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The Amorous Ambassador

April 19 - May 5, 2024

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PERFORMANCES:
April 19:   7:30 PM
April 20:   3 PM
April 21:   3 PM

April 25:   7:30 PM
April 26:   7:30 PM
April 27:   3 PM
April 28:   3 PM

May 2:   7:30 PM
May 3:   7:30 PM
May 4:   3 PM
May 5:   3 PM


Auditions

Feb 4 & 5 at 7 PM at our building at 830 Columbia Ave, Chapin, SC

Synopsis

When Harry Douglas, the new Ambassador to Great Britain, tells his family he is going to Scotland to play golf, his wife and daughter announce weekend plans of their own. Their newly hired butler, Perkins, watches stoically as each leaves and secretly returns for a romantic rendezvous in the empty house. Harry's secretary and Captain South of Marine Corps Embassy Security then arrive in the wake of a bomb threat and the embassy is sealed off, with hilarious results. Even the imperturbable Perkins is drawn into the shenanigans.

Cast & Crew


Bios

McCall Bethurem (Faye) is thrilled to be doing another show with Chapin Theatre Company. As a lifelong performer and lover of the theatre, she spends most of her time teaching theatre and voice to the next generation of performers. Previous roles with CTC include Maleficent in Descendants and Yvette in Clue. Thank you to Marcus for picking up the slack with the kids and to all her family for supporting her love of performing. Thank you to Tiffany and the whole cast and crew for the shenanigans and hard work! We make beautiful music together!

Cindy Binnicker (Stage Manager) is currently working on a world record of how many shows she can stage manage for Chapin Theatre Company. And she’s thrilled to get even closer with this funny comedy and amazing cast and director! When Cindy isn’t at Chapin Theatre she enjoys driving to and from the theater, organizing her scripts and washing her black shirts and pants. She has worked on many shows with Chapin, including Shrek the Musical, Beauty and the Beast, The Outsider and 37 Postcards. She’d like to thank her sister for her continued support and everyone that supports Chapin Theatre!

MonaLisa Botts (Lois Douglas) is thrilled to return to the Chapin stage! She’s been acting and directing in the midlands for twenty-four years. Two of her favorite roles are Teri Cody in Hotbed Hotel & Mrs. Graves in Enchanted April both at CTC. She’s an award winning playwright having won Best New Script at the SCTA Community Theatre Festival in 2017. She thanks her husband Bill for always being her pedestal of moral support! TGBTG!

Jim DeFelice (Harry Douglas) was last seen in It’s a Wonderful Life – Alive Radio Play as Clarence the Angel (and others). Jim loves the fast pace, mistaken identities and wit of a Michael Parker farce. Jim has been in a lot of plays over his 34 years in the Midlands – acting in almost every theatre in the Columbia area. Farce is still his favorite genre though. In addition to acting, Jim manages the Chapin theatre Company as president of the theatre board. Jim says, “I’m so proud to be a part of this theatre community with all the support and talent that has become a part of the next chapter of the Chapin Theatre Company. I’m lucky to be back on stage with director Tiffany Dinsmore and a great group of talented actors.” Jim is married to his lovely wife Tina, two children and 5 granddaughters.

Tiffany Dinsmore (Director) is so happy to be bringing the hijinx of Harry Douglas back to the stage. She directed "The Sensuous Senator" in 2016 and jumped at the chance to continue Harry's story. Tiffany especially loves directing fast paced goofy comedies and this one is definitely that. She is delighted that her original Harry and Lois (Jim DeFelice and MonaLisa Botts) agreed to return and reprise their characters. She is thankful for such a wonderfully talented group of actors to round out this silly story. Tiffany is the Artistic Director of a Chapin Theatre and runs the Chapin Academy of Performing Arts. During the day she gets to play with her sweet granddaughter, Elodie. Special thanks to Cindy for taking care of this wild and crazy cast while she is cruising. Thanks to her hot hubby for putting up with her and her family; Bree, Chandler and Connor for their love and support.

Josh Kern (Joe), a highly enthusiastic (if quaintly eccentric) stage performer, Josh is glad to be invited back to the Chapin stage for "The Amorous Ambassador ". He has been seen across several stages across the Midlands, including as "Danny Zuko" in "Grease" at Town Theatre. He has appeared as "Favorite Son" in "American Idiot: The Musical" , "Rocky" in "The Rocky Horror Show", And "Scotty Rex" in "The Restorations: Constance" at Trustus Theatre. He has also been seen as "Sammy" in "The Wedding Singer: the Musical" and "Cowboy" in "Boys in the Band" at Workshop Theatre. Outside of the Midlands, he has played "Posner" in " The History Boys", "Roger" in "Rent", and "Clyde Barrow" in "Bonnie & Clyde: the Musical." He is a Navy Veteran, a business owner, and a Licensed Massage Therapist with "Just What You Kneaded: Mobile Massage" as well as a Team Member at "Lotus: mind and body spa". He recently gained his Certification in Medical Massage Therapy. He gives thanks to God, as well as the undying support of his Family, Friends, and Veteran Brothers and Sisters. He also thanks You, Dear Reader and Audience member, for your support for the Arts and Community Theatre.

Debra Kiser (Lois Douglas) Debra was last seen as Rebecca in "Final Appearance", Debi in “Stilt Girl” and has appeared in previous Chapin Theatre productions in “Farce of Nature”, “Clue”, “Dixie Swim Club” and several 10 Minute Plays. She has also appeared as Ma in “Torch Song” and Polly in “Other Desert Cities” at Workshop Theatre and M’Lynn in “Steel Magnolias” at Village Square Theatre. When not on stage, Debra enjoys retirement by cooking, spending time with family and friends, reading and hosting beach weeks in Hilton Head.

Manuel Moitoso (Captain South) This is Manny’s third show with Chapin Theatre Company, and his seventh in South Carolina. Originally from South Eastern MA, he has been in SC for six years. He is beyond thankful to be included in this very funny show with such a talented cast. He would thank his wife Barbara for putting up with and supporting his acting addiction. And would also like to thank you, the audience for supporting the local arts because without you in the seats, we couldn’t do what we do on stage. Remember an eARTh without ART is just eh. Enjoy the show.

Gina Percival (Marian) is excited to share the Chapin Theater stage again with such a tremendous group of thespians. Over the years she’s been in productions of Wizard of Oz, Cheaper by the Dozen and Bells On Their Toes. She closed out CTC’s final show at the firehouse in Best Christmas Pageant Ever and opened the new theater in Death By Design, and recently played Marilla in Anne of Green Gables at VST. She performed with a classic Biblical theater in 3 states and Israel. Believing life is a stage and every day our actions influence someone, Gina’s desire is to play her life role well.

Ella Riley (Debbie) is 20 years old and currently pursuing a degree in Special Education. She is a teacher with the CAPA program at Chapin Theatre and serves on the CTC Board as Advertising and Social Media Manager. Ella has a large resume of stage productions, including Pride and Prejudice (Lady Catherine de Bourgh), Mamma Mia (Lisa) and Descendants (Audrey). In her free time, she loves to make art and take her brothers on adventures. Ella is incredibly proud of Amorous Ambassador and hopes that you're able to catch a breath or two between all of the laughter!

Frank Thompson (Perkins) bio coming


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