THE BOYS OF THE PEGGY AUGUST CLUB
BY: T. H. McCulloh
DIRECTED BY: Michael S. Pieper
|CAST: Michael Garvey, Bob Rusch, Lawrence Silver, Chuck Raucci, David Nicksic, Eric Haessler, Clay Calvin, Eric Johner, Patrick Brennan, Ken Volp
LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard Norwood
SOUND DESIGN: Bob Rokos
“The Boys of the Peggy August Club is the kind of reckless, impractical, edgily energetic production that established Chicago theatre as a force to be reckoned with a generation ago–and that marks Trap Door as a significant troupe for today.”
“Messy as sex and immediate as lightning
Tip of the Week, Lucia Mauro, New City
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Michael S. Pieper
Michael is currently the Head of Acting at the Second city Training Center. He created this program almost nine years ago with the late Martin da Maat. He also was on the faculty of the United States International University of San Diego for 8 years and Artistic Director of the North Coast Repertory Theatre Conservatory in San Diego for four years. In Chicago, Michael was Artistic Director at the Boxer Rebellion Theatre and Resident Director/Artistic Associate at the Trap Door Theatre. He has been a Guest Director and Instructor at Northern Illinois University over the past 7 years. He has directed over 80 productions in his career. His plays have received 9 Jeff recommendations, 7 Jeff nominations, 3 Jeff citations and 5 After Dark Awards.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
L.A. theater critic and dramatist. Born in Minneapolis, he worked there in the recording industry for a while before writing theater criticism for DramaLogue in 1979. From 1989 to 2001, he wrote drama reviews for the Los Angeles Times¸ after which he was a fixture with Backstage West. McCulloh was an eloquent and literate critic, and particularly appreciative, even emotional, in his reviews of plays that had those same qualities. McCulloh was respected and liked by his peers on the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, on which he served for over two decades, one term as president. He was also a member of the American Theater Critics Association.
Opened: December 1996