WIDOWERS’ HOUSES: MEET THE CAST!
Washington Stage Guild Introduces
the cast of WIDOWERS’ HOUSES
By George Bernard Shaw
Running from September 28 to October 22
Steven Carpenter (Lickcheese) Widowers’ Houses marks Steven’s 32nd show overall for the Stage Guild, his 17th as an actor, and his 8th in a play by G.B. Shaw. Most recently, he was a sound designer and the live sound effects performer, Art Foley, in the Guild’s productions of It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Also for the Stage Guild, he played Leo Tolstoy in The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy, Henry Higgins in Pygmalion, John Ruskin in The Countess, Dr. Paramore in The Philanderer, and Stephen Undershaft/Snobby Price in Major Barbara, among many others. In DC, he’s also performed in: 1776, A Christmas Carol, and The Road From Appomattox at Ford’s Theatre; Amadeus at Round House Theatre; Hamlet in Hamlet at the Folger; Blithe Spirit at 1st Stage; The Actor’s Nightmare at Bay Theatre. Regional credits include Cecil in Equivocation at Virginia Rep, Leontes in The Winter’s Tale at Baltimore and Virginia Shakespeare Festivals; The Underpants at Wayside Theatre; and A Man For All Seasons at Mill Mountain. He has directed at Rep Stage, Bay Theatre, Theater J, Washington Stage Guild and Theatre Alliance. He is a three-time Helen Hayes nominee, as an actor, a director and a sound designer. He received his MFA from the University of South Carolina and has narrated 400+ titles for the National Library Service for the Blind, including The Grapes of Wrath, Infinite Jest and Eugene O’Neill: A Life in Four Acts. He dedicates this performance to the memory of Tricia McCauley, his luminous leading lady in many productions at the Stage Guild.
Madeleine Farrington is a New York based actress who couldn’t be happier to return to the DC area. Most recently, she played the Newlyborn in the Washington Stage Guild’s production of Back to Methuselah: As Far As Thought Can Reach. Eternal thanks to her parents and sisters for their undying enthusiasm and support.
Michael Glenn is proud to be returning for his lucky 13th show with the Washington Stage Guild. Some previous Guild credits include; Village Wooing, The Man of Destiny, You Never Can Tell, The Underpants, A Skull in Connemara, and Major Barbara [Helen Hayes nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor]. A DC based actor since 2000, Michael has performed with nearly every theater company in the Washington area. A few notable credits include; School for Lies (Shakespeare Theatre Company); Brighton Beach Memoirs (Theatre J); Sense & Sensibility [Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Ensemble], Henry VIII, Arcadia (Folger Shakespeare Library); Marjorie Prime (Olney Theatre Center); Stage Kiss, THIS (Round House Theatre); Jumpers for Goalposts (Studio Theatre); Baskerville, Good People (Arena Stage); Clybourne Park (Woolly Mammoth); The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Signature Theatre); Scapin (Constellation); Homer P. Figg, Teddy Roosevelt & The Ghostly Mistletoe (Kennedy Center TYA); Fear, Cat’s Cradle, The Hothouse, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Longacre Lea). Michael has also recorded hundreds of full cast audio books for Graphic Audio, and leads walking tours for Ford’s Theatre. He can be seen next in the world premier of Sovereignty at Arena Stage, then fulfilling a life-long dream to play the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood at Imagination Stage.
Scott Harrison ( Dr Harry Trench) is excited to make his Washington Stage Guild debut with Widowers’ Houses! It provides an excellent contrast with his most recent appearance, as Brad in Theatre Under The Stars’ The Rocky Horror Picture Show in Houston. He has also performed with Arena Stage, Adventure Theatre MTC, Signature Theatre, NextStop Theatre, Toby’s Dinner Theatre and Pittsburgh Musical Theatre. Scott is a recovering lawyer and graduate of UVA and Georgetown Law; more information is available at scottharrisonactor.com.
Paige O’Malley is delighted to be making her debut with Washington Stage Guild in their lovely take on Widowers’ Houses. She recently returned home from a national tour of Swazzle’s puppet adaption of The Little Prince, in which she played the title character for family audiences that numbered in the thousands. Paige has graced stages all throughout the U.S. over the span of her career, most notably in D.C., Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, and New York. She lived as an honorary New Yorker for over a decade, during which time she graduated from New York University with degrees in Art Therapy, Spanish language, and the classics.
Soon after graduating she became the artistic director of a family entertainment company called Puppetonia!, where she was able to write, direct, and perform original puppet shows on a daily basis. She currently performs a weekly puppet show for her tiny fans at Walls of Books in Petworth. While puppetry holds a very special place in her heart, she’s also had the pleasure of performing in all manner of diverse works from rock operas, to Shakespeare, to burlesque shows. Some of her favorite roles have included: Emily in ‘Our Town,’ Berdine in ‘Psycho Beach Party,’ Perdita in ‘The Winter’s Tale,’ and (Kit Kat girl) Helga in ‘Cabaret.’
At present Paige is employed as an audiobook narrator for the Library of Congress, recording books for the blind and physically handicapped. She now lives happily ever after with her beloved husband Ryan and precious fur baby Bubs in their newly purchased D.C. home. She’d like to dedicate this performance to Zeggy Dearest and the love that endures.