The Munroe Park Theater Guild
The Munroe Park Theater Guild

Current Production

The Munroe Park Theater Guild
Presents
PANIC
By Joseph Goodrich
Winner of the 2008 Mystery Writers of America's Best Play

Thursday, November 20th
Friday, November 21st
Saturday, November 22nd

7:30 PM
TICKETS: $10.00
(Sold at the door. Cash only).
House opens at 6:30
General Admission Seating

Ridge Park Audiorium
9625 S. Longwood Drive
Chicago, IL 60643

Contains adult language and themes

Featuring ...
Jim Stadt
John Wognum
Chrissy Morales
Lindsey Becker
Amy Meyer

Paris, 1963. Director Henry Lockwood has come to the City of Light for the premiere of his new film, Panic. Accompanied on the trip by his wife Emma and his secretary Miriam, Lockwood expects nothing more than to enjoy another cinematic success and to bask in the adulation of young French film critic Alain Duplay. But when Lockwood is accused of a hideous crime---a crime that could destroy his career and his marriage---he is forced to confront the truth about himself and those closest to him. Lockwood, known the world over as 'the Sultan of Suspense,' is caught in a nightmare straight out of one of his own films. PANIC was the recipient of the 2008 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best Play.

Directed by Kevin McSweeney
Assistant Director ... Michael Valenti
Stage Manager ... Sally Keller
Costumes ... Amy Meyer
Properties ... Sarah Bury

For information, contact Munroe Park at (312) 747-6561 or email Munroeparktheaterguild@gmail.com

Recent Productions

The Munroe Park Theater Guild will opened the 2014 / 2015 Season with Edward Albee’s critically acclaimed drama, WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?  The play was performed at Hale Park as part of the Hale Theatre Co’s 2014 Fall Theatre Fest.

 

The Munroe Park Theater Guild presents

Edward Albee’s

WHO’S AFRAID OF VRIGINIA WOOLF?

 

Thursday, September 18th

Friday, September 19th

Saturday, September 20th

 

7:30 PM

House opens at 7:00 PM

General Admission Seating

 

The show will be performed as part of the Hale Theatre Co’s Fall Theater Fest located at:

Hale Park Field House

6258 W. 62nd Street

Chicago, IL 60638

 

Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for Students / Seniors.

Reservations are suggested as seating is limited and may be made by calling Hale Park at (773) 229-1032.  Tickets will be held at the box office until 10 minutes prior to curtain.

 

 

Winner of the 1963 Tony Award for best play, WOOLF tells the story of George (Dan Haymes), a professor at a small college, his wife, Martha (Kim Chelf), Nick (Billy Richards), an opportunistic new professor at the college, and his shatteringly naïve new bride, Honey (Laura Ambrose) as they gather together for a night cap after a long night of drinking at a faculty party. The drinks flow and suddenly inhibitions melt. It becomes clear that Martha is determined to seduce the young professor, and George couldn't care less. But underneath the edgy banter, which is crossfired between both couples, lurks an undercurrent of tragedy and despair. George and Martha's inhuman bitterness toward one another is provoked by the enormous personal sadness that they have pledged to keep to themselves: a secret that has seemingly been the foundation for their relationship. In the end, the mystery in which the distressed George and Martha have taken refuge is exposed, once and for all revealing the degrading mess they have made of their lives.

 

CAST:

GEORGE … Daniel Haymes

MARTHA … Kim Chelf

NICK … Billy Richards

HONEY … Laura Ambrose

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director / Production Design … Kevin McSweeney

1st Assistant Director … Sarah Bury

2nd Assistant Director … Jori Bonadurer

Stage Manager … Sally Keller

Dramaturge … Bill McBride

Properties / Costumes … Sarah Bury

 

Music by Mark Hollmann
Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
Book by Greg Kotis

 

Directed by Kevin McSweeney

Musical Direction by Dan Riley

Choreography By Gina Reynolds

 

 

CAST LIST

OFFICER LOCKSTOCK

John Wognum

LITTLE SALLY

Lolo Vitucci

BOBBY STRONG

Mike Valenti

HOPE CLADWELL

Avra Fainer

CLADWELL B. CLADWELL

Al Becker

PENELOPE PENNYWISE

Kat Myers

OFFICER BARREL

Amy Meyers

MR. McQUEEN / COP

John Enright

SENETOR FIPP

Jim Stadt

OLD MAN STRONG / HOT BLADES HARRY

Rocco Ayala

JOSEPHINE “MA” STRONG / OLD WOMAN

Susan L. Ptasinski-Tempel

SOUPY SUE / CLADWELL’S SECRETARY

Gina Reynolds

TINY TOM / DR. BILLEAUX

T.J. Foss

LITTLE BECKY TWO-SHOES / MRS. MILLENNIUM

Brianne Murray

BILLY BOY BILL  / UGC EXEC

Sean Rauba

ROBBY THE STOCKFISH / UGC EXEC

 Ben Golay

COP

Margaret Pesquera

ENSEMBLE

Cassandra Williams

ENSEMBLE

Foline Roos

ENSEMBLE

Melissa Heeres

ENSEMBLE

Maelee M. Richardson

 

 

 

 

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

DIRECTOR

Kevin McSweeney

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Sarah Bury

MUSIC DIRECTOR  / CONDUCTOR

Dan Riley

CHOREOHRAPHER

Gina Reynolds

   
   

PRODUCTION DESIGN (set, lighting, sound)

Kevin McSweeney

COSTUME DESIGN

Carley Sullivan

PROPERTIES

Sarah Bury

SET CONSTRUCTION CHIEF

John Wognum

HEAD SCENIC PAINTER

Sarah Bury

DANCE CAPTIAN

Amy Meyers

SOUND BOARD OPERATOR

 Sarah Bury

LIGHT BOARD OPERATOR

 Kevin McSweeney

 

 

 

One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, URINETOWN is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, URINETOWN is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, URINETOWN catapults the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.

 

 

 

 

PERFORMANCES

May 8 – 10, 2014 * 7:30 PM

May 15 – 17, 2014 * 7:30 PM

 

Production Stills

The Munroe Park Theater Guild Presents

 

ALMOST, MAINE

A romantic comedy by John Cariani

 

Thursday, February 13th at 7:30 PM

Friday, February 14th at 7:30 PM

Saturday, February 15th at 7:30 PM

 

Tickets: $10.00

Sold at the door

General admission seating

House opens 30 minutes before curtain

 

Ridge Park

9625 S. Longwood Drive

Chicago, IL. 60643

 

SYNPOSIS

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream.

 

CAST

PROLOGUE / INTERLOGUE / EPILOGUE

PETE

Tyler Dickerson

GINETTE

Amy Meyer

 

HER HEART

EAST

Dan Haynes

GLORY

Kim Chelf

 

SAD AND GLAD

JIMMY

John Wognum

SANDRINE

Lindsey Becker

WAITRESS

Alexis Colianni

 

THIS HURTS

MARVALYN

Brianne Murray

STEVE

Dominic Guevara

 

GETTING IT BACK

GAYLE

Kat Myers

LENDALL

Mike Valenti

 

THEY FELL

RANDY

Chris Nehlsen

CHAD

Dan Haynes

 

WHERE IT WENT

PHIL

Jim Stadt

MARCI

Susan Ptasinski-Tempel

 

STORY OF HOPE

HOPE

Laura Ambrose

MAN

Tyler Dickerson

 

SEEING THE THING

RHONDA

Chrissy Morales

DAVE

Mike Valenti

 

 

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

DIRECTOR

Kevin McSweeney

ASSISTANT DIRECTORS

Sarah Bury

Alexis Collianni

STAGE MANAGER

Margaret Pesquera

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Jori Bonadurer

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Kevin McSweeney

CONSTRUCTION CHIEF

John Wognum

PROPERTIES / COSTUMES

Sarah Bury

 

Production Stills

FRANCES … Elyse Moretti

MEREDITH … Martha Reddick

TRISHA … Lindsey Becker

GEORGEANNE … Amy Meyer

MINDY … Emily Nikfar

TRIPP … Mike Valenti

 

DIRECTOR … Kevin McSweeney

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR … Sarah Bury

STAGE MANAGER … Jenny Hogan

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT … Sarah Glenn

PRODUCTION DESIGN … Kevin McSweeney

CONSTRUCTION CHIEF … John Wognum

PROPERTIES … Sarah Bury

COSTUME DESIGN … Carley Sullivan

SOUND BOARD OPERATOR … Sarah Glenn

 

 

 

Production Stills

Production Stills

Stills taken from the final dress rehearsal of THE MAIDS on September 18, 2013.

 

The Munroe Park Theater Guild opened the 2013 / 2014 Season with their production of Jean Genet's THE MAIDS, which was performed as part of the Hale Theatre Co.'s Fall Theatre Fest.  THE MAIDS featured Carley Sullivan as Solange, Alexis Colianni as Claire, and Amy Meyer as Madame.  It was directed by Kevin McSweeney with Sarah Bury as the Assistant Director, Jori Bonadurer as the Production Assistant, John Wognum and the Construction Chief and Sound Board Operator and Joe Peterson as the the Costume Designer.

 

How to Find Us

Munroe Park Theater Guild

REHEARSAL / PERFORMANCE SPACE

Ridge Park

9625 S. Longwood Drive

Chicago, IL  60643

 

Email:

MunroeParkTheaterGuild@gmail.com
Phone: (312) 747-6561

 

PROGRAM OFFICE

Munroe Park
2617 W. 105th Street
Chicago, IL 60655

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