Abigail’s Party

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By Mike Leigh


Previews: February 5 – February 7, 2010

Regular Run: February 11 – March 21, 2010


Abigail is having a party and none of you are invited, but do not miss the cocktail party just down the block.  Beverly and Lawrence are having the “grown-ups” over and this party promises hilarity and horror the likes of which you can not imagine.  The petty competition is fierce as social relationships are laid bare exposing the obsessions, prejudices, dreams and aspirations of the guests.

A sort-of comedy of manners developed through lengthy improvisations in which Mike Leigh and his actors explored characters and the realities of day-to-day life in all their beautiful, terrible glory.

Cast & Artists


  • Beverly: ensemble member Kirsten Fitzgerald
  • Angela: ensemble member Mierka Girten
  • Lawrence: ensemble member Larry Grimm
  • Tony: ensemble member Danny McCarthy
  • Sue: ensemble member Natalie West


  • Playwright: Mike Leigh
  • Directed by: ensemble member Shade Murray
  • Stage Manager: S.G. Heller
  • Set Design: Dan Stratton
  • Lighting Design: Samantha Szigeti
  • Costume Design: Melissa Torchier
  • Sound Design: Joe Court
  • Production Manager/Props Designer: Alice Magelssen
  • Assistant Director: Benno Nelson
  • Dialect Coach: Eva Breneman



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