THE DARK AT THE TOP
OF THE STAIRS

BY WILLIAM INGE

DIRECTED BY JACK CUMMINGS III

MARCH 24 – APRIL 21, 2007

The Connelly Theatre
220 East 4th St

The Transport Group presents the official 50th anniversary production of William Inge’s The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, directed by Jack Cummings III. Set in a small Oklahoma town in the early 1920’s, the play tells the story of a middle class family torn apart by economic forces, social upheaval, violence, and sexual trauma. It centers on Rubin Flood, who after losing his job as a traveling salesman for a harness manufacturer, finds himself pulled in several directions at once — looking for new employment while trying to deal at once with a wife who shuns intimacy and mistakes his joblessness for stinginess; a shy teenage daughter preparing for her first dance; and an introverted son who runs to his mother instead of confronting local bullies.

Cast

Patrick Boll

Donna Lynne Champlin

Jack Tartaglia

Michele Pawk

Paul Iacono

Liz Mamana

Colby Minifie

Jay Potter

Matt Yeager

Creative Team

Jack Cummings III

Director

Sandra Goldmark

Set Design

Shana Albery

Costume Designer

Michael Rasbury

Sound Designer

R. Lee Kennedy

Lighting Designer

Paul Huntley

Wig Designer