MEET THE CAST OF HYPNOSIS

Jim Henry (Gordo) Jim is an actor and writer in the Chicagoland area and is an Alumni Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists and Literary Manager at Chicago Street Theatre.  Jim is the winner of more than 25 screenplay and playwriting awards.  He has had 60+ productions and public readings in the United States and Australia.  Jim is excited to be on stage for the first time with the Towle Theatre although his work is not new to our audiences.  As a playwright, Jim’s play Crashing with Flamingos World Premiered at the Towle in February 2016.  His recent regional acting credits include Mangiacavallo in The Rose Tattoo, Crumpet in The Santaland Diaries, and Mr. Alfieri in A View from the Bridge.  Jim and his wife, Dona, have been married thirty-nine years and are blessed with eight children and nine (almost 10) grandchildren.

Jim Henry (Gordo)

Jim is an actor and writer in the Chicagoland area and is an Alumni Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists and Literary Manager at Chicago Street Theatre.  Jim is the winner of more than 25 screenplay and playwriting awards.  He has had 60+ productions and public readings in the United States and Australia.  Jim is excited to be on stage for the first time with the Towle Theatre although his work is not new to our audiences.  As a playwright, Jim’s play Crashing with Flamingos World Premiered at the Towle in February 2016.  His recent regional acting credits include Mangiacavallo in The Rose Tattoo, Crumpet in The Santaland Diaries, and Mr. Alfieri in A View from the Bridge.  Jim and his wife, Dona, have been married thirty-nine years and are blessed with eight children and nine (almost 10) grandchildren.

Ian Rigg (Alan) Ian Rigg is a Jeff-nominated actor, and a lover of all things magical. Ian is always glad to take a turn at Towle, particularly in the company of collaborators and friends: audiences could most recently see him as Nathan in The House of Mirrors & Hearts, or as bumbling groom Bill in Perfect Wedding. When he's not on stage, he enjoys photography, poetry, film, fashion, friendship, and apple pie a la mode.   I'd like to thank my phenomenal family, friends, and production team, and of course you for coming to see the show!

Ian Rigg (Alan)

Ian Rigg is a Jeff-nominated actor, and a lover of all things magical. Ian is always glad to take a turn at Towle, particularly in the company of collaborators and friends: audiences could most recently see him as Nathan in The House of Mirrors & Hearts, or as bumbling groom Bill in Perfect Wedding. When he's not on stage, he enjoys photography, poetry, film, fashion, friendship, and apple pie a la mode.

 

I'd like to thank my phenomenal family, friends, and production team, and of course you for coming to see the show!

Stephanie Rohr (Helen) Stephanie is thrilled to be returning to the Towle Theater stage, having previously appeared in Secrets of A Soccer Mom, and Perfect Wedding. Stephanie is a Chicago-based actor, director, musician, and vocal coach. She holds an MA in Classical Acting from Drama Centre London and BFA in Musical Theatre from Drake University. She is a company member with Brown Paper Box Co, where she has directed Spike Heels, assistant directed A New Brain, and acted in [title of show], Godspell, and Aloha Say the Pretty Girls. Other credits: High Fidelity (Refuge Theatre), Macbeth, Reservoir Dogs, and Predator: the Musical (Roundhouse Productions), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Spectralia Theatre), No Sex Please: We’re British (JPAC), Jesus Camp (Cornservatory). London Credits include: La Boheme (Soho Theatre, West End debut), Project Medea (Roundhouse Studio). When not performing, Stephanie is usually cross-stitching. (StephXstitch.com). Thanks to Mark, Jeff, Kevin, the cast and crew, my family, friends, and T.J.

Stephanie Rohr (Helen)

Stephanie is thrilled to be returning to the Towle Theater stage, having previously appeared in Secrets of A Soccer Mom, and Perfect Wedding. Stephanie is a Chicago-based actor, director, musician, and vocal coach. She holds an MA in Classical Acting from Drama Centre London and BFA in Musical Theatre from Drake University. She is a company member with Brown Paper Box Co, where she has directed Spike Heels, assistant directed A New Brain, and acted in [title of show], Godspell, and Aloha Say the Pretty Girls. Other credits: High Fidelity (Refuge Theatre), Macbeth, Reservoir Dogs, and Predator: the Musical (Roundhouse Productions), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Spectralia Theatre), No Sex Please: We’re British (JPAC), Jesus Camp (Cornservatory). London Credits include: La Boheme (Soho Theatre, West End debut), Project Medea (Roundhouse Studio). When not performing, Stephanie is usually cross-stitching. (StephXstitch.com). Thanks to Mark, Jeff, Kevin, the cast and crew, my family, friends, and T.J.

Mark Baer (Director)
Mark returns to Towle Theater having directed The Nightmare Room and Perfect Wedding in past seasons. He also directs frequently for St. Croix Festival Theatre (Wisconsin) and City Circle Acting Company (Iowa).  Mark is a founding member of Gary Shakespeare Company where he recently directed, produced and toured As You Like It to eight venues around Northwest Indiana. His upcoming projects include Afterlife: A Ghost Story for Theatre Northwest this fall and Chess for City Circle Acting Company next February.  Mark currently serves as Associate Professor of Theatre at Indiana University Northwest.  He lives in Crown Point with his wife Kelly and daughter Samantha.