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2001 Season

Main Season Productions

Written by: Honoré de Balzac, Translated by Robert Cornthwaite
Directed by: Dakin Matthews & John Achorn
February 12 – May 16, 2001

A conniving businessman who has been living extravagantly makes his way by flagrantly manipulating the stock market through rumor and trickery and simultaneously running the biggest Ponzi scheme of the 19th Century. Concurrently, he attempts to thwart the romantic plans of his daughter and her beloved by making arrangements for her marriage to a man he believes to be a fabulously wealthy Count. But the Count is a penniless man himself.

Written by: Billy K. Welles, Miguel de Cervantes, J.M. Barrie, Gilbert & Sullivan
Directed by: Michael Haney, Emily Chase, Anne McNaughton
April – May 2001

LEGAL BRIEFS was made up of four short pieces about the law.

THE AMBULANCE CHASER — an old vaudeville routine by Billy K. Welles, directed by Michael Haney.

DIVORCE COURT HELL (El juez de los divorcios) — by Miguel de Cervantes, translated by Dakin Matthews, directed by Emily Chase.

THE WILL — by J.M. Barrie, directed by Anne McNaughton.

TRIAL BY JURY — by Gilbert & Sullivan, adapted by John Apicella and Phil Proctor, directed by Anne McNaughton, musical director Jan Powell.

Including original musical bridges for the performance, sung and danced by Richard Miro Ortega and Anna Mathias.

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