Cast Members
Parfumerie
(Order of Appearance)
Michele DeMary as Customers/Maid
Maria G. Dawson as Customers
Lee J. Fortier as Customers
Susan Wing Markson as Customers
Ray Veary as Mr. Miklos Hammerschmidt
Eric R. Paradis as Mr. George Horvath
Michael McGill as Mr. Sipos
Tommy Whalen as Mr. Steven Kadar
Stephanie LeBlanc as Ilona "Mitzy" Ritter
Carol Oliva as Miss Elizabeth Molnar
Nick LeBlanc as A Policeman
Ian Vincent as Arpad Novack
Caroline Paradis as Miss Amalia Balash
Stephanie LeBlanc as Fritz Ritter
Mark P. Fuller as A Detective
Nick LeBlanc as An Old Gentleman
Production Crew
Parfumerie
Technical Director ... Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr.
Stage Manager ... Traci Antil, Gil Cardona-Erazo
Set Design ... Mark P. Fuller
Lighting Design ... Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr.
Sound Design ... William C. Smith
Costumes ... Mark P. Fuller
Seamstress ... Georgie Jardin
Chorus Coordinator ... Michele DeMary
Poster/Flyer Graphics ... mediumstudio
Lighting/Sound Technician ... Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr., Robert Peckham, William C. Smith
Properties ... Gil Cardona-Erazo, Mark P. Fuller
Set Construction ... Lee Bonia, Michele DeMary, Mark P. Fuller, Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr., Eric R. Paradis, Dennis J. Smith, Jacquie Vercellone, Peter Vercellone
Next at YTI
  • Sep 12-14, 2019, 7:30 PM
  • Sep 15, 2019, 2:30 PM
  • Sep 19-21, 2019, 7:30 PM
  • Sep 22, 2019, 2:30 PM
  • Oct 3-5, 2019, 7:30 PM
  • Oct 6, 2019, 2:30 PM
  • Nov 7-9, 2019, 7:30 PM
  • Nov 10, 2019, 2:30 PM
  • Nov 14-16, 2019, 7:30 PM
  • Nov 17, 2019, 2:30 PM
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Parfumerie

by Miklos Laszlo; adapted by E. P. Dowdall; translated by Florence Laszlo; Directed by Robin Richard
  • Nov 8-10, 2018, 7:30 PM;
  • Nov 11, 2018, 2:30 PM;
  • Nov 15-17, 2018, 7:30 PM;
  • Nov 18, 2018, 2:30 PM

Just days before Christmas, George's boss fires him after mistakenly suspecting him to be the lover of his unfaithful wife. Meanwhile, George's own love life goes awry when he discovers that the stranger he has fallen in love with through a secret correspondence is none other than a co-worker with whom he constantly feuds.

This new adaptation of the play that inspired several movies is a warm, gentle comedy and an old-fashioned, romantic Christmas tale.

Customers/Maid
 
 
Customers
 
 
Customers
 
 
Customers
 
 
Mr. Miklos Hammerschmidt
 
 
Mr. George Horvath
 
 
Mr. Sipos
 
 
Mr. Steven Kadar
 
 
Ilona "Mitzy"
Ritter
Fritz Ritter
Miss Elizabeth Molnar
 
 
A Policeman
An Old Gentleman
 
Arpad Novack
 
 
Miss Amalia Balash
 
 
A Detective
 
 

Director's Message

This new adaptation of the popular Hungarian play by Miklos Laszlo, that inspired several movies as well as a hit Broadway musical, is a warm, gentle comedy that follows the tangled tales of the employees at Hammerschmidt’s Parfumerie in Budapest, Hungary. It’s a tale as old as time: friendship, loyalty, adversities – and of course love! Set in the bustling Hungarian capital at Christmastime in 1937, just before the Nazi invasion of the country, this story of passion, redemption and folly is the perfect recipe for the upcoming Holiday Season.

I have always been drawn to this simple, heart-warming story filled with quirky and unique characters. It has been the inspiration for such films as *The Little Shop On the Corner* (with Jimmy Stewart), * In the Good Old Summertime* (with Judy Garland) and *You’ve Got Mail* (with Meg Ryan & Tom Hanks). It was also the basis of the Broadway musical *She Loves Me!*

I hope you enjoy my take on this classic tale. I’ve tried to infuse it with some touches of authentic Hungarian culture while staying true to the playwright’s intent. The cast and I have had fun re-imagining this delightful romantic comedy and hope you can lose yourself in the wonderful world of our *Parfumerie*!

- Robin Richard, Director