“We have a tremendously talented cast,” says Allen. “In addition to nine local actors active in the area theatre scene, we have six students from The Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Drama Department. I’m pleased to be working with all of them on this premier of Love Knots by Phil Paradis, who is a talented up-and-coming new playwright.”
Selected for the Love Knots cast are the following actors:
Paul Eisenman, of Cincinnati, OH, last month debuted his one-man show The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Enlightenment at the Westwood Town Hall Theater. Prior outings include the title role in Visiting Mr. Green, Brabantio in Othello, Aimable in The Baker’s Wife, and Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz.
Ryan Fissel, from Youngstown, OH, is completing a Master of Humanities degree with a concentration on literature and writing, from Tiffin University. Favorite roles include Brad Majors in The Rocky Horror Show, Jimmy Curry in The Rainmaker, Linus in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Hero in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Eric Birling in An Inspector Calls, Charlie in Marvin’s Room, and Victor in Cabaret.
Mindy Heithaus, of Westchester, OH, is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University’s Theatre Program. She has appeared in Night of the Iguana, Darker, Singin’ in the Rain, Steel Magnolias, Crimes of the Heart, and Lend Me a Tenor. Recently she appeared in New Edgecliff Theatre’s Reasons To Be Pretty.
Marisa Holzman, of Highland Heights, KY, is a senior BFA Theatre major at Northern Kentucky University, graduating in December 2012. This is her second Fringe; last year she was in Body Speaks and was stage manager for Darker. She has worked with Clear Stage Cincinnati, Cincinnati Actor's Studio, and New Edgecliff Theatre.
Connor Lawrence, of Bowling Green, KY, is a sophomore at The Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music pursuing a BFA in dramatic performance. He was with the Public Theater of Kentucky and Fountain Square Players in To Kill a Mockingbird (Jem Finch), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Puck), The Diary of Anne Frank (Peter Van Daan), and Death of a Salesman (Bernard).
Barbara Manning, of Florence, KY has been active in theater for many years. Her acting credits include Mrs. Peachum (Threepenny Opera), Maria Vasilyevna (Uncle Vanya), Reverend Mother (Nunsense). In readings with husband Tom, she has explored the love letters of John and Abigail Adams, and Abelard and Heloise.
Tom Manning, of Florence, KY has directed over ninety plays in university, summer stock and off-off-Broadway venues. Tom is a veteran actor and has performed various roles for Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, The Human Race Theatre, and Indianapolis Shakespeare Festival, The Drama Workshop, and Showboat Majestic, among others.
Madeline McKenzie, of Fort Collins, CO, is a junior in The Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Drama Department. She was recently seen in Ulysses as the Irishman and in Transmigration 2012: Booth as Mary Surratt.
Rachel Mock, of Cincinnati, OH was recently seen in New Edgecliff Theatre's Reasons to be Pretty (Steph), and The Children's Theatre's touring show City of Immigrants (Katerina). Other credits: Cinderella Waltz (Regan), Necessary Targets (Zlata), Whales! Save Us! (Zuzu), and Steel Magnolias (Clairee).
Callie Schuttera, of Landen, OH, is about to begin her senior year as a dramatic performance major at The Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She was in Coram Boy and in Ulysses. In last year’s Cincinnati Fringe, Callie played Josephine in Opal Opus: Journey to Alakazoo, which was winner of the Audience Pick of the Fringe 2011.
Nick Tsangaris, a native of Indianapolis, IN, and recent Xavier University graduate, has played Joe Pitt in Angels in America, CB in Dog Sees God, Ted in Spooky Dog and the Teenage Gang Mysteries, and Sergeant of Police in Pirates of Penzance.
Sarah Vargo, of Mansfield, OH, is a junior at The Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Drama Department. Some of her past credits include: Thomasina Coverly in Arcadia, CCM Drama; Miss Price in Coram Boy, CCM Drama; and Penny Sycamore in You Can't Take it With You, Lexington Theatre.
Nathan Wallace, of Tupelo, MS, recently finished his first year at The Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music studying dramatic performance. Some of his credits include: A Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit), Once Upon a Mattress (King Sextimus), Lucky Stiff (Lugi de Gaudi), Gepetto and Son (Stromboli), The Drowsy Chaperone (Gangster), and Alice and Wonderland (Mad Hatter).
Anne Wrider, of Cincinnati, OH has been involved in community theater for the last fifteen years, mostly in Cincinnati. Her favorite roles have been Big Mama (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Kate Keller (All My Sons), Mary Pendarves (Joyful Noise) and Clairee Belcher (Steel Magnolias).
Trey Wright from Louisville, KY, a Freshman Drama Major at The Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, has played Exeter in CCM’s The Civil War, Jim in Youth Performing Arts School's Big River, Axel in The Nerd, and the Emperor in My Emperor’s New Clothes.
The 2012 Cincinnati Fringe Festival is a Know Theatre Production and runs from May 29-June 9th. All tickets are $12. For more information or tickets: www.cincyfringe.com/
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