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The Conversion of Leo Novotny
Written by Alan Gross
Directed by Chuck Smith
December 18, 1997 – February 8, 1998


Byrne Piven*:
Leo NovotnyCedric Young*:
Daniel Madison

The Tate Singers:

Paula Grissom:
Gospel Piano

Gregory Hirte:
Klezmer Violin

* member Actor's Equity Association


Production Manager / Administrative Director:
Toni Moffett

Stage Manager:
Michael Stock

Technical Director:
Andrew Whelan

Set Design:
Danila Korogodsky

Costume Design:
Cecilia Rubalcava

Musical Director Gospel:
Paula Grissom

Artistic Director:
Bryne Piven

Co-Artistic Director:
Joyce Piven


"Warm, humorous, touching... an uplifting holiday story and an honest exploration of racial tensions." - Pioneer Press

"Lush Gospel harmonizing and painfully joyous Klezmer violin" - Chicago Sun Times