The Good Doctor
Henry Ford College Social Science, Arts and Fitness Division presents THE GOOD DOCTOR, a comedy by Neil Simon.
A hit when it first premiered on Broadway, THE GOOD DOCTOR is Simon’s delightful adaptation of short stories by the playwright Anton Chekhov. Set in Russia in the late 19th century, this series of sketches features a man who sneezes on his boss and can’t stop apologizing, a dentist’s apprentice who tests his skills on a priest with an abscessed tooth, and even an unemployed sailor who charges admission to his own drowning!
Performances run Thursday through Saturday, August 7-9, and Friday through Sunday, August 15-17. Showtimes are at 8 pm Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 pm Sundays. Tickets are $12 for general seating, $10 for seniors and HFC staff, and $8 for students with ID. For reservations, call (313) 845-9817 or visit theatre.hfcc.edu and click on the “Buy Tickets!” link.
The Doctor Is InDan Skora The New Detroit Monitor August 11, 2014, pp. 10-11.
The Good Doctor, the current presentation of the Henry Ford College Theatre Arts Program (they’ve just recently dropped the word “Community” from their name), is a nicely rendered student production of a show that makes exceptional use of its old world roots and a modern day makeover. The old world roots come from the short stories of Russian author Anton Chekov. Writing in the latter half of the 19trh century, Chekov produced over 200 stories that stand head and shoulders with The Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard, his masterworks which have become classics of world theatre.
Cast and Crew
Scenes and Cast
“The Writer”: Chrisjon Hubert
“The Sneeze”: Nathan Vasquez, Mary Makled
Danielle Wienkauf, Josh Neilson
“The Governess”:Zaina Berri, Mary Makled
“The Surgery”: Brian Bieber, Andrew St John
“Too Late for Happiness”: Judith Fletcher
“The Seduction”: Lina Allan, Brian Beiber
Richard Summersett, Jr.
“The Drowned Man”: Richard Summersett, Jr.
“The Audition”: Mariah Johnso, Chrisjon Hubert
“A Defenseless Creature”: Jessica Ramhoff
Nathan Vasquez, Danielle Wienkauf
“The Arrangement”: Jessica Ramhoff, Hewa Jaffar
“The Writer”: Chrisjon Hubert
Director of Theatre: Dr. George Popovich
Production Director: Mary Bremer-Beer
Scenic Designer/Tech Director: Gerry Dzublinski
Lighting Designer: Scott Ross
Costume Designer: Judith Fletcher
Shop Foreman: Christopher Bremer
Assistant Director: Danielle Weinkauf
Stage Manager: Brian Bieber
Deck Captain: Chris Boskovski
Production Manager: Angie Lai
Properties Designer: Gerry Dzublinski
Properties Manager: Mary Makled
Properties Artisans: Angie Lai, Kleopatra Fero,
Scenic Crew: Angie Lai, Kleopatra Fero,
Lighting Assistant/Board Operator: Angie Lai
Sound Board Operator: Chantell Thompson
Program Layout: Angie Lai
Poster and Program Printing: HFCC Graphics
Publicity: Dr. George Popovich, Michael Cochran,
Gerry Dzublinski, Angie Lai, WHFR, the Company
House Manager: Kleopatra Fero
House Staff: HFCC Theatre Students & Volunteers.
Box Office: HFCC Theatre Staff
Dramaturg/Lobby Display: Angie Lai
“Too Late for Hapiness”: music Peter Link, lyrics by Neil Simon. Copyright, 1973. Arranged by David Alexander.