Mrs. California at DCP Theatre

August 18th - 21st
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
at 8:00 pm
Sunday at 2:00 pm

August 25th - 28th
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
at 8:00 pm
Sunday at 2:00 pm

Crew:

Director: Michelle Rieder

Producer: Michael Romito

Stage Manager: Candi Remphrey 

Assistant Stage Manager:Riley Mann

Costume Design:Kalie DeSimone

Set Design: Emma & Jeff Beckers

Props Design:Elda Kulp

Lighting & Sound Design: Bill Thompson

 

Cast: 

Dot/ Mrs. LosAngeles- Carly Covel

Babs- Maddie Hayes

Dudley- John McGarry

Stage Manager- Chuck Kane

Mrs. SanFrancisco- Bara Hrusinska

Mrs. San Bernardino- Amy Peart

Mrs. Modesto- Liz Aber

Recorded Voices:

Emma Beckers, Nancy Kadwill,

Christopher McBreen, and Tom Tansey

Meet the Cast
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Carly Covel

 (Dot) is a greater Philadelphia area teaching artist, props master, choreographer and social media content curator. Her passions include movement and dance, collaborative storytelling, and arts education. Some of her favorite performances include Elizabeth Lavenza (Frankenstein), Molly Aster (Peter and the Starcatcher), Elizabeth Proctor (The Crucible) and Schwartzy (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee). Carly sends her gratitude to her family and husband, Michael, for their constant support in her pursuit of artistry.

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Maddie R. Hayes

(Babs) is happy to return to the DCP stage.  Maddie just portrayed Helen Hubbard in Murder on the Orient Express under the direction of Patrick Gallagher.  Previous shows include Cooking with Gus, Accomplice, The Odd Couple and Cabaret. Maddie appeared at Sellersville 1894 as Patsy Cline and her cabaret, Common Threads, toured Act 2 and Society Hill Playhouse.  Favorite roles include Ursula (The Little Mermaid), Ocean City Theater Company, Violet Sharp (9 to 5), Ritz Theater, Reno Sweeney (Anything Goes), King of Prussia Players and Sylvia (title role). This show is dedicated to Brian Hedson. Rest easy, Muffin.

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Liz Aber

(Mrs. Modesto) is appearing in her fourth show at DCP Theater. Previously Liz was seen in The Kitchen Witches (Roberta), Shakespeare in Hollywood (Puck) and Murder in the Orient Express (Mary). Other shows include Sense and Sensibility (Marianne Dashwood) and Lady Windermere’s Fan (Lady Windermere). Liz wants to thank the entire cast and crew for their work; she admires all of them greatly, also her friends, family, agent (dad) and her Pop-Pop. This and all future shows are dedicated to him. Enjoy the show!

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John McGarry

(Dudley), born in Philadelphia and now living outside of Pottstown, ended a 20-year hiatus in May/June with Sense & Sensibility as both John Dashwood and Willoughby at Playcrafters in Skippack. After discovering improv at Bucks County Community College, John took improv courses with Chicago City Limits in NYC. John then co-founded The Piece, Bucks County’s premiere improv/sketch comedy troupe from 2006-2014. John went on to co-host ChillerTV/SYFY’s Real Fear: The Truth Behind the Movies (2012) and its sequel Real Fear: The Truth Behind More Movies (2013) both of which can now be seen on the Crackle streaming service. John enjoys time with his wife Megan, close family and friends!

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Bara Hrusinska

(Mrs. San Francisco) moved to the USA from Prague, Czech Republic 6 years ago. She was born into a family of actors but she herself never truly listened to the calling…until December 2021, when she decided to finally give acting a shot. She made her theatre debut in May 2022 with Sense and Sensibility at Playcrafters of Skippack. Her debut was immediately followed by another Playcrafters piece - Freaky Friday. Now she is excited to make her DCP debut with Mrs. California. In 2003 she was cast in a feature film called Město bez dechu (Breathless City) and in 2011 she portrayed a nurse in one episode of a popular Czech TV show Vyprávěj (Wonderful Times).

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Chris McBreen

 (Judge), Christopher Bryan McBreen is glad to be back on the DCP stage, especially this year, because this is his 10th year of membership. Earlier this year he could be seen in Gods Favorite and Freaky Friday at Playcrafters of Skippack. He has also previously been on the DCP stage in "Annie", "Oliver!", "The Phantom Tollbooth, Shakespeare in Hollywood, Cactus Flower, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and The Neverending Story. He directed The Giver, Miss Nelson Is Missing, VOTE? and The Incomplete Life and Random Death of Molly Denholtz. He would like to thank the director for letting him be a part of this funny, heartwarming, and timely show. He would also like to thank and apologize to his cat, Clara, for all the time he has spent away from her during the rehearsal process.

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Chuck Kane

(Stage Manager) is thrilled to be back on the DCP stage and playing a character of his own species (after various animal/fictional characters in Family Theater roles)! Chuck gives a great big Thank You! to Joann and the production team for this opportunity! And of course, his wife, for enjoying his theatrical desires almost as much as he does! This is a terrific cast and a great fun story. Please everyone, enjoy the show!

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Amy Peart 

(Mrs. San Bernardino) is so excited to be back on the DCP stage. She most recently appeared on stage at DCP in Cactus Flower. Her other favorite shows include Once Upon a Mattress, Born Yesterday, My Fair Lady, A Christmas Carol, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She would like to thank JoAnn for this opportunity. She also thanks her family and friends for their support and encouragement.

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Nancy Kadwill-Brand

(Judge) 

Nancy is thrilled to be back at DCP where she last performed in Shakespeare in Hollywood. Nancy has been in over 120 shows over the years and most recently performed in Sense and Sensibility (Mrs.Dashwood) at Playcrafters, Calendar Girls (Celia) at Forge, The Crucible at SALT Performing Arts (winner of Regional Broadway World’s Best
Play and Best Ensemble), Rimers of Eldritch (Playcrafters), Singin’ in the Rain and Hunchback of Notre Dame at SALT. Some favorite shows/roles
include Titanic (Ida Strauss), Little Night Music (Desiree), Into the Woods (Witch/Cinderella’s Stepmother), Three Viewings (Mac), Steel
Magnolias (M’Lynn/Clairee), numerous productions of Ragtime, Man of La Mancha, and Nunsense plus Sunday in the Park…. Nancy also sings with the Philly Pops Festival Chorus at the Kimmel Center and has had the honor of singing at Carnegie Hall and with the Czech National
Orchestra in Prague. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, travel and photography. Thanks to the cast and crew for a fun and silly adventure. It is so nice to reconnect with old friends and to make new ones!

In Order of Appearance

All Photos Courtesy of Annalise Settefrati

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