The Tempestuous Cast

and Crew

 

DIRECTOR .......................................... JOHN ROWLAND

John is the founder of the Ridgedale Shakespeare Festival and has directed or appeared in each 

production since the beginning.  A former Oakland County Commissioner and Magistrate, he is an 

attorney in private practice in Waterford.  

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/STAGE MANAGER .......................................... RALPH ROSATI

Ralph Rosati is well known face in area theater.  He has directed and appeared in productions in every part 

of the metropolitan area.  At Ridgedale, most recently,  he appeared as the gravedigger in last year's production of Hamlet.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR .......................................... JO CHONKO

Jo Chonko is a talented director, actor and Ridgedale's technical whiz-kid.  His advice is sought for every production at 

Ridgedale Players.  His onstage roles include last year's production of Hamlet where he played Bernardo.

PRODUCER .......................................... MIKE JEFFRIES

Mike Jeffries is on the board of directors for Ridgedale Players and is the Chairman of the 2003 Shakespere 

Festival.  He has performed in past festival productions including The Taming of the Shrew and As You Like It.  

In addition, he has appeared in numerous non-shakespearean roles for Ridgedale Players as well as other area theater groups. 

PROSPERO .......................................... GREG BOWMAN

Greg is a popular performer at Ridgedale having appeared in Foxfire, Heaven Can Wait, The Mousetrap 

and Macbeth.  He also played Theseus at last year's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.  

He has just completed producing Foxfire for Ridgedale Players.

MIRANDA .......................................... MIMI JEFFRIES

Mimi is an accomplished actress, having appeared in more than thirty productions including the

Ridgedale Players Shakespeare Festival and Meadowbrook Theatre.  She has won the Young 

Playwright Competition at Meadowbrook Theatre in both 2001 and 2002.  

She is a drama student at Yale.

ARIEL .......................................... SHANNON JOHNSON

 Shannon  appears on the Ridgedale stage for her first time.  She is a graduate of Waterford Mott High School 

and has been active in theater there as well as with Pontiac Theater IV.  Her numerous credits include Guys 

and Dolls, The Sound of Music, The Matchmaker, and Hemingway's The Fifth Column.

ALONSO .......................................... BRIAN MCCOWN

This is Brian's Fourth production here at Ridgedale.  He has appeared recently in Heaven Can Wait, and Wake 

Up Darling,  Last summer, he played Marcellus in the Festival's production of Hamlet. 

SEBASTIANA .......................................... LEAH INABNITT

Leah makes her debut performance at Ridgedale but is no stranger to the stage.  Most recently she played Lise 

in the Village Players production of Cyrano DeBergerac. 

ANTONIA .......................................... CYNDY GRESHEK

Cyndy is a well known performer in the Warren area having appeared in 42nd Street, The Wiz and Oliver. 

She also headed up the Warren Woods tech crew from 1991-1997.  This is her first appearance on the Ridgedale stage.

FERDINAND .......................................... TOM ROWLAND

Tom is a regular performer in the Ridgedale Shakespeare Festival.  He has appeared in both 

The Taming of the Shrew and As You Like it.  Other credits include Pickering in My Fair Lady 

and Hemingway's, The Fifth Column, which he directed as well as Starred.

ADRIAN .......................................... ERIC SALVADOR

This is Eric's first appearance on the Ridgedale stage.

CALIBAN .......................................... BEN FELICIANO

Ben is a well known performer at Macomb Community College where he has performed in a dozen productions.  

Most recently, he appeared as Christian in The Village Players Production of Cyrano De Bergerac.  

This is his first appearance at Ridgedale.

TRINCULO/BOATSWAIN .......................................... NICK HIGGINS

Nick is a talented actor whose recent credits include Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady

as well as Grumio in The Taming of The Shrew and LaBeau in As You Like It for 

Ridgedale Players Shakespeare Festival.  Nick is a student at U of M Flint.

STEPHANO/MASTER OF THE SHIP .......................................... MIKE JEFFRIES

GONZALA .......................................... JANICE MEANS

Janice acting credits which go back a number of years including The Taming of the Shrew, Midsummer Night's Dream, 

The Lottery and Turning of the Screw.  This is her first appearance for Ridgedale.

Costumes:

 Pamela Rowland

 Jeni Rowland

 Marilyn Rands

Carla Meier

Monica Feliciano

 Set Decoration:

             John T. Rowland

            Jo Chonko   

            Amanda Bayley

            Tom Rowland

            Jeni Rowland

            Nick Hartunian

            Shane Kolo

            Lisa Bane

            Susie Smale

            Leah Inabnitt

Lights:

            Jo Chonko

            Amanda Bayley

Sound:

            Jo Chonko

            Kyle Hentkowski

Unit Director for Video Tape:

           Jo Chonko

Videography and Editing:

        Dan Land

Publicity:

            Selma Cohen

            Greg Bowman

Program:

            Roger Nowland

Photography:

            Roger Nowland

Original Music:

        Greg Wilson

 

Rehearsal Schedule: