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"Moon Over Buffalo"

October 21 - November 6

by Ken Ludwig
directed by Royal Standley

This clever backstage farce (by the writer of "Lend Me A Tenor" and "Crazy for You") revolves around a small repertory theatre group on tour in Buffalo in 1953, who perform two different plays on a daily basis, Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac", and Noel Coward's "Private Lives". When they hear that director Frank Capra (of "It's a Wonderful Life" fame) is coming to catch the matinee, the lead acting couple feel this may be their one last shot at starring roles in a movie epic. It is a zany look at life and love in the theater.

Strong language; adult themes

Cast in Order of Appearance

Kurk Kasparian (HOWARD) is back in action at Barnstormers this season. He has been in a number of productions including Look Homeward Angel, Scapino and Chicago. ďI love an escape from my reality and providing an escape for others -- taking them on a journey of endless possibilities." He works as a Graphic/Web Designer and Published Comic artist. Kurk is eager to pursue his love of acting and is thankful for the chance to perform on a real stage!

Amy Fox (ROSALIND), since moving to the Rogue Valley 10 years ago, Amy has been a regular on our stage. You may have seen her as Florence Unger in The Odd Couple (Female Version), or as Jill in The Fox. Off stage Amy keeps busy as a car salesman and step-mother of three. Laughter truly is the best medicine so if you donít enjoy tonightís show, you might need your funny bone examined! Special thanks to Jeff Fox for patience, understanding, and support - seven years and I still love you way more!

Tricia Drevets (CHARLOTTE) is happy to be back on the Barnstormers stage after a two-season hiatus during which she directed The Diary of Anne Frank and On Golden Pond. Tricia's favorite roles here include Vivian Bearing in Wit, Kate in Brighton Beach Memoirs, Her Ladyship in The Dresser and Rose in Enchanted April. She also has performed with Impact Theater, Rogue Music Theater, Oregon Stage Works and One Eleven Theatre. Tricia hopes you enjoy this funny play as much as she has enjoyed working on it with this talented, creative group of people.

Judie Erickson (ETHEL) is active in many theatre venues and has been in numerous plays at Barnstormers. She is thrilled to be on stage again with another great cast. She will not bore you with a list of favorites (oh, maybe 70, Girls, 70 and Lend Me a Tenor) and thanks all of you for being loyal Barnstormer fans. She is also in a vampire movie being filmed in Ashland and Medford. ENJOY!!

Melissa Lenker (EILEEN) truly enjoys performing on the stage and has been seen in a number of performances throughout the years. She was most recently seen in the Barnstormerís show, Steel Magnolias as Anelle. Melissa works as a 4th and 5th grade teacher at Brighton Academy. She enjoys playing the piano, running, and writing. Melissa would like to thank her family for all of their love and support.

Patrick Dolan (PAUL) is excited to be back on stage after taking the summer off. He has starred in many Barnstormer productions including last seasonís shows I Hate Hamlet and Scapino. This show is hysterical and he hopes you enjoy it.

Clint Wright (GEORGE HAY) has previously appeared in one Barnstormers play as Owen Musser in 2002ís The Foreigner. He is honored to appear with such a talented cast, hardworking crew and handsome director. Clint would like to send special thanks to his patient and supportive wife Cindy.

David Mannix (RICHARD/Assistant Director of Act II, Scene 2) was the dramaturge, the non-curtain-speech-giver for Scapino. He serves the Barnstormersí board and chairs the Artistic Committee, designing the 2012-2013 season. He has been in many plays (and a couple of films) at various venues in southern Oregon, most recently End Days at Ashland Contemporary. He also serves on the board of Josephine Community Libraries, whose cause he hereby shamelessly promotes. He is honored and gratified by all who make this possible, you excellent people, but will swat with a rolled-up Variety anyone, including himself, who fails to extinguish his mobile-phone.

Nan Sykora (COSTUMER) came to Barnstormers in 2007, at the urging of her friend Judy Erickson. Sheís been Wardrobe Manager since then and costumed for a number of shows including Diary of Anne Frank, Itís a Wonderful Life, A Childs Christmas in Wales and assisted in Cheaper by the Dozen. Sheís partnered with Mollie Means on Fiddler on the Roof at Grants Pass High School and South Pacific at North Medford High. ďIím honored to be working with this cast and look forward to being more active with Barnstormers.ď

Mollie Means (COSTUMER) has a love for costumes and their origins. She has done the costumes for Grants Pass High School for the past five years, in addition, to all the costumes for the non-profit Historical Reenactment Players. Mollie has worked with Nan Sykora on several shows including South Pacific at South Medford High School.