2003 Season

AN UNMARKED STONE
by local playwright Bob Bartlett
Directed by Bob Bartlett

Performances
April 30, May 1, 7, 8

Characters and Cast
Michael
Billy
Hunter
Bruce
Young Woman
Young Man
Mom
Sheriff

Synopsis
In seven years, Michael and Billy have built a life and have raised a son, eight-year-old Sean. But the mid-morning disappearance and frantic twenty-four hour search for the boy uncovers Billy’s former life and leaves him a suspect. Has he paid for his crimes, his sins against nature, against children? One of his victims, Hunter, now an adult in his mid-twenties and a happy and healthy gay man, believes that he has, and brings word of Billy’s virtues and the positive impact the man had on his development. Both men soon find themselves decoding the language of childhood sexual abuse and its devastating impact on burgeoning identities.


HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE
by Baltimore Playwright Paula Vogel
Directed by Brian Donohue

Performances
June 6, 7, 13, 14

Characters and Cast
Bill Brock
Juliette Kelsey Chagnon
Suzanne L. Fehl
Mi ke Mortensen
Sarah Vacin
Alex Zavistovich

Synopsis
A wildly funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel.


A LESSON BEFORE DYING
by Romulus Linney from Ernest J. Gaines novel
Directed by David M. Thomas

Performances
July 11, 12, 18, 19

Characters and Cast
Juvaun Dixon
Chris Holbert
Elizabeth Theobalds
Charmian Crawford
Felipe Harris
Brian Donohue
Alex Zavistovich

Synopsis
Jefferson, an innocent young man, is condemned to death in backwoods Louisiana in 1948. At the trial his lawyer, trying to save his life, called him no more a human being than a hog. In prison, he acts like one, insisting that he will be dragged like that hog to his death in the electric chair. His godmother asks a schoolteacher to teach him to die like a man. The teacher, Grant Wiggins, struggling to quit his poor parish school and leave the South, faces both Jefferson and himself as execution day arrives. Ernest J. GainesÂ’ celebrated novel makes an engrossing, moving and finally devastating play for the stage.
Washington DC Non-Professional Premier of Ernest Gaines’s National Book Award Winner
“: powerful passions: a sense of poignancy building inexorably toward the climax: ” – Washington Post
“Superb – a two-tissue ending.” – The Maryland Independent


1959 PINK THUNDERBIRD LAUNDRY & BOURBON AND LONE STAR
by James McClure
Directed by Richard Highby

Performances
August 15, 16, 22, 23

Characters and Cast
Lone Star:
Craig Hower
Rob Leeper
Peter Highby
Laundry & Bourbon:
Suzanne Fehl
Yvonne Nutter
Toni Zanelotti Kruszka
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Synopsis
2002 Maryland Theatre Festival Award-Winning Production


THE CRUCIBLE
by Arthur Miller
Directed by Randy Tusing

Performances
October 17, 18, 24, 25

Characters and Cast
Betty Parris: Taryn McClure
Reverend Samuel Parris: Alex Zavistovich
Tituba: Pat Sellner
Abigail Williams: Rachel Libelo
Susanna Wallcott: Sami Monk
Mrs. Ann Putnam: Cynthia Ibanez
Thomas Putnum: Tom Cauler
Mercy Lewis: Mandy Cutshaw
Mary Warren: Mary Thiedeman
John Proctor: Brian Donohue
Rebecca Nurse: Kim Bessler
Giles Corey: Zeke Johnson
Reverend John Hale: Mike Mortensen
Elizabeth Proctor: Cassie Lee
Francis Nurse: Adam Brandao
Ezekial Cheever: Michael Bell
John Willard: Nate Lohn
Judge Hawthorne: Tim Treanor
Deputy-Governor Danforth: Jim Douds
Sara Good: Melissa Bell
Girls: Casey Good, Robin Jones, Danielle LeDoux, Rachel Nutter, Jennifer Richmond
Townspeople: Steve Charnock, Tina Monk, Tammy Voynar

Synopsis
The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others.
Fall open-air production of Miller’s classic produced at a turn-of-the-century working farm!

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