JEN POIRY-PROUGH (Thelma/Jimmy/Susan) is thrilled to share the state
with this fantastic cast and crew in this hilarious farce. This
one-time award-winner was last seen at Arena in BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL
(Maggie, Clem, a Tiger) and in PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM (Linda). Other
recent productions include NUNSENSE (Amnesia), MRS. PACKARD (Mrs,
Chapman) and YOU CAN”T TAKE IT WITH YOU (Penny). Earlier this year,
she performed with her 5-year-old daughter Sarrazine for the first
time in ORPHAN TRAIN at the Pulse Opera House (Jen was thoroughly and
rightfully upstaged). She is looking forward to working with Andy
Planck, Tommy Saul, and a cast of all-stars in the upcoming
production of Adam Guettel’s brilliaint musical THE LIGHT IN THE
PIAZZA with Three Rivers Music Theatre. She works in marketing
(3Rivers Federal Credit Uniion), conducts freezer meal workshops (Wildtree),
is a freelance writer (Whatzup), runs a theatre audtion/production
website (www,greenroomonline,org) and she is Colby Prough’s wife.
SUZAN MORIARTY - (Mrs. Reece and Professor Einstein) Suzan is thrilled to be back on the Arena stage after last being seen as Masha in Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike. An award winning actress, she is a familiar face on stage as well as off. Her credits are extensive and include local performances in: Fox on the Fairway, Will Rogers Follies, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Father of the Bride,Boeing Boeing, Romantic Comedy, Don’t Dress for Dinner , Xanadu and Broadway Bound. Other credits include performances in, The World Goes Round, Shadowlands,Death By Chocolate, No Sex Please We're British, and Chapter Two. Most recently she directed last season’s successful comedy, Always a Bridesmaid. This spring, she will be directing her third Jones, Hope and Wooten comedy called, Funny Little Thing Called Love. Suzan is the Director of Business Development as well as the Community Liaison for Signature HealthCARE Fort Wayne and is currently serving as President on Arena Dinner Theatre's Board of Directors.
REBECCA LARUE KARCHER: Previously seen as Sheree in Dixie Swim Club and in The Smell of the Kill, as Debra, Rebecca is grateful for the chance to return to the Arena stage! While her workdays are dedicated to being a committed public servant, her heart is always happiest on stage or in the wings or running lines during rehearsal. Rebecca loves her theatre family and sends a big Thank You to her handsome husband and son for being supportive and fun.
BECKY NICCUM (Norah - playing Mrs. Tompkins and Roberta the Robot) Just received an Arena Award for her performance as Millie in Exit Laughing last season, where she had a delightful time. She kept busy after Exit Laughing by Directing Avenue Q for the Civic Theatre this past spring; which was a very enjoyable experience because it had a fabulous cast, crew and staff. Last season she directed The Kitchen Witches here at Arena, and this season she will be directing The Cemetery Club for our Christmas show. Becky is no stranger to the theatre in this town, both on and off stage. Some of her favorite shows have been The Curious Savage, The Butler Did It, Auntie Mame, Scapino, The Best Little Whorehouse in
Paul R. Faulkner (Gordon - playing Rev. Allsopp) is thrilled to
appear with these super talented ladies in such a fun show! He was
most recently seen as "Capt. Bracket" in 'South Pacific.' Prior to
that this season he was "Swifty Lazar," in 'Frost/Nixon,' for which
he won an Arena Award. In prior seasons, he was in 'The Mousetrap, '
and 'Laughing Stock.' Other area theatre credits last season include
'Mary Poppins' (Civic), 'Ruby Bridges' (Youtheatre), and 'Jesus
Christ Superstar' (St. Francis). The season prior he was nominated
for an Anthony Award for '33 Variations' at Ft. Wayne Civic. Paul
has a B.A. in Theatre from Concordia University, River Forest, IL
(2004) , and is currently head organist for Zion Evangelical
Lutheran Church (LCMS), Garrett. This evenings performance is
dedicated to his parents for dealing with the fact he is never
available after ,
and all the theatre and music teachers he has had along the way-
beginning with Mr. Harvey Cocks.
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