The Good Doctor

This Broadway hit is a composite of Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov. In one sketch a fiesty old woman storms a bank and upbraids the manager for his gout and lack of money. In another, a father takes his son to a house where he will be initiated into the mysteries of sex, only to relent at the last moment and leave the boy more perplexed than ever. In another sketch, a crafty seducer goes to work on a wedded woman, only to realize that the woman has been in command from the first overture. Let us not forget the classic tale of a man who offers to drown himself for three rubles. The stories are droll, the portraits affectionate, the humor infectious and the fun unending.

Cast/Characters

“The Concert”

Act One

“The Writer” – Howard Hill

“The Sneeze” – Howard Hill, Richard Mueller, Rosemary Abts, Peter Moody, Mary Ellen Winchell

“The Governess” – Mary Ellen Winchell, Rosemary Abts

“Surgery” – Howard Hill, Peter Moody

“Too Late for Happiness” – Peter Moody, Mary Ellen Winchell

“The Seduction” – Howard Hill, Richard Mueller, Rosemary Abts

Act Two

“The Drowned Man” – Howard Hill, Richard Mueller, Peter Moody

“The Audition” – Howard Hill, Rosemary Abts

“A Defenseless Creature” – Howard Hill, Peter Moody, Mary Ellen Winchell

“The Arrangement” – Howard Hill, Richard Mueller, Rosemary Abts

“The Writer” – Howard Hill

Production Staff

Director/ Designer: James Loeffler

Stage Manager: Jon Bauer

Assistant to Director: Sue Sprenger

Assistant to Designer: Pal Scahill

Technical Manager: Henry Weinberger Jr.

Costume Design: Pat VonRautenkranz

Light Design: Don Moos, Don Zastrow

Sound Design: Carter VonRautenkranz

Properties: Betty Segor

Co-Chairman: Mary Montgomery

Make-Up Design: Arliss Schramm

Hair Stylist: Mary Braun

Master Carpenters: Walter Weinmann, Ludwig Johst

Master Flyman: Larry Strassburg

Cover Art: Roger Lahm

Production Photographer: Rick Gustafson