Winter 2017: Trial by Jury


Jan. 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m. | Jan. 28, 2017, 3 p.m. | Jan. 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m. | Jan. 29, 2017, 3 p.m.

All performances held at Salem United Church of Christ.


Trial by Jury depicts, in one act, the trial of a breach of promise of marriage case. The plaintiff, Angelina, is an experienced woman (cougar), desperate to salvage something from her latest victim, the guileless Edwin, who has found greener grass and refuge from Angelina’s clutches in the company of another woman. The show is entirely sung; there is no spoken dialogue.

Directed by Wayne Vander Byl, this Trial by Jury will be set in the Old West in the style of an old-style TV western in which the circuit judge holds court in the local saloon. Western embellishments include set and costumes, the Usher (court attendant) cast as sheriff (who will have a revolver, which he will fire once, not at anyone), dancing girls, and a bartender.

Director: Wayne Vander Byl
Music Director: Wayne Vander Byl
Assistant Music Director: Alex Kuczynski
Choreography: Anne Vander Byl, Wayne Vander Byl
Producers: Suzanne Bell, Albert Young Jr.


The Learned Judge
Albert Young Jr.
Tracy Burdick
Angelina (the Plaintiff)
Carla Cogliandro
Edwin (the Defendant)
James Eckert
Foreman of the Jury
Charles Palella
Ben Hale
Counsel for the Plaintiff
Ericka Hopkins
Jordu Kelly-Sutliff
Amanda Kish
Larissa Myhowych
The Other Woman
Tae Smith


Kelsey Andrychuk, Suzanne Bell, Terry Benedict, Jesse Burdick-Pless, Nan Burgess-Whitman, Barbara A. Dick, Katie Garver, Audrone Gecas, Schuyler Kelley, Tamara Kelley, Larry Kiser, Kathy Moore, Sam Nelson, Laurel Schneiderman, Clara Weinert, Velta Zadins, Peter L. Zavon


Rehearsal Pianist: Alex Kuczynski


Stage Manager
Katie Garver
Mark Figura
Set Designer
Wayne Vander Byl
Set Construction
Tracy Burdick, Jesse Burdick-Pless, Nan Burgess-Whitman, Tae Smith, Wayne Vander Byl, Albert Young Jr.
Costume Manager
Anne Vander Byl
Costume Construction
Ben Hale, Naomi Pless
Lighting Designer
David Odgers
Lighting Operator
Dennis MacMahon
Bill Guy
Bio Board
Katie Garver
Program Design
Suzanne Bell

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