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THE RULING CLASSThe Ruling Class
by Peter Barnes

February 1985
Directed by Kelly McDonald

Reality and fantasy blend into a satirical mixture of laughter and drama in this irreverent comedy. Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, returns home to the manor and announces to his family that he is, actually, Jesus Christ.

When they ask him how he knows for sure, his answer is: "It's simple. I find that when I pray, I'm talking to myself."

His psychiatrist describes him as a paranoid schizophrenic. The rest of the family thinks he's just plain crazy. But they cannot commit him because he has no heir. So a plot is hatched to marry the Earl off, have him produce a child and then send him off to the loony bin for life!

Filled with boistrously funny characters and crazy ideas, THE RULING CLASS exemplifies society's attitude toward unorthodox behavior.

Richard Lemin in THE RULING CLASS


Richard Lemin and Charlie Dickerson in THE RULING CLASS
Richard Lemin and Charlie Dickerson

(Photos provided by Richard Lemin)

 

 THE CAST    

THE RULING CLASS

Cast & Crew details on this production were gathered from newspaper clippings and are incomplete. If you were in this show or have a program, photos, or other information, please email us: webmaster@carpentersquare.com 

Jack, The 14th Earl of Gurney

  Richard Lemin
Sir Charles Gurney   Charlie Dickerson
Lady Claire Gurney   Michelle DeLong
Dimsdale Gurney   Todd Faulkner
Dr. Paul Herder   William Salyers
Grace Shelley   Stephanie Johnson
13th Earl of Gurney   Jack Lawrence
Butler / Daniel Tucker   Trey Shelton
     

THE CREW

   
Director   Kelly McDonald
Crew   Unknown
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 SPECIAL THANKS TO

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