PAST PRODUCTIONS

2017 Season

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January 27th - February 4th, 2017

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM

Introducing Galaxy Theater Company's Premier Production, Tennessee Williams' American Treasure, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF! Brimming with intensity and wit, the play follows the powerful Southern family of the aging Big Daddy and his wife, Big Mama. As their son Brick and his beautiful but sexually frustrated wife Maggie the Cat scramble to secure their part of Big Daddy's estate, troubled relationships come to a stormy climax and a shockwave of secrets are revealed.

Directed by Joshua Dlouhy and produced by John Wognum and Peter Wognum, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF features the acting talents of Brittany Rodda, Micah Fortenberry, Ken Evans, Wina Shelley, Chrissy Morales, Michael H. Kocher, John Enright, Mark Fechner, Sydney Hall, Gena Colón, Izabella Burnson, Cynthia Hines and Debra Lynn Clark.

Assistant Director: Floyd A. May

Technical Lighting & Sound Director: Dale Hawes

Co-Stage Managers: Margaret Pesquera & Brian Baumann

Assistant Stage Manager: Sean Rauba

Set Designer: Joshua Dlouhy

Costume Designer/Prop. Master/Set Decorator: Floyd A. May

Master Carpenters: John Wognum & Peter Wognum

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June 16th - 24th, 2017

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM

 

Meet the Sycamores - a madcap clan that sets the bar for eccentricity. When Alice brings her high society fiancé home to meet the parents, fireworks (figuratively and literally) nearly bring the house down. Despite their zany antics and unconventional ways, this tight-knit family offers hope that love and laughter lead to happiness, even in the hardest of times. One of the most popular and successful comedies in American theatre, this Pulitzer Prize-winning, Depression era classic has a timeless appeal.

Directed by Floyd A. May and produced by John Wognum and Peter Wognum, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU features the acting talents of Carla Alcorn, Grace Beyerl, Cordelia Callaway, Stephen Donart, Ken Evans, Darius Fatemi, Nicholas R. Filipiak, Dustin John, Michael H. Kocher, Rhys Read, Brittany Rodda, Mary Ellen Sanchez, Joshua Seeger, Wina Shelley, Nancy Sosnowski, Jim Stadt, Booker Vance, Larry Wenderski and John Wognum.

 

Assistant Director/Sound Designer: Joshua Dlouhy

Lighting Designer & Technical Director: Dale Hawes

Stage Manager: Sean Rauba

Set Designer & Decorator/Costume Design: Floyd A. May

Properties Mistress: Carla Alcorn

Master Carpenters: John Wognum & Peter Wognum

2018 Season

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January 26th - February 3rd, 2018

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM

 

DIAL M FOR MURDER follows the wealthy Margot Wendice, who has convinced her professional tennis player husband, Tony, to give up playing to spend more time with her. He now sells sports equipment, and, to Margot, their life together is a happy one. However, he has discovered that while he was on a tennis tour in the United States several years ago, Margot had an affair with an American murder mystery writer named Max Halliday. Because he wants revenge, as well as her money, Tony meticulously plans Margot’s murder. DIAL M FOR MURDER was turned into a 1954 film by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, and Robert Cummings. The screenplay and the successful stage play on which it was based were both written by English playwright Frederick Knott.

Directed by Rocco Ayala and produced by John Wognum and Joshua Dlouhy, DIAL M FOR MURDER features the acting talents of Jennifer Schreiner, Matthew F. Walsh, Steve Bryant, Samuel Colt, Dawn Gmitro, John Enright, and Lawrence Lucas.

 

Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Joanna Ziarko

Lighting Design: Dale Hawes

Sound Design: Chris Cummings

Set Designer: John Wognum & Dale Hawes

Costume Designer: Rocco Ayala

Master Carpenter: John Wognum

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April 20th - 28th, 2018

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM

 

HARVEY is a gentle, imaginative, whimsical play, originally  starring James Stewart on Broadway in 1944. Elwood is an affable, unpretentious man who greets everyone he meets with a smile. Elwood seems mostly normal, except that he claims his best friend is a 6 foot 1½ inch tall white rabbit named Harvey. His friendship with Harvey is complicated by the fact that no one except Elwood can see or hear his unusual companion. Elwood’s family and friends begin to doubt whether he is “all there,” and decide that the best thing to do would be to commit him to the local mental institution. Assumptions are made, which cause mistakes and mishaps, and everyone is caught up in the whirlwind, through which Elwood seems to walk calmly; the eye of this classically comedic storm.

Directed by Carla O. Alcorn  and produced by John Wognum and Joshua Dlouhy, HARVEY features the acting talents of Charlie Wimmer, Wina Shelley, Gary Murphy, Michelle Lewis, Matthew F. Walsh, Odette Moore, Nancy Sosnowski, John Enright, Larry Lucas, and Larry Wenderski.

 

Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Maelee M. Richardson

Lighting Design: Dale Hawes

Set & Sound Design: Joshua Dlouhy

Costume Designer: Carlie Casas

Properties Mistress: Joanna Ziarko

Set Decorator: Floyd A. May

Master Carpenter: John Wognum

SUMMER BASH

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August 18th, 2018

Saturday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

The SUMMER BASH celebrated Galaxy’s successful second season and their new move to La Grange. It was also an opportunity to meet new people, see the new space, and help Galaxy raise some money for future shows.

 

There was karaoke and dancing from our fantastic DJ, Jason Baumann, and close-up magic with the wonderfully talented Kevin Kelly! There were also some games and prizes, a catered dinner from Barraco’s, and fabulous basket raffles!

 

The basket raffles included wonderful prizes from fabulous donors, including The Goodman Theatre, Wheel of Fortune, Paramount Theatre, Chicago White Sox, La Grange Theatre, Lock Chicago Escape Rooms, and Lynfred Winery, just to name a few!

2019 Season

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March 29th - April 6th, 2019

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM

 

An 18-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. Now, twelve jurors are in the jury room to consider his fate. Each juror reveals his or her character during the deliberations. The jury has just heard the trial of a young delinquent accused of murdering his father. The judge has given the final instructions and sent them to the jury room to decide the defendant’s fate, stressing that the verdict of guilt or innocence must be unanimous either way. If they find the boy guilty, the sentence will be the electric chair. Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and suddenly they become twelve angry jurors.

Directed by Carla O. Alcorn, TWELVE ANGRY JURORS features the acting talents of Maelee Richardson, Mike Bromberg, Odette Moore, Matthew F. Walsh, Gary Murphy, Raymond Hutchison, Anthony Pape, Larry Wenderski, Dawn Gmitro, Rex Nyquist, Luke Simone, Mary Ellen Sanchez, and Kevin K.C. Driscoll.

 

Assistant Director: Caitlin Saucedo

Stage Manager: Maelee M. Richardson

Lighting Design: Dale Hawes

Properties Manager: Joshua Dlouhy

Set Construction: John Wognum

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October 11th - 19th, 2019

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM

 

Neil Simon’s classic comedy about mismatched roommates, THE ODD COUPLE, arguably his finest and funniest play, centers around two very different roommates... The uptight, neurotic neat freak, Felix Ungar, and his slovenly friend, Oscar Madison. Felix arrives at the weekly poker party depressed and out of sorts after being thrown out by his wife. Fearing Felix will try something desperate, Oscar, himself in the process of being divorced by his wife, invites Felix to move in with him. Within a few days, this mismatched pair is on the verge of mutual murder; Felix is frustrated by Oscar’s slovenliness, while Oscar is driven insane by Felix’s obsession with cleanliness. The original 1965 production received four Tony Awards, including Best Playwright for Mr. Simon. It's a can’t miss delight!

Directed by Gina Lutvi, THE ODD COUPLE features the acting talents of  Gary Charles Metz, Brian Walsh, Alex Lenkiewicz, Rhys Read, Larry Symanski, Peter Gately, Sierra Hawk Hilt, and Joanna Ziarko.

 

Assistant Director: Austin Lutvi

Stage Manager: Odette Moore

Lighting Design & Technical Director: Dale Hawes

Prop Design/Set Decoration: Jean Friend

Costume Design: Carmel DeStefano

Sound Design: Maelee Richardson

Producer: John Wognum

2020 Season

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March 13th - 21st, 2020

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM

Come on down to Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Set in the time of really big hair, six women, true "steel magnolias" (southern belles who are flowery on the outside, but tough as steel on the inside) gather in Truvy's beauty shop for gossip, friendship, and support. Alternately hilarious and touching, STEEL MAGNOLIAS moves from the excitement of Shelby’s wedding, to sadness, as friends mourn her loss. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the women, but also draws on the underlying strength, and love, which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad. "The funniest show to make you cry."

 

Directed by Caitlin Saucedo, STEEL MAGNOLIAS features the acting talents of Karyn Louise Doerfler, Nancy Brown, Jenny Cron Hogan, Odette Moore, Linda L. Timpa, and Carolyn Thompson Larsen.

 

Assistant Director: Andrew Brown

Stage Manager: Brian Baumann

Assistant Stage Manager: Jennifer Burnson

Lighting Design & Technical Director: Mike Kardas, Jr.

Prop Design/Set Decoration: Carla O. Alcorn

Costume Design: Wendy Richards

Sound Design: Andrew Brown

Producer: John Wognum