*Hanging Fire

World Premiere
Written by Claudia Allen
Directed by Sandy Shinner
November 5 – December 19, 2004


Hanging Fire is set on the 4th of July in small-town America. Ruth has survived a stroke, but will she survive her sister Lillian’s campaign to get her to move into the terminally boring Golden Years Retirement Center? What about 75-year-old boy-next-door, Donny Fletcher, will Ruth endure, even embrace, his life-long bout of puppy love? And will Lillian’s son Calvin ever find love with a woman who’s not his mother? Shifting back and forth in time, Hanging Fire is a touching comedy about family and the lifelong love/hate emotional tug of war between sisters.


Sandy Shinner – Director
Rita Pietraszek – Lighting Designer
Andrew Hopson – Sound Designer
John Stark- Scenic Designer
Laura Maerz – Props Designer
Tina M. Jach – Stage Manager


Bethanny Alexander (Young Lillian)
Mattie Hawkinson (Young Ruth)
Les Hinderyckx (Donny Fletcher)
Rachel Stephens (Ruth)
Meg Thalken (Deb)
Mick Weber (Calvin)
Ann Whitney (Lillian)