The Nameless Star
March 5, 2023
A free staged reading
March 5 at 6 p.m.
About the showThe Nameless Star
A play by Mihail Sebastian (born Iosif Mendel Hechter), Romanian playwright, journalist and novelist.
Play adapted by Elena Mills and Judy Englund, edited by Dick Johnson.
Presented through special arrangement with Conejo Players
Directed by: Elena Mills
Produced by: Mike Mills
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About the show:
In a small provincial town in Romania before WWII, the local train station is a most popular place. The highlight of the day is the passing of the flashy Express train from Sinai which never stops. School teacher Marin Miroyu pays little attention to the train and to those who do. He is a scientist and has discovered a star—so far away it is invisible, but he knows it is there.
Suddenly, one night, the Express train does stop. A beautiful young lady becomes stranded in this small town for the night. It is also the night that Marin is at the train station to pick up a package. The chance meeting of the unsociable teacher and the stunning young lady from a different world becomes a struggle of fascination and skepticism. How they influence each other and the outcome of their encounter involving others is the soul of playwright Mihail Sebastian’s entertaining story.
Cast & Crew
(in order of their appearance)
Dick Johnson — Narrator
R. Shane Bingham — Marin Miroyu
John Eslick — Chief Ispas
Rick Steinberg — Ekim and Conductor
Samantha Netzen Bingham — Mademoiselle Cucu
Ashley Kuzmick — Eleanor Zamfirescu
Patrick Rogers — Stephan Udrea
Timorah Brown — Mona
Darrin Ingram — Grieg