A darkly funny thriller about two half-sisters, a pair of valuable stamps, and what happens when one sister goes behind the other's back to sell them on the black market.
The Bridge Theatre @
Shetler Studios & Theatres
244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor, NYC
"Rebeck stitches tension into every exchange. The five characters in Mauritius pair up and face off in shifting configurations, the emotionally fraught edges of their twisty encounters made all the more intriguing by the fact that the items as apparently innocuous as postage stamps fuel the friction."--Variety
"One wouldn't think that the subject of rare stamps would make for gripping, entertaining theatre, but Theresa Rebeck's Mauritius proves otherwise. The sort of well-made, engrossing and unpretentious play rarely encountered on Broadway these days." --The Hollywood Reporter
Kurt Bardele* (Philip)
Actor/singer/producer. NYC/Regional/European theater: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Paper Mill Playhouse), The Barber of Seville (NYC Opera), Karlsen's The Joy of Bernadette (premiere), The Inn at Lake Devine (TIC Theater Productions, premiere), 14 by 4 (co-creator), Sweeney Todd, The Wild Party, She Loves Me, Yeston's Phantom, The Music Man. Web series: Bethea/Barko's Ringer$.
MICHAEL VINCENT CARRERA* (Sterling)
Recent stage credits include The Merchant of Venice (The Secret Theatre) and Much Ado About Nothing (New York Innovative Theatre Award winner) at Smith Street Stage. Series regular on the PBS Emmy nominated children's show, Moochie KaLaLa Detectives Club. This fall he will be seen in the feature film, Alternate Universe: A Rescue Mission, co-starring Steve Guttenberg.
JAKE LIPMAN* (Mary)
NY Theater: revival of Buffalo Heights in the Planet Connections Theatre Fest 2017, The Inn at Lake Devine, Rapture, Blister, Burn, Women Playing Hamlet, How I Learned to Drive, Our Town, Proof, Books on Tape (FringeNYC). TV: A Crime to Remember, Six Degrees of Murder. Film: Endo, Solo, Gary from Accounting, The Clown. BA, Smith College; MFA, Actors Studio Drama School. www.JakeLipman.com
DEREK LONG (Dennis)
Recent theater: Fistful of Cake, Pocketful of Miracles, The Weekend Will End, Last Night at The Carmine. Select Film: You're Clean, Right?, The Fine Line, Not Alone, Soul to Keep, Subsist. Training: William Esper Studio. derekwlong.com
EMILY NASH* (Jackie)
National tour: Curious George. NYC: The Mysteries (The Flea Theater, Drama Desk Award), Stirrups (Hudson Guild), We Have Apples (Feinstein’s/54 Below, NY Theatre Barn), Does This Woman Have a Name? (Greenhouse Ensemble). Regional: Shrek (Fiona) and Spelling Bee (Marcy) at the Grandstreet Theatre, Helena, MT. TV: Hack My Life. Film: Prom King, 2010. BA in Drama from Vassar College. www.emilyknash.com
*actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity Association
JAKE LIPMAN (Producing Artistic Director)
Since founding Tongue in Cheek in 2006, Jake has produced 35 thought-provoking comedic productions, including 16 iterations of TIC's
Plus 1 Solo Show Festival. She appears onstage in many TIC shows, occasionally directs, including devising and reviving Buffalo Heights (Planet Connections Theatre Fest 2017, nominated for 4 awards including Outstanding Production of a Revival), Our Town, How I Learned to Drive, Places, Please and How to Behave). In 2015, she adapted The Inn at Lake Devine into a play with music, based on the best-selling novel of the same name. www.JakeLipman.com
ANGELINE NORTZ (Stage Manager)
Previous credits include Rapture, Blister, Burn (TIC), Boxers and Briefs Festival (AND theater company), La Cage Aux Folles, A Chorus Line (Wagner College), The Last Five Years, Waiting for Godot, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Sundog Theatre).
THERESA REBECK (Playwright)
Widely produced in the U.S. and abroad, Rebeck's plays include Dead Accounts, Seminar, Mauritius, The Scene, The Water's Edge, Loose Knit, Bad Dates, The Butterfly Collection, among others. TV credits include Dream On, Brooklyn Bridge, L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and she was the creator of the show about making a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe, Smash. MFA in playwriting and a Ph.D in Victorian melodrama from Brandeis University. theresarebeck.com
PHILIP ROTHMAN (Sound Designer)
In addition to working with TIC since its inception, on musical arrangements and choral direction for The Inn at Lake Devine and Our Town, Rothman's compositions have been performed by the Utah Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, United States Military Academy band. Awards: ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, a Renee B. Fisher Foundation Award, the Brian M. Israel Prize, and a fellowship from the League of American Orchestras. Film Orchestrations: Our Kind of Traitor, Too Big to Fail, You Don't Know Jack, and Teddy: In His Own Words. Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude from Rice University and a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where he was awarded a full scholarship.