May 6, 2022

Photos of Mary Robinson and the Drama Guild

Photos of Mary Robinson and the Drama Guild

Above: Mary B. Robinson in 1994.

Below: Jack Stehlin (Oberon), embraces Titania (Gloria Biegler) as the Fairies look on.

 "A Midsummer Night's Dream", directed by Mary B. Robinson, was staged by the Philadelphia Drama Guild at the Zellerbach Theatre in West Philadelphia in March 1991. Hailed by local critics as "an inspired production" that was "delightful and thoroughly entertaining," it was a professional triumph for Robinson, and a nice way to finish off her first full season as Artistic Director.


1992: Wendell Pierce stars in August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone", directed by Walter Dallas. The play was staged by the Philadelphia Drama Guild at the Zellerbach Theatre in the Annenberg Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

Above: Kathleen McNenny as Desdemona, and Bruce A. Young as Othello, in the Philadelphia Drama Guild's 1994 production, directed by Mary B. Robinson.

Below: Tuck Mulligan (George) and James Colby (Lennie) in the Philadelphia Drama Guild's 1995 production, "Of Mice and Men". The play was originally slated to be directed by Walter Dallas, but he was called away to direct "Seven Guitars" on Broadway. The Drama Guild's artistic director Mary B. Robinson stepped in and directed a highly-lauded production, but due to cratering subscription numbers, the tottering Drama Guild nevertheless could not stay in business afterwards