“Nicholas Nickleby” at Oldwick Community Players

“Nicholas Nickleby”
by Joellen Bland
Based on the Book by Charles Dickens

This adaptation of the over 800-page book by Charles Dickens faithfully present many of the memorable scenes.

Upon the death of his father, Nicholas and his mother and sister arrive in London to appeal for help from Ralph Nickleby. Ralph has little interest in helping the family of his recently deceased brother, unless he is to profit by it. He places Nicholas in a position of schoolmaster for Mr. Wackford Squeers at the Dotheboys Academy. From the point of the separation of Nicholas and his family, Ralph proceeds to use them for his financial benefit.

Memorable characters include Smike, drudge to the Squeers, the Cheerybles, benevolent businessmen and Brooker, Noggs clerk to Ralph Nickleby and Mrs. LaCreevey, a painter of small portraints.

The fast moving scene-to-scene action quickly draws the audience into the story.

Ticket prices are Adult $10.00, Students and seniors $8.00, Family $25.00 (up to 6 members - 2 adults and 4 children)

Performed by Oldwick Community Players
At Fairmount Presbyterian Church Community House
Performances ran
Friday, May 4, 2001 thru Sunday, May 13, 2001
Charles Cheeryble/Arthur Gride.... H. Kent Loudon
Edwin Cheeryble.... Paul Demott
Fanny Squeers.... Marilyn Burnett
Frank Cheeryble/Snawley.... Phil Vandermeer
John Browdie/Walter Bray.... Mike Horan
Kate Nickleby.... Sarah Featherolf
Madeline Bray.... Rene Demott
Miss La Creevy.... Joan Chavez
Mrs. Nickleby.... Suanne Featherolf
Mrs. Squeers.... Tina Sorge
Newman Noggs.... Christopher W. Hall Has Bio
Nicholas Nickleby.... Treavor Kacedon
Ralph Nickleby.... Steve Nitka
Sir Mulberry Hawk/Brooker.... Art Winstanley
Smike.... Eric Schell
Tilda Price.... Sarah Turkus
Wackford Squeers.... Andrew Charig
Schoolboys.... Amelia Featherolf
Schoolboys.... Chelsea Rose Frankel
Schoolboys.... Caroline Korba
Schoolboys.... Amanda Reichold