JANUARY 16 TO FEBRUARY 13
Directed by Bill Collins
Vanya: Mat McDonald
Sonia: Lisa Murphy Collins
Masha: Kathryn Kirk
Spike: Nick Brown
Nina: Erin Sullivan
Cassandra: Elsie Ritchie
Synopsis: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a comedy play written by Christopher Durang. The story revolves around the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings, two of whom live together, and takes place during a visit by the third, Masha, who supports them. They discuss their lives and loves, argue, and Masha threatens to sell the house. Some of the show’s elements were derived from works of Anton Chekhov, including several character names, the play’s setting in a cherry orchard, and the theme of the possible loss of an ancestral home.
The play premiered at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey in 2012, followed by an Off-Broadway production later the same year. It transferred to Broadway in 2013. The original McCarter, Off-Broadway, and Broadway casts included David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen, Sigourney Weaver and Billy Magnussen.
Directed by John Welsh, Written by Thornton Wilder
Stage Manager: Deon Pollett
George Gibbs: Reece Rensendez
Dr. Gibbs: Graig Craig Boyer
Mrs. Gibbs: Jen Gomez
Emily Webb: Kathlyn Smith
Editor Webb: Bob Koroluck
Mrs. Webb: Pam Carney
Howie Newsome: Dan Kupsky
Constable Warren: Paul Daniel Howell
Mrs. Soames: Lyn Regan
Simon Stinson: Lyle Hurley
Professor Willlard: Ian Dalziel
Sam Craig: Chris Gomez
OUR TOWN is a 1938 three-act play by American playwright, Thornton Wilder. It tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens.
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November 14 to December 12
A Dickens’ Christmas Carol,
A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts
The Styks-Upon-Thump Repertory Company
Written by Mark Landon Smith
Directed by Bob and Jonni Clouse
Sir Selsdon Piddock- Deon Pollett
Mrs. Cordelia Ffoluet-Ffolds Ffortescue Wood- Sandy Terry
Dame Rowena Middleton-Lewis- Christina Leadabrand
Cynthia Imbry- Jessica Mann
Mr. Elyot Crumwels- Graydon
Teddy Shub- Richard S. Grace
Mrs. Bettina Salisbury- Valerie Hardy
Synopsis: From the bonny shores of England comes the Styckes-Upon-Thump Repertory Theatre Company, a stuffy old travelling troupe embarking on their fifteenth annual farewell tour of the Dickens’ tale. The company includes Sir Selsdon Piddock, the consummate actor, in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, with Mrs. Bettina Salisbury, Dame Rowena Middleton-Lewis, Mrs. Cordelia ffoliet-ffolkes ffortescue Woods, Teddy Shub and Elyot Crummels in multiple supporting roles. Sweet Cynthia Imbry, the general understudy, suddenly finds herself thrust onstage to perform a role she’s ill-prepared for! Bettina, the company diva, pretends to be ill, certain the production will be cancelled. However, much to her shock and rage, the show does go on without her! Roles are shuffled at the last minute and poor Cynthia finds herself center stage. The play begins but mid-way through the theatre doors open and in rushes Bettina, determined to reclaim her roles. Mayhem ensues as this professional company scrambles to keep the show going and everything that could possibly go wrong does, to hilarious, ridiculous results!