The Unmentionables

May 15 to Jun 15
Bruce Norris

The Unmentionables 
runs May 15 through June 15
NO PERFORMANCE FRI, MAY 23
Thursdays 7:30 
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 
Sundays 3:00

In this fierce comedy set in an unspecified West African country, an American businessman, a flamboyant government representative, a young Christian missionary and his girlfriend are brought together by a birthday celebration. When one of them goes missing, they are forced to confront their benevolent notions of themselves and the realities of a dangerous world. The result is a brilliant and searing dramatic comedy you won’t soon forget.

Etienne - Nicholas Holden**
Dave - Jake Buchanan**
Jane - Dana Schultes*
Doctor - Brandon Burrell**
Nancy - Wendy Welch*
Don - Jim Covault*
Auntie Mimi - Natalie Wilson King*
Soldier 1 - Michael Antione**
Soldier 2 - Edwin Osaze**

* Member, Actors Equity Association    ** Equity Membership Candidate

Michael Antione

First appearance at Stage West.
Work outside Stage West includes:  Juror #6 in 12 Angry Jurors (Core Theatre), Reggie Heart in The Awakening (Majestic Theatre), Don John in Much Ado About Nothing, Jock in Columbinus (both Art Center Theatre).

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Jake Buchanan

Work at Stage West includes:  Lucentio in The Taming of the Shrew
Work outside Stage West includesActor 1 in We Are Proud to Present (Undermain Theatre), Joe Harper in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (WaterTower Theatre), Efraim in Division Avenue, Salvatore Zappala in Angels Fall (both Contemporary Theatre of Dallas), 

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Brandon Burrell

Work at Stage West includes:  Sir Lucius in The Rivals, Chuffy in Thank You, Jeeves.
Work outside Stage West includes:  Pete in Three More Sleepless Nights (Page 93 Theatre Co.), Ton-Ton in Once on This Island, Ezra in Flight, Angel in Auntee Explains Christmas (all Jubilee Theatre), Prince of Morocco in The Merchant of Venice,

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Jim Covault

Work at Stage West includes: Don in The Unmentionables, Mortera in New Jerusalem, Archer Brown in November, Derek in RolePlay, Frazer et al in Good Things, Richard in The Seafarer, Jeeves in Jeeves in the Morning, The Code of the Woosters, Right Ho, Jeeves, Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit and ThankYou, Jeeves, Undershaft in Major Barbara,  

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Nicholas Holden

First appearance at Stage West.
Work outside Stage West includes:  Harold Hill in The Music Man, The Cat in the Hat in Seussical.

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Natalie Wilson King

Work at Stage West includes:  Carla in Comic Potential, Barbara Jordan in Voice
of Good Hope
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Work outside Stage West includes:  Godspell (Casa Manana), A Christmas Carol (Dallas Theater Center), Pippin (Theatre Three), Abyssinia (Lyric Stage)

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Edwin Osaze

First appearance at Stage West.
Work outside Stage West includes:  Marty in Dreamgirls (Uptown Players), Ensemble in The Color Purple, Ensemble in Hairspray (both Denton Community Theatre), Danny in I Speak Because I Can (Studio B).

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Dana Schultes

Work at Stage West includes:  Prudence in Beyond TherapyJane in The Unmentionables, Jeanne in Gabriel, Myra in What the Butler Saw, Annie in The Real Thing, Myra in Talking Pictures, Paige in RolePlay, Jean in Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Barbara in Major Barbara, Jacie Triplethree in Comic Potential, Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Evelyn in The Shape of Things

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Wendy Welch

First appearance at Stage West.
Work outside Stage West includes:  Sonia in Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike (Uptown Players), Linda Loman in Death of a Salesman, Dolly Levi in The Matchmaker (both New Harmony-Indiana), Margaret Johnson in Light in the Piazza, Storyteller in Bloody Bloody

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Director - René Moreno
Production Stage Manager - Peggy Kruger-O'Brien*
Technical Director/Set Designer - Jason Domm
Costume Design - Michael Robinson/Dallas Costume Shoppe
Lighting Design - Michael O’Brien
Props and Set Décor - Lynn Lovett
Assistant Director/Yoruba Language Coach – Babakayode Ipaye
French Language Coach and Dialects – Sheila Landahl

Rene Moreno

RENÉ MORENO (Director) is delighted to return to Stage West, where he directed The Seafarer by Conor McPherson. Actor and director, he studied music at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visusal Arts, and theatre and dance at Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University - where he holds an MFA in directing. 

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Bruce Norris is the author of Domesticated, which was commissioned by Lincoln Center and premiered there in November 2013. Earlier in 2013 the Royal Court premiered The Low Road in London. His play Clybourne Park won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2012, the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards (London) for Best Play, 2011 and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 2011. Other plays include The Infidel (2000), Purple Heart (2002), We All Went Down to Amsterdam (2003), The Pain and the Itch (2004), The Unmentionables (2006) and A Parallelogram (2010), all of which had their premieres at Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago. His work has also been seen at Playwrights Horizons (New York), Lookingglass Theatre (Chicago), Mark Taper Forum (Los Angeles) Philadelphia Theatre Company, Woolly Mammoth Theatre (Washington, D.C.) Staatstheater Mainz (Germany) and the Galway Festival (Ireland), among others. He is the recipient of the Steinberg Playwright Award (2009) and The Whiting Foundation Prize for Drama (2006) as well as two Joseph Jefferson Awards (Chicago) for Best New Work. As an actor he can be seen in the films A Civil ActionThe Sixth Sense and All Good Things. He lives in New York.