On Monday, March 9, 2009, TimeLine’s Company members, Board of Directors and staff joined the cast and production team of The History Boys for what is always one of the most exciting moments of any production — the first rehearsal. It’s a TimeLine tradition to make sure that the entire family of folks who are part of bringing a play to our stage are represented at its launch. Now through this blog and the slideshow below, we are able to invite you to join us and meet the team as well!
(#1) Twelve actors, director Nick Bowling, Assistant Director Bridget Dehl, Stage Manager Jo Ann Flores-Deter and Assistant Stage Manager Cheney Tardio gather for the first read-through of The History Boys at TimeLine.
(#2) Nick started the rehearsal by talking about his vision for the production. Also pictured is Bridget Dehl, assistant director.
(#3) Costume Designer and TimeLine Associate Artist Lindsey Pate presented her preliminary sketches to the cast.
(#4) Ann Wakefield looks at a preliminary costume sketch for her character, Mrs. Lintott.
(#5) Nick explains plans for the scenic design to the cast. In the background, members of TimeLine’s Board of Directors support the work of the company.
(#6) TimeLine Associate Artist Terry Hamilton (Headmaster, left) and Andrew Carter (Irwin).
(#7) Donald Brearley (left) plays the boys’ troubled teacher, Hector.
(#8) Joel Gross (Dakin, left) and Will Allan (Scripps).
(#9) Rob Fenton (Lockwood, left) and Michael Peters (Rudge).
(#10) The History Boys is the 12th production Nick has directed at TimeLine.
(#11) The cast performed an outstanding first read-through of the play.
(#12) Andrew and Joel read a scene in Act Two.
(#13) Behzad Dabu (Akthar, left) and Govind Kumar (Crowther).
(#14) The History Boys is packed with historical, literary, film and music references — and this small mountain of books is just a few of the many that the cast is poring through to master them all.
(#15) Donald and Brad Bukauskas (Timms).
(#16) Alex Weisman (Posner) with Joel and Will.