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Lumping in Fargo

Directed by Jim Carmody

Book and Lyrics by Bryan Reynolds
(Author of Fractalicious!)
Music by Michael Hooker

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@ Arthur Wagner Theatre

November 14 - 18


About the Play

Collaging King Lear, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It and several other of Shakespeare’s plays, Bryan Reynolds and composer Michael Hooker conjure up an epically stormy night in which love and romance blow in with the wind and the rain, turning Leopold Wallersheim’s world inside out. Used to living with only his faithful singing poodle and his antique furniture collection for company, misanthropic Leopold finds himself in a strange new world of alternately thrilling and terrifying emotions.


About the Playwright/Lyricist

Bryan Reynolds is an American critical theorist, performance theorist, and Shakespeare scholar who developed the combined social theory, performance aesthetics, and research methodology known as transversal poetics. He is also a playwright, director, and cofounder of the Transversal Theater Company, a collective of American and Dutch artists, which has produced several of his works, including: Unbuckled; Woof, Daddy; Railroad; Blue Shade; and Eve's Rapture.


About the Composer

Michael Hooker has designed sound and/or composed music for more than 120 productions. On Broadway he designed Looped starring Valerie Harper at the Lyceum Theatre. His regional theatrical designs have been heard in Becky Shaw, and the world premieres of Goldfish and Our Mother's Brief Affair at South Coast Repertory; Looped at Arena Stage; The Little Foxes and Looped at the Pasadena Playhouse and the Cuillo Center for the Arts in West Palm Beach, FL; A Doll's House at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; and Pyrenees at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Locally he has designed the world premieres of 3 Truths by Naiomi Iizuka and and For All Time by KJ Sanchez at Cornerstone Theater Company, Los Angeles; Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse at the Lewis Family Playhouse/Mainstreet Theatre, Beautiful in the Extreme and A Shayna Maidel at the Colony Theatre; Molly's Delicious at the Group at Strasberg - Marilyn Monroe Theatre; Drive My Coche, Bird's Nest Soup, The Mysterious Mrs. Nixon, A Line Around the Block, The Ballad of Ginger Esparza and Conjunto at the Mark Taper Forum New Works Festival/Taper, Too; and At the Hayworth Theatre in Los Angeles, he designed sound for Machiavelli and co-designed the world premiere of Eve's Rapture. He has also designed sound, composed or arranged for other Reynolds plays including Railroad at Sibiu, Woof, Daddy at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival, and Blue Shade at the Divadlo DISK Theatre in Prague and the National Theatre Festival in Bucharest..



The Cast

The Creative Team

Leopold Wallersheim - Brian Bose
Elvira - Lizzie Shipton
Verna Mary Eckland - Bethany Hamrick
Cathy Lynn
- Annelise Shafer
Jerry Lee Heilman - Thomas Miller
Linda Lou Heilman - Mary Hill
Betty Sue Heilman - Kristin Rower
Ghost of
Sally Mae Heilman
- Jenny Grober
Defense Attorney
- Miranda Dainard
Judge Birnbaum - Carolyn Reynolds
Director - Jim Carmody
Co-Director - Lily Kelting
Assistant Directors - Sarah Wansley
Andres Romacho
Music Direction - Missy Biferno
Music Mentor - Linda Vickerman
Choreographer - Brian Bose
Scenic Designer - Sanaya Forbes
Costume Designer - Erica Oneto
Lighting Designer - Evlin Matta
Sound Designer - Grady Kestler
Production Stage Mgr. - Megan Sprowls
Assistant Stage Mgr. - Sarah Dion



Wed,Nov 148:00 pm OPENING
Thu,Nov 158:00 pm  
Fri,Nov 168:00 pm  
Sat,Nov 172:00 pm MATINEE
Sat,Nov 178:00 pm  
Sun,Nov 187:00 pm CLOSING

Located at: Arthur Wagner Theatre

Parking Passes Required: Monday through Friday. Weeknight passes are $2 per vehicle from the vending machines located in the UC San Diego Theatre District/La Jolla Playhouse parking lots and entry display case. Please remember your parking space number. You will need it to purchase your parking pass.

Note: Machines take all major credit cards except Discover and when paying with cash you must use exact change, NO CHANGE GIVEN.

Parking Passes Not Required: Saturdays and Sundays


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Advance tickets for this production are available Monday-Friday, noon to 6 pm by calling the Box Office at 858.534.4574 or in person at the Theatre District’s Central Box Office at the Sheila & Hughes Potiker Theatre. 

At-the-Door tickets, if available, can be purchased one hour before show time at the performing theatre’s box office at Arthur Wagner Theatre.

General Admission: $20
UCSD Faculty/Staff/Alumni Association,
and Seniors (over 62): $15
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10

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