The Mad* Factory

Oberlin, OH
Community Theatre

Book by: Terrence McNally
Music by: Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by: Lynn Aherns

November 6 - November 15, 2020

Show Description:

At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing… and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.

Staff and Cast

Musical Director:

Mother: Brittany Smile
Father: Ron Davis
Younger Brother: Stephen Sandham
Little Boy: Owen Mills
Grandfather: Tom Hill
Kathleen: Shelbey Linder
Evelyn Nesbit: Amanda Medley
Henry Ford: David Rusnak
JP Morgan: Kevin Cline
Willie Conklin: Dennis Runkle
Tateh: Douglas F. Bailey II
Little Girl: Kylie Lavalley
Emma Goldman: Kristy Cruz
Harry Houdini: Yuta Hsu
Coalhouse Walker: Nate Summers
Sarah: Sara Chapman
Booker T. Washington: Michael Swain-Smith
Sarah's friend: Brae Allen
Ensemble: Amber Michalak, Carol Thompson, Nina Takacs, Sydney Warren, Dayshawnda Ash, Ally Massey, Christine Umerley, Corrina Coppus, Kyle Lorek, Tony Gadsden, Eric Oswald


7pm Fridays
7pm Saturdays
2pm Sundays


$10 per person (A link will be sent to the purchaser to watch the streamed event)

(440) 774-7062

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