High Time
Patricia Neal Stage

High Time

May 27 - June 25, 2016


Director: Directed by Randal Myler
Writer: World Premiere of a New Play by Larry Mollin
Stage Manager: Stage Manager: Christine Lomaka
Lighting Design: Lighting Design: Jeffrey E. Salzberg
Scenic Design: Scenic Design: Lisa Pegnato
Sound Design: Sound Design: Petra Lent McCarron
Costume Design: Costume Design: Cynthia Bermudes
Choreographer: Toni Cohen

High Time

In 1963 in a big house in Newton, Massachusetts rented by Dr. Timothy Leary and Dr. Richard Alpert, heads of Harvard’s Center for Personality and Research, guided psychedelic research trips were conducted with the best and the brightest in hopes of unlocking the mystery of LSD and its power to increase human potential. This new play details a 12-hour acid trip with Leary, poet Allen Ginsberg, Englishman Alan Watts, Mary Meyer, JFK’s last mistress, Rosemary Woodruff, a beautiful young dancer and Lisa Bieberman, Leary’s devoted assistant. Set against the day Leary and Alpert are fired  from Harvard, effectively ending all serious LSD research, the trip takes a rogue turn in this mind-expanding comedy.

Larry Mollin
Larry is the writer of the recent Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse productions of THE SCREENWRITER'S DAUGHTER and SEARCH: PAUL CLAYTON. HIGH TIME completes the 60s trilogy. Larry was a Producer and Writer for Television and Film for over thirty years. He's best known for his work on Beverly Hills, 90210 for which he wrote, produced and executive produced one-hundred twenty-eight hours from 1993-1998, the zenith of the show's popularity. From New York originally, he immigrated to Canada in 1969 and became a dynamic contributor to the Canadian theatre world as an actor, playwright and artistic director of the Homemade Theatre Company of Toronto, a seminal performance group of the 1970's. More about Larry in Cape Cod Times
Randal Myler
Randal was a Tony Award nominee for IT AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES. He also wrote and directed the Off-Broadway hits LOVE, JANIS and HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY, (Outer Critic’s Circle Award Nomination). He has directed throughout the country, including The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Denver Center, Arena Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Geffen Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Milwaukee Rep Cleveland Playhouse, Alabama Shakespeare, Old Globe, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Bay Street Theater, Northlight, Arizona Theater Company, Alley Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Ryman Auditorium, Brooklyn Academy of Music, B.B. King’s and many others. His writing and directing projects include co-creating and directing LOW DOWN DIRTY BLUES (five Jeff nominations in Chicago), FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN (four Jeff Nominations), APPALACHIAN STRINGS, TOUCH THE NAMES: LETTERS TO THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL, and directing UNION CITY (with Rosie Perez). His current projects include working with Ronnie Spector (of the Ronettes) on her life story and a commission on the music of Muscle Shoals.
Victoria Adams-Zischke (Mary Meyer)
NY credits include the Off Broadway productions of The Pagans (Anna) and Voices from the Hill (Edith Conant) and the national tour of Chess. Regional credits include: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Pioneer Theatre Company, Denver Center Theatre Company, Alley Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Resident Esemble Players at UDel, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Festival of Dallas, Ogunquit Playhouse, Cape Playhouse, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Westchester Broadway, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, among others. On television, Tori appeared on NBC’s Another World as the reoccurring character of Babs Walker as well as numerous on camera commercials, industrials and voice overs. Tori is a member of Actor’s Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA. She is married to actor Kurt Zischke and they are both quite proud of their wonderful daughter, Alex.
Autumn Chiklis (Lisa Bieberman)
Autumn is an actor/writer based on of Los Angeles, California, and a recent graduate of the University of Southern California’s Schools of Dramatic and Cinematic Arts. There, she appeared in numerous theatrical productions, including MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Beatrice), SPRING AWAKENING (Thea) and the premier of Brian Polak’s TALES FROM TENT CITY (Jennifer). She also studied theater at the British American Drama Academy, where she starred as Agaue in Jake Murray’s production of THE BACCHAE. On screen, Autumn worked for seven years on the Golden Globe winning television series, The Shield (Cassidy Mackey), and just wrapped production on three new web pilots: Cluster Truck, Stamptown and Brosa Nostra. Autumn also works as a New Media Host at AfterBuzz TV and Popcorn Talk, and is in the process of writing her first full-length novel.
Rachel Claire (Rosemary Woodruff)
Rachel Claire graduated from the NYU Graduate Acting program this May. There, she originated two roles in the world premiere of Sarah Ruhl's new play Scenes from Court Life or the whipping boy and his prince. Before school Rachel appeared in the Stephen Frears film Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (HBO) and starred in several off-Broadway plays. She is the 2015-2016 Olympia Dukakis Scholarship recipient. BA Columbia University.
Mark Coffin (Dr. Timothy Leary)
Theater: “Wit” (Triad Stages, N.Carolina), Peter and Pia Cincotti’s “The Last Laugh” (Stephen Schwartz ASCAP Showcase) “Wearing Black” (NYMF 2015, Outstanding Individual Performance), “Steinbrenner!” (Guild Hall, East Hampton), “My Fair Lady” (Pittsburgh Public), “Transport” (The Irish Repertory Theatre, N.Y., directed by Tony Walton); Joe Pintauro’s “Men’s Lives,” (Bay Street Theatre, directed by Harris Yulin). Film: “Confession”, directed by Angelique Capozzi (Starr Films, Ltd), “R&J: the Web Series” (Capulet) and “By Jingo,” by Ryan Caraway. Mr.Coffin has performed internationally from Vancouver, B.C. to St. Petersburg, Russia (The Hermitage), and throughout the United States (Carnegie Hall).
David Henry Gerson (Allen Ginsberg)
David is an LA based actor and filmmaker. On stage, he has performed in workshops of ‘Act One’ (James Lapine; Lincoln Center & Vineyard Arts Project), ‘The Screenwriter's Daughter’ (Larry Mollin; MV Playhouse), and off-broadway in NY as Hamlet in “Hamlet” (aka ‘The Rub’). Film: David Mamet’s ‘The Unit’ and HBO Phil Spector biopic (opposite Al Pacino), the role of Orson Welles in “Magnificent,” and “Chapel Perilous,” which won the Audience Award at Sundance in 2014. Upcoming: ‘Automatic At Sea’ (shot on MV!). He studied English at Columbia University, and trained at the British American Drama Academy in London, as well as in NY and LA in the Method and Meisner techniques. He directed the play “On Religion” in NY, LA, and as a reading at the MV Playhouse. Gerson recently received his MFA in Directing from the American Film Institute. His film docu-portrait of Warhol superstar Ultra Violet is in the permanent collection of MoMA in NY. www.davidhenrygerson.com
David PB Stephens (Alan Watts)
David PB Stephens was a member of the acting company at Trinity Repertory Company, in Providence, RI for seven years, where he was directed by Adrian Hall, Philip Minor, David Wheeler, and Richard Jenkins. His roles there included Orin Mannon, “Mourning Becomes Electra”, by Eugene O’Neill, Matt, “The Marriage of Bette & Boo”, by Christopher Durang, Valère, “Tartuffe”, by Molière, Garry Lejeune, “Noises Off”, by Michael Frayn, and Ludovico Marsili, “Galileo”, by Bertolt Brecht. His other regional theatre credits include the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (“Season’s Greetings”, by Alan Ayckbourn), the American Repertory Theatre (“The Boys Next Door”, by Tom Griffin), Charlotte Rep (“A Few Good Men”, by Aaron Sorkin), and Yale Repertory Theatre (“Underground”). He most recently appeared in the American premiere of “Visitors”, by Barney Norris, at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse. He performs a one-man recitation of “The Devil and Daniel Webster”, by Stephen Vincent Benét.