VP 2008 Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

Six Dance lessons in Six Weeks

Written By: Richard Alfieri
Directed by: Wes Skinner
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Run of Show

“Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks” ran September 5 – 20, 2008, Thursday through Saturday at 8:00pm

6 Dance Lessons in 6 Weeks PlaySynopsis

A formidable woman hires an acerbic dance instructor to give her lessons at her gulf-front condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. Antagonism between this gay man and this widow of a Southern Baptist minister gives way to profound compatibility as they swing dance, tango, cha-cha, and execute contemporary dances while sharing secrets, joys and fears.

During the sixth and final lesson, she reveals a closely guarded secret – she is terminally ill. He shares his greatest gifts – loyalty and compassion.


The Program for this show can be viewed by clicking Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks (pdf) (Requires Adobe Reader)

The People …

Leading Roles
in order of appearance

Lily Harrison Jean Mills
Michael Minetti Jimmy Pickle

Program Staff

Director Wes Skinner
Producers Jean Mills & Paige Price
Choreographer Sondra Henry
Set Design Wes Skinner
Stage Manager
Lighting Design Andrew Todd
Lighting Crew Sarah Braun & Amanda Kotlarczyk
Costume Design David Stives
Dressers Brenda Sweeney & Joanne Toth
Property Gatherer Suzanne Dennis
Props Mistress Nancy Janney
Props Crew Ernie Brown, Jean Brown, Debbie Marinik & Joyce Rupley
Sound Design Don Weber
Sound Crew Kara Ayers & Marc Malley
Set Construction Don Weber
Set Crew Andrew Black, Tom Davis, Jon McIntee, Steve Mierzejewski, Dick Reder, & Bob Smith
Set Dressing Tom & Jean Davis
Painters and Dutchers Andrew Black, Jackie Mierzejewski, Jean Mills, Paige Price, & Wes Skinner
Scenic Art Heather Kelso
Bookholder Kate Argow
Program Jake Gordy, Laura Hansen, & Frank Venda
Program Art & Cover Design H.O.T. Graphics
Graphic Artist J. Judson Lohman
House Manager Ann Veasey
Box Office Ann Veasey
Box Office Staff Kimberley Bruggemann, Sandy Fry, Darlene Hatfield, Barbara Heindel, Sue Holliger, Debbie Krieger, Diane Nowakowski, Jinny Patterson, & Judy Wiederhold
Publicity Kara Ayers
Program Printing The Copy Center
Marquee Signs Larry Janney & Norb Mills
Cast Photography Frank Venda
Special Thanks Brilliant Ideas Ltd, Pam Kelso, Jackie & Steve Mierzejewski, Schmidlin Heating and Cooling Inc

The Show!

Place: Lily Harrison’s condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.

Time: The Present

Act I

Week One – The Swing
Week Two – The Tango
Week Three – The Viennese Waltz
Week Four – The Foxtrot

Act II

Week Five – The Cha-Cha
Week Six – Contemporary Dance
Week Ten – Bonus Lesson