Four Last Things
by Lisa Tierney-Keogh
Directed by Gemma Whelan^
Feb 1 – 24, 2019
Jane is dropping out of college, out of life. She is stuck on her family’s farm in rural Ireland with a father who cannot find the words to articulate his fears, and a dog who intuitively grasps her state of mind but cannot reach her. Four Last Things is an emotionally charged journey through a young woman’s inner battles with depression as those who love her struggle to understand.
Show sponsors: Ellen Bye
Season sponsor: Ronni Lacroute
CREATIVE TEAM AND CREW
Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.
The Director is a member of the STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY, a national theatrical labor union.
Alexandria Casteele, with her Irish roots and Celtic heart, is enchanted to be making her debut with Corrib Theatre. Her most recent work in the Portland theatre community was with the Portland Actors Ensemble as Cressida in Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida. She now returns to Portland and to the stage to portray Jane in Four Last Things, a show with a message that is universally relevant and devastatingly universal. Yet may we always find the hope. She would like to add a special message of her own to the one who owns her heart, her son, “I love you.”
Ted is thrilled to be able to work at Corrib once again! He was seen last year in Quietly at Corrib (Drammy nomination), and just finished a run of Everybody at ART, where he also appeared in A Civil War Christmas. His first main-stage production in Portland was Orlando at Profile Theatre (Drammy, Best Production). Other theatre experience: Ahmanson Theatre, Williamstown; The McCarter; The Wilma; The Arden; Portland Stage (Main); Idaho Shakespeare; ten Off-Off-Broadway credits; and ten plays with The Actors Co-op in LA (Uncle Vanya, The Foreigner, Man of La Mancha, Terra Nova, Damn Yankees, Twelfth Night, etc.) Ted has over 45 TV guest-star credits, over 20 principal film roles, and oodles of commercial credits. Ted grew up here in Portland with his eight brothers and sisters. He received his BA in theatre from Lewis and Clark and his MFA from Temple University. He currently coaches and teaches on-camera acting classes out of Rooney/Totman Studio and at Portland State University—and loves every minute of it.
Jacklyn has appeared Off-Broadway and regionally (Joseph Papp’s Public Theatre, New York Shakespeare Festival, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse, Kennedy Center, Thirteenth Street Theatre, etc.). She is an artistic member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre (NYC). In Portland, Jacklyn has appeared at Third Rail Repertory Theatre, Profile Theatre, Shaking the Tree Theatre, and Corrib Theatre. She played Thelma in CoHo Production’s ‘night, Mother and recently played Sonia for Chapel Theatre’s production of Anatomy of a Hug. Jacklyn is also a playwright. Her Strange Sightings in the Great Southwest was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award, and her new play, Time Being, was recently given a reading by the Reading Parlor. Jacklyn is a Certified Alexander Technique teacher (ATI) and has taught voice, speech, and Alexander Technique at the Neighborhood Playhouse (NYC) and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She is a member of Actors’ Equity and the Dramatists Guild.