelot, C.K. Dexter Haven in The Philadelphia Story, Billy in Anything Goes and Carmen Ghia in The ProducersMICHAEL ROTHHAAR, a Lyceum regular, plays the captain presiding over the trial. Previously at the Lyceum, Mr. Rothhaar recently directed The Murder on the Nile, as well as South Pacific in 2015 and Witness For The Prosecution, A Murder Is Announced, and My Fair Lady. As an actor, he has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in various feature films, as well as in numerous television series.

Playing Lt. Com. Philip Francis Queeg, the domineering Captain of the U.S.S. Caine, is ROBERT ELLIOT, revisiting this role after first playing it almost twenty years ago at The Repertory Theater of Saint Louis. Mr. Elliot began his career as a company member at the Missouri Repertory Theatre and at the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival. Extensive work over the years at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and Indiana Rep. Other theatres include: Syracuse Stage, Asolo Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, PCPA Theatrefest, Cleveland Playhouse, Roundabout Theatre. Most recently seen as Donnie in American Buffalo at KC Rep and Norman in On Golden Pond at Indiana Rep.

Playing the part of Lt. Thomas Keefer, The U.S.S. Caine’s communications officer, is BEN NORDSTROM.  A regular at the Lyceum, Ben Is a resident of St. Louis, his work there includes Macbeth, Next Fall, [title of show], and Urinetown at Repertory Theatre of StL, Mamma Mia, The Buddy Holly Story, and Billy Elliot at The Muny, and How To Succeed…, and Promises Promises at Stages, as well as work with Shakespeare Festival StL, Tennessee Williams Festival, HotCity, New Jewish, Mustard Seed, OnSite, and Echo. Regional work includes the Alley Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Arvada Center, and Theatre Raleigh. BFA, Webster. Making his Lyceum debut, PATRICK E. PHILIPS plays Signalman Third Class Junius Urban. He recently appeared in Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s productions of Luna Gale (Peter) and Violet (Virgil, Billy Dean, Company). Patrick was a member of the 2014-15 Acting Intern program at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati where he performed in Love and Information (Ensemble) and Sleeping Beauty (Branch/Dragon). Other recent regional credits include Henry VI Part I with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Saint Joan and Relatively Speaking with Diogenes Theatre Company, and Mockingbird with Falcon Theatre. Returning to the Lyceum and playing the part of Lt. Willis Seward Keith is BLAKE PRICE. Blake was recently seen at the Texas Shakespeare Festival playing Billy Bigelow in Carousel, Gratiano in the Merchant of Venice, and Ely/Nym/Burgundy in Henry V. Playing the part of Captain Randolph Southard is BILL BAER. Bill most recently played Caesar Rodney in 1776 at the Lyceum. Currently, Bill is the Director of Performing Arts at Father Tolton Catholic High School in Columbia Missouri. WHIT REICHERT plays Dr. Forrest Lundeen. Whit was last seen in Fox on the Fairway as Dickie, Murder on the Nile as Dr. Bessner and 1776 as Ben Franklin. Other Lyceum credits include J. B. Biggley in How To Succeed…, George Macmillan in Big, The Musical, Osgood Feilding in Sugar, Max in Sound Of Music, Grandpa in Meet Me In St. Louis and Al Lewis in The Sunshine Boys. A veteran of more than 50 productions in Arrow Rock, Lyceum Producing Artistic Director QUIN GRESHAM plays Dr. Bird.

MICHAEL EVAN HANEY, a Lyceum regular, directs the production. Originally from Kansas City, Mr. Haney has directed The Nerd, The Unexpected Guest, You Can’t Take It With You, The Man Who Came To Dinner, Black Coffee, Lend Me A Tenor and Driving Miss Daisy. Michael has acted and directed more than 200 productions including directing Around the World in 80 Days Off-Broadway and appearing in Elie Wiesel’s Zalmen on Broadway and the first American production of Nicholas Nickleby. His regional directing credits include Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, Westport Country Playhouse and Kansas City Rep. Internationally, Mr. Haney has directed shows at the English Theatres of Vienna and Frankfurt as well as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He is currently an Associate Artist with The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park where he has directed the award winning productions of Speaking in Tongues, The Clean House, Blackbird, The Syringa Tree, Love Song, As You Like It, Crime & Punishment, Speaking In Tongues, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and the world premieres of The History of Invulnerability (a play about Superman and the Holocaust), Hiding Behind Comets and A Delicate Ship.

Scenic design is by Lyceum Theatre Resident Scenic Designer RYAN J. ZIRNGIBL. Mr. Zirngibl has designed many productions at the Lyceum including Les Miserables, A Christmas Carol, Around the World in 80 Days, The King and I, and Fiddler on the Roof. Lighting Design is by Resident Lighting Designer RANDY B. WINDER, who previously designed Les Miserables, South Pacific, Spider’s Web, Cats, The King and I, The Producers, and Spamalot among many others. Costume Designer MEGAN HARSHAW recently graduated with her BFA in Costume Design from The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. Resident Sound Designer RYAN MATTHEW HALL returns for his eighth season where he has designed Les Miserables, The King and I, Spamalot, The Producers, To Kill A Mockingbird, Fiddler on the Roof, and many more. TONY DEARING returns for his 24th year as Production Stage Manager and IVAN DARIO CANO serves as Assistant Stage Manager.

Single Tickets for The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial are priced at $36.00 for adults. Senior, military, public safety, student and children discounts are available. Special Group Rates are available as well. Performances are August 20 – August 28, 2016, Evening performances are at 8pm and matinees are at 2pm. For tickets: www.lyceumtheatre.org, (660) 837-3311 x1, or in person at the Lyceum’s box office at 114 High Street, Arrow Rock, MO 65320.

The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)(3), professional theatre located in the unique village of Arrow Rock, Missouri, a 19th century National Historic Landmark. The Lyceum has been entertaining audiences in the heart of Missouri for 56 years producing a variety of musicals, dramas and comedies. Each year, this 408 seat theatre attracts professional talent from across the country to produce an eight show season (June-December). Performers, designers, directors, and technicians take residence in Arrow Rock for five months to bring its patrons Broadway caliber productions throughout the summer.

The Lyceum Theatre is affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union for Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

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