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Broadway Bound

by Neil Simon
October 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2002

Directred by Chad Schnaible

Broadway bound is about Eugene and his brother, Stanley, dealing with their parents' relationship falling apart as the brothers work together toward being comedy writers for the radio, and, eventually, television. They discover that their father, Jack, has been cheating on their mother Kate. The boys try to find ways for Kate to cope with the loss when Jack may eventually leave. Jack reveals that the woman he is seeing is dying.

When Eugene and Stanley find a job where they can write short comedic skits for the radio, they obscurely make fun of their own family. Jack can hear the similarities between the fictional family in the broadcast and their own family, and becomes outraged. He gets into a major argument with Stanley, which turns into an argument about Jack's affair. Later, Kate holds a nostalgic conversation with Eugene, revealing how she had tried to win his father's heart when she was younger.

Eventually, Jack leaves. Stanley and Eugene move out when they get the great offers for which they'd hoped. Kate remains in the house with her father (an elderly Jewish man with socialist leanings who provides the play with most of its warmth and humor).

The Cast

Kate Paula Swenson
Ben Jim Ryen
Eugene Matthew Olson
Stan Andrew Flexhaug
Blanche Angela Huwe Schnaible
Jack Brad Dokken
Radio Voices
Announcer Chad Schnaible
Chubby Waters Todd Bertsch
Mrs. Pitkin Paula Swenson


Production Staff

Director Chad Schnaible
Scenic Director B. Michael Quale, Chade Schnaible
Set Construction B. Michae Quale, Todd Bertsch, Mary Jo Harstad, Dusty Rockney, Denny Campbell, Jim Ryen, Jim Fee
Props Jim Ryen, Chad Schnaible
Lights Todd Bertsch
Sound Todd Bertsch
Publiciity B. Michael Quale, Bradd Dokken
Box Office Liz Seven


Radio Shack, Minot Daily News, Williston, Herald, Northern Plains Radio, KUMV, KSMD, Jim Ryen