Cast of Hound of the BaskervillesClick a headshot for a full version
David Fink is thrilled to be back with Theatre-Hikes once again, after appearing here last summer as Passpartout in Around The World In 80 Days!! Since graduating from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Theater in 2007, he had the pleasure of performing wih such companies as The Hypocrites, The Gift Theatre Company, Lifeline Theatre, Redmoon, City Lit Theater, and most recently with Promethean Theatre Ensemble(of which he is a proud ensemble member) in Henry V. In addition to his theatrical credits, David is a proud Teaching Artist of City Lit Theater's Real Live Literature Program, as well as one half of the Irish music duo, The O'Brothers. He is also an Freelance Musician, Professional Adventurer, and an Avid Sherlockian. Many thanks to Bradley and cast for bringing one of his favorite stories to life(and having such fun while doing it), and to you for supporting live theater. The show's afoot!
Matt Geischen recently moved to Chicago after graduating from the University of Kansas last year. He last appeared in Muse of Fire's staged reading of Fuente Ovejuna and is excited to make his debut with Theatre-Hikes in Hound of the Baskervilles.
Dylan Jost is excited to kick off the summer in his Theatre-Hikes debut as Sir Henry in Hound of the Baskervilles. In the relatively short time he has lived in Chicago, Dylan has been seen as Brad in Minimalistic Men for Appetite Theatre, Hugo in The Exiled for Harvest Art Inc., and also as an understudy for the character Aaron in Writers' Theatre's new production Hesperia. When he is not acting on a stage he can often be found building them. Be on the look-out you never know where he may pop up next.
Monica Lani is thrilled to be making her Theatre Hikes debut! She graduated last spring with a BFA in Theatre from Drake University, where she played such roles as Lady Macbeth, Varya from The Cherry Orchard, and Mrs. Pascal from The House of Yes. Since graduating, she wrote for and acted in the sketch comedies - Christ Capades and Marijuanarama at Gorilla Tango Theatre and appeared as Hermione in State Theatre's Explosion of The Winter's Tale.
Kristi Parker-Barnhart is an Oklahoma native with a Texas accent, who moved to Chicago in 2010 with her husband Travis. She is a company member of Hobo Junction Productions and works at Bubbles Academy as the Art Coordinator and an Assistant Teacher. Most recently she played Mrs. Milford ("Milf") in Underscore Theatre Company's debut of Liberal Arts: The Musical and is proud to be in rehearsal's for New Colony's The Derby Thing opening in October 2012. This is Kristi's first time to work with Theatre-Hikes and she is loving every minute of it. Thanks to everyone in the show for being awesome and making this a great experience!
Frank R. Sjodin is very happy to be part of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Last year he performed with Theatre-Hikes in Night of the Living Dead, and built masks and props for The Hobbit. Frank works as a street performing clown with the troupe Play Mechanics, and has appeared onstage in Chicago with Emerald City, The Factory Theater, VonOrthal Puppets and others. He also works as technical director at Redtwist Theatre. Thanks to the cast, crew, and his new wife Susan!
Brendan Stallings was born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK. He attended Oklahoma State University where he received a BFA in Theatre Performance in 2008. In 2009 he moved to Chicago to pursue a career in Acting. Since coming to Chicago, Brendan has performed with the Redmoon Theatre, the Cornservatory Theatre, ComedySportz Chicago, and is currently a member of the One Group Mind improv organization. He is very happy to be making his Theatre-Hikes debut and he would like to thank his mother who has always loved Theatre and hiking.
Peter Vamvakas has theater credits that include Sense and Sensibility and Inherit the Wind at Northlight Theatre; Pride and Prejudice the New Musical, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Man of La Mancha, and Vanessa at Chamber Opera Chicago; Jesus Christ Superstar, The Christmas Schooner, Footloose, Phantom, and Petrified Forest at Theater at the Center, IN.; To Kill a Mockingbird and The Devil's Arithmetic at Apple Tree Theatre TYA; Macbeth and Hamlet at Shakespeare on the Green.
Hound of the Baskervilles
based on the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted by F. Andrew Leslie
The Wind in the Willows
based on the novel by Kenneth Grahame
by John Morely
by G. Riley Mills and Ralph Covert
by William Shakespeare
The Werewolf's Curse or Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
by Billy St. John