Written by Mark Roberts
Shows (Evenings at 7:30pm):
Thu. 8/29 - Sat. 8/31, Wed. 9/4 - Sat. 9/7, Wed. 9/11 - Sat. 9/14
* * * WARNING * * *
Parasite Drag is for adult audiences ONLY
As a courtesy to the cast and fellow audience members
Children under High School age will NOT be ADMITTED
Life has drama, and some lives have a lot of it. This show reaches deep
inside you, shakes up your guts, and then drops you back into real life hard.
What is it about seeing people's inner thoughts and feelings torn open for
the whole world to see that we find so compelling? This is what dramatic
theater is all about. Go out for drinks, take the long way home, or just
plan to sit in your car, because you will want time to talk about this
show after you see it. This is NOT recommended for young audiences.
|Gene Brown||Adam Cunningham|
|Joellen Brown||Ginger Pierce|
|Susie Brown||Sarah Mell|
|Ronnie Brown||David Dilego|
|Set Construction & Design||Rick Loya|
|Lighting/Sound Operator||Tim Schein|
|Stage Manager||Kathy Barickman|
is excited about her third season with WFP. She has been
playing in the dark backstage since high school and has stage
managed productions throughout college and then with the Valley
Players in Waitsfield, VT after moving here from upstate NY.
When not playing in the theater, Kathryn can usually be found
at her job as an environmental laboratory analyst in Williston
or singing with St. Michael's College Liturgical choir.
Occasionally she is even at home in Underhill with her husband,
Jake, and their houseful of loving critters. She thanks her
parents (both English teachers) for passing on their love of
theater and her husband for his loving patience.
is happy to be working with WFP once again. He was last seen as
Sidney Bruhl in the Essex Community Players' production of
Deathtrap. Other WFP appearances include Mike Talman in Wait
Until Dark, Lawrence Garfinkle in Other People's Money,
Harry Monday in Murder is Bad, But Monday Can Kill You and
Harry Budd in The Year of the Duck.
Other Vermont roles include Ricky Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross,
Bruce in Beyond Therapy and Inspector Hubbard in Dial M for
Murder. He's also done several local commercials.
has a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Plymouth State University and
attended the National Shakespeare Conservatory. Some of his
other roles include Mitch Albom in Tuesdays With Morrie,
Clifford in Deathtrap, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream,
and Petruchio in The
Taming of the Shrew. He has worked with
Lost Nation Theater, Vermont Stage Co. and the
Vermont Shakespeare Co. among others.
He is also Artistic Director for Commedia Vermont, the state's
only Commedia dell'Arte troupe. He would like to thank his
family, especially his wife Liz, for their love and support.
had worked with George and Ginger on many productions in the past but, this is
his third season with the Waterbury Festival Playhouse.
Set Design and decoration has been passion of Rick's for over 20 years now.
Also enjoying the opportunity to take the audience to another time and place
and regarding the set as another character in the performance.
His professional career has been in the custom sign business as a designer
sculptor and pictorial artist . Currently he runs his own business offering
a "broad brush" line of artistic services including fine art and graphic works to faux finishes.
first stepped into the Vermont theatre scene dancing around in
her skivvies with the infamous Spielpalast Cabaret as the
cheeky character, Billie Darling. Most recently she had the
distinct honor of creating choreography for Seth Jarvis's
original musical "The Moreau Horrors", where she also originated the
roles of Goat and Hernicorn. Sarah is thrilled to take on her
first straight play this summer with the Waterbury Festival Players!
She tackles each new theatre challenge with the constant support of
her very own stage manager in life, her big sister Heather,
and with love and encouragement from her biggest fan, Kim Jordan. Oops!
It all comes down to the show. All the building and rebuilding, planning and
organizing comes with one great reward. I get to sit with an incredibly talented
group of actors and we get to create a show. This is the third time I've directed this show
and it never ceases to amaze me how different they can be. We set a high bar in 2006 when Noises Off
opened the playhouse. Watch while we try to raise the bar yet again.
has appeared on the WFP stage every year since the
theater opened in 2006. She is happy to reprise the role of
Dotty in Noises Off, the theater's inaugural production.
Ginger is very excited to play the role of
Joellen in Parasite Drag. This play unfolds like the petals
of a flower to reveal layer after layer of a dysfunctional
family bound by memories and desperate need. When she's not
doing theater stuff, Ginger enjoys gardening, catching up with
her kids, spending time with her husband George and being a
2nd hand store junkie.