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Barefoot In The Park by Neil Simon is the story of newlyweds in their first apartment in a fifth floor walk-up in Manhattan with colorful neighbors and winded delivery men and relatives. He is a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit looking for the latest kick. She wants him to be more spontaneous and “running barefoot in the park” would be a start. One of the longest running comedies on Broadway.
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Holly Williams (Corie) Originally from Jacksonville, FL, Holly is thrilled to be making her Cape May Stage debut. She recently returned to New York City after spending five seasons in Historic Barter Theatre’s Resident Acting Company, playing featured roles in up to eight productions a year as well as workshopping new play readings. Other experience includes The Alhambra Dinner Theater (FL), Broadway Palm Dinner Theater (FL), Weathervane Playhouse (OH), Dollywood Entertainment (TN), Dutch Apple Dinner Theater (PA), Heritage Theatre Festival (VA), Music of Denali Dinner Theatre (AK) and several readings and cabarets in NYC. Favorite credits include Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady), Woman #1 (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!), Jane (Tarzan), Mary (Mary’s Wedding), and Rita (Educating Rita). She is also a founding member of Stage Crashers Theatre Company in NYC. AA Florida School of the Arts; BFA UMiami. www.holly-williams.com. Twitter: @hawleewillyums
Stephen James Anthony (Paul Bratter) Broadway: Skylight, War Horse. Off Broadway: The Grand Manner (Lincoln Center Theatre). Other NY: The Improbable Fall, Rise, & Fall of John Law, In Fields Where They Lay (Dreamscape Theater Co.); Lancelot (360 Rep.); The Glory of Living (Revolve Productions); Midsummer (Queens Garden Stage). Regional: Peter & The Starcatcher, Nicholas Nickleby (Orlando Shakespeare Theater); Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Fiddler on the Roof (Syracuse Stage); Arcadia (Theater in the Round); Equus, Lend Me a Tenor (Black Box Players); Korczak’s Children, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alexander and the Terrible…(The Children’s Theater Company); Orphan Train, Swede Hollow (Great American History Theatre). TV/Film: Hypebeasts, Hello My Name is Linda, Walk Away, Ten Percent Luck, Utica. Training: BFA Syracuse University; Shakespeare’s Globe, London. www.stephenjamesanthony.com
Michael Basile (Telephone Repair Man) is thrilled to be back in his artistic “home away from home” and working on his third show here at Cape May Stage! Thanks to Chris, Roy, the entire cast, and the entire Cape May Stage family. Off Broadway: Most Dangerous Man In America, All Dolled Up. Regional: Mistakes Were Made, The Woolgatherer (Cape May Stage); Rounding Third (Act II Playhouse); Rounding Third (Holdmel Theatre); Italian-American Reconciliation (Depot Theatre); The Odd Couple (Kimmel Center, Philadelphia); Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Schoolhouse Theatre). New York Theatre includes: Walk Hard (Metropolitan Playhouse), Dying Like Ignacio (Workshop Theatre), No Place to be Somebody (New Federal Theatre), Sons of Molly McGwire (Nominated – Best Actor – Midtown International Theatre Festival), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Film includes: Trapped Girl, Where God Left His Shoes, Bronx Paradise, Firefighter, Dog’s Life. TV: “Luke Cage”, “Louie”, “Blue Bloods”, “Golden Boy”, “Unforgettable,” “Law and Order”, “L&O: SVU.” Michael studied acting with William Esper at William Esper Studios in New York. He has the best day job for a NYC actor, working for the FDNY as a Firefighter at Engine 242 in Brooklyn.
Marlena Lustik (Mrs. Banks) Last season Marlena was Mrs. Gottlieb in Dead Man’s Cell Phone. In previous seasons she has played Silda in Other Desert Cities, Julia in Lend Me a Tenor, Berthe in Boeing Boeing, Lillian in I Hate Hamlet and Ouiser in Steel Magnolias. She made her debut on Broadway in Foxy with Bert Lahr. Other Broadway credits include Pousse Café and Days in the Trees. Off Broadway she appeared in the original award-winning productions of The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Regional theatre credits include The Long Wharf Theatre, The Goodspeed Opera House and the Kennedy Center working with artists like Kevin Spacey, David Straithorn, Peter Sellars, John Tillinger, Sada Thompson, Jan Maxwell and Colleen Dewhurst. She has done numerous commercials, and was nominated for a CLIO. Television and film credits include Rodeo Red and the Runaway, With All Deliberate Speed, roles on Another World and One Life to Live and the cult films My Brother Has Problems and Times Square. Thrilled to be working with Roy Steinberg and Chris Dolman and thanks to my daughter Alexa for attempting to keep me sane when I am acting.
Roy Steinberg (Victor Velasco) appeared on Broadway with Tony Award winner Constance Cummings in Wings. He played Skelly at the International Drama Festival in Ireland with Academy Award winner William Hurt in The Rimers of Eldritch and played at the Yale Repertory Theatre with Academy Award winner Christopher Walken in Measure for Measure. He has appeared at the Public Theatre in New York, the Kennedy Center in D.C. and the Santa Fe Festival Theatre in roles ranging from Captain Hook in Peter Pan to the title role in productions of King Lear, Macbeth and Richard III. He is delighted to return to Cape May Stage where he played Rothko in Red and Saunders in Lend Me A Tenor both directed by Chris Dolman. MFA Acting from Yale School of Drama. Mr. Steinberg is also a director and a producer and a teacher.
Bob Dreyfuss (Delivery Man) isn’t an actor, nor does he play one on TV. He is a long-time, independent journalist, writing for magazines such as Rolling Stone and The Nation on politics and national security. It’s been more than three decades between his only two previous adventures in theater: first, in 1980, he performed the role of King Claudius in Hamlet, in an amateur production; second, just this summer, he was Egeus in the REV Theatre Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Philadelphia and at the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities Emlen Physick Estate. He’s a member of the board of directors at Cape May Stage, and he writes its weekly newsletter Stage Secrets. Slowly, even tortoise-like, he’s writing a play about Senator John McCain.
Chris Dolman (Director) returns for his 12th season at Cape May Stage (CMS). Previous directing credits at CMS include Lend Me A Tenor, Red, Doubt, Tally’s Folly, K2, Last Train to Nibroc, The Drawer Boy and Parallel Lives: The Kathy & Mo Show. As an actor at CMS, Chris played “Bernard” in Boeing, Boeing, “Yvan” in Art, “Tom” in Dinner With Friends and “Boolie” in Driving Miss Daisy. He is a member of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and was invited to the LaMama Directors Symposium in Spoleto, Italy where he worked with notable artists Ping Chong and Mabou Mines’ Ruth Maleczech. He has directed professionally from Maine to Florida including the Off-Broadway World Premiere of Richard Hoehler’s “Fathers & Sons” at 42nd Street’s Theatre Row. Favorite projects include Life X 3 at the Vineyard Playhouse and True West at the Banyan Theatre. Chris was the Founder/Producing Artistic Director of the Edgartown Theatre Company, an Equity theatre that produced in NYC and on Martha’s Vineyard. He directed and produced the SAG short film Box, that was accepted into various festivals and then broadcast in the U.S. and Europe. Chris is on faculty at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, CUNY– Queens College. He is an MFA graduate of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory of Professional Actor Training. As Artistic Associate at CMS, Chris is proud of his long association with the theatre and the Cape May community.
Amy Hadam (Production Stage Manager) is thrilled to be joining Cape May Stage this year! Amy has been stage managing all over the state of New Jersey for the last five years and has worked for many theatre companies such as Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Surflight Theatre, Premiere Stages, The Theater Project, Speranza Theatre Company, and Two River Theater Company. She also has a K-12 Teacher Certification and is a choreographer when she isn’t stage managing. She has been a teaching artist for other NJ theatre companies such as George Street Playhouse and Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre. Amy is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
Brian Dudkiewicz (Set Design) is very excited to be designing with the Cape May Stage. Recent credits include A Room of My Own, Cut Throat and Mallorca (Abingdon Theatre Co), Unseamly (Urban Stages), Fully Committed, Black Nativity and In the Blood (Barrymore Nomination – Theatre Horizon), Tar Beach and Thrill Me (Luna Stage), Footloose and The Wildest (Seven Angels Theatre), The Gifts of the Magi (Tilles Center), Big Love, Rent, Metamorphoses (Post Theatre Company), Soundless Awe and No One Loves Us Here (NLTP), Gigi and The Surprise (Storm Theatre), Bad Jews, Flashback to the 80’s and Mamma Mia (The Segal Center of Performing Arts). He was also the production designer for several music videos and the film Muckland. Brian holds an MFA in Set Design from the Yale School of Drama and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from McGill University. www.briandudkiewicz.com
Cheryl Patton Wu (Costume Design) is thrilled to return to Cape May Stage for her second season as Resident Costume Designer. With eight CMS shows under her belt (Mistakes Were Made; Red Hot Patriot; Mary, Mary; Dead Man’s Cell Phone; Trying; A Cape May Christmas; The Whipping Man), Cheryl is into this season of uniforms, lingerie, the sixties, art, divas, and multiple personalities. In addition to Cape May Stage, Cheryl designs for theater and dance in the Washington DC metropolitan area. At 1st Stage in Tysons Corner, VA (Founding Artist, Costume Director, Costume Designer) Cheryl designed twenty productions in the first three seasons; some favorites: Don’t Dress for Dinner, Parfumerie, Side Man, The Cripple of Inishmaan, and Three Bears. Other DC area credits include: The Last Five Years (Limelight Theatre); Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You (American Century Theatre); The Rocky Horror Show (Washington Savoyards); The Summoning of Everyman (The Edge of the Universe Players2); How to Lose a Mountain (Dance Exchange – 2013 DC Dance Award, Best Overall Production, small venue). Thanks to M, L, and FdeS.
John Eckert (Lighting Design) New York credits include: The Wedge Horse, At The Table, Breathing Time, From White Plains (Fault Line Theatre); Tennessee Williams 1982 (Playhouse Creatures); Consent (Steinberg Center); If Colorado Had An Ocean, Soulographie, How and Why I Robbed My First Cheese Store (La Mama); Mary-Kate Olson is in Love, My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer (The Flea); Frankenstein: Mortal Toys and Atta Boy (HERE). Regional Credits include: Trinity Rep, Merrimack Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Sledgehammer Theatre, The Peterborough Players, and Bristol Riverside Theatre. John has won two New Hampshire Theatre Awards and an LA Weekly Award, he is an Artistic Associate of Fault Line Theatre. MFA from CalArts. www.jeckert.com
Alexander Monsell (Sound Design) is happy to be acting as resident sound designer for Cape May Stage’s 2016 season. Starting out as a muffin boy in Lumina Studio Theater’s production of Nicholas Nickleby, Monsell has since graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater. Monsell is the founding president of Temple Theaters Sidestage Season, a student theater company designed to bring more opportunity to the student body. He would like to thank his parents for their continual support.
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