The Directors’ Workshop Summer Shorts

The Theatre of Western Springs Directors’ Workshop Program
is pleased to announce the 25th Annual — Silver Edition
Shorts For A Summer’s Evening

June 27‐30, 2024
Thursday—Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

The Plays (in alphabetical order):
A Silver Lining by David Alex
“...theatre and threads...”
Directed by Daina Giesler
Featuring: Rich Kropp, Terra Phair and Guy Sullivan

Break In by Jessica Moss
“Fast ball, three strikes and you’re in.”
Directed by Darla Goudeau
Director’s Assistant, Dennis Hudson
Featuring: Stephanie Olson and Krystine Striska

Changing Room by Guy Newsham
“You looked good in the last dress!”
Directed by Edward W. Wavak
Director’s Assistant, Holly Striska
Featuring: Gigi Bisesi, Julie Tomek Campo and
Jonathan Kraft

Even February Has A Silver Lining by Joe Petrolis*
“Weather‐weary Chicago woman gets a surprise.”
Directed by Greg Von Dare
Director’s Assistant, Margo Rife
Featuring: Cooper Brown, Jason Nisavic and
Pam Podolner

Reunion by Dan Borengasser
“Now, after 25 years?”
Directed by Cal Turner
Director’s Assistant, Debbie Ryan Sampson
Featuring: Chad Hamilton, Rich Kropp and
Jennifer Rakvin

Silver Lightning by Robyn Dana Guest*
“Is saving a Keepsake worth losing a marriage?”
Directed by Theresa Puskar
Director’s Assistant, Bea O’Brien
Featuring: Bob Cappetta, Amy Doehring,
John Mueller and Jessica Steele

Tag by Mark Harvey Levine
“Some things never change”
Directed by Darla Goudeau
Director’s Assistant, Dennis Hudson
Featuring: Stephanie Olson, Kevin Slattery and
Krystine Striska

The Monkey’s Paw by Greg Von Dare*
Adapted from a short story by W. W. Jacobs
“Beware of what you wish for...”
Directed by Jack Calvert
Director’s Assistant, Tom Frohnapfel
Featuring: Jonathan Kraft, Suzanne Nyhan and
Tom Viskocil

* Members of TWS Playwrights Workshop.

Stage Manager: Bill Hammack;
Lighting Designer: Linda Bugielski; Sound Design: Joe Mills
With music provided by the 2024 Shorts Band “Willy and the Cattells”
Willy Steele, Dan Harps, Jeff Kust and Jennifer Torchia

Reserve Tickets Here

Shorts for a Summer’s Evening is performed with an at‐will donation. Donations can be made when making your reservation or the day of the performance. Your generosity benefits the theater in puttng on programing. We thank you for your support as we continue to bring you live theatre.

The Directors' Workshop is generously sponsored by

The Hinsdale Shell Food Mart located
at the corner of Ogden Avenue and York Road

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