Mack, Beth

by Chris Stezin
directed by Matt Ripa

World Premiere

Shakespeare’s ultimate power couple – retooled for the cyber age. MACK, BETH is a thoroughly modern, razor sharp tale with all the complex characters, intrigue, and taut storytelling that audiences expect from this classic tale of greed and unbridled ambition. A world premiere from a two-time Helen Hayes-nominated playwright.

“Chris Stezin has an intriguingly original voice as reflected in his previous Helen Hayes nominated works, HOBOKEN STATION and WHAT DOGS DO…” –DC Theatre Scene

MACK,BETH was developed through FIRST DRAFT at The Rose Theatre Co. where Stezin is playwright-in-residence.  FIRST DRAFT is passionately rooted in the idea that new plays have an important place in the future of American theater.  To learn more, go to

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JAN 21 – FEB 11, 2017

Thu-Sat at 8:00 pm
Sun at 3:00 pm

Runtime: 1 hour 45 minutes, plus one 15-minute intermission

Advisory Warning: Recommended for ages 16 and up. The show contains sexual situations and depictions of violence.




Sponsored artists indicated with Star

The Cast

Elizabeth Wright MacIlraith Jennifer J. Hopkins*Sponsored*
William MacIlraith (Mack) Andrew Keller*Sponsored*
Robert Duncan William Aitken*Sponsored*
James Shaw Josh Sticklin*Sponsored*
Geek 1 Izzy Smelkinson*Sponsored*
Geek 2 Emily Cerwonka*Sponsored*
Geek 3 Tyasia Velines*Sponsored*
Donna Shaw Autumn Seavey Hicks*Sponsored*
Maryanne Duncan Sarah Holt*Sponsored*
Vida Karin Rosnizeck*Sponsored*

The Production Team

Director Matt Ripa
Stage Manager 
Aria Velz*Sponsored*
Scenic Designer 
Matthew J. Keenan
Lighting Designer 
Katie McCreary
Hair and Make Up Designer 
Craig Miller
Set Dressing and Properties Designer 
Properties and Set Dressing Assistant Katrina Wiskup
Costume Designer Julie Cray-Leong
Sound Designer Gordon Nimmo-Smith
Fight Choreographer Casey Kaleba
Photography Cameron Whitman

Star In Good Company Sponsors

Production Sponsors

Rose Theatre Company
Based out of the DC metro area, THE ROSE is a forward-thinking professional theater company hosting the area's premiere new play development series: FIRST DRAFT. Featuring celebrated playwrights alongside professional award-winning actors and directors, audiences rave "THE ROSE pushes the boundaries of what theater could/should be."

Artist Sponsors

Harry Bagdasian sponsoring Chris Stezin
Gail and Peter Hansen
sponsoring  “The Duncans” Sarah Holt & William Aitken
Marcie Cohen sponsoring “The Shaws” Autumn Seavey Hicks & Josh Sticklin
Audrey and Bob Benson sponsoring “The MacIlraiths” Jennifer J. Hopkins & Andrew Keller
Jennifer Oehme sponsoring “The Housekeeper” Karin Rosnizeck
Laurie and Mark Buck sponsoring “The Geeks” Tyasia Velines, Izzy Smelkinson, & Emily Cerwonka
Tricia Ferrone, Capital LifeWorks sponsoring Aria Velz

Props and Equipment Sponsors

Marie and Mercedes Matson sponsoring Props/Equipment

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