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2008

Words, Words, Words

David Ives

Directed by Emily Hokett

Three clever monkeys set about to prove the inadvertent virtues of randomness!

Cast:

  • Brandon Richards as Swift
  • Dan Hudson as Milton
  • Shauna Fletcher as Kafka

On the Dotted Line

Howard Reed

Directed by Jerry Entze

A salesman finds himself thrown into the midst of a domestic squabble in this 1930's screwball comedy.

  • Jason Daub as Wilton Brussels
  • Willy Logan as Bertram Dudley
  • Kelsey Harrison as Hazel Dudley
  • Kris Garten as Harold Flandermeyer
  • Ki Vega as Mrs. Flandermeyer
  • Cari Wilton as Miss Poole
  • Kerby as Himself

Lend Me a Tenor

Ken Ludwig

Directed by Carl Canwell

Max's life is being controlled by two women; his girlfriend, and her mother.

  • Scotty Ray as Max
  • Allegra Sackett as Maggie
  • Leah Robinson as Saunders

One Tennis Shoe 

Shel Silverstein

Directed by Ryan Struges

A middle-aged couple faces their failing marriage.  One with grim determination, the other with... a tennis shoe.

  • John Campbell as Harvey
  • Kelsey Harrison as Sylvia

2007

Three new plays adapted for the stage by Jerry Entze


The Breakfast

A deserted road in the farmland of the Salinas Valley.

Cast:

  • Jason Daub as Man
  • Darcy Sturges as Woman
  • Landon Sell as Younger Man
  • Carl Canwell as Older Man

The Chrysanthemums

The yard of a ranch house in the Salinas Valley.

Cast: 

  • Annalisa Ham as Elisa Allen
  • Jason Daub as Peddler
  • Courtney Rasmussen as Henry Allen

The Leader of the People

A ranch house near the Santa Lucia Mountains. 

    Cast:

    • Joseph Radelfinger as Jody Tiflin
    • Carl Canwell as Carl Tiflin
    • Kelsey Harrison as Mrs. Tiflin
    • Andrew Sell as Grandfather
    • Darcy Sturges as Linda Tiflin
    • Jacob Brassington as Billy Buck

    The Raid

    The outskirts of a small town in central California.

    Cast:

    • Dan Hudson as Root
    • Ryan Sturges as Dick
    • Tyler Morgan as Man
    • Thomas Freeman as Tom
    • Tyler Anderson as Mob Member
    • Jacob Brassington as Mob Member
    • Carl Canwell as Mob Member
    • Jason Daub as Mob Member
    • Jerry Entze as Mob Member
    • Landon Sell as Mob Member

    2007

    Directed by John Campbell 


    Cast

    Benedick

    Carl Canwell

    Leonato 

    Andrew Faber 

    Don Pedro

    Michael Lee

    Claudio

    Alban Howe

    Beatrice

    Diana Wheeler 

    Dogberry

    Brandon Richards

    Hero  

    Cari Wilton 

    Borachio

    Tyler Anderson

    Don John  

    Ryan Sturges

    Friar Francis

    Jeff Rudolf

    Margaret

    Kelsey Harrison 

    Antonia

    Katie Woolever

    Usula  

    Annalisa Ham

    Conrade

    Ian Field

    Messenger

    Jeremy Reed

    Verges

    Jason Daub 

    Sexton

    Tyler Webster 

    Seacoal

    Chris Robinson 

    Watchman 1 

    Kip Coleman 

    Watchman 2

    Andrew Wyman

    Servants

    Alexandra Brandt

    Devin Darrough

    Jonathan Ford

    Christa Mowry


    Crew

    Exec. Producer

    Levi Waggoner

    Producer

    Diana Wheeler

    Stage Manager

    Julie Nordgren 

    Choreographer

    Cari Wilton

    Costumes

    Roxane Wheeler 

    Lighting

    Carl Canwell 

    Tech. Director 

    Courtney Rasmussen

    Tim Perry

    Stage Design

    Alan Ayers 

    Reggie Mace

    Poster Design

    Adam Farnsworth

    2009

    Written by Barbara Lebow

    Directed by David Crawford and assisted by Jerry Entze


    Cast

    Rose Weiss

    Jessica Roe 

    Mordechai Weiss

    Brandon Richards

    Lusia Weiss Pechinik

    Kelsey Harrison

    Duvid Pechinik

    Michael Moore

    Hanna

    Summer Mathis Lee

    Mama

    Amy Shine

    Midwife

    Katelyn Schiller


    Crew

    Stage Manager

    Shane Wood

    Stagehand

    Fawn Fahrer

    Lighting

    Trevor Iwata

    Sound

    Bjorn Smars

    Set Construction

    Stephanie Smith

    Aaron Boyd

    Fawn Fahrer

    Kelsey Sass

    Hair

    Tatiana Beltran

    Make-up

    Kelsey Sass

    Costumes/Dressers

    Shane Wood

    Carlton Henkes

    Rachel Scribner

    Layla Cole

    Props

    Katelyn Schiller 


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    May 2007

    Directed and produced by Marilynn Loveless

    During questioning by the police, a railway worker falls to his death from the multi-story police HQ. The government says it was an accident but there is a public outcry. The Superintendent and Inspector responsible are awaiting the arrival of an Investigating Judge but get more than they bargained for when a lunatic escapes and impersonates him.


    Cast

    Bertozzo

    Richard Wallace

    Maniac

    Scotty Ray

    First Police Officer

    Ashley Coggins

    Turtleneck Inspector

    Luke Chilson

    Commissioner

    David Crawford

    Second Police Officer

    Andrew Sell

    Journalist

    Desiree Danielson

    Magistrate

    Jim Bock


    Crew

    Technical director

    Rudy Scott

    Stage manager

    Jerry Entze

    Sound design & board operator

    Peter Hollister

    Light design

    Brian Hatley

    Andrew Jabola

    Light board operator

    Andrew Jabola

    Set design

    Kevin Loomer

    Set construction

    Rudy Scott

    Martin Scott

    Jerry

    Entze

    Phillip Wheeler

    Costume design

    Dawn Forbes

    Hair & makeup design

    Gary Larson

    House manager

    Emily Hokett

    Properties

    Philip Wheeler

    Playbill editor

    Andrew Cockerham

    Playbill cover artwork

    Anne Bullock

    Poster/ticket design

    Bradley Nelson

    Box office

    Sandra Clarke

    Show photography

    Eric Ashley

    Alex Rittenbach

    Show videography

    Courtney Rasmussen

    Other

    Jason Panasuk

    Annalisa Ham


    2007

    Bye-bye Brevoort

    Eudora Welty

    Directed by Katie Woolever

    In this play a group of stodgy old relics fight to remain oblivious to the destruction of their beloved Brevoort hotel while constructions workers scheme about how to remove them from the building before it becomes a pile of rubble.

    Cast:

    • Diana Wheeler as Malicent Fortescue
    • Allegra Sackett as Agatha Chrome
    • John Hawkins as Violet Whichaway
    • Kip Coleman as Desmond Dupree
    • Annalisa Ham as Evans
    • Jacob Brassington as a Wrecker
    • Andrew Wyman as a Wrecker
    • Devin Darrough as a Wrecker

    Sure Thing

    David Ives

    Directed by John Campbell

    What if romance had a system of do-overs?  What if finding the right mate was more than flipping through TV channels?  In 'Sure Thing', David Ives explores the what-ifs of two people, a coffee shop, and a rather peculiar bell.

    Cast:

    • Kelsey Harrison as Betty
    • Brandon Richards as Bill

    It's Just Not Working

    Andrew Cockerham, Jerry Entze, Anika Clark, Amy Muthersbaugh, and Bryan Brashear

    Directed by Andrew Cockerham and Jerry Entze

    Who would've thought we would still be working on what started as a routine assignment in Drama Writing over a year ago?  Being a part of this creative process has been amazing.  As we struggled to bring five separate scripts together into a cohesive unit and muddled through numerous rewrites, the idea of seeing the script performed seemed like a distant near-impossibility.  But here we are watching out words come to life through the actions of out stellar cast.

    Cast:

    • Carl Canwell as Ron
    • Anika Leanna Clark as Veronica
    • Scotty Ray as Actor 1
    • Katie Woolever as Actor 2
    • Andrew Cockerham as Actor 3

    2009

    Directed by Shane Wood and assisted by Alyssa Warner


    Cast

    Dr. Linda Archenstoughert

    Amy Shine

    Allison/Veronica

    Nichole Jansen

    Cinderella  

    Kaitlyn Beck

    Charming

    Brandon Richards

    Helga (Big Bad Wolf)

    Liesl Schnibbe 

    Rumplestiltskin 

    Scott Guthrie

    Gold E. Loxxx

    Jessie Michel 

    Mr. Brobdingnagian (Giant)

    Landon Sell 

    Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty)

    Shauna Fletcher

    Rapunzal

    Jessica Roe 

    Pied Piper

    Jeremy Reed

    Eva Maria Consuelo Margarita Rodriguez Sanchez de Pichucalco

    Jennifer Landaverde

    Hansel

    Craig Saxby 

    Johanna Jakobson (Princess and the Pea)

    Jessica Winters

    Belle Bête (Beauty)

    Katelyn Schiller

    Dr. Beau Cummings

    Vanessa Arlt

     Monologues 

    Cinderella and Charming

    Kilikina Vega

    Helga (Big Bad Wolf)

    Sarah Hudson

    Rumplestiltskin

    Alyssa Warner 

    Gold E. Loxxx

    Katie Woolever 

    Mr. Brobdingnagian (Giant)

    Dan Hudson 

    Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty)

    Desiree Danielson

    Rapunzal

    Darcy Sturges 

    Pied Piper 

    John Campbell

    Eva Maria Consuelo Margarita Rodriguez Sanchez de Pichucalco

    Jennifer Landaverde

    Hansel

    Craig Saxby 

    Johanna Jakobson (Princess and the Pea)

    Jeff Rittenhouse 

    Belle Bête (Beauty)

    Diana Martinez

    Dr. Archenstoughert, Allison, Dr. Cummings, and the dialogues with the patients

    Shane Wood


    Crew

    Stage Manager

    Stephanie Smith

    Lighting Designer

    Trevor  Iwata

    Sound Engineer

    Cheri Windom 

    Hair Design

    Tatiana Beltran 

    Hair Dressers

    Luke Persons

    Brianna Chapman 

    Makeup Design

    Darcy Sturges

    Makeup Artist 

    Erikka Hoffman

    Costume Design

    Shane Wood

    Graphic Design and Photography

    Diana Martinez 

    Mug shot photographer

    Ruwan Randeniya

    Box Office

    Luann Venden

    Bjorn Smars 


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    December 2, 3, 7, 9, & 10, 2006

    Written by Susanna Centlivre

    Two young men (George and Charles), in pursuit of two young women (Miranda and Isabinda), must face off with two older men (Sir Francis Grip and Sir Jealous Traffick) determined to bestow the women - and their fortunes - on their own terms. But the biggest obstacle might be their good friend Marplot, who can't keep himself from poking his nose into everybody's business. The course of true love never does run smooth, but this busy body manages to create a few more obstacles that even the resourceful women and clever servants might not be able to overcome.


    Cast

    Sir George Airy

    John Campbell

    Sir Francis Gripe

    David Owens

    Charles

    Jacob Brassington

    Sir Jealous Traffick

    Tyler Anderson

    Marplot

    Ryan Sturges

    Whisper

    Carl Canwell

    Miranda

    Ashley Farnsworth

    Isabinda

    Emily Hokett

    Patch

    Kelsey Harrison

    Scentwell

    Laura Henderson

    Insolent

    Landon Schnabel

    Serveall

    Rachael Westbrooks

    Shout

    Mark Vend Herrel

    Mr. Tackum

    J. Naldrew Fabenham, III


    Spring 2009

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    2009

    Wash and Dry

    Directed by Ryan Sturges

    Cast:

    • Cheri Windom as Marianne
    • Kelsey Harrison as Jaime

    Ferris Wheel

    Directed by Jeremy Reed

    Cast:

    • Bjorn Smars as John
    • Jenna Plummer as Dorie

    While the Auto Waits

    Directed by Jacob Brassington

    Cast:

    • Jessica Crissann Roe as Girl
    • William M. Colson II as Young Man
    • Sara Saunders as Waitress
    • Josh Harris as Chauffeur

    Hard Candy

    Directed by Shauna Fletcher

    Cast:

    • Darcy Sturges as Linda 
    • Shane Wood as Adam, Dave, and Harry         
    • Amy Shine as Cindy and Gail                           
    • Katelyn Schiller as Emily and Jill                              
    • Riley Clubb as Bob, Fred, and Ira

    Voted Audience Favorite
    Best Actor: Riley Clubb
    Best Actress: Katelyn Shiller
    Best Overall Performance: Katelyn Schiller       


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    2006

    Being, Nothingness, and the Nash Papyrus

    Andrew Cockerham

    Cast:

    • John Campbell as Saul
    • Joe Jenks as Igor

    The Fan

    Jerry Entze

    Cast:

    • Michael Rhynus as John
    • Ryan Sturges as Harold Steinway

    Drinks

    Amy Muthersbaugh

    Cast:

    • Montana Conley as Tova
    • Annalisa Ham as Lori
    • Brandon Castillo

    Have Yourself a Coke

    Jeremy Reed

    Cast:

    • Jeremy Reed as Sam
    • Joseph Radelfinger as Igor

    Forbidden Feelings

    Amy Muthersbaugh

    Cast:

    • Marcella Petrucci
    • Boris Brajnikoff

    One Flung Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Jeremy Vetter

    Cast:

    • Jeremy Vetter as Jazz Musician

    Assignment III: Candid Conversations

    Bryan Brashear

    Cast:

    • Jerry Entze as Zach
    • Anika Clark as Jannice
    • Melissa King as Girlfriend
    • Scotty Ray as Boyfriend

    Which Witch?

    John Campbell

    Cast: 

    • Mindy Vixie as The Witch

    A Streetcar and Desire

    Anika Clark

    Cast:

    • Shelby Spencer as Alfred
    • Desiree Danielson as Gena

    A Streetcar and Desire, Part Two

    Shelby Spencer

    Cast:

    • Shelby Spencer as Alfred
    • Desiree Danielson as Gena

    Sentence

    John Campbell

    Cast:

    • Jessica Becca Flaiz

    Flirt

    John Campbell

    Cast: 

    • Montana Nelson as Girl
    • Kip Coleman as Boy

    Crew

    Box Office

    John Campbell

    House Manager, Concessions

    Marilynn Loveless

    Sound/Lighting

    Peter Hollister

    Playbill

    Amy Muthersbaugh

    2008

    Directed by David Crawford


    Cast

    Marley

    Jason Daub

    Scrooge

    Brandon Richards

    Bob Cratchit

    Luke Chilson

    Dick Williams

    Luke Chilson

    Man #1

    Luke Chilson

    First Businessman

    Luke Chilson

    Fred

    Landon Sell

    Ghost of Christmas Future

    Landon Sell

    Tiny Tim

    Landon Sell

    Thin Man

    Shauna Fletcher

    Schoolmaster

    Shauna Fletcher

    Fezziwig’s daughter

    Shauna Fletcher

    Fred’s wife

    Shauna Fletcher

    Mrs. Dilber

    Shauna Fletcher

    Portly Man

    Bjorn Smars

    Ghost of Christmas Present

    Bjorn Smars

    First Man

    Bjorn Smars

    Ghost of Christmas Past

    Shane Wood

    Man #2

    Shane Wood

    Old Joe

    Shane Wood

    Poulterer 

    Shane Wood

    Boy Scrooge

    Tyler Anderson

    Adolescent Scrooge

    Tyler Anderson

    Young Scrooge

    Tyler Anderson

    Adult scrooge

    Tyler Anderson

    Second Businessman

    Tyler Anderson

    Fan

    Kelsey Harrison

    Fezziwig’s Daughter

    Kelsey Harrison

    Martha Cratchit

    Kelsey Harrison

    First Woman

    Kelsey Harrison

    Fezziwig

    Jonathan Palmer

    Third Businessman

    Jonathan Palmer

    Peter Cratchit

    Jonathan Palmer

    Adam 

    Jonathan Palmer

    Mrs. Fezziwig

    Cheri Windom

    Mrs. Cratchit

    Cheri Windom

    Woman 

    Cheri Windom

    Fezziwig’s Daughter

    Darcy Sturges

    Woman (Belle)

    Darcy Sturges

    Belinda Cratchit

    Darcy Sturges

    Mattie

    Jillian Lacey

    Carolers

    Rose Fujinaka

    Bob Gabel

    Michael White

    Jodi Witzel


    Cast

    Producer

    Jerry Entze

    Design Director

    Nelita Crawford

    Technical Director

    Trevor Iwata

    Stage Manager

    Alyssa Warner

    Costume and Makeup Design

    Shane Wood

    Set Design

    Jacquelyn Toews

    Sound Design

    Jeremy Reed

    Light Design

    Roland Hill

    Trevor Iwata

    Assistant Stage Manager

    Katelyn Schiller

    Costume Mistress

    Jessica Winters

    Poster/Playbill Design

    Daniel Agee

    Show Photography

    Eric Ashley

    Makeup/Hair Assistants

    Erika Hoffmann

    Jacquelyn Dobbin

    Rebecca Hanan

    Jennifer Landaverde

    Box Office

    LuAnn Venden

    Stage Crew

    Scott Rogers

    Felicia Malin

    Jennifer Landaverde

    Set Construction

    Felicia Malin

    Nicole Reedy

    Katelyn Schiller

    David Crawford

    Jerry Entze

    Nelita Crawford

    Ken Crawford

    Courtney Branham


    2008

    Sugar-free

    Dan Hudson

    A bold blend of Chris Robison and Kevin House


    Love is Blind

    Ki Richards

    A potent concoction of Jason Daub and Kris Garten


    Self-Control

    Sarah Hudson

    Subtle notes of Shauna Fletcher and Sara Saunders


    Don’t Scald the Milk

    Darcy Sturges

    A vibrant mix of Darcy Sturges, Emily Hokett, and Kip Coleman


    The Interview

    Sarah Radelfinger

    Exotic flavor of Sarah Hudson, Canda Lodge, and Emily Hokett


    Life Isn’t A Musical

    Katie Woolever

    A sensual blend of Alyssa Warner and Shelby Spencer


    We’ll Talk About It Later

    Kelsey Harrison

    Features Allison Wyman with a hint of Kip Coleman


    We Hate This

    Darcy Sturges & Sarah Hudson

    An aromatic infusion of Darcy Sturges, Chris Robison, and Sarah Hudson


    Apologies to Monty Python

    John Campbell

    A roaring blend of John Campbell, Luke Chilson, Brandon Richards, and Dan Hudson


    Crew

    Producer/Director

    Dan Hudson

    Assistant Producer/Director

    John Campbell

    Executive Producer

    David Crawford


    2008

    Written by Edmond Rostand

    Adapted by Erna Kruckemeyer

    Directed by David Crawford and assisted by Jerry Entze


    Cast

    Cyrano de Bergerac

    Brandon Richards

    Roxane

    Katie Woolever

    Christian de Neuvillette

    Nick Will

    Comte de Guiche

    Carl Canwell

    Ragueneau

    John Campbell

    Le Bret

    Kelsey Harrison

    Captain Carbon de Castel Jaloux

    Dan Hudson

    Lignere

    Ryan Sturges

    Vicomte de Valvert

    Jason Daub

    Marquis

    Kilikina Vega

    Montfleury/Cadet

    Luke Chilson

    Bellerose/Cadet

    Joshua Sullivan

    Cuigy/Cadet

    Andrew Sell

    Brissaille/Cadet

    Landon Sell

    Pickpocket

    Kip Coleman

    Duenna

    Shauna Fletcher

    Guard

    Brian Gadd

    Musketeer/Cadet

    Tyler Anderson

    Flower Girl

    Jillian Lacey

    Mother Margaret/Orange Girl

    Annalisa Ham

    Sister Marthe

    Darcy Sturges

    Sister Claire

    Sarah Radelfinger

    1st Lady

    Lindsey Bell

    2nd Lady

    Nancy DeWitt

    3rd Lady

    Sara Saunders

    Capuchin

    Jerry Entze


    Crew

    Technical Director

    Rudy Scott

    Set Design

    Shane Wood

    Set Artist

    Jacqueline Toews

    Stage Manager

    Amy Shine

    Assistant Stage Manager

    Louisa Rosa

    Lights

    Andrew Jabola

    Sound

    Daniel Torchia

    Costumer

    Mindy Vixie

    Assistant Costumer

    Montana Conley

    Jessica Kilgore

    Make-up

    Emily Hokett

    Box-Office

    Luann Venden

    Graphic Design

    Kevin Coleman

    House Manager

    Nelita Crawford


    2004

    Directed by LuAnn Venden


    Cast

    The Common Man

    Richard Wallace 

    Sir Thomas More

    Lance Ivy 

    Thomas Cromwell

    Tyler Webster

    Richard Rich 

    Chris Robison

    The Duke of Norfolk

    Luck Chilson

    Alice More

    Kristen Taylor

    Margaret More 

    Jacqueline Mathis

    William Roper

    Boris Brajnikoff

    Signor Chapuys

    David Kwan 

    His Attendant

    Tyler Ray 

    King Henry VIII 

    Jeremy Irland

    Cardinal Wolsey

    Kory Ferguson 

    Archbishop Cranmer

    Jason Daub

    Catherine Anger

    Amy Muthersbaugh


    Crew

    Technical Director

    Rudy Scott

    Set Design/Construction Foreman

    Dave Silva

    Stage Manager

    Nicole Ferguson

    House Manager

    Ki Vega

    Lighting/Sound Technicians

    Emily Hockett

    Andrew Jabola

    Props/Backstage

    Dacia Haning

    Melissa McPhee

    Lighting Design

    Rudy Scott

    Sound Design

    David Owens

    Costume Design

    June Smith

    Costumers

    Mindy Vixie 

    Diana Wheeler

    Makeup Design

    Jacqueline Mathis 

    Melissa McPhee

    Ki Vega

    Diana Wheeler

    Stage Construction

    All cast and crew members

    Box Office

    John Campbell 

    Doug Taylor

    Poster and Playbill

    Dennis Huynh

    P.R.

    Tara Jeske

    October 14, 2006
    December 3-11, 2005
    May 14-22, 2005
    June 5 and 6, 2004
    May 8-16, 2004
    May 10-18, 2003
    March 2, 3, 7, 9 & 10, 2002

    Farewell, Cruel World

    William Alden Kimball

    Directed by Lindsey Lombard

    Cast:

    • Nicole Ferguson as Annabel Witheres
    • Larissa Skinner as Sally Lou Smith
    • Adam Lombard as Charlie Hunt

    Here We Are

    Dorothy Parker

    Directed by Megan Daly

    Cast:

    • Luisa Rosas as She
    • Landon Libby as He
    • Nick Lambert as (understudy)

    Medea

    Euripides

    Directed by Cherie Rutan

    Cast:

    • Greg Ojala as Creon
    • Andrea Yip as Medea
    • David Crawford as Husband

    The Trap

    Alice Gerstenberg

    Directed by Erica Sharp

    Cast:

    • Tyler Webster as Claude/Aaron
    • Lance Ivy as Aaron/Claude
    • Jackie Mathis as Millie
    • Heather Spiva as Irene

    The Governess

    Neil Simon

    Directed by Elizabeth Bruch

    Cast:

    Kristen Taylor as Julia

    Betsy Harlan as Mistress


    Crew

    Producer

    Marilynn Loveless

    Assistant Producers

    Adam Lombard

    Megan Daly

    Technical Director

    Brian Hatley

    Set Design

    Brian Hatley

    Lighting Design

    Daniel Lounsbury

    Nicole Ferguson

    Elizabeth Bruch

    Sound Design

    Steve Cochran

    Publicity

    Bradley Nelson

    Piano Man

    Joel Dickerson

    Stage Manager

    Kendra Greiner

    House Managers

    Mike Ward

    Cindy Gall

    Costumes

    Mrs. June Smith

    Mrs. Mae Mehling

    Properties

    Kristin Hansen

    Set Dresser

    Cindy Gall

    Set Construction

    Elizabeth Bruch

    Al Chang

    Steve Cochran

    David Crawford

    Megan Daly

    Nicole Ferguson

    Kendra Greiner

    Jackie Mathis

    Nick Lambert

    Landon Libby

    Adam Lombard

    Lindsey Lombard

    Daniel Lounsbury

    Erica Sharp

    Larissa Skinner

    Heather Spiva

    Box Office 

    Doug Taylor

    Mike Ward

    Ushers 

    Kami Stuehrenberg

    Dan Stuehrenberg

    Kiosk

    Mari Ferguson

    Laura DeBruler

    April 20, 21, 28, and May 4 & 5, 2002

    Written by Bill C. Davis

    Directed by Marilynn Loveless


    Cast

    Mark Dolson

    Adam Lombard

    Father Farley

    Jim Bock


    Crew

    Musical Director

    Cyril Myers

    Student Musical Directors

    Michael Sandvik

    Tim Browning

    Male Chorus

    I Cantori

    Technical Director

    Brian Hatley

    Lighting Design

    Nicole Ferguson

    Daniel Lounsbury

    Sound Design

    Rebeccah Marsh

    Set Design

    Kristin Smith

    Costume Design

    Sharee Wright

    Set Construction/Painting

    Megan Daly

    Kristin Hansen

    Becky Hatley

    Jonathan Hatley

    Kristen Taylor

    Larissa Skinner

    Dennis Huynh

    Stage Manager

    Megan Daly

    Assistant Stage Manager

    Kristin Hansen

    Publicity/Print Design

    Bradley Nelson

    Mr. Bock's and Mr. Lombard's Dressers

    Kristin Hansen

    Kristen Taylor

    House Manager 

    Nick Lambert

    Ushers 

    Kami & Dan Hayden

    Box Office 

    Doug Taylor

    Kiosk  

    Laura DeBruler

    Mari Ferguson


    In February 1950, an obscure American senator from Wisconsin announced, "I have here in my hand a list of 205 known to be members of the Communist party and who, nevertheless are still working and shaping the policy of the State Department." With Joseph R. McCarthy's speech, a dark chapter of American politics acquired its leader and its name.

    The House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) became the breeding ground for a frenzied 'red scare' that would see thousands of Americans lose their jobs, suffering ruined careers because of blacklisting in their professions; many going to jail or into exile.

    The reckless hunt for possible communist subversives in American society, without proof of guilt or adequate safeguards for defense, continued to be a problem during the 1950s.

    The Crucible was first presented by Kermit Bloomgarden at the Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, on January 22, 1953. In 1955, Miller was called before HUAC and questioned about his links to the communist party. He was astonished when people he had known for many years walked past without a nod of recognition, having labeled him a "red" sympathizer.

    That the play was not an immediate success should not have come as a great surprise. The parallels between the hunt for "reds under the beds," in 1950 and witches in 1692, was not lost on his audience. Writing in 1958, Miller recalls the initial response to his play:

    I believe that on the night of its opening, a time when the gale from the Right was blowing at its fullest fury, it inspired a part of its audience with an unsettling fear and partisanship which deflected the sight of the real and inner theme, which ... was the handing over of conscience to another, be it woman, the state, or a terror, and the realization that with conscience goes the person, the soul immortal, and the "name." That there was not one mention of this process in any review, favorable or not, was the measure of my sense of defeat...

    What happened in Massachusetts in 1692 was really quite simple. A group of teen-aged girls caused a brief revolution. In January they were ordinary girls, taking orders from adults, working very hard in their homes, listening to long sermons in church on Sundays and other days. By the spring of 1692 they held an enormous amount of power--even the power of life and death--over a large number of the adult citizens of Massachusetts. They had begun by accusing poor old women and slaves. But within a few weeks they were charging ministers, merchants, and other solid citizens. The girls probably had no plan, at least not at the beginning. Still, they were able to terrify tough old pioneer farmers. They were also able to use the power of the Massachusetts government to send innocent men and women to the gallows.

    Although the story appears extreme and the beliefs bizarre Miller claims that his account of the Salem witch trials is tame compared to the actual court transcripts. What struck Miller as particularly frightening was the "unrelieved, straight-forward, and absolute dedication to evil displayed by the judges of these trials and the prosecutors." He goes on to say that he actually modified the trial dialogue, in order to make Danforth a "human being." In retrospect he felt he was "wrong in mitigating the evil of this man and the judges he represents."

    May 11, 12, 16, 18, & 19, 2002

    Trifles

    Susan Glaspell

    Directed by LuAnn Venden Herrell

    Cast:

    • David Crawford as Mr. Hale
    • Ryan George as County Attorney Henderson
    • Dennis Huynh as Sheriff Peters
    • Mari Ferguson as Mrs. Peters
    • Andrea Wolffing as Mrs. Hale

    The Trap

    Alice Gerstenberg

    directed by Erica Sharp

    Cast:

    • Tyler Webster as Claude
    • Lance Ivy as Aaron
    • Jackie Mathis as Millie
    • Heather Spiva as Irene

    March 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2000

    Saturday

    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (excerpt)

    Edward Albee

    Directed by Stephanie Binns

    Cast:

    • Kurt Drechsel as George
    • Kristin Smith as Martha

    The More the Merrier

    Stanley Kauffmann

    Directed by Michelle Genton

    Cast:

    • Mari Ferguson as Emily Stringer
    • Ryan George as Raphael Thumb
    • Jerry Entze as Simon Latchflake
    • Kacie Downer as Vesta Frimpole

    The Odd Couple

    Neil Simon

    Directed by Cindy Gall

    Cast:

    • Tara Jeske as Florence
    • Rebecca Nutter as Olive
    • Pedro Careaga as Manolo
    • Nathan Kay as Jesus

    Cupid's Arrow 

    Spranger Berry

    Directed by Josh Bennett

    Cast:

    • Kurt Drechsel as Alex Prescott
    • Katie Kyle as Mrs. Satterlee
    • Kathleen Bonollo as Mrs. Lake
    • Amanda Gibson as Susan Lake

    Sunday

    A Few Good Men (excerpt)

    Aaron Sorkin

    Adapted and Directed by Sean Day

    Cast:

    • Mike Schwartz as Lt. Daniel Kaffee
    • Jamie Lowrimore as Col. Nathan R. Jessep
    • Nathan Kay as Capt. Jack Ross
    • Mary Day as Judge Randolph
    • Jeremy McCombs as MP
    • Brad Dennis as MP

    Sure Thing

    David Ives

    Directed by Gary Wimer

    Cast:

    • Ryan George as Bill
    • Rebecca Nutter as Betty

    Hold for Three

    Sherry Kramer

    Directed by Gary Wimer

    Cast:

    • Julia Gainer as Barty
    • Jillian Haynal as Scotty
    • Rudy Scott as Ed

    Impromptu

    Tad Mosel

    Directed by Peter Schmidt

    Cast:

    • Adam Lombard as Ernest
    • Ryan Lunsford as Lora
    • Greg Ojala as Tony
    • Katrina Beddoe as Winifred

    As You Like It (Act III, Scene 2)

    William Shakespeare

    Directed by Amber White

    Cast:

    • Ryan Lunsford as Rosalind
    • Andrea Wolfing as Celia
    • Josh Coleman as Orlando
    • Joel Dickerson as Corin
    • Adam Lombard as Touchstone
    • Nathan Minnick as Jacques

    Crew

    Executive Producer

    LuAnn Venden Herrell

    Producer

    Bradley Nelson

    Lights

    Daniel Greenlaw

    Stage Manager

    Melissa Peckham

    House Manager

    Jamie Lund
    Michael Ward

    Props Manager

    Jennifer Barton

    Tickets

    Doug Taylor

    Ushers

    Amber White
    Jennifer Barton

    2005

    Written and directed by Lance Ivy and Tyler Webster


    Cast

    Lance Ivy

    Tyler Webster


    Crew

    Producers

    Marilynn Loveless

    Luann Venden

    Technical Director

    Alex English

    Technical Advisor

    Rudy Scott

    Stage Manager

    Melissa King

    Lighting Design

    Rudy Scott

    Set Design

    Lance Ivy

    Tyler Webster

    Sound Board Operator

    Peter Hollister

    House Managers

    Amy Muthersbaugh

    Richard Wallace

    Publicity & Marketing

    Lance Ivy

    Tyler Webster

    Playbill Editor

    Jeremy Vetter

    Playbill Design

    Jennifer Waters

    Playbill Cover Art

    Tom Emmerson

    Playbill Cover Design

    Jennifer Waters

    Poster Design

    Jennifer Waters

    Box Office

    John Campbell

    Courtni Mundy

    Sandra Clark

    March 1-9, 2003
    October 5-13, 2002
    December 2, 3, 9 & 10, 2000

    Written by Arthur Miller

    Co-directed by Marilynn Loveless and Jim Bock


    Cast

    Betty Parris

    Dana Melashenko

    Tituba

    Juelle James

    Rev. Parris

    Ryan Deal

    Abigail Williams

    Stephanie Binns

    Susanna Wallcott

    Lindsay Lombard

    Ann Putnam

    Cindy Gall

    Thomas Putnam

    Nate Kay

    Mercy Lewis

    Erica Sharp

    Mary Warren

    Ryan Lunsford

    John Proctor

    Adam Lombard

    Rebecca Nurse

    Andrea Wolfing

    Giles Corey

    Lorin Koch

    Rev. Hale

    Jeremiah Burt

    Elizabeth Proctor

    Betsy Harlan

    Francis Nurse

    Bradley Nelson

    Ezekiel Cheever

    Treye McKinney

    John Willard

    Joshua Reinbold

    Judge Hathorne

    Peter Schmidt

    Deputy-Governor Danforth

    Jim Bock

    Sarah Good

    Keri Donaldson

    Hopkins

    Lance Ivy


    Crew 

    Assistant Director

    Peter Schmidt 

    Technical Director/Lighting Design    

    Erich Dorzab

    Sound Design

    Matt Nutter

    Set Design

    Kristin Smith

    Costume Design

    Alexia LeFore

    Stage Manager

    Melissa Peckham

    Properties

    Malcolm Mills

    Floor Crew:

    LuAnn Venden Herrell

    Kurt Dreschel

    Set Construction:

    Erich Dorzab

    Jeffrey Klam

    Alexia LeFore

    Malcolm Mills

    Sean Mountain

    Joshua Reinbold

    Joshua Tomczek

    Publicity

    Melisaa Peckham

    House Manager

    Katrina Forgey

    Box Office

    Doug Taylor

    Ushers

    Jennifer Barton

    Kelley Gillette

    Sarah Stanley

    Heidi Gruzinski

    Costumes

    June Smith

    Whitman College-Barbara Stone

    Little Theatre-Patricia Wilson

    Carmen Creek Clothing Co.-Kathleen Neal

    Opening Night Gala Committee

    Julie Lorren (chairperson)

    Dave and Anne Bullock

    Bev Beem

    Gala Decorations

    Joanie LeFore

    Julie Lorren

    Leah Patch

    Trissa Gifford


    Information on the play's origin is found in the box below.


    May 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2000

    Adapted by Dr. Janet P. Sholty with Dr. LuAnn Venden Herrell

    Directed by LuAnn Venden Herrell


    Cast

    Pilate

    Bradley Nelson

    1st Soldier

    Jon Larsen

    2nd Soldier

    Craig Slonaker

    3rd Soldier

    Keri Donaldsen

    Nicodemus

    Fred Cordova, Jr.

    Joseph of Arimathea

    Josh Bennett

    Gabriel 

    Liesl Fandrich

    Lucifer

    Jeremiah Burt

    Tulfric

    Melissa Peckham

    God

    Jerry Entze

    Christ

    Lorin Koch

    Mary, Mother of Christ

    Amber White

    Mary Magdalene

    Angie Cummings

    Mary Jacobi 

    Mari Ferguson

    Mary Salome 

    Sarah Miller

    Peter

    Peter Schmidt

    Thomas 

    Doug Aerni II

    1st Angel 

    Kelly O'Connor

    2nd Angel  

    Jaime Bennett

    3rd Angel

    Kelly Williams

    Music 

    I Cantori


    Crew

    Producer 

    Peter Schmidt

    Dramaturge

    Jan P. Sholty

    Stage Manager

    Katrina Forgey

    House Manager

    Michael Ward

    Public Relations

    Bradley Nelson

    Costumer 

    Amber White

    Costume Design

    Jan P. Sholty

    Amber White

    Props

    Jennifer Barton

    Photography/Lighting

    Daniel Greenlaw

    Box Office

    Doug Taylor

    Set Design/Construction

    Greg Ojala

    Steven Retzlaff

    Program  

    Kieren Bailey


    Resurrexio Domini Nostri means "The Resurrection of Our Lord"


    March 3, 4, 10 & 11, 2001

    Disturbed

    Brad Boesen

    Directed by Kristin Smith

    Cast:

    • Megan Daly as Daphne
    • Fitch Venckleleer as Bob

    Overtones

    Alice Gerstenberg

    Directed by Dan Lounsbury

    Cast:

    • Elizabeth Bruch as Harriet
    • Heather Sandvik as Hetty
    • Julie Schaepper as Margaret
    • Erica Sharp as Maggie

    The Boor

    Anton Chekov

    Directed by Betsy Harlan

    Cast:

    • Nelita Davamony as Luka
    • Cindy Gall as Helena Ivanovna Popov
    • Lance Ivy as Grigori
    • Stepanovitch Smirnov

    The Dark at the Top of the Stairs

    William Inge

    Directed by Erich Dorzab

    Cast:

    • Emily Halvorsen as Cora
    • Ryan Deal as Rubin

    The Actor's Nightmare

    Christopher Durang

    Directed by Adam Lombard

    Cast:

    • Tyler Webster as George Spelvin
    • Angie Cummings as Meg
    • Erica Sharp as Sarah Siddons
    • Lindsey Lombard as Dame Ellen Terry
    • Peter Schmidt as Henry Irving

    Crew

    Executive Producer 

    LuAnn Venden Herrell

    Co-Producer

    Marilynn Loveless

    Stage Manager/Props

    Keri Donaldson

    Lights and Sound

    Jerry Entze

    House Manager

    Jennifer Barton

    Lighting Design

    Erich Dorzab

    Poster Design

    Marcell Jenkins

    Stage Foreman

    Jeremiah Burt

    Press

    Jay Ham

    December 7-15, 2002
    May 12, 13, 17, 19 & 20, 2001

    Written by C.S. Lewis

    Adapted by Bradley Nelson

    Directed by Marilynn Loveless


    Cast

    C.S. Lewis

    Will Frei

    Intelligent Weird Ghost

    Lance Ivy

    Tousle

    Jeremiah Burt

    Spirit 1

    Heather Sandvik

    Big Ghost and Free Spirit 

    Dennis Huynh

    Spirit 2

    Tim Ruybalid

    World Traveler

    Ross Brown

    George MacDonald

    Adam Lombard

    Old Woman

    Elizabeth Bruch

    Spirit 3

    Heidi Schaepper

    Fast-Talking Ghost

    Cindy Gall

    Artist

    Erich Dorzab

    Spirit 5

    Lindsey Lombard

    Wife

    Stephanie Binns

    Spirit 4

    Megan Daly

    Husband

    Jonathan Schulze

    Mother

    Cherie Rutan

    Spirit 6

    Fitch Venckeleer

    Lizard Girl

    Kristin Taylor

    Lizard/Cat

    Kristin Smith

    Spirit 7

    Keri Donaldson

    Frank

    Ryan Deal

    Tall Ghost and Spirit 7

    Erica Sharp

    Sarah Smith

    Betsy Harlan

    Sprites

    Alexandra Buell

    Victoria Buell

    Kristianna Buell


    Crew

    Dramaturge

    LuAnn Venden Herrell

    Assistant Director

    Bradley Nelson

    Technical Director

    Rudy Scott

    Lighting Design

    Erich Dorzab

    Rudy Scott

    Sound Design

    Lorin Koch

    Set Design

    Marilynn Loveless

    Costume/Make-up Design

    Alexia LeFore

    Technical Crew

    Josh Reinbold

    Daniel Greenlaw

    Andrew Grove

    House Manager

    Jamie Lund

    Stage Manager/Properties

    Jerry Entze

    Costumes

    June Smith

    Whitman College-Barbara Stone

    The Little Theatre-Patricia Wilson

    Ushers

    Kami and Dan Stuehrenberg

    Poster Art

    Kuyler Lang

    Poster Design

    Bradley Nelson

    Playbill Design

    Naoyuki Numata

    Flautists

    Michelle Hoag

    Laura Anne DeBruler

    Technical Director

    Bradley Nelson

    Cameras

    Rudy Scott

    Daniel Lounsbury

    Teleprompter

    John McMackin


    October 13, 14, 18, 20 & 21, 2001

    Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

    Directed by Dan Lounsbury


    Cast

    Adam Lombard

    Himself

    Erich Dorzab

    Himself

    Rudy Scott

    Himself


    Crew             

    Prop Manager

    Adam Rich

    Head of Sound

    Peter Hollister


    The Gamester was eighteenth-century woman dramatist Susanna Centlivre's first commercial success in 1705. It was written at the height of the Collier stage controversy--a widespread movement led by cleric Jeremy Collier for stage reform, in reaction to the sensational plays of the Restoration era. The play is one of the first of a genre now known as "reform comedies": sometimes uneasily occupying middle ground between the earlier racy comedies of wit and the gentler sentimental comedies of the late 18th century; this type of play usually employs gentle satire and physical humor in an attempt to teach a social lesson. This approach is quite similar to Hogarth's series of engravings entitles "The Rake's Progress." Many dramatists in the period 1698-1712 argued that the stage was a legitimate vehicle of presenting cautionary tales in a format that is both easily grasped and long remembered.

    Centlivre, author of more than 16 plays, was in her time one of the most popular of dramatists. In terms of number of performances alone, her plays enjoyed longer runs than those of her now more familiar contemporaries Dryden, Congreve, Cibber, and Sheridan; her works were included more often in the working repertoires of the London companies. Her critical reputation was built on her skill at taking stock characters and situations and breathing new life and subtlety into them.

    In the case of The Gamester, the play is a typical reform comedy that focuses on the necessary reclamation of a young nobleman who must be convinced of the dangers of gambling. What is not typical is the graphic illustration of everyone who must be convinced of the dangers of gambling. What is not typical is the graphic illustration of everyone who comes in contact with Valere is affected by his addiction, no matter their rank, gender, or philosophical outlook. His gambling causes a "ripple effect" that spreads outward, causing every other character to commit offenses against social station, manners, or morals. Also unusual is the method of Valere's reclamation: his fiancee', Angelica. She is an intelligent, sprightly agent of reform who brings Valere back within the boundaries of good society by the use of witty repartee and cunning masquerade.

    2005

    Bimbo the Pirate

    Booth Tarkington

    Directed by Diana Wheeler

    Swashbuckling, a damsel in distress, strict religious observance, and a complete lack of sweethearting - how could I pass up the chance to direct a band of delightfully moral pirates, strictly observing their religious codes while turning a blind eye to the less than virtuous nature of their buccaneering trade?

    Cast:

    • Scotty Ray as Capt. Deuteronomy Bimbo
    • Cheve Case as Pirate
    • Dallas Reedy as Robert
    • Billy Colson as Gunner
    • Karen Wheeler as Pirate
    • Wendy Chaffee as Lydia
    • Luke Chilson as Brimstone
    • John Campbell as Driscol

    Budding Lovers

    Georges Feydeau

    Directed by Andrew Faber

    Budding Lovers is a charming play about two children attempting to memorize fables.  However, they are distracted by a more important matter - getting married!

    Cast:

    • Karen Bibb as Henrietta
    • Joseph Radelfinger as Rene

    The Soldier's Return

    Anonymous

    Directed by Heidi Hollister

    Coming home is every soldier's dream, but sometimes it doesn't turn out exactly like a Norman Rockwell painting.  Life on the home front can be just as stressful as life on the battlefields.  This play deals with come of the difficulties and changes that coming home from war can bring.  though written in 1941, it could very well be about any war, in any era.  This play is dedicated to every soldier who has ever served our country overseas; especially those who are in Iraq, and their families back at home.  Thank you for serving.

    Cast:

    • Michael Rhynus as Soldier
    • Victoria Shelton as Woman

    The New Rules

    Laurence Klavan

    Directed by Becca Flaiz

    The New Rules was written in response to 9/11.  The playwright felt that such an atrocity required abstraction, that reality wasn't enough.  The play is an expression of the anxiety felt by Americans, especially New Yorkers, following the attack. Klavan read about a scientific study of rats that were zapped with electrodes in experiments.  While being shocked on a certain schedule, they maintained stability.  Uncertainty about the time and place of the pain, however, drove them crazy.  The story of the rats reminded him of his own experiences as a New Yorker, living in fear, with constant false alarms.  The process observed in this play shows the characters' fragile psyches collapsing in response to the "new rules" of the world.

    Cast:

    • Andrew Cockerham as #1
    • Boris Brajnikoff as #2

    December 1, 2, 6, 8 & 9, 2001

    Written by Susanna Centlivre

    Directed by LuAnn Venden Herrell


    Cast

    Male Roles

    Box Keeper

    Ross Brown

    Valere

    Jeremiah Burt

    Galoon

    David Crawford

    Hector

    Erich Dorzab

    Count Cogdie

    Dennis Huynh

    Lovewell

    Lance Ivy

    Mr. Demurr

    Lorin Koch

    1st Gentleman

    Jarrod Lima

    Marquis of Hazard

    Adam Lombard

    Dorante

    Bradley Nelson

    2nd Gentleman

    Fitch Venckeleer

    Sir Thomas Valere

    Tyler Webster

    Porter

    Kris Wilson

    Female Roles 

    Mrs. Security

    Megan Daly

    Betty

    Nicole Ferguson

    Angelica

    Lindsey Lombard

    Mrs. Topknot

    Lorilea Mitchell

    Maid

    Cheri Rutan

    Favourite

    Erica Sharp

    Lady Wealthy    

    Kristin Smith


    Crew

    Stage Manager

    Dan Lounsbury

    House Manager

    Elizabeth Bruch

    Assistant Directors

    Elizabeth Bruch

    Lindsey Lombard

    Cherie Rutan

    Erica Sharp

    Lighting/Sound

    Lorin Koch

    Peter Hollister

    Emily Yeo

    Stage Design

    Martha Mason (WWC Art Department)

    Chief Costumer

    Stephanie Binns

    Costumers

    Elizabeth Bruch

    Kurt Drechsel

    Mari Ferguson

    Cherie Rutan

    Wardrobe Mistress

    Megan Daly

    Scenic Artist

    Martha Mason (WWC Art Department)

    Set Foreman and Design

    Dr. Roy Campbell (WWC Physics Department)

    Set Construction

    Jeremiah Burt

    John Campbell

    Erich Dorzab

    Andrea Dorzab

    Jerry Entze

    Bradley Nelson

    Adam Lombard

    Dan Lounsbury

    Music Consultant

    Dr. Kraig Scott (WWC Music Department)

    Box Office

    Doug Taylor

     

    Adam Lombard

    Program and Poster Design

    Tara Twing

    Public Relations

    Bradley Nelson

    Rehearsal Photos

    Amanda Gibson


    Information on the play's origin is found in the box below. 


    December 6-14, 2003

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