The Gamester

By Freyda Thomas
Based on Le Joueur by Jean-Francois Regnard
Directed by Bruce Longworth

March 19 - April 18 , 2003

2002-2003 Mainstage Season

The Story

A rollicking, ribald comedy about the seductive power of gambling, full of high style and delicious verse. Amid the lavish excesses of the 17th century French bourgeoisie, young Valere and Angelique share a joyous romance. But when his intended forces his hand, Valere must choose between his love for her and his obsession with gambling. The cards are compelling, but the love plays for keeps.

Creative & Production Staff

Scenic Designer: John Ezell
Costume Designer: Elizabeth Covey
Lighting Designer: Michael Philippi
Stage Manager: Glenn Dunn
Assistant Stage Manager: Tony Dearing
Casting: Rich Cole


Carolyn Swift (Madame Securite)
Jeffries Thaiss (Valere)
Devon Sorvari (Angelique)
Eddie Korbich (Hector)
Andrée O'Shea (Madame Preferee)
Anderson Matthews (Thomas)
Whit Reichert (Dorante)
Effie Johnson (Madame Argante)
Walter Hudson (The Marquis de Fauxpas)
Jennifer J. Hopkins (Betty, The Beggar)
Evan Enderle (Croupier)
Carolyn M. Deming (Ensemble)
Paul Hufker (Ensemble)
Leonardo Moreno (Ensemble)
Tim Seib (Ensemble)

Sponsorship & Support

Major Sponsor: American Airlines