Photos, Bios and Credits
|SHANA ABORN (Cutiepie) most recently played
Lola in Parkside’s Come Back, Little Sheba. Other favorite roles:
Hecuba (The Trojan Women), Rosemary (Picnic), Linda (Play
It Again, Sam), Miss Prism (The Importance of Being Earnest),
Puz Ling (It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman), Penny (You
Can’t Take It With You), Mrs. Smith (The Bald Soprano),
Margery (Henry VI, part 2). A magazine editor in her offstage time,
she often posts short stories to a writers’ site on AOL.
|KEN ANDERS (Phyllis) has been active in
theater for 25 years. This is his fourth production with Parkside. Earlier
this season he was seen as Superman/Clark Kent in It's a Bird...It's a
Plane...It's Superman, and he directed Heaven Can Wait. Several
years ago he appeared as Lancelot in Parkside's production of Camelot,
one of his favorite roles. Other favorites have been Sky Masterson in Guys
and Dolls, the Prince in Romeo and Juliet, Ben in The
Telephone, Little John in Tales of Robin Hood and a jouster at
the NY Renaissance Festival, the Lion in Androcles and the Lion,
and Matt O'the Mint in The Beggars' Opera.
BONÉTT (Cheese) The last time Ray was on the Parkside stage he
was playing the evil, dastardly, murderous (but lovable) Dr. Sedgwick in ...Superman.
Prior to that he was the simple (but lovable) Mortimer in The
Fantasticks, and the talkative (but lovable) Abe in Beau Jest.
He has studied acting at HB Studios with the talented (but lovable)
William Hickey and Rose Arrick. During the day, Ray is a humble (but
lovable) Customer Service Rep with the American Kennel Club, where
everybody knows who's a dog.
|JIM BURNS (Horndog) Jim has enjoyed working
in a variety of capacities in community theatre over the past two decades.
His last onstage appearance at Parkside was as Vernon in They're
Playing Our Song. Recently, he made his dancing debut with Heavenly
Bodies Dance Studio in Ozone Park.
|KEVIN SCHWAB (Plato) Kevin has worked with
the Parkside Players four times before this show. He debuted with them as
Sir Tom in Camelot, performed dead in Heaven Can Wait and
worked on Come Back, Little Sheba and The Fantasticks. He's
been involved with Molloy and Mary Louis high school productions, diocesan
theatre guild shows and St. Adalbert plays. He can be seen in Guys and
Dolls this August at St. Greggs in Belrose.
|STARR (Nadine) is proud to be working for the
first time with the Parkside Players. STARR played Edna (Prisoner of
Second Avenue), Celia (Hatful of Rain), Mrs. Catherick (Egad,
The Woman in White), as well as Sandy (Earth, Wind & Fire)
at the 29th St. Playhouse. STARR is a multi-media artist who has written
and illustrated two children's books. STARR's sculptures, graphics and
carved glass work are in several galleries and her country western album, Married
Man's Poker, features her music, lyrics and lead vocals. STARR is
equally comfortable on either side of the stage and has participated as
director, assistant director, set and costume designer, construction crew,
gopher and billboard painter for stage productions as well as designing a
few Playbill covers.
|JOHN C. SNYDER (Director) has been involved in the theatre
from the wee age of 13. He has graced the stage in various roles: Lord
Fancourt in Charlie’s Aunt, The Sultan of Bashir in Don’t
Drink the Water, Mr. Lord in The Philadelphia Story, Uncle Jeff
in Mame, to name a few. He has also served in a variety of
functions both behind and in front of the stage for a number of theatre
groups, such as Parkside Players and The Heights Players. This show marks
John’s directorial debut.
|JOHN O'HARE (Assistant Director/Stage Manager) John has
been a member of the Parkside Players since 1984. He has directed I
Hate Hamlet, assistant directed Play it Again, Sam, Lend Me a Tenor
and stage managed most of the rest. He has also designed the fabled
fold-out set for ...Superman. He has worked with groups in
Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens in a variety of capacities.
|GLENN RIVANO (Lighting Designer) Glenn has been
involved in the theater for nearly 24 years. During that time he has
performed many tasks including producing, assistant directing, sound and
even acting. His first job was in lighting though and it continues to be
his passion. This show offers Glenn his most challenging show to date (and
loving it). When he isn't 'playing' with the lights, Glenn serves on the
board of directors for the Parkside Players.