Doubt: A Parable

by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Nancy Curran Willis
May 14 – May 29, 2010

Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, Doubt is set in a Catholic school in the Bronx in 1964. This thrilling drama follows the suspicions of the schools strong-minded principal, Sister Aloysius; the defense of Father Flynn, a priest with more liberal ideas; and a young teacher, Sister James, who is caught between the two.

Performance Dates:

May 14, 15, 21, 22 (Sold out!), 27, 28 (Sold out!) and 29 (Sold out!) at 8:00 pm
May 23 at 2:00 pm

Tickets $16.00 general admission, $14.00 for students/seniors.

For reservations, or to be added to the waitlist for the May 22nd performance, please call (781) 893-9171 or email reservations@hoveyplayers.com.

Cast:
Sister Aloysius – Christine Connor
Sister James – Jenn Shea
Father Flynn – Kendall Hodder
Mrs. Muller – Dyan Madrey

Crew:
Director – Nancy Curran Willis
Producer – Tracy Sullivan
Stage Manager – Mark Sickler
Set Design – Matt Silverstein
Lighting Design – Mike Finke
Sound Design – Gordon Ellis
Costume Design – Kimmerie H.O. Jones
Props Design and Set Dressing – Tracy Sullivan
Props Assistant – Michelle Fisher
Set Construction Chief – Brian Zifcak
Scenic Artist – John Murtagh
Publicity – Tracy Sullivan
Logo and Poster Design – MaryEllen Skulski

Hovey Gives Back

Our Hovey Gives Back partner for Doubt: A Parable is Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston.

For more than 100 years, Catholic Charities has continued its mission of building a just and compassionate society rooted in the dignity of all people. The agency provides approximately 140 programs and services throughout Eastern Massachusetts. These services respond to the needs of the poor and working poor, provide supportive services to children and families, and assist refugees and immigrants as they become active participants in their communities. Last year, Catholic Charities served nearly 200,000 people in need of all faiths. To discover more of their work, visit www.ccab.org.

The Little Dog Laughed

by Douglas Carter Beane
Directed by Mark Sickler
March 12 – March 27, 2010

Mitchell is a Hollywood star on the rise, and his full-time agent and part-time beard, Diane, is doing all she can to keep his “slightly recurring case of homosexuality” from de-railing his fame. The Little Dog Laughed takes an acerbic and sharply funny jab at the entertainment industry and human nature in a tabloid obsessed society.

Performance Dates:

March 12, 13, 19, 20 (Sold out!), 25, 26 and 27 at 8:00 pm
March 21 at 2:00 pm

Tickets $16.00 general admission, $14.00 for students/seniors.

For reservations, please call (781) 893-9171 or email reservations@hoveyplayers.com.

Please note that this production contains nudity and mature subject matter.

Cast:
Mitch – Jason Fenton
Diane – Gail Bishop Nessman
Alex – Kevin Morin
Ellen – Brooke Casanova

Crew:
Director – Mark Sickler
Co-Producers – Leigh Berry and Nicole Sparks
Stage Manager – Victoria Taylor
Assistant Stage Manager – Kristine Mackin
Set Design – John Pease
Lighting Design – Dan Jentzen
Sound Design – Robin Gabrielli
Costume Design – Barbara Douglass
Props Designer and Set Dresser – Joe Stallone
Set Construction – Brian Zifcak (Chief), Barbara Douglass, Kristine Mackin, Mark Sickler, Nicole Sparks, Victoria Taylor, Michael Zimmer

Hovey Gives Back

Our Hovey Gives Back partner for The Little Dog Laughed is Community Servings.

Community ServingsCommunity Servings is dedicated to providing free, home-delivered meals to people homebound with acute life-threatening illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, breast and other cancers, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, liver and kidney disease, hepatitis, and lupus. Each day we provide 725 clients, their dependent families, and their caregivers with nutritious meals, reaching out to those in greatest need in 16 cities and towns throughout eastern Massachusetts. Our goals are to help our clients maintain their health and dignity, provide nutritionally and culturally appropriate meals, preserve the integrity of their family, and send the message that someone cares. Please visit our web-site for more information.

Joined at the Head

by Catherine Butterfield
Directed by Karen Dervin
January 15 – January 30, 2010

A famous writer returns to her hometown on a book tour and re-connects with her past. A colorful reflection on the process of art and the discovery of friendship.

Performance Dates:

January 15, 16, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 at 8:00 pm
January 24 at 2:00 pm

Tickets $16.00 general admission, $14.00 for students/seniors.

For reservations, please call (781) 893-9171 or email reservations@hoveyplayers.com.

Cast:
Maggie Mulroney – Jennifer Hopkins
Maggy Burroughs – Allison McCann
Jim Burroughs – William McGregor
Mrs.Mulroney and others – Kate Blair
Mr. Mulroney and others – Cliff Blake
Salesclerk and others – Stephanie Garris
Nora and others – Vivian Liu-Somers
Doctor and others – Ellen Robinson
Raymond and others – Brian Zifcak

Crew:
Director – Karen Dervin
Assistant Director – Nicole Sparks
Co-Producers – Ronni Marshak and Mario Salinas
Stage Manager – Maggie Benagh
Assistant Stage Manager – Paul Zakrzewski
Set Design – Jenn Shea
Lighting Design – Mark Sickler
Sound Design – Gordon Ellis
Costume Design – Susan Harrington
Hair/Makeup Design – Jim Lynch
Board Operator – Andrea DeJordy
Props Coordinator – Michelle Fisher

Hovey Gives Back

Our Hovey Gives Back partner for Joined at the Head is Planet Cancer.

Planet Cancer is a community of young adults with cancer. (You know, that age between “pediatric” and “geriatric,” where no one knows whether to give you a lollipop or have a serious talk about your fiber intake.) It’s a place to share insights, explore our fears, laugh, or even give the finger to cancer with others who just plain get it. We don’t deny the dark side of illness and death here. But we also firmly believe that laughter and light can turn up in the strangest places.

Please visit their web-site for more information.

The Real Thing

by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Kristin Hughes
November 6 – November 21, 2009

“An engaging evening in the theater, one that challenges and respects our intelligence.”

– David Brooks Andrews, Metro West Daily News, November 11, 2009

Henry and Annie are in love – but is it the real thing? Can love last? Can a marriage? In this heartfelt comedy – a Tony winner for Best Play – Tom Stoppard examines the difficulties – and rewards – of finding and sustaining – love and commitment, as well as challenging our very notions about what is ‘real’.

Performance Dates:

November 6, 7, 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21 at 8:00 pm
November 15 at 2:00 pm

Tickets $16.00 general admission, $14.00 for students/seniors.

For reservations, please call (781) 893-9171 or email reservations@hoveyplayers.com.

CAST
Max – Ted Batch
Charlotte – Melissa Sine
Henry – Stephen Peters
Annie – Brooke Casanova
Billy – Todd Radford
Debbie – Tatiana Rutledge
Brodie – Brian Moyer

PRODUCTION STAFF
Director — Kristin Hughes
Co-Producers – Leigh Berry and Gabrielle Aguillon-Hatcher
Stage Manager – Paul Zakrzewski
Lighting Designer – Matthew Silverstein
Sound Designer – Tom Berry
Set Designer – Kristin Hughes
Costume Designer – Gabrielle Aguillon-Hatcher
Props – Nicole Sparks
Publicity — Tracy Sullivan
Poster Design – Maryellen Mitrano

Hovey Gives Back

MSPCA-AngellOur Hovey Gives Back partner for The Real Thing is The MSPCA-Angell (www.mspca.org).

The MSPCA-Angell is a national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine and provides direct hands-on care for thousands of animals each year. Founded in 1868, it is the second-oldest humane society in the United States. Services include animal protection and adoption, advocacy, humane education, law enforcement and world-class veterinary care. The MSPCA-Angell is a private, non-profit organization. It does not receive any government funding nor is it funded or operated by any national humane organization. The MSPCA-Angell relies solely on the support and contributions of individuals who care about animals. Please visit www.mspca.org.

Boeing Boeing

by Marc Camoletti
Directed by Mario Salinas
September 18 – October 3, 2009

“Back when international flying was still glamorous… this is exactly how we imagined gorgeous women from each of these countries to look and act.”

– David Brooks Andrews, Metro West Daily News, September 24, 2009

Bernard, an architect in Paris, juggles three fiancées – American, Italian, and German. The girls are flight attendants, and Bernard plans their arrivals and departures to the minute, courtesy of their flight schedules. But a combination of the faster Boeing 707 jet and bad weather wreak havoc with Bernard’s amorous juggling.

Performance Dates:

September 18, 19, 25, and 26 at 8:00 pm
September 27 at 2:00 pm
October 1, 2, and 3 at 8:00 pm

Tickets $16.00 general admission, $14.00 for students/seniors.

For reservations, please call (781) 893-9171 or email reservations@hoveyplayers.com.

Crew:

Director Mario Salinas
Asst. Director Michael Haddad
Stage Manager Mark Sickler
Set Designer Jennifer Shea
Costume Designer Martha Heller
Lighting Designer Josh Poirier
Sound Board Op Frank Davoli
Asst. Stage Manager Nicole Sparks
Choreographer Elise Wulff
Co-Producer Kristin Hughes
Co-Producer Kimmerie Jones
Publicity Kristin Hughes
Publicity Tracy Sullivan

Cast:

Jorge Martinez Bernard
Bob DeVivo Robert
Sabrina Cylie Gloria
Rebecca Shor Gretchen
Barbara Douglass Bertha
Jennifer McCartney Gabriella