Kurt Vonnegut's Make Up Your Mind

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A WORLD PREMIERE COMEDY!

Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Assembled by Nicky Silver
Directed by Cliff Fannin Baker

Run time: Approx. 90 minutes with no intermission
There will be cigarettes smoked during the performance.

Roland Stackhouse thinks our greatest obstacle is indecisiveness-and he has the answer! Make Up Your Mind, Inc. But just as business takes off, romance rears its head, and Stackhouse finds himself in a world of wealthy coquettes, paid enforcers, blue movies, and confused clergy. It's a world only Kurt Vonnegut could imagine! Alternately hilarious and touching, Kurt Vonnegut's Make Up Your Mind is really about more than sticking to decisions'-it's about that rarest of all commodities, human connection.

 

 

 

 

Cast | Understudies | Production Staff


Cast

BARLOW ADAMSON

BARLOW ADAMSON* (Roland Stackhouse) is delighted to return SpeakEasy where he has appeared in Reckless, Theater District, Almost Maine, Fuddy Meers, and An American Daughter. He has performed on many other local stages including, among others: Huntington Theatre Company (The Maiden's Prayer, A Month In The Country); Lyric Stage Company (Chinglish, Time Stands Still, The Scene, Private Lives, Noises Off, Red Herring); Underground Railway (Yesterday Happened: Remembering H.M.); Nora Theatre Company (Operation Epsilon, On The Verge, The Swan); Gloucester Stage Company (The Norman Conquests, Dinner With Friends); New Repertory Theatre (A Christmas Story). Barlow is an artistic associate of the Mill 6 Collaborative and has directed productions for them including Shakespeare's R+J; Bunburry: A Serious Play For Trivial People; and The Monster Tales. He has also directed the world premieres of From Denmark With Love and Bear Patrol for Vaquero Playground.

ROSS BICKELL

ROSS BICKELL* (George Stackhouse) SpeakEasy: debut. Broadway: Noises Off, The Iceman Cometh, A Few Good Men. Off-Broadway: Deathbed (McGinn-Cazale), The Madras House (Mint), Waste (TFANA), Durango (Public), Remembrance (John Houseman), Privates on Parade and The Crucible (Roundabout) Somewhere in the Pacific (Playwrights), Down by the Ocean (York). Regional includes over 200 productions at such theaters as Merrimack, Long Wharf, Hartford Stage, Pittsburgh Public and City Theatre, Cape Playhouse, Old Log, Arena Stage, Alley, Huntington, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Kennedy Center, Guthrie, Alliance, Pioneer, Humana Festival and the O'Neill Theater Center. Film and TV include: The Fighter, Major Payne, Airport '77, all the Law & Orders, Wonder Woman, Fantasy Island, WKRP, Strangers with Candy, Dave Chappell Show and 30 Rock.

TRACY GOSS

TRACY GOSS* (Karen Finch) This is Tracy's first appearance at SpeakEasy and she is excited to be working with all of the members of the company. A long time member of AEA and SAGAFTRA she has worked in theatre, television, film, commercials and voiceovers. In 2011 Ms. Goss wrote, performed and produced off-Broadway Dr. Kate Rittenhouse - Darling To The Big Shots, a one-woman show based on her real life work as a celebrated international consultant and life coach. She has been a member of the Dartmouth Repertory Theatre, The Croton Shakespeare Festival and performed at the Woodstock Playhouse, Deertrees Theatre and a variety of summer stock companies and New York workshop productions. Ms. Goss received a B.S. in Acting from Emerson College and A Mastery of Management, from the Darden Business School. She is the author of the award winning leadership book "The Last Word on Power: Executive Re-Invention For Leaders Who Must Make The Impossible Happen".

RICHARD SNEE

RICHARD SNEE* (Fletcher/Vonnegut) was last seen at SpeakEasy in Body Awareness. Since then he has appeared as Freud in Hysteria (Nora Theatre), Falstaff in Merry Wives of Windsor (Actors' Shakespeare Project), Walter Fricke in Reflections of a Rock Lobster (Boston Children's Theatre, 2012, 2013), and Reg in Alan Ayckbourn's trilogy, The Norman Conquests (Gloucester Stage, 2010 - 2012). He has also been back to Shear Madness where he has been a member of the company since 1987. A founding member of The Actors' Shakespeare Project, he will be in their productions of Cherry Orchard and As You Like It later this season. Film credits include Gone, Baby, Gone; The Company Men; Mr. North; and Never Met Picasso. Richard has voiced characters for several animated series including Dr. Katz; Home Movies, Hey, Monie! and Science Court. He and his wife Paula Plum starred in the FX animated series, The Dick and Paula Celebrity Special. She was "Paula". He was "The Dick".

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Understudies

MARC CARVER* (u/s Roland Stackhouse) is making his SpeakEasy debut. Regionally, he has performed at Trinity Repertory Company, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, New Repertory Theatre, Portland Stage, Vermont Stage Company, Vineyard Playhouse, Gloucester Stage Company, and North Shore Music Theatre. In New York City, he has appeared in the world premiere of The Bilbao Effect and the New York premiere of Bill W. and Dr. Bob (New World Stages). His recent film and television work includes The Makeover (Hallmark Channel) and Gilded Lilys (ABC-TV). Marc studied at Brown University, Boston University, and Trinity Rep Conservatory.

PAULA PLUM* (u/s Karen Finch) has appeared at SpeakEasy Stage as Bev/Kathy in Clybourne Park, Doctors One through Six/Woman Patient in Reckless, Helene in The New Century, Margaret in The Savannah Disputation, Dorothy in The History Boys, and Joyce in Body Awareness. In 2009, she was one of five actors nation-wide to receive the prestigious Fox Actor Fellowship in association with SpeakEasy, and enjoyed three years here as "actor in residence." As part of that Fellowship, she created What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, a theatre piece based on the life of poetess Edna St. Vincent Millay. Ms. Plum is the recipient of four IRNE Awards, the 1995 Eliot Norton Award for Best Actress for her work in Lost in Yonkers, the 2007 Eliot Norton Award for Best Actress in Miss Witherspoon, the 2004 Eliot Norton Award for Sustained Excellence, and the 2003 Distinguished Alumni Award from Boston University. She is an actress, director, writer, and teacher and has created seven one-person shows for the Unadilla Theatre of Vermont, most notably Plum Pudding (IRNE Best Solo Performance, 2004). For Actors' Shakespeare Project she has played Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, and The Countess in All's Well That Ends Well. She has appeared at Lyric West as Vivian Bearing in Wit; at Gloucester Stage Company as Grace in Faith Healer, Molly in Molly Sweeney, Winnie in Happy Days, and Mouth in Not I; at the American Repertory Theatre as Inez in No Exit; as Babakina in Ivanov, as Yvette in Mother Courage, as Belphragia in Lysistrata, as Soot in The Marriage of Bette and Boo, and as Germaine in Picasso at the Lapin Agile; at the Lyric Stage Company as Dr. Brandt in 33 Variations, as Stevie in The Goat, as Amanda in Private Lives, as Kath in Entertaining Mr. Sloane, as Terry in Sideman, in the title role in The Heiress, as Abby in Mercy Seat, and in the title role in Miss Witherspoon. In 1998 she was directed by Eric Engel in the award-winning production Sing Me to Sleep by John Kuntz and again in 1999 in Kuntz's Miss Price. Film credits include: "Mermaids," "Malice," and "Next Stop Wonderland." Television: "Sins of the Preacher" (ABC Lifetime), "Science Court" (three seasons ABC), and co-creator and star of "The Dick & Paula Celebrity Special" for FX. In January 2005, she premiered her new work Wigged OUT! with Leslie Dillen's Dressed UP! directed by Karen MacDonald for which she received the IRNE for Best Solo Performance, 2005. Ms Plum is a cum laude graduate of Boston University. She is married to actor Richard Snee.

BARRY M. PRESS* (u/s George Stackhouse, Ottis Fletcher/Kurt Vonnegut) isdelighted to be making his SpeakEasy debut. He most recently appeared in Trinity Rep's production Alan Ayckbourn's House & Garden, and has been an active professional actor, director, and teacher for over thirty-five years having performed Off-Broadway and at Merrimack, Seattle, Yale, and Trinity Repertory Theatres, among others. Some of his favorite roles include: Ben Hecht in Moonlight and Magnolias; Niels Bohr in Copenhagen; Azdak in The Caucasian Chalk Circle; and Falstaff in Henry IV, Parts I and II. Mr. Press has an MFA from the Yale School of Drama and is Artistic Director of Living Literature, a RI-based literacy program which he began in 1996, which dramatized non-dramatic writing. www.livingliterature.org

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Production Staff

CLIFF FANNIN BAKER (Director) celebrates a career spanning 40 years in professional theatre. He was the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Arkansas Repertory Theatre for 23 seasons. His directing credits cover every genre, including over 30 world premieres, multiple national tours, and projects at regional theatres across the U.S. and around the globe. Later this season, he return to Arkansas Repertory Theatre to direct the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park. Mr. Baker has received numerous awards, including the Golden Circle Award for Regional Achievement, and the Governor's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999. He is a member of SSDC and the Dramatists Guild.

NICKY SILVER (Script Assembler) Plays include Pterodactyls, Beautiful Child, The Eros Trilogy, Raised in Captivity, The Food Chain, Fat Men in Skirts, Fit to be Tied, The Maiden's Prayer, Free Will & Wanton Lust, My Marriage to Ernest Borgnine, The Altruists, Three Changes, The Agony & The Agony, and his latest play, The Lyons, which transferred from his home theater, The Vineyard, to Broadway. Mr. Silver is the recipient of the Oppenheimer Award, the Kesselring Prize, the Helen Hayes Award, the Dramalogue Award, four Drama Desk nominations, as well as four Outer Critics Circle Award nominations. His new play Too Much Sun is scheduled to premiere at The Vineyard Theatre in New York City this spring.

PAUL DAIGNEAULT (Producing Artistic Director) Since founding SpeakEasy in 1992, Paul has produced over 100 Boston Premieres. SpeakEasy directing highlights include: In the Heights; Xanadu; Next to Normal; Nine; Body Awareness; The Great American Trailer Park Musical; [title of show]; The Savannah Disputation; Jerry Springer - The Opera; The New Century; Some Men; Zanna, Don't!; Parade (2008 Elliot Norton Award - Outstanding Director, Midsize Company); Almost, Maine; Caroline, or Change; Take Me Out; Company; A Man of No Importance (co-production Sugan); Bat Boy: The Musical (2003 Elliot Norton Award - Outstanding Director, Small Company); Passion; A New Brain; Violet; Songs for a New World; Floyd Collins; Jeffrey; and Love! Valour! Compassion! Regional credits: Grand Hotel and Nine (The Boston Conservatory and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music); Rent, City of Angels, and Sunday in the Park with George (The Boston Conservatory); and Into the Woods, Urinetown, and Blue Window (Boston College). Paul is also on the faculty at The Boston Conservatory where he teaches musical theatre and directing. Paul was honored with the Boston College Arts Council's Alumni Award for Distinguished Achievement in 2007, and served as the 2011-2012 Rev. J. Donald Monan S.J. Professor in Theatre Arts. Outside the theatre, Paul serves on the Boards of the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center and the ICU Patient & Family Advisory Council at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

ERIK FOX (Assistant Lighting Designer) has recently assisted on SpeakEasy's In the Heights and North Shore Music Theatre's La Cage aux Folles. Recent area lighting designs include Gross Indecency; William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing... with a twist! (Bad Habit Productions); Hair; Pippin; Schoolhouse Rock Live! (Boston Children's Theatre); Into the Woods; Legally Blonde; Steel Magnolias (Next Door Theater); Romeo and Juliet; Urinetown: The Musical; The Crucible; Once on This Island (The Groton School); Songs for a New World; Rock 'n' Roll (The Longwood Players). New York designs include Racine D'or; Moontides in 23,149 Parts; Wanderlust (Movement Workshop Group). Erik also designs for the Jeannette Neill Dance Studio, Quicksilver Dance, and United Stylez Productions. www.foxyLD.com

MEGAN F. KINNEEN (Properties Supervisor) is a freelance set designer, scenic artist, props artisan, and illustrator. Recent set design credits include A Streetcar Named Desire for Wax Wings Productions and Caucasian Chalk Circle at the Apollinaire Theatre Company. Props experience includes Tribes at SpeakEasy Stage, as well as productions at Central Square Theater, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, and Suffolk University. Her previous scenic painting credits include work at Cobalt Studios, Glimmerglass Opera, Cyco Scenic Studios, and Boston Playwrights' Theatre. Her portfolio can be found online at mfkdesign.com.

JULIE MARIE LANGEVIN (Production Assistant) SpeakEasy: Debut. Previous Boston credits include She Kills Monsters (PSM), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (ASM), and Hookman (ASM) at Company One. Other stage management credits include A Chorus Line and Nunsensations (Interlakes Theatre); Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (Cape Rep Theatre); Old Times (BSC Theatre Guest Artist Series); Lyistrata; Machinal; Does This Woman Have a Name?; Bat Boy: The Musical; The Wizard of Oz; Cabaret; and Kathy Coudle King's St. Bette's (Bridgewater State University). She was a two-time nominee for the Judith Glynn Award, as well as the KCACTF Stage Management Fellowship. Julie received a BA in Communications with a concentration in Theater from Bridgewater State University.

ERIC LEVENSON** (Scenic Designer) Previous SpeakEasy designs include sets for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; The Motherf**ker with the Hat; Next to Normal; reasons to be pretty; Nine; [title of show]; The Savannah Disputation; Jerry Springer - The Opera; Blackbird; Some Men; The Little Dog Laughed; Parade; Caroline, or Change; Kiss of the Spiderwoman; Take Me Out; Company; A Man of No Importance (co-production with Sug‡n); A Class Act; Three Days of Rain; An American Daughter; Balm in Gilead (Elliot Norton Design Award); and sets and lights for Floyd Collins and Our Lady of 121st Street. Eric's recent designs include sets for The Last Will for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, The Crucible at Suffolk University, and Thoroughly Modern Millie at The Boston Conservatory. Eric is a Technical Instructor in the MIT theater department and an All-Categories member of IATSE United Scenic Artists Local 829.

SEAGHAN MCKAY** (Projection Designer) returns to SpeakEasy having previously designed projections for Next to Normal; Nine; Striking 12; [title of show]; and Jerry Springer - The Opera. Other local designs include The Flying Dutchman (Boston Lyric Opera); Gershwin Spectacular: Promenade (Boston Pops); Educating Rita (Huntington Theatre Company); On The Town, Big River (Lyric Stage); Memory House (Merrimack Repertory Theater); Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992; Light Up The Sky (Emerson Stage); Rent (The Boston Conservatory); Hecuba, As You Like It (Brandeis Theater Company); The Threepenny Opera (Boston College); and Godspell (Gordon College). He assisted Projection Designer Peter Nigrini on the PBS documentary Becoming Helen Keller. Seaghan is a member of United Scenic Artists, IATSE Local USA 829. www.seaghanmckay.com.

PAUL MELONE (General Manager / Production Manager) has managed over 80 plays, musicals, concerts, cabarets, and special events for SpeakEasy Stage. His SpeakEasy directing credits include: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (2013 Elliot Norton Award - Outstanding Director); reasons to be pretty; Adding Machine: A Musical (2010 Elliot Norton Award - Outstanding Director); The Little Dog Laughed; Fat Pig; The Moonlight Room; Our Lady of 121st Street; and The Shape of Things. Other local directing credits include The Apple Tree (The Boston Conservatory), Curse of the Starving Class (Apollinaire Theatre Company), and Things Beyond Our Control (Brandeis University). Paul is a graduate of Boston University's Theatre Department. He will be directing SpeakEasy's production of Carrie the musical in May, 2014.

AMANDA OSTROW (Wardrobe Supervisor) SpeakEasy: Tribes, In the Heights, Clybourne Park, Other Desert Cities, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, and Xanadu. International Touring Credit: The Aluminum Show. Local credits: A Christmas Carol (Hanover Theatre); Gross Indecency (Bad Habit Productions); Spring Awakening, North Shore Fish, This is Our Youth, Dueling Divas Cabaret, Crimes of the Heart, and Carnival (Gloucester Stage Company); The Understudy; Nicholas Nickleby; Blithe Spirit; Lady Day; Groundswell; Dead Man's Cell Phone; Kiss Me, Kate; Grey Gardens; Speech & Debate; The Mystery of Irma Vep; November; Souvenir (Lyric Stage); Hairspray; The Music Man; Into the Woods; La Cage aux Folles; Mame; Hello, Dolly! (Reagle Music Theatre); Medea, Hamlet (Actors' Shakespeare Project); Not Enough Air, The Cherry Orchard, Buried Child (The Nora Theatre Company); Design For Living (Publick Theatre). Amanda received her BA in Media Studies and Business at The University of Southern Maine and is an EMC in Stage Management.

KAREN PERLOW (Lighting Designer) happily returns to SpeakEasy, the home of some of her favorite productions. Most recently she designed lighting for Water by the Spoonful at Lyric Stage. Karen's work has also been seen at New Repertory Theater, ART Zero Arrow, Central Square Theater, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Boston Midsummer Opera, and Shakespeare & Company. Karen is proud to serve as the treasurer of the Theater Community Benevolent Fund. She is the recipient of three IRNE Awards for Best Lighting Design. www.karenperlowlightdesign.com

ELISABETTA POLITO (Costume Designer) SpeakEasy: In the Heights, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Other recent work includes Water by the Spoonful, Stones in His Pockets, Time Stands Still (Lyric Stage); The Love of the Nightingale (Emerson College); The House of Bernarda Alba, These Shining Lives, The Nutcracker, The Rimers of Eldritch (Stoneham Theatre); The Merry Wives of Windsor (Boston Midsummer Opera); Metamorphoses, The Imaginary Invalid (Concord Academy); Calvin's Monster (Boston Children's Theatre); Medea (Actors' Shakespeare Project); Dr. Faustus (Suffolk University); 1001 (Company One); Funnyhouse of a Negro, Three Sisters (Brandeis Theatre Company); Hamlet (GAN-e-meed Theatre Project); and Cyrano (Apollinaire Theatre Company). She also assisted costume designer Charles Schoonmaker on Don Pasquale (Boston Midsummer Opera) and Nine (SpeakEasy Stage). She holds an MFA from Brandeis University. www.elisabettapolito.com

DAVID REMEDIOS** (Sound Designer) SpeakEasy: The Motherf**ker with the Hat. Recent: Welcome to Arroyo's (Tufts University); The Other Place and Distracted (Central Square Theater); Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah and Modern Terrorism... (Contemporary American Theater Festival); These Shining Lives (Stoneham Theatre); Amadeus (New Rep); Ryan Landry's 'M' and Now or Later (Huntington Theatre Company); Invisible Man (Huntington Theatre and The Studio Theatre, Helen Hayes Award nomination); The Last Will (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company). Other regional credits: Portland Stage, Merrimack Rep, ART (50 productions), Theatre for a New Audience, among others. David's work has been heard internationally in South America, Europe, Asia and the UK. Awards: IRNE, Connecticut Critics Circle, Elliot Norton. remediossound.com.

DAWN SCHALL SAGLIO* (Stage Manager) SpeakEasy Stage Mgmt credits: In the Heights; The Motherf**ker with the Hat; Reckless; The Savannah Disputation; Jerry Springer - The Opera; The New Century; The Light in the Piazza; Some Men; The History Boys; The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin; The Women; Five by Tenn; and The Last Sunday in June. Other local credits include productions at Huntington Theatre, Gloucester Stage, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, and The Nora Theatre Company. Her greatest credits are sons Nick, Eric, and Tucker. Dawn serves on SpeakEasy's board of trustees, has been a member of Equity for 13 years, and serves on Boston's Equity Liaison Committee. Love to Doug!

LAUREN SCATTOLINI (Master Electrician) is very excited to be part of the SpeakEasy team this season. She has been a freelance technician in Boston for the past 3 years, during which time she was the Master Electrician for New Repertory Theatre's production of The Kite Runner, Assistant Master Electrician for New England Conservatory's productions of La Perichole and The Turn of the Screw and Boston Early Music Festival's production of Almira. She moved to Boston after working at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, home of the Humana Festival of New American Plays for five seasons.

ALIX STRASNICK (Technical Director) is excited to be back at SpeakEasy in the role of Technical Director. Past SpeakEasy credits include Tribes, In the Heights, Clybourne Park, and Other Desert Cities. She also served as Master Electrician for SpeakEasy's productions of Next Fall and The Divine Sister. Alix is the Assistant Technical Director at the Groton School and worked on their productions of The Crucible and Urinetown. Other credits include Good Person, The Land (Fort Point Theatre Channel); Rock 'n' Roll, Lend Me a Tenor (Longwood Players); and She Kills Monsters (Company One).

MICHELE TEEVAN (Associate Production Manager) This is Michele's 5th season and 20th mainstage show working with SpeakEasy, rising through the ranks from Intern to Production Assistant to Associate Production Manager. Her SpeakEasy stage management credits include Tribes (PA); What Lips My Lips Have Kissed (SM); Clybourne Park (PA); Other Desert Cities (PA); All About Election Eve (SM); Next to Normal (PA); Red (PA); Sorry, Wrong Number (ASM); The Divine Sister (PA); and The Blue Room (SM). Boston credits include Amadeus (PA) and Little Shop of Horrors (PA) with New Repertory Theatre; The Nutcracker (ASM) with Northeast Youth Ballet; The Death of Tintagiles (SM) and Cruel Botany (SM) with imaginary beasts; The Fakus: A Noir (SM) with Centastage; and Romeo and Juliet (SM) with the Happy Medium Theatre Company. Upcoming productions include Henry VII (PA) with Actors' Shakespeare Project and The Whale (PA) with SpeakEasy. Michele graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Stage and Production Management in 2011 and is the Production Manager for Boston Opera Collaborative.

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*Member of Actors' Equity Association (AEA), the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

**Member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA-829

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THURSDAY, OCT 31
Pay What You Can:
See Kurt Vonnegut's Make Up Your Mind for a low $15 minimum! Walk-up sales only, day of the performance.

SUNDAY, NOV 3
Artist Talkback:
Post-show discussion with Cliff Fannin Baker, the director of Kurt Vonnegut's Make Up Your Mind.

THURSDAY, NOV 7
Post-Show Discussion:
Share your thoughts and reactions to the performance in a post-show forum with dramaturg Walt McGough.

FRIDAY, NOV 8
Out & About Night:
Join the cast after the performance for a special post-show party with our LGBT friends.

SUNDAY, NOV 10
Artists' Forum:
Post-show discussion with actors and artists from Kurt Vonnegut's Make Up Your Mind.

THURSDAY, NOV 14
Post-Show Discussion:
Share your thoughts and reactions to the performance in a post-show forum with dramaturg Walt McGough.

FRIDAY, NOV 15
FREE PIE:
Join us before the show for a slice of pie from our friends at Whole Foods!

SUNDAY, NOV 17
Post-Show Discussion:
Share your thoughts and reactions to the performance in a post-show forum with SpeakEasy Staff.

THURSDAY, NOV 21
Post-Show Discussion:
Share your thoughts and reactions to the performance in a post-show forum with SpeakEasy Staff.

SATURDAY, NOV 23
Vonnegut Library:
Join us after the 4PM matinee for a talkback with Julia Whitehead, president of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library.

SUNDAY, NOV 24
Post-Show Discussion:
Share your thoughts and reactions to the performance in a post-show forum with dramaturg SpeakEasy Staff.

THURSDAY, NOV 28
NO SHOW:
Happy Thanksgiving!

Reviews of Kurt Vonnegut's Make Up Your Mind

Jared Bowen, WGBH-TV, Greater Boston - November 11, 2013
Very Funny...Very Vonnegut

"The show is very absurdist ... it's Kurt Vonnegut through and through."

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Newton Tab - November 15, 2013
SpeakEasy lets you 'Make Up Your Mind'

"Very funny ... [a] look at the world through Vonnegut's inimitable eyes."

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Berkshire Fine Arts - November 5, 2013
World Premiere of Clever Comedy At SpeakEasy

"This play is truly an American original. Very Vonnegut."

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DigBoston - November 13, 2013
Breakfast of Thespians

"Intensely creative ... nearly perfect ... a ridiculous and worthwhile experience."

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Cape Cod Times - November 13, 2013
Vonnegut lives on in 'Make Up Your Mind'

"A coup for SpeakEasy's first foray into 'new' plays."

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Boston Events Insider - November 10, 2013
World Premiere of Vonnegut's 'Make Up Your Mind' Shines at BCA (4 Stars)

"Very funny and extremely absurd...an Americanized version of a Monty Python work."

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Kurt Vonnegut Barlow Adamson Nicky Silver Cliff Fannin Baker Richard Snee Barlow Adamson Ross Bickell Tracy Goss

 

So It Goes - Read about celebrated American novelist Kurt Vonnegut, author of Make Up Your Mind.

World Premiere - Find out how this World Premiere comedy made its way to SpeakEasy Stage.

Nicky Silver - Read an interview with the Broadway playwright tasked with bringing Vonnegut's words from eleven different drafts to a playable script.

Cliff Fannin Baker - The director of Kurt Vonnegut's Make Up Your Mind talks about the process of staging a World Premiere play in our exclusive interview.

Richard Snee - The actor who brings Kurt Vonnegut to life talks about his comedy heroes and working on a world premiere.

Barlow Adamson - The man behind the man behind "Make Up Your Mind, Incorporated" talks about his career in the theatre and his life as a rock star.

Ross Bickell - Now appearing as George Stackhouse in Kurt Vonnegut's Make Up Your Mind, the actor talks about returning to Boston.

Tracy Goss - The author and actress talks about working with Kurt Vonnegut and playing Karen Finch in Kurt Vonnegut's Make Up Your Mind.