Broomstick

By John Biguenet

Directed by Gemma Whelan

Starring Vana O'Brien

October 27, 2015 – November 22, 2015

Morrison Stage

A fairytale-twisted yarn of delightful humor and spine-tingling suspense conjures a spooky seasonal experience unlike any other. With Vana O’Brien in a tour-de-force solo performance, an Appalachian witch tells a heartfelt and poetic tale of her long life from first love, to heartache, to the hair-raising vengeance she wreaks upon those who’ve crossed her.

  • Critically acclaimed spellbinding sensation
  • NW Premiere

    RUN TIME: 88 minutes

Cast and Production Team

Cast

Vana O'Brien +^

Witch

Sarah Lucht +^

Understudy to Vana O'Brien

Creative

Gemma Whelan

Director

John Biguenet

Playwright

Production

Set Designer: Kristeen Willis Crosser #

Lighting Designer: Carl Faber #

Costume Designer: Gregory Pulver ^

Composer & Sound Designer: Rodolfo Ortega ^

Voice & Text Director: Mary McDonald-Lewis ^

Stage Manager: Carol Ann Wohlmut +^

Production Assistant: Jessica Evans Irvine

Board Op: Jason Coffey

Properties Master: Amy Katrina Bryan

+ Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S.

# The scenic, costume, lighting, projection & sound designers are represented by United Scenic Artists

^ Artists Rep Resident Artist

Production Media

Video

Photos

Press

“O’Brien has great fun with this poison-apple granny of a role…”
ArtsWatch
By Bob Hicks
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“Biguenet's play is lyrical, lush, and full of moments of sly humor and real pathos.”
The Oregonian/OregonLive.com
By Deborah Kennedy
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"A Wry, Witchin’ Good Time..."
Theatre Reviews by Dennis Sparks blog
By Dennis Sparks
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“…wronged terribly over the years, and she does keep score. She holds court in a wonderfully cluttered, brambly set (nice job Kristin Willis Crosser and crew) somewhere in the swampy deep south.”
Judy Nedry Reviews blog
By Judy Nedry
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Resources

Broomstick Study Guide - A great resource for teachers, students and interested audience members.