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a world premiere by R. Hamilton Wright
directed by Richard Ziman

produced by Jack Stehlin and Jeannine W. Stehlin

In this wild comedy, scientist Timothy Hay invents a grass that never needs watering... sending the political and corporate worlds into a frenzy

The cast includes Circus Theatricals associate artists
Eric Pierpoint, Dylan Kussman, John Ross Clark,
company member Francesca Ferrara, as well as Adam Paul, Barbara Bragg, Jennifer Lee Taylor and Jerry Lloyd .

in Rep. with Complexity



Saturday June 24, Thursday, June 29, Thursday July 13, Friday July 14

Opens: Saturday July 15, 8pm

Performance Dates: Friday July 21, Saturday July 29, Sunday July 30,
Thursday August 3, Friday August 11, Saturday, August 12, Sunday, August 13


Reservations: 323.960.1054

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Photo: Barbara Lee Bragg


Thrilled to be back working with Jack , Richard and all of Circus Theatricals n your new home!!! An original troupe member from the NY days of the famed Danton's Death (asst dir with Jack), Olga in Three Sisters (Richard Directed),and Elmire in Tartuffe (Jack Directed).

NY-Off Broadway -On the Verge, Richard III- Measure for Measure (Lincoln Center Lab),October Fest -Ensembles Studio Theatre. Yale Repertory Theatre,Utah Shakespere Festival, Shakespeare & Company.

LA THEATRE- Sonya in Uncle Vanya (with Orson Bean)(LA Times's Best Bet) Pacific Resident Theatre/ The Met (Bruce Katzman-Dir); Dorothy in WESTERN BIG SKY by Rob Tobin (Best actress - Garland award Critic's List) The MET (L Flint Esquerra-Dir);Dick Cheney (in drag) in Edge of Allegiance by Eric Rudnick (LA Weekly- Times Best Bet) The MET; Goneril in KING LEAR with James Gammon The MET (Bruce Katzman Dir). Yale Cabaret Blue - Helen in ROAD by Jim Cartwright (John Ecklund- Dir),GUM by Karen Hartman (Eric Scott Gould- Dir)  Aunt Mayfred in Ruleville, MS (Joe Reynolds- Dir) Sister Mary Catharine in Four Sisters by Tony Scully (Asaad Kelada- Dir)Member of the Classical Theatre lab-  Falstaff in Henry IV x 4 -(Alex Wells - Dir)- Trojan Women at the Getty. Member of the Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare - Stephano in The Tempest/24th street theare, Launcelot Gobbo in Merchant of Venice (production Ovation awards) at the Ivy Substation (Lisa Wolpe-dir) Barbara has written and performed two solo shows - True West Girl (Deborah Goodwin- Dir) (Alfred and Jill Molina helped produce) at the Tammarind Theatre and American Cassandra (Mark Travis- dir) with Yale Cabaret West at the  MBAR. FILM/TV- WEST WING, (with the late great John Spencer), Jake in Progress, Josh & Drake. Third Rock from the Sun. "Downstream" with Eric Stolz (Sundance Short) (Obi Dnefro-dir)," A Life Not of my own" - (Paul Bunch - Dir) and Carlotta DeLongpre  (aka The Slugwoman from Uranus)filmed musical "The Devil and Dexter Webster"by Alex Wexler /Bill Parsley (Dan Oliverio-dir)at Occidental Studios. Barbara is a Linklater Voice teacher and has a MFA from Yale Drama School. Thank you Richard for Flora.



Circus Theatricals Associate Artist

With Circus Theatricals: Iphigenia in Aulis, The Misanthrope, Richard III

Los Angeles theatre includes: "The Memorandum," "Mary Barnes", "The Real Inspector Hound" (all at the Odyssey), "David's Mother" (The Colony), "Who's Hot, Who's Not" (Laguna Playhouse), "Midsummer Night's Dream" (Laguna Playhouse), "The Last of Uncle Jack" (The Jewel Box), "The Rimers of Eldritch" (Jewel Box). Film/TV: "Sunrise," "Dirty Pictures," "A Light in the Darkness," "Arrest and Trial," "General Hospital, "Renegade."


Photo: Shannon Holt

FRANCESCA FERRARA- Kate Taylor, Nurse Trimmer

Member of Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Other productions for Circus Theatricals include The Circle and Max.

With various stage credits under her belt, her two favorite performance experiences continue to be singing with The Hot Spots for our troops stationed overseas, and playing Shakespeare’s Juliet in over twenty of our United States. Recent television credits include The West Wing, Commander in Chief, and David Mamet’s The Unit. Films include Chickenlivers, Flushed, and the upcoming Sven Stromson Blue, based on the life and art of Yves Klein. Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble Member.




With Circus Theatricals: Modigliani, The Circle, Macbeth, Tartuffe (LA Weekly Award, Best Comedy Ensemble).

Other Theatre: Richard II, The Skin of Our Teeth (both w/Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Romeo and Juliet (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival), Missing Persons (Berkely Rep), The Birthday Party & Henry V, (both w/Shotgun Players), Andromache, Crimes in Hot Countries (both w/CentralWorks). TV: "Monk," "The X-Files," "My Sister's Keeper." Film: "X-Men-2," "The Way of the Gun," "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken," "Dead Poets Society." Crazy love to his wife, Amy.



Greensward marks Jerry's first appearance with Circus Theatricals. Jerry is back in Los Angeles after being in Seattle for 15 years. Jerry's Seattle run included many theatres, television and film. Watch for "Bullets, Blood and a Fistful of Cash" to be released in
October 2006. Some of Jerry's projects include: The Fugitive ("Louie Q"), Dracula, Krapp's Last Tape, Jesus Christ Superstar, Claustrophilia, When We Dead Awaken, Wounds To The Face, Richard II, Much Ado About Nothing, Subterranean Homesick, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Bang The Drum Slowly, Buried Child, Hamlet, Henry V, The Laboratory of Hallucinations, As You Like It, A Map Of The World, The Twilight Zone Live.
Jerry wishes to thank you for coming to the theatre!
And whether on or off stage:
Shine Bright!  Share Your Light!  Be Brilliant!
Act With Passion!
So It Is.


Photo: Adam Paul

ADAM PAUL - Timothy Hay

with Circus Theatricals: Richard III, The MIsanthrope.

Flm and television credits include: Weeds, Las Vegas, Withtout a Trace, I’m Not Gay, The District, Enterprise, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Voiceover includes: Disney’s Treasure Planet, Dreamworks’ Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, MTV’s Aeon Flux, Princess Mononoke, The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina, Ferngully II, and Nickelodeon’s Invader Zim, as well as numerous television and radio commercials.

Theater includes Circus Theatricals’ The Misanthrope,Richard III with Alfred Molina, King of the Moon at the HBO Workspace, The Groundlings and Off Broadway and Good with William Hurt at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.


Eric Pierpoint

ERIC PIERPOINT - Chairman / T. Scott Jacobsen

With Circus Theatricals: Boy's Father in The Circle, King Edward IV in Richard III.

Other stage: Panache (Players Theatre, NYC), A Man for All Seasons, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Hasty Heart, A Streetcar Named Desire.

Film: "World's Fastest Indian" (with Anthony Hopkins), "Liar, Liar," "Forever Young," "Where Truth Lies," "Maggie," "Holes," "Eulogy." TV: "Alien Nation" (series regular), "Mister Sterling" (recurring), "Fame," "Hot Pursuit," "Hill Street Blues," "WIOU," "Silk Stalkings." Plus many episodes and MOWS.



This is Jen’s debut at Circus Theatricals and in L.A.  In Seattle she has performed at Book-It Repertory Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, The Empty Space Theatre, and A Theatre Under the Influence. She has also performed at San José Repertory Theatre and Portland Center Stage. She works extensively as a voice over artist and if you play video games you may recognize her as the voice of Cortana in the Halo series and Princess Peach and Toad in the Mario Brothers’ games.








Derrick McDaniel (Lights)

With Circus Theatricals: The Misanthrope and Iphigenia in Aulis.

Derrick began his acting apprenticeship in 1990 at Theater East in Studio City, CA. This is where he honed the craft of stage lighting. A few of his lighting credits include “The Godfather Workout” for the HBO comedy festival in Aspen; “The Quiet Room” at the Whitefire Theater, “Worse Than Murder” at the Ventura Court Theater, and “Eubie Weller” at the Stella Adler Theater; “Among The Thugs” at the Odyssey Theater- and many others.  Derrick was nominated for a 2004 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award for lighting, in “Among The Thugs”, as well as, a 2005 ADA lighting nomination. He has earned critical acclaim, many times over, for his designs. Derrick would like to thank you for your support of live theater. Enjoy.


John Freeland, Jr. - Stage Manager

John Freeland, Jr. is delighted to return to Circus Theatricals since stage managing their production of Iphigenia In Aulis.

Mr. Freeland stage managed, acted and directed in the 4th International Blind and Visually Impaired Theatre Festival ( Zagreb, Croatia). Other company’s include Robey Theatre Co, East West Players, Southwest Chamber Music, The National Black Theatre Festival (Winston-Salem, NC), The Matrix Theatre, Watts Village Theatre Co., Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Dept., The Actors Studio, Inner City Cultural Centre, Greenway Court Theatre, Towne Street Theatre, Central Avenue Jazz Festival and NAACP Theatre Awards.

John has also appeared in several theatre, TV and film productions.

He has also worked with several youth organizations including (Out) Law & Order , Virginia Avenue Project. For The Unusual Suspects in Central Juvenile Hall, Elkhorn Correctional Facility, Camp David Gonzales assisting them in creating material for performance. John is from Middletown, CT. and attended Wesleyan University.

Photo: Richard Ziman

Richard Ziman - Director

Founding member of Circus Theatricals

Richard Ziman is a founding member of Circus Theatricals in New York, where he played Danton in their acclaimed New York production of Danton’s Death, Tesman in Hedda Gabler, Jean in No Exit, and was in the world premiere of John Bunzel’s Delirious. In Los Angeles, he received a Dramalogue award for Brad in Tulsa. He directed Circus Theatricals productions of Three Sisters, and John Bunzel’s Gravity Shoes.

Richard was most recently seen in Rounding Third at Seattle’s Intiman Theatre. Last season he played Harry Brock in Warner Shook’s production of Born Yesterday for ACT Theatre, and subsequently for South Coast Repertory. Also for ACT: Polish Joke, Grand Magic, Christmas Carol, and Mitzi’s Abortion. Off B’way, Richard Has Directed the world premiers of Eric Blau’s Dali, and Hertlz, and The Grass Eats The Horse; Also The Cocktail Hour at Houston’s Stages.

Richard originated the role of Schultz in Trevor Nunn’s world premiere production of Tennessee Williams’ Not About Nightingales for the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain, which he subsequently reprised on Broadway. Other Broadway plays include: Jack O’Brien’s Henry IV, Laughter on the 23 rd Floor,Epic Proportions, Lost in Yonkers, and the National Tours of Biloxi Blues and Laughter on the 23 rd Floor.

Off B’way includes: NYSF productions of Twelfth Night, Henry IV, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Julius Caesar, Kit Marlowe, How It All Began, The Normal Heart, and Manhattan Theater Club’s production of Polish Joke, directed by John Rando. Regionally he has appeared at The Alley Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Actors Theater of Louisville, The Wilma Theater, and Shakespeare Theater LA where he received an L.A. Dramalogue Award for Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew.

TV appearances include: “The Sopranos,” “Law&Order,” “Third Watch,” “ 100 Center Street,” “Law&Order SVU,” and “One Life to Live. Film: Clockers, Hackers, Private Parts, Death to Smoochy, The Chosen,” and the soon to be released “Unholy.”

Richard is a Native New Yorker, and a graduate of the High School of Performing Arts and the Juilliard School.




R. Hamilton Wright has worked as a professional actor for over thirty years and in that time has appeared in over one hundred and thirty productions. Some of his favorites include Red Noses by Peter Barnes and Bach at Leipzig by Itamar Moses at Seattle’s ACT Theatre; ART by Yasmina Reza and Doug Hughes’s adaptation of Moliere’s The Miser at the Seattle Repertory Theatre; Jeffery Hatcher’s Hanging Lord Haw Haw at The Empty Space Theatre; Len Jenkin’s My Uncle Sam at The Public Theatre in New York; Loot by Joe Orton and Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at the Intiman Theatre and Bill Irwin and Mark O’Donnell’s adaptation of Moliere’s Scapin at the Seattle Rep and the Arizona Theatre Company.

Greensward is his second play. He lives in his home town of Seattle with his wife, Katie Forgette, herself a playwright.

JEANNINE STEHLIN - Producer / Sound Design

Managing Director, Circus Theatricals

Produced over 40 plays for Circus Theatricals, including Macbeth, Tartuffe, The Cherry Orchard, Richard III, Hamlet and The Cheats of Scapin, (Odyssey Theatre/Circus Theatricals co-productions) and the award-winning The Job by Shem Bitterman (LA and Off-Broadway). Acting credits include: Macbeth, Twelfth Night, The Job, Peer Gynt, Tartuffe, The Misanthrope, Hippolytus, The Stronger, The Art of Success, Women and Wallace.

Film, “Watch It,” and “Rancho Cucamonga, " The Phlebotomist." Jeannine made her first television appearance at the tender age of four on "Romper Room" (KDKA Pittsburgh).

Jeannine holds a B.S. in Advertising from the University of Illinois, and an M.B.A. in Marketing from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Currently, Jeannine is getting her teaching artist designation with the Los Angeles County "Arts for All" program.

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Jack Stehlin

JACK STEHLIN - Circus Theatricals Artistic Director / Producer

Artistic Director of Circus Theatricals

Notable Circus Theatricals productions include The Misanthrope, Macbeth, Hamlet, Richard III, Tartuffe, True West, The Cheats of Scapin, The Job.

Other Los Angeles Theatre Salome (Wadsworth w/ Al Pacino), Speed-the-Plow (Los Angeles premiere), and Habitation of Dragons.

Notable NYC credits include Richard II (dir. Steven Berkoff), Henry V (w/Kevin Kline), Casanova (w/ Ethan Hawke, dir. by Michael Greif), Henry IV, I (w/Mandy Patinkin, dir by Des McAnuff), Julius Caesar (w/ Al Pacino and Martin Sheen),Timon of Athens (dir. by Brian Kulick), Richard Foreman’s Don Juan, and Romeo and Juliet (dir. by Les Waters).

TV and film credits include the film "Salomaybe?" and guest star roles on "Without A Trace," "NCIS," "JAG," (recurring), "Buffy" (recurring ), "Judging Amy," "The Practice," "Crossing Jordan," "NYPD Blue," "ER."

Jack Stehlin currently teaches a Monday Night Scene Study with Performance Showcase. He was also Visiting Associate Professor in the UCLA Department of Theater for Winter 2005.

Jack founded Circus Theatricals in New York in 1983, and has produced over 40 plays in NYC and Los Angeles. An award-winning actor, Jack has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, and stages around the world. Jack is an alumnus of John Houseman's The Acting Company and a graduate of the Juilliard School.

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