The Devil’s Disciple

September 24, 2012

THE DEVIL’S DISCIPLE, written in 1896, is Bernard Shaw’s classic comedy that employs the unlikely backdrop of the American Revolution. Some of Shaw’s most entertainingly iconographic characters fill out this story of revolt: of one country against another as well as of the inexhaustible battle of the human spirit — how we choose to create and define ourselves in the face of societal expectations. In this play, we find ourselves in a 1777 New Hampshire village where Dick Dudgeon opens his heart to life. Along the way, everyone goes through profound changes of discovery, hope and strength.

Written by Bernard Shaw in 1896 and 1897.


Narrator  – Mr. Sidney J. Burgoyne
Essie – Ms. Victoria Haynes
Mrs. Dudgeon – Ms. Joy Franz
Christopher Dudgeon – Mr. Ben Rauch
Judith Anderson – Ms. Janie Brookshire
Rev. Anthony Anderson – Mr. Marc Kudisch
Lawyer Hawkins – Mr. James Prendergast
Titus Dudgeon – Mr. Sidney J. Burgoyne
William Dudgeon – Mr. William McCauley
Richard Dudgeon – Mr. Jeremy Bobb
The Sergeant  – Mr. Ted Schneider
Marjor Swindon – Mr. Warren Kelley
General Burgoyne – Mr. Richard Easton

Guest host Rob Weinert-Kendt of AMERICAN THEATRE MAGAZINE

Produced and directed by David Staller

Jeremy Bobb, William McCauley, Janie Brookshire, Ted Schneider, Ben Rauch, Victoria Haynes, Joy Franz, Sidney J. Burgoyne, James Prendergast, Warren Kelley, Richard Easton, Marc Kudisch and Rob Weinert-Kendt