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Production Staff

Director - Brian A. Palmer

Director - Bethany Schoeff

Board Representative - Megan Mateer

Stage Manager - Jordan Sauer

Assistant Stage Manager - Amy Sparks

Scenic Designer - Megan Mateer

Lighting Designer - Kurt Mueller

Properties Designer - Jaimee Levitt

Costume Designer - Brian A. Palmer

Any Body for Tea?

Captain Williams - Christopher Thomas
Dennis O'Finn - Keith Larsen
Miss Hildegarde Hodge - Leslie Robinson
Miss Amantha Abernathy - Charlisa Anderson
Miss Birdie Beauregard - Cheryl Y. Nelson
Miss Lucy Long - Stephanie Garber
Miss Nettie Norton - Charlene Dubin
Miss Elizabeth Ellsworth - Leslie Morales
Kramer - Julia Cannell


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Lee Abrams

Fred Delacroix, Demipho

Lee will be portraying the characters of Fred Delacroix and Demipho in tonight's performance. Past credits include Ariel the Robot in Return to the Forbidden Planet [Pickerington Community Theatre], Mr. Paravicini in The Mousetrap [Pickerington Community Theatre], and Jonathan Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace [Pickerington Community Theatre]. He would like to thank his daughter Tess and his dad Jeff for their support and his dog Indi for not eating his scripts.

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Charlisa Anderson

Miss Amantha Abernathy, Dorippa

This is Char’s first production with Aethereal Jest. She has performed for over a decade in community theatre in Columbus. Favorite roles include; Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie, Mrs. Haggett in The Late Christopher Bean, Mrs. Banks in Barefoot in the Park, Miss Asquith in The Way of all Fish and Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn in The Music Man. She also dabbles in TV and film. Char thanks Brian and Bethany for this opportunity and Steve and family for their support.

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Brad Barbin


Brad Barbin appears as Lysimachus in this show. He has appeared throughout Columbus at the following theatres: CATCO, Gallery Players, Columbus Civic Theatre, Original Productions Theatre in Dublin, Eclipse Theatre Company, Standing Room Only, Weathervane Playhouse, and Worthington Community Theatre. His favorite role was Brick Pollitt in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. He is a federal trial attorney by day. He is very pleased to be part of Aethereal Jest's debut performance.

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Julia Cannell


Julia will be portraying the role of Kramer in tonight's performance. This her first production with Aethereal Jest Arts Council. Past credits include: Joanna in Present Laughter [Curtain Players], Nicky in Smell of the Kill [Little Theatre Off Broadway], and Mariana in The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines [Columbus Civic Theater].

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Sam Clements

Bill Hutchison

Sam is happy to be part of Aethereal Jest Arts Council's first triple feature, and even more pleased to be sharing the stage with his stepson, Harrison. Sam's previous credits include Linus in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, John Hancock in 1776, Ray-Bud in Dearly Departed, and is a cast member with It's All Been Done Radio Hour. When not working or acting, Sam enjoys video games, reading, and spending time with his family and dogs. Thanks to Brian, the cast and crew, his wife Ashley, and kids Harrison and Jenna.

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Harrison Collins

Davy Hutchison

Performing is in Harrison's blood. His mom and stepdad are actors, his little sister is an actor/dancer, and his dad is a stand up comic. The Lottery is Harrison's first venture into community theatre, though he's no stranger to the stage. He's performed in several productions in his church, including the roles of King Herod in The First Christmas, and Tiny Tim in Scrooge in Bethlehem. He also guest starred on It's All Been Done Radio Hour, where he also co-wrote a commercial.  Harrison is also a musician. He plays the piano, and will be starting saxophone lessons in the fall. In his spare time, Harrison enjoys playing DOORS on his tablet and collecting Pokemon cards. He'd like to thank his family and friends, his cat Gigi, and his dogs Poppy and Leo.

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Connor C. Daugherty


Connor C. Daugherty will be portraying the roles of Norbert Donald "Don" Burgess in The Lottery and Charinus in Rome Is Where the Heart Is​ in tonight's performance, his first ever with Aethereal Jest Arts Council! Past credits include the Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors [Wagnalls Community Theater], Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls [Pickerington Community Theatre], and Lord of the Underworld in the Jebby-Award-winning production Eurydice [Actor's Theatre of Columbus]. He’d like to thank his mother and wonderful girlfriend for their love and support.

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Anna L. Defendiefer


Anna will be portraying the roles of Mrs. Eva Burgess in The Lottery and Lycissa in Rome Is Where the Heart Is in tonight's performance. This is the first production that she has done with Aethereal Jest Arts Council. Past credits include: Gina in One Hit Wonderful [Astronomy Stage Theater Company], Gabe in Theatre Roulette [MadLab Theatre], and numerous roles within the local film scene. Anna would like to thank her partner Zach, her family, and the local theatre community for supporting her quest to do more acting!

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Charlene Dubin

Miss Nettie Norton, Miss Alma Bessom

Charlene Dubin is thrilled to be part of Aethereal Jest's debut production! Favorite past roles include Virginia Woolf in A Voice of Her Own [Worthington Gallery Players] Sunny in The Last Night of Ballyhoo [King Avenue Players], and Elaine in Arsenic and Old Lace [King Avenue Players]. She would like to thank her husband Jeff and the rest of her family and friends for their support. She would also like to thank her yoga instructor for teaching her "corpse" pose. Enjoy the show!

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Board of Directors

Jonathan Nininger, Chair

Megan Mateer, Vice Chair

Anthony Reitzel, Treasurer

Justin Powell, Secretary

Stephanie Garber, Director at Large

Brian A. Palmer, Ex Officio Director

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