Cheaper By The Dozen
By Christopher Sergel
From the book by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
July 29-31, Aug 1, 4-8 2009
The Boal Barn Playhouse
|Scenic Designer||Jillian Warburton|
|Lighting Designer||Susan L. Polay|
|Costume Designer||Edna Rentschler|
|Sound Designer||Michael Blake|
|Stage Manager||David Jesukiewicz|
|Apprentice Coordinator||William Daniel Daup|
About the Show
Lillian Moller Gilbreth and Frank Bunker Gilbreth were industrial engineers. They were among the first in the scientific management field and the very first in motion study.
They had twelve children, and Frank Gilbreth loved to apply his motion study theories and applications on his own family. Later, when it was discovered that he had developed heart problems, this practice became a necessity to him as he did not want his wife to be overburdened in the event of his death.
This play, based on the biography written by his two children, Frank Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey in 1948 and then adapted to film in 1950, is about the Gilbreth family before Frank, Sr. died.
It seems funny to stage this play during the era of reality shows such as Jon and Kate Plus Eight, etc. This story is based on reality as well, but this is a true love story, and on many levels.
|Mr. Gilbreth||Lloyd Short|
|Mrs. Gilbreth||Margaret Arnold Higgins|
|Frank||Russell Jordan Poole|
|Mrs. Fitzgerald||Melissa Alfonsi|
|Dr. Burton||Joe Krabil|
|Joe Scales||Tristan Wilson|
|Miss Brill||Cathy Tillotson|
|The Dog||Quinn Lunardi|