April 6, 2012
The Internet Players start their rehearsals this week for the upcoming
show, “The Guardian.” A boy named Charles sparks a “green” revolution.
A Story told in song, dance and puppetry.
The play’s theme, ‘A Green Revolution’ was developed in collaboration
with the Davenport Community School District, and it was written by
first time IP collaborator, Kevin Straus.
The show will be performed May 10th-20th at the Village theatre in
East Davenport. Please see attached poster for more details. Tickets
will be on sale online and at the door.
The Guardian is directed and produced by Nathan Porteshawver and Stage
Managed by Diane Franken. The show features an original score composed
and recorded in Boston, MA by Seth Bailin, and IP Musical Director,
Tony Hartman, in Nashville, TN.
Stage Designer John Hayes is an architect and graphic designer based
out of Chicago. Steve Couch is developing special sound effects and
Michael McPeters, veteran lighting designer at The Village theatre,
will design the lights for the show.
The Guardian stars 7-year old Gage McCalester, a student at Jackson
Elementary and Adam Mohr, a well-trained area actor.
Previous IP actors Jamie Em Bencke, and Nathan Porteshawver return to
the Village Theatre, as parents to the wonderful Charles Caine.
Michael King and Susan Perrin-Sallak pair up against Don Hazen and
Connie Bracey. Meghan Smith and Martha O’Connell will play each
other’s sister. Emily Jawoisz, a local musician will play the part of
Joel Franken and Ron Bellomy hit the stage to set things right in
their special Cameo appearances and Jennifer Little a 10-year old from
Hopewell Elementary plays aspiring new characters.
Dan Portes, Nathan’s father, plays the City’s Mayor in his first time
ever performance. Cindy Ramos-Parmley, Miss Illinois Plus America
plays Omaha County’s leading reporter.
Student interns include Josie Mumm, Dylan Carr, Lia Bellomy, Mathew
Lehna, Jared Svoboda and Deena Gibbs.
Dates: May 10th through 13th and May 17th through 20th
Time: 7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday and 2:00 pm Sunday
Address: Village Theatre of East Davenport, 2113 East 11 St.
Contact: Nathan Porteshawver, Executive Producer, The Internet Players