EKU School of Music presents 

 

WORKING

From the book by Studs Terkel

Adapted by Stephen Schwarts and Nina Faso 

With additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg

 

Songs by 

Craig Carnelia

Micki Grant

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead

Stephen Schwartz 

James Taylor





 

Directed by: Matthew Lewis Johnson

Music Director: Jill Campbell

Music Accompaniment and Recording: Becky Shaw 

Tech Direction/Set Design/Light Design/Editing: Adam Smyth

Costume Supervisor: Jonathan Hibbard

Student Costumer Design: Bella Smith 

Stage Manager/Props: Paige Adams

Sound: Spenser Yoder 



Featuring:
 

Connor Akers

Frank Decker (interstate trucker)

Charlie Blossom (ex-newsroom assistant)

 

Cayenne Bareng

Rose Hoffman (school teacher) 

Candy Cottingham (fundraiser)

Theresa Liu (nanny)

 

Emma Day

Terry Mason (flight attendant)

Raj Chadha (tech support)

Singer (The Mason)

Adam Holhubner 

Eddie Jaffe (publicist)

Allen Epstein (community organizer)

Joe Zutty (retiree)

Sarah Jo Jacobs

Kate Rushton (housewife)

Roberta Victor (prostitute)

Tom Patrick (fireman)

Cassidy Jones

Delores Dante (waitress)

Man in Cubicle 

Gracyn Jones

Sharon Atkins (receptionist)

Maggie Holmes (cleaning lady)

Another Woman in Cubicle 

Jack Marcum

Freddy Rodriquez (fast food worker)

Anthony Coelho (stone mason)

Man in Cubicle with Headphones 

Jared Sayers

Mike Dillard (Iron Worker)

Rex Winship (hedge fund manager)

 

James Williamson

Conrad Swibel (UPS delivery man)

Utkarsh Trajillo (elder care worker)

Ralph Werner (student)

 

Blayne Wittenback

Amanda McKenny (project manager)

Grace Clements (millworker)



 

Adam Holhubner (Allen Epstein, Eddie Jaffe, Joe Zutty) is a Junior Communications major with a Musical Theatre minor. I’m from Hebron, KY. Adam’s favorite role in recent years actually hails from this show as Joe Zutty. Other roles include Brother Jeremiah in Something Rotten and King Sextimus from Once Upon A Mattress. This is however his first show without tights in any of his costumes

 

Cassidy Jones (Delores Dante, Man in Cubicle) is a Junior, Art Major, from Richmond KY. I've been in Once Upon a Mattress (Queen Aggravain), Something Rotten, Legally Blonde (Paulette), Come Blow Your Horn (Sophie Baker).

 

Sarah Jo Jacobs (Kate Rushton, Roberta Victor, Tom Patrick) is the Education Director for The Appalachian  Shakespeare Center and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with her Degree in Theater and English. SJ has studied play-writing, acting, folklore and puppetry. She has participated in numerous productions including, Our Town (Emily Webb), The Tempest (Antonio), and Godspell (Chorus), and Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice). SJ is thrilled to work with her EKU family and beside two of her best friends in the world (newly engaged!) Ellen Paige Adams and the notorious Matt Johnson without whom there would be no show. 

 

Jack Marcum (Freddy Rodriquez, Anthony Coelho, Man in Cubicle) is a freshman Environmental Health Science major. I am from Oldham County, KY. In my recent shows I played Abel in the musical Children of Eden, Horton the Elephant in Seussical, Robin in Something Rotten, and Freddy Rodriguez and Anthony Coelho in Working. 

 

Blayne Wittenback (Amanda McKinney, Grace Clements) is an English major here at EKU, and am originally from Elizabethtown, KY. My favorite role I’ve had the honor of playing recently has been Emily Brent in Alpha Psi Omega’s production of And Then There Were None. However, I’ve had the Kloe to play many different roles over the years such as Hyppolyta from A Midsummer Nights Dream, Thing 2 from Suessical, and Susanna Walcott from The Crucible. This is the first show in which I truly felt akin to a lot of my character’s feelings and emotions in quite some time.

 

Emma Day (Terry Mason, Raj Chadha, Singer) is a senior musical theatre student majoring in English with a minor in women and gender studies and a certificate in technical and professional writing. They are currently producing an original play as Alpha Psi Omega’s director of the 2020-2021 season. Ezra has also performed with EKos, EKU’s a cappella ensemble, for four years and has been actively involved with the musical theatre program since fall of 2019. 

 

Gracyn Riley Jones (Another Woman in Cubicle, Sharon Atkins, Maggie Holmes) is a senior from Richmond, KY graduating this spring with an Apparel Design & Merchandising degree. My previous theatre contributions at EKU include Mrs. Shelley in Secret Garden (2018) and Makeup Design for Wizard of Oz (2019). I am also Vice President of the Theatre Honors Fraternity Alpha Psi Omega on EKU's campus. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be part of this show and loved working with everyone. My favorite moment from this show is "LEGS!!!"

 

Connor Akers (Frank, Charlie Blossom) is a sophomore mathematics major from Versailles, KY. You may recognize me from my role as Nick Bottom in Something Rotten, or Melchior Gabor in Spring Awakening. You might have if those productions were ever made publicly available. When I’m not in a show, I enjoy reading plays and writing music with my band Honeywand. 

 

Cayenne Bareng (Rose Hoffman, Candy Cottingham, Theresa Liu) is a first year student in the School of Music.

 

Jared Sayers (Mike Dillard, Rex Winship) is enjoying his first year as a Communication Studies major.

 

James Williamson (Conrad Swibel, Utkarsh Trajillo, Ralph Werner) is a second year Broadcast and Electronic Media student.