Frank Barreca (Freddy) has played lead roles in several locally produced comedies and dramatic skits over the past year. Frank has just finished a supporting role in our production of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. He has co-hosted and co-produced two cable television shows, (including the award winning TV show Computer Digest on Tempo Television Network). He was also a member of Toastmasters, and Professional Guest Speaker on a National Circuit.
Lindsey Burkland (Germaine) has been a student and admirer of the arts for years. Her training consists of Diane Matthews School of Dance, Goucher College, MKM Productions, the Walnut Street Theatre, and private lessons. Some of the stage productions she has been a part of include: Once on this Island, Joseph..., Annie, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, and Godspell. She has been fortunate to receive multiple awards for dance and acting in both West Chester and New York City. Thanks beyond words go out to her family and friends for all their love, strength, and support.
John Corr (A Visitor) fell to Earth in July of 2004, presumably from outer space. He was given English lessons by Miss Carolyn Dascher, and is pleased to be playing one of history’s most famous aliens.
Bob DeMarco (Pablo Picasso) is thrilled to be making his second appearance here with the King of Prussia Players in this wonderful title role. The first time was six years ago in The Murder Room. Since then, he’s been in nearly 50 productions around the area and has directed twice. Some favorites include: Evan Wyler in As Bees in Honey Drown, Charley in Flowers for Algernon, Robert in Don’t Dress for Dinner, and The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Thanks to Glen for the opportunity and to this talented and fun cast and crew for a great experience!
Steve Kuerschner (Gaston) is pleased to appear again with the King of Prussia Players. Previously, he was seen in Dancing at Lughnasa (Jack), Brigadoon (Mr. Lundie), Man of La Mancha (barber), The Crucible (Rev. Paris), June Groom (Marty), and Curious Savage (Hannibal). Steve would like to thank his wife, Julie, for her love and support, and dedicates this performance to her and daughters Elizabeth, Lauren and Katie.
Robin J. Neill (An Admirer) is happy to be making her third appearance with the King of Prussia Players. Most recently, she played Gertrude in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (which she also assistant directed and stage managed), and was the stage manager both on- and off-stage for last season’s production of Kiss Me, Kate. She holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Dickinson College, and while she’s been involved in a number of memorable (and not-so-memorable) shows over the years, what she’d really like to do is direct.
Glen Eric Reed (Director) has been involved with theatre since he was ten years old, with a short break of about fifteen years. It's clear he's trying to make up for lost time, as he's usually involved in several shows at once. This obsession has finally brought him to the Players, where he's making his debut directing this fine cast. His next set project is directing Dracula for Dramateurs at the Barn in September... but we're sure he'll find another show in the interim.
Ryan "Rudy" Rosenbaum (Charles Dabernow Schmendiman) is honored to be making his King of Prussia Players debut. He is a huge fan and supporter of the arts. His favorite role was Mike Depki in Penn State’s production of Do Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? He has studied stand-up comedy under the direction of Joey Callahan. He’d like to thank Glen for this role, and would also like to thank his supportive family: Mom, Dad, Adam, Dara, Cari, Chad & Jordi.
Steve Schulz (Albert Einstein) has been haunting the stages of area community theaters for half of Glen’s life. Why refer to Glen’s life? Because 17/38 is a really awkward fraction. In that time, he has played P.T. Barnum, John Proctor, Nathan Detroit, and the Mysterious Man. It’s been a busy couple of months, buying a new home and marrying the beautiful and talented Renée. This show will be dedicated to the memories of Petruchio, Kate and Bianca, if they don’t stop chewing Renée’s toes in the morning.
Ellen Spampinato (The Countess) is pleased to make her King of Prussia Players debut, in which she plays Steve Schulz’s romantic counterpart for the second time in a row (the first was as Jenny Lind in Forge’s Barnum). Other favorite roles include Capulet in Ring Round the Moon (Swarthmore), Solanio in The Merchant of Venice at the Barn, and Prossy in Barleysheaf’s Candida. Her next role will be Patsy in the Stagecrafters’ production of Side Man. Ellen lives in Phoenixville with two cats, several guinea pigs and a couple of trespassing squirrels.
Candace Upton (Sagot) graduated in May 2004 from Earlham College with honors in her Theatre major. She’s acted in plays for as long as she can remember and has done everything else: front of house, back of house, box office manager, producer, director, costume design, lights, sound, make-up and set. This is her first post-college play, and Picasso was her first audition after moving to Exton with her husband and two cats. She thanks her whole family for their love and support. Cheese!
Rachel Voigtland (Suzanne) is very excited to be making her theatre debut with the King of Prussia Players. She works as a sales engineer during the day, and has found acting to be her newest favorite hobby. She would like to thank Glen and the entire cast for their support and guidance over the past few months.