Inspired by true events, Bitter Cantaloupe proves that sticking to your guns and living your ethics can propel you forward.
David K. Farkas
I have attended theater regularly throughout my life, starting (I believe) with Mary Martin’s Peter Pan in 1954. My (academic) career was in technical writing, not the worst preparation for writing plays. I began writing plays quite recently as a retirement activity. I learned about 10-minute plays—and discovered that I like that format—in Catherine Rush’s playwriting course, which was organized by the AS IF folks. Much appreciation to AS IF and Cappy. This play got started when I recalled that my wife, as a young part-time waitress, steered her customers away from the cantaloupe on the days when they were too green.
Amy Gentry is the Managing Director of As If Theatre Company. She was seen in their first production, The Clean House, and will be performing in The Cake this fall. Amy currently spends her days managing marketing for area theatres, “teaching” her kids, enjoying her pets, and mastering being a homebody.
A “best coast” transplant from Minnesota, Amelia has called Seattle home for almost six years. She is an arts marketing and communications professional with a passion for community building and storytelling. Amelia received a B.A. in Theatre Arts and English from the University of Iowa. Quarantine has allowed her to reconnect with her love of cooking and British TV dramas, but she’s looking forward to hugging family and friends again as soon as possible. Special thanks to Amy and the As If crew for championing creativity together apart.
Terry was thrilled to be in As If’s debut production, The Clean House. He has very fond memories of working with Molly and/or Cindy and/or Amy in The 39 Steps, Vanya and Sonia and Marsha and Spike, Communicating Doors, Thugs, A Musical Mafiasco, Suite Surrender and a variety of tiny, but exciting adventures. Thanks for tuning in.
Dan is thrilled to participate in As If Theatre Company’s Quarantine Quickies! Making discoveries with actor friends and telling stories in character is always a welcome enterprise. Favorite roles along the way have been Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace, Harold in The Music Man, Jesus in Godspell, El Gallo in The Fantasticks, and Prospero in The Tempest. Among Dan’s other pursuits are playing trombone in the UW Husky Alumni Band, scuba diving, boating in the San Juans, visiting schools and retirement homes as a registered therapy animal team handler, and singing with the Silverbells Carolers during the holiday season.
Kerry Jacinto is a recent graduate of UCSB’s BFA acting program. Her most recent works include Prague Shakespeare Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Puck and Karen Zacarias’ Into the Beautiful North as Nayeli. She moved to Seattle to continue her journey of doing creative works with staged (and now virtual) Theatre. She hopes to see more of Seattle’s unique art scenes in the near future in whatever form it may come!
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