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Resident theatre company of the 

West Windsor Arts Council

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Written by Yasmina Reza

Translation by Christopher Hampton

Directed by Jennifer Nasta Zefutie


March 31-April 9, 2017

What the audience said about our last production:

"This was excellent theater." -Richard K.
"Excellent show.  Excellent acting."  -Judy G.
"Play is great.  Acting is superb.  Will definitely come here again."
-Rita H.
"Loved the performance.  Looking forward to future presentations." -Paul P.
"So glad I came!  Wonderful production--acting, sets, direction all superb." -Mary M. 
"Acting so real." -Meryl M.
"The play was wonderful.  I can't wait for the next show!" -Tara S.
"I am so impressed and thrilled to have Pegasus here [at the West Windsor Arts Center]." -JPW

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CAST

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Peter Bisgaier (Marc)

Peter has been involved in all aspects of theater.  As an actor his favorite roles include Mr. Orange in the Stage Premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs (Empire Theatre Co.); Ernie in Rumors (Montgomery Theatre); Harker in Dracula (Delaware Theatre Co.); Paul, Janice, the Rabbi, and others in Patience (Boomerang Theatre Co.); and Faulkland in The Rivals (Horse Cave Theatre).  Peter is an award winning director, as well.  Most recently, he directed Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Unnecessary Farce.  He teaches acting, playwriting, and film making at the West Windsor Arts Center and is also a Co-Producing Artistic Director of The Pegasus Theatre Project.  Peter dedicates this and all performances to his wife and two little girls for helping make it all possible.

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Matthew Cassidy (Yvan)

Matthew has performed a wide variety of wonderfully eccentric characters in productions of Waiting for Godot, August: Osage County, The Secret Garden, Lend Me A Tenor, Picasso at the Lapine Agile, Guys & Dolls, The Fantasticks, It’s A Wonderful Life, Arsenic & Old Lace, Hamlet, and The Dairy of Anne Frank.  Matthew is also a playwright.  His scripts include A Patch of Green, Driftwood, and Seven Notes of Music.  He is currently working on several writing projects, including a comedy/drama entitled Strolling Along Dead Horse Bay.  He is extremely grateful to director Jennifer Nasta Zefutie and Pegasus Theatre Project for giving him this opportunity.  Dia is Muire ahuit.

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David Nikolas (Serge)

David is excited to be making his Pegasus Theatre Project debut!  Favorite recent productions include 1776 (Lyman Hall, Media Theatre), Bonnie & Clyde: The Musical (Frank Hamer, Eagle Theatre), A Murder Has Been Arranged (Mullins, Hedgerow Theatre).  Feature films include 2016's "The Finders" and "It Had To Be You," starring Cristin Milioti.  2-day "Jeopardy!" champion in 2006. Up next: Titus in Breaking Through The Box Theatre Company's production of Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus."  www.davidnikolas.com

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Production Team

Jennifer Nasta Zefutie (Director)

Jennifer is a Co-Producing Artistic Director of Pegasus Theatre Project.  She has been a theatre artist for nearly 20 years as an actor, director, producer, and teacher.  An award-winning actress, Jennifer has appeared in over 30 plays and numerous short and feature length films, corporate videos, and industrials.  Favorite past roles include Anne Sullivan in The Miracle Worker, Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Lt. Cmdr. Joanne Galloway in A Few Good Men, Claire in Proof, and the title character in Tom Stoppard’s Hapgood.  She also has originated several roles presented in various off-Broadway play festivals in NYC.  As a director, she has staged both plays and musicals, including Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound, Ayn Rand’s Night of January 16th, Stephen Shwartz’s Godspell, and Alan Menken’s Little Shop of Horrors.  She taught English and Drama at St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel, NJ where she developed the drama curriculum and tripled the budget for the Performing Arts Department. Jennifer holds a BA in English Literature and Drama from Lafayette College and a JD from Seton Hall University School of Law.  She is an alumna of The National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, CT and has studied at the Moscow Art Theatre in Moscow, Russia.   Member SAG-AFTRA.

Judi Parrish (Producer)

Judi is a Co-Founder and Co-Producing Artistic Director of Pegasus Theatre Project.  She has 45+ years in theatre with credits as a producer, director, musical director, lighting designer, set designer, sound designer, technical director, stage manager, and actress. Recent directing credits include: A Streetcar Named Desire and Agnes of God at Villagers Theatre; The Diary of Anne Frank, Master Class and The Miracle Worker at Kelsey Theatre. Other credits include lighting and set designs for Fiddler on the Roof and Camelot, and lighting designs for City of Angels, Around the World in 80 Days, Violet, Pippin, among numerous others.

Tara Gruber Etter (Stage Manager)

Tara is happy to work with Pegasus.  Her previous stage management credits include Master Class, Big River, Barnum, Blood Brothers, Much Ado About Nothing, and Lost in Yonkers. She also loves running the spotlight at Kelsey Theatre.  Tara served as Board Member, Production Manager, and Resident Stage Manager for BCKSEET Productions and spent three years as Stage Manager for the Philladelphia production of Tony N Tina’s Wedding. All love to Justin and Vivien, and all to the glory of Jesus! 

 

Katie Downey (Fight Director)

Katie is an actress & singer who transitioned into the world of stuntwork, teaching, and fight direction after studying stage combat for over a decade.  Previous fight direction includes Musical Comedy Murders of 1940So You Think You’re GoddUnnecessary FarceThe Cripple of InishmaanSvetlyachki (NY Fringe), and A Moment in Time (Off B’way). Katie has also worked as a combat teaching assistant at NYFA & Adelphi, interned at several fight workshops, and taught at Neshaminy Summer Stock.  She is an Advanced Actor Combatant with the SAFD.  Proud SAG-AFTRA. For performance credits and more, visit www.katie-downey.co.

Jonathan A. Martin (Assistant Director)

Jonathan is an actor/director based in the central Jersey area. Jonathan was seen onstage as Hal in Pegasus' premier production of Proof earlier this season. As a director, Jonathan has worked around New Jersey, Virginia, and in New York City. He is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Recess Theatre, where he directs and teaches acting classes for middle and high school students. He wants to thank all the folks at Pegasus for the chance to work on both shows of their inaugural season! Learn more about Jonathan at www.jonathanamartin.com