THE 48th SEASON – 2007-2008
ALL IN THE TIMING
YCP TheaterWorks opened the 48th Season with a production of All in the Timing, by David Ives. Elaine Hartel directed the play in November 2007 at the Van Cortlandtville School in Mohegan Lake.
All in the Timing includes six short comedy plays that explore a variety of situations through an assortment of characters. From awkward singles to philosophizing chimpanzees, their eccentricities will usher the audience through a dazzling exploration of the English language. A fun packed evening of clever, short plays that are sure to tickle your funny bone. The Cast included: F. Scott Faubel, Abby Jennings, Violet Benny, John Schettino, RJ D’Amato, Trisha Thompson, Jim Brownold, Basia Zak, Matt Rowe, Nick Byrnes, Steve Schnapper, Jordan Jankus.
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
YCP TheaterWorks presented, The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, directed by Melinda O’Brien, in January and February 2008 at the Van Cortlandtville School in Mohegan Lake.
The play takes place at the country estate of Madame Ranevskaya, famed for its beautiful cherry orchard. It is soon to be sold at auction unless the delinquent taxes are paid. Madame Ranevskaaya has returned from Paris where she frivolously squandered the last of her fortune. While they dance at a
ball, the estate is slipping away and they can’t come to grips with the reality which they must face. They go on as if nothing has changed. . What unfolds at the end of the play in this household is a comedy- drama of timeliness, bittersweet beauty. The Cherry Orchard is one of the masterpieces of the world theater.
Featured in the play were Jan Dyckman, Frank Gatto, Marilyn Heberling, Julianne Heckert, Abby Jennings, Elizabeth Morris, Bill Morton, Frank Panzer, Karen Quinn-Panzer, Matt Rowe, Steve Schnapper and Evelyn Voura.
YCP TheaterWorks was proud to present Neil Simon’s hilarious comedy, Broadway Bound, directed by Karen Quinn-Panzer in May 2008 at the Van Cortlandtville School Theater in Mohegan Lake.
Broadway Bound follows Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues in the playwright’s award–
winning semi-autobiographical trilogy. Set in 1940s Brooklyn, Eugene and older brother Stanley struggle to become professional comedy writers. The Jerome brothers are forced to acknowledge the many chaotic goings-on among family members, Jack, Jerome and wife, Kate, Aunt Blanche, and Grandpa Ben. The play shows us family dynamics in action as the family searches for security. The Jerome family has their own special dysfunctions, but the author finds humor in all of it. This is a play about a real family in transition. While it makes you laugh a lot, it is also very moving.
Featured in the role of Kate was Susan Bond. Michael Timmons, played the role of Ben. Matte Rowe was Eugene, and playing Stan was Kevin Vislocky. Elise Godfrey played Blanche and Joel Kartoff is played role of Jack. The radio voices are performed by Gary Simon, Anne Rodgers Pearl and Frank Panzer.