On the Line

Rubber City Theatre

Akron, OH
Professional Theatre

By: Amy Burgess and Rachel Dean

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Show Description:

It is May, 1945, and the G.S. Good Rubber Factory in Akron, OH, is in the throes of rubber production for World War II. With most of the men overseas, it is no time to be frail for the female workers as they navigate the new, harsh work environment of factory life, and discover the freedom and agency that come with it. In this adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Helen, the factory forewoman, Billie, the factory machinist, Ellie, the factory owner's daughter, and Sandra, a female Naval Lieutenant turned filmmaker comprise a lovers' quartet on a collision course with their burgeoning feelings for each other and the uncertainty of a changing world. With the announcement of V-E Day, their newfound freedoms are in danger, and all four must decide how to chart their futures. Mix in Robert and Clarence (long-time partners and proprietors of the local Ritz Theatre longing for the old days of sumptuous revelry and passion), Buck (their mischievous assistant), Nick (the exceptionally handsome lead singer of the band "The 4 Fs”), and a mad-cap masked party in the woods, and the end of the war is sure to only be the beginning.

Staff and Cast

Director: Dane CT Leasure
Musical Director: Anthony Trifiletti

Tess Primack* as ​Helen Cross
Alexis Sims* as Billie Harris
Lana Sugarman as Lt. Sandra O'Hare
Anna Popa as ​Eleanor "Ellie" Good
Jason Eno* as Clarence "Clary" Ryan
Jay Sigler as Robert Sheridan
Andrew Strano as Buck Ryley
George Csanyi as Mr. GS Good
Nick Salazar as ​Nick Butz
Zach Palumbo as Francis/Film Crew
Olivia Billings** as Mary/Finn
Jack D. Riter as ​Frank/Film Crew
Carolyn Demanelis as Margie
Caroline Turner as Elaine
Roxana Bell as Betty
Kayla Lehman as Ruth
Tara Corkery as ​Jean


2:30pm and 7:30pm Saturday


$20 per Stream
$25 - $35 per person (VIP seating)
FREE admission in Lock 3 Park (outside of VIP zone)

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Content Advisories

This production has no content advisories.

Coronavirus Precautions

The following ensures we are meeting or exceeding State, local, and union health and safety guidelines. If you do not feel comfortable attending the show in person, we have live stream access to view from home!

All Patrons must wear a mask at all times unless you are eating and/or drinking. ​If you forgot your mask, no need to fret! We have some on hand.

Patrons should do a check on themselves prior to coming to the theatre. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms [see below], please contact us immediately and we will refund your ticket or move your ticket to live stream access.

Physical Distancing is in effect.

All Actors are vaccinated and will be performing without masks, but will be at least 10 feet from the nearest audience members.

Audience members are asked to depart at the end of the show. No meet and greets with the actors will take place for health and safety.

Symptoms Check:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting


Lock 3 Park
200 S Main St.
Akron, OH 44308

Live-streamed Online Event. Viewing information will be sent to ticket holders.