The second show in our 2007 "sUBVERsIVE sHORTs" Showcase
HATE THE MESSENGER
Written & Directed by Bill Schmidt*
Kelly Beuth as "Flo"
Daniel Sterlace as "Dell"
ABOUT THE PLAY.
"Don't Hate the Messenger" is a three-part political spoof
(divided into three separate scenes: "Don't Hate the Messenger,"
"The Messenger Always Rings Twice," and "Off
Message") by Buffalo's own indefatigable
actor/writer Bill Schmidt. These short vignettes unabashedly mock middle
America's indifference to war, corruption, and hypocrisy in a valiant attempt
to shock Americans out of their self-satisfied slumber.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT/DIRECTOR.
Bill is a seasoned theatre veteran whose acting career has lead him from New
York City to San Francisco and, finally, to Buffalo. A regular face on
stage with the Buffalo United Artists and Theater of Youth, Bill is also a
very welcomed member of Subversive Theatre. He made his first appearance with
us as the fiery rabble-rouser "Agate Keller" in our staged reading of WAITING
FOR LEFTY for May Day 2006.
Bill is pulling double-duty in our production also acting
in the short "The Death of Socrates in America" by Thomas
ABOUT THE CAST.
Kelly Beuth ("Flo")
Kelly is an actor, director and theatre educator who
has worked throughout the Buffalo area for over fifteen years. She has
appeared on many stages including Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Theater of
Youth, Pandora's Box, Kavinoky, Buffalo Ensemble Theatre, Curtain Call
Productions, and Brazen-Faced Varlets (with whom she is a founding member).
In addition to having directed professionally for several
companies including Pandora's Box and the Toronto Fringe Festival, Kelly
spends much of her time working with our City's youth as both a teacher and a
director of theatre arts.
This production marks Kelly's second time working with
Subversive Theatre -- the first being our staged reading of WAITING FOR
LEFTY (pictured right) for May Day 2006.
This production is Dan's second actual professional show,
his first being "Danny" in THE SMELL OF THE KILL with
Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions. As for being a part of theater, though, Dan
was president of Canisius College Little Theatre in 2005-2006 and in five
years has taken part in 13 CCLT shows. Some of his favorite roles include
"Ronnie" in THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES and "Puck" in A
MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Dan sends his thanks out to his extremely
supportive parents, Hasheen who convinced him to try out for the sUBVERsIVE
sHORTs, and his angel Niki for all her support.
This is Dan's first time working with Subversive Theatre.
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