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           2010-2011 Theatre Productions

Let the Eagle Fly

October 28-31, 2010

  Let The Eagle Fly tells the story of Cesar Chavez, a true American hero.  One of the most influential civil rights leaders of our time and a crusader for non-violent social change,  he devoted his life to improving the lives of the impoverished and oppressed.  With only a eighth grade education, this Navy veteran went on to become a labor leader, environmentalist and consumer advocate conducting campaigns against racial and economic discrimination.  Through scenes and songs, this two-act musical drama presents a number of core themes that dramatize what Chavez accomplished and why and how he did his pioneering work .

Let The Eagle Fly, Intended for family audiences, traces Cesar Chavez’s life from his childhood as the son of a migrant farm workers in the Great Depression through his founding of the farm workers union and his commitment to the non-violent struggle for social and economic justice.  The show focuses primarily on the five- year national grape boycott, which culminated in 1970 with the first ever union contracts for farm workers.  In the words of the former editor of the farm workers, union newsletter, whom the authors interviewed at his farm in the California desert, Let The Eagle Fly focuses on “the glory years-the time we thought we could change the world.”

 

Spring Play Festival '11

Three casts, three plays, three weekends of shows! The first weekend we have After the Beep, which is a collection of short plays, both funny and moving by playwrite Seth Kramer. Vanities is a comedy-drama stage production written by Jack Heifner. The story centers on the lives and friendship of three Texas cheerleaders starting from high school. The final weekend we have two one acts. The first is an opera of a man trying to propose to a woman who can't get off the phone in Telephone. The second is a radio show of a woman overhearing a murder plot in Sorry, Wrong Number.

 

Cast List

                             After the Beep

Lynn/Wendy...............................................Narissa Toovey

Mr. Mauve/Frank.......................................Andrew Pypno

Alice...........................................................Mary Haywood

Nadine/Judy................................................Sami Sekula

Bianca/Julianna............................................Brianna Burke

Scott...........................................................Nicholas Brown

Jeff/Cook....................................................James Brent

Caesar/Mr. Fuchsia.....................................Erich Jauch

Mark/Mr. Puce...........................................David Zallis

 

                                    Vanities

Joanne........................................................Abby Derix

Kathy.........................................................Reilly Jaeger

Mary..........................................................Tiffany Bruch

 

                                  Telephone

Ben............................................................Ben Carlson

Lucy..........................................................Emily Reardon

                                                                 Rachel Miller

                             Sorry, Wrong Number

Mrs. Stevenson.........................................Karen Leifheit

Operator #1..............................................Alexandra Jones

Man..........................................................Nate Munson

George......................................................Tyler Reviglio

Chief Operator...........................................Jordan Hall

Sergeant Duffy...........................................Jon Mathesius

Operator #2...............................................Tricia Tuntland

Western Union...........................................Timothy Lamps

Information.................................................Oriel Morris

Hospital Operator.......................................Rachel Hettrick

 

                                     Production Team

Director After the Beep..........................................................Dr. David Kuester

Stage Managers/Assistant Directors After the Beep.................Narissa Toovey

                                                                                               Andrew Pypno

Director Vanities....................................................................Don Grant Zellmar

Stage Manager Vanities..........................................................Kyle Russell

Assistant Director Vanities......................................................Eric Chamblin

Director Telephone & Sorry, Wrong Number.........................Norman Engstrom

Stage Manager Telephone & Sorry, Wrong Number...............Pete Hamilton

Tech Director...........................................................................Jenna Stinson

 

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