Monthly Archives: May 2019

This Sunday is our next $5 Bucks Series Staged Reading

We continue our 2019 $5 Buck Play Reading Series with
Written by Joe Gilford
Directed by Jeffrey Lyn Hall


On the verge of TV stardom, comic Mickey Dobbs meets actress and activist Natalie Meltzer, and their romance blossoms—as does the risk that they’ll be blacklisted for their political activities. In the face of the House Un-American Activities Committee, tasked with exposing communist subversion in New York’s entertainment world, Mickey and Natalie endure the absurd and tragic process that victimized entertainers and turned friends and colleagues against each other. For some, the blacklist will mean a decade without work. For others, it will spell the end of their careers. And those who willingly testify—naming others to the committee—will be branded as “finks.”

Mickey – Brian Diehl – Natalie – Holly Ann Facer- Walters- Tom Stephan – Bobby –  James Alexander Rankin
Fred – Alex J. Nine – Ensemble – John Peters, Jeffrey Lyn Hall, Jim Fippin

“Finks” by Joe Gilford Sunday,  May 19, 2019 at 2PM. Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased online at or at the door.

  • Rating PG-13 Contains Adult Themes and Language

Meet the cast of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”

Western Reserve Playhouse presents:

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”
by Edward Albee

Directed by Kelly Strand

Show Dates May 31-June 15, 2019

SYNOPSIS: George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naïve new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade begins. The drinks flow and suddenly inhibitions melt. It becomes clear that Martha is determined to seduce the young professor, and George couldn’t care less. But underneath the edgy banter, which is crossfired between both couples, lurks an undercurrent of tragedy and despair. George and Martha’s inhuman bitterness toward one another is provoked by the enormous personal sadness that they have pledged to keep to themselves: a secret that has seemingly been the foundation for their relationship. In the end, the mystery in which the distressed George and Martha have taken refuge is exposed, once and for all revealing the degrading mess they have made of their lives.

The star studded cast filled with some of WRP’s favorites, Kayla Lehman (Tartuffe, Little Women, & Emma), Dennis Runkle (Emma), Max Winer (Dogfight), and Mia Radabaugh (Tartuffe and Emma).

Directed by newcomer Kelly Strand, Stage Managed by James Elliott, Costumed by Kelsey Tomlinson, Lights by Daniel Hunsicker, Set by Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski.

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” by Edward Albee Shows are May 31-June 15, 2019 tickets are $17.00 for Adults and $15.00 for Students and Seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door.