A Dance Lesson

by David Wiltse

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

In idyllic 1950's Cascade, Nebraska, when Jack, the handsome, charming, athletic son of a neighbor comes home from the big city and becomes emotionally involved with the Hauser family, Mr. Hauser uses his position as town attorney to discover some of Jack's checkered past. But his attempts to shield his wife and son from Jack's attention turns back upon him and tips his family apart.

"Raunchy, irreverent, sexy, surprising and absolutely satisfying." - Bridgeport Post

Performed (2008)

March 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22

Director's note:

This play is not about the "Dance of Death", but about the Dance of Life. It is a story about freedom and maturation. It is in accepting ourselves and others that we find freedom. And it is not just Jay who matures and learns to accept his father, or Hauser who learns to accept himself, but as we compare our attitudes today with those of the '50s', we can see the maturation of our nation as we move to greater diversity and freedom.

Cast:
Mr. Hauser (father) Mike Simms
Jason (Narrator) Dale Dobson
Jack Stone Chris Stout
Susan Hauser (mother) Hale Wells
Jay (Young Jason) Shaun Pittman
Smitty Ernesto (Alonzo) Chavez
Production Staff:
Director Verne Vackaro
Assistant Director JoAnn Sellers
Producer Carmen Holcombe