Cookin' with Gus by Jim Brochu The Marco Players

Main Productions

Cookin’ with Gus

By Jim Brochu

Director: Charles Kolmann

Wednesday – Saturday 8 pm
Sunday 3 pm

Gussie Richardson, a famous food columnist and cookbook author is offered her own daily network TV show. She wants to do it, but her husband is dead set against it. Just when she thinks she has overcome her stage fright, a taping of the show turns into a comic nightmare concluding in an all-out, hilarious food fight that almost ends the show and her marriage.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


Paula Keenan – Gussie
Kathleen Barney – Carmen
Jeff “JP” Powell – Walter
Ron Pirrello – Bernie

Director’s Bio

Charles F. Kolmann

Charles Kolmann has a B.A. in English from LaSalle University and completed his Master’s Degree work in Theatre at Villanova University. He recently retired from teaching English, drama, and TV production in Collier County. Prior to teaching, he was the creative services director and chief marketing executive for CBS television stations in Miami, Detroit, and Chicago as well as an ABC station in St. Louis. Over his 20 year broadcasting career, he has been honored with 12 EMMY Awards and 3 Golden Muses from Promax/BDA for his television commercials. Over his theatrical career, Charles has produced, directed, designed, worked crew, and/or acted in 60 stage productions at several secondary schools, universities, and community theatres both here in Florida and back in his hometown of Philadelphia.