Professor Bernhardi

Photo of the cast of Professor Bernhardi with Nathan Lane

Nathan Lane came to see our production of PROFESSOR BERNHARDI, and here he is with our brilliant, huge cast. This is Arthur Schnitlzer’s masterpiece, about the witch-hunt of a Jewish surgeon in turn of the century Vienna. It had been banned in the US and much of Europe. Incredibly, ours was the first NYC production. […]

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The Crucible

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A marriage hangs in the balance in this moment from THE CRUCIBLE. Mark Irish and Shelley McPherson inspired me with their integrity, talent, and devotion to their craft.

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The Importance of Being Earnest

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Jack and Algy peek in helplessly as erstwhile enemies Cecily and Gwendolen unite in triumphal solidarity and wily daftness. One of Tijana Bjelejac’s yummiest scenic designs, and a joyous process, thanks to a sublimely playful cast that included Kesington Blaylock, Susan Derry, Joe Bowen, Diane Ciesla, Loren Dunn, and Marvell company members Chris Kipiniak and […]

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Flaming Agnes

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The great and glorious dynamo, Susan Derry–who in one New Harmony Theatre season played Desdemona, Meg in Crimes of The Heart, AND Eliza Doolittle–is seen here in her knock-out number, “Flaming Agnes,” from I DO, I DO!

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Here is the incomparable Ken Tigar as Salieri ensorcelling the audience in the opening moment of AMADEUS at New Harmony Theatre. Elegant, evocative scenic design from Tijana Bjelejac, with whom I’ve happily worked on over fifteen productions.

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The boundlessly talented Joy Franz and Susan Derry as Emilia and Desdemona in the loveliest moment from New Harmony Theatre’s production of OTHELLO . Both actresses are equally at home in Shakespeare and Sondheim. And both have that ineffable gift for reflecting light.

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Spring’s Awakening

Brooding Melchior (Giuseppe Bausillio) stirs the awakenings of spring in Thea (Lauren Lopes), Martha (Charlotte Astrid), and Wendla (Lizzy DeClement). One of the best casts ever.

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Crimes of the Heart

From left to right, Eileen Ward, Susan Derry, Kenisngton Blaylock and Marnye Young in CRIMES OF THE HEART at New Harmony Theatre. Funny, touching performances from the entire wonderful company.

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God of Vengeance


Hindl (Stacey Linnartz) weighs and considers in the foreground as secret lovers Rivke and Manke (Leanne Agmon and Elizabeth Stahlmann) plot their escape. Ansky’s masterpiece, GOD OF VENGEANCE, was part of our “burned and banned” season, and although it’s famous for having landed its cast and producers in jail on obscenity charges in the twenties […]

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In the Shadow of the Glen

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An almost never seen forty minute wonder from J. M. Synge, IN THE SHADOW OF THE GLEN was part two (the more comic part) of a double header that began with Bergman’s ninety minute adaptation of A DOLL’S HOUSE. Both plays feature a protagonist named NORA who walks out on her husband at the end […]

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