Laughing Stock

by Charles Morey

The Play

A hilarious backstage farce and a genuinely affectionate look into the world of the theatre and the people who bring it to life. When The Playhouse, a rustic New England summer theatre, schedules a repertory season of Dracula, Hamlet and Charley’s Aunt, comic mayhem and theatrical hell ensues. We follow the well-intentioned but over-matched company as they go from outrageous auditions to ego-driven rehearsals, from technical nightmares to opening nights gone disastrously awry, from the elation of a great play well told to the comic and nostalgic season close. A riotous comedy for anyone who loves (or loves to be a part of) theatre!

AUDITIONS
November 11 and 12, 2019

PRODUCTION DATES
January 10-12, 17-19, and 24-26, 2020

Produced in Cooperation with Dramatists Play Service

The Crew

Co-Producers: Tim Carney and Frann Stempek
Director: Kori Bielaniec
Assistant Director: Kristen Campbell
Stage Manager: Amy Jones
Stage Crew: Cayla Kolbusz and Walter Middlebrook
Set Design: Kori Bielaniec and David Wood
Set Construction and Painting: David Wood Assissted by Gordon Mosley, Chris Boudreau, David James, Anita Stinson, Josh Bodary, Michael Hermen, John Sczomak,Rich Marengere and the Laughing Stock cast
Bat Wrangler: David Wood
Lights and Sound: Nate Hermen, Stan Guarnelo, Dave Kanclerz, David Reynolds II, and Chris Boudreau
Hair and Make-up: Frann Stempek assisted by Corinne Fine
Costume Design: Mary Calder assisted by Karen Drugacz, Renae Hayward, Janeen Bodary, and cast
Props: Sebastian Adams
Publicity: Kristen Campbell, Kori Bielaniec, Brian Townsend, Jennifer Deckert, Mike Moseley, Robin Iori, Tom Sparrow, Melissa Foster, Mike Mayne, Sue Suchyta, and Stan Guarnelo
Social Media: Kori Bielaniec
Website: Tom Sparrow
Postcard Mailing: Kristen Campbell, Adam Lynch, Casey Coulter, Deb Kales, Patrick Davidson, Victor Hydel, Ed Price, Sue Delosier, Karen Drugacz, and Nancy Schuster
Programs: Carissa Lokken, Brian Townsend, Nancy Valentini, Scott Rider, Richard Moore, Megan Lizbinski, Julie Ballantyne Brown, Anna Dewey, and Walter Middlebrook
Tickets: Tracey Boudreau and Julie Sparrow
AfterGlow: Jamee Perryman
Cast and Crew: Suzanne Dowd
50/50 and Intermission: Lois Sczomak assisted by committee members
Ushers: Members of the Players Guild of Dearborn
Original Cover Artwork: Brian Townsend

The Cast

GORDON PAIGE: Alex Gojkov

JACK MORRIS: Andrew St. John

SUSANNAH HUNTSMAN: Jazzmin Sharara

MARY PIERRE: Emily Kaltz

TYLER TAYLOR: David Zolotarchuk

VERNON VOLKER: William E. McCloskey

RICHFIELD HAWKSLEY: Nick Szczerba

DAISY COATES: Sue DeLosier

CRAIG CONLIN: Ken Kilgore

SARAH MCKAY: Julie Ballantyne Brown

HENRY MILLS: Adam Lynch

KARMA SCHNEIDER: Kaitlyn Cross

BRAUN OAKES: Michael Stec

IAN MILLIKEN: Casey Coulter

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Dearborn, MI 48123

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Dearborn, MI 48124
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