|Clark Bender (Sandy Tyrell) recently appeared at the Stage Center Theatre as Mr. Stryver in A Tale of Two Cities.
He’s thrilled to be back so soon and thanks Anna for inviting him to
play with such a great cast and crew. Thanks to family and
friends—particularly the performing Cantwells—for encouraging Clark to
pursue his acting bug. Finally, love and kisses to Kim for her support
even when she knew it would mean fewer movies, dinners and evenings
(Jackie Coryton) is very excited to be returning to the Stage Center
Theatre in Hay Fever!! Having studied Theatre and Dance at Barat
College in Lake Forest, IL, she has been involved in theatre both on
and off Stage in Milwaukee and Chicago for several years. Favorite
roles include Nancy in Oliver, Roxy in Chicago, and Hodel in Fiddler.
She was last seen at Stage Center Theatre in Stage Door as Bernice
Neimeyer in 2008!! Thanks to a great cast and crew!! A very special
thank you to RJ for always supporting her decisions and for being her
sounding board...I love you!
(Judith Bliss) recently moved to Chicago after studying at the Bristol
Old Vic Theatre School in England. She is a published playwright and is
awaiting the release of her film, “Mark of Love”, which was adapted
from a play she wrote and directed for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Ellen has an Acting BFA from Ithaca College and is currently a member
of the “Shakespeare All-Stars”, an educational outreach program with
the Fury Theatre Company. She would like to thank her wonderful
husband, Charles, for all his love and support.
(Clara) is originally from Florida and has a degree in Drama from
Syracuse University. She has performed in countless productions
in the Chicagoland area, including a year-long run with Tony n' Tina's Wedding.
She has been lucky enough to study and perform all over the world,
including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre,
and she toured Greece in the classic, The Trojan Women. This is
her first production on the Stage Center Mainstage.
|Brad Cantwell (Richard Greatham) recently appeared at the Stage Center Theatre as Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities, in various roles in Vaudeville America, as Richard in Living Out, as Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as Amenuensis/Geronte in The Illusion and as Teddy in How He Lied To Her Husband. Brad is thrilled to work with this wonderful group, and he thanks Lisa and McCoy for filling his life with love.
(Myra Arundel) is thrilled to be working with the fantastic cast and
crew of Hay Fever. She is currently an instructor in the Department of
Communication, Media and Theatre at NEIU. Favorite roles include Mrs.
Sowerberry in Oliver!, Rita LaPorta in Lucky Stiff, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Miss Framer in Lettice and Lovage. Directing credits at NEIU include Totally Red! and How He Lied to Her Husband.
She would like to thank John and Jessica for working their magic, and
the ethereal Anna for making each and every moment with her a treasure.
And to Monkey and B, I love you, my boys.
(David Bliss) comes to the Stage Center Theatre from his
Jeff-nominated performance as Danforth in Infamous Commonwealth’s The Crucible.
City Lit, Inconceivable, Halcyon, Hubris, GroundUp, & Citadel
number among other Chicagoland theatres with which he has worked.
Favorite credits include Old Kipps (Woman in Black), Henry II (Lion in Winter), Claudius (Hamlet), Badger (Wind in the Willows), Oberon (Midsummer Night’s Dream), & Stage Manager (Our Town).
(Simon Bliss) returns to the Stage Center Theatre for a jolly good romp
in the English countryside. He was last seen as Frank Lippencott
in My Sister Eileen. Favorite roles include Puck from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, James Keller from Miracle Worker and the Colonel from Brave Navigator.
When not working on a show or at his 9 to 5 or reading a book. Joel
spends his time encouraging a horrible, yet wonderful, habit for video
games. He would like to thank his friends and family for their constant
support of his art!
(Sorel Bliss) is delighted to take on the work of Noel Coward here at
Stage Center. Ms. Leslie was recently seen on stage at The Chicago
Theatre Downstairs in the world premiere of The Quiet Man Tales as Nuala Kierley. Other theatre performance credits include the national Equity tour of Scrooge, The Musical (U.S. Premiere), A Christmas Carol at The Goodman, No Way To Treat A Lady (Sarah Stone) and Quilters (Dana)at
Illinois Theatre Center, work at Collaboraction,
Northlight, Theatre at the Center, American Girl Place Theatre (American Girls Revue
as Aunt Cornelia, Tia Dolores) and The Bailiwick. Regional
credits include The Sound of Music at the Ordway, Radio Gals (America)
at Peninsula Players, and Cowgirls (Mary Lou) at The Old Creamery. Film
and TV credits include leading roles in the indi film State of
Jefferson and Haunted Chicago.