VP 2001 Not Waving

Not Waving

Not Waving Play


Book by: George Haimsohn & Robin Miller
Music by: Jim Wise
Directed by: Terry R. Watson
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Run of Show

“Not Waving”, running March 9 – 24, 2001, Thursday through Saturday at 8:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm


In a mental facility in New York, Gabby Stone, a quiet unassuming, guilt-wracked widow, has come to collect her daughter, Nicole, who has been institutionalized for over a year following a suicide attempt. Trying to gain order in her life, Nicole drags a reluctant Gabby through a whirlwind of adventures that include Karate lessons, demonstrations, lectures, work at a Brooklyn Day Care Center, and finally to kidnapping Isabella, Nicole’s cat. While on this roller-coaster ride, Gabby begins to understand the torment her daughter has been suffering and gradually becomes an ally. The end will leave you in tears, but uplifted with a renewed spirit and outlook on life.

“focuses on the relationship between a mother and her recently deinstitutionalized adult daughter. At times sharply funny, at other times nervously funny…there is a considerable distance between the retiring personality at the beginning of the play and the empowered being that Gabby becomes at the end.”

The People …

Leading Roles
in order of appearance

Nicole Tiffany Noël Taylor
Gabby Diana West
Helen (et. al.) Laura Fleck
Mark (et. al.) Andrew J. Neary

Production Staff

Director Nancy Wright
Producer Barb Vaught
Production Assistant Kate Argow
Set Design Matt Wiederhold
Rehearsal Stage Manager Bonnie Brandburg
Stage Manager Deb Marinik & Tom Kleinert
Lighting Design Andrew J. Neary
Lighting Crew Margo Arhart, Jake Gordy, Barb Vaught, Laura Zierolf
Costume Design Kate Argow
Costume Crew Sondra Henry, Laura Fleck, Andy Neary, Tiffany Taylor, Diana West
Dresser Christian Jagodzinski
Property Masters Nancy Janney
Property Crew Paige Price, Jean Brown, Ernie Brown, Kimberly Bruggemann, John Henry
Set Construction Matt Wiederhold, Jackie Mierzejewski, Judy Wiederhold, John Henry, Laura Zierolf
Scenic Art Matt Wiederhold
Sound Design Scott Gage
Sound Crew Mark Malley, Joanne Toth
Program Don Weber
House Manager Ann Veasey
Box Office Manager Ann Veasey
Box Office Staff Kimberly Bruggemann, Sue Holliger, Lisa Jackson, Joe & Carol Kwiatkowski, Judy Wiederhold, Roger Whitmore
Program Printing Malhoit Printing
Marquee Signs Laura Fleck
Cast Photography Bev Norman
Special Thanks Joel Ungerleider
Marianne Drew
Pumpernickels Deli

I was much too far out all my life
And not waving but drowning.

The Show!

Setting: New York, sometimes Brooklyn, now.