The Forest Roberts Theatre Presents

A Paper Tiger in the Rain 

(World Premiere 2014 Panowski Play Prize Winner)

By David J. Swanson
 

in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre
 


 

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September 30-October 4; October 7-11, 2014

Showtimes: 7:30pm and 1:00pm on both Saturdays

Tickets are $15 for General Public, $10 for Students, and $5 for NMU Students

 

Cast List

Jess ……….………………………………... Samantha Cole

Laura ……………………………………… Alexandra Marks

Kelly ...………………………………….….… Liz Trueblood

Nathan ……….....…………………….…….. Rusty Bowers

Cathy .…………...………………….……... Korinne Griffith

Ava ………………..……………….…..…… Jill Vermeulen

Damon …………..………………………… James Greene

Ben ……………………………………..…. Dorsey Sprouls

Edward …………............………………….……. Tom Lee

 

 

Summary: 

Nathan has just been promoted to his dream job; Editor-in-Chief of the Willow Falls Beacon Telegraph.  He soon learns that the newspaper is in financial trouble. His predecessor hires Ben, a young blogger with a lack of reverence for the newspaper industry. As the newspaper’s financial picture worsens, Nathan is faced with saving impossible dreams and depending on false promises.

About the Show:

Wichita Community Theater chose A Paper Tiger in the Rain for a staged reading on March 17, 2013. A Paper Tiger in the Rain is also a semi-finalist for the Playwrights First Award at the National Art Club in New York City.

 

About the Playwright:

David J. Swanson is a playwright having written the award winning play A Paper Tiger in the Rain.  He is also the author of the novel The Julian Ark: A Madison Dawn Adventure and Theatre for Church: Vol 1, a collection of short sketches.  He is a Featured Author for skitguys.com and freelances for babynamegenie.com.  Having found his love for theater while in college, he began writing several years later and transitioned from actor to writer and director.  In his free time he also is an avid guitar player, private pilot, and maker of short films.  In 2010 he produced Mission to Ethiopia: Tikempt Ishet, a documentary about his sister’s time in down country Ethiopia.

 

His works professionally as an aerospace engineer in Wichita, KS, where he lives with his lovely wife and son.  Visit him at www.davidjswanson.com.

 

A Paper Tiger in the Rain Cast

 


                             

Rusty Bowers (Nathan)         Jim Greene (Damon)          Dorsey Sprouls (Ben)

 

                             

Korinne Griffith (Cathy)        Tom Lee (Edward)                   Sam Cole (Jess)

 

                               

Jill Vermeulan (Ava)               Liz Trueblood (Kelly)            Alex Marks (Laura)

 

 

 

Creative Team

Director …………………....………..……… Paul Truckey

Dramaturg ……………………...…….… Meghan Digneit

Production Stage Manager.…...........… Coop Bicknell

Assistant Stage Manager …........….… Abby Schneck

Lighting Designer ……………....…. Victor G. Holliday

Scenic Designer ……………....….….…. Steve McClain

Costume Designer ………….....……..… Allie Johnson

Sound Designer …………................….….…. Dan Zini
Assistant Sound Designer ….........….... Claire Alves
Properties Master …………….......…..… Emily Kinne
Assistant Properties Master .…...... James Porras II
Technical Director ……………........…… David Pierce

 

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