Past Shows

2010-2011 Season Shows

From Russia with Laughter - April 2011

Adapted from Anton Chekhov by David Zarko

Directed by Mary Jo Bowes

Showdates: April 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 – 2011

It’s comedy time from Russia with three classic and very funny one act plays written by Anton Chekhov – The Barbarian, The Proposal, and The Celebration. The Barbarian (also known as The Boor/The Bear) is a farce about a widow attempting to remain loyal to her dead husband’s memory. The Proposal follows a hypochondriac as he attempts to propose marriage to a landowner’s aging daughter. The Celebration has a bank manager dealing with his flirtatious wife and and a strange women while preparing for the fifteenth anniversary celebration of his bank where he hopes to attract would-be investors.


The Barbarian

Luchenka – Lizanne Porter
Popova – Tami Merrill
Smirnov – Bill Herring

The Proposal

Chubukov – Jim Resh
Lomov – Brett Johns
Natalia – Katelyn Vinisky

The Celebration

Hirin – Jeremiah Fisher
Shipushin – John Henry Steelman
Tatyana – Alycia King
Mrs. Merchutkina – Rachel Smith

Production Staff

Stage Manager – Ashlea Marie Leone
Light and Sound Board Operator – Rain Johns
Costume Supervisor – Deborah Phillips
Set Construction Supervisor – Dave Cavill
Set Construction – Bill Herring, Jeremiah Fisher, Brett Johns, John Henry Steelman, Jim Resh, Tami Merrill, Alycia King, Katelyn Vinisky
Poster/ Program – Bruce Dries

Special Thanks

Indiana Area Senior High School and Gretchen Barbor
Sue Loughry
Don Henry and WIUP
Todd Marino and WDAD
Indiana Gazette
Blairsville Dispatch
David Bowes
The Costume Shop
The 700 Shop and Josh Rosenberger
James Dixon
Lorretta Dalton