From Behind the Curtain

From Behind the Curtain
Directed by: Ken Bradbury & Roger Wainright
Produced by: Bill Bauser, Jr.
Auditions – November 13, 2010 – 9 a.m.
Performances: February 11-20
Curtain Times: 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday

“So I sit out there in the audience,” says playwright Ken Bradbury, “and I enjoy the performances but I keep wondering… What’s going through the actor’s head? What happened before he came onstage? How did she first get into performing? What did his mother think? Has he ever worked with some real nutcases onstage? Okay, they’re in this role tonight, but what part do they really want to play? And what does the actor think of the audience?” Hundreds of hours of interviews with our local bounty of Central Illinois actors have been edited then woven into From Behind the Curtain, a new play by the writing team of Ken Bradbury and Roger Wainwright. The two-act musical is a rollicking ride through the memories, the nightmares, and the joys of our local acting community.


Brad Barnes

Katherine Boorstein

Sylvia Burke

Kyle Cummings

Shelly Flickinger

Alyssa Furling

Jim Hepworth

Cynthia Higginson

Lauren Ingram

Jonna Kauffman

Katie Kauffman

Gil Opferman

Ann Opferman

Zach Pickens

Nate Saint

Leigh Ann Smith

Cory Street

Shirene Thomas

Jim Yale



Director:                    Ken Bradbury

Musical Director:     Roger Wainright

Choreographer:       Bill Bauser, Jr.

Set Builders:             Malcom McKean & Kevin Kulavic

Costumer:                 Debbie Iams

Lighting Design & Operation:        Edward H. Smith

Sound Design:          TBA

Make-up/Hair Design:                    TBA

Producer:                   Bill Bauser, Jr.