VP 2006 Sly Fox

Sly Fox

Written By: Larry Gelbart
Directed by: Julie Zatko
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Run of Show

“Sly Fox” ran November 3 – 18, 2006.


To tickle the humor of today’s audiences, Volpone has been moved from 17th century Venice to turn of the century San Francisco. Volpone is now called Foxwell J. Sly and he is the same scheming, rapacious miser bent on extracting fortunes from a trio of rich, greedy opportunists. Sly, pretending to be on his death bed, says he will name each of the three as his sole heir. The extent that the trio will go to acquire Sly’s fortune knows no bounds. One goes so far as to disinherit his only son; another offers up his wife to the lecherous Sly. Sly is aided and abetted by his conniving servant in grabbing the other men’s gold. “Truly funny and exhilarating … brings real comedy back to the theatre…. There’s nothing like pure fun.” N.Y. Post. “Pure comedy based on pure greed. It is full of pure laughs.” NBC.


The Program for this show can be viewed by clicking Sly Fox. (Requires Adobe Reader)

The People …

Leading Roles
in order of appearance

Simon Able Jeff Krabach
Foxwell Sly Joel Speiser
Lawyer Craven Ryan Mahaffey
Jethro Crouch Jimmy Pickle
Miss Fancy Megan Ray
Abner Truckle Brad Riker
Mrs. Truckle Mary Wagner
Crouch’s Servant Marc Malley
Servant 1 Kara Ayers
Servant 2 Marc Malley
Policeman 1 Marc Malley
Court Clerk Kara Ayers
Judge Joel Speiser
Chief of Police Brandon Ware
Captain Crouch Nick Popoff

Program Staff

Director Julie Zatko
Producers Jean Mills
Set Design Brad Riker
Stage Managers Judson Lohman & Angela Metcalf
Lighting Designer John van der Meer
Riggers Dan Finkle, Jake Gordy, Paige Price, Megan Ray, & Brad Riker
Lighting Crew Dan Finkle & Donte Youngs
Costume Design Christine Youngs
Property Masters Brad Riker
Property Crew Ernie Brown, Jean Brown, Joyce Calmes, D. Nicholas Hansen, John Henry, Sondra Henry, & Larry Janney
Scenic Art Megan Ray & Brad Riker
Set Construction Steve Mierzejewski & Bob Smith
Set Dressing Jake Gordy, Jean Mills, Paige Price, Megan Ray, Brad Riker, & John van der Meer
Sound Design Julie Zatko
Sound Crew Angela Metcalf
Program Laura Ahrens, Jake Gordy & Frank Venda
Program Art & Cover Design H.O.T. Graphics
House Manager Ann Veasey
Box Office Ann Veasey
Box Office Staff Kimberley Bruggemann, Sandy Fry, Darlene Hatfield, Barbara Heindel, Sue Holliger, Carol Hojnacki, Rita Konecki, Debbie Krieger, Diane Nowakowski, Jinny Patterson, & Judy Wiederhold
Program Printing The Copy Center
Marquee Signs Larry Janney & Norb Mills
Theatre Photographer Frank Venda

The Show!

Setting: San Francisco, one day in the late 1800’s

Act I

Scene 1. Sly’s Bedroom
Scene 2. Truckle Living Room
Scene 3. Crouch’s Office
Scene 4. Sly’s Bedroom

Act II

Scene 1. A Jail Cell
Scene 2. The Courtroom
Scene 3. Sly’s Bedroom