2014 Plays

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Ever been tempted to leave you own life? Then you can understand Becky, who lives a predictable, mundane life.  She has a decent job at a car dealership, a solid husband and a freeloading psych-major son living in her basement.  But, when a socially inept millionaire falls for her love at first sight, Becky begins to accelerate out of control, leaving a mounting list of cover-ups along the way.
Cast  4 Men , 3 Women
Becky (Rebecca) Foster – Kathryn Cargil
Joe Foster – Bryan Riess
Chris Foster – Vincent Ferry
Walter Flood –Stepehn Hoxworth
Kensington (Kenni) Flood – Denise Wargowsky
Steve – Daniel McMillam
Ginger – Shawne Schillaci
Performance Dates—
February 7,8,14 and 15 @ 7:30
February 9 @ 2:00
Palos Park Middle School—131st and 82nd Ave , Palos Park, IL

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My Three Angels

The scene is French Guiana, a region where on Christmas day the temperature has graciously dropped to 104 degrees. Three convicts are employed as roofers by a family, whose roof is in desperate need of maintenance. On the way from France is an evil-minded cousin, to oust the father of the family from his business, and his cold-blooded nephew, who is jilting the father’s daughter for an heiress. The three convicts—two of them murderers, the third a swindler—take the visitors on. All three have warm hearts and are passionate believers in true justice. Possessing every criminal art and penal grace, they set matters right and in doing so redeem themselves as real life angels to the grateful family.

Palos Park Rec Center
8901 W 123rd St.
Palos Park, IL

May 2,3,4,9, and 10


These Shining Lives

Director: Kevin Haines

These Shining Lives is a play written by Melanie Marnich.[1] Based on the true story of four women who worked in a watch factory in Ottawa, Illinois, the play dramatizes the danger women faced in the workforce in the 1920s, and the lack of concern by companies for protecting the health of its employees. Narrated by one of the workers, Catherine Donohue, These Shining Lives shows women getting a chance for a well-paying job in the 1920s and early 1930s, which was uncharacteristic for the time in the United States. The job, which seems easy enough to the four main characters, is painting the hour markings onto different sized watch dials using a radium compound which glows in the darkRadium Dial, the company that hires the women to do the painting, tells them that there is no evidence that radium is harmful, and even has health benefits. After a few years, the workers notice that their hands start glowing in the dark, but assume that it is just from the radium powder that is used to paint the faces. The ladies develop ailments, including jaw infections and bone pain, but several local doctors tell them that all they need is aspirin, which of course does not help. After years of search, they find a doctor who is willing to put his name on the line and diagnose the women with radium poisoning. This is turn helps the four main characters decide to file a lawsuit against Radium Dial. An attorney, Leonard J. Grossman, agrees to take the case for free with Donohue as the lead plaintiff. They win, but Donohue succumbs to radium’s effects.[2] The real Catherine Donohue died on July 27, 1938, shortly after testifying before the Illinois Industrial Commission.[3]

Palos Park Rec Center
8901 W 123rd St
Palos Park, IL

November 14, 15, 16,21 and 22.