Thomas R. Pellitieri Tom is making his directorial debut with The White Liars. Tom first appeared on the Village stage as Lovin' Al in Working. He was last seen in our season opener, Night Watch. In addition to stage duties at the Village last season, he has done costumes and makeup for productions at Whitmer High School. He has also performed in productions at theatres in Buffalo, Pittsburgh, and Ann Arbor. A computer programmer, Tom would like to thank his wife Su for her love and support and patience. Congratulations Tom on a great first directing effort!
Suzanne McGraw (Sophie) Suzanne is happy to be a part of both one acts tonight, exploring the theme of deception in two different ways. She last performed in our January production of
Fool for Love. There is nothing about theatre that Suzanne doesn't love. She has worked behind the scenes on tech, sets, and costumes, and she is excited to travel to New York, Stratford, and Chicago to be a member of the audience. She has even taught drama in her professional life. Her favorite stage roles are Bella in
Lost in Yonkers in Tiffin, Lee in Stanton's Garage in Adrian, and Susan in Company on our stage. Audiences have also seen her in productions of the Toledo Rep and Bedford Players. A high school Spanish teacher by day, Suzanne is delighted to entertain you by night!
Nathan Murphy (Frank) Nathan is making his acting debut on the Village stage. Nathan performed in the Heidelberg College productions of The Foreigner and A Streetcar Named Desire. In Cincinnati, he appeared in Our Town with the Marlemont Players. By day, Nathan is a salesman for ADT Security Systems. A real trooper, Nathan has helped with a lot of the off-stage duties associated with this production. Nathan thanks the cast and crew for making his first experience at the Village a memorable one!
Benjamin Lumbrezer (Tom) - Ben was last on the Village stage in 1940's Radio Hour. He performs for the Mystery Theatre at the Spaghetti Warehouse. Ben was in the 1994 All Ohio State Fair Youth Choir and appeared in Madame Butterfly with the Toledo Opera. He is currently a patient transporter at Toledo Hospital and is a Semi- Professional Actor. Welcome back Ben!
Bob Matejewski (Voice of Vassi) Bob's last appearance on stage at the Village was in Working. He has also performed at the Jackson Civic Theatre, in their productions of Same Time Next Year; I Do, I Do; and Annie Get Your Gun, among others. By day Bob is a buyer for the Dana Corporation and sings in the Christ the King Church Choir. Welcome back Bob and thanks for lending all of your talents to this production.
Pat Kennedy - No stranger to the Village, Pat has worn many hats over the years in our theatre. From actor to director to techie to Board member and past President, Pat's dedication to the preservation of theatre arts is legendary. In addition to her work at the Village she was instrumental in the development of the Children's Theatre Workshop. Her professional career has been as life long member of the Toledo Public Schools, first as a teacher, then principal, and currently a very active member of the Board of Education. Pat's last productions at the Village include Speaking of Murder, and the multi-OCTA-award- winning Sylvia.
Don Weber (Brindsley Miller) Don has been involved with the Village Players, both on the stage and behind the scenes, for some 30 years. His acting resume boasts appearances in more than 20 productions at the Village as well as Friar Tucks, The Toledo Rep, the Westgate Dinner Theatre and others. His most recent role was the part of Greg in the OCTA award-winning
"Sylvia" last season. Don works as a director at WNWO Ch 24 by day. He thanks wife Kathie and daughter Ellison for their love and support. He dedicates tonight's performance to the memories of theatre legends David Ward and Rudy Ertis.
Suzanne McGraw (Carol Melkett)
John Henry (Colonel Melkett) John is another veteran of the Village stage. Past productions include Marvin's Room, That Championship Season, On Golden Pond and The Gin Game. He has involved himself off-stage as well performing countless tasks in whatever needed to be done. He thanks his wife Sondra for making it possible to be around long enough to be in the show.
Jean Mills (Miss Furnival), Jean is a veteran Village Player. Reunited with Don Weber after their OCTA award-winning performances in last season's Sylvia, Jean is having a wonderful time playing his eccentric neighbor. Jean has an impressive resume of characters she has portrayed in shows including Company and Working, at the Village and A Christmas Carol for the Rep. This show also provides her with her favorite role: appearing in the same production with her "main squeeze" Norb! When not on the stage, Jean is a teacher and Chair of the Learning Disabilities Department at Maumee High School.
Norb Mills (Harold Gorringe) Norb's history on stage is almost as impressive as his wife Jean's! At the Village he has appeared in Speaking of Murder, and Catch Me If You Can. At the Toledo Rep he appeared in A Christmas Carol and Love Letters with his leading lady Jean. Norb is a professor at the University of Toledo and currently serving on the Village's Board of Directors. What he is teaching us with this performance is that diverse characters can be the most fun to do!
William J. (Bill) Delaney (Schuppanzigh) What can we say about Bill! He lights up a stage just by walking on the set! No stranger to our stage, Bill has appeared in many Village productions including Rumors and House of Blue Leaves. He last performed at the Rep in Lend Me A Tenor. Bill's favorite past time besides acting is providing great food and fun at Delaney's Lounge and his newest creation, Tavern-On-The- Main in Sylvania. Welcome back Bill!
Susan Miller (Clea) The new kid on the block among these veteran actors, this is Susan's first appearance on our stage. She has proven to be a real team player and has helped to make this group a great ensemble of actors. She is a part time counselor and mother of 2 ½ year-old Jordan, and has an extremely supportive husband, Todd. Susan, we wish you many more exciting roles on the Village stage!
Joe Hendrikx (Georg Bamberger) Joe also has a history at the Village. At one time a set builder of some of our most memorable stage productions, Joe also served on our Board of Directors as president and treasurer. It's been too long Joe - we're glad to have you back!
Last Modified: 09/16/12