2016/17

season

Directed by Emily Dix
Aki Studio, Daniels Spectrum, March  2-5, 2017

 

FEATURING 
Cass Van Wyck as Hildy Johnson
Sean Jacklin as Walter Burns
Steve Hobbs as Bruce Baldwin
Sean Pratt as Duffy, the Mayor & Dr. Egelhoffer
Chris Peterson as Sheriff Hartwell
Alex Clay as McCue
Ryan Kotack as Murphy
Michael Barkey as Endicott
Matthew Hallworth as Bensinger
Chad Allen as Pete Davis and Pettibone
Gabriel Hamilton as Diamond Louie
Ashlie White Mollie Malloy
Elizabeth Rose Morriss as Gertrude Baldwin
Jessica Danov as Maisie & Jeannie

Antonio Mattina as Warden Carl Cooley

His Girl Friday

BY craig dix

"Cass Van Wyck was excellent as Hildy, tough and determined not to let Walter outwit her...Sean Jacklin’s Walter was manipulative and smarmy, but his affection for Hildy came through...Chad Allen was sweet and bumbling as Joe Pettibone. And Ashlie White was terrific as Mollie Malloy... the tale of corrupt politicians and role of the press seemed particularly relevant given current events in the United States. At one point, a reporter even asks the mayor, 'Is it true that you’re on Stalin’s payroll?' " 

                                                                                                                        - - Allison Gerson, Mooney on Theatre

ABOUT
This iconic screwball comedy tells the tale of Walter Burns, a hard-boiled newspaper editor who learns that his ex-wife, “newspaper man” Hildy Johnson, is going to give-up reporting to marry a bland insurance salesman from Albany. Determined to sabotage these plans and keep Hildy with the paper (and himself), Burns convinces her to cover one last story; the execution of cop-killer Earl Williams. Things quickly spiral out of control and Burns and Hildy find themselves tangled up in the case, and each other’s lives. A hilarious look at the struggle to balance life and love.

© 2020 by Emily Dix