VP 2010 Third


Written By: Wendy Wasserstein
Directed by: Derek Hansen
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Originally produced by Lincoln Center Theater, New York City, 2005.

Run of Show

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

Third - PlaySynopsis

A timely and funny play, Third tells the story of college professor Laurie Jameson, whose seemingly well-ordered life as wife, mother and daughter is thrown into disarray when she accuses a student, an outwardly stereotypical jock nicknamed ‘Third,’ of plagiarism.

Defined by its dazzlingly smart dialogue, crackling wit, intelligence and wryness, Third is true evidence of what made the late Wendy Wasserstein one of the most prominent female playwrights of the last 20 years.


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

The People …

Leading Roles
in order of appearance

Laurie Jameson Maryjo Gavin
Woodson Bull, III James MacFarlane
Emily Imbrie Elizabeth Cottle
Jack Jameson John Henry
Nancy Gordon Pamela Kate Arnos

Program Staff

Director D. Nicholas Hansen
Asstistant Director Liz Piel
Producers Jean Brown & Jake Gordy
Set Design J. Judson Lohman
Stage Manager Laurie Mix
Lighting Design David J. Lowry
Lighting Crew Jake Gordy & Amanda Lockwood
Costume Design Liz Speelman
Props Laura Hansen
Props Crew Joyce Calmes, Patrick Drummond, Laura Hansen, Susan Rice, Denny Willeke, & Bob Yarger
Sound Design D. Nicholas Hansen
Sound Crew Kara Ayers & Brandon Ware
Set Construction J. Judson Lohman
Scenic Art Brad Riker
Set Dressing Brad Riker
Painters and Dutchers Jean Brown, Jake Gordy, D. Nicholas Hansen, Laura Hansen, Judson Lohman, Laurie Mix, & Brad Riker
Bookholder Diana West
Program Jake Gordy, Laura Hansen, & Frank Venda
Program Art & Cover Design H.O.T. Graphics
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
Program Printing The Copy Center
Marquee Signs D. Nicholas Hansen
Cast Photography Frank Venda
Special Thanks Christ The King, Dave Holmes, Jordan Kotz, David J. Lowry, The Melville Gang, The Toledo Rep

The Show!

Time: The academic year of 2002-2003

Place: A small New England college

Act I

Scene 1: September 2002 — Classroom
Scene 2: Several weeks later — Laurie’s Living Room
Scene 3: Late October — Campus Mall
Scene 4: A few days later — Therapist’s Office
Scene 5: Several weeks later — Classroom
Scene 6: Late November — Nancy’s Office
Scene 7: December — University Panel
Scene 8: Immediately afterwards — Outside

Act II

Scene 1: Spring break, 2003 — Local Bar
Scene 2: Later that evening — Laurie’s Living Room
Scene 3: Mid-April — Student Rec Center
Scene 4: Late April — Classroom
Scene 5: Early May — Campus Mall
Scene 6: Late May — Third’s Dorm