Shiloh Rules

Lee Street theatre presents Center for Faith and the Arts’ St. Thomas Players production of

Shiloh Rules
Written by Doris Baizley
Directed by David Pulliam

June 13 – 15 & 20 – 22 @ 730PM
June 16 @ 230PM

General tickets are $17.55 and student tickets are $10.
Tickets will be available May 13, 2019.

While presenting a humorous comedy story of rival women Civil War re-enactors, it examines issues of national identity and history…”

Synopsis

A dedicated Union nurse and a mysterious Confederate refugee meet on the Shiloh battlefield to compete for the title of Best Female Reenactor of the Year. With their young trainees trying to out-do each other in “authenticity,” and a concessionaire egging both sides on, their competition leads them into real conflict with Ranger Wilson, an African-American female park ranger who would rather be anywhere than the year 1862, imaginary or not. As the re-enactment rages out of control, all six women discover that some conflicts of the Civil War weren’t left behind in 1862.

Production Team

PRODUCTION TEAM
STAGE MANAGER – Kathy Pulliam
EXECUTIVE & TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – Rod Oden
SCENIC DESIGNER – David Pulliam
SOUND & LIGHT DESIGN – Rod Oden
PROPS MISTRESS – Dr. Bethany Sinnott
COSTUME DESIGNER – Nancy Gaines
LIGHTING OPERATOR/LST INTERN – Hailey Glick
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS/DECK CREW/LST INTERNS – Enya McDonald & Lidia Rosales
LST MASTER CARPENTER – Lucas Barrick
CONSTRUCTION CREW – David Pulliam, Rod Oden, Ray Davies, LST Interns, Production Cast

Cast

CAST
LINDA SMITH (Clara Mae Abbott) This is Linda Smith’s debut appearance in a Lee Street Theater production, and she is very thankful to David and Kathy for this chance. She has been in theater from a young age and has worked with theaters in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Currently, she is most active at OCT where she has recently been seen in Dixie Swim Club, Hallelujah Girls, Southern Fried Funeral, It’s a Wonderful Life, and You Can’t Take it With You. She thanks her husband, Blair Smith, and all her family for their love and support in her theater endeavors.

ELIZABETH SMITH (Meg Barton) is an accountant by day, actor by night. She made her acting debut in PPT’s The Producers last year, in which she stepped in as Mrs. Marks halfway through the run. She was recently in the ensemble in their production of Mamma Mia. This is her LST debut. When she’s not on the stage, Eliza loves cooking and baking from scratch. She tutored German in college and looks forward to traveling to Europe one day. Other hobbies include reading and yoga. Her favorite book is Jane Eyre and her favorite yoga pose is fish pose. She is very excited to work on her first play and first show at LST!

LINDA JONES (Cecellia Delaunay Pettison) has been seen locally in “Driving Miss Daisy,” “You Can’t Take It With You,” “Look Homeward, Angel,” and “Calendar Girls.” A graduate of the University of South Florida with a BA degree emphasizing theatre, her acting has taken her from the famed Asolo Theatre in Sarasota all the way to summer stock in Pennsylvania. Linda’s working career is centered in Marketing Management, including a 15-year stint as Executive Director of the Salisbury Symphony. Now retired, Linda is heavily involved with the Civitan Club of Salisbury, Beacon Hall, Fulton Heights Neighborhood, Salisbury Tree Board, Phoenix Readers…and still is very active with the Symphony and its support Guild. A mother of two sons, she has shared half her life with the magical Buddy Farnan.

BETH BENTLEY (LucyGale Scruggs)

TERRI MONTREAL (Ranger Wilson)is thrilled to make her debut to The Lee Street Theatre, in the production Shiloh Rules. Terri has been working as a professional DJ for over ten years. The first time she graced the stage was with The Community Theatre of Greensboro in To Kill A Mockingbird in 2014, as Helen Robinson.
Terri has played many roles in local independent films. Her self-written and produced film, Gone, was selected as an Official Selection for the North Carolina Black Film Festival in 2014 and 2015. Terri has studied acting with Hank Schob at The Penny Templeton Acting Studio in New York City, R. Harris of Triad Acting Co-op and Josie Smith of In-Studio, both located in Greensboro, North Carolina. She looks forward to training at the New York Film Academy this Fall.
Terri wishes to thank her twin sister, Torri Johnson, for loving and supporting her and allowing her to chase her dreams. She credits the success of this production to the director, David Pulliam and gives thanks to him for his belief in her talent to bring to life the character of Ranger Wilson.

DENISE MCKERCHER (Widow Beckwith) is excited to join the ranks of Lee St alumni with this production of Shiloh Rules. Her most notable roles include The Grand Duchess Olga Katrina in “You Can’t Take It with You”, Fairy June in “Southern Fried Funeral”, and Madam Paroo in “The Music Man” all with The Old Courthouse Theatre in Concord. Other roles have included various personalities ranging from the eccentric yet trashy Ernestina in “Hello Dolly” to an uptight but not tight-lipped reverend’s wife in “Waiting at the Piggly Wiggly” with several other area theatre groups. She has also recently added directing to her resume with the 10-Minute Play Festival in Concord and looks forward to directing a main stage show sometime in the future.is excited to join the ranks of Lee St alumni with this production of Shiloh Rules. Her most notable roles include The Grand Duchess Olga Katrina in “You Can’t Take It with You”, Fairy June in “Southern Fried Funeral”, and Madam Paroo in “The Music Man” all with The Old Courthouse Theatre in Concord. Other roles have included various personalities ranging from the eccentric yet trashy Ernestina in “Hello Dolly” to an uptight but not tight-lipped reverend’s wife in “Waiting at the Piggly Wiggly” with several other area theatre groups. She has also recently added directing to her resume with the 10-Minute Play Festival in Concord and looks forward to directing a main stage show sometime in the future.
When she is playing herself, Denise enjoy spending time with friends and family, usually going to or talking about theatrical things. She thanks her dear family, Teri and Max, for continuing to support the dream, good friends like Linda, for supporting the many, many miles of conversations on the road to rehearsals, and the brilliance that is our director David, for trusting in my ability to bring his vision to life.
When she is playing herself, Denise enjoy spending time with friends and family, usually going to or talking about theatrical things. She thanks her dear family, Teri and Max, for continuing to support the dream, good friends like Linda, for supporting the many, many miles of conversations on the road to rehearsals, and the brilliance that is our director David, for trusting in my ability to bring his vision to life.

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