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Mr. Roberts

Written by Joshua Logan and Thomas Heggen

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

Opening Night: Friday, September 9, 1977 - Closing Night: Saturday, September 24, 1977


SchlemmerFrank Almroth
Shore PatrolmanTim Beaman
LindstromRoger Clark
The CaptainPaul Cook
PayneKen Crimmins
MannionJohn Fahey
WileyJohn Fazio, Jr.
Lieutenant Ann GerardNancy Fleisher
Lieutenant j.g. RobertsPaul Haskin
Chief JohnsonJess Hill
Shore Patrol OfficerMatt Mathews
DowdyJay Mills
GearhartDennis Moore
Military PolicemanVic Nexon
Ensign PulverSteve Northrup
StephanowskiPeter Norton
DocJerry Schreiber
InsignaMark Selz
DolanMark Vian

Production Staff

DirectorPaul Haskin
ProducerBarbara Krajkowski
Stage ManagerBarbara Krajkowski
Set DesignJack Fleming
Set ConstructionRoger Clark
Matt Mathews
Set Construction-CrewFrank Almroth
Tim Beaman
Holly Coscia
Ken Crimmins
John Fahey
John Fazio, Jr.
Jack Fleming
Ewald Forsbrey
Jim Gratkopf
Cathy Mathews
Ernie Mathews
Dennis Moore
Vic Nexon
Steve Raffa
Mark Selz
David Spelkoman
Set DecorRobert Krudop
Lighting DesignSteve Northrup
Lighting-CrewTom Haight
Bill Kohler
Kathy Northrup
Sound DesignPaul Haskin
Sound OperationLinda Goldstein
PropsHolly Coscia
Props-CrewDoris Beaman
Karen Brandicich
Pat Dougherty
Arleen King
CostumesLinda Goldstein
Costumes-CrewAbbey Goldstein
Make-Up / HairCarol Mathews
Make-Up / Hair CrewMatt Mathews
Pat Oelkers
Program EditorRuth Myers