Mr. Hardcastle … Ron Heneghan*+
Ron Heneghan (Mr. Hardcastle), a CSC Resident Acting Company Member, has appeared with CSC in Julius Caesar, Red Velvet, The Taming of the Shrew (2017), Richard III (2017 and 2012), Anne of the Thousand Days (2016), Much Ado About Nothing (2015), Uncle Vanya, and Our Town. In this area, other credits include Olney Theatre Center; Everyman Theatre; Ford’s Theatre; and Alliance for New Music Theatre. Regional credits include Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Empty Space Theatre, Idaho Repertory Theatre, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Huntington Theatre Company, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Utah Shakespearean Festival, and PCPA Theatrefest in California. His TV and film credits include Sally Pacholok, Better Living Through Chemistry, VEEP, and House of Cards. Ron holds a MFA from the University of Washington and a BS from the University of Maryland. He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA. Ron is also CSC’s Director of Education.
Mrs. Hardcastle … Lesley Malin+
Lesley Malin (Mrs. Hardcastle) is a founder of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, and has served as its Managing Director since 2003. She managed CSC’s building renovation of an 1885 bank into our modern Shakespeare playhouse as well as the associated $6.7 million capital campaign. Her acting credits at CSC include Paulina in The Winter’s Tale, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Amelia in Wild Oats, Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, Mrs. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (2010), Mrs. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, Mistress Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor, the Queens in Richard III (2012, 2017) and Cymbeline, and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2005). Previously, she performed in New York. She has, for 15 years, been Vice President of the Board of Trustees of The Lark, a new play development center in New York City, where she once served as Managing Director. She served for five years on the Executive Committee of the international Shakespeare Theatre Association and organized its annual conference that CSC hosted in Baltimore in 2017. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, NYU’s Arts Management program, and Leadership Howard County, and is a 2018 LEADERship Baltimore member.
Tony Lumpkin … Elliott Kashner+
Elliott Kashner (Tony Lumpkin) is a CSC Associate Company member. He has appeared as Fred in A Christmas Carol (2017), Roderigo in Othello, Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet (student matinee: 2016), and Lamp in Wild Oats. Regional credits include Everyman Theatre: Book of Joseph (Craig); Signature Theatre: Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill (Chad U/S); Local credits include: Adventure Theatre MTC: Junie B Jones is Not a Crook (Handsome Warren); Keegan Theatre: Golden Boy (Roxy); Molotov Theatre Group: Nightfall with Edgar Allen Poe (Poe); Quotidian Theatre Company: Doubt: A Parable (Father Flynn); WSC Avant Bard: The Bacchae (Pentheus); Elliott is Institutional Giving Manager at Everyman Theatre and holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics.
Kate Hardcastle … Anna DiGiovanni
Anna DiGiovanni (Kate Hardcastle) is making her CSC debut. Recent DC highlights include, Marina in Pericles with Academy for Classical Acting and Salisbury in King John with 4615 Theatre Company. Anna is an MFA graduate of the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University. www.annadigiovanni.com
Constance Neville … Elana Michelle+
Elana Michelle (Constance Neville) is a CSC Resident Acting Company member and CSC Teaching Artist. She has performed with CSC as Hippolyta and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2018), Time, Rogera and Mopsa in The Winter’s Tale, Jane Seymour in Anne of the Thousand Days, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, (movable production and school matinee: 2016), and in A Christmas Carol (2015-2017). She appeared as King of France in All’s Well That Ends Well with CSC’s Blood & Courage under-30 company. Other roles include Titania in Midsummer Night’s Dream with Maryland Renaissance Festival, Candace in Project Run-A-Way with Annapolis Historical Society, Katherine in Henry 5×7 with Barabbas Theatre, and Abby in the 2016 film, The Spirit of the Staircase.
George Hastings … Gerrad Alex Taylor*+
Gerrad Alex Taylor (George Hastings) is a CSC Associate Artistic Director and Resident Acting Company member, and Teaching Artist. He was Director of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2018) and Assistant Director of Othello and Titus Andronicus (2015). He has appeared in The Three Musketeers as Aramis, Macbeth as Malcolm, Much Ado About Nothing as Claudio, Romeo and Juliet (student matinees) as Romeo (2017 and 2014) and Mercutio (2016), and A Christmas Carol (2014) as Young Scrooge. He appeared as Narrator #2 in Great Expectations with Everyman Theatre, Telegraph Bay in The Skin of Our Teeth with Constellation Theatre Company, Joshua Moore in Alabama Story with The Washington Stage Guide and Proteus in The Two Gentlemen of Verona at the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. He holds a BA in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University and an MFA in Performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association. Gerrad is also the Director of The Studio at CSC.
Marlow … Brendan Edward Kennedy
Brendan Edward Kennedy (Marlow) has appeared with CSC as Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2018), Dion and Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale, Trinculo in The Tempest, and d’Artagnan in The Three Musketeers. He has also appeared with Brave Spirits Theatre in A King And No King as Arbaces, and ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore as Bergetto and Cardinal, as well as Shakespeare Theater Company in Othello. Brendan holds a double degree in Vocal Performance (BM) and English (BA) from the University of Maryland College Park. He is an Equity Membership Candidate. www.BEKennedy.net
Sir Charles Marlow and Stingo, the landlord … Brendan Murray
Brendan Murray (Stingo and Sir Charles Marlow) is making his CSC debut. Previous credits include Rabbit Hole with Peter’s Alley Theatre Productions, Tangles with New Theater of Medicine, Caroline or Change (U/S) with Round House Theatre, Water by the Spoonful (U/S) with Studio Theatre, and Doubt: A Parable with Greenbelt Arts Centre. He has also performed in multiple productions at Silver Spring Stage, including A Bright New Boise, The Emperor of North America, Frost/Nixon, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Coyote on a Fence, and The Pavilion.
Maggie, a maid and Molly, a barkeep … Abigail Funk
Abigail Funk (Molly and Maggie) appeared with CSC as Cobweb in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2018) while she was a CSC acting intern. She also appeared in the CSC intern company’s production of Macbeth (summer: 2018). Abigail is a recent graduate of UMBC where she directed Far Away for Studio 3. She is from Westminster, Maryland.
Jack Slang, a drinking buddy and Diggory, a servant … Gregory Atkin
Gregory Atkin (Jack Slang and Diggory) was last seen as the Mock Turtle in CSC’s Alice in Wonderland. Other credits include How I Became a Pirate with Adventure Theatre MTC; A Dream Within A Dream: A Madness with Through the Fourth Wall Productions; Twelfth Night with Prince George’s County Shakespeare in the Park; and Featured in the Source Festival with the Source Theatre. He holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from Ohio University.
Roger, a servant and Dick Muggins, a drinking buddy … Tim Neil
Tim Neil (Dick Muggins and Roger) appeared as Snug and was the sound designer for CSC’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2018). While he was a CSC acting intern, he also appeared in the CSC intern company production of Macbeth (summer: 2018). Other acting credits include Cassio in Othello and Mr. Bingley in Pride and Prejudice with Towson University and Henry Drummond in Inherit the Wind with American University.
Fiddler and ensemble … Carol Spring
Carol Spring (Fiddler and ensemble) is making her CSC debut. She has performed with dog & pony dc (Peepshow, Party On), GALA Hispanic Theatre (Tum Tica, Fábulas Mayas), HalfMad Theatre (A Winter’s Tale, As You Like It, Twelfth Night), Folger Theatre (u/s Henry V), The Puppet Company, Encore Stage & Studio, and Blue Sky Puppet Theatre. She is a proud graduate of the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts.
+ CSC Company Member
* Actors’ Equity Member
All show photos by C. Stanley Photography.
Constance Neville photo and Group Cast Photo by K. Rudgers.