Glen Eric Reed (Jabez Thorngall) The name Reed traces back to the Robertson clan and the lands of Struan in Scotland. Glen’s involvement with the King of Prussia Players traces back to Picasso at the Lapin Agile, which he directed last year. Recent on-stage experience traces back to his roles as Tino DeFelice in Breaking Legs (Dramateurs at the Barn), Boyd Middleton in Book of Days (Forge Theatre), and Max Halliday in Dial M for Murder (The Stagecrafters). Glen would to thank Jones for his incessant meowing (he’s gonna do it anyway, may as well thank him for it), Chris for the opportunity to play this amazingly fun role (regretting it yet, Chris?), his theatre friends for their love and support over the years (you know who you are), and of course, Shrek. Virtutis gloria merces!
Dana Courtine (Daphne Dixon) Dana is very excited to have returned to the King of Prussia Players. You may recognize her as Joy from Cinderella, Gerry from Play On, or any one of the other characters she has portrayed over the years. Also, she recently performed at the Playcrafters of Skippack as the Actress/Lizzie Bordon in Blood Relations. She says that she is truly excited by this role and she hopes her friends and family enjoy Daphne as much as she has.
Robin J. Neill (Comfort Grody/ Assistant Director) After two seasons with the Players, Robin is thrilled to be appearing in her first major role. She was previously featured in Kiss Me, Kate, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile (which she also stage managed, assistant directed, and produced, respectively), and was seen most recently in Draculaat the Barn Playhouse. In addition, she studied theatre at Dickinson College and the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England (apologies to friends "across the pond" for her misappropriation of their native tongue). When not involved in theatre, Robin can be found on a dance floor, and is a member of the planning committee for the Philadelphia lindy exchange this summer.
Rose Petrecz (Glynis Prescott/ Costumes) Rose is very happy to be returning to the Players’ stage, especially as this marks two consecutive shows where she hasn’t played someone’s mother. Previous credits here include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Inherit the Wind, Play On and Camelot. She has a BFA in theatre from the University of the Arts.
Julie Powell Leavitt (Lady Alicia Goddard) Julie has played numerous roles with the Players, including Hattie in Kiss Me, Kate, Nettie Fowler in Carousel, the Housekeeper in Man of La Mancha, and Cinderella’s Stepmother in Into the Woods. Favorite roles with other groups include Marie in The Most Happy Fella, Little Buttercup in H.M.S. Pinafore, Jack’s Mother in Into the Woods, Widow Corney in Oliver!, Queen Aggravain in Once Upon a Mattress, and Myra in The Middle Ages.
Cheryl Strong (Mavis Beaufort) In elementary school, Cheryl's report cards always said "Cheryl has a nice voice, but she's too quiet in class." Then, Cheryl discovered drama. Ever after the report cards said, "Cheryl needs to be more quiet in class." A monster had been created. In high school Cheryl tended to be typecast as 1 of 3 (one of the three nuns in Sound of Music, one of three backup singers in Anything Goes, you get the picture), in college she broke out of the mold by playing Roxy, the fourth of three Shangri-La's in Little Shop of Horrors (long story). Other favorite roles include Hippolyta/Titania in Midsummer Night's Dream, Martha in Arsenic and Old Lace, and Ursula in Much Ado About Nothing.
Debie Wells (Janet Magleesh) Debie was seen with the King of Prussia players as Madame Arcati in Blythe Spirit. Other recent performances include Dot in Honk and Lady Beaconsfield in Jekyll and Hyde with Playcrafters of Skippack.
Emily Ginnona (Fenella) Emily is very excited to be working with such an amazing and talented cast. You may have seen her in the Upper Merion High School productions of Anything Goes, Footloose (Irene), and Sweet Charity (Rosie). You may also have seen her in the King of Prussia Players production of Brigadoon. She wishes to thank the cast and crew for making this play one she will never forget. She hopes you all will enjoy Fenella and the show as much as she does.
Peg Carter (Mrs. Mousely) Peg is very happy to be returning to King of Prussia Players, having played Mamma in Bye, Bye Birdie last season. Peg has also played Lily Warner in Postmortem and Mrs. Hedges in Born Yesterday at the Barn. Peg is a legal assistant and also a weekend adjunctive therapy assistant at Eagleville Hospital. She dedicates this show to her grandchildren and thanks their parents for understanding she couldn’t baby-sit on Thursday nights because of rehearsal. Thanks also to the director, cast and crew of the Bride of Brackenloch.
Andrew B. Maksymowych (Wilbur Yardley) Andrew is delighted to be back on stage with the King of Prussia Players. In the past year, he appeared in Bye Bye Birdie and After the Fall at the King of Prussia Players, Camelot at Methacton Community Theater, and The Dining Room at People's Light & Theatre Company. Many thanks, to this talented cast and production team for such a rewarding experience. Much love to my beautiful and supportive family.
Rev. Tim DeWitt (Andrew MacHanford) This is Tim's second time on stage for the King of Prussia Players. His first appearance was as a Tragedian for last season's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Off-stage Tim was stage manager and sound designer for Play On. Tim dabbles in stand-up comedy and is also the co-founder and bass player for the band 58 Fury.
Christopher DeWitt (director) This is Chris’ 9th season with the King of Prussia Players. His first role with the Players was Sister Susan for June Groom in 1996. Since then, Chris has filled a variety of roles both on and off stage. Some of Chris’ favorite roles include Jurgen Tesman in Hedda Gabbler, Davenport in Inherit the Wind, and Guildenstern in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Off –stage, Chris directed the KofP Players production of Play On and assistant directed Rumors, Hedda Gabbler, and The Heiress. Chris is also a former member of the KofP Players board of directors. Some of Chris’ other roles include, the King in The Ugly Duckling, Louis in Angles in America, Billy in Play On and Mr. Rumbold in Are you Being Served. Chris would like to thank his amazing cast and crew for a tremendous effort. “This has been my most rewarding theater project to date.”
Roseann Jamelli (Producer) Roseann was last seen with the players as Gloria Rasputin in Bye Bye Birdie and Ophelia in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Roseann has also produced and assistant directed Nunsense and Cougar Follies. She will appear in The Players next performance, The Sound of Music.
Andrew Pavlin (Lighting Design) Andrew returns to the Players after a 3-year stint as the resident lighting designer for Footlighters Theater. He has trod the boards for the Players in "Rumors" and "The Heiress"; this is his first technical lead position here. Thanks for letting me play in your sandbox, Chris.
Jim Balcerek (Sound Design) This is Jim's third show as sound designer, having worked on Picasso at the Lapin Agile last season, as well as Dracula at the Barn Playhouse last fall. Over the past four years he has also appeared onstage in a number of productions at Forge, Playcrafters, and Methacton, including ...Rainbow Bar and Grille, Agatha Christie Made Me Do It, Postmortem, and Laughter on the 23rd Floor.
Colin Schaeffer (Portrait Set Design) Colin is a 12-year-old sixth grade gifted student at Heights Terrace Elem./Mid. School in Hazleton, PA. He has studied advanced art both in school and at the Hazleton Art League. Colin also plays percussion in the school band, sings in the church's junior choir, is an avid Yankees fan and Eagles fan, and loves to draw.