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Fifth of July

by Lanford Wilson

March 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 1993

Plank Road School

The scene is a sprawling farmhouse in rural Missouri, which is home to Ken, a legless Vietnam veteran, and his lover, Jed, a horticulturist. They are visited by Ken's sister, June, and her teenage daughter, and by Gwen and John—the former a hard-drinking, pill-popping heiress who aspires to be a rock star, the latter her wary-eyed husband and manager. All are old friends from college days, and former activists who agitated for what they hoped would be a better world. The action centers on Gwen's offer to buy the farm, which she plans to convert into a recording center, and on Ken's Aunt Sally, who has come to the family homestead to scatter the ashes of her late husband.








Production Staff


David Blank


Carl Fox

Stage Manager

Sheri Trieber

Set Designer

Mark Schuster

Lighting Designer

Mike Adamski

Costume Crew

Lynn Bartkus

Julie Collins

Peggy Goodman

Props Crew

Lynn Bartkus

Julie Collins

Peggy Goodman


Set Construction

David Campanella

Matthew Cohen

Mary Jo Resop

Frank Schuster

Mark Schuster

Cali Thomas

Sheri Treiber


Joych Radtke

Graphic Designer

Nancy Stiefeld


Mary Guiffre



Kenneth Talley Jr. Bill Nolte  
Jed Jankins John Van de Walle  
June Talley Nancy Wagner  
Shirley Talley Nelle Tohlich  
Sally Friedman Denise Foster  
Gwen Landis Nancy Millen-Dombrock  
John Landis Paul Sheehan  
Weston Hurley Jonathan West  
Voice of Johnny Young Chris Schmitt  
Ellerbe Christopher Bitz  


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