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“Edward Scissorhands” on Stage at Cazenovia College

Student Production was adapted from the film.

The Working Title Players, (a.k.a. The Cazenovia College Drama Club) will present a staged version of Tim Burton’s film, “Edward Scissorhands,” at the Catherine Cummings Theatre, Lincklaen St., in Cazenovia, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25, 26 and 27, curtain time 8 p.m.  General admission is $4.

The screenplay, written by Tim Burton and Caroline Thompson, tells the story of Edward, the gentle creation of an eccentric inventor, who finds himself stranded in Suburbia. The movie version starred Johnny Depp as Edward and Winona Ryder as his object of affection, Kim.  

Roxana Spano, visiting assistant professor, and adviser of the Working Title Players, says, “Fans of the Edward Scissorhands movie will love this play, not only because it captures the quirkiness of the original, but because the enthusiasm of the students who have adapted their favorite movie to the stage is infectious. Their camaraderie, creativity and their commitment are everything a drama club advisor could hope for.”

For more information contact Spano at 315-655-7882 or e-mail

The presentation stars Michael Moolenschot, of Oneida, N.Y., a senior majoring in interior design, as Edward; and Jessica Ross, of Macungie, Pa., a freshman majoring in studio arts, as Kim. The production is directed by Cazenovia College senior, Jillian Lifson, of Rome, N.Y., a senior majoring in studio art, photography.

The other cast members are:
Inventor: Van Scholten, of Nashville, Tenn., a freshman majoring in environmental science; Bill: Sean Kintz, of Oswego, N.Y., a senior majoring in visual communications;
Kevin: Brian Mahoney, of South New Berlin, N.Y., a senior majoring in criminal justice and homeland security studies;
Jim: Chris King, of Cicero, N.Y., a December graduate who majored in criminal justice and homeland security studies;
Peg: Gracie Jarvis, of Cazenovia, N.Y., a senior majoring in English;
Helen: Heather Kiczak, of Johnson City, N.Y., a sophomore majoring in interior design;
Joyce: Shanna Bowman, of Binghamton, N.Y., a senior majoring in studio art, photography;
Esmeralda: Stacy Underwood, of Rochester, N.Y., a senior majoring in fashion design;
Margie: Sarah Manning, of Southbury, Conn., a senior majoring in studio art, photography;
Suzanne: Hollyanne Compton, of Lafayette, N.Y., a senior majoring in internationals studies, business and trade;
Carol: Michelle Saltis, of Keene, N.H., a sophomore majoring in psychology.

Additional roles are played by:
Blake Edwards, of Duanesburg, N.Y, a senior visual communications major;
Kyle Boeltz, of Greene, N.Y., a senior majoring in environmental science;
Ian Abernathy, of Cazenovia, a sophomore at Cazenovia High School;
Anastasia Sedykh, of Citrus Heights, Calif., a senior majoring in studio art;
Sarah Rosengrant, of Falls, Pa., a senior majoring in interior design;
Kira Cline, of Ithaca, N.Y., a junior majoring in studio art; and
Kezia Chisholm, of Brooklyn, N.Y., a freshman who has not yet chosen a major.














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