Headset , July 2004
Meet the Cast:
Hammet - Grey Tilden Grey is here as part of
a sentence handed down by a Jefferson County Court for the importation of
dangerous and illegal fireworks across the Tennessee border. He prefers to use
his powers for evil, but (no, wait, he means "and") is glad to show Birmingham
what it would be like if it had an Equity Theatre- at least the back stage part.
He would like to thank his family, his four year-old kindergarten teacher, and
his hairstylist who assures him, "You're hair's not just standing up, it's
rising to the occasion!"
Claude - Terry Hermes Terry appeared in both of last summer's Shakespeare
productions for the Park Players, and since no one hurled any rotten fruit his
way, he is back for another season. This past December he played the lead role
of Ralph the storyteller in ACTA's production of "A Christmas Story". Recently,
he performed a monologue as Mark Twain for The Mind's Eye, a benefit variety
show at the Alabama Theater. He will also play Peter Quince in the Park Players
production of "Midsummer Night's Dream" in August. He has made it clear that
phone threats will not deter him.
Garry Cooper - Norman Ferguson Jr. An Aquarius since birth, Norman enjoys
documentaries and board games.
His turn-offs include people who talk with their mouths open and people who eat
with their mouths full. He'd like to give a shout-out to Krispy Kreme Doughnuts!
Shannon - Kate Tilden Affectionately known as a "loose cannon, who
hates puppies," Kate is a rising senior at Smith College majoring in philosophy.
When not witnessing grandmas driving through storefronts, Kate enjoys sitting
around and watching the TV vigilantly anticipating the next "Amber Alert".
(This is her debut with Park Players and thinks her director should drink less
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Patrolman Shubert - Clark Vines Anthony has starred in such
memorable films as GODZILLA-A-GO-GO and BUDDA:THE BIG FAT MUSICAL. His stage
performances include a long run as the ghost of Lenny in EVEN MORE RABBITS, the
sequel to Of Mice and Men. Favorite roles include Gunter in GUNTER GET YOUR UZI
and Potatoe in BITE ME MR. QUAYLE. When not on stage, Anthony likes to volunteer
for the Woody Allen Moral Ethics Society. As always, he wishes to dedicate this
performance to Gerald, the small grey mouse who lives in the left over knickers
of Samuel Beckett which are stored in the wall of his room. He also ate the
also starring, Dino Spezzini as Himself - Don Dino Spezzini was
born on Dec. 4th, 1984 in Asuncion, Paraguay. That is located in South
America, not South Africa and it's not Portugal or Uruguay. Dino is
currently studying at the University of Montevallo, he is majoring in Theatre.
You can currently see him in Headset, or actually you CAN'T see him since he
only has a SPEAKING PART, but he is the one that looks like a South African,
NO!, I mean Uruguayan, wrong again, like a Paraguayan. Well, if you are
still dumbstruck you can 'google' it. Dino's favorite color is blue, no
black, actually red, well, it's a mixture of all of them. He likes dogs
and he enjoys long walks in the park, when it's not raining and he's not being
mugged. Just in case you are wondering, Dino IS a U.S. Citizen, so it will
do you no good to call immigration. Finally, you can catch Dino working at
the Birmingham Zoo. He is one of the chef's for the animals and he also
works in the Children's Zoo. Dino will also be in Park Player's last show
this summer, "A Midsummer Night's Dream". He will be featured as Flute and WILL be seen on stage! Dino would like to thank Park Players for this
A. Clay Boyce After escaping
from the mental hospital, Clay could think of no place better to hide than
as the artistic director of Park Players. Other than being amazed by
bright, shiny objects, Clay likes to spend his free time in a washing
machine. (The spin cycle works WONDERS on your hair!) He would
like to dedicate this production to anyone who has had the misfortune of
working with him onstage. If he could send you all flowers, he would.
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Stage Manager - Mike Oakes is one of the founding members of Park Players. Unlike the rest of his fellow board members he has no desire to be on stage and act. He is much happier being behind the set in his role as the 'strong back - weak mind' of the group. He has stage managed
"King Lear", "Hamlet" "Romeo and Juliet", "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and
"Othello". When not being the roadie for Park Players he works at UAB as a network administrator.