Staged Reading: Green Bean Casserole Cast
Abby Ruffier (Sophie Kellogg)
Abby is currently 31 years old and resides in Akron, Ohio where she works as an administrative assistant. Previous stage credits include MY MOTHER****** COLLEGE LIFE (Student Ensemble), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Avram) and GUYS & DOLLS (Harry the Horse). Abby would like to thank David and Jared for giving life to the performing arts world.
Emily Weiss (Mary Reynolds)
Emily is 24 years old and holds a Bachelor's in Applied Communication from Kent State University. Currently, Emily works as a Digital Marketer at The Karcher Group. Past stage credits include THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (Miep Gies), INTO THE WOODS (Florinda), UNNECESSARY FARCE (Mary Meekly), 26 PEBBLES (Georgia, et. al), and REASONS TO BE HAPPY (Carly). The arts have always been a major aspect of Emily's life and she loves that she can continue to be a storyteller. Emily would like to thank her family and friends, as well as the cast and crew, for all of their support and guidance and for giving her the opportunity to help her do what she loves.
Keenan Carosielli (Luke Gibson)
Keenan is 19 years old and is native to Canton, Ohio. Previously on the Avenue Arts stage, you may have seen him in productions such as BENT (Wolfgang Granz), IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (Harry Bailey), AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (Anthony Marsten), OF MICE AND MEN (Curly) and MY MOTHER***** COLLEGE LIFE (Student Ensemble) Keenan would like to thank his grandpa, stepdad and, most importantly, his mom!
Aden Graves (Lukas Pratt)
Aden is 17 years old and is currently a junior at Lake High School. Previous stage credits include HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (Bud Frump), THE MUSIC MAN (Winthrop Paroo), MY MOTHER***** COLLEGE LIFE (Student Ensemble), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Skip Snip/Ensemble), and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Apostle). Aden's favorite activity (besides theatre) is sleeping. He would live to thank our company director, David Lee, for allowing him to be a part of this company alongside so many talented individuals.
Cheryl Foutz (Judy Kellogg)
Cheryl currently works as a senior analyst at The Timken Company by day and hits the stage at many local theatres by night. She has been seen in 35 productions over the last 15 years at venues such as Avenue Arts, Canal Fulton Players, Carnation City Players, Players Guild Theatre, and more. Some of her favorite productions have been IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (Aunt Sheila/Mimsy), THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Ancestor), and A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Mrs. Fezziwig/Molly). Cheryl’s favorite aspect of theatre is meeting new people and performing with her daughter and other theatre friends, especially in musicals and dramas.
Manuel Halkias (Neal Kellogg)
Manuel holds a Bachelor's in Education from University of Akron and is licensed to teach English, Speech, Theatre, and Journalism. When not on stage, Manuel works as an educator and the director of the speech and debate team at McKinley High School. Previous stage credits include IT"S A WONDERFUL LIFE (Clarence Odbody), SCREWTAPE (Wormwood), THE LARAMIE PROJECT (Various), AGATHA CHRISTIE'S AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (General Mackenzie) and THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Narrator). Manuel has done stand up comedy and is a published writer that, in his spare time, has done 26 5K Races after surviving Stage 4 Cancer!. Manuel would like to thank the audiences -- the incredible supporters of theatre in this area and the wonderful actors, directors, and creative individuals who make these shows happen.
Zen Davis (Carrie Reynolds)
Zen is currently a Doctoral Student at The University of Akron's School of Counseling and works as a Counselor and Marriage & Family Therapist at Phoenix Rising Behavioral Healthcare & Recovery. Past stage credits include RABBIT HOLE (Becca), WITH THEIR EYES (Annie Thoms), THE MIRACLE WORKER (Annie Sullivan), MARVIN'S ROOM (Bessie), and THE GLASS MENAGERIE (Laura Wingfield). Zen is excited to join Underground as a new company member this year along with her husband, Brad, and daughter, Anna. Thank you to David and Emily for the opportunity to be a part of live theatre!
Alison Foutz (Natalie Reynolds)
Alison is 27 years old and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from Baldwin Wallace. Today, she works for Reliable Ready Mix Co. In the past you may have seen Alison on the stage in productions such as HONK! (Beaky), CHILDREN OF EDEN (Young Cain), ANNIE (Annie), and WINNIE THE POOH (Piglet). She would like to send a huge “Thank you” to all of her family and friends who come to support her in all of her many performances!