VP 2017 Angel Street

Angel Street ran January 27 – February 5, 2017
Standard tickets are $18, or $16 for Seniors (60+) and students with valid ID.
Performance dates and times are listed on our calendar.

A Broadway hit first produced on the West End under the title Gaslight and filmed twice, Angel Street tells the story of the Manninghams who live on Angel Street in 19th Century London. As the curtain rises, all appears the essence of Victorian tranquility. It is soon apparent, however, that Mr. Manningham, a suavely handsome man, is slowly driving his gentle, devoted wife, Bella, to the brink of insanity with an insinuating kindness which masks more sinister motives. While he is out, Mrs. Manningham has an unexpected caller: amiable, paternal Inspector Rough from Scotland Yard. Rough is convinced that Manningham is a homicidal maniac wanted for a murder committed fifteen years earlier in this very house. Gradually the inspector restores Bella’s confidence in herself and as the evidence against Manningham unfolds, the author has built and sustained some of the most brilliant, suspenseful sequences in modern theatre.

  • by Patrick Hamilton
  • Directed by: Carol Ann Erford
  • Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

You may view the full program by clicking here.

The Cast

Mrs. Manningham
Aimee Reid
Mr. Manningham
Eric Simpson
Jordan Killam
Diana West
Larry Farley
Jason Neimeiyer

The Crew

Carol Ann Erford
Chris Jagodzinski
Stage Manager:
Jason Neymeiyer
Rehearsal Stage Manager:
Bonnie Brandburg
Lighting Design:
Jake Gordy
Lighting Crew:
Evan James Copeland
Sound Designer:
Laura Crawford
Sound Crew:
Laura Crawford
Props Gatherer:
Chris Jagodzinski
Costume Design:
Chris Jagodzinski & Kate Juhasz
Wig Stylist:
Katelyn Lesle
Set Designer:
Chris Jagodzinski
Set Builder:
Jake Gordy, Chris Jagodzinski, & Jason Neymeiyer
Set Painters:
Jake Gordy & Chris Jagodzinski
Set Dressers:
Chris Jagodzinski
House Managers:
Jake Gordy & Chris Jagodzinski
Box Office Manager:
Jake Gordy
Box Office, Lobby, & Usher Staff:
Marie Adkins, Carol Ann Allen, Les & Melissa Beland, Gary Blanchard, Sandy Blanchard, Bonnie Brandburg, Judy Breese, Deb Brescol, Janet Butterfield, Evan James Copeland, Connie Darling, Nancy de la Garza, Richard & Lilianne Dockett, Pam Engle, Beth Harp, Darlene Hatfield, Helene Kilcourse, Marilyn Kline, Debbie Krieger, Garry & Marcia Kudlinski, Denise McHue, Jean Mills, Ruth Moeller, Jason Neymeiyer, Sam & Darlene Partin, Rick & Jane Bihn Perse, Gary Peters, Dean Redfield, Jon & Tamara Riggs, Lorenzo Salazar, Lydia Schafer, Vickie Serr, Cheryl Shinover, Harry Shulman, Suzette Skowronski, Bob & Marian Smith, Paul Soska, Dr. Rick Szczygielski, Diana West, & Laura Zelenka
Chris Jagodzinski
Jake Gordy
Program Art & Cover Design:
Chris Jagodzinski
Production Logo:
Chris Jagodzinski
Program Printing:
AIM Specialists

The Biographies

The Director

Carol Ann Erford (Director) is happy to be directing at The Village Players again. It was a busy season for acting in 2016. She played Ouiser in Steel Magnolias, and Marty in Circle Mirror Transformation at The Village; and the opening show at the Toledo Rep in Tartuffe. Was also pleased to do a reading of Bakersfield Mist for ACT along with Book of Liz. Enjoy Angel Street!

The Stage Manager

Jason Neymeiyer (Stage Manager & Officer) is thrilled to be making his stage manager debut with the cast and crew of Angel Street. Jason has been a volunteer and board member at The Village for the past three years, and can often be found in the box office or helping with one of the many past remodeling theatre projects. Jason would like to thank The Village for allowing him to dip his toe into the production side of a show and his partner Josh for all of his support.

The Cast

Aimee Reid (Mrs. Manningham) is pleased to be dusting off her character shoes for this production of Angel Street. She is the Executive Artistic Director of the Children’s Theatre Workshop, an enthusiastic introvert, and mother to an adorable tyrant of a three-year-old, so it’s been about eight years since her last performance in a fully-mounted production. She started performing again recently, in the staged reading of The Lyons at The Village as Lisa, as well as in CTW’s annual talent show. Many thanks to Carol for taking a chance on a rusty actor, to Bonnie and Jason for keeping it all in order, and to Eric, Larry, Jordan, and Diana for making the return to stage feel effortless.
Eric Simpson (Mr. Manningham) has been performing at The Village Players and other theatres for about 5 years. He was last seen here in Tomfoolery, where he was the Bartender. He just finished performing Out of Sight … Out of Murder at The Toledo Rep. He has also been seen at The Valentine’s Studio A Theatre, his last production there was The 39 Steps. He has also directed two productions with Genoa Civic Theatre and does various technical stage work. Eric is also a trained fire eater, which he does for fun, as well as doing Special Effects make up for local film. Most importantly, he wants to thank you! Without the audience we wouldn’t be able to perform for you! Boo at me if you feel like it.
Jordan Killam (Nancy) recently appeared in Steel Magnolias (Annelle) at The Village Players Theater after a 14-year hiatus from the stage. She’s an alum of the Children’s Theater Workshop and is currently forging a career as a professional voice actor. Jordan also works as a freelance copywriter and journalist. She regularly contributes fashion, arts, and entertainment pieces to The Toledo City Paper. She loves living in the Old West End, hunting for vintage clothes, wine club, and obsessing over the real estate market. Jordan is grateful for the opportunity to appear in Angel Street where she’s had the privilege of learning the Cockney accent and being directed by her Steel Magnolias cast mate, Carol Erford. She would like to thank the entire cast and crew, her family and friends, but most of all her partner, Casey, without whom she would never memorize any lines.
Diana West (Elizabeth) is thrilled to be back on The Village stage having last been seen as Dottie in Good People. Diana has been an active member of The Village family for over thirty years working both onstage and off in many productions. Some of her favorite roles include Claire in Lips Together-Teeth Apart, Gabby in Not Waving, and Mrs. Gamadge in The Best Man at The Village; and Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire which she performed in a Detroit-area theater. Currently, she is serving on The Village Board of Directors as Treasurer, keeping a close eye on our finances. During the day she can be found “holding down the fort” at American Tool & Die where she has been an office manager for over 30 years.
Larry Farley (Sgt. Rough) is thrilled to be back on The Village stage playing Sgt. Rough. This is Larry’s 39th year of association with The Village. He has appeared in everything from Shakespeare to Simon, and directed numerous productions, running the gamut from melodrama to comedy, the latest being last year’s Steel Magnolias and 2015’s OCTA award winning Looking. Recently retired, Larry is happily puttering at home and taking care of his menagerie of animals as well as doing EVERYTHING his lovely wife Becky tells him to do.