Meet the Artists

Cast

Ross Beschler • Bagnall
Gaby Bradbury • Elly
Pearce Bunting • Cassidy/Darrel
Keith J. Conallen • Norman/Pat
Brian Ratcliffe • Darrel
Ed Swidey • Roc
H. Michael Walls • Bill

Production Team

Richard Bean • Playwright
Blanka Zizka • Director
Matt Saunders • Set Designer
Oana Botez • Costume Designer
Allen Hahn • Lighting Designer
Daniel Perelstein • Composer and Sound Designer
H. Michael Walls

H. Michael Walls (Bill) makes his fifth appearance in a Wilma production, having debuted there on Sansom St. eighteen years ago with Pearce’s inevitably forceful presence in the cast, and Blanka’s always wonderfully imaginative hand on the tiller. Seems like old times.  His last appearance here was in 2010’s Leaving.  Walls is a stage veteran of more than 40 years and over 150 productions. He has appeared in many area theatres including Theatre Exile, The Arden, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Philadelphia Theatre Company, and several no-longer extant groups such as Novel Stages, Philadelphia Festival Theatre of New Plays and Philadelphia Drama Guild.  Playwrights whose work he has performed range from Checkhov, Shakespeare, Shaw, Arthur Miller, Steinbeck and Williams to Stoppard, Jason Miller, Derek Walcott, and Havel.  He wishes to thank Blanka for so much - of course the role and the rehearsal process; JR for putting him in touch with so much of himself he didn’t know was there; and Pat, one of the best stage managers, and warmest people in the world.  Especially, he thanks his wife for the inspiration, humor, support, and love that make all other things possible.  He dedicates his performance of this role to Jiri, whose absence often leaves a twinge of sadness in the creative part of his heart.