A Capricious Clown Comedy
by Jason Kendall
Directed by Blake Bradford
With bedtime stories by French maids, magic candy
from flying witches, succulent borscht from the
Dells of Wisconsin, and a healthy dose of
uncontrolled nymphomania and sword-swashbuckling,
this raucous, absurd farce is
better than nitrous oxide! Open wide and say AAAAAAAH!
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in May, 2006.
The Cast of The Dentist 2006
Evan Alboum as The Tight-Fisted and Bulbous Pantalone
Evan Alboum left his career as a seltzer boy to try acting.
Other adventures include: missing 11th grade to travel in
Europe, singing duets with Jessye Norman in her living room,
touring as a mime in Tuscany, playing Beethoven Sonatas with
his toes, inoculating chickens in Israel, hiking Geode Mt. in
Alaska and teaching music in East LA. He loves his mother
and doesn't drink coffee.
Broadway Nat.l and Japan Tour:
42nd Street Bert.
Sky Over Ninevah at H.E.R.E.,
Genius Famous at the NYC Fringe,
Midsummer and It's Called the Sugar Plum at Theatre 1010,
Sweeney Todd Beadle,
Picasso at the Lapin Agile Einstein,
The Tempest Trinculo,
The Mikado Koko,
all in Vermont,
Man of La Mancha Barber,
Servant of Two Masters,
End of the World Party
and American Clock
all in LA,
Comedy of Errors
As You Like It New England Shakespeare Festival,
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,
New Jersey Shakespeare Festival,
alternative theatre, movement theatre, commercials, and a
duck at Avery Fisher Hall. Next up:
Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum in North Carolina
Music Man at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse.
Barbara Charlene as The Poor Little Boy Next Door Pedrolino
Barbara Charlene is thrilled to be working with Moonbeam
on "The Dentist" and considers it a great honor. Graduated
from Virginia Tech in Theatre and Psychology. Moved to NYC in
May to intern with The Lady Cavalier Theatre Co. With LCTC:
The Sea Serpent and the Samurai's Daughter a children's play,
Fighting the Clock 48hr fight show. Graduate of The International
School of Comic Acting, Reggio-Emilia, Italy Antonio Fava,
performed three times with Teatro dell'Vicolo. Performs comedy
sportz with the National Comedy Theatre. Other
works include: Hamlet Rosencrantz, Riddley
Walker Belnot Phist/Drums/Puppetteer, Far Away
Human Parade, That Midnight Rodeo Cindy,
various collaborations with GooArt Theatrics Blacksburg,
Virginia. Would like to thank Dad, Jenny, Nancy, and Trish
for their love and support. And to Mom, especially, who
cannot be with us.
Melissa Macleod Herion as The Misguided Maidservant Franceschina
In NYC, Melissa has appeared in The Last Silver Zephyer NY Fringe
Festival, Gay Slave Handbook The Producer's Club and Happy Hour
Michael Chekhov Theatre Company. She has also appeared with PlayMakers
Repertory Company Luminosity, The Tragedy of King Richard II,
Leatherstocking Theatre Company Moon Over the Brewery, Grand Slam and
Orpheus Theatre Nunsense, Funny Girl, Barnum, and Annie Get Your
Gun. Favorite roles include Cassie in A Chorus Line and Jackie-O in
The House of Yes.
John Carey as The Painfully Self-Absorbed Flavio
John Carey is pleased to be a part of The Dentist.
Some of John's recent roles include: Bottom the Weaver,
from Midsummer Nights Dream; Howie Newsome, in Our Town;
Officier Krupke, in West Side Story; Gepetto in
Pinnochio; Doctor Balanzoni in The Liar.
John is also part of the sketch group Snorkel Punch.
John would like to thank his loved ones for thier support.
Steven Ungar * as The Excessively Erudite Doctor
This is Steven Ungar's first production with MoonBeam.Net Productions.
With the Inwood Shakespeare Festival:
The Merry Wives of Windsor Master Ford,
Treasure Island Ben Gunn,
The Taming of the Shrew Gremio,
Arabian Nights Abu Hassan,
The Three Musketeers La Chesnaye;
with The Deptford Players:
The Queen's Knight Fouquier-Tinville, reading,
Romeo and Juliet Lord Capulet,
The Taming of the Shrew Vincentio,
The Seagull Shamaev, reading;
with The Stomping Ground Theatre:
The Three Sisters Ferapont.
American Academy of Dramatic Art,
John Basil classical theater,
David Wells voice.
Steven is a founding member of the New York Gilbert and
Sullivan Players, where he has directed, taught acting,
stage managed, and performed without singing!.
He has also taught acting and directed at Barnard College.
He loves his wife, the dancer/choreographer Janis Ansley;
his daughter Suzy this production's Assistant Stage Manager;
and his dog Ben named for Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing,
a poodle whose dream is to play Crab in Two Gentleman of Verona.
Wyatt Kuether * as The Cowardly and Insensitive Captain Spavento
Wyatt has recently moved to New York, and since has become a proud
member of Equity. He graduated from The University of Wisconsin Stevens'
Point with a B.F.A. in Acting. New York stage credits: Summer's
Time (Strawberry One-Act Festival, Nominated Best Play), Thrill
Me Understudy (The York Theatre Co., Dir. Michael Rupert), Blueprints
Developmental Series: The Land Lord (Toy Box Theatre Co.) On Impulse
Improv (On Impulse Theatre Co.) Eight is Never Enough (Improvisational
Comedy Group at The Original New York Improv.) Past Improv: Long
time member of the The Dons. Other Past shows include: A
Christmas Carol, Oliver Nat'l tours (Hampstead Players.) Hair,
Voices in the Dark, Anything Goes dir. David Cromer, Cats, Dearly
Departed dir. Chuck Smith (Timber Lake Playhouse.) 1000 Clowns,
Arsenic and Old Lace (North Star.) Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
(Centertainment Productions.) Past Film and Television: Sopranos,
Across the Universe dir. Julie Taymor, VH1's Whatever, and
the Hero of Black Widows. Wyatt is currently filming The Exiles
(Cinemythic Productions). Wyatt's Fight Choreography Includes: (Stage)
Summer's Time, Thrill Me, Voices in the Dark, Dearly Departed,
Oliver, Anything Goes. (Film) Black Widows (Macomber Entertainment).
Wyatt has written songs, poems, manifestos, short stories, sketches and
plays as long as he can remember. Plays include: Hindsight (first
performed at UWSP and Developed with the Toy Box Theatre.) 11 in 1 out
(First Production by Chicago's Rubicon Theatre Project Fall 2006),
Ripped, and The Journal of Mark Herrington. He is currently
working on a book of poems entitled PoE-Et-TRee, and a collection
of short plays entitled Working Title. Wyatt is also one of the
Co-founders of the On Impulse Theatre Company, based in New York and
Chicago, working on their first season of original creations. He is also
the proud husband of Carolyn, the proud son of Al and Barb and the proud
brother of Katie.
Joel Bischoff as The Borscht-Drinking Arlecchino
Originally from Hibbing, MN, Joel spent five years acting
in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving East. NYC credits
include: Edward II, Henry V, Cyrano de Bergerac
as well as appearances on Law and Order: Criminal Intent and
in My Super Ex-Girlfriend, starring Luke Wilson and
Uma. California credits include: Jim in The Glass Menagerie, Nick in
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,
Biondello in Taming of the Shrew,
Fenton in The Merry Wives of Windsor,
Oliver in As You Like It,
Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet,
Peter in Prelude to a Kiss, and
Biff in Death of a Salesman.
Maggie Lauren * as The Town Nymphomaniac Flaminia
Maggie Lauren was last seen performing her sold out one-woman show,
Conyers: The Untold Story at The Abingdon Theater. Other NY
credits include: Conquest of the Universe
(HERE, dir. Emma Griffin), My Renaissance Faire Lady
(Ontological-Hysterical), Masterpiece Theatre
(Ontological, dir. Evan Cabnet). Regionally she has performed at
Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, New York Stage and Film at Vassar,
and The Williamstown Theatre Festival. Film/TV credits
include Palindromes, dir. Todd Solondz, The Bedford Diaries,
The Sopranos, and (if it gets picked up) Madmen.
She is also a Stand-Up Comic; check her out at The
Gotham Comedy Club on June 7th @ 7pm.
Amanda Garry * as The Gorgeous Isabella
Amanda is thrilled to be making her NYC debut in THE DENTIST!
Regional credits include Sandy in GREASE Little Theatre on
the Square, Donna in THE TAFFETAS Milwaukee Chamber
Theatre, Virtue in ANYTHING GOES and The Rose u/s in the
World Premiere of Rachel Portman's THE LITTLE PRINCE Skylight
Opera Theatre, Dir. Francesca Zambello, and A FIRESIDE
CHRISTMAS Fireside Theatre, Dir. Philip Wm. McKinley. Other
favorite roles include Luisa in THE FANTASTICKS, Sarah Brown
in GUYS AND DOLLS, and Marian in THE MUSIC MAN. Love to her
wonderful family in SD and DC.
Jared R. Lopatin as The Hopelessly Lovelorn Oratio
Jared is very excited to be joining the cast of The
Dentist! He most recently made his NYC debut in Endgames
ATA. Recent regional credits include Big Deal/Snowboy/Baby John u/s in
West Side Story Walnut Street Theatre, Jeter in Footloose
Roundbarn Theatre, and Tom Sawyer in The
Adventures of Tom Sawyer Roundbarn Theatre.
He also performed his two-person cabaret, Duets By Singles, at The
Duplex earlier this year.
Thanks to all who've supported me, especially this past year!
Emma Gordon as The Enigmatic Sorceress and Confectioner Mrs. McGillicuddy
Emma was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. She is a graduate
of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre. Credits
include - New York: Home Free!, Happy Journey (Cherry Lane
Theatre), So when you get married, The A-train Plays, Birth
Marks (Rita Wallach Theatre) Heads (Theatre 54), The
Vagina Monologues (Southpaw). Upcoming projects include the
independent feature BOI shooting this spring and the continuation
of the acclaimed comedy sketch Aussie Chicks.
* Appeared Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
The Production Staff of The Dentist
Blake Bradford : DIRECTOR
Blake Bradford is a director/writer from North Carolina, where he
attended the University of North Carolina majors in both Theatre and Political
Science and worked two years with PlayMakers Reperatory LORT.
In February he directed two-time Emmy winner Joan Darling in the
professional premiere of Callback at Temple Theatre and will be
directing Darling again in September in a new play titled J Date.
Recent NYC credits include The Last Silver Zephyer, Gay Slave
Handbook, and Bitter, Bitter, Burnt. Regional directing credits
include The Snow Queen, Into the Woods, The House of Yes,
Beautiful Thing, The Goodbye Girl, and The Odd Couple female
cast. Blake is a proud member of the Society of Stage Directors and
Choreographers SSDC and a company member with Love Creek Productions
and TheaterLab NYC.
Jessa-Raye Court : COSTUME DESIGN
Jessa-Raye Court has designed costumes for shows at The Flea Burger
Nation, Long Wharf Theatre Night of One Acts, Williamstown
Theatre Festival The Gimmick, Stupid Kids, The Lucille Lortel
Theatre Treaty 321! A Musical, Summit Rock in Central Park
Lysistrata, The Barrow Group Theatre A Christmas Carol,
Theatre for the New City Rue, Walkerspace/ Soho Rep The Red
Box and The Looking Glass Theatre Spring's Awakening. In
addition to her design work, Jessa-Raye has also assisted Off-Broadway
at la Mama ETC Mamilius, Perseus, The Classical theatre of Harlem
The Cherry Orchard, The Atlantic Theatre Company The Cherry
Orchard, The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, and The Mint Theatre
Company Soldiers Wife. Currently, in addition to designing
The Dentist, she is assisting at Cedar Lake Ensemble Hammer
and Second Stage The Water's Edge.
* Ms. Lauren's costume designed by Jason Kendall
Wayne Yaeger : TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Hondo Weiss-Richmond : ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Hondo Weiss-Richmond is a director based here in New York City.
In addition to directing, he also works in the city as an actor and as a freelance theatrical carpenter / electrician.
Originally from Newton, Massachusetts, Hondo spent a year at Oberlin College before transferring to NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where he earned his BFA in drama. While at NYU, Hondo trained at ETW, RADA, and at the Playwrights Horizons Theatre School, where he studied directing, acting and design.
He is pleased to be collaborating with such a talented group of artists.
Jennifer McNamara : STAGE MANAGER
Jennifer McNamara grew up in Texas and Florida. She attended the University
of Florida where she majored in Journalism. She moved here in February by
way of North Carolina. This is her stage manager debut and she is proud to
have opportunity to work for MoonBeam.Net productions and be a part of The
Dentist. Her past experiences include working on several feature films and many
years of work in broadcast television. She would like to say hello to her Mom, brother Jeff,
his family in warm, sunny Orlando, Florida.
Katherine Stebbins : ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGNER
Anne Wingate : DRAPER / STITCHER
Denise Martin : WARDROBE SUPERVISOR
Suzy Ungar : ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER
This is Suzy Ungar's first production with MoonBeam.Net
Productions. She was stage manager for the teen theater company Riverdale
Rising Stars for three years, and is currently on leave from the
Design/Technology program at SUNY Purchase, where she has worked on
productions of Looking for Tibet, The Seagull, and
A Winters Tale.
She was Stage Manager for Bitter, Bitter, Burnt (written and directed
by Blake Bradford), and is happy to be working with him again (and with
her Dad, who plays the Doctor in this production). She would like to
thank her Dad, her Mom, Ben the dog, Colleen and Lo, for always supporting
her with everything she does.
Hope Yaeger : ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
We mourn the passing of Jennifer McNamara, who passed away on March 5, 2008 in New York.
She was a source of boundless energy and wry humor. She will be missed by her friends