The Connections (Online Production)
October 22, 2020
We are honored to present T. Scott Frank’s original play The Connections, which was originally scheduled for last spring. The annual Department of Communication Arts fall production will certainly be the first of its kind at W&J. Students and the playwright/director will have a unique opportunity to present this reworked play as an online performance.
The video stream will be made public during the promoted showtimes. Watch here.
“Out the corner of my eye I see this snake. I jump up and fire and that’s when I hit’im. But I was aiming at the snake. Honest. It was just a toe. It’s not like I blew Dale’s brains out. Here’s the thing though, the thing that Dale doesn’t get. We’re all connected. That’s what I know now. We always were and didn’t even know it.”
When Zero Shero accidentally shoots off his best friend’s toe, things start to spin out of control for the boy and the people of the small Western Pennsylvania town of McKinley. When Zero disappears, the story moves out in the Universe then back to the small town twenty odd years later, as Zero’s half-sister Abby tries to come to grips with his return in the form of a box of bones and a guy who’s crazy in love with her. The Connections is a funky romantic comedy about love in a time of fractured human connections.
Written and Directed by T.S. Frank
Brett Paterra as Clarence “Zero” Sherow and Leonard Bennet
Kole Morton as Dale Junko and The Right Reverend Campbell
Chris Sonnenberg as Freda Sherow
Rowan Angstadt as Tina Junko
Anna Bouchard as Ms. Dolly Day, Esq., and Shawana Marsh
Theresa Kinkley as Leslie Sprowls
Nathan Walter as Kenny Sprowls and Gunther Blue Oldham
Toni Maurer as Mrs. Feldman
Hannah Tallerico as Abby Sprowls