2004 Season

AMERICAN BUFFALO
by David Mamet
Directed by Suzanne Fehl

Performances
April 30, May 1, 7, 8

Characters and Cast
Donny Dubrow: David Thomas
Bobby: Mike Margelos
Walt “Teach” Cole: Brian Donohue

Synopsis
American Buffalo’s plot centers around a day in the life of three men at a junk shop who plan a robbery in order to make a good old American buck. The buffalo-head nickel, which inspires the robbery, serves as a metaphor for the cutthroat nature of our capitalist structure.

“Director Suzanne L. Fehl and her cast make it look easy, but they have boldly gone where few local theaters dare to tread.” – Washington Post

Winner of the Drama Critics Circle Award for the Best American Play of 1977 and the 1976 Obie Award.


DINNER WITH FRIENDS
by Donald Margulies
Directed by Brooke Howells

Performances
June 11, 12, 18, 19

Characters and Cast
Karen: Lynn Thorne
Gabe: Michael Mortensen
Beth: Karen Kleyle
Tom: Neil Twohig

Synopsis
Invited to dinner at the suburban home of husband-and-wife food critics Gabe and Karen, Beth reveals she’s breaking up with her husband Tom after 12 years of marriage and 2 children. This unexpected revelation forces Gabe and Karen to reevaluate their seemingly perfect relationship, as well as their friendship with two people who seem to be refusing the life they all once worked so hard to preserve.


WHEN THE WORLD WAS GREEN
by Sam Shepard and Joseph Chaikin
Directed by Brian Donohue and Janet Zavistovich

Performances
August 6, 7, 13, 14

Characters and Cast
Old Man: Mike Margelos
Interviewer: Brooke Howells

Synopsis
An old man, once an excellent chef, is in jail for poisoning a man he mistook for his cousin. A young woman comes to visit him, apparently a local journalist with an interest in his case. As their conversations progress, both learn more about each others lives than they could possibly have imagined, or wanted to know.


THE QUEEN OF BINGO
by Jeanne Michels and Phyllis Murphy
Directed by Randy Tusing

Performances
September 24, 25, October 1, 2

Characters and Cast
Sis: Kim Bessler
Babe: Angela Dion
Father Mac: Jim Douds

Synopsis
Where can two sisters on the other side of fifty, who want to add a little zest, fun and excitement to their lives, find it? Bingo! On any Bingo night at St. Joseph’s, you can find Father Mac, Lonnie and Cindy Conklin, Marge Meranski, Coach Anderson, and the many off beat, colorful regulars we meet through the eyes of Sis and Babe. They dish the dirt, giggle like school girls and share old memories. Sis and Babe are sisters and best friends. They’ve been coming to play Bingo together for years because they love it. Sis is a good loser who just loves to play. Babe is a player who has always got to win. Sis is naturally fit and trim. Babe is naturally overweight and always fighting the battle of the bulge. Sis is content in her widowhood. Babe is still looking for love. They compliment each other in ways only sisters can and they drive each other crazy in that same sisterly fashion. On this particular night, Babe and Sis share something new as they each confess a secret and find a special kind of redemption.

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