NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS

By
Ira Levin

Directed by
Carol Hendrix & Francis Ponder

At the Gilbert Auditorium

May 2-3-4, 1963

NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS’ central figure is a husky and good-natured hillbilly who finally gets into the Air Force despite his father’s propensity for tearing up his draft papers. His determination to be transferred to the infantry soon spells trouble among generals and sergeants, his fellow service men and, in particular, a military psychiatrist. Thus begins the desperate efforts of the Air Force to classify this highly unclassifiable mountain boy. Not miffed, our hero is soon sent off on what becomes a comic voyage, in an airplane manned by some weary flying officers, most suffering from hangovers. Even though the plane does get lost and heads towards an atomic explosion in Yucca Flats, the hilarity of the play’s endearing hero leaves few moments to contemplate the ensuing disaster.

Courtesy of Samuel French, Inc.

CAST  
   
WILL STOCKDALE LARRY EAKIN, JR
PA STOCKDALE WILSON WALLACE
DRAFT MAN MARTIN CASSITY 
BUS DRIVER CHARLES LOVIG
IRVIN BLANCHARD MILLARD INGRAM
ROSABELLE SUSAN MCDANIEL 
INDUCTEES HARRY BROWN, EARNEST CORNELIUS,
  KEN DUNN, GUS HENDRIX,
  ANDREW RIDDLE, JR
BEN WHILEDGE DAN TUCKER
SERGEANT KING BOB LANG
A CAPTAIN JERRY YOUNG 
1ST CLASS CORPORAL HARRY BROWN
2ND CLASS CORPORAL WINFRED JORDAN
A LIEUTENANT LES LEGATE
A PHYCHIATRIST JIM WILLIAMS
CIGARETTE GIRL SUSAN MCDANIEL
BARTENDER WALTER NEUSTADT, JR
AN INFANTRYMAN CHARLES LOVIG
AIR FORCE POLICEMAN JOE BEN PONDER
A COLONEL RALPH HEITGRASS
LT BRIDGES KENNETH KEMP
LT GARDELLA GENE MORREL
LT KENDALL WINFRED JORDAN
LT COVER JOHN EMORE
MECHANICS EARNEST CORNELIUS
  JOE BEN PONDER
GENERAL BUSH MAC LAMBERT
GENERAL POLLARD WALTER NEUSTADT, JR
A SENATOR ALLEN WINN
AIDE TO GEN. POLLARD GUS HENDRIX
LT ABEL EARNEST CORNELIUS
LT BAKER KEN DUNN
CAPTAIN CHARLES ANDREW DRIDDLE, JR
CORPORALS GENE MORREL, HARRY BROWN
SENTRIES JOHN EMORE, JOE BEN PONDER,
  ALLEN WINN, MILLARD INGRAM