Battle of Angels


By Tennessee Williams

Thursday-Saturday, October 27-29, 2011, at 7:30pm
Wednesday-Saturday, November 2-5, 2011, at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 6, 2011, at 3pm

Studio Theatre

In recognition of the 100th birthday of Tennessee Williams, the Department of Theatre presents the fifth in a series of the early plays by America's dramatic poet. Battle of Angels is the story of the enigmatic drifter Valentine Xavier, who is hired to help in the dry goods store run by Myra Torrance. The two misfits fight for their lives with the small-minded residents of a southern town in the late 1930s. Both mystic and expressionistic, Battle of Angels is the rough and raw version of the play that was refined into Orpheus Descending and then evolved into the film Fugitive Kind with Marlon Brando and Anna Magnani. Before The Glass Menagerie, Battle of Angels introduced American audiences to the distinctive southern voice of Tennessee Williams.

Director: Tom Mitchell

Fight Choreographer: Robin McFarquhar

Scenic Designer: Moon Jung Kim*

Costume Designer: Julie P. McGill*

Lighting Designer: Paul Callahan*

Sound Designer: Bradford Chapin*

Properties Master: Adriane Binky Donley

Stage Manager: Kristen Cooperkline*

Technical Director: Jose Abraham**

Scenic Charge Artist: Christina Rainwater


Eva Temple: Katherine Norman

Blanch Temple: Laura King

Conjure Man: Esdras Etrenne

Beulah Cartwright: Teresa Hernandez

Dolly Bland: Lucy Chmielewski

Pee Wee Bland: Ethan Gardner

Jim Talbott: Robert Montgomery

Vee Talbott: Bri Sudia

Cassandra Whiteside: Michelle Grube

Val Xavier: Christopher Sheard

Myra Torrence: Monica Lopez

Jabe Torrence: Jess Prichard

David Anderson: David Kaplinsky

Mrs. Regan: Naomi Mark

Loon: Mark West

Bennie: Christopher T. Brown

First Girl: Lydia Cornejo

Second Girl: Stephanie Galvin

Third Girl: Rachel Newman

First Man: Joe Boersma

Second Man: Coy Wentworth

Third Man/Mr. Dubinsky: Michael DiGirolamo

Production Staff

Assistant to the Director: Arielle Ness-Cohn

Assistant Stage Manager: Katie Snyder**

Rehearsal Production Assistant: Kelsey McGrath

Assistant Scenic Designer: Kevin Qiu

Assistant Costume Designer: Polly Bland**

Assistant Lighting Designer: Beanz Ramirez**

Assistant Sound Designer: Adam Barnett**

Assistant Scenic Artist: Patricia Winkle**

Assistant Dramaturg: So Young Kim

Master Electrician: Matthew Eberle**

Weapons Master: Elliott Djuric

Production Running Crew: Stephanie Feldman and Ian Riggs

Properties Crew: Rebecca Ogwal and Akua Sarhene

Costume Running Crew: Lydia Cornejo, Rachel Newman, and Jonathan Tracey

Makeup Running Crew: Madeline Campbell and Kalyn Rivers

Light Board Operator: Kelsey McGrath

Sound Board Operator: Adam Barnett

*LEVEL21 MFA student

**LEVEL21 BFA student