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Productions from 2008

The Dining Room

dining-2008Playwright – A.R. Gurney
Fall 2008

Directed by Elizabeth Lovelady
Stage Manager/Assistant Director- Rachel Neuman

Beth O’Neill as Actor #1
Jenna Rabideaux as Actor #2
Stephen Kaiser as Actor #3
Gary Murphy as Actor #4
Jessie Spear as Actor #5
Keith Gerth as Actor #6

Plot Summary
The play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. The action is comprised of a mosaic of interrelated scenes—some funny, some touching, some rueful—which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity.

12 Angry Jurors

jurors-2008Playwright – Reginald Rose
Spring 2008

Directed by Gretchen Sonstroem
Stage Manager- Elizabeth Lovelady

Danielle Cochrane as Foreperson/Juror #1
Mat Simonian as Juror #2
Keith Gerth as Juror #3
Kate Brown as Juror #4
Sarah Antrim-Cambium as Juror #5
Jenna Rabideaux as Juror #6
Chad Meyer as Juror #7
Janice O’Neill as Juror #8
Jim Volkober as Juror #9
Gary Murphy as Juror #10
Robert Gerovski as Juror #11
Beth O’Neill as Juror #12

Plot Summary
The drama depicts a jury forced to reconsider its nearly unanimous decision by the single dissenter who sows a seed of reasonable doubt. As in most American criminal cases, the twelve must unanimously decide on a verdict of ‘guilty’ or ‘not guilty’. The case at bar pertains to whether the young man murdered his own father. These twelve then move to the jury room, where they begin to become acquainted with the personalities of their peers.

The Girl in the Freudian Slip

freudan-2008Playwright – William F. Brown
Winter 2008

Directed by Josh Johnson
Stage Manager- Michael Creighton

Emily Carlson as Barbara Leonard
Keith Gerth as Dr. Dewey Maugham
Michele Gross as Leslie Maugham
Chad Meyer as Dr. Alec Rice
Beth O’Neil as Paula Maugham
Mat Simonian as Mr. Wellman

Plot Summary
A staid New York psychiatrist has a fashion artist for a wife, a perceptive seventeen year old for a daughter, a social lion bachelor author for a friend, a wildly hung up young man as his principle patient, and a former patient for his Achilles heel. A sexually emancipated young lady, she wrestled with nymphomania on the doctor’s couch for three years and in his subconscious for a tormenting period of time. He controls his secret yearnings until unforeseen circumstances throw him into a cozy confrontation with this young lady.