Laughter on the 23rd Floor

by Neil Simon

directed by David Fisher

From America’s favorite playwright comes the Broadway hit about a team of 1950’s comedy writers as they produce a weekly variety program called The Max Prince Show. Based upon his own time as a staff writer for Sid Caesar’s Your Show Of Shows, Neil Simon recreates the mayhem, neuroses, nonstop gags, and constant one-upmanship of a team of brilliantly funny social misfits trying to create comedy in the era of the Red Scare and network interference.  It’s 30 Rock meets the Golden Age of television!

Performance Dates:
May 11, 12, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26, at 8pm, and May 20 at 2pm.

Tickets: $18 ($15 for Students/Seniors)

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CAST:

Lucas Brickman    Patrick Mularski
Milt Fields    Glenn Wakeley
Val Skolsky    Andrew Boncoddo
Brian Doyle    Gordon Ellis
Kenny Franks    Mark Mason
Carol Wyman    Allison McCann
Max Prince    Bill Stambaugh
Ira Stone    Jason Rutledge
Helen    Rebecca Mae Davis

 
CREW:

Director    David Fisher
Producer Kristin Hughes
Stage Management    Paul Zak
Set Design    David Fisher
Costume Design    Sharon Kivnik
Sound Design Dave Sheppard
Lighting Design    Matthew Silverstein
Props Coordination    Nicole Sparks

Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth

by Richard Schenkman

directed by Tatiana Ivan

Professor John Oldman is packing up his home and moving elsewhere. During an impromptu farewell party at his remote cabin, his most trusted colleagues demand answers to his sudden departure. As night falls, Oldman makes an extraordinary announcement. Is it all a thought experiment? Or is he telling the truth? As his friends confront their own notions of history, religion and humanity, a final revelation may shatter their beliefs forever.

Performance Dates:
March 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23 & 24, at 8pm, March 18 at 2pm.

Tickets: $18 ($15 for Students/Seniors)

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CAST:

John    Evin Anderson
Dan    Will Dalley
Harry    Robin Gabrielli
Edith    Ginny Carpenter
Sandy    Kate Forrestall
Art    Mark Jenkins
Linda    Libby Schap
Gruber    David Mularski
Mover/Police Officer    Patrick Mularski
Mover    Jackie Dobson

 
CREW:

Director    Tatiana Ivan
Producer Nicole Sparks
Stage Management    Shannon Gmyrek
Set Design    Tom Powers
Costume Design    Sharon Kivnik
Sound Design Evin Anderson
Lighting Design    Matthew Silverstein
Props Coordination    Brigid Battell
Stage Combat Consultant    Meron Langsner
Sound Board Operator    Jason Dawson

Closer

by Patrick Marber

directed by Kristin Hughes

Closer focuses on the complex relationships and sexual politics, and morality of four people trading partners in search of love, intimacy, and being closer. By turns funny, scabrous, and tragic, this winner of the 1998 Olivier Award for Best Play and the 1999 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Play offers a brutal and honest look at the pitfalls of modern romance.

Performance Dates:
January 13, 14, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28, at 8pm, and January 22 at 2pm.

Tickets: $18 ($15 for Students/Seniors)

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CAST:

Alice Sara Jane Burns
Dan Robin Gabrielli
Larry    Bill Stambaugh
Anna Melissa Sine

CREW:

Director    Kristin Hughes
Producer Nicole Sparks
Stage Management    Cinda Lavely
Set Design    Al Forgione
Costume Design    Kimmerie Jones
Sound Design Tom McCartney
Lighting Design    Kristine Mackin
Props Coordination    Tatiana Ivan
Dialect Coach    Jason Dawson
Fight Coordinator    Chris Cardoni
Photographer    Reid Gilman

November

by David Mamet

directed by J. Mark Baumhardt

It’s November in a Presidential election year, and incumbent Charles Smith’s chances for reelection are looking grim. Approval ratings are down, his money’s running out, and nuclear war might be imminent.  With David Mamet’s characteristic no-holds-barred style, November is a scathingly hilarious take on the state of America today and the lengths to which people will go to win.

Performance Dates:
November 4, 5, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19, at 8pm, and November 13, at 2pm.

Tickets: $18 ($15 for Students/Seniors)
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CAST:

Charles Smith Gordon Ellis
Archer Brown Bill Stambaugh
The Representative of the National Association of    
Turkey and Turkey Products Manufacturers
 
Nick Bennett-Zendzian
Clarice Bernstein Anne Damon
Chief Dwight Grackle Brad Walters

CREW:

Director J. Mark Baumhardt
Producers   Michelle Aguillon and Tatiana Ivan
Stage Manager   Victoria Taylor
Scenic Design    Jay Pendexter
Light Design Kristine Mackin
Sound Design Robin Gabrielli
Costume Design    Sharon Kivnik
Set Design Todd Radford
Crew Chief   Paul Zak

The Tempest

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Michael Haddad

A storm brews in the heart of Prospero, the wronged Duke of Milan, as the revenge he has longed for finally comes within his grasp. Prospero’s bitterness toward his enemies is a counterpoint to his love for his daughter, trapped on the island with him since she was a babe. Though The Tempest is a tale full of magic, spirits, and monsters, its themes of love, revenge, and forgiveness are all too human.

Performance Dates:
September 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23 & 24, at 8pm and September 18 at 2pm.

Tickets: $18 ($15 for Students/Seniors)
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CAST:

Prospero Chris Cardoni
Alonzo Webb Tilney
Sebastian Kristie Norris
Antonio Christina Petrillo
Gonzalo Chris Wrenn
Ferdinand Ryan MacPherson
Miranda Arielle Lipshaw
Stephano Andy Lebrun
Trinculo Nellie Farrington
Caliban Nick Barry
Ariel Katharine Braun-Levine
Master/Juno/Spirits Amy Joy Laffin
Boatswain/Ceres/Spirits     Tree Raine

CREW:

Director Michael Haddad
Producers Ronni Marshak, Tatiana Ivan, John Eldridge
Stage Manager Brian Hasbrouck
Lighting Design Sam Negin
Costume Design Kimmerie H.O. Jones
Sound Design Ed Council
Music Advisor Cinda Lavely
Props Coordinator Shannon Gymrek
Props Design and Construction     Brian Wolfe-Leonard
Specialty Leather Masks Steven Weinacht II
Sound Board Operator Margaret Umbsen, Katelyn Tustin