HARTFORD PLAYERS, LTD
March 6, 7, 13, 14
March 8- 2pm
Now an aspiring
young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, Willum Cubbert has often
told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow
ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was
seriously wounded in Vietnam. He has written to Rick to say that,
as long as he is alive, "you will have somebody on Earth who
will do anything for you" - so Willum is delighted when Rick
shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth
birthday party. But his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent
that Rick is a hopeless "nerd" - a bumbling oaf with no
social sense, little intelligence and less tact. And Rick stays
on and on, his continued presence among Willum and his friends leading
to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid
Willum finds himself contemplating violence - a dire development
which, happily, is staved off by the surprising "twist"
ending of the play.
Directed by Fred Wittenberger
• Cody Wallace as Willum Cubbert
• Melissa Cook as Tansy McGinnis
• Jim Werwinski as Axel Hammond
• Fred Orth as Warnock Waldgrave
• Kari Staus as Clelia Waldgrave
• Kyle Staus as Thor Waldgrave
• Rob Wagner as Rick Stedman
The 2013 Summer Production of Fiddler on the Roof -
Dedicated to the Memory of
Our fiddler - who brought light
into everyone's life!
Jessie M. Blodgett, age 19, of Hartford, passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 15, 2013. Jessie was the cherished daughter of Buck and Joy Blodgett.
The 2nd weekend of the play - The cast dedicated that show to her and the following memorial was read.
"On Monday, a nightmare reached down into our midst and stole one of our very best and brightest. Jessie Blodgett was our first act Fiddler - and so very much more.
Tonight, a candle shines from the Fiddler’s roof, where Jessie’s shining smile and beautiful violin began our show. She was the heart of our show family. She cannot be replaced, so we shall not try. By this candle, her light will guide us.
In the second act, the Fiddler will be portrayed as always by our principal violinist, Hazel Benton.
Tonight, our show goes on in Jessie's honor at the request of Jessie’s parents, and her family, many of whom are with us here tonight. Your program contains but a snapshot of the remarkable life that was hers and, in the lobby, there is an opportunity to contribute in her memory benefitting charities selected by her family.
Tonight, our show goes on because we refuse to allow the light that she brought to our lives to be extinguished by the fear and darkness against which she fought so hard.
Tonight, our show goes on because Fiddler speaks to the eternal journey to bring beauty, peace and joy to a world so often beset by struggle and hardship - and that journey was Jessie’s journey.
Tonight, our show goes on because it was her show. Laugh with it, cry with it, sing with it, sing along with it if you feel you must, but revel in it – because she would want you to, for this is her gift to you - a gift from the Fiddler on the Roof of the house of Heaven."
She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, fellow students and all who knew her.
Most of our productions are priced as seen below (not including dinner theater).
ADULT $16 · SENIOR DISCOUNTS (60+) $1 OFF - STUDENT $10
Purchase Tickets online at The Schauer Arts & Activities Center or call 262-670-0560
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