Cast Biographies


Robyn AccettaRobyn Accetta (Julie Gillis) is pleased as punch to be performing here at Northeastern Illinois University. Gee, she sure does think ifs keen that she studied at The Theatre School at DePaul University and has a Bachelor's of Arts in Theatre from Michigan State University. Robyn is also a peppy proud member of A Reasonable Facsimile Theatre Co. and the Maryland Ensemble  Theatre in Frederick, Maryland. Some past roles Robyn was just crazy about include Juliet from Romeo and Juliet, Carol from Oleanna.Robyn sure does hope that you enjoy the show and that the  super cute boy playing Joe will take her out for an ice cream soda afterwards.
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Lauren GroveLauren Grove (Sylvia Crewes)
is excited to be working with such a great group of people, both crazy and sane. A member of A Reasonable Facsimile Theatre Company, Lauren made her Chicago debut in their winter production of Front as Bela, then  collaborated with them again for their spring production of Cafe Society. Her Boston credits include the psycho ex-girlfriend Viola in Joey and Maria's ComedyWedding, Nicole in LaCageAuxFolles,  and Lizzie Borden in the original production of Lizzie of Fall River. Lauren can also be seen (at least she would like to think so!) in the films A Civil Action and The Same Side of Rejection Street. She would like to dedicate a Tbscanini Concerto to Amy,  Mom, Dad and D for all of their love and support. Love you, miss you.
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Marcus Kamie Marcus Kamie (Earl Lindquist) is a graduate of Central Michigan University where he earned his B.A. in Theatre. Since graduating, Marcus has worked with the Michigan Shakespeare Festival and acted within Chicago for 3 years Chicago Credits: Random Acts with Potter Productions; Flood with Alchymia Theatre; Words With C and Front with A Reasonable Facsimile Theatre Company; Pulp Fiction with AZUSA and most recently Hidden in this Picture with Simple Theatre. Marcus is an ensemble member of A Reasonable Facsimile and is happy to be working with Michael again. As always, much love to his pup.
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Lisa LitbergLisa Litberg (Poppy Matson) is thrilled to be returning to the stage after a five-year hiatus and especially to be working with Michael Buino again. As an undergraduate at Northeastern Illinois University, Lisa performed in many Stage Center Productions, including A Piece of My Heart, Hay Fever, Archangels Don't Play Pinball, Next and Boys Life. She also co-directed All in the Timing with Michael.  Outside of the theater, Lisa is a mother and a teacher.


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Steve MadarSteve Madar (Sol Schwartz)
is excited to be working with Michael Buino again. Steve is currently attending DePaul University and is an ensemble member of A Reasonable Facsimile Theatre Company. Thanks everyone for everything.


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Steve TruncaleSteve Truncale (Charlie Reader)
loves this show. He loves the script, and the things that it says the female actors should do with him. He shouldn't be this lucky, but apparently God and director Michael Buino love him. Steve was most recently on stage in Sunday in New York. He is also an ensemble member of A Reasonable Facsimile Theatre Company and has performed in Front, Anatol and 27 Wagons Full of Cotton. "I envy any man who will play my role in future productions - I can only hope his girls are as pretty as mine."

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Angela WalshAngela Walsh (Jessica Collins)
is very pleased to return to NElU's Stage Center Theatre after performing as Elmire in last season's production of Tartuffe. Angela also just completed the world premiere of Pirate Bones in which she played Georgia Keeper. Other stage credits include A Midsummer Night's Dream and Aesop's The Ant & The Grasshopper.


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Ron WardRon Ward (Joe McCall)
…style, class, smoking, drinking… things almost as important as Theatre! Ron is very excited to be working with this cast and crew. Ron has been called back, many times for many plays. He was even cast in the following; as Steve in Sailing from The Moon and Dr. Seward in Renfield. Still new to Chicago, Ron spent six years in Washington, D.C. where he performed as Victor in Frankenstein, Radius in RUR as wel1 as roles in plays by Miller, Jarry, and Fo.  Ron is a writer, actor and all around instigator. Special thanks to the M.E.T. for entrusting me with the role of Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet and especially the role of "beau" to one of their greatest assets, Robyn.   Peace.
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Production Staff Biographies



Michael Buino (Director) is the Artistic Director of A Reasonable Facsimile Theatre Company Founded in the fall of 2000 with fellow Northeastern Illinois University alum Tina Haglund, he has directed many of their shows including Anatol, Words with C, Front, Hello Out There and 27 Wagons Full of Cotton. Most recently, Michael appeared on stage with the ensemble in Cafe-Society. This fall Michael will direct the company's world premiere production of Offstage by Chicago playwright Mike Spiegel.  Michael graduated from Northeastern Illinois University in the summer of 1999 and has worked with several local theatre companies including Theatre Building Chicago, Sweetback Productions, The Curious Theatre Branch, Hell in a Handbag Productions and the Bailiwick Repertory Theatre. His directing credits include: Holiday, Table Manners, Moon Over Buffalo, The Musical Comedy Murders of l940, The House on the Cliff, All in the Timing (co-directed with Lisa Utberg), The Indian Wants the Bronx, A Day for Surprises, The Long Christmas Dinner and Finding the Sun.

  Michael would like to thank everyone who supports him in his efforts to make a living as an artist, especially his brother Sean and his wife Katie, who come to all of the shows, even the three-hour ones. It means the world to me. He would also like to dedicate this show to Lauren, who is leaving for brighter lights and a bigger city, he will miss working with her while she is gone.

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Jeng Fong (Sound Designer)aka the Fongster, has worked in the Theatre for close to four seasons. You may have seen his bio in shows such as Tartuffe, The Good Doctor, and Issac, I am. He is delighted to be working with Michael again. "It has been a wonderful experience for me these couple of seasons. Working with Anna and Rodney has been my greatest gifts. Yet, there is still one nagging question: Anna, how about that sabbatical? Enjoy the show!

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William Mayer (Costume Designer) is a company member of A Reasonable Facsimile Theatre Company. He is also a student here at Northeastern Illinois University. Past costuming credits include Alice in Wonderland for CTW, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, The Dreamer Examines His Pillow and Take Five for New Leaf Theatre and Cafe Society for ARFTCo. and Sunday in New York which closed last month. He would like to thank Michael for the opportunity to work on such a fun period piece, and his family for their continued support.

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Dan Toledo (Stage Manager) is a graduate of NEIU, and is an ensemble member of ARFTCo (A Reasonable Facsimile Theater Co.). He's glad to be back at NEIU helping with this current production. In the past, Dan has helped on the NEIU productions John Loves Mary, and All In The Timing, as well as the studio series pieces Ile, and Infancy. Since graduating, Dan has been working full time, and working with ARFTCo on such fine productions as Words with C, Free Will and Wanton Lust, and Front. He would also like to thank the cast, crew and director for this great opportunity..."Thanks!Shooz!"

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Robert G. Smith (Set Designer) has been the designer and technical director since 1984. Professionally, Bob is resident designer for Famous Door Theatre, Stage Left Theatre, Red Orchid Theatre, Remy-Bumppo Productions and Plastiscene. He has received seven Joseph Jefferson Citations, two After Dark Awards, and an Emmy nomination for his designs.

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