SYNOPSIS OF ROLES
Jocasta in Oepidus Rex by Sophocles
In this classic drama, Andronica is Queen Jocasta, wife of King Laius. The royal couple are cursed with a prophesy that their son will grow up to kill his father and marry his mother. To prevent this, they pin their infant’s feet and give him to a shepherd to abandon on a hillside. Unable to carry out this moral crime, the shepherd raises the baby, Oedipus, as his own. The prophesy fulfills itself, however. Oedipus ignorant of the prophesy, kills his real father, Laius, and marries his mother, Jocasta. When the prophesy is revealed, Jocasta, married to her son and now the mother and grandmother to her children, kills herself in inevitable remorse...
Koroku in The Dog God by Shuji Terayama NUGAMI
Black-robed kuroko, often used in Japanese kabuki and bunraku theater, appear
invisible onstage, acting as puppeteers: imitating sounds and animal voices, often spoken in chorus. “Inugami”, is one of several theater productions in her career, where Andronica’s strong physicality has been called upon to create physical illusion . The kuroku chorus in Inugami, represent ‘people’s opinion’ of the events in the play, in a story that warns about the social repression of individuals.
Paula in Dinner at Eight by George S. Kaufman
The wealthy Jordan family, hosting a society dinner, reveal their lives, as well as the lives of various friends and acquaintances—all of whom have their own problems and ambitions‚ as they prepare for the event. Andronica plays the role of their daughter Paula; discontented with a looming marriage, she finds an evening’s respite with the unfortunate choice in Larry, an alcoholic, increasingly desperate former film star, whose financial situation is so grim that his agent is pushing him to accept a walk-on role as a “dead beachcomber”.
Philomena in Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All
by Christopher Durang
Andronica enjoyed playing Philomena, a comically insecure unwed mother, who remembers, among other things, being chastised for “the sin of being stupid,” by Sister Mary Ignatius. Sister Mary is an authoritarian Catholic nun, whose teaching of children. is heavily influenced by her fanatical beliefs. In this popular Christopher Durang comedy, four of her former pupils return to show her how deeply her strict views on faith and sin have affected their lives. Their stories are disturbing—but also very funny—and it is quickly apparent that one thing they all have in common is their loathing for Sister Mary and the unyielding dogma which she forced on them in their formative years.
Bunny in The House of Blue Leaves
by John Guare
The House of Blue Leaves centers on zookeeper and would-be songwriter Artie Shaughnessy. Desperate to escape life with his schizophrenic wife, Bananas, Artie has an affair with his flamboyant neighbor, Bunny Flingus, as played by Andronica. The ambitious Bunny hatches a plan to commit Bananas and move to Hollywood so that Artie can collaborate with his childhood friend, who grew up to be a famous film director. Also on the scene, are Artie and Bananas’ troubled son, a deaf movie actress, and a trio of excitable nuns. By the end of this historic day, whose
dreams will come true?
Sister Mary in Blood Sisters by Robin Rice Lichtig
Based on a true story, the play travels with three Dominican nuns, as they deface a nuclear missile silo and face a judge for sentencing. Andronica plays Sister Mary McGee, a righteous, opinionated, angry, and deeply caring nun defending her action of protest.
Carol in Central Park West by Woody Allen
A well to do Manhattan psychiatrist has just discovered that her best friend is having an affair with her husband and chaos ensues in Woody Allen’s wildly comic play, Central Park West...
Queen Elizabeth in Richard The III
Richard, Duke of Gloucester is determined to gain the crown of England from his brother, King Edward IV and Queen Elizabeth. He manipulates and murders everyone in his path, including Elizabeth’s children until he succeeds. Despite the murder of her sons, he seeks cooperation from the bitter queen to marry her daughter and is met with vicious and mournful protests. She stalls him until a critical battle, where shaken by a prophesy, he is defeated.