HFC Presents: The Playboy of the Western World

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Henry Ford Community College’s Theater Program presents its summer production, 'The Playboy of the Western World,' on select dates from Thursday, Aug. 13 to Sunday, Aug. 23 at the Dearborn Centennial Library, located at 16301 Michigan Avenue, in the library auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students with ID and $6 a seat for groups of 10 or more.

Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Exact show dates are as follows: Aug. 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22 and 23. For ticket reservations, please call the HFCC Theater program at 313-845-9817.

'The Playboy of the Western World,' written by John Millington Synge, takes an ironic look at working class Irish life, following a young farmer, Christy Mahon, who becomes a local romantic hero after boasting of killing his father, only to have his luck change when his father actually appears.

The play is directed by award-winning director Chris Bremer.

Also, later this fall HFCC’s Theatre for Young Audiences Program will present 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens from Nov. 13 to Dec. 6. There will be weekend performances for the public and special weekday matinees for schoolchildren in Wayne County.

For more information about the plays or HFCC’s theater program, call 313-845-9817 or e-mail gadzuiblinski@hfcc.edu. For more information about HFCC, visit www.hfcc.edu.

Cast and Crew

Cast of Characters

  • Yolanda Aquino/Shardai Davis: Margaret “Peegen Mike”
  • Hasem Salem/James Hodges: Shawn Keogh
  • Derek Fawaz: Michael James Flaherty
  • Hasem Salem/Christopher Bremer: Philly Cullen
  • James Hodges/Hasem Salem: Jimmy Farrell
  • Brandon Gantz: Christy Mahon
  • Angie Lai/Darlene Herm: Widow Quinn
  • Darlene Herm/Iris e. Vortuba: Sara Tansey
  • Yolanda Aquino/Shardai Davis: Susan Bradey
  • Iris E. Vortuba/Stephanie Sulls: Honor Blake
  • Stephanie Sulls/Angie Lai: Nelly
  • Gerry Dzublinski: Old Mahon

Production Credits

  • Director: Christopher Bremer
  • Technical Director: Gerry Dzublinski
  • Scenic Designs: Gerry Dzublinski, Alex Carr
  • Lighting Designer: Christopher Bremer
  • Costume Designer: Judith Fletcher
  • Properties Designer: Gerry Dzublinski, Yolanda Aquino
  • Stage Manager: Iris E. Vortuba
  • Chief Carpenter/Lead Painter: Alex Carr
  • Shop Lab Supervisor: Brian Tarasiewicz
  • Set Construction/Painting: The Company
  • Properties Managers: Shardai Davis, Yolanda Aquino
  • Costume Managers: Yolanda Aquino, Shardai Davis
  • Dialect Coach: Gerry Dzublinski
  • Dramaturg/Program Design: Angie Lai
  • Publicity: Gerry Dzublinski, Mike Cochran, Derek Fawaz, the Company
  • House Manager: Darlene Herm
  • Box Office/Ushers: Friends of the Company
  • Printing: HFCC Graphics
  • Scotty Rowen: Ryan Metcalf
  • Calvin Hayes: Brian Tarasiewicz
  • James Talbert Winston: David Kowlachyk
  • Franklin Biggs: Jason Echols
  • Lana Toller: Amy Gray
  • Stucky: Jason Rooker
  • Ray Blanko: James Piche
  • Mike: Eric Green
  • Chuck: Robert Stamps
  • Greg: Jason Enright
  • Rick: Ben Szilagy
  • Bob Smalley: Jerry Jarvis
  • Reporters and Photographers: Ben Szilagy
  • Brian Tarasiewicz
  • Eric Green
  • Gerry Dzublinski
  • Jason Enright
  • Jason Rooker
  • Townspeople and Children: Gerry Dzublinski, Gwen Ulrey, Jane Ulrey, Joanne Robertson Kelcie Bourquin Marino Murad Rachel Porter Tess Ulrey James Piche Playlet Nine

The War on Poverty

  • Steve: Jerry Jarvis
  • Frank: Jason Rooker
  • James Talbert Winston: David Kowalchyk
  • Joshua Rowen: Steffan Dziczek
  • Franklin Biggs: Jason Echols

Production Staff

  • Director and Technical Director: Gerry Dzublinski
  • Scenic Designer: Gerry Dzublinski
  • Lighting Designer and Shop Foreman: Chris Bremer
  • Costume Designer and Chief Costumer: Judy Fletcher
  • Sound Designer and Operator: Alex Carr
  • Properties Designer: Jason Enright
  • Weapon Properties Designer: Jerry Jarvis
  • Special Effects Designer and Technician
  • Fight Choreography and Fight Captains: James Piche Ryan Metcalf
  • Rehearsal Stage Manager: Rachel Porter
  • Production Manager: Brian Tarasiewicz
  • Production Stage Manager: Rita Marie Gross
  • Light Board Operator: Kate Ulrey
  • Deck Captain: Tess Ulrey
  • Properties Manager: Amy Gray
  • House Managers: Gerry Dzublinski
  • Kate Ulrey
  • Box Office Managers: Mike Cochran, Sean Robertson
  • Costume Managers: Devona Moore, Laura McCallum
  • Armorers: Jerry Jarvis, Jason Rooker
  • Wigs: Steffan Dziczek, Joanne Robertson
  • Electricians: David Kowalchyk, Jason Enright, Amy Gray, Devona Moore, Brian Tarasiewicz
  • Carpenters and Painters: Jeff Holste, Cast and Crew
  • Publicity Coordinator: Gerry Dzublinski
  • Program: Anne Calahan
  • Work Study: Aundrey Hubbard

Special Thanks to:

  • Dr. Reg Gerlica, Academic Vice-President
  • Associate Dean Nelson
  • Dr. Popovich, Director of Theatre
  • Mayor O’Reilly
  • Mark Guido
  • Maryanne Bartles
  • Dale Van Dorp
  • City of Dearborn
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