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Why do we Laugh?

by Stephen Gregg

special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois

Directed by Debra Bob


by Ellen Byron

with permission of Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York, N.Y.

Directed by Janet Walmsley

The Actor's Nightmare

by Christopher Durang

with permission of Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York, N.Y

Directed by Bev Steeves

October 7th to 17th 2009

The Actor's Nightmare is a short comic play by Christopher Durang. It involves an accountant named George Spelvin, who is mistaken for an actor's understudy and forced to perform in a play for which he doesn't know any of the lines.

Graceland tells the story of two women drawn to Elvis' mansion "Graceland" three days before it opens to the public... Strangers to start, friends in the end, Bev and Rootie find common ground in spite of their age differences and upbringing. Lots of laughs and maybe even a tear punctuate this short play. If you like Elvis, this is a must see.

Why Do We Laugh? is a play in which all eight characters - two people at four different times in their lives - are on stage at the same time, taking us on a brief walk through time and our memories. The play is about love (and hate) and the way people change each other.


Cast: Why Do we Laugh?

Character Played by
Meredith 16 Leah Goldie
Andrew 66 Howard Joynt
Meredith 6 Kristen Morgan
Meredith 45 Therese Parent
Andrew 15 Jonathan Pretty
Meredith 66 Joanne Taylor
Andrew 5 Eli Vlahos
Andrew 45 Cliff Vico

Cast: Graceland

Character Played by
Rootie Katja Burnett
Bev Dawn Tyndall

Cast: The Actor's Nightmare

Character Played by
George Spelvin Clive Goodrich
Meg Mallory Stewart
Sarah Kimberley Moga
Ellen Susan Johnson
Henry John Lomas
Executioner Himself



Producer Joyce Hodgson
Assistant Producer Mike Poirier
Production Manager Ted Harrison
Artistic Liaison Monty Hughes, Sarah McLean
Stage Manager: Why do we Laugh? Arlene Spearman
Stage Manager: Graceland Rachael Zubick
Stage Manager: The Actor's Nightmare Peter Loster
Assistant Stage Manager (All Plays) Kristine Larsen
Set Designer Chris Bayne
Set Construction Head Bob Spearman
Set Crew Peter Wiebe, Eugene Leveque, Norm Jaques, Dave Silversides
Stage Hand Luke Cruickshank
Lighting Designer Stan Csapo
Lighting Operator Mitchell Morin
Sound Designer Dave McLean
Set Decor Liza Judd, Colin Judd
Properties Liza Judd, Colin Judd
Costumes Val Heuman, Marnie Cullum
Makeup / Hair Eileen Pelliccia, Suzanne Robert
Program Carol Marks
Photography Peter Lomas
House Manager Ann Cordingly
Foyer Lorraine Allum, Ruth Astin
Preview Debby Ready
Publicity Mike Poirier
Opening / Final Night Debbra Butler
Bar Manager Ron Heuman

Production Photos

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