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A History of the American Film

usa film 

By Christopher Durang

Thursday-Saturday, March 4-6, 2010, at 7:30pm
Thursday-Saturday, March 11-13, 2010, at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 14, 2010, at 3pm

Colwell Playhouse

In a wacky, frisky parody of famous American films, Loretta Moran, an orphan, meets Jimmy the gangster, and their adventures keep on rolling from the dawn of the silent film era, through glitzy musicals, to the unbridled patriotism of World War II movies, to the magical Golden Era, and on to schlocky Hollywood blockbusters. Just as the movies do, the characters eventually transition to new aspirations, shortened attention spans, and more, more, more action. Silly original songs and wickedly witty juxtapositions of genres and plot points lead to an unconventional (by Hollywood standards) movie ending.

Production Staff

Director: Tom Mitchell

Musical Director: Kent Conrad

Choreographer: Sonia Warfel

Scenic Designer: Jack Magaw

Asst. Scenic Designer: Jenna Engelman*

Costume Designer: Jessica Jahn

Asst. Costume Designers: Elizabeth (Nikki) Rosario* and Amanda Spaanstra*

Hair/Makeup Designer: Rene Chadwick

Lighting Designer: DM Wood

Asst. Lighting Designer: Brianna Johnson*

Sound Designer: Doc Davis*

Asst. Sound Designer: Beth Parthum*

Technical Director: Steven Ferrier*

Asst. Technical Director: Linda Esperance*

Stage Manger: Elina Kotlyar*

Asst. Stage Managers: Lindsey Merriman** and Katie Snyder**

*Denotes Level 21 MFA student

**Denotes Level 21 BFA student