|Brad Cantwell loves playing
poker in dirty and clean apartments with interesting and irritating
people. He recently appeared at the Stage Center Theatre as Kirby
in You Can’t Take It With You, as Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80
Days, Gordon in Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two
Cities, various roles in Vaudeville America!, Richard in Living Out,
Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Amenuensis/Geronte in The
Illusion. Brad thanks this talented cast and crew, and he really
loves this director! Love and kisses to his wish granters, Lisa
|John Baumeister likes to
reminisce about Lisa Cantwell (John's bar wench in a musical they were
in) saying a few years back, "Hey, why don't you audition at the Stage
Center Theatre?" Two days and a haphazard monologue later, he was
in My Sister Eileen and As You Like It. John loves the
intimacy of THIS theatre. However, it truly is the people that he
has “worked with” that make it a very special place. John wishes
he could say something very clever to thank his family. However,
they know how special they truly are and without them he would not be
|Robert Babcock is excited to
be in The Odd Couple with so many wonderful actors. He
has worked with Stage Center Theatre most recently as Orlando in As You
Like It. Robert has also worked with Democracy Burlesque and the
Dominican University Performing Arts Center. His favorite past
credits include Banquo in MacBeth and Cassio in Othello.
Thanks to Lisa Cantwell for her wonderful stage direction, to Anna
Antaramian and Krista Hansen for their artistic encouragement and
inspiration, and to all friends and family for their continued love and
support. Enjoy the show.
|Brian Rogers is thrilled to
be involved with his third production at Stage Center Theatre. One
could say that he's caught the acting bug and it burrowed under his
skin and laid eggs in his heart. Brian wishes to thank the cast
and crew for an unforgettable experience, especially Lisa, whose
guidance and support has been invaluable. One last very special
thanks to Kristen, a remarkable and wonderful fiancée.
|Nick Shea has enjoyed his
positively bacchanalian time with the cast and crew of The Odd Couple.
His previous Stage Center Theatre shows include The Illusion, Arms and
the Man, and Around the World in 80 Days. He has great love for his
friends and family and jealousy for his mother who is in southern Spain
right now. Life just isn't fair sometimes.
|Rand Ringgenberg is very
excited to be performing in the first production here at the newly
renovated Stage Center Theatre with such a terrific company. He has been
seen recently here in You Can’t Take it With You, As You Like It,
Emma’s Child and Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Rand is a CMT major at NEIU and
will be graduating in December. He is having a great time taking on the
role of Felix, as well as assuming the role of playwright, as two of his
one act plays, O Come All Ye Faithful and The Gedanken Experiment, were
presented in the Studio Theatre in October.
|Jill Matel is excited to be
returning to Stage Center Theater for her fifth time and to be working
with this truly talented and devoted cast. She is also very
excited to have returned to school as part of the CMT department at NEIU
this fall to finish her undergraduate degree. Jill attended Barat
College as a dance minor and theatre major and has been very active in
the theatre community in both Milwaukee and Chicago for several
years. Thank you to Lisa for this awesome opportunity and Annie
for being her sister!! Break legs all!!
|Ann Dernbach is very excited
to be involved in another production at Stage Center Theatre. She
has previously appeared as Phebe in As You Like It and Gay Wellington
in You Can't Take It With You. She was also the stage manager for
Lucky Stiff, Vaudeville America!, and You Can't Take It With You.
She would like to thank her boss and coworkers for dealing with her
crazy schedule, her friends and family for their love and constant
support, the wonderful cast and crew, and the magnificent Lisa Cantwell
for inviting her to be a part of this magical production. Heart!