Home on the Mornin' Train
Civic Youth Theatre Play
Two historically turbulent times, separated by 100 years and thousands of miles, are beautifully interwoven in this inspirational story of hope and connection.
The year is 1939, Berlin, Germany. Rifka and her little brother Aaron are sent into hiding with the Westemeiers, a rural German family, in the hopes of escaping Nazi persecution. While waiting for a boat that will take them to the safety of Denmark, Rifka reads from a book sent by relatives in America. It is a first-person account of a runaway teenage slave named Brave Mary who escaped an Alabama plantation in the 1830's. As Brave Mary's escape unfolds before them and they are introduced to the history of slavery in the United States, the Jewish children realize that those who long for freedom travel the same road.
Olivia - Yaminah Thomas*
Brave Mary - Amyre Dennis*
Kindred - Stefon Hemphill
Katie Mae - Havilah Branch*
Jessie - Najah M. Gill
Karl - Milo Velkoff*
Adelaide - Amber Lester
Ledah - Kadie Alpers
David - Christopher Spray
Baruch - Roland Bissonnette
Aaron - Micah Froman
Rifka - Jordan Swope*
*Denotes Civic Debut
Assistant Stage Managers - MARISA KAUGERS, SKY LESTER
Costume/Makeup - ALEX BABBITT*, ACACIA COSTALES, MOLLY GARCIA*, ELLIE MCCORMICK
Electrics - KOICHI ANDERSON, NOLAN BANNER*, CAMERON ANDREWS, JOSHUA GONZALES*, SARAH N.L. KUEPPERS, TIMOTHY WALSH
Paint - EMMA HOUTROW*, MITCHELL HARPENAU, KALLAN ROBERSON*, HALEY ROSE SIKKENGA, DORIE SULLIVAN*
Props - SYDNEY GONSER, GANNON MILLER, BRITTANY TEGETHOFF*
Publicity/Usher - SONATA DAVIS, XAVION D. GILL, LAUREN JESS, ELLIE HARNDEN*, JESSICA HASPER, HANNAH SHERMAN*, KAYLEE TEGETHOFF*
Scenery - SOPHIA ROTH*, ANDREW WALSH*, NICOLE WEBER
Director - PRESTON MISNER
Scenic Designer - CORAL HURLEY
Costume/Hair/Makeup Designer - TIFFANY DELLIGATTI
Lighting/Sound/SFX Designer - JOSEPH R. WALLS
Technical Director - PHILLIP A. MILLER
Properties Master - STACY BARTELL
Stage Manager - GRACE SANTAMARIA
April 30 - May 8, 2010
The Parish Theatre
405 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Parish Theatre are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos courtesy of Fred Western