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May 10 & 13, 1990
By Jan de Hartog
Directed by David Mumm
Village Hall


Cast

Agnes

Kimberly Rowell

Michael  

Tracy Rowell

"The Four Poster" was directed as part of the Play Directing Class under the direction of Donnie Rigby. Due to its length, this play was performed separately from the other plays. May 10 was a dinner theater performance.

May 20, 1990
Produced by Donnie Rigby
Village Hall


Sorry, Wrong Number
By Lucille Fletcher
Directed by Marshall Keymer and Randy Croft

 Cast:

  • Laura Beck

  • Shannon Durkos

  • Rachel Adams

  • Shane Anderson

  • Steve Dunston


The Sandbox
By Edward Albee
Directed by Denise Armstead

Cast:

  • Michele Molstead

  • Gart Curtis

  • David Kilmer

  • Kim Gnose

  • Tara Furman


Plaza Suite
By Neil Simon
Directed by Lynelle Childs and Kimberly Rowell

Cast:

  • Judi Zaugg

  • John Pegel

  • David Kilmer

  • Gina Jervey


A fourth, full-length play, "The Four Poster" was directed by David Mumm with performances on May 10 and 13.

February 23, 24 and March 2 & 3, 1991
By Archibald MacLeish
Directed by Donnie Rigby; David Mumm, associate director
Village Hall


Cast

J.B. 

Chad Mowat

Sarah

Jolynn Fisher

Mr. Zuss

Sean Fresk

Mr. Nickles

Marc Wagner

Additional Actors

Trevor Dorland
Donald Carson
Michael Zbaraschuk
Heidi Hawthorne
Shauna Allen
Kellie Bond
Oren Williams
Jan Bartell
Eric Brown
John Pegel
Todd Reiswig
John Osborne
Sherilee Chapman
Mandy Betts
Amy Teo
Kellie Wheeler
Nellena Holloway
Laura Beck
Cheryl Kronner
Patsy Whitehead (cameo)


A panel discussion ("Is J.B. Job?") was held on Feb. 23. Panel members included Glen Greenwalt, Linda Emmerson, Doug Clark, Roger Robbenolt, and Beverly Beem.

May 12, 1991

"Who Will Call Him King?" was performed as part of the AGA Mother-Daughter Weekend. It is a passion play focusing on the women involved in Christ's life.

April 22, 23, 25 & 26, 1992
A Centennial Review by Susan Gardner
Directed by Donnie Rigby, assisted by Constance Shrahle
Village Hall

View the playbill for The First Hundred Years are the Hardest (1992).


Performed during alumni homecoming as part of the WWC Centennial Celebration.

A Kind of Alaska
By Harold Pinter

The Dark Lady of the Sonnets
By George Bernard Shaw

November 19, 21 & 22, 1992
Directed by Rodney Vance
Village Hall

View the playbill for Two One-Act Plays (1992).

 

April 15, 17 & 19, 1993
By Gilbert and Sullivan
Presented by I Cantori
Directed by Kandice Dickinson
Village Hall


Cast

Bob Becket

David Albertson

Ralph Rackstraw

Timothy Baker

Bill Bobstay

Chadwick Carlton

Captain Corcoran

Donald Carson

Cousin Hebe

Lonna Chase

Josephine

Meriha DiScala

Sir Joseph Porter the K.C.B.

Steven Dunston

Buttercup

Gina Machlan

Dick Deadeye

Jay Wintermeyer

Chorus

ICantori

May 27, 1993
By David Mamet
Directed by David Mumm


Cast

The Prince

Peter Fackenthall

The Milkmaid

Tanya Lee

A Servingman

Danny Patchin

The Wicked Witch

Elke Rechberger

"The Frog Prince" was performed outside on the north side of the library.

February 24, 26 and March 3, 5 & 6, 1994
A musical by Clark Gesner
Directed by Rodney Vance
Village Hall

View the playbill for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (1994).

April 8-9, 1994

May 26, 30, 31, 1994

December 1, 3, 4, 8 and 10, 1994
By William Gibson
Directed by Rodney Vance
Village Hall


Cast

The Butterfingers Angel

Ted Moller

Herod the Nut

Paul Johnson

Mary 

Molly Riter

Joseph

Mark Trussell

The Donkey

Eli Semotiuk

Man in Grey  

Donald Carson

The Tree

Jackie Ravine

Courier

Jason Wells

Village Women/Herod's Concubines

Jolene Michelle Parker
Heidi Volf

One of the Three Kings

Brian Reed

Additional Actors

Joe Michel
Doug Quast
Darren Nebergall
Neil Kopplin
Rick Wright

February 16, 18 and 19, 1995
By William Gibson
Directed by Rodney Vance
Village Hall


Cast

Annie Sullivan

Janelle Jones

Helen Keller

Chelsea Vance

Kate Keller

Heidi Volf

Captain Keller

Mark Trussell

Viney

Melissa Dancer

Aunt Ev

Elizabeth Nelson

Anagnos

Jonathan Betlinski

The Doctor

Andrew Becraft

James 

Neil Kopplin


Crew

Stage Manager

Ted Moller

Stage Designer

Steve Taft

May 11, 13 & 14, 1995
By Rodney Vance
Directed by Heidi Volf


Cast

The Woman 

Elizabeth Nelson

The Girl

Jackie Ravine

Jack

Brian Reed

Old Man

David Lamay

Edeth

Melissa Dancer

Man

Neil Kopplin

Father Sky

Doug Quast

Music by Nickel

November 30 and December 2, 3, 7 & 9, 1995
(The December 3 performance was a 2 p.m. matinee performance)

By Oliver Goldsmith
Directed by David Lennox
Village Hall


Cast

Marlow

Aaron Heinrich

Kate Hardcastle

Heidi Volf

Mr. Hardcastle

Ted Moller

Dorothy Hardcastle

Keila Szpaller

Tony Lumpkin

Dale Chapman

Constance Neville

Jackie Ravine

Sir Charles Marlow

Tim James

 

January 16, 18, and 19, 1997
By William Shakespeare
Directed by David Lennox, assisted by Kimberly Howard
Village Hall

View the playbill for The Tempest (1997).
 

March 6, 8, 9, 13 and 15, 1997
By Anton Chekov
Directed by Kimberly Howard
Village Hall

View the playbill for The Three Sisters (1997).

May 29, 31, 1997
Village Hall

Rex
Directed by Elizabeth Nelson

Talk to Me Like the Rain
Directed by David Sweeney

The Dying Gaul
Directed by Keila Szpaller

The Sandbox
Directed by Nate Wiss

Asleep on the Wind
Directed by Jackie Ravine

December 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7, 1997
By Caroline Franke
Directed by Jackie Ravine and Eric Van Santen
Village Hall


Cast

Mr. Banks

Claude Chappell

Kay Banks

Christina Plantier

Mrs. Banks

Melody Harmon

Tommy Banks

Jon Betlinski

Ben Banks

Jason Chamberlin

Buckley Dunstan 

Ryan Carroll

Mr. Massoula

Grant Flaiz

Joe  

Nate Wiss

Bellamy

Wally Lyder

Delilah

Serrina Douglas

Peggy Swift

Adina Tapu

Buzz Taylor

Eric Van Santen

Red

Joe Gottschall

Pete

Chad Mundy

Mrs. Pulitzki

Sarah Kramer

Tim's Man

Jimmy Estes


Crew

Artistic Director

Jackie Ravine

Technical Director

Eric Van Santen

General Manager 

Kimberly Howard

Stage Manager

Gary Wimer

Wardrobe Director

Andrea Rodenberg

Lighting

Nathan Nelson

Props Mistress

Kelly Peterson

Wardrobe Assistant

Bianca Sanborn

 Wardrobe/Props Assistant

Shannon Ford

Running Crew

Jerrold W. Hartman

Production Assistant

Doug Quast

House Manager

Aaron Heinrich

February 26, 28, March 5 and 7, 1998
Village Hall


A Marriage Proposal
By Anton Chekov
Directed by Claude Chappel IV

 Cast:

  • Melissa Andregg as Natalia
  • Doug Quast as Lomov
  • Aaron Heinrich as Trepan

Mental Reservation 
By Roger Cornish
Directed by Tim James

Cast:

  • Jeremy Duerksen
  • Miriam Castro

Impromptu
By Tad Mosel
Directed by Bradley Nelson

Cast:

  • Stephanie Briggs
  • Jonathan Natiuk
  • Brenden Bliss
  • Shuree Torgerson

Waiting for Godot and Catastrophe (excerpts)
By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Jon Betlinski

Cast:

  • Jimmy Estes as Estragon
  • Jacy Nelson as Vladimir
  • Adam Gaines as the protagonist
  • Amy Rootvik as the director
  • Tara Jeske as the assistant

The Maderati
By Richard Greenberg
Directed by Ben Juhl

Cast:

  • Nathan Nelson as Martin
  • Grant Flaiz as Keene
  • Christian Plantier as Dewy

Hello Out There
By William Saroyan
Directed by Rudy Scott

Cast:

  • Jason Chamberlain as the lieutenant
  • Tami Wallace as Emily
  • Hans Klein
  • Jackie Ravine
  • Lorin Koch as Another Man

May 9, 10, 13, 14, 16 & 17, 1998
By Sharon Houck Ross
Directed by Kimberly Howard and Jon Betlinski
Village Hall

View the playbill for A Melting Seaso (1998).


This performance of "A Melting Season" was a world-premiere production.

Playwright Sharon Houck Ross was present on opening night.

December 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, and 12, 1998
By George S. Kaufman
Village Hall

View the playbill for the Festival of One Acts (1998).
 

February 25, 27, 28 and March 4 & 6, 1999
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Kimberly Howard, assisted by Nathan Nelson
Village Hall

View the playbill for The Winter's Tale (1999).

April 22, 1999*
Written by Kimberly Howard in collaboration with Jason Chamberlin
Directed by Jason Chamberlin
Village Hall

View the playbill for Floating Redundant (1999).


*Floating Redundant had one performance at WWC on April 22. Another performance was held in Cordiner Hall on the Whitman College campus on June 2, and the play was also taken to New York City, where it played in the Gene Frankle Theatre June 18-21 and 25-28.

April 29-May 2, 1999
Vilage Hall


Duck Variations
By David Mamet
Directed by Rudy Scott

Cast:

  • Brian Elvin as Emil
  • Holly Shivner as George

Picking Up Osiris
By Leanne Veverka
Directed by Leanne Veverka

Cast

Lilith

Kimberly Eley

Cieran

Nathan Williams

Anna

Keri Donaldson

Fran

Alison Preszler

Girl 1 

Emily Ashlock

Girl 2 

Julie Ballou

Girl 3  

Leanne Veverka

Girl 4  

Cindy Gall

Girl 5 

Leanna Long

Boy 1 

Kuyler Lang

Boy 2

Tim Dunston

Boy 3 

Thoran Towler

Adrian 

Josh Reinbold

Ben 

Nathan Becraft


"Credo"
By Craig Lucas
Monologue enacted by Grant Flaiz


"Spoon River Anthology" (excerpt)
By Edgar Lee Masters
Monologue enacted by Christina Plantier


Crew

Producer

Gary Wimer

Running Crew 

Mike Ward
Melissa Peckham

Lighting

Amy Kingsbury

Public Relations

Nikia Furman

Sound and Video Production

Rudy Scott

Graphic Design/Layout  

Caryn Boyd

Stage Construction

Amy Kingsbury
Sarah Stanley
Jonny Hayasaka
Amber White
Rudy Scott
Gary Wimer
Heather Eick

Make-Up 

Andrea Rodenberg

House Manager

Jamie Lund

This program was presented in Village Hall  on April 29, May 1 and 2 as a "Mere Ducks" Production.

May 13, 15, 16, 19, 20 and 22, 1999
By Lewis Carroll
Adapted by the Oral Interpretation Class
Directed by Kimberly Howard
Village Hall

View the playbill for Alice in Wonderland (1999).
 

December 4, 5, 8, 9, 11 & 12, 1999
By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Marilynn Loveless and co-directed by Jim Bock
Village Hall

View the playbill for The Importance of Being Earnest (1999).

Little to no information is known on programs with an asterisk (*) by their title.

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