The Seven Wonders of Ballyknock
World premiere of an original play by C. S. Whitcomb
Jan. 9 - Feb. 15, 2015
| Willamette Week review | Directed by Stephanie Mulligan.
In a remote Irish village, a young American woman leaves her past behind to discover love and redemption in the world premiere of C.S. Whitcomb’s The Seven Wonders of Ballyknock opening January 9, 2015 at Lakewood Theatre Company.
LTC’s production, directed by Stephanie Mulligan, features Louise Chambers, Marilyn Stacey, Heath Koerschgen, Jahnavi Alyssa, Don Stewart Burns, Margie Boulé and Paul Harestad as members of the ensemble.
The show sponsor is Dr. Fritz Camp.
Wine On Wednesday: Jan. 21, 2015 at 7:30 PM.
At this Wednesday performance the theatre is continuing a new program called WOW: 25-35. For people 35 and under tickets are priced at $25 each. One hour prior to performance there will be a complimentary wine tasting hosted by World Class Wines. Come enjoy Wine on Wednesday (WOW) paired with a show at a discounted price.
Whiskey on Wednesday: Feb. 4, 2015 at 7:30 PM.
Our friends at Indio Spirits Distillery will offer a complimentary whiskey tasting for three of their whiskies from 6:30-7:30 PM. OLCC rules apply. Please bring your ID. Special note: For people age 35 and under tickets are priced at $25 each. Use the code WOW25 for a $25.00 ticket. The tasting is hosted by Indio Spirits.
Watch the play trailer:
The Story: It’s 1953 and few have visited Ballyknock (a small village in County Donegal, Ireland), since WWII. When Cordelia (Louise Chambers) a mysterious, young American woman appears at a local pub looking for a room, Jonty (Heath Koerschgen) the barman, sets out to show her the seven wonders of Ballyknock. As each wonder unfolds, Cordelia begins to discover the joy in life.
History of the play: Written by Oregonian C.S. Whitcomb, The Seven Wonders of Ballyknock originated at Portland's Fertile Ground original play festival in 2013. Lakewood is proud to present the world premiere of this remarkable work.
LTC’s production of The Seven Wonders of Ballyknock is directed by Stephanie Mulligan. Scenic design is by John Gerth, Lighting design is by Jason Winslow, and Costume design is by Marychris Mass. Prop design is by Felix Kelsey, Sound design is by Marcus Storey, the Stage manager is Michael DeMaio and the Producer is Kay Vega.
About the Playwright
C.S. Whitcomb (Playwright) has written roles for Jason Robards, Kevin Spacey, Ellen Burstyn, Anjelica Huston, Martin Sheen and Gena Rowlands among many others. Looking-Glass, co-authored with Michael Sutton, was produced Off Broadway. Holidazed, co-authored with Marc Acito, was produced at Artists Repertory Theatre in 2008 and 2009 and was nominated for the Angus Bowmer Award. Lear’s Follies, produced by Portland Shakespeare Project in 2012, was nominated for the Bowmer Award. The Seven Wonders of Ballyknock was a Eugene O’Neill semi-finalist. The Book of John was developed in JAW new play festival at Portland Center Stage. The Wilde Boy had a reading in Fertile Ground at Artists Repertory Theatre. Whitcomb has been nominated for Emmy, Cable Ace, Edgar Allan Poe, Humanitas and Writers Guild of America awards. Among her television works are Buffalo Girls, I Know My First Name is Steven, Selma, Lord, Selma and Mark Twain and Me. She has written two books on screenwriting. She teaches a popular screenwriting class in Portland twice a year and takes a group of writers on a Trans-Atlantic writing cruise every spring. For more on C.S. Whitcomb visit cynthiawhitcomb.com. Her new play Want Fries With That? will be read at Lakewood Theatre Company during Fertile Ground, Monday, January 26, 2015.
Performance Dates: January 9 - February 15, 2015
Wednesdays (Jan 21, Feb 4) at 7:30 PM.
Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 7:00 PM (January 11, 18, 25)
Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM (January 18 and February 1, 18, and 15).