Past Productions

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Dark of the Moon
by Howard Richardson and William Berney
 

Set in the Appalachian Mountains, this play with music centers on the love between John, a witch boy, and a human girl, Barbara Allen. Originally written by Howard Richardson in 1939 as a dramatization of the centuries old European folk song "The Ballad of Barbara Allen", Richardson’s cousin, William Berney reworked the script in 1945 and billed it as a "legend with music."

Suzanne Bracken (Mrs. Summey)

Aaron Cammack (Fair Witch/Hank Gudger)

Grant Drager (Floyd Allen)

Colin Fewell (Preacher Haggler)

Sarah Gise (Barbara Allen)

Charlie Irving (Dark Witch/Miss Metcalf)

Caitlin Jackson (Edna Summey)

Kirk Jackson (Marvin Hudgens)

Jeff Kurysz (John)

Josh Mattingly (Mr. Allen)

Tobi Mattingly (Mrs. Allen)

Amber Lee Olivier (The Conjurwoman/Mrs. Bergen)

Anthony Whitaker (The Conjurman/Smelicue)

Rich Wotkun (Mr. Summey)

Kennedy's Children
By Robert Patrick

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November 22nd & 24th, 2013 - A special staged reading to commemorate President John F. Kennedy and all his Camelot could have been.

 

In Fall of 2013 NAFT produced a two night only, staged reading of Robert Patrick's story of five lost souls as they sit alone, together, in a New York bar on a rainy Valentine's Day night in 1973. Thanks to Chief O'Neill's for giving us perfect setting to tell this story in their cozy upstairs pub.

 

 

Featuring
Emily Bates as Rona
Colin Fewell as Mark 
Caitlin Jackson as Carla (pictured)
Charlesanne Rabensburg as Wanda 
Anthony Whitaker as Sparger

Two From the Trailer Court - Dirty Girl
An Original One Act Musical by Anthony Whitaker
A Retelling of the Cinderella Story

October 5th - November 10th, 2012 - Set in a fictional Georgia trailer park in 1987 and acted by the resident troupe, The Wishing Well Players, NAFT set to re-tell the stories of Cinderella and Salome with their debut production of Two From The Trailer Court.

 

In Dirty Girl, Jennifer desperately wants the 80's prom of her dreams and with the help of her Fairy Godcousin (by marriage), she may just get her wish.

 

Emily Bates - Peggy, Jennifer's Best Friend (pictured)

Sarah Furniss - Vivian, Next Door Neighbor

Katherine Glavin - Jennifer, Our Heroine (pictured)

Jamal Howard - Darryl, Vivian's Son - Head Cheerleader

Caitlin Jackson - Linda, Fairy Godcousin (by marriage)

Kirk Jackson - Troy/Randy, A Nice Guy/A Not So Nice Guy

Amber Lee Olivier - Yolanda, The Evil Stepmother

Mara Stewart - Tami, Evil Stepsister

Anthony Whitaker - Tammy, An Eviler Stepsister

Jamal Howard (Director/Production Manager)

Carrie Campana (Costume Designer)

Sara Carranza (Stage Manager)

Oriana Dentici (Lighting Designer)

Amber Lee Olivier (Set Designer)

Anthony Whitaker (Director/Musical Director/Set Designer).

The Marvelous Land of Oz
A new musical
Written by Anthony Whitaker
 

May 10th - July 20th, 2013 - An original adaptation of L. Frank Baum's sequal to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The story of a young boy, Tip, held captive by the witch, Mombi, and Tip's eventual escape and journey to a surprising self-discovery.

 

In 1908 Baum took three of his stories and produced a tour called the Fairylogue Radio Plays, featuring live actors, hand-colored silent film, glass slides and Baum himself as narrator. NAFT produced Land of Oz similarily, incorperating actors, shadow puppents and a full-size Tin Man puppeted by our very own "Frank Baum." We enjoyed a sucessful (mostly sold-out!) run and followed up with an extension of Saturday matinees throughout the Summer of 2013.

 

Featuring

Liz Chidester - Glinda

Rachel Christianson - General Jinjur

Colin Fewell - Frank Baum & The Tin Man

Katherine Glavin - Glinda - Extension

Jamal Howard - Jack Pumpkinhead

Matt Huston - Scarecrow (pictured)

Caitlin Jackson - Mombi

Lianne Rodriguez - Tip/Princess Ozma

Mara Stewart - Tip - Extension

 

Two From the Trailer Court - Salome Goes All The Way!
An Original One Act Musical Tragedy Based on Salome by Oscar Wilde. Adapted by Anthony Whitaker

October 5th - November 10th, 2012 - Set in a fictional Georgia trailer park in 1987 and acted by the resident troupe, The Wishing Well Players, NAFT set to re-tell the stories of Cinderella and Salome with their debut production of Two From The Trailer Court.

 

Salome Goes All The Way! retells the biblical tale of Salome and how John the Baptist lost his head. Instead of Herod & Herodias, NAFT gives you Harry & Lois, televangelists from the Christian Cable Network not unlike Jim & Tammy Faye Baker and just as power hungry.

 

Emily Bates - Melody

Sarah Furniss - Salome (pictured)

Katherine Glavin - Harmony

Jamal Howard - Wayne

Caitlin Jackson - Lois

Kirk Jackson - John (pictured)

Amber Lee Olivier - Carla

Mara Stewart - Opal

Anthony Whitaker - Harry

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