Love and Anger


Text George F. Walker
Direction James C. Nicola and Christopher Grabowski

1990/91 Season

November 23, 1990—December 30, 1990

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Is Peter Maxwell really a fearless revolutionary or just another scheming con man; an enlightened visionary or a deluded crackpot; a prophet or a quack?

When a near-fatal stroke slices a hole in Maxwell’s brain, he forsakes his life as a successful and ruthless lawyer and sets out to save his soul by changing the world.  His holy crusade against the powerful and corrupt leads him to two greedy and egotistical men: John “Babe” Connor, gutter-press tabloid publisher, real estate developer and thug; and Sean Harris, aspiring politician, legal hack, and the snake who stole Petie’s wife and kids.

By taking on these reputed pillars of society, Maxwell pits himself against the establishment and its dominant institutions- the government, the law, and the press.  His consuming anger at how the powerful have corrupted society gives Petie the strength to confront and ridicule the “truths” we’ve come to accept.  In this final act of love, Maxwell gives his forgotten and outcast followers the self-respect to change their lives and their world.

Scenic Design James Schuette
Costume Design Gabriel Berry
Lighting Design Christopher Akerland
Fight Direction David Leong
Music and Sound Design Adam Guettel & Mark Bennett
Production Manager George Xenos
Stage Manager Liz Small
Casting Wendy Ettinger

with Arthur Hanket, Kristine Nielson, Deirdre O’Connell, Tonia Row, Saul Rubinek and Steve Ryan