Quality community theater on Boston’s North Shore

Taking Steps

By Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by: Gordon Ellis & David Fisher
Produced by: Gordon Ellis & David Fisher
Production Dates: September 28 – October 13, 2018
Cast: Andrew Harrington, Jaclene London, Kris Reynolds, Brian Sensale, Shelly Truax, and Glenn Wakeley

Roland, a hard drinking tycoon, is considering buying an old Victorian house, once a brothel. His solicitor and the vendor, a builder, arrive to complete the deal. Also in the house are his wife, a frustrated dancer who is always considering leaving him, her brother and later the brother’s fiancee, who is uncertain whether or not to run away. In the course of one hectic night and morning, with continual running up and downstairs and in and out of rooms, these characters, each immersed in a personal problem, try to sort themselves out. The first act curtain finds the solicitor in bed with the wife thinking her to be a ghost and the fiancee inadvertently shut in the attic cupboard by the distraught tycoon who has taken refuge there in the spare bed. All this takes place in a highly ingenious and original setting in which all the rooms, passages and stairs are on a single level!

Stage Manager: Monica Bruno
Set Design: David Fisher
Lighting Design: Paul McTeague
Sound Design: Nicole Sparks
Costume Design: Tracy Sullivan
Photography: Jon Sachs