Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

Written by John Steinbeck

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7:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday Evenings
8:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday Evenings
2:00 p.m. Saturday Matinees

Cast Bios

* Indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association.

CwikowskiBILL CWIKOWSKI* (Candy) has been an actor for over forty years and has taught acting for 30 of those years. He is proud to be a founding member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City where he met Mary B. Robinson. Bill has numerous regional and New York City credits in all aspects of theatre along with usual episodic TV credits and film roles. Most recently he shot an episode of Person of Interest for CBS and an episode of Zero Hour for ABC. Bill has been singled out for his otherworldly male nurse in an episode of 30 Rock. He lives in Larchmont N.Y. with his playwright wife Kate Long, his children Charlotte and Caleb, and trusted canine companion Lola.
StevenFehrSTEVEN FEHR* (Carlson) feels so privileged to be inOf Mice and Men, one of his favorite classics. Previous PTC productions include Man of La Mancha, Annie,Sunset Boulevard, White Christmas, Dracula, My Fair Lady, Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream,Black Comedy, The Light in the Piazza, Cyrano de Bergerac and Camelot. Steven has also performed at Salt Lake Acting Company, the Old Lyric Repertory Company, the Egyptian Theatre, the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and the Nevada Conservatory Theatre, where he starred with Sally Struthers inAnnie. Steven earned his Master’s Degree in Theatre-Performance at UNLV. Steven thanks Isaias, Mom, his family and God for all they do for him. Steven is a proud member of Actors’ Equity.
HalleyPATRICK HALLEY* (Curley) is excited and grateful to make his Pioneer Theatre Company debut. In New York, he appeared off-Broadway in The Misanthropewith The Pearl Theatre Company (Lucille Lortel Nomination). Recent regional credits include The Bomb-itty of Errors, Love’s Labour’s Lost, and Romeo and Juliet with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (four seasons), and The Taming of the Shrewat the Denver Center Theatre Company. Other favorites: The Man Who Was Thursday (New Leaf Theatre), Cat On a Hot Tin Roof (The Hypocrites), Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, Oak Park Festival Theatre, and two summers with Door Shakespeare in northern Wisconsin. Patrick is a Poughkeepsie, NY native and graduate of Bucknell University. www.patrickhalley.com
KiernanPAUL KIERNAN* (The Boss/Fight Choreographer) appeared with Pioneer Theatre Company in Man of La Mancha, Laughing Stock, Emma, The Tempest, The Diary of Anne Frank, Twelve Angry Men, Pride and Prejudice and Amadeus, among others. Other credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Leonato) with Kentucky Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet (Friar Lawrence) with Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and Cyrano de Bergerac (Cyrano) with the Hangar Theater, Ithaca. Other productions include Macbeth,The Tempest, As You Like It and Much Ado About Nothing with Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. He received his MFA from Brandeis University and is a proud member of AEA.
LaidlowSEKOU LAIDLOW* (Crooks) Sekou is proud to be making his PTC debut. Some of his theatre credits include Runaway Home, Studio Theater D.C. (Reggie Life); Stonewall Country, Theatre at Lime Kiln (Jim Connor); My Children! My Africa! (Jonathan Rosenberg); Broke-ology (Kent Gash); Architecture of Loss (Tamara Fisch); All’s Well that Ends Well(Rebecca Guy); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Andrew Borba); Golden Boy (Daniel Goldstein); Uncle Vanya(Lisa Benavides-Nelson); The Tempest (Ralph Zito) and more. Some of his TV/Film credits include The Wire, Undercover Cop (Agnieszka Holland); Law & Order, Emerson Tyler (Richard Dobbs); Law & Order, Officer Prial (Jace Alexander); We Are New York, Clayton (Luis Argueta) and Pop Foul, Bobby (Moon Molson). Sekou is a graduate of The Juilliard Schools Drama Division, and is grateful to God for this opportunity.
RindlisbachANDY RINDLISBACH* (Whit) appeared at Pioneer Theatre Company in Laughing Stock, The Tempest,The Diary of Anne Frank, Hamlet, Our Town andOthello, as well as understudying for Touch(ed) andTwelve Angry Men. Favorite roles include Telemachus in The Odyssey with Meat & Potato Theatre Co. and Billy in The Cripple of Inishmaan at the U of U’s Studio 115. He has worked locally with Plan-B, SLAC, Salt Lake Shakespeare and Hale Centre Theatre. He also performed at Kingsbury Hall with Bobby McFerrin. Film and TV credits include Disney’s Minutemen andDadnapped, 17 Miracles and One Good Man. He holds a BFA in theatre from the U of U’s Actor Training Program. Thanks to Jackie, Steve, Mom, Dad, Kate, Kim, Brit and Garrett. Andy is a proud member of Actors’ Equity.
RogersSAS.A. ROGERS* (Slim) is a recent transplant to SLC from Houston, Texas, where he performed with the Classical Theatre Company (CTC) as Telegin in Uncle Vanya and Dimas in The Triumph of Love. Prior to working with CTC, he performed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where his roles included Gascon/Ensemble in Cyrano de Bergerac, First Murderer/Ensemble in Richard III, Policeman in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Second Knight in King Lear,and numerous other productions. S.A. has also recorded a number of audio books including Return Policy, The Almost True Story of Ryan Fisher, The End is Now and Strength and Courage for Caregivers. In addition to his acting work, he is a member of the Advisory Board of the Ashland New Plays Festival.
TapperJOE TAPPER* (George) Theatre: Huntington Theatre, Yale Repertory, The Shakespeare Theatre, Mabou Mines, Studio 42, The Hangar Theatre, Northern Stage, The Kitchen Theatre and The Edinburgh International Fringe Festival (The Jammer, winner of the Fringe First Award).  TV: Law & Order. Training: Ithaca College BFA, Yale School of Drama, MFA.
WarnerGGEORGIA WARNER* (Curley’s Wife) is thrilled beyond measure to be embodying one of her all-time favorite literary characters in her PTC debut! New York performances include Jill in Equus alongside Alec Baldwin, and Pip in Moby Dick Rehearsed alongside Peter Boyle (John Drew Theatre); Polly in Transport(Irish Arts Center); Jenny in The Happy Hypocrite(York Theatre; dir. Tony Walton). NY Readings: The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles (Players’ Club);Conversation Piece (Irish Rep); A Month in the Country(Classic Stage Company). Regional Theatre: Abigail inThe Crucible (Northern Stage); Cecily in The Odd Couple (New London Barn Playhouse). Film: Fish (w. Martha Plimpton; dir. David Eigenberg); Narcissism(Santa Cruz Film Festival); Inside Out: Portraits of Children (Hollywood Discovery Award). “Ad Astra per Alas Porci”
WatsonMDMARK DAVID WATSON* (Lennie) is thrilled to be making his PTC debut. His New York credits includeEnd of Days (4th Street Theatre) and Local Story(Access Theater). Regional credits: Snow Falling on Cedars (Hartford Stage), The Rivals (American Conservatory Theater), War of the Worlds (Actors Theatre of Louisville, Humana Festival), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Stonington Opera House), Bloody Blackbeard (Triad Stage), Othello and The Winter’s Tale (Colorado Shakespeare Festival). Film and TV credits include The Undying, Law & Order: SVU,Mouse and Bear, Joy Dawned Again and the soon to be released Pretty. Mark holds an MFA from ACT.
BridgetDogWebBRIDGET (Candy’s dog) Bridget is an eleven-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever. She served as a therapy dog for seven years, and recently retired from the Intermountain Therapy Animal Program due to age and infirmity. Her favorite activities continue to be playing with children and best dog friend Samantha, and swimming. She is delighted to have the opportunity to be in this production Of Mice and Menand would like to dedicate her performance to the memory of her owner, Brad Harris, who died last year of Alzheimer’s—but always knew her name.
MacieWebMACIE (Candy’s dog) was born New Year’s Eve 2002, and spent her childhood in Colorado, Washington and Idaho. At 3 years old, Macie was adopted into her forever home and began a career in Competition Obedience, where she received multiple awards as a competitor. Needing to expand her horizons further, she began volunteer therapy work at various institutions in Salt Lake. Macie’s hobbies include daydreaming in the sun and eating treats. This is her first acting role.