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the first of two related one-acts, follows a ninteen-year old Asian-American gay hustler named Greg through a series of terrifying encounters in Los Angeles’ underworld.  In A Short Lise of Alternate Places Greg follows his lover to New Mexico, searching for connections.  In the end he returns to Los Angeles more disaffected than ever.

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Creative team

by

Han Ong

Directed by

Steven Maler

Directed by

Steven Maler

Steve Maler (Directing, American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University, Class of 1993) serves as the vice president of artistic programming at Wang Center and artistic director of the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC), which presents free productions of Shakespeare on the Boston Common. His CSC production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream won the Elliot Norton Award for "Outstanding Director—Small Resident Theatre Company." His production of Suburbia for the SpeakEasy Stage Company won "Best Production—Fringe Theatre Company." Other productions include Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, Julius Caesar, and The Tempest for CSC; Turn of the Screw for New Repertory Theatre; Santaland Diaries and Porcelain for the SpeakEasy; Top Girls and Weldon Rising for Coyote Theatre; and The L.A. Plays by Han Ong for the American Repertory Theater, where he was the artistic associate for new plays. He is a graduate of the A.R.T./MXAT Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University; he directed Woyzeck, Pericles, The Duchess of Malfi, and Ghosts. He was the associate director of Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 and Henry V at the A.R.T., and Titus Andronicus and Hamlet in Tokyo. His first feature film, The Autumn Heart, starring Tyne Daly and Ally Sheedy, was in the Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival and won the "Audience Choice" award at the Nantucket Film Festival. It was released in September 2000. He will next direct the American premiere of the operatic treatment of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America at the Boston Center for the Arts and The Taming of the Shrew on the Boston Common this summer for CSC.

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Set design by

Christine Jones

Set design by

Christine Jones

Christine Jones, the set designer for Nocturne, previously designed The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, Man and Superman, When the World Was Green (A Chef's Fable), Hot 'n' Throbbing, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Silence, Cunning, Exile, and The L.A. Plays for the American Repertory Theater. Her other credits include The Green Bird (for which she received Drama Desk and Outer Critics' Circle Award nominations) for the New Victory Theatre in New York, Texts for Nothing and Richard II for the New York Shakespeare Festival, Tartuffe and Richard III for Hartford Stage, and sets and costumes for Iolanthe at Glimmerglass Opera.

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Costume design by

Gail A. Buckley

Lighting design by

John Ambrosone

Lighting design by

John Ambrosone

Lighting Designer John Ambrosone has designed over thirty productions for the American Repertory Theater, including Lysistrata, Absolution, Marat/Sade, Othello, Animals and Plants, Mother Courage (2001 Elliot Norton Design Award), The Doctor's Dilemma, Three Farces and a Funeral, Nocturne, IvanovThe Cripple of Inishmaan, The King Stag, Boston Marriage, Charlie in the House of Rue, Valparaiso, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, How I Learned to Drive, Nobody Dies on Friday, Man and Superman, The Old Neighborhood, When the World Was Green (A Chef's Fable), Alice in Bed, Slaughter City, and Buried Child. On Broadway he designed The Old Neighborhood. Work in resident theaters includes the Alley Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, the Coconut Grove Playhouse, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Walnut Street Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, and Arena Stage. Mr. Ambrosone also has designed in Singapore, Moscow, Japan, Brazil, Taiwan, Mexico, Germany, and France.

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Sound design and music by

Don Dinicola

Cast

Greg

Han Ong

Greg

Han Ong

Voice/Andrew

Jonathan Fried

Voice/Andrew

Jonathan Fried

Black Man

Gino Montesinos

Black Man

Gino Montesinos

Woman/Marilyn Monroe

Starla Benford

Woman/Marilyn Monroe

Starla Benford

Starla Benford has been seen on the American Repertory Theater stage as Roach in Slaughter City and as the Trojan Interpreter/Servant/Chorus Leader/Fury in The Oresteia. She is a graduate of the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University, where her credits included the Doctor in Woyzeck, Anna Andreyeva in The Inspector General, Procne in The Love of the Nightingale, Mrs. Alving in Ghosts, and Jaques in As You Like It. She also appeared in several roles in the A.R.T. New Stages productions of The L.A. Plays and Media Amok, as well as on the Loeb Stage in The Island of Anyplace. Recent theater credits include Stefanie in Denial, the title role of The Snow Queen, Rose in Fences, Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, the title role in Phaedra, and her one-woman show Sonata Blue. Ms. Benford's film and television credits include Blank Check, Hard Promises, New York Undercover, A Seduction in Travis Co., and Save the Dog.

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Bill/Nicholas

Matthew Rauch

Bill/Nicholas

Matthew Rauch

Ken

Raymond Fox

RAYMOND FOX recently played Mr. Stubb, Captain Boomer and Captain Gardiner in Moby Dick (adapted and directed by Lookingglass Ensemble Member David Catlin), on tour to the Alliance Theatre (Atlanta, GA), Arena Stage (Washington, D.C.) and South Coast Repertory (Costa Mesa, CA). Raymond will return to the production in Chicago this summer (2017) at Lookingglass Theatre, where he is an Ensemble Member. His numerous regional credits include Simon Craig in Blood and Gifts (TimeLine Theatre - 2013 Joseph Jefferson Award - Supporting Actor). Mr. Fox performed in and co-adapted Charles Dickens’ The Old Curiosity Shop (2006 Joseph Jefferson Award for New Adaptation – shared) for Lookingglass. He played King Midas in the original Off-Broadway and Broadway runs of Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses (Second Stage and Circle in the Square) as well as in numerous regional productions of the play. His American Repertory Theater credits include The Servant of Two Masters, Black Snow and The L.A. Plays. Additional regional credits include the Goodman Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Route 66 Theatre Company, South Coast Repertory, Arena Stage, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Meadow Brook Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Arden Theatre, Next Theatre, Remy Bumppo Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Hartford Stage, First Folio Theatre, Court Theatre and Canada’s Stratford Festival where he was a member of the Young Company. Mr. Fox is a graduate of Northwestern University and the American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University, class of '93.

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Nick

Faran Tahir

Nick

Faran Tahir

John

John Payne

John

John Payne