Welcome to Greater Rochester Repertory Companies
The Dreamland Bus
by Kenneth Graham
Directed by Bonnie Meath-Lang
April 30 at 7:30 PM
May 1, 2, 8, 9 at 7:30 PM
May 3 at 2:00 PM
RAPA/Kodak Center for the Performing Arts
200 Ridge Road West, Rochester, NY 14615
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Greater Rochester Repertory Companies (GRRC) was founded in 1996 to provide an environment for actors, musicians and all theater practitioners to teach and learn, also giving a voice and venue to local and regional authors.
GRRC is proud to keeping true to its mission statement by producing another original work, Kenneth Graham’s “The Dreamland Bus”. The title reflects the words of his father, a Southern doctor, when the children were being put to bed – “it’s time to get on the dreamland bus”.
Based upon Mr. Graham’s family and his Southern up-bringing, this play won the 1991 Southern Playwright’s Competition and the 1992 Festival of Southern Theater Playwriting Competition and has been produced several times before, but the fact that the matriarch of the family is from Rochester, New York will allow many audience members to enjoy the references and nuances in a more personal way.
Cast (in alphabetical order)
|Peter Allen||Randolph Bradley|
|Diane Chevron||Lucille Kubiak Bradley|
|Peter Elliott||Dr. Randolph "Boston" Bradley|
|Nancy Fancher||"Zeezee" Heyward|
|Greg Ludek||Christopher Bradley|
|Louie Podlaski|| David Bradley
Raves for 'The Dreamland Bus'
“Funny, sad, disturbing, and hopeful – a finely detailed journey through the confusions of modern life.”
Festival of Southern Theater, Oxford, Mississippi
“I liked it VERY MUCH!” Zoe Caldwell, Actress
“A damn good play!” Suzanne Golden, Broadway Producer
“A beautiful play…powered by moonlight.” Robert Jennings, Memphis Commercial Appeal
Poster design by Louie Podlaski. Click on the poster to view full size.
News about Marie Long
If someone began to describe a person who has immeasurable talent, gives more than 100 percent of herself to every project, does the work of at least two people, asks for nothing in return, suffers no fools because she is so capable, that someone might be talking about Marie Long. To her family and friends, Marie is the most loyal, dedicated, generous and warm-hearted person anyone could ask for. If a person is lucky enough to have Marie as a friend, that person is lucky enough indeed.
Marie has been a part of the GRRC group for several years. She has worn many hats. If mailings needed to be done, she was there. If furniture was needed for a set, she did her best to either build it or go out and get it, if hands were needed backstage or on- stage, you could count on Marie. She painted, moved furniture, swept floors, you name it. She served as costume dresser, handmaiden to the “stars”, prop lady, and whatever else needed to be done. And she did it all with timeliness and precision. She was the consummate professional.
Click here to read more about Marie Long.
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