Over the Tavern
With a heart as big as its belly-laughs, Over the Tavern is the Catholic equivalent of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs. Tender, touching and often outrageously funny, this award-winning play introduces us to 12-year-old Ed Sullivan impersonator Rudy Pazinski as he studies his Baltimore Catechism lessons. Under the watchful eye of his loving, yet dysfunctional family and the omnipresent Sister Mary Clarissa, Rudy comes to realize that there are over 1,300 religions in the world and that it's probably best to "shop around." This wonderfully insightful play offers a nostalgic look back to 1959: a time of innocence, youth and discovery. If you grew up with a girl-crazy brother, a self-conscious sister or a stay-at-home mother you'll love revisiting these heartwarming, humor-filled bygone days.
Rudy - EVAN ADAMS
Georgie - LUKE LOVISKA
Eddie - ANDREW J. LEVANDOSKI
Annie - NIKKI DOBOS
Chet - RON CENTERS
Ellen - DEBORAH HANLEY
Sister Mary Clarissa - CYNTHIA STECH
Assistant Stage Manager - LISA WATSON
Director - PRESTON MISNER
Scenic Designer - NICK SANTIAGO
Costume Designer - RACHEL PARENT
Lighting/SFX Designer - JESS VIDDEN
Sound Designer- GEORGE ERIC PERRY
Properties Master - JAYME SUE SWISHER
Technical Director - PHILLIP A. MILLER
Stage Manager - MELISSA MUHA
January 6 - January 21, 2006
The Civic Auditorium
329 South Park St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Civic Auditorium feature reserved seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance. View Seating Chart.
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.