The Last Lifeboat

By Luke Yankee

May 9-11 and 16-18, 2024 at 8 p.m.
May 12 and 19, 2024 at 3 p.m.

Sauk Theatre, Jonesville, Michigan

​Adults - $14, Seniors (55 and up) - $12,
Students (with i.d.) - $12, Children (12 and under) - $10 
Pay What You Can Night is Thursday, May 9 at 8 p.m.

(Tickets are not sold in advance to Pay What You Can performances.)
All senior tickets to the Thursday, May 16 performance are $5.
​Tickets available by clicking here or by calling 517-849-9100. 

THE LAST LIFEBOAT is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (www. dramatists.com)​

This production is sponsored by 

Directed by Bruce Crews

Stage Management by Chloe Callender

Set Design by Bruce Crews

Costume Design by Gianna Green
Lighting Design by Trinity Bird

Sound Design by Tim Ambrose

​Properties Design by Cyndi Baldermann


The Cast
J. Bruce Ismay - Tom Davis*
Vivian Pettiford Hilliard and others - Patricia Jordon
Florence Schieffelin Ismay and others - Mary Davis*
Thomas Ismay and others - Aaron Guest
Margaret Ismay and others - Sandi Miller
George Ismay and others - Jacob Weldon
Jack Althrop and others - Nathan Johnson
Captain Edward John Smith and others - Mike Sutton
Thomas Andrews and others - Nate Nelson
Mrs. Madeline Astor and others - Jennifer Mackie
Mrs. Emily Ryerson and others - Jennifer Wagler
Angela and others - Belle Ambrose
Dr. Grenfell and others - Chloe Callender

​Bentley - Sparky*

*denotes Sauk debut

About the Play

J. Bruce Ismay was an upper-crust Englishman who always did what was expected of him. He went to the best schools, married the right society girl (even though he was in love with someone else) and vowed to his staunch, unfeeling father on his deathbed that he would take over the family shipping business and build the biggest, most opulent ship the world had ever seen: the RMS Titanic. What an accomplishment! We all know the story of how the ship sank…or do we? Ismay saved as many people as he could on that fateful night, and finally, with no women and children in sight, he stepped into the last lifeboat…and was branded a coward and a traitor forever. The world needed a scapegoat for the sinking of the Titanic and Ismay became the perfect target. THE LAST LIFEBOAT is the story of the Titanic that has never been told. This epic tale explores not only the tragedy itself, but the sensationalized trials and aftermath of the night that changed the world forever.

RUN TIME: 2 Hours, 10 Minutes. 

The Crew

Backstage Assistant - Cyndi Baldermann

Light Board Operator - Felicity Kiehnau

Sound Board Operator - Tim Ambrose

Marketing Materials/Photography - Patrick and Lisa Cook

Special Thanks to...

Hillsdale First Baptist Church, Katie Myers

We wish to thank the families of our cast and crew for their patience, support and encouragement. 

​The Sauk wishes to express our gratitude to Arrow Swift Printing for a generous donation toward this season’s programs.