CSC Theatre presents “Who’s on First”

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
Cast members from “Who’s on First?” remain in character as they gather for a group photo during dress rehearsal on Nov. 1. The performances will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, through Saturday, Nov. 6, in the Fine Arts Theatre located in Building F.

Carl Sandburg College Theatre presents “Who’s on First,” a nightmare comedy by Jack Sharkey, at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4, 5 and 6 in the Fine Arts Theatre located in Building F on the Main Campus in Galesburg at 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. Tickets are $7 for adults, $2 for senior citizens, and the show is free to CSC students, faculty and staff with a campus ID.

The cast and crew include Jordan Henley-Stewart, Kayla Klapp, Matt Newman, Aaron Donnelly, Cole Friel,  Rebecca Perez, Erica Baumgardner, Cameron Line, Karl McNaught, Valerie Rakers, Jonny Rey, and Brandon Davis, all of Galesburg; Daniel Lefler II, Maquon; Ryan Osborn, Avon; Joe Stephens, Yates City; Megan Bushong, Delong; Peter Byrne, Monmouth; and Taylor Siedel and Hannah Bradshaw of Abingdon. The role of the Disembodied Voice will be played by popular Criminal Justice Instructor, Dave Kellogg.

“Who’s on First” is described by CSC Theatre Director Susan Sharp as “The Twilight Zone meets Ground Hog’s Day.” The story is a comedy that keeps starting over with new twists and turns. Camille is having a dinner party. At the party Don is distressed because he believes his wife Alice is having an affair with Ben. He doesn’t know that Ben is just there to help and that Alice’s intentions are harmless. The scene plays out differently time after time until Camille has a revelation and we learn the whole story. The play takes us from the United States to Japan to England and back again.  

Sharp notes that large shows like this one are possible because of the commitment to the arts at CSC.   “I continue to be humbled and honored by our faculty and administration, as well as our loyal patrons and donors who are so encouraging and generous to our program. We are a small program yet we are not small in our approach to artistic projects; our students are tireless in their efforts and they inspire me.”

The play will appeal to a wide variety of ages and Sharp gives the play a G rating.  For the benefit of our actors and audience, we discourage young children at performances.

For more information about the production, please call the Carl Sandburg College Arts hotline at

(309) 341-5238.