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29 DEC 2017


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HE: "...what did you say she was pushing?" 
SHE: "a bright blue perambulator with two enormous young...that's your wife, isn't it?"

Gordon Hendrickson as He and Stephanie Santos as She in a scene from ReAct's The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year.
Photo: David Hsieh.

The Cast

(in order of appearance)

Stephanie Santos
Gordon Hendrickson

HE: "Everything I've said is true!"

Gordon Hendrickson and Stephanie Santos in a scene from ReAct's The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year.
Photo: David Hsieh.

Directed by
Kathy Hsieh

The Crew

Stage Manager & Light Board Operator
Mitch McGowan
Costume Designer
Mary Duckering
Scenic Design, Properties, Box Office Manager & Publicist
David Hsieh
Lighting Designer
Rick Wong
Set Dresser, Sound Designer & Lighting Assistant
Kathy Hsieh
Sound Operator & Venue Technician
Yukiko Matsuda
Master Carpenter
Michael H. Collinge
Set & Lighting Crew
Don P. Bradshaw
Richard D. Eidal
George Paul Glanzman
Melvin Inouye
Mitch McGowan
Robert Sindelar

Head House Manager
Jackie Englehart

SHE: "I really love you."

Gordon Hendrickson and Stephanie Santos in ReAct's The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year.
Photo: David Hsieh.


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>>Northwest Asian Weekly
>>International Examiner
>>Patron Comments


The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year

By John Guare

November 9 - 25, 1995
Theatre Off Jackson

"-- A romantic modern fable with a twist."

The Program

The Setting

Central Park in New York City.

The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year

was first presented by Joe Cino at Caffe Cino, in New York City, on October 25, 1966.
This staging is presented with Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest and The Bald Soprano under the banner title "Loves Lies & Language."

Production Notes

Director's Notes

"Open your heart and the world will be yours.
Let your soul soar and discover

--Kathy Hsieh, Director of The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year

Artistic Director's Notes

On this hundredth anniversary year of Oscar Wilde's masterpiece, it has been a pleasure for us to develop and work on this condensed adaptation, and also to present it to you along with John Guare's unusually charming romantic short, and Eugene Ionesco's infamous and theatrically challenging anti-play. "Variety is the spice of life.".

On behalf of myself, Kathy, Robert and the casts and crew, I hope you enjoyed the three very different works presented in our "mini-festival" of world theatre.

--David Hsieh, ReAct's Managing Artistic Director

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ReAct's The Lovliest Aftenoon of the Year was produced by special arrangement with DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE, INC.

Stephanie Santos and Gordon
Hendrickson pose in a publicity
photo for ReAct's The
Loveliest Afternoon of the Year
Photo: David Hsieh.

Special Thanks To...

The Elliott Bay Book Company for promotional support
George Paul Glanzman for production and administrative support
Kathy Hsieh for administrative support
Gigi Jhong for production support
T.J. Langley for production support
The Northwest Asian American Theatre for loaned set pieces
Office Depot for discounted copying support
Stephanie Santos for rehearsal space
Robert Sindelar for administrative support
Patti West for technical support
Rick Wong & Rk Productions for videography

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