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International Thespian Society Troupe 213 Presents

Our Town By: Thornton Wilder

Co-Director

Sandi Makofsky

Set/Lighting Designer, Producer, Director

Tom Weaver

Costume Designer

Noel Davis

Mirror Editor

Technical Director

Rick Friedman

Robert Weaver

Technical Assistant, Graphic Artist

Publicist

Hair / Make-up Design

Lisa Simon

Debra Faye

Showcase/Program Photographer

Student Vocal Director

House Manager

Hair / Make-up Design Asst.

Patricia Irwin

Dawn Zaleski

Kim Konefsky

Business Manager

Box Office Manager

Administrative Assistants

Bob Hulme

Penny Irwin

Bernie O’Connor/ John Burns

Peter Gambino

Bill Kovnat

Our Town is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. 45 W. 25th Street, New York, NY 10010 www.samuelfrench.com

Digital/video taping of this play is strictly prohibited. Please turn off all cell phones. Flash attachments to cameras are strictly prohibited in consideration with the safety of the actors. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.


To Our Grandson Ben Levy and The cast and Support

of

“Our Town” Fabulous

Bubbie Fran and Pop Pop Leon Levy


CONGRATULATIONS Sarah, We can’t wait to see you perform! Love, Mom, Dad & Rachel Drew DuBoff: Congratulations on becoming a Johnson & Wales University Honors Student! We hope you open a dinner theatre in “Our Town”! We’re always proud of you on and off the stage! Josh, You really went to town on your last fall show! Mom, Dad & Caleb Josh, You always make us proud! We love you. Mom, Dad & Caleb Break a leg Andrew & Amelia! Love Mom, Dad & Becky! To the cast and crew ”Break A Leg” The deBlecourts To Jacob deBlecourt “Our Son the Doctor” Love, Mom & Dad


CONGRATULATIONS To Jacob deBlecourt: Break A Leg. Love, Joan Drew DuBoff: Congratulations for becoming a member of the All South Jersey Senior High Chorus! You will represent “Our Town” well! Break a leg tonight and always! We love you! Congratulations, Jardin Cassell. We love you for your joyful spirit, huge heart & wonderful talent. Aunt Pat and NeNeNa Jardin: WE NEED T’GO FASTER! Njoy the ride! LUV U-RichCC&Shy Congrats to the whole cast and crew of “Our Town”! The Kovnat Family To our shining star Abigayle, We love you! Mom & Dad


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CAST AND CREW OF “OUR TOWN” AND ESPECIALLY TO MY DAUGHTER, NICOLE FOR HER DEDICATION TO STAGE CREW OVER THE PAST 4 YEARS LOVE, MOM, DAD AND JOSEPH

You were together on this stage in ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ (2009); and now, together again, in “Our Town”. Have fun, break a leg Jack and Claire!! Lots of love and applause, Mom, Dad, Clay, Ben, Oma, Opa, JuJu, & Uncle Dave


To Ben Levy and the cast Love, Mom, Dad, Jonathan and Lewis

Theatre Supporters Kevin & Val Aylesworth The Kovnat Family The Friedman Family


We live in what is, but we find a thousand ways not to face it. Great theater strengthens our faculty to face it.

~ Thornton Wilder

Thank you

Anthony Cornatzer & Cherry Hill East for the past three years of great theater. Bravo! Love, PopPop, Ginny, and the Cornatzer Crew


Stage Manager.………………………………………………… Jae Burton Assistant Stage Manager………………………………. Rachel Ackerman Student Technical Director…………. Nicole Rosselli, Jake Tennenbaum Assistant Technical Director………………………………. Matt Fontanilla Scenic Artist………………………….Jardin Cassell, Samantha Goodwin Sound Designer/Engineer……………………………………….. Rafi Brinn Master Carpenters……………………………... Jonah Cohn, Colin Myers Master Electricians…………………………. Richard Cliver, Ariel Sabatini Properties Managers………………… Jacob deBlecourt, Andrew Zaleski Assistant Master Carpenters………………………….. Anthony Cornatzer, Keenan McElwee, Chis Nothnagel Assistant Electricians…………………... Naomi Burton, Gabby Goldman, Jon Leonetti, Jonathan Trauger, Ben Vaupen Paint Charge…………………………………………………… Sam Brenner Assistant Scenic Artists………..………. Ruby Goldstein, Alison Mautner, Hannah Sawn Costume/Wardrobe Manager…………….… Alexis Diaz, Maegan Griffith Makeup Manager……………………………………………… Kat Konefsky Show Case Designers…………………. Natalie Chadwell, Sara Wolfgang Seamstresses………….. Jamie Ackerman, Sarah Gagarin, Nadia Grace, Sarah Peterson, Gabi Stahl, Maya Williams, Hannah Yankowitz, Amelia Zaleski Assistant Sound Engineers………….....Keenan McElwee, Ian McClellan, Hunter Berkowitz Assistant Makeup Artists…………….. Hannah Yankowitz, Amelia Zaleski General Crew…………. Ethan Arcaroli, Brian Aylesworth, Alyssa Bohem, Jeff Haaz, Dylan Harding, Sam Kaufman, Adam Kriesman, Madison McDevitt, Danny Nadeo, Erin Quay, Gwen Robbins, Tim Sullivan, Carolyn Wong Publicity Chair and Playbill Assistant ….....…....……………..Drew DuBoff

Act I

Act II

Act III

The Daily Life

Love and Marriage

Death

Our Town is a play divided into three acts. There will be two 15-minute intermissions. Refreshments will be provided by the Theatre Boosters in Cafeteria 1. You are invited to visit the Cherry Hill Historical Society’s display of Cherry Hill, “Our Town.”


The director would like to thank, The Board of Education, Central Administration, Dr. Lawyer Chapman, Mr. Bob Hulme, Mr. Bernie O’Connor, Dr. John Burns, Ms. Donean Chinn-Parker, Mr. C.J. Davis, Mrs. Marsha Pecker, and staff for supporting the Preforming Arts, the Maintenance staff: Joe Sutton, John Doyle, Anthony Lindor, the A/V Department: Mrs. Louise Head. Secretaries, Mrs. Cecilia Eilola, Jane Abo, Johanna Scott. Noel Davis and Tom Weaver would like to personally thank the following parents for their help in building the Our Town costumes: Toni Abiva, Jodi Gorenberg, Allison Lassin, Lisa Shull, as well as Cheri Howlett and Bethany Campbell from Mainstage Center for the Arts. The director is personally grateful to all the parents who were gracious enough in so many ways. They have assisted in costumes, props, cooking meals for the cast and crew dinners, giving dozens of rides to their kids and their friends and so on and on, and so on. A heartfelt thanks to the talented production staff, who have shown so much patience in teaching over 130 student actors, and technicians the “Art” of good theatre. A very special thank you to Lisa Simon, and Simon Relations Group for much advertising, Dawn Zaleski and the Theatre Boosters for dinners, refreshments, flowers, souvenir sales, and box office. PLEASE PATRONIZE ADVERTISERS: When and whenever you shop, please consider these local merchants first. Their support of our young people made these things possible.


Red Cast

White Cast

Brandon Adams…………... Avi Natan…………………... Ruby Goldstein……………. Jack Tremper……………… Jackie Orlando……………. Andrew Zaleski……………. Allison Abiva………………. Katie Aylesworth………….. Jack Breslow………………. Drew DuBoff………………. Sarah Gagarin…………….. Shelby Robbins…………… Brett Fox…………………... Justin Accardi…………….. Pierce Kenny……………… Stephen Hoffman…………. Abigayle Stoetzer…………. Emma Silverstone………...

………….Anthony Cornatzer …………...Jacob deBlecourt .………………...Lior Algrably .……………...Joshua Murtha .………….Katherine Trauger .………………….Ezra Nugiel .……………..Brittany Yesner .…………...Natalie Chadwell ……………….Eric Zavadsky ……………………..Ben Levy ………………...Lily Schwartz …………………..Leon Pintel ……………………..Brett Fox ………………….Yoav Varadi …………….Cedric Middleton ……………Stephen Hoffman ……………...Maegan Griffith ………………...Annie Lipsett

Stage Manager Dr. Gibbs Mrs. Gibbs Mr. Webb Mrs. Webb George Gibbs Emily Webb Rebecca Gibbs Wally Webb Simon Stimson Mrs. Soames Professor Willard Joe Crowell Howie Newsome Constable Warren Si Crowell Samantha Craig Josephine Stoddard

Alexis Rebock….. Woman in Audience Abigail Kramer …..Woman in Audience Danya Trommer …..Lady in Audience Sarah Vetesi … Mrs. Forrest Jon Wallace …. Farmer McCarthy

Hannah Yankowitz ….. Mrs. Ellis Jacob Ropka ..… Stew Alyssa Luma ….. Mrs. Slocum Amelia Zaleski ..… Mrs. Corcoran

Baseball players Jon Wallace

Jacob Ropka

People of the Town

Red Cast Katie Aylesworth………….. Jack Breslow………………. Drew DuBoff………………. Sarah Gagarin…………….. Shelby Robbins…………… Brett Fox…………………... Justin Accardi…………….. Pierce Kenny……………… Stephen Hoffman…………. Abigayle Stoetzer…………. Emma Silverstone………...

Rebecca Gibbs Wally Webb Simon Stimson Mrs. Soames Professor Willard Joe Crowell Howie Newsome Constable Warren Si Crowell Samantha Craig Josephine Stoddard

Sarah Vetesi … Mrs. Forrest Jon Wallace …. Farmer McCarthy Hannah Yankowitz ….. Mrs. Ellis Jared Camacho/ Kat Konefsky Jacob Ropka / Yael Kortsarz Jamie Ackerman/ Katherine Quay Sarah Craig/ Allison Shapiro Stephen Hoffman/ Isabel Kaufman

Red Cast

White Cast .…………...Natalie Chadwell ……………….Eric Zavadsky ……………………..Ben Levy ………………...Lily Schwartz …………………..Leon Pintel ……………………..Brett Fox ………………….Yoav Varadi …………….Cedric Middleton ……………Stephen Hoffman ……………...Maegan Griffith ………………...Annie Lipsett

Jacob Ropka ..… Stew Alyssa Luma ….. Mrs. Slocum Amelia Zaleski ..… Mrs. Corcoran

Brett Fox/ Bethelly Jean-Louis Danya Trommer/ Emma Thurman Alexis Rebock/ Claire Tremper Abigail Kramer/ Lorna Diamond Hannah Yankowitz/ Isabella Bello

Church Choir (Act 1)

Sarah Vetesi … Mrs. Forrest Jon Wallace …. Farmer McCarthy Hannah Yankowitz ….. Mrs. Ellis Jared Camacho/ Kat Konefsky Jacob Ropka / Yael Kortsarz Jamie Ackerman/ Katherine Quay Sarah Craig/ Allison Shapiro Stephen Hoffman/ Isabel Kaufman

Jared Camacho

Amelia Zaleski/ Courtney Bird Alyssa Luma/ Ashley Cooper Samantha Mautner/ Kaila Crozier Elizabeth Hallinan/ Kyla Lawrence Sara Wolfgang/ Allison Donahue

White Cast

Jacob Ropka ..… Stew Alyssa Luma ….. Mrs. Slocum Amelia Zaleski ..… Mrs. Corcoran

Brett Fox/ Bethelly Jean-Louis Danya Trommer/ Emma Thurman Alexis Rebock/ Claire Tremper Abigail Kramer/ Lorna Diamond Hannah Yankowitz/ Isabella Bello

Amelia Zaleski/ Courtney Bird Alyssa Luma/ Ashley Cooper Samantha Mautner/ Kaila Crozier Elizabeth Hallinan/ Kyla Lawrence Sara Wolfgang/ Allison Donahue


Wedding Goers (Act 2) Red Cast

White Cast Rebecca Gibbs Wally Webb Simon Stimson Mrs. Soames Professor Willard Joe Crowell Howie Newsome Constable Warren Si Crowell Josephine Stoddard

Katie Aylesworth…………………….. Jack Breslow………………………... Drew DuBoff…………………………. Sarah Gagarin………………………. Shelby Robbins……………………... Brett Fox…………………………….. Justin Accardi………………………. Pierce Kenny……………………….. Stephen Hoffman…………………... Emma Silverstone………………….. Jared Camacho/ Kat Konefsky Jacob Ropka / Yael Kortsarz Jamie Ackerman/ Katherine Quay Sarah Craig/ Allison Shapiro Stephen Hoffman/ Isabel Kaufman

…………..…………...Natalie Chadwell ………….……………….Eric Zavadsky ………….……………………..Ben Levy ………….………………...Lily Schwartz ………….…………………..Leon Pintel ………….……………………..Brett Fox ………….………………….Yoav Varadi ………….…………….Cedric Middleton ………....……………Stephen Hoffman .………...………………...Annie Lipsett

Brett Fox/ Bethelly Jean-Louis Danya Trommer/ Emma Thurman Alexis Rebock/ Claire Tremper Abigail Kramer/ Lorna Diamond Hannah Yankowitz/ Isabella Bello

Amelia Zaleski/ Courtney Bird Alyssa Luma/ Ashley Cooper Samantha Mautner/ Kaila Crozier Elizabeth Hallinan/ Kyla Lawrence Sara Wolfgang/ Allison Donahue

The Graveyard Dead (Act 3) Red Cast

White Cast

Drew DuBoff………………………………. Sarah Gagarin……………………………. Shelby Robbins…………………………... Pierce Kenny……………………………... Sarah Vetesi … Mrs. Forrest Jon Wallace …. Farmer McCarthy Hannah Yankowitz ….. Mrs. Ellis

Simon Stimson Mrs. Soames Professor Willard Constable Warren

…...……….……………………..Ben Levy ...………….………………...Lily Schwartz ....………….…………………..Leon Pintel ...………….…………….Cedric Middleton

Jacob Ropka ..… Stew Alyssa Luma ….. Mrs. Slocum Amelia Zaleski ..… Mrs. Corcoran

Graveyard Mourners Red Cast

White Cast

Justin Accardi……………………………... Jared Camacho/ Kat Konefsky Jacob Ropka / Yael Kortsarz Jamie Ackerman/ Katherine Quay Sarah Craig/ Allison Shapiro Stephen Hoffman/ Isabel Kaufman

Howie Newsome

…………....….……………….Yoav Varadi

Brett Fox/ Bethelly Jean-Louis Danya Trommer/ Emma Thurman Alexis Rebock/ Claire Tremper Abigail Kramer/ Lorna Diamond Hannah Yankowitz/ Isabella Bello

Alyssa Luma/ Ashley Cooper Samantha Mautner/ Kaila Crozier Elizabeth Hallinan/ Kyla Lawrence Sara Wolfgang/ Allison Donahue

Cherry Hill High School East Administration Principal: Dr. Lawyer Chapman Vice Principal: Dr. John Burns Vice Principal: Mr. Bob Hulme Vice Principal: Ms. Donean Chinn-Parker Vice Principal: Mr. Bernie O’Connor Supervisor of Business: Mr. Chuck Coligan Supervisor of English, Biology, and Science: Ms. Marsha Pecker Director of Guidance: Mr. Jim Riordan Cherry Hill Public Schools Administration Superintendent: Dr. Maureen Reusche Assistant Superintendent: Joseph Meloche, James Deveraux Director of Pupil Services: LaCoyya Weathington Director of Curriculum: Dr. Farrah Mahan Director of Human Resources: Nancy Adrian Director of Support Operations: Don Bart Public Information Officer: Barbara Wilson District Affirmation Action Officer: Lacoyya Weathington Title IX/Chief Equity Compliance Officer: Dr. Farrah Mahan Section 504 Compliance Coordinator: Rebecca Metzger

Board of Education – Board Members President: Kathy Judge Vice President: Carol Matlack Sherrie Cohen J. Barry Dickinson Eric Goodwin Colleen Horiates Seth Klukoff Steven Robbins Elliot Roth

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Our Town Biographies Stage Manager Brandon Adams (Stage Manager-Red) A senior. Brandon is honored and humbled to have the privilege of playing the Stage Manager in Our Town. Recent Credits include: Flowers for Algernon, Peter Pan (General Crew), The Skin of Our Teeth, Singin’ in the Rain (General Crew), and A Christmas Carol. He is a member of Thespian Society. Anthony Cornatzer (Stage Manager-White, Assistant Master Carpenter) A senior. Anthony is honored to perform in this beautiful play. Recent Credits include: Lab Theatre ’14 (Director-Two Crows), One Acts ’14 (Why Do We Laugh?-Andrew, Age 66), Aida, and Flowers for Algernon (Frank). He is a member of Thespian Society, Stage Crew, Mime Company, and Vocal Workshop.

Dr. Gibbs Avi Natan (Dr. Gibbs-Red) A junior. Recent Credits include: One Acts ‘14 (Locked In), Aida (Pharaoh), Flowers for Algernon (Father), Lab Theatre ‘13, and Peter Pan (Jukes). He is excited to be a part of such an outstanding production and would like to thank everyone involved. Jacob deBlecourt (Dr. Gibbs-White, Properties Manager) A junior. Jacob is very excited to be a part of such a wonderful production. Recent Credits include: Les Misérables (Thénardier), Aida (Amonasro), and Fiddler on the Roof (Mordcha). Jacob is also a member of Model UN and Mock Trial. He would like to thank his parents for their support!

Mrs. Gibbs Ruby Goldstein (Mrs. Gibbs-Red, Assistant Scenic Artist) A junior. Ruby is elated to be a part of Our Town. Recent credits include: Willy Wonka Jr. (Mrs. Gloop), One Acts ’14 (Martha-Locked In, Best Play), Aida (Woman of the Palace). She is also a member of Mime Company, East Singers, and Thespian Society. She would like to thank her family for supporting her! Lior Algrably (Mrs. Gibbs-White, Company Manager) A senior. Lior is excited to be a part of Cherry Hill East’s production of Our Town. Recent Credits include: One Acts ’14 (Director-Face Forward: Growing Up in Nazi Germany), Aida (Featured Dancer), Flowers for Algernon (Anne Welberg), and Peter Pan (Lorenzo). She is the President of Thespian Society.

Mr. Webb Jack Tremper (Mr. Webb–Red) A junior. Jack is ecstatic to be participating in Our Town. Recent Credits include: Aida (Zoser–Best Supporting Actor), and Flowers for Algernon. He is in Voce, East Singers, and Stay Tuned (Officer). He is excited to welcome his sister, Claire, to the East stage. Josh Murtha (Mr. Gibbs-White) A senior. Josh is very excited to be in this production of Our Town, his fourth and final fall show at East. Josh has been involved in every fall show, spring musical, and One Act since freshman year. He wants to thank his drama friends and directors for always treating him like family.

Mrs. Webb Jackie Orlando (Mrs. Webb-Red) A sophomore. Recent Credits include: The Robber Bridegroom (Daughter), Is He Fat? (Sexton), Locked In (Jane), Flowers for Algernon (Louise), Aida (Exotic Dancer), Once on This Island (Andrea), Camp Rock (Tess), The Secret Garden (Mary Lennox), Scrooge (Cathie Cratchit), and the South Jersey Ballet’s Senior Company’s The Nutcracker (Spanish Lead). Congratulations cast and crew! Katherine Trauger (Mrs. Webb-White) A sophomore. Katherine is thrilled to be performing in her first fall play at East! Recent Credits include: Lab Theatre '13 and Lab Theatre '14, One Acts ‘14 and Aida. Katherine is also a member of the Belles of East, Chansons and All State Women's Choir ‘14. She would like to thank everyone for all of the love and support!


Our Town Biographies George Gibbs Andrew Zaleski (George Gibbs-Red, Company Manager, Properties Master) A senior. He is thrilled to be portraying George Gibbs in his last East Fall show. Recent Credits include: Les Misérables (Constable), Face Forward: Growing Up in Nazi Germany (David), Aida (Soldier), and Flowers for Algernon (Teen Charlie). He is one of the Mime Company Managers. Ezra Nugiel (George-White) A sophomore. Ezra is so excited and honored to be performing in his second fall show at Cherry Hill East. Recent Credits include: Locked In (Doug), Aida (Minister), and Flowers for Algernon (Peter the Baker). He is also a member of Mime Company. He would like to thank his friends and family for their support.

Emily Webb Allison Abiva (Emily Webb-Red) A senior. Recent Credits include: Mainstage Center for the Arts’ Les Misérables, Unturned Stone (Betty), Aida, Flowers for Algernon (Mrs. Nemur), Letters from a Wallflower (Best Play at Bucks County Playhouse), Peter Pan, The Skin of Our Teeth, Singin’ in the Rain, and A Christmas Carol. Allison is an active member of Thespian Society. Brittany Yesner (Emily-White) A senior. Brittany is grateful to be performing in her fourth and final fall play at Cherry Hill East. Recent Credits include: Aida (Dance Captain), Peter Pan (Tiger Lily), and Les Misérables. Brittany is a member of Voce and a Mime Company Manager. She would like to thank her family for their support.

Rebecca Gibbs Katie Aylesworth (Rebecca Gibbs-Red) A junior. Katie is so excited to be part of Cherry Hill East's production of Our Town! Recent Credits include: Les Misérables, Willy Wonka (Mrs. Bucket), and One Acts ‘14 (Unturned Stone). Katie is also active in East's vocal department and has been dancing for 12 years. Break a leg to the cast and crew! Natalie Chadwell (Rebecca Gibbs-White) A junior. Natalie is excited to partake in her fifth mainstage at East! Recent Credits include: One Acts ‘14 (Meredith), Aida (Nubian) Flowers for Algernon (Anne Welberg), One Acts ’13 (Rapunzel), Peter Pan (Lost Boy). She would like to thank this wonderful cast, her friends, and family for their love and support!

Wally Webb Jack Breslow (Wally Webb-Red) A sophomore. Jack is very excited to be a part of Our Town. Recent Credits include: Les Misérables (Lesgles), Willy Wonka Jr. (Mike Teavee), and Aida (Soldier). He is also a member of the Harmony Show Choir at Mainstage Center for the Arts. He wishes good luck to everyone in the cast and crew! Eric Zavadsky (Wally Webb-White) A junior. He is ecstatic to be performing in East’s production of Our Town. Recent Credits include: Flowers for Algernon (Child Charlie), Super Pickle (Turbo), Aida (Soldier), and Peter Pan (Lost Boy). He is also an active member of the Cherry Hill High School East Mime Company.

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Our Town Biographies Simon Stimson Drew DuBoff (Simon Stimson-Red, U/S Stage Manager, Company Manager, Playbill Assistant, Publicity Chair) A senior. Recent Credits include: Voorhees Theatre Company’s The Music Man (Mayor Shinn), The Bremen Town Musicians (Director), Aida (Soldier), and Flowers for Algernon (Mr. Harvey). He sang with the American Music Abroad Voices Tour ’14, and is in East Singers, Mime Company, PAVAS, Thespian Society, and All South Jersey Senior High Chorus. Ben Levy (Simon Stimson-White) A junior. Recent Credits include: Lab Theatre ‘14 (Two CrowsAssistant Director), Super Pickle (The Quizzler), Aida (Nubian Slave), Flowers for Algernon (Mr. Harvey), and Lab Theatre '13 (The Supers-The Curdler). He would like to dedicate his performance to his family for all of their love and support!

Mrs. Soames Sarah Gagarin (Mrs. Soames-Red, Costume Seamstress) A junior. Sarah is so grateful to be a part of her fifth mainstage at Cherry Hill East. Recent Credits include: Les Misérables, Unturned Stone (Katherine), Aida, Flowers for Algernon (Child Norma), and Into the Woods. Sarah is also a member of the Mime Company. She would like to thank her family for all of their love and support. Lily Schwartz (Mrs. Soames-White) A senior. Lily is ecstatic to be in her final fall play at Cherry Hill East! Recent Credits include: Face Forward: Growing Up in Nazi Germany (Rebecca), Flowers for Algernon (Gina), and Peter Pan (Jane/Indian). She is a Mime Company Manager, and is a member of both East Singers and PAVAS.

Professor Willard Shelby Robbins (Professor Willard-Red) A junior. Shelby is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful production. Recent Credits include: Aida, Peter Pan, The Skin of Our Teeth, Lab Theatre ’12, and Lab Theatre ’13. She sang on the American Music Abroad Voices Tour ’14 and wants to thank her family and friends for all their love and support. Leon Pintel (Professor Willard-White) A sophomore. Leon is so excited to partake in her second fall production at Cherry Hill East. Recent Credits include: Evita (Aristocracy), Aida (Featured Dancer), and Flowers for Algernon (Jackie Welberg). Leon is a member of Voce and is very thankful for her family’s support.

Joe Crowell Brett Fox (Joe Crowell, U/S Si Crowell) A freshman. Brett is thrilled to be performing in his first mainstage production. Recent Credits include: The Little Peasant (Parson), The Robber Bridegroom (Miller), Henny Penny (Cocky Locky), The Master Thief (Parson), Venus and the Cat (Man), and The Golden Goose (King). He would like to thank his parents for their support.

Howie Newsome Justin Accardi (Howie Newsome-Red) A sophomore. Justin is incredibly excited to be doing his second fall play production at Cherry Hill East! Recent Credits include: Aida (Mereb) and Flowers for Algernon (Teen Charlie). He thanks his family for their love and support. Yoav Varadi (Howie Newsome-White) A junior. Yoav is thrilled to be performing in this year’s fall play. Recent Credits include: Aida (Soldier), Flowers for Algernon (Peter), Peter Pan (Shaky Shins). Yoav is a member of Thespian Society. He thanks his family and friends for all their support.


Our Town Biographies Constable Warren Pierce Kenny (Constable Warren-Red) A junior. Pierce is thrilled to be performing in Cherry Hill High School East's production of Our Town. Recent Credits include: Aida (Minister), Tollbooth (Randall), and School House Rock (Marcus). He would like to thank his family and friends for all of their support. Cedric Middleton (Constable Warren-White) A sophomore. Cedric is excited for his second play at East and thrilled to be a lead in one of his favorite plays. Recent Credits include: Lab Theatre ’13 (Leslie and the Boys, Lunch Date, and He Said She Said), Flowers for Algernon, and Aida (Mereb).

Si Crowell Stephen Hoffman (Si Crowell, U/S Joe Crowell) A junior. Stephen is very excited about performing in his third fall play at East. Recent Credits include: Les Misérables (Student), Super Pickle (Bulk), Aida (Soldier), Flowers for Algernon (Party Guest). He thanks his parents and brothers for their support through all of his productions.

Samantha Craig Abigayle Stoetzer (Samantha Craig-Red) A junior. She is extremely honored to be performing in her first fall show. Recent Credits include: Peter Pan (Indian) and Family Album (Alex). Abigayle is a member of Belles, All South Jersey Chorus and All State Chorus. She has performed with Haddonfield Plays and Players and the Academy of Vocal Arts. Maegan Griffith (Samantha Craig-White, Costume Manager, Company Manager) A senior. She is extremely excited to be on the stage for her last fall show at East. Recent Credits include: One Acts ’14 (Director- Locked In), Aida (Assistant Stage Manager), and Flowers for Algernon (Costume Seamstress).

Josephine Stoddard Emma Silverstone (Josephine Stoddard-Red). A senior. Emma is so excited and grateful to be performing in her final fall play at Cherry Hill East. Recent Credits include: Aida (Nubian), Flowers for Algernon (Concert goer), Peter Pan (Shaky Shins). Emma would like to thank her family and friends for their support. Annie Lipsett (Josephine Stoddard-White) A sophomore. Annie is extremely happy to be playing Josephine alongside her wonderful double cast, Emma Silverstone. Recent Credits include: Lab Theater ‘14 (Chief, Sexton), Super Pickle (Bubbles), Aida (Banquet Slave, Nubian), and Flowers for Algernon (Mrs. Mooney). Annie would like to dedicate her performance to her beloved grandmother, Judie.

Woman in Audience Alexis Rebock (Woman in Audience) A junior. Alexis is ecstatic to be in her fifth mainstage at East! Recent Credits include: Speed Date, Aida and Flowers for Algernon. She is also a member of Mime Company and East Singers. She thanks her family for their support! Abigail Kramer (Woman in Audience) A junior. She is excited to be performing in Our Town! Recent Credits include: Aida (Bathhouse Bather), Flowers for Algernon (Bernice), and Peter Pan (Indian). Abigail is also a member of East Singers and Stay Tuned. She would like to congratulate everyone in the production on a great show!


Our Town Biographies Lady in Audience Danya Trommer (Lady in Audience) A sophomore. Danya is excited to be in her second fall play at Cherry Hill East. Recent Credits include: Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery (Inspector Fuller), Spoiler Alert (Gladys), and Aida (Bathhouse Dancer). She is also a member of Chansons.

Mrs. Forrest Sarah Vetesi (Mrs. Forrest) A sophomore. She is thrilled to be in Our Town! Recent Credits include: Spamalot (Laker Girl), Aida (Back-up Bather), and Flowers for Algernon (Gina).

Farmer McCarty Jonathan Wallace (Farmer McCarty) A junior. Jonathan is excited to be in his sixth mainstage here at East. Recent Credits include: One Acts ’14, Aida, Flowers for Algernon, Lab Theatre ’13, One Acts ’13, Peter Pan, and The Skin of Our Teeth. He is a member of Mime Company.

Mrs. Ellis Hannah Yankowitz (Mrs. Martha Ellis, Costume Seamstress) A junior. This is Hannah's fifth mainstage at East. Recent Credits include: One Acts ’14 (Jennifer/Pat) and Aida (Model/Nubian). She is a member of the Thespian Society and Mime Company

Mrs. Slocum Alyssa Luma (Mrs. Slocum) A junior. Alyssa is honored to be a part of Our Town. Recent Credits include: Peter Pan, Flowers for Algernon, and Aida. She is in the vocal department and Thespian Society.

Ms. Corcoran Amelia Zaleski (Ms. Corcoran, Costume Seamstress) A junior. Amelia is excited to be playing Ms. Corcoran in Our Town. Recent Credits include: Peter Pan (Twin 2) and Flowers for Algernon (Connie). Amelia is an active member of Thespian Society.

Ensemble Samantha Mautner (Ensemble-Red) A junior. Samantha is thrilled to be in her third year in East’s theatre department. She thanks her family and friends for all their support! Claire Tremper (Ensemble-Red) A freshman. Claire is excited to participate in her first East mainstage as a freshman! Recent Credits include: Story Theatre and Fiddler on the Roof. Sara Wolfgang (Ensemble-Red) A junior. Sara is thrilled to be a part of her fifth mainstage at East! She thanks naps and Wawa for helping her through this show! Allison Shapiro (Ensemble-White) A sophomore. Allison is thrilled to be in Our Town! Recent Credits include: Wonderland (Tweedle Dum), Les Misérables (Nun) and Aida (Dancer). She is a member of Belles of East. Kaila Crozier (Ensemble-White) A freshman. Recent Credits include: Aladdin Jr. (Razoul), Agape League (Automated Voice), and Carnival! (Dr. Wilhelm Glass). Kat Konefsky (Ensemble-White, Makeup Manager) A senior. Kat is excited for her last fall play. Recent Credits include: Lab Theatre ’14 (Director), Aida, and Flowers for Algernon. She is a member of Thespian Society. Ashley Cooper (Ensemble-White) A sophomore. Ashley is so excited to be performing in her first fall play at East. Recent Credits include: Lab Theatre ’14 (Foxy Woxy/Judge), Grease, Jr. (Miss Lynch), and Aida (Nehebka).


Our Town Biographies Crew Jae Burton (Stage Manager) A senior. Jae started stage managing at East her sophomore year. Last year, she won best stage manager in the One Act Play Festival for her work with Why Do We Laugh?. She knows her time to leave East is coming and with great sorrow she will say goodbye and move on to college with a heavy heart. Rachel Ackerman (Assistant Stage Manager) A junior. She is thrilled to be in her fifth mainstage at East. Recent Credits include: Aida (Apprentice Stage Manager), Flowers for Algernon, Peter Pan, and The Skin of Our Teeth. Nicole Rosselli (Student Technical Director) A senior. Recent Credits include: A Christmas Carol, Singin' in the Rain, The Skin of Our Teeth, Peter Pan, Flowers for Algernon, and Aida. Nicole is thrilled to be working on Our Town for her last fall play at East! Jake Tennenbaum (Student Technical Director) A senior. Jake has been a part of stage crew since his freshman year. Recent Credits include: Aida, Peter Pan, and Singin’ in the Rain. He is excited to work on his last fall play at East. Matt Fontanilla (Assistant Technical Director) A senior. Matt feels very excited to be working on his last Fall Show at East. Recent Credits include: Aida (Assistant Master Electrician) and Flowers for Algernon (Assistant Master Electrician). He would like to thank his family and friends for their support. Rafi Brinn (Sound Engineer, Sound Designer) A senior. Rafi has worked on an assortment of shows from A Christmas Carol to Aida since her freshman year. She is exhilarated to be a part of Our Town. Her only wish is to have a stupendous year as she assists the cast and crew’s brilliant performances. Keenan McElwee (Assistant Sound Engineer) A senior. Keenan is tickled pink to be associated with Our Town, his seventh Cherry Hill East mainstage production. Recent Credits include: Christmas Carol, Peter Pan, and Aida. He is excited to be one of this year’s Mime Company Managers. Jardin Cassell (Scenic Artist) A senior. Jardin has been a part of stage crew since freshman year. Recent Credits include: Christmas Carol, The Skin of our Teeth, Peter Pan, One Acts, Flowers for Algernon, and Aida. She is excited to be a part of Our Town this fall! Alison Mautner (Assistant Scenic Artist) A junior. Alison is thrilled to be a part of her fifth mainstage at East. Recent Credits include: Lab Theatre '13, Lab Theatre '14, The Skin of Our Teeth, Peter Pan, Flowers for Algernon, and Aida. She is excited to work on other future productions as part of the paint crew. Jon Leonetti (Assistant Master Electrician) A senior. Jon is delighted to be a part of Our Town. He has worked on various shows since freshman year including A Christmas Carol, Peter Pan, and Aida. He is a member of Thespian Society. Gabby Goldman (Assistant Master Electrician) A junior. Gabby has been a part of East stage crew since freshman year. Recent Credits include: Peter Pan, Charlie and the College Factory, and the Ritz Theatre Company’s Aladdin and his Magical Lamp. Gabby is so excited to be a part of Our Town and other upcoming productions!


Tom Weaver (Director, Producer, Set/Lighting Designer) is in his 38th year at East. Mr. Weaver has designed and/or technically directed every Mainstage show since 1977. He has also enjoyed directing a number of productions: Death of a Salesman, M*A*S*H*, Inherit the Wind, You Can’t Take It With You, The Man Who Came To Dinner, To See The Stars, Romeo and Juliet, The Crucible, Fiddler on the Roof, A Mid Summer Night’s Dream, Man of La Mancha, Pippin, A Christmas Carol, Singin’ In the Rain, The Skin Of Our Teeth, Peter Pan, Flowers for Algernon and Aida. Mr. Weaver also created our East Lab Theater Program in 1984. Other duties include producing the East One Act Play Festival where the East Theater program has enjoyed “Best Play” honors in the tri-state festivals four of the last six years and also enjoys directing the East Mime Company, now in its 37th year. He is the advisor of our East Thespian Society Troupe 213. Mr. Weaver also directs the Studio II plays. He is enjoying the task of continuing the rich theatre tradition here at East. Outside of East Mr. Weaver’s directing or set design work can be seen at Mainstage Center for the Arts, where he just recently directed Les Miserable this past summer, and looks forward to directing Mary Poppins this summer. He also has enjoyed designing many shows for Voorhees Theatre Company and Glassboro High School. Mr. Weaver is well known throughout the Delaware Valley where he has designed and directed for many other Community Theatre groups. In all, he has designed and/or directed over 400 productions. He has also been nominated for Best Set and Lighting Design by Paper Mill’s Rising Star award program for his work here at East and Glassboro High School where his wife AnneMarie is the Theatre Director. Mr. Weaver is a graduate of Rowan University (Glassboro State) with a BA degree in Speech and Theatre. He would like to say, with much love, thank you to his wife for supporting his love for theatre. Also a big hug to his children, Tom Jr., Erin and Aaron, Robert and Christine, and Caitlin. He is also the proud grandfather of Lilly, Maisie, Christopher, and Charles Thomas.

Sandi Makofski (Co-Director) Sandi’s love for theater and dance began when her grandfather, a Vaudevillian performer, taught her the soft shoe at age 3. She began her career as a performer and earned a BA in Speech and Theater with a minor in Dance at Montclair State University. Working her way through college as a choreographer, she found that working on the other side of the audition table was what she loved best. Choreography soon evolved into directing and she has been working as a freelance artist ever since. She has worked in just about every imaginable theater venue from elementary school through college, professional, regional, community, corporate and film. She is presently working on a revival of the urban musical “Inner City” in NYC. Cherry Hill East remains one of her favorite places to work. She considers herself most fortunate to be creating theater here with Tom Weaver and the wonderfully talented students and staff. Thank you all!!


Noel Davis (Costume Designer) This is Noel’s 10th year as costume designer for Cherry Hill High School East. Noel has also designed costumes for regional theaters and community theaters in the South Jersey area. Noel was a Papermill Play House Rising Star nominee in 2003 for Les Miserables. Noel is thrilled to be working with the students of Cherry Hill East. She is delighted to see students acquiring costuming and sewing skills that will be useful to them throughout their lives. Noel holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a New Jersey School Nurse Certificate. She holds a full time position as a school nurse for YALE Schools. As always, Noel would like to thank all the parent volunteers for their assistance with the big endeavor of creating costumes for Our Town.

Debra M. Faye (Make-Up Designer and Coordinator) has a B.A. in theatre from the University of Maine and a M.A. in theatre from the University of Connecticut. A theatre generalist with more than 25 years experience, Debra has worked as a theatre teacher, designer, director, actor, and make-up artist. Her teaching credentials include The Taft School in Watertown, CT; Westtown School in Westtown, PA, and the University of Connecticut at Storrs. In addition to her work on various productions here at EAST over the last five years, Debra also is the Make up Designer and Coordinator for Mainstage Center for the Arts. She has worked for various professional, regional, community, and educational theatres in the area, including the Ritz Theatre in Oakland, the Adrienne, and Walnut Street Theatres (Studio) in Philadelphia. In addition to her commercial and film work, Debra teaches workshops in stage make up for various high schools throughout the tri-state area. One of her latest projects was partnering with BRUCE PRODUCTIONS and the American Cancer Society to create zombie make up for THE ZOM PROM in Wilmington, DE.

Peter Gambino (Technical Assistant) A 2003 Cherry Hill East graduate turned full-time faculty member, Peter Gambino graduated with honors from Rutgers University with a BA in English, a secondary certification in English Education, and minors in Writing, Film, and Religious studies. Pete has worked primarily as a screenwriter and director/filmmaker. In 2007, his short film “GB: On Call,” was awarded the New Century Cinema Fan Favorite award in Camden, New Jersey. In 2008, he acted as an editor and production assistant on the feature-length documentary “Goodwill: The Flight of Emilio Carranza,” which was awarded Best Home Grown Documentary at the Garden State Film festival. Pete is currently enrolled in Rutgers Camden’s MFA program in creative writing.

Robert J Weaver (Technical Director) As Technical Director and Lighting Designer of various CHE productions in the past few years, Robert enjoys the opportunities to serve at his alma mater in support of his father. Outside of CHE Theater, Robert is the Theater Coordinator at the new The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Camden, NJ and serves as a First Lieutenant in the US Army Reserves. Robert is extremely thankful to his beautiful wife, Christine, and his three amazing children, Lilly, Christopher, and Chip for all their love and support.


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One works behind the scenes, the other on the stage, We are expressing our pride and love for both of you here on this page! Love, Grammy, Grampop, Pete, Mom, Alison, Dad, and Susan


Rafi, Your senior year brings back many memories from your childhood. Like the play you and your sister prepared for our anniversary. You rearranged the furniture and prepared the scenario for “Hansel and Gretel”. You played Hansel and your sister Juliana was Gretel. Tickets were sold and the curtains were up. Our couch was Hansel and Gretel’s house and the witch was around trying to catch them. One of the best memories of our life . We can close our eyes and picture you guys running around and Juliana saying “ ..it’s a sofa, not a house”. Time goes by so fast , but, do you know what? We could not be prouder. We love you. Kisses and hugs, lots of them. Get an electric shock. Mamãe and Papai and Chuga.


Congratulations to Cedric Middleton on his performance in “Our Town”. From a Nubian slave to a police officer, your roles have been very diverse so far! Can’t wait for the upcoming Spring Musical! Keep up the good work! With love, all of your family.


Annie– Remember your three S’s… Star, Smile, Strong! Break a Leg, Josephine! Love Mom, Dad and Jane


1st place winner: Drew DuBoff

2nd place winner: Andrew Zaleski

Thank you so much!! CONGRATULATIONS! STEPHEN HOFFMAN We are so proud of all your successes Lab Theater 2012-2013 “The Skin of Your Teeth” “Peter Pan” “Flowers for Algernon” “Aida” and now “Our Town”

Love Mom, Dad, Michael and Jake


Cherry Hill East’s production of GYPSY in March of 1978 marked the inception of “The Thespian Mirror” as the program magazine for productions at Cherry Hill School East produced by the International Thespian Society. The name is borrowed from the historical document discovered while researching in Theatre History classes. First published in 1805, the original was a critical journal by a young aspiring actor, John Howard Payne, who from the age of 14 and or the next 20 years became well known as a performer, playwright, and critic. He wrote 50-60 plays during his career. Of these, the best known include BRUTUS (1818) and CHARLES II (1824). He holds the prestigious position in history as America’s first internationally successful dramatist. Our program title seems fitting then as young aspiring actors before you tonight strive for the success which Payne proved possible even as a child prodigy and since we subscribe to Aristotle’s philosophy that good theatre must truly “mirror” our existence. We proudly celebrate 30 years of MIRROR as the program magazine for our mainstage productions. We thank our advertisers for making this what it is today!

Has been working for the Cherry Hill School District for 12 years and has loved every second of it. He is the technology coordinator for Cherry Hill East H.S. He manages the servers, computers and interacts with the teachers and staff on a daily basis. He is always trying to come up with a more proactive way to use technology more efficiently in the schools. “I can not believe this is the 15th playbill I have been asked to do! It is true that time does fly when your having fun! Working with Tom Weaver, the cast & the crew is such a blast as well as a huge learning experience. WHAT A TEAM! My wife Jaime of 24 years (whom I can’t thank enough for filling in at home for me), sons Jordan-18, Hunter-15 & Jake-15 really enjoy going to each and every show. To all the graduating students, I wish you all the best of luck in your future endeavors in life! Stop back and say hi . Mr. Weaver, it is truly a pleasure to work side by side with you and the students! I look forward in many more years working with East’s AWESOME Theatre group!:


CH East Fall show - "Our Town"  

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