Dancing in Riddles (2018)


a play by Amanda Rockhold

October 26-28, 2018

Union County’s

Veterans Memorial Auditorium

233 W. 6th Street

Marysville, OH  43040

 All proceeds from The Silver Scene Players’ production of “Dancing in Riddles” benefited Union County Neighbor to Neighbor and their wonderful mission of helping Union County residents stay in their own homes with help from volunteers.


Mara – Emily Wargo
Lauren – Leah McCoy
Drew – Tim Allen
Doug – Brad Anderson
Floyd Richards – Will Schoenleb
Paul – Levi Campbell
Hilary – Barbara Luke
Tobey – Kevin Porter
Dancer – Emily Pierce



Musical Composer/Director/Piano  Brian Luke
Flute  Sarah Johnson
Bass  David Dodds




Playwright & Director – Amanda Rockhold
Assistant Director – Michael Williamson
Music Composer/Director – Brian Luke
Choreography – Emily Pierce
Stage Manager – Alison Mount
Stage Crew – Molly Barker & Nancy Thomas
Costuming & Spotlight – Kathy Schrader
Lights – Abigail Anderton
Sound – Robert Anderton
Tech Advisor – Mick Giere
Promotions – David Dodds & Amanda Rockhold
Video/Promotions – Chase Cutarelli & Dean Snow
Box Office/Concessions – Michele Herbon, Tori Moledor, Pete Edwards, & Connor Edwards

Set in 1992, this two-act dramatic comedy hubs around the troubles of a young girl named Mara, her family, and a desire for something more than an idle life. This is a story of a broken family told through dancing, the internal conflict of struggling with the future and sorting through a painful past.

Mara is challenged when her older brother, who ran away when he was a kid after their father died, shows up at the family reunion dinner, which their sister, Lauren, arranged. While facing their mother, who is cold and distant, at this dinner the two sisters struggle to find a resolution to broken pasts and undetermined futures. In the midst of all of this, Mara finds herself as a subject for a sociology graduate student’s family psychology thesis, and at the whim of her intolerable cousin, who is convinced that he is a cowboy.

About the Playwright
Although born a Californian, Amanda Rockhold has spent most of her life in Ohio. She writes and edits for an agricultural newspaper, and writes fiction and plays. Dancing in Riddles is her first produced full length play. She serves as a producer on the Silver Scene Players (SSP) producers board, and has performed in SSP’s productions of The Game’s Afoot and Live From Hollywood, and assistant directed All my Sons.

She studied communications in college, emphasizing in the performing arts and journalism, where she first started writing Dancing in Riddles, while stage managing for The Glass Menagerie. She also directed and wrote I Used to Have it All in college. Awards in college include the Outstanding Vernon Lestrud Theatre Student Award and the Outstanding Communication Arts Student.


 Marysville Christian Church, Herbon Bons Bakery, Union County Foundation, Union County Commissioners,  Luke Lawyers, Luke Music Studios, The Maize at Little Darby Creek, The Ville Grille, Graphic Stitch, and St. Martin’s des Porres Outreach Mission Center

We were excited to present Holly Novak and Tessa Fite of  Union County Neighbor to Neighbor with a check for $1,314.28  

(thank you to The Ville Grille for hosting our event for us)


Union County Neighbor to Neighbor

Union County Neighbor to Neighbor thanks you for attending Dancing in Riddles.  We are very grateful to be chosen as the beneficiary of this production, and appreciate all the time, talent and effort put in by the Silver Scene Players and the support of the community in attending the show. Congratulations, Amanda, for seeing your original work come to life on stage!

Union County Neighbor to Neighbor brings together volunteers with members of our community who need a helping hand from time to time. Volunteer tasks range from transportation and errands, household chores or small maintenance tasks, yard care, technical support, short-term pet care, meals for those recovering from accident or illness, and companionship visits—the types of things good neighbors would do for one another. Since opening in July 2016, UCN2N volunteers have fulfilled over 800 service requests. In September alone, 18 members received 50 services from 22 volunteers.

UCN2N volunteers accept or decline service requests as their schedule allows.  This completely flexible program provides a wonderful way for volunteers to serve without the responsibility of being in a certain place at a certain time each week.

For our members, UCN2N brings the assurance of having a prescreened, background checked volunteer available to help with tasks that make a difference in the member being able to maintain independence and dignity.