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Meet the Cast: The Heidi Chronicles
We are so excited to have this talented cast. You can see this performance March 27-28. Tickets available at https://tinyurl.com/MRTCheidi.
Meet the cast of The Heidi Chronicles:
Director Ellie Smith’s on-stage acting experience extends from School House Rock in grade school to The Secret Garden at OSU last year. Her first role for MRTC was in our second season playing Shelly in Buried Child. Her most recent appearance was as Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest. In the span of one pandemic year, she directed Twelfth Night and had roles in The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Rover and Gallathea for Majesticpiece Theatre. We are glad to welcome Ellie to her first directorship of a MRTC production.
Brandi Douglas (Heidi Holland) directed Women Playing Hamlet, our November show. Before that she appeared as Saint Maria in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot for MCT and Jory in Disgraced for MRTC.
BreAnna Manassa (Peter) played Callie Pax in the MRTC production of Stop Kiss in 2019 and Madeline in Choose Your Own Carol. She was also Brandi’s assistant director for Women Playing Hamlet.
Danyelle Tinker (Susan) received her BA in Theatre Arts from Western Oregon University. She now lives in Astoria. Her credits include Elaine in Night Watch for North End Players, Suzanne in The Twilight of the Golds and Lisa in Private Eyes for Twilight Theater Company all in Portland.
Staying in character as Scoop, Ryan McWayne had a tough time coming up with just three accomplishments to mention in print. He highlighted Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man, Zoltan Karpathy in My Fair Lady and Director of The Little Mermaid for the Lebanon Association for Theatre Arts.
Valerie Asbell directed Hamlet and cast herself as Ophelia for her own theater company, Clever Enough (cleverenough.org). She also played Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker with Twilight Theater Company in Portland.
Karlissa Jones is a former board member for Albany Civic Theatre. She has directed there and two of her many appearances on the ACT stage include Gwendolyn Pigeon in the Odd Couple and Lenny in Crimes of the Heart.
Jeannette Miller is active in Majesticpiece Theatre with appearances in The Rover, Much Ado About Nothing, Midsummer Night's Dream, Cymbaline, and Gallathea. She also was the writer/director for Seven Keys to Baldpate and Sorry Wrong Number.
Brandon Urey played Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, Willmore in The Rover, and Tim in Choose Your Own Carol, all performed through Majesticpiece Theatre.
The Heidi Chronicles will be available to stream the weekend of March 27-28. Purchase tickets at https://tinyurl.com/MRTCheidi. You will receive a link to the streaming site via email. The price is on a sliding scale; you can pick what you pay for tickets. Suggested prices range from $10 to $20 dollars. A $2.00 processing fee will be added to all tickets purchased online. You can also purchase tickets by calling the Business Office at 541-758-7827. Closed Captioning is available.