Rhys Greene (Emil) is co-founder and artistic director of the San Diego Black Ensemble Theatre. He earned his BFA in acting from the California Institute of The Arts, after which he joined the creative arts team out of New York University, teaching conflict resolution. He was a teaching artist with the La Jolla Playhouse, North Coast Rep, and SDBET. Mr. Greene has appeared in several national touring companies and numerous productions in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and San Diego. Mr. Greene is an Associate Artist with the Asian Story Theatre and serves on the board of Chronos Theatre and Teatro Mascara Magica. Currently he teaches theatre at Mar Vista High School in Imperial Beach. You can also listen out for Mr. Greene when he’s playing drums around town with any number of Jazz Cats.
Duane Weekly (George) was born in Idaho, but grew up in Fresno where he was introduced to technical theater and stage managing. He finally moved to San Diego in 1978 after being stationed here in the Coast Guard. He studied at Southwestern College under the tutelage of John Newhouse and Bill Virchis and it was then he was struck by the acting bug. Most of the last couple of years Duane has been pursuing film, industrial and commercial work both here and in LA. He is extremely excited to be working with Different Stages, in particular Jerry Pilato, and honored to be in the company of his talented co-star, Rhys Greene. Duane’s most recent stage work was Jack in an original play called The Third Date at the Vaudeville and Candy Store Theater. His previous stage credits include, several characters in Lemkin’s House at 6th and Penn, Eddie Carbone in A View From The Bridge at Lamplighters, Petrucio in The Taming Of the Shrew at La Jolla Stage Co., Joe Bristol in Return Engagements at Scripps Ranch, Sgt Towers in See How They Run at Lamb’s Players, Felix in The Odd Couple at Scripps theater, Macbeth in Macbeth at Southwestern College and where he met his wife as Barney Cashman in Last of The Red Hot Lovers at Coronado Playhouse. Duane has several voice over and commercial credits as well as a starring role in Murder Book as the Police Chief in Key To Murder episode. Pleased as punch to be doing Mamet and working with these talented pros!
Sarah David (Assistant To the Director) attends San Diego City College as a dramatic arts major with an emphasis in theatre. She began acting in high school in shows like Governing Alive, Dog Sees God, Macbeth, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Sarah has also had the opportunity to stage manage for shows like Woman In The Mirror, and Desperate Affection. Sarah just finished her first acting opportunity as the Virgin Mary in La Pastorela de Plata. Sarah would like to thank Rhys Green for teaching her everything she knows about theatre and acting, as well as her amazing family who is so supporting and loving.
The Duck Variations by David Mamet. CLOSED
Produced through arrangement with Samuel French, Inc
The Duck Variations a short comedy by David Mamet presents two old friends, Emil and George, in 14 variations, talking about ducks - at least, ducks as they relate to our passages through life. As the two sit on a park bench watching ducks in the lake, they discuss leadership roles, conflict among different groups, sex, friendship and love, and, finally, death. The audience senses that Emil and George are not able to discuss these things openly, so they use the metaphor of the ducks to express their fears about aging and death.
Shani Crawley (Box Office), a San Diego native, was introduced to the theater ten years ago because her son had expressed an interest in the performing arts. She fell in love with acting, theater and everything associated with a show. She has been involved with many shows since that time, assisting in various capacities: costuming, props assistant, promoter and, mostly recently, stage management. Her first Assistant Stage Manager Position was for Lamplighters Community Theatre's production of Stage Fright this past October. Shani will also be Assistant Stage Manager for Lamplighters upcoming production of the musical, Mack & Mabel. She wishes to thank the Lord for his many blessings
The Duck Variations played on the same bill at
La Jolla Commons Theatre in La Jolla, Ca with Vantage Theatre's production of