A Dual World Premiere
Two One-Act Plays

ABOVE AND BEYOND
By Faye Sholiton | Directed by Craig Joseph

THE SILENCE OF DR & MRS CALIGARI
By Robert Hawkes | Directed by Susan Soltis

November 2 – 18, 2018
Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. & Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Half-price preview: Thursday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Creative Space at Waterloo Arts
397 East 156th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44110

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ABOVE AND BEYOND: It’s October 1973. Two Air Force officers have reported to work at a Launch Control Center concrete bunker 60 feet underground. Just hours earlier, the DEFCON alert level dropped from IV (slightly elevated) to III (heightened). Lieutenant Marc Garfinkle, whose usual concerns revolve around earning his CPA and starting a family, faces much bigger challenges this day. He and his fellow crew officer, Vietnam veteran Major Darren Whitley, could be called upon to destroy a distant city. And then, God willing, live with what they’ve done.

THE SILENCE OF DR AND MRS CALIGARI is a theatrical reimagining of the charlatan showman and his exhibit, “The Somnambulist,” from Robert Wiene’s classic film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920). This new work places the doctor and his son Cesare at their home, between tours, with the complication of an added mother figure. This expressionistic family reaches a turning point when the “sleeping” Cesare emerges from his resting coffin and attempts to speak. Magically, he brings with him snatches of Western art music, which the doctor takes as an attempt at communication…or even salvation. THE SILENCE OF DR AND MRS CALIGARI meditates on music, language, and the self-destructiveness of human nature, though not without a certain cruel humor.


ABOVE AND BEYOND

Nicholas Chokan……….Marc Garfinkle

James Alexander Rankin……….Darren Whitley

Megan Slabach……….Stage Manager


THE SILENCE OF DR AND MRS CALIGARI

Ray Caspio……….Cesare

Robert Hawkes……….Dr Caligari

Anne McEvoy……….Mrs Caligari

JC Cifranic……….Stage Manager


CREATIVE TEAM

Inda Blatch-Geib……….Costume Designer

Walter C Boswell……….Set Designer

Marcus Dana……….Lighting Designer

Tom Hayes……….Carpenter

Beau Reinker……….Sound Designer

Lisa L. Wiley……….Prop Designer


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397 East 156th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44110

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