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January 16 – 31, 2015


By Norm Foster

In this sidesplitting and thought-provoking new comedy, Leon and Bill concoct a list of attributes of the ideal woman - the top ten best qualities in a mate. When this allegedly "Ideal Woman" actually arrives on the scene the men quickly learn that their list could use a few revisions. Be careful what you wish for - especially in choosing a mate. This old adage leads to hilarious results in Foster's sparkling comic hit. Photos by Michael Brunk |



Buddy Mahoney (Bill) was last seen at SSR in multiple roles in The Mystery of Irma Vep and as George in Moon Over Buffalo. Audiences have seen him as Officer Lockstock in Urinetown, The Musical at Renton Civic Theater and as Norman in StageRight's production of The Boys Next Door. Favorite past roles include Roger De Bris in The Producers at SMT, in the barbershop quartet in The Music Man at Village Theatre, as Amos in Chicago and as Max in Laughter on the 23rd Floor, both at SSR, The Twilight Zones, Live at Theater Schmeater, multiple 14/48 World's Quickest Theater Festivals and he has thrice played 11 citizens of Tuna, TX: twice in A Tuna Christmas and once in Greater Tuna. Buddy is thrilled to be working in this show with some old and dear friends!

Timothy Kelly (Leon) is thrilled to be back at SSR after a lengthy hiatus and working with some of his favorite people, Sara and Buddy. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Tim has acted and directed from Burien to Everett with numerous stops in between. He most recently directed Office Hours at Renton Civic Theatre. Some favorite roles ON stage are El Gallo in The Fantastiks, Kenny in Laughter on the 23rd Floor & Judas/John the Baptist in Godspell. Tim would like to thank Rick, for the call, Cynthia, Jen & Mark. Special thanks to Traci and Tim’s dog, Cooper, for his patience when Dad was gone some long combined days and nights. Enjoy all!

Sara Trowbridge (Justine) is delighted to return to SSR and to work with some truly darling men, in a role that has special meaning for her. From director, to actors, to crew – she is surrounded by love and support, and is incredibly thankful to be a part of this production. She is a Pacific Northwest theater veteran, and was last seen as Sissy in the world premier musical The Hours of Life with Theatre22. Other recent roles include God in Wild Party (Sound Theatre Company), Rosalind in Moon Over Buffalo (SecondStory Repertory) and Jane Banbury in Fallen Angels (Theater Schmeater). Much love to Steph and Kev – I wouldn’t have made it without you.


Rick Wright (Director) has been involved with live theater in the Puget Sound area for over thirty-five years. The Love List marks the third time he has directed for SecondStory Rep., his first two shows being Moon Over Buffalo, and Keely and Du. Last Season he directed A Christmas Carol and this season Man of La Mancha both for Seattle Musical Theatre. He has directed shows for several other theaters including Born Yesterday, Greater Tuna, and Norman is That You, for the Camwood Players, and My Three Angels and 7 Year Itch for Off the Wall. At the Historic Everett Theatre he directed the very popular Chapter Two, which won five “Al” awards including “Best Show” and “Best Director”. He also directed That’s the Spirit, The Odd Couple, and for Everett audiences again directed a favorite, Norman is That You? At the Phoenix theatre in Edmonds, Rick directed their very first full fledged production, Prisoner of Second Avenue, along with Drinking Alone, Bedtime Stories, Sylvia and Office Hours, the last 3 in which he was also featured.

As an actor he has performed with the Northwest Savoyards, Camwood Players, Everett Theatre Players, Sky Valley Players, Off the Wall, Civic Light Opera, SecondStory Rep., Woodinville Rep., Edge of the World, and the Phoenix Theatre.

Rick and his family have been a staple in theater both on stage and behind the scenes. He is thankful for the opportunity to introduce his children to the joys and heartaches of live theater and has been fortunate that they have shared his love for this institution. They have all shared the stage with him creating memories that will last a lifetime. Rick would like to thank his wife of thirty-three years for putting up with his many absences from home.

Jen Chenovick (Light Design) Jen's theatrical career began in 2002 when she was asked to assistant stage manage The Importance of Being Ernest right here at SSR. Following her passion for theater Jen moved to Hollywood in 2005 where she stage managed for The Blank Theatre including the oddly satisfying Lobster Alice starring Noah Wylie and Nicholas Brendon. While in California, she also worked with Syzygy Theatre Group and the World Premiere of Tender, Abi Morgan’s trenchant drama of the human hunger for connection. Jen moved back to Redmond in 2007 and jumped right back into her work with SSR. During her eighteen plus years at SSR Jen has worn many hats, from stage manager to production manager to managing director and now light design. Special thanks to my parents, they’re pretty cool.

Mark Chenovick (Set Design/Technical Director) has been designing, building, and painting sets since the mid-eighties. Having the fortune to begin his theatrical career under the tutelage of Don McLaughlin in his hometown of Helena Montana, Mark continued his training at the University of Washington where he was accepted into the Graduate Design Seminar his sophomore year. With subsequent degrees in Art History and Drama, Mark went on to serve as technical director/designer for multiple organizations including: Virginia Musical Theatre, Fort Peck Summer Theatre, the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Little Theater of the Rockies, and the Norfolk Governor’s School for the Arts. As Technical Director/Production Manager of the national tour of Anything Goes (starring Gloria Loring) Mark travelled around the United States and Canada realizing that there is no place quite as wonderful as the Pacific Northwest. Shortly after the turn of the millennium, and following a brief stint as a carpenter at The Studio Theatre in Washington D.C., he moved back to Seattle. Locally he has worked behind the scenes for the Village Theatre, Seattle Musical Theatre, Redwood Theatre, and, of course, SecondStory Repertory.

Mark Chenovick (Sound Design) I began my sound design journey splicing reel-to-reel tape together in the basement of the original Penthouse Theater on the University of Washington campus but it was my brief time in the MFA program at Utah State University, where I learned the joys of digital sound design, and subsequently, became hooked on sound design for life. Having provided composed and curated underscoring and soundscaping, original and sourced sound effects, and performance amplification services for multiple theaters across the US, I have felt the most at home at SSR. Special thanks to Squolfie, ‘lil Squolf, and my extended family. You are the music of my life. #bandistoohot #sorrynotsorry


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