The Drunken Sisters

An HB Studio Performance

Playwright: Thornton Wilder

Cast: Shirley Bodtke, Barbara Coggin, James Dybas, Patricia O’Grady, Lelia Weston

Set Designer: Dan Leigh Lighting Designer: Martin Tudor Costume Designer: Betty Martin  Production Manager: Marlene Mancini Technical Director: Timothy Farmer Stage Manager: Anita Feldman Stage Manager: Brooks Porter Production Electrician: Douglas Murray Production Assistant: Marc Burd Production Assistant: Ellen Michaels Poster Designer: Ann Raychel Poster Designer: Robert Biro House Manager: Dawn Gallagher  Hospitality: Mickie Gallagher Hospitality: Vanessa French Hospitality: Rena Stavrolakes

The Drunken Sisters was performed May 30th – June 8th

Synopsis: The Drunken Sisters is Wilder’s satyr play that followed The Alcestiad, his adaptation of the ancient Greek “Alcestis” story. Apollo ventures into the land of the three sisters of Fate who control the threads of each man’s life, and here in disguise he tricks the sisters into releasing their death hold on King Admetus. His trick: 3 flagons of wine which he declares to be Aphrodite’s beauty drink but which make the sisters drunk. He then foils them with a riddle, releasing the king from their snares– but only on the understanding that another is to die in his stead.