Perfect Wedding

Perfect Wedding
by Robin Hawdon
Directed by Jessica John
September 7* – October 7, 2012

Scripps Ranch Theatre is proud to open its 34th season with “Perfect Wedding,” a hilarious contemporary farce written by Robin Hawdon, best known for his production of “Don’t Dress for Dinner.” The show will be directed by Jessica John and stars Jon Sachs, Dana Hooley, Jake Rosko, Teri Brown, Danielle DeCarlo and Maelyn Gandola . The show opens Saturday, Sept. 8. There will be a preview performance Friday, Sept. 7. Shows run Fridays through Sundays through Oct. 7 at SRT’s Legler Benbough Theatre on the Alliant University campus.

*Preview Night: Friday, September 7, 2012
Opening Night: Saturday, September 8, 2012

* Preview Night: Special pricing


Teri Brown (Julie) recently appeared as Bunny and Diana in California Suite here at Scripps Ranch Theatre. SRT audiences also may recall Teri in long-ago shows such as Rumors, Ravenscroft, Fatal Attraction and How to Succeed in Business… Teri currently serves as the Artistic Director of OnStage Playhouse in Chula Vista. Other local appearances include The Diary of Anne Frank, Sordid Lives, Lend Me a Tenor, The Laramie Project and many Fritz Blitz productions. Many thanks to Betsy for unwavering support – this laugh-riot is for her.

Danielle DeCarlo (Judy) was last seen on SRT’s stage as Janie McMichael in Not Now, Darling. Other local favorite credits include Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (6th@Penn), The Lion in Winter (SRT), Steel Magnolias and The Sign of the Four (OnStage Playhouse), and The Heidi Chronicles (PowPAC). Danielle is also the Audition Coordinator for SRT and caters the opening night events. She would like to thank John, Dyllan, and Jackson for supporting her return to the stage – “I love you!”

Maelyn Gándola (Rachel) is delighted to return to SRT where she was last seen a year ago in How the Other Half Loves. A San Diego native, Maelyn has performed and directed all over the county. Recent credits include Somewhere in Between (Ocean Beach Playhouse), And Then There Were None (Carlsbad Playreaders), The Vagina Monologues (Diversity Arts), and Someone Might See (Experimental Theatre Co). Maelyn is the Artistic Director of Carlsbad Playreaders. She holds a BA in Theatre Arts —Directing and Communications from BYU.

Dana Hooley (Daphne) is positively giddy about working with Jessica John and this gorgeous cast. SRT credits: Blithe Spirit, The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Selected Stage: Sledgehammer – Saint Plays, The Chairs (Playbill Award), No Time Like The Present (NYC); Ion – Grapes of Wrath, Glass Menagerie, Frozen (SD Critics Circle Outstanding Lead); SD Rep – Hamlet, Death of a Salesmen; Diversionary – Facing East, New Century, Marriage Bed, Anita Bryant Died for Your Sins (LA Stage Scene awards 2009, 2010, 2011). Upcoming at Sledgehammer: Winnie in Happy Days. Dana dedicates this performance to her husband Francis and twins, Carmen and Dashiell. She had a perfect wedding!

Jake Rosko (Tom) is thrilled to be making his debut at Scripps Ranch Theatre in Robin Hawdon’s Perfect Wedding. Jake has previously worked with both Jessica John and Jon Sachs at Moonlight at the Avo in The Mousetrap. He received a B.A. in English Literature from San Diego State University and has since appeared numerous times at Grossmont Theatre in Hamlet (as the title character), All My Sons, The Tempest, Fortinbras and many others.

Jonathan Sachs (Bill) happily returns to the SRT stage, having most recently been seen two years ago in Social Security. Thanks to a spectacular cast and crew and a wonderful director, this show has been one his favorite experiences ever. All my love to my beautiful family, Julie and Payton. I love baby with all of my heart. Jonathan also loves all things pork-related.

Production Staff

Jessica John (Director) is delighted to return to SRT, where she last directed the highly regarded production of Deathtrap. She is most recognized as an actress, receiving multiple San Diego Critics Circle Awards and KPBS Patte’ Awards, and seen most recently in The Pride at Diversionary Theatre, Angels in America with Ion Theatre, and North Coast Repertory Theatre’s production of Lend Me a Tenor. She was the founder and Executive Artistic Director of the award-winning Backyard Productions and was named one of San Diego Magazine’s “People to Watch” in 2005. She is a Cygnet Theatre Resident Artist. Love to fellow-performer, Jillian.

Daisy Talley (Production Manager) is excited to be producing her second show with SRT. Daisy earned her BA in Theatre from UNC-Wilmington, where she interned under Frank Capra Jr. at Screen Gems Studios. She has served as the project manager for Cirque Du Soliel’s mobile marketing tours, and has also headed up casting for Broadway’s Chicago street team. Daisy privately coaches aspiring youth in audition techniques, and recently became the Education Manager at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. She is excited to continue to grow with the artistic community in San Diego and sends a very special thank you to SSgt. Jordan Lewis for supporting her artistic endeavors.

Megan Ames (Stage Manager) is happy to be back with Scripps Ranch Theatre again where she previously stage managed California Suite. She is a recent graduate of San Diego State University where she received a BA in Design Technology for Theatre with an emphasis in stage management. Other SM/ASM credits include Zanna, Don’t! (SDSU), Dear Harvey (USD), Doubt (SDSU), Symphony of Clouds (SDSU), A Grand Night for Singing (SDSU), Miss Julie (NCR), and Killer Joe (Compass Theatre).

Melissa Coleman-Reed (Costume Design) Design credits include: California Suite (SRT); Deconstruction of a Drag Queen, Ragnarok, The Break-Up Break-Down (Circle Circle dot dot). Melissa also created makeup and blood effects for ion Theatre Company’s production of Angels in America. She was last seen onstage as Duke D’Lux in Deconstruction of a Drag Queen. Additional stage credits: The Break-up Break-Down (Circle Circle); As Much as You Can (Diversionary); U.S. Drag (ion Theatre); The Tempest and Moby Dick (Old Dominion University). Training includes SITI Company, Chekhov Studio International, and The Actor’s Temple. She is a company member of Circle Circle dot dot.

Jason Connors (Sound Design) is pleased to be working on his third show at SRT and to be this year’s resident sound designer. Other recent credits include: Much Ado About Nothing (NVA); It’s A Wonderful Life and Our Town (Cygnet); Bleeding Kansas (MOXIE); and As Much As You Can (Diversionary). He’s a proud Resident Artist at Cygnet who will next be seen as Sam the Sound Man in their live radio play version of A Christmas Carol.

Devin Morrow (Set Design/Technical Director) has been involved in many technical aspects of theater for the last nine years in local houses such as San Diego Repertory and the Old Globe Theatre, where she is primarily known for her skilled carpentry. She also served as TD for SRT’s productions of Almost, Maine and this past summer’s Out on a Limb project. Devin also has constructed many large-scale structures at the San Diego County Fair since 2008, including the O’Brian gate (main entrance) and other displays in the surrounding area.

Jay Newington (Set Design/Technical Director) is the owner and Creative Director for scene-one, a San Diego based Design/Fabrication studio specializing in large-scale, themed installations. His work has been enjoyed by over a million visitors each year at the San Diego County Fair since 2008. Jay also has done notable installations at LEGOLAND California, San Diego Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, and has worked as part of the scene shop staff at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre, as well as Technical Director and Scenic Designer for other theaters across California.

Aashish Rathi (Asst. Prod’n Mgr) is very excited and happy to be working on his first project with Scripps Ranch Theater. He has previously worked for an animation company where he was the branch manager. Aashish is a graduate of Poona University, India, where he received a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and also has a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Tabitha Wiebe (Lighting Design) This is Tabitha’s first production with SRT. She is a recent graduate of SDSU with a BA in Theatre Design and Technology. While at SDSU Tabitha designed shows such as Doubt and The Vagina Monologues, assisted on Little Women the Musical and Labyrinth of Desire, and was the master electrician on The Boyfriend and Eurydice. Tabitha currently works at the San Diego Rep as an electrician and is always on the lookout for chances to design.

Angelica Ynfante (Properties Mistress) is a Texas State University Graduate, with a BFA in theater. She has been working her way around the U.S., having worked in Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Vermont, New York, Tennessee and Kentucky, as well as in Cancun, Mexico, until finally she made it to sunny California where she is currently working in her third season as the props mistress with San Diego Repertory Theatre, and her second season with Moxie Theatre, where she is now the Technical Director. A Perfect Wedding is her fifth show with SRT and she looks forward to working the rest of the season with this great group of theater artists.

Production Photos

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