A testament to an indomitable spirit.
By Joe Gilford
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli
Drama Desk Award Best Play Nominee
With the 1950s Red Scare in full swing, the House Un-American Activities Committee attacks
“subversion” in the arts. When a romance blossoms between a rising comic and a firebrand actress,
they face being blacklisted along with their friends and fellow artists. Will they lose their careers or
betray each other and be branded forever as “finks”? Based on the true story of comedian/actor
Jack Gilford, this stunning comic drama is written by his son.
Contains mature language.
Finks runs approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.
In order of appearance
Café Society Pianist/Sergeant-at-Arms: George Psarras
Mickey Dobbs: Jim Stanek
Representative Francis Walter: Robert Sicular
Fred Lang: Gabriel Marin
Martin Berkeley/Phil Larson/Lee J. Cobb/et al: Richard Frederick
Victor Lynch/Stanley/Elia Kazan/Budd Schulberg/et al: Michael Barrett Austin
Natalie Meltzer: Donna Vivino
Bobby Gerard: Leo Ash Evens
THE PRODUCTION TEAM
Scenic Designer: Andrea Bechert
Costume Designer: Cathleen Edwards
Lighting Designer: Steven B. Mannshardt
Sound Designer: Jake Rodriguez
Stage Manager: Randall K. Lum
Assistant Stage Manager: Emily Anderson Wolf
The actors and stage managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity,
the union for Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.