Bonnets: (How Ladies of Good Breeding Are Induced to Murder)

Nov 15, 2019 to Nov 16, 2019
Jen Silverman
Directed by: 
Mary Beth Easley and Kristen L. Hartsgrove Mooers
Alan MacVey Theatre
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 8:00pm


Valerie is a poisoner, her sister-in-law Claire is a virgin, Webster is an indentured servant, her mistress Georgina is a pain in the ass, and Prudence and Fortitude have a weird feeling about each other…but can we call it witchcraft? Bonnets is a dark comedy that plays with elements of camp, history, and rock ‘n roll. A song for the play is written by Max Vernon.

This production contains adult language and violence.

This production is part of a rolling premier commissioned by the Big Ten Theatre Consortium.


Cast of Bonnets
Role Name
Claire Clara Reynen
Valerie Emma Bibb
Webster Genevieve Eckelaert
Georgette Miriam Ochs
Prudence Rachyl Collins
Fortitude Braxten Jones
Mistress Stone Claire Wool
Mrs. Wolcott Hannah Fram
Laurent/Daniel Ashlynn Dale

Artistic Team

Artistic Team of Bonnets
Title Name
Directors Mary Beth Easley and Kristen L. Hartsgrove Mooers
Scenic and Costume Designer Bethany Kasperek
Lighting Designer and Fight Coordinator Dante Benjegeredes
Props Master Emily Arvidson
Stage Manager Spencer Clouse*

*Appears by permission of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


Tickets for Workshops are free of charge; however, you must obtain a ticket at the door and seating is limited.

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