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STAC’s Laetare Players are being Reckless

(Sparkill, NY – November 11, 2010) – St. Thomas Aquinas College’s fall production, Reckless, written by Craig Lucas is set to premiere Thursday, November 18th, announced Dr. Evan Matthews, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Music and Theatre at the College.

The screenplay, Reckless, is a dark comedy about a woman, Rachel, who leaves her life behind on Christmas Eve after she finds out her husband Tom is wavering whether to keep the contract he has put on her life.  On her journey, she is found by Lloyd, a social worker, who brings her to live with his deaf, mute, and wheelchair-bound wife, Pooty, and sets her up with a job.  However, this haven is not all what is seems to be and soon Rachel’s life continues to spin out of her control.

Under Dr. Matthews theatrical guidance, Rob Garilli, a Junior at St. Thomas, has taken on the responsibility as student director.  “It’s definitely a great experience for developing my leadership skills and my instincts both as a director and an actor, as well.”  Garilli has acted in the past four productions presented by the Laetare Players.

“The play itself is a great mix of humorous, poignant and dramatic, with a number of very complex characters. I'm excited and proud to see how well our student-actors are in this production, and can't wait to show it off to an audience!” states Garilli.

The cast features: Kaitlin Blumberg, Anthony Bragaglia, Ryan Burbridge, Liam Cassidy, Philip Catalanotto, Daniella Denaro, Dana Godwin, David Greenberg, Dana Kempinger, David Kempinger, Senica Lopez, Courtney Moore, Melissa Vander Teems, and Kristin Wise.

Performances begin at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, Friday, November 19, and Saturday, November 20 and Sunday, November 21. Tickets for this student performance are $6 for students and $8 for adults.  For reservations contact the Music and Theatre Office at 845-398-4144 or e-mail

More About St. Thomas
St. Thomas Aquinas College is an independent liberal arts college located in Sparkill, NY which provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The College’s 2,700 full and part time students can choose from over 100 different majors, minors, specializations, and dual degree programs across five divisions: Humanities; Business Administration; Social Services; Natural Sciences & Mathematics; and Teacher Education programs.  For more information visit


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125 Route 340
Sparkill, NY 10976



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