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This comedy about love, bad luck, aging, and airport security will make your bad week seem like a walk in the park! The light bulbs in Sarah’s apartment keep burning out, there’s yet another leak in the roof, the aquarium is perpetually full of dead fish, the cat’s gone AWOL, and her blind father is immediately suspicious of Tom… a TSA agent who just brought Sara home from the emergency room on New Year’s Eve with a fractured 5th meta-tarsal.
Wes Deitrick, Director, has directed and performed in shows in Los Angeles as well as other SoCal locations, and he has been working in Spokane since 2004. Some favorite directing productions in Spokane include The Mousetrap, Shakespeare in Hollywood, Of Mice and Men and That Championship Season. He most recently performed as Lyman in our Spokane Season Opener, Other Desert Cities. Other local roles include Nixon – Frost-Nixon, Albert Soady – Escanaba in Da Moonlight, James Tyrone – Long Day’s Journey into Night and Various roles in Reed McColm’s adaptation of Our Town. Much love to wife: Kristen; daughters: Nicole and May.
Rick Boal (Leo Fine) is delighted to be making his debut performance at The Modern Theater-Spokane. He was last seen as Mr. Laurence in the Couer d’Alene production of Little Women – The Musical. Rick has directed numerous plays and is a SAG actor raised in LA, performing in theater, films, tv movies, commercials and print ads for forty years. He played Felix Unger in two different productions of The Odd Couple and looks forward to Leo Fine being his favorite role.
Sean Curran (Yuri) is overjoyed to be stepping onto the stage at The Modern Theater-Spokane for the first time. He was last seen as Rick Steadman in The Modern-CDA’s production The Nerd. Sean earned a BA in Drama at the University of Montana in 2004. He spends most of his time with his beautiful wife Samantha, and their three wonderful Daughters. Sean’s other favorite roles include Charlie Baker in The Foreigner, and George Gibbs in Our Town.
Emily Jones (Sarah) is so thankful for this opportunity to join such an amazing cast and to be at The Modern Theater-Spokane for the first time. Last seen as Annette Raleigh in The Modern-CDA’s production of God of Carnage, Tzeitel in Spokane Civic’s Fiddler on the Roof, and in the ensemble in Civic’s Les Miserables, she is grateful to her husband, Zac, whose teamwork makes participating in this art that she loves possible.
Brandon Montang (Tom) is thrilled to be stepping onstage at The Modern Theater-Spokane. From Spokane Valley, Brandon has enormous respect for the work that has been done here and the artists that have taken the stage before him. Most recently seen as John Williamson in Stage Left’s Glengarry Glen Ross, Brandon is a veteran to the stage. He hopes you enjoy the show, a true labor of love.
Teko Demoulin (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.
Amy Kells (Costumer) is honored to be a part of The Modern Theater this season! She started in theater as a stage mom which lead her performing in four productions herself and costuming over twenty-five productions. She has enjoyed involvement with theater education programs in the Spokane area including Ponderosa Elementary, University High School, and Christian Youth Theater. Amy’s passion for costuming stems from her love of people and witnessing them develop inner character while portraying a contrasting character on stage.
Mariah Smith (Lights) is ecstatic to be working with such an amazing cast. After spending most of her time on stage, she’s excited to be behind the scenes! She would like to thank George Green for always pushing her, her mom for always believing in her, and her best friend Lili for doing a little bit of both. She hopes you enjoy the show and happy holidays!
Elizabeth Kitzig (Props) has enjoyed art in its varied forms for as long as she can remember. Some of her favorite ways to express her artistic side are through creating paintings, crafts and cooking. Recently Lizzy was introduced to the Spokane theater community when she took the opportunity to join the prop team for Leftovers. She was happy to find that her love of crafts had a place in the theater family.