The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) , July 2005
Meet the Cast:
Grey is back with Park Players yet again trying to repay a debt to society. In addition to the community service hours doing this play, he would like to issue a public statement of apology to all those caught in I-65 traffic early in the spring when his illegal shipment of banana peppers from Mexico fell out of his truck and alerted HAZMAT. Nicknamed, "the Barb," for his biting whit, Grey originally thought this play was about him. In fact, he still thinks that, we're just afraid to tell him otherwise because sometimes he gets the "crazy eye."
A. Clay Boyce
Clay is very happy to be out of the asylum and thrilled to seek shelter as the Artistic Director for Park Players. Other than being amazed by bright, shiny objects, Clay likes to spend his free time hurting himself. He still has a wound from falling through the stage during Catfish Moon. He would like to dedicate this production to anyone who has had the misfortune of working with him and his accident prone body. If he could send you all flowers, he would. He would like to dedicate his performance to his high school drama teacher who told him, "You'll never be an actor and you'll NEVER be able to do Shakespeare!" (Thanks for being right!)
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!
The Director - Ted O'Brien
Ted began his professional career in NYC, where he appeared as Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet" and "L'Histoire Du Soldat" at Lincoln Center, "Glengarry Glen, Ross" at Circle Repertory Theatre, "Take A Giant Step" with The Negro Theatre Ensemble Company, and the Broadway Musical: "Runaways". His national tour credits include The Celebrant in Leonard Bernstein's "Mass", Mercutio in "Romeo and Juliet", Orlando in "As You Like It", and Kevin in the American Premier of the Pulitzer Prize winning play: "Ourselves Alone". He has appeared extensively on network television in NYC and LA, including 5 years as Chip Davis on ˜All My Children", 2 years as Craig Stevenson on 'Search for Tomorrow', and various guest appearances on "Who's The Boss", "Murphy Brown", and "Designing Women". As a director for stage and TV, his work includes "Betrayal", "Suddenly Last Summer", "Twelfth Night", "Much Ado About Nothing", and "Taming of the Shrew", he also wrote & directed "Blind Justice" and "Secret Lives" for the Lifetime Channel. He has taught a variety of acting classes through the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Birmingham Children's Theatre educational outreach programs, and worked with the University of Montevallo teaching voice, movement, and stage combat. Locally, Ted has played Brick in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", Mack the Knife in "Three penny Opera", King Richard in "Richard II", the characters of Walker & Ned in "Three Days Of Rain", he reprised his role as Frog in Park Players' "Catfish Moon", and just recently played McMurphy in South City Theatre's Production of "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest".
Assistant Director Steven Ross
Born at an early age, to a family of albinos, Steven knew early on that he was different, being that he was taller. Thinking that his tall stature would give him an advantage in the world he set out to make a name for himself in the world of sports. As his dreams came crashing down around him he turned to an eastern mystic for guidance The Lama Dali. He raised money to fund the Lama Dali mistral show the Lama Dali Follies in Bali. Given this taste of show biz he set out on a world wind turn of third world countries playing music with his arm pit. He currently has turned to high finance where he is aiding the son of the opposed deceased leader of Nigeria funnel millions of dollars out of the country and has won several international lotteries. He is glad to be here.
Stage Manager Mike Oakes
Mike 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. Although he can be persuaded to act like a Klingon now and again. 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.
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