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Seduced

By Sam Shepard
Directed by David Stein

Januray 21 - February 19, 2005

Henry Hackamore, reputed to be the richest man in the world, is now a bearded, aged recluse, who lives on the top floor of a Caribbean luxury hotel, attended by his bodyguard-nurse, Raul. Paranoid, desperately lonely and obsessed by a fear of germs, he is kept alive by drugs and infusions of blood from other geniuses.

Aware that his life is ebbing away, and determined to have one last fling, he flies in two women whom he had known, and loved, in the past. But while they are still attractive and vigorous, his energies are so drained that they can only talk of other times and other places. Entrapped by his delusions, Hackamore is a burnt-out case, a parody of the American Dream who, despite his limitless wealth and power, cannot forestall the inevitable decline into futility, boredom and an agonizingly lonely death.


Cast, in Alphabetical Order

Raul.................................................David Fenerty
Miami............................................Suraya Keating
Henry Hackamore........................Duane Schirmer
Luna................................................Wendy Welch

Production

Director...............................................David Stein
Stage manager..............................Lizabeth Stanley
Assistant director...............................Kim Stewart
Costume design...........................Helen Slomowitz
Lighting design........................Bob Gudmundsson
Set design............Bob Gudmundsson, David Stein
Lead set construction.....................Christian Carter
Set construction assistants..................Cast & crew
Graphic design.................................Wendy Welch
Lobby design......................................Kim Stewart
House manager..................................David Cohen
Box office....Margaret Gudmundsson, Bill Martinelli
and Ralph Miller
Opening night gala...........Margaret Gudmundsson
Publicity.............................................Ralph Miller


 

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