Moral & Political Lessons on 'Wyoming'

“Sessa’s noble-minded, often funny social satire...is most effective when its methods are surprising...It succeeds best in its absurdities and leaps...Crazy social atavism isn’t going away anytime soon.  Lessons offers a warning to do more than stay vigilant.”
Dig Portland

“Funny how life imitates art, isn’t it?...‘Wyoming’ is about censorship, the quashing of free expression and the uplifting nature of the arts...Cariani’s play [Almost Maine, banned in North Carolina,] provides a real-time example of the drama [in ‘Wyoming.’]”
The Portland Press Herald


Title Wyoming

 by Vincent Sessa

directed by Al D’Andrea

Theatrical plays have been stamped out altogether by conservative censors in a not-so-distant future, and a group gathers for a Commitment Talk to celebrate the death of theater and demonstrate its evils by reading excerpts from the contraband play ‘Wyoming.’  The young readers find themselves swept away by the power of the theatrical experience, reawakening emotions and igniting imaginations long repressed by a society intent on attacking artistic freedom, and in the end, a battle for the very soul of free expression is waged.

November 2014
Studio Theater at Portland Stage, Portland

The Cast

Stanchion

Icon

Tennyson

Ahbeit

Laura Graham as
MRS STANCHION

Bob Pettee as
DEAN ICON

Mark Rubin as
LT TENNYSON

Jaimie P. Schwartz as
WORSHIP LEADER AHBEIT

Claude

Samuel Carlson as
CLAUDE TROTT

Seth

Andre T. Demers as
SETH PISSARRO

Molly

Ellen Elizabeth White as
MOLLY STANCHION

Production Photos Wyoming
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