By Ellen Simon

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April 20 TO April 21, 2018

  • 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Evenings
  • 2:00 p.m. Saturday Matinee

Cast Bios

DEENA MARIE MANZANARES* (Tory) is thrilled to be back at PTC, having previously been seen in Amadeus and Cyrano de Bergerac. A graduate of the Atlantic Theater Company in NYC, recent credits include White Rabbit Red Rabbit at Kingsbury Hall, Hedda in Hedda Gabbler with The Sting & Honey Company and Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire with Radical Hospitality. This July, she will be back with The Sting & Honey Company as the evil queen in an original adaptation of Snow White. She can also be seen as professor Caren in the new series “In The Vault” on Go90, as well as regularly hosting and appearing on local news and lifestyle TV. Her number one job however, is mother to her sweet two-year-old son, Charlie.

ABDUL-KHALIQ “A.K.” MURTADHA* (Ray) Originally from Washington DC, Murtadha has enjoyed various classic and contemporary roles in regional and repertory theatre and is proud to return to PTC following his appearance in Twelfth Night as Orsino. His most recent plays include: The Mountaintop at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe in Sarasota and All the Way, The Great Society and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner at Asolo Rep.; Barbecue at Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, and Intimate Apparel and Macbeth at the Ensemble Theatre Company in Santa Barbara. Some of his TV and film credits include “NCIS: LA,” “Raising the Bar,” “The Unit,” “Medium,” “All My Children,” “Numb3rs” and the recently released horror movie 8989 Redstone (Amazon). Awards include Best Actor – New Orleans Short Film Festival, for In the Wind. BA, Indiana University; MFA, UC San Diego. Member: AEA, SAG-AFTRA.

WILLIAM PARRY* (Jule) is pleased to return to PTC, having played Pulitzer in Newsies and Senator Higgins in the premiere of Alabama Story. He has created roles in 11 original Broadway productions, most recently as Jensen in Groundhog Day, as well as Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George and Passion, both filmed for PBS; Agamemnon at Lincoln Center; Gypsy with Bernadette Peters; Camelot (understudy to Richard Burton and Richard Harris); and the original Jesus Christ Superstar. Off-Broadway: Original productions of Sondheim’s Assassins and Road Show and Dessa Rose at Lincoln Center, among others. National Tours: A Few Good Men, Memphis and Titanic (Captain E.J. Smith). Some 50 regional productions, including Joe Keller in All My Sons. Numerous TV and film credits. Radio: Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion.”

ZACHARY PRINCE (Will) Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Baby It’s You. Off-Broadway: Himself and Nora (The Priest), The Last Five Years (Jamie standby) at Second Stage (dir. Jason Robert Brown). National Tour: Jersey Boys (Frankie Valli). Regional credits include: The Glass Menagerie (Tom Wingfield) at Pioneer Theatre Company, Triangle (Ben/Vincenzo; Theatre Bay Area Award – Best Actor) at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Parade (Leo Frank) at Theatre Raleigh and Into The Woods (Baker) at Kansas City Rep. (dir. Moisés Kaufman). Concert appearances include: Cincinnati Pops, Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Omaha Symphony, The Carolina Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. BFA, Carnegie Mellon.

KALYN WEST* (Ana) is New York-based, but a Utah original! She most recently worked on the pre-Broadway lab of The Prom—a new musical opening fall 2018. This summer, she will appear as Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Fulton Opera House. NY: Gigantic, off-Broadway (Marlie); Nikola Tesla Drops The Beat, Adirondack Theatre Festival (Kat Johnson); The Demise, New York Music Festival (Natalie); PopStar, Alchemy Theater Productions (Katie). Regional: The Prince of Egypt, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley (Ensemble); In The Heights, Fulton Opera House (Vanessa); Rent, Casa Mañana (Mimi); Back Home Again, Lesher Center for the Arts (Aggie); The Music Man, Flat Rock Playhouse (Zaneeta). TV/Film: “Blue Bloods,” season 6, CBS (Rachel); Imitation Girl, Ilium Pictures (Gabby); The Times, Tribeca Film Center (Leticia). @misskurlykay