Kent County Theatre Guild
presents William Inge's
Come Back, Little Sheba
directed by Denis Stanton

March 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 at 8:00p
Sunday Matinee March 11 at 2:00p

The Patchwork Playhouse
140 E Roosevelt Ave, Dover DE
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The Story...

William Inge burst upon the theatrical scene with this story of marital frustration which erupts in violence. Years ago Doc and Lola had an indiscreet affair, she became pregnant and he was compelled to marry her.  Doc gave up his medical studies, forfeited his future and settled down to a life of quiet desperation with the simple, homebody Lola. For her part, Lola, now childless, has remained Doc's steadfast if slatternly wife.

Now a chiropractor and recovering alcoholic, Doc's sobriety is tested when Marie, a young college student becomes their boarder bringing new life and long-dormant hostilities to the surface of Doc and Lola's troubled marriage.

On Broadway and in Film...

The original Broadway production of production of Inge's Come Back, Little Sheba opened at the Booth Theater in New York on February 15, 1950 and ran for 190 performances. Shirley Booth won the 1950 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Drama for portraying Lola on stage. She then recreated the role in the 1952 film version and was awarded the Oscar for Best Actress for her portrayal.

Sidney Blackmer won the 1950 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Drama for Come Back, Little Sheba for his portrayal of Doc. Hollywood's Burt Lancaster played the highly sought-after role in the 1952 film.

Tickets: Adults $12
Seniors/Military/Students $10
Artwork: Jeff Mask
The Cast
in alphabetical order

Postman..........David Bralley
Messenger..........Mike Buck
Elmo..........George Christensen
Turk..........Steven Dow
Lola..........Melissa Janson
Ed Anderson..........Steve Kotrch
Marie..........Jennifer Marshall
Doc..........Jeff Mask
Milkman..........Larry Mola
Bruce..........Steven Pate
Mrs. Coffman..........Carol Torrey

Director: Denis Stanton
Assistant Director: Kristen Boehmer
Producer: Joanne Moran

Sheba cast: back, l. to r.: Steven Dow, Jeff Mask, Larry Mola, Steve Kotrch, Steven Pate, David Bralley. Front, l. to r.: Carol Torrey, Melissa Janson, Jennifer Marshall. Not pictured: Mike Buck, George Christensen.
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