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The Players Club of Swarthmore

by G. Bernard Shaw

Directed by Ruth Wells Fischer

Since Antony and Cleopatra, the battle of the sexes has raged throughout the centuries. Shaw shows us a delightfully witty take on an age-old dance.

March 27, 28, 29, 30, 2003
April 3, 4, 5, 6, 2003
April 10, 11, 12, 2003

Thursday - Saturday shows begin at 8:00PM
Sunday matinees begin at 2:00PM

The running time of Man and Superman is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.


Octavius Robinson is desperately in love with Ann, whose father has just died. Her new guardians, Jack (the Revolutionist) and Ramsden (a soldier of the old guard), can't seem to agree on anything, and now the clouds of scandal are gathering over Octavius' sister, Violet. The only thing that's clear...is that things are about to get a lot more complicated.

At the turn of the last century, with the automobile in its infancy and the world on the eve of the age of flight, George Bernard Shaw used a backdrop of new technology and new ideas to tell the oldest tale of all: the elaborate dance of the sexes in search of love, marriage, and happiness--or at least some of the above.

Karen Johnston as Ann Whitefield
Gene D'Alessandro as Jack Tanner
Sean Faye as Octavius Robinson
Caren Pauling as Violet Robinson
Michael Lamanna as Hector Malone
Peter Miltz as Mr. Malone
April Woodall as Mrs. Whitefield
Chris Wright as Roebuck Ramsden
Cathy Baum as Miss Ramsden
Rich Geller as Straker
Anna Bruno or Ashley Richardson as the Parlormaid
Man and Superman features Karen Johnston (left) and Gene D'Alessandro (below) in a romantic comedy about the collision between Advanced Opinions and The Life Force.

Audience Advisory: Man and Superman is suitable in language and subject matter for all audiences.

Ruth Wells Fischer
Assistant Director
John Gaffney
Production Manager
Lynn Ross
Stage Manager
Jim Carroll
Set Designer
Tom Lee

Left: Jack Tanner (Gene D'Alessandro) gives Tavi Robinson (Sean Faye, seated) advice about the fairer sex.
Above: A distraught Tavi (Sean Faye) is counseled by Roebuck Ramsden (Chris Wright).
Lighting Designer
Charlie Hoover
Costume Designer
Celeste Maschmeyer

Left: Jack (Gene D'Alessandro) and his driver Straker (Rich Geller) consult the newspaper

Right: Hector Malone (Michael Lamanna) steals a moment alone with Violet Robinson (Caren Pauling)

Sound Designer
Chris Mulford
Scenic Artist
Sandy Goldsborough
Head Carpenter
George Mulford
The cast of Man and Superman includes (clockwise from far left)
Sean Faye, Cathy Baum, Caren Pauling, Karen Johnston, Peter Miltz, Michael Lamanna and April Woodall.


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