June E Desmond – Woman 1
June has been appearing on the M&D stage for two years this August! She is so thrilled to have found a second family and a creative home with M&D. She has been acting since childhood and has 40+ years under her belt. Her M&D credits include: Kate Monster in Avenue Q, Helene Hanff in 84 Charing Cross Road, Sheila in The Boys Next Door, Vernadette Simms in The Dixie Swim Club, Nurse in Equus, Darlene in The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical; and stage manager for The Jacksonian and Exit, Pursued by a Bear. June says, “It has been an absolute thrill to work with these actors, there was never a dull moment. Ken and LJ are a terrific team to work under. I am so very lucky.” As always she would like to thank her family and friends who sacrifice seeing June (although she thinks they might secretly be thrilled not having to put up with her when she isn’t working on a show) and provide their ever present love and support. She would also like to say thank you to the audiences that keep coming back!
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Nate Lamy – Man 1
While he is no stranger to the stage, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is Nate’s first major foray into acting. Nate graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a BA in music education and has been teaching general music, chorus, band, and private percussion lessons for a little over a year. His only experience with acting so far, has been as a member of the ensemble for his high school production of Footloose, and a small part/co-director of Josiah Bartlett Elementary School’s production of Enchanted Mountain. Never one to turn down a challenge, Nate is very excited to set foot on stage without the safety net of a microphone or drum set to hold him up. Nate would like to thank everyone at M&D for giving him the opportunity to take a risk and for fostering a newfound appreciation for all things theatre.
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Sam Kilbride – Woman 2
Sam holds a BA in Theatre and Drama from her studies at Johnson State College. This is her second role on the M&D stage, following Clever Little Lies. Some of her favorite roles include Dr. Livingstone in Agnes of God, Anne Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank, Stella Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire, and the voice of Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors. She would like to thank all those who support her in her theatre endeavors. Enjoy the show!
Christian Figaratto – Man 2
Chris is excited to perform in his second M&D production. Chris previously starred as Princeton in M&D’s last musical, Avenue Q. Chris is a second year Musical Theater student at the University of Southern Maine (USM). Chris recently performed in a pre-show lecture for Alan Cumming in February at Merrill Auditorium in Portland. Other performance credits include Ricky in Avenue Q at USM, Harry in A Very Potter Musical, Moonface Martin in Anything Goes, and Hysterium in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. He hopes you enjoy this very nuanced and mature performance!
Ken Martin – Director
Co-founder and Producing Artistic Director, Ken has been involved with theatre since 1981. Most recent stage appearances were as Brian in Avenue Q and Arnold in The Boys Next Door. Most recent directing credits are 84 Charing Cross Road and The Dixie Swim Club. Ken is proud of the progress the theater has made earning over 25 NH Theatre Awards and the NETC Award for Excellence in the American Theatre, and looks forward to seeing where the next few years will lead it.
Lori Jean Rowe – Stage Manager
George Wiese – Accompanist
George is delighted to return to the piano at M&D for the second time, the first having been summer 2016’s production of The Last Five Years. A proud year-round Mainer since 2009, George currently is the Executive Director of Mountain Top Music Center in Conway, and Music Director of the Mount Washington Valley Choral Society. George also maintains an active career as a conductor and pianist; he is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory (Johns Hopkins University) and The Juilliard School. As a theatre musician/director, he has guided over 90 shows to production and played in countless pit orchestras from Broadway to Conway. Trombones, reed-organs, old cars, coffee, and Moosehead Lake also play major roles in George’s life. Enjoy the show!
Lori Jean Rowe – Lighting & Sound Designer
Ken Martin – Set Designer
Cast – Costumes