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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The Curious Savage..."Doctor Emmett, who are these people!?"
Florence - Samantha Collins
Hannibal - William Raabe
Fairy May - Marissa Davis
Jeffery - Juston Harlin
Mrs. Paddy - Kim Hill
Titus - Robert Schumacher
Samuel - Brad Jett
Lily Belle - Erin Gibbs
Ethel Savage - Sandy Goad
Miss Wilhelmina - Ash Baer
Dr. Emmet - Mandy Sayre
Director - Mary Jo Chadwick
Assistant Director - Karen Widman
Stage Manager - Erin Anderson
Lights and Sound - Cary Lindner
Costumes/Props - Rebekah Wier
Set Design - Kenneth Brown
Special Thanks: Leigh Melton (hair); Mike & Casey Ravenelle (piano); Bozena Kaczan (painting); Joel Lawson, Abhishek Chettry, Michelle Tompkins-Marsh, and Tommy Charley (set); Steve and Candy Anderson, Ruby Kennon, and Cara Chadwick (props); Tamara Payton, Elaine Mcvay, and Chastity Walker (backstage).
If we forgot to thank someone, please know that your help was greatly appreciated.
Ash Baer (Miss Willie), 23, is engaged to David Lasater and is a full time student at New Mexico Junior College. Her recent stage credits include Christmas at Home and A Company of Wayward Saints, both of which were 2009 Community Players of Hobbs productions, and "Proof," which was a 2007 NMJC production.
Samantha Collins (Florence) lives in Hobbs as a stay at home mom with her husband, Trey, and children, Ian, Chance, Faith, and Briana. In her spare time Samantha writes screenplays and hopes to make them into self-produced independent films. She also studies French, Gaelic, and American Sign Language, makes various clothing out of chainmail, and designs and sews Renaissance costumes. Samantha recently made her directing debut with A Company of Wayward Saints in 2009. Other show credits include assistant director of Arsenic and Old Lace and performing in The Nerd, The Mousetrap, and The Odd Couple (female version).
Marissa Davis (Fairy May) is a sophomore at Hobbs High School where she is on the swim team and student council. Her stage credits include Christmas at Home, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Little Town of Christmas, The Wizard of Oz, and other school and church plays. Marissa lives in Hobbs with her parents and two brothers.
Erin Gibbs (Lily Belle) works as a stay at home mom and cake decorator. Erin’s family consists of husband, Nathan, and kids, Chance, Ciaran, Emma, and Molly. Erin enjoys being the “soccer mom” and doing the Cinderella Pageants with her girls. Erin has been seen in three movies as well as an episode of Breaking Bad. Her stage credits include Arsenic and Old Lace, Dylan, Butterflies are Free, Blythe Spirit, and Murder by Natural Causes just to name a few.
Sandy Goad (Mrs. Savage) is an art teacher at Sanger and is married to “Saint Bob”. Her family also includes 6 children, 9 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild and another on the way. Sandy has directed such shows as Christmas at Home and Annie, Jr. She has performed in many including Pump Boys & Dinettes, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Arsenic and Old Lace, and An Evening of Culture.
Juston Myrle Harlin (Jeffrey) recently returned home to Hobbs after several years working as an actor in southern California! Regional Credits: Yank!; Ragtime; Guys and Dolls, Big River; The Stones; Me and My Girl; Beauty & the Beast; Tick, Tick...Boom!; Das Barbecü Other Favorites: Batboy; The People Vs. Mona; Texas; The Fantasticks; Into the Woods; Children of Eden; Kiss Me Kate; Brownstone. Juston will make his directorial debut with I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change here at the Playhouse in June. BA Vocal Performance-Northern Arizona University; MFA Musical Theatre-San Diego State University.
Kim Hill (Mrs. Paddy) is the owner of Kim’s Kakes here in Hobbs. Kim’s family consists of husband, Wally, kids, Jerrad, Holly, Stephanie, and Erienne, and grandkids, Gentry, Grady, Madison, and one on the way. You may recognize Kim from her role as different Extras in such movies as Wild Hogs, North Country, and Three Wise Guys. Her stage credits include Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Odd Couple (female version), and Bay at the Moon.
Brad Jett (Samuel) works as a pump technician for Don-Nan and leads a quiet life with four dogs, three cats, and his fiancé, Chastity. His stage credits include Shakespeare Through the Glass and A Company of Wayward Saints.
Reece Payton (John Thomas). Reece is the son of Tamara and Rusty Payton. He helped with props for Steel Magnolias.
William Raabe II (Hannibal) works as a therapist at Humphrey House and lives with wife, Lara. William has been involved in the theater for over 30 years serving as actor, technical crew, usher, and director. Statistically speaking, theater gets in your blood.
Mandy Sayre (Dr. Emmett) is making her debut performance on the Community Players of Hobbs stage having performed in numerous shows at the Northside Baptist Church. Mandy is a 2nd grade teacher at Broadmoor, is married to husband, Chad, and has a daughter, Sadie Grace.
Robert Schumacher (Titus) has lived in Hobbs with his wife, Jane, and daughter, Kinsey, since relocating from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in July 2007. A 16 year veteran of the U.S. Navy submarine force, he works at URENCO USA in the Electrical/I&C Maintenance Department. Robert’s Community Players of Hobbs credits include acting in A Company of Wayward Saints and Christmas at Home and working on the tech crew of Rabbit Hole, Annie, Jr., and Steel Magnolias.
Mary Jo Chadwick (Director) made her acting debut at the age of seven as a rather tall “Grumpy” in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. She is now a retired school teacher from Mississippi where she taught English, theatre, and oral communications for twenty-nine years. She is the mother of one daughter, Cara, who attends college back in Mississippi. Since moving to Hobbs with her spouse, Randy, Mary has enjoyed working at The Western Heritage Museum Complex and Cowboy Hall of Fame and volunteering at the Playhouse, where this past October she played the role of M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias. Her pervious community theater directing, acting, and/or technical experience include: The Cotton Patch Gospel (Imagine Youth Productions); The Curious Savage, No Opera in the Op’ry House Tonight, Divorce Southern Style, Alaska or The Secret of Yonder Mountain (Jubilee Theatre Productions); Fiddler on the Roof (Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera); Cinderella (Just Over the Rainbow Little Theatre);The Mikado (Musical Theatre Summer Review); Sleeping Beauty, No No a Million Times No (Poplarville Little Theatre).
Karen Widman (Assistant Director) is a homemaker and volunteer at Hobbs High School. She lives with her husband, Ed, and kids, Sean and Chelsea. Karen has been the stage manager for Annie, Jr. and stage manager/assistant director for Murder Room. She has performed in Christmas at Home, Rabbit Hole, and Lion in Winter.
Erin Anderson (Stage Manager) has been in Hobbs for about two years now. Since moving to Hobbs from a suburb of Chicago, IL, Erin has stayed busy with her job as Curator of the Western Heritage Museum Complex and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame as well as acting and helping with the Community Player of Hobbs. Her performance credits from the Community Players of Hobbs are Pump Boys & Dinettes and A Company of Wayward Saints.
Carey Lindner (Lights/Sound) last did lights for A Trip to Bountiful.
Rebekah Wier (Costume/Props) is finishing up her time as a student at New Mexico Junior College. After graduating in May, Rebekah will be continuing on to Eastern New Mexico University where she will be studying Anthropology. This is the first show that Rebekah has been a part of with the Community Players of Hobbs.
Kenneth Brown (Set Designer) a master of set design has created numerous sets for the playhouse and USW.