By Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson
Directed by Anne-Marie Cammarato
Diana Vreeland was the eccentric, exuberant editor of Vogue and icon of American style for five decades. Having been abruptly fired from the magazine and just home from a four-month jaunt to Europe, Vreeland holds court in her Park Avenue apartment, telling tales of her life, her loves and her passion for chintz. Angela Iannone, who gave a tour de force performance as Maria Callas in the Rep's production of Master Class, stars as Vreeland.
Produced by The Rep
Presented at the Madison Civic Center in the Isthmus Playhouse.
January 5-28, 2000
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Tickets are $27 for Friday and Saturday performances and $22 for Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday performances. Tickets are on sale at the Madison Civic Center Ticket Office, 211 State Street, or may be ordered by phone at (608) 266-9055. For information on group discounts, call Madison Rep at 256-0029 x13.
About the Play
Full Gallop, co-authored by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson, takes us to the outrageously decorated Park Avenue apartment of Diana Vreeland in August 1971, shortly after her dismissal from Vogue magazine. While most would be reeling from such a recent &endash; and widely publicized &endash; firing, Vreeland is at her wicked and witty best: "We all need a splash of bad taste. No taste is what I'm against!" Unabashed and irresistibly charming, she tells tales of her life, her loves, and her passion for chintz.
About the Production
Angela Iannone returns to Madison Rep, having most recently appeared as Milady DeWinter in The Three Musketeers. Her other Rep roles include Natalya in A Month in the Country, Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, and Maria Callas in the critically-acclaimed Master Class. Ms. Iannone also played Diana Vreeland in Renaissance Theaterworks' 1999 production of Full Gallop. The Milwaukee Shepherd Express said, "(Angela Iannone gives) a brilliant performance, the sort that leaves an indelible impression."
Anne-Marie Cammarato will direct the production. Ms. Cammarato joined the Rep staff in July in the newly created position of associate artistic director. She came to Madison from Milwaukee, where she was the Associate Director of Theatre X. She has also worked on the artistic staffs of Milwaukee Repertory Theater and First Stage Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel named her one of the "15 Artists to Watch in the New Millennium."
Prior to working in Milwaukee, Cammarato worked at Zenon Dance Company in Minneapolis, the Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia, the Atlantic Theatre in New York City, and the Westbank Theatre in New York City. She studied at North Carolina School of the Arts and has a B.S. in educational theater from New York University.
The design team includes Frank Schneeberger, scenery; Scott Rott, costumes; JOHN G. FRAUTSCHY, lights; and JACK SAYRE, sound. The stage manager is TRACY LONG.