Women Behind the Curtain

Tickets are available from our Tickets page.
Friday, April 19, 2024, at 8:00pm at in Davis Square
Saturday, April 20, 2024, at 8:00pm at in Davis Square
Friday, April 26, 2024, at 7:30pm at in Watertown
Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 7:30pm at in Watertown
Sunday, April 28, 2024, at 1:30pm at in Watertown (matinée)
Guild Church (formerly Boston Brunch Church), 204 Elm Street, Somerville (for auditions, rehearsals, and the first weekend’s performances)
Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown (for the second weekend’s performances)
Cast and crew bios are available on our online program page.

Our Spring 2024 show was the premiere of local author Michael Lin’s Cold-War spy thriller, “Women Behind the Curtain”, accompanied by our recreation of the 1948 radio play “The Outcasts”.

Both audio plays were presented on stage in the style of old-time radio with actors at microphones and sound effects performed live by our talented Foley artists!

Women Behind the Curtain

In Michael Lin’s spy thriller “Women Behind the Curtain”, directed by Jay Sekora, a French spy in the Soviet Union finds unexpected allies — and unexpected enemies!

The Outcasts

This short radio play was part of the Lest We Forget series, commissioned by the US government after World War II to promote values of pluralism and tolerance. (Yes, that was also the time of Jim Crow — we’ve always been a complicated country.) In “The Outcasts”, directed by Kitty Drexel, a group of homeowners wonder whether prospective homebuyers are the kinds of neighbors they want — and one of them has to decide whether to risk speaking her mind.

Cast and Crew

The Outcasts

Written by B. J. Chute,
adapted for radio by Sigmund Miller and Kitty Drexel,
and directed by Kitty Drexel

..... Linda Adams
John ..... Evan Bernstein
Madge Hennesy
..... Catherine Hersh
Winifred ..... Kate Mahoney
Harlan ..... Jacob Sommer
Foley ..... Francine Davis
Foley ..... Mare Freed

Women Behind the Curtain

Written by Michael Lin
and directed by Jay Sekora

Aleksandra Kuznetsova ..... Livie Keane
Renée Remillard ..... Jenny Gutbezahl
Ivan Mishkin ..... David Dooks
Grigori Leonov ..... Jim Nelson
Desmond Cleese ..... Alex LaFreniere
Ensemble ..... Jacob Sommer
Ensemble ..... Roslyn A. Manning
Foley ..... Francine Davis
Foley ..... Mare Freed


Producer ..... Pooja Usgaonkar
Co-producer ..... Kitty Drexel
Stage Manager ..... Jaclyn Wilson
Assistant Stage Manager ..... Chloe Melville
Foley Coordinator ..... Mollie Bourne
Foley Coordinator ..... Jaimie Carlson
Sound Engineer ..... Ray Zaslow
Sound Designer ..... Kim Dauber
Sound Board Op ..... Kim Dauber
Graphic Designer ..... Jeremy Holstein
Production Assistant ..... Mare Freed
House Manager (Somerville) ..... Sally Lahoud