2001 Season

Rumors by Neil Simon
Stage Director

James Pyduck

Asst. Stage Director

Christopher De Witt

J. Jankowski
Technical Director
Larry Anderson
Set Designer
Steve Kuerschner
Costume Designer
Julie Kuerschner
Lighting Designer
Tom Dinnella
Sound Designer
Francis Kobialka

Show Dates:
Opens Oct 10, 2000


Diane Sedar
as Chris Gorman
Joe Carney
as Ken Gorman
Jim Ludovici
as Lenny Ganz
Cheryl Balas
as Claire Ganz
Andrew Pavlin
as Ernie Cusack
Paula Rivera
as Cookie Cusack
Mark Ayres
as Glenn Cooper
Amy Connelly
as Cassie Cooper
Larry Anderson
as Officer Welsh
Maria D'Alleva
as Officer Pudney

Stage Director

David Ben Leavitt

David Ben Leavitt has been a stage manager, lighting designer, and set designer as well as a director. He has also appeared on-stage in roles as varied as Mr. Bunthorne’s Solicitor in Patience, Dr. Chumley in Harvey, and Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night.

Show Dates:
Opens February 9, 2001

Charla Bendas
as Aunt Julia
Charla Bendas has long been involved with local theater as a producer, stage manager, and director, in addition to appearing on-stage. Charla, along with husband Charles, recently directed Trip to Bountiful with the Players and Into the Woods for Playcrafters; they are currently directing Hello, Dolly! for the Rose Valley Chorus & Orchestra.
Kathleen Carlin
as Hedda Gabler
Kathleen Carlin became involved in theater while doing volunteer work in Aberdeen, Scotland; when she returned to the United States she studied acting at the Walnut Street Theater. Favorite roles include Laura in The Glass Menagerie, Ginny in For Whom the Southern Bell Tolls, the Leader of the Grey Gentlemen in Momo and the Grey Gentlemen, and Holly Adams in An Act of the Imagination.
Ben Hynson
as Judge Brack
Ben Hynson is appearing with the Players for the first time, but is not a novice on-stage. He sang for eleven years with Choral Society of Chester County, and he has appeared in all thirteen extant Gilbert and Sullivan operas with the five local G&S groups. Other favorite shows include The Merry Widow, Once Upon a Mattress, Sunday in the Park with George, and Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.
Janice Jankowski
as Berte
Janice Jankowski debuted with the Players as Emma Borden in Blood Relations; other favorite roles on our boards include Freda in Dangerous Corner, Iris in June Groom, and Phoebe in Murder in Company. She has worked backstage both on crew and as a producer.
Christopher DeWitt
as Jorgen Tesman
Christopher DeWitt recently directed and appeared as Charlie Brown in his own rendition of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Chris was Assistant Director and Stage Manager for our recent production of Rumors, and has appeared on-stage here in The Crucible and June Groom. He has also worked on dramaturgy for the independent production GWM seeks….
Jim Ludovici
as Ellert Lovborg
Jim Ludovici is performing in his eighth show with the Players since Into the Woods in 1998. Other groups he has appeared with recently include Barleysheaf Players, Playcrafters, and as an understudy at the Arden in Philadelphia. Favorite roles including John Proctor in The Crucible, Tito in Lend Me a Tenor, and Jigger in Carousel.
Julie Ann Marra
as Thea Elvsted
Julie Ann Marra studied acting at West Chester University. Favorite roles included Estelle in No Exit, Cecile in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Mae in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Jesse in Night, Mother, Bananas in House of Blue Leaves, and Lenny in Crimes of the Heart.

Book by N. Richard Nash
(based on The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash)
Lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt

Directrix: Laurel Smith
Producer: J. Jankowski
Musical Director: Jeff Wilson
Choreographer: Rebecca Cox
Assitant to Ms. Smith: Callie Rosenfield
Show Dates:
Performances May 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 2001.
Patty Bowman
as Lizzie
Tony Filipone
as Starbuck
Lindsey Broad
as Olive
George Cipperly
as George
Julie Powell Leavitt
as Hannah
Jim Mason
as H.C.
Chip Melli
as Sheriff File
Ed Parks
as Toby
Justine Parks
as Snookie
Jim Reese
as Noah
Greg Bell
as Jimmy
Adult Chorus
Rebecca Cox, Bonnie Jean McLaughlin, Anne Marie Parks, Lane Smith
Child Chorus
Melissa Cox, Briana Dubin, Annie Hutton, Jennelle Parks, Celia Ryan, Jenna Volpi, Kelly Volpi
110 in The Shade Photos #1




Last updated - July 9, 2009