the butcher of baraboo
By Marisa Wegrzyn
Directed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia
at Hyde Park Theatre
In Baraboo, Wisconsin, the ground is white with snow and the air is black with comedy. Valerie is the town butcher with an axe to grind. Her daughter Midge is a pharmacist whose clientele extends beyond the drug store. Over one cold February week, the town cop - who just happens to be Valerie’s sister-in-law - will try to sniff out this family’s secrets and lies.
2020 B. Iden Payne Awards
Award for Outstanding Production of a Comedy
Award for Outstanding Small Cast (6 or fewer)
Award for Outstanding Direction of a Comedy
Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy
Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Comedy
Award for Outstanding Properties Design
Nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Comedy
Nomination for Outstanding Set Design
Nomination for Outstanding Fight Choreography
Nomination for Outstanding Sound Design
Marisa Wegrzyn has had plays produced in Chicago at Steppenwolf Theatre, A Red Orchid Theatre, Theatre Seven of Chicago, Rivendell, and Chicago Dramatists; in New York Off-Broadway at Second Stage and Kef Theatre; regionally at CenterStage Baltimore, Moxie Theatre San Diego, Victory Theatre Center Los Angeles, and Hot City Theatre St Louis. She has been commissioned by Steppenwolf (twice), Yale Repertory Theatre, and Theatre Seven. She is a founding member of Theatre Seven in Chicago and is currently writing for TV (Goliath, Amazon) while continuing her work in theater around the country.
cast & creative
Joy Cunningham is delighted to return to the Austin stage as Valerie in THE BUTCHER OF BARABOO! Joy performed her original solo show WELCOME TO BLACKSTONE at FronteraFest 2019 short fringe and is currently working on the full-length play. Some of her favorite theatre experiences have been touring with singin’ sensations The CowPattys and her one-woman show GOIN’ TO GEORGIA, and doing theatre for youth in statewide artist residencies and here in Austin with productions like THE GIRL PROJECT. I am excited to be back on stage!
Natalie Garcia is honored to be working with Street Corner Arts for the first time! Natalie is originally from Chicaaaahhhgo, where she worked as an actor, writer, and producer before moving to Austin in 2016. You may have seen her recently as Fefu in FEFU AND HER FRIENDS (Filigree), Lise in THE MAGIC FIRE (Different Stages), Vanessa in SIGNIFICANT OTHER (Jarrott Productions) , or as part of the ensemble in SELF PORTRAITS (Bottle Alley Theatre). She resides in East Austin with her amazing husband Carlo (yes, that Carlo) and their adorable pup dogs Karate and DeeDee.
Kelsey Mazak is thrilled to be spending some time in Baraboo for her first Street Corner Arts production. She was most recently seen onstage in Zach Theatre's production of DRACULA as the understudy for Lucy. Other Austin theatre credits include THE BOOK CLUB PLAY and YANKEE TAVERN (Different Stages), SIGNIFICANT OTHER (Jarrott Productions), THE ANTIPODES (Hyde Park Theatre), OUR TOWN and INTO THE WOODS (Trinity Street Players), and THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (Ground Floor Theatre). She would like to thank Carlo and the whole Street Corner Arts team for making this production such a wonderful experience! She would also like to thank her amazing fiancé for continually supporting her and taking care of their zoo of animals while she has been away rehearsing.
Carlo Lorenzo Garcia is an actor/director who previously performed with Street Corner Arts in POCATELLO & JUNK. In Chicago, he served as Producing Director for Mary-Arrchie Theatre from 2008-2016. Carlo directed the highly acclaimed RED LIGHT WINTER (4 Jeff Award Nominations & 1 Jeff Award Win), OUR BAD MAGNET (2 Jeff Award Nominations), and AMERICAN BUFFALO (1 Jeff Award Nomination), and more. Other directing credits include RICHARD III with Wayward Productions and most recently, THE CHILDREN for Jarrott Productions. | www.carlogarcia.com
Carlo Lorenzo Garcia
Alison Marie Lewis is a freelance lighting designer based in Austin, Texas. Some of her previous work includes THE CHILDREN, ADMISSIONS (Jarrott Productions), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (TexArts), and INSTRUCTIONS FOR A SEANCE (MoHA). Alison received a B. Iden Payne Award Nomination for Lighting Design for THE CHILDREN. Her website is alisonlewislighting.com
A. Skola Summers
Greg Ginther is excited to be performing again. THE BUTCHER OF BARABOO is his third foray into the Austin theater scene and thinks this play is going to be funny as hell. Most recent productions, YANKEE TAVERN and THE MAGIC FIRE. Some folks even nominated him for a B. Iden Payne award for his performance as Otto in THE MAGIC FIRE. WHAT??? Greg had taken a fifteen-year break from acting since he left LA and all the glitz
and glamor that town has to offer young aspiring actors. While in Los Angeles, Greg produced and starred in DURANG DURANG, which won awards and enjoyed sold out houses. Other shows included DRACULA, THE FOREIGNER, GODSPELL, ROMEO AND JULIET and OLIVER. The acting bug bit him with his very first play in 6 th grade, GASLIGHT GIRL. Greg’s “claim to fame” came when he sold Dylan heroin in an episode of BEVERLY HILLS 90210. He also made an appearance in SILK STALKINGS, GETTYSBURG, where he had a scene with Martin Sheen, and COYOTE UGLY. He had his mega break shooting the lead role in the film COYOTE, which shot for several months up and down the California coast and Mexico. In keeping with his incredibly good fortune while in Hollywood, the film has never been released and, sadly, as it was 20 years ago, it does not look promising.
Amber Quick is so excited to return to the Hyde Park stage for her second Street Corner Arts production. She was last seen here as Tammy in POCATELLO. Actor, Singer, Musician, and lover of all things production; she can be seen on and off many stages around Austin. She had the honor of being a 2019 nominee for 'Best Actress' in the Austin Chronicle 'Best of' Reader's Poll. Recent credits include Florinda in THE ROVER and Julia in THE DUCHESS OF MALFI (Hidden Room), Toni in YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA (Present Company), Lorrie Bernum in THE SECRETARY (Theatre En Bloc), Mrs./Nurse/Harriet Pawling in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (ZACH). By day you can find her stalking through the jungle as Sherakahn in JUNGALBOOK (ZACH). Will, you're so cool, you can have ALL my Billy Joel records