VP 2009 Squabbles


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

Run of Show

“Squabbles” ran September 11-26, 2009.


This hilarious play pits a father-in-law against a mother in a comedic succession of squabbles. Jerry Sloan is a successful writer of advertising jingles married to an equally successful lawyer. Living with the happy couple is the not-so-happy Abe (Jerry’s curmudgeon father-in-law). Abe is a funny guy…to the audience, not to Jerry. The situation is exacerbated when Jerry’s mother Mildred’s house burns down and she needs a place


The Program for this show can be viewed by clicking Squabbles (pdf) (Requires Adobe Reader)

The People …

Leading Roles
in order of appearance

Jerry Sloan Matt Richardson
Alice Sloan Clara C. Engel
Abe Dreyfus Norb Mills
Hector Lopez Tom Wagner
Mildred Sloan Jean Mills
Sol Wasserman Paul Palmisano
Mrs. Fisher Olivia Killiam

Program Staff

Director Wes Skinner
Producers Andrew Black & Sara Speelman
Set Design Wes Skinner
Stage Manager Laura Hansen & Megan Ray
Lighting Design Andrew Todd
Lighting Crew Laura Crawford, Tim Dubois, & Liz Piel
Sound Designer Don Weber
Sound Crew Marc Malley & Brandon Ware
Costume Coordinator Kathy Karnes
Props Tom and Jean Davis
Prop Crew Ernie Brown, Jean Brown, Rich Chesko, J. Judson Lohman, & Ellison Weber
Set Construction Rich Chesko, Steve Mierzejewski & Don Weber
Scenic Art Denise Coyle
Set Dressing Brad Riker
Painters and Dutchers Sarah Braun, Derek Hansen, Laura Hansen, Megan Ray, Brad Riker, & Sara Speelman
Bookholder Kate Argow
Publicity Kara Ayers
Program Jake Gordy, Laura Hansen, & Frank Venda
Program Art & Cover Design H.O.T. Graphics
Production Logo Kara Ayers
House Manager Ann Veasey
Box Office Ann Veasey
Box Office Staff Kimberley Bruggemann, Pam Engle, Sandy Fry, Darlene Hatfield, Barbara Heindel, Sue Holliger, Debbie Krieger, Diane Nowakowski, Jinny Patterson, Susan Rice, & Judy Wiederhold
Program Printing The Copy Center
Marquee Signs Derek Hansen
Theatre Photographer Frank Venda

The Show!

Place: The home of Jerry and Alice Sloan in Stamford, Connecticut.

Act I

Scene One: Early one evening in July
Scene Two: The next afternoon

Act II

Scene One: Early one evening the following March
Scene Two: Later that evening
Scene Three: Morning, four days later