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Abigail/1702

by Roberto Aguirre-SacasaSuzi Recommended
Directed by Justin Anderson

Ten years after the Salem witch trials, the notorious young accuser Abigail Williams seeks salvation in Boston, only to find her new life haunted by terrors of the past. She’ll face the plague, pirates, the devil, and worse in this eerie sequel to the American classic, The Crucible. For Abigail, forgiveness is everything—but it may come at an unthinkable price.

Running Time
Approximately 90 minutes.
No intermission.

Mature Themes

This show features haze and strobe light effects.


Abigail/1702 is a part of the

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September 21–October 15, 2017

Tuesday–Saturday at 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm
Tickets $20–$55

Tuesday Discount Matinee
October 3 at 10:00am
Tickets from $16

Groups of 10+ Call: 678.226.6222 x.116 or Email: groups@auroratheatre.com

Sold out on 10/3 at 8pm, 10/8!


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POST-SHOW TALKBACK
October 8, 2017 | After the Matinee

Join us after the matinee on Sunday, October 8 for a moderated Q & A session with the talented cast of Abigail/1702. This is your chance to find out more about what goes into making this thrilling production come to life. We’ll also dig deeper into the processes of the talented performers and their connections to the themes of the show.


OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION 
at Local Republic, immediately following the performance.

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139 N Perry St, Lawrenceville, GA 30046
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Free taco samples on Tuesdays from 7:00–8:00pm prior to our Mainstage performance.

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WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY
The popular (and FREE) wine tasting in the lobby before ALL Wednesday evening performances from 7:00–8:00pm.

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THIRSTY THURSDAY
Free wine & craft beer samples on Thursdays from 7:00–8:00pm prior to our MainStage performance.

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Young Woman

Diany Rodriguez*

Diany Rodriguez*

Young Woman

Notable Atlanta Credits: Significant OtherInformed ConsentHands on a Hardbody, HomersBull Durham: The MusicalRocky Horror ShowIn Love and Warcraft, Zorro: The Musical, Into the Woods (X2), The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, and August: Osage County. Notable regional credits: Carrie: A Comedy (Sue), Marvelous Wonderettes (Suzy), Fame (Carmen). Tours: Rent (Mark's Mom/US Mimi), Dora the Explorer (Dora). Off-B'way: Soul Kitchen (Sangita), Shlomo (Anjia/Ruth). Film/TV: Pepper's Place (pilot),The Yellow Birds, Survivor's Remorse. Up Next: Christmas Canteen at Aurora Theatre and Exit Strategy at True Colors Theatre. Thank you, people I love; I love you.

Young Man

Lee Osorio*

Lee Osorio*

Young Man

Lee Osorio is excited to make his Aurora Theatre debut.  Previous Atlanta credits include: Ugly Lies the Bone and The Temple Bombing (Alliance), Cabaret and Macbeth (Serenbe), Significant Other (Actors Express), and Romeo and Juliet (The Shakespeare Tavern).  He has also worked in New York, Seattle, St Louis, and Omaha.  Lee is a graduate of Brown/Trinity Rep MFA and a proud union member of Actors' Equity.

Older Man

Peter Hardy

Peter Hardy

Older Man

PETER HARDY has been working in the Atlanta theater scene since 1986. He has acted with many companies in town, most recently the Shakespeare Tavern, and he's a playwright who has won national awards and had over forty productions of his plays done around the country. He won a Suzi Bass Award for directing the TYA production And Then They Came For Me for Georgia Ensemble, and he's the Founding Artistic Director of the Essential Theatre, a company dedicated to producing new work by Georgia playwrghts.

Older Woman

Olivia D. Dawson*

Olivia D. Dawson*

Older Woman

Olivia is delighted to return to Georgia and make her Aurora Theatre debut in Abigail/1702.  Olivia was last seen in Theatre Lila's The Bed in Wisconsin.  She has worked in regional theaters from Los Angeles, Portland, Milwaukee, and Chicago just to name a few.  You can catch her television work on Empire, Chicago Med and The Quad.  Much thanks to Anthony and Justin for the opportunity and, as always, all my gratitude to my Fam!

Little Boy

Joshua Pagan

Joshua Pagan

Little Boy

JOSHUA PAGAN is ecstatic about making his first appearance on the Aurora stage. He is in 7th grade and loves acting, playing video games, doing robotics, and playing with his dogs. He’s previously appeared as Richard of York (Richard III, Atlanta Shakespeare Company), The Prince Formerly Known as the Artist (Aladdin Jr.), and in Netflix’s "Stranger Things." He’s blessed to be a part of the Abigail/1702 family and to learn from this amazing cast and crew. Love to Mom, Dad, Tyler, Mimi, and Ms. Kristie. Thanks to his teachers for their patience and to the JoyCon boys for everything.

older woman u/s

Vallea E. Woodbury

Vallea E. Woodbury

older woman u/s

VALLEA E. WOODBURY (Margaret Hale, Ann, Elizabeth Proctor u/s) "Vuh LAY uh" was last seen at Aurora in Singles in Agriculture. Other previous credits include Simply Simone at Theatrical Outfit, The Crucible at Actor's Express, Tell Me My Dream at Alliance Theatre, A Christmas Carol and Doris the Church Lady in The Color Purple at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, roles in Mama Bear, A Lesson Before Dying, Doubt, Twelfth Night, Flyin’ West, and Award-winning productions at The Second City Chicago and Drury Lane Oakbrook (Ragtime). Vallea has an MFA in Performance from the University of Georgia. She is also a Northwestern University graduate and has trained at the esteemed School at Steppenwolf and The Second City Chicago Improv Conservatory. She thanks her family for their encouragement and support. www.vallea.com

young woman u/s

Sarah Elaine

Sarah Elaine

young woman u/s

Sarah is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, where she received a BA in Theatre and is excited to be apart of the Aurora family. Sarah’s most recent credits include: Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd, Cathy in The Last Five Years, Rosalind in As You Like It, Blanche Ingram in Jane Eyre and David Moss in an all-female production of Glengarry Glenn Ross. She would like to thank her mother, brother, and sister-in-law for keeping her strong and she would also like to thank Dylan, Dorothy, Caroline, and Hayley for always supporting and believing in her.

young man u/s, directing assistant

Russell E. Alexander II

Russell E. Alexander II

young man u/s, directing assistant

Russell is an actor, singer, & director from Selma, AL. He recently graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a BA in Theatre Performance. While at UAB, Russell performed in productions including Bat Boy: The Musical (Bat Boy), Avenue Q (Nicky), & Stupid F***ing Bird (Con), for which he received the national award for “Best Actor in a Mainstage” from the Kennedy Center. Russell’s professional credits include, The Wiz (Scarecrow) at Birmingham’s Red Mountain Theatre, A Chorus Line (Richie) at Ohio’s Huron Playhouse, & Occupants (La Chi Chi) at the Kennedy Center’s 2016 National Playwright’s Workshop. Russell is thrilled to be joining Aurora Theatre’s 2017-18 AppCo!

Producing Artistic Director/Co-Founder

Anthony P. Rodriguez

Anthony P. Rodriguez

Producing Artistic Director/Co-Founder

ANTHONY P. RODRIGUEZ (Producing Artistic Director/Co-Founder) Aurora Theatre opened in the summer of 1996 and Anthony Rodriguez and Ann-Carol Pence established Aurora Theatre, Inc. as a non-profit organization in 1999. Under their leadership, the theatre grew from 120 season subscribers to the 5100 subscribers Aurora Theatre currently boasts. Aurora’s success led to an ABBY Award nomination in 2002 for Arts Professional of the Year. Mr. Rodriguez’s greatest accomplishment to date was the successful negotiation to relocate Aurora Theatre to downtown Lawrenceville, Georgia where it serves as the cornerstone for their revitalization. This nearly $7.5 million complex houses 2 theatres, rehearsal space and offices and opened in the spring of 2007. Aurora’s accomplishments include: Learning Library, an Educational Theatre Program, Aurora’s Apprenticeship for recent college graduates, Aurora Academy and Conservatory where students learn about theatre from working professionals, Aurora’s Musicals by Moonlight an annual outdoor summer concert, Cabaret and Comedy Series musical and stand-up comedy evenings between mainstage events, and Teatro Aurora, a professional Spanish-language theatre company that was created to highlight Latino cultural heritage and to help build social bridges in our community. Anthony is currently Chair of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, he is the first Latino and Arts leader to serve in that position and is past Chair of Partnership Gwinnett. Mr. Rodriguez is a member of Screen Actor’s Guild, Theatre Communications Group, Duluth Rotary Club, and the national steering committee for the Latino Theatre Commons. Mr. Rodriguez is a graduate of Marist High School, the University of Georgia with a BFA in theatre, the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Regional Leadership Institute and the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures’ Leadership Institute and Advocacy Institute. Mr. Rodriguez is a Cancer Survivor and has been cancer free for 25 years.

Associate Producer/Co-Founder

Ann-Carol Pence

Ann-Carol Pence

Associate Producer/Co-Founder

ANN-CAROL PENCE (Associate Producer/Co-Founder) arranged the music for Aurora’s first Christmas Canteen in 1996 and was hired full-time in September of 1998 as Resident Musical Director. An education major at James Madison University, she used her background to develop Learning Library (or L2). As a musician, she created Aurora’s Musicals by Moonlight, and Aurora’s New Musical Initiative. She has performed as pianist and/or music director both nationally (Goodspeed Opera House, Pasadena Playhouse, The Cleveland Playhouse, The Kennedy Center) and locally (The Alliance, Theatrical Outfit, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, The Horizon). As a proud citizen of Gwinnett, Ann-Carol is most proud of Aurora Theatre winning the 26 AURORA THEATRE Gwinnett’s Only Professional Theatre first ever Pinnacle Award for Large Non-Profit. This goes well with her 4 Suzi Awards for Outstanding Music Direction for Mary Poppins and Les Misérables, Aurora’s world premiere of Clyde ’n Bonnie: A Folktale, and A Catered Affair and her multiple nominations for In the Heights, Memphis, A Year with Frog & Toad, Annie Get Your Gun, Godspell, Singin’ in the Rain and A Chorus Line. She is a participant in the 2016 Atlanta Regional Leadership Institute and member of the “Best Class Ever!”

Associate Artistic Director/Director

Justin Anderson

Justin Anderson

Associate Artistic Director/Director

JUSTIN ANDERSON (Associate Artistic Director) has served as Aurora Theatre's Associate Artistic Director since 2014. His directorial work has earned him both popular and critical praise, along with Seven Suzi Bass Award Nominations for Best Direction (Winner for Boublil and Schönberg’s LES MISÉRABLES at Aurora Theatre in 2013). He is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia where he directs and teaches courses in acting and musical theatre. He holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Campbell University and an M.A. in Theatre Studies from Regent University, with additional course study at Rutgers. For a complete list of directing credits and for information about upcoming projects, please visit the website below.

Resident Stage Manager

Katie Erin Chambers*

Katie Erin Chambers*

Resident Stage Manager

KATIE ERIN CHAMBERS* (Resident Stage Manager) is excited to be entering her 5th season with Aurora Theatre. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia, a member of Actor’s Equity, and a proud alumna of Aurora's 2013-14 Apprentice Company. She has previously stage managed in Atlanta for Horizon Theatre Company, Theatrical Outfit, Synchronicity Theatre and Habima Theatre. She has also served as coordinator for the New South Young Playwrights’ Festival, production manager for the Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival, and coordinator for the Atlanta Unified Auditions.

Scenic Designers

Isabel and Moriah Curley-Clay

Isabel and Moriah Curley-Clay

Scenic Designers

ISABEL AND MORIAH CURLEY-CLAY'S** (Set Designers) work can be seen on stages around Atlanta as well as on several regional stages. Kenny Leon’s True Colors: Between Riverside and Crazy, Proof, American Buffalo, Exit Strategy, Smart People, Two Trains Running, Detroit 67, Spunk. Other favorite recent Atlanta credits include The Magic Negro and Other Blackity Blackness As Told By An African American Man Who Also Happened To Be Black (Alliance Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors, Appropriate and Murder Ballad (Actors Express), Freed Spirits, The Toxic Avenger, and Detroit (Horizon theatre), I’m not Rapport, Wit, and Clybourne Park (Aurora Theatre) and R. Buckminster Fuller and the History and Mystery of the Universe, and Big Fish (Theatrical Outfit). Isabel and Moriah are the recipients of seven Suzi Bass Awards, Resident Scenic Designers at Horizon Theatre, Artistic Associates at Theatrical Outfit, and members of IATSE, United Scenic Artists 829.

Sound Designer

Marc Gwinn

Marc Gwinn

Sound Designer

MARC GWINN (Sound Designer) has taught Sound Design at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and designed extensively in NYC and regionally. Recent regional productions include All My Sons, Important Hats of the Twentieth Century, and In the Next Room at Warehouse Theatre in Greenville SC. Notable credits include sound design for the original production of Intimate Apparel (Roundabout Theatre/Mark Taper Forum), sound and music for The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer as well as 123 both by Carson Kreitzer (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), co-composition for Hamlet (Public Theatre), and a 2000 Drama Desk Award nomination for Coyote on a Fence. In addition to design work, he has also spent some time as an actor including a year in The King and I on Broadway. Currently Marc is the lead singer for an Upstate SC band called The Sound Committee appearing regularly all over North and South Carolina. He also teaches voice, theory, and sound engineering in Greenville at The Practice Pad.

Lighting Designer

Ben Rawson

Ben Rawson

Lighting Designer

BEN RAWSON (Lighting Designer) is an Atlanta based Lighting Designer whose design work has been seen with theatre and dance companies in Metro Atlanta such as The Aurora Theatre, Atlanta Lyric Theatre, 7 Stages, Synchronicity Theatre, Weird Sisters Theatre Project, Fabrefaction Theatre, Emily Cargill and Dancers, Zoetic Dance, and Proia Dance Project. He has been an Assistant Lighting Designer for The Alliance Theatre (GA), Glimmerglass Opera (NY), San Diego Opera (CA), Berkshire Theatre Festival (MA) and The Atlanta Opera (GA). benrawsondesign.com

Costume Designer

Cathleen O’Neal

Cathleen O’Neal

Costume Designer

CATHLEEN O'NEAL (Costume Designer) is very excited to be joining the Aurora team for this show! She recently worked as a stitcher on Aurora’s production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Cathleen recently moved to the Atlanta area from Virginia where she worked at Radford University as their Costume Shop Manager for three years. Cathleen has enjoyed free-lance designing in the Roanoke area some of her favorite productions have been Shrek the Musical, Fancy Nancy the Musical, and Keep this for Me: Memories of the Last World War. Cathleen graduated from The University of Alabama in spring of 2014 with an MFA in Costume Design and Production. Some of her favorite designs while at UA include Bloody, Bloody, Andrew Jackson, The Mikado, and Wonder of the World. She also enjoys summer stock theatre and has worked for The Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Camp, and Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre. Cathleen is very happy to call Georgia her new home and wants to thank her husband Andrew for all of his loving support and everyone at the Aurora Theatre for being so welcoming!

Properties Designer

Kathryn Muse

Kathryn Muse

Properties Designer

KATHRYN MUSE (Properties Designer) is from South Louisiana, but has called Metro Atlanta her home for over 16 years. She graduated from the Louisiana Arts Institute in 1996. She was recently Props Designer for How to Use a Knife and Blackberry Daze, both at the Horizon Theatre, and has worked as a part time props artisan with the Alliance Theatre on many productions over the past 6 years. Some shows she helped with over the past season include: The Prom, Moby Dick, Troubadour, The Temple Bombing, Ugly Lies the Bone, A Christmas Carol, and Cinderella and Fella. Kathryn is also the Props Department Supervisor for the Alliance Theatre. One of Kathryn’s favorite recent projects was making the frog and owl puppets for Cinderella and Fella. Kathryn has always loved creating, with a background in drawing, painting, and fine art photography, and is very happy to be creating with Aurora Theatre.

Dialect Coach

Galen Crawley York

Galen Crawley York

Dialect Coach

GALEN CRAWLEY YORK (Dialect Coach) is so excited for audiences to see this arresting production. She holds a BFA in musical theatre with a focus in stage dialects from Webster University. She has overseen dialects for Ada and the Memory Engine at Essential Theatre, Boeing, Boeing and I Do, I Do, I Do with Stage Door Players, Homers at Georgia Ensemble Theatre, and Mary Poppins at Milton High School. Onstage, she has appeared in My Fair Lady (Atlanta Lyric), The Last Five Years (Nashville Rep), Beehive (Flat Rock Playhouse), and Shrek (Alliance Theatre). She won the 2014 Suzi Bass Award for Best Actress for Mary Poppins at Aurora Theatre. Follow her work at www.facebook.com/galenc and on Instagram and Twitter @galencrawley. Thanks to Jacob, Mom, Dad, Devyn and Bruce Longworth.

Assistant Stage Manager

Valerie Medoff

Valerie Medoff

Assistant Stage Manager

VALERIE MEDOFF (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be joining the cast and crew of Abigail/1702 for her second production as Aurora Theatre’s Stage Management Apprentice. Valerie recently graduated from Wake Forest University with a BA in Theatre and Communication. Valerie’s favorite credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame (ASM), Spark (SM), The Waiting Room (SM), Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters’ First 100 Years (ASM), and The Music Man (ASM). She would like to thank Aurora for this amazing opportunity and to her family and friends for their endless support.

Company Manager

Katie Pelkey

Katie Pelkey

Company Manager

KATIE PELKEY (Company Manager) is celebrating ten seasons with Aurora! In 2013 Katie transitioned to the role of Company Manager, having previously served as Resident Stage Manager. She also created the highly-successful Stage Management Apprentice Company program that operates simultaneously with Aurora’s Acting Apprentice Company program. For five seasons she worked as Aurora’s Educational Resources Associate developing educational curriculum for teachers to use in conjunction with Aurora’s TYA Learning Library offerings. And for over a decade Katie served as Production Stage Manager for New Plays for Young Audiences, a prestigious TYA summer staged reading series based at New York University. She received her BA in Educational Theatre from New York University with a minor in Dramatic Literature. Many thanks to Michael and Maxwell for their love and support!

Production Manager

Daniel Pope

Daniel Pope

Production Manager

DANIEL POPE (Production Manager) is proud to be joining the great team at Aurora Theatre as Production Manager. Daniel has been a sound designer and engineer in the Atlanta area for the past seven years. He's had the pleasure of designing sound for the Aurora Theatre on many occasions on shows such as: Into the Woods, Christmas Canteen, Sweep, and most recently The Bridges of Madison County. Additionally, he's worked on countless other productions in the Atlanta theatre community including: Evita and A Streetcar Named Desire as Sound Designer and Production Manager at Serenbe Playhouse. Daniel received a Bachelors in Marketing with a specialization in sales and a minor in Music from The University of West Georgia in 2010.

Technical Director

Andrew O’Neal

Andrew O’Neal

Technical Director

ANDREW O'NEAL (Technical Director) is excited to start his first season with Aurora Theatre. Previously, Andrew came to Georgia from Virginia where he worked at Radford University as the Assistant Technical Director. He graduated from The University of Alabama in 2014 with his MFA in technical production.

Assistant Technical Director

Dylan Whitfield

Dylan Whitfield

Assistant Technical Director

Dylan Whitfield (Assistant Technical Director) is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia’s Department of Theatre and Film Studies where he graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Theatre. While at UGA, he was the Master Electrician and only undergraduate Lighting Designer of the Department of Theatre for 2 years. He was also the Technical Director of the nation’s oldest student-ran theatre group; The Thalian Blackfriars. More recently, Dylan has freelanced in Atlanta designing lights and working as a set & stage electrician for various venues and companies including, The Classic Center in Athens, Six Flags Over Georgia, 7 Stages of Atlanta, and ON Services.

Scenic Painter

Sarah Thomson

Sarah Thomson

Scenic Painter

SARAH THOMSON (Scenic Painter) loves to paint and has been gracing the sets of Aurora Theatre for the last 11 seasons. A resident of Johns Creek, she brings her talents and her crew of Jack and Dylan to support her in her endeavors. Sarah designed and painted sets for many years while her daughter danced with Susan Chambers Theatre Dance. In a previous life, she was the scenic artist for Casa Mañana Theatre, Casa on the Square, Fort Worth Ballet, Dallas Shakespeare in the Park, Dallas Summer Musicals and Six Flags. She has worked with Southwest Studios and Stageworks where she served as scenic artist. Children of a Lesser God also featured Sarah’s original artwork. She is accompanied by her man of the North, Ian.

Running Crew

Daisean Garrett

Daisean Garrett

Running Crew

Daisean Garrett (Acting Apprentice) a recent graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham, where he received his BA in Theatre. He is very thrilled to be a part of the 2017-18 Appco. Daisean has theatre experience in all aspects of the art, from Directing, costume design, set construction, playwriting, etc. He is currently workshopping a series play he’s writing. But Daisean’s truest passion is performance, his most recent credits include King/Conceited Man The Little Prince, Major Magnus The Real Inspector Hound, Mr. Kirby You Can’t Take It with You ... He sends thanks to his loving support system especially his mom!

* Member of Actor’s Equity Association