The St. Marys Community Players are sending up Welfarewell from October 25 to November 4, 2012, directed by Gretchen Rozek. St. Marys (the Stone Town) is a pretty town slightly south of Stratford, in southwestern Ontario, easily accessible from Stratford, London, Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo.
The University Players, University of Windsor, in Windsor, Ontario, will be staging Welfarewell as part of their 2012-2013 season, a collection of comedies. The play runs 22-25, Nov. 28-December 2, 2012, and is to be directed by Liza Balkan. For all of Essie’s fans in southwestern Ontario and Michigan, this is a great location!
Director of the May 2011 production of Welfarewell in Austria, Michale Darmanin, and his University of Salzburg colleague, Andreas Schachermayr, are set to translate Welfarewell into German. Darmanin’s troupe, The English Drama Group, are staging Welfarewell in its original English form in Salzburg and Vienna. Mr. Darmanin has received numerous inquiries from German-language theatre groups […]
Esmerelda’s name will be up in lights. Cat is pleased to announce that Big Nickel Motion Picture Factory has optioned the screenplay rights to Welfarewell. Plans are underway to secure top talent to direct and act in the film. Right now this is under development and we’ll keep you posted on progress, including who will […]
the cast and crew at West Mifflin High School in Pennsylvania for their outstanding efforts in staging Welfarewell. They had an 18-year-old actress, Becky, playing 80-year-old Esmerelda!
Cat is very proud of the cast, only 5 of whom had ever been on stage before. A round of Catnip for everyone!
Esmerelda Quipp – Rebecca Mamaeff
Because sales for the published version (Samuel French, Inc., 2010) of Cat’s award-winning stage play, Welfarewell, are going so well, there will certainly be live productions in the next few months and years. Cat is looking forward to attending premieres galore! The play is a two-act social satire, featuring an 80-year-old retired stage actor, Esmerelda […]