Country Girl

The title character is Georgie Elgin, a faithful, forgiving woman, whose long years of devotion to her actor husband, Frank, have almost obliterated her own personality. The life of an actor’s wife is not as glamorous as many imagine. Some actors make enough money to tide them over between plays, but not Frank, whose long periods of idleness are punctuated by despair, loss of self-esteem and drink. When Frank is offered a really big part by Bernie Dodd, a young director, in an important new Broadway play, Georgie can’t believe her ears. Of course he should take it, but only Georgie knows the struggle it would be to boost Frank’s morale and reassure him at every turn. Georgie performs her ego boosting job on Frank under the tense watchful eyes of the nervous young director, whose reputation depends on this, his first big play. Then on the evening of the Boston opening the strain proves too great. Frank breaks down, and in the dark light of Frank’s relapse, Bernie Dodd sees the country girl for what she is—a magnificent young woman whose self-sacrificing goodness has never been truly appreciated.

Cast/Characters

Bernie Dodd – Roger Fischer

Larry – Richard Kramer

Phil Cook – Robert Siebelink

Paul Unger – James Molenda

Nancy Stoddard – Mary Kay Moran

Frank Elgin – Kenneth V. Benson

Georgie Elgin –  Mimi Imig

Ralph – James E. Decko

Production Staff

Director: David C. Bryant

Set Design: Eve Stroo

Stage Manager: Kathryn Grube

Production Manager: Richard Conrardy

Production Co-ordinator: Michael Moody

Technical Manager: Henry Weinberger Jr.

Technical Director: John Brick

Costume Mistress: Marcella Held

Co-Chairman: Ruth Whinfield

Master Electrician: Roland K. Lorenz

Properties: Lilly Roehl, Carole Schmitt

Furniture: Marjory Miller

Make-Up Master: Arno Roehl

Co-Chairman: Robert Larson

Master Carpenter: Chester Hurtienne

Paint Master: Eve Stroo

Prompter: Elaine M. Jerving

Cover Art: Roger Lahm