VP 2010 Play On

Play On

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

Run of Show

“Play On!” ran September 10-25, 2010, Thursday through Saturday at 8:00pm

Play On - PlaySynopsis

The hilarious story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty authoress who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does. When the authoress decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax to a thoroughly hilarious romp.


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

The People …

Leading Roles
in order of appearance

Aggie Manville Amanda Lockwood
Geraldine “Gerry” Dunbar Maryjo Gavin
Henry Benish – “Lord Dudley” Bill Perry
Polly Benish – “Lady Margaret” Dana Pilrose
Marla “Smitty” Smith – “Doris the Maid” Mary Wagner
Saul Watson – “Doctor Rex Forbes” Gerry Royce
Billy Carewe – “Stephen Sellers” Ron Zallocco
Violet Imbry – “Diana Lassiter” Chelsea Rogers
Louis Peary Brandon Ware
Phyllis Montague Kate Argow

Program Staff

Director Wes Skinner
Producers Andrew Black & Elizabeth Piel
Stage Manager Andrew Black, Laurie Mix, Elizabeth Piel, & Megan Ray
Lighting Design Andrew Todd
Lighting Crew Andrew Black & Dave Hutte
Sound Design Andrew Black & Derek Sterlow
Sound Assistant Andrew Black & Elizabeth Piel
Sound Crew Marc Malley
Costume Coordinator Brenda Sweeney
Propery Coordinator Brad Riker
Property Crew Andrew Black, Ernie Brown, & Jean Brown
Set Design Wes Skinner
Set Construction Brad Ray & Steve Mierzejewski
Scenic Art Brad Riker
Set Dressing Brad Riker
Painters and Dutchers Andrew Black, Laura Hansen, Elizabeth Piel, & Brad Riker
Bookholder Kate Argow & Joanne Toth
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
Program Art & Cover Design Laura Hansen
Production Logo and Posters Laura Hansen
Program Printing The Copy Center
Marquee Signs Derek Hansen
Theatre Photographer Frank Venda

The Show!

Place: The stage of a community theatre

Time: The present

Act I – a rehearsal of Phyllis’s Murder Most Foul
Act II – the dress rehearsal of their play
Act III – opening night of their play