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Wolf Hall

 
at Threshold Repertory Theatre
in partnership with South of Broadway Theatre Company
 
by 
Hilary Mantel

 

adapted for stage by

Mike Poulton

 

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Threshold Theatre in partnership with South of Broadway Theatre Company is proud to present Wolf Hall by Mike Poulton

 

 

 

After having closed our doors for the past two years, we at Threshold Theatre are thrilled to be back with a new season.  We are tremendously excited to be partnering with South of Broadway Theatre Company, which has been producing exceptional live theatre in the Charleston area for the past eighteen years.

We thank you for your patience and your inquiries and especially for your support, past, present, and future! We plan to make a few changes that may give us a new look, but we will continue to strive to achieve and surpass the high level of performance you have come to expect at Threshold. We look forward to seeing old friends once again and to making many new ones. With open doors, open arms, and open hearts, we welcome you back!

Paul O'Brien
Threshold Board President

Cast

Andrew Brown
Duke of Suffolk / Soldier
Liz Duren
Elizabeth Cromwell / Mary Boleyn
David Graham
Archbishop Warham / Whore /French Ambassador
Fred Hutter
Thomas Cranmer / Thomas Boleyn
Kristen Kos
Katherine of Aragon / Lady Rochford
Maddie Latham
Anne Boleyn
Brett Leach
Rafe Sadler
Samantha Lentocha
Jane Seymour / Princess Mary
David Loar
Thomas Cromwell
David Moon
Thomas More / Henry Norris
Jim Nettles
Duke of Norfolk
Max Nettles
Servant / Gregory Cromwell
Paul O'Brien
King Henry VIII
Coleman Richards
Francis Weston / Christophe
Dylan Rowe
Mark Smeaton
Bryan Toole
Stephen Gardiner / Eustache Chapuys
Brian Turner
Cardinal Archbishop Thomas Wolsey
Nick Torres
George Boleyn / Thomas Wyatt / Harry Percy, Earl of Northumberland

Creative Team

Mary Gould

Wolf Hall Director and Artistic Director, South of Broadway Theatre

Don Brandenburg

Managing Artistic Director, Threshold Repertory Theatre

Crew

 

 

Anne Maree Lawrence —------- Stage Manager

David McLaughlin —-------------- Lighting Designer 

Don Brandenburg —-------------- Sound Editor

Angelique Cunningham --------- Costume Manager

Katie Konner —-------------------- Seamstress

Ernie Eliason ---------------------- Set Design and Construction

Chrissy Eliason ------------------- Properties

 

Scene Breakdown

Scene 1: Wolsey’s Study at York Place
Scene 2: Austin Friars: Cromwell’s Residence
Scene 3: The Charterhouse, home of the Carthusian Monks in                                         
Farringdon, London
Scene 4: Austin Friars and ‘In the Street’ en route to Wolsey’s Study
Scene 5: Wolsey’s Study
Scene 6: The Great Hall
Scene 7: Wolsey's Study
Scene 8: Austin Friars
Scene 9: Street Scene: en route to Wolsey’s study
Scene 10: Wolsey’s Study, then on a Barge to Esher House, then;                                     
Esher House
Scene 11: King Henry’s Antechamber
Scene 12: Anne’s Solar at York Place: She has remodeled Wolsey’s
                                 Study into her Solar.
Scene 13: The Privy Council Chamber

Intermission

Scene 14: Anne’s Solar
Scene 15: The Great Hall
Scene 16: Windsor Castle
Scene 17: Austin Friars
Scene 18: King Henry’s Antechamber
Scene 19: In a Barge on the River Thames
Scene 20: Privy Council Chamber
Scene 21: The Mark and Lion Pub
Scene 22: Privy Council Chamber
Scene 23: Private Chapel at Whitehall
Scene 24: Ampthill Manor
Scene 25: The Castle Garden
Scene 26: The Coronation of Anne Boleyn: Westminster Cathedral
Scene 27: The Great Hall
Scene 28: Privy Council Chamber at Lambeth Palace, Residence of                                
The Archbishop of Canterbury
Scene 29: Palace Corridor and then: King Henry’s Antechamber
Scene 30: Holding Cell at Lambeth Palace

The song sung by Mark Smeaton at the top of Scene 23 in the wedding ceremony, is called “Without Discord” and was composed by Henry VIII.

Meet the Company

Andrew Brown

Duke of Suffolk / Soldier
Andrew is a technologist, musician and actor based in Charleston, SC.
Andrew Brown

Liz Duren

Elizabeth Cromwell / Mary Boleyn
Liz Duren has been performing on Charleston Stages since she was 16. She is a happy wife, mother to four amazing children and an author. Her award-winning memoir, "All About You", was turned into a one woman show and won the 2020 Best of Charleston award.
Liz Duren

David Graham

Archbishop Warham / Whore /French Ambassador
David Graham has appeared at Threshold Repertory Theatre as Friar Laurence in "Romeo and Juliet" and Vincentio in "The Taming of the Shrew"; as Mrs. White in "Clue: The Musical" with 5th Wall Productions and as Florence Wexler in "Devil Boys from Beyond" for Piccolo Spoleto. As his alter ego, Ivana Jungmann, he has created and headlined seven shows for 5th Wall Productions. He has also acted in many locally produced shorts and feature-length films.
David Graham

Fred Hutter

Thomas Cranmer / Thomas Boleyn
Fred was last seen at Threshold Rep in "The Tempest" and at South of Broadway Theatre in "Rumors." He has also appeared with several other theater companies in Charleston, including Footlight Players, Charleston Stage, Midtown Productions, and Flowertown Players, where he was most recently seen in "Moon Over Buffalo." Fred has been acting for 43 years, and has appeared in over sixty stage productions. He studied acting at HB Studio in New York.
Fred Hutter

Kristen Kos

Katherine of Aragon / Lady Rochford
Kristen Kos has 22 years of professional experience in theatre as an actor, director, coach, and producer. She prefers acting. Favorite performances include "Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight" with South of Broadway and Threshold Rep, "Hitchcock" at 34 West, " A Streetcar Named Desire" at Warehouse Theatre.
Kristen Kos

Maddie Latham

Anne Boleyn
Maddie Latham is the current theatre teacher at Stratford High School with her masters degree in theatre education at the College of Charleston. She was previously seen as Babe Botrelle in "Crimes of the Heart" (Flowertown Players), and Lavinia in "Titus Andronicus" (Flowertown Players), Dahlia in "Hate Mail" (Flowertown Players), Bradley in "Men on Boats" (Threshold Rep), and Elenore Dumpy in "Three Ladies of Orpington" (Threshold Rep). She was last seen as Roz in "Moon Over Buffalo" at Flowertown Players. Maddie would like to dedicate her performance to her loving man, Brett, for not trying to decapitate her after all these years.
Maddie Latham

Brett Leach

Rafe Sadler
Brett Leach is excited to perform another show with Threshold Rep. Brett has previously been seen as Katurian in "The Pillowman", Crispin in "The Heir Apparent", Philip in "The Lion in Winter", and his most recent role was Preston in "Hate Mail" with The Flowertown Players. He thanks you for your patronage and hopes you all enjoy the show.
Brett Leach

Samantha Lentocha

Jane Seymour / Princess Mary
Samantha Lentocha is so excited to be performing again at Threshold Repertory Theatre! Samantha graduated from the College of Charleston in 2021 with degrees in Theatre Performance and Elementary Education. Her previous local theatre roles include Tess/Elizabeth in "Six Degrees of Separation" (Footlight Players), Alais in "The Lion in Winter" (Threshold Rep) and Jenny in "Death of a Salesman" (Footlight Players).
Samantha Lentocha

David Loar

Thomas Cromwell
David has been a professional actor for 32 years, specializing in Shakespeare. David lives in James Island with his wife, Rev. Kristen Barner, and their dogs, Tia and Pluto. He studied acting at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, NY, and the National Shakespeare Conservatory.
David Loar

David Moon

Thomas More / Henry Norris
David Moon has been active in community theater since his teens. Recent roles include Otto Frank in "The Diary of Anne Frank", Danforth in "The Crucible", and Malvolio in "Twelfth Night" for The Flowertown Players; Creon in "Too Much Memory" and Lenny in "Rumors" for 5th Wall Productions; and Mark in "Stay" for South of Broadway Theatre Company. His Threshold Rep credits include "The Taming of the Shrew" and "Romeo and Juliet."
David Moon

Jim Nettles

Duke of Norfolk
Jim Nettles is thrilled to be back on the Threshold stage, most recently appearing here as the Nazi Captain in "Bent." Other favorite roles include Skipper in "Take Me Out", Dennis Shepard et al. in "The Laramie Project", and The Mute in "The Fantasticks."
Jim Nettles

Max Nettles

Servant / Gregory Cromwell
Max Nettles is the Music Teacher at St. Andrew’s School of Math and Science in West Ashley. Max has acted since he was a child and has loved the opportunity to become a whole new character. He would like to thank all of his friends and chosen family for their support, especially his parents, Jenny and Allen.
Max Nettles

Paul O'Brien

King Henry VIII
Paul O’Brien grew up in Charleston and left to pursue a career in medicine. When he returned, he became a physician at MUSC and was excited to find such a vibrant theatre community. He has performed extensively in Charleston theatre over the past eleven years, and has even played an English king on occasion including Henry II in "The Lion in Winter" and King Arthur in "Camelot." Other favorite roles include George in "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe?", Vershinin in "Three Sisters", Voltaire in "Emilie", Harry Brock in "Born Yesterday", Slim in "Of Mice and Men", Dr. Sugar in "Suddenly, Last Sumer", Dr. Sweet in "Bug", Ghost/Player King in "Hamlet", Daddy Warbucks in "Annie", and Juan Peron in "Evita." He serves on the board and staff of Threshold Theatre and is thrilled and proud to be partnering with the South of Broadway Theatre Company to produce this extraordinary play with this tremendous cast.
Paul O'Brien

Coleman Richards

Francis Weston / Christophe
This is Coleman Richards’ second stage performance, following his appearance as Hennesey in "Biloxi Blues", with South of Broadway Theatre Company in 2020. He is thrilled to be taking the stage again.
Coleman Richards

Dylan Rowe

Mark Smeaton
Dylan Rowe is thrilled to help transport you to the past to see an iconic story retold for 500 years, come back to life. He is grateful for the privilege to sing and perform alongside profound talent for Charleston audiences. You might have seen him in "Evita" with Bare Stage at South of Broadway, or in "A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder" and "The Full Monty" with The Footlight Players at Queen Street Playhouse.
Dylan Rowe

Bryan Toole

Stephen Gardiner / Eustache Chapuys
Bryan Toole grew up in Australia, lived in Boston for many years, and then in 2003 moved to Charleston where he caught the acting bug at a “well-seasoned” age. Favorite roles played recently are Wilfred Bond (‘Wilf’) in "Quartet" with The Footlight Players; Friar Francis/Antonio in "Much Ado About Nothing" at Threshold Repertory Theatre; Vincent’s psychiatrist in "Vincent John Doe" at Piccolo Spoleto; President Franklin Roosevelt in "Annie: The Musical" at Charleston Performing Art Center.
Bryan Toole

Brian Turner

Cardinal Archbishop Thomas Wolsey
Brian Turner has performed in Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Madison, Wisconsin. He has been acting in Charleston since 2011.
Brian Turner

Nick Torres

George Boleyn / Thomas Wyatt / Harry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
Nick Torres is from Columbia, Maryland and after six years in the Navy, realized it was time to get back onstage. While finishing his time at the Naval Weapons Station and a degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology, he has returned to the stage, performing at DanceLab in West Ashley in their Performance Company, the Bad Girls Club, and with the Flowertown Players, as Howard in "Moon Over Buffalo." This is his first show with South of Broadway Theatre Company and he has cherished the learning experience with Mary and the rest of his incredible castmates.
Nick Torres

Mary Gould

Wolf Hall Director and Artistic Director, South of Broadway Theatre
Mary was raised in Brazil until she was 18. She has been both a producer and performer in the arts since her early 20s and began her performing career in the arts as a finalist in The Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions. Her career has encompassed international tours and New York City where she performed in upwards of 25 operatic roles, including the title roles in Lucia di Lammermoor, and Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, Musetta in La Boheme, Princess Dilidilan in the World Premier of The Caliph and Madeline Mitchell in Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers. She was Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera in a UK tour of England which included Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival. She toured the South American cities of Rio and Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she shared much beloved repertoire she had learned while growing up there. As a producer, and in her early 20s she launched a successful Arts Education Program with Hinsdale Opera Theatre and the Chicago School district, to bring operatic performances to local schools. In the 90s she became Executive Director of the New York Virtuosi Chamber Symphony, a union orchestra presenting in Manhattan. During Mary’s tenure the orchestra garnered its first New York Times Review. In 1998 she moved to Charleston, SC where she founded South of Broadway Theatre Company (SOBTC). It has been hailed by The New York Times as: “A mainstay of the South Carolina Theatre Scene”. In 2016 SOBTC received a National Theatre Award from the prestigious American Theatre Wing (Founder and Producer of The Tony Awards). In 2005 Mary launched Summer in NYC, a month-long Artistic Residency in NYC where participants reside at The Juilliard School. In 2020 SOBTC fulfilled its 20 year ambition to launch new shows headed for The Great White Way!!” with the World Premiere of Love and Southern D!scomfort (LASD) at The Charleston Music Hall produced with NYC Production Company, Patton Daye Slater Productions. After a two year enforced hiatus due to Covid-19, LASD is once again on its forward track towards a Broadway production. Mary still considers herself a novice at directing and over the years has directed “Dirty Blonde” with Kristen Kos as AD, “Noches Tropicales, “Misbehavin’” and Three Tall Women among others. Wolf Hall (WH) has been something quite apart from any other directing project and a monumental task. She is profoundly grateful to Christina Landis, movement and choreographer coach for WH, and her seasoned and talented cast!
Mary Gould

Don Brandenburg

Managing Artistic Director, Threshold Repertory Theatre
Don is a veteran of Charleston theatre, having either performed in, produced or directed over 100 productions, all while managing his job as a civil engineer. He is glad to get back into full swing theatre production after having Covid put an abrupt halt to everyone's normality for a couple years. Don has worked with a number of other area theatre companies and previously held the position of Artistic Director of The Footlight Players. Don most recently worked with Charleston Stage Company, appearing in their production of "Murder on the Orient Express." He will also be seen in Charleston Stage's production of "Native Gardens" opening in March 2023. Some of his favorite acting roles include Bill in "The Jacksonian", (Threshold Rep), Vanya in "Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike" (Footlight Players) and Andre Thibault in the musical production, "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" (Footlight Players). Treasured directing credits include "To Kill a Mockingbird" (Charleston Stage), "Della's Diner" (Threshold Rep) and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (Footlight Players). Don thanks all who worked so tirelessly to put together this large co-production.
Don Brandenburg

 

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS

We extend a special THANK YOU to the following for their support of this production.

Muse Restaurant and Wine Bar

Clelia's Guitar Studio

Chiro Care

Mark Landis

Buxton Books

Angie Cunningham

Katie Konner

McKenna (Mac) Hanuscin

Ernie and Chrissy Eliason

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