Cast: Lyle Aker, Tom Bateman, Naomi DeLucco, Luke Hatton, Troy Lindsey, Michael McEvoy, Shannon O’Neill, Devon Schumacher, and Stacy Stoltz.


Jeffrey M. Jones is an American playwright and author. He has most recently written J.P. Morgan Saves the Nation, a site specific musical. He has also written a series of plays called Crazy Plays, Puss-in-Boots, The Confessions of a Dopefiend, 70 Scenes of Halloween, Nightcoil, and The Fortress of Solitude.

Stage Managers: Dawn Swick & Jason DeLange / Lighting Design: Richard Norwood / Set Design: Michael S. Pieper / Costume Design: Beata Pilch, Imma Curl / Graphic Design: Alex Present / Fight Choreography: Danny Robles

Night Coil


Written by Jeffrey M. Jones

Directed by Michael S. Pieper

January 19 – February 24, 2001




A nightmare where a man is immersed in Hamlet’s famous speech…


Michael S. Pieper has been developing and teaching his method of acting in the Midwest and west coast since 1988. Michael headed up the Acting Program at the Second City Training Center for the last 22 years. He received his Masters of Fine Arts in Directing from the United States International University of San Diego where he also was on the faculty for eight years. He was the Artistic Director of the North Coast Conservatory Theatre in San Diego, the Resident Director/Artistic Associate at the Trap Door Theatre and Artistic Director of the Boxer Rebellion Theatre, both in Chicago. Michael has directed over 98 productions and acted in over 40 productions.