Fireflies

November 3 to November 18, 2018

Matthew Barber’s adaptation of the book Eleanor & Abel, by Annette Sanford, was awarded Best New Play in 2017 by the Edgerton Foundation. It subsequently made its debut at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, starring Jane Alexander. Barber also adapted Elizabeth von Arnim’s popular Enchanted April, produced by the Players in 2007.

Set in Groverdale, a small Texas town, the story finds Eleanor Bannister (Joanne Cox), a respected, retired school teacher coming to grips with the advances of a smooth-talking drifter, Abel Brown (Dan Beckhard). Abel questions Eleanor’s core being, and whether she will be able to let go of the past and embrace the future. Grace Bodell (Linda Stough), who is Eleanor’s busybody neighbor, and Eugene Claymore (John Pittman), the town’s sheriff and onetime “pupil” of Eleanor’s, round out the cast.

Tongues are soon wagging in Groverdale, asking, Is Abel Brown all that he seems to be?

Cast

Eleanor Bannister . . . . . . . . . Joanne Cox
Abel Brown . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . Dan Beckhard
Grace Bodell . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Linda Stough
Eugene Claymore . . . . . . . . . .John Pittman

 

Production Team

Director . . . . . . . . .  Tommy Neuman
Producer . . . . . . . . . Marcia Peters
Stage Manager . . . . . Joanne Cox
Costumes …………. Sandy Burroughs
Stage Manager …………. Janet Baserap
Assistant Stage Manager …………. Bev Mangan
Scene Design …………. Bill Armstrong
Set Dresser …………. Marguerite Slaughter, Dianna Russell
Scenic Artist …………. Marianne Ashurst
Set Construction …………. Jerrry Fairman, Dick Allen, Ed Glading, Dianna Russell, Marguerite Slaughter, Dick Royall
Painters …………. .Susan Erichsen, Laurel Corner, Julia Clay, Marcia Peters, Janice Stewart
Lighting, Sound …………. Mike Snider
Backstage Crew …………. Gwen Headly, Kitty Beckhard
Lighting Crew …………. Richard Banker, Janice Coates, Julia Clay, Mary Leslie, Debbie Evans
Playbill …………. Lora Lemons, Ruth Turner
Advertising …………. Marcia Fairman
Box Office …………. Susan Erichsen, Marcia Fairman, Nellie Landrum, Bev Mangan, Michele Stotz
Mailing Crew …………. Sandy Burroughs, Virginia Casey, Marcia Fairman, Bev Mangan, Ruth Turner, Betty Winegar
Lobby Decor …………. Virginia Casey, Bette Winegar
Hospitality Managers …………. Nancy & Dick Royall
Gala Catering …………. Nancy Royall, Marcia & Dan Peters, Julia Clay, Stephanie Snider, Julia Tilley, Dick Royall
Hospitality Staff …………. Ruby Albrite, Marianne Ashurst, John Bartlett, Katherina Bergdoll, Sandy Burroughs, Julia Clay, Pam Collins, Laurel Corner, Catherine Courtney, Alex Eguiguren, Isaac & Mandy Faulkner, Frances Harvey, Barbara Hatton, Gwen Headley, Ann Hergenreder, Kathy Hoffmann, John & Ruth Huber, Deborah Hughes, Amy Jones, Bruce Lawyer, Anne Neuman, Leila Smith, Carl & Michele Stotz, Ruth Turner, Lucas Wigfield, Bob & Bonnie Wilson, Betty Winegar

 

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