Ramshackle Inn

 

Ramshackle Inn

by

George Batson

Directed by

Kim Silverman

Scenic Designer

Jon Vickers-Jones

Lighting Designer

Susan L. Polay

Technical Director

Jon Vickers-Jones

Stage Manager

Gina Bowker

Costume Designer

Edna Rentschler

Audio Designer

Mike Twomley

Apprentice Coordinator

Amber Daughtry

Assistant Stage Manager

Sophie Huddart

ABOUT THE PLAY

Ramshackle Inn was written during World War II when the public was in need of light entertainment. The characters are stock characters from the mob, from the FBI, and from sheltered little towns. The style of this play is much like a movie that you might watch late at night on any classic movie channel.

However, in this play, it is the women who do the sleuthing and are portrayed as strong and more rounded characters. Women were often “drafted” by government services because so many men were away at war. Women literally held down the home front. Ramshackle Inn, written by George Batson, is a bit of fluff, a bit of light humor to lighten the heavy hearts of many whose family members were in the service.

Through true ensemble work, some exploration, and research, we have added some “spice” of our own, and I feel we have left the feeling of the show intact. The cast and I ask that you try to go back to a more simple time, but a time very much like our own, forget the troubles, and enjoy the presentation we offer you this evening.

Kim Silverman

Performed July 5-7, 10-14, 2007

CAST

Patton……………………………………………… Patrick Brannen

Arbuthnot…………………………………………. Michael Scorzetti

Joyce Rogers…………………………………….. Susanna Ritti

Mame Phillips……………………………………. Kris Sunday

Constable Small…………………………………. Mercer Bristow

Belinda Pryde……………………………………. Melissa Rohan

Commodore Lucius Towser…………………… Christopher Brannen

Gail Russell……………………………………….. Rhiannon McClintock

Alice Fisher……………………………………….. Elle Maney

Dr. Russell………………………………………… Brian Rabian

Bill Phillips………………………………………… John Austin

Mr. Temple ………………………………………..George Baumer

Mary Temple……………………………………… Amber Daughtry

Gilhooley ……………………………………………Phil Brannen

Fred Porter………………………………………… Marcus Comly