Ambition Facing West

By Anthony Clarvoe
Directed by Melia Bensussen

October 15 - November 14 , 1997

1997-1998 Mainstage Season

The Story

Three generations of one family look West, from the coast of Croatia to the American prairies and finally to Japan, circling the globe in pursuit of the Land of Opportunity. In this bracing new play, Anthony Clarvoe—author of The Brothers Karamzov, The Living and other recent plays at The Rep—looks at the emotional odyssey of immigration, and the struggle between those who leave and those who are left behind.

Creative & Production Staff

Scenic Designer: Linda Buchanan
Costume Designer: Claudia Stephens
Lighting Designer: Max De Volder
Stage Manager: T.R. Martin
Assistant Stage Manager: Tony Dearing
Casting: Rich Cole


Greg Zola (Young Stefan/Jim/Joey)
Harry Carnahan (Father Ambrose)
Glynis Bell (Marya)
Charles Antalosky (Yovan/Stefan)
Claire Lautier (Miss Adamic/Young Alma)
Carolyn Swift (Josephina/Alma)

Sponsorship & Support

Mainstage Season Sponsor: Monsanto Fund

The Repertory Theatre thanks Jefferson Smurfit Corporation for its generous contribution to sponsor Guest Director Melia Bensussen.