Sunday, October 23, 2022

"Sense & Sensibility" Opened Friday, October 21 @ The Summit Playhouse








An adaptation of Jane Austen's novel follows the fortunes and misfortunes of the Dashwood sisters after their father's sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable.



KAREN THORNTON, Mrs. Dashwood 

LAETITIA HUBERT, Margaret Dashwood 



PETER DESPRES, Edward Ferrars

JASON KRUK, Colonel Brandon 

NICK FOIL, John Willoughby

MATT MARINO, John Dashwood 

CHARLES GRAYSON, Sir John Middleton

LISA BARNETT, Gossip 2, Lady Middleton, Mrs. Ferrars

SUSAN HAGEN, Gossip 4, Anne Steele, Ball Guest

JESSICA PHELAN, Gossip 3, Lucy Steele, Ball Guest

NOAH KUDMAN, Gossip 1, Robert Ferrars, Thomas, Ball Guest

ROBERT PODOLAK, Gossip 5, Doctor, Servant, Ball Guest


Susan Speidel: Director

Jenna Burke: Assistant Director

Joann Scanlon: Producer

Pam Heller & Ken Herr: Assistants to the Producer

Fred Cuozzo: Stage Manager

Carol Cornicelli: Props

Pam Heller: Props Assistant

Roy Pancirov: Set Design/Construction

Fran Harrison: Costume Chair

Ann Lowe: Costume Assistant

Amanda Ciurciu: Assistant

Joe Hupcey: Lighting Designer

Matthew Bene: Lighting Operator

Wendy Roome: Programs/Sound

Sandra Nissen: President, Rehearsal Photographer & Head Shots

Karen Thornton: Public Relations






The Summit Playhouse’s 2022-2023 season kickoff was a fantastic time! We appreciate everyone who came out to sample exquisite beer from Bull n Bear Brewery and delicious treats from Bake Bakery. We also heard from our four directors of our season: Susie Speidel (Sense & Sensibility), Natalie Pereira (Beauty and the Beast), Di Shawn J. Gandy (The Old Settler), and Jonathan Wierzbicki (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime). For tickets to these amazing shows, click here! We look forward to seeing you!







The Summit Playhouse, along with many residents and businesses in our community, suffered serious flooding and damage from Hurricane Ida. With the help of our very dedicated and hard-working volunteers, the Playhouse is returning back to normal, minus some furniture, carpeting, costumes, props, cabinets, keyboard, and other important and valuable items. Most importantly, though, our beautiful and historic building is still up and running.  

We hope you will consider making a donation to the Playhouse or purchasing a commemorative brick to recognize a performer, volunteer, family, friends or business, which will help us recover some of our losses. Please see below for information on how to donate or purchase a brick. 






Ways to Donate:


Use the button below to donate by credit card. You may also send a check to:

10 New England Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901

or use Zelle:

Please note that it is a donation.

Recognize family, friends,

your business...

or memorialize a loved one with a paver on our walkway!


Contact Howard Heller

or 908-293-2192

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Public Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 8:00 PM in the Boardroom, downstairs in the playhouse. Meetings are held virtually via Zoom for the time being. Please email if you would like information to attend virtually.


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Summit Playhouse | 10 New England Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901