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Productions from 2018


The Front Page

Playwrights- Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur
Fall 2018

Directed by Keith Gerth
Assistant Director – Whitney Minarik
Stage Manager- Savannah Clements

Actors:
Suzy Krueckeberg as Mrs. Grant
Elena Tubridy as Peggy
Jolie Lebell as Mollie
Warren Dailey as McCue
J. Michael Wright as Hildy
John Hunderieser as Wilson
Stephen Bromfield as Pincus
Luke Jaconis as Murphy
Michael Wilson as Endicott
Jason LaCombe as Bensinger
Michael Lomenick as Sheriff
Ron Weinstein as Walter Burns
David McNulty as Mayor
Daniel Leahy as Schwartz
Tommy Martin as Kruger
Matthew Schufreider as Louis
Kyle Quinlivan as Earl
Amanda Hays – Understudy
Adam Sherman – Understudy
Ryan Blanchard – Understudy
Daniel J. Lew – Understudy

Plot Summary
He only wanted to get married but he was wed to The Front Page.

An irresistible comedy with thrills and derring-do set in the news room. Hildy wants to break away from journalism and go on a belated honeymoon. There is a jailbreak and into Hildy’s hands falls the escapee as hostage. He conceals his prize in a rolltop desk and phones his scoop to his managing editor. Their job is to prevent other reporters and the sheriff from opening the desk and finding their story. Some hoodlums are enlisted to remove the desk, but they get mixed up with a Boy Scout troop and the mayor and a cleaning woman, among others. It’s a whirlwind wrap up with Hildy finally making his breakaway.

The performance runs 2 hours and 15 minutes including a 10 minute intermission.


The God Committee

Playwright- Mark St. Germain
Summer 2018

Directed by Josh Johnson
Stage Manager- MJ Dougherty

Actors:
Deveon Bromby as Ms. Dominique Piero
Madeline Bunke as Dr. Jackie Klee
Anthony Harden as Nurse Neil Larkin
Wendy Hayne as Dr. Alex Gorman
David McNulty as Father Charles Dunbar
Dennis Schnell as Dr. Andy Ross
Mark Tacderas as Dr. Kenneth Banks
Whitney Minarik – Understudy
Rachel Silvert – Understudy
Steve Smith – Understudy

Plot Summary
Medicine, Money, and Morality clash when the Heart Transplant Selection Committee of St. Patrick’s Hospital has only minutes to decide which of three patients will receive a heart that has suddenly become available. A cross between Twelve Angry Men and ER, The God Committee takes us into the inner workings of a transplant program and a decision, for both their candidates and their program, that is a matter of life and death.


The Odd Couple

Playwrights- Neil Simon
Summer 2018

Directed by Keith Gerth
Stage Manager- Brontë DeShong

Actors:
Alexandra Alontage as Vera
Deveon Bromby as Renee
Sydney Genco as Olive
Steven Hermes as Jesus
C.J. Miller as Florence
Kat Moraros as Sylvie
Katie Hope Noble as Mickey
Armando Reyes as Manolo
Whitney Minarik – Understudy
Natalie Rae – Understudy
Mark Tacderas – Understudy

Plot Summary
Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.


Love, Loss and What I Wore

Playwright- Delia and Nora Ephron
Spring 2018

Directed by Keith Gerth
Stage Manager- Savannah Clements

Actors:
Katie Barberi
Madeline Bunke
Gabrielle Gulledge
Nicola Howard
Anne Marie Lewis

Plot Summary
A play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman.


Mass Appeal

Playwright- Bill C. Davis
Winter 2018

Directed by Keith Gerth
Stage Manager- Brontë DeShong

Actors:
RJ Cecott as Mark Dolson
Tim Kough as Father Farley
Kyle Quinlivan – Understudy
Ed Voci – Understudy

Plot Summary
Father Timothy Farley has always preached about miracles – now he has to perform one.

Father Tim Farley, a lover of the good things in life, is comfortably ensconced as priest of a prosperous Catholic congregation. Without realizing it, he has resorted to flattering his parishioners and entertaining them with sermons that skirt any disturbing issues, in order to protect his Mercedes, his trips abroad and the generous supply of fine wines that grace his table (and his desk drawer). His well-ordered world is disrupted by the arrival of Mark Dolson, an intense and idealistic young seminarian whom Father Farley reluctantly agrees to take under his wing. There is immediate conflict between the two as the younger man challenges the older priest’s sybaritic ways, while Father Farley is appalled by Mark’s confession that he had led a life of bisexual promiscuity before entering the priesthood. In the final essence their confrontation is a touching yet very funny examination of the nature of friendship, courage and the infinite variety of love, as the older man is reminded of the firebrand he once was, and the younger comes to realize that forbearance is as vital to the Christian ethic as righteousness.


Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Playwright- Neil Simon
Winter 2018

Directed by Josh Johnson
Stage Manager- MJ Dougherty

Actors:
Lara Dohner as Bobbi
Wendy Hayne as Elaine
Whitney Minarik as Jeanette
Dennis Schnell as Barney
Alison Schaufler – Understudy
Daniel Patfield – Understudy

Plot Summary
Middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight, Barney Cashman wants to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late and arranges three seductions: the first, Elaine Navazio proves to be a foul-mouthed bundle of neuroses; Bobbi Michele is next, a 20-ish actress who’s too kooky by half; finally comes September and Jeanette Fisher, a gloomy, depressed housewife who happens to be married to Barney’s best friend.