Home

 

 

Volunteer

 

Classes / Workshops

 

Contact Us

 

Important Dates

 

Donations

 

Production History

 

Encore Awards

 

One Act Festival History

 

AACTFest Production History

 

Children's Show History

 

Newsletters

 

Links

 

 

Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

by Ed Graczyk

May 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 1988

Plank Road School

The action takes place in the small Texas town of McCarthy in 1975. Inside of a five-and-dime store, a reunion is planned for the members of a local 1950s James Dean fan club.   An odd assortment of women arrive, revealing hidden secrets, the action flashes back, showing the women as young James Dean fans, and then jumps forward to present day to reveal the ravages of time and lost innocence. Among the women returning for the reunion is Mona, a disturbed woman who, in the '50s, got a job as an extra on the Giant shoot and nine months later gave birth to a son, who she claims is James Dean's child.#There is Sissy, a wisecracking waitress – her first ‘serious’ film role, and also Joanne, who holds a shocking secret that is revealed at the reunion.  Besides the three main players, a collection of supporting characters maneuver around the periphery. They are Stella Mae, the wife of a rich petroleum executive; Edna Louise, a shy, withdrawn woman with numerous children; Juanita, the manager of the five-and-dime store; and Joe Qualley, a young man who likes to dress up in women's clothing.

 

Show Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Production Staff

Producer

David Handrich

Director

Tamara Stajmiger

Stage Manager

Judy Schoenfeld

Lighting Designer

Bob Kafka

Lighting Crew

Aaron Hubbard

David McChristie

Set Designer

Tom Stajmiger

House Manager

Mary Carroll

Sound Crew

Mary Horaitis

Prop Crew

M. Lynn connolyy

Judy Tarbox

Photographer

Color Photo by Jon

 

Set Construction

Maureen Dwyer

Jeff Eckoldt

bob Kafka

Lucy Kugler

Devin Lobacz

Don Lobacz

Donna Lobacz

Matt McGinnis

Tamara Stajmiger

Cheryl Waldtschmidt

Program

David Handrich

Bob Kafka

 

Cast

Juanita

Bert Slawson

 

Mona (now)

Maureen Dwyer

 

Mona (then)

Ellen Bratina

 

Sissy (now)

Denise Zarling

 

Sissy (then)

Wendi Wawraonkowski

 
 

Joanne

Lucy Kugler

 

Stella May

Anne Marie Cheney

 

Edna Louise

Donna Lobacz

 

Joe

Thomas Carrao

 

Copyright 2008 - 2014  Village Playhouse of Wauwatosa