2013-2014 Season (66th)

Leading Ladies

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By: Ken Ludwig
October (2013) 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19
Directed by: Zachary J. Palmer

(Comedy) Two English actors, Lack & Leo, are performing Shakespeare in Amish country of Pennsylvania. They hear about an old woman who is about to die and pass her fortune to two English nephews who Jack & Leo try to pass themselves off as to get her money.

Ashley Scheiber as Meg
Bob Petrik as Duncan
Walter March as Leo
Tim Schumann as Jack
Sarah Graham as Audrey
Clint Cleaver as Doc
Sean Hegarty as Butch
Anastasia Cleaver as Florence


Being of Sound Mind

cover-idea1-webBy: Brian J. Burton
January (2014) 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25
Directed by: Jim Balcerek

(Psycho/Thriller) While recovering from an emotional breakdown, Susan goes along with her husband John to a French cottage for their usual holiday. Following the unexpected visit of the cottage owner, Mrs. March, a bizarre series of events occurs in which Susan encounters a stranger who claims to be John, and she turns to her sister Judy for help. As she stands to receive her father’s inheritance only if she is “of sound mind”, Susan begins to suspect that she is a victim of a plot to destroy her sanity.

Erin Ryan as Susan
Anthony Cipollo as John
Jillian Bosmann as Mrs. March
Ashley Scheiber as Judy
Brian Richichi as Man



DoubtBy: John Patrick Shanley
March (2014) 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30,
April (2014) 4, 5
Directed by: Georgina Bard

(Drama) An uncanny blend of compassion and detachment. An inspired study in moral uncertainty with a certain structure of an old-fashioned detective drama.

Regina Deavitt as Sister Aloysius
Teresa Miller as Mrs. Muller
Katie Noga as Sister James
Kevin Walters as Father Flynn


Don Juan in Chicago

donjuan-cover-art-webBy: David Ives
June (2014) 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28
Directed by: Bob DeMarco

(Comedy) Don Juan is a handsome, rich, nobleman in sixteenth-century Spain. His servant Leporello urges him to find a girlfriend and lead a normal life, but the Don is more interested in finding the meaning of life through books and alchemy. Afraid he won’t have time to find it, Don Juan calls up the Devil and cuts a deal that grants him (and Leporello) immortality – as long as Don Juan seduces a different woman every day. Unfortunately, the first woman he seduces is Dona Elvira, his true love. Infuriated by the Don’s abandonment, Elvira cuts her own deal with the Devil: She won’t die until she sleeps with Don Juan a second time. Four hundred years later she catches up with them in present-day Chicago.

Anthony Cipollo as Don Juan
Tim Schumann as Leporello
Brian Richichi as Mephistopheles
Cassandra Cain as Elvira
Lorie Baldwin as Sandy
Fran Carroll as Todd
Juan Caceres as Mike
Ashley Schieber as Zoey



She Kills Monsters

By: Qui Nguyen
August (2014) 1, 2, 3, 8, 9
Directed by: Gina Lutz
Asst. Director: Anthony Cipollo

(Dramatic Comedy) She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

Jenny Sullens as Agnes Evans
Mandy Schmidt as Tilly Evans
Tim Schumann as Chuck
Keith Maliszewski as Miles
Natalie Bonacci as Lilith
Jen Newby as Kaliope
Rick DiDonato as Orcus
Joshua Smith as Steve
Tara Hipple as Vera
Angie Schlauch as Farrah/Narrator
Ashley Lora-Lee as Evil Gabbi
Kristen Havel as Evil Tina

Tim Odom
Ryan Leddy
Felicity Young
Carol Leister
Charles Alutius