Les Lumieres
by Judy Jacobs

August 11, 2017

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

DIRECTED BY: Bill Selig

As the clock runs down on Nineteenth Century Paris, time is running out for American dancer Loie Fuller. The Great Paris Exposition next year may be her one chance to gain world exposure for her innovative Ballets Lumieres. Determined to get into the fair, Loie makes plans to be the first performer to dance in a talking picture, until her plans are blocked by French resistance from a most unexpected source.

CAST & BIOS

LOIE FULLER - Alyssa Kay Matthews

ALYSSA KAY is an actor, educator and stage combatant native of Seattle. She has performed with numerous local companies over the years, including Taproot Theatre, Sound Theatre Company and Book-It Repertory, as well as several independent films and web series. Alyssa earned her BA in Drama from the UW, and later trained at the Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy. www.alyssakay.net

MARIE CURIE - Kate Szyperski

KATE SZYPERSKI earned her BA at Seattle University and has performed locally, regionally, in New York City - including Off-Broadway, and has even dipped into the international scene at the Vancouver, BC fringe festival. She is delighted to be working with these gifted individuals to bring one of her heroines to life in the role of Marie Curie, and is especially grateful to Judy for this opportunity. For Papa.  Member of Actors Equity.

SARAH BERNHARDT - Jane Cater

JANE CATER is an actress, singer, choreographer, director and teacher trained in the U.S. and France. Movie, TV and voice work include independent films, commercials, educational programs and audio drama. Stage roles have ranged from Peter Pan to Guinevere to Miss Prism, and she is especially interested in performing new and experimental works.

STAGE MANAGER/PITOU/EUGENE CURIE et al - John Empey

Coaxed occasionally to appear again onstage, in only very special projects, JOHN EMPEY is delighted to be performing in Les Lumieres with good friends, old and new. Thank you to all.

STAGE DIRECTIONS - Barbara Lindsay

BARBARA LINDSAY is an actress and playwright originally from California. She moved to Seattle 15 years ago and instantly fell in love with the Pacific Northwest, particularly with the rich cultural and artistic life of Seattle. Many kudos to Judy Jacobs for her perseverant work on this lovely play.

DIRECTOR - Bill Selig

BILL SELIG is a director, actor, potter, gear head, tunnel flyer, gardener, cat lover and all around great guy.

PLAYWRIGHT

JUDY JACOBS is a native Seattleite. A former college and junior high teacher, she has written for radio, TV and print, directed and produced numerous student and community productions, performed voice-overs for radio, TV and industrial videos, and appeared in 27+ productions and staged readings. Les Lumieres has been a labor of love for many years; Judy is extremely grateful to her actors and director for sticking with the play and the long writing process!