Friday, April 10, 2009

Meet the Cast of "Enemy"

Meet the cast of Red Tape Theatre's adaptation of
An Enemy of the People
Directed by James Palmer
Adapted by Robert Oakes from the play by Henrik Ibsen

Courtney Bennett (Tammy Stockman) is delighted to be a part of the adventure that is Enemy of the People. Her training includes a BA in theatre from UCA, 500 Clown, Actors Gymnasium, and the Ward Acting Studio NY, NY. Her favorite roles include Sissy from Sordid Lives, Lois in Wonder of the World, and Callie in Stop Kiss.

Nicholas Combs (Greg Hovstad) holds a BA in theatre from Westfield State College. Originally from Plymouth MA. He was also apart of Actors Theatre of Louisville acting apprenticeship of 07-08. Recent credits include Rhino Fest 2009 Recent Events; Boston's Huntington Theatre Company World premiere of Richard Nelson's How Shakespeare Won the West.

Kieran Kredell (Patrick Stockman) is thrilled to be making his first appearance with Red Tape Theatre. Recent credits include: Moving Objects Festival (Building Stage), Dramaturge —The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler (Dog & Pony). Teaching artist credits: About Face Youth Outreach Tour, Northlight Theatre, National High School Institute for Theatre Arts. Training: Wesleyan University, American Conservatory Theatre Summer Congress.

Lona Livingston (Sandy) is delighted to collaborate with Red Tape Theatre on this terrific production. Recent credits include Picnic, Isn't it Romantic?, Cabaret, True West, Dark at the Top of the Stairs, and Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean in Tennessee and Florida. Lona thanks James, Paige and Robert for providing wonderful opportunities to artists to work together.

Robert A. Lynch (Peter Stockman) is thrilled to work with Red Tape Theater's cast and crew in breathing life into Mr. Oakes' adaptation of Enemy of the People and is extremely thankful for the opportunity to play Peter Stockmann. Most recently, he performed as ANDROID in Sean Graney’s Autophagy as part of side project theatre company’s Cut to the Quick: Splinters and Shrapnel one act plays. Other favorites include Lenny Willis in Walt McGough's Fugitive Motel for Sideshow Theatre Company and Palmer in Robert Caisley's Santa Fe for Appetite Theater's Bruchetta Festival.

Vic May (Cliff) is excited for his Red Tape performance debut. His Chicago credits include John Harker in Theatre Hikes' Dracula, Phillip in Key Exchange also with Theatre Hikes and Mr. Smith in Lifeline Theatre's Half Magic. Regional credits include two tours with the Wichita Children's Theatre and a season with Horsefeathers and Applesauce dinner theatre.

Errol McLendon (Dan Horster) is excited to be in yet another Red Tape Theatre production. Errol was last seen at Red Tape inhabiting a garbage can in Endgame. Errol has most recently appeared in Betrayal at New World Rep, as the Marquis de Sade in Quills and in Thunder and Lightning Ensemble’s Trestle and Pope Lick Creek. Errol has spent most of his time in Chicago directing, but is very happy to finally only have to worry about acting.

April Pletcher Taylor (Connie) is so pleased to be working with such a talented group at Red Tape. A mid-westerner to the core, she is originally from Michigan and got her B.A. in Acting from Indiana University before moving to Illinois. Most recently she was seen in Wicked Quarter Mile (Rubicon Theater Project). Favorite Chicago credits include Scripted (Oil Lamp) and Kissing (Bailiwick). She would like to thank her “have train ticket, will travel” family and Jeff for making the 3 block trek to see the show.

An Enemy of the People performs May 4-30.
Tickets are available through our website.

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