Unspeakable!

In 2019, we had the distinct honor of performing a Powerful Drama
by Judith Sapperstein & Gary Mruway called, UNSPEAKABLE!.

 

UNSPEAKABLE! is the story of a family with a history steeped in the fire of war and the heartache of loss as they discover the importance of learning who they are by coming to know and understand who and where they came from…
No matter how UNSPEAKABLE it may be!

 

The Cast

MELANIA ZALIPSKY

The Ghost of Eve

Melania (12) is an accredited child actress, singer, dancer & musician.  Melania has appeared in numerous television shows which include The Blacklist, Odd Mom Out, Divorce, The Last OG, Impractical Jokers, A Crime to Remember, & Gotham. 

JOHNATHAN ROBERT SMITH

Edmund Hammond

Johnny is an accomplished actor, improv comedian, film director and writer.  He has performed with multiple theatrical groups, some of his highlights include playing Lucienne Hominedes de Istangua
in “A Flea In Her Ear”.

TRACY RENEE BYRNE

Celia Hammond

Tracy is an accomplished voice-over actor having performed in radio-format shows, radio commercials & online web series.  A Graphic Artist & Media Specialist, Tracy’s performing skills include acting, singing and a good sense of comedic timing.

MEG ARBO

Violet Hammond-Beauchamp

An award-winning actor and director, Meg Arbo has been performing for over 20 years internationally and domestically. Over the last 5 years she has primarily concentrated on voice over and was once on Who Wants to be A Millionaire?  

JOHN P. COULTER

Wesley Hammond

John enjoys being a multifaceted entertainer. As well as an actor and stand-up comic, and is currently experimenting with singing.  A talented improv comic and trivia host, John is passionate about his role as Brand Ambassador for the Gypsies.

JODY SEYMOUR

Louisa Hammond

Jody has been performing in regional independent films for the last 15 years & won the best actress award at the Delaware Valley Film Festival for her role in ‘Always Will’. She recently played Talia Bennet in ‘Drown the Clown’. 

VINCENT PILEGGI

Bernard Beauchamp

Vincent was trained at The Walnut Street Theater & has film IMDB credit as Jack in Pandora’s Box, playing opposite Joe Mantegna & Frances Fisher & has appeared in local commercials as well as NYC with the Mets & Yankees. Emmy award winning.

GORMAN RUGGIERO

Mr. Carson Underhill, Esq.

He has recently appeared on American Television’s Hit Shows Impractical Jokers, Mysteries in the Museum, Discovery Channel programming, & in National Commercials on ESPN, & recently in Time Magazine Productions as Paolo Gucci. 

JUDI LEHRHAUPT

Ida Mae

Judi  has acted, danced, directed, choreographed and taught theatre classes over many years. She ran a drama school for many years and worked at Bristol Riverside Theater as the assistant to the Artistic Director and Voice Coach.

The Story…

It’s July 31st, 1953 and, at the age of 85, Everett Hammond passes away. He dies a very wealthy man, in possession of the family’s ancestral home… Willowmere!

Having no children of his own, he leaves his entire estate to his niece, Violet and two nephews, Wesley and Edmund. With no particular interest in the property, their intent is to quickly sell off everything so they can take their new found fortunes and get back to their lives.

But, Uncle Everett has other plans. When the Will is read, they learn they will get nothing until certain terms are met. Most importantly, they may not sell Willowmere until they have a reading of the diary of their ancestor, Phillip Zachary Hammond, who built the Plantation in 1761.

 

And so they concede! As they delve into its words, they are drawn into the story of his life, filled with treasure, death and the American Revolution. They become fascinated with how the family managed to survive through it all. But, what intrigues them most is the common thread of the life and early death of Phillip’s daughter, Eve. And when they finally discover the gruesome way this innocent young girl died, they become consumed with grief and outrage over her loss.

Reaching the Journal’s climax on the anniversary of Eve’s death, they witness for themselves the collision of past and present when the spirit of Eve appears to all. The chilling events that follow drive Edmund’s wife, Celia, into a rage and all they can do is watch in total disbelief.

This is a story of a family with a history steeped in the fire of war and the heartache of loss as they discover the importance of learning who they are by coming to know and understand who and where they came from… no matter how UNSPEAKABLE it may be.

Unspeakable 2019 Program given out at the show…

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Don't miss out on the fun!  Come See A Show!

We do many interesting, unique shows each year.  Come to a show, maybe win a prize at intermission, and be guaranteed a fun adventure into the witty and sometimes mysterious minds of playwrights, Judith Sapperstein & Gary Murway.

Past Performance Archive

  • AVAILABLE NOW
  • COMING SOON
    • Chasing Santa
    • Nora Swan: Murder Most Personal
    • Love and Merger
    • The Irish Wake of Paddy O'Toole
    • Dancer the Footloose Reindeer
    • Mother Truckers, The Radio Show

How The Heck Did This Happen???

A funny thing happened on the way to the theater ... One day, a dear friend of playwrights Judith Sapperstein and Gary Murway contacted them and said something to the tune of ... "I'd love to take your work, 'Women are from Venus, Men are from Uranus' to the Liverpool International Theatre Festival in 2016, but it's too long and I'd need to get a theatre group who is able to travel to perform it."

Contact Info

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McCoole's Arts & Events Place
10 S. Main Street
Quakertown, PA  18951

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215-345-5550

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