2006—Wishful Thinking

Wishful Thinking publicity poster, 2006

Written by Terese Kattner
Philip Heckman
Rob Matsushita
Doug Reed
Greg Lawless
Debra Neff Nathans
Aaron Nathans


Directed by Deanna Reed


Wishful Thinking was a collection of six original plays.

  • The Whale Play, by Terese Kattner, is a wacky farce about a crusty sea cap’n and the whale that ruined her life.
  • The Bully of Band Camp, by Philip Heckman, tells the tale of two bullies.
  • Joey Space, by Rob Matsushita, is a TV episode satirizing the space shows of the seventies
  • Bird’s Opening, by Doug Reed, is a love story played out on a chess board
  • A Vice-Presidential Opportunity, by Greg Lawless, is a civil war within the Civil War, featuring the ladies of Janesville.
  • The Mingler, by Debra Neff Nathans and her husband, composer Aaron Nathans, is a musical story of a superhero who saves the party.

Bird's Opening, 2006

Production Details

The Actor’s Factory production of
Wishful Thinking
Directed by Deanna Reed
Costumes by Carola Breckbill
The Stoughton Opera House, 381 East Main Street, Stoughton, Wisconsin
April 7, 8, and 9, 2006

Reviewed by Christian Neuhaus at Dane101 (archived copy).

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