2013-2014 Past Performances

Noises Off
by Michael Frayn
July 18 – August 2, 2014

Directed by ​Carlyn Postle, Assistant Director Amy Reyes

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Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and backstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

Cast
Sara (Connolly) Eberhard – Dotty Otley / Mrs. Clackett
Thomas Pahl – Garry Lejeune / Roger
Lisa Morrison – Brooke Ashton / Vicki
Jack Parry – Fredrick Fellowes / Phillip Brent
Jessica Mazza – Belinda Blair/ Flavia Brent
Pat Connolly – Selsdon Mowbray / Burglar
Stephen LeFranc – Lloyd Dallas / Director
Amy Reyes – Kim Allgood / Stage Manager
Andrea DeTomasi – Poppy Norton-Taylor / Assistant Stage Manager

Crew
Assistant To The Director- Sherri Connolly
Producer / Stage Manager – Keith Postle
Sound Tech – Bob Moran
Lighting Tech – Rae Schwartz
Set Construction – Bryan Carrier, Pat & Sherri Connolly, Sara & Chris Eberhard, Ray Ford, Jessica Mazza, Thomas & Justin Pahl, Brad Planchot, Jack Parry, Stephen LeFranc & Todd Wiener
Set Crew – Sherri Connolly, Chris Eberhard, Connie & Pat Jones, Brad Planchot & Todd Wiener
Set Design/Décor – James Cass
Costume Design – Sara (Eberhard) Connolly & The Cast
Artistic Director – James Cass
Programs – Rae Schwartz
Photography – Picture This of Palma Ceia

The Cemetery Club
by Ivan Mitchell
June 13 – June 28, 2014

Directed by Frank Stinehour | Produced by Ann Lehman

Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband’s graves. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life, Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun, and Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher enters the scene. He meets the widows while visiting his wife’s grave. Doris and Lucille squash the budding romance between Sam and Ida. They are guilt stricken when this nearly breaks Ida’s heart.

Cast
Karyn Lorenzetti – Ida
MaryAnn Bardi – Lucile
Judith Sachs – Doris
Ron Forth – Sam
Jenn Hall – Mildred
Laura Roberts – Marian

Crew
Connie Jones – Stage Manager

The Amorous Ambassador
by Michael & Susan Parker
April 25 – May 17, 2014

Directed by ​Michael Cote | Produced by Jim Johnson

“Hormone” Harry Douglas from The Sensuous Senator is back to his old shenanigans again, but this time as the American Ambassador to Great Britain. He tells his wife Lois, that he has arranged a golf outing in Scotland for the weekend. Lois in turn tells Harry that she too will be gone for the weekend at a spa, and that their daughter Debbie will be gone visiting a girlfriend. Each then tells Perkins, their newly hired butler in their country home, of their plans. He stoically watches as each of them leave for the weekend. Meanwhile, Harry, secretly returns to the empty house, having planned a romantic rendezvous with a sexy, next-door neighbor Marianne. Debbie returns with her boyfriend Joe, believing they have the house to themselves for the whole weekend. Harry’s secretary, Faye Baker, and Captain South of the U.S. Marine Corps arrive in the wake of a bomb threat at the embassy, and must set-up embassy communications in Harry’s country home. Captain South places a squad of marines around the perimeter, and everybody is sealed in.

Cast
HARRY DOUGLAS — Brandon Wagner
LOIS DOUGLAS — Wendy Robbins
PERKINS — Kelly Clow
DEBBIE — Mandi Fieldsamerican
JOE – Zach “Hippie” Griswold
MARIAN — Laura Roberts
CAPTAIN SOUTH — Constantine Kyriakou
FAYE — Erica Heiden

Crew
Bob Moran — Stage Manager

Bermuda Avenue Triangle
by Joseph Bologna & Renee Taylor
Mar 21 – April 12, 2014
Director Robin New | Producer MaryAnn Bardi

This outrageous comedy by the authors of Lovers and Other Strangers and other uproarious hits starred Nanette Fabray and the authors on Broadway. It concerns the adventures of a Jewish widow and an Irish widow whose successful daughters move them to Las Vegas, where they share a retirement village condo. On an excursion, they are saved from a mugger by a charming if not quite sober gambler who is short on cash. They allow him to curl up on the living room floor and he manages to sweet talk his way into both ladies’ beds. Each situation is rife with the outrageous, excessive comedy that endears these playwrights to audiences everywhere.

Cast
Fanny – MaryAnn Bardi
Tess- Marianne Meichenbaum
Angela – Mary Jordan
Rita -Penni Willen
Rabbi Levine – Henry Bardi
Johnny – Ron Forth

Social Security
by Andrew Bergman
Feb 14 – Mar 8, 2014
Directed by ​James Cass | Produced by Frank Stinehour

Written by one of Hollywood’s top comedy screenwriters and directed by the great Mike Nichols, this hilarious Broadway comedy starred Marlo Thomas and Ron Silver as a married couple who are art dealers. Their domestic tranquility is shattered upon the arrival of the wife’s goody goody nerd of a sister, her uptight CPA husband, and her archetypal Jewish Mother. They are there to try to save their college student daughter from the horrors of living only for sex. The comic sparks really begin to fly when the mother hits it off with the elderly minimalist artist who is the art dealer’s best client!

Cast
Sara Connolly – Barbara
Nancy Fueyo – Trudy
Jan Van Dyke – Sophie
Ron Forth – Maurice
Andrew Blizzard – David
Buzz Van Dyke – Martin

Crew
Frank Stinehour — Stage Manager
James Cass — Costume and Set Design

Who Maid Who
by David Lassig
Jan 10 – Feb 1, 2014

Directed by ​Dee Ford Produced by Rae Schwartz

Joe’s mischievous weekend get-away with his would-be mistress at his lake cabin goes horribly wrong when his wife shows up and catches Joe with his new “French maid.” As if this situation weren’t sticky enough, Joe’s parents have a weekend of their own planned at the cabin. With an inquisitive cop, a chef, a gardener, and a variety of young and old maids, how will Joe manage to sort everything out?

Cast
Joe- Carl Canestrano
Robin- Penni Willen
Chris-Joe Thomas
Marsha- Ashley Kix
George-Dale Noss
Gladys-Trish Farber
Beth-Tracy Roese
Roger-Robert Redmond

Crew
Stage Mgr – Shirley Overton

It’s A Wonderful Life: A Life Radio Play
Adapted by Joe Landry From the screenplay by Goodrich, Hackett,Capra, & Swerling
Nov 29 – Dec 21, 2013

Directed by ​Jim Johnson | Assistant Directed by Venessa Baez | Produced by Judith Sachs

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

Cast
Brandon Wagner — Ernie, Mr Welch, Henry F. Potter
Cameron Levine — Harry, Horace the Teller, Martini, Young George
Chris Dietz — Matilda, Rose Bailey
Deb Kelley — Mrs. Hatch, Mrs. Thompson
Eddie Gomez — George Bailey
Ellen Jannereth — Young Mary, Zuzu
Gus Eberhard — Pete, Tommy, Young Harry Bailey
Judith Sachs — Sadie Vance
Kelly Clow — Charlie, Clarence
Rehema Bilali — Janie, Mary Hatch/Bailey
Robert Carlson — Binky, Bridge Keeper, Cop, Dr Campbell, Old Man Gower, Man 1, Man 2, Old Man Collins, Schultz
Sara Connolly — Ruth Bailey, Violet Bick, Young Violet
Stephen Fox — Joseph, Sam Wainwright, Sherriff
Thomas Pahl — Bert, Billy Bailey, Ed, Nick, Peter

Crew
Paul Jannereth — Stage Manager
Laura Dietz — Foley Artist
Chris Dietz — Costume Design
James Cass — Set Design

Behind Closed Doors
By Marc Sanders
Nov 8 – Nov 16, 2013

Directed By Amy C. Ragg and Marc S Sanders

In this original play, four vignettes showcase the various tenants of an apartment building’s fifth floor as their personal struggles are exposed and their lives intersect over the course of a five year period.

Cast
Andy – Eric Misener
Susan – Isabel Bertram
Mr. Kobiyeski – Barry Silber
Pierre – Christopher Daniels
George – Michael Holden
Melissa – Amy Reyes
Brian – Ray Zacek
Mike – Aushay Stinogle
Caitlin – Erica Heiden
Angela – Laura Roberts
Jenny – Sydney Bertram
Jack The Fire Captain – Kahan Nazar
Paramedic – Jae Welch

A Murder is Announced
by Agatha Christie adapted by Leslie Darbon
Oct 11- Oct 27, 2013

Directed By Frank Stinehour and James Cass | Apprentice Student Director Justin Levine

The announcement in the local paper states time and place of a murder to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one of several occupants, temporary and permanent, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns, and Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution at some risk to herself in a dramatic confrontation scene just before the final curtain.

Cast
Petra Sussman – Ms. Blacklock
Sarha Castro – Julia
Sara Connolly – Bunny
Aushay Stinogle -Patrick
Jenifer Martin – Mitzi
Nancy Fueyo – Miss Marple
Erin Kirby – Philipa
Sherri Connolly – Ms. Swettenham
Kahan Nazar – Edmund Swettenham
Paul Jannereth – Craddock

Nunsense… The Musical
By Dan Goggin
Sept 6 – Sept 28, 2013

Director Jim Russell and James Cass |  Producers James Cass and Frank Stinehour

Winner! Four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Off Broadway Musical in its original New York production, this hilarious international hit was revived in New York with a male cast Nunsense A Men! The show is a fund raiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidently poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God).

Cast
Pam Rufrano as The Rev. Mother
Ann Lehman as Sister Mary Hubert
Jen Martin as Sister Mary Amnesia
Nicole Bridgens as Sister Robert Anne
Hillary Lusignan as Sister Mary Leo
Josh Duart as Sister Julia, Child of God
Chelsea Orvis as Sister Mary Brendan
Kendra Langlie as Sister Mary Wilhelm
James Cass as Father Virgil
Angel Borths as Sister Mary Martin
Jeanine Maclean as Sister Mary Travers
Susan Deardan as Sister Mary Tooter
Heather Haskell as Sister Mary Mechanic
Laura Roberts as Sister Mary Shortbus