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.