Although it is hard for us on staff to realize that we are already less than a month away from our closing production of 2016-2017, designer/director Jeff Salisbury has been hard at work planning this area premiere for nine months now, and we are all getting more and more excited about bringing a new adaptation of this significant novel to our afO stage.
The first thing many will be wondering is, “Who is in the cast?” That is easily answered: 12 actors and actresses, SIX of whom are new to the afO Home Stage, who portray over two dozen characters.
Meg Murry: Alanna Gough*
Charles Wallace Murry: Elias Kroeker*
Calvin O’Keefe: Reed Maibach*
Mrs. Whatsit: Katherine Nash*
Mrs. Who: Christine Newman-Aumiller
Mrs. Which: Rachel Maibach
The Man with Red Eyes: Dennis Nichols
Mrs. Murry: Brittany Scantlin* (also Camazotz citizen 2, Aunt Beast’s Voice)
Mr. Murry: Colin Aumiller (also Goul)
Kristin Wilder as The Happy Medium, Principal Jenkins, Camazotz citizen 3
Ben Wilder as Henderson, U.V. Double, Son, Beast
Katie Detweiler* as Teacher, Skeleton, U.V. Double, Camazotz 1
Sarah Hobson as Post Mistress, U.V. Double, Daughter, Beast
* indicates first appearance on afO stage
Jeff Salisbury Director/Production Designer/Lighting Design
Catherine Bougher Stage Manager
Deanna DeTurk Costumer
J. Scott Kump Sound Design and Original Music
Christine Newman-Aumiller Prop Design and Construction
Larry Nolan Set Construction
Emily Contrares Video Animator
In our next post, we’ll give a short synopsis of the play, and its background as an awarding-winning children’s novel.