Season & History
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    PCPA will be presenting a different, ground-breaking play each weekend from September 18th to October 24th. Stick around after the readings for talkbacks with the actors, directors, and even the playwrights themselves!

    InterPlay is a ticketed event and will be performed LIVE on a Zoom webinar format.
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    PCPA To Delay Opening of Season 57

    As the outlook for the resumption of public gatherings remains poor, based on the resurgence of the COVID virus and the unpredictability of the pandemic getting under control, PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre will delay the opening of its Season 57 to June 2021, with plans to resume live performances in Santa Maria and the Solvang Festival Theater.

    Typically, PCPA’s season begins with its holiday show in the fall. The planned postponement of production will sadly also imply no Spring 2021 performances in Santa Maria’s Marian and Severson Theatres, and the suspension of the 2-year Conservatory training programs for Acting and Technical theatre until August of 2021.

    Artistic Director Mark Booher said, “In spite of our detailed plan for the resumption of on-site work and instruction, as we prioritize the health and safety of each company member, the hypothetical risks of a COVID exposure - its potential health impacts, quarantine requirements, and the impact on production and instruction time - creates too much risk and uncertainty. We are planning to shift our focus and conserve our resources to try to have ourselves in the strongest position possible for production in Summer ‘21. Our plan will be to produce four summer shows, primarily performing in Solvang.”

    While consistent with the impacts the pandemic is having on arts institutions across the nation, this difficult decision has no precedent at PCPA, and has a myriad of deep ramifications. Still, the health and safety of PCPA’s staff, students and patrons naturally takes precedence, for the well-being of the whole community.

    Booher remarked, “We remain passionate in our desire to return to our studios and stages! We are using this time to improve our internal working practices and culture, so that as we continue the rich legacy of artistry and excellence for which PCPA is known, we will be a healthier, more equitable, creatively robust contributor to community life and the future of the American Theatre.”

    Although the stages may be ‘dark,’ PCPA has been very active in creating programming with PCPA’s company of artists. The theatre’s Fall and Spring plans will focus even more intently on virtual artistic, enrichment and educational experiences for the community. This includes the return, via Zoom, of PCPA’s play reading series InterPlay, planned for September and October. More information on InterPlay will be forthcoming, with announcements about Summer 2021 to follow.

    For more information about all that is happening at PCPA, including virtual programming offerings, visit www.PCPA.org.
    2019 - 2020
    Disney's The Little Mermaid
    Katie Emerson* as Ariel
    Daniel Geiger as Flounder
    ++
    Yusef Seevers as Sebastian
    ++
    Katie Emerson* as Ariel
    Erik Stein* as King Triton
    ++
    Kitty Balay* as Ursula
    +
    Ben Franklin* as Chef Louis
    +
    +
    George Walker as Scuttle
    Katie Emerson* as Ariel
    Daniel Geiger as Flounder
    ++
    Katie Emerson* as Ariel
    +
    Katie Emerson* as Ariel
    ++
    Peter S. Hadres as Grimsby
    ++
    *Member, Actors' Equity Association

    Photos:
    +Luis Escobar Reflections Photography Studio
    ++Michael Collins Photography
    Creative Team

    Director
    Melissa Rain Anderson

    Choreographer
    Adam Cates

    Circus Choreography
    2 Ring Circus

    Music Directors
    Brad Carroll
    Michael Wilkins

    Scenic Designer
    Jason Bolen

    Costume Coordinator
    Sara Curran Ice

    Lighting Designer
    Jennifer 'Z' Zornow

    Sound Designer
    Elisabeth Weidner

    Stage Manager
    Laura Danek
    Brighton Beach Memoirs
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    Isaac Capp as Eugene

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    Cameron Vargas as Stanley
    Isaac Capp as Eugene

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    Romy Evans as Nora
    Jana Price as Laurie

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    Isaac Capp as Eugene
    Jana Price as Laurie

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    Kitty Balay* as Kate
    Polly Firestone Walker as Blanche

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    Cameron Vargas as Stanley
    Don Stewart* as Jack

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    Polly Firestone Walker as Blanche
    Romy Evans as Nora

    Photos
    Luis Escobar Reflections Photography Studio


    *Member, Actors' Equity Association
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    Kitty Balay* as Kate
    Don Stewart* as Jack

    Creative Team

    Director
    Roger DeLaurier

    Scenic Designer
    Jason Bolen

    Costume Designer
    Eddy L. Barrows

    Lighting Designer
    Cody Soper

    Sound Designer
    Mitchel Hampton

    Voice & Dialect
    Andrew Philpot

    Production Stage Manager
    Christine Collins*
    Julius Caesar
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    Michael Tremblay as Caesar
    Leah Anderson* as Calpurnia
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    Michael Tremblay as Julius Caesar
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    Yusef Seevers as Mark Antony
    Michael Tremblay as Caesar
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    Jude Walker as Cinna
    Andrew Philpot* as Caius Cassius
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    Emily Trask* as Portia
    Peter S. Hadres* as Marcus Brutus
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    Yusef Seevers as Mark Antony
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    Andrew Philpot* as Caius Cassius
    Peter S. Hadres* as Marcus Brutus
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    Yusef Seevers as Mark Antony
    Leah Anderson* as Octavius
    Photos
    Luis Escobar Reflections Photography Studio


    *Member, Actors' Equity Association
    Creative Team

    Director
    Mark Booher

    Scenic Designer
    Abby Hogan

    Costume Designer
    Eddy L. Barrows

    Lighting Designer
    Jennifer 'Z' Zornow

    Sound Designer
    Mitchel Hampton

    Dramaturg/Text Coach
    Emily Trask

    Fight Director
    Peter S. Hadres

    Stage Manager
    Laura Danek
    2018 - 2019
    An Iliad
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    Tarah Flanagan and Eva Scholz-Carlson (cello)
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    Tarah Flanagan
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    Photos Michael Collins
    Muthaland
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    Minita Gandhi
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    Photos Michael Collins
    Peter Pan
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    Chynna Walker as Peter Pan (center)
    Madison Davis as Wendy
    Beck Mortensen as John
    Claire Guyader as Michael

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    George Walker as Captain Hook
    "Hook's Waltz"
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    George Walker as Captain Hook and the Pirates
    "Hook Tango"
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    Chynna Walker as Peter Pan
    Joss Robertson as Michael
    +Wendy and the Lost Boys
    +Peter and the Brave Girls
    *Member, Actors' Equity Association
    Photos: Luis Escobar Reflections Photography Studio
    +Michael Collins Photography
    Creative Team

    Director
    Mark Booher

    Assistant Director
    Kitty Balay

    Choreographer
    Katie Fuchs-Wackowski

    Music Director
    Callum Morris

    Scenic Designer
    Jason Bolen

    Costume Designer
    Eddy L. Barrows

    Lighting Designer
    Tim Thistleton

    Sound Designer
    Elisabeth Weidner

    Fight Choreographer
    Peter S. Hadres

    Voice and Dialect
    Kitty Balay

    Production Stage Manager
    Christine Collins*
    Shakespeare in Love
    Don Stewart* as Fennyman
    Peter S. Hadres* as Henslowe (holding Peggy Baldiviez as Spot)
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    Emily Trask* as Viola de Lesseps
    Yusef Seevers as Will Shakespeare
    ++
    Emily Trask* as Thomas Kent
    +
    Yusef Seevers as Will Shakespeare
    ++
    Kitty Balay* as Nurse
    Yusef Seevers as Will Shakespeare
    Emily Trask* as Viola de Lesseps
    +
    Yusef Seevers as Will Shakespeare
    Andrew Philpot* as Wessex
    ++
    Photos
    +Luis Escobar Reflections Photography Studio
    ++Michael Collins Photography

    *Member Actors' Equity Association
    Creative Team

    Director
    Roger DeLaurier

    Choreographer
    Katie Fuchs-Wackowski

    Fight Choreographer
    Mark Booher

    Music Director
    Ilana Atkins

    Scenic Designer
    Abby Hogan

    Costume Designer
    Sara Curran Ice

    Lighting Designer
    Jennifer 'Z' Zornow

    Sound Designer
    Nathan Schilz

    Voice and Dialect
    Andrew Philpot

    Stage Manager
    Zoia N. Wiseman
    The Wolves
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    Brooke Johnson as 11
    Charlotte Baldiviez as 13
    (back: Kaylene Howard as 00 and Madison Davis as 2)
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    The Wolves
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    Kitty Balay* as Soccer Mom
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    Victoria Sanders as 46
    *Member, Actors' Equity Association
    Photos: Luis Escobar Reflections Photography Studio
    Creative Team

    Director
    Karin Hendricks

    Scenic Designer
    Jason Bolen

    Costume Designer
    Robin Newell

    Lighting Designer
    Tim Thistleton

    Sound Designer
    Elisabeth Weidner

    Production Stage Manager
    Christine Collins*
    A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
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    Taylor Hart as Ensemble
    Andrew Philpot* as Asquith D'Ysquith, Jr.

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    George Walker as Monty Navarro

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    Andrew Philpot* as Reverend Ezekiel D'Ysquith
    George Walker as Monty Navarro

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    Emily Trask* as Sibella Halward
    George Walker as Monty Navarro
    Skye Privat as Phoebe D'Ysquith

    Photos:
    Luis Escobar Reflections Photography Studio
    +Zumbado Photography
    ++Michael Collins Photography

    *Member, Actors' Equity Association
    Creative Team

    Director
    Brad Carroll

    Assistant Director/Choreographer
    Katie Fuchs-Wackowski

    Music Director
    Ilana Atkins

    Fight Choreographer
    Peter S. Hadres

    Scenic Designer
    Jason Bolen

    Costume Designer
    Eddy L. Barrows

    Lighting Designer
    Jennifer 'Z' Zornow

    Sound Designer
    Elisabeth Weidner

    Voice and Dialect
    Kitty Balay

    Production Stage Manager
    Christine Collins*
    Million Dollar Quartet
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    +
    The Million Dollar Quartet

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    ++
    The Million Dollar Quartet

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    The Million Dollar Quartet

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    The Million Dollar Quartet

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    Bill Scott Sheets* - Johnny Cash
    (back) Robert Brandon as W.S. "Fluke"Holland

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    ++
    front to back
    Nick Voss as Elvis Presley
    Christopher Wren as Carl Perkins
    James Gallardo as Jay Perkins

    Photos:
    +Luis Escobar Reflections Photography
    ++Michael Collins Photography

    *Member, Actors' Equity Association
    Creative Team

    Director
    Kitty Balay

    Music Director
    Christopher Wren

    Scenic Designer
    Kent Homchick

    Costume Designer
    Sara Curran Ice

    Lighting Designer
    Tim Thistleton

    Sound Designer
    Cricket S. Myers

    Stage Manager
    Ellen Beckett
    The Addams Family
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    Jisel Soleil Ayon as Wednesday
    Stephanie Roman as Pugsley
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    Melinda Parrett* as Morticia
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    Melinda Parrett* as Morticia
    and the Ancestors
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    George Walker as Gomez
    Melinda Parrett* as Morticia
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    George Walker as Gomez
    Melinda Parrett* as Morticia
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    Tyler Matthew Campbell as Uncle Fester
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    Jennie Greenberry* as Alice Beineke
    +
    Photos:
    + Luis Escobar Reflections Photography Studio
    ++ Michael Collins Photography
    Creative Team

    Director
    Erik Stein

    Choreographer
    Katie Fuchs-Wackowski

    Music Director
    Ilana Atkins

    Fight Choreographer
    Peter S. Hadres

    Scenic Designer
    Jason Bolen

    Costume Designer
    Eddy L. Barrows

    Lighting Designer
    Jennifer 'Z' Zornow

    Sound Designer
    Elisabeth Weidner

    Stage Manager
    Laura Danek
    The Importance of Being Earnest

    Kitty Balay* as Lady Bracknell
    Yusef Seevers as Algernon Moncrieff

    Michael Brusasco* as John Worthing
    Yusef Seevers as Algernon Moncrieff

    Michael Brusasco* as John Worthing
    Emily Trask* as Gwendolen Fairfax

    Kitty Balay* as Lady Bracknel
    Photos
    Luis Escobar Reflections Photography Studio
    *Member, Actors' Equity Association
    Creative Team

    Director
    Roger DeLaurier

    Scenic Designer
    Jason Bolen

    Costume Designer
    Sara Curran Ice

    Lighting Designer
    Jennifer 'Z' Zornow

    Sound Designer
    Elisabeth Weidner

    Voice and Dialect
    Andrew Philpot

    Production Stage Manager
    Christine Collins*
    2017 - 2018
    Freaky Friday
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    Molly Dobbs as Ellie
    Jeff Salsbury as Adam (back)
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    Méami Maszewski as Journalist
    Karin Hendricks as Katherine
    Katie Gucik as Ensemble
    Rosemary Brownlow as Torrey
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    Molly Dobbs as Ellie
    Photos
    Luis Escobar Reflections Photography Studio
    + Michael Collins Photography
    Creative Team

    Director
    Erik Stein

    Choreographer
    Katie Fuchs-Wackowski

    Music Director
    Paul Marszalkowski

    Scenic Designer
    Jason Bolen

    Costume Designer
    Arnold Bueso

    Lighting Designer
    Jennifer 'Z' Zornow

    Sound Designer
    Elisabeth Weidner

    Stage Manager
    Zoia N. Wiseman
    The Crucible
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    Fury in the courtroom.
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    Andrew Philpot* as John Proctor
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    *Member, Actors' Equity Association

    Photos: Luis Escobar, Reflections Photography Studio
    Creative Team

    Director
    Roger DeLaurier

    Scenic Designer
    Jason Bolen

    Costume Designer
    Eddy L. Barrows

    Lighting Designer
    Tim Thistleton

    Sound Designer
    Andrew Mark Wilhelm

    Fight Director
    Peter S. Hadres

    Voice and Dialects
    Kitty Balay

    Movement
    Katie Fuchs-Wackowski

    Production Stage Manager
    Ellen Beltramo*
    The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence
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    Amani Dorn* as Eliza
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    Jeff Salsbury as Watson, Amani Dorn* as Eliza
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    Amani Dorn* as Eliza
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    Tim Fullerton as Merrick
    Photos: Luis Escobar Reflections Photography Studio

    *Member, Actors' Equity Association
    Creative Team

    Director
    Kitty Balay

    Scenic Designer
    Abby Hogan

    Costume Designer
    Pamela Shaw

    Lighting Designer
    Jennifer 'Z' Zornow

    Sound Designer
    Andrew Mark Wilhelm

    Stage Manager
    Zoia N. Wiseman
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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    Nick Tubbs* as Quasimodo
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    Nima Rakhshanifar as Reveler
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    Jeff Salsbury as Phoebus
    Amani Dorn* as Esmeralda
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    George Walker as Clopin
    *Member, Actors' Equity Association
    Photos: Luis Escobar Reflections Photography Studio
    Creative Team

    Director
    Brad Carroll

    Music Director
    Paul Marszalkowski

    Choreographer
    Katie Fuchs-Wackowski

    Scenic Designer
    Jason Bolen

    Costume Designer
    Eddy L. Barrows

    Lighting Designer
    Jennifer 'Z' Zornow

    Sound Designer
    Elisabeth Weidner

    Production Stage Manager
    Ellen Beltramo*
    Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
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    Peter S. Hadres* as Vanya
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    Annali Fuchs-Wackowski as Cassandra
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    Peter S. Hadres* as Vanya
    Anne Guynn as Sonia
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    Polly Firestone Walker as Masha
    Peter S. Hadres* as Vanya
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    Sam Bravo as Spike
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    Peter S. Hadres* as Vanya
    Madison Shaheen as Nina

    *Member, Actors' Equity Association
    Photos: Luis Escobar Reflections Photography Studio
    Creative Team

    Director
    Mark Booher

    Scenic Designer
    Kent Homchick

    Costume Designer
    Sara Curran Ice

    Lighting Designer
    Tim Thistleton

    Sound Designer
    Elisabeth Weidner

    Stage Manager
    Zloia N. Wiseman
    Mamma Mia!
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    Kitty Balay* as Rosie
    Melinda Parrett* as Donna Sheridan
    Allison Rich* as Tanya
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    Molly Dobbs and Tim Fullerton (foreground)
    Erik Stein* and Michael Tremblay (background)
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    Tim Fullerton as Sam Charmichael
    Michael Tremblay as Harry Bright
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    Melinda Parrett* as Donna Sheridan
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    Allison Rich* as Tanya
    Michael Wu as Pepper

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    Allison Rich* as Tanya
    Melinda Parrett* as Donna Sheridan
    Kitty Balay* as Rose
    *Member, Actors' Equity Association
    Photos: Michael Collins Photography
    Creative Team

    Director
    Brad Carroll

    Choreographer
    Katie Fuchs-Wackowski

    Music Director
    Paul Marszalkowski

    Scenic Designer
    Jason Bolen

    Costume Designer
    Eddy L. Barrows

    Lighting Designer
    Jennifer 'Z' Zornow

    Sound Designer
    Elisabeth Weidner

    Production Stage Manager
    Ellen Beltramo*
    Arcadia
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    Ben Abbott as Ezra Chater
    Luke Myers as Septimus Hodge
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    Wallace Bruce as Valentine Coverly
    Amani Dorn
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    Paul Henry as Richard Noakes
    Andrew Philpot* as Capt. Brice, RN
    Polly Firestone Walker as Lady Croom
    Grace Theobald as Thomasina Coverly
    Ben Abbott as Ezra Chater
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    Grace Theobald as Thomasina Coverly
    Luke Myers as Septimus Hodge
    *Member, Actors' Equity Association
    Photos:
    + Luis Escobar Reflections Photography
    ++ Michael Collins Photography
    Creative Team

    Director
    Roger DeLaurier

    Scenic Designer
    Jason Bolen

    Costume Designer
    Sara Curran Ice

    Lighting Designer
    Tim Thistleton

    Sound Designer
    Elisabeth Weidner

    Stage Manager
    Zoia N. Wiseman
    All photos property of PCPA

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