Three Tall Women Cast

Stage One, Inc. presents
Three Tall Women by Edward Albee
Directed by Jim Stewart

April 5, 6, 12, & 13 at 7:30 PM • 7 & 14 at 2 PM

At the Janesville Performing Arts Center • 408 S Main St, Janesville, WI. •

Cast & Crew:
A – Melissa Schnepper
B – Stephanie Aegerter
C – Alexia Hollis
Rehearsal Stage Manager – Nicky Schwartz
Production Stage Manager – Michelle Dennis
Lighting Designer – Justin Tillett
Director – Jim Stewart
Producer – Mike Stalsberg

The Story: Three Tall Women focuses on a compelling woman of more than ninety years old, who reflects on her life with a mixture of shame, pleasure, regret, and satisfaction. She recalls the fun of her childhood and her marriage, when she had an overwhelming optimism for her future. Yet she bitterly recalls the negative events that resulted in regret: her husband’s extramarital affairs, the death of her husband, and the estrangement of her gay son. Three Tall Women was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1994, as well as the Drama Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, and Outer Critics Circle awards for best play.

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Inherit the Wind Cast

Stage One presents Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee
directed by Jim Stewart

October 12, 13, 19, & 20 at 7:30 PM o 14 & 21 at 2 PM

At the Janesville Performing Arts Center • 408 S Main St, Janesville, WI. •

Cast & Crew:
Brady – Michael Mugnani
Drummond – Matt Johnson
Howard – Dan Stewart
Rachel – Bernice White
Cates – Manny Renteria
Rev Brown – Jack MacPherson
Bannister – Dave St. Amant
Hornbeck – Chris Ogden
Mrs. Brady – Michelle Dennis
Davenport – Kathy Diehl
Judge – Gene Bostian
Melinda – Adah Rivers
Meeker – David Graham
Mrs. Goodfellow – Becky Weber Johnson
Mrs. Krebs – Linda Stevenson
Sillers – Andrew Stewart
Bollinger – Monette Beboin-Reinhard
Cooper – TBA
Mrs. Blair – Marisa Jummrich
Dunlop – Joe Reinhard
Mrs. MacLaine – Arlinda Benn
Elijah – Laura Johnson
Mayor – Steve Shaw
Photographer – Josh Rebone
Phil – Josh Rebone
Monkey Kid – Carter Diehl
Hotdog Man – TBA
Storekeeper – TBA
Reuters Reporter – Josh Rebone
Director – Jim Stewart
Producer – Michael Stalsberg
Stage Manager – Rose Marie Titus

About the Show: This is the play that has as its genesis in the events of the famous Scopes trial. One of the most outstanding dramas of our time. “The portrait it draws of an explosive episode in American culture, vigorously written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, remains as fresh as it ever was. One of the most stirring plays in recent years retains its folk flavor and spiritual awareness in an Arena Stage production. Bursting with vitality…Literature of the stage!” -NY Times. “Magnificently written…one of the most exciting dramas of the last decade.” -NY News. “A tidal wave of a drama…More than any other play in memory based on history and aiming at a contemporary parallel, INHERIT THE WIND makes its point immediately applicable.” -NY World-Telegram & Sun. “Brilliant…a colorful, picturesque and absorbing exciting essay in dramatic Americana…” -NY Post. “A masterpiece. This is the test: to see a play once, twice, three times. And each time to leave the theatre as deeply moved, as enlightened, as lifted up, as magnificently entertained. And as convinced that it is one of the truly great American dramas of this century.” -Scripps-Howard

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Laramie Project Cast

Stage One is excited to announce the cast of The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project, directed by Jim Stewart

June 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 7:30 PM • June 24 & July 1 at 2 PM

At the Janesville Performing Arts Center • 408 S Main St, Janesville, WI. •

The Cast & Crew:
Christopher Ogden, Chloe Attalla, Manuel Renteria, Alexia Hollis, Jordan Malterer, David Graham, Laura Johnson, Jennifer Samson, & Nina Wagner
Producer – Michael Stalsberg
Rehearsal Stage Manager – Nicky Schwartz
Production Stage Manager – Michelle Dennis
Sound & Lights – Justin Tillett

About the Show: In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, while others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of the reactions to the crime is fascinating. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

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Cast of 1984

Stage One Announces The Cast of George Orwell’s 1984

adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall Jr., and William A. Miles Jr., directed by Michael Stalsberg

April 6, 7, 13, & 14 at 7:30 PM • 8 & 15 at 2 PM

At the Janesville Performing Arts Center • 408 S Main St, Janesville, WI. •

Cast & Crew:
Ken Church – Loudspeaker 1
Anna Thompson – Loudspeaker 2
Kristin Kalpinski – Parsons
Nichole Higgs – Syme
Brandon Pederson – Winston
Lara Polk – Messenger
Jennifer Samson – Coffee Vendor
Jason Furan – Martin/First Guard
Cassius Cox – Second Guard
James K. Doyle – O’Brien
Taylabai Anderson– Julia
David Graham – Big Brother
Jim Stewart – Goldstein
Claire Hintze – Gladys
Edie Baran – Landlady
Kristen Loudon – Stage Manager
Michael Stalsberg – Producer/Director

The Story: Orwell depicts with great power the horrors of man’s fate in a society where Big Brother is always watching—where everything that is not prohibited is compulsory. “I do not believe that the kind of society I describe necessarily will arrive, but I believe that something resembling it could arrive. The moral to be drawn from the dangerous nightmare situation is a simple one: Don’t let it happen. It depends on you.” – George Orwell

About Stage One: Stage One’s mission is to entertain, educate, and creatively challenge its audience and crew by producing high-quality, thought-provoking plays. This non-profit theatre company is based in Janesville, WI. For more information visit

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