Pat Kennedy (Director) Pat is a veteran director and all around lifetime achiever at the Village Players. Her most recent show at the Village was the March production of
Sylvia. Among her favorite shows, in addition to Sylvia, are When You Comin' Back Red
Ryder, Gin Game and On Golden Pond, all produced at the Village, and
Crimes of the Heart, which she directed for the Bedford Community Players. Pat has been associated with The Children's Theatre Workshop since its founding in 1954. A retired teacher and principal in the Toledo Public Schools, Pat is past president of both the Toledo Board of Education and the Village Players Board of Directors.
Chad Clark (Al Mitchell) Chad first started acting in high school appearing in
Bye Bye Birdie, Runaways, and as Michael Darling in Peter Pan. Chad thought he left theatre behind when he went to UT's College of Business. He soon discovered that Corporate America wasn't for him and is determined to find a more fulfilling and challenging career as an actor. We wish Chad luck as he makes his return to the stage as Detective Al Mitchell in this Village production.
Carla Fenton (Connie) Carla recently returned to Toledo from Mexico City to raise and educate her daughter Logan in the town where Carla spent many years as a young girl. Carla's debut performance was in Guilty, filmed in Mexico City for Fox Productions. Appearances in various television commercials served to inspire Carla's present role of Connie in this Village production. Her background includes training at the Method Acting School of Strausburg in Mexico City. Welcome home Carla!
Nancy Janney (Ethel Walworth) Nancy has been associated with the Village Players for over 25 years, mostly running around behind the scenes as a "techie". Nancy must have the seven year itch because she hasn't appeared on the Village stage (accept as a property technician) since The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, produced exactly seven years ago! Other Village productions she performed in include: A Streetcar Named Desire, The Man Who Came to Dinner and her infamous role as Anne Cleves in Royal Gambit. Nancy can be found at the Sylvania Ohio branch library where she is supervisor of circulation services. Her pride and joy in life are her six grandchildren, including a very special grandson Benjamin, born last month.
Norb Mills (Charles) Norb is an award-winning actor who has graced the stages of community theatre and summer stock for over 35 years. He appeared on the Village stage as Inspector Levine in last season's Catch Me If You Can. Norb marks his role as C. S. Lewis in Shadowlands as one of his favorite because of the "emotional range needed for someone who does mainly comic roles". Village regulars will remember his fine work in Company, And A Nightingale Sang, and Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar and Grill. Norb is a Professor of Communications at the University of Toledo and, when not acting, enjoys golf and dancing with his lovely and equally talented wife Jean.
Cala (Janie) Cala is in the second grade at Stranahan School. Although this marks her acting debut, Cala is no stranger to performing on stage. She dances up a storm as a third year student at Daryl Jervis Dance Studio. While her father James and mother Linda, older brother Cole and twin brother Casey watch proudly from the audience, Cala shares the stage with another family member Kozy, who is playing Joe.
Kozy (Joe) The Village Players welcomes Kozy in her very first performance. After seeing our last production of Sylvia, Kozy decided to try her paws on our stage too. She is a five year old Yorkie, proudly owned by Cala (Janie). Director Pat Kennedy noted that Kozy was a joy to direct and was the very first cast member to learn all her lines!
Nick Scherf (Rick) Nick has quite an extensive and impressive background in theatrical productions for such a young lad of 11. He is a fifth grade student at Starr Elementary School. His list of credits include, South Pacific and Annie Get Your Gun at Oregon Community Theatre, and the role of Michael Darling in Peter Pan at the Ohio Theatre. When not on stage, Nick enjoys sports and singing.
Maureen Sweeney (Mildred) Although this is Maureen's debut on stage, she must have inherited the acting bug from her Uncle Joe Sweeney, who, he claims, has been involved with community theatre ever since he was glimmer in his parents eyes! Maureen graduated from Central Catholic High School and is currently attending Lourdes College as a Sociology major. She works as a home health aide for Heritage Health Care. Maureen's first love is music and singing soprano on the Lourdes College choir.
Diana West (Annabelle) Diana is proud to be celebrating her 33rd year in community theatre, including productions in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Ohio. She lists as her favorite roles: Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, and Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, both in the Detroit area, and Chloe in the Villages' last season production of Lips Together, Teeth Apart. Diana was most recently seen as Marcie in this seasons' Abandoned Houses. When not at the theatre, Diana is a Bookkeeper/Secretary at American Tool & Die, and is enjoying her three cats, Missy Ann, Carly and Sylvia. Diana adopted Sylvia after rescuing her from under the stage during the run of Sylvia.
Last Modified: 09/16/12