Meet the Cast & Crew

Eddie Bennett – Beverly Weston

Eddie is the owner (with his husband of twenty three years Christopher Bellis) of the Cranmore Inn. Eddie is returning to the stage for the first time in over twenty years. He has been seen in The Skin of our Teeth, The Mousetrap, You Can’t Take It With You and The Dancing Princesses to name a few. Eddie has also directed many shows in Louisville, Washington DC and his favorite in New York City, Suddenly Last Summer – Off-Off Broadway. He is excited for his children David and Sherie to see him for the first time on stage.
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Jane Duggan Violet Weston

Jane hails from Bartlett where she currently resides with Pax and Andre, her canine paisans. She has performed in a number of M&D productions including Crimes of the Heart, Rabbit Hole, Agnes of God, and Other Desert Cities to name a few. She would like to thank Ken Martin for the opportunity to delve into the character of Violet, and her fellow actors for the joy of working with them. She would also like to thank the audience for supporting M&D and the arts, in general, and hopes that you all enjoy this smart, multi-layered show.
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Karen Gustafson – Barbara Fordham

Karen’s bio coming soon!
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Marc Martin – Bill Fordham

Marc’s bio coming soon!
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Gillian Brosnan Jean Fordham

Gillian is back onstage after a three-year hiatus. She was last seen in Calendar Girls as Elaine, but she is quite often in the audience at M&D. When not performing, Gillian works at her local library and attends school at Maine College of Art, where she is studying to be an art teacher. She is not a vegetarian and does not smoke pot, but would sooner smoke pot than become a vegetarian. Enjoy the show!
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Christine Thompson Ivy Weston

Christine is thoroughly enjoying diving into the complex and tragic relationships of the Weston family with her fellow cast mates. She has performed in a number of shows for M&D. Some of her favorites include: Brooke in Other Desert Cities, Ellen in Two Rooms, Dr. Livingstone in Agnes of God, Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Laura in The Glass Menagerie and Veronica in God of Carnage. She’d like to thank Bob, Frank and Jack for their love and support. A special thanks to her patriarchal poet, Daniel Bianchino – this one’s for you!
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Ashley Kerr Karen Weston

Having lived her life as an only child, Ashley has appreciated the experience of “feeling a connection” with the Weston sisters. She wishes to thank Ken for this opportunity, and to Karen (Barbara) for her encouragement and advice on playing Karen. Most recently seen as The Spirit of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol (2017), Ashley has appeared on M&D’s stage as Lucy the Slut in Avenue Q, Linoleum in The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical, Letta in Death of a Salesman, and Critic’s Girlfriend in Public Domain: The Musical, and as music director for Avenue Q, Spamalot, A Christmas Carol (2014), and Godspell.
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Paula Jones – Mattie Fay Aiken

Paula is always happy to land on stage at M&D Playhouse. This is where she first fell in love with theatre and appeared in some of her favorite shows, including The Dixie Swim Club, Lend Me A Tenor and How the Other Half Loves. She has also appeared in Steel Magnolias, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and the Murder Mystery Dinner Train with Arts in Motion Theater Company. She is grateful for the opportunity to play Mattie Fae with this crazy, chaotic family. She thanks Ken, LJ, crew and her fabulous cast mates for making this production such a pleasure to be a part of. She thanks Fred for everything!
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Mark Sickler – Charlie Aiken

This is Mark’s M&D debut. Past favorite roles include Dr. Armstrong in And Then There Were None, Sir John in Sense & Sensibility, Benno in Transfiguration of Benno Blimpie, Cain in Sunday Visitors, Pedro in Man of La Mancha, Eva Braun in World Dictator Love Triangle, and Father in The Great American Cheese Sandwich. Special thanks to Ken and LJ for allowing me to shake off the cobwebs, June for being so welcoming, and to my Oberon and Boston theater fam for their love and support long-distance.
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Ryan Orlando – Little Charles Aiken

From Fryeburg, Maine, Ryan has performed in numerous M&D Playhouse productions. Earning notable acclaim as the memorable and dashing King Arthur in Monty Python’s Spamalot – a musical adapted from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Ryan has been performing on stage in a myriad of roles with a mix of lead and supporting roles in fare like See How They Run, Crazy For You, Burn This, Dracula, and Wait Until Dark. Ryan would like to thank his friends and family for their love and support. Mostly, he would like to thank his wife Tracy for volunteering him for this role.
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Kaitlyn Marshall – Johnna Monevata

This is Kaitlyn’s third show with M&D. She was last seen in The Tin Woman where she had the greatest pleasure of playing Sammy. She is beyond thrilled to help bring such a wonderfully important show to life, and to be a part of such an amazing cast that teaches her more and more everyday. She would like to thank her friends, family, and cast for dealing with the juggling act she calls a life!!

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Bob Wallstrom – Steve Heidebrecht

Bob’s bio coming soon!
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Joe Borsody – Sheriff Deon Gilbeau

Joe’s bio coming soon!

Production Crew

Ken Martin – Director

Ken’s bio coming soon!

Lori Jean Rowe – Stage Manager

Lori Jean Rowe –
Lighting & Sound Designer

Deb Jasien – Set Designer

Cast – Costumes