Meet the Cast of “All My Sons”

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IMG_2707-002Glenn Wilson (Joe Keller) is originally from Washington, PA, and spent most of his adult life in New York City working as an actor and in the restaurant industry, owning two named Wilson’s!  Past roles include Mark Rothko in Red, Moss in Glengarry Glen Ross (Waterfront Playhouse), Carlos on All My Children, and he most recently appeared as the Count in RiverStage’s production of Fools last season. He has appeared in films, television and theatre, and occasionally is allowed to work in Wilson Ross! His interests are piano, singing, painting, yard work, golf, parenting and yoga to name a few.

IMG_2711-002Karen Herschell (Kate Keller) has played a variety of roles in a number of local theatrical productions with The Valley Players, Gaspipe Theatre, and The Courtyard Theater. This is her second show with RiverStage, as she previously played one of the grandmothers in 2011′s Over the River and Through the Woods, and she is happy to be onstage under their auspices again.


IMG_2930-001Kurt Umholtz (Chris Keller) is from Milton, PA and most recently appeared onstage for RiverStage as Pharoah in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Favorite roles include Don Baker in Butterflies are Free (Valley Players) and Huck Finn in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Shippensburg University). Kurt writes, “I would like to say thank you to my parents, and my wife Bethany and daughter Brynn, all of whom give me a reason to smile, and to keep moving forward!”


IMG_2927-001Jessica Paquin (Ann Deever) was born and raised in Austin, Texas and has always been fascinated with the dramatic arts. Her professional life has taken her from NASA employee to stand-up comedian. Jessica is currently the Director of Outreach & Fundraising at The Campus Theatre and producer/co-owner of Fist In Post Films in Lewisburg. She has producing and film acting credits from several short films, music videos, commercial pieces and, most recently, an award winning feature film called The Feed. Though she performed in live theatre throughout her scholastic years, she took a long break from the craft but has recently returned to the stage.

IMG_2714-002Joseph Tuzzolino (George Deever) has grown up in Lewisburg and enjoys doing theatre in the central Pennsylvania community, particularly in The Gaspipe Theatre “Shakespeare in the Park” productions which have been some of the most enjoyable experiences of his acting career. Favorite roles include Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sebastian in Twelfth Night, the Duke of Cornwall in King Lear, Wilson in bobrauschenbergamerica, and time spent as part of a long and short-form improv troupe.


IMG_2718-002Joanne Lauer (Sue Bayliss) is a former German teacher and Technology Director and is currently a Senior Client Support Specialist. Since 1974 Joanne has been involved on and off stage in more than 50 productions with the Valley Players Community Theater, Prather Productions, Danville Community Theater, Metamorphosis Performing Company, Shikellamy Children’s Theater and Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. A mother of three, Joanne resides in Selinsgrove with four cats, two dogs, and one husband and is also the proud grandmother to John and Riley.

IMG_2706-002Fred Hooper (Dr. Jim Bayliss) is delighted to be making his debut with RiverStage Community Theatre. Fred recently appeared as Joel Gordon in The Valley Players’ production of Roses in December. He has degrees in music from Susquehanna University and Penn State; he also has a degree in Reading Education from Bloomsburg University. He lives in Selinsgrove with his wife, Kay, and wheaten terrier, Ben.


IMG_2708-002Seth Drick (Frank Lubey) has been fond of acting since kindergarten when he was the “clown who came to town whose pants fell down.” He went on to obtain a B.A. in drama from Ithaca College in 2009. Currently he helps Mifflinburg School District’s Performing Arts Club in the fall and spring. Recent acting credits include Boob in Game Birds with Gaspipe Theatre, and Todd in Fist In Post’s feature film debut The Feed. He’s excited to make his debut with RiverStage.


IMG_2716-002Caroline Pogust (Lydia Lubey) graduated from Bucknell University with a degree in music and film. She has performed small roles in Gaspipe Theatre Company’s Summer Shakespeare productions and is excited to be working with RiverStage for the first time. She has been involved with theater in one capacity or another for almost 10 years but has only recently ventured into acting. She now lives in Lewisburg and is hoping to explore more acting opportunities, especially musicals.


IMG_2926-001Max Gustafson (Bert) is a student at Donald H. Eichhorn Middle School in Lewisburg PA. He is by far the youngest cast member and this is his first “real” production. He is interested in the performing arts and is a part of Odyssey of the Mind (a program that promotes creativity for kids). He has wanted to participate in theater and music after watching the television show Glee. He would like to thank his family, his friends, and everyone who didn’t believe him when he told them he had a part in a local play.

Madison Lane (Production Stage Manager) is a senior Theatre Arts, Psychology, and Classics & Mediterranean Studies triple major at Bucknell University. She is originally from Arlington, Virginia. Madison has stage managed Really Trying Here, Pride & Prejudice, How I Learned to Drive, Masks, Movement, and Mayhem, and, most recently, Black Comedy in Bucknell’s Theatre and Dance Department. She is very excited to be involved with RiverStage and wishes broken legs to the entire cast and crew!

Jim Messinger (Production Design) brings his carpentry and set construction skills to the stage, having been the production designer for many Milton Area High School musicals over the years, and several RiverStage/MACT productions including A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Chicago.

Stefan Eisenhower (Lighting Design) graduated from Shikellamy High School, joined the PA Army National Guard in 2008 and was recently deployed to Kuwait. He has done lighting and sound for Shikellamy High School Theatre, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble and RiverStage Community Theatre, and favorite past shows include Once on the Island, The Wiz, Pippin, Annie, Carousel and, most recently, RiverStage’s production of Love Letters.

Jove Graham (Director) received his B.A. in Theatre from Swarthmore College and is a graduate of the Arden Theatre Company’s professional apprentice program (Philadelphia). He has worked onstage or backstage at the Arden, People’s Light & Theatre, Montgomery Playhouse, and Bucknell University. He directed RiverStage’s production of Fools last season, has appeared in RiverStage productions as Groucho (Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel), and Simeon (Joseph… Dreamcoat), and elsewhere as Tom (The Glass Menagerie), Fipp (Urinetown) and Champ (Jeopardy!), among others.