REDDING IMPROV PLAYERS
Saturday, March 7, 2015 @ 8pm
Doors open @ 7:30pm
All Seats $10
Proceeds benefit the
Playhouse Capital Campaign
THE GRAPES OF WRATH
Directed by Samantha Fork
By Frank Galati, from the novel by John Steinbeck
Inspired by the literary classic, this Tony Award-winning drama tells a timeless story of endurance and hope.
Jim Casey…John Welsh
Tom Joad…Ian Dalziel
Pa Joad…Dan Kupsky
Ma Joad…Tammy Jones
Uncle John…Bob Christensen
Rose Of Sharon…Josselyn Carter
Connie Rivers…Anthony Wilder
Ruthie…Alexus Kenyon Brox
Chloe Freeland…Al’s Girl and multiple female roles
Jim Littier…Floyd and multiple male roles
Tim Murray…Man Going Back and multiple male roles
Darryll Alvey & Brad Tillman….multiple roles
A powerful and deeply affecting stage adaptation of one of the masterpieces of American literature, conveying a timeless message of the perseverance and power of the human spirit.
Synopsis: Tom Joad and his family are forced from their farm in the Depression-era Oklahoma Dust Bowl and set out for California along with thousands of others in search of jobs, land, and hope for a brighter future. Considered John Steinbeck’s masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath is a story of human unity and love as well as the need for cooperative rather than individualistic ideals during hard times.
Saturday, February 21st, 2:00 PM at the theatre!
Do you have a play you would like to see produced at Riverfront Playhouse? Ever wanted to direct a play? Riverfront Playhouse is looking for directors and plays for their 2016 Season. In addition, the theatre is in search of directors to direct a short play for “PLAYWRIGHTS NIGHT OUT”, a Riverfront Playhouse Capital Campaign event, to be performed this coming June .
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Written by Mary Chase
Directed by Jennifer Levens
January 17 to February 14
ELWOOD P. DOWD…….. BRIAN STORM
VETA LOUISE SIMMONS……. JONESSA BRITAN
MYRTLE MAE SIMMONS ……..SARALYSETTE BALLARD
JUDGE OMAR GAFFNEY……… BILL SIEMER
MRS. CHAUVENET/MRS. CHUMLEY ………ELSIE RITCHIE
DR. SANDERSON…………… NICK BROWN
NURSE KELLY………… MICAYLA WHITMER
DR. CHUMLEY………. RICHARD S. GRACE
WILSON………… ED SULPICE
GRAYDON FISHER………THE CABBIE LOFGREN
MAID………. ALEXUS K. BROX.
Synopsis: Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey — whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall pooka resembling an anthropomorphic rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets. His social-climbing sister, Veta, increasingly finds his eccentric behavior embarrassing. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her and her daughter Myrtle Mae from future embarrassment. When they arrive at the sanitarium, a comedy of errors ensues. The young, handsome, and very flirtatious Dr. Sanderson commits Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion. When Elwood shows up at the sanitarium looking for his lost friend Harvey, it seems that the mild-mannered Elwood’s delusion has had a strange influence on the staff, including sanitarium director Dr. Chumley. Only just before Elwood is to be given an injection that will make him into a “perfectly normal human being, and you know what bastards they are!” (in the words of a taxi cab driver who has become involved in the proceedings) does Veta realize that she’d rather have Elwood the same as he’s always been — carefree and kind — even if it means living with Harvey.