(Williams) thanks God for the opportunity to be working again with Sarah, Diana, and the wonderful cast and crew of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST. Some of his favorite roles include Banks in Arthur Miller’s AMERICAN CLOCK directed by Austin Pendleton, and Lonny in Horton Foote’s HABITATION OF DRAGONS directed by Billy Carden.
KRISTI ARTINIAN (Sandra) is excited to be making her Hampton Theatre Company debut. NY Credits include: LYSISTRATA, THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, TONGUE OF A BIRD, TOP GIRLS, ROMEO AND JULIET, CLOUD 9. Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey: HENRY VI PART III. London Credits: MACBETH, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, KING JOHN. Film: Cold Sweat (with William Sadler.) Training: BFA from NYU’s Tisch School-Stella Adler Studio, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Visit www.kristiartinian.com
(Dale Harding) is a veteran of more than 30 Hampton Theatre Company productions since 1985. He appeared most recently as George Spelvin in THE ACTOR’S NIGHTMARE at last summer’s HTC benefit and as Flan in last spring’s SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION. Favorite shows include GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, EVERYTHING IN THE GARDEN, THE FOREIGNER, ORPHANS, NOISES OFF, THE DINING ROOM, SYLVIA, SOCIAL SECURITY and RUMORS. A resident of Quogue, Andrew is a member of the Hampton Theatre Company board of directors and the associate editor of The Press Newspaper Group, which publishes The Southampton Press Eastern and Western editions, The East Hampton Press, and The Press of Manorville and The Moriches.
EDWARD A. BRENNAN
(Chief Bromden) made his Hampton Theatre Company debut last season as Ralph in the critically acclaimed production of FROZEN. His favorite professional credits include the title roles in PHANTOM and JEKYLL & HYDE, Owen in VOICES IN THE DARK, Ross in VISITING MR. GREEN, Beast in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Albin (ZaZa) in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Jamie in THE LAST FIVE YEARS, and Archibald in THE SECRET GARDEN. Ed holds a Masters degree in Theater and has directed over 30 productions on Long Island. He is the Artistic Director at Airport Playhouse in Bohemia and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
(Candy Starr) returned to the HTC after a long hiatus as Charlotte Hay in MOON OVER BUFFALO. After several years in NYC with various successes on the stage and small screen it is good to be home again where I began. Thanks to Sarah, Jean, our delightful backstage crew and my fellow cast members. My love to Christopher, Cashew and Carter… with a wink to Mom and Dad.
(Scanlon, Set Design) founded the Hampton Theatre Company in 1984 and has since appeared in over 20 productions and built numerous sets. Favorite roles include Colonel J.C. Kincaid in THE OLDEST LIVING GRADUATE, Owen Musser in THE FOREIGNER, Artie Shaughnessy in THE HO– USE OF BLUE LEAVES, Nonno in THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, Tobias in A DELICATE BALANCE and all the many characters of THE DINING ROOM. He is happy to be returning to the stage in this terrific play and very proud of his truly gifted director and HTC Executive Director, Sarah Hunnewell.
(Dr. Spivey) made his debut with HTC as Larkin in last spring’s production of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION and is very happy to return to its stage again this year. Most recently, he appeared in ARSENIC and OLD LACE with the North Fork Community Theatre. An advertising industry veteran and marketing professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Terry began performing onstage in 2002 with the Heavenly Rest Players in Manhattan, where he appeared in THE FOREIGNER, MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, ALARMS AND EXCURSIONS, SHADOWLANDS, SHAKESPEARE ON WAR, and dramatic readings of A Child’s Christmas in Wales and A Christmas Memory. Thanks to his wife Blair for her love and encouragement.
(Billy Bibbit) is a recent resident to New York City. Since arriving, he has appeared in FLAMING GUNS OF THE PURPLE SAGE and HAMLET as a member of the Promethean Theatre Company. He played Mercutio and Paris in ROMEO AND JULIET and Aladdin in 1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS: THE STORY OF ALADDIN at Virginia Stage Company (VSC). Other work includes A CHRISTMAS CAROL at VSC, GROSS INDECENCY with The Workshop Theatre Group, and THE ADDING MACHINE at Christopher Newport University where he received his degree. He is also a certified Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors.
(Nurse Flinn) is so happy to be returning to the stage with HTC, especially with such a wonderful cast. Previous HTC productions include: PICNIC (Christine Schoenwalder), THE ODD COUPLE (Vera), THE OLDEST LIVING GRADUATE (Martha Ann Sickenger), STEEL MAGNOLIAS (Annelle), AH, WILDERNESS! (Muriel), and THE CRUCIBLE. Other roles include Portia in JULIUS CAESAR, Ophelia in HAMLET and the mistress in EVITA. But her favorite role is as one of the Howard Sisters, a singing trio. Love you guys! Much love to Seamus, and thanks to Mama, an inspiration. Hey Nanny Nanny!
(Martini) made his stage debut in the early 80s “up island,” then left the stage for film school in NYC and Hollywood where he appeared in the films Pretty Woman, The Hanoi Hilton, Tango & Cash and a few TV shows, including China Beach. He returned to Long Island to work with Spike Lee in Jungle Fever and went on to write, produce and direct some of his own low budget films. While in LA, Leonardo was part of a successful improv company where he and the troupe “killed ‘em” weekly with live, unscripted material. This will be his first time on stage since those improv days in the mid 80s and his first time acting, not stage managing, for HTC. He’s nervous as hell!
GEORGE A. LOIZIDES
(Charles Cheswick) appeared with the company for the first time as George Aaronow in GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS and has directed BUS STOP, THE ODD COUPLE (Female Version), and PICNIC for the company. He is a member of the board of directors. George has been an actor and director for over 40 years. For 27 years he was Director of Theatre Arts for Ward Melville High School where he directed 81 productions. He studied acting and directing at HB Studio in NYC. Other acting credits include Axel in THE NERD, The Stage Manager in OUR TOWN, Dr. Lyman in BUS STOP, and Doc in WEST SIDE STORY. Other directing credits include PRIVATE LIVES, OUR TOWN, THE LARAMIE PROJECT, and several of Shakespeare’s plays. Thanks to HTC for the opportunity to work with such a fine company. Thanks to this cast and crew for the fun and the fine work. Thanks to Kathy.
(Nurse Ratched) has appeared with the Hampton Theatre Company as Angie in BREAKING LEGS and Agnetha in FROZEN and is honored to be back with a brilliant cast, a challenging play, and her favorite director. Theater credits include ALMOST MAINE, THE LOVE LIST (Justine), ACCOMPLICE (Janet/Erika), A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Blanche), THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, BURN THIS (Anna), LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS (Elaine), CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (Maggie), NOISES OFF (Belinda), LEND ME A TENOR (Diana), DEATHTRAP (Myra), BAREFOOT IN THE PARK (Corey), THERE GOES THE BRIDE (Polly), THE GOD OF ISAAC (Shelly), THE ODD COUPLE (Female Version) (Florence), DON’T DRINK THE WATER (Susan), and TWELFTH NIGHT (Olivia). Thank you for supporting Long Island theater. And have a great night. Unless you have other plans.
(Randle P. McMurphy) recent credits include two productions at Center Stage at the Southampton Cultural Center—Juror #8 in 12 ANGRY MEN and Lee in TRUE WEST. He also played Father Flynn in DOUBT, Stanley in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, John Buchanan Jr. in SUMMER AND SMOKE, and Bill in LOBBY HERO with the Hampton Theatre Company. Other credits include recurring roles on both One Life to Live and Guiding Light. He has also appeared in several mildly-humiliating skits on Late Night With Conan O’Brien. Joe would like to thank his family and his lovely Minerva for providing the light in his life. Visit www.joepallister.com
(Aide Turkle), professionally known a DJ Rah-G-Raj, will make his stage debut as Turkle. Born, raised and residing in Southampton, Roggie expands his abilities into the world of theater.
(Ruckly) made his Hampton Theatre Company debut as the Hustler in last spring’s production of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION and is happy to return to the stage once again.
(Technician) has been absent from the stage since his high school appearance in SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY. Since then he has worked as a graphic artist, a bartender and, most recently, a personal chef.
(Playwright) wrote more than 75 scripts for television, the stage and the movies, including screenplays for “The Vikings” (1958) and “A Walk With Love And Death” (1969). Most of his heros were spirited outsiders including the principle characters of his most famous Broadway hits, MAN OF LA MANCHA and ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST. Mr. Wasserman died in 2008 at the age of 94.
(Author of the Novel) was best known for his novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962) which was adapted into this play and the award-winning film starring Jack Nicholson, and as a counter-cultural figure who considered himself a link between the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the hippies of the 1960s. His second novel, Sometimes A Great Notion (1964), was made into a film starring Paul Newman. In 1994, he wrote and performed in a musical about the millennium, TWISTER, A RITUAL REALITY.
(Director/Producer) is thrilled to be directing again and to work on this wonderful and challenging play. Previous directorial forays with the company include THE OLDEST LIVING GRADUATE, EVERYTHING IN THE GARDEN, FUDDY MEERS, PROOF, SUMMER AND SMOKE, THE RAINMAKER, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, BREAKING LEGS and last season’s SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION. Many thanks to her wonderful and talented cast and crew for bringing this show to life.
(Lighting Designer) first worked with the Hampton Theatre Company when he designed the company’s 2003 production of SUMMER AND SMOKE at Guild Hall and has designed all the company’s productions since PROOF in 2004 as well as the theater’s new lighting system. He has designed lighting for theater, dance and special events in a number of Broadway, Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway and regional venues. He has also worked in film and television as the director of photography. He has designed numerous productions for Guild Hall and for the Hamptons Shakespeare Festival.
(Set Decor, Properties) dressed the sets for the company’s productions of MAURITIUS, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, THE OLDEST LIVING GRADUATE, MOON OVER BUFFALO and THE ODD COUPLE, directed last season’s production of FROZEN and has appeared in numerous productions. When not in the theater, she runs her business, Mary’s Garden.
(Costume Designer) is the resident costumer for the Hampton Theatre Company and has designed costumes for all the company’s recent productions. Teresa has also costumed for Spindletop Productions at Guild Hall. Much love to her boys Josh and Noah.
(Stage Manager) returned to Westhampton in 1980 and joined this fledgling theater company for its first production, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, in 1985. She was asked to be the stage manager and said, “Okay, I’ll do that… but what does the stage manager do?” She’s “come a long way, Baby,” as they say, and has never looked back. Following an eight year hiatus, she has been backstage again for the past two years and looks forward to many more shows. “Every production creates a new ‘family’ of actors, crew and volunteers which come together to create vibrant, living theater. There is nothing like it!”
(Lighting & Sound Technician) has done lighting and sound effects for 18 years at the North Fork Community Theater, Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Producer’s Club (NYC), the Loft Theater at Dowling College and the Southampton Cultural Center. This is Rob’s fourth season with the Hampton Theatre Company. He is very happy to be part of the show and the company.