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Aliska Brown

Aliska Brown.  Aliska (Mrs. Muller: Understudy, Thursday Performances Doubt) returns to the SFP stage where she previously appeared as Miss Idella in “Purlie.” Aliska is a gifted storyteller and orator and has performed around the Georgetown County area for many years at local churches and events. She attends and serves in ministry at Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church here in Georgetown where she has been a member for over 30 years. She attended Morris College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She has been employed with the Georgetown County School District for 17 years and for the past 8 years has served as Bus Coordinator for the Waccamaw area schools. Aliska has three children, JaQuice, JaKeithia and Ephraim, two in college and one a senior in high school. Aliska endeavors to serve her family and community by living her life based on her motto: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”   

 

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Mark Brown.  Mark (Director, Steel Magnolias) returns to Pawleys Island and the Strand Theater after being away for almost 10 years, living in Charleston and Washington, DC.  After seeing too many "cartoonish" versions of Steel Magnolias performed on various stages "south" of Georgetown, Mark knew he had to get those visions out of his head.  His acting, writing and directing credits include Ghost of the Coast, The Cemetery Club, Greater Tuna, The Boys Next Door, and Amadeus. Many thanks and much appreciation to the great directors I've worked with and learned from:  Jay Thompson, Fran Reid and Stacy Rabon!   Mark is the owner of Coastal Massage and Bodyworks and a member of National Companies.

 

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Jose’ Burgos.  Jose (Michael Minetti in Six Dances…) originally hails from New Jersey and has made the Grand Strand area home for the past ten years.  A ballroom dance instructor for Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Myrtle Beach, he is an avid pro and pro/am competitor in regional and national circuits. He also received top instructor and numerous prestigious Fred Astaire awards. He believes that his passion for dance is a lifestyle and shares that philosophy for personal, physical and mental enrichment with his students.  You can read a little more about him in SURGE magazine. He invites you to make Dancing a part of your life and will happily answer any of your questions about helping you obtain that goal!

 

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Mihca J. Cadigan.  Mihca (Betty Morrison in Sensuous Senator) is not new to the world of theater. Her first role on stage was at the ripe old age of 3. She is new to the Swamp Fox Players and community theater in South Carolina!

 

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Kelly Callahan.  Kelly (Mrs. Manningham in Angel Street) is thrilled to be back on the Swamp Fox stage.    Kelly was educated at East Carolina University’s Professional Actors program, which boasts Sandra Bullock as an alumnus. She has appeared in many productions.  Among her favorites are Damn Yankees (Lola); Bram Stokers’ Dracula (Mina), The Crucible (Abigail); and most fondly in the Swamp Fox Players production of Grace and Glorie as Glorie.  She has appeared at Brookgreen Gardens in their Cool Summer Evenings theater programs.  A mother of three, she is also the Director of Volunteer Services and the Friends of Brookgreen in her spare time. 

 

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Jo Camlin.  Jo (Quiser Boudreaux in Steel Magnolias and Stage Manager – Della’s Diner) does not need to tell you anything about herself since most of you have seen her in numerous roles on this stage or somewhere backstage wherever she is needed for a production.  Twenty years ago she played another character in the SFP’s production of Steel Magnolias.  At the time she says it was therapy for her since she had lost her son, Keith, ten months before the play opened.   She dedicates her performance in loving memory of Keith and also in memory of a wonderful friend, Commander Fred Detwiler, the husband of her best friend, Patsy, who passed away this past October.  He loved SFP and never missed a performance.  
Backstage during Della’s Diner, she was "cracking the whip" on a great cast.  She thanks our devoted patrons for their loyalty and continued support of SFP.  Love you Squirt! 

 

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Suzanne Cerami. (Broadway’s Best) Suzanne was born in Philadelphia and has worked with various theater groups in the Poconos Mountains area of northeastern Pennsylvania as well as lead vocalist for a number of Top 40 bands. She was the theater history and drama instructor for the Masters Academy of Fine Arts.

 

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Tracy Crane.  Tracy (Miss Poppenghul in Moonlight and Magnolias) doesn’t remember when she first began hanging around a theater but she does remember the first time working with Lee.  She was the light board tech and he played an angel.  They compliment each other and have worked together on many plays here at SFP including Everybody Loves Opal, the Female Version of the Odd Couple, and most recently The Sensuous Senator.  As always she would like to thank the cast and crew for all their work and back-breaking toil. Thanks to her family who have come home many nights to find notes and plates of food that need to be reheated! A huge thank you to the patrons and guests who have chosen to take time and support the arts.  Keep coming back! Finally, a shout out to Robinson, thanks for the bananas, dude!

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Jeff Crowe.  Jeff (Broadway’s Best and Ronnie Frank Flaugher in Della’s Diner) was born and raised on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.  He has lived in Pawleys Island for sixteen years and is daddy to three beautiful daughters..  A graduate of the Orleans Academy of Performing Arts in 1983, Jeff has always had a love for the stage.  He started performing as a Swamp Fox Player at the Strand Theater in Georgetown in 2007.  When not performing there, he can be found behind the counter at Pita Rolz in Georgetown.

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Myles Barry Derison.  Miles (Rough in Angel Street) first appeared at The Strand as Bullmoose in SFP’s production of  Li’l Abner in 2008.  He has also appeared in the roles of Nunzio Cristano in Over The River and Through The Woods; William Davis in There’s A Burglar In My Bed, Will in Among Friends  & Old Cap’n Cotchipee, in Purlie.  He has appeared at The Palace Theatre in the role of Mushnick in The Little Shop of Horrors  and Marley’s Ghost in their production of A Christmas Carol.  He has also appeared in various stage productions while residing in Atlanta and Miami since 1995. He is most excited about appearing in Angel Street and salutes his talented and professional fellow cast members and our outstanding Director.

 

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Inge Ebert.  Inge (Director of Angel Street) has been with the SFP since 1976, starting out as Property Master and working her way up to Stage Manager and then Director.  Having grown up in Hamburg, a cultural center in Germany, her interest has always been with the theater.

 

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Stephanie Finney Eldridge. (Barefoot in the Park)

 

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personel bio pic Kathy Ferdon.  Kathy (Miss Poppenghul in Moonlight and Magnolias) has been a resident of Georgetown since 1987 and has been teaching at Andrews High School since moving here. She currently teaches junior and senior english and drama. She has been involved with the Swamp Fox Players as an actor since her first production, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. She was co-stage manager on the production of The Fantastiks and acted in Everybody Loves Opal and 6 Rms Rvr View. She is currently the head usher for the theater. She is very happy to be involved in this production since she is a self-proclaimed Gone With the Wind fanatic

 

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Laura Flint.   Laura (Broadway’s Best) is the Clinical Director of Specialty Physical Therapy in Murrells Inlet, specializing in lymphedema.  Flint’s first appearance at the Strand Theater was in 2004 also in a Broadway review.  She has never forgotten the warm intimate nature of this theater. She dedicates this performance to her mom and dad (dear old dad)!

 

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Joe Ford.  Joe (Ricky Jim Robinson in Della’s Diner) has been a member of the Swamp Fox Players since 1992. Joe is Chairman of the SFP Production Board and is a member of the Board of Directors. He has built over 70 sets for the SFP’s and has appeared in numerous SFP’s productions. Most recently he appeared in Over the River and Through the WoodsandThere’s a Burglar in My Bed. He directed Always, Patsy Cline. Joe is a Mechanical Engineer and is a licensed General Contractor, owner of Ford Custom Construction, Inc. Originally from California, Joe has lived in Pawleys Island for over 20 years with his wife, Foy, and their two daughters, Randall and Kristen.

 

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Lee Ford. (Barefoot in the Park)

 

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Clare Gauss.  (Broadway’s Best) Claire performed in Cabaret, and returned as Musical Director and soloist in Broadway’s Best. Clare lives in Murrells Inlet and is a special needs school teacher at Homewood Elementary School in Conway.  She is  a singer for the First Presbyterian Church in Myrtle Beach, the Coastal Chorale, Encore and Vocal edition.

 

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Vonna Gengo.  Vonna (M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias) is making her second appearance with Swamp Fox Players and is thrilled to be a part of the Steel Magnolias cast. “This is a show I have always wanted to be a part of and as corny as it may sound, it is truly a dream come true!  Thank you, Mark for making that dream come true.” She also wants to thank all of those in the audience for your patronage and hopes you enjoy the show. 

 

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Randall Gerber.   Randall (David O. Selznick in Moonlight and Magnolias) last appeared with the Swamp Fox Players as Ernst Ludwig in Cabaret. His onstage credits go back to college and include Rosenkranz & Guildenstern Are Dead and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. “I like the humorous pieces better,” says Randy, “because real life can be so serious.” Randy was strongly attracted to Moonlight & Magnolias, not only because of its truly wacky humor, but also because of his professional background as a film- maker and a personal interest in the history of Hollywood during its “Golden Age.” “Moonlight and Magnolias enables me to help bring life to three of the truly remarkable personalities in Hollywood’s past,” says Randy. He spent about 20 years in radio & television as a news anchorman and as public TV documentary writer/producer/director. Starting his own production company, Randy wrote, directed (and occasionally) acted in broadcast commercials for clients, such as Arby’s, as well as corporate productions for US Air, General Motors and Frito-Lay, among others. He served as the #2 corporate communications executive at health insurer CIGNA in the 1990s. Since moving to Pawleys Island, Randy has worked with local and regional clients on marketing and has served as a strategic marketing consultant for hospitals in Stamford (CT), Chicago, Orlando and the Carolinas. In addition to an occasional turn on stage, Randy also plays alto sax with the Pawleys Island Concert Band.

 

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Ivy Collins Grayson.  In the role of Mrs. Muller (Doubt), Ivy made her Swamp Fox Players and stage debut! Ivy was born and raised in Georgetown County and has 2 younger twin brothers, Timothy and Brian. Upon graduating from high school, she attended Clemson University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. She is currently attending the College of Charleston in pursuit of her Masters Degree in Math and Science Education.  While attending Clemson, her research was published in a scientific journal during her senior year and after graduation she worked in several scientific research labs. Prior to moving back to Georgetown, Ivy taught in the Charleston County School District where she was awarded “Teacher of the Year” as well as the “Golden Apple Award” at R.B. Stall High School. Currently, she is a science teacher on staff at Georgetown High. When not conducting “science experiments” or learning lines for this play, she is the proud mother of a little girl named Triniti! Ivy would like to thank her mother, Barbara Collins, for all her love, help and support during her new-found artistic outlet!

 

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Desiree Hagmeyer

Desiree Hagmayer. As Sister James Mariein Doubt, Desiree makes her Swamp Fox Players debut! This is Desiree’s first appearance on stage at a community theater after having appeared on stage in a number of productions at Georgetown Community Church since relocating to Georgetown from Berks County, Pennsylvania in June of 2005.  She played the role of Mary in Dovetale, the Woman of the Parable in, The Lamb and the Wolf.  as well as 3 different characters in John: His Story, not to mention a myriad of short dramas and monologues including:  Sin, You Are Not My Friend and Hats.  Desiree is married and has three children, all of whom she is currently home schooling.  When she isn't doing bookkeeping for her husband's lawn care business or schooling her children, she enjoys reading and gardening. Desiree would like to thank her husband, Gary and her children, Daniel, Sara, and Zach for helping her realize her dream of doing this play! “I love you all!”

 

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Betty Haring.  Betty (Mrs. Lois Douglas in The Sensuous Senator) recently relocated to Pawleys Island from Great Falls, Virginia.  She's been involved with theater for many years, primarily in costume design and construction, both professionally as well as through her daughter's activities in musical theater.  Lois Douglas is her first effort on stage - the hardest part was at the press conference after the play was over - she had to just smile and sit there holding Harry's hand when she only wanted to strangle him.  She really wanted to be First Lady.   Thanks so much to Lee Padgett for selecting her for the role - it has been a lot of fun.

 

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Haydn Haring.  “Young, single, beautiful” would all be appropriate words to describe Haydn …as well as her character Ramona in Della’s Diner! Haydn is so excited to be making her debut with the Swamp Fox Players and is grateful to Charles Wells and Joe Ford for all of their amazing direction and support! She is a native of Great Falls, Virginia, and was forcefully relocated in April to Pawleys Island, where by a stroke of luck, she was cast in Della’s Diner!  Haydn enjoys bubble baths, Broadway and goofing around with her family and friends. Past credits include Urinetown! The Musical, Hotel Paradiso, Damn Yankees, Nicholas Nickleby, Bye Bye Birdie, Beauty and the Beast and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Haydn dedicates her performance to her family: Daddy, Mom, Nana, Schmecky and Ladybug - thanks for having dinner ready for me when I get home!

 

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Richard Hudak.  Richard (Marty Richmond in Sensuous Senator), a retired NY firefighter, is strutting across the stage with new knees! Past performances include Arsenic and Old Lace and an Apostle in the Easter Passion Play.  Now retired and living in Pawley’s Island with his wife, Anna, they are dedicated members of SCUTE.

 

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Robert Kerson.  (Broadway’s Best) Robert is a native of South Carolina, a resident of Myrtle Beach and no stranger to the stage. He has performed in Jekyle & Hyde, Chicago, Barnum and Dream Girls. He is beyond excited to be back on the Stand Theater Stage in Broadway’s Best again after 8 years.

 

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Curtis Lambert.  Curtis (Father Brendan Flynn and Director - Doubt) made his stage debut with Swamp Fox Players in 1979’s The Waiting Room and he is delighted to return to the SFP’s stage this season, without a Doubt! He made his last appearance here in 1993 in one of his all-time favorite roles as Salieri in Amadeus, which he also directed. Curtis has appeared at many regional theaters including the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and Charlotte Shakespeare. Some of his favorite roles have been Chris in All My Sons, Kenickie in Grease, Mitch in Streetcar Named Desire, Henry II in The Lion in Winter (which he also directed), Mordred in Camelot, Paul in Barefoot in the Park, Richard II in Richard II, all 40 characters in Cotton Patch Gospel (which he also directed) just to name a few. Curtis can be seen this season on One Tree Hill as the “Crazed Audience Member” in Episode 3, and is also slated to begin filming a new series in Atlanta this fall in which he has been cast as a series regular; he will play the Principal of the local high school where the series is set. In “real life” Curtis is the Administrative Pastor of Georgetown Community Church as well as heading up their Drama and Fine Arts ministries.

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Terri Langston. Broadway’s Best was Terri’s first performance on the Strand Theater stage.  She has been a singer/performer and musical theater enthusiast most her life. She is the featured singer for the Starduster’s Big Band. She lives in Conway with husband Vance and daughter Olivia and owns and operates an insurance agency in Conway. Terri wants to thank the Strand Theater for welcoming her

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Ariane Lieberman.  Ariane (Della in Della’s Diner) is no stranger to the Strand Theater.  Shane was last seen in Out of Order.  But, regarding this play, she says, "What was I thinking?... I must be out of my mind!".  Having to act with numerous accents in the past, she states the Southern Accent was truly her toughest.  A special thanks to Director Charles Wells for letting this former "NuYawka" show her "Southern side".   It was fun working with some old and some new faces.  When not on stage, she is busy working, with her husband at their practice, Ocean Cardiology.  A very special thanks to the two leading men in her life, Craig and Mace.  I love you guys! 

 

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Faith Luber.   (Broadway’s Best)  Faith’s first venture back onto the stage since moving to the Grand Strand from San Francisco was in Broadway’s Best.  Entering a whole new phase of her life, the move has given her the courage to return to singing after 30 years of being away from the stage.

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Jack Luber.   When Jack (Congressman Clyde Salt in Sensuous Senator and the narrator in Broadway’s Best) returned to Murrell’s Inlet after 25 years away, he returned to the stage.  Other SFP roles include Al  Lewis in The Sunshine Boys and Herr Schultz in Cabaret. Jack also appeared in the Theater of the Republic’s production of Fiddler on the Roof. In the summer, Jack has been seen at Brookgreen Gardens’ Cool Summer Evenings theater series. A lifelong thespian (with a minor 25 year intermission), Jack resides in Murrells Inlet with his wife Chris, and dog Sammy. Jack is the owner of Coastal Home Watch & Concierge Services.

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Rennie Manning.  After completing her theater arts degree, Rennie (Broadway’s Best) trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England, earning a post-graduate Certificate. She went on to study at the HB Studio in Manhattan with Stephen Strimpell, and has appeared off-Broadway, and in numerous TV and radio commercials. Her favorite roles include Maggie the Cat in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Helena in A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream

 

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Brenda Meier. Brenda (Lily Harrison in Six Dances…) splits her time between the Richmond, Virginia area and Surfside Beach.  She is a retired supervisor with GTE and President of Meier Enterprises, Inc.  Active in Theater, Commercial TV & Movie productions, she has been seen on Commander in Chief; Last Summer; Intermission; One Tree Hill and Eastbound.   She attended Modeling, Theater and Drama classes in addition to scores of Dance classes.  She has taught Belly Dancing and Children's acting classes.    Brenda has recaptured her love of Ballroom dance with Jose' Burgos, her talented dancing partner.  She is thrilled to be part of this production and wishes to tell everyone that she "hopes you dance" too!

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Dan Metzger. Dan (Congressman Jack Maguire in Sensuous Senator) hails from Minneapolis.  This is Dan’s debut performance with the Swamp Fox Players. In college, he dabbled in theater with a roll in the University of South Dakota’s original The Dogs of War and a couple of one-act plays. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with degrees in both ecology and chemical engineering. In his free time, Dan enjoys running and is an avid home brewer.

 

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David Mooney.  `` David (Ben Hecht in Moonlight and Magnolias) makes his first appearance with the Swamp Fox Players. Grand Strand audiences have previously seen him in Murrells Inlet Community Theater productions as Mr. Green in Visiting Mr. Green, as Bradley in The Cocktail Hour, and as Sam in The Cemetery Club.   A retired U.S. army officer, he began his community theater career playing Caiaphas in a Fort Sill, Oklahoma production of Jesus Christ Superstar and performed there and in Atlanta in such roles as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, the Devil in Damn Yankees, Coach in That Championship Season and Julian Marsh in 42nd Street.  When not at the theater, David can be found on the golf course or singing and playing drums at “open mike” sessions around town. He and his wife, Nancy Haynie-Mooney, live in Murrells Inlet.

 

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Tom Newmister.  Tom (Victor Fleming in Moonlight and Magnolias) lives in Georgetown with his wife Darice.  After working in the construction industry for most of his life, Tom now has his own business - Spatial Solutions, Inc.  Tom has been involved with the theater since college. He has assisted with set construction, ushering, and has been in several Swamp Fox Players productions, including Move Over Mrs. Markham and Wait Until Dark.

 

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Pat Nooft.  Pat (Announcer - Della’s Diner) is a native Georgetonian.  He and his wife Dora have two children, Joseph and Victoria.  Pat has previously performed in two Swamp Fox productions, Sound of Music and Lil' Abner and has also been in The Cotton Patch Gospel and Amahl and the Night Visitors.  He is a communicant of Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church where he sings in the choir.  He is a teacher in the Georgetown County school system where he teaches English for Speakers of Other Languages.

 

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Mary O'Donnell.  Mary (Truvy in Steel Magnolias) last appeared on the Swamp Fox stage as Elma Blue in Divorce Southern Style.  She is thrilled to be back and part of the wonderful production of Steel Magnolias.  It is a pleasure and real honor to be directed by Mark Brown and to share the stage with such a fabulous group of talented women!  Thanks to my very patient husband Robbie and my two close friends (and "Steel Magnolias" themselves) Nancy and Cheryl for helping me with lines, encouragement and putting up with me in general! 

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Robert (Robbie) O'Donnell. Robbie [Preacher Larry Finney in Della’s Diner) has thoroughly enjoyed his new (and strange) "family and friends" on the mountain.  Proud son of a Minister, he wishes no offense (as Larry) to the good Lord and His true healing powers.  Many thanks to the cast and crew, to Mary, and (as always) to our loyal patrons and friends of SFP.

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Ray Ouellette.  Ray (Policeman in Sensuous Senator) and his wife Denise, have been residents of Pawleys Island for the past 14 years. He is a retired Connecticut State Police Colonel with 22 years of service. He was also a United States Marine having served in Vietnam, the East coast, West coast, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. He was a jet fighter pilot and also flew light civil aircraft for recreation with his favorite passenger, his son Michael, which has helped them bond for life.  As a first time performer, this is the only situation that has ever made him nervous.

 

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Mary Palmer.  Mary (Nancy in Angel Street) is thrilled to work with the Swamp Fox Players. She is a graduate of Charleston Southern University, with a B.A. in Speech.  As a young adult, Mary was a member of the Backstage Players, a Charleston, SC-based professional group, and some of her credits include Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Laura in The Glass Menagerie. While living in Manhattan, she studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.  As an actor for the Murrells Inlet Community Theater, her credits include Emily in Drowning Sorrows and Georgia in The Circle People.  Recently, she was the voice-over for Cinderella on Jobie Dixon’s Voice of America Internet Radio Show.  She thanks her family and the Swamp Fox Players for this creative journey.

 

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Ashley Plexico.  Ashley (Annelle in Steel Magnolias) is a teacher of 17 sweet second graders at Andrews Elementary School. This is her first love. She guesses being a teacher really prepares her to perform on stage, since she performs in her classroom everyday.  Being back onstage after 11 years has been great. When she was in high school, she was in the musical The Boyfriend, here on the Strand Theater stage. She has been backstage on many of the plays recently, and now she is coming out from behind the set and into the lights, with much coercion. It has been a lifelong dream of hers to be a "Steel Magnolia." Working with these ladies has been a real honor. “No matter how bad my day might have been, they always seemed to make me laugh, or laugh at me. They never failed to brighten my day. I would like to thank Jo Camlin for getting me involved once again with the Swamp Fox Players. I would also like to thank my parents for standing behind me in this play (literally), but also in any other CRAZY adventure I have thrown their way. I love you guys. Also I would like to thank my boyfriend, Joey Smith, for all the long hours that he called lines to me.  I love you!  This one’s for you!

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Kevin Plexico.  Kevin (Assistant Stage Manager – Steel Magnolias) has a full time job at Tomlinson’s of Surfside Beach. This is his third play to be a part of and he is thankful to be included.  He has been married to Pam for almost 30 years and after following her instructions for all those years, being her assistant for the play seemed like a natural progression.  He is so proud  that his daughter, Ashley, has once again joined the stage.  “Break a leg, sweetheart, and I love you."

 

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Pam Plexico.  Pam (Stage Manager – Steel Magnolias) has had the privilege of working as stage manager for four SFP plays. “ I don't know which is more fun … what goes on back stage, or on stage.”  She is the proud Mama of "Annelle" and has one of the best co-workers both backstage and in her life - her husband Kevin.  It has been an absolute joy working with the ladies of the cast.  Their laughter and light-heartedness was often the bright spot of her day.  Thank you for the many giggles, ladies.  She also wants to say a special thank you to her parents who, despite the miles, always come and support her family's many endeavors.

 

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Karen Porter.  Karen (Clairee in Steel Magnolias) auditioned for Truvy and was cast as Clairee!  “Wait, wait, wait!  I have to get a mental picture of this!”  Owner and operator of Karen’s Hair Care in Surfside, she began acting with the Murrells Inlet Community Theatre in 2003 and now serves on the Board of Directors as well as their Readers’ Theatre Director.  Much thanks to the SFP for their tremendous welcome!  A HUGE special thank you to Mark for his professional eyes and ears!  I have absolutely loved bringing Clairee to life and being one of these strong and beautiful Steel Magnolias!  Karen's acting credits include The Gingerbread Lady; Bus Stop; Saving Grace; Opal's Husband; Last Stand and Ladies Luncheon.

 

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Stacy Rabon.  Stacy most recently appeared at the Strand Theater as Sister Aloysius Beauvier in Doubt and as Patsy Cline in Always Patsy Cline.  Other credits include Dead Man’s Cellphone and The Twilight Zone at the Village Playhouse in Mount Pleasant, and Smoke on the Mountains, Night Mother, (which she also Directed) and Moon Over the Brewery (which she also Directed), all at the Strand.  Stacy and Curtis’ only stage appearance together other than in Doubt was in Amadeus, where she played Salieri’s love interest, Katerina Cavilieri.  Stacy and her husband, Joey, are the owners of Kudzu Bakery in Georgetown and Litchfield, as well as the proud parents of two children.  As always she would like to thank all of those who keep theater alive in Georgetown! 

 

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Jeff Siegrist.  Jeff (Senator Harry Douglas in the Sensuous Senator) has several years of community theater experience. He was last on stage in the Swamp Fox Players’ production of Wait Until Dark. Additional credits include California Suite, The Foreigner, Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will, The Butler Did It, Murder’s Bad But Monday Can Kill You!, Bus Stop, Twelve Angry Men, and Peter Pan. Jeff and his wife Mary live in Pawleys Island and have three sons - Joseph is a graduate of Oglethorpe University and lives in Virginia, Ben is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and lives in Washington, DC, and Will is a graduate of Frostburg State University and lives in Oregon.

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Jim Siegrist. (Barefoot in the Park)

 

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Kevin Smith.  (Broadway’s Best)

 

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Josie Thames.  (Broadway’s BestJosie fell in love with musicals as a child when her best friend introduced her to the Phantom of the Opera. Broadway’s Best is her first show with the Swamp Fox Players although she has been singing in church her entire life.  Josie is a native of Georgetown, where she and her husband Richie own and run the Thames Insurance Agency. Richie has graciously and enthusiastically supported her love of singing throughout their eleven years of marriage.

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Meredith Thompkins.  (Broadway’s BestMeredith is a native of Georgetown and is currently a member of the First Baptist Church where she is an active member of the choir and the singing Christmas tree. This is her first appearance for the Swamp Fox Players.

 

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Rachel Tomovski. Rachel (Fiona – Sensuous Senator), originally from Toronto, Canada, is excited to appear in her first role for the Swamp Fox Players! Having made the transition last year from Dallas, Texas, where she directed high school drama and performed in dinner theater, she was happy to join the community of actors on the South Strand with her role in A Hotel on Marvin Gardensat Murrell’s Inlet Community Theatre. Rachel lives in Murrells Inlet with her husband, Alex, and their two boys: Braedon, 5 and Logan, 3. They are always supportive of Mama's creative outlets!

 

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Vince Triana. (Barefoot in the Park)

 

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Warren Umstead.  The Theater Cat (in Broadway’s Best) retired from the Dupont Company where he was international Marketing Manager. Since locating to the Grand Strand he has been involved in numerous community activities centered on the arts. He has been on the Strand Theater stage many times and really enjoys the theater activity.

 

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Laura Walters.  Laura (Shelby – Steel Magnolias) is a Georgetown native and graduate of Georgetown High.  Laura is a Presidential Scholar and member of the Honors Program at Coastal Carolina University where
she is majoring in Pre-professional Biology with Chemistry minor.  Laura has studied music and voice through the years, most recently as a vocal student of Dr. Patti Edwards at CCU.  Her first theatrical venture and stage debut, Steel Magnolias has been a wonderful experience.  Thanks so much to Mark, Pam, and the whole cast for making this experience so much fun!

 

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 Johnnie WeddellJohnnie (Connie Sue Day in Della’s Diner) is a native of California, is married with three children and has a beautiful granddaughter who just celebrated her first birthday.  Johnnie retired from a 19-year career as a police officer in California and moved to Pawleys Island 5 years ago.  Her first play was I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change followed by The Odd Couple (Female Version).  After a three-year break, she returns to the stage as Connie Sue Day.  Johnnie loves the beach and spending time with her family.  She has found that wrestling convicted felons is easier than being on stage!

 

personel bio pic Charles Wells.  Charles (Mr. Jack Manningham in Angel Street] has been associated with SFP since his first role in Driving Miss Daisy in the early 1990s. Since then, his acting credits include Smoke on the Mountain, Sander’s Family Christmas, The Sound of Music, The Fantastiks, Cole and Any Wednesday. While Charles does enjoy acting, his real love in the theater is and always has been directing. Some productions under his direction were The Cover of Life, The Sunshine Boys, Over the River and Through the Woods and Della’s Diner. An Alabama native (Roll Tide!), Charles is an insurance agent with the Frank Siau Agency of Georgetown, directs the Hebert UMC chancel choir in Kensington and is an avid whitetail deer hunter.

 

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Debbie White.  Debbie (Veronica – Sensuous Senator) last appeared on the Swamp Fox stage in The Jury Room nine years ago. Back then, she was known as Debbie Harrison, and between 1998 and 2000 she also appeared in the SFP productions of The Boyfriend and Who Dunit? Her theatrical background also includes performances in Charlie’s Aunt, The Matchmaker, By the Skin of Our Teeth, Oklahoma and Cactus Flower. Debbie lives in Pawleys Island with her husband, Robin. Her interests include decorating, gardening, painting and serving as the Social Director for the Pawleys Retreat Property Owners Association. Thanks to Robin for his love and support and to Joe Ford and the construction crew for building a sturdy bed that didn’t collapse on top of me!  A very special thanks to Lee, Tracy and the whole cast for making my return to the stage so much fun!

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Eugene Windsor. (Broadway’s Best) Eugene has appeared many times on the Strand Theater Stage and served as keyboard accompanist for the SFP production of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.  He was Musical Director for Cabaret.

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