The Beanstalk, the Giant, and Jack

Dramatized by Anthony  Hancock and Susan Kosoff
Music by Jane Staab
Directed by James P. Byrne

April 8 – May 8, 2005

“Watch five magic beans sprout into a world of adventure at WFT! What waits for Jack at the top of the towering beanstalk? Fee-fi-fo-fum… Young and old alike will roar with laughter at the antics of a crazy cast of characters, drawn from the classic figures of Commedia dell’arte. A form of theatre that arose in 15th century Italy, Commedia features stock characters, exaggerated masks, padded costumes, and a style of acting based on broad physical comedy. Its zany, no-holds-barred, “slapstick” style can still be found today in animated cartoons, situation comedies, the films of Charlie Chaplin, and professional wrestling.”



Uncle Bill – Bill Mootos*
Mistress Molly/Madame la Chef – Gamalia Pharms*
Master Jack – Khalil Flemming
Sister Kate – W. Yvonne Murphy
Miss Bossy – Sarah G. Brown, Elbert Joseph
Squire Greene – Neil Gustafson*
Doctor Brown/Baby Willie – John Davin*
The Prince – J.H. Williston*
The Queen – Jane Staab*
The Bride/Lady Elaine/The Harp – Grace Napier*
The Groom/Sir Lancelot/The Harpist – Dan Bolton*
Father of the Bride – Matthew T. Lazure

Chorus- Sirena Abalian, Ilana Blumsack, Zach Cone, Alexander Minh-Anh Day, Elly Tâm-Anh Day, Emily Eldridge-Ingram, Kristen Fields, Marisol Getchell, Tadesh Dow Inagaki, Dew Jareanvai, Shauday Johnson-Jones, Cheyenne Jones, Charli Klowden, Emily Kosoff, David Mokriski, laura Morell, Dan Reulbach, Alison Rowe, Rebecca Stevens, Sarah Stillman, Kenan Johnson Verna

*Denotes Member of Actors’ Equity Association


Director & Set Designer – James P. Byrne
Lighting Designer – John R. Malinowski
Choreographer – Laurel Stachowicz
Costume Designer – Marian Piro
Sound Designer – Andy Aldous
Mask Designer – Janet Meyers
Production Stage Manager – Laurie Aldous*

*Denotes Member of Actors’ Equity Association


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