March 26 - 28 & April 2- 4 2004
Doors open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 8:00pm.
Location: Avon Theater, 525 North 2nd Street, Breese, IL 62230
“Four Girls, one name, two stories”
by Billy St. John
Four girls. One name. Two stories.
That’s the premise of the final play of the Clinton County Showcase season, “Rubies.”
“Rubies” is, in fact, two separate one-act plays.
The first play, “Little Gems”, takes place in a high school gymnasium in 1960, where four girls (all named Ruby) are decorating for their senior prom. Ruby Lee, lifelong victim of Ruby Joan’s barbs and taunts, breaks down and nearly runs away with a lecherous reporter until Ruby Joan’s boyfriend Hal-bert steps in and brings her to her senses.
The second play, “Heirlooms”, is set in 1990, where the four Rubies are once again decorating the gym – this time for their thirty year reunion. Ruby Lee is successful in her career and marriage – to Halbert! – while Ruby Joan, frustrated and despairing, resorts to cosmetic surgery to save her third marriage. The two women resolve their conflicts and work out a plan to get Ruby Joan’s life in order.
Auditions for ”Rubies” will be held at the theater on Saturday, Feb. 21st at 1:00 p.m.
Performance dates are March 26th-28th and April 2nd-4th.
For more information, contact director Janet Moreiko-Gagen at (618) 257-8003.
Excerpt from the January issue of Show Time ( the newsletter of Clinton County Showcase)
|Role||“Little Gems”Act I||“Heirlooms”Act II|
|Ruby Jean||Rebecca Kearney||Jennifer Klostermann|
|Ruby Joan||Danielle Kruep||Lisa Strubhart|
|Ruby Lynn||Jennifer Elias||Theresa Hammel|
|Ruby Lee||Alana Fanous||Alana Fanous|
|Halbert Waters||Adam Broeckling|
|Benny Arrington||Hank Crider|
|Hal Waters||Adam Broeckling|
|Jefferson Trotter||Jerry Sonnenberg|
|Asst. Directors||Paul Klostermann, Jennifer Klostermann|
|Stage Manger||Craig Stoeklin|
|Production Support||Deb Stratmann|
|Set Design||Janet Moreiko-Gagen|
|Lighting Design and Operation||Mike Huelsmann|
|Sound Design and Operation||Mike Huelsmann|
|Costumes||Cast / Jo Kearney|
|Set Construction / Decoration||Tom Gagen, Mike Huelsmann, Glenn Netemeyer, Janet Moreiko-Gagen, Paul Klostermann, Adam Broeckling, Jennifer Klostermann, Lisa Strubhart, Theresa Hammel, Jan Albers|
|Special Thanks||Breese Jaycees / Dan Schumacher|
|Box Office||Steve Klostermann|
|Concessions/Ushers||Deb Strattmann / Lori Wahl|
Director: Janet Moreiko-Gagen<- Back to 2003-2004 Season