Riders to the Sea

About the Director

James J. Christy

For 38 years, Dr. Christy has been a professor and director with Villanova University’s theatre department, serving as chairperson of the department for 13 years. Last year, he directed Don Juan at Villanova Theatre and Proof at Arden Theatre Company locally, and had the pleasure of directing a new play, Never Tell, written by his son, Jimmy, for the New York International Fringe Festival. In 2003, he directed fellow faculty member Michael Hollinger’s Red Herring for Actor’s Theatre of Louisville and received his sixth Barrymore Award nomination for Outstanding Direction of a Play for The Merchant of Venice at The People’s Light & Theatre Company. Other recent credits include The Trojan Women, Arcadia, and The Passion of Christ at Villanova Theatre and The Laramie Project at Philadelphia Theatre Company, which received 2001 Barrymore Awards for Overall Production of a Play, Direction of a Play, and Outstanding Ensemble. This spring Dr. Christy will direct the Philadelphia Premiere of Richard Greenberg’s Tony Award-winning play Take Me Out at Philadelphia Theatre Company.

Cast of Characters

Riders to the Sea
Cathleen: Nora E. Berger-Green
Nora: Charlotte Cloe Fox
Maurya: Beth Criscuolo
Bartley: Tony Bozzuto
Three Women: Beth Bowden
      Jennifer Kulick
      Jennifer Sheridan
Two Men: John Durnin
      Carl Granieri
Ghost of Michael: Séan Camoni


The Dreaming of the Bones
Young Man: Carl Granieri
Young Girl: Beth Bowden
Stranger: Séan Camoni
Chorus: Nora E. Berger-Green
      Tony Bozzuto
      John Durnin
      Charlotte Cloe Fox
      Jennifer Kulick