The Forger’s Apprentice

by Mark Forgy, Kevin Bowen & C.S. McNerlin. Music and lyrics by Kevin Bowen & C.S. McNerlin with orchestration and additional music by Martha Davis.




In this true story, a young Midwestern man (Mark Forgy) chronicles his life on the Mediterranean Island of Ibiza where he befriends, and then ends up working for a man who’s life holds many secrets; Elmyr de Hory, the artist known as “The World’s Greatest Art Forger.”

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  • Elmyr de Hory (Robert Krueger)
  • Young Mark (Zakary Morton)
  • Francois Corbeau (Rhett Romsaas)
  • Mark Forgy (Todd Bruse)
  • Agent Martine (Yvonne Freese)
  • Carmen (Sarah Shervey)
  • Bo Jennings (Joseph Kastner)
  • Sargento Primero (Ricardo Riley)
  • The Judge (Meri Golden).


Directed by Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha.

Music Direction, Piano by Roderick Phipps-Kettlewell.

Stage Manager, Set Design, Props by Tim Colby.

Costumes by Robert Yarwood.

Set Construction/Design by John W. Olive.

Script by Mark Forgy, Kevin Bowen & C.S. McNerlin.

Music and Lyrics by Kevin Bowen & C.S. McNerlin.

Arrangements, Additional Music, Synthesizer by Martha Davis.

Percussion by Kian Dziak.

Guitar by Kyle Simons & Joe Filipovich.

Produced by Jim McDonough Jr., Ph.D.

© 2013, 2015 By Mark Forgy, Kevin Bowen & C. S. McNerlin. All Rights Reserved.


The Forger’s Apprentice was first produced as a 60-minute non-musical Minnesota Fringe Festival show in 2013. Here is a link to that production:



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