Conversations With My Father

By Herb Gardner
Directed by Jim O'Connor

October 13 - November 12 , 1993

1993-1994 Mainstage Season

The Story

A powerful, moving and funny chronicle of four decades of American life seen through they eyes of a Jewish immigrant family learning the complicated lessons of adopting and adapting to a new country and culture. This award-winning play examines the reality and contradictions of the American Dream.

Creative & Production Staff

Scenic Designer: Michael Philippi [credited as "Michael S. Philippi"]
Costume Designer: Arthur Ridley
Lighting Designer: Max De Volder
Stage Manager: T.R. Martin
Assistant Stage Manager: David S. Stewart


Steve Itkin (Charlie)
Chad Kraus (Josh)
Joseph Costa (Eddie)
Christa Germanson (Gusta)
Joneal Joplin (Zaretsky)
Brad Mariam (Young Joey)
Zoe Vonder Haar (Hannah Di Blindeh)
Wm Daniel File (Nick)
John Tyrrell (Finney the Book)
Whit Reichert (Blue)
John Grassilli (Jimmy Scalso)
Robert D'Haene (Joey)
Mark Silverberg (Young Charlie)

Sponsorship & Support

Guest Director Jim O'Connor is sponsored by a gift from Metropolitan Life Foundation.

Guest Actor Joseph Costa is sponsored by a gift from Dr. and Mrs. Allen B. Shopmaker.