ABOUT THE SHOW (suggested rating, PG-13 - not recommended for younger audiences)

Written by C.G. Bond and presented with support from corporate sponsor Vincennes Goodwill.


Take one badly wronged, vengeful barber, add a pie-baking femme fatale; sprinkle in a corrupt judge, a damsel in distress, and a smitten sailor; set on high drama for 2 hours; and you get the gloriously macabre stage play “Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”  In 1831 London, a skilled barber named Benjamin Barker is falsely accused and sentenced by the corrupt Judge Turpin, who then seizes Barker’s wife Lucy for himself.  Fifteen years later, Barker returns as Sweeney Todd, accompanied by sailor Anthony Hope.  At Mrs. Nellie Lovett's meat pie shop, Todd learns that Judge Turpin violated Lucy, who then poisoned herself with arsenic.  Now - just like her mother - Todd’s daughter Johanna is the object of his lust.  When Todd vows revenge, Mrs. Lovett returns his straight razors and he re-opens his barber shop.  As the bodies pile up, she helps dispose of them by baking their flesh into meat pies and selling them to the unsuspecting customers of her pie shop.

Oct. 24-25-26, 31

& Nov. 1-2

Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (horror) by C.G. Bond

Friday & Saturday 8:00 PM, Sunday 3:00 PM


* Newcomer

Sweeney Todd:  Zane Grogan

Mrs. Lovett:  Kayla Jo Anthony*

Johanna:  Anastasia Keller

Anthony Hope:  Gabe Clark

Judge Turpin:  William Dickey*

The Beadle:  Justin Carter*

Tobias Ragg:  Zachary Willis*

Beggar Woman:  Leslie Root*

Jonas Fogg:  Justin Dawson

A Gentleman:  Christopher Witt

Head of the Watch:  Carter Like*

Townspeople:  Alycia Bickel, Nico Blandino*,

         Sofia Blandino, Emily Goodwin*, Kieran Keller,

         MJ Keller*, Jack Mahoney, Shar Mahoney,

         Amanda Whitson


Artistic Director:  Jason Keller

Assistant Director:  Bill Simmons

Technical Director:  Mike Whitson

Stage Manager:  Leslie Root

Costume Designer:  Rick Shell

Makeup Designer:  Jess Briner

Co-House Managers:  Bill Simmons, Zane Grogan

Technical Coordinator:  Mike Whitson

Hospitality Coordinator:  Shari Phillips

Media Coordinator:  Vickie Puffer

Tickets in Advance:  $10 adults, $8 seniors/students, $4 children (under 13)

Eyeworks, First Vincennes Savings Bank, Vincennes University Bookstore

Tickets at the Door:  $12 adults, $10 seniors/students, $4 children (under 13)