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2014-2015 Season

Imagine and Discover

Main Stage performances are at the New Hazlett Theatre Center for Performing Arts

Performances are typically 2 hours long.

Showtimes: Friday & Saturday @ 8:00 PM
Sunday @ 2:30 PM

Preview: All Seats $10-$15
Adult: $20-$25
Senior: $15-$20
Student*: $10-$15
*under 16 or with student ID



The Mousetrap

by Agatha Christie

Directed by Richard Keitel
May 8, 2015 - May 17, 2015




Leah Bebee (Mollie Ralston) is an upcoming senior musical theatre major at Point Park University and is ecstatic to be making her debut with Primestage. Her most recent regional credits include Legally Blonde (Elle Woods), Rent (Maureen), Hairspray (Amber Von Tussle), and Footloose (Ariel). She would like to especially thank Rich and everyone involved for making this opportunity possible and much love to her friends and unconditionally supportive family whom give her the courage to follow her dreams.

Erik Martin (Giles Ralston) Erik is very excited to be making his debut for Primestage Theatre. Most recently he could be seen performing with Poor Yorick’s Players in Monroeville where his credits include: Ferdinand in Love’s Labour’s Lost and Fenton in Merry Wives of Windsor. He has just recently graduated from Point Park University where he received his B.A in Acting. Prior to Point Park, he attended Community College of Allegheny County where he performed Brutus in Julius Caesar and Claudio in Measure for Measure. Erik would like to thank Rich, his cast mates, and the crew for giving him the opportunity to perform in this wonderful production. It is a thrill to be working with such a talented group of people. Lastly, he would like to give a special thanks to his parents for all the love and the support they have given him over the years.

Greg Messmer (Christopher Wren) is excited to be a part of Prime Stage Theatre’s production of The Mousetrap! Greg is currently a Musical Theatre student at Seton Hill University with interests in lighting design. Recent Credits include: A Little Night Music (Frid), Cloud 9 (Betty/Edward), and 6 Characters in Search of an Author (Lead Actor) – all with Seton Hill University. Previously, Greg has been seen on the Byham and New Hazlett stages and behind the scenes with Pittsburgh Musical Theater. He also enjoys offstage work in stage management and lighting.

Joyce Miller (Mrs. Boyle) The Mousetrap marks Joyce's fiftieth production in eleven years and her first appearance with Prime Stage. She enjoys working with a number of local theater companies including Little Lake Theatre, South Park Theater, Old Schoolhouse Players, and Thoughline Theater Company and has participated in Pittsburgh New Works Festival. Favorite roles include Amanda Wingfield (The Glass Menagerie), Martha Brewster (Arsenic & Old Lace), Gingy (Love, Loss & What I Wore), the Nurse (Romeo & Juliet), and Ethel Banks (Barefoot in the Park).

William Yanity (Major Metcalf) William Yanity last appeared as Sigmund Freud/St. Thomas in Throughline’s The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. This is his third role for Prime Stage, following Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet and Lord Craven in The Secret Garden. Other roles in Pittsburgh productions have included Otto Brig in See Under: Love and Murat in Pera Palas, both for the late Open Stage, Treplev in The Seagull for The New Group Theater, and Nathan in Thoreau NM’s Nathan the Wise.

Jenny Malarkey (Miss Casewell) is thrilled to back at Prime Stage Theatre. A Pittsburgh native, she has performed with such companies as, Saint Vincent’s Summer Theatre, Unseam’d Shakespeare Co., Little Lake Theatre, Carnegie Mellon University, Alarum Theatre, Gemini Theatre, as well as The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, and The Virginia Shakespeare Festival. Favorite productions include: Boeing Boeing, Slowly, The Devil’s Arithmetic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Is He Dead?, Out of This Furnace, The Two Gentleman of Verona, A Shayna Maidel, and Jane Austen’s Emma. Jenny received her training and theatre degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. When not on stage, she can be found teaching for the Pittsburgh Public Theatre, and Little Lake Theatre. Jenny wishes to thank her family and friends for their continuous support, and the cast and crew for making this such an amazing experience.

Parag S. Gohel (Mr. Paravacini) is a freelance artist, actor, and sound designer, who has worked in various roles with local companies including: Bricolage (B.U.S. 8, 9, &10, Ojo), City Theatre (Young Playwrights Festival ’13 & ‘14), Hatch Arts Collective (Walldogs), No Name Players (Evil Dead: The Musical, Reasons to be Pretty), Throughline Theatre (The Last Days of Judas Iscariot), PICT (Antony and Cleopatra), UnSeam’d Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night’s Dream/The Two Gentleman of Verona, The Constant Prince), Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks (Macbeth), and Unrehearsed Shakespeare Project (The Comedie of Errors). Pittsburgh is home base for Parag while he also takes part in New York, Philadelphia, and international projects. Having been their resident sound designer for their 2008-09season, Parag is excited to be making his acting debut with Prime Stage Theatre. He would like to thank Rich, the cast and crew, and his friends and family for the opportunity, love and support. Look out for him next in The Ruling Class with Throughline Theatre Company and later this summer in USP’s Much Ado About Nothing. “Nobody ever hears me if I do not want them to. I find that very amusing.”

Joseph Rittenhouse (Detective Sergeant Trotter) Joseph David Rittenhouse is incredibly excited to be back at Prime Stage playing Detective Sergeant Trotter. Joe was last seen in Prime Stage's Animal Farm as Moses the Crow. Joe hails from Collegeville Pennsylvania, and studied International Relations and Political Science at Washington College before transferring to Point Park University and graduating with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Conservatory of Performing Arts in 2014. Some of his favorite parts include Danforth in TheCrucible, Caliban in The Tempest, Howie from Howie the Rookie, and many others. Aside from theater, Joe has appeared in films including The Dark Knight Rises as well as the upcoming Last Witch Hunter to be released this upcoming October. Thank you to God, this wonderful nation, and my Family and Friends for all their support "Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you." Thomas Jefferson

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