The Fourth Wall

A.R. Gurney

directed by Sonnie Osborne

May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 2009

In this hilarious romp by A.R. Gurney, author of the equally off-beat hit comedy Sylvia, we see interior decorating taken to theatrical new heights. Peggy, an idyllic upper-middle-class housewife who usually possesses exquisite taste, is overcome by a mysterious impulse to redecorate her living room as if it were a stage set. Everything faces the "fourth wall," which she's left bare. All who enter begin to behave as if they were acting in a play, or even a musical when someone feels the urge to sing a Cole Porter song. Unable to cope any further, Peggy's confused husband Roger summons an old friend, Julia, for comfort - and perhaps a bit more - as well as an aloof theatre professor who Roger hopes can "Doctor" Peggy's play and bring it to a close, so Roger and Peggy can get on with their so-called "normal" lives.



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Cast List

Roger Jonathan Ross


Peggy Beth Bonnabeau


Julia LuAnn Leonard


Floyd Glenn R. Couture



Production Staff

Director Sonnie Osborne

Stage Manager Jacky Saulnier

Technical Director Scott Wyshynski

Scenic Design Glenn R Couture

Pianist Charles Smith

Choreographer Bradford Blake

Builders Scott Wyshynski, Frank Russo, Glenn Couture, Rich Pettibone

Costume Design Sonnie Osborne, Lesley Neilson-Bowman

Lighting & Sound Design Scott Wyshynski, Richard Pettibone

Lighting & Sound Operator Jill Fay, Rob Onorato, Alexis Ortiz


Photography Richard Pettibone

Web Site Design and Poster Art

Opening Night Gala Lori Larson

House Manager Beth Bonnabeau

Producer Richard Pettibone


Special Thanks

NHS, Jan King, Jamel Carroll, Dionne Couture,
Linda Couture, Suzi Pettibone, Tom Libonate


Set Design


Production Reviews

A.R. Gurney’s The Fourth Wall at New Milford’s TheatreWorks

'Fourth Wall' serves as spoof of theater, politics

'Fourth Wall,' A Departure For Its Playwright, Still Handled Well By TheatreWorks New Milford

'All the World's a Stage' TheatreWorks Brilliantly 'Redecorates', With 'The Fourth Wall'