The Director’s Workshop New Plays Workshop 2018


Thursday August 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Friday, August 24, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm

A donation will be accepted at the door - No reservations are necessary
- General seating - Performance in the Cattell Wing



The Wolf at the Library Door

by Margo Rife
“Who Inherits?”
Directed by Edward W. Wavak
Director’s Assistant: Carolyn Redding
Featuring: Jill Jackson, Jennifer Miller, Arlene Page, Janel Palm, Jeff Siddall

Welcome to possibly the last week of the last library in America. Shhh. Don’t tell the staff. They are carrying on business as usual. However, when Gabbi Brooks from the TV show The Gabbi Files knocks on their door, extinction events are set in motion. She plans to close this chapter of American history—the publicly funded social institution.

Gimme Some Lovin

by Joe Petrolis
Directed by Denny Wise
Director’s Assistants: Dennis Hudson, Cathy Van Horne
Featuring: Melody Jefferies, Danny Parrott, Kathy Racine

At a traditional Italian family Sunday dinner, topics of conversation can roam far and wide. But when a long‐buried secret is unexpectedly revealed, the struggle to comprehend it will either tear the family apart or bring mother, son and daughter to a deeper understanding of what love and forgiveness truly mean.

The Ghost Knows 

by James Bruce Smith
Directed by Daina Giesler
Featuring: Duncan Guild, Colleen Kelly Mertens, Brendan Mertens

Masquerading as a long lost Shakespeare scene, The Ghost Knows, is the story of two young lovers, Hamlet and Ophelia, shacking up in Elsenor Castle. Hamlet is late coming home. Ophelia questions the reasons. Hamlet explains that the ghost of his late father, the King, has spoken to him, urging Hamlet to avenge his murder by the new King. Ophelia challenges this view and eventually doubts Hamlet’s sanity.

Martin and a Cat

by Katarina Creedon
Directed by Terry Kozlowski
Featuring: Heatheranne Campbell, Tim Feeney, Tom Gess, Joby Kennedy

Martin, divorced and middle aged, finds himself sucked into a fast and furious long distance relationship of sorts. His friends miss him and attempt to help him in finding his way back. A heartwarming, action-filled spy/romance story. Driven by loneliness, can we find balance when we encounter love and romance?

 There will be a post‐show discussion with the playwrights and directors.



Stage Manager: Maggie Opal
Lighting Design: Kurt Lemke
Sound Design: Joe Mills

The 2018‐19 Directors’ Workshop Season Generously
Sponsored by
The Hinsdale Food Mart
located at the corner of Ogden Avenue and York Road


The Theatre of Western Springs (708-246-4043) is located at the corner of Hampton
and Hillgrove in Western Springs, just north of the Burlington Railroad tracks and just east of the Tri-State Tollway.

Take the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and exit Ogden
Avenue east. Turn south on the first street east of the tollway (Hampton). Continue down Hampton and turn right on the street just before the "T" intersection.

There is free parking across the street from the Theatre.

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