NORTHEAST PREMIERE!  A hilarious, whimsical new farce based on the old English tale of Tristan and Iseult.  Henry Rathvon, a noted constructor of crossword puzzles for the New York Times and The Boston Globe, sets fabulous words of his own invention into a modern iambic pentameter.  “A zany and verbally precocious retelling of the medieval romantic legend” - Orlando Weekly. 

Directed by Drama Desk Award Winner Russell Treyz

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REVIEWS:  Frank Rizzo Theatre blog | Hartford Courant | Examiner.com  | Connecitut Wit blog | Hartford Advocate

..all of the tale's bawdiness, treachery, violence and superstition become fodder for some of the "noggincrackingest" physical and vocal comedy ever to grace a modern stage. - - - a Monty Python moment every 20 seconds. - - - Trapezium has become something akin to the Keystone Kops meeting the Sunday New York Times - - - Trapezium is a marvelously funny play that blends its virtuosic verbal nimbleness with a frolicsome theatricality. - Orlando Weekly

Special talk back with the actors after the Sunday performances.

SPECIAL PROMOTIONS FOR TRAPEZIUM

TEACHERS: If you teach at a high school or college in CT you are entitled to 1 free ticket to the Northeast Premiere of Trapezium.  All we ask for in exchange is to promote our theatre and our "student rush" ticket to your students! To take advantage of this offer, present your faculty ID at the box office in advance of any of the 10 performances and you will receive 1 complimentary ticket, as long as there are seats available. You do not have to wait until show day - head over in advance and secure your ticket.

Student Rush tickets are available 15 minutes prior to any play in our Play Series for $10 with a valid student ID and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis as long as seats are available.

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Jay LusteckJAY LUSTECK Selected Recent Credits include: Broadway: A Tale of Two Cities Original Company.  NYC/Off Broadway: Fanny, Juno, Of Thee I Sing, Kismet, City Center Encores! Damn Yankees, Summer Stars! The Bells of Christmas, Beowulf   Irish Repertory Theatre, Showboat in concert Carnegie Hall, Christmas Rappings Theater at Judson. National Tours: Deaf West's Big River, The Phantom of the Opera. Regionally: A Tale of Two Cities, The Full Monty, Sweeney Todd, The Mikado, The Most Happy Fella, Fiddler on the Roof and Knickerbocker Holiday. Proud member of Actor's Equity Association since 1995.  www.JayLusteck.com

Kaytie MorrisKAYTIE MORRIS is happy to be joining Playhouse on the Park for Trapezium. New York: Billy McBean (Old Kent Road). Regional Theatre: Midsummer Nights Dream (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Antony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Tamburlaine, Major Barbara, (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Bring Love to My Doorstep (Guthrie Theatre), Picture of Dorian Gray (Round House Theatre), Othello, Comedy of Errors, Three Musketeers (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Pericles, Comedy of Errors, Julius Caesar (Illinois Shakespeare Theatre). International: Woyzeck(ELAN Wales). Film and TV: All My Children, The 15 Minute Rule.

Craig HansonCRAIG HANSON A native of Massachusetts, Craig received his BA last spring from Muhlenberg College. NYC: Tybalt in the premiere of Ampersand (Looking Glass Theatre Forum Awards, Best Actor, Overall Audience Favorite Actor), Dick in the workshop of The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret. Other Credits: Berowne in Love's Labor's Lost (Irene Ryan Award nomination, Best Actor), Officer Lockstock in Urinetown: The Musical (Irene Ryan Award nomination, Best Actor), Twelfth Night (Orsino), A Flea In Her Ear (Camille), Orpheus Descending (David Cutrere), Psycho Beach Party (Nicky), and Les Moose (Bullwinkle). TV: Gossip Girl, Mercy. Film: Going the Distance. Love to Courtney, friends and family.


BRENDAN NORTON
is thrilled to make his West Hartford debut with Trapezium!  A graduate of Fordham University at Lincoln Center, where he studied with Kristin Linklater, Dianne Wiest, and the late Lawrence Sacharow (among many others), Brendan's recent credits include Giuliano in Big Love, Nolan in Crawl, Fade To White (NY Workshop with Playwright Sheila Callaghan), Hamm in Endgame, and Louis Ironson in an extended repertory run of Angels In America: Millennium Approaches & Perestroika at The Society Hill Playhouse in Philadelphia.


Quinn Warren QUINN WARREN is delighted to be making her first appearance at Playhouse on Park. Recent credits include:  Centenary Stage Company's world premiere production of Bekah Brunstetter's You May Go Now, the world premiere of Emily Mann's Mrs. Packard at the McCarter Theatre and later at the Kennedy Center, Angel Beast with Axial Theatre Company, Buckingham in Alliance Rep's production of Richard the III, Frankie in the Depot Theatre production of The Member of the Wedding and Jane in the award-winning world premiere of Stripping Eden by Wayne Paul Mattingly.  Quinn graduated magna cum laude from Stephens College with a BFA in Theatre Arts.


ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Russell Treyz has directed productions for Broadway, Off Broadway, and regional theaters across the nation. In New York, he won a Drama Desk Award and has directed productions for Playwright's Horizons, American Place Theater, La Mama ETC, and the Pearl Theater Co. His latest NY work was Christmas Rappings for Theater at Judson.

His regional work includes productions at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theater of Louisville, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, the Cape Playhouse, Florida Studio Theater, McCarter Theater, Goodspeed Opera House, the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and Northshore Music Theater.

He co-authored Cotton Patch Gospel a musical with music and lyrics by Harry Chapin. He directed a short film (with his daughter, Amanda Treyz as Cinematographer): North of Providence (Winner Best of the Festival Award - Great Lakes Film Festival). He is a graduate of Princeton and Yale Universities. 

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