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By Anton Chekhov

Directed by Mary Charbonnet

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Gorham, ME


Theatre, University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre, Theatre Program


Arts and Humanities | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History


Rick Solomon (Smirnoff) A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Rick enjoys building sets as well I as performing on them, and is presently employed as Scenic Carpenter for The Russel I Square Summer Theatre. Rick's interests also include Theatre Administration. He is currently hand I ing the responsibilities of Intern Coordinator at RSST. Rick has appeared in several productions at USM and at the University of Maine Presque Isle. This is his second appearance in a Chekhovian farce, having played the role of Lomov in A Marriaqe Proposal at UMPI.

Michel le Damato (Mrs. Popoff) In her Junior year as a Theatre Major at USM, Michel le hai Is from Perth Amboy, NJ. Local audiences may remember her recent appearances with Children's Theatre of Maine where she played various roles including Red Chief in The Ransom of Red Chief and the title role in Snow White. Active in USM productions, Michelle has appeared in Ah, Wilderness! (Muriel) and Volpone (Shadow). Most recently, Michelle played the role of Dee Dee in Laundromat. A former gymnastics state champion, Michelle -is~- currently studying ballet at the Portland School of Ballet.

Michael Murphy (Looka) In his second year at the University of Southern Maine Law School, Michael enjoys working backstage as wel I as onstage. He served as I ighting and set designer for a Wesleyan University production of Man of La Mancha, and designed the lighting for Volpone at the Theatre of the Open Eye. Michael has played the roles of Inspector Sweeney in The Night of January and the Father in A Medicine for Melancholy, both while a student at Wesleyan.

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