2008-2009 Season

2008-09
Please note the listings run from last to first
*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

Charles Ludlam's
The Mystery of Irma Vep
June 4-July 12, 2009
Directed by Heidi Cline

Cast
Jeff McKerley - various
Dolph Amick - various




The Tempest
May 8-31, 2009
Directed by Laura Cole

Cast

Prospero - Jeffrey Watkins
Ariel - J.C. Long*
Miranda - Mary Russell
Caliban - Drew Reeves*
Antonio, Prospero's brother, usurping Duke of Milan - Maurice Ralston*
Ferdinand, son to the King of Naples - Matt Felten
Trinculo, a jester - Daniel Parvis
Stephano, a drunken butler - Nicholas Faircloth
Alonso, King of Naples - J. Tony Brown*
Sebastian, his brother - Andrew Houchins*
Gonzalo, an honest old councilor - Doug Kaye*
Adrian - Clarke Weigle
Boatswain - Mike Niedzwiecki
Iris, a spirit - Kati Grace Morton
Ceres, a spirit - Becky Cormier Finch
Juno, a spirit - Rivka Levin*





Hamlet

April 2-May 3, 2009
Directed by Drew Reeves

Cast
Hamlet - Matthew Felten
Claudius - Maurice Ralston*
Gertrude - Laura Cole
Polonius - J. Tony Brown*
Ophelia - Amee Vyas*
Horatio - Doug Graham
Laertes - Nicholas Faircloth
The Ghost of King Hamlet - Travis Smith*
Rosencrantz - Joshua Lee Jones
Guildenstern - Jacob York
Players   - Nicholas Faircloth, Travis Smith*, Mike Niedzwiecki, John Stephen King, Daniel Parvis
Reynaldo - John Stephen King
Fortinbras - Mike Niedzwiecki
Clowns - Daniel Parvis, John Stephen King
Priest - Travis Smith*
Francisco - Joshua Lee Jones
Marcellus - Mike Niedzwiecki
Bernardo - Daniel Parvis
Osrick - John Stephen King
English Ambassador - Daniel Parvis
Captain - J. Tony Brown*
Sailors - Mike Niedzwiecki, Daniel Parvis
Messengers - Daniel Parvis, John Stephen King
Followers of Laertes  -  Travis Smith*, Joshua Lee Jones, Jacob York, John Stephen King
Attendants, Guards  -      Joshua Lee Jones, Jacob York, John Stephen King, Daniel Parvis


Geoffrey Chaucer's
The Canterbury Tales
March 5-29
Directed by John Stephens

Prologue – The Pilgrims

Hostesss -Rivka Levin*
Nun - Amee Vyas*
Miller - Mike Niedzwiecki
Merchant’s Wife - Mary Russell
Merchant - Nicholas Faircloth
Reeve - Drew Reeves*
Wife of Bath - Laura Cole
Pardoner - Matt Felten

The Miller’s Tale
Nun - Amee Vyas*
Miller - Mike Niedzwiecki
Waitress - Mary Russell
Nicholas - Nicholas Faircloth
Carpenter - Drew Reeves*
Allison - Laura Cole
Don Marlondo - Rivka Levin*
Mama Absolon - Amee Vyas*
Waiter - Mike Niedzwiecki
Absolon - Matt Felten

The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale
Wife of Bath - Laura Cole
Musician - Rivka Levin*
Knight - Matt Felten
Maiden - Mary Russell
Ladies in Waiting - Amee Vyas*, Rivka Levin*, Laura Cole
King Arthur - Drew Reeves*
Queen Guenevere - Amee Vyas*
Drinking Buddies - Drew Reeves*, Nicholas Faircloth, Mike Niedzwiecki
Good Time Girls - Amee Vyas*, Rivka Levin*
Crone   Mary Russell

The Pardoner’s Tale
Pardoner - Matt Felten
Fellows - Drew Reeves* (One), Mike Niedzwiecki (Two), Nicholas Faircloth (Three)
Dancing Girls - Rivka Levin*, Laura Cole
Knave - Mary Russell
Old Woman - Amee Vyas*
Death - Laura Cole

ACT II
The Merchant’s Prologue

Hostess - Rivka Levin*
Merchant’s Wife - Mary Russell
Merchant - Nicholas Faircloth
Pardoner - Matt Felten
Miller - Mike Niedzwiecki
Nun - Amee Vyas*


The Merchant’s Tale
Merchant - Nicholas Faircloth
January - Mike Niedzwiecki
Placebo - Laura Cole
Justinius - Drew Reeves*
Juno - Rivka Levin*
Jasamine - Mary Russell
May - Amee Vyas*
The Lawyers - Rivka Levin*, Mary Russell, Laura Cole
Wedding Guests - Rivka Levin*, Mary Russell, Laura Cole
Damian - Matt Felten

The Reeve’s Tale
Reeve - Drew Reeves*
Miller - Mike Niedzwiecki
The Miller’s Wife - Amee Vyas*
The Miller’s Daughter - Rivka Levin*
The Miller’s baby - Mary Russell
School Marm - Laura Cole
John - Matt Felten
Alain -  Nicholas Faircloth

 



Romeo and Juliet
January 29-March 1, 2009
Directed by Laura Cole

Cast

Romeo - J.C. Long*
Juliet - Mary Russell
Mercutio - Daniel Parvis
Benvolio - Joshua Lee Jones
Tybalt - Mike Niedzwiecki
Capulet - Maurice Ralston*
Capulet's Lady - Josie Burgin Lawson
Nurse - Erin Considine
Friar Lawrence - Doug Kaye*
Prince - Andrew Houchins*
Paris - Lee Osorio
Montague - John Basiulis
Montague's Lady - Maureen Yasko
Sampson - Eric Porter
Abram - Daniel Kerr
Peter - John Basiulis
Gregory - Daniel Parvis
Balthasar - Daniel Kerr
Friar John - Daniel Parvis
Appothecarie - Maureen Yasko
Paris' Page - Eric Porter
The Watch - Maureen Yasko (1st), Joshua Lee Jones (2nd), Mike Niedzwiecki (3rd)
Tybalt's man (Petruchio) - Eric Porter
Mercutio's man - Daniel Kerr
Party Guests - Debbie McGriff, Eric Porter (musician), Maureen Yasko (musician), Lee Osorio
Potpan - Daniel Kerr
Servants - Eric Porter, Maureen Yasko, Lee Osorio 
Citizens -   Erin Considine
Understudies for The Prince   -   Jeff Watkins, Troy Willis*



Christopher Marlowe's
Doctor Faustus
January 1-25, 2009
Adapted and Directed by Jeff Watkins

Doctor Faustus - Maurice Ralston*
Mephistophilis, others - Laura Cole*
Sound Demons - Nicholas Faircloth, Mike Niedzwiecki, Mary Russell

 


Charles Dickens’
A Christmas Carol
December 4-21, 2008
Adapted for the stage and Directed by Tony Brown

The Storytellers
Drew Reeves* (Scrooge)
Andrew Houchins*
Paul Hester*
Rivka Levin*
Becky Cormier Finch
Matt Felten
Kirk Harris Seaman
Mary Ruth Ralston
Clarke Weigle
Tony Brown*

 

Henry VI Part 1
Directed by - Jeff Watkins
November 6-9 & Nov 28

Cast
King Henry VI - Daniel Parvis
Duke of Gloucester, uncle to the King - Doug Kaye*
Duke of Bedford, uncle to the King - John Curran
Thomas Beaufort, Duke of Exeter - Troy Willis*
Henry Beaufort, Bishop of Winchester - Tony Brown*
John Beaufort, Earl of Somerset - Jacob York
Richard Plantagenet (York) - Maurice Ralston*
Earl of Suffolk - J.C. Long*
Richard Beauchamp (Earl of Warwick)- Clarke Weigle
Earl of Salisbury - Troy Willis*
Lord Talbot - Drew Reeves*
John Talbot (his son) - Matt Felten
Joan la Pucelle - Mary Ruth Ralston
An old shepherd, Joan’s father - Drew Reeves*
Edmund Mortimer, Earl of March - Drew Reeves*
Sir John Fastolfe, a cowardly knight - Joshua Lee Jones
Sir William Lucy - Nicholas Faircloth
Sir William Glansdale - Mike Niedzwiecki
Mayor of London - Andrew Houchins*
Woodville, Lieutenant of the Tower -Joshua Lee Jones
Vernon - Matt Felten
Basset - Matt Nitchie
Charles, Dauphin, and later King of France - Paul Hester*
Reignier, Duke of Anjou - Matt Nitchie
Margaret, daughter to Reignier - Laura Cole
Duke of Burgundy - Andrew Houchins*
Duke of Alençon - Bryan Lee
Bastard of Orleans - Mike Niedzwiecki
Master Gunner of Orleans - Maurice Ralston*
Son of the Master Gunner - Matt Felten
General of the French forces - Clarke Weigle
Countess of Auvergne - Mary Saville
Lawyer - Daniel Parvis
Legate - Joshua Lee Jones
Warders of the Tower - Daniel Parvis, Nicholas Faircloth
French Sentinel - Clarke Weigle, Nicholas Faircloth
Officers, Jailers - Bryan Lee, Mike Niedzwiecki
Soldiers - Laura Cole, Paul Hester*, Matt Felten
Messengers - Nicholas Faircloth, Laura Cole, J.C. Long*, Matt Felten
Ambassador - Clarke Weigle
A Porter - Paul Hester*
Servants - Laura Cole, John Curran,  Clarke Weigle
Fiends appearing to La Pucelle - Mary Saville, Matt Felten
Trumpet - David Rood

 


Henry VI Part 2
Directed by - Jeff Watkins
November 13-16 & November 29

Cast
King Henry the Sixth - Daniel Parvis
Margaret, his Queen - Laura Cole
Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester - Doug Kaye*
Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester - Heidi Cline
Cardinal Beaufort - Tony Brown*
Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York - Maurice Ralston*
Edward Plantagenet, Duke of York’s son - Matt Nitchie
Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York’s son - Drew Reeves*
Duke of Somerset - Matt Felten
Duke of Suffolk - J.C. Long
Duke of Buckingham - Nicholas Faircloth
Lord Clifford - Doug Kaye*
Young Clifford, his son - Joshua Lee Jones
Earl of Salisbury - John Curran
Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick - Troy Willis*
Lord Scales - Clarke Weigle
Lord Say - Paul Hester*
Sir Humphrey Stafford - Maurice Ralston*
William Stafford, his brother - Doug Kaye*
Sir William Vaux- -Mary Ruth Ralston
Walter Whitmore, a pirate - Drew Reeves*
Shipmaster - Joshua Lee Jones
Sawyer - Troy Willis*
Margery Jourdain, a witch - Mary Ruth Ralston
John Hume, a priest - Drew Reeves*
John Southwell, a priest - Paul Hester*
Roger Bolingbroke, a conjuror - Andrew Houchins*
Thomas Horner, an armourer - Joshua Lee Jones
Peter, Horner’s man - Bryan Lee
Clerk of Chatham - Bryan Lee
Mayor of St Alban - Mike Niedzwiecki
Saunders Simpcox, an imposter - Matt Felten
Wife to Simpcox - Bryan Lee
Alexander Iden, a Kentish gentleman - Jacob York
Gentlemen - Clarke Weigle, Jacob York
Jack Cade, a rebel - Andrew Houchins*
George Bevis, follower of Cade - Matt Felten
John Holland, follower of Cade - Matt Nitchie
Dick, the butcher, follower of Cade - Mike Niedzwiecki
Smith, the weaver, follower of Cade - Joshua Lee Jones
Michael, follower of Cade - Drew Reeves*
Herald - Matt Felten
Neighbors - Nicholas Faircloth, Clarke Weigle, Matt Nitchie
Lieutenant - Nicholas Faircloth
Beadle - Clarke Weigle
Soldier - Jacob York
Messengers - Mary Ruth Ralston, John Curran, Paul Hester*
Spirit - Mike Niedzwiecki
Servant - Jacob York
Murderer - Mike Niedzwiecki
Trumpet - David Rood

 


Henry VI part 3
Directed by - Jeff Watkins
November 21-23 & November 30

Cast
King Henry the Sixth - Daniel Parvis
Queen Margaret - Laura Cole
Edward, Prince of Wales - Bryan Lee
Louis XI, King of France - Andrew Houchins*
Duke of Somerset - Matt Felten
Duke of Exeter - Andrew Houchins*
Earl of Oxford - Tony Brown*
Earl of Northumberland - Paul Hester*
Earl of Westmoreland - Matt Felten
Lord Clifford - Joshua Lee Jones
Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York - Maurice Ralston*
Edward Plantagenet, later Edward IV - Matt Nitchie
Edmund Plantagenet, Earl of Rutland - Matt Felten
George Plantagenet, later Duke of Clarence - Nicholas    Faircloth
Richard Plantagenet, later Duke of Gloucester -      Drew Reeves*
Duke of Norfolk - John Curran
Marquess of Montague - Doug Kaye
Earl of Warwick - Troy Willis*
Earl of Pembroke - Clarke Weigle
Lord Hastings - Paul Hester*
Sir John Mortimer - Tony Brown*
Henry, Earl of Richmond - Mary Ruth Ralston
Lady Grey, later Queen to Edward IV - Heidi Cline
Lord Rivers, brother to Lady Grey - Joshua Lee Jones
Sir John Montgomery - Mike Niedzwiecki
Sir John Somerville - Joshua Lee Jones
Mayor of York - Clarke Weigle
Bona, sister to the French Queen - Maria Laitis
A Son, that has killed his father - Paul Hester*
A Father, that has killed his son - John Curran
Messengers - Mike Niedzwiecki, Mary Ruth Ralston
Post - Mike Niedzwiecki, Mary Ruth Ralston
Keepers - Matt Felten, Clarke Weigle
Watch - Andrew Houchins*, John Curran
Lieutenant of the Tower - Paul Hester*
Trumpet - David Rood

Antony and Cleopatra
Directed by Drew Reeves
October 2-November 2, 2008

Cast
Marc Antony, triumvir - Jeff Watkins
Lepidus, triumvir - Doug Kaye*
Octavius Caesar, triumvir - J.C. Long*
Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt - Joanna Daniel*
Charmian, Cleopatra’s Attendant - Tiffany Porter
Iras, Cleopatra’s Attendant - Maria Liatis
Octavia, Caesar’s sister, Antony’s Wife - Anna Gorman
Enobarbus, friend to Antony - Maurice Ralston*
Camidius, Lieutenant-General to Antony - Bryan Lee
Diomedes, Cleopatra’s Attendant - Brian Mayberry
Pompey - Joshua Lee Jones
Decretas, friend to Antony - David Sterritt
Eros, friend to Antony - Matt Felten
Philo, friend to Antony - Nicholas Faircloth
Maecenas, friend to Caesar - Andrew Houchins*
Dolabella, friend to Caesar - Paul Hester*
Agrippa, friend to Caesar - Troy Willis*
Mardian, Cleopatra’s Attendant - Greg Morris
Seleucas, Cleopatra’s Attendant - Anna Gorman
Alexas, Cleopatra’s Attendant - Tony Brown*
Scarus, friend to Antony - Nicholas Faircloth
Demetrius, friend to Antony - Brian Mayberry
Thidias, friend to Caesar - David Sterritt
Proculeus, friend to Caesar - Tony Brown*
Soothsayer - Bryan Lee
Menecrates, friend to Pompey - Bryan Mayberry
Menas, friend to Pompey - Paul Hester*
Eunuchs - Matt Felten, Andrew Houchins*, J.C. Long*
Clown - Doug Kaye*
Ambassadors - Doug Kaye*, Greg Morris
Messengers - Matt Felten, Troy Willis*, Bryan Lee, Anna Gorman, David Sterritt, Paul Hester*
Soldiers - Doug Kaye*, Joshua Lee Jones, Andrew Houchins*, Tony Brown*, Anna Gorman, Brian Mayberry,
David Sterritt
Guards and Watches - Nicholas Faircloth, Doug Kaye*,  Joshua Lee Jones,  Greg Morris, Andrew Houchins*,
Bryan Lee,  Brian Mayberry, David Sterritt
Servants - Joshua Lee Jones, Bryan Lee, Greg Morris
Musicians/Singers -Bryan Lee, Andrew Houchins*

 



The August and September Repertory

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
Directed by Maurice Ralston
Performances August 7, 8-10, 16, 24, 28 & September 4, 12, 20, 26, 28

Cast
Tony Brown*
Andrew Houchins*
Paul Hester*


Much Ado About Nothing

Directed by Jeff Watkins
August  14, 22, 30 & September 7, 11

Cast
Don Pedro, Prince of Arragon -Matt Nitchie
Don John, his bastard brother - Troy Willis*
Claudio, a young Lord of Florence - Jacob York
Benedick, a young Lord of Padua - Maurice Ralston*
Leonato, Governor of Messina - Tony Brown*
Antonio, his brother - Doug Kaye*
Borachio, follower of Don John - Drew Reeves*
Conrade, follower of Don John - Nicholas Faircloth
Dogberry, a constable - Eric Brooks
Verges, his follower - Kirk Harris Seaman
Sexton - Doug Kaye*
Friar Frances - John Curran
Hero, daughter to Leonato - Becky Cormier Finch
Beatrice, niece to Leonato - Laura Cole
Margaret, gentlewoman attending Hero - Kati Grace Morton
Ursula, gentlewoman attending Hero - Bahama Lynch                                                                                     
The Watch - Matt Felten, Mike Niedzwiecki, John Stephen King, John Curran
Messenger - John Stephen King
Balthasar - Kirk Harris Seaman
Ursula Understudy - Rivka Levin*  



Twelfth Night
Directed by Laura Cole
August 15, 23, 31 & September 5, 13, 19, 27
 

Cast
Orsino, Duke of Illyria - J.C. Long*
Viola, sister to Sebastian - Amee Vyas*
Sebastian, brother to Viola - Matt Felten
Olivia, a rich countess - Bahama Lynch
Malvolio, Olivia's steward - Matt Nitchie
Feste, a fool - Daniel Parvis
Sir Toby Belch, uncle to Olivia - Maurice Ralston*
Sir Andrew Aguecheek, suitor to Olivia - Kirk Harris Seaman
Maria, Olivia's gentlewoman - Rivka Levin*
Antonio, friend to Sebastian - Mike Niedzwiecki
Valentine, Orsino's attendant - Jacob York
Fabian, in the service of Olivia - Tiffany Porter
Sea Captain - Jacob York
Sailors - Kirk Harris Seaman, Matt Felten, Mike Niedzwiecki, Tiffany Porter, Matt Nitchie
Officers - Jacob York, Matt Nitchie
Priest  -  Jacob York



King John
Directed by Drew Reeves
August 21, 17, 29 & September 6, 14

Cast
King John, of England - Troy Willis*
Prince Henry, his son - Matt Felten
Queen Elinor, mother of King John - Kathy Simmons
Arthur, Nephew to King John - Bryan Lee
Constance, mother of Arthur - Laura Cole
Earl of Pembroke - Joshua Lee Jones
Earl of Salisbury - Daniel Parvis
Lord Bigot - Clarke Weigle
Hubert - Jeff Watkins
Lady Faulconbridge, Sir Robert Faulconbridge’s widow - Kathy Simmons
Robert Faulconbridge son of Sir Robert Faulconbridge - Matt Felten
Philip the Bastard, illegitimate son of Richard the Lionheart - Andrew Houchins*
Peter of Pomfret, a prophet - Matt Felten
King Philip of France - Maurice Ralston*
Blanche of Spain, niece of King John - Kati Grace Morton
Lewis, the Dauphin - Paul Hester*
Lymoges, Duke of Austria - Mike Niedzwiecki
Cardinal Pandulph, the Pope’s legate - Tony Brown*
Melun, a French Lord - Nicholas Faircloth
Chatillon, Ambassador from France - Nicholas Faircloth
Citizens - Jeff Watkins, Tony Brown*
Sheriff - Tony Brown*
English Herald - Matt Felten
French Herald - Nicholas Faircloth
English Soldiers - Laura Cole, Maurice Ralston*, Bryan Lee, Clarke Weigle
French Soldiers - Mike Niedzwiecki, Tony Brown*, Matt Felten, Kati Grace Morton, Nicholas Faircloth
Executioners - Mike Niedzwiecki, Nicholas Faircloth
Messengers - Laura Cole, Mike Niedzwiecki
Attendants  -  Kathy Simmons, Maurice Ralston*, Mike Niedzwiecki, Katie Grace Morton


A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Directed by Drew Reeves
September 18, 21 & 25!

Cast
Theseus, Duke of Athens - Troy Willis*
Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons - Laura Cole
Egeus, father of Hermia - Tony Brown*
Hermia, daughter of Egeus, in love with Lysander - Becky Cormier Finch
Helena, in love with Demetrius - Mary Russell
Lysander, in love with Hermia - Joshua Howland
Demetrius, in love with Hermia - Matt Nitchie
Attendants on Theseus and Hippolyta - John Stephen King,  J.C. Long*, Clarke Weigle, Daniel Parvis
Oberon, King of the Fairies - Troy Willis*
Titania, Queen of the Fairies - Laura Cole
Puck, or Robin Goodfellow - Matt Felten
Fairies - Nicholas Faircloth, Daniel Parvis, John Stephen King, Clarke Weigle
Peaseblossom, fairy attendant on Titania - Tony Brown*
Cobweb, fairy attendant on Titania - Clarke Weigle
Moth, fairy attendant on Titania - Mary Ruth Ralston
Mustardseed, fairy attendant on Titania - Tiffany Porter
Quince, a carpenter - Nicholas Faircloth
Snug, a joiner - Daniel Parvis
Bottom, a weaver - Maurice Ralston*
Flute, a bellows-mender - John Stephen King
Snout, a tinker - Tiffany Porter
Starveling, a tailor - Clarke Weigle
Philostrate - Mary Ruth Ralston
Hippolyta/Titania Understudy - Lynna Schmidt*
Helena/Understudy - Tiffany Porter
Puck Understudy - Drew Reeves*
Hermia Understudy - Amee Vyas*
Philostrate/Moth Understudy - J.C. Long*
Snout Understudy - Mary Russell
Starveling/Cobweb Understudy - Paul Hester*
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