Presents...
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. More stage: 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, Amadeus Mozart, Man of La Mancha Barber, Servant of Two Masters, End of the World Party and American Clock all in LA, Comedy of Errors and As You Like It New England Shakespeare Festival, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Hamlet and 2GV 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 and 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. Training: 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 and family.

Picture from a rehearsal