Ken Ludwig’s Dear Jack, Dear Louise

Date: October 27, 2021 — November 21, 2021
Days & Times:

Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

Running Time: 105 minutes
Price: $28

Written by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Art Devine


When two strangers meet by letter during World War II, a love story begins. Tony Award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig tells the joyous, touching story of his parents’ courtship, and all its highs and lows, with great humor and heart.

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  • All Cape Rep staff and cast members have been fully vaccinated.
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Louise Rabiner

Jade Schuyler (Louise Rabiner) Jade wrote and starred in the world premiere of her play The Tuna Goddess at Cape Rep in 2018 where she has also appeared in Winter Wheat, Regular Singing, Peter & the Starcatcher and A View from the Bridge. Other stage credits include Wolf Hollow, Rabbit Hole, and The Full Monty to list a few of the more than 20 productions she has appeared in around the region. Film: Cowboy Drifter and They Are Mine, granting her a best supporting actress nomination at the FANtastic Horror Film Festival. A screen adaptation of The Tuna Goddess, which she will also co-produce, is cast and in pre-production. She produced two shorts, Bomb and Runner, available on Amazon Prime, and also recently, her first feature Red River Road, a psychological thriller now on the film festival circuit and gaining attention. She proudly claims dual citizenship with Australia and hopes to one day shoot a film there.

Jack Ludwig

LEWIS D. WHEELER (Jack) – Lewis previously appeared at Cape Rep in The Tuna Goddess and Rough Crossing. Recent credits include Pass Over (SpeakEasy Stage); The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley (Merrimack Repertory Theatre); To Kill a Mockingbird (IRNE nomination, Best Actor – Gloucester Stage Company); Long Day’s Journey Into Night (New Rep). Other theatres include American Repertory Theatre, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Commonwealth Shakespeare Co., Nora Theatre, Lyric Stage, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Greater Boston Stage Co., five seasons at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre (WHAT), Underground Railway, Wellesley Repertory Theatre, Wheelock Family Theatre, Publick Theatre, Vineyard Playhouse, and founding member of Harbor Stage Company. Film/TV: Don’t Look Up (Dec 2021), Little Women, Manchester by the Sea, Black Mass, Pink Panther 2, The Company Men, Louisa May Alcott (PBS), Brotherhood, City on a Hill, NOS4A2, voiceover for PBS’ Frontline. BA Theatre and Film Studies, Cornell University; MFA American Film Institute.

* Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under Special Appearance Contract.



Art Devine (Director) is a multi-talented theater artist whose work as a playwright, director, actor and designer has been enjoyed throughout New England and California. He has written three world premiere plays for Cape Rep (9-Ball, Winter Wheat and The Bottom of the Sky) and is currently working on a one man show. For Cape Rep he directed A Streetcar Named Desire, Sunday in the Park with George, Topdog/Underdog, Our Country’s Good, 9-Ball and two world premieres, Alison Weller’s Boundless and Jade Schuyler’s The Tuna Goddess. Art trained at Trinity Rep Conservatory in RI. He is a teacher of Cape Rep’s TheatreLab Playwriting I & II and is the director of Cape Rep’s Veterans Company (VetCo.)

Scenic Design

Ryan McGettigan (Scenic Design) Ryan is a Houston-based scenic designer of theater, opera, and dance working across the country and Europe. He is the Resident Designer at Cape Rep Theatre in Brewster, MA as well as a Company Artist with Prague Shakespeare Company and the Classical Theatre Company of Houston. Regional Credits: Theatre under the Stars, Stages Repertory Theatre, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Shakespeare & Company, Cape Rep, Abilene Shakespeare Festival, Legacy Theatre, Prague Shakespeare Company. Opera and Dance: Glimmerglass Festival, New Orleans Opera, Opera San Jose, HGOco, Open Dance Project, and the Houston Ballet. More at

Lighting Design

Susan Nicholson (Lighting Design) Susan is a northeast based lighting designer. Starting in 2005 she has been a part of 34 productions as well as VetCo, Young Company, Footlight Fantasies and many benefits and special performances. Favorite show credits include Full Monty (the first time), Xanadu, UMPO, Merrily We Roll Along, Rough Crossing, Billy Elliot, and Boundless. She also has worked for Skylight Theatre in Milwaukee, Prospect Theatre in NYC, Forestburgh Playhouse in Upstate NY, and many others. She is an events lighting designer for WorldStage in NYC.

Costume Design

Robin McLaughlin (Costume Design) was resident costume designer at Cape Rep for many years. She returned from California for the summer season in 2017 to do Men on Boats and Billy Elliot the Musical, and decided to remain on the Cape. Robin continues to be a nationally-known designer of handmade journey bags and has added custom wedding accessories to her collection.

Sound Design

Maura Hanlon (Sound Design) is the Associate Artistic Director at Cape Rep. Mo’s most recent directorial credits include this season’s Noises Off, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and Miss Delta Township, for which she was also the sound designer. Favorite recent directing credits include Edward Tulane, Indecent, Men on Boats. She is a sometime-actor, ( Mamma Mia!, Fun Home), a frequent sound designer (Topdog/Underdog, The Bottom of the Sky), and an occasional playwright (Good Bye Mary Rose, Dinosaur Pirates from Outerspace!, which she also composed). Mo is a Holy Cross grad, studied acting and directing at Trinity Rep Conservatory and received her MFA in directing from UCSD. Thanks to her incredibly supportive family, Art, Paddo, Seamus and Macklin.

Dialect Coach

Alison Weller (Dialect Coach) has been dialect/speech coach at Cape Rep on Jerusalem, Woman in Black, Billy Elliot, and all YoCo productions. She was last seen in Mamma Mia! Broad- way: Coram Boy. O Broadway: is Beautiful City (Vineyard Theatre), Gone Missing (Barrow St. Theatre), and Aphrodisiac (PS 122). As an Associate Artist with the Obie Award-winning Civilians: original collaborator on the long-running Gone Missing and critically-acclaimed is Beautiful City, also The Ladies (Chashama), and The Modern World Project with Anne Kauffman. Other NY: The Female Terorist Project ( The Committee), Out from Under It, and Blue Lila Rising (New Georges). Regional: Portland Center Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theatre, Lyric Stage Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, WHAT, and seven seasons at the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ. With Cape Rep: Billy Elliot, Men on Boats, Outside Mullingar, and many others. Alison is proud to have been in the company of American Records’ ReEntry, performing at naval bases in VA, CA, and MS for sailors returning from deployment. Her play Boundless premiered at Cape Rep in 2017. She is teaching an investigative theatre class at e New School in this fall. BA, Harvard; MFA, UCSD

Stage Manager

Anthony Teixeira (Stage Manager) Anthony Teixeira has been active with Cape Rep as a performer and stage manager since 2010. Previous shows include Something Rotten, The Full Monty, UMPO: Summer Blockbusters!, Shakespeare in Love, Mamma Mia!, The Tuna Goddess, Merrily We Roll Along, Evita, The Light in the Piazza, How I Became a Pirate, Frog & Toad, and this summer’s The Fantastical House of Maya Mouse. He has also performed with Theater Under the Stairs, Harwich Junior Theatre, and Cotuit Center for the Arts, and as a soloist with the Cape Symphony.

Photo courtesy of Bob Tucker/Focalpoint Studio.

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