Written by Neil Simon
Shows (Evenings at 7:30pm):
Thu. 10/3 - Sat. 10/5, Wed. 10/9 - Sun. 10/13, Wed. 10/16 - Sat. 10/19
You arrive at a dinner party, the host has been shot, the hostess is nowhere to
be found, no food is ready, and nobody knows what's going on. This is one of
Neil Simon's classic studies of people in unusual situations. It is a
hilarious comedy of misunderstandings and miscommunications in a group of
friends in an unexpected situation. It sounds like a modern TV sitcom.
Well it is. Live and in person and where you are the laugh track.
|Chris Gorman||Cael Barkman|
|Ken Gorman||Mark Cranmer|
|Clair Ganz||Linda Iannuzi|
|Lenny Ganz||Dennis McSorley|
|Ernie Cusack ||J. Louis Reid |
|Cookie Cusack ||Louise J. Mueller |
|Glenn Cooper ||James DeRienzo|
|Cassie Cooper||Jenifer Tuck|
|Officer Welch ||Walt Levering|
|Set Construction and Design||Rick Loya|
|Lighting/Sound Operator||Matt Mooney|
|Stage Manager||Kathy Barickman|
is excited about her third season with WFP. She has been
playing in the dark backstage since high school and has stage
managed productions throughout college and then with the Valley
Players in Waitsfield, VT after moving here from upstate NY.
When not playing in the theater, Kathryn can usually be found
at her job as an environmental laboratory analyst in Williston
or singing with St. Michael's College Liturgical choir.
Occasionally she is even at home in Underhill with her husband,
Jake, and their houseful of loving critters. She thanks her
parents (both English teachers) for passing on their love of
theater and her husband for his loving patience.
has participated in theatre since she was a young lass. She
has also been fortunate enough to dabble in film and television.
When not performing she enjoys a multitude of random activities
that are usually, a good time. Nothing is Impossible.
is very excited to be making his first appearance with WFP.
He has a BFA in acting from The U (Univ. of Miami) and has
performed with Lyric Theatre as Bill Sykes in Oliver, Billy
Flynn in Chicago and Albin in La Cage Aux Folles to name a few.
He has also performed with Stowe Theatre Guild most recently in
Nine and The Drowsy Chaperone as well as Essex Community
Players and Vermont Stage. In his free time he enjoys competing
in triathlons, cross fit training and rock climbing. Obviously
He has no free time!
is very happy to return to the WFP. He studied acting at Mason
Gross School of the Arts and Comedy Improvisation with the
Groundlings in NYC. He has traveled extensively and enjoys
the quiet life in the Green Mountain State. He is thrilled that
the warm weather is finally here, which affords him the
opportunity for an occasional stogie. He is lucky enough to
have a beautiful wife, who tolerates his strange bios, and
two fantastic sons who are chips off the block, in regards
to theater, not the cigars.
is an actor/director/comedian/writer/loves putting slashes
between things he does. He lives in Morrisville, VT and stays
busy with the arts by working with local schools and has also
worn a number of different hats for The Governor's Institutes
of Vermont over the years. Marcel has been a player with
WFP since their start and is very excited to have them back
in his life. He is honored to be both appearing on stage and
directing this season.
is very excited to have the opportunity to be part of the
Waterbury Festival Players for the first time. For the past
9 years, she's spent most of her acting time on the stages of
the Valley Players & Stowe Theaters. She would like to thank
everyone who made her "newbie" experience special. Some of Linda's
previous performances were: "Lady Chiltern" in Ideal Husband,
"Doris" in Same Time Next Year and "Juror 10" in Twelve
Angry Jurors. As always, she sends huge hugs to Luke for
his unending support and to Jordi who is many, many miles
away but, really, right next to her.
has played many roles over the past ten years. He has played
with Waterbury Festival Players, Lost Nation Theater, Stowe Theatre
Guild, Lamoille County Players and UVM Productions. Film credits
include Pressure Point, Moving Targets, Automatism, The Pursuit
of Happiness and the recently released Disappearances. Walt
founded The Windjammer Restaurant and Best Western Hotel and
Conference Center in South Burlington.
had worked with George and Ginger on many productions in the past but, this is
his third season with the Waterbury Festival Playhouse.
Set Design and decoration has been passion of Rick's for over 20 years now.
Also enjoying the opportunity to take the audience to another time and place
and regarding the set as another character in the performance.
His professional career has been in the custom sign business as a designer
sculptor and pictorial artist . Currently he runs his own business offering
a "broad brush" line of artistic services including fine art and graphic works to faux finishes.
is a native New Yorker, who jumped started his acting here in 1995.
Appearing in more than sixty productions, he was last seen as
'Harold' in highly acclaimed production of 'Orphans' and 'Donny'
in 'American Buffalo'. He received accolades in the 2001
Edinburgh Fringe Festival's world premiere of 'Dogs of War'
by Keefe Healy. This is his first appearance here.
Louise J. Mueller
is very pleased that Waterbury Festival Playhouse is back and
to 'tread its boards' once again. Her credits include Unadilla Theater,
Montpelier Theater Guild, Lamoille County Players, Stowe Theater, and
Woodchuck Theater. Happily, Rumors has brought Louise under the direction
of Marcel for the second time. And, happily, she does not share her
characters back pain. When not on stage she’s into all things artistic.
Neko, Chloe and Jaz are feline queens of the castle she shares with her
husband and actor, David.
J. Louis Reid
Since he was in his thirties, Jim has acted in over a score of
stage plays, including Rough Crossing and the The Fifteen
Minute Hamlet for the WFP. He co-starred in the 2007 Canadian
movie, The Descendant, and has been cast in many low budget
shorts and features. He has a supporting role in the
award-winning 2013 film, The Human Race, which played at
Cannes in May of this year. He has been seen in national
and local commercials, and appeared with Anna Kendrick in
an MTV music video for LCD Sound System. It's a pleasure to
once again be one of the Waterbury Festival Players.
is back on the WFP stage, having appeared in the inaugural performance
of "Noises Off" in 2006. She is thrilled to be part of this talented
cast and crew. In addition to theater, Jenifer loves running, reading
and the Red Sox. She is a recovering economist and spends her time
hanging out with her husband, two daughters and two yellow labs.