2017-2018 Season (71st)

Hound of The Baskervilles

The Hound of The Baskervilles program cover artBy: Tim Kelly, based on the story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
October (2017) 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21
Directed by: Jim Balcerek
Asst. Director: Kevin Christian

SYNOPSIS:

(Mystery/Drama) Sherlock Holmes’ most spine chilling mystery is placed in a modern setting in this version with suspense, humor and terror. Sir Henry is heir to the vast Baskerville fortune, a legacy that comes with a family curse death at the fangs of a horror that prowls the moor. Only Holmes can stop the beast. While mysterious lights signal Baskerville Hall and the hound terrifies the countryside, the sleuthing begins and suspicion falls on sinister servants, butterfly collectors, ladies in distress and escaped convicts. Who wrote the letter that summoned the hound? Is Sir Henry’s romance with the lovely Kathy doomed? Is the supernatural at work?

CAST:

  • Nancy Vander Zwan as Lady Agatha Mortimer
  • Erin Devine as Perkins
  • Keith Maliszewski as Dr. John Watson
  • Jacob Cauthron as Sherlock Holmes
  • Maggie Rousis as Mrs. Barrymore
  • Tim Schumann as Sir Henry Baskerville
  • Steve Niles as Barrymore
  • Ashley Lora-Lee as Kathy Stapleton
  • Søren Madsen as Jack Stapleton/Selden
  • Allison Schrader as Laura Lyons

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Arsenic & Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace program cover artBy: Joseph Kesselring
January (2018) 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27
Directed by: Allison Schrader

SYNOPSIS:

(Comedy) We meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously “acceptable” roomers; the antics of their brother who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of the other brother—these require no further description or amplification here. ARSENIC AND OLD LACE is a must for all nonprofessionals, a ready-made comedy hit.

CAST:

  • Phyllis Blair as Abby Brewster
  • Doug Tague as The Rev. Dr. Harper
  • Eric Schaefer as Teddy Brewster
  • Rick Pine as Officer Brophy
  • Daniel Cochran as Officer Klein
  • Norma Kider as Martha Brewster
  • Janet Rosenberg as Elaine Harper
  • Kevin Christian as Mortimer Brewster
  • Steve Niles as Mr. Gibbs
  • Tim Schumann as Jonathan Brewster
  • Alex Hraur as Dr. Einstein
  • John Silbaugh as Officer O’Hara
  • Paul McCarthy as Lieutenant Rooney
  • Mark Brown as Mr. Witherspoon

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Lost in Yonkers

Lost in Yonkers program cover artBy: Neil Simon
March (2018) 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24
Directed by: Keith Maliszewski

SYNOPSIS:

(Dramatic Comedy) By America’s great comic playwright, this memory play is set in Yonkers in 1942. Bella is thirty-five years old, mentally challenged, and living at home with her mother, stern Grandma Kurnitz. As the play opens, ne’er-do-well son Eddie deposits his two young sons on the old lady’s doorstep. He is financially strapped and taking to the road as a salesman. The boys are left to contend with Grandma, with Bella and her secret romance, and with Louie, her brother, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers.

CAST:

  • Matthew Ballow as Jay
  • Wade Craney as Arty
  • Alexis Leigh Ross as Bella
  • Alana Carracio as Grandmom
  • Kevin Christian as Louie
  • Steve Niles as Eddie
  • Colleen Mackle as Gert

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Unnecessary Farce

Unnecessary Farce Program ArtBy: Paul Slade Smith
June (2018) 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16
Directed by: James Kirkwood and Donna Nicolazzo

SYNOPSIS:

(Comedy) Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go. In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.

CAST:

  • Michael Rizzo as Eric
  • Gina Lutz as Billie
  • Allison Schrader as Karen
  • Mark Brown as Mayor
  • David Sharper as Frank
  • Steve Niles as Todd
  • Joan Kerber as Mary

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