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The Star Without a Name

translated, adapted, produced and directed by Ana-Catrina Buchser
from Mihail Sebastian's Steaua fără nume
A World Premiere Adaptation

Dragon 2nd Stages
Redwood City, CA
April 17 - May 3, 2015

Production Manager: Ashley Taylor Frampton
Scenic Design & Technical Director: Megan Stevens
Stage Manager: Sara Doeltz
Sound Design: Rory Strahan-Mauk
Lighting Design: Jeff Swan
Costume Design: Brooke Jennings
Properties Design: Beth Covey-Snedegar
Set Construction: Charles Allston

Myles Rowland as The Professor
Marjorie Hazeltine as The Unknown
Tyler Della as The Stationmaster
Chrissy Brooks as Ms. Cuckoo
Tom Bleecker as Udrea/Pascu
Joshua Messick as Grig/The Conductor
Sabrina Sonner as The Student


"[...] the casting of the two leads and the direction of their one night together result in an evening of melancholic satisfaction."
Theatre Eddys, April 26, 2015

Romanian romance. Dragon Theatre stages little-known 1940s play
"The train is a natural vehicle for the mysterious love story presented in "The Star Without a Name," the 1942 Romanian play by Mihail Sebastian, lovingly translated for Redwood City's Dragon Theatre by Ana-Catrina Buchser, who also directs."
"Buchser's goal of bringing Sebastian's work to a wider American audience is exactly the kind of project 2nd Stage supports, and in this case it's a worthy one"
Palo Alto Online, Aprll 23, 2015

Director's Notes on The Star Without a Name. April 21, 2015
Behind the Wings




Star Without a Name