* World Premiere

Maydays (1985)
ACT Resident Director Jeff Steitzer brings this sweeping drama to life. Maydays, created for the Royal Shakespeare Company by David (Nicholas Nickleby) Edgar, is nothing less then epic in both construction and scope. It takes us from 1945 to 1981, from Hungary and the Soviet Union to England and the United States.

Maydays wrestles with the enormous personal and political issues facing the world following World War II. “It is a period which Edgar, social historian cum dramatist, has sought to illuminate: the squabbles, the disillusionments, the recriminations, the wrongheadedness as much as the personal growth and political integrity of his favoured characters,” according to Plays & Players, “. . . a play by which all others on the theme of modern political history may Well come to be judged.”

Maydays will boast one of the largest casts of professional actors ever assembled on the AUF Mainstage. With sets and lighting by Bill Forrester, costumes by Liz Covey, and sound by James Verdery, Maydays is certain to be an exciting, challenging production.

About the Play
Written By: David Edgar
About the Production
Run Dates: 7/18/1985 - 8/11/1985
Program: Program (.pdf)
Venue: Queen Anne
Directed By: Anne-Denise Ford
Jeff Steitzer
Cast: Laurence Ballard - Miklos Paloczi
Kurt Beattie - Pavel Lermontov
Richard M. Davidson - Forgach; Hugh Trelawney
Richard (R.A.) Farrell - Sergeant; Pugachev; Chief Officer
Sandra Galeota - Judy
Lizabeth Hinton - Cathy Weiner; First Woman
Randy Hoffmeyer - Second Soldier; Korolenko; Paperseller; Third Libertarian
Paul Hostetler - Teddy Weiner
David S. Klein - Bela Szilagyi; Policeman; Paperseller; First Libertarian
Diana LaMar - Erica Molnar; Second Libertarian; Tania
Martin LaPlatney - James Grain
Lori Larsen - Clara; Paperseller; Molly; Third Woman
Susan Ludlow - Old Woman; Doctor; Mrs. Glass; Second Woman
Brian Martin - Brian
Rex McDowell - Third Soldier; Ron
David Pichette - Martin Glass
Demetra Pittman - Amanda
Richard Riehle - Jeremy Crowther
Clark D. Sandford - Prisoner; Clark Sullivan; Paperseller
Paul Anthony Weber - First Soldier; Officer; Paperseller; Smoking Partygoer
David P. Whitehead - Young Soldier; Student; Paperseller; Young Man
R. Hamilton Wright - Phil Mandrell
Roald Berton Wulff - MVD Official; Detective; Official in Frankfurt
Behind the Scenes: Liz Covey - Costume Designer
Gregory A. Falls - Producing Director
Bill Forrester - Lighting Designer; Set Designer
Phil Schermer - Producing Director
Susan Trapnell Moritz - Administrative Manager
James Verdery - Sound Designer
Jorie Wackerman - Stage Manager