Meet the Cast of
"The Importance of Being Earnest"
"The Importance of Being Earnest"
DAN DEAL (Algernon Moncrieff) is delighted to bring Earnest to the stage alongside many old friends. He has been producing, directing and performing in the Lancaster theatre community for two decades. Credits include: 42nd Street, Richard III, Jonah, Chess, Tartuffe, Back to the 80’s, Merchant of Venice, Love Letters, Inherit the Wind, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, A Christmas Carol. Dan is also the winner of the TBS reality series The Mansion. Thanks Bon, John, and the rest of you "Bunburyist" for the great work and great fun!
KAT PRICKETT (Gwendolen Fairfax) is thrilled to be back with Servant Stage for this classic! Kat holds a BS in Communications/ Broadcasting from Millersville University and is a freelance video producer. She has performed with Dutch Apple, PRiMA, Allenberry, EPAC, and Theatre Harrisburg to name a few. Favorite roles: Marian Paroo in The Music Man, Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun, and Cinderella in Into the Woods. Kat is a proud member of The Harrisburg Singers and volunteers as Media Relations Coordinator for the Lancaster Area Team of Operation Christmas Child. Kat is married to her best friend, Tyler. Glory to God and thank you Servant Stage for this opportunity! Dedicated in memory of my friend, Jay Miffoluf.
LINDE STERN (Lady Bracknell) is absolutely thrilled to be making her first appearance with Servant Stage Company in one of her favorite roles in one of her favorite plays with some of her favorite people!! Regionally, Linde (A.K.A. Linden), has appeared with Rainbow Dinner Theate, Theatre of the Seventh Sister, Susquehanna Stage Company, and Gretna Playhouse as well as Open Stage of Harrisburg, Gamut Theatre and Harrisburg Shakespeare Company. Linde is one of a trio of actors in the soon to be web series, "Coffee with Crones", currently touring local venues. Many thanks to Johnathan and Bonnie for including me in this production. Thank you to Norm, and my wonderful kiddoes for, well, everything! And thank you to you for supporting live theatre!!!
DONNA SCHILKE (Miss Prism) Winnipesaukee Playhouse: Betty Meeks in The Foreigner; Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest; Dotty/Mrs. Clackett in Noises Off; Madge Larabee in Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure; Mrs. Banks in Barefoot in the Park; Mrs. Baker in Butterflies are Free. Playhouse on Park: Julia in Lend Me a Tenor; Edith, etc. in Charlotte’s Web. Sight & Sound Theatre: Savtah Devorah (originated) in JONAH (premier). Ivoryton Playhouse: Margaret Lord in The Philadelphia Story; Wife in The King and I. National Tour; world premiere Warner Theatre: Lady Randall; Sir William in Magic Treehouse: The Musical. Seven Angels Theatre: Chastity in Anything Goes). Yorktown Stage: Aunt Em in The Wizard of Oz. River Rep @ Ivoryton Playhouse: Ensemble in The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
DUANE HESPELL (Dr. Chasuble) is excited to have a hand in capping off your summer with Earnest, especially under the direction of Ms. Bosso and alongside a few other talented friends with whom he's shared the local stages for years. From the biblical epics of Sight and Sound to the classics of Seventh Sister to the fun-filled frollicking that is the upstart Prima Theater, I guess you could say Duane is getting around a bit here in the Lancaster scene.
DARREN WAGNER (Lane) is thrilled to be participating in one of his favorite works. He's a graduate of Lancaster Bible College (sadly before they had acquired this facility), and was most recently seen at Gretna Theatre in the Theater for Young Audiences series in The Perks of Being a Princess as the King and in Pinnocchio as Geppetto. Other favorite roles include Garry Lejune in Noises Off, Motel Kamzoil in Fiddler on the Roof, and Charles Guiteau in Assassins. He'll also be performing later this year in Ephrata Performing Arts Center's production of Annie. SDG!
SETH GARRETT ANTES (Merriman) It is with great joy that Seth Garrett Antes shares the stage with such a great company and cast. This is his second production with Servant Stage Company. He has also performed locally with Piercing Word Ministries and at the Fulton Theatre. Soli Deo Gloria.
BONNIE BOSSO (Director) is a theatre professional with many shows to her credit! Born and raised in NYC, she received a BA in Theatre cum laude from SUNY Stony Brook, and came to PA through the Entertainment Department at Hersheypark where she was the Director of Entertainment. She also worked for Sight & Sound Theatres for over 20 years, most recently as their VP of Production. Bonnie is currently employed by F&M College in the Theatre, Dance and Film Department. She serves on the Board of Directors of Prima Theatre, and is a frequent volunteer for them. She also directs for the Lancaster Academy of the Performing Arts where her credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The King and I, Pride and Prejudice... and The Importance of Being Earnest...which is one of her all time favorites! She is thrilled to be telling this story with this group of people, and to be working in this space!