Seven Keys to Baldpate

01.26.24 – 02.18.24

7:30pm Thurs/Fri/Sat evening | 2pm Sun

Seven Keys to Baldpate

a play by George M. Cohan

Love lets your spirits depart!

We meet novelist Billy Magee who has made a bet that he can write a 10,000 word story in just 24 hours. He retires to a summer mountain resort, Baldpate Inn, in the dead of winter, locking himself in with what he believes is the sole key. Throughout the night, he is visited by a succession of melodramatic types, including a corrupt politician, a crooked cop, a hermit, a feisty female reporter, & a gang of criminals. To Billy’s surprise, there actually appear to be seven keys to Baldpate… Written in 1913 by George M. Cohan of American Song Book fame —The Yankee Doodle Boy, You’re a Grand Old Flag, & Over There to name a few —Seven Keys to Baldpate is a comedic mystery play full of melodrama, satire & farce with twists, turns, & laughs that audiences are sure to love!

Seven Keys to Baldpate will be ASL (American Sign Language) interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing at the following performance:

  • Friday 2/9

Originally premiered on September 22, 1913 at Astor Place

Cast of Characters
Elijah QuimbyThomas Rieser
Mrs. QuimbyJean Austin
William Hallowell MageeDave Amato
John BlandRusty Steiger
Mary NortonKelsey Summers
Mrs. RhodesKimberly Brumirski
PetersHoward A. Raik
Myra ThornhillCassi Fanelli
Lou MaxTom Walker
Jim CarganDerek L. Cook
Thomas HaydenWilliam Lyons
Jiggs KennedyJim Quan
Hal Bentley, The Owner of BaldpateLiz Goodin Rowe
Cop #1Pat Daly
Cop #2Ben Dooley, Abbey Isler, Andy Kanturek, Becki Moore
Creative Team
directed byLinda Spadlowski
assistant directorKate Quan
stage managerBruce Ebner, Julie Kanturek
production managerJoni Kotche
set designerLinda Spadlowski
master carpenterBruce Ebner
set decoratorKaty Smith
costumerMark Burrows
hair & makeupElizabeth Rowe
prop masterLisa Baggott-Miller, Cynthia Bolds
lighting designerJim Van De Velde
sound designerTom French
fight choreographerAndrew Trygstad
intimacy choreographerClaire Yearman
AV specialistAndy Kanturek
dramaturgLinda Spadlowski
board liaison Kim Lambert-Haak

Photos by Katy Zimmerman