Talley & Son

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Talley & Son
by Lanford Wilson
Directed by Michael L. Morehead

Friday, March 2, 2012 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 3, 2012 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 4, 2012 3:00 PM

Thursday, March 8, 2012 8:00 PM
Friday, March 9, 2012 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 10, 2012 3:00 PM
Saturday, March 10, 2012 8:00 PM

The time is Independence Day, 1944, the place the parlor of the Talley homestead in Lebanon, Missouri. As World War II rages across the seas, the Talleys are beset with crises of a different sort. Slipping into senility, the elder Mr. Talley still has flashes of explosive lucidity, when he schemes to dispose of the local bank among heirs of his own choice, and berates his charming but spineless son, Eldon, for considering the sale of the family garment business to an eastern conglomerate. Also involved in the bickering are Eldon’s long-suffering wife, Netta; their son, Buddy, who is home on leave from the Army; his vapid wife, Olive; and Eldon’s sister, Charlotte, a defiantly free spirit who is suffering the fatal effects of radium poisoning. And, commenting on the action, unseen by the others, is the “ghost” of the second son, Timmy, already a casualty of the Pacific war, although the family has not yet learned of his death. In the end the petty antagonisms, scandals and selfishness which infuse the play are their own reward, and we are aware that a dynasty built by hard work and clear if conniving vision is about to be dismantled by lesser men who have inherited the property, but not the character, of their predecessors.


Tony Bergman
Michael Ireland^
Arny Stoller*
Greg Schlairet
Josh Roden
Jason Cox
Rusty Lacy^
Gretchen Gantner*
Kasmira Kit
Nancy Rzonca
Natasha Boeckmann*
Julia Schaulin*


Michael L. Morehead
Elaine Volker*
Stage Manager
Joe Penno
Technical Director
John Netzley
Gretchen Gantner^
The Cast
Vickie Greco^, Cindi Dietrich^
Lighting Design
Tom Fox
Light Execution
Joe Penno
Special Effects
John Netzley^
Lobby Display
Daniel Cohen
Ray Persing^
Original Show Art
Michael Ireland, Brandon Flaig
Tobie Braverman*
Gretchen Gantner, Tobie Braverman, Elaine Volker, Michael Ireland
Running Crew
Tobie Braverman
Set Design
Ray Persing*
Master Carpenter
Ray Persing*
Master Painter
Karen Romero
Set Construction*
Tony Bergman, Natasha Boeckmann, Clint Bramkamp, Carter Bratton, Tobie Braverman, Dan Cohen, Jason Cox, Gretchen Gantner, Julia Hedges, Anne-Marie Ireland, Mia Ireland,
Michael Ireland, Kasmira Kit, Rusty Lacy, David Levy, Michael Morehead, John Netzley, Betsy Obermeyer, Stephen Persing, Josh Roden, Leslie Roden, Karen Romero, Greg Schlairet, Arny Stoller, Mary Stone, Don Volker, Elaine Volker
Set Decor
Elaine Volker*, Karen Romero*
Sound Design
Daniel Cohen^
Sound Execution
Dan Cohen^
Tickets/Box Office
Gretchen Gantner

* Orchid Award winner – ACT Cincinnati
^ Orchid Award nominee – ACT Cincinnati