Abigail Belanger (Boy) is a sophomore Theatre Arts major with an option in Acting, and she is very excited to be in her first production at PSU! She has most recently been seen in the 2016-2017 Playwrights’ Showcase, where she played Angela in When The Tide Comes In. Other past credits include HAIR (Ensemble) and Almost, Maine (Marci), both at The Company Theatre Centre for the Arts. She is thankful for the support from her family and the for chance to share the stage with her best friends.
Alyssa Desutelle (Francis Seacoal) is a sophomore Theatre Arts major with an option in Dramatic Writing. She is excited to be in her first production at Plymouth State. She would like to thank her family and friends for their support.
Jeanmarie LaPointe (Hope Oatcake) is thrilled to be taking the stage for her first production at Plymouth State. She is a sophomore Theatre Arts major with options in Music Theatre Performance and Tech/Design with a focus in Costume Design. Past Credits: History Alive!’s Cry Innocent (Bridget Bishop/All Women) Educational Theatre Collaborative’s Fiddler on the Roof (Featured Soloist) Marblehead Little Theatre’s Billy Elliot (Clipboard Woman/Ensemble), and Into the Woods (The Witch). Jeanmarie is also a proud member of Plymouth State’s only improv troupe, Plymprov! She sends her love to her parents, friends, and boyfriend for their constant love and support.
Alicia Edgar is a sophomore Performing Arts Administration major at Plymouth State University. She is very excited to be part of her first mainstage production at Plymouth. Past credits include CATS (Cassandra) at Interlakes Summer Theatre, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Snoopy), Gypsy, Addams Family, Spamalot, and Disney’s The Little Mermaid. She has also had many years of dance experience and is an active part of the dance department at Plymouth State
Spencer Bernard-Kriegl (Conrade) is very excited to be performing in his first mainstage show at Plymouth State University. Past performances at Plymouth include Ragtime in concert, and the Playwright’s Lab Rehearsed Readings Series. This summer he appeared in the Prescott Park Arts Festival production of Mary Poppins (Robertson Ay). Past productions include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear), You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown). Thank you to everyone who has supported him!
John Findlay (Don John) is a senior Theatre Arts major with options in Acting and Theatre Design/Tech and a focus in Lighting Design. He is ecstatic to be performing in his first Shakespeare production. He returns from his 10th professional summer stock season, most recently working with Broadway professionals at The Cape Playhouse. Past Credits: PSU: A Funny… Forum (Ensemble), The Wedding Singer (Billy Idol/ Ensemble), Stage Kiss (Lighting Design), and Carrie (Freddy). He thanks his friends for their continued support and his mother for all the years she sat through rehearsals so he could get a ride home afterward!
Ethan Fifield (Dogberry) is a Theatre Arts major with an option in Acting. Ethan previously studied theatre at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He has a strong interest in theatre as a storytelling medium. In addition to his performance and backstage work at PSU, he has previously performed at Littlechurch Theatre and Jean’s Playhouse. His most recent performances include 2016-2017 Plawright’s Showcase (Brian, Mason, Mr. Peters, and the Voice in the Vent) and PSU’s Fall 2016 production of Stage Kiss (Adrian Schwalbach).
Grace Fay Brooks (Messenger and Sister Francis) is a 19 year old sophomore, double majoring in Psychology and Theatre Arts with an option in Acting, and a minor in Dance. She is excited to be in her first production at Plymouth State, and would like to thank her friends for getting her through the semester, and her loved ones for coming to see her and always supporting her passion!
Sam Clifton (Don Pedro) is a junior Theatre Arts major with an option in Acting. He is elated to be in not only his third PSU production, but also his second Shakespeare production with the university. Previous credits include Oedipus the King (Shepherd) and the 2016 production of Romeo and Juliet (Lord Montague). He is excited to be portraying a character that he would not normally choose for himself.
John Rumore (Benedick) is a fourth-year Theatre Arts Major with options in Acting and Dramatic Writing. His past credits include The Wedding Singer, Romeo and Juliet, and Oedipus The King. The first act of his show Fighting was featured this past April in the Playwright’s Lab Showcase. He would like to thank all his friends and his family for their continued support and thank Val Umbro for being the Beatrice to his Benedick.
Katherine Pereira (Verges) is a senior Theatre Arts major with options in Dramatic Writing and Acting. The first act of her play Game Night was featured in the Playwrights’ Lab Showcase last semester. She is ecstatic to make her Hanaway debut! Past PSU Credits: The Trial (Stage Manager), Oedipus the King (Assistant Stage Manager), We Think It’s Funny (Various). Past Shakespeare credits: Romeo and Juliet (Nurse), Much Ado About Nothing (Leonata), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hippolyta), and Comedy of Errors (Abbess/Ensemble).
Ryan DePaolo (Antonio) is an Accounting major with a minor in Theatre. This is his first role since his four-year hiatus from the stage and is proud to begin his comeback here. Ryan’s favourite past productions include Singin’ In the Rain (Sid Phillips/Asst. Dir. #1), The Good Doctor (Various), All Shook Up (Ensemble), and Much Ado About Nothing (Watchman #2). Ryan would like to thank Jesse and his fellow cast members for their support in his acting career. He would also like to thank his family for supporting him in his decision to return to the stage that he loves.
Sam Boyle (Claudio) is a junior Theatre Arts major with an option in Music Theatre Performance and a minor in Dance at Plymouth State University. Regional Credits Include: Patrick Dorow Productions: Hairspray, Jesus Christ Superstar, American Idiot; and Derryfield Rep: Children of Eden. Past PSU Credits include: Ragtime (Harry Houdini), Cowboys! (Dance Captain/Ensemble) , Carrie (Ensemble), and A Man of No Importance (Peter).
Marni Balint (Set Designer) is a designer and educator. A native of New Hampshire, she graduated in May of 2014 with her MFA in scenic design from The Ohio State University. Marni spent a summer researching and interviewing Czech Scenographers, and she volunteered at World Stage Design 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. She has a BA from Plymouth State University in Theatre Arts with options in Acting and Technology/Design, and a minor in Piano Performance. After graduating with her masters, Marni spent a year teaching English as a Second Language in Israel. She used her background in theater to start an English Speaking Drama Club to bring the arts to underprivileged children. Moving to Chicago, Marni co-created a theater company called Shut Up! which had its world premier at the Chicago Fringe Festival last fall creating an original children’s production called Definitely No Ghosts Here! They will be performing again this year with
Samantha Leone (Ursula) is a junior Theatre Arts major with an option in Music Theatre Performance. This production will be her third show with Plymouth State University and she is so thrilled to be a part of this process with such a talented cast and crew. Past performances include Cowboys! The Musical (Toadsticker/Judge Mean Boss Lynch III), Carrie (Ensemble), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Rona ’14, Olive ’12), and Pippin (Berthe). She would like to thank her family for always supporting her in everything she does..
SYDNEY IS A SOPHOMORE YEAR MUSICAL THEATRE MAJOR AND SHE LAST PERFORMED IN PLYMOUTH IN OEDIPUS THE KING AS A MEMBER OF THE CHORUS. THIS SUMMER SHE PERFORMED AS SISTER MARY ROBERT IN SISTER ACT AT THE FRANKLIN OPERA HOUSE. SHE IS SUPER EXCITED THIS SEMESTER TO BE PLAYING A COMEDIC ROLE!
Matt Kizer has been the resident designer for Plymouth State since 1996. He has presented workshops on projections for performance nationally and internationally, including the National Opera Association in New York, and The Cyprus Theatre Organization in Nicosia. His work has been presented at the Kennedy Center in D.C., and with A-Fortiorni dance company in Germany. He designed for two years with Operafestival Di Roma in Italy with the Orchestra Sinfonica dell’ International Chamber Ensemble at Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza in central Rome. He has a B.A. from Purdue University, and an M.F.A. from The Ohio State University.