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The Forest Roberts Theatre presents

A Special Free Event- A GAGGLE OF SAINTS

by Neil LaBute

October 17th AT 5:00pm

Originally from a collection titled Bash: Latter-Day PlaysA Gaggle of Saints tells a story of young love coupled with a dark secret. This one-act play depicts themes of love, homosexuality, violence, bigotry, and lies. Best suited for adults.

Located at the Ore Dock Brewery

Tickets are FREE and are available at the Forest Roberts Theatre Box Office or at the door ONLY.


Cast List

John Joseph Carlisle
Sue Lily Howder
Understudy Sue Regan McKay


† indicates membership in Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society.


A GAGGLE OF SAINTS is produced 
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC


Creative Team

Director Shane O'Connor*
Scenic Designer Shane O'Connor*
Lighting Designer Shane O'Connor*
Costume Designer Anna LaBreche
Properties  Master Shane O'connor*
Production Stage Manager Anna LaBreche


Indicates work done in partial fulfilment of the senior capstone

† indicates membership in Alpha Psi Omega,

the National Theatre Honor Society.



Forest Roberts Theatre Staff

Costume Shop Supervisor Ann Juidici
Costume Shop Crew

Helen Boburka, Hannah Danforth, Ceclia Holt, Regan McKay, Erin Perry, Katrina Torreano

Scene Shop Foreman Steve McClain
Carpenters, Electricians and Painters
Calen Liverance, Dakota Vogel† , Shane O’Connor† , Emily Kinne† , Anna LaBreche† , Tom Lee, Dorsey Sprouls
Box Office Manager Ron Dombkowski
Assistant Box Office Manager Nathan Morgan
Box Office Staff Mark Novak, Jill Vermeulen, Elizabeth Trueblood† , Sam Cole, Katherine Marsh, Jacob DeLong† , Alysa Spivak
Photographers Ronen Zilberman
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† indicates membership in Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society.


A Gaggle of Saints Cast Bios

Joseph Carlisle (John) hails from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is a recent transplant to the U.P. He is currently finishing his theatre and entertainment arts degree at NMU, with an eye towards film acting in the future. A Gaggle of Saints is his first NMU production. Joseph is looking forward to being a part of Marquette’s artistic community while he is here. He would like to thank all those who have given him this opportunity.

Lily Howder (Sue) is a sophomore theatre and entertainment arts major at Northern Michigan University. Previous notable roles include “Ruth” in Tribes (Forest Roberts Theatre); “Cindy” in Salesgirl (Forest Roberts Theatre); and “Dorothy Kiss” in Divine Fallacy (Forest Roberts Theatre). She is grateful to be working on such an interestingly complex show. She wants to thank her family and friends for dealing with her crazy schedule and helping her run lines.  

Regan McKay (Understudy Sue) is a freshman theatre and entertainment arts major from Wisconsin. She is very excited to have this opportunity and will also be in the ensemble of Alpha Psi Omega's Twelfth Night in February. She works in the FRT Costume Shop and is enjoying becoming involved and learning. She hopes the audience will enjoy the show!

A Gaggle of Saints Staff Bios

Shane O'Connor (Director; Lighting, Scenic, Props) is a senior theatre and entertainment arts major here at Northern. He spends his off season time doing technical work for The Matrix Theatre Company in Southwest Detroit. He is proud to have the opportunity to present his capstone here at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. Despite only being in the theatre department for a short time, Shane has made quite the journey through roles both in and outside of the Forest Roberts venue. Most recently, Shane played the role of “Patsy” in the Monty Python musical, Spamalot (Lake Superior Theatre). His other performance appearances include roles in Les Miserables, Chicago, Little Shop of Horrors, and the upcoming event, The Santaland Diaries.  He is happy to have taken this adventure with the many people he has met along the way. He wishes to express his gratitude towards Sharon Green for reminding him that music means friendship, to Lake Superior Theatre for giving him one last amazing Marquette summer, Grandma Glaza, and most importantly, his momma. For no matter how big he gets, she is always there to hold his hand when he needs it.

Anna LaBreche (Production Stage Manager, Costume Designer) is a theatre and entertainment arts major with a minor in art and design. Since being at NMU, she has directed her ten minute show: Guys. From there, she also competed in the SDC Directing Competition at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). She has also worked on A Coupla White Chicks Sitting around Talking (light board operator), Little Shop of Horrors (assistant lighting designer/light board operator), and Cootie Shots (assistant stage manager/co- costume designer/assistant lighting designer/co- scenic designer).  This past summer, she was the House Manager at Lake Superior Theatre. She would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support!