Vacancy in Paradise

Vacancy in Paradise, by John Kirkpatrick, is this year’s fall play. The play will run November 20th through 22nd in the Little Theater. Evening performances at 7:30pm on Friday, November 20th and Saturday, November 21st with a matinee performance November 22nd at 2pm. The play is set at a cabin hotel in New Hampshire in the 1950s. The light comedy is a delightful play for the twenty-three student-actors and over twelve technical crew members to work on.
Mr. Lyman (director of the play) and Ms. Benedict (producer of the show) are fond of this project as it offers so many actors the chance to play colorful characters.  There are no real lead characters because the show follows the lives all of the characters and the story lines that develop and intersect. The play opens with Wally stopping at Paradise Glen cabins to use the phone. He meets Ellen, the owner’s daughter, in the rundown lobby and decides to fix up the place.
Wally discovers some people have recently gotten married at Paradise Glen so he decides to market the hotel as a romantic destination. Women begin checking in to stay in the cabins, but there are few men and Wally’s plan set up weddings for publicity isn’t working out as he hoped, especially when he creates a match between a banker’s daughter and a hobo. In addition there are two librarians from Boston learning how to Hula dance, a sailor with one too many girlfriends whose jealous French fiancee creates havoc, a spunky nurse, a hired man who isn’t a hired man, and Ellen’s mother who is a bit confused and has an old flame who is trying to foreclose on the property.


Ian Soares – WALLY – a publicity agent

Gina Napolitano – ELLEN DANBY

Morgahn Rys – CLAIRE DANBY – her mother, owner of Paradise Glen

Zach Huber – MITCH – a sailor

Clara Hartley – MYRTLE – a tourist

Ethan Shelburne – JONAS – a hired man

Thomas Messbauer – BOXIE – a hobo

Suzette Appiah – LAURA – a trained nurse

Maria Buxton – BON BON – Laura’s patient, Bennett’s daughter

Alexis Chapin – LYDIA – a librarian

Cassidy Polga – CAROLINE – a librarian

Craig Judicki – J. BYRON BENNETT – a banker, Bon Bon’s father

Varona Maysonet Ayala – CELESTE

Maya Pope – RUTH LASSITER – a physician

Yuanjin (Jane) Lu – SUSIE – Wally’s girlfriend

Sophie Stetson – Party Guest

Phoebe Shelburne – Party Guest

Jeffrey Chen – Party Guest

Piper Polga – Party Guest

Parla Ozdelice – Party Guest

Rustam Samini – Party Guest

Yi Qing (Whitney) Peng – Party Guest

Tae Seol (Kevin) Hong – Party Guest


Ryan Gray – Booth Manager

Yuexiaoxi (Cecilia) Yu- Light Board Operator

Dale Messer – Board Operator

Sean Bordena – Board Operator


Vickie Perez – Stage Manager

Alana Ford – Assistant Stage Manager

Isabel Perez – Stage Crew Member

Victoria Vecchioni – Stage Crew Member


Porntida (Muffin) Thitapuran – Costume Crew Member

Zeynep Erol – Costume Crew Member


Sam Hackett –  Hair/Makeup Crew Member