Directed by George Pierce
Written by Tom Stoppard
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French
Shows (Evenings at 7:30pm, Matinees at 2:00pm):
Wed. 6/18 - Sat. 6/21, Wed. 6/25 - Sat. 6/28, Wed. 7/2 - Sat. 7/5
Matinee Sun. 6/29
The co authors, the composer and most of the cast of a comedy
destined for Broadway are simultaneously trying to finish and
rehearse the play while crossing the Atlantic on an ocean liner.
Tom Stoppard's hilarious play has been freely adapted from
Ferenc Molnar's classic farce Jatek a Kastelyban.
"Adaptation in Stoppard's terms means finding a sympathetic
text and using it as a springboard for invention that leaves the
original far behind this time, Stoppard has found a totally
compatible source, matching his temperament at every point,
except in irrepressible high spirits around [a] slender central
device, he weaves an increasingly amazing pattern of verbal
misunderstandings, eccentric character development, showbiz
spectacle, and seagoing hazards, all of which come to occupy
equal importance in the plot." London Times.
One of our actors maintains a blog of his acting experiences, and
currently has a lot to say about his life in Rough Crossing. For
a glimpse backstage (click here).
|Sandor Turai||J. Louis Reid|
|Alex Gal||Bob Carmody|
|Adam Adam||Jeffery Maclay|
|Natasha Navratilova||Teresa Langston|
|Ivor Fish||David Lagala|
|Asst. Director||Emily Crosby|
was born in New York City, and moved to Stockbridge, Vermont, at a young age. He
attended school in Bethel, where he was invested in athletics and drama. At Villa
Julie College in Baltimore, Kevin focused on acting. Some of his key performances
were: Eilert Lovborg in Hedda Gabler; Lord Alfred Douglas in Gross Indecency; and Romeo
in Joe Calarco's Romeo and Juliet. Kevin performed as Eric in Tom Stoppard's New
York premiere of Indian Ink. He now splits his time between New York and Vermont,
where he runs his own clothing company.
previously appeared as Merv Kant in "The Sisters Rosenzweig". He also presented Thor in
Stowe Theater's "Mornings at Seven" and was in Shellburne Players, "The
Rainmaker" as the Sheriff, Partridge in "Tom Jones", Nonno in "Night of
the Iguana", Arnold in "A Thousand Clowns" and Roy in the "Odd Couple". Bob
resides in Charlotte with his lovely wife Mary and daughter Tori, Willow the
dog and Whacko the cat.
lives in Waterbury with his thespian wife Louise J. Mueller and
their three cats. He has enjoyed dabbling around on stages for about 45
years in New Jersey, Oregon and Vermont. He attended the New York
Academy of Dramatic Arts and has a minor in drama from Eastern Oregon
State University. He's really not at all like Ivor but he will be
selling autographs backstage to the ladies following his breath-taking
grew up in Eastern Tennessee and now lives in Fayston with Gregor and two aussie shepherds.
She has performed in a number of Independent films, in over 30 regional and community theater productions in
Connecticut and Vermont.
Works as a consultant and develops websites for Ukrainian Actresses.
is a Free & Accepted Mason and currently a theatre major at Johnson State College. He has high
aspirations of becoming a walrus juggler, and enjoys his time on the stage like no other. He has appeared
in "Big Love" as Aeolus, "Cinderella, Cinderella" as King
Cybil III, and even was the title-role in "Macbeth"
(when he was 14). Overall, he is a funloving individual who is always quick with
a joke (though it may not be appropriate for all ages) and would love to be on
stage for at least the next 50 years.
Is regularly found hanging from the lighting grid screaming, "somebody please put the
ladder back up." He is so proud of how well this theater is growing, and how
so many people are loving it and beginning to call it their own.
J. Louis Reid
is a native Vermonter who acted the first of his many stage roles more than thirty years ago.
He appeared most recently in the Vermont Stage production of Inspecting Carol and
in Firefly Theater's The Irish Play. Jim has created characters in several movie shorts and
has been cast in independent features, including a supporting role in Finding Providence,
and a co-starring role in the award-winning Canadian film, The Descendant.
Jim is very happy to be appearing with the Waterbury Festival Players for the first time.