VP 2010 Flemming


Written By: Sam Bobrick
Directed by: Larry Farley
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Run of Show

“Flemming” ran November 5-20, 2010, Thursday through Saturday at 8:00pm

Flemming PlaySynopsis

Bored by his privileged but mundane life, Henry Flemming sells his lucrative brokerage firm to become a detective. On his very first case – to the horror of his wife, Karen, and his two crazy neighbors, Suzy and Stan – the Flemming living room begins to fill up with dead bodies. Karen is further annoyed when one of them turns out to be her father. Even though Henry keeps showing up at home every day more disheveled and beaten up, he couldn’t be happier. Henry is convinced he’s found his life’s work and Westport, Connecticut is safer for it. The play is a spoof of the film noir thrillers from the 40s and 50s. Selected play in the 2008 International Mystery Writers’ Festival.


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The People …

Leading Roles
in order of appearance

Henry Flemming John Jennens
Karen Flemming Suzanne Jennens
Stan Spencer Don Weber
Suzy Spencer Lynnie Heinemann
Walter Larsen Fred Vallango
Lt. Davis David Engel
Miss Havenhurst Clara Engel
Vito Mardigian Charlie Boos
Petersen Himself

Program Staff

Director Larry Farley
Assistant Director Debbie Marinik
Producers Jean & Tom Davis
Set Design Larry Farley
Stage Manager Debbie Marinik
Lighting Design Andrew Todd
Lighting Crew Rich Chesko, Angela Metcalf, & Laurie Mix
Costume Design Janet Trease
Costume Crew Jean Davis, Becky Farley, Janet Trease, & Ralph Trease
Props Joyce Calmes
Props Crew Ernie Brown, Jean Brown, Marilyn Lodge, Tom Wagner, & Ellison Weber
Sound Design Don Weber
Sound Crew Greg Fondrin & Marc Malley
Set Construction Tom Davis, Larry Farley, Steve Mierzejewski, Don Weber, & Kathie Weber
Scenic Art Jean Davis & Brad Riker
Painters and Dutchers Brad Riker
Bookholder Debbie Marinik
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, Dianne Nowakowski, Jinny Patterson, Susan Rice, & Judy Wiederhold
Publicity Brenda Sweeney
Program Jake Gordy, Laura Hansen, & Frank Venda
Program Art & Cover Design Laura Hansen
Program Printing The Copy Center
Production Logo and Posters Jon McIntee
Marquee Signs Derek Hansen
Cast Photography Frank Venda
Special Thanks Blissfield General Store, Delaney’s Lounge

The Show!

Place: The Flemming living room

Act I

Scene 1: Early Evening – Spring
Scene 2: The Next Evening
Scene 3: Noon the Next Day
Scene 4: Early Afternoon, a Few Days Later

Act II

Scene 1: Early Afternoon, a Few Days Later
Scene 2: Several Days Later
Scene 3: A Few Minutes Later