Past Performances 1988

Mr. Roberts

Directed by Patrick Mahoney

This rowdy, realistic saga of a group of American sailors aboard a Navy cargo vessel in the Pacific shows the crew suffering from that deadly boredom that is part of the routine of war. To the ship's company, the Skipper is a cantankerous, small-minded man and every one of them conspires against him as the ship pursued its runs from Apathy to Tedium and back again. They are on a cargo mission, so little else is going to happen. That Mr. Roberts, [a lieutenant] shared the crew's dislike for the Captain was one reason for his popularity. Roberts joined the world to fight; he hates being inactive almost as much as he hates the Captain. Privy to the crew's hijinks against the Skipper, Roberts still feels it's his duty to retain some discipline. After winning many ingenious battles against the Skipper, Roberts at last wins himself a transfer to combat duty. It was this transfer that cost him his life on a destroyer off Japan.

Starring: Ken Basque, Mark Santelman, Ed Donlan, Robert Whipple, Jeff Garber, Mike Brindisi, Bob Thomas, Robert Wilson, John Alzapedi, Gene Bastarache, Mark Alves, Frederick Edwards, Mike Gaston, Martin Metcalf, Jessie Winters, Matt Young, and Mike Rys

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Brighton Beach Memoirs 1988

Directed by Patrick Mahoney

Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical play is set in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, NY in 1937. The coming-of-age comedy focuses on Eugene Morris Jerome, a Polish-Jewish teenager who experiences puberty, sexual awakening, and a search for identity as he tries to deal with his family, including his older brother Stanley, his parents Kate and Jack, as well as Kate's sister Blanche and her two daughters, Nora and Laurie.

Starring: Alex Manugian, Aleta Manugian, Cheryl Carter Miller, Aaron Whipple, Emma Roberts and others

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