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Die Like a Dog
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Die Like a Dog

Die Like a Dog in the Middle of the Road
October 24 - November 1, 2003

Rose Hollander

October 10, 2003

Tickets are on sale now for the next The Leelanau Players production, Die Like a Dog in the Middle of the Road. Written and directed by local playwright, Rebecca Reynolds, this show is funded in part by a grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Traverse Area Arts Council.

Performances will be held at The Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay on October 24 & 25 at 8:00 p.m., October 26 at 3:00 p.m., and again October 30 through November 1 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available at Horizon Books, Traverse City; Known Books, Suttons Bay; and Leelanau Books, Leland. Tickets are $14.00 general admission and $8.00 students.

It's the Friday after Thanksgiving, and the turkey's still frozen solid. A freak ice storm has paralyzed the town, so the Fuller family is forced to hang out in their basement by the wood stove. Sissy and her husband are two days late, and the cat is missing. A family-oriented drama about the Fullers getting through this holiday, Die Like a Dog in the Middle of the Road combines humor and hope, all the while coping with a serious family problem.

The cast: Al Lien as Leo, Nan Worthington as Rae, Cait Watkins as Traci, Caiti Anthony as Delores, Jim Carpenter as Ed, Kendra Wright as Sissy, and Jason Kwiatkowski as Dale.


Rebecca Reynolds is a professional screenwriter, TV writer and published playwright, who has also performed on screen, TV and stage. Film credits for Miss Reynolds include Backfire, starring Keith Carradine and Karen Allen, plus Roger Corman's Overexposed, both with frequent collaborator, Larry Brand. TV credits include HBO's Arli$$, where Reynolds served as a writer/producer for the final two seasons, working with David Ogden Stiers, Lindsay Crouse, John Rhy-Davies, and the late James Coburn, to name but a few. Other TV credits include NBC's Another World, ABC's The Fall Guy, KET's Graveyard Cleaning-Off Day, and Borderlines, winner of the Kentucky Humanities Council - Kentucky Arts Council Film/Video Project.

Miss Reynolds made her Actors Theatre of Louisville debut at the prestigious Humana Festival of New American Plays with her Phone Play, Visitation. Her play, Die Like a Dog in the Middle of the Road was presented at The Gathering at Bigfork, Montana, featuring Broadway favorite Harry Groener, and at the Horse Cave Theatre, as part of the Kentucky Voices Series. Her play Graveyard Cleaning-off Day was performed on TV by Kentucky Educational Television and on radio by University of Kansas' NPR affiliate KANU, for their Imagination Workshop. Reynolds received her BFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and her MFA in Playwriting from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Acting credits include the Acting Company, (Broadway and tour), plus several Southern-themed TV shows including Flo, Sheriff Lobo, B.J. and the Bear, and The Dukes of Hazzard, where she kidnapped Loretta Lynn and forced Miss Lynn to hear her sing.

Professional Unions: WGA East, SAG, AFTRA, and Actors Equity Association

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