mask image
Home Archives  

Italian American Reconciliation

February 22nd to March 3rd 2012

by John Patrick Shanley

Presented with permission of Dramatists Play Service Inc.

Directed by Bev Steeves

Produced by Val Heuman and Joan Karstensen


About the Play

Huey Maximilian Bonfigliano has a problem: While he is safely divorced from his shrewish first wife, Janice, who shot his dog and even took a bead on him, he feels he cannot regain his "manhood" until he woos and wins her one more time if only to put his broken marriage behind him once and for all. He enlists the aid of his lifelong buddy, Aldo Scalicki, a confirmed bachelor who tries, without apparent success, to convince Huey that he would be better off sticking with his new lady friend, Teresa, a usually placid young waitress whose indignation flares when she learns what Huey is up to. In a moonlit balcony scene (hilariously reminiscent of Cyrano de Bergerac) Aldo pleads his lovesick friend's case and, to his astonishment, Janice capitulates although not for long. However we do learn that her earlier abuse of Huey was intended to make him "act like a man" which, at last, he does. And, more than that, he (and the audience) become aware that, in the final essence, "the greatest and only success is to be able to love" a truth which emerges delightfully from the heartwarming, wonderfully antic and always imaginatively conceived action of the play.


Character Played by
Aldo Justin Kopy
Huey Trevor Howitt
Janice Erika Belsheim
Theresa Breanne Volker
Aunt May Wendy Chambers


Stage Manager

Mitch Morin

Assistant Stage Manager Sean Bibby
Set Design Chris Bayne
Head of Construction Dave Deshane
Construction Crew Eugene Dolinsky, Robert Roell, Rhonda Nicholas,David Jones
Set Decor Val Heuman
Set Decor Crew Anne Mercer, Rhonda Nicholas, Eva Zanatta
Lighting Design Jessika LaFramboise
Lighting Crew Luca Starone
Lighting Operator Luca Starone
Sound Design Jackson Mace
Sound Operator Camerson Young
Properties Sherry Moir
Properties Crew Eva Hambley
Special Effects Kip Whelpley
Costumes Susan Johnson
Hair / Makeup Jean Given
Publicity Barb Keith
Programs Sarah McLean
Poster Barb Keith
Photography Matt Brown
Foyer Design Maureen Ruscheinsky
Front of House Cassidy McCarville
Bar Manager Ron Heuman
Preview Jo-Ann Jaques
Opening/Final Night Dave Skultety

Production Photos

top of page

Page Last Modified: April 24, 2013

Copyright © Powerhouse Theatrical Society