Antaeus Archive:

2001 Season

Legal Briefs

April – May 2001

Written by: Billy K. Welles, Miguel de Cervantes, J.M. Barrie, Gilbert & Sullivan
Directed by: Michael Haney, Emily Chase, Anne McNaughton

LEGAL BRIEFS was made up of four short pieces about the law.

THE AMBULANCE CHASER — an old vaudeville routine by Billy K. Welles, directed by Michael Haney.

DIVORCE COURT HELL (El juez de los divorcios) — by Miguel de Cervantes, translated by Dakin Matthews, directed by Emily Chase.

THE WILL — by J.M. Barrie, directed by Anne McNaughton.

TRIAL BY JURY — by Gilbert & Sullivan, adapted by John Apicella and Phil Proctor, directed by Anne McNaughton, musical director Jan Powell.

Including original musical bridges for the performance, sung and danced by Richard Miro Ortega and Anna Mathias.

ADVISORY

Recommended for Ages 16+

CAST

THE NURSE, GILDA SLACKMEISTER, PLAINTIFF’S POSSE: Rhonda Aldrich
DEPUTY/PLAINTIFF’S POSSE: Gigi Bermingham
THE PLAINTIFF: Emily Chase
ROBERT DEVIZES/FOREMAN OF THE JURY: John Combs
EMILY ROSS: Francia DiMase
TOMMY LEE/JUROR: Terry Evans
EMILY ROSS/PLAINTIFF’S POSSE: Jennifer Gatti
SERENADER/JUROR: Javier Grajeda
DEFENDDENT’S ASTROLOGER: Emily Johnson
CREED/ JUROR: Ben Kamine
CHAS MARKHAM/ATTORNEY-AT-LAW/JUROR: Jens Köhler
SINGING LAWYER/THE NURSE/DEPUTY: Anna Mathias
DIVORCE COURT HELL BAILIFF/JUROR: Bill Mendieta
SINGING LAWYER/SIMON/ DEFENDANT: Richard Miro
PLAINTIFF’S POSSE: Holly Mitchell, Stephanie Stephenson
PHILLIP ROSS: Jeffrey Nordling
MURIEL FOGEY/JUROR: Melinda Peterson
THE LAWYER/DEVIZES SENIOR: Lawrence Pressman
VERN/ THE JUDGE: Philip Proctor
DIVORCE COURT JUDGE/PLAINTIFF’S COUNSEL/PLAINTIFF’S POSSE: Janellen Steininger
SERENADER/SENNET/PLAINTIFF’S COUNSEL/PLAINTIFF’S POSSE: Karen Stone
WANDA/PLAINTIFF’S POSSE: Amy Tolsky
DOC/JUROR: Marcelo Tubert
CRYSTA AXLE/PLAINTIFF’S POSSE: Katy Tyszkiewicz










*member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S. This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule

Production Team

Executive Producer: John Apicella
Executive Producer: Dakin Matthews
Costume Design: Dean Cameron
Producer, Set Designer, Technical Director: Terry Evans
Lighting Design: Peter Strauss
Composer: Jan Powell
Stage Manager: Alex Jacobson
Assistant Stage Manager: Katie Morgan

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