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By David Wiltse

Directed by Steve Umberger

June 15 – July 17, 2011


A six-character, four door-slamming comedy set in the offices of Putts, a golf magazine headed for corporate takeover. The exceedingly incompetent editorial staff, fearful of change and, most of all, of the dreaded "hatchetman," descends into near hysteria, and office politics shift into high gear. Hilarity ensues!

This production runs approximately 2 hours including one 15 minute intermission. Best appreciated by ages 16 and up.

Carter: Pete Pryor*
Temple: Mary McCool*
Johnson: Andrew Kane*
Otis: Tom Teti*
Jane: Julia Stroup
Sam: Mary Elizabeth Scallen*
Director: Steve Umberger
Production Manager: Charles T. Brastow*
Set Designer: James F. Pyne, Jr.
Costume Designer: Marla J. Jurglanis
Lighting Designer: Dennis Parichy
Production Stage Manager: Kate McSorley*
Sound Designer: Fred Story
Dramaturg: Elizabeth Pool

* Member, Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

Golf Terminology
The Hatchetman script uses a lot of golf terminology, so brush up on your golf lingo before heading to the show by visiting Wikipedia's "Glossary of Golf" page!

"People's Light & Theatre's Farce "Hatchetman" Hits a (Hilarious) Birdie"

By Adam Taxin, Philadelphia Jewish Culture Examiner

"Work Whores in HATCHETMAN"

By J. Cooper Robb, Philadelphia Weekly

"HATCHETMAN Delivers Slapstick, a Touch of Naughtiness"

By Anders Back, The Daily Local


By Mark Cofta, City Paper

"Office Space: People’s Light and Theatre Company’s HATCHETMAN"

By Leah Franqui, Staged

"A Hysterical Tale of Office Hysteria at People’s Light"

By Dante J.J. Bevilacqua, Montgomery News

"Layoffs Loom, but So Do the Laughs"

By Wendy Rosenfield, The Philadelphia Inquirer

"HATCHETMAN Brings Crazy Comedy to People’s Light"

By Erica Moser, Montgomery News

9th Annual People's Light Classic

Love golf or know someone that does? After seeing Hatchetman, sign up to attend the 9th Annual People’s Light Classic on Tuesday, September 27th.

Enjoy a fabulous day playing at The ACE Club in Lafayette Hill and support Arts Discovery, our award-winning theatre education program.

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Tue, 09/27/2011 - 9:00am

The Scoop on Hatchetman

With this production People’s Light continues its program called The Scoop: History, Context, and Gossip, a lively discussion before every performance. Artistic Associate Mary Elizabeth Scallen, who plays the character of Sam, will discuss the world of the play, how and why it was chosen, as well as how it was cast, designed, and rehearsed. Refreshments will be available in the lobby before The Scoop begins and before the performance. The program will start one hour before curtain time and will take place in the theatre. No reservations are necessary.

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