Seating Information
The Torch-Bearers
$18-General; $15-Seniors and Students
All seats are reserved. Please call to make a reservation: 508-993-0772
Cast Members
The Torch-Bearers
(Order of Appearance)
as Jenny
as Mr. Frederick Ritter
as Mrs. Paula Ritter
as Mrs. J. Duro Pampinelli
as Mr. Spindler
as Mrs. Nelly Fell
as Mr. Huxley Hossefrosse
as Teddy Spearing
as Miss Florence McCrickett
as Mr. Ralph Twiller
as Mr. Stage Manager
as Mrs. Clara Sheppard
Production Crew
The Torch-Bearers
Technical Director ... Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr.
Stage Manager ... Mellanie Crowther
Lighting Design ... Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr.
Sound Design ... William C. Smith
Next at YTI
  • Mar 19-21, 2020, 7:30 PM
  • Mar 22, 2020, 2:30 PM
  • Mar 26-28, 2020, 7:30 PM
  • Mar 29, 2020, 2:30 PM
  • May 7-9, 2020, 7:30 PM
  • May 10, 2020, 2:30 PM
  • May 14-16, 2020, 7:30 PM
  • May 17, 2020, 2:30 PM

The Torch-Bearers

by George Kelly; Directed by Suzanne J. Houbre
  • May 7-9, 2020, 7:30 PM;
  • May 10, 2020, 2:30 PM;
  • May 14-16, 2020, 7:30 PM;
  • May 17, 2020, 2:30 PM

This comedy focuses on a hapless group of amateur theatricals as they rehearse, and ultimately perform, a show-stopping new play. Their leader, Mrs. J. Duro Pampinelli, is a brilliant caricature of self-indulgent dilettantism. Her troupe is incapable of conducting a competent rehearsal, and their public performance collapses in shambles.

The comedy that inspired 'Noises Off", this play was written at the peak of the Little Theater movement, when middle-class ladies suddenly began forming amateur companies and staging plays, revealing "what gems of talent the unfathomed caves of matrimony bear."

- "... thinking about it sends me back into the grip of a giggle. " - Curtain Up

- "A masterpiece...charming..." - Boston Globe