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2016 Pennsylvania
Renaissance Faire Cast



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The Shire is filled to the brim with colorfully costumed characters and merrymakers, ready to make your visit an unforgettable experience! Immerse yourself in the days of Merrie Olde England, steeped in the allure of bygone days and knights! Learn more about the two acting troupes that make up the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire—The Bacchanalians and The Blackfryars.

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Zach Minder

Zach Minder


Henry VIII, by the Grace of God, King of England, France and Lord of Ireland


Boisterous and energetic, lover of sport, mirth and merriment, our handsome king is an athlete, a warrior, a musician and poet. Henry is the most charismatic man to ever take the throne, but don’t let his love of festivities deceive you. Our king is a military lionheart with a deep love for his country and new wife. Henry has a lot to learn about politics but thankfully has a shrewd and loyal Queen by his side to help him navigate these potentially troubled waters.


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Megan Jones

Megan Jones


Queen Catherine of Aragon


Known for her graciousness, compassion and charm, Catherine is the epitome of nobility. Her courage and piousness earned for her the love and devotion of her people. This daughter of Spain was raised to one-day sit on the English throne. The day has finally come and she is more than prepared to rule side by side with Henry.


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Doug Wallace

Doug Wallace


Edward Stafford - Duke of Buckingham


Having served Henry's father loyally, the Duke of Buckingham is ready and willing to stand by Henry as he starts his reign. Appointed Lord High Constable of England for the day, Stafford takes his role in the coronation very seriously. However, he may have met his match in the Lady Mayor when it comes to throwing this party!




Sheila Barton

Sheila Barton


Lady Delores Penburthy - Lady Mayor of Mt. Hope Shire


The Lady Mayor is beside herself that His Majesty has chosen to celebrate his coronation in HER shire! She has everything planned down to the finest detail and has spared no expense in bringing in the best entertainment for the celebration! Her staff is at the ready and the shire looks gorgeous! Nothing can spoil this festival day!




Andrew Willis

Andrew Willis


Edmund de la Pole - Duke of Suffolk


Invited today as an honored guest, the Duke of Suffolk seems to have something other than celebrating on his mind. After losing his claim to the throne during the Battle of Bosworth field, the coronation is a sore subject.




Jake Dailey

Jake Dailey


Phelippes Arbaleste de Charlemaison - de la Pole's Valet


The outrageous valet of Edmund. He sometimes acts too much Edmund's equal and has to be put in his place. When alone, he walks around with the full authority of Edmund acting as though everything he says is coming directly from Edmund himself.




Brian Huff

Brian Huff


Charles Brandon


Best friend to King Henry VIII. This confident and dashing courtier is the ultimate ladies' man. Don't let his flirtatiousness fool you, his loyalty to King and country come first.




Troy Butler

Troy Butler


Edward Neville


Close friend and attendant to the King, Edward is always by Henry's side whether it be the joust field or the battle field.




Charles Werner

Charles Werner


Wolfgang Reinhold - Landsknecht


This colorful mercenary from the Holy Roman Empire has arrived at the shire with his wife just in time for the coronation festivities. There always seems to be a need for a mercenary when there is a coronation and Wolfgang doesn't care who is paying him.




Melanie H. Woosley

Melanie H. Woosley


Magda Reinhold - Kampfrau


While Magda may have followed her husband to the shire, she is hardly in his shadow. Whatever "work" the two of them find during their stay in Mt. Hope, she will be definitely be doing her fair share.




Chris Krause

Chris Krause


Hamish MacGuffin - Owner of MacGuffin Stables


Ex-Scottish soldier who has stepped away from the fighting life to please his wife. He misses it, but he wouldn't dare upset her.




Mary Huff

Mary Huff


Agnes (Aggie) MacGuffin - The Real Boss of MacGuffin Stables


She has asked her husband to step away from his fighting ways so they may live peacefully and raise a family. But it is obvious, if things get rough, she is more dangerous than her husband.




Katie Maiello

Katie Maiello


Jeanne Hachette - Swordswoman/Brawler


After changing her name to honor her mother, "Jean the Hatchet's" legacy, Jeanne Hachette is on a quest to be a heroine. She's on the lookout for any opportunity to do something worthy of being called heroic so she can make her mother proud.




Courtney Calato

Courtney Calato


Aldonza del Auditor - Spanish Spy/Assassin


Known as "The Auditor". She works for King Ferdinand of Spain, keeping an eye on the Catherine, Ferdinand's daughter, as she goes through a second marriage to become the Queen of England.




Sarah Catherine Carter

Sarah Catherine Carter


Moira O'Connor - Celtic Songstress


The most romantic of the O'Connor sisters. Her abundant Irish passion shows itself in her love of good old fashioned Celtic love songs, whether they be happy or sad.




Alison Schaufler

Alison Schaufler


Deidre O'Connor - Celtic Songstress


No matter where the O'Connor sisters go, Deirdre can be counted on to find the party. Her favorite pasttimes, just like her favorite songs, typically involve some form of carousing. Every Irish tavern song was written for the likes of her.




Kate Markey

Katie Markey


Boudicea O'Connor - Celtic Songstress


The tomboy of the O'Connor sisters. Her favorite Irish tales involve fierce warriors with blue-painted faces, and lots of gory bits.




Rachel Swartz

Rachael Swartz


Fiona O'Connor - Celtic Songstress


Eldest of the O'Connor sisters. Elegant and refined, she's been around long enough to know a thing or to about how the world works. She sees it as the sacred duty of the O'Connor family to pass on the legends and music of her people to as many who have ear to listen.




Elena Maria Cope

Elena Maria Cope


Winnifred "Winnie" Brewster - Merry Maid of Mount Hope: Kitchen Assistant


After the terrible food poisoning incident of 1508, Winnie was brought on as Mt. Hope Manor's newest assistant to the cook. Winnie is oh so very new to the ways of the world, both in the Manor and at the tavern. She is oh so very eager, however, to learn.




Sierra Naomi

Sierra Naomi


Mabel Bennet - Merry Maid of Mount Hope: Housekeeper


De-facto ring leader of all serving maids at Mount Hope Manor; Always trying to keep her girls on task. At the Manor, that means she makes sure the work gets done. When off-duty, though, it means she makes sure her girls OWN the local tavern.




Jules Schrader

Jules Schrader


Eliza Barker - Merry Maid of Mount Hope: Scullery Maid


The Manor's scullery maid, Eliza plays nice during work hours, but is constantly the trouble maker when opportunity presents itself; Sassy, Brassy, and loud. She has the distinction of being the only girl on staff who is capable of shocking Mabel.




Nicole Cupo

Nicole Cupo


Cecily Bradshaw - Merry Maid of Mount Hope: Lady's Maid


Mistress Cecil Bradshaw, Lady's Maid to Mayor Pemburthy herself, is more of a lover of books than of booze. She's no wilting flower, though. Through her intellect and cunning, she's discovered just what kind of power a girl can have over a man... which she exploits at every opportunity.




Nathan Worster

Nathan Worster


Oliver "Ollie" Threepwood - Pirate Cabin Boy


Ollie Threepwood signed on as a cabin boy to his first ship when he was but a lad of nine. And that's really the only job he's ever taken to, so years later he acts as general cabin boy to the crew of the Bloody Shame. A tad more starry-eyed and naive than the rest of the crew, perhaps he shall remain a dopey cabin boy forever. Perhaps, thouh, he has a trove of hidden potential, waiting to be discovered when some lucky girl makes him a Cabin Man.




George Hamilton

George Hamilton


Mr. Nigel Scrubb - Pirate First Mate


As charming as he is efficient, Nigel Scrubb (often simply called Mr. Scrubb) is the First Mate on the Bloody Shame. When ashore, he enjoys getting just as rowdy as the rest of the crew, although the Captain counts on him to keep them from too much trouble.




Nathan Funk

Nathan Funk


Thomas "Long Tom" Garret - Pirate Lookout and Morale Officer


When not aloft in the crow's nest keeping watch, Long Tom Garret is counted on to provide the music that the crew of the Bloody Shame requires to keep their spirits high. Which he's fine with... both positions keep him from having to do any actual work.




Ian Agnew

Ian Agnew


Captain Daniel "Red" Rackham - Pirate Captain


Sure, Captain Red Rackham might not be the most impressive pirate to sail the seven seas. And sure, maybe the he and the crew of his ship, "The Bloody Shame," might not have actually plundered any cargo yet. He loves the pirate life, and his crew loves him.




Pete Hedberg

Pete Hedberg


"Spicy" Sam Berry - Cook


Loud, jolly, and full of zest for life, Spicy Sam Berry has been the ship's cook for as long as anyone can remember. There aren't too many rules on the Pirate Ship "The Bloody Shame," but two of the most ironclad are: Never insult the cooking, and never ask what's in the stew.




Dan Hasty

Dan Hasty


Bartholomew Bonham - Sheriff of Mount Hope


A jovial fellow that always sees the good in people. He's known for giving way too many second chances. Thank goodness he's got a tough deputy to do the dirty work!




Jeff Wolfthal

Jeff Wolfthal


Tobias Griffin "Griff" - Pickpocket


Mt. Hope's most unsuccessful criminal. The Sheriff adores how hard he tries.




Samuel C. Lee

Samuel C. Lee


Harry Baker - Baker


He's the best at what he does. Serving up bread with a side of pun. This Baker thinks he is hysterical, and hopes to 'rise' to the occasion when Royalty arrives, or he's 'toast'.




Adam K. Shepley

Adam K. Shepley


Samuel Sutton - Barber Surgeon


An expert at cutting hair, trimming beards, and cutting off limbs. He knows King Henry likes to fight and look good, so the Barber Surgeon hopes he can help keep the royal crew looking their best.




Jake Duvall Early

Jake Duvall Early


Horatio Hobbes "Hobby" - Sheriff's Deputy


If the Sheriff is loose about his job, the Deputy is anything but that. A stickler for the rules, he wants to make sure the law is followed to the letter.




Jonathan Handley

Jonathan Handley


Edward Hall - Chronicler of the Coronation


Doesn't just chronicle things, he wants them to go perfect and be epic. If a story is worth telling, it must be huge!




Madeline Pickens

Madeline Pickens


Johanna Dee - Astrologer of Mt. Hope


This wild mystic is constantly predicting the fate of the citizens of Mt. Hope. She rarely gets it right, but if you keep throwing it out there, you are bound to predict something correctly.




Sophia Jones

Sophie Jones


Sarah Arowome - Apothecary


Always looking to cure what ails you, this feisty apothecary will do what she can to heal you…even if it hurts.




Haley Karlson

Haley Karlson


Lucy Rowlyn - Bar Mistress


While the Brewmistress makes sure the ale is flowing, the Bar Mistress makes sure the pubs are fun. They know how much the King loves to party so they are both prepared to keep the celebrations going all day!




Valencia Proctor

Valencia Proctor


Constance Brewer - Brewmistress; Sergeant of the Cellar


The widow of the former brew master of Mt. Hope, she has taken over his duties (and all in Mt. Hope think she is doing a better job.). The Lady Mayor has asked her to serve as the Sergeant of the Cellar for this Royal celebration.




Alexis Amarante

Alexis Amarante


Beatrice Howden - Money Lender


The daughter of Mt. Hope's money lender has stepped into the family business after her father passed and left everything to her. Bleeds people dry with a smile.




Kaitlyn Noble

Kaitlyn Noble


Anne Luke - Chamber Woman to the Queen


The former Nurse of King Henry, and current Chamber woman to the Queen. She lives for the gossip. Wants the King to hurry up and have a baby.



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Blackfryar Group

2016 Blackfryars



Daniel Androckitis

Daniel Androckitis


Oscar Miguel de Barrill - Cooper


As the third son of a barrel maker in Spain, Oscar felt his innovative ideas would never have a chance back home. So, he hopped a ship and ended up in Mt. Hope! Now his ideas are pouring forth, boxes of wine, barrels worn on your head to carry with you, drinking through reeds, barrel jewelry for that sip whenever you need it! And now, the King and Queen are here, perhaps it's time for that breakout wine cask that will put Oscar's name on the map!! I'm sure he'll come up with something!




Abigail Armstrong

Abigail Armstrong


Buntie Collier - Spinner


Buntie has come to town with her friend Melody Melwood to enjoy the festivities. She normally spends her time surrounded by wool but today, the only thing spinning is her head! The King and his beautiful Queen are on the Shire, not to mention the Noble Court! What stories she'll have to tell the sheep back home; but for now, she'll sing, she'll dance and she'll greet all the folks of the Shire with a huge smile!!




Andrea Barton

Andrea Barton


Maria de Salinas - Lady in Waiting


Catherine's faithful Lady and friend. Ever the hard working attendant, but watch out, she has that Spanish flair for good times, knitting, and hearty laughs. Ask her to tell you about the time she "lost" the Queen's cup and how it turned up in her knitting basket!




Kirstin Bauer

Kirstin Bauer


Angelika Essiggurke - House Frau to the Lady Mayor


Angelika takes out the trash, and she takes out the trash. Fiercely loyal and business minded, she will do anything for the Lady Mayor. Efficiency is the name of the game, and Angelika plays it the best. Today the Lady Mayor wants her to relax and enjoy herself, but how can you relax when there's so much to do???




Lauralette Bernard

Lauralette Bernard


Gwyndolyn Giggleswick - Mt. Hope Endorser


A panache for prose, an eye for image, and a deep-seeded belief that everyone is just so darn awesome! Gwyndolyn specializes in turning even your most minor accomplishment into a glorious victory. She believes everyone should have the chance to be someone's hero, and by gosh she's going to give it to them! If only she could stay focused on one client at a time…




Brianna Bloomer

Brianna Bloomer


Rosemary Wyeston - Wisewoman


Melancholy? Lemon balm! Need to drive away bugs or moths? Try a bit of costmary! Snake bite, stomach ailments or wounds? The ever available mint cures all! Rosemary knows how to take care of any ailment including broken hearts! (a bit of Angelica, thyme and marjoram, if you please!) Rosemary's mother, grandmother and great grandmother were all Wisewomen! Today, the only thing she wants to do is meet the new King and Queen and celebrate their coronation!




Autumn Borges

Autumn Borges


Bridgett Tuke - Postmistress


Have a missive you need to be delivered? Bridgett is the woman for you! It's her job to make sure that everyone is well connected, be it through post, or through conversation. She is the shire's communication specialist and there is no one better at getting people chatting. If you do send a message through her, don't be surprised if she takes a little peek inside the envelope. If there's one thing her uncle Brian taught her, it is that knowledge is power, and she who holds the post, holds the knowledge.




Hope Borges

Hope Borges


Rollinia Greene - Vegetable Monger


A true vegetable sommelier, Rollinia knows which vegetable to pair with each meat, fish or dessert. Lettuce, Tomatoes, and Potatoes go with everything, which is why they're the most common vegetables found in our Shire's kitchens. The only thing she can't figure out: What's the deal with Kale?




Tabitha Borges

Tabitha Borges


Harriet Haddock - Fish Monger


Fish monger, story teller and pied piper of the Shire. Harriet loves her fish, her fishy tales and all who cross the threshold of Mt. Hope. Full of wonder and surprise, Harriet is a pillar of society who has her finger on the pulse of the community and can often be seen with a crowd of children around her.




Rebecca Chacon

Rebecca Chacon


Trudchen Essiggurke - Pigeon Keeper


Trudchen, sister of Angelika, has one love and that is her pigeons! This pigeon fancier’s flight of messenger pigeons are an integral part of the Shire communication system and the Lady Mayor relies on them heavily! Now, the fact that her pigeons are precious to her and she never wants to see them leave the loft makes for difficult message sending! It has been said that Tabitha’s pigeons are getting so fat from lack of exercise that she often pulls them around on a cart! But, who in their right mind would do that? After all, it is a festival day and everyone should celebrate that, even the pigeons!




Bryan Cook

Bryan J. Cook


Chip Forrester - Woodsman


Strong as an oak, sweet as a maple. Chip doesn't get to be around people very often, and squirrels can only hold a conversation for so long; so he is ecstatic to be among fellow people today! And what a day it is, the King and his beautiful bride have come to the Shire. Chip's one desire is to have the happy couple be warmed by a fire burning the wood from his axe and the good people of the Shire to know the wonders of a fine oak plank!




Katrina Cook

Katrina Cook


Tawny Mallarton - Huntswoman


Tawny heard the King and Queen were coming to the Shire of Mt. Hope. There is no better reason to head into town then to see the Nobles for herself! She has been putting meat on the table for all the locals, but now, to be able to bring in a stag to celebrate the coronation, no better honor for this huntswoman could be had. Plus, she heard, there will be dancing! Tawny has been known to dance a jig out in the forest for the amusement of the squirrels, maybe today will be the day to put those dance moves to the test! What a day it will be!




Allyson Flouhouse

Allyson Flouhouse


Mary Knottingly - Rag Picker


Our sweet Mary, ever the kind and generous rag picker, can never say no to a piece of cloth! She finds bits and snippets of cloth here and there, lovingly washes them and just waits for the perfect opportunity to find it a new home! There are times that Mary has worked her rags into such a soft and silky piece, that she can’t wait to gift it to someone very special! She is often in the company of the privy wench, Georgia, as they share a proclivity for positive experiences in our finest of facilities. Mary providing clean rags and Georgia, the cleanest privs ever! And now the King and his courts will be arriving; who knows what pieces of scrap fabric could be caught on twigs, trees, or a phantom nail from a post!!




Kimberly Flouhouse

Kimberly Flouhouse


Georgia Lazenby - Privy Wench


There has never been a harder working privy wench than Georgia! She can often be seen leading the Mt. Hope Privy Parade for our visitors, giving group tours of the latest group of privs and extolling the virtue of paper vs. leaves! From a long line of privy wenches, there is none more knowledgeable about how to choose the perfect spot to place a privy (out of the sun, she often says), to form orderly lines heading into said privs and how to ensure that all comes out perfectly as you prepare to make your orderly egress! It may be time for Mt. Hope to form a Privvy Wench Guild!!




Katie Gallagher Worster

Katie Gallagher Worster


Anne Stafford, Lady Hastings - Lady in Waiting


The youngest sister of the Duke of Buckingham and a surprise addition to the court of Queen Catherine. Just released from a short spell of confinement for misbehaving, she is thrilled to be out and about! Of course, the fact that it is a festival time in her favorite small town makes this trip even more special! Now, the Duke may not be as pleased, and her sister, Lady Fitzwalter, is fuming! No worries, Lady Hastings has plans to walk the straight and narrow, until, of course, those plans go awry!




Corey Graff

Corey Graff


Ian Colton Gardyner I - Grave Digger's Apprentice


Ian is excited about learning a trade. Apprenticing with the best that Mt. Hope has to offer is a dream come true, digging holes, all types?! He is not afraid of hard work, he knows himself to be a people person, now, if only he could get over his fear of dirt, everything would just fine! He has always found that singing away his fear helps; how many songs do you have to sing to dig a grave?




Samantha Grove

Samantha Grove


Mabel Clifford Fitzwilliam - Lady in Waiting


A married Lady, serious about her place in society. Afterall, her husband grew up with the King! She enjoys traveling with the Queen, pines for her husband when he's not with her and, when time permits, loves to enthrall all with her knowledge of PIE! Yes, her heart's desire is to make the perfect crust and will debate the virtue of top vs. bottom crust!




Steve Hager

Steve Hager


Rip Skeleton - Grave Digger


He digs holes. All kinds. Rip offers his services to one and all! He makes no difference between gypsy, peasant or Noble. He knows we all have the same needs; love, victuals, good pewfellows and in the end, a hole befitting a good life. The man who is in the know about all in the Shire, he's quiet, but, get him started and he'll give you the low down on all the higher ups!




Jilly Harris

Jilly Harris


Beatrice Honeysuckle - Love Monger


Love is a many splendor thing! Love lifts us up where we belong! All you need is love! and who better to help cultivate this most joyous of human emotions than Beatrice! With the King and Queen fresh off of their honeymoon, love is in the air and it is palpable! Inspired by the royal romance, Beatrice wants to help everyone achieve that level of true love, and she is here to serve.




Lisa Harris

Lisa Harris


Mary Say Bourchier, Countess of Essex - Lady in Waiting


This Lady is more than a pretty face! She has an amazing ability to remember every piece of lace, buttons and trim ever used on Her Majesty's gowns. Lady Mary can always be counted on to ensure that the Queen is in perfect form and beautifully put together! Does being colorblind really diminish her ability? NOOO, it just makes for interesting combinations!




Laura Hippensteel

Laura Hippensteel


Elizabeth Stafford Radcliffe, Lady Fitzwalter - Lady in Waiting


Lady Fitzwalter, sister to the powerful Duke of Buckingham, is the perfect Lady in Waiting. Always anticipating the needs of the Queen she is quick with a joke, chooses the best eateries and knows all the latest dance crazes! Is it any wonder that this Lady, like her brother, knows how to host the best parties!




Emily Hofstaedter

Emily Hofstaedter


Petra Maximoff - Gypsy


Sister to Tanja. With her beautiful voice, quick wit, and graceful dancing, Petra is the life of any party! Sadly, her grace doesn't translate to her life outside of the dance circle. Maybe running into stationary objects and tripping over one's own feet is how gypsies do things where they're from…




Brianna Holmes

Brianna Holmes


Amelia Clark - Mt. Hope Actuary


A place for everything and everything in its place; and everything must be accounted for today! Be it items or people, this bright young lady is more than eager to get it organized and analyzed! Occasionally Amelia can let herself get carried away, but she does her job with such flourish, enthusiasm, and efficiency, you can't help but be impressed.




Noah Kenney

Noah Keeney


Sir Henry Courtenay - Nobleman


As cousin to the King,this nobleman grew up in the royal nurseries in the company of Henry, Mary and Margaret. With an easy smile and an air of mischief about him, this young man is the life of the party. Single and liking it, he is on the hunt for that perfect someone to call his wife. Until he finds her, he's willing to woo, and woo, and woo. Who knows, maybe he will find her in Mt. Hope! WOO HOO!




Dana Micciche

Dana Micciché


Elizabeth Scrope, Countess of Oxford - Lady in Waiting


Lady Elizabeth is the epitome of a well rounded Lady; an expert with a bow, a horsewoman not to be rivaled and an uncompromising palette for good ale! She has been known to go on a hunt and return with the finest stag and bragging rights to rival all but the King himself! Quck with a smile and a jest, this Lady can be counted on by Her Majesty or His, to fulfill her role in court with a twinkle in her eye and a smile on her face!




Geoffrey Mikucki

Geoffrey Mikucki


Benjamin Sledge - Stone Mason


Ben knows that the right type of Rock can remedy any situation. Why do you think there are so many of them around Mount Hope? Big rocks for landmarks, little rocks for a little bit of landscaping. Mortar and Bricks build walls, boulders make impromptu stages. Marble...err...Marvel at his excellent work, but whatever you do, don't move a single one of his rocks out of place. Ben has an eye for detail, and every rock in this shire was carefully selected and placed where it was needed.




Joseph Mikucki

Joseph Mikucki


Sir Garrett Ainsworth - Nobleman


Second son of King Henry's personal chef, Sir Garret couldn't find his way to the kitchen, much less prepare a meal. However, this nobleman has quite a way of bringing talent to the King. He has a way of finding musicians, jesters, jugglers and other uniquely talented people to entertain the court. He has heard of Mt. Hope and has his eye out for something new to make the King smile




Violet Race

Violet Race


Alicia Maria Carmen Rivera Francesca de la Paz - Wine Mistress


But, you can call her Deisy. This Rioja wine mistress has brought her Spanish ways of making wine with her. Or, at least, her Spanish love of a good, hearty red, a blushing pink and a crisp white wine. Oh, let’s face it, Daisy likes wine! Her generous laughter brings one and all to her side to share in a glass, a story of her home country and her pride in the Spanish Queen. On this festival day, her heart’s desire is to meet the Queen and offer her a little taste of home by sharing a Spanish jest, a piece of good advice for the newlywed or just a rambunctious HOLA!!




Kaylum Reppert

Kaylum Reppert


Hank Carver - Hangman's Apprentice


When your father is a butcher, but you are squeemish around blood, what do you do? You look to your mother's side of the family of course! Especially when your mother is one of Lanky Hemptwister's sisters. Young Mr. Carver has picked up the rope and hopes to learn the ways of the world from his timeless and wise uncle.




Rachel Sissom

Rachel Sissom


Melody Melwood - Shepherdess


Melody has spent her life in the company of sheep! She BAHHrely ever makes her way into the Shire of Mt. Hope, but when she does, she brings such a BAHHHrage of sheep humor and jests, that she keeps her friends in stitches. This trip into the Shire is very special indeed, BAHHHring any unforeseen circumstances, she plans on seeing the King and his BAHHHHutiful Queen. What a joy the festival will be, singing, dancing and courtly encounters! What tales she will have when she returns to her sheep, but, until then, BAHHHHtton down the hatches, Melody is in town!




Dave Sobkowiak

Dave Sobkowiak


Lanky Hemptwister - Rope Maker


Need some rope? Lanky will never leave you hanging. This pillar of the community can be counted on for a jest, a fashion suggestion and proper training in deportment befitting the finest of noble men. Lanky Hemptwister, the man, the rope maker, the legend!




Evelin Stayner

Evelin Stayner


Lady Elizabeth Saxby - Lady in Waiting


Lady Beth, as she is known in court circles, is the youngest of the Ladies. This is her first progress with the King and Queen and she is so excited to see all that Mt. Hope has to offer! She has heard tales of this magical Shire, it's food, entertainment, and the people who are always ready with a jest, a tall tale and a hearty laugh! And, of course, there is always shopping!!




Katrina Stayner

Kat Stayner


Zelda Essiggurke - Lady Mayor's Personal Chef


Mother of Angelika and Trudchen, Zelda is a force to be reckoned with both in and out of the kitchen. The original Iron Chef, this Deutch Dietician is a master of making delectable meals out of what seem like simple ingredients. Want to know her recipes? She's more than happy to share...if you can pass her test. Never ask for her Kartoffelpuffer recipe though. That is a closely guarded family secret.




Sierra Taft

Sierra Taft


Tanja Maximoff - Gypsy


Have you ever gotten the feeling that someone sees straight into your soul? It you haven't, then you haven't met Tanja. Often having to watch out for her more immature sister Petra, Tanja has wisdom beyond her years. A stalwart moral compass, she would make an excellent leader some day if only she had more social graces...and a sense of direction! She and her sister woke up on a ship bound for England, separated from their gypsy family in Spain. Yet another adventure for the Maximoff sisters!




Sandi Trait

Sandi Trait


Lois Cartwright - Explorer/Cartographer


A zest for life and a sense of adventure, but no sense of direction, that's Lois! All her life she's dreamed of exploring the great big world outside of Mt. Hope, if only she could find her way out of the gates... She's always ready to regale you with a story of her adventures; or what she imagines they'll be like anyway. With all of these visitors coming today, maybe she'll be able to discover new places without even leaving!




Karen Vasey

Karen Vasey


Agnes Tilney Howard, Countess of Surrey - Lady in Waiting


Lady Agnes, the first Lady in Waiting is a fierce supporter of the young Queen Catherine! She stands ready to meet the needs of this new Queen, even if the queen doesn't know she NEEDS it! Lady Agnes is all business when it comes to her position, but she can often been seen leaning into the Queen to offer a bit of timely advice, or, is it a timely commentary on the goings on in the court. Either way, she always brings a smile, if not a giggle from the Queen!




Tyler West

Tyler West


Sir Taron Unwin III - Nobleman


Son of His Majesty's taylor. Sir Taron is quick with a jest, a song and a whip stitch! While a favorite among the noblemen, he finds the Ladies of the Court to be confusing. He is always happy to be on progress and now, in the Shire of Mt. Hope, he knows that he can relax and enjoy the festivities! He does have one weakness, pigeons! He loves pigeons!



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Directorial Staff


Jessy Hamel - Director of Entertainment
Cynthia Carney - Production Stage Manager
Gwen Byrnes - Entertainment Assistant & Housing Manager
Blake Braswell - Casting Director & Creative Consultant
Sam Little - Lead Performance Director
Doug Kondziolka - Character & Interaction Director
Ron Keller - Fight Director & FX Coordinator
Brian Huff - Assistant Fight Director
Jake Dailey, Courtney Calato, Charles Werner - Fight Captains
Doug Sarmir - FX Operator
Arthur Rowan - Music Director & Head Script Writer
Kelly Morris Rowan - Music Director & Casting Director
Nathan Worster - Assistant Music Director
Sheila Barton - Blackfryar Director
Jeff Wolfthal - Assistant Blackfryar Director & Assistant Character Director
Doug Wallace - Dramaturge
Carrie Emich-Wallace - Choreographer

Costuming Staff


Lily Steiner - Head Costumer
Erika Krause - Cutter/Draper
Erin Shaeffer - Craftsperson & Shop Assistant
Katherine Davis - Stitcher
Zarah Raziel Avalon - Stitcher
Astin Stratoti - Costume Shop Intern

Production Staff


Ian Smith - Technical Director & Sign Shop Manager
Amanda Scott - Assistant to Technical Director
Brock Baird - Master Carpenter
Paige Barbis - Production Crew
Cian Girven - Production Crew
Julia Bowman - Production Crew
Alex Truccano - Production Crew
Hannah Pribilski - Production Intern

Sound Crew


Roger Fitzwater - Head of Sound Department
Chris Hoffman - Sound Technician



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