The Waterbury Festival Playhouse -- Central Vermont's only Semi-Professional Theater

The Canterville Ghost

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Directed by George Pierce
Written by Oscar Wilde
Dramatized by Darwin Reid Payne
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing, Inc.
Shows Wed. 9/20 - Sat. 9/23, Wed. 9/27 - Sat. 9/30, Wed. 10/4 - Sat. 10/7
Show Time: 7:00 pm Wed. - Sat., 2:00 pm Matinee Sat.

An American family faces the ghost of an English manor not with fear, but with true American excitement. 15 year old Virginia must make a terrifying journey with the ghost in order for him to find true peace. Will she go? Will you be brave enough to go on the journey with her if she does? Guess you'll have to come to the show to find out.

This play is filled with mystery, chills, and humor.

Some scenes may be frightening to very young children. They should be old/mature enough to enjoy a good ghost story.

The Cast
Lord Canterville
Mr. Harold Otis
Mrs. Otis
Maggie Otis
Marilyn Otis
Virginia Otis
Mrs. Umney
Sir Simon
Jim Galvin
James DeRienzo
Donna-Sue Hain
Kelly Shaw
Alison Smith
Brittney Foreman
Martha Walton
Michael Manion

The Crew
Stage Manager
Sound Effects
Light Board Operator
Graphics Work
George Pierce
Matthew Pierce
Ginger Pierce
Evelyn Frey
Sean Pierce
Spencer Williams
Louise J. Mueller
James_DeRienzo (2K) James DeRienzo
is from New Jersey, but has lived in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and New York. He studied acting at Mason Gross School of Performing Arts and Comedy Improv with the Groundings in NYC. He has directed for the Fringe Festival in Minneapolis and has performed with Comedy Troupes on both coasts. He is new to Stowe and very excited about the opportunity to work with the Waterbury Festival Players. He has been married for seventeen wonderful years to Alison Anne Edwards and is blessed with two sons, who are eating him out of house and home. Canned food donations will be accepted at the door.
Britney_Foreman (2K) Brittney Foreman
is 15, but her sweet sixteen is in September. A junior at Stowe High School, she is so excited to be in this play! She adores singing and sings everywhere all the time. A lover of ice cream, her favorite colors are blue, pink, and orange (not the ice cream).
Jim_Galvin (2K) Jim Galvin
has played Tom in Glass Menagerie, Dr. Einstein in Arsenic and Old Lace, the Reverend Parris in The Crucible, and Dale Harding in Cuckoo’s Nest. He has also directed, among others, Death of a Salesman and A Streetcar Named Desire.
DonnaSue_Hain (2K) Donna-Sue Hain
is a many generation Vermonter having grown up in Weston. She has performed with Lyric Theatre and the Stowe Theatre Guild, where she can often be found performing with other family members. When not cavorting about the stage, Donna-Sue can be found working as a Medical Technologist or managing a household of three teenage boys, three dogs and two cats with the assistance of her wonderful husband, Martin, in Williston.
Michael_Manion (3K) Michael Manion
has been acting in the central Vermont area for about twenty years, including favorite roles as George in "Moon Over Buffalo" with the Stowe Theater Guild, "Bobby" in "Company" with the Valley Players, Mr. Webb in "Our Town" with Lost Nation Theater, and has also appeared on stage with the Lamoille County Players, Quarry Works, and Goddard College. He lives in Montpelier and splices telephone wires to bring home the bacon.
George_Pierce (1K) George Pierce
lives with his wife and 6 children in Stowe, and has directed at Quarryworks, Stowe, and for the Lamoille County Players. He got involved in theater in High School, and included theater in his studies at Cornell. He hopes every kid in the audience just goes "WOW". (Adults can go "WOW" too)
Kelly_Shaw (2K) Kelly Shaw
is 10 and attends Eden Central School. Kelly loves to sing (A LOT!). She enjoys writing poems, short stories and letters, plays soccer, and loves to cook. "Shelby & Ken" are her 2 cats, "Chocolate Milk & Rover" her 2 Guineu Pigs, and 5 fish (names withheld). Lime green is her favorite color but blue is nice too.
Alison_Smith (2K) Alison Smith
is an 8th grader at Stowe Middle School who loves to shop, speak Spanish and hang out with her friends. She has a passion for fashion...for music...and for dance! She has two dogs and a brother (sort of the same thing, don't you think??) and absolutely believes in ghosts - doesn't everyone?
Martha_Walton (2K) Martha Walton
started in theater at the age of 8 in California. After an almost 20 year hiatus, she made her "comeback" with Lamoille County Players' "Noises Off" in 2003. Currently, she teaches Self-advocacy through theater to high school special education students with Vermont Special Arts. She has acted locally with Vermont Stage Company, Quarryworks, and most recently was in "Resolutionaries" at Burlington's Waterfront Theater. She has been married to the same man for 21 years, Kevin, who is a chef and a baker. They have 4 kids and one grandson.