Sixth Season: 2003-2004

A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
Adapted by Craig Johnson

October 3 – 26, 2003
Loading Dock Theater

Local Playwright Craig Johnson’s very human adaptation breathes new life into Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama about a young wife and mother in 1879 small town Norway who is still very much a child herself. Ibsen, considered by many to be the father of modern drama, delivers a penetrating play about marriage, honesty and the obligation of the individual to oneself in this story of two people who are very much living in a doll’s house of their own creation.

Ellen Apel
Ben Chadwick
Andrew Chambers
Al Fiene
Amanda Rafuse
Michelle Schwantes

Directed by: Peter Hansen

Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward


February 6 – 29, 2004
Loading Dock Theater

All hell (and heaven!) break loose when a misguided medium inadvertently conjures up the ghostly first wife of a happily married novelist. Coward’s improbable farce of marital strife and psychic hijinks abounds with sparkling wit and deliciously droll humor.


Shannon Jankowski
Jen Maren
Tina Miller
Amanda Rafuse
David Rinzema
Carl Schoenborn
Karen Wiese-Thompson

Orphans by Lyle Kessler

April 30 – May 23, 2004
Loading Dock Theater

The story of a petty hoodlum and his younger brother in a Philadelphia row house. When the older brother kidnaps Harold, a “businessman” with mob connections, their lives are turned upside down as Harold sets about rehabilitating the brothers. Survival, vulnerability, self-worth and redemption take center stage in this award-winning drama about three very lost souls.


Ryan Parker Knox and Peter Hansen


David Coral
Peter Hansen
Ryan Parker Knox

Directed by Casey Radmann