May 5 – May 21st 2017
Fri & Sat @ 7:30pm/ Sun @ 2pm
Set on Labor Day weekend in a small Kansas town in the 1950’s, PICNIC is an innovative story with a strong focus on women. Flo Owens is a protective mother of two teenage daughters, Madge and Millie. Their family dynamics mingle with those of their boarder Rosemary, and their neighbor Mrs. Potts, sharing a firsthand look into the real life struggles of these single women.
Themes of loneliness, love, beauty and aging become even more askew when the rebellious drifter Hal enters the scene. Motives are questioned, hearts are broken, and love is realized in this touching and heartfelt play.
SANDY ROBERTS AGAN (Irma) caught the acting bug at age 11 when she was cast as Gloria in Wait Until Dark. Later she became part of an acting troupe that travelled and performed throughout Europe. Sandy was last seen as Maria in Theatre Arts West Production of Twelfth Night and Sheree in the The Dixie Swim Club at the Avo in Vista. Sandy is thrilled to be a part of OTC’s Picnic and is excited to be back performing at the Brooks.
SHERRI ALLEN (Rosemary) was last seen at OTC as Aunt Gert in Lost in Yonkers. San Diego Theatre includes: Ion Theatre (The Grapes of Wrath, The Mystery Plays); Cygnet Theatre (Our Town); Moonlight Stages (Lost in Yonkers, My Fair Lady); Scripps Ranch Theatre (The Dining Room). Elsewhere: PCPA Theaterfest (The Secret Garden, To Kill a Mockingbird); Santa Rosa Summer Repertory Theatre (The Crucible, Once Upon a Mattress, Singin’ in the Rain). Sherri received her undergraduate degree in Theatre at SDSU and did graduate work at Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. She is an associate faculty member at MiraCosta College.
SCOTT ARNOLD (Alan) Scott is thrilled to be making his OTC debut with Picnic. Training: MA in Acting from Birmingham School of Acting (UK); BFA in Acting from Azusa Pacific University. Recent works: 9 to 5 (SDMT)Titanic (Moonlight), Oklahoma! (Candlelight Pavilion), Jesus Christ Superstar, Meet Me in St. Louis, and Cornelius in Hello, Dolly! (Welk), Marcellus in The Music Man (Grove Theater), Danny in Grease (IVRT), and Charlie in Merrily, We Roll Along (Warehouse Theater). Many thanks to Ted, my family, my friends who are like family, and my Jacob, for their constant love and support. Enjoy the show!
SITTICHAI CHAIYAHAT (Bomber) is thrilled to make his debut with Oceanside Theater Company in their production of Picnic. He is a Senior at Oceanside High School, and plans on attending college next year for Musical Theater. Previous credits include: The world premiere of The Boy Who Danced On Air(Feda), Grease (Danny Zuko), Spring Awakening (Georg), and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ching Ho). He would like to thank his family and friends for their constant support, as well as Ted for this wonderful opportunity. Enjoy the show!
ADAM DANIEL (Hal) was last seen as Spike in Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike and Dr. Mitchell Lovell in Murder at the Howard Johnson’s. Adam has also appeared on Days of our Lives and such films as Phantom and Sexy Evil Genius. Some favorite San Diego theatre credits include Noises Off (Garry), The Odd Couple (Felix Ungar), The Female Odd Couple (Jesus), and The Importance of Being Earnest(Jack Worthing). Adam is a graduate of San Diego State University with a B.A. in Theatre Performance and the British American Drama Academy (BADA) in Oxford University, England.
CAROLYN LUPIN (Madge) is delighted to be making her debut with Oceanside Theatre Company. Recent credits include My Fair Lady at the Welk Resort Theatre, Sweeney Todd with Southgate Productions, A Chorus Line with Chance Theater, Arcadia with Gestalt Theatre Group, South Pacific with Oklahoma City/Rep, and Jane Austin’s Christmas Carol with Reduxion Theatre. She holds degrees in music from Oklahoma City University (M.M) and Pepperdine University (B.A.)
PAUL MALEY (Howard) graduated from UCLA’s Theatre program in 1984. He and his wife moved to San Diego in 1990 to work at Lamb’s Players Theatre where Paul spent 20 years as an actor, playwright, director, designer, road manager, and grantwriter. LPT acting credits include Shadowlands, The Boys Next Door, Leaving Iowa, and over 2,000 educational outreach performances. He has also performed with Write Out Loud, SeaWorld, the San Diego Symphony, and his family’s own company StageWorks! Paul is excited to make his OTC debut in Picnic.
DEBBIE NICASTRO (Helen) is thrilled to be joining Oceanside Theatre Companies production of Picnic. Debbie has many regional musical theatre credits with Moonlight Stage Productions such as Ragtime, Evita, Music Man, King and I, How to $,and Sweeney Todd, and most recently seen in Sylvia at Patio Playhouse. She continues to work professionally as a lead singer in variety bands and as a soloist for many corporate events. She has been a much sought after vocal teacher in the North County area for over 18 years.
MELBA NOVOA (Christine) is happy to return to OTC. Credits include Anna in the Tropics, Johnny Tenorio, Trojan Women, Yerma, Blood Wedding, You Can’t Take it With You, and Real Women Have Curves. Melba is an award-winning actor, producer and director and holds a M. A. degree from the University of Southern California.
KAITLYN O’LEARY (Millie) is excited to make her Oceanside Theatre Company debut. Her most recent role was Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family with Torrey Pines Players. Some of her favorite roles have been Hope Cladwell in Urinetown, Eponine in Les Miserables, and a member of the original company of The Test, which won Outstanding Musical at the San Diego Fringe Festival. Kaitlyn is a sophomore at Torrey Pines High School and is a member of their National Championship Varsity Dance Team. She would like to thank her family, Courtney Corey, and the rest of the cast and crew of Picnic.
TRACY WILLIAMS (Flo) has been acting since she landed the role of Wendy in Peter Pan in the 6th grade. She most enjoyed playing Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Gertrude in Hamlet and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Southwest Shakespeare Company and Lottie in Enchanted April and Charlotte Hey in Moon Over Buffalo for the Old Lyric Repertory Theatre Company. Tracy received her MFA in Acting and Directing from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She currently teaches acting and other performance classes at MiraCosta College.
EDEN YOUNG (ASM / Millie, Madge understudy) is 15 years old and a sophomore at Classical Academy High School. She also attends Palomar College. This is Edens first time working with OTC and behind the scenes! You might have previously seen her as a Mute in Scripps Ranch Theatre’s The Fantasticks or as Tweedle Dee in Moonlight Youth Theatre’s Alice in Wonderland. When not at the theatre Eden loves to go to the beach and watch movies with her friends.