Play-by-Play: The Messenger

Play-by-Play: The Messenger

The second play in the 2019-2020 Play-by-Play season, The Messenger, by Jeff Talbott.

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  • 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturday Evenings
  • 2:00 p.m. Saturday Matinees

This reading will be held in Babcock Theatre, in the lower level of Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre, 300 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112.

Cast Bios

DANIEL BEECHER (Peter) is pleased to be returning to PTC, where he last played Antonio in Twelfth Night. Other credits here include Peter Pan, Macbeth, King Lear, A View From the Bridge, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Elsewhere in town, Dan has recently been in The Ice Front, and One Big Union (Plan B); Hand to God, Course 86 B In the Catalogue, and The Caretaker (SLAC); The Rocky Horror Show, Our Town, Noises Off, and Death of a Salesman (The Grand); and many more. He studied in the University of Utah’s Actor Training Program.

CHRIS DUVAL (Henrik) has worked at theatres throughout the country. He spent 18 years at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival – acting/fight-directing dozens of productions or serving as a guest teacher to their acting company. He has also worked at such theatres as the Dallas Theatre Center, Denver Theatre Center, South Coast Repertory, Syracuse Stage, Sacramento Theatre Company, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Orange County, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Montana Shakespeare Festival, Laguna Playhouse, Salt Lake Acting Company, Utah Opera, and many others. At PTC, he most recently played the role of Stan inSweat and served as Associate Director for The Play That Goes Wrong.

AMELIA MCCLAIN (Kristine) Broadway credits include The Play That Goes Wrong, Noises Off, Fool For Love, The Heidi Chronicles, The House of Blue Leaves and the Tony Award-winning Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike. In addition, she has appeared in more than 20 productions Off-Broadway and regionally, including Romeo and Juliet and Our Town at PTC.  Amelia received her BFA from the University of Evansville and her MFA from New York University’s Graduate Acting Program.  Upcoming: Broadway’s To Kill A Mockingbird.

JASMIN WALKER (Therese) Broadway: Avenue Q. Off-Broadway/NY Theatre includes:  Avenue Q (New World Stages), Conflict (Mint Theater Company), On Every Link...(The Lark). Regional includes: TheaterWorks Hartford, KC Rep, Syracuse Stage. TV includes: “When They See Us” (Netflix), “The Path” (Hulu), “L&O: SVU”, “Madoff: The Miniseries”, “Inside Amy Schumer”, “Person of Interest”, and “Blacklist”. Film includes: The Land of Owls, The Space Between Us, Homebody, before/during/after. She’s a proud VO actor with multiple campaigns and animations, as well as a screenwriter and energy healer. BFA from CCM.

SELAH MCKENNA (Marianne) is a senior in the Actor Training Program and was last seen as Lady M in the University’s production of Macbeth. Previous roles include Caesar (Julius Caesar), Arkadina (The Seagull) and Amy (Company).

IRELAND NICHOLS (Petra) a senior in the Actor Training Program here at the U. Ireland extends her many thanks for the opportunity to work with such an amazing group of people.

BEN YOUNG (Einar) is an intern at Pioneer Theatre Company and a student of the University of Utah’s Actor Training Program.