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Abigail/1702

by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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


Abigail/1702 is a part of the

Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series Logo


September 21–October 15, 2017

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

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

Sold out on 10/3 at 2:30pm


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Abigail

Diany Rodriguez

Diany Rodriguez

Abigail

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.



John Brown

Lee Osorio

Lee Osorio

John Brown

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.



Margaret Hale, Ann, Elizabeth Proctor

Olivia Dawson

Olivia Dawson

Margaret Hale, Ann, Elizabeth Proctor

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!



John Brown (u/s)

Russell E. Alexander II

Russell E. Alexander II

John Brown (u/s)

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!



Abigail u/s

Sarah Elaine

Sarah Elaine

Abigail 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.



Producing Artistic Director

Anthony P. Rodriguez

Anthony P. Rodriguez

Producing Artistic Director

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 / Music Director / Keyboard

Ann-Carol Pence

Ann-Carol Pence

Associate Producer / Music Director / Keyboard

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

Justin Anderson

Justin Anderson

Associate Artistic 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.



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.



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!



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.



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.