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The two lead characters, Eileen and Ruth set out from Ohio to New York, with the intention of being famous. Ruth is a writer sent on a wild goosechase to interview Portuguese sailors. They know no English except for the singing of La Congo. Christopher Street, a place of self-destruction, is where sisters Ruth and Eileen meet all sorts of unusual characters. Lippincott, a soda parlour dandy, and Chick Clark, a sleezy journalist, are two of Eileen’s suitor’s.

Based on the book by Joseph Fields and James Chodorov.

Director: Rod Maxwell

Choreographer: Len Gibson

Musical Director: Alan Poaps

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Sheridan Hall Theatre


Eileen: Catherine Russell
Ruth: Michelle Berting
Tour guide: Mandy Snape
Lippincott: Barry Higgins
Chick Clark: David Connolly
Rober Baker: Ian Simpson
Wreck: James Woods

SOURCE note: this cast list is not complete. Cast details taken from the “Sheridan Sun” November 19, 1987 issue.


Wonderful Town, Theatre Sheridan, musical theatre

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Theatre and Performance Studies


Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design


Department of Visual and Performing Arts

Original Citation

Maxwell, R. (Director). (1987, November 12 – December 5). Wonderful town [Theatre Performance]. Oakville: Theatre Sheridan.

Wonderful Town, November 12 – December 5, 1987



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