Patty Speight as PENNY Patti is thrilled to be playing Penny in this heart-warming comedy! Favorite comedic roles include Betty Meeks in The Foreigner, Lexie Richards in Dixie Swim Club, and Becky Foster in Becky's New Car. Penny is her spirit-twin. Even the initials of her name and Penny's name match! She wants to thank the director, cast, and crew for putting up with her crazy antics and incessant hugging.Enjoy the show!
Michael Allen as PAUL Michael is pleasantly pleased and proud to be "trodding the boards" at BCT for the first time! A veteran of several productions locally with both Mask & Mirror Community Theatre & HART theater in Hillsboro, Michael is looking forward to entertaining you!
Nicole Rayner as ALICE Originally from San Jose, California, Nicole holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Industry & Recording Arts from CSU, Chico. Her favorite past roles include Jo March in "Little Women," Truly Scrumptious in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," and Maria in "The Sound of Music." Nicole is honored to join this great group of actors onstage and would like to thank Kraig for all of his support and patience.
Ciera Gregg as ESSIE Ciera Gregg is excited to act in her third show with BCT as Essie in You Can't Take it With You! When not acting, Ciera can be found eating tacos or snuggling her two fur-children. Some of her accomplishments include singing incredibly off key and binge watching The Office or Friends (again and again). She dreams of one day being a contestant on The Price is Right.
Jordan Fugitt as ED This is Jordan's first show in the Portland area, but he can't be more excited to perform in You Can't Take It With You. He has appeared in the show before where he discovered his love for acting. Since then, he spent a number of years teaching acting at a children's theater and appearing in various shows. He is thankful for his wife’s support and is looking forward to entertaining the Portland area for years to come.
Neil Wade Freer as DE PINNA Neil is happy to perform in the play that made him want to get into theatre when he first saw it 30 years ago. Past roles include Menelaus in Women of Troy, Florindo in The Liar, Renfield in Dracula and Owen Musser in The Foreigner. Thank you audiences for your continued support. We couldn't do this without you.
Gary Anderson as GRANDPA A professional actor for 37 years, Gary tours as the lauded portrayer of attorney Clarence Darrow. An award-winning stage actor and member of the SAG, he’s appeared in several TV series and starred as Darrow in the PBS documentary, Assassination: Idaho’s Trial of the Century. An author of several produced plays, including one in the New York International Fringe Festival, his last play, Naked Darrow – starring himself - was produced in NYC in 2013.
Valerie Vorderlandwehr as RHEBA Valerie is delighted to be making her debut at BCT. She has previously performed in HART’s Macbeth (ensemble) and two Fertile Ground Readings at Lakewood Center for the Arts: Aged to Perfection (Laura) and A Haunting of Childhood (Sheila). When she isn’t playing a cheerful cook to the Sycamore family, Valerie’s spare time activities include: binge watching Netflix shows, drawing, reading, and singing in the car.
Les Ico as DONALD The bio of Les Ico…read it in, man. Fresh off a stint in his Vegas one man show Losing…It, Les isn’t as excited as everyone else is to be in this show. To be honest, he really wanted the part of Alice. He even bought hair extensions and a hawt dress that accentuates his curvy figure. And though he will play Donald excellently, he’ll always dream about what could have been as Alice.
Kyle Urban as BORIS KOLENKHOV Kyle is thrilled to be making his BCT debut. He is a transplant from Colorado who has spent the last 18 years on stage. Favorite roles include Polpoch in Marat/Sade (Star Bar Players), Dim in A Clockwork Orange (TDA), Bazzard in Mystery of Edwin Drood (MPA) and most recently as Henry in Frankenstein (Modern Prometheans). He would like to thank his wonderful wife Taffida and his daughter Kohenne for their undying support.
Dennis Proulx as MR. KIRBY Dennis is a familiar face on the Honolulu stage, having been in over 45 productions since 1987. However, this is his first return to a Portland area stage since before Mt. St. Helens was remodeled. Previous credits include: To Kill a Mockingbird and A Christmas Story (Diamond Head Theatre), Superior Donuts (The Actors Group) and It Should’ve Been You (MVT). Dennis is thrilled to be on stage once more with BCT!
Jeanine Stassens as MRS. KIRBY Jeanine is proud to say that this is her third show with BCT. Her most recent role was Miss Minchin in The Little Princess. Gotta love those “baddies”. It is such a joy coming to rehearsal and “playing” with such a fine director and extraordinary cast. Jeanine loves working with dedicated people who aren’t afraid to laugh and have fun. Enjoy the show and thank you for supporting the Arts.
Benjamin Phillip as TONY Benjamin has been performing and producing in the Beaverton/Portland area for just over two years now. ). Recent appearances include: Katurian Katurian in The Pillowman (Life In Arts Productions), The Voice in Hot 'N' Throbbing (Twilight Theater Company), Adolph Freitag in The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Mask & Mirror), and a Policeman in Sorry! Wrong Chimney! (BCT). Much thanks to the cast & crew for this wonderful opportunity. Much love to Nancy, always, and to Molly, for being my home.
Diana LoVerso as GAY WELLLINGTON Diana is delighted to return to BCT, having last performed in 12 Angry Jurors. Recent shows include String of Pearls, The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Mask and Mirror Community Theatre), and The Laramie Project (Wilsonville Stage). Favorite past roles include Anita in West Side Story (Drammy Award) and M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias (Lakewood Theatre Award). Diana has danced with the Portland Opera, Cincinnati Ballet, and various Flamenco groups. Many thanks to this wonderful cast and crew!
Patricia Alston as GRAND DUCHESS Patricia’s BCT debut fulfills her destiny to become part of the Russian Royal Family, if only on stage. The Grand Duchess appreciates her subjects -- she means audience’s support. Past roles include Ida in The Cemetery Club (Wilsonville Stage) and performing with the NAMI comedy group Stand up For Mental Health. Offstage, Patricia helps her husband with his P.I. business. She would like to thank God and her family very much for their love and support.
Glenn Russell as HENDERSON During the last 20 yrs. Glenn has played killers, lawyers, judges, a butler, a grasshopper, businessmen, man in wheelchair, doctors, farmers, custodian, pastor, POTUS, pervert, cheater, and a few others. Today he is an IRS man, something different. Thanks to BCT and Kraig for this opportunity and he hopes you have all paid your income tax.
Linh Nguyen as G-MAN 1 Linh Nguyen is new to theatre, but no stranger to the stage. He had the opportunity to sing at Lincoln Center in New York as a member of his college chorus. His experience includes performances under the conductorship of Grammy-winning composer Eric Whitacre. Recently, he was in Mask & Mirror’s Anatomy of Gray and Light Opera of Portland’s The Pirates of Penzance. Linh is delighted to be making his Beaverton Civic Theatre debut.
Charles Wilson as G-MAN 2 This is "Chuck's" fifth production with Beaverton Civic Theater. He is enthusiastic to be part of a funny and thought provoking play. He can also be seen on Broadway at the Beaverton Sub Station in beautiful downtown Beaverton. Hello to Gina, Tori, Zoe and all the good people of Beaverton. Thanks to Melissa, Kraig, Lisa and the entire cast and crew who make it possible for all of us to "play".
Levi King as G-MAN 3 Levi moved to Portland in 2010 and became a theatre fan shortly thereafter. He is grateful for the opportunity to work with this wonderful cast and crew and would like to thank Linh especially for his encouragement. This production marks his first time onstage.
Dwayne Thurnau as G-MAN 4 Dwayne recently moved to Beaverton from Arizona. He has always had a love for the theatre and decided to take a chance to be part of it. He made his acting debut with BCT in Barefoot in the Park. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring and hiking the great outdoors of Oregon. He also wants to thank Michael, Celia, and his chihuahuas Shiloh and Little Bit for their support and encouragement.
Lisa Bodry, Stage Manager Lisa has worked on several plays over the past 7 years and after a 1.5 year break is back in her favorite role…Stage Manager. She has worked with Kraig before and is very excited to reunite with him again. She says this cast is top notch and the laughs in rehearsals give a good indication of just how fun this performance will be for audiences of all ages. Thank you, again, to her husband, Sutton, for the many absent nights while Lisa enjoys her “theatre fix”.
Kraig Williams as Director This is Kraig’s 16th production with BCT. He’s acted in: “Forum”, “Three Murders..”, “Harvey”, “Every Christmas Story..”, “The Crucible”, “Monday..Christmas”, “Into the Woods”, “Little Women”, “Dining Room”, “Little Princess”, “Philadelphia Story” and “…Chimney”. Stage Manager for “Miracle Worker” and Directed “Suite Surrender”, “Twelve Angry Jurors” and of course “You Can’t…”. He’s had the time of his life with this company and worked with so many incredible people. It’s been an amazing ride BCT. Thank you!
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