Sam Shepard puts his spin on noir, where he exposes the underbelly of the horse track world. When a couple of grifters, Vinnie and Carter, are caught by a prominent horse racing official, they conjure up a blackmail scheme that involves some scandalous photos and hush money. Now, twenty years later, the past catches up to them when Vinnie decides he's done with being hushed. Colorful characters and juicy dialogue make Shepard's obscure little comedy a wild ride to remember.
Cast in order of appearance:
VINNIE(Producer)-Fred Mancuso appeared on stage as; 'Bergsey' in "The Dogs Pond", 'Lennie' in "Of Mice and Men", 'Lee' in "True West", 'Antony' in "Antony and Cleopatra", and 'Richard' in "The Lion in Winter". TV and Film as; 'Tony' on "LETHAL WEAPON", 'Finbar' in "COCKROACHES"(2019), 'Bounty' on "LUCIFER", the Angriest Man in the World on "Grace and Frankie", 'Vincent' on "SWAT", and on "Colony", and "Escape the Night". He was 'Randy', a series regular, on "DANGEROUS WOMEN"(91), filmed 'Bruce' in "Made in America"(93), and 'Pratt' in "Sudden Death"(95). Morgan Sheppard mentored Fred in the Craft. (See fredmancuso.net)
CARTER-Patrick Holder appeared in leading roles in two world premier NYC Off-Broadway plays "Waiting for My Man" and "Willie B. Came Into the Sun", and in the NYC Off-Broadway production of "Tony n Tina's Wedding" as Tina's ex-boyfriend, in over 900 shows on Times Square. TV credits include The Sopranos, The Mentalist, Law and Order, L+O Criminal Intent, Hack, Criminal Minds. He is deeply grateful to be in this cast and working with such fantastic people. A big thanks to PREATOREAN and Whitefire Theatre for its successful and ongoing support of LA Theatre! Much love and thanks to my beautiful wife and wonderful son.
CECILIA-Lindsay McDonald is thrilled to be part of this Simpatico cast! After graduating with her BFA, she went on tour with the musical, 42nd Street. She then packed her bags and headed to LA to make it her home. Her stage credits include The Producers, Singing in the Rain, as well as commercial and tv/film credits. Her voice can be heard on tv, radio and announcing the Dear Mama Mothers Day show on VH1. Much love to her favorite boys in her life, Gene, Remy and Louie for supporting the mother ship!
Follow her @theofficiallindsaymcdonald.
SIMMS-John William Young is an award winning actor best known for the iconic film classic "Road House", starring Patrick Swayze and Sam Elliot. Other films include; "Back to School", "Hamburger", "Montana", "Last Resort", and "Hollywood High". TV credits include three seasons on "The Tracey Ullman Show", and appearances with Lucille Ball, Peter Falk, Pierce Brosnan, Robert Downey, Jane Lynch and Homer Simpson. Recently Young appeared as Judge Noose in Theatre 68s award winning "A Time to Kill", Bob in The Group Reps "And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little", and as Uncle Pete in The Whitefire Theatres World Premier of "The Dogs Pond".
ROSIE-Caron Strong - After a big time out from commercials and television to raise her daughter, Caron has returned to the theatre and recently played in Catsplay and Edmond at Group Rep, Everything in Between in Hollywood and Barefoot in the Park at Glendale Centre Theatre, winning Outstanding Featured Actress in a Comedy last year in LAs Larger Theatre. Shes also starring in a new podcast, entitled Centered and recently guest starred in a hilarious mockumentary entitled Dinosaur.
Shout out to her beautiful daughter, Cayla, and special thanks to four cats who endure endless monologues and plays.
KELLY-Callie Haun was raised in Northern California and left to explore her hunger for storytelling the summer before college in New York (AADA). She received BA's in, Drama & Literature in college in San Francisco followed by study at the American Conservatory Theatre (ACT). After finding her voice in San Francisco, she traveled to Europe for further study, before landing in LA last year to pursue acting with openness to all art containing integrity & and purpose. This actor is honored to play Kelly and wishes to thank her parents, grandparents, and friends who support her artistic aspirations, and this audience for supporting live theatre! calliehaun.com
PREATOREAN LLC Production Team:
(Director/Exec-Producer/Production Design)-Derek Long has been in the SoCal theatre scene for nearly two decades. He produced/directed last year's Preatorean Production of The Dogs Pond here at Whitefire. He is also a resident artist with Panndora Productions in Long Beach, where he directed their production of In Kings And Fools, and was Associate Producer/Asst. Director for Jupiter Moon. He produced /directed several staged readings over the years for the Panndora's Box Annual Festival of New Works. And he also produced/directed Robot Monster, the Musical at Sacred Fools Theatre for Hollywood Fringe. More info at dereklong.net.
(Co-Producer/Original Sound/Video/Graphic)-Ryan de Quintal - Ryan's recent stage credits are playing Carter in The Dogs Pond, George in Of Mice and Men, and Austin in True West, in addition he created the Music, Sound, Graphic, and Video in each production. Recent credits include roles on "The Good Place" for NBC, "LA to Vegas" for FOX, and "Now Apocalypse" for Starz! Ryan produced, co-wrote, and starred in the film "COCKROACHES" (2019). He studied the Meisner technique with Actors Studio member Robert Miano while obtaining a BA in Radio, Television, and Film at CSU. "Success is an eventuality if you work hard and continue to challenge yourself creatively."
(Assistant Director/Stage Manager)-Caitlin Lowerre is honored to join Preatorean, Whitefire, and the fantastic cast/crew of Simpatico on this production. Caitlin is a resident artist with Panndora Productions, most recently working as asst. stage manager for their production of Jupiter Moon. She has also acted in Panndoras In Kings And Fools, Medusa Undone, and Fragile Thing Cracks as well as numerous Panndoras Box staged readings. Other stage credits include: A Christmas Carol, Traffic School, Craigslist Farewell, and Fool For Love. You can also catch her in the audience of Chers next farewell tour.
(Lighting Design/ Board opp)-Derrick McDaniel has been working in the live theater arena for over 20 years. A few of his lighting credits include, "Mercy Seat" (2012 LA Weekly Awards Winner) at the Inside the Ford Theater, "Red Speedo" at the Road Theatre on Magnolia, "Spring Awakening" at the Whitefire Theatre, "The Crucible" at the Madrid Theater; and "Freuds Last Session" at the Odyssey Theater. Derrick has been nominated for an Ovation Award for "Les Blancs" at the Rogue Machine Theatre. Derrick also has the honor of being the Resident Lighting Designer for the Whitefire Theater. Enjoy!
(Technical Director)-Brandon Loeser - In addition to being a technical director, Brandon is an actor, stuntman, and comedian. He has appeared in "Homecoming", "Westworld", "Grimm", "Scorpion", "Superstore", "True Blood", "Justified", "The Dark Knight", "Changeling", and numerous appearances on "Conan". You can also see him in the critically-acclaimed holiday show "Santasia" at the Whitefire Theatre now in its 19th year! Brandon would like to thank his wife for all her support and awesomeness!
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