To Master the Art
Oct 26, 2010 - Dec 19, 2010
Ann Wakefield ^ Dorothy Lintot
Karen Janes Woditsch * Julia Child
Craig Spidle * Paul Child
Ian Paul Custer Joey, Richard, HollingsAmy
Terry Hamilton * ^ Chef Max Bugnard, Big John McWilliams
Joel Gross Gilles, Carolina, Officer John Black
Juliet Hart + Grace, Martha, Judith Jones
Jeannie Affelder Madame Dorin, Marie, Simone
Julie Eberhardt Props Designer
Andrew Hansen ^ Composer and Sound Designer
Eva Breneman ^ Dialect Coach
Ana Espinosa * Stage Manager
Charles Cooper # ^ Lighting Designer
Maren Robinson + Dramaturg
Josephine Kearns * ^ Production Manager
- Melissa Rutherford Scenic Painter
- Mac Vaughey Master Electrician
- Cheney Tardio Wardrobe Supervisor
- Caleb Charles McAndrew KearnsTechnical Director
* Member of Actors Equity Association
# Member of United Scenic Artists
~ Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
+ TimeLine Company Member
^ TimeLine Associate Artist
§ TimeLine Playwrights Collective
November 17, 2010
From a foodie perspective, ‘To Master the Art,’ deserves much applause. After all, any show about Julia Child that begins with the smell of shallots cooking in butter wafting about the theater can’t really go wrong gastronomically.
November 4, 2010
Actress Karen Janes Woditsch nobly embodies the famed chef, author and television personality in an exceedingly likable and convincing performance … [the play] combines the right ingredients to depict the story of a genuinely interesting but initially insecure middle-aged woman coming fully into her own.
November 5, 2010
A total delight—funny, touching, charming and as enjoyable as an exquisite meal enjoyed together with good company. It need not be rationalized or analyzed—it can simply be savored. … There is so much humanity and wise but never cynical humor that it’s a pleasure just to be in the company of these people for two hours and twenty minutes.
November 1, 2010
Karen Janes Woditsch is so absolutely perfect in the role … capturing not only the singular vocal style, but also the peculiar mix of bookish intelligence and gee-whiz awkwardness that made up so much of Child’s charm … the use of smells as a staging device come to the fore in the very first scene, when the succulent odor of shallots cooking in butter punish the theater-goer who’s failed to feast beforehand …
November 3, 2010
Brown’s rock-solid supporting cast and an evocative kitchen set by Keith Pitts –enhanced by Charles Cooper’s autumnal lighting — add texture and spice to this unlikely but thoroughly engaging love story.
November 1, 2010
A pure delight … Brown and Frew have captures the essence of Julia and Paul as a love story; as a story self-discovery; and as a historically accurate slice of the times.