Larry Farley: Larry has performed or directed at The Village Players over the past 4 decades, most recently as the director of The Female Odd Couple. He also was the drama teacher for Evergreen High School during the '90's. Once upon a time, he was a regular on the children's TV show, "Abracadabra". During the day, Larry is an attorney. In his off hours, he enjoys horses, which he sometimes drives in their races throughout the Midwest, and classic cars. If you know where he can find a '63 Studebaker Avanti, he'd be thrilled.
Richard Furlong (Lennie): Richard makes his Village Players stage debut. He comes to us from Connecticut via New York and Boston. This is his third performance during his tenure in the Midwest and "it's in a dream role". Jerry in Zoo Story, in Ithaca, New York, Desire Under the Elms in Sherman, CT, and Simiroff in Chekhov's Bear in Moscow were a great preparation for playing this big lumbering man. Special thanks to Mimi and Bumpers for all the babysitting, and to "the Jude Man" for the inspiration, we'll tell you this story when you're older and embarrass you.
Ben Lumbrezer (George): Ben is no stranger to The Village, in fact, we think he may live here. In the past eight years he has performed in Six Degrees of Separation, 1940's Radio Hour, Abandoned Houses, White Liars/Black Comedy, Conversations With My Father, Moon Over Buffalo, Last Night of Ballyhoo, and many more that he can't recall or has blocked out. He is a past Vice-President of Production and a current at-large board member of our Board of Directors. In his spare time he enjoys backpacking, canoeing, camping and other outdoor activities.
D. Nicholas Hansen (Slim): Derek is no stranger to theatre, let alone The Village Players. He currently serves as an at-large board member for our Board of Directors. Here, he has played Silvio in last season's Pvt. Wars and Mickey in Greetings, winning and "Excellence in Acting" from the Ohio Community Theatre Association for each role. This past summer he was in two movies, In The Company of Strangers and Backwater. He has also been seen in Murder by Misadventure (Toledo Rep), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Valentine) and Twelfth Night (University of Toledo). This summer Derek will receive his B.A. in acting from the University of Toledo.
John Henry (Candy): John has been a member of The Village Players for 35 years! He has acted, directed and built sets over that time. He was last seen on our stage in this season's Arsenic and Old Lace. Last year, John won an "Outstanding Director" award from the NorthWest Ohio Community Theatre Association for his direction of Pvt. Wars. He would like to dedicate his performance, this evening, to David Ward, "a mentor, teacher and dear friend."
Adam Everett Beck (Whit): Adam makes his Village Stage debut with this show. This is a new venture for Adam, who we usually find tied to his drawing table working on his comic "Spunk" and his graphic novel "BluesHound". He'd like to dedicate this performance to his girlfriend, Shannon, and his mom and dad. He'd also like to thank his big sister, Tiffany, who persuaded him to audition.
Tiffany NoŽl Taylor (Curly's Wife): Tiffany makes her second appearance on the Village Stage. She was seen last year in our production of Not Waving. This show holds a special place in her heart because it's her third chance, since returning to the states, to play opposite her partner, Jude's daddy, and her favorite "big guy", RB. "It's a long way from The Moscow Art, but the food's better." Welcome back Tiffany.
Kimm Williams (Crooks): This is Kimm's first foray onto the stage. He claims to have never acted before, however, he used to be "Fireman Freddie", Toledo's Public Education Officer. That may have something to do with the fact that he is currently a Fire Lieutenant for the City of Toledo. Among his achievements, he lists a silver medal in the long jump at the 2001 World Police and Fire Games, he is also the North American Police/Fire 400 meter hurdle champion. In his spare time he enjoys travel, motorcycles and, of course, track and field. Welcome Kimm.
Brian G. Linthicum (Carlson): This is Brian's first time on the Village stage but he is in no way unaccustomed to treading the boards. He has been seen as Buzz Hauser in Love, Valour and Compassion, Greta in Bent, Mr. Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors, Jerry/Daphne in Sugar, Mickey in The Normal Heart, and Charlie Brown in You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, all at the Toledo Rep. He spends his days supervising a hotel. If he's not at a theatre or work, he can be found at the movies, reading or writing. He tells us he used to make a "side" living as a cast member in a "Murder Mystery Party" and also hired himself out as a practical joker. Welcome to the Village.
Jim Pickle (Curley): Jim has quite the theatrical resumť! His last performance on our stage was almost 20 years ago in Kiss Me Kate, when he played Bill Calhoun. He has also been seen in You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, Scrooge-the musical, Barnum, Music Man, Give My Regards to Broadway, Hello Dolly, Lion in Winter, Cactus Flower, Play It Again Sam, The Good Doctor, and Mary, Mary, all in various theatres in Ohio and Illinois. He also says he did some improvisational theatre during his time in Chicago. Jim says he's glad to be back, and we're glad to have him. Jim would like to dedicate this performance to his late mother.
Tom Davis (Boss): Tom is also very familiar with The Village. He currently serves as an at-large board member on our Board of Directors, and has sung and acted in our productions of 70, Girls, 70, Working and Inherit the Wind. He has also performed in A Christmas Carol (Toledo Rep) and Twelve Angry Men (Bedford Community Players). Among his accomplishments he lists that he has traveled to six continents, plays bridge, collects political pins and owns the Blissfield General Store. Tom's a busy man, but he couldn't do it all without the support of Jean Ann Davis, his loving partner of forty years.
Last Modified: 09/16/12