TEN TINY FINGERS, NINE TINY TOES
BY: Sue Townsend
DIRECTED BY: Michael S. Pieper
Opened September 2000
“Mammoth efforts by Pieper’s excellent cast.”
– Nick Green, The Chicago Reader
CAST: Beata Pilch, Drew Affeld, Shannon O’Neill, Troy Lindsey, Nicole Wiesner, Michael McEvoy, Dana Cruz, John Gray
LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard Norwood
SOUND DESIGN: Bob Rokos
COSTUME DESIGN: Imma Curl
SET DESIGN: Michael S. Pieper
STAGE MANAGER: Emily Lotspeich
GRAPHIC/ SLIDE DESIGN: Alex Present
PRESS/ SLIDE PHOTOGRAPHER: Lyle Aker
SLIDE OPERATOR: Peter Esposito
Set in the future where the class system is numbered from one to five and only the upper classes are allowed to breed. Ten Tiny Fingers, Nine Tiny Toes is about the births of a perfect but illegal class five baby, and an imperfect government baby bought by a class three mother and exterminated at birth because of her nine toes.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
Sue Townsend is a British playwright and novelist. She has written such plays as Womberang, Dayroom, The Great Celestial Cow, Bazaar and Rummage, and The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole. Her novel, Rebuilding Coventry, was published in 1988.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
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.