Written by Jeffrey Sweet
Directed by Sandy Shinner
September 17 – October 24, 1999


Neal and Emily, a young couple in New York, meet on the street while breaking up a gay bashing, fall in love, and move in together. Too bad a dental supplies convention brings Emily’s over-the-top stepfather, Gene, into town. Along with his samples case, Gene carries family baggage, spurring a confrontation that’s been brewing since Emily was a teen. Bluff is a contemporary drama about trying to outrun your family history.


Sandy Shinner: Director
Nick Bartels: Technical Director
Sascha Connor: Production Assistant
Holly Eyman: Asst. Set Designer
Judith Lundberg: Costume Designer
Jack Magaw: Set Designer
Rita Pietraszek: Lighting Designer
Andre Pluess: Sound Designer
Shane Spaulding: Stage Manager
Karen Whitmore: Props Master


John Cryer (Neal)
Tim Grimm (Gene)
Beth Lacke (Doubling Actress)
Jeff Parker (Doubling Actor)
Kristine Thatcher (Georgia)
Sarah Trigger (Emily)