This Random World
Performance: January 25 - February 24, 2018
By: Steven Dietz
Steven Dietz's heartwarming comedy, This Random World, kicks off the season.
Each character's journey overlaps one another, be it an ailing woman who plans
one final trip, a daughter planning one great escape or a son falling prey to a
prank gone wrong. This funny and intimate play explores the lives that may be
happening just out of reach of our own. Does serendipity bring us together or
is that only a myth?
Circle's production is directed by Steven Pounders and features Jovane Caamaño
(Gary), Catherine D. DuBord** (Claire), Desirée Fultz** (Beth Ward), Kyle Igneczi*
(Tim Ward), Camille Monae** (Rhonda), Libby Villari* (Scottie Ward), and Crystal
Circle Theatre's production team members include Megan Beddingfield* (Stage
Manager/Prop Design), Clare Floyd DeVries (Set Design), John Leach (Lighting
Design), David H.M. Lambert (Sound Design) and Sarah Tonemah (Costume Design).
This Random World runs approximately 90
minutes without an intermission. Visit http://circletheatre.com/shows/random
for more information. This Random World is presented by special arrangement with
Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
*Member of Actors' Equity Association
**Member of the Equity Membership Candidacy Program
About the Playwrights
Steven Dietz's (Playwright) 30 plus plays and adaptations have been seen at over
100 regional theatres in the United States, as well as Off-Broadway. International
productions have been seen in over 20 countries and his work has been translated
into 10 languages. 2015-2016 world premiers include Bloomsday (Steinberg New
Play Award Citation); This Random World (Humana Festival of New American Plays)
and On Clover Road (National New Play Network (NNPN) "rolling world premiere").
Other recent work includes Rancho Mirage (Edgerton New Play Award), The Shimmering
and America la Ronde. Dietz is a two-time winner of the Kennedy Center Fund for
New American Plays Award for Fiction and Still Life with Iris, as well as a
two-time finalist for the Steinberg New Play Award for Last of the Boys and
Becky's New Car. He received the PEN USA West Award in Drama for Lonely Planet
and the 2007 Edgar Award© for Drama for Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure.
Other widely produced plays include Yankee Tavern, Jackie & Me, Shooting Star,
Inventing Van Gogh, God's Country, Private Eyes and The Nina Variations.
About the Director
Steven Pounders (Director) returns to Circle for his 6th season as a director:
Who Am I This Time? (& Other Conundrums of Love) (2017), Clever Little Lies (2016),
Other Desert Cities (2015), The Other Place (2014) & A Bright New Boise (2013).
Steven is a professor in the Department of Theatre Arts at Baylor University. In
addition to teaching and directing for the Baylor Theatre, he is a professional
actor and director and has worked with Off Broadway theatres that include the
Cherry Lane, Theatre Row, and the Ensemble Studio; and regional theatres including
PlayMakers Repertory, Trinity Shakespeare Festival, Stage West, Casa Mañana,
WaterTower Theatre, Theatre Three, and, of course, Circle Theatre. Steven is a
company member of the NY production group, the Resonance Ensemble. He appeared
at Circle Theatre as an actor in Mistakes Were Made and Bach at Leipzig.
About Circle Theatre
Founded in 1981 by Rose Pearson and Bill Newberry, Circle Theatre is currently
producing its 37th season of live theatre in Fort Worth. Circle Theatre's
mission is the advocacy of contemporary plays rarely seen in this community.
Circle is committed to presenting professional, innovative theatre in an
intimate setting. The Theatre is partially supported by the City of Fort Worth;
the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County; the Texas Commission on the
Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Further support comes from the
Amon G. Carter Foundation; Communities Foundation of Texas; Fifth Avenue
Foundation; Ann L. and Carol Green Rhodes Charitable Trust - Bank of America,
NA; the Sid W. Richardson Foundation; and The Shubert Foundation, Inc.
To read Circle Theatre's full history visit:
Circle Theatre History.
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