Michelle-Marie Merrick (Lisette) is pleased to be appearing once
again at the Stage Center in The
Game of Love and Chance
. Some of her Stage Center credits
include Tartuffe, The Curate
Shakespeare As You Like It, Ramshackle Inn, The Musical Comedy Murders
, and Ghosts
Currently, you may find her in the Children’s Theatre daytime
production of A Cluster of Clowns
Michelle-Marie would like to thank the talented cast and crew of Ghosts
as well as family and friends for their support.
Travis Paul (Monsieur Orgon) is very pleased to once again be appearing
on the NEIU stage.He was most recently seen here in NEIU's production
of The Game of Love and Chance
has also been found in area productions of Big River
(Harvey Wilkes), Kiss Me Kate
(Bill/Lucencio), Into The Woods
The Sound of Music
(Rolf), Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really
(Ensemble), and West
(Snowboy). Travis is a part-time nanny (believe it or
not!) and a full-time student here at NEIU.
Ivan Milicevic (Mario) is proud to be making his Stage Center debut in The Game of Love and Chance
. He is
a recent NEIU graduate, and has previously appeared in the Studio
Series production of Water and Wine
He would like to take this opportunity to thank his wonderful director
and amazing cast as well as his family and friends for their support.
He would like to especially thank his theatre teacher Anna Antaramian
for helping him rediscover his love of theatre.
Steve Truncale (Dorante) loves all these great roles he’s had at the
Stage Center including roles in The
and Sunday in New
. Playing at love is always fun. Steve is also an
ensemble member of Chicago’s A Reasonable Facsimile Theater Company.
Bill McIntosh (Harlequin) is thrilled to return to the floorboards of
the Stage Center. He appeared in front of the audience in Scapino
and behind the scenes
directing Inspecting Carol
With all this good fortune he tries not to get a big head. He has also
appeared on stage in Los Angeles, Seattle and other Chicago stages.
Recently he performed in South Korea, but he's glad to be back among
the friendly faces and great audiences of Stage Center Theatre.
Stesha Merle (Silvia) is pleased to be making her Stage Center debut in
this wonderful production. You may have seen her in Vampire Lesbians of Sodom
and Gildenstern are Dead, Pride and Prejudice
just to name a few. Most recently, Stesha was in Private Eyes
at the Act One
Studios. Thanks to Stuart and love to A.
(Travis Paul), Lisette (Michelle Merrick),
Harlequin (Bill McIntosh)
(Michelle Merrick) and Silvia ( Stesha Merle)
Bill McIntosh (Harlequin) and Michelle Merrick (Lisette) in rehearsal
Stesha Merle (Silvia) and Steve Truncale (Dorante) in rehearsal
PROFILES (Production Team)__________
Stuart Carden (Director), is pleased to join NEIU once again with this
exuberant play. Recent credits include the New Play Festival at
City Theatre, Private Eyes
, Spring Awakening
, and The Good Doctor
favorite productions include his own adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s The Diary of a Madma
n, Streetcar Named Desire
, Miss Julie and The Car Play
Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Stuart received
his MFA in directing from Carnegie Mellon University where he teaches
each summer. In Chicago he is an instructor of acting and
movement at Loyola University and Act One Studios. Upcoming
projects include Stones in his
Pockets, Big Love
, and another French gem, Jean Anouilh’s Ring Around the Moon
Carolyn Elizabeth (Assistant Director) is finishing her B.A. in
Communication, Media and Theatre at Northeastern this May. While at
NEIU she assistant directed/assistant stage managed two productions,
directed a studio series play, and appeared in two main stage shows and
two children’s theatre workshop productions. Carolyn will leave the
theatre to pursue a master’s degree in linguistics this summer. She
would like to thank the cast and crew for making her final theatre
experience so enjoyable.
To the ever helpful Pam Straumann and
the Accounts Payable Department, Office of University Budgets, General Accounting,
Purchasing, Loretta Pienta,
and Christina Merrick.