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A 50l(c)(3) nonprofit community
theatre organization founded in 1988
Spring & fall productions,
four to seven performances each

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PERFORMANCE SPACE:
Home Auditorium
4400 S Home Ave
(7000 west,
a few blocks east of Harlem)

Stickney, Illinois

(312) 802-8020

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S.T.A.R.'s Past Productions
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LOCATION KEY
     

Play(s)

Author(s)

Director(s)

2010 March H One on One Robert Mauro Leo Rokicki**
Laurie Reyna*
2009 Nov H Death by Chocolate Craig Sodaro Amy Hall
Jim Stadt
  May H The Makeover Patsy Hester Daussat Leo Rokicki**
Laurie Reyna*
2008 Nov H The Odd Couple
(Female version)
Neil Simon Mary Jo Williamson
  April-
May
H Anybody Out There? John Patrick Laurie Reyna*
Leo Rokicki**
2007 Nov H S.T.A.R.Fest II (Various) (Various)
  March H The Red House Mystery Ruth Sergel Perry
(Based on the novel by A.A. Milne)
Floyd May
2006 Dec H George Washington Slept Here Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman Mike "Murph" Murphy
April H S.T.A.R.Fest (Various) (Various)
2005 Oct-
Nov
H Good Morning, Miss Dove William McCleery
(Based on the novel by Frances Gray Patton)
Laurie Reyna*
  April V Unveiling
AACTFest
Václav Havel
(Translated by Jan Novak)
Laurie Reyna*
March H Check, Please
Hard Candy
Jonathan Rand Jaimey Kennedy**
Unveiling Václav Havel
(Translated by Jan Novak)
Laurie Reyna*
2004 Nov H Send Me No Flowers Norman Barasch & Carroll Moore Mary Jo Williamson
  Aug V Unveiling
AACTFest
Václav Havel
(Translated by Jan Novak)
Laurie Reyna*
March-
April
H E/R: Emergency Room Ronald L. Berman, MD, et.al. Mary Mitchell
2003 Dec H Reindeer on the Roof VI Mildred Hark & Noel McQueen Laurie Reyna*

Nov

H The Butler Did It Tim Kelly Jaimey Kennedy**
May V Hard Candy
Road Show III
Jonathan Rand Laurie Reyna*

April-
May

H Cheaper by the Dozen Christopher Sergel
(Based on the novel by Frank Gilbreth Jr. & Ernestine Gilbreth Carey)
Elizabeth "Missy" Styles
2002

Oct-
Nov

H Dracula Hamilton Deane & John L. Balderston
(Based on the novel by Bram Stoker)
Mary Mitchell
  Aug-
Sept
V Hard Candy
Road Show II
Jonathan Rand Laurie Reyna*
 

April-
May

S The Good Doctor Neil Simon Jenniffer Thusing**
Leo Rokicki**
Laurie Reyna*
Laura Prosser**
Brad Zuro**
March V Hard Candy
Road Show

ITA Showcase
Jonathan Rand Leo Rokicki**
2001

Nov

C It Was a Dark and Stormy Night Tim Kelly Laurie Reyna*
Oct V Hard Candy
Road Show
Jonathan Rand Leo Rokicki**
June V Hard Candy
Road Show
Jonathan Rand Leo Rokicki**
 

April-
May

C A Midsummer Night's Dream William Shakespeare Jenniffer Thusing**
Feb V Hard Candy
Road Show
Jonathan Rand Leo Rokicki**
2000

Nov

C A Collection of One-Act Plays:    
      Autumn Leaves

Julianne Bernstein

Laurie Reyna*
      Hard Candy Jonathan Rand Leo Rokicki**
      Lone Star

James McLure

Jenniffer Thusing**

 

May

C

Verdict

Agatha Christie

Kevin Heckman

1999

Nov

C Steel Magnolias

Robert Harling

James Mazeika**
Patricia Moy**

 

May

C

Rumors

Neil Simon

James Mazeika**
Dennis Mulvey*

1998

Oct-
Nov

C

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Tim Kelly

Don Turner

 

May

C

Harvey

Mary Chase

Jenniffer Thusing**

1997

Nov

C

Macbeth Did It

John Patrick

Lil O'Donnell

 

April-
May

C

Marvin's Room

Scott McPherson

Jay Rodriguez**

1996

Dec

L

Holiday Road Show II

(Various)

(Ensemble)

 

Nov

C

The Wizard of Oz
(Full-scale musical)

John Kane
(Adapted from the MGM motion picture screenplay, which was based on the novel by L. Frank Baum, with music and lyrics of the MGM motion picture score by Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg, and background music by Herbert Stothart)

Ken Losurdo**

 

April

C Comedy One-Acts    

 

 

 

The Typists

Murray Schisgal

Leo Rokicki**

      The Still Alarm George S. Kaufman Laurie Reyna*
Ken Zable**
      Halves! Margaret P. Browne Susan Bova**
      The Ugly Duckling A.A. Milne Susan Bova**

1995

Dec

L

Holiday Road Show

(Various)

(Ensemble)

 

Nov

C

The Mousetrap

Agatha Christie

Errol McLendon

 

April-
May

C

Arsenic and Old Lace

Joseph Kesselring

Ken Losurdo**

1994

Dec

C

Reindeer on the Roof V

Mildred Hark & Noel McQueen

Leo Rokicki**

 

Nov

C

Fools

Neil Simon

Deborah Latimer**

 

May

C An Evening of Comedy One-Acts    

 

 

 

Suppressed Desires

Susan Glaspell & George Cram Cook

Laurie Reyna*

      The Dear Departed Stanley Houghton Laurie Reyna*
      Overtones Alice Gerstenberg Leo Rokicki**
      Amicable Parting George S. Kaufman & Leueeen MacGrath Leo Rokicki**

1993

Dec

C

Reindeer on the Roof IV

Mildred Hark & Noel McQueen

Laurie Reyna*

 

Nov

C

Ten Little Indians

Agatha Christie

Mary Catherine McGreal Redmon
Stephen Bell

 

May

C

The Rat Race
(Semi-musical)

Garson Kanin

Laurie Reyna*

1992

Dec

C

Reindeer on the Roof III

Mildred Hark & Noel McQueen

Laurie Reyna*

 

Nov

You Can't Take It With You

Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman

Lil O'Donnell

 

March-
April

C

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
(Female version)

Dale Wasserman
(Based on the novel by Ken Kesey)

Cynthia Duncan Buczkowske**

1991

Dec

M

Reindeer on the Roof II

Mildred Hark & Noel McQueen

Laurie Reyna*

 

Nov

M

Murder at Clearing Hall
(Audience-participation whodunit)

Walter Jaremowicz**

Laurie Reyna*

 

Sept

M

Bathroom Humor

Billy Van Zandt & Jane Milmore

Laurie Reyna*

 

May

M Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness?    

 

 

 

The Park Bench, Going Down, Joan, The Golden Door, A Death in the Family

Robert Mauro
(With recurring scenes by the muses of comedy and tragedy by director William Denton Sizemore**)

William Denton Sizemore**

      My Friend Never Said Goodbye Robert Mauro Laurie Reyna*

 

Feb-
March

M

Romantic Comedy

Bernard Slade

William Denton Sizemore**

1990

Dec

M

Reindeer on the Roof

Mildred Hark & Noel McQueen

Laurie Reyna*

 

Oct-
Nov

M

Jekyll and Hyde

Leonard H. Caddy

Laurie Reyna*
Mark Chapas**

 

May-
June

M

Playing Doctor

Billy Van Zandt & Jane Milmore

William Denton Sizemore**

 

Jan

P

The Uninvited

Tim Kelly
(Based on the novel by Dorothy Macardle)

Laurie Reyna*

1989

Feb

A

Come Blow Your Horn

Neil Simon

George Tafelski

*Board member
**Former board member

LOCATION KEY
A:
Archer Park, Chicago, 1989
C: Clearing Church, Chicago, 1992-2001
H: Home Auditorium, Stickney, Illinois, 2002-present
L: Lee School, Chicago, 1995-96 (holiday road shows)
M: Musichorale Arts Center, Chicago, 1990-1991
P: Pasteur School, Chicago, 1990
S: St. Joseph School, Summit, Illinois, 2002
V: Various (traveling shows)

 

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