VP 2013 Lettice and Lovage

Lettice & Lovage

Written By: Peter Shaffer Directed by: Jeffrey Albright Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Run of Show

Lettice and Lovage ran November 1-16, 2013, Thursday through Saturday at 8:00pm

Lettice and Lovage PlaySynopsis

Lettice Duffet, an expert on Elizabethan cuisine and medieval weaponry, is an indefatigable but daffy enthusiast of history and the theatre. As a tour guide at Fustian House, one of the least stately of London’s stately homes, she theatrically embellishes its historical past, ultimately coming up on the radar of Lotte Schoen, an inspector from the Preservation Trust. Neither impressed or entertained by Lettice’s freewheeling history lessons, Schoen fires her. Not one however, to go without a fight, Lettice engages the stoic, conventional Lotte in battle to the death of all that is sacred to the Empire and the crown. This hit by the author of Equus and Amadeus featured a triumphant award-winning performance by Dame Maggie Smith in London and on Broadway.

“An evening of enchantment and delight.” – New York Post

“Hilarious.” – USA Today

“A celebration of the imagination, a celebration of the art of the theatre.” – New York Daily News

“One of the sharpest, wittiest, most passionate and elegant plays of the year.” – London Sunday Express


The Program for this show can be viewed by clicking Lettice and Lovage. (Requires Adobe Reader)

The People …

Leading Roles in order of appearance

Lettice Douffet Barbara Barkan
Lotte Schoen Cindy Bilby
Miss Framer Samanthia Rousos
Mr. Bardolph Joe Capucini
Surly Man Bill Perry
Visitor to Fustion House Kate Argow
Visitor to Fustion House Debbie Wilcox-Gehr
Visitor to Fustion House Scott Dibling

Program Staff

Director Jeffrey J. Albright
Assistant Director Joseph Capucini
Producers Elizabeth R. Piel Black & Patrick Drummond
Stage Managers Susan McCann
Assistant Stage Manager Zac Gilley
Lighting Designer Andrew C. Todd
Lighting Crew Debbie Marinik
Sound Design Laura Crawford
Sound Crew Susan McCann
Costume Design Elizabeth R. Piel Black
Dresser Maria Machinski
Stage Crew James Harris & Cast
Technical & Set Design Rick Bush
Set Construction Rick Bush
Set Dressing John Duvall
Dialect Coach Qarie Marshall
Program Jake Gordy
Program Art & Cover Design Christopher Jagodzinski
Publicity Christopher Jagodzinski
House Manager Ann Veasey
Box Office Ann Veasey
Box Office Staff Kimberley Bruggemann, Pam Engle, Dan Finkel, Sandy Fry, Jake Gordy, Darlene Hatfield, Sue Holliger, Patty Hoover, Christopher Jagodzinski, Debbie Marinik, Jean Mills, Susan Rice, & Sara Speelman
Program Printing AIM Specialists
Marquee Signs Jake Gordy & Christopher Jagodzinski
Theatre Photographer Frank Venda

The Show!

Time: The late 1980’s. Act I Scene 1: The Grand Hall of Fustian House, Wilshire England. Scene 2: Miss Schoen’s office at the Preservation Trust, London. Act II Miss Douffet’s basement flat, Earl’s Court, London. Ten weeks later. Act III The same. Six weeks later.