In this week’s podcast, a short play from Cary Pepper about a door-to-door evangelist who is invited into the home of an older man on his last day of service. With Bobby Steggert and Jack Wetherall. Download on iTunes, Podbay, Player FM, subscribe to our RSS feed, search ‘Playing on Air’ in your favorite podcasting app – or stream below! [27 minutes, 43 seconds]
Cary Pepper has had work presented throughout the United States and in Europe. Small Things won the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival 2006 One Act Play Contest and has been published in Best American Short Plays 2005–2006. House of the Holy Moment was part of the 2008 Bay One-Acts Festival and has been published inBest American Short Plays 2007–2008. His work also appears in Audition Monologues for Student Actors II (Meriwether Publishing), and Scenes and Monologs from the Best New International Plays (Meriwether Publishing). He was nominated for the 2010 David and Lynn Angell Humanitas Comedy Fellowship, and his full-length play How It Works was given a staged reading as a Finalist at Dayton Playhouse’s FutureFest 2010.
Cary is a member of the Dramatists Guild, and a founding member of the San Francisco Bay Area playwrights group ThroughLine, and a member of the Marin Playwrights’ Lab. Learn more about him at www.carypepper.com
Jack began his professional career as a young actor at the Stratford Festival Theatre of Canada where he rose to be a leading member of the company. Broadway: The Elephant Man (title role). Off-Broadway: the recently acclaimed Hot Lunch Apostles (Rod) and Taylor Mac’s The Walk Across America For Mother Earth (Rainbow Carl) with The Talking Band at La Mama; THe Glass Cage (Malcolm), Mint Theater Tamara; Henry VI (Warwick), Theatre for a New Audience; Swansong (Will Shakespeare), Lucille Lortel’s White Barn Theatre; Bad Women, Talking Band. Stratford Festival Theatre of Canada: Henry V,As You Like It, The Seagull. Regional: The Tempest, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival; Tunney/Shakespeare in Six Rounds and THe Last Days of Mickey and Jean, Merrimack Rep; Willi, Gross Indecency: the Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, The Retreat from Moscow, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Heartbreak House, Goodman Theatre; Cyrano de Bergerac, Guthrie Theatre; Pericles, Hartford Stage Company; Twelfth Night, The Rivals, The Old Globe; Romeo and Juliet, Long Wharf Theatre; Macbeth, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Alabama Shakespeare Festival; Richard II, Utah Shakespearean Festival; The Greeks,Williamstown Theatre Festival; The Cherry Orchard, American Conservatory Theater; Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Pittsburgh Public Theater; Democracy. Film: Third Man Out. Television: “Queer as Folk”, “Guiding Light”, “One Life to Live”, “Santa Barbara”, “Ryan’s Hope”. Lear more at: http://www.jackwetherall.com/
‘Drew’ in Cary Pepper’s Small Things – Broadway: Ragtime (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League nominations) 110 in the Shade (Outer Critics Circle nomination) Master Harold…and the Boys. Off-Broadway: Assistance (Playwrights Horizons) A Minister’s Wife and The Grand Manner (Lincoln Center Theatre) Yank! (Drama Desk & Drama League nominations, York Theatre), The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island (Drama Desk and Drama League nominations, The Vineyard Theatre),columbinus (New York Theater Workshop), The Music Teacher (New Group), and Mordred in Camelot (NY Philharmonic). Regional appearances include The Nightingale at LaJolla Playhouse, Betty’s Summer Vacation at The Bay Street Theatre,Broadway 3 Generations and Ragtime at the Kennedy Center, Shakespeare’s R & J and St. Joan at St. Louis Rep, Cripple of Inishmaan at Milwaukee Rep, Brighton Beach Memoirs and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde at Pioneer Theater and The Great Game at Theatre Previews at Duke. Film/TV: The Namesake (Mira Nair), Kinsey (Bill Condon) Camelot (PBS Live @ Lincoln Center)Game Six, Night Swimming, “The Good Wife” and a year as Sam Grey on “All My Children”. He is a graduate of NYU and studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.