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Get to Know the Cast of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Get to know the cast of Quincy Community Theatre’s upcoming production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE! To learn more about the production, click here. Performance dates are April 19-21 & 25-28. Tickets on sale March 26!

Jeremy Kurfman is thrilled to return to the QCT stage where he was last seen as Marcellus in THE MUSIC MAN, and last not seen manning the fly rail backstage in MATILDA. He works as an Account Sales Representative for Refreshment Services Pepsi. He encourages everyone to try being involved in the theatre, as some of his best memories and friends have come from QCT. 

Adrienne Fisk was last seen on the QCT stage in the 100 ANNIVERSARY GALA and RENT. She can also be seen performing with the Shakespeare/Performing Arts troupe Square Peg Group Troupe, having recently played Puck in an adaption of “A Midsummer’s Night Dream.” She works as an Authorization Specialist for the Blessing Health System. In her free time she likes to spend time with her dog Frodo and walk the trails at Bob Mays Park.

Brock Elmore works in the Marketing department for Niemann Foods, Inc. After performing as an ensemble member in the musicals MAME and BYE BYE BIRDIE, Brock is thrilled to make his acting debut in his first play. When not rehearsing, Brock enjoys watching Oscar bait movies, eating tacos at Hooeys on Tuesdays, and taking care of his beautiful kitty cat, Dottie. 

Jeri Conboy is a long time QCT volunteer last seen on stage as Emily Dickinson in THE BELLE OF AMHERST. She is looking forward to experiencing this delightful story with the cast, crew, and audience. 

John “JT” Dozier is husband to Cheri and father to Jennifer and Emily all who are past QCT performers. JT is marking 50 years since his first QCLT stage bill entry in 1974 and has appeared in QCT productions since 1981 including his last performance in MAME. He is a past president of the QCT Board of Directors. JT is recipient of the Enid Ireland Award and a QUILTA. JT has top billing with his employer, Dozier Insurance Agency known for their “Banana Peel Insurance Guy” TV ads. 

Tim Hake is thrilled to be back on stage so soon, after making his QCT debut as “Mr. Green” in CLUE last fall. In his spare time, Tim enjoys time spent with his husband and children, Maddie and Alex, their dogs and cats, and watching old movies with cups of coffee.

Susan Scholz has been part of numerous QCT productions, both onstage and off, most recently appearing in MAME. As a teenager, Susan shared a room with her older sister who was obsessed with the 1968 movie, Romeo and Juliet, and fell asleep every night listening to the soundtrack. (Really, she knows the balcony scene by heart.) Susan is married to Riff and has three grown children and two grandchildren. 

Marissa Rabe is an actress, singer, and K-Pop lover. Having debuted in THE HOBBIT as Ori, worked behind the scenes as a dresser for PETER PAN and MATILDA, she is now eager to return to the stage with this new production. Outside of rehearsal, she could be found listening to music, learning new dances, or appearing at local events as the 2023 Payson OSA Queen. 

Quinton Metcalf is happy to be back on the stage so soon. Recently, Quinton appeared as the Children’s Entertainer in MATILDA THE MUSICAL, Cecco the Pirate in PETER PAN and in the company of last summers’ THE MUSIC MAN. He loves the nineties Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters trading card game. 

*Rachel Brown is a mother of 2 from Hannibal, MO who loves crafting and ceramic arts, spending time with her family and enjoying time in nature. She is new to theater and is excited to be participating in her first production with QCT! 

Randy Wolfmeyer loves volunteering at QCT with his wife, Gretchen, & kids, Thalia and Conall. Most recently, he appeared on QCT’s stage in FLORA & ULYSSES and THE MUSIC MAN, and constructed special puppet props for both THE HOBBIT and PETER PAN.

Nicole Herrington is thrilled be in this fantastic cast! Originally from Quincy, Nicole has spent over the last decade working in theatre management across the country and is currently the Box Office Manager at QCT. Nicole was last seen on the QCT stage as Phyllis in FLORA AND ULYSSES. Thank you to my boys for encouraging me to audition and being my greatest supporters ever! 

Maurice Silas is a musician & Head College Dance Coach from Quincy, IL. He was most recently seen in QCT’s 100TH ANNIVERSARY GALA, RENT (Ensemble), & LEGALLY BLONDE (Ensemble). When not in rehearsal, Maurice can be found creating dance routines for his dance team. 

*LeAndre Wittner is making her first appearance on QCT’s stage as part of the ensemble. Although this is her first time on stage, she has volunteered on backstage opportunities in the past, such as spotlight operator and ushering for shows. In her free time LeAndre loves long nature walks, reading, and spending time in her garden.

*Lisa Rabe was often on stage in high school, and while she may have been seen pushing a couch around in the MATILDA THE MUSICAL crew, this will be her first show in over 25 years! Lisa lives in Payson with her husband and five children, including Marissa who plays John Webster. Lisa is so excited to be bringing back her old love for theater while sharing this amazing experience with her daughter and the talented cast of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE! 

Dan Conboy is enjoying being on QCT’s stage again, having last been onstage in THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN NIGHT TIME, and stage managing RENT.  He loves sharing this experience with his wife Jeri, and with friends both old and new.   

Kristie Bradshaw had her first experience with Shakespearian theatre when she was cast as Hermia in her 1988 8th Grade Language Arts Class production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.  She remembers the EXACT moment on the stage at Unity Middle School when she knew that acting had to always be a part of her life.  She feels extremely lucky to be able to work with such a talented QCT production staff, cast, and crew!   

*Jason Washington is a contract administrator from Quincy, IL. He is married to Rebecca and they have a 4 year daughter, Lola. He would like to thank his wife Rebecca for encouraging him to audition and everyone who babysat Lola during rehearsals. In his spare time Jason enjoys bar trivia and watching 80’s game shows. 

*Dan Stephens is married to Kathy, his inspiration. He has been involved with QCT since last summer, building sets, sewing in the costume shop, and fabricating props including swords, axes, even Captain Hook’s hook! He’s excited to make his QCT stage debut and be on stage for the first time since his kindergarten production of “Sleeping Beauty” as Prince Charming back in 1958. 

*Kaitlyn Beth is very excited to be onstage for the first time at QCT. She last served as Assistant Stage Manager for MATILDA THE MUSICAL and THE MUSIC MAN. She is about to graduate with her BFA in theatre from Culver Stockton College. When not at the theatre, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and her two cats, Eugene Fitzherbert and James P Sullivan (Sully).  

*Charles W Turnbow is married to his best friend, Sara, the dad to 8 amazing kids and grandpa to 11 beautiful grandchildren. Charles is the Safety Supervisor for Sharkey Transportation and loves solving the many mysteries involved with his career. This is Charles’s first time on the QCT stage but was last seen in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Quincy Museum. When Charles is not volunteering at QCT, you can find him spending time with his family, studying conspiracy theories, or preparing for the zombie apocalypse.

Dr. Heidi Haisley was previously seen on stage as Mrs. White in CLUE and Cora in CALENDAR GIRLS. She is excited to be back again with this dynamic cast exploring the world of Shakespeare. When she is not on stage she can be found practicing optometry at the Eye and Vision Institute with Quincy Medical Group. Her hobbies include singing, creative writing, traveling and she aspires to own a farm with goats and mini highland cows. 

Brennan Hills has preformed in several shows over the years at QCT including as Sven the Reindeer in FROZEN, JR. and as Lurch in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Brennan works at The Yum Factory and serves as a member of several organizations in the community. When there is free time, Brennan can be found with his cats, Doja Cat and Onion. 

Crystal Perry is excited to be back onstage. She is a family physician and wound specialist in Quincy. Patrons may remember her as Rosie in MAMMA MIA!. Crystal is Secretary of the QCT Board of Directors, and enjoys geocaching and travel. She would like to dedicate her performance to her ever-supportive best friend, Laurel MacKenzie, who fostered her love of theatre. 

Barrett Whitfield is excited to be back on the QCT stage, having last been seen in THE MUSIC MAN and LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE. Barrett is a sophomore in college and is excited to do another show at QCT before transferring to Mizzou in the fall.   

Bre Meyer is excited to be back on stage at Quincy Community Theater. She was most recently seen as Ally in MAMMA MIA at QCT before leaving to explore in Colorado. In her free time, Bre can be found knitting and hanging out with her snuggly kitty, Cici. 

Alec Eaton is a character actor, writer, and horror fanatic. Starting the year with this production, he was most recently seen as the terrifying GOLLUM in THE HOBBIT. When not in rehearsal, Alec can be found working his full-time job, writing his next screenplay, or playing video games with his friends.  

*Denotes a cast member making their QCT debut.

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