Here are the thoroughly wonderful comings and goings, the doings and undoings of the Thurber family in Columbus, Ohio, on one evening as chronicled by James Thurber. It is a perfectly nutty family evening, with burglars and cops and Thurbers and neighbors.


Mary Agnes Thurber – Marilyn Zimmermann

Jamie – Jeff Thurman

Herman – Steve Anderson

Roy – Robert Kane

Charley Thurber – Charles Rolli

Grandpa Fisher – Roger Fischer

Doc Marlowe – Fran DeReus

Georgiana Littlefield – Rosemary Abts

The Get-Ready Lady – Karin Schreiber

General Littlefield, Mr. Bodwell – Edward Klessing

Dr. Quimby, Reporter, Electrician, Cadet – Jeff Meyer

Dr. Ridgeway, Professor Welch, Police Sergeant – Werner Krause

Mr. Briscoe, Policeman, Carpenter – Steve Doelder

Draftee, Policeman, Recruiting Sergeant – Harris Douma

R.O.T.C. Cadet – David Krause

Mrs. Bodwell, Bond Salesgirl – JoLea Trester

A Swarm of Aunts:

Aunt Esther – Mariann Ritzer

Aunt Belinda – Lin Hendee

Aunt Ida – Sue Krause

Aunt Fanny – Starr Margenau

Aunt Minnie – Karen Burkart

Aunt Charlotte – Arliss Schramm

Aunt Bessie – Starr Margenau

Aunt Sarah – Karen Burkart

A Pride of Maids:

Dora Gedd – Arliss Schramm

Elvira Weir – Karin Schreiber

Lily Loomis – Mariann Ritzer

Gertie Straub – Lin Hendee

Production Staff

Director/ Designer: James Loeffler

Stage Manager:Sue Krause

Assistant to Director: Mariann Ritzer

Assistant to Designer: Richard Schmeiser, Kurt Schumann

Technical Manager: Henry Weinberger Jr.

Costume Design: Pat VonRautenkranz

Light Design: Don Zastrow

Sound Design: Carter VonRautenkranz

Properties: Karin Schreiber

Co-Chairman: Betty Segor

Make-Up Design: Arliss Schramm

Master Carpenter: Walter Weimann, Chester Hurtienne

Cover Art: James Thurber

Production Photographer: Paul Henning