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cul-de-sac | 2019

On a lovely spring evening, all is not quite what it seems for three couples living on the same suburban cul-de-sac. Couple #1 never had children and realize that they might not be all they hoped they’d be. Couple #2 have kids—but they aren’t quite what they hoped they’d be, either.


Couple #3 seem to be all that Couples #1 and 2 ever wanted to be: They have two wonderful kids, shiny new cars, and their grass is very green. But life is far from perfect for Couple #3. This is a shocking comedy that explores the extreme measures people take to achieve their dreams—or find happiness—or find their way to what they once were.


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Stacy Meisetschlaeger


Stacy is a founding member of Summer Break Theatre. She is excited to begin this new journey. She is going into her twelfth year of teaching Theatre. Stacy has a BA in Drama and English Literature from The University of North Texas. She has been focused on directing in recent years and is so happy to be acting again! She would like to thank her family for their patience and support.

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Maggie is the Founder of Summer Break Theatre. She has over 20 years of theatre experience; primarily in Stage Management and educational theatre. Maggie is going into her sixth year of serving as a Middle School Theatre Director. Maggie previously worked and lived in New York as a touring Stage Manager and junior agent for Fifi Oscard Agency. Maggie has stage managed for TheatreWorks USA, Acorn Studios, the Joan Rivers Project (world premiere), and she was a previous partner in Invisible City Theatre Company. She has her Master’s degree in Dramaturgy and Theatre Studies. Recent work includes Rumors and Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Austin regional area. This endeavor is a long-time dream. We look forward to how much this company will grow.

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Jon DeMitchell


Jon is so excited to be part of this awesome show. Jon is the theatre director at East View High School in Georgetown. Prior to that, he was an actor of stage and screen in Los Angeles. He is also a graduate of Chapman University’s BFA in Theatre Performance program.

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Yaakov Abrams


Yaakov is a graduate of Booker T. Washington HSPVA and has a BA in Theatre from The UT - Austin. Yaakov has served as a Theatre teacher and director for nine years, currently at Jarrell High School. Previous work includes dance for several years in Texas, and Chicago in various plays and musicals including Midsummer: a Rock Musical, Hamlet, Bent, The Me Nobody Knows, Custer, Present Laughter, West Side Story, South Pacific, Zoot Suit, What Cops Know, and many more. Yaakov is most proud of his children Eliana, Ari and Natalie, and many theatre students; past and present. Thank you to everyone who made this happen, especially Maggie Bell.

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Aaron Black


Aaron Black is pleased to be working with Summer Break Theatre for the first time. Aaron was most recently seen as the Welsh Inspector in The Unexpected Guest for TexArts. He has also worked for En Route Productions, in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Midsummer Night’s Dream; for Present Company Theatre (Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Sagot in Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Brutus in Julius Caesar, and Antigonus in A Winter’s Tale); for Austin Shakespeare (Aubespine in Mary Stuart, Valvert in Cyrano de Bergerac), and for 7 Towers Theatre Company, which he co-founded (Pale in Burn This, Vasquez in ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, and Michael Katurian in The Pillowman). Aaron trained as an actor at The University of Oklahoma School of Drama (BFA - Acting) and at The Actors Studio Drama School / New School for Drama (MFA - Acting). Aaron is also a TTAO Certified Adjudicator and Clinician for UIL One Act Play and Adjudicator for UIL Film, private voice coach, and fight choreographer in the Austin area, and he holds the rank of Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors. Aaron thanks his wife Celange and son Kai for supporting him in his endeavors.

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Rene Fulton


Rene has a B.A. in Theatre from the City University of New York, Hunter College. She is currently the Theatre Arts director at Hutto High School in Hutto,Tx. Rene has worked as an actor in LA, New York and across the country. Rene’s recent Austin credits include Olivia in Twelfth Night, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Princess in Love’s Labor’s Lost, Calpurnia in Julius Caesar for Present Theatre Company and Adrianna in Comedy of Errors for Penfold Theatre Company. Rene is super excited to get to work with the talented artists of Summer Break Theatre!

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Summer Break Theatre talks shop

"Cul-de-Sac by John Cariani opened at Hyde Park Theatre July 21-23, 2019.
Dark comedy. Daring material. Our students would be proud."

Posted by Summer Break Theatre on Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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