Meet the Cast & Crew of “THE PAVILION”

yearbookSteve Aguirre (Peter) is very pleased and honored to be part of his good friend Isaac’s directorial debut, and is humbled to once again work with the entire cast and crew, which include a published author, a Jeopardy! champion, and an accomplished Hitler impersonator (inquire within to find out who’s who). Steve’s recent theatre credits include Cliff Bradshaw in Cabaret, Barfee in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Eddie in Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. Steve also works professionally with Metamorphosis Performance Company from Reading, PA. Steve would like to thank his friends and soon-to-be wife, Brandy, for being supportive of his love of theatre.

Virginia Zimmerman (Kari) is a Professor of English at Bucknell University and the author of the acclaimed children’s novel The Rosemary Spell (HMH/Clarion Books). In the misty past, she appeared frequently on the stage at Carleton College, where she starred in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Antigone, and Extremities. She also directed a number of plays, including A Lie of the Mind and Much Ado About Nothing. Locally and much more recently, she appeared as Marjorie in The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 and as Karen in Dinner with Friends, both RiverStage productions. She is very grateful for the opportunity to play Kari,and she extends special thanks to her friends and family for their support. Go Atoms!

Jove Graham (Narrator) is thrilled to be narrating things again, after having made his stage debut as a narrator in a 1st-grade school play.  He has played many narrator-type characters over the years, including Hines in The Pajama Game, Tom in The Glass Menagerie, and Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened…, but has never played this many characters in one show before now.  Jove received his B.A. in Theatre from Swarthmore College and was trained at the Arden Theatre Company’s APA program (Philadelphia).  He has worked at People’s Light & Theatre, Montgomery Playhouse and Bucknell University and will direct his 4th RiverStage production this summer.  He thanks his wife Donna, his family, and his extended family at the Arden, especially Aaron, for helping bring this play into the world.  Go Lions!

Isaac Conner (Director) is the child of hippie travelers, and has been exploring, expressing, and performing since the time he could crawl. Settling in San Diego, Isaac worked as an entertainer/server at the rude-to-the-patrons themed Dick’s Last Resort, sang in bands, and started a radio show before moving to the East Coast to be closer to his family. Since then, he helped build WXPI Radio as station manager, formed Billtown Burlesque, and has been in dozens of straight plays and musicals. He anticipates a move in the near future to continue pursuing his love for theatre and is honored to be directing for RiverStage Community Theatre!