Into the Breeches!

When the gents are away, the ladies will play
by George Brant
Making HERstory: Celebrating the Women of WWII, including Evelyn Wheeler Swenson, Ensign, USNR (Supply Corps)
Regional Premiere
Jun 9, 2022 to Jul 3, 2022

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It’s 1942, and there’s a problem at the Oberon Playhouse! With the director and leading men all off at war, it looks like the season will be cancelled. That is, until a determined group of ladies rallies the troops at home to mount an all-female Shakespearean production. The hilariously unexpected team comes together, united by their determination that the show must go on! This delightful and moving backstage comedy examines the power of art to bring us together, even in the hardest of times.

“Brilliant…fresh, witty and thoughtful…a total triumph." - Montgomery Advertiser

Performance Schedule: 

Into the Breeches! runs
6/9/22 through 7/3/22
Thursdays 7:30
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00
Sundays 3:00
NOTE:  There will be added performances at 3:00 on Saturday, July 2 and at 7:30 on Sunday, July 3
There will be no performance on Thursday, June 30
The two extra performances will have Cafe service 90 minutes before showtime, as usual.
ASL Interpretation Thursday, Jun 16
The play runs about 2 hours plus one intermission.
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Maggie Dalton - Dana Schultes*
Celeste Fielding - Emily Scott Banks*
Ellsworth Snow - Bradley Campbell*
Winifred Snow - Laurel Lynn Collins
Stuart Lasker - Mark Shum*
Ida Green - Sky Williams*
June Bennett - Amber Rossi**
Grace Richards - Laura Lyman Payne**

*Member, Actors Equity Association                **Equity Membership Candidate

Production Staff: 

Director – Joanne Zipay+
Production Stage Manager – Tiffany Cromwell*
Set Design – Clare Floyd DeVries
Lighting Design – Jessica Ann Drayton
Costume Design – Laurie Land
Sound Design – Rayven Harris
Props/Set Décor – Lynn Lovett
Fight Choreography - Kelsey Milbourn
Assistant Stage Manager – Jasmine Mesre
Production Assistant - Sydney Dormire
Assistant Costume Designer - Tabitha Thompson 
Vocal Consultant - Aimee Hurst Bozarth
Technical Director – Bryan Stevenson
Associate Technical Director – Conor Clark
Master Carpenter/Scenic Artist – Allen Dean
Master Electrician – Amanda Hackney

+The director is a member of SDC, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union

*Member, Actors Equity Association

About the Author: 

George Brant’s plays include Grounded, Marie and Rosetta, Into the Breeches!, Elephant’s Graveyard, and The Prince of Providence. Brant's work has been produced internationally by such companies as the Public Theater, The Atlantic Theater Company, Trinity Repertory Company, Cleveland Play House, The Alley Theatre, Studio Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory, City Theatre, Gate Theatre of London, Page 73, Traverse Theatre, Dobama Theatre, and the Disney Channel, among others. 

His plays have been generously developed by the Metropolitan Opera, The Playwrights' Center, Asolo Rep, McCarter Theatre Center, New Harmony Project, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, WordBRIDGE Playwright’s Lab, InterAct Theatre, Theatre @ Boston Court, Playwright and Director Center of Moscow, Florida Studio Theatre, Contemporary Drama Festival of Hungary, the Hangar Theatre, and Equity Library Theatre, among others.

His scripts have been awarded a Lucille Lortel Award, an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, a Scotsman Fringe First Award, an Off-West End Theatre Award for Best Production, an NNPN Rolling World Premiere, the Smith Prize, the Keene Prize for Literature, a Theatre Netto Festival Prize, a Creative Workforce Fellowship, the David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award from the Kennedy Center and three Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards.  He has received writing fellowships from the James A. Michener Center for Writers, the McCarter Theatre Sallie B. Goodman Artist's Retreat, the MacDowell Colony, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Hermitage Artists' Retreat and the Blue Mountain Center as well as commissions from the Metropolitan Opera, Trinity Repertory Company, Cleveland Play House, Dobama Theatre and Theatre 4.

George received his MFA in Writing from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.  He is published by Samuel French, Oberon Books, Fisher Verlage and Smith & Kraus.