The Doctor’s Dilemma

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Shaw returns to our Hill at his most radically entertaining. This particular gem takes aim at medical breakthrough and the power it wields - as both healing tool and bargaining chip. Dr. Ridgeon's dilemma is two-fold: when there's not enough medicine to go around, what makes a patient cure-worthy? And can a doctor remain impartial when he's fallen in love with that patient's wife? With Shaw, the ethical sands are always shifting, and your favorite players are the most likely to fall prey to their own vanities. Side-splitting banter between charming (and not-so-charming) characters accessorizes spot-on social commentary.


Dr. Ridgeon has developed a cure for tuberculosis. He’s at the very top of his game – and his patient load – when the charming Jennifer Dubedat comes to him pleading for the life of her husband, the talent-rich (and penny-poor) artist, Louis. But the good doctor and his friends find that, talented though he may be, Louis may have some character traits that could be deemed irredeemable when one life is weighed against another, and against Dr. Ridgeon’s feelings for the dying man’s wife.

Voice & Text Coach Phil Timberlake
Costume Design Devon Painter
Scenic Design Andrew Boyce
Lighting Design Michael A. Peterson
Sound Design & Original Music Daniel Kluger
Stage Manager Rebecca Lindsey (P)*


Redpenny Chris Klopatek
Emmy Sarah Day*
Sir Colenso Ridgeon Brian Mani*
Sir Patrick Cullen Paul Bentzen*
Mr. Cutler Walpole John Taylor Phillips*
Sir Ralph Bloomfield Bonnington John Pribyl*
Dr. Blenkinsop David Daniel*
Jennifer Dubedat Abbey Siegworth*
Louis Dubedat Samuel Taylor*
Minnie Tinwell Victoria Nassif
Newsman Robert R. Doyle
Waiter Brendan Meyer
Miss Danby Melisa Pereyra*

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers
** Member of Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, an Independent Labor Union
Member of United Scenic Artists

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