VP 2012 School for Husbands

School for Husbands

Written By: Molière
Directed by: Barbara Barkan
Translation by: Richard Wilbur
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

Run of Show

“School for Husbands” ran March 9-24, 2012, Thursday through Saturday at 8:00pm

School for HusbandsSynopsis

Here is classical theater at it’s funniest, wisest, and most engaging ever. In the battle of the sexes, who trains who? Brothers, Sganarelle and Ariste are guardians to two sisters, Isabelle and Léonor. The brothers have two very different theories of how to school their wards. The stern and repressive upbringing that Sganarelle imposes on his charge is in direct contrast to the loving treatment his brother, Ariste gives to his own young ward. Molière deliciously shows us that Sganarelle’s folly is no match for a woman’s resourcefulness.


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The People …

Leading Roles
in order of appearance

Sganarelle John DuVall
Ariste Matthew Gretzinger
Isabelle Emily Larson
Leonor Clara Engel
Lisette Carol Ann Erford
Valere John Paul Welch
Ergaste Joe Capucini
Magistrate Zac Gilley
Notary Martin C. Boyer

Program Staff

Director Barbara Barkan
Producer Andrew C. Todd
Stage Manager Debbie Marinik
Master Electrician Dan Norton
Lighting Designer Dan Norton
Lighting Crew Allan Wilkinson
Sound Design Barbara Barkan
Sound Crew Marc Malley
Costume Design Kari Kapszukiewicz
Props Gatherer Brad Riker
Set Design Andrew C. Todd
Set Construction Brad Ray & Andrew C. Todd
Painters & Dutchers Wes Skinner & Andrew C. Todd
Set & Soft Goods Painter Denise Coyle
Program Jake Gordy
Production Logo Laura Hansen
Program Art & Cover Design Laura Hansen
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 Derek Hansen
Theatre Photographer Frank Venda
Special Thanks Owens Community College, Markey’s Audio/Visual Rental and Staging, Toledo Repertoire Theater

The Show!

Place: Outskirts of Paris

Time: 17th century