Once in a Lifetime – Iowa State University Theatre Production

by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart

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The rollicking tale of three down-and-out vaudevillians who decide to head for Hollywood in the 1920’s and try their luck with the newly invented talkies. A Fast-paced wild romp. A marvelous spoof of Hollywood.

The Cast

Bellboy, Sullivan, First Electrician, Tie Man – Nate Mooney
Chauffeur 1, Police, Fulton, Second Electrician, B – Donnie Becker
Chauffeur 2, Cameraman – Matthew Gibbs
Cigarette Girl, Bridesmaid, Reporter – Heather Bowers
Coat Check Girl, Bridesmaid – Donna Maass
Ernest C., Light Man 2 – Chad Michael Pharoah-Carlson
First Girl, Bridesmaid – Natalie Folden
First Man, Leading Man, Painter – Rod Wilkins
Florabel – Heidi Burke
George – Scott Short
George’s Secretary – Christine Allie
Glogauer – Chris Sutch
Helen Hobart – Dyanna Quillen-Blegen
Jerry – Gary Rose-Tolstedt
Kammerling – Dave Zubradt
Light Man 1 – Tom Ford
Maid 1, Script Girl – Elizabeth Rose-Tolstedt
Maid 2, Page 1 – Janna Stepon
May – Stacy Hansen
Meterstein – Scott Snyder
Miss Chasen – Daniela Arteaga
Miss Leighton – Tracy Gookin
Phyllis – Brooke Deines
Police, Flick, Bishop – Ralph Barton
Porter – Scott Snyder
Second Girl, Page 2, Bridesmaid – Kelly Kistler
Susan – Laura Spalding
Vail – Scott Nath
Weisskopf – Todd Isaacs

Production Team

Assistant Stage Manager – Chad Michael Pharoah-Carlson
Assistant Stage Manager- Mike Noth
Costume Designer – Joe Kowalski
Director – Gregg Henry
Lighting Designer – George Dowker
Scenic Designer – Fritz Szabo
Stage Manager – Tom Ford

Read about it in the Des Moines Register, Ames Tribune, and Iowa State Daily.