Lickspittles, Buttonholers and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens     

By Johnna Adams |  Directed by John Hurley

May 1st-17th, 2015 at Teatro Circulo

Three extraneous Danish court officials: a professional loud mouth (the buttonholer), a kiss ass for hire (the lickspittle) and a successful dastard (the go-between) are tossed out of court just as Denmark’s merchant fleet becomes of strategic importance in the Napoleonic war. The three men journey to France and meet Napoleon’s top lickspittle, buttonholer and go-between, their female counterparts. Plots abound, flying machines are destroyed and the head of Marie Antoinette is discovered during the madcap struggle to save Copenhagen from British howitzers. In a rhyming, metered world, the offbeat rules.

Cast & Crew

Directed by John Hurley John directed Lickspittles for Boomerang in 2013. Other Boomerang credits include Tom Stoppard's, Artist Descending a Staircase and Shakespeare's, All's Well that Ends Well. Recent credits include, King Kirby by Fred Van Lente and Crystal Skillman at The Brick. John became an Assistant Artistic Director of Boomerang in 2014.

Stage Manager: Sarah Lahue                                      Props Design: Judy Merrick

Assistant Stage Manager: Alexander Nixon             Sound Design: Jacob Subotnick

Costume Design: Holly Rihn                                        Fight Direction: Michael  Lawrence Eisenstein

Lighting Design: Morgan Zipf-Meister                      Set Design: Sandy Yaklin                                     


Nat Cassidy*

Gavin Starr Kendall

Catherine McNelis*

Kelley Rae O'Donnell*

Ridley Parson*

Amy Lee Pearsall*

Isaiah Tanenbaum*

Kristen Vaughan

Sean Williams

Aaron Michael Zook*


May 1st - 17th

Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30pm

Sundays at 3pm


Special Saturday Matinee

May 16th at 2pm! 

No performance Saturday May 9th


Teatro Circulo

64 East 4th Street

(Between Bowery/2nd Ave)



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