Sep 17Oct 24, 1999
By Jeffrey Sweet


Sandy Shinner


Jeffrey Sweet


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


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.

Production Team

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