MEET THE CAST

 

David CokerDavid Coker (Arnold)

David is honored and tickled to be a part of this all-star cast with all-star best friends. David has been blessed with an array of acting experiences, ranging from here locally to NY/ Columbia University. He feels lucky to have been in a number of shows with different groups around town. Favorite roles? Well, just strike up a conversation and he will be glad to swap stories with you. By day, David is a 6th grade Language Arts teacher. He wishes to thank God, Clay, friends/ family, and you. "It's so important, to make someone happy."

 







 

Terrance CampbellTerrance Campbell (Lucien)

Terrance is a resident of Leeds Alabama and a senior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham double majoring in Theatre and Criminal Justice. His recent credits are Urinetown: the Musical, Bat Boy: the Musical, The Watsons go to Birmingham 1963 with Birmingham Children's Theatre during the 50th anniversary of the civil right movement, Rent, The Exonerated, Beauty and the Beast, Aida, Sweeney Todd, Titanic the Musical and Annie. This is Terrance first show with Park Players theatre company.

 

 



Russell JonesRussell Jones (Jack)

Russell is excited to return to the boards after taking a break to go back to school. He recently graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in television and film. While not on stage you can find him in front of the camera as a news reporter for WVUA Tuscaloosa. He would like to thank his wife and son for being generous with their time so he could be a part of this performance.

 

 




 

Greg Hively

Greg Hively (Barry)

Greg is excited to be back on the Birmingham Park Players' stage for this production of The Boys Next Door. Previous roles include George in ACTA's recent production of Our Town, Dwayne in VST's 9 to 5, Doc in Birmingham Park Player's Second Samuel, and his all-time favorite as the Jack-in-the-box in ACTA's The Christmas Toyshop. Greg is an optometrist in Moody and would like to thank Clay for letting him come play with this amazing cast.

 

 

 

 





Howard GreenHoward Green (Norman)

Howard is thrilled to return to Park Players and to be a part of such a special cast of friends doing such a special work! He was most recently seen in ACTA’s production of Our Town. Other favorites include A Christmas Survival Guide at the Hoover Library Theatre, Red Mountain Theatre’s production of 42nd Street, ACTA’s production of Life With Father, Virginia Samford Theatre’s production of A Christmas Memory and the Dane Peterson Series’ production of Grey Gardens. Howard spends his days working on the railroad; all the livelong day! Thank you, Clay for finding this work and guiding us through it so beautifully!

 

    

 

 


 

Michael Wilbanks

Michael Wilbanks (Mr. Hedges, Mr. Corbin, Senator Clarke)

Although Michael has been seen several times in South City Theater shows (Greetings, Angel Street, Plaza Suite, M*A*S*H, etc.), this is his first production with Park Players. He couldn't be more excited about that because The Boys Next Door has always been one of his favorite plays. What's made this an even better experience is being able to be on stage with such talented actors and more importantly, good friends. When he's not in a rehearsal, Michael is busy teaching at both Thompson Middle and High School as well as coaching soccer. Michael and his wife just celebrated their second anniversary; Michael's son Taylor is about to begin his sophomore year at South Alabama.

 

 

 



 

Salena Whalen-Stalker

Salena Whalen-Stalker (Mrs. Fremus, Mrs. Warren, Clara)

Salena is thrilled to be back at Park Players (working in her third straight show with Clay Boyce) and to work with such a talented cast! Most recently, she has appeared in Dearly Departed, Welcome to Mitford and Other Desert Cities. When not participating in her favorite pastime, Salena works as the Compliance Coordinator at Children’s of Alabama.

 

 

 


 


 

Bernadette ChapmanBernadette Chapman (Sheila)

Bernadette Chapman, originally from Ohio, with stops along the way in Carbondale, Illinois, DC & Baltimore, started acting again in 2007 after a 15-year hiatus. She returned at the request of her dear friend, Larry Holden, of Memento and Batman Begins, to produce and act in his film All Sun & Little White Flowers Her recent stage work includes “The Big Bang” a 2013 ActFest entry and Theatre Downtown’s The Graduate and Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. She can be seen in the web series, Bermuda City, as the diabolical director of a top-secret cloning project. Bernadette is also a writer & director of her own films, “Is That a Real Gun?” and Lost in Reality. Her next feature, Breakfast for One, is currently in pre-production.

 

 

 

 


Ron DauphineeRon Dauphinee (Mr. Klemper)

Ron has been active in theatre off and on for most of his adult life, and in the greater Birmingham theatre scene, for many years. In addition to his many theatre performances, Ron has portrayed Benjamin Franklin at The American Village, and has worked in TV commercials, short and feature length films, training films, radio voice-overs and “improv” work for UAB, the Organ Donor Center, and other entities here in town. This is his second appearance with Park Players, his first being in Much Ado About Nothing. He’s glad to be back and hopes you enjoy the show.

 



 

 

 


 

Victoria Boyce

Victoria Boyce (Mrs. Fremus, Mrs. Warren, Clara - Understudy/Dance Captain)

Victoria is excited to be working with Park Players again. She is thrilled handling the dancing in the show, along with filling in one night as understudy. Some of her favorite roles to date are Gwendolyn in The Importance of Being Ernest, Helena in Midsummer Nights Dream, and Anna in Cheaper by the Dozen

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Clay BoyceDirector - A. Clay Boyce

Clay is the Artistic Director and founder of Park Players. He is thrilled to be working with this talented cast and crew. He was awarded the "Outstanding Achievement in Directing" for his work on the play William the Bard at the Alabama Community Theatre Festival. He was last seen on stage as Father Tim Kavanaugh in Welcome to Mitford for the Shelby County Arts Council. Some of his favorite roles have been George in Of Mice and Men, the Beast in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the title role in Hamlet. He would like to thank his wife, Vicki, his daughter, Victoria for all the love and support they have given him through the years! I couldn't have done this without you!

 

 

 


 

Sara GlassmanSara Glassman (Stage Manager)

Sara is very excited to take the role of Stage Manager for this production. Her previous stage managing credits include Proof for South City Theater, Cyrano de Bergerac with Park Players, and Richard III with Bards of Birmingham. She has appeared onstage in productions with Bards of Birmingham, Muse of Fire, and SIBYL.


 

 

 

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