LAST OF THE BOYS
February 19th, 2016 – March 6th, 2016
Bob and Pat Mielbrecht
Conjuring the 1960s and the war in Vietnam, this is a fierce, funny, and haunted play about a friendship that ends—and battle that doesn’t. For thirty years, Ben and Jeter have remained united by a time that divided the nation. The ghosts that appear are in many ways permanent residents in the bodies and psyches of those who fought in war, as well as those who became its indirect casualties.
Diana Trotter (Director) is pleased to make her Modern-Spokane directing debut with The Last of the Boys. Previous productions of Stephen Dietz’s plays include the national award-winning production of Lonely Planet at Spokane Civic Theatre, and God’s Country at Whitworth University where she serves as Chair of the Theatre department. Diana was recently seen on the Modern-Spokane stage as Polly Wyeth in Other Desert Cities, and Ruth Steiner in Collected Stories.
Todd Beadle (Ben) has worked professionally in regional theatre, film, voice-over and commercials since receiving his MFA in Acting from Penn State in 1992. Among others, he has performed with Circle X Theatre Co. and A Noise Within (Los Angeles), the Empty Space (Seattle), and many times with the Eccentric Theatre Co. (Anchorage, Alaska), of which he is also a founding member. Last of the Boys marks his first stage appearance in Spokane.
Chasity Kohlman (Salyer) has had the pleasure of being on stage in Spokane for the last 15 years. Her last role at The Modern Theater was “Lizzie” in Taking Steps. She also performed at ART, Spokane Civic Theater and Ignite Community Theater. Chasity would like to thank her family for their unfailing support and sacrifice so that she can do what she loves.
Nathan Patrick Nelson (The young Soldier) is thrilled to be working with The Modern Theater for the first time in Last Of the Boys. Nathan is a sophomore Theatre Education major at Gonzaga University. His last Spokane stage appearance was in Equus as Alan Strang. Nathan’s other Spokane credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Dogberry) at Gonzaga University. Nathan would like to thank his family, friends, and every theatre educator who encourages kids to do what they love.
Teri Grubbs (Lorraine) is excited to return to The Modern Theatre stage. Past roles include Aunt March (Little Women), Meg Boyd (Damn Yankees), Aunt Eller (Oklahoma), and most recently as Mother Abbess (Sound of Music). Teri is the owner of B sharp Music Studio in Coeur d’Alene. She thanks her family for their unending love and support and thanks you for supporting local theatre. Enjoy the show!
George Green (Jeeter) is humbled to join such a talented team and thanks them for their extra efforts and patience. George proudly served his country for 9 years. He dedicates his performance to his father, Walter Green, a 20-year Army Soldier and two-tour (volunteer) Vietnam Veteran.
Teko Dumoulin (Stage Manager) is very happy to be returning to The Modern Theatre for its second season! You might have seen his work last season as the Stage Manager for Collected Stories, The Best Brothers, Church Basement Ladies, and The Glass Menagerie. Other Stage Management credits include EWU’s productions of Ode (2012) and The Things They Carried (2010) and he was recently awarded the D.B. Downing award for Outstanding Backstage Technician for The Modern’s 2014/15 season. Teko will be the Associate Artistic Director for The Raymond E Mielbrecht Theater for the 2016-17 Season.
Jenna Clement (Light/Sound) is excited to return to The Modern-Spokane for this Steven Dietz drama. She has previously been involved with Modern shows including Boeing Boeing,The Best Brothers, Assassins, Reasons to Be Happy and Rock of Ages. Thank you for supporting local artists. Enjoy the show!