Lake Hollywood

An HB Ensemble Production

Playwright: John Guare HB Studio - Lake Hollywood

Director: Amy Wright

Cast: Georgina Bates, John FitzGibbon*, Richard Mawe*, Liam Mitchell*, Danae Torn*, Reed Birney*, Denise Lute*, Barry McBrien, Catherine Siracusa, Rip Torn*, Amy Wright*.

*Appearing courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association

Costume Designer: Juliann Kroboth Managing Director: Marlene Mancini Technical Director: Corrie Beth Allen Stage Manager: Jamila Whigham Assistant Stage Manager and Sound Operator: Lizzie Follie Sound Design: Alan Bluestone Construction: Giovanni Villari House Manager: Tom Tinelli Backstage: Jamila Wigham

Lake Hollywood was performed November 2nd – 19th, 2007

Synopsis: According to Agnes, August 15th is Virgin Mary’s day. If someone goes for a swim on Scroon Lake on that day they can be cured from any disease for the rest of the year. Agnes has been following this yearly tradition since she was a child and is thrilled that Andrew, her significant other joins her on this date for a swim in the lake. Florence (Flo) and her husband, Randolph along with his mother, Mrs. Larry also follow along for an afternoon picnic.This play takes place on a summer day in New Hampshire August 15th, 1940 and Hell’s Kitchen, NYC in the late 1980’s where married couple Agnes and Andrew, now a happy family in their late years reveal their hidden stories from over 50 years ago.


An HB Ensemble Production Summerfolk - HB Studio

Playwrights: Maxim Gorky, Translated by John Tillinger and Edward Gilbert

Director: Austin Pendleton

Cast: Andy McCutcheon*, Dara O’Brien, Georgina Bates, James LaChere, Michael Epp, Adam Groves, Kathryn Danielle*, Mindy Luce, Kathleen Peirce, Grace Kiley*, Toshiji Takeshima, Shaun Bennet Wilson, Koichiro Goto, Etienne Navarre, David B. Sochet*, Kenneth Thompson, Nick DeSimone, Louis Zorich*, Barry McBrien, David McElfresh*, Hanna Hayes, Judy Rosenblatt*, Tom Schubert, Danusia Roberts*, Marci Occhino.

*Appearing courtesy of the Actor’s Equity Association

Lighting Design: Brian Nason Stage Management: Shiraz Biggie, Abbey Simon Costume Design: Patricia Adshead, Catherine Siracusa Assistant Director: Karen B. Song Managing Director: Marlene Mancini Technical Director: Duana Pagano Office Manager: Tara Webb Dramaturg: Stephanie Braxton*

Summerfolk was performed September 14th – 30th, 2007

Synopsis: The play dramatises the Russian bourgeois social class and the changes occurring around them in the middle of the first decade of the twentieth century. It is set in a world of “false hopes and unfulfilled promises,” where dachas have been subdivided into summer colonies and the newly rich idle away their time in unhappy romantic alliances. Gorky’s characters are still dreaming of a better life, but they are increasingly aware of impending revolution.

What Are Our Kids Thinking…?

Playwright: Marlene Mancini What Are Our Kids Thinking...? - HB Studio

Director: Marlene Mancini

Cast: Jenifer Badamo, Delia Bannon, Allison Bass, Stephanie Carlisle, Samantha Carlisle, Monique Clemente, Anthony De Palma, Bria Emmanuel, Will Engle, Maia Moore, Nicole Pandolfo, Frida Perez, Grace Powell, Lilian Monique Sherman, Catherine Siracusa, Tom Tinelli.

Contributing Writers: Jenifer Badamo, Agnes Garrett, Nicole Pandolfo Set and Lighting: Giovanni Villari Office Manager: Christina Roussos

What Are Our Kids Thinking…? was performed July 23rd – August 1st, 2010