The Philidelphia Story

The Philidelphia Story

By Philip Barry

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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.

CallRICHIE CALL (Mac/Dr. Parsons) is happy to be back at PTC after playing Osric and Lucianus in the 2010 production of Hamlet. He received his MFA in acting from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts. New York credits include: Much Ado About Nothing (American Globe Theatre) and Hamlet (Gorilla Rep). Richie lives in Logan, Utah, with his wife and four children, where he teaches at Utah State University.
Cohen2JOYCE COHEN*(Margaret Lord) is thrilled to return to PTC after last season’s Laughing Stock. PTC productions include: Hamlet, Dancing at Lughnasa,Arcadia, Othello, A Streetcar Named Desire,Enchanted April and Copenhagen. Most recently: TV pilot for Granite Flats. Film: With 2 You Get Horror; Harvest Theatre Festival/LIC. Other credits include: Broadway: Once a Catholic. Off-Broadway: The Mint Theater Co., Playwrights Horizons, Westside Arts. Regional: People’s Light & Theatre Co., Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Peterborough Players, the Public Theatre (Maine), Utah Shakespeare Festival, Sundance Film and Theatre Labs. TV & Film credits include: High School Musical, SLC Punk, The Dance,Pixel Perfect, The Adventures of Food Boy,Independence Day, Touched by an Angel, Everwoodand Archie Bunker’s Place.
DunbarROGER DUNBAR (Thomas) has appeared locally as Robert in Betrayal (Pinnacle Acting Co.), Autolycus inThe Winter’s Tale, Pozzo in Waiting for Godot (Sting & Honey), and Inspector Fix in Around the World in 80 Days (Meat & Potato Theater). Roger is originally from Southern Utah where he played Elwood P. Dowd inHarvey (Neil Simon Festival) and Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha (SGMT).
GearheartTODD GEARHART* (C. K. Dexter Haven) Broadway:Bye Bye Birdie. NY: Manhattan Theatre Club, Roundabout Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, The Vineyard Theatre, The Beckett Theatre. Regional: The Guthrie, The Alliance, George Street Playhouse, The Ford’s Theatre, The Ogunquit Playhouse (regional premiere of Sunset Boulevard opposite Stefanie Powers; IRNE Award nomination for Best Actor), Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Cleveland Playhouse, The Human Race, The Vineyard Playhouse. TV: Gossip Girl, Lipstick Jungle, Law & Order, The Education of Max Bickford, All My Children,The Guiding Light and One Life to Live. Film: Batman: The Dark Night Rises, Dogs Lie, Moving Mike andPeppermills. Todd plays counselor David Elias on Law & Order: SVU, has a BFA from CCM and studied in NY with Uta Hagen. He is also a member of New York’s critically acclaimed TACT – The Actors Company Theatre.
JohnsonBBAILEE JOHNSON (Dinah Lord) is happy to return to PTC after appearing in Annie last year. Bailee’s theatre credits include A Tale of Two Cities (Hale Centre Theatre), Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird (Hale Centre, Orem) and the title role in Annie with Herriman Arts Council. Her film credits include 127 Hours, 17 Miracles and Christmas Oranges. She has also appeared as a dancer for Ballet West’s The Nutcracker.
LawsonTODD LAWSON*(Macaulay “Mike” Connor) is making his debut with Pioneer Theatre Company. Broadway:Summer and Smoke. Off-Broadway: One Arm,Levittown, Only a Lad and Young Playwrights Festival. National Tour: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. New York: Stones In His Pockets, Flight,Unnatural Acts, Alphabet City III & IV, The Grecian Formula and Barefoot in the Park. Regional: PlayMakers Repertory, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Portland Stage Co., Vermont Stage, Hudson Stage, Delaware Theatre Co., Key West Theatre Festival, Bay Street Theatre, The Wilma, The Human Race Theatre Co., and A Celtic Celebration with symphony orchestras around the country. Love to family and friends. Peace.
MatthewsAANDERSON MATTHEWS* (Seth Lord) has appeared at Pioneer Theatre Company in Laughing Stock, Our Town, Is He Dead? Noises Off, You Can’t Take It With You, As You Like It and The Three Musketeers. Regionally he has worked at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse, The Old Globe, Arena Stage and Pittsburgh Public Theatre, among many others. Broadway credits include The Robber Bridegroom and Peter Ustinov’s Beethoven’s 10th. Off-Broadway credits include Ten by Tennessee, Driving Miss Daisy and Arcadia at Lincoln Center. Way off-Broadway, he appeared in John Houseman’s production of The Cradle Will Rock at London’s Old Vic. Television credits include The Equalizer and Law & Order.
McLemoreALLISON McLEMORE*(Tracy Lord) New York: The Madras House and Rutherford and Son at the Mint,Nora and The Dybbuk at Marvell Repertory Theatre. Regional: Dracula at Pioneer Theatre Company. The Nibroc Trilogy and Turn of the Screw at Chester Theatre Company; Last Train to Nibroc at Peterborough Players; The Underpants at The Olney Theatre; Cyrano at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival; Three Sisters, Othello and Jane Eyre at Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre; Pygmalion(Denver Post Ovation Award) and Enchanted April at Creede Repertory Theatre. For my Mom and Dad.
NabelBILL NABEL* (Willie “Uncle Willie” Tracy) is thrilled to return to PTC after previous appearances in Man of La Mancha and Sunset Boulevard. He’s appeared on television: “Saperstein” in Starz’ Gravity opposite Ving Rhames; the French ambassador, Gossip Girl. Over 9,400 performances on Broadway: Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere), A Chorus Line (Al), Sweeney Todd(Pirelli), 42nd Street (Bert Barry), Home Sweet Homer(Melios), Ain’t Broadway Grand, Evita and Most Happy Fella (Giuseppe). As playwright, Mr. Nabel was a finalist for the American Academy of Arts and Letters Richard Rodgers Prize for Take Me America, a new musical, which premiered at the Village Theatre in Seattle. His play, Lying to Spielberg, was a NAPP selection at Utah Shakespeare Festival. Latest projects: world’s first cryogenic musical, Love on Ice; a play, Love, Loss and What I Drove. Following The Philadelphia Story, he goes to Carnegie Hall in New York for Andre Previn’s opera, A Streetcar Named Desire.
NicholsMARGARET NICHOLS* (Elizabeth “Liz” Imbrie) New York: Children, Bedroom Farce, Long Island Sound(off-Broadway); Seeing Stars (NYMF); A Christmas Carol (Lucille Lortel); What You Will (original musical based on Twelfth Night; world premiere, Moonwoork Productions); Naked (Gene Frankel Theatre, Themantics). National Tour: Les Misérables. Regional:Jane Eyre (SF Critics Circle Award, Best Actress; Theatreworks, Mtn. View, CA); A Little Night Music(Dean Goodman Award, Best Supporting, Post Street Theatre, SF, CA); Urinetown, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Gypsy, Little Shop of Horrors and others (Weston Playhouse, VT). TV: All My Children. Margaret is a graduate of the University of Michigan Musical Theatre Department and attended the Marymount London Drama Program. She is a company member of the prestigious NYC off-Broadway The Actor’s Company Theatre, with which she has performed in 25 productions.
RindlisbachANDY RINDLISBACH* (Alexander “Sandy” Lord) appeared with Pioneer Theater Company in Of Mice and Men, Laughing Stock, The Tempest, The Diary of Anne Frank, Hamlet, Our Town and Othello, as well as understudying for Touch(ed) and Twelve Angry Men. He has worked locally with SLAC, Meat & Potato, Plan-B, Hale Centre Theatre, Salt Lake Shakespeare and Naughty Zanni Productions. Film and TV credits include Disney’s Minutemen and Dadnapped, 17 Miracles and One Good Man. He holds a BFA in theatre from the U of U’s Actor Training Program. Thanks to Jackie. Andy is a proud member of Actors’ Equity.
RomriellMATTHEW JAY ROMRIELL (Edward) is a senior in the University of Utah Actor Training Program. He is thrilled to be back at Pioneer Theatre Company, after last being seen in Man of La Mancha. Roles at the University’s Babcock Theatre include Lally in Vernon God Little and Berger in Hair.
StrattonJAY STRATTON* (George Kittredge) After more than a decade, Jay is delighted to be back at PTC! In 2000 at PTC, Jay was in A View From the Bridge andRosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. New York credits include The Man Who Came to Dinner at the Peccadillo Theatre; The Dishwashers at 59E59; She Stoops to Conquer, Twelfth Night and The Oedipus Cycle at The Pearl Theatre; and Duchess of Malfi with Red Bull Theatre. Favorite regional work includes The Pavilion, Reckless, and A Christmas Carol at the Cincinnati Playhouse; Oedipus at the Pittsburgh Public; Pride and Prejudice for the Denver Center;Stones in His Pockets at Hudson Stage Company; Bugat Rep Theatre of St. Louis; and Caesar and Cleopatraat Playmakers Rep. Jay is a professor of acting and voice at Nassau College on Long Island. Jay is grateful to be doing such a great play and to be sharing the experience with his wife!
NovaEVA TERRANOVA (Elsie) is excited to be making her Pioneer Theatre Company debut. She is a senior in the Actors Training Program at the University of Utah, working towards her BFA. Her favorite roles include Vaine in Vernon God Little, Pierrette in Les Belle Soeurs, a tribe member in Hair, and a featured soprano in Oliver! at The Grand Theatre.
WardRROSIE WARD (May) is thrilled to be back at Pioneer Theatre Company. Recent credits include Margaret inMuch Ado About Nothing, Rosalind in As You Like It, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Lily Eli in the world premiere of Now This by Scott Kaiser. Rosie is a graduate of The University of Houston (MFA Acting) and Weber State (BFA Musical Theatre).

This production is sponsored by:

Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation