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Carol Emory and The Wingate Foundation

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In The Letters, a Ministry Director calls his employee Anna into his office for a job-related interview, but it is 1931 in the Soviet Union and things are not what they seem. Is Anna being offered a promotion? Is the Director making a sexual advance? The Director seems to have a hidden agenda – or is it Anna who has an agenda of her own? The Letters is a suspenseful cat and mouse game that grows more menacing as the seconds tick away. This taut thriller by NY playwright John W. Lowell has been a hit in both LA and Chicago and with this production we are pleased to inaugurate Harry’s UpStage in the Dashow Wing as a theatre performance space.
 

Runtime: Approximately 75 minutes

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MICHAEL RAY WISELY returns to Aurora having last appeared as Schmitz in The Arsonists. Also at Aurora: Trouble in Mind, The Devil’s Disciple and The Birthday Party. Recent credits include: Ted in Ideation at SF Playhouse and Macbeth in Macbeth for the SF Shakespeare festival. Other notable productions: TheatreWorks (Of Mice and Men), Center REPertory Co. (Arms and the Man, A Christmas Carol), Marin Theatre Co. (Seagull), San Jose Stage Co. (Glengarry Glen Ross), Berkeley Repertory Theatre (Heartbreak House), as well as appearances with Magic Theatre (The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, The American in Me), San Jose Repertory Theatre, American Musical Theatre of San Jose, Marin Shakespeare Co., Shotgun Players and others. Michael Ray has starred and guest-starred in film and television. In addition to his work as an actor, he shares the helm of a Bay Area independent production company: www.3andahalfegos.com
BETH WILMURT is delighted to be back with Aurora Theatre Company for the fi fth time, her last outing having been as Alma in The Eccentricities of a Nightingale. Most recently she directed Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness for Shotgun Players, of which she is a company member, and acted in Marin Theater Company’s production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Other performance highlights include The Companion Piece, which Beth conceived and performed in for Z Space, and Yes Yes to Moscow, a dance-theater piece based on Chekhov’s Three Sisters that premiered at Deutsches Theater Berlin in Germany. More at www.artstreettheatre.org
*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers
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Photos by: Sarah Roland
*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers
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