VP 2015 Good People

Good People ran January 9–24, 2015
Contains adult language & content

Good People PlaySynopsis
Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.

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The Cast

Trish Judge Tavernier
Landon Tavernier
Diana West
Dana Pilrose
John Klenk
Charish Halliburton

The Crew

Laura Crawford & Derek Hansen
Chris Jagodzinski
Stage Manager:
Laurie Mix
Rehearsal Prompter:
Bonnie Brandburg
Lighting Design:
J. Judson Lohman
Lighting Crew:
Zac Gilley
Sound Designer:
Derek Hansen
Sound Crew:
Laura Crawford & Patrick Drummond
Props Gatherer:
Brad Riker
Rabbit Wranglers:
Jake Gordy & Chris Jagodzinski
Costume Designer:
Chris Jagodzinski & Elizabeth Piel-Black
Stage Crew:
Bryan Brown & Evan James Copeland
Set Designer:
J. Judson Lohman
Set Builder:
Chris Jagodzinski & J. Judson Lohman
Set Painters:
Jake Gordy, Laura Hansen, & Chris Jagodzinski
Scenic Artist:
Jake Gordy, Laura Hansen, & Chris Jagodzinski
Set Dresser:
Brad Riker
House Manager:
Ann Veasey
Box Office Manager:
Ann Veasey
Box Office, Lobby, & Usher Staff:
Sandy Blanchard, Kimberly Bruggemann, Pam Engle, Dan Finkel, Jake Gordy, Darlene Hatfield, Patty Hoover, Christopher Jagodzinski, Debbie Marinik, Jean Mills, Susan Rice, & Laura Zelenka
Chris Jagodzinski
Jake Gordy
Program Art & Cover Design:
Christopher Jagodzinski
Production Logo:
Christopher Jagodzinski
Program Printing:
AIM Specialists
Marquee Sign:
Jake Gordy & Christopher Jagodzinski
Special Thanks:
Best Buy – Perrysburg, Consign It, Patrick Drummond, Elise Fleck, Noah Roderick, The Toledo Repertoire Theatre

The Show

Act I
Scene 1: Behind the Dollar Store
Scene 2: Margaret’s Kitchen, the next morning
Scene 3: The office of Dr. Michael Dillon
Scene 4: Church basement, bingo

Act II
Scene 1: The home of Dr. Michael Dillon
Scene 2: Church basement, bingo

The Biographies

The Directors

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Derek Hansen (Director) For over 19 years, Derek has acted and directed a number of shows in Toledo area. Here at The Village he has directed Third, Much Ado About Nothing, and True West, as well as The Spitfire Grill at the Toledo Repertoire Theater. His favorite acting roles include Owen in The Melville Boys, Rudy in Wrong for Each Other, Silvio in Pvt. Wars, and Mickey in Greetings. Derek’s numerous accomplishments include receiving three acting awards from the Ohio Community Theater Association, assistant directing the independent film In the Company of Strangers and receiving a BA in Theatre from The University of Toledo. Derek would like to thank the cast and crew for their hard work and dedication, and his wife Laura for her love and support.
VPAD 2014 Bees - Laura Crawford
Laura Crawford (Director) first joined The Village Players community in 2008 as prop crew and curtain securer during Let’s Murder Marsha. Since then, she has volunteered in several capacities, both onstage (Adrift In Macao, [Title Of Show], Collected Stories, As Bees in Honey Drown), and off (prop crew, sound design, assistant director). She was proud to be a part of the inaugural run of The Village After Dark, and is very happy to be co-directing along side her good friend, Derek.

The Cast

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Trish Judge Tavernier (Margaret) is thrilled to be returning to The Village and working with good people in Good People, especially her son, Landon, who was just shy of a year-old at her first performance at The Village in I Hate Hamlet. Also performing in Extremities the following year. After 10 years of theater, including working with Derek Hanson in a murder mystery, Trish went on to open a small business, finish a degree, and move to Florida as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She dedicates this show to her mother, Karen Judge, who passed away during production, and previously never missed one of her shows.
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Landon Tavernier (Stevie) Known for his most recent work as Evan Wyler in As Bees in Honey Drown, Landon Curtis Tavernier is back on stage here at The Village Players, bringing with him, not only a shirt, but his mother; who also is no stranger the this this venue or this craft. Landon recently finished a short film in Huntington, Indiana but just can not get enough of the stage. He is passionate about his art and loves to share it. Both the Taverniers take the stage for this dramedy Good People.
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Diana West (Dottie) has been involved in community theater both on and off the stage for nearly 50 years. She has performed in theaters in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Currently serving as Treasurer on The Village Players’ Board of Directors, she was last seen on our stage in True West, also directed by Derek Hansen. Some of her favorite past roles are Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Chloe in Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Gabby in Not Waving, and Faye in Chapter Two. She is thrilled to be back on The Village stage working with such a stellar cast and especially director Derek Hansen once again. Thanks Derek for letting me be “Dottie”!
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Dana Pilrose (Jean) I’m so excited to be back once again at The Village and once again under Derek’s capable hands in this production the cast is so talented, I have been busy with the other theater Toledo Rep. in outstanding productions of Laura, Drowsy Chaperone, Full Monty (all three productions) and Spitfire Grill. I have done many productions here at The Village such as Play On, A Little Night Music, and The Roar of the Greasepaint and Smell of the Crowd. I’d like to thank my many friends for all their support and the crew back stage, up in the sound boooth, and all those other marvelous people who help behind the scenes; we can’t shine without you, I bow to your dedication.
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John Klenk (Mike) Native Toledoan John F. Klenk is making his initial appearance on The Village Players’ stage as Mike Dillon. Most recently, John has performed in Dramatically Inspired Works’ production of F.A.C.E.S. His prior works include an array of theatrical performances such as Dial M for Murder, The Underpants, and Chemical Imbalance. In his spare time, John cares for a musically-inclined colony of crickets. His secret vice is carrot juice. John’s future plans include the undying pursuit of his life long dreams of becoming a full time stand-up philosopher and part time race car driver.
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Charish Halliburton (Kate) is a writer, traveler, and watcher. Interested in all human experiences, those global and intimate, she seeks to write honestly about what fascinates her. Her work as been featured in The Atlantic and various literary magazine. Currently, she is a graduate student at the University of Toledo, studying literature and teaching other students how to think and write about the world around them.