The Cast & Crew of The Odd Couple
Dan Tetreault – Oscar Madison
Dan is a local contractor, working and performing in Mt. Washington Valley for over 20 years. Some of his previous credits with M&D include: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Company, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Of Mice and Men, The Boys Next Door, Dracula, Sweeney Todd, and many more. He would like to thank Dennis for having the trust and confidence in him to handle such an iconic role. Dennis’ patience, understanding and confident direction will stay with him forever. To Sharon, Dan thanks her for having everything there for him and always putting up with him! To Tom, thanks for being a good friend, and he expects nothing less than word-perfect! To the cast, thanks and don’t forget to have fun!!
Tom O’Reilly – Felix Ungar
Actor/Director Tom has been involved in theatre since writing and directing his first sketch comedy in high school. He has a BA in Theatre from the University of Maine Farmington, served as Artistic Director for Western Maine Arts Council’s Stagecoach Theatre and formed the comedy troupe Dramatica. Tom recently directed Sweeney Todd for M&D Playhouse. Other directing credits include The Lover, The Sea Horse, Rumors, A Night in the Theatre, and The Bikers, a comedy he wrote and produced. Favorite roles with M&D include Sir Andrew in Twelfth Night, Williamson in Glengarry Glen Ross, and Frank Doel in 84 Charing Cross Road. Thank you to this audience for your attendance and support of local theatre. Tom dedicates this performance to M&D’s founder Ken Martin for his enduring devotion to this company.
Jonathan Dubey – Murray
Jonathan is excited to be back on stage with M&D and for the first time in its new Playhouse. He was last seen in Killer Joe and several other shows, including The Boys Next Door and Spamalot. Jonathan works for Berlin Middle-High School doing math, lots and lots of math, and occasionally making the next generation laugh at terrible jokes.
Scott Hayman – Speed
Scott is happy to be once again, working with M&D Playhouse. This is his third show with the company, most recently playing the role of Charlie Cheswick in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. He also has played the role of Frank Strang in Equus. Scott has spent most of his local acting career with Resort Players, performing many roles, including Marley’s Ghost in A Christmas Carol, Boston in The Christmas Foundling, and Bob Bradley in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Finally, he has done two other Neil Simon plays which include the roles of Officer Welch in Rumors and, yes, Speed in The Odd Couple.
Rob Clark – Roy
Rob is pleased to be back on stage after a six year absence. His last performance was as Slim in Of Mice and Men, also fordirector Dennis O’Neil. He has appeared in God of Carnage, To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday, A Streetcar Named Desire, California Suite, Spring Awakening, Ordinary People and Almost, Maine, amongst others. It’s been so much fun acting with this group and recalling what it is like to remember lines. Shout out to his wife Nancy and everyone for their support. Pass the chips!
Craig Holden – Vinnie
Craig is a veteran actor, having performed in multiple productions, including community, regional and professional summer stock. Some previous favorite roles include: King in The King and I, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Cervantes/Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, Henry in The Fantasticks, Maurice in Beauty and the Beast, Jr., Herr Schultz in Cabaret, Father Jack in Dancing at Lughnasa, Lenny in Rumors, Old Jake in The Christmas Foundling, Warbucks in Annie, Felix in The Odd Couple, and The Beedle in Sweeney Todd. In his day job, Craig maintains a law practice in Fryeburg, Maine. Thanks to all the talented people who have brought this production to the stage. A special thank you to his wife, Melissa. Enjoy the show!
Lauren O’Reilly – Gwendolyn Pigeon
With lifelong involvement in theatre arts from on stage to behind the scenes, Lauren is thrilled to have the opportunity to work on stage this talented and hilarious group of actors. And a big shout out to director Dennis O’Neil for his passion for great theatre! Past roles include Megan Wells in 84 Charing Cross Road, Hester in M&D’s 2016 award-winning production of Equus, Barbara in Nickel and Dimed, and Margaret in A Night in the Theatre. She has also performed as a regular with the touring Boston Mystery Cafe theatre and most recently as Inspector Flugerhorn in Rock, Roll, & Rigor Mortis for Arts in Motion on the Conway Scenic Railroad’s Dinner Murder Mystery Train.
Julianne Brosnan – Cecily Pigeon
This show kicks off Julianne’s 11th season with M&D Playhouse. Memorable roles include Sister Aloysius in Doubt: A Parable, Olive Madison in the female version of The Odd Couple, and Viola in Twelfth Night. Julianne is proud to have received the New Hampshire Theater Alliances’ Best Actress award for her role as Linda Loman in Death of a Salesman. She is grateful to all members of the M&D family for their dedication to the arts throughout the years. She wishes to thank Dennis and Sharon for their leadership, Mary Ellen and the crew for their hard work, and her family for their support. Enjoy the show!
Dennis O’Neil – Director
Dennis has directed numerous shows for M&D Playhouse including Lovers and Other Strangers, The Pillowman, Twelfth Night, The Boys Next Door, and Equus which won the 2016 Best Drama Award given by the New Hampshire Theatre Awards. Other productions include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Death of a Salesman, Of Mice and Men, All My Sons, Glengarry Glen Ross, and The Diary of Anne Frank. He has been the recipient of the Best Director Award three times by the New Hampshire Theatre Awards. He served as company manager of the Mount Washington Valley Theatre Company for many years and was the artistic director of the Resort Players. He appears regularly throughout Mount Washington Valley with his musical duo “Dennis and Davey,” who are contributing performing artists on the NH State Council for the Arts roster for schools throughout New Hampshire.
Sharon O’Neil – Stage Manager
Sharon’s bio coming soon!
Brielyn Roberts – Assistant Stage Manager
Brielyn’s bio coming soon!
Deborah Jasien – Set Designer
Deborah is a local entrepreneur with a 40-year background in professional theatrical design and production. She is the Owner/Maker at Fields of Ambrosia: BATH-BODY-AROMA and has been the Resident Set Designer for M&D Playhouse for the past 10 years, while also serving on the board of directors in some capacity for that time, as well. She is a past board member for Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation, is currently Executive Committee President of The White Mountain Independents, and is a representative for the North Conway Village Association and Mount Washington Valley Celebrations through the MWV Chamber of Commerce.
Mary-Ellen Jordan – Costumer
A high school job giving tours in a 17th c. house led to a lifetime interest in history and costume for Mary-Ellen. Through the years she sold antiques, whole-saled vintage clothing, and costumed her own children and many of their friends for sundry Halloweens. She holds a B.F.A. from the University of Southern Maine, where she took costuming classes and a work-study job in the costume lab, assisting in several U.S.M. theatre productions. For fifteen years she designed and built the costumes for Fryeburg Academy’s one-act play entry in the Maine State Drama Festival. Her previous work here at M&D includes The Jacksonian, Be My Baby, Lovers and Other Strangers, House of Yes, The 39 Steps, Little Shop of Horrors, The Norwegians, and most recently The Great American Trailer Park Musical. It continues to be a joy and a privilege to work with such a talented group of actors and directors.