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Our 1976-1977 Season: Mainstage

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Steambath

Written by Bruce Jay Friedman

Life is a steambath and we're all just waiting for our turn in the stalls. From the author ofScuba Duba. The men's area in a steambath is a microcosm into which a girl walks, takes a public shower and then retires leaving the stage to two homosexuals who do a song and dance in lip sinc. After this prelude, a Puerto Rican gives orders to a scanning TV monitor which result in two car crashes, an act of incest and a theft in a bus terminal. Some of the wishes he projects are vindictive: giving one area more unwanted rain or throwing a dart into someone's eye. Some are erotic. A new arrival does not believe that this person has so much power. He himself is a trickster hung up on whiskey sours. There is a scene of transfiguration with beautiful lighting and music to make the audience wonder whether or not this is God.

Opening Night: Friday, March 4, 1977 - Closing Night: Saturday, March 19, 1977

Cast

BrokerClint Betz
Young GirlJoan Burton
Longshorman / FlandersLou Chisena
AttendantJeffrey DeChacon
GottleibSeymour Hudson
Young ManNat Kramer
TandyJay Mills
MeredithCris Moran
BiebermanHoward Myers
OldtimerJerry Schreiber
Young ManPhil Stoehr

Production Staff

DirectorPaul Haskin
ProducerCarol Jones
ChoreographerPhil Stoehr
Stage ManagerLinda Goldstein
Barbara Krajkowski
Set DesignPaul Haskin
Set ConstructionLou Chisena
Set Construction-CrewRoger Clark
Ewald Forsbrey
Paul Haskin
Carol Jones
Phil Kolodziejski
Mike Pennesi
Set DecorLinda Goldstein
Paul Haskin
Lighting DesignJohn Hatke
Lighting-CrewWally Coche
Steve Salberg
Sound DesignRegan Ryzuk
Steve Salberg
PropsLinda Goldstein
Props-CrewHolly Coscia
Pat Dougherty
Arleen King
Barbara Weider
CostumesBarbara Krajkowski
Costumes-CrewJoan Burton
Linda Goldstein
Program CoverWendy Haskin
Program EditorRuth Myers
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