Ladies At The Alamo

The setting is the lavish reception room of the new multi-million-dollar Alamo Theatre, a regional theatre complex that has grown from a small operation in a converted church to one of the glories of Texas culture. As the action begins we learn that the leadership of Dede Cooper, founder and artistic director of the Alamo, is being challenged, and the Chairman of the Board, a lady of great wealth and lust for power, is scheming to replace Dede with a fading Hollywood star. As the hour of the decisive board meeting nears, Dede and her supporters maneuver to outflank the opposition, and as the crisis point is reached the verbal battles and shocking revelations build to fever pitch. In the end no one is left unscathed; and while the insurrection is put down, the scars of battle will, it is clear, be long in healing.

Cast/Characters

Dede Cooper – Pat Forkner

Bella Gardner – Jean Deltgen

Suits – Mary Mooney

Joanne Remington – Marilyn Zimmermann

Shirley Fuller – Mary Schiller

Production Staff

Director: Ralph Maffongelli

Designed by: Bernard J. Markevitch

Stage Manager: Kathleen Beuttenmueller

Costume Design: Mary Jo Beniger

Light Design: David Krueger

Sound Design: Dick Pool

Master Carpenter: Bill Beniger