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This production is part of ETC NEXT, a program that seeks to provide our audience with theatre that is edgy, thought-provoking, conversation-starting, and more!

Performance Dates

January 11 - 20, 2024 (select dates)

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CAST BIOS

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Trevor Graciano (Alan) is proud to be making his Ellipse Theatre Community debut. He most recently played Tony Kirby in You Can’t Take It With You at Cascades Theatrical Company. Die-hard fans of crime scene investigation shows might remember him from an episode of CSI:NY where he played a pigeon racer that was allegedly murdered with a Sawzall. Trevor would like to thank the cast and crew for an unforgettable experience. He would also like to thank his wife for her constant support and encouragement.

Marissa Boragno (Annette) Trained vocally in classical music, Marissa began her performing career starring as Maria in The Sound of Music and Annabella in the musical, Nine. Traversing from youth theater into the world of terrestrial radio, Marissa spent several years cohosting a morning talk show on WOKY in Milwaukee, WI and moonlighting as an overnight host on WMIL’s country radio station. Marissa then moved to Los Angeles to work as a producer and on-air personality for SiriusXM. After pausing for over a decade to pursue a career as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Marissa is thrilled to be back in the spotlight, making her comeback performance for Ellipse Theater Community! Marissa would like to thank her wife for supporting her dream of moving to Bend, opening a private practice, and pursuing her passion for the stage. A mother of two little boys, Marissa has one piece of advice: don’t be a Henry. If some kid throws the first punch, it’s ok to hit him back!

Craig Zagurski (Michael) is making his Central Oregon acting debut 18 years after moving from Seattle to Bend. After earning his MFA in Acting at Florida State University, he performed on stages in Chicago and Seattle for six years, including roles in Ghetto, Eye of God, John Lennon’s Gargoyle, and Death and the Maiden. After his second child was born, Craig relocated his family to the high desert for its splendid quality of life. Since then, roles have included father, husband, copywriter, and video producer. Craig is currently the business manager for a USA Today bestselling romance author, who also happens to be his wife. He thanks ETC for the theatre re-entry opportunity and his family for a wealth of life experience he can now bring back to the stage.
 

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Whitney Garner (Veronica) is so excited to be on stage with Ellipse Theatre Community in God of Carnage. This is her third production in Bend, following roles in the Cascades Theatrical Company One Acts and as Alice in You Can’t Take It With You, also with CTC. If you look hard, she can be found in quite a few 48 Hour Film Project short films, but cannot, actually, be found in Steven Soderbergh’s Kimi, despite filming on set for 3 days. She is incredibly grateful to her family, most especially her husband who has never seen her on stage before (not because he’s unsupportive, but because she hadn’t been in a show for 10 years before this year). She hopes you have a wonderful time and are just the right amount of uncomfortable!  

CREATIVE BIOS

Bill Alsdurf (Director) Two things in life bring Bill the most joy.  The first one is being an elementary school teacher.  The second is community theater.  The cast and crew of God of Carnage have made this one of his favorite and most memorable experiences.  It is not often that a director gets to work with such a skilled, committed and profoundly talented group of actors and he couldn’t be prouder of them.  Bill moved back to Bend in July of 2022 after living and working for many years as a Montessori educator on Orcas Island. Bill's acting credits include Mr. Kirby in You Can’t Take it With You, Dr. Armstrong in And Then There Were None, Adult Male in Spring Awakening, Roger Hopewell in Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, Luis Alberto Molina in Kiss of the Spider Woman, and Clive and Cathy in Cloud Nine.  He directed The Lost Virginity Tour at the Orcas Center and has worked behind the curtain as a stage manager, costumer, and set decorator.  Finally, Bill would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the power of kindness, forgiveness and laughter.  He hopes you enjoy the show.

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Jeannie Whittle (Assistant Director & Stage Manager) 
Jeannie is excited to help to bring this amazing story to the stage. She has spent most of the last few years behind the scenes as either director, assistant director, stage manager, or lights and sound design with Theater in the Park and other local community theater productions and recently getting back on the stage with Here on The Flight Path. She would like to thank her family for their support during all the crazy days and hours of doing theater. She hopes you enjoy watching God of Carnage as much as she has enjoyed being a part of bringing it to you. May the Force be with you always and live long and prosper my friends.

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Tracy Miller (Set & Costume Construction) Tracy is grateful to work with this cast and crew, her first ETC show. As a costumer, she's done several productions. Cascades Theatrical Company: Noises Off, She Loves Me, Miracle on 34th St., Radiance, Lost in Yonkers, Arcadia; 2nd Strett Theatre: Young Frankenstein, Sweeney Todd; Throughly Modern Productions: Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast; Opera Bend: Elixir Of Love. She was a wardrobe technician: IATSE TWU local 747 (Columbus, OH) on touring productions of The Lion King, Jesus Christ Superstar, Seussical the Musical and 42nd St. She played Gay Wellington in CTC's You Can't Take It With You. In her spare time she builds houses for Gorillas.

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Francesca Anderson (Sound & Light Operator) 
Francesca has been involved in the performing arts practically her whole life, having made her musical debut in Honk as a young child. She now prefers to work behind the scenes and is honored to join the tech team for God of Carnage. She is grateful to work with this cast and crew, her first ETC show.

APPLAUSE & APPRECIATION

Brooks Resource Corporation, Holy Communion Church, St. Charles Health System, Unity Community of Central Oregon, Bend Rubber Stamp and Printing, Trevor Graciano (Promo Editor), Will Drury (Drone Pilot), Joaquin Graciano (Promo Talent), Milo Edens ​(Promo Talent), The Anderton Family, Kara Clicket, spouses, family and friends for their support of our actors and crew members during the rehearsal process.

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