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BEDFELLOWS April 21-June 16, 2012



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Image: Los Angeles Times Review Bedfellows by Chuck Rose directed by Jack Stehlin
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Chuck Rose and Jack Stehlin in LA Stage Times
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Cameron Meyer and Robert Cicchini in Bedfellows by Chuck Rose, directed by Jack Stehlin, at the New American Theatre

Marc Jablon and Thomas Vincent Kelly in Bedfellows by Chuck Rose, directed by Jack Stehlin at The New American Theatre

Robert Cicchini and Jade Sealey in Bedfellows written by Chuck Rose, directed by Jack Stehlin at the New American Theatre





How Far Would YOU Go to Win?

A world premiere play by

directed by

Future California governor Sanford Mitchell is the golden boy, a former star quarterback, a rising political star. But on the eve of his sure-fire election, an old, damaging secret is uncovered which could destroy his career and dash the hopes of millions of people who believed in him.

Bedfellows was written by Chuck Rose, who also wrote the hit play SAFE, which The New American Theatre (as Circus Theatricals) produced!

Robert Cicchini, Marc Jablon, Thomas Vincent Kelly
Jordan Lund, Cameron Meyer, Jade Sealey, Marie-Francoise Theodore

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VENUE: The New American Theatre at the McCadden Place Theatre:
1157 N. McCadden Place Los Angeles, CA 90038


ROBERT CICCHINI (Tony Perez) is an Associate Artist with The New American Theatre. His long list of credits as an actor, director, and instructor with the company date back to 1987, when it was based in New York City.Robert is veteran film, television, and stage actor. His first film was Francis Ford Coppola's GODFATHER III. Since then he has appeard in dozens of movies and worked with many fine directors including Mike Nichols, Spike Lee, Paul Mazursky, John Frankenheimer, and Steven Spielberg, among others. His extensive television credits include guest starring or recurring roles on "CSI," "NCIS", "Six Feet Under," "Providence", "NYPD Blue", "CSI NY," "Law and Order", "Desperate Housewives," "The Closer," and many more. His most recent credits include; "The Mentalist", "Bones", the soon to be released feature "California Solo", and his feature directorial debut, "Waterwalk", in which he also stars. His most memorable stage performance is probably when he sang a capella a shockingly crude, but liltingly and sweetly composed lullaby by Philip Glass, while suspended in a net just a few feet above the audience, to open the second act of Jean Genet's THE SCREENS, directed by Joanne Akalaitis.

Marie-Francoise TheodoreMARIE-FRANCOISE THEODORE (Nadine De Leon)
Marie-Françoise is happy to be making her production debut with The New American Theatre.  Originally from Chicago, she has played lead roles at Steppenwolf Theatre Co, The Court Theatre, Penumbra Theatre and the Guthrie. Recent roles in Los Angeles include Clytemnestra in Agamemnon and Iphigenia 2.0 at City Garage Theatre and Shirelle in No Chance in Hell at Theatre Theater.  Film/TV: "Young & The Restless", "Dating While Black" and "The Last Laugh.  Marie-Françoise holds an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia Colleg"e Chicago.  



Marc JablonMARC JABLON (Joel Kaminsky) – Marc is making his first appearance with The New American Theatre and it so excited to be collaborating with this cast on bringing Bedfellows to life. Previous theatre credits include Richard III, 1776 and Born Yesterday @ The Utah Shakespearean Festival, Street Scene @ Williamstown Theatre Festival, Intimate Apparel @ The Intiman Theatre, The Glamour House and Jonathan Wild @ Victory Gardens Theater. TV credits include guest star spots on "ER", "Without a Trace", "NUMB3RS", "Bones", "NCIS" and "Medium". Special thanks to Chuck for his amazing text and throwing me a laugh line; and to Jack and the cast for their passion, their tenacity and for making his return to the stage a truly memorable one.


Thomas Vincent KellyTHOMAS VINCENT KELLY (Sanford Mitchell) has performed with theatres throughout the country including The Goodman, San Jose Rep., Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare, Ensemble Theatre, Writers’ Theatre, Seanachai Theatre, American Players, Connecticut Rep., and Shakespearean Festivals in Utah, Florida, Illinois and Idaho. Los Angeles stage credits include: King Lear at Antaeus; Death of a Salesman at Interact; The Wind Cries Mary at East/West Players; RFK: The Journey to Justice at LA Theatre Works; Mr. Kolpert at the Odyssey Theatre. Television credits include: Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior,Law & Order-LA, Saving Grace, The Closer, 24, Without a Trace, and numerous other guest appearances.


Jordan LundJORDAN LUND (George Snyder) New American Studio Ensemble Associate Artist
Jordan has appeared in 15 plays for New American/Circus Theatricals: including: More Lies About Jerzy, The Taming of the Shrew, Safe (by Chuck Rose), Twelfth Night, The Adding Machine, Man.Gov, As You Like It. Broadway: Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, and Macbeth (Belasco Theatre, NY Shakespeare Festival). NY: All’s Well That Ends Well, Measure For Measure, The Golem, Twelfth Night, King John (Shakespeare in Central Park), I Saw the Seven Angels (The Kitchen), Tis Pity She’s A Whore (LaMama), Treasure Island (Ohio). Regional: Ahmanson, Portland Stage, TheatreWorks, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Cleveland PlayHouse. Over 80 film and TV appearances include: "The Bucket List", "Doc Hollywood", "Speed", “The American President”, "Species”, "Lonesome Dove", "The Stand", “Awake”, “Without A Trace”, "Cheers", "Frasier", "Firefly", "Law & Order", "Star Trek DS9, TNG & Enterprise", "ER,". Jordan received his training at Carnegie-Mellon University. tlbrsm

Cameron MeyerCAMERON MEYER (Madeleine Mayhew)
With New American Theatre: Five Beauties: Five Tennessee Williams One Acts, More Lies About Jerzy (Backstage Garland nomination), Three Sisters, The Women, Safe. Other theatre: Influence (Skylight Theatre), Cold/Tender (Boston Court), Sounds from a Converted Garage (Groundlings), Six Characters In Search Of an Author (dir. Timothy Childs), Valerie Shoots Andy (American Place), Hamlet (Yale University). Sketch comedy includes “Sands of Passion” (dir. Jerry Zucker), IO West. TV: “Criminal Minds,” “Hawthorne,” “Monk,” “Veronica Mars,” “Day Break.” Film: “Pic Six,” “Mao.” More at Special thanks to the New American Theatre and Chuck Rose.


Jade SealeyJADE SEALEY (Christina Woodman)
Theatre credits include: Baltimore in Sister Cities (Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Circus Theatricals), Jane in Mooney’s Kid Don’t Cry, Crystal Allen in The Women, Shannon Gosling in Safe, Viola in Twelfth Night, Marian in The Heiress, Genevieve in Weedwacker, Iphigenia in Iphigenia (all with The New American Theatre / Circus Theatricals) Debby in Deconstructing the Torah (The Odyssey), Janna in Blind Spots, Ruthie in Tsuris (Sidewalk Studio Theatre), Portia in The Author's Voice and Constanze in Amadeus (Steve Dobuzyinski Theatre). Film/TV credits include: “Chasing Eagle Rock,” “How to Cheat,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Bridesmaid #3,” “The Hunger Artist,” “ Cul De Sac” and “Fool's Paradise.”




An award-winning writer/director/producer, Chuck's recent feature writing projects include "Freeze Frame" at Paul Schiff Productions, "Almost Dangerous", at Mandalay Pictures, "Steps" and "Crashers", both at Yari Film Group, and" Nervous Rex" for the Samuel Goldwyn Company.


Directing credits include the films "Side Effects", starring Arye Gross, "Come As You Are" starring James Russo, and the upcoming feature, "Joe's Mountain", starring Kris Kristofferson.


As a playwright, his credits include the critically acclaimed plays, Safe (New American Theatre/formerly Circus Theatricals at the Hayworth) and Weekend In Goshen (Theatre Geo). His plays, Eye to Eye and The Letter both recently premiered off-Broadway.



JACK STEHLIN (Founding Artistic Director, The New American Theatre / Producer / Director)
Jack founded Circus Theatricals in 1983. The company changed its name to The New American Theatre in 2011. With his wife and partner Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin, he has produced more that 50 plays in Los Angeles and New York. An award-winning actor/director, Jack is perhaps best known on television as DEA captain Roy Till on the popular Showtime series "Weeds."


As a director, Jack has directed over 20 stage productions in Los Angeles and New York, including The Cherry Orchard (starring Alfred Molina, Jill Gascoine and Stephanie Zimbalist), Auto De Fe, Gibberish, A Man Who Knows How to Hold a Baby, Three Sisters, Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, Complexity, Iphigenia in Aulis, The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, As You Like It, True West, Scapin, Danton's Death and Macbeth. Regionally, he directed Speed-the-Plow (Alley Theatre, Houston), Driving Miss Daisy (Stages Rep. in Houston), and My Sister in This House at The Juilliard School. This past year, he directed the short film "Game 7" and will direct the short film "Gibberish" this Spring 2012.


He has had many guest-starring roles on countless TV fan favorites, such as "NCIS Los Angeles, " "NCIS," "The Event" "Dark Blue," "Without a Trace," "Monk," "JAG," "The Practice,", "ER," and "NYPD Blue." Films include "Chicago 8" and "Wilde Salome" starring and directed by Al Pacino. Jack has extensive Los Angeles, New York, Regional and worldwide stage credits, including nine productions at New York's Public Theatre, Salome (Los Angeles w/Al Pacino), and Titus Redux at the Kirk Douglas Theatre (co-production with Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble.) Jack is an alumnus of John Houseman's The Acting Company and a graduate of The Juilliard School.


Jeannine Wisnosky StehlinJEANNINE WISNOSKY STEHLIN (Managing Director, The New American Theatre / Circus Theatricals, Producer)
Jeannine has produced (along with Jack Stehln) over 50 plays for The New American Theatre (Circus Theatricals), including; the recent productions of As Is, Five Beauties by Tennessee Williams, I Never Sang for My Father, the co-production of Titus Redux wth Not Man Apart at the Kirk Douglas Theatre and RADAR-LA, Davey Holmes’ More Lies About Jerzy (dir. David Trainer), (LA/Off-Broadway) Harm’s Way (LA/Off-Broadway/2008 Pen USA award), Sister Cities (world premiere), The Job (LA/Off-Broadway). LA Weekly Award nomination for “Best Sound Design” for The Circle. As a film producer: the short “Game 7,” and the upcoming “Gibberish.” Also an actor, stage credits include many plays in LA and Chicago. Film/TV: “Watch It,” “Rancho Cucamonga.” She made her TV deput as a pre-schooler in the popular children’s program “Romper Room.” Jeannine earned a B.S. in Advertising from the University of Illinois, and an M.B.A. in Marketing from the Illinois Institute of Technology.



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