Cast List Set for The Coward

Posted: March 16, 2017

Forty-three students auditioned for our spring comedy, The Coward, and the cast has been set by director Peter Canavese.

Character Actor
Lucidus Culling Cole Hammers '17
Henry Blaine Bobby Houston '18
Father Dariush Onsori '18
Isabelle Dupree Alex Aguirre '17
Gavin Klaff Isaiah Saluta '18
Robert Blithe Jack Jensen '17
Friedmont Dylan de Jong '18
Sir Derek Lanley Kian Blewett '17
Earl of Dorchester / Finn Andre Cristofi '18
Egbert the Bartender / Old Man Henrik Larsen '18
King's Messenger Alexander Gomez '20
Assistant Directors Michael Alloggiamento '18
Conner Deal '18
Annie Eastwood
Stage Manager Steven Peck '17


The Nick Jones 2010 comedy mocks notions of “manliness” and serves as an allegory for modern American gun mania. In eighteenth-century England, a cowardly young gentleman named Lucidus initiates a pistol duel only to find that he can’t go through with it. He hires a common criminal to fight in his place, only to have the scoundrel make a bloody mess of things.

Performances will be held May 12 - 14 and 18 - 20.

A note from the director: Forty-three auditioned for what turned out to be 11 parts. Believe me when I say this was an agonizing process that took me through a number of permutations: so agonizing that I divvied up the roles to accommodate more folks. You were all considered quite seriously, and I'm grateful for your courage in trying out (not a coward amongst you!) and sharing your talent. Finding the best mix of ability, age and suitability for roles is a subjective and mysterious process. If you’re able, please try out again in future, for the comedy, drama, musical and/or Sanguine Humours.

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