Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tons of Money Opens Friday

Waterloo – The Waterloo Community Playhouse has cast ten local, talented actors in roles for its upcoming production of Tons of Money. What happens when a down on his luck inventor finds out he’s about to receive an inheritance? He fakes his own death and attempts to come back as his long lost (presumably dead) cousin to collect the inheritance. Hilarity ensues in typical farce fashion.

The cast for the show is:

Andrew Bouska (AUBREY) works full time as a graphic artist and 3D animator with Williams Interactive. He was seen onstage in last season’s productions of Noises Off and Getting Sara Married. In 2002 he got to meet one of his all­ time favorite idols, Steven Spielberg.

Molly Bertch (LOUISE) is making her WCP debut although she has been in several other local theatre productions, most recently Thomas Underground with Theatre 40. She has a BA in Theatre Education from Northern Arizona University and currently works as a graphic artist/photographer/muralist. She also works at Lost Island Waterpark as her alter­ego, Maizie Mermaid!

Adam Osterhaus (CHESTERMAN) most recently appeared in last summer’s production of Les Miserables is an avid movie watcher and collector who is within 5 films of a complete collection of Disney animated films. He recently hosted Alaskan singer/songwriter Marian Call for a house concert in his apartment.

Robyn Kuykendall (SIMPSON) works at Morg’s Diner. She is returning to the WCP stage after a long hiatus. She most recently served as the Assistant Stage Manager for Christmas Crackers. She also works as a sign language interpreter. She is the mother of two adult children, Christyn and Cory.

David Marsh (SPRULES) also appeared in last summer’s production of Les Miserables. He works as a customer service representative for HGS. David is originally from upstate New York, but moved here in the fall of 2013. He is engaged to be married this coming August.

Christopher Abrams (GILES) is making his debut with this production. He is originally from Danville, Illinois. Christopher owns City Services, LLC providing the Cedar Valley with interior/exterior painting, seasonal lawn care and janitorial services. He also has a talk show on KBOL 100.1 FM on Saturdays

Jens Petersen (HENERY) has appeared in several shows at WCP including The Music Man, Jesus Christ Superstar, and All Shook Up. He has also worked backstage on several shows here as well as at Theatre UNI. Jens’ main addiction is to Dr. Pepper.

B J Moeller (MISS MULLETT) was last seen onstage at WCP in the production of Over the Tavern. B J is a retired school teacher. She has written and performed in three historical vignettes for the Belle Plaine Historical Society playing notable historic figures Queen Victoria and Mary Todd Lincoln.

Joel Zummak (GEORGE MAITLAND) is a familiar face to WCP audiences. He holds degrees in accounting from Hawkeye Community College and theatre from UNI. He loves to travel most frequently to St. Louis and Minneapolis.

Nicole Pressley (JEAN EVERARD) works as a teacher at East High. She currently is in grad school to get her Master’s in social psychology. A couple of interesting facts about Nicole: She won the lottery at the age of 21 and she is actually related to Elvis Pressley.

The show runs from May 15­-22. Tickets for the performance are available online. Box office hours are Tuesday­-Friday from 1-­6 pm. The box office is located inside the Waterloo Center for the Arts and can be reach at 319-291-4494.

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