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The Kentucky Cycle/part Two

The Kentucky Cycle/part Two

Henry Ford Community College's Kentucky Cycle Part 2 Finishes Strong

Sue Suchyta Dearborn Times Herald August 2005

Henry Ford Community College finished the second part of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize winning “Kentucky Cycle” this past weekend with a performance as strong and as moving as the first installment, bringing the moving 200 year saga to a stirring close. The talented cast and production staff brought the powerful and moving story dramatically to life on the Adray Auditorium stage.

Written by: Robert Schenkkan
Directed by: Gerry Dzuiblinski, Christopher Bremer and Brian Tarasiewicz
August 2005

Cast and Crew

Playlet Six
“Tall Tales”

  • Adult Mary Ann Rowen: Amy Gray
  • Child Mary Anne: Rachel Porter
  • JT Wells: Eric Green
  • Tommy Jackson: Jason Rooker
  • Jed Rowen: Ryan Metcalf
  • Lallie Rowen: Joanne Robertson

Playlet Seven
“Fire in the Hole”

  • Mary Anne Rowen Jackson: Amy Gray
  • Ezekiel Rowen: Ben Szilagy
  • Joshua Rowen Jackson: Gwen Ulrey
  • Tommy Jackson: Jason Rooker
  • Cassius Biggs: Robert Stamps
  • Mackie: Brian Tarasiewicz
  • Doctor: Jason Enright
  • Abe Steinman: Eric Green
  • Silus: David Kowalchyk
  • Andrew Talbert Washington: Jerry Jarvis
  • Mother Jones: Laura MaCallum
  • Barfighting Miner: Ryan Metcalf
  • Preacher: Steffan Dziczek
  • Miner #1: Ben Szilagy
  • Miner #2: Jason Enright
  • Miner #3: Steffan Dziczek
  • Sureta Biggs: Devona Moore
  • Lucy: Joanne Robertson
  • Man: Ryan Metcalf
  • Other Miners and Townspeople, and Children: Gerry Dzublinski, Jane Ulrey, Jason Echols, Jason Enright, Kelcie Bourquin, Marino Marud, Rachel Porter, Ryan Metcalf

Playlet Eight
“Which Side Are You On?”

  • Joshua Rowen: Steffan Dziczek
  • Man #1: Eric Green
  • Man #2: Brian Tarasiewicz
  • Margaret Rowen: Laura MacCallum