May 16 to June 13
Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Maria Spencer Drake
Synopsis: Corie and Paul are newlyweds, fresh from their honeymoon. Corie is still enthralled by her recent sexual awakening and the adventure that comes with youth and marriage. She wants their passionate romantic life to continue at full speed. Paul, however, feels it is time to focus on his burgeoning career as an up-and-coming lawyer. When they don’t see eye-to-eye about their apartment, their neighbors, and their sex drive, the new marriage experiences its first patch of rough weather.
Corie Bratter……Erin Sullivan
Paul Bratter…….Nicholas Brown
Mother…………..Kathryn Idema Kirk
Victor Velasco…….Ragan Ragan
Telephone repairman….Deon Polett
Delivery man…….Michael Osa
THE GIN GAME
Written by Donald L. Coburn
Directed by Elsie Ritchie
Fonsia Dorsey…...Victoria Graham
Weller Martin…….Bill Siemer
The Gin Game , by D. L. Coburn, uses a card game as a metaphor for life. At the opening of this1978 Pulitzer Prize winning play, Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey, a prim ,self- righteous lady. They discover they both dislike the nursing home and enjoy gin rummy , so they begin to play and reveal intimate details about their lives. Fonsia wins every time and their secrets become weapons used against one another.
Weller longs for a victory to counter a lifetime of defeats but it doesn’t happen. He leaves the stage a broken man and Fonsia realizes her self- righteous rigidity has led to an embittered , lonely old age.
The 39 Steps
by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan
April 16 to April 18
Presented by Anderson New Technology High School @ Riverfront Playhouse
Tickets at the Cascade Theatre Box Office
www.cascadetheatre.org / 243-8877
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!