Sunday In New York
Summer, 2003
 

The 2003 Summer Season opened with  Norman Krasna's  Sunday in New York directed by NEIU professor Anna Antaramian. This light-hearted romantic comedy asks, "What's a girl to do when she has exhausted the supply of eligible young men in her town because she will not go to bed with any of them?" Head to New York, where she becomes hopelessly and physically attached to the man of her dreams on a crowded Fifth Ave. bus. Her attraction to this most engaging man will put her determination to a strenuous test. just when things are looking up a young man from her hometown comes to claim our young heroine --legally. The complications multiply uproariously. A small fib, made to avoid a misunderstanding, grows enormous and our girl is hard-pressed to convey the truth that will save her engagement  -- and her reputation.

Director Anna Antaramian, a professor at Northeastern Illinois University, has spent many years in New York working as an actor & director. Antaramian's many credits at the Stage Center Theatre include, You Can't Take it With You, The Front Page, Scapino and The Best Man.  She also directs for the professional theatre company, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, in 2003 she will direct A Secret Garden.

A note from the Artistic Director:
We'd like to welcome you to the Stage Center Summer Theatre. The plays chosen for the summer faire were chosen very specifically.

In the late 50's and early 60's our world, particularly in the United States, was full of turmoil and change.  We were still recovering from World War II from our black days of McCarthyism, the policing action in Korea, and began getting involved in the Bay of Pigs and then straight into Viet Nam. The sanity that we thought we had no longer existed.

Today we again are juggling between wars and controlling ideologies. The one thing that is constant in our world is love. No matter what hardships and career choices we must endure, love is always there.

Both Sunday in New York and The Tender Trap take a light look at "that funny thing called love" and allow us to be more innocent once again. We hope you enjoy the shows! Please tell your friends to come out and see it too, for our theatre needs the laughter, warmth and support of our audience.                ANNA ANTARAMIAN

A note from the Director:
Welcome to the wonderful world of New York City. Excitement permeates everything in the city - it is all magical and electric; whether you're walking down the avenue, riding the bus, catching the subway, eating at a restaurant, sitting in the park, or watching the world as it walks past you.

Nothing in the city is the same as anywhere else. And that includes love. It comes in different ways. Please leave all your worries behind, willingly suspend your disbelief, and enjoy the sweet, albeit odd, romance of a Sunday in New York.                                                   -A.A.

Cast of Characters

Adam Tailor....... .Joseph Alaimo
Eileen Taylor...............  Dorrie Ferguson
Woman............ Joanne Maurno
Man.................. Ryan Colwell
Mike Mitchell............ Joseph Patrick Bogs
Russell Wilson.............  Steve Truncale

Time: 1961, a Sunday
Place: New York City
Locations: The apartment serves as all loactions in the play

Act 1
Adam Taylor's Manhattan Apartment
5th Avenue Bus
Safety Zone on 5th Avenue
Longchamp's Restaurant

Act 2
Adam Taylor's Manhattan Apartment
Japanese Restaurant
In a Ferrari
Adam Taylor's Manhattan Apartment

Summer Theatre Staff

Artistic & Managing Director.............................Anna Antaramian
Financial Manager.............................................Becca  Raven
Sound Manager.........................................Jeng Fong
Publicity Manager.............................Michael Buino
Box Office Manager...............................Donna Duraj
Decorations &- Upholstery......................Heidi Knapczyk
Lobby Displays...............................Jennifer Peters

Production Staff

Director........................................ Anna Antaramian
Stage Manager..................................Zachary Neff
Set Designer...................... Robert G. Smith
Light Designer.............................. Tina Salamone
Costume Designer.................................... William Mayer
Prop Designer/Set Dresser......................Cathy Valladares
Sound Designer........................................ David Ropinski
Light Board Operator........................Kevin Francis
Sound Board Operator...........................Elias Morales
Box Office Supervisor...........................Eric Steier
Ad Sales/Prop Assistant.......................Joseph Hertel
Set/Lights/Props Crew............................Laura Castillo, Eric Cruz, Mitch Fontana, Sean Harris, Joseph Hertel, Heidi Knapczyk, Gary Longo, Daniel Ruzicka, Eric Steier, Dennis Tate & Katherine Villamar



Ryan Colwell, Steve Truncale, Dorrie Ferguson, Joseph Alaimo, Patrick Bogs, Joanne Maurno Joseph Alaimo, Ryan Colwell, Joanne Maurno,
Patrick Bogs, Steve Truncale, Dorrie Ferguson

 




Patrick Bogs, Dorrie Ferguson Joseph Alaimo, Patrick Bogs
Joanne Maurno, Dorrie Ferguson
Ryan Colwell,
Joanne Maurno

Special Thanks
To the NEIU Speech and Performing Arts Department, specifically Rodney Higginbotham, Karol Bayley, Becca Raven Oilman, Jeng Fong. To Tim Davis for all the light board help To the ever helpful Pam Straumann and the Accounts Payable Department, Office of University Budgets, General Accounting, Purchasing and Loretta Pienta.  To H-S-A-N-T for constant support and tolerance of missed "quality time" and for all that and more, as always, to Patrick McGuire.

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