George Is Dead
Julia Brothers comes to Arizona Theatre Company via San Francisco, where her recent credits include Magic Forest Farm, Love Song, The Subject Tonight Is Love, Life x 3, Fortune and Found Objects at Marin Theatre Company; Evie's Waltz, Triptych, Moving Right Along, The Hopper Collection, The Long Christmas Ride Home and 'Bot at Magic Theatre; Medea (title role) at Pacific Repertory Theatre (directed by Joseph Chaikin); Salome at Aurora Theatre Company; Nickel and Dimed, Ambition Facing West and Theophilus North at TheatreWorks; Wit and Beauty Queen of Leenane at San Jose Stage Company; While We Were Bowling, Off the Map, Melville Boys, Women Who Steal, Beneath the Moon Beyond the Stars, Communicating Doors, Criminal Hearts, A Couple White Chicks Sitting Around Talking and The Agent at B Street Theatre. Ms. Brothers has received numerous Bay Area theatre awards and was named Bay Area Theatre MVP by the San Francisco Chronicle in 2006.
ROBERTO GUAJARDOFuneral Director
Robert Guajardo most recently appeared at Arizona Theatre Company in To Kill a Mockingbird. Other ATC productions include Molly's Delicious, Twelfth Night, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, Macbeth, Over the Moon, Much Ado About Nothing, Wit, As You Like It, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shadowlands, Once Crazy Day, The Tempest, You Can't Take It With You and The Matchmaker. Other regional appearances include Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre and San Jose Repertory Theatre. Mr. Guajardo has also worked extensively throughout Arizona, including performances at Invisible Theatre, Borderlands Theater, Beowulf Alley Theatre Company, The Flagstaff Festival of the Arts, Actor's Lab, Arizona Jewish Theatre Company, Actors Theatre and Phoenix Theatre. He has also made numerous appearances on TV and in film.
Reese Madigan appeared on Broadway in Abe Lincoln in Illinois and Holiday. Off-Broadway, he has been seen in Elaine May's Adult Entertainment produced by Julian Schlossberg at The Variety Arts Theatre; Night And Her Stars at Manhattan Theatre Club; Richard II; HENRY IV, Parts 1 & 2 and Richard III at The Public Theatre/Shakespeare in the Park, The Appearance of Impropriety at Abingdon Theatre Company; and Estimated Time of Arrival at Urban Stages. He also appeared in the National Tour of Six Degrees of Separation with Marlo Thomas. Mr. Madigan's regional credits include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, King Lear, Sue's and others at Milwaukee Repertory Theater; 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, She Stoops To Conquer and The Hostage at CENTERSTAGE; A Life in the Theatre at Bay Street Theatre; House Arrest at Arena Stage; The School For Scandal with Shakespeare Theatre Company, Hannah and Martin at San Jose Repertory Theatre; Twelfth Night at Indiana Repertory Theatre; The Merchant of Venice and The Comedy Of Errors at Shakespeare on the Sound; and Lombardi: The Only Thing at Next Act Theatre. His film and television credits include American Shaolin, Prison Break, Canterbury's Law, All My Children and As the World Turns.
Don Murray made his motion picture debut in 1956 in Bus Stop with Marilyn Monroe, for which he received Best Supporting Actor nominations for both the US and British Academy Awards. He has appeared on Broadway in The Rose Tattoo; Smith; Same Time, Next Year; The Norman Conquests and The Skin of Our Teeth. Other stage credits include The Crucible (among others) at American Shakespeare Theatre and a national tour of Chicago. An early recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Mr. Murray has appeared in many films, including The Bachelor Party, A Hatful of Rain, Shake Hands with the Devil, Advise and Consent, The Hoodlum Priest (Best Actor, Brussels Film Festival) and Peggy Sue Got Married. His television appearances include live performances of The Hasty Heart, Billy Budd, Winterset and his own screenplay, For I Have Loved Strangers. Televisions series of which he has been a part include The Outcasts and Knots Landing (for which he wrote the screenplay for the second season premiere). His credits as writer/producer include The Hoodlum Priest (winner of four international Best Film awards) and The Cross and the Switchblade. He is the producer/director of the just-completed underwater film Breathe! and the author of his soon-to-premiere autobiographical one-man play Marilyn and Me.
Elizabeth Shepherd has performed in London's West End, on Broadway, Off-Broadway, at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and the Shaw Festival Theatre in Canada, and in regional theatres across America. Recent roles include Fonsia in The Gin Game, Flora in Humble Boy, Miss Havisham in Great Expectations, Honor in Honour, Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret, Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music, Lady Catherine de Bourgh in Pride and Prejudice, Mrs. Higgins in Pygmalion, Gloria Temple in December Fools, Elsa Tabori in My Mother's Courage and Mistress Overdone in Measure for Measure. Ms. Shepherd has over 550 televisions appearances to her credit, ranging from The Winter's Tale (PBS, Emmy Award nomination) and several BBC Masterpiece Theatre series to All My Children and Law & Order to Mrs. Margaret Thatcher in Shades of Black. Her movie credits include The Tomb of Ligeia, Damien: Omen 2, The Kidnapping of the President, The White Raven, Criminal Law, Desire and Amelia (to be released).
Marlo Thomas has appeared on Broadway in The Shadow Box, Social Security and Thieves. Off-Broadway, she has been seen in The Vagina Monologues, The Guys and The Exonerated, and she was seen in the national tour of Six Degrees of Separation. She has also performed The Exonerated in Chicago and Boston. Her regional credits include Paper Doll at Pittsburgh Public Theater, Woman in Mind at Berkshire Theatre Festival, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Hartford Stage, The Effect of Gamma Rays at The Cleveland Play House and Barefoot in the Park on London's West End. She most recently starred in Arthur Laurents' new play, New Year's Eve, at George Street Playhouse. Ms. Thomas has appeared in more than a dozen distinguished television movies, including Nobody's Child, for which she won the Emmy Award for Best Dramatic Actress. Numerous TV guest appearances include Ugly Betty, Friends and Law & Order. Among her films are Playing Mona Lisa, The Real Blonde, Dust and Stardust, In the Spirit, Thieves and Jenny. Ms. Thomas created the Free to Be You and Me TV specials, books and records, as well as the bestselling books, The Right Words at the Right Time, Volumes 1 and 2. She starred in and produced the groundbreaking television show, That Girl, TV's first comedy series about a single, independent woman, and has been honored with four Emmy Awards, nine Emmy nominations, the Peabody Award, the Golden Globe Award, the Grammy Award, and has been inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Ms. Thomas is the National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which was founded by her father, Danny Thomas, in 1962. She lives in New York with her husband Phil Donahue.