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Thursdays and Saturdays at 8 pm

Scenic Design By Alex Carr
Lighting Design By Jennifer Gadzecki
Costume Design by Judy Fletcher

Broadway Hit Performed by HFCC at Centennial Library

Mirror News Staff Mirror News August 27,2010

"Gritty,” “ explosive,” and “ real” are words that best sum up Henry Ford Community College’s Theatre Arts’ production of the off-Broadway play Suburbia presented at Henry Ford Centennial Library August 19-28.

The actors’ energy coursed through the theatre’s intimate setting as they bravely portrayed edgy characters tortured by the realities of everyday life. Sex, violence, racism and substance abuse were some of the issues touched on in this tragic drama written by Eric Bogosian. Bogosian, an accomplished author and actor, has written and performed for film, television, and stage.

HFCC Presents Gritty Suburbia

Robert Delaney Detroit Monitor August, 2010: pp 12-13.

Henry Ford Community College presents one more weekend of the gritty Eric Bogosian drama, Suburbia at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Henry Ford Centennial Library Auditorium, 16301 Michigan Ave in Dearborn The gritty urban drama and the experienced direction of Christopher Bremer bring out the best in student actors. Bremer, who regularly directs professional actors at The Jewish Ensemble Theatre in Bloomfield Hills, says he sets the high expectations for his college students as he does for the professional actors at the JET, and is gratified with the results

Written by: Eric Bogosian
Directed by: Christopher Bremer
August 19-28, 2010

Cast and Crew

Cast (In Order of Appearance)

  • Tim: Jon Stanley
  • Buff: Brandon Gantz
  • Jeff: Eric Bennett
  • Nazeer: Chris Braz, Ramzi Khouz
  • Pakeesa: Kyera Allison
  • Sooze: Lila Ghaddar
  • Bee-Bee: Monique Tokar
  • Pony: Tim Beson
  • Erica: Yolanda Aquino

Production Staff

  • Director: Christopher Bremer
  • Assistant Director: Miekyle Turner
  • Technical Director: Gerry Dzublinski
  • Assistant Technical Director: Alex Carr
  • Scenic Designer: Alex Carr
  • Lighting Designer: Jennifer Gadzecki
  • Costume Designer: Judy Fletcher
  • Sara Bartles: Stage Manager
  • Sound Designers: Miekyle Turner, Rosa Hernandez
  • Composer/Guitarist, “Man Invisible” & “Salvation”: Gerard Dzublinski
  • Properties Designer: Rosa Hernandez, Angie Lai
  • Lead Carpenter/Scenic Painter: Alex Carr
  • Set Construction: Johnny Swift II, Arnold Byrd Mike Byrd, Jeff Pearl, Eric Redinger, Robert Grey
  • Set Painting: Johnny Swift II, Arnold Byrd, Robert Grey, Jeff Pearl, Mike Davis, Eric Redinger, Angie Lai
  • Recording Engineer: Anthony Lai
  • Properties Manager: Chris Braz
  • Properties Team: Rosa Hernandez, Arnetta Smith, Shardai Davis Angie Lai, Yolanda Aquino
  • Costume Manager: Lila Ghaddar
  • Light Board Operators: Annetta Smith, Eric Redinger, Robert Gey
  • Sound Board Operators: Rosa Hernandez, Mike Davis
  • Dialect Coaches: Gerard Dzublinski, Angie Lai
  • Deck Captain: Angie Lai
  • Assistant Deck Captain: Tim Beson
  • Electrics: Jeff Pearl, Yolanda Aquino, Sara Bartles, Shardai Davis Eric Redinger
  • Publicity: Gerard Dzublinski, Mike Cochran, Angie Lai, The Company
  • Dramaturgy: Angie Lai
  • Box Office: Angie Lai Ushers: Robert Grey, Mike Davis, Eric Redinger, Rosa Herandez, Annetta Smith
  • Program: Angie Lai
  • Printing: HFCC Graphics

Special Thanks to:

  • Dr Gail Mee, HFCC President
  • Dr. Reg Gerlica, Academic Dean
  • Associate Dean Martin Anderson
  • Dr. Popovich, Director of Theater
  • Maryanne Bartles & Henry Ford Centennial Library
  • The Jewish Ensemble Theater
  • The Experimental Theater Performing Arts Association
  • HFCC Music Studios
  • HFCC Graphics