Way Out West – RAW Program 2017

Special Events
April 6 – Pay What You Will Preview at 7:30 pm
April 7 – Opening Night Subscriber Reception at 6:30 pm
April 8 – Buzz at the Barn at 7:00 pm
April 9, 16, 23 – Talk Back with the playwright and director following the performance

WAY OUT WEST ( A Comedy, Really)
A World Premiere!

Written by Joel Eis
Directed by Buzz Halsing
Produced by Tinka Ross & Michael Cohen

San Rafael playwright Joel Eis adapted Nickolai Gogol’s classic farce The Inspector General, reset in 1848 San Francisco with overtones of the Wild West. Pre-Gold Rush San Francisco is depicted as a small, dusty, one-horse town with a corrupt mayor, his wife and daughter bent on improving their social positions and a posse of misfit officials. Imagine the flurry of activity when a letter arrives stating that a Government Inspector is on his way, incognito, to look over the town and ….the books! Adding to the confusion is the arrival of a pair of con men, intending to fleece them all before jumping on the last stage out of town… Will they be caught? Will love conquer deceit?  Will the Feds catch up/catch on to everyone?

Under the direction of Buzz Halsing, the Ross Alternative Works production of Way Out West becomes a no-holds- barred stampede toward a madcap finish as the sidewinders run rings around the local yokels. Everyone in this town deserves to be tarred and feathered. . . .or laughed at. And laugh you will at this hilarious expose of corrupt and bumbling government officials.

April 6 through April 23 
Thursdays at 7:30 pm
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

General Admission
$15 Ages 24 & Under

Cast & Crew

Mayor Andy “Rabbit’s Foot” Monahan – Alex Ross
Pearl Monahan – Pam Drummer-Williams
Rose-Marie Monahan  Keara Reardon
Maxine – Maureen Coyne
Judge Jed Carter – Richard Friedlander
Director of Charities Hortense Brewster – Stacey Anderson
Chief of Police/Post Master Lucius Potter – Javier Alacon
Ida May Dobkins – Carrie Fisher-Coppola
Ike Bobkins – Ralph Kalbus
Ridgeway – John Anthony Nolan
Rex Reynard – Paul Stout

Director – Buzz Halsing
Production Managers – Tinka Ross, Michael Cohen
Stage Manager – Maureen Scheuenstuhl
Assistant Director – Heather Gordon
Lighting Design – Tina Johnson
Sound Design – Bruce Vieira
Costume Designer – Janice Koprowski
Property Design – Maureen Scheuenstuhl
Set Design – Michael Cohen
Set Build – Eugene deChristopher, Bob Gudmundsson
Light Board – TBD
Sound Board – TBD
Rehearsal Assistant – Maureen Kalbus
Audition Coordinator – Eileen Grady
Publicist – Karin Conn
Graphic Design/Program Layout/Video – Francois Lemaitre
Web Master/Social Media – Jayme Catalano
Photographer – Robin Jackson
Box Office– Tinka Ross
Volunteer Coordinator – Eleanor Prugh