Blithe Spirit

Meet the Cast

ELISABETH HENRY
ELISABETH HENRY
MRS. BRADMAN

Elisabeth Henry, a transplant from Manhattan, lives in Elka Park, New York.  She is a huge fan of Capital Repertory Theater and Noël Coward, so the opportunity to play in this house, this way, is very meaningful.  Many, many thanks to our wonderful director, Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, this glorious cast, and all the smart, kind, and talented people that came together to pull off this surprisingly complicated, marvelously supernatural, stylish and sly evening of fun.  And thanks, of course, to the board and the members of the audience, whose support of the arts is a value that cannot be measured.

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GARY LINDEMANN
GARY LINDEMANN
CHARLES

makes his spirited return to Cap Rep after last summer’s MAMMA MIA! as Harry. Broadway shows: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and ANYTHING GOES. He toured with DISNEY’S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, tapped traveling with ANYTHING GOES and rocked with the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (Soloist). Regional performances include MAN OF LAMANCHA (Quixote), A CHRISTMAS STORY (Old Man), MAMMA MIA (Harry), 1776 (Rutledge), SPAMALOT (Sir Galahad), AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (Phileas Fogg), LITTLE WOMEN (Prof. Bhaer), URINETOWN (Lockstock), THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Trevor), SWEENEY TODD (Anthony), KISS ME KATE (Fred), and FANTASTICKS (El Gallo). TV credits: QUANTICO, LAW & ORDER SVU, LAW & ORDER, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, and ALL MY CHILDREN. Trained at Carnegie-Mellon University, he loves motorcycling, picking his guitar, and baking pies. Gary is married to the woman of his dreams, Christy Morton, and proud father to baby son, Peter.

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YVONNE PERRY
YVONNE PERRY
ELVIRA

is a professional actress based in both the Capital Region and NYC. Yvonne originated the role of Lisa in productions of THE GOD GAME at Hudson Stage, Gulfshore Playhouse and Capital Rep. Other regional theatre: HALFWAY, NEBRASKA (Sheila) with NYC Fringe: NAKED INFLUENCE (Angie), THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG (Gorgeous), A CHRISTMAS STORY (Mother), and INTIMATE APPAREL (Mrs. VanBuran) – all at Capital Rep.; ROMEO + JULIET (Lady Capulet, Benvolio) and THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (Mistress Page) with Saratoga Shakespeare; THE ELEPHANT MAN (Mrs. Kendal) and PRESENT LAUGHTER (Liz), at Hubbard Hall; DINNER WITH FRIENDS (Karen) at River Valley Rep. Other credits include shows at NYSTI; Stageworks/Hudson; Theatre 88; and Oldcastle. TV: Rosanna Cabot on the CBS soap AS THE WORLD TURNS (1993 Soap Opera Award); LAW & ORDER, CI; SILK STALKINGS; GUIDING LIGHT; ALL MY CHILDREN and CANDID CAMERA. Yvonne also does corporate training videos, narration work, and several web series. She has taught and directed shows at area colleges for over 15 years. (UAlbany, Siena, Union, Skidmore) BFA: Adelphi University. MA: UAlbany. Proud member AEA and SAG-AFTRA. www.yvonneperry.com

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BRENNY RABINE
BRENNY RABINE
RUTH

happily returns to theRep. Other productions here include OTHER DESERT CITIES (Brooke), GOD OF CARNAGE (Annette), and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Jean Louise). Brenny’s first role at theRep was as the Scottish maid, Catherine, in BOSTON MARRIAGE, and she delightedly passes the baton to Ms. Torstveit. Brenny’s performed at SoHo Playhouse, Arkansas Rep, Peterborough Players, Shadowland Stages, Lake Theatre, Majestic Theatre, Adirondack Theatre Festival, WAM, and Saratoga Shakespeare, among others. How fitting to be matched by her great friend, Ms. Perry, with whom she played as the titular wives in THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR and in DINNER WITH FRIENDS (River Valley Rep). Brenny is a proud of alumna of MopCo Improv Theatre, and thanks Michael and Kat for their training, friendship, and wisdom. TV: GOTHAM, WILLIAM KENNEDY’S PROHIBITION STORY. Ridiculous amounts of information can be found at www.brennyrabine.com. As always, to Dale and Nolan.

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JOHN ROMEO
JOHN ROMEO
Mr. BRADMAN

West End-London-THE SNOW QUEEN: Off Broadway- AMERICAN ENTERPRISE; A TALE OF CINDERELLA; BORN YESTERDAY: ARSENIC AND OLD LACE; Regional- A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS; OF MICE AND MEN; THE DEATH OF A SALESMAN; ORPHAN TRAIN; A CHRISTMAS CAROL; IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE; MIRACLE ON 34TH ST.; ROMEO AND JULIET; MACBETH; WINTER’S TALE; TWELFTH NIGHT-Saratoga Shakespeare; NEW WORLD ORDER-Troy Foundry Theatre; Directed THE MIRACLE WORKER at NYSTI; HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE. Films include FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM; ICE QUEEN; ACCELERATOR; ORPHANED; THE UNIVERSAL; STAGEHAND and the award-winning films THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT DISAPPEARED (Co-director) and READY OR NOT… (Director). Voiceovers for radio, TV, film worldwide. Proud member of Actors’ Equity, SAG-AFTRA.

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EILEEN SCHUYLER
EILEEN SCHUYLER
MADAME ARCATI

is delighted to return to Capital Rep, where she was most recently seen in 4000 MILES, 33 VARIATIONS and HAMLET. Other stage performances include THE OLD MEZZO (WAM), A WEDDING STORY (Stageworks/Hudson), SHERLOCK’S SECRET LIFE (Fulton Opera House), LAKE EFFECT (Studio Arena Theater), ARSENIC AND OLD LACE (Queens Theater in the Park), HEARTBREAK HOUSE (Hubbard Hall) and 25 roles with NYSTI. She developed and directed original stage adaptations of SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY and A BINTEL BRIEF: SIXTY YEARS OF LETTERS FROM THE LOWER EAST SIDE TO THE “JEWISH DAILY FORWARD.” Eileen currently serves as Artistic Director of Theater Voices of Albany. An AUDIE winner, she’s a proud member of Actors’ Equity and SAG/AFTRA.

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KELSEY TORSTVEIT
KELSEY TORSTVEIT
EDITH

is overjoyed to return to theREP in this fabulous farce! In 2016, she appeared in the On the Go production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and last fall, she played Jennifer in RED MAPLE as part of the NEXT ACT! New Play Summit. Her credits include: The Woman in THE TURN OF THE SCREW (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater), Hilo in THEORY OF MIND (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), Natalia Landauer in I AM A CAMERA (Wellfleet), and Lenny McGrath in CRIMES OF THE HEART (Fable Theatre, VT). B.F.A. NYU. Thank you so much to Maggie for this opportunity and to my Mom for my sense of humor.

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