Lily’s Dinner Theatre Salon is delighted to announce the cast of KINDERTRANSPORT by Diane Samuels

By | January 15, 2023

Lily’s Dinner Theatre Salon is delighted to announce the cast of KINDERTRANSPORT by Diane Samuels.

CHLOE CARLSON-JAQUEZ (Eva) she/her, is a sophomore at Henrico HS for the Arts. There she has appeared in NEWSIES (Bowery Beauty), SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK (Interplanet Janet), and INTO THE WOODS (the Witch). Outside of the theatre, Chloe is in Boy Scouts of America and plays a tuba in the marching band.

CINDEE ROLSTON (Evelyn) she/her, recently played Artie in our reading of ELEEMOSYNARY, and also appeared in Raymonde Goode’s THROUGH OUR EYES at Firehouse. A classically trained actor who studied Comedia dell’Arte, Cindee focused on her roles as Mom and Clinical Psychologist before her return to the theatre.

JODY SMITH (Lil) she/her, is a Richmond theatre veteran, having appeared locally at Virginia Repertory Theatre, Cadence Theatre, Swift Creek Mill, Quill Theatre, and regionally in Atlanta and Sarasota. Along with her theatre work, she has had a career in the film industry as a producer, script writer, and script supervisor.

AMBER JAMES, (Faith) she/her, received an MFA at Mary Baldwin University in ’22, and was then cast in MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR w/ Richmond Shakes. Afterwards she relocated to RVA. She has also worked in Cedar City, (Utah Shakespeare Festival), DC (Faction of Fools, et al), and Flagstaff, (Flagstaff Shakespeare).

MOLLIE ORT (Helga) she/her, studied acting with Sanford Meisner at The Neighborhood Playhouse in NY, but is now a familiar face to local audiences. A few of her credits include TARTUFFE; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD; FOOD, CLOTHING & SHELTER; and ARSENIC & OLD LACE. She also just starred in our reading of THE GIN GAME.

TOM BOST (Ratcatcher et al) he/him, moved to Richmond in ’22 from California, where he was a theatre teacher/director and performed with multiple theatres around Sacramento. A partial list of credits includes GUYS & DOLLS, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, and THE FOREIGNER. He also spent 6 years performing in Africa.

KINDERTRANSPORT – the story

During WW2, almost 10,000 children, mostly Jewish, were sent by their parents to Manchester in an effort to find safety. When nine-year-old Eva’s parents fail to escape the Nazis, Eva changes her name and reinvents her life. Years later, Eva’s own daughter discovers the truth, and Eva is forced to confront her bitter past.

Please join us, January 29 – February 20.

Sunday BRUNCH @ noon

Monday DINNER @ 6:00 PM

SUGGESTED DONATION -$35.00

To RSVP email: lilymercerwriter@gmail.com.

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