VP 2018 Chapter Two

Chapter Two

Chapter Two will run March 16 – 24, 2018
Standard tickets are $18, or $16 for Seniors (60+) and students with valid ID.
Performances are at 8pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights; and at 2pm on the first Sunday.
Performance dates and times are also listed on our calendar.

Audition information can be found on our Auditions page.

Synopsis
Recent widower, writer George Schneider, is encouraged by his younger brother Leo to start dating again. This sends George into even more depression after a series of bad matches. Then Leo comes up with Jennie Malone, and she’s a keeper. Still, it’s a bumpy trip on the road to Dreamland for these not-so-young lovers. George and Jennie stumble on, overcoming both their hesitation on the rebound and emotional neediness.

  • by Neil Simon
  • Directed by: Kate Argow
  • Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc

The Cast

George Schneider
Jon Masters
Leo Schneider
Brad Riker
Jennie Malone
Ashley Renee McMahon
Faye Medwick
Jordan Killam

The Crew

Director:
Kate Argow
Producers:
Andrew Wobser & Patrick Drummond
Stage Manager:
Jerri Lee Measley
Lighting Designer:
Andrew Todd
Lighting Crew:
Jon Huff
Sound Designer:
Laura Crawford
Sound Crew:
Jessica Homer
Costume Designer:
Jennifer Ellison
Prop Designer:
Brad Riker
Stage Crew:
Karen Long & Cindy McGurk
Set Designer:
Kate Argow & Wes Skinner
Set Builders:
Derek Hansen, Laura Hansen, Jason Neymeiyer, Brad Riker, Wes Skinner, Diana West, & Andrew Wobser
Set Dresser:
Brad Riker
Set Painters:
Derek Hansen, Laura Hansen, Jordan Kotz, Judson Lohman, Lily Lohman, Marly Lohman, Jason Neymeiyer, Brad Riker, & Wes Skinner
Scenic Art:
Brad Riker
Publicity:
Laura Hansen
Program:
Jake Gordy
Program Art & Cover Design:
Chris Jagodzinski
Production Logo:
Chris Jagodzinski
Program Printing:
AIM Specialists
Marquee Sign:
Jason Neymeiyer


The Biographies

The Director

Kate Argow has acting experience ranging from Shakespeare to Gurney and from Restoration Comedy to musical comedy. Behind the scenes, Kate has directed and done costumes, props, lights, stage managed, prompted etc. Her last venture at The Village was directing Lion in Winter and in The Village After Dark’s productions of The Lyons and Boston Marriage.

The Stage Manager

Jerri Lee Measley is incredibly honored to be working with The Village Players, Kate, and the cast of Chapter Two, in her first stage managing experience. Jerri has also been part of local productions of RENT (ensemble), Spring Awakening(Ilse Neumann), Hair (ensemble/assistant director), and Godspell. She is a body positive activist and speaker, and the producer of a burlesque/variety troupe, Glass City Glitterbomb. Jerri is pursuing her Masters Degree in Educational Technology. She would like to thank Kate and her cast mates for an incredible experience, Jon Joseph for all of his support and encouragement, and her three sons for their love, faith, and reminders that “in our family we never, never, never give up.”

The Cast

Jon Masters (George Schneider) has been performing in the Toledo area for almost ten years, and he always enjoys returning to The Village Player’s stage! He is happy to be part of the production for Chapter Two, and has been glad to step in for the role of George. Some of his other more recent performances include, Ripcord, Bonnie & Clyde, Of Mice and Men, and An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grand Boeuf. When Jon isn’t onstage, he loves to record, write and work on videos for his YouTube channel, Unlimited Continues. He wants to thank his family and friends for their continual support, as well as thank his dog, Sandy, who was patient with him during the rehearsal process. Cheers, and enjoy Chapter Two!

 

Brad Riker (Leo Schneider) is no stranger to the stage, however he does spend most of his time behind scenes, dressing and propping sets. Some of his favorite roles have been, Peter Sloan in Light Up the Sky, Christopher Wren in The Mousetrap, Abner Truckle in Sly Fox, Don Jon in Much Ado About Nothing, Eli in The Spitfire Grill, and Magnus, aka Inspector Hound in The Real Inspector Hound.

 

Ashley Renee McMahon (Jennie Malone) is thrilled to return to the Toledo stage as Jennie Malone in Neil Simon’s Chapter Two. After appearing in multiple local productions including South Pacific with the in-house performance group at the Valentine Theatre, Romeo and Juliet at the University of Toledo and Bye Bye Birdie with Central Catholic HS, Ashley earned her BA in Theatre Arts and Communication at Loyola University Chicago. She’s also appeared in Off -Off -Broadway productions with KAMP NYC and has studied under the tutelage of renowned acting coach, Brad Calcaterra in New York City. She’d like to thank her husband Tim, her parents, Sam and Jay, and Grandparents for always supporting her passion for performing on the stage.

 

Jordan Killam (Faye Medwick) recently appeared in F2M (Lucy), Angel Street (Nancy) and Steel Magnolias (Annelle) at The Village Players Theater after a 14-year hiatus from the stage. She’s an alum of the Children’s Theater Workshop and is currently forging a career as a professional voice actor. Jordan also works as a freelance copywriter and journalist. She regularly contributes fashion, arts, and entertainment pieces to The Toledo City Paper. She loves binging podcasts, hunting for vintage clothes, great wine, and obsessing over the real estate market. Jordan is very grateful for the opportunity to appear in Chapter Two as the over-the-top, “robustly unhappy” soap opera star, Faye Medwick, a role she fell in love with as soon as she cracked open the script. She thanks Kate Argow, Jerri Measley, the rest of the cast, and crew for all their hard work and dedication!