BOB: A life in five acts

Spring, 2016
Written By: Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
Directed By: Ellen Hemphill

BOB chronicles the highly unusual life of Bob and his lifelong quest to become a "Great Man." Born and abandoned in the bathroom of a fast food restaurant, Bob energetically embarks on an epic journey across America and encounters inspiring generosity, crushing hardships, blissful happiness, stunning coincidences, wrong turns, lucky breaks, true love and heartbreaking loss. BOB is a comedic exploration of American mythology and values, the treacherous pursuit of happiness, and discovering what it means to be truly "great." Director Ellen Hemphill showcases a stellar cast of multi-talented undergraduates, layering an original score by composer Allison Leyton-Brown with video elements by Jim Haverkamp to present a unique vision of this rollicking life story.

Directed by Ellen Hemphill

Set Design
Sarah Krainin

Costume Design
Derrick Ivey

Lighting Design
Andrew Parks

Sound Design
Adam Lindquist

Video Design
Jim Haverkamp

Music & Lyrics
Allison Leyton-Brown

Props Master
Tim Domack

Stage Manager
Kristian King

Assistant Stage Manager
Anna Balas

Music Director
Louis Landry

Clowning/Improv Coach
Jaybird O’Berski

CAST
Cullen Burling       Seth, Waitress Three, Sven, and Chorus
Julia Donnell         Helen, Sage, and Chorus
Rory Eggleston     James, Barrista,Tony, Chorus/Instruments
Chloe Hooks         Amelia, Prostitute One and Chorus
Kaity Jaeck            Chorus/Instruments
Karley Jarin            Bonnie, Waitress Two, and Chorus
Emily Levinstone   Caitlyn,Waitress One,Roulette Dealer, Prostitute Three and Chorus
George Lucas        Bob
Cuquis Robledo     Wayne, Prostitute Four, Lea, and Chorus
Lauren Sibley        Jeanine, Vera, Mertle, and Chorus   
Michael Sutton      Connor, Vijay, Gunther and Chorus
Harmony Zhang    Kim, Deborah, and Chorus

 

Light Board Operator
Dana Williams

Sound Board Operator
Tim Bjorklund

Video Board Operator
Eli Shipman

Followspot Operator
Germain Choffart
 

Scene Shop Supervisor
David Berberian

Scenic Painter
Miyuki Su

Set Construction Crew
Veohnti Afokpa, Jennifer Du, Lee Hawley, Kaity Jaeck, Michael Lewis, Peter Moran, David Pair, Cassandra Williams

Costume Shop Supervisor
Kay Webb

Wardrobe Crew Chief
Johanna Burwell

Wardrobe Assistant
Nettie Song

Production Assistant
Iyanuoluwa Tolulope Oke

Costume Shop Crew
Imara Genias, Brittany
Halberstadt, Rilley Johnson
Yuli  Li

Photography
Alex Maness (promo) and Jared Lazarus (production)