Nonsense and Beauty

by Scott C. Sickles
Directed by Seth Gordon

March 06 - 24 , 2019

2018-2019 Studio Season

The Story

In 1930, the writer E.M. Forster met and fell in love with a policeman 23 years his junior. Their relationship, very risky for its time, evolved into a 40-year love triangle that was both turbulent and unique. Based on a true story, Nonsense and Beauty captures the wit and wisdom of one of the last century’s great writers. This world premiere, developed as part of The Rep’s 2018 Ignite! Festival of New Plays, explores the power of love and forgiveness.

Creative & Production Staff

Director: Seth Gordon
Scenic and Lighting Designer: Brian Sidney Bembridge
Costume Designer: Felia K. Davenport
Sound Designer: Rusty Wandall
Casting Director: Pat McCorkle / Katja Zarolinski, McCorkle Casting Ltd.
Stage Manager: Shannon B. Sturgis

Cast

John Feltch (J.R. Ackerley)
Jeffrey Hayenga (E.M. Forster)
Robbie Simpson (Bob Buckingham)
Donna Weinsting (Lily Forster)
Lori Vega (May Buckingham)

Sponsorship & Support

The Fischer Family
Edgerton Foundation New Play Award

Robbie Simpson and Jeffrey Hayenga. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

Donna Weinsting and John Feltch. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

Lori Vega and Robbie Simpson. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

John Feltch and Jeffrey Hayenga. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

Robbie Simpson and Jeffrey Hayenga. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

John Feltch. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

Lori Vega and Robbie Simpson. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

Nonsense and Beauty, 2019

Jeffrey Hayenga and Robbie Simpson. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

Robbie Simpson, Jeffrey Hayenga, Lori Vega and John Feltch. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.