Ah, Wilderness!

2007-2008 SEASON


Ah, Wilderness! (2008)

Audiences will be introduced to the Miller family. The family life that is portrayed by the Millers is in actuality the ideal life that O'Neill wished he had had. In this large, small town in Connecticut, in the year 1906, we will watch an all American family deal with an adolescent son's misbehavior and growing pains. At the same time, we learn more about the rest of the Miller family and see how the entire family dynamic impacts the son's evolution. O'Neill tells this story with great tenderness and affection. Though set in a simpler time, there's much to take away from this heart warming tale that we can apply to our present day lives.

John Michael Stringer directs the play. Mr. Stringer's directing career spans the past 30 years, form regional theatre to off-Broadway. New York credits include the premiere of Mark Medoff's DOING A GOOD ONE FOR THE RED MAN, a success that brought him to the attention of Lynn Meadow and The Manhattan Theatre Club, where he worked for several seasons. New Jersey credits include his critically acclaimed production of THE NIGHTWATCHMAN AND SIX HANDS, along with many productions at the Bickford Theatre in Morristown including DEAR RUTH, Winner of Best Comedy Revival for the 1998-1999 season by Peter Filichia of the Star Ledger. Mr. Filichia also honored his production of the musical SHE LOVES ME as one of the top ten productions of 1997. Other credits include: THE BOYS FOR SYRACUSE, SLY FOX, PIGEONS ON THE WALK, TOM HONES and THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST. Mr. Stringer in his other life is President of J.M. Stringer Gallery of Fine Art in Bernardsville, NJ.

The Cast

Role Actor
Nat Miller Michael King
Essie Miller Sally Cleary
Arthur Miller Scott Rann
Richard Miller Keith Needham
Mildred Miller Claire Chatinover
Tommy Miller Billy Conlan
Sid Tom Drummer
Lily Miller Jill Bormann
McComber/Salesman Craig Barry
Muriel McComber Michelle Wilson
Wint/Bartender Ian McGonigle
Belle Alex Ackerman
Norah Loralee Tyson

Production Team

Production Role
Producer Roy Pancirov
Director John Michael Stringer
Production Coordinator Mara Lundstrom Ebert
Production Coordinator Eileen Johnston
Stage Manager Jennifer Dzama
Asst. Stage Manager Kayla Faede
Set Design Deryk Harrison
Set Design Roy Pancirov
Scenic Artist Patty McWhorter
Scenic Artist Susan Halford
Costume Design Fran Harrison
Lighting Design Richard Hennessy
Props and Set Decoration Letitia Lum
Props and Set Decoration Allie Warshaw Shearman
Makeup/Wigs Lee Nordholm
Makeup/Wigs Richard Szot

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