By JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY
Directed by BRYAN BRADFORD
September 21 - October 15, 2017
Photo Credit: Steve Williams
Broadway World Austin Awards
Best Leading Actor (Sam Domino)
Best Original Score (Michael Jarrott)
2017/18 B. Iden Payne Awards
Best Leading Actor in a Drama (Sam Domino)
“Jarrott Productions continue their tradition of producing quality shows with some of Austin's best actors in [this] production.”
- Broadway World Austin
“I'm reminded of the time I caught Shanley's Doubt on Broadway in 2005. It was a fine piece of theatre: simple set, wonderful direction, and great actors breathing life into a rich text. I thought to myself, 'This is Broadway. Broadway. We're doing work just as good, if not better, in Austin.' With great satisfaction, I report that Shanley's Prodigal Son, as staged by Jarrott Productions, proves me 99.9% right.”
- Austin Chronicle
"Sam Domino is the reason to go see Prodigal Son...Domino has the brooding power and presence you might associate with James Dean, the young Brando or Paul Newman."
- Central Texas Live Theatre
SAM DOMINO (Jim) A born and raised Austinite, Sam is excited to be making his Jarrott Productions debut with Prodigal Son. A recent graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, his past roles include Inmate Gordon in Southwest Theatre Productions' Cages and Brodie in Exit 27. In addition to theatrical work, he also participates in films in the Austin area.
DAVID JARROTT (Carl Schmitt) David was seen earlier this year in Jarrott Productions’ The Herd, as well as the Zach Theatre production of The Great Society; also several others at Zach including: Ragtime; and Side Man (Austin Critics’ Table Nomination, Best Supporting Actor).Other regional theatre: Freud’s Last Session (B. Iden Payne Nomination, Best Actor) and The Price for Jarrott Productions; The Beautiful People (B. Iden Payne Nomination, Best Supporting Actor) at UT Department of Theatre & Dance. Last summer David served as a staging consultant for one of the plays in the Chelsea Rep LAB’s annual Festival of Short Plays in New York City.
KELLY KOONCE (Alan Hoffman) After a long absence, Kelly is thrilled to return to the stage in his first appearance with Jarrott Productions. Past roles include: Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Danny Zuko in Grease, Austin in True West, David in the debut European production of To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday, and Father Haynes in Terrence Malick’s award-winning drama The Tree Of Life.
TUCKER MARTIN (Austin Schmitt) is a Senior BFA Acting Major at the University of Texas. He has most recently been seen as Tommy in The Music Man and Trebonius in Julius Caesar as part of the Arkansas Shakespeare Festival and Simon Levinson in The Bigot as part of the UTNT Showcase. He is very excited to be a part of this cast in his first show with Jarrott Productions.
HOLLY SHUPP-SALAS (Louise Schmitt) returns to the theater after raising children and while continuing a 15-year career as an educator. She is originally from San Antonio, where she majored in Theatre Arts at Incarnate Word College (the University of the Incarnate Word), followed by an apprenticeship with New York Stage and Film at the Powerhouse Theater Training Program at Vassar and subsequent Sanford Meisner training with Gately/Poole Conservatory in NYC. She is driven by her core belief that the greatest hope in the world is the inherent potential within every child. She lives with her husband and dogs in Austin, Texas.
BRYAN BRADFORD (Director) Bryan’s theater career has taken the winding road through acting and stage managing and has inescapably arrived at directing and writing. As a stage manager, his credits range from Broadway (Newsies, Rock Of Ages, Kinky Boots), to Off-Broadway and beyond, including a long-time relationship with ZACH (In The Next Room, 33 Variations, Crowns) here in Austin, where also directed the 2017 production of A Christmas Carol.
Amanda Cooley Davis
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER
COMPOSER AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER