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Director: Katelyn Slater
Production Team: Aidan Driscoll, Columcille Driscoll
Sound: Eamon Driscoll
Queens of France (published in 1931)
New Orleans, 1869.
The charlatan lawyer Monsieur Cahusac cons muddled women, from various stations in life, convincing each of them that she is the legitimate
heir to the throne of France, a direct descendant of Louis XVI—hence, the rightful Queen of France.
Marie-Sidonie Cressaux - Samantha Hennebeck
M'su Cahusac - Aidan Driscoll
Madame Pugeot - Alexis O'Neil
Mamselle Pointevin - Margaret Slater
Queens of France - Part 1:
Queens of France - Part 2:
The Long Christmas Dinner (published in 1931)
The Bayard Family Home, circa 1840 to circa 1930.
Ninety years are traversed in this play which represents the Christmas dinners of the Bayard family, from the first year in the new house to the last Bayard moving out. We see the joy at the births of children, and the grief following deaths -- as seen coming and going through a pair of doors on the sides of the stage. We see happiness, gloominess and turmoil come and go in the first family of the city.
Lucia I/Roderick II - Samantha Hennebeck
Roderick I - Josiah Novinger
Mother Bayard/Cousin Ermengarde - Margaret Slater
Cousin Brandon/Samuel - Justin Harding
Charles - Aidan Driscoll
Genevieve - Olivia O'Neil
Leonora Banning - Alexis O'Neil
Lucia II - Monica Kramer
Nurses - Faith Harding, pali Kuhlmann, Hanna Wallace-Truwe
The Long Christmas Dinner - Part 1:
The Long Christmas Dinner - Part 2:
Cement Hands (finished in 1960, first published in 1997)
A Distinguished New York Hotel, circa 1958.
Edward Blake, a lawyer, invites his niece, Diana Colvin, and her fiancé, Roger Osterman, to tea one afternoon, intent on showing her a particular oddity in Roger: his family’s inability to leave tips.
Edward Blake - Aidan Driscoll
Paul - Olivia O'Neil
Diana Colvin - Margaret Slater
Roger Osterman - Josiah Novinger
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Cement Hands - Part 2:
Cement Hands - Part 3:
Pullman Car Hiawatha (published in 1931)
A Pullman Car Traveling from New York to Chicago, December 21st, 1930.
One of the three most iconic of Wilder’s one-act plays, Pullman Car Hiawatha displays the inner thoughts of strangers on this train, the thoughts of towns and fields that they pass, the recited philosophies of the hours of the night . . . The play also introduces many of the techniques and themes that Wilder would use in his full-length plays: the stage is all but bare of scenery; the play is orchestrated by an out-of character stage manager; we are shown the inner thoughts of "unimportant” people; and, most significant perhaps, the play displays the lives of small, unimportant people in the same moment as the curiosities and songs of the planets.
The Stage Manager - Alexis O'Neil
The Porter - Josiah Novinger
Lower One - Monica Kramer
Lower Three - Samantha Hennebeck
Lower Five - Faith Harding
Lower Seven/Nine - Aidan Driscoll
Philip - Aidan Driscoll
Harriet - Olivia O'Neil
The Insane Woman - Margaret Slater
The Female Attendant - Pali Kuhlmann
The Male Attendant - Aidan Driscoll
Grover's Corners - Samantha Hennebeck
The Field - Hanne Wallace-Truwe
The Tramp - Justin Harding
Parkersburg Ohio - Faith Harding
The Workman - Aidan Driscoll
The Worker - Monica Kramer
A Mechanic - Justin Harding
Ten O'Clock - Monica Kramer
Eleven O'Clock - Samantha Hennebeck
Twelve O'Clock - Josiah Novinger
The Planets - Faith Harding, Pali Kuhlmann, Hanna Wallace-Truwe
Archangels - Samantha Hennebeck, Hanna Wallace- Truwe
Pullman Car Hiawatha - Part 1:
Pullman Car Hiawatha - Part 2: