February 9-17, 2018

“Justin Polly does in this noteworthy performance. Always exercising control, with a sharp eye toward believability” –Tony Curulla, Syracuse.com

This is the compelling story of Charlie, a mentally disabled man, and the strange interweaving of his life with that of Algernon, a mouse. Experimental surgery has been performed on Algernon increasing his intelligence fourfold. The operation is tried on Charlie, whose IQ rapidly increases to a genius level, far more intelligent than his teacher, Alice Kinnian, or the doctors who created the operating technique. As Charlie approaches the peak of his brilliance, Algernon shows frightening symptoms of regression. The play becomes a race against time in which Charlie tries to keep his new intelligence long enough to save himself and thus continue what he and Alice have found. This is a different kind of play: poignant, romantic, funny and tragic, but with hope of man’s indomitable spirit.

 


Cast & Production Team

Charlie Gordon   Justin Polly
Alice Kinnian     Kasey Polly
Rose Gordon (Mother)    Laura Light Stisser
Matt Gordon (Father)   Phil Brady
Norma Gordon (Adult)    Lynn Barbato King
Teenage Charlie    Ben Stisser
Little Charlie    Collin Dean
Little Norma    Amber Bates
Harold Nemur    Alan Stillman
Jay Strauss    Mark Braiman
Burt    Michael King
Mrs. Donner    Ann Rhodes-Sweet
Frank Reilly    Ethan Washburn
Joe Carp    Tyler Ianuzi
Gina/Connie/Jackie Walberg    Summer Kelly
Ellen/Bernice/Ann Walberg    Becky White
Mrs. Mooney    Beverly Cooney Poznoski
Mrs. Nemur    Judy Schmid
Mr. Harvey    Chris Best
Teaching Machine Voice    Bill Lee

Production Team
Director William Edward White
Producer Dan Rowlands
Scenic Designer Navroz Dabu
Lighting Designer Sarah Anson
Sound Designer William Edward White
Costume Designer Kate Kisselstein
Scenic Artist Karen Greenfield
Stage Manager Sarah Anson

 

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