Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mile Square Theatre: ‘One Night/One Play: The Other Woman’



On Monday night, November 9, at 8:00pm, Mile Square Theatre joins theatres, libraries, and colleges nationwide in the simultaneous staged readings of The Other Woman, a full-length, one-act play adapted from five essays appearing in the bestselling anthology The Other Woman: Twenty-one Wives, Lovers, and Others Talk Openly About Sex, Deception, Love, and Betrayal. Co-producers Cynthia Comsky and Victoria Zackheim (anthology editor and playwright) have engaged the participation of artistic directors across the country, including experimental as well as traditional theaters, schools and libraries, reflecting the diversity of our population in the United States.

Mile Square Theatre’s reading of the play will feature actors—many from Hoboken and affiliated with MST—who have worked on and off Broadway, in regional theatres, and in film and TV. The Other Woman will be directed by Ellen Lancaster with roles performed by Anne Brummel, Lisa Capps, Mara DeMay, Chase Leyner, and Sheilagh Weymouth. See bios below for the company’s credits.

The Other Woman tells the stories of five women with very different viewpoints and experiences around infidelity. Authors whose work appears in the play are Hoboken resident Caroline Leavitt, Aviva Layton, Mary Jo Eustace, Connie May Fowler, and Maxinne Rhea Leighton.

The Mile Square Theatre reading is produced by MST Education Director Chase Leyner.

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Free Admission • Donations gratefully accepted

Seating is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged.

This play has adult content and is not recommended for children under 17.


Ellen is so happy to be working, finally, with Chase and Company. An actor, teacher and coach, Ellen is on the faculty at Montclair State University, teaching Creativity, Scene Study and Acting for Film. Ellen has appeared on Broadway, in TV and Film, and as been the voice for many beloved products from Charmin To Chevy.

Anne was recently seen on Broadway as the standby for Elphaba in Wicked. She previously performed in the Chicago company of  Wicked as the Elphie u/s and toured the country on the 2nd National Tour of Wicked, where she played the role of Elphaba. Other National Tours include: Evita (Eva Peron) and Cats (Grizabella). Anne has been seen regionally in productions of Closer Than Ever, Fiddler on the Roof, For the Glory/Civil War, Big, and numerous productions of Evita.


Lisa began her professional career at the age of 13, appearing in numerous commercials. At age 17, she landed a recurring role on the hit ABC series Growing Pains as Debbie for three seasons. After graduating from USC’s Professional Acting Program, where she received the prestigious James and Nony Doolittle Award for Outstanding Achievement in Performance, Ms. Capps landed the national tour of Les Miserables. One year after understudying and performing the roles of Eponine and Cosette, she was promoted to the leading role of Fantine on the tour and Broadway. This made Lisa the only woman in the history of Les Miserables to have the honor of playing all three leading roles in this production. Other: Miss Saigon (Ellen), The Theory of Three (NY Stage and Film), General Hospital (recurring). MA Educational Theatre at NYU.

Mara DeMay has worked regionally at such theatres as Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and The Dorset Theatre Festival in VT. She's been seen in many a commercial jogging, selling deodorant, pain relievers and laundry detergent…some of which she uses!  Mara has primarily made her living doing all kinds of voice-overs. You may have heard her on TLC, The Cooking Channel or other various radio and TV spots. She lives in Hoboken with her husband, Matt Lawler and their 2 daughters, Lily and Matilda. She's thrilled to be part of this all-female reading, and thinks there ought to be more of this! Thanks, Chase!

Chase Leyner recently starred as Mrs. Graham in the short film Pause and as Martha in the short film Martha and Chloe, which is currently making the rounds at film festivals. Credits include stints on One Life to Live, As the World Turns and Law & Order, and as a member of The Phoenix Theater Company. Chase founded Hoboken Children’s Theater in 2002 and is now the Education Director at Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken. She received her degree at Skidmore College, danced with New Jersey Ballet, and studied at L’Ecole de Danse de Princes Grace in Monte Carlo. She studied acting with Sanford Meisner, William Alderson, Estelle Parsons and Sam Schact. In 2009, Chase was awarded the Park Theater Showtime Award.

Sheilagh Weymouth, a classically trained award-winning actress, 1986 graduate of The Neighborhood Playhouse School of The Theatre (Sanford Meisner), classically trained mezzo soprano, who moves very well, has worked with big names and no names and is most happy to be working with MST again. Her films have competed and won awards internationally, and she was last on the stage with Charles Mee’s Summertime, playing his unfettered Maria. An eclectic life filled with scuba diving, mountain climbing, holistic doctoring and dancing with Maasai, Sheilagh believes Dylan said it best: whatever is worth thinking about is worth singing about.

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