CARL N. WALLNAU*

(Egeon) is pleased to return to the PSF. Some of his favorite Festival credits include Senex in last year’s Forum, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Andrew Wyke in Sleuth, Sir Francis Chesney in Charlie’s Aunt and Comte DeGuiche in Cyrano de Bergerac. His most recent credits include Milt in Laughter on the 23rd Floor for 1812 Productions and Fagin in Oliver for Centenary Stage. He is currently artistic director of the Centenary Stage Company, an Equity theatre located on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown, N.J., where he is also associ­ate professor of theatre arts and chairman of the fine arts department. He received his M.F.A. from Rutgers University: Mason Gross School of the Arts and is married to his favorite actress Colleen Smith Wallnau.

 

BRANDON MEEKS

(Duke Solinus) is delighted to return to the PSF stage after performing the role of Hamlet in the 2010 Linny Fowler WillPower Tour. Originally from Louisville, Ky., he currently lives in New York City. Credits include: Bea(u)tiful in the Extreme (Roxy Regional Theatre), Macbeth (American Theatre of Actors), Urinetown: The Musical (University of Louisville), Romeo and Juliet (University of Louisville), and five years of experience in improvisational comedy.

 

BRENT YOSHIKAMI

(Pinch/Balthasar) played Horatio in the PSF WillPower tour of Hamlet. Other favorite roles include Donalbain/Porter in Macbeth (American Globe Theatre); Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Curious Frog Theatre); Antonio in Twelfth Night (Classic Stage Company); Medvedenko in The Seagull (Columbia University); Edgar in King Lear (Hawaii Shakespeare Festival); Hal in Proof, Jason Posner in Wit (Manoa Valley Theatre); Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Diamond Head Theater).

 

PETE DANELSKI

(First Merchant) is a ris­ing DeSales sophomore from Philadelphia. He is honored to make his PSF debut. Thanks to family for love and guidance. For Paramour.

 

IAN BEDFORD*

(Antipholus of Syracuse) is thrilled to return to PSF for his sixth season. Previously he has appeared in the title role in Henry V, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Othello, As You Like It and Henry IV, Part 1. Recent credits: Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew (Chicago Shakespeare), Superior Donuts (Arden Theater Co.), School of Night (Mark Taper Forum), The Beaux Stratagem and Richard III (Shakespeare Theatre Co.), the title roles in Richard III (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare) and Macbeth (Orlando Shakespeare). TV credits include recurring on Law & Order: SVU.

 

STEVE BURNS*

(Dromio of Syracuse) is best known for his Emmy-nominated role as Steve on Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues. For PSF: Mozart in Amadeus and Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1994). He performs vari­ous strange theater mostly in Brooklyn, has appeared as a storyteller for The Moth, and has recorded a children’s record with mem­bers of the Flaming Lips. He is thrilled to be back at DeSales, where he has never once heard a trash truck at 4:00 a.m.

 

CHRIS FAITH*

(Dromio of Ephesus) is very happy to be performing in his fifth year at PSF; he was last seen as Hysterium in Forum. He has appeared Off-Broadway and performed oppo­site Linda Eder in Vince Marinia and Jack Murphy’s (Lyricist of The Civil War and Wonderland on Broadway) The Seduction of Sheila Valentine, which will be given a Broadway backers’ audi­tion in the near future. Chris is a multiple Barrymore nominee for Best Actor/Play and Best Supporting Actor/Musical and winner for Best Ensemble. He has performed at the Wilma Theater, Arden Theatre, People’s Light and Theatre, 1812 Productions, Act II Playhouse, Luna Theatre, Media Theatre, and the Flatrock Playhouse in North Carolina. Upcoming projects include Treasure Island and Of Mice and Men in the role of Curly, both at People’s Light. Many thanks to Patrick and Russ for this opportunity!

 

ELEANOR HANDLEY*

(Adriana)originally from Melbourne, Australia, Eleanor came to New York to complete her M.F.A. at the New School for Drama. Since graduating she has worked extensively with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival play­ing Maria in Twelfth Night, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, and most recently Cressida in the critically acclaimed production of Troilus and Cressida. Off Broadway she has appeared opposite Austin Pendleton in the New York premiere of Chuck Lee’s Limonade Tous les Jour and with Dominic Chianese in A Chamber Christmas Carol. Regional: Joanne Galloway in a Few Good Men, Sylvia in Sylvia, and Cecily Pigeon in The Odd Couple. TV: Guiding Light  and As the World Turns.

 

LAUREN ORKUS*

(Luciana) Credits include: My Sweet Charlie (June Havoc Theatre, NYC), The Diary of Anne Frank (St. Louis Rep.), Doubt (Weston Playhouse), Night of the Iguana (Berkshire Theatre Fest.), The House in Hydesville (Geva Theatre), Ivanvov (Gene Frankel, NYC) Arms and the Man (Orlando Shakespeare Theater), Hollow (NYC). M.F.A. Acting: FSU/Asolo Theatre Conservatory, B.A. Theater: Penn State.

 

THOMAS MATTHEW KELLEY*

(Antipholus of Ephesus) Off-Broadway: Wife to James Whelan (Mint Theatre Company), Dust (Westside Theatre), Phenomenon (HERE Arts Center), Dog Sees God (The Red Door Theatre). Regional: Cardenio, Julius Caesar, and Donnie Darko (American Repertory Theatre); Pride and Prejudice, As You Like It, and Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville). TV: How to Make It in America (HBO) Film: The Strangest Bullet in my Skull (AlphaSixty Productions). M.F.A.: ART/MXAT Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University.

 

RYAN YANDERSITS

(Luce/Officer) recently received a B.A. in acting/directing from DSU. Act 1 credits include King Pellinore (Camelot), Smee (Peter Pan) and Tony Lumpkin (She Stoops to Conquer). He thanks his Mom and Dad for their end­less support and his friends for building a wonderful family together.

 

ADAM DELANCEY

(Officer) is a recent graduate of DeSales University and is excited about his debut with PSF. He would like to thank his friends and family for all their support.

 

ABBIE RICHARDS

(Courtesan) is a rising senior theatre major at DeSales. Credits include Dana in Quilters and Jane Andrews in Anne of Green Gables. Gratitude to all my endless support, you know who you are.

 

ANNE LEWIS*

(Emelia) is happy to return to PSF where she was last seen as Paulina in The Winter’s Tale. A member the DeSales the­atre faculty, Anne directed the Act 1 productions of Death of a Salesman and Of Mice and Men. The Morning Call cited both as the number one productions in the Lehigh Valley in the past two years. Some of Anne’s film work includes Monica Bates in Tenure, the Dance Instructor in Girl Interrupted, and Meg in Let’s Talk. Anne also directed Shakespeare: A Political Subversive for the International Institute for Culture in Philadelphia and served as the director of the Summer Theatre Institute at DeSales.

 

GORDON GRAY

(Angelo) is happy to be return­ing for his sixth summer with PSF. Last season he appeared as the host in The Merry Wives of Windsor. Other PSF roles: Chase in 1776 and Mountfluery in Cyrano. Formerly a professor of Theatre Arts at Barnard College, for the past 15 years Gordon has appeared in numerous tours of Broadway musicals. Favorite roles include Schultz in Cabaret, Pop Carnes in Oklahoma, and Max in The Sound of Music. He is co-author with Isy Monk, and director of the PBS teleplay We Ain’t What We Was.

 

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Stage Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.