Event Title

Hofstra USA Productions: "The Yellow Bench and "The Clown-Magician" from Dispatches from Hell

Location

Hofstra Cultural Center Lecture Hall, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 1st Fl

Start Date

21-4-1988 8:00 PM

Comments

The Yellow Bench

Setting
A small park in a German city around 1937

Starring

Waremann..............Drew Keil
Kanenlauf................Drew Palmer
Frau Dunkel............Alene Hatch Merey
Frau Wechsel.........Kitty Beattie

The Clown-Magician

Setting
A small travelling circus on the outskirts
of a Bavarian Village, 1944

Ringmaster......................Jeffrey Kraus
Hans Weisgau................Al "Tank" Passuello
Greta Weisgau................Joan Rubenstein
Jugendfuhrer...................Kevin Shinick
Jakob................................Ed Dennehy


Directed by
Ed Dennehy
Sound
Jim Vazeos
Set Design
Mark Tarantino
Music Consultant
Carol Rubin
Stage Manager
Gail Lelyveld
Backstage Manager
Steve Proto
Costumes
Vivian Passuello
Special Assistant
Don Birsner

About the Playwright

Melvin I. Cooperman, author of the triptych, Dispatches from Hell, is a
native New Yorker, living on Long Island, who turned to playwriting after many years of involvement in theatre as both actor and director. He has written six full-length plays and more than a dozen one-act
plays, ranging from the drama of Dispatches from Hell to comedic pieces. Cooperman is currently serving as Special Assistant to the Commissioner for Community Affairs of the New York State Division of Human Rights.

Director's Notes

....another ancient and timely reminder of the furiously-paced and ever present past...

Special Thanks to

***the sponsors of this show, the Louis and Lena Minkoff Foundation, Kings Point, NY
***WRHU, especially Jeffrey Krausand Jim Vazeos, without whom this production could never have been performed.
***Don Swinney and the staff of the Drama Department

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Hofstra USA Productions: "The Yellow Bench and "The Clown-Magician" from Dispatches from Hell

Hofstra Cultural Center Lecture Hall, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 1st Fl