Past Productions & Events

Past Productions & Events

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The Ice Maiden

April 3, 2030

"The Ice Maiden" features a Hollywood attorney and an aspiring starlet who wants to sue a producer for alleged sexual misconduct. There are no clear, or simple, answers in this #Me Too situation. Is the actress lying or is there truth in what she says? The attorney is determined to find out and discovers some truths about herself along the way. This world premiere written by Timothy Daly and directed by Dick Reichman emphasizes both the difficulty of public and personal resolution and the moral ambiguity of these issues.

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The Old Woman Who Lost Her Voice

Summer 2019

Once upon a time, in a land not too far from here, there lived an old woman... who lost her voice. She didn't lose her voice suddenly. It happened over time. In fact, it happened so slowly that at first no one even noticed..." Jill Bess' new play is the story of an old woman, named Galena, who wakes up one day unable to speak. A cast of eight play 20 different roles in this sometimes comedy, sometimes drama, sometimes wrenching heartache of a story. The Old Woman Who Lost Her Voice is a modern-day fairy tale that speaks to anyone who has ever felt silenced.

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"Two Jews Walk into a War..."

October 2019

"Two Jews Walk into a War..." ran weekends at Anchorage Community Theatre in October 2018.
This dark comedy written by Seth Rozin is about contemporary Jewish diaspora. The play is based on news stories about the last two Jews who remained in war-torn Kabul, Afghanistan during the period of Taliban terrorism. They'd known each other since childhood but had never liked each other. Rozin, inspired by the story, crafted a play in which two people attempt to work together - to keep the diaspora alive - in spite of their mutual disaffection. Rozin's play is filled with humor, sorrow, determination, and survival and gives us all something to think about.
RKP Productions founders ( Dick Reichman and Audrey and Bruce Kelly) were proud to present this timely production and believe that Robert Pond, RKP Productions co-founder who past last year, would agree. All RKP Productions are dedicated to the memory of Robert Pond to honor his many contributions to theatre in Anchorage Ak.
"Two Jews Walk into a War is directed by Janet Stoneburner, and features Dick Reichman as Ishaq and Mark Stoneburner as Zeblyan. Costumes by Janice Jones and Props by Ilona Wright set the stage.

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Spikes

April 2018

RKP Productions and Cyranos present a powerful new play - SPIKES - written by Anchorage playwright Schatzie Schaefers', directed by Dick Reichman and performed by a talented cast that includes Jill Bess, Taylor Campbell, Jamie Nelson, Carl Bright, Todd Sherwood, and Stephanie Leigh

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Church and State

Fall 2017

Directed by Dick Reichman, the play features Mark Stoneburner as a senator up for re-election, Linnea Hollingsworth as his conservative wife, Danielle Rabinovitch as the "no-nonsense allowed" campaign manager and Skyler Davis as senate staffer, blogger, and reporter.
Congratulations to the cast and crew of CHURCH AND STATE for a terrific run in Anchorage. At the end of the closing performance Sunday, Oct. 29 Mark Stoneburner, Linnea Hollingsworth, Danielle Rabinovitch, and Skyler Davis received a well-deserved standing ovation. Kudos also to: Jason Odell Williams - playwright, Dick Reichman - director, Doug Frank- set design and Julie Baumann - stage manager extraordinaire. Special thanks to: Midnight Sun Performing Arts founder David Block for his valuable assistance, Ron Holmstrom - for his many TV and news article mentions about our play, Rick Miller -poster design, Jan Welt - PSA Videos, George Stransky, performance video, Bruce Kelly, Steve Heimel and Johanna Eurich - voice recordings and Frank Hardy - lights. Finally a big thank you to Ruth Quinlan from Anchorage Downtown Partnership and Ryan Anderson, Oleata Berry and Pablo Sleichter and Randall Peck from Out North Contemporary Art House for working with us. Most of all THANK YOU - all of you who came to see the play. Bravos and Bravas to all.

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THE AFTERLIFE OF J EDGAR HOOVER

April 2017

This production was an intimate yet mysterious visit with the famous FBI director, now dead of course, and his young “caretaker,” also dead. THE AFTERLIFE OF J EDGAR HOOVER left you thinking about choices and consequences. This is the work of imaginative Australian playwright, Timothy Daly, whose KAFKA DANCES and MAN IN THE ATTIC have also played in Anchorage. Directed by Dick Reichman, THE AFTERLIFE OF J EDGAR HOOVER featured Jay Burns as Hoover and Jeremy Gaunt as a young valet,
Presented by Cyrano's Theatre Company and RKP Productions.

Past Productions & Events

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The Ice Maiden

April 3, 2030

"The Ice Maiden" features a Hollywood attorney and an aspiring starlet who wants to sue a producer for alleged sexual misconduct. There are no clear, or simple, answers in this #Me Too situation. Is the actress lying or is there truth in what she says? The attorney is determined to find out and discovers some truths about herself along the way. This world premiere written by Timothy Daly and directed by Dick Reichman emphasizes both the difficulty of public and personal resolution and the moral ambiguity of these issues.

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The Old Woman Who Lost Her Voice

Summer 2019

Once upon a time, in a land not too far from here, there lived an old woman... who lost her voice. She didn't lose her voice suddenly. It happened over time. In fact, it happened so slowly that at first no one even noticed..." Jill Bess' new play is the story of an old woman, named Galena, who wakes up one day unable to speak. A cast of eight play 20 different roles in this sometimes comedy, sometimes drama, sometimes wrenching heartache of a story. The Old Woman Who Lost Her Voice is a modern-day fairy tale that speaks to anyone who has ever felt silenced.

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"Two Jews Walk into a War..."

October 2019

"Two Jews Walk into a War..." ran weekends at Anchorage Community Theatre in October 2018.
This dark comedy written by Seth Rozin is about contemporary Jewish diaspora. The play is based on news stories about the last two Jews who remained in war-torn Kabul, Afghanistan during the period of Taliban terrorism. They'd known each other since childhood but had never liked each other. Rozin, inspired by the story, crafted a play in which two people attempt to work together - to keep the diaspora alive - in spite of their mutual disaffection. Rozin's play is filled with humor, sorrow, determination, and survival and gives us all something to think about.
RKP Productions founders ( Dick Reichman and Audrey and Bruce Kelly) were proud to present this timely production and believe that Robert Pond, RKP Productions co-founder who past last year, would agree. All RKP Productions are dedicated to the memory of Robert Pond to honor his many contributions to theatre in Anchorage Ak.
"Two Jews Walk into a War is directed by Janet Stoneburner, and features Dick Reichman as Ishaq and Mark Stoneburner as Zeblyan. Costumes by Janice Jones and Props by Ilona Wright set the stage.

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Spikes

April 2018

RKP Productions and Cyranos present a powerful new play - SPIKES - written by Anchorage playwright Schatzie Schaefers', directed by Dick Reichman and performed by a talented cast that includes Jill Bess, Taylor Campbell, Jamie Nelson, Carl Bright, Todd Sherwood, and Stephanie Leigh

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Church and State

Fall 2017

Directed by Dick Reichman, the play features Mark Stoneburner as a senator up for re-election, Linnea Hollingsworth as his conservative wife, Danielle Rabinovitch as the "no-nonsense allowed" campaign manager and Skyler Davis as senate staffer, blogger, and reporter.
Congratulations to the cast and crew of CHURCH AND STATE for a terrific run in Anchorage. At the end of the closing performance Sunday, Oct. 29 Mark Stoneburner, Linnea Hollingsworth, Danielle Rabinovitch, and Skyler Davis received a well-deserved standing ovation. Kudos also to: Jason Odell Williams - playwright, Dick Reichman - director, Doug Frank- set design and Julie Baumann - stage manager extraordinaire. Special thanks to: Midnight Sun Performing Arts founder David Block for his valuable assistance, Ron Holmstrom - for his many TV and news article mentions about our play, Rick Miller -poster design, Jan Welt - PSA Videos, George Stransky, performance video, Bruce Kelly, Steve Heimel and Johanna Eurich - voice recordings and Frank Hardy - lights. Finally a big thank you to Ruth Quinlan from Anchorage Downtown Partnership and Ryan Anderson, Oleata Berry and Pablo Sleichter and Randall Peck from Out North Contemporary Art House for working with us. Most of all THANK YOU - all of you who came to see the play. Bravos and Bravas to all.

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THE AFTERLIFE OF J EDGAR HOOVER

April 2017

This production was an intimate yet mysterious visit with the famous FBI director, now dead of course, and his young “caretaker,” also dead. THE AFTERLIFE OF J EDGAR HOOVER left you thinking about choices and consequences. This is the work of imaginative Australian playwright, Timothy Daly, whose KAFKA DANCES and MAN IN THE ATTIC have also played in Anchorage. Directed by Dick Reichman, THE AFTERLIFE OF J EDGAR HOOVER featured Jay Burns as Hoover and Jeremy Gaunt as a young valet,
Presented by Cyrano's Theatre Company and RKP Productions.

"Two Jews Walk into a War..."

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October 2019

"Two Jews Walk into a War..." ran weekends at Anchorage Community Theatre in October 2018.
This dark comedy written by
Seth Rozin is about contemporary Jewish diaspora. The play is based on news stories about the last two Jews who remained in war-torn Kabul, Afghanistan during the period of Taliban terrorism. They'd known each other since childhood but had never liked each other. Rozin, inspired by the story, crafted a play in which two people attempt to work together, to keep the diaspora alive, in spite of their mutual disaffection. Rozin's play is filled with humor, sorrow, determination, and survival, and gives us all something to think about.
RKP Productions founders ( Dick Reichman and Audrey and Bruce Kelly) were proud to present this timely production and believe that Robert Pond, RKP Productions co-founder who past last year, would agree. All RKP Productions are dedicated to the memory of Robert Pond to honor his many contributions to theatre in Anchorage Ak.
"Two Jews Walk into a War" is directed by Janet Stoneburner, and features Dick Reichman as Ishaq, and Mark Stoneburner as Zeblyan. Costumes by Janice Jones and Props by Ilona Wright set the stage.

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"Spikes"

April 2018

RKP Productions and Cyranos present a powerful new play "SPIKES" written by Anchorage playwright Schatzie Schaefers'. Directed by Dick Reichman and performed by a talented cast that includes Jill Bess, Taylor Campbell, Jamie Nelson, Carl Bright, Todd Sherwood, and Stephanie Leigh.

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"Church and State"

Fall 2017

Directed by Dick Reichman, the play features Mark Stoneburner as a senator up for re-election, Linnea Hollingsworth as his conservative wife, Danielle Rabinovitch as the "no-nonsense allowed" campaign manager, and Skyler Davis as senate staffer, blogger, and reporter.
Congratulations to the cast and crew of "CHURCH AND STATE" for a terrific run in Anchorage. At the end of the closing performance Sunday, Oct. 29 Mark Stoneburner, Linnea Hollingsworth, Danielle Rabinovitch, and Skyler Davis received a well-deserved standing ovation. Kudos also to:
Jason Odell Williams (playwright), Dick Reichman (director), Doug Frank (set design), and Julie Baumann (stage manager extraordinaire). Special thanks to Midnight Sun Performing Arts founder David Block for his valuable assistance, Ron Holmstrom for his many TV and news article mentions about our play, Rick Miller for poster design, Jan Welt for PSA Videos, George Stransky for performance video, Bruce Kelly, and Steve Heimel and Johanna Eurich for voice recordings, and Frank Hardy for lights. Finally a big thank you to Ruth Quinlan from Anchorage Downtown Partnership and Ryan Anderson, Oleata Berry, and Pablo Sleichter and Randall Peck from Out North Contemporary Art House for working with us. Most of all THANK YOU - all of you who came to see the play. Bravos and Bravas to all.

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"THE AFTERLIFE OF J EDGAR HOOVER"

April 2017

This production was an intimate yet mysterious visit with the famous FBI director, now dead of course, and his young “caretaker,” also dead. "THE AFTERLIFE OF J EDGAR HOOVER" left you thinking about choices and consequences. This is the work of imaginative Australian playwright, Timothy Daly, whose "KAFKA DANCES" and "MAN IN THE ATTIC" have also played in Anchorage. Directed by Dick Reichman, "THE AFTERLIFE OF J EDGAR HOOVER" featured Jay Burns as Hoover and Jeremy Gaunt as a young valet.
Presented by Cyrano's Theatre Company and RKP Productions.

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Tanker on the Rocks - Mason Dolphin
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"Tanker on the Rocks"

September 2020

"The Tanker on the Rocks or The Great Alaskan Bad Friday Fish Spill '89"

This parody of the cleanup efforts that followed the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 is suitable for all ages. The oil spill that year was considered the worst environmental disaster of the time and today that tragic event is all but forgotten.  Tanker on the Rocks OR The Great Alaskan Bad Friday Fish Spill of '89 was written the year of that oil spill by Dick Reichman as a melodrama for the community.  Greed, dishonesty, and heroic efforts to do good are timeless plots in every melodrama. These issues remain prevalent in society today.

Join us in Low Perez, Alaska where corporate greed, mainstream media reports, and heroic efforts to do good collide.  

 

The Cast

Christine Reichman -Stage Directions

Ralph D Lynch - News voice and Helmut

Susan Reilly - Commercial voice and Janet Boondoggle

Matt Fernandez - Robin Steele

Devin Merilatt - Purity

Mark Stoneburner - Capt. Hazlenut Schnapps & Newsman 1

Bruce Kelly - Jim Beam and Newsman 2

Carl Bright - Jack Daniels and Newsman 3

Todd Sherwood - Henry Winehart & Doug Hamstring

Skyler Ray-Benson Davis - Alaska Joe Carhartt

Ursula Gould - Gloria S Obie

Mason Dolphin - Mickey

Bruce Good - Music composer and performer

 

The Production Team

Playwright & Director - Dick Reichman

Producer contact - Audrey Weltman Kelly

Zoom Master - Seth Eggleston

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"The Old Woman Who Lost Her Voice"

Summer 2019

Once upon a time, in a land not too far from here, there lived an old woman ... who lost her voice. She didn't lose her voice suddenly. It happened over time. In fact, it happened so slowly that at first no one even noticed.  Jill Bess' new play is the story of an old woman, named Galena, who wakes up one day unable to speak. A cast of eight play 20 different roles in this sometimes comedy, sometimes drama, sometimes wrenching heartache of a story. "The Old Woman Who Lost Her Voice" is a modern-day fairy tale that speaks to anyone who has ever felt silenced.

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"Florida"

January 2020

In a community on Florida's Gold Coast, wealthy retirees spend their waning years being served by workers who struggle to make a living. Florida follows four lonely people separated by wealth, status, class, race, and age who are thrown together unexpectedly. Unlikely friendships form as the four confront the biases that shaped their lives. Humor, wit, and compassion bring the characters to life.

Featuring:

ShaeLisa M. Anderson

Linda Benson

Ralph Lynch

Peter Porco

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"The Ice Maiden"

October 2019

"The Ice Maiden" features a Hollywood attorney and an aspiring starlet who wants to sue a producer for alleged sexual misconduct. There are no clear, or simple, answers in this #MeToo situation. Is the actress lying or is there truth in what she says? The attorney is determined to find out and discovers some truths about herself along the way. This world premiere written by Timothy Daly and directed by Dick Reichman emphasizes both the difficulty of public and personal resolution and the moral ambiguity of these issues.

Money

2017

Money (or How to Get Rich by Dying) Written and Directed by Dick Reichman, Produced by RKP Productions and Cyrano's Theatre Company in 2017, with David Haynes as Walter Sherman and Becca Mahar as The Girl.

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"Money"

2017

"Money" (or How to Get Rich by Dying) Written and Directed by Dick Reichman, Produced by RKP Productions and Cyrano's Theatre Company in 2017, with David Haynes as Walter Sherman and Becca Mahar as The Girl.

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"The Winter's Tale"

2016

"The Winter's Tale" by William Shakespeare, Directed by Teresa K Pond, Produced by RKP Productions and Out North Contemporary Arthouse in 2016 featuring Jesse Alleva, Jay Burns, Charlie Cardwell, Emily Cohn, Jessica Faust, Jeremy Gaunt, David Haynes, Linnea Hollingsworth, Emma Kiekintveld, Reese Lockard, Gigi Lynch, Becca Mahar, Sean Martin, Kaichen Mcrae, Dick Reichman, Caleb Swan.

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"Two One Acts"

2016

"Two One Acts" : The Phone Written by Dick Reichman, Directed by Robert Pond with Bernie Blaine as Mother, and Jane Baird as the Daughter.

 The Child Behind the Eyes Written by Nava Semel, Directed by Vivian Melde featuring Nava Sarracino.  Both were Produced by RKP Productions and Out North Contemporary Art House in 2016.

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"The Women of Lockerbie"

2015

The Women of Lockerbie -  Written by Deborah Brevoort, Directed by Robert Pond, Produced by RKP Productions and Anchorage Community Theatre in 2015 with Linda Benson as Olive, Scarlet Kittylee Boudreaux as Hattie, Jay Burns as Bill, Amanda Cantrell as Woman 1, R. Scott Cantrell as George, Rebecca Mahar as Woman 2, Tamara Rothman as Madeline

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"Night Mother"

2014

"Night Mother" written by Marsha Norman, Produced by RKP Productions and Anchorage Community Theatre in  2014 with Linda Benson as Thelma Cates and Tiffany Dennis as Jessie Cates