March 28, 1952–April 5, 1952
Directed by Donna Woodruff
Dramatized by Florence Ryerson and Colin Clements
From their Novel, The Awful Age
Based on the novel The Awful Age by Ryerson and Clements, June Mad presents the story of Penny Wood and Chuck Harris, the boy next door, as they go about the frequently difficult — but always amusing — business of growing up. When Penny’s Uncle Mervyn, only five years older than she, brings Roger Van Vleck, a senior and a killer-diller, home from college, she forgets to be a man-hater and succumbs to an attack of puppy love which is ten degrees worse than measles.
In her efforts to make herself attractive to the fascinating Roger, she almost disrupts two families, but the discovery that Roger is double-crossing Mervyn by trying to steal his girl, brings her back to normal, and, incidentally to Chuck.
Directed Junior Theater Workshop teaching artist (and Old Globe veteran actor) Donna Woodruff, June Mad has the distinction of being the first JT production to deal with teenage issues, the first cast with only teenagers, and the first staged ‘arena’ style, (theatre-in-the-round), in Falstaff Tavern.
A JT Premiere! Recommended for ages 10 and older.
Chuck - Ole Kittleson
Penny Wood - Sandra Warren
Penny’s Mother - Rose Marie Schweigen
Penny’s Father - Ed Gould
Roger Van Vleck - Niel Anstead
With Suzanne Allen, Margaret Bauman, Richard D’Aura, Jimmy Doolittle, Mary Pearce, Joan Prestin, Ellen Shapery, Carl Tressler
Stagehands - Mary Bauman, Barbara Jean Blanchard, Betty Cheek, Judi Clutinger, Zilla Hicks, Terry Lynch, Kathy Peavler, Marin Phinney, Gay Shepard, Susan Shrum, Kay Smith, Charline Vestergaard
June Mad: A Comedy in Three Acts, by Florence Ryerson and Colin Clements, presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, New York, NY. Production sponsored in part by the San Diego Community Theater, the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department, and the City of San Diego.