VP 2001 Pvt. Wars

Pvt. Wars

PVT. Wars - Theater


Book by: James McLure
Directed by: John Henry & Norb Mills
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

The Awards

Northwest Regional OCTA – June 2001
John Henry Outstanding Director
Norb Mills Outstanding Director
Jake Gordy Outstanding in Acting
Derek Hansen Excellence in Acting
John Jennens Excellence in Acting
State OCTA Fest – Sept. 2001
Jake Gordy Outstanding in Acting

Run of Show

“Pvt. Wars” ran January 12 – 27, 2001, Thursday through Saturday at 8:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm


Dealing with three Vietnam veterans who are recuperating in an Army hospital, PVT.WARS combines humor and compassion with uncompromising honesty as it follows the irreverent doings of its exceptionally engaging characters. Comprised of a series of brief blackout scenes, the play blends these into a meaningful mosaic as the three tease, torment, entertain, exasperate and, on occasion, solace each other, maintaining throughout a hilarity which belies their deep concern about the uncertainties of the civilian world to which they will soon be returning.

“deftly constructed, often very funny a true grasp on the absurdities of living”
New York Times

The People …

Leading Roles
in order of appearance

Woodruff Gately Jake Gordy
Silvio Derek Hansen
Natwick John Jennens

Production Staff

Directors John Henry & Norb Mills
Producer Nancy & Larry Janney
Set Design John Henry
Stage Manager Angela Gage & Scott T. Gage
Lighting Design Scott T. Gage
Lighting Crew Laura Zierolf, Angela Metcalf, Will Chevalier, Deanne Andrijowyck
Costume Design Sondra Henry
Property Manager Nancy Janney
Property Crew Ashley Gage, Nate Murphy, Will Chevalier, Barb Vaught
Set Construction Dale Moore, Steve Mierzejewski, Jackie Mierzejewski, John Henry, Laura Zierolf
Scenic Art Dale Moore
Sound Design Scott T. Gage
Sound Crew Marc Malley, Joanne Toth, Crystal Vanderhorst
Program Don Weber
Program Art & Cover Design Laura Fleck
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 Collingwood Water
Toledo Vending, Ltd.
Sunshine Laundry
Pumpernickels Deli

The Show!

Place: The lounge area of a veteran’s hospital.

Time: The 1970’s.

Act I

  • The Radio
  • I Don’t Want to Talk About It
  • Underwear
  • Free Enterprise
  • Hinson’s Dead
  • Superior
  • Humaniods
  • Transition
  • Silvio’s Monologue
  • Hemingway/Peaches
  • Dressing Gately
  • Natwick’s Suicide
  • Stars

Act II

  • Restricted Area
  • The Cup
  • Johnny Carson
  • Radio Parts are Disappearing
  • Natwick Letter
  • Jack Palance
  • I Can’t Go On
  • Silvio Psychiatrist #2
  • Transition
  • Libby
  • Krullick
  • Misfits
  • The Party