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A Walk on Lake Erie
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Based on actual news clippings, A Walk on Lake Erie is a dark, comic docudrama about the disappearance of a little boy in Cleveland in the late 1970s. As details of the child's murder become clear, the ensuing panic leaves lasting scars on the community.

Heather McCutchen has been a member of New Dramatists in New York since 1991. Her plays have been seen in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Austin, Texas, Atlanta, and London. In 1994, three of her plays were seen in the Australian Playwrights Festival. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received her M.F.A. from the University of Iowa's Playwrights Workshop. Her play 3A.M. received the University of Iowa's Best Play Award. Heather has been a playwright-in-residence at New York's Home for Contemporary Theater and Art, where her play A Walk on Lake Erie premiered. The Dallas Morning News named her Most Exciting New Playwright of 1993.

Director: Randy Rollison
Set Designer: H.G. Arrott with Barbara Busachino
Lighting Designer: Timothy Hunter
Featured Performers: John Augustine, Sal Barone, Karen DiConcetto, Louis Falk, Daniel A. Harrison, Melissa Hurst, Lillian Jenkins, Gary Kimble, Chuck Montgomery, and George Vlachos
Running Dates: February 27-March 24, 1991

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