* World Premiere

End of the World (1985)
Resident Director Jeff Steitzer brings us an extraordinary comedy by Arthur Kopit about the proliferation of nuclear weapons and our continuing efforts to achieve national security. As Brendan Gill of The New Yorker wrote: “ wrings laughter from us at the very moment when, shaking our heads, we Whisper darkly among ourselves that the end of the World is no laughing matter.” Benedict Nightingale of The New York Times described it as “an exhilarating rush of oxygen to the brain, restoring cells half-suffocated by the intellectual emptiness of Broadway.”

Kopit himself described the play as an autobiographical detective story, “a kind of theatrical Maltese Falcon. ”And he added that the ideal quote from someone seeing his play would be: “I’ve just seen the End of the World, and it’s fun!”
About the Play
Written By: Arthur Kopit
On Broadway: IBDB Details
About the Production
Run Dates: 9/26/1985 - 10/20/1985
Program: Program (.pdf)
Venue: Queen Anne
Directed By: Jeff Steitzer
Cast: Sarah Brooke - Stella; Waitress; Ann
George Catalano - Aide-de-camp; Trent's Legman
Clayton Corzatte - Stanley Berent
Mark Drusch - Charles; Trent's Legman
Randy Hoffmeyer - Jim; Trent's Legman
Susan Ludlow - Audrey West
Daniel Milder - Alex
Tony Mockus - Philip Stone
David Mong - Pete; Trent's Legman
Rod Pilloud - General Wilmer
R. Hamilton Wright - Michael Trent
Behind the Scenes: Gregory A. Falls - Producing Director
David Hunter Koch - Sound Designer
Rick Paulsen - Lighting Designer
Sally Richardson - Costume Designer
Phil Schermer - Production Manager
Susan Trapnell Moritz - Administrative Manager
Jorie Wackerman - Stage Manager
Scott Weldin - Scenic Designer