The Comedy of Errors – Rain Check Run
Ellicia Elliott- Director
Aaron Spjute – Indoor Coordinator
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00pm
Sundays @ 2pm
July 12th thru July 21st
Antipholus of Ephesus ……………… Patrick Wall
Antipholus of Syracuse ……………… Rene Ponce
Dromio of Ephesus ………………….. Gabriel Biswas
Dromio of Syracuse …………………. Katie Osle
Adriana ……………………………….. Laura Dodds
Luciana ……………………………….. Jessica Johnson
Balthasar/Dutchess/Pinch ………….. K.D. Younger
Abbess/Emilia/Jailor ………………… Kathie Mollica
Courtesan/Second Merchant/Newspaper Boy …… Kayla Weber
Nell ………………………………….… Chuck West
Angelo ………………………………… David Miller
Egeon …………………………………. Luis Ramentas
|Ellicia Mertens Elliott — Director– is the co-founder and Artistic Director of The Rude Mechanicals, Eastern Washington’s premiere Shakespeare theatre company. She holds a BA in Theatre Arts Education and an MA in Theatre Production, both from Central Washington University and just recently graduated with her MFA in Directing from the University of Idaho.
|Patrick Wall — Antipholus of Ephesus — This is Patrick’s 2nd show with Woodward. He has a minor in theatre from Cal Poly Pomona.
Rene Ponce — Antipholus of Syracuse — Rene is excited to be a part of WSF for a second time! He played Lucius in Titus Andronicus from the 2017 season. A Fresno native, Rene has been involved in the performing arts since childhood. He looks forward to what the future has in store and hopes you enjoy the show!
|Gabriel Biswas — Dromio of Ephesus — Gabriel is really excited to get back into acting, improvisation, and comedy. Dromio of Ephesus is his first acting role in five years, but he has been active in the theater community as a techie for almost ten years. In addition to performing, he enjoys playing his guitar, learning about computers, and spending time with his friends. He hopes you all will enjoy the madness that is The Comedy of Errors.
|Katie Osle — Dromio of Syracuse — Katie is an early childhood educator who enjoys spending her spare time standing right here and reciting things very loudly for your enjoyment. This is her third production with Woodward Shakespeare Festival. She would like to thank her lovely family and closest friends for enduring the pain of watching her fall on the floor repeatedly “until I get it right and it’s funny”.
|Laura Dobbs — Adriana — Laura has somehow stumbled into the world of Shakespeare. Last season she performed in Othello (Emilia) and Measure for Measure (Mistress Overdone) with Woodward Shakespeare Festival. She also played Bottom in Selma Art Center’s recent production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She apologizes to her dog for spending so much time at the park without her.
|Jessica Johnson — Luciana — In addition to acting, Jessica enjoys cooking, reading, drawing, dancing, singing, and playing her ukulele. She is an amateur photographer and poet with over ten years of experience. You may have recently seen her in the Fresno State Vagina Monologues (February 2019) or the Inner Ear – Beat Down Poetry Slam (April 2019).
|K.D. Younger — Balthasar/Duchess/Pinch — K.D. is making her first appearance with our company in this production, but brings a lifetime of theatre performances and background with her. She is a living history enactress, currently with two “Standup History” shows; one of Martha “Calamity” Jane Cannary and the other as Grainne Ni M’haille (Grace O’Malley), the famous Irish chieftain and sea rover. She also entertains at themed events and more as a comedy oriented standup magicienne.
|Kathie Mollica — Abbess/Emilia/Jailor — Kathie Mollica has been acting for almost two years. Her first theater experience was in The Taming of the Shrew (costumer) produced by Woodward Shakespeare Festival. He acting credits include Heda Gabler (Berta the maid) produced by New Ensemble, The Tempest (Gonzalo) produced by Fresno Soap Co, A Christmas Carol (Undertaker’s Woman) produced Good Company Players, King Lear (Oswald) produced by Theatre Ventoux, School of Fish (The Vet) produced by Xan Scott Productions, and Measure for Measure (Escalus) produced by Woodward Shakespeare Festival. Vagina Monologues (My Angry Vagina, Lists, and They Beat The Girl Out of The Boy…) at Fresno State. Currently in The Comedy of Errors (Amelia and Jailer) produced by Woodward Shakespeare Festival. She looks forward to many more years down this path. Much love and thanks to the people that have supported her in this journey.
|Kayla Weber — Courtesan/Second Merchant/Newspaper boy — Kayla Weber has recently been in Ann Vermel’s production of Under Milkwood as Polly Garter, Greg Taber’s production of King Lear as Regan, and Renee Newlove’s production of The Tempest.
|Charles West — Nell — is a retired English and History teacher. During his career he was a National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar in Shakespeare at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. He was also a Fellow at the Teaching Shakespeare Institute at Georgetown University and Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC. He has contributed Shakespeare lesson plans and other materials to several Folger Library publications. Charles has been a part of the Woodward Shakespeare Festival since Season One as dramaturg and actor, appearing in Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Inherit the Wind, Midsummer Nights Dream, and Two Gentlemen of Verona. As a writer he has published poetry, fiction and nonfiction in a variety of publications. His novel, THE SACRED DISC, was published in 2001. He has also written several short plays which have been produced in Florida, Wisconsin, Long Island, New York, Michigan San Juan Capistrano, San Diego, and Napa.
|David Miller — Angelo of Syracuse — David was previously in last summer’s production of Othello. He is very happy to be appearing in his second production with WSF. David began performing at McLane high school, where he appeared in several productions. He also performed in Fantastic Mr Fox and Waiting for Lefty at Fresno City College. He will be performing later this summer in the California Opera Association’s production of Carmen. He hopes that you enjoy the show.
|Luis Ramentas — Egeon — This is Luis’ third Woodward Shakespeare performance, having previously been seen in Richard III and Henry V. He was a long time member of Theatre 3 Repertory Company appearing in dozens of plays, including Glengarry Glen Ross as Shelly Levine, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window as Sidney, and Long Day’s Journey Into Night as James Tyrone. Luis has also performed with Epic Ensemble, Artist’s Repertory Theatre and Fresno City College.