A man and woman stand back to back with unhappy expressions in a black space.

The Groundling


After stumbling upon an outdoor production of a Shakespeare play in Manhattan, Long Island landscaper Bob Malone returns home inspired to write a play about his troubled marriage. He hires two reluctant New York theater professionals to spend a week at his home and stage the play in his garage with a cast of colorful locals. The Groundling is a comedy exploring the meaning of the final moments of Shakespeare’s Loves's Labour's Lost and how the power of theater can affect the most unsuspecting, and perhaps most deserving, of us all.   

Playwright: Marc Palmieri
Director: Edie L. Norlin

The play is presented through special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc.


Black Box Theater, LeFevre Hall (directions)

Friday, April 5 @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m.
Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m.


All tickets are sold at the door.

Students: $5
General admission: $10


Jared Cunningham headshot.

Jared Cunningham (Pete)

Sam Driscoll headshot.

Sam Driscoll (Bob Malone)

Alison Gordon headshot.

Alison Gordon (Ally)

Anthony Harper headshot.

Anthony Harper (Dodd)

Wendy Hartman

Wendy Hartman (Karen Malone)

David Lee headshot.

David Lee (Frank)

Hannah Yantis headshot.

Hannah Yantis (Victoria)


Director, props: Edie L. Norlin
Technical director: Charles Hupp
Assistant director: Denise Harper
Stage manager: Katie Stewart
Rehearsal assistant: Nevaeh Good
Costumes, hair and makeup: Wendy Hartman