The Fairy Hoax

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Dulcie: Molly Ephraim

Francis: Alex Brightman

Henry: Marcus Stevens

Vivian: Laura Fois

Mr. Butterfield: Kevin Pariseau

Adult Dulcie: Laura Fois 

Adult Francis: Kevin Parriseau

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Ken Triwush

Director: Jeremy Dobrish

Musical Director: Oran Eldor

Producer: Sheila McDevitt

Dulcie: Paige Simunovich

Francis: Zach Sayle

Henry: Ben Rezendez

Vivian: Laura Fois

Mr. Butterfield: Xander Chauncey

Adult Dulcie: Laura Fois

Adult Francis: Xander Chauncey

Director: Gregory Fletcher

Musical Director: Jessica Corbin

Producers: Steven Petrillo, Natalie Mosco

Associate Producer: Dianna Marrtin

The Fairy Hoax started with an idea developed at The Kennedy Center's Playwriting Intensive and has since been mentored by David Henry Hwang, Janet Neipris, Gary Garrison, and Kaitlin Hopkins. 

In 2007, a non-musical version of The Fairy Hoax premiered Off-Off Broadway at The Michael Weller Theatre produced by On the Leesh Productions, Inc. under the title A Yorkshire Fairie Tale.
ZachARY Sayle

The Fairy Hoax was developed at Workshop Theater Company's Musical Theater Wing in NYC with a readings in 2014, and 2015.  

The Fairy Hoax was given a concert reading as part of the Ball State University Discovery New Musical Festival at Muncie Civic Theatre in Muncie, IN on May 21, 2016 at 1 pm.

TRU Voice Reading 2008: Marcus Stevens, Molly Ephraim, Kevin Pariseau, Laura Fois, Alex Brightman, and Ken Triwush

In 2010 The Fairy Hoax was developed by The Boiling Point/Mind the Entertainment with a reading in the Frederick Loewe Room at The Dramatists Guild under the title Yorkshire Faerie Tale.


Narrator: Maddie Pyke

Dulcie Somerset: Courtney Martin

Francis Crawley: Aaron Stangarone

Henry Crawley: Alex Panneton

Vivian Somerset: Laura Girard

In 2009 excerpts from The Fairy Hoax were performed in Sunday Nights at Square One, sponsored by Golden Fleece LTD. under the title When We Believed.

Workshop Theater Company first produced The Fairy Hoax in a development reading in their Sundays@Six reading series in September, 2011.

The Fairy Hoax​ was accepted into FringeNYC in 2011, but it was developed at Workshop Theater Company instead. 

​Workshop Theater Company also produced The Fairy Hoax as a reading in their Sundays@Six reading series in May, 2012.

Dulcie: Sara Ries

Francis: Joe Popson

Adult Dulcie: Danielle Moran

Adult Francis: Mark Gaylord

Ensemble: Naomi McDougall Jones, Otto Walberg

Director: Michael Goldfried

Musical Director: Oran Eldor

Production Manager: Glenn Grieves

Producing Artistic Director: Lou Rogers 

Fullerton College's 26th Annual Playwrights Festival presented a staged reading of THE FAIRY HOAX on Jan. 22,2016 at 8 pm and Bronwyn Dodson Theatre, Fullerton College. 

Dulcie Somerset: Emily Abeles
Francis Crawley: Brandon Carter
Henry Crawley: Joey Busch
Adult Francis/Mr. Elliot Butterfield: Hunter Ryti
Adult Dulcie/Vivian Somerset: Ashlee Espinosa, Guest Artist

Director: Tim Espinosa

Musical Direction Emily Cohn

In 2008 The Fairy Hoax was in TRU Voices New Musical Series with a reading at the Players Theatre under a former title Once Upon a Wind.


Director: Paul Tavianini

Musical Director: Ron Hellems

Asst. Director: Baily Fritz

Production S.M.: Allyson Beheler

Stage Manager: Derin Murphy

Asst. Stage Manager: Lexi Facemyre

Dulcie: Naomi McDougall Jones

Francis: Aidan Schultz-Meyer

Henry: Brian Ogilvie

Vivian: Maria Deasy

Mr. Butterfield: Kevin Pariseau

Adult Dulcie: Maria Deasy

Adult Francis: Kevin Pariseau

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Daryl Brown

Ensemble: James Crescent, Jan DiPietro, Krystal Rowley, Dana Winkle  

Director: Sheila McDevitt

Musical Director: Christian De Gre

Producer: Naomi McDougall Jones

Dulcie:  Paige Simonovich

Francis: Zachary Sayle

Henry: Justin Luciano

Vivian: Stacey Scotte

Mr. Butterfield: Doug Shapiro

Adult Dulcie: Stacey Scotte

Adult Francis: Doug Shapiro

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Sean Patrick Folster

Director: Susanna Fraser

Musical Director: Mark T Evans

Producer: Steven Petrillo

Copyright 2023. The Fairy Hoax. All rights reserved.


a new musical 
words by TOM DIGGS
music by JAY D'AMICO

Dulcie: Mishaela Faucher

Francis: Aaron Riesebeck

Henry: Mitch Dean

Vivian: Jodie Bentley

Mr. Butterfield: Xander Chauncey

Adult Dulcie: Jodie Bentley

Adult Francis: Xander Chauncey

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Sean Patrick Folster

Director: Gregory Fletcher

Musical Director: Mark T Evans

Producers: Steven Petrillo

Associate Producer: Natalie Mosco  

Dulcie: Jessica Arinella

Francis: Peter Russo

Henry: Matt Rashid

Vivian: Susan Wands

Mr. Butterfield: Paul de Cordova

Adult Dulcie: Jessica Arinella

Adult Francis: Peter Russo

Director: Nancy Robillard

Stage Manager: Melissa Jernigan

Dialect Coach: Maria Pastel

Set Design: Diana Whitten

Lighting Design: Chris Conti

Sound Design: Craig Lenti

Costume Design: Jessica Jahn

Assistant Costume Designer: Carissa Caruso

Producers: Alicia Arinella & Julie Tortorici

Associate Producer: Joe Amon


Beth Turcotte

Carson Crow

Jacob Lang

David Merten

Elizabeth Olah

Chris Griffith

Collen Tovar

Laura Wooten