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More Lies About Jerzy

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More Lies About Jerzy by Davey Holmes

directed by David TrainerIt's the early 1970s. World-famous media darling and controversial author Jerzy Lesnewski causes a scandal that rocks New York and Hollywood - after a journalist accuses him of fabricating key points in his autobiography and plagiarizing parts of his best-selling novels.

May 15 - July 24th! 2010
Must close July 24th
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm Cast includes: Jack Stehlin, Chet Grissom, Jordan Lund, Kristin Malko, Cameron Meyer, Neil Vipond, and Adam Stein. Designers include Allison Leach (costumes), Laura Fine Hawkes (set), Derrick McDaniel (lights), Roger Bellon (original music), Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin (sound). Stage Manager is Amanda Korkunis. photo gallery: (photos by Enci)

Kristin Malko and Jack Stehlin

Jack Stehlin

Jack Stehlin and Cameron Meyer

photo: Chet Grissom, Jack Stehlin and Neil Vipond in More Lies About Jerzy
Chet Grissom, Jack Stehlin and Neil Vipond

Adam Stein and Kristin Malko

Neil Vipond


Jordan Lund, Cameron Meyer,
Jack Stehlin

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photo: Jack Stehlin and Cameron Meyer in More Lies About Jerzy

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photo: Chet Grissom, Jack Stehlin and Neil Vipond in More Lies About JerzyChet Grissom, Jack Stehlin and Neil Vipond in "More Lies About Jerzy" photo by Enci


Chet Grissom Chet Grissom

CHET GRISSOM (Brett Pearson/Mr. Sorvillo/Jerzy's Father)

Film work includes supporting roles in The Crazies (Timothy Olyphant), and the upcoming Fair Game (Sean Penn, Naomi Watts). He has appeared in over 40 TV shows, most recently Castle,Criminal Minds, and Mad Men since moving to L.A. from Chicago in the late 1990’s where he received a B.F.A. from The Theatre School at DePaul University and became a veteran of the Chicago theatre scene.

His stage work in Los Angeles includes The Bird and Mr. Banks and Swimming (Road Theatre), Terra Nova (South Coast Rep.), Taming of the Shrew (Orpheum), After the Fall, Central Avenue, Night of the Iguana, and Summer and Smoke (Fountain). He’s been a member of the Road Theatre Company since 2004. After the Fall and Summer and Smoke won the Ovation Award for Best Production in an Intimate Theatre.

Jordan Lund
Jordan Lund

JORDAN LUND (Rysiek Zrupina)

For Circus Theatricals:13 productions including The Taming of the Shrew, Safe, Twelfth Night, The Adding Machine, Weedwacker, Man.Gov, As You Like It, The Cherry Orchard, Tartuffe, First to The Egg, Bender, The Sanest Men in America. Jordan also directed the One-Act, Joey.

On Broadway: (Belasco, NYSF) in Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, and Macbeth ( dir. Estelle Parsons). Other NY: The Golem, Twelfth Night, and King John (Delacorte, NYSF), Eric Bogosian’s I Saw the Seven Angels (The Kitchen), Sleep and Tis Pity She’s A Whore (LaMama)

Regional: Romeo and Juliet (dir. Sir Peter Hall, Ahmanson Theatre), Scapin (dir. Bartlett Sher, Portland Stage Company), Scaramouche (dir. B.H. Barry, TheatreVirgina).

In LA: The Cradle Will Rock, Starr Struck, Hello Again (Blank Theatre), The Shadow of a Gunman, Hogan's Goat, Boo (Pacific Resident Theatre).

Over 75 film and TV appearances include: "The Bucket List", "Doc Hollywood", "Speed", "Species”, "Lonesome Dove", "The Stand", “Without A Trace”, "NYPD Blue", "Cheers", "Frasier", "Firefly", "Law and Order", "Star Trek DS9 & TNG, Enterprise", "ER," "Chicago Hope", "The Practice."

Jordan received his training at Carnegie-Mellon University . tlbrsm

Circus Theatricals Associate Artist

Kristin Malko

Kristin Malko

KRISTIN MALKO (Georgia Fischer)

Though a proud New Jersey native, Kristin defies all of her home state’s impending stereotypes, and is now happy to call herself a Californian. Like her character Georgia, Kristin is also a Sarah Lawrence lit grad and can now attribute the purpose of her liberal arts education as preparation for this role.   In addition to acting, Kristin also shares a fervent passion for painting and is currently knee-deep in Pt. II of a large canvas series entitled “Living the Dream.” When acting and painting aren’t demanding all of her attention, Kristin also writes and sings heartfelt ditties on guitar.  She currently trains in Ivana Chubbuck’s Master Class, convulses onstage at The Groundlings, and is thrilled to be part of this amazing project.

Cameron Meyer

Cameron Meyer

CAMERON MEYER (Isabel Parris / Osucha Gruszka)

Theatre includes Influence (Skylight Theatre), Three Sisters (Odyssey), The Women (Circus Theatricals), Safe (Circus Theatricals), 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:  “Sands of Passion” (dir. Jerry Zucker), Laugh Factory, IO West.  TV: “Hawthorne,” “C & H Landscaping,” “Monk,” “Veronica Mars,” “Day Break,” “All My Children,” “As The World Turns.”  Film: “Pic Six,” “Mao.”  More at  Many thanks to Circus Theatricals and Davey Holmes; special thanks to David Trainer for his guidance.

Adam Stein

Adam Stein

ADAM STEIN (Arthur Bausley)

Adam Stein has performed both on and off-Broadway, and at regional theaters across the country, including the Old Globe, Steppenwolf, Seattle Rep, Williamstown, the Guthrie and the McCarter. In Los Angeles, his play ANGRY premiered at the Black Dahlia Theater, and he was nominated for an Ovation Award for his performance in Adam Rapp's NOCTURNE there. He has contributed to GQ, Glamour and the New York Times Magazine, and was a writer on the FX series "Damages" for three seasons.

Jack StehlinJack Stehlin

Jack Stehlin (Jerzy Lesnewski / Circus Theatricals Artistic Director).

An award-winning actor/director, Jack Stehlin (Circus Theatricals Artistic Director) is best known on television as DEA captain Roy Till on the popular Showtime series “Weeds.”

His extensive New York and Regional stage credits include Salome with Al Pacino, and nine productions at New York’s Public Theatre including Richard II with Steven Berkoff, Henry V with Kevin Kline, Casanova with Ethan Hawke, Henry IV, I with Mandy Patinkin, Julius Caesar (w/ Al Pacino and Martin Sheen). On the stages of Los Angeles, Jack’s roles include Circus Theatricals productions of The Taming of the Shrew, The Misanthrope, Macbeth, Hamlet, Richard III, Tartuffe, True West, The Cheats of Scapin, and Shem Bitterman’s Harm’s Way (LA and Off-Broadway)which won the prestigious Pen USA Award for Drama.

Jack has had recurring and guest starring roles on countless hit TV fan favorites, such as Without a Trace, Monk, NCIS, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, JAG, The Practice, ER, and NYPD Blue.  

June 2010 he can be seen in the season premiere of Dark Blue with Dylan McDermott . Jack has two films coming out in 2010: Wilde Salome directed by and starring Al Pacino, and The Chicago 8 with Danny Masterson, Gary Cole and Phillip Baker Hall.

Jack is a graduate of The Juilliard School.


Neil Vipond

Neil Vipond

NEIL VIPOND (Harry Frott/Witold Twarog/Mr. Kerry)

With Circus Theatricals: Seduced, Complexity, Richard III, Hamlet .

Neil Vipond began his career in Canada, performing in over 40 plays in two seasons of stock before joining the first company at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. He was with the festival Theatre for four seasons playing young leading roles under the direction of Tyrone Guthrie and performing with such actors as Alec Guiness, Irene Worth and James Mason. Coming to New York he appeared with Uta Hagen in The Good Woman of Setzuan and gave a performance as Hamlet, The New York Times called "electrifying." Since that time, he has worked on and off Broadway and with many regional theatres. In New York he played James Joyce in Mr Joyce is leaving Paris and Hamm in Endgame, both productions directed by Jim Sheridan. His last appearance in New York before moving to Los Angeles was a Danforth in the Roundabout Theatre production of The Crucible. Last season he returned to New York to appear in David Warren's productoin of Rope and the season before as Grover in Pam Berlin's production of End Papers.

In Los Angeles, he has received numerous awards for performances in a wide range of parts. His many television and film credits include Guest Star appearances on "Will and Grace," "Cold Case" and Meduum."

Circus Theatricals Associate Artist.


Roger Bellon

Roger Bellon

ROGER BELLON (Original Music)

Roger recently conducted the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios for his score to “Iron Cross,” Roy Scheider’s last movie.

Roger Bellon, born in Neuilly sur Seine, France, attended The Berklee College of Music, Boston, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition.

He has scored over three hundred television episodes and numerous award winning television movies, including Mario Puzo's Emmy nominated, "The Last Don".

He received an Emmy Nomination for his score to the television movie “Frankenstein”.

Currently, Roger is completing his second opera, “ILIOS,” based on Homer’s The Iliad.


Laura Fine Hawkes

LAURA FINE HAWKES (set designer)

With a background in live theatrical entertainment, Laura Fine Hawkes’ work broadly encompasses scenic design for theatre and opera, museum exhibit design, and live events for television and theme parks. Theatrical engagements include San Francisco Opera, The Geffen Playhouse, CSULB Opera Institute, The Matrix, Ensemble Studio Theatre, UCLA Opera, UCLA Theatre, NoHo Ensemble Theatre , among others.   Upcoming engagements include the Mark Taper Forum’s Leiutenant of Inishmore, opening July 2010.  Laura holds an MFA in Scenic Design from UCLA.


Allison Leach

Allison Leach

ALLISON LEACH (costume designer)

Allison Leach enjoys designing clothes across many mediums: theatre, dance, film, TV, stills, new media, as well as custom-made for individuals. In L.A. theatre, she designed Pyrenees and A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings (Kirk Douglas Theatre), Tim Robbins' 1984 (The Actors Gang world tour) and won the Ovation Award for L.A. Women’s Shakespeare Co.'s gender-bending Merchant of Venice. Allison acted as assistant costume designer on AMC's trendsetting show Mad Men for three seasons and is the resident designer for The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers.

Derrick McDanielDerrick McDaniel

DERRICK McDANIEL (Lighting Designer)

A few of Derrick’s lighting credits include, “The Godfather Workout” for the HBO comedy festival in Aspen, “Blood Brothers” at the Whitefire Theater, "Among The Thugs" at the Odyssey Theater, “Three Sisters” at the Odyssey for Circus Theatricals - and many others.

Derrick was recently nominated for a 2008 Ovation Award for lighting, for "The Shelter" at the Odyssey Theater and for “Lady” at the Road Theater. He has also was nominated for a 2008 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award “On An Average Day” at the Elephant Lab. Thank you for supporting live theater. Enjoy!

Amanda Korkunis

Amanda Korkunis


With Circus Theatricals: Three Sisters.  

Amanda has enjoyed the theatre since a child, both behind the scenes and in the spotlight.  Growing up, she spent most of her time following her mother around Theatre Geo in Hollywood, and in High School she took an immediate liking to stage management. While attending UC Davis, she revived a non-profit theatre organization. She produced two full productions, artistically directed a series of short plays, and was instrumental in increasing the organization's financial integrity and net worth. This is her third production with Circus Theatricals, and she's glad to be working with them again.


Davey Holmes

Davey Holmes

DAVEY HOLMES (Playwright)

Davey Holmes quit trying to be a rock star in his mid-twenties, stopped dying his hair orange and began writing plays. More Lies About Jerzy premiered in New York at the Vineyard Theatre after a workshop at New York Stage & Film, with a subsequent production in London at the New End Theatre. Other plays, including Montezuma, The Chafing Wheel and What Big Eyes, were performed and developed at South Coast Repertory Theatre, the Atlantic Theater Company and The New Group. His writing for television includes Worthy, his new pilot currently at FOX, In Treatment, Pushing Daisies, Damages, Happy Town and Law & Order. He received a WGA Award in 2008 for his work on In Treatment and was nominated in 2007 for Damages.

David TrainerDavid Trainer


David Trainer directed Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, and Keith Carradine in FOXFIRE on Broadway, and at the Ahmanson in Los Angeles. He directed the original Playwrights Horizons production of THE DINING ROOM by A. R. Gurney off-Broadway, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. On television he directed "Designing Women," "Grace Under Fire," "Cybill," and "That '70s Show."

Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin

JEANNINE WISNOSKY STEHLIN (producer / Circus Theatricals Manager Director/ sound design).

Jeannine has produced over 45 plays for Circus Theatricals, including Taming of the Shrew, (LA/Off-Broadway) Harm's Way (LA/Off-Broadway/2008 Pen USA award), Twelfth Night, Sister Cities (world premiere), Misanthrope, Macbeth, Tartuffe , Cherry Orchard, Richard III, Hamlet, Scapin, The Job (LA/Off-Broadway).

As a sound designer, credits include the Circus Theatricals productions of Three Sisters, Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night and The Circle (LA Weekly “Best Sound Design” nomination.)

Also an actor, her stage credits include: Macbeth, Twelfth Night, The Job, Peer Gynt, Tartuffe (LA Weekly “Best Comedy Ensemble”), Misanthrope, Hippolytus, The Stronger, The Art of Success, Women and Wallace. Film/TV: “Watch It,” “ Rancho Cucamonga." "Romper Room."

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