Season

West End Players Guild’s Season 110

September 17-26, 2021:  What if you could go back in time and change the one moment that reshaped your life forever?  What if you could see a lost love of 40 years ago just one more time, to learn how her life turned out?  Would you?  Steven Dietz’s bittersweet Bloomsday poses the questions – the answers are for you to discover.  Jessa Knust makes her WEPG directing debut.

Cast of Bloomsday:

Caithleen — Megan Page Wiegert

Cait — Colleen Heneghan

Robbie — John Trotwood Moore

Robert — Jeff Lovell

 

December 10-19, 2021:  Shirley Lauro’s A Piece of My Heart is, according to one reviewer, “six women telling a story you are not sure you want to hear.”  Four young military nurses, a Red Cross worker and a USO singer fly off to the Vietnam war, full of hope and driven by their desire to serve.  But the life they live there breaks their hearts and, for some, their lives.  Yes, it’s a story that may be uncomfortable to hear, but it’s also one you’ll never forget.  Dani Mann directs.

Cast of A Piece of My Heart:

Martha — Mara Bollini

MaryJo — Chelsie Johnston

Sissy — Madison Jackson

Whitney — Annalise Webb

Leeann — Vicky Chen

Steele — Patience Davis

The Man — Shane Signorino

 

February 11-20, 2022:  In an alternate universe much like our own, in a budget motel room in a snowy part of the country called New Hampshire, the first woman to make a serious run at a major party’s presidential nomination is teetering on the brink of elimination from a race that hasn’t even really started yet; and her husband, himself an ex-president, isn’t helping much.  The play is Hillary and Clinton, Lucas Hnath’s take on what might have happened in that motel room.  Is Hnath’s tale history or fantasy?  We can’t say for sure, but we can promise a show that is smart, funny and full of characters you just might recognize.  Tim Naegelin directs his first WEPG production.

Cast of Hillary and Clinton:

Hillary — Deb Dennert

Bill — Kurt Knoedelseder

Mark — Tyson Cole

Barack — Jonathan Garland

 

April 29-May 8, 2022:  We end our season where it began – in Ireland.  But Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s The Lonesome West is no warm-hearted Irish love story.  This dark, dark comedy is the tale of Coleman and Valene, two loving brothers who can barely keep from killing each other.  McDonagh makes you laugh and laugh at things that really shouldn’t be laughed about.  But go ahead and giggle.  We won’t tell.  Robert Ashton returns to WEPG to direct.

Cast of The Lonesome West:

Coleman — Jason Meyers

Valene — Jeff Kargus

Father Welsh — Ted Drury

Girleen — Hannah Geisz

 

All performances are in the theatre at the Union Avenue Christian Church, 733 Union Blvd. in the Central West End.  There is a large lighted parking lot at the rear of the church building; enter through the glass cupola on the right.  Show times are 8:00 p.m. Thursday (2nd weekend only), Fridays and Saturdays; and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays.  All patrons must be masked inside the building; complementary face masks and bottled water will be available at the box office.  For more information on our 2021-2022 public health protocols, click here.  To buy tickets, click here.