The 39 Steps

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Alister Austin and Amanda Baxter* (photo by Bella Muccari)

Alister Austin and Amanda Baxter* (photo by Bella Muccari)

Kayla Ryan Walsh, Alister Austin and Whit Leyenberger (photo by Bella Muccari)

Kayla Ryan Walsh, Alister Austin and Whit Leyenberger (photo by Bella Muccari)

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Saturday, October 29 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, October 30 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, November 3 @ 8:00pm
Friday, November 4 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, November 5 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, November 5 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, November 6 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, November 10 @ 8:00pm
Friday, November 11 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, November 12 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, November 12 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, November 13 @ 3:00pm

 

THE CAST

Alister Austin, Amanda Baxter*, Whit Leyenberger, Kayla Ryan Walsh – playing 150 characters!

*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

 

THE STAFF

Producer – Jonathan Bruce King
Director – Mark Gallagher
Scenic Design – Laura Drucker
Lighting Design – Savannah Bell
Prop Design – Julie Epstein
Sound Design – Ian O’Loughliin
Fight Director – Joseph Travers
Casting Director – Jessi Blue Gormezano
Production Stage Manager – Marisa Kilgallen
Assistant Stage Managers – Jaime Rossow and Stephen Witkiewicz

GYPSY

Gypsy

GYPSY is the ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother. Join Rose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920’s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. Jule Styne’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics include Let Me Entertain You, Some People, You’ll Never Get Away from Me, If Momma Was Married, All I Need Is the Girl, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, You Gotta Get A Gimmick and Together Wherever We Go. This is a gripping story of one of the most frightening aspects of show business.

Elizabeth Nestlerode and "Caroline" in GYPSY. (photo by Laurel Detkin)

Elizabeth Nestlerode and “Caroline” in GYPSY. (photo by Laurel Detkin)

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Saturday, September 17 at 8:00pm
Sunday, September 18 at 3:00pm (GalleryTalks following performance)

Thursday, September 22 at 8:00pm
Friday, September 23 at 8:00pm (Alumni night)
Saturday, September 24 at 8:00pm
Sunday, September 25 at 3:00pm

Thursday, September 29 at 8:00pm
Friday, September 30 at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 1 at 2:00pm
Saturday, October 1 at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 2 at 3:00pm

Thursday, October 6 at 8:00pm
Friday, October 7 at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 8 at 2:00pm
Saturday, October 8 at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 9 at 3:00pm

THE CAST

Kevin Bain*, Victor Barranca, Emma Berardelli, Julia Bevilacqua, Dylan Brod, Victoria Bundonis*, Sean Dearing, James David Dirck, Benny Enfinger, Adam Fontana*, Chris Gillette, Devin Hatch, Chara Kirkland, Dave Konig*, Lorinne Lampert*, Sonya Rice, Emily La Rosa, Richard Lisenby, David Mackler, Michelle Martinelli, Jonah Mussolino, Elizabeth Nestlerode, Annie Grace Payne, Anna Raful, Devra Seidel, Sami Schwaeber, Jake Wasserman, Jolie Rose Wasserman, Tomo Watanabe, Evan Jose Wright, and Pam Zazzarino

The Staff

Executive Producer: Mark Harborth
Producer: Jonathan King
Director: Mark Harborth
Choreographer: Jerry Mittelhauser
Music Director: Leslie Wickham
Set: Jerry Mittelhauser
Lights: Scott Cally
Costumes: Joey Haws
Props: Roxanne Goodby
Sound: Ian O’Laughlin
Stage Manager: Laurel Detkin
Asst. Stage Manager: James Mosser, Emily La Rosa

Richard III

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RICHARD III by William Shakespeare

July 14 – July 31, 2016

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Thursday, July 14 @ 7:30pm
Friday, July 15 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, July 16 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, July 17 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, July 21 @ 7:30pm
Friday, July 22 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, July 23 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, July 24 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, July 28 @ 7:30pm
Friday, July 29 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, July 30 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, July 31 @ 3:00pm

 

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50th Anniversary Season Announcement Party

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Gallery Players announces a very special event

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50th Anniversary Season Announcement Party and Penny Social Fundraiser

Eat, Drink, and be the first to hear what Gallery has planned for the 50th Anniversary Season. There will be light refreshments and live entertainment from some amazing performers, and over 35 raffle prizes to be given away, including:

4 Disney Park Hopper Passes

Coor’s Light Beach Cruiser Bike

Subscriptions to Gallery’s 2016-2017 50th Season

A City Winery Tour and Wine Tasting

Signed Opening Night Playbill from Something Rotten

Broadway Comedy Club tickets

…and much more

Tickets are only $15/person and can be purchased through Ovation. Seating is limited, so purchase tickets now.

All proceeds benefit Gallery Players’ 50 for 50 Campaign, so come have fun, win prizes and support theatre in Brooklyn for the next 50 years!

Contributors (click to view their website):

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IN THE HEIGHTS

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Ryan Jagru, Josephine Spada and Sydia Cedona in Gallery Players' IN THE HEIGHTS (photo by Bella Muccari)

Ryan Jagru, Josephine Spada and Sydia Cedona in Gallery Players’ IN THE HEIGHTS (photo by Bella Muccari)

IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.

Performance Schedule

Saturday, April 23 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, April 24 @ 3:00pm (GalleryTalks following the performance)

Thursday, April 28 @ 8:00pm
Friday, April 29 @ 8:00pm (Alumni night)
Saturday, April 30 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, May 1 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, May 5 @ 8:00pm
Friday, May 6 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, May 7 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, May 7 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, May 8 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, May 12 @ 8:00pm
Friday, May 13 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, May 14 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, May 14 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, May 15 @ 3:00pm
 

The Cast

Usnavi –  Ryan Jagru*
Benny – Daniel Belnavis*
Nina – Josephine Spada*
Vanessa – Claire Saunders
Abuela – Sydia Cedeno
Sonny – Evelio Sotolongo
Camilla – Maite Uzal
Kevin – Paul Aguirre*
Daniela – Ariana Valdes
Carla – Gabriela Hernandez
Graffiti Pete/Ensemble – Joomin Hwang
Piraugua Guy/Ensemble – Daniel Caraballo
Ensemble: Steven Charles, Mark Andrew Garner, Paloma Munoz, Silvia Nicoloso, Alexandra Marks
 

The Staff

Executive Producer – Mark Harborth
Producer – Jonathan Bruce King
Director – Michael Bello
Music Director – Jacob Carll
Choreographer – Justin Boccitto
Production Stage Manager – Monica Daniels
Scenic Designer – Adam Crinson
Costume Designer – Antonio Consuegra
Lighting Designer – Scott Andrew Cally
Sound Designer – Ian O’Loughlin
Props Designer – Roxanne Goodby
Asst. Stage Manager – Emily La Rosa

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


Warning: This play contains cigarette smoking and strong language
 

Performance Schedule

Saturday, March 12 @ 8pm
Sunday, March 13 @ 3pm (GalleryTalks)

Thursday, March17 @ 8pm
Friday, March 18 @ 8pm (Alumni Night)
Saturday, March 19 @ 2pm
Saturday, March 19 @ 8pm
Sunday, March 20 @ 3pm

Thursday, March 24 @ 8pm
Friday, March 25 @ 8pm
Saturday, March 26 @ 2pm
Saturday, March 26 @ 8pm
Sunday, March 27 @ 3pm

The Cast

Chief Bromden – Jonathan Mesisca
Dale Harding – James Swanson*
Billy Bibbit – Christopher James Russell
Scanlon – Dan Kellmer
Cheswick – John DeSilvestri
Martini – Justin Bennett*
Ruckley – David Littleton
Randle P. McMurphy – Joseph Cassese*
Ellis – Henrique Rizzo
Aide Warren – James L. Toback
Aide Williams – Brandon E. Burton
Dr. Spivey – David Mackler
Nurse Ratched – Sidney Fortner*
Nurse Flynn – Rhiannon McClintock
Aide Turkle – Timothy Covington
Candy Starr – Erin Whited-Ford
Sandra – Amy Scanlon

The Staff

Executive Producer: Mark Harborth
Producer: Jonathan Bruce King
Director: Mark Harborth
Assistant Director: Kimberly Olsen
Scenic design: Robert Bianco
Lighting design: Scott Andrew Cally
Costume design: Tony Johnson
Sound design: Jorge Olivo
Prop design: Roxanne Goodby
Fight Director: Joseph Travers
Production Stage Manager: Roxanne Goodby
Asst. Stage Manager: Emily La Rosa
Press: Michael Martinez
Show art: performingpixel.com

MEET THE CAST

JUSTIN BENNETT

JUSTIN BENNETT

Justin Bennett (Martini) New York Theater includes Laughter on the 23rd Floor, King Lear, Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Curse of the Starving Class, Cymbeline, Scenes from a Staten Island Ferry, Suits & Ties.  Regional Theater includes Legend of Sleepy Hollow (East Lynne Theater Company), Comedy of Errors, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Alexander and the Terrible… (Mill Mountain Theater), West Side Story.  National tours include one-man shows with Kid Power Productions and Slim Goodbody.  He is also a freelance director.  Justin recently directed The Adding Machine Off-Broadway.  Other favorite directing credits include The Boys Next Door, All in the Timing, 45 Seconds from Broadway, Separate Tables.  Classical and Contemporary Pianist.  BA Theater Arts, LaGrange College, Summa Cum Laude.

 

BRANDON E. BURTON

BRANDON E. BURTON

Brandon E. Burton (Aide Williams) is an actor/director from Saint Louis, Missouri. Educated at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Brandon trained formally in 2011 at the William Esper Studio New York City. Brandon has worked as an actor for the last 3 years working with companies like The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival and PS 122 as well as with renowned performers like Rick Sordelet and Tim Miller. Brandon co-founded and serves as Artistic Director of the artist collective SSBKLYN, a social justice multimedia company dedicated to bettering the human condition by producing the works of underrepresented people and populations. Brandon co-hosts, curates and edits the company’s first project, “The Anti-Americana Podcast” which is now available on Soundcloud.

 

 

 

JOSEPH CASSESE

JOSEPH CASSESE

Joseph Cassese (Randle P. McMurphy) most recently It Runs In The Family and Run For Your Wife at The Gallery Players in Brooklyn, at The Players on Gramercy Park, in T. Williams’ I Can’t Imagine Tomorrow, other off-off Broadway stage productions include  Waiting For Lefty, Fool For Love and  Frankie and Johnny In the Claire de Lune.  Independent feature films include A Better Place produced by Kevin Smith; studio films include Penny Marshall’s Riding In Cars With Boys. Joseph most recently produced and performed in a short film adaptation of Anthony Marinelli’s Theater Festival Award winning one act play, Acoustic Space which was accepted and screened in the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. He earned his BFA from Seton Hall University in Fine Arts and Criminal Justice Additional Training: Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute; Michael Howard; The Acting Studio, most recently the Atlantic Theatre Company under Karen Kohlhaas and Broadway Director Neil Pepe.

 

John DeSilvestri

JOHN DESILVESTRI

John DeSilvestri (Cheswick) An actor, voice over artist and producer, John most recently provided the voice for Bunsen in the  Smithsonian’s animated series, “Good Thinking” on YouTube. He was last seen on stage at Manhattan Theater Club in the industry reading of Ben Bartolone’s Timepiece which he also co-produced.  John was trained at the O’Neill National Theater Institute, holds a BA from the University of Hartford and an MBA from Fordham University.

Previous Credits; Theater – London Calling, New Light Theater Project; Timepiece, self-produced; The Mystery of Irma Vep, Cortland Repertory Theater. Television – “Redrum,” “Saturday Night Live.” Voice Over – “Good Thinking!” (animation), Western 1849 (iOS Video Game)
www.johndesilvestri.com
Twitter: JohnDeSilvestri

 

SIDNEY FORTNER

SIDNEY FORTNER

Sidney Fortner (Nurse Ratched) was last seen at Gallery as Aemilia in Othello.  Other New York credits include:  Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Queen Margaret (Richard III), Katrine Stockman (An Enemy of the People), Charlotte (The Cherry Orchard), Lady Fidget (The Country Wife), Golda (Fiddler on the Roof), Mistress Quickly (Henry IV, Part Two), Lady Bracknell (The Importance of Being Ernest), Gertrude (Hamlet), Agatha Stanhope (Alison’s House); Regional credits include:  Mrs. Malaprop (The Rivals), Amanda Wingfield (The Glass Menagerie), and Gabrielle (The Madwoman of Chaillot). MFA:  The Shakespeare Theatre Academy for Classical Acting, The George Washington University.  Contact:  elsid14@verizon.net.

 

DAN KELLMER

DAN KELLMER

 

Dan Kellmer (Scanlon), is very proud and grateful to be joining the talented cast and crew of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest at The Gallery Players. Dan moved to New York from Philadelphia three and a half years ago to attend graduate school and earn his M.F.A. in acting from The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. Favorite roles include Mark Rothko in Red, George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and his thesis role, Graham, in Lady. When not acting, Dan loves oil painting and is passionately in pursuit of creating the world’s greatest bacon, egg and cheese sandwich of which he believes he is close. He wishes to thank his family, dear friends and fiancée Stacie for their love, strength and support. Dan is especially grateful to director Mark Harborth for giving him a shot right out of school.

 

DAVID MACKLER

DAVID MACKLER

David Mackler (Dr. Spivey) most recently appeared at The Heights Players as another doctor (Dr. Einstein – no, not Albert) in Arsenic and Old Lace. Other New York credits include A Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit), Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot (Felix Geisel), Wendy Wasserstein’s Isn’t It Romantic (Simon Blumberg), Agatha Christie’s The Hollow (Edward Angkatell), Noel Coward’s Waiting in the Wings (Alan Bennet), Enchanted April (Frederick Arnott), Room Service (Harry Binion), Morning’s at Seven (Homer); as well as the occasional musical: My Fair Lady (Col. Pickering), Mame (Lindsay Wolsey and Uncle Jeff), Urinetown (Senator Fipp). Thank you to director Mark Harborth for the opportunity to be on the Gallery stage.

 

RHIANNON MCCLINTOCK

RHIANNON MCCLINTOCK

Rhiannon McClintock (Nurse Flynn) is excited to be onstage in her first Gallery Players production, although she is no stranger to the organization. She currently serves as a house manager, director of development and secretary of the board, and was assistant stage manager for 2012’s A RAISIN IN THE SUN. Previous roles in New York include Aphrodite in AN EVENING WITH APHRODITE, Molly in LINE, and various characters in MEN. An active volunteer and advocate for the arts, Rhiannon works at the Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre at Columbia University, where she is also pursuing a master’s degree in fundraising management.

 

 

 

 

JONATHAN MESSICA

JONATHAN D. MESISCA

Jonathan D. Mesisca (Chief Bromden ) Jonathan is excited to be back at the Gallery after appearing as Juan Perón in Evita.  Select NYC Credits:  Rachel, the Musical (Higgins), Goreé Crossing (Sheriff Bucky), The Devil of Delancey Street (Devil), Once Upon a Mattress (The Minstrel).  National Tour: Laura Ingalls Wilder (Pa Ingalls).  Regional Theatre: Evita (Perón) at The Theater Barn, The Fantasticks (El Gallo) in Ogunquit, ME.  Education:  University of Southern California.  Jonathan thanks Mark for giving him another wonderful opportunity, the Gallery Staff and Crew, and his family and friends for their never-ending love and support.

 

 

 

 

HENRIQUE RIZZO

HENRIQUE RIZZO

Henrique Rizzo (Ellis) was born and raised in Brazil where he trained at Oficina De Atores Nilton Travesso. He moved to New York recently and is excited to be part of his first production at The Gallery Players. Henrique performed with the Municipal Theater of São Paulo in FALSTAFF, CARMEN, SALOME, CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA, PAGLIACCI, TOSCA and OTELLO. He was Sebastian in THE LITTLE MERMAID and Clayton in TARZAN (Cia Marquesa De Teatro). Henrique also appeared as The Devil in VIÚVA PORÉM HONESTA and Loco in BARRELA (Cão Bravo Produções).

 

CHRISTOPHER JAMES RUSSELL

CHRISTOPHER JAMES RUSSELL

Christopher Russell (Billy Bibbit) Christopher was born and raised in the United Kingdom, growing up he became passionate about comedy and acting when he discovered they were subjects in school that actually held his attention. He moved to the U.S. in 2012 to study acting at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. When he graduated from The Academy he performed in Romeo and Juliet and Robin Hood: A New Musical by Tony Nominee Douglas Carter Beane at the 2015 Scranton Shakespeare festival. He is excited to be part of this production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and would like to thank his family for the support.

 

AMY SCANLON

AMY SCANLON

Amy Scanlon (Sandra) is thrilled to be back at Gallery Players. Training includes: Film and Theatre BA, Musical Theatre RADA, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Theatre credits include: It runs in the family, Midsummer Nights Dream, Blithe Spirit (Gallery Players), For Now (NYFringe), The Rental (The Secret Theatre), Scenes of a Sexual Nature (Water People Theatre), Balladeers Play to the Moon (Joe’s Pub) www.amy-scanlon.com

 

JAMES SWANSON

JAMES SWANSON

James Swanson (Harding) is a New York-based actor with a penchant for classical theatre, British farces, and all projects intellectual & eccentric. James graduated from New York University, studying acting at the Stella Adler Studio with a semester at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Previous credits include Run for Your Wife (Gallery Players), Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Taming of the Shrew, Julius Caesar (Shakespeare in the Square), As You Like It (No Stone Productions), Blood & Ice, Three Sisters Two (Stella Adler Studio), Snow White, and Scapino! (Peterborough Players). James is incredibly excited to return to this wonderful company and go just a little mad.

 

 

 

 

JAMES L. TOBACK

JAMES L. TOBACK

James L. Toback (Aide Warren) is from New York City and is extremely excited to make his debut with The Gallery Players! James studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and SUNY Buffalo State, where he appeared in a variety of shows, including Footloose (Willard), The Night of the Iguana (Jake), Den of Thieves (Paul), and Red Demon (Tombi). Love to Mom, Dad, and The Kid

 

ERIN WHITED-FORD

ERIN WHITED-FORD

Erin Whited-Ford (Candy Starr) loves a good character! She is therefore ecstatic to portray the kooky Candy Star in her debut with the Gallery Players! Favorite past roles include Solange in The Maids, Joanna in Home Free, and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. Erin is honored to work with such a strong group of collaborators and would like to thank everyone involved in the production. Erin is a graduate of the William Esper Studio.

 

Seussical

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“In the strong production currently at the Gallery Players in Brooklyn, it presents an energetic party, with much singing, 17 actors playing over 70 characters, a stage full of inviting props (and many hats), and tons and tons of energy. Seussical is the sort of show where you frequently notice that you’re grinning.” Wendy Caster, Show Showdown

 

 

 

 

In this re-envisioned Seussical, a small boy with a big imagination wanders into a theatre where a troupe of actors create a show inspired by the Dr. Seuss books.  Blending favorite Seuss characters, the production embraces the simple magic of theatre in order to reveal the essential beauty of imagination. Seussical features many stories: Horton is determined to save the Whos though he faces ridicule, bullying, and danger; Jojo, a unique and often misunderstood child, is sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks”; Gertrude McFuzz struggles with the pressure to conform to physical ideals before she discovers her own beauty, bravery, and heroism. The Cat in the Hat emerges as a narrator, instigator, and mentor as the players revealSeussical‘s true message – whether saving an entire world, or a single lonely individual, true magic comes from love, bravery, compassion, loyalty, and community.  After all, “a person’s a person, no matter how small.”

Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once On This Island and Ragtime) have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, with a rich and dazzling score to create an almost entirely sung-through show that transforms the theatre into the Jungle of Nool, the Circus McGurkus, the invisible world of the Whos, and beyond.

As a special treat for our younger audience members, Gallery Players will be providing pre-show events before every matinee, “Theatre Thinks.”  At each of these sessions, the director of the show will welcome younger audience members and their families into the theatre to reveal some behind-the-scenes action, discuss the process of making the show, and introduce some “thinks” about theatre-making.  Many of the performers will be present at the “Theatre Thinks” and audience members will get a sneak peak at what will be revealed during the show.

The Cast

Samantha Cooper, David Cronin, Veronica Decker, Stephen Foster Harris, Carly Frankel, Paula Galloway, Ashley Harris, Kyle Jack, Jesse Manocherian*, Oliver Mayes, Micah Mims, Jason Phillips*, Adrian Rifat, Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld*, Samantha Schiffman*, Marc Winski, Nikki Yarnell

*denotes members of Actors’ Equity Association

The Staff

Producer: Justine McLaughlin
Director: Barrie Gelles
Music Director: Trevor Pierce
Choreographer: Emily Clark
Production Stage Manager: Kathleen Parker
Costume Designer: Joey Haws
Sound Designer: Jorge Olivo
Props Designer: Roxanne Goodby
Scenic Designer: Paul M. Radassao
Lighting Designer: Dan Jobbins

Performance Schedule:

Fri, Jan 29 at 7:30pm (Preview)
Sat, Jan 30 at 2pm and 7:30pm
Sun, Jan 31 at 3pm

Fri, Feb 5 at 7:30pm
Sat, Feb 6 at 2pm & 7:30pm
Sun, Feb 7 at 3pm

Fri, Feb 12 at 7:30pm
Sat, Feb 13 at 2pm and 7:30pm
Sun, Feb 14 at 3pm

Fri, Feb 19 at 7:30pm
Sat, Feb 20 at 2pm and 7:30pm
Sun, Feb 21 at 3pm

It Runs in the Family

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If you saw last season’s hit comedy Run For Your Wife, Britain’s master farceur is at it again. Set in a London hospital, It Runs in the Family has esteemed Dr. Mortimore on the brink of delivering the Ponsonby Lecture to an international conference of neurologists; but first, he must fend off a paternity suit, an ex wife, a punkish son and various other lunatics so that he may, at last, deliver the Ponsonby Lecture in an international conference.

 

 

Larry Gutman, Michael Hardart* and Leonardo Altafini in IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY (photo by Bella Muccari)

Larry Gutman, Michael Hardart* and Leonardo Altafini in IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY (photo by Bella Muccari)

 

Performance Schedule

Sat, Dec 5 at 8pm
Sun, Dec 6 at 3pm (GalleryTalks following performance)

Thurs, Dec 10 at 8pm
Fri, Dec 11 at 8pm
Sat, Dec 12 at 2pm
Sat, Dec 12 at 8pm
Sun, Dec 13 at 3pm

Thurs, Dec 17 at 8pm
Fri, Dec 18 at 8pm
Sat, Dec 19 at 2pm
Sat, Dec 19 at 8pm
Sun, Dec 20 at 3pm

The Cast

Dr. David Mortimore…………. Joseph Cassese*
Dr. Mike Connolly……………. Adrian Rifat
Rosemary Mortimore……….. Amy Scanlon
Dr. Hubert Bonney…………… Michael Hardart*
Matron………………………… Noelle McGrath*
Sir Willoughby Drake……….. Dominic Cuskern*
Jane Tate……………………… Monica Ammerman
Sister…………………………. Elyssa Nicole Ackerman
Leslie…………………………. Ben van Berkum
Sergeant……………………… Leonardo Altafini
Bill…………………………….. Larry Gutman
Mother………………………… Pauline Walsh

The Staff

Producer – Dominic Cuskern
Director – Mark Harborth
Scenic Design – Jerry Mittelhauser
Lighting Design – Scott Andrew Cally
Costume Design – Marisa Kaugars
Prop Design – Roxanne Goodby
Production Stage Manager – Kathleen Parker

The Piano Lesson

Natasha Murray, Jahi Kassa Taquara (photo by Bella Muccari)

Natasha Murray, Jahi Kassa Taquara (photo by Bella Muccari)

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Winner! 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Winner! 2013 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Revival of a Play

Nominee! 2013 Drama League Award, Outstanding Revival of a Play

Winner! 2013 Off Broadway Alliance Award, Best Play Revival

 It is 1936 and Boy Willie arrives in Pittsburgh from the South in a battered truck loaded with watermelons to sell. He has an opportunity to buy some land down home, but he has to come up with the money right quick. He wants to sell an old piano that has been in his family for generations, but he shares ownership with his sister and it sits in her living room. She has already rejected several offers because the antique piano is covered with incredible carvings detailing the family’s rise from slavery. Boy Willie tries to persuade his stubborn sister that the past is past, but she is more formidable than he anticipated.

Performance Schedule

Saturday, Oct 24 at 8:00pm
Sunday, Oct 25 at 3:00pm

Thursday, Oct 29 at 8:00pm
Friday, Oct 30 at 8:00pm
Saturday, Oct 31 at 2:00pm
Saturday, Oct 31 at 8:00pm
Sunday, Nov 1 at 3:00pm

Thursday, Nov 5 at 8:00pm
Friday, Nov 6 at 8:00pm
Saturday, Nov 7 at 2:00pm
Saturday, Nov 7 at 8:00pm
Sunday, Nov 8 at 3:00pm

Cast

Boy Willie: Jahi Kassa Taquara
Doaker: James S. Washington*
Lymon: Christopher Chukwueke
Berniece: Natasha Murray
Maretha: Morgan Sydney Hallums
Avery: Charles Browning*
Wining Boy: Kim Sullivan*
Grace: Ruby Thomas

*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

Production Staff

Producer: Dominic Cuskern
Associate Producer: Justine McLaughlin
Director: Mark Gallagher
Production Stage Manager: Marisa Kilgallen
Assistant Stage Manager: Timothy Sheridan
Lighting Designer: Kate Bashore
Costume Designer: Heather Carey
Prop Master: Roxanne Goodby
Set Designer: Tyler Hampton
Sound Designer: Jorge Olivo
Fight Director: Mike Moreno
Director of Production: Scott Cally
Artistic Director: Mark Harborth